Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 69 75
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing SDLC 129 84 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.76% 2.87% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 3.31% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 56 51
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.61% +18.57%
10th Percentile £335 £296 £313
90th Percentile £575 £475 £513
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £403 £425
% change year-on-year +2.48% -5.29% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £42.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £46.25

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 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 3,027 2,535 3,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.12% 86.73% 88.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,073 1,755 2,205
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £270 £275
90th Percentile £550 £545 £539
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 57 59
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £33.75 £26.25 £30.90
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.87
% change year-on-year +22.61% -4.47% +2.52%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +14 114 £413 +3.13% 38
Bradford - 5 £538 - 6
Halifax 0 1 - - 2
Pontefract - 1 - - 1
SDLC
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 82 (63.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.68%) Test Automation
3 34 (26.36%) JIRA
4 33 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 32 (24.81%) Scrum
6 30 (23.26%) Java
6 30 (23.26%) Finance
7 29 (22.48%) SQL
8 28 (21.71%) Software Engineering
9 26 (20.16%) TDD
9 26 (20.16%) BDD
10 25 (19.38%) Git (software)
10 25 (19.38%) C#
11 22 (17.05%) E-Commerce
11 22 (17.05%) Cucumber
12 21 (16.28%) Linux
12 21 (16.28%) Mentoring
13 20 (15.50%) Coaching
13 20 (15.50%) .NET
13 20 (15.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (15.50%) Node.js
14 19 (14.73%) REST
14 19 (14.73%) Confluence
14 19 (14.73%) Microservices
14 19 (14.73%) Slack
15 18 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (13.18%) MySQL
16 17 (13.18%) MongoDB
16 17 (13.18%) NoSQL
16 17 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 19 (14.73%) Confluence
2 3 (2.33%) CMS
3 2 (1.55%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.73%) Slack
2 3 (2.33%) Trello
3 2 (1.55%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Broadband
2 1 (0.78%) SMS
2 1 (0.78%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (13.18%) MongoDB
2 17 (13.18%) MySQL
2 17 (13.18%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.33%) Big Data
5 2 (1.55%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.55%) HBase
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (26.36%) JIRA
2 25 (19.38%) Git (software)
3 22 (17.05%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.53%) Selenium
5 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.43%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.65%) JMeter
7 5 (3.88%) Protractor
8 3 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.33%) Maven
8 3 (2.33%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.55%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.55%) JUnit
10 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.78%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.78%) Mocha
10 1 (0.78%) TestComplete
General
1 30 (23.26%) Finance
2 13 (10.08%) Retail
3 7 (5.43%) Banking
4 6 (4.65%) Legal
4 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.55%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (24.03%) Analyst
2 27 (20.93%) Developer
3 21 (16.28%) Business Analyst
4 14 (10.85%) Software Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) Test Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Agile Business Analyst
6 10 (7.75%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.20%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Architect
7 8 (6.20%) Designer
7 8 (6.20%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.20%) Software Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Finance Business Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Financial Business Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) .NET
1 20 (15.50%) Node.js
2 19 (14.73%) REST
3 13 (10.08%) HTML
4 12 (9.30%) CSS
5 11 (8.53%) AngularJS
5 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET
6 9 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (3.10%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.10%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.10%) Web Services
8 3 (2.33%) CSS3
8 3 (2.33%) XML
9 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.55%) HTML5
9 2 (1.55%) jQuery
9 2 (1.55%) JSON
9 2 (1.55%) Kafka
9 2 (1.55%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (1.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.75%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.43%) NHS
4 7 (5.43%) User Experience
5 6 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (3.88%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.28%) Linux
2 17 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (8.53%) Windows
4 3 (2.33%) Android
4 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) CentOS
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (63.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.68%) Test Automation
3 32 (24.81%) Scrum
4 28 (21.71%) Software Engineering
5 26 (20.16%) BDD
5 26 (20.16%) TDD
6 22 (17.05%) E-Commerce
7 21 (16.28%) Mentoring
8 20 (15.50%) Coaching
8 20 (15.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (14.73%) Microservices
10 17 (13.18%) Business Analysis
11 14 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (8.53%) Test Scripting
14 10 (7.75%) MVC
14 10 (7.75%) Project Management
14 10 (7.75%) Software Delivery
14 10 (7.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.58%) JavaScript
2 30 (23.26%) Java
3 29 (22.48%) SQL
4 25 (19.38%) C#
5 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.55%) Python
5 2 (1.55%) Scala
5 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.78%) Kotlin
6 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.78%) Perl
6 1 (0.78%) PHP
6 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.78%) VB
6 1 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) ISEB
2 7 (5.43%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) IIBA
4 5 (3.88%) Degree
4 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.55%) CBAP
6 2 (1.55%) CISMP
6 2 (1.55%) CRISC
6 2 (1.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Nessus
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle
3 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.55%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.55%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.78%) Epicor
5 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) Splunk
5 1 (0.78%) Telerik