Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SDLC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDLC over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 81 104
Rank change year-on-year +12 +23 -16
Contract jobs citing SDLC 162 118 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.12% 2.43% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 2.89% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 81 76
West Midlands median daily rate £441 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +4.58% +6.99%
10th Percentile £280 £290 £281
90th Percentile £600 £550 £521
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

SDLC is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,491 4,076 5,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.55% 83.80% 84.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,768 2,618 3,013
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 142 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.29 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDLC in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -9 68 £430 -18.10% 5
Birmingham +5 34 £450 +12.50% 21
Warwickshire +19 21 £513 +20.59% 11
Coventry -2 14 £600 +57.89% 7
Staffordshire -11 14 £425 +13.33% 18
Herefordshire -18 3 - - 4
Solihull +2 2 - - 8
Kingswinford +5 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £325 - 3
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 91 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (27.16%) JIRA
2 44 (27.16%) SQL
3 43 (26.54%) Test Automation
4 42 (25.93%) Windows
5 40 (24.69%) DevOps
6 39 (24.07%) Microsoft
7 38 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 38 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
8 37 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (20.99%) Oracle
10 32 (19.75%) JavaScript
10 32 (19.75%) Waterfall
11 31 (19.14%) Scrum
12 30 (18.52%) Mentoring
13 29 (17.90%) .NET
14 28 (17.28%) SQL Server
14 28 (17.28%) HTML
15 26 (16.05%) Workflow
15 26 (16.05%) Confluence
16 25 (15.43%) Jenkins
16 25 (15.43%) Configuration Management
17 24 (14.81%) Web Services
17 24 (14.81%) TDD
18 23 (14.20%) C#
18 23 (14.20%) Git (software)
18 23 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (13.58%) Java
19 22 (13.58%) CSS
20 21 (12.96%) Data Modelling

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (16.05%) Confluence
2 15 (9.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (6.17%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.23%) Traefik
6 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.23%) Windchill
5 1 (0.62%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
1 38 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.26%) SaaS
3 13 (8.02%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (7.41%) PaaS
5 9 (5.56%) GitHub
6 7 (4.32%) IaaS
7 6 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (3.70%) Office 365
8 3 (1.85%) Slack
9 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.62%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) Firewall
1 8 (4.94%) VLAN
2 7 (4.32%) Network Security
3 5 (3.09%) VoIP
4 3 (1.85%) LAN
4 3 (1.85%) MPLS
4 3 (1.85%) SAN
4 3 (1.85%) SNMP
4 3 (1.85%) WAN
5 2 (1.23%) RTP
5 2 (1.23%) VPN
6 1 (0.62%) Internet
6 1 (0.62%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.17%) MySQL
4 7 (4.32%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.32%) SQLite
5 6 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.09%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.47%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.62%) Big Data
10 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (27.16%) JIRA
2 25 (15.43%) Jenkins
3 23 (14.20%) Git (software)
4 14 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (8.02%) Selenium
6 12 (7.41%) Maven
6 12 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (6.79%) Visual Studio
8 10 (6.17%) SoapUI
9 9 (5.56%) HP UFT
9 9 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (5.56%) Subversion
9 9 (5.56%) Xcode
10 8 (4.94%) Eclipse
11 7 (4.32%) GitLab
12 6 (3.70%) Cucumber
13 4 (2.47%) JMeter
13 4 (2.47%) Protractor
14 3 (1.85%) Burp Suite
14 3 (1.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (7.41%) Finance
2 8 (4.94%) Automotive
3 7 (4.32%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.32%) Retail
4 5 (3.09%) Marketing
5 4 (2.47%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.23%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (19.14%) Developer
2 30 (18.52%) Architect
3 20 (12.35%) Analyst
4 17 (10.49%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.79%) Security Architect
7 8 (4.94%) Applications Developer
7 8 (4.94%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (4.94%) CRM Developer
7 8 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 8 (4.94%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 8 (4.94%) Mobile Developer
7 8 (4.94%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.32%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.70%) Azure Architect
9 6 (3.70%) Consultant
9 6 (3.70%) Technical Leader
9 6 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.90%) .NET
2 28 (17.28%) HTML
3 24 (14.81%) Web Services
4 22 (13.58%) CSS
5 20 (12.35%) XML
6 14 (8.64%) SOAP
7 12 (7.41%) jQuery
7 12 (7.41%) JSON
7 12 (7.41%) REST
8 11 (6.79%) HTML5
9 9 (5.56%) CSS3
9 9 (5.56%) iOS SDK
9 9 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (5.56%) Zurb Foundation
10 8 (4.94%) Middleware
11 7 (4.32%) Android SDK
11 7 (4.32%) J2EE
11 7 (4.32%) J2ME
11 7 (4.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.11%) User Experience
3 16 (9.88%) Mobile App
4 14 (8.64%) Public Cloud
5 10 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (5.56%) iPhone
7 6 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.70%) PKI
8 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
8 5 (3.09%) Data Structures
8 5 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.23%) SCADA
10 1 (0.62%) Social Media
10 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.93%) Windows
2 16 (9.88%) Unix
3 15 (9.26%) Linux
4 10 (6.17%) Android
4 10 (6.17%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.09%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.54%) Test Automation
3 40 (24.69%) DevOps
4 37 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (19.75%) Waterfall
6 31 (19.14%) Scrum
7 30 (18.52%) Mentoring
8 26 (16.05%) Workflow
9 25 (15.43%) Configuration Management
10 24 (14.81%) TDD
11 21 (12.96%) Data Modelling
12 20 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (11.73%) Risk Management
14 18 (11.11%) Information Security
14 18 (11.11%) SOA
15 17 (10.49%) Change Management
16 16 (9.88%) CRM
16 16 (9.88%) MVC
16 16 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (9.88%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.16%) SQL
2 32 (19.75%) JavaScript
3 23 (14.20%) C#
4 22 (13.58%) Java
5 12 (7.41%) Perl
5 12 (7.41%) Python
6 10 (6.17%) Apple Swift
6 10 (6.17%) Objective-C
7 8 (4.94%) Ruby
8 5 (3.09%) PHP
8 5 (3.09%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.47%) C
9 4 (2.47%) Java 8
10 3 (1.85%) C++
10 3 (1.85%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.23%) Scala
11 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.62%) ES6
12 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (7.41%) Degree
2 11 (6.79%) CISSP
3 9 (5.56%) ISEB
3 9 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.32%) CISM
5 7 (4.32%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.09%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.47%) CEH
8 3 (1.85%) CCNA
8 3 (1.85%) CCNP
8 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.85%) SANS
9 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) QA
2 6 (3.70%) GDPR
3 3 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.85%) WCAG
4 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (9.26%) Docker
2 4 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) Puppet
2 9 (5.56%) Ansible
2 9 (5.56%) HockeyApp
2 9 (5.56%) ZABBIX
3 6 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.09%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (3.09%) Nagios
5 3 (1.85%) Nessus
5 3 (1.85%) Terraform
6 2 (1.23%) Kibana
7 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.99%) Oracle
3 10 (6.17%) Xamarin
4 9 (5.56%) Twitter
5 8 (4.94%) Apple
5 8 (4.94%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.94%) Google
6 7 (4.32%) CheckPoint
6 7 (4.32%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.32%) webMethods
7 5 (3.09%) Riverbed
8 3 (1.85%) IBM
8 3 (1.85%) VMware
9 1 (0.62%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.62%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.62%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.62%) Progress
9 1 (0.62%) Tableau