Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 19 July 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 70 77
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7 -18
Contract jobs citing SDLC 124 94 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.60% 3.29% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.06% 3.76% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 55 58
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £320 £295 £263
90th Percentile £629 £478 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £40.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +166.67% -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,056 2,502 3,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.79% 87.54% 87.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,079 1,707 2,416
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +12.36%
10th Percentile £300 £287 £287
90th Percentile £538 £550 £570
Yorkshire median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.94% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 53 55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -10.34% -13.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £40.40 £29.02 £22.95
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +50.94% -8.62% -5.35%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in West Yorkshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in West Yorkshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in West Yorkshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in West Yorkshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
Leeds +3 108 £413 +6.45% 32
Bradford -6 5 £625 - 11
Wakefield +3 2 £381 - 3
Huddersfield - 1 £320 - 2
Pontefract - 1 - -
SDLC
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 98 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.84%) Scrum
3 32 (25.81%) Finance
4 31 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (19.35%) Java
6 22 (17.74%) JavaScript
6 22 (17.74%) Business Analysis
7 20 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 20 (16.13%) SQL
8 19 (15.32%) C#
8 19 (15.32%) E-Commerce
8 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (14.52%) BDD
9 18 (14.52%) TDD
10 15 (12.10%) JIRA
10 15 (12.10%) .NET
10 15 (12.10%) Node.js
10 15 (12.10%) User Stories
11 14 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (11.29%) Kanban
12 12 (9.68%) Open Source
12 12 (9.68%) Software Engineering
12 12 (9.68%) Oracle
12 12 (9.68%) Microsoft
12 12 (9.68%) REST
13 11 (8.87%) Cucumber
13 11 (8.87%) AngularJS
13 11 (8.87%) Coaching
13 11 (8.87%) User Experience
13 11 (8.87%) Software Delivery

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 8 (6.45%) Confluence
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.42%) SAS
4 2 (1.61%) Anypoint
4 2 (1.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) CMS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Epicor Tropos
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.65%) Slack
2 3 (2.42%) Trello
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) Broadband
2 1 (0.81%) DHCP
2 1 (0.81%) DNS
2 1 (0.81%) Firewall
2 1 (0.81%) Network Security
2 1 (0.81%) SMS
2 1 (0.81%) WebEx
2 1 (0.81%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) NoSQL
1 8 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (5.65%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.65%) MySQL
3 4 (3.23%) Big Data
4 3 (2.42%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) GIS
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) HBase
6 1 (0.81%) OLAP
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (12.10%) JIRA
2 11 (8.87%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.45%) JUnit
4 8 (6.45%) Selenium
5 7 (5.65%) Jasmine
6 6 (4.84%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.23%) Protractor
7 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.42%) AppVeyor
8 3 (2.42%) CircleCI
8 3 (2.42%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.42%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.61%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.61%) JMeter
9 2 (1.61%) Maven
9 2 (1.61%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.61%) ProC
9 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (25.81%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Retail
3 7 (5.65%) Banking
4 6 (4.84%) Legal
4 6 (4.84%) Marketing
5 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (28.23%) Analyst
2 32 (25.81%) Business Analyst
3 30 (24.19%) Developer
4 17 (13.71%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Architect
5 9 (7.26%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.45%) Finance Business Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Financial Business Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Consultant
9 5 (4.03%) Designer
9 5 (4.03%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Digital Business Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.10%) .NET
1 15 (12.10%) Node.js
2 12 (9.68%) REST
3 11 (8.87%) AngularJS
4 10 (8.06%) HTML
5 9 (7.26%) CSS
6 6 (4.84%) XML
7 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.23%) CSS3
7 4 (3.23%) React
7 4 (3.23%) SOAP
7 4 (3.23%) Spring
7 4 (3.23%) Web Services
8 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.42%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.42%) JSON
8 3 (2.42%) Kafka
8 3 (2.42%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.61%) Spring Security
9 2 (1.61%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.87%) User Experience
3 9 (7.26%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.26%) Mobile App
4 8 (6.45%) NHS
5 7 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Linux
2 7 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (4.84%) Windows
4 3 (2.42%) Android
4 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.61%) Unix
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.84%) Scrum
3 31 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (17.74%) Business Analysis
5 20 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 19 (15.32%) E-Commerce
7 18 (14.52%) BDD
7 18 (14.52%) TDD
8 15 (12.10%) User Stories
9 14 (11.29%) Kanban
9 14 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (9.68%) Open Source
10 12 (9.68%) Software Engineering
11 11 (8.87%) Coaching
11 11 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (8.87%) Software Delivery
12 10 (8.06%) Microservices
12 10 (8.06%) SFIA
13 9 (7.26%) Mentoring
13 9 (7.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.35%) Java
2 22 (17.74%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.13%) SQL
4 19 (15.32%) C#
5 7 (5.65%) PHP
6 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.61%) PROC SQL
6 2 (1.61%) Python
6 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.81%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.81%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.81%) Ruby
7 1 (0.81%) Scala
7 1 (0.81%) VB
7 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) IIBA
2 7 (5.65%) Degree
3 5 (4.03%) ISEB
4 4 (3.23%) CRISC
4 4 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.42%) CISMP
5 3 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.42%) SANS
5 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.61%) CBAP
7 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.81%) CISA
7 1 (0.81%) CISM
7 1 (0.81%) CISSP
7 1 (0.81%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.81%) GIAC
7 1 (0.81%) GWAPT
7 1 (0.81%) ISACA
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.23%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Docker
1 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Grafana
1 2 (1.61%) Graylog
1 2 (1.61%) Puppet
1 2 (1.61%) Terraform
2 1 (0.81%) Graphite
2 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.81%) Opsview
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 12 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 12 (9.68%) Oracle
2 8 (6.45%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.42%) Netezza
3 3 (2.42%) Teradata
4 2 (1.61%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.81%) Cadence
5 1 (0.81%) Dell
5 1 (0.81%) Epicor
5 1 (0.81%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.81%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Splunk