Period
to 16 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 77 76
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing SDLC 80 97 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.65% 2.82% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.29% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 75
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -5.59% +30.77%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £300
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £42.50 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £46.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +15.63% -27.27%

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 2560 2946 3773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.88% 85.74% 84.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1767 1930 2579
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £545
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 68 103
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.65 £36.38
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.60 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.63% +0.66% -

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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 +10 67 £425 +3.98% 29
Wakefield - 4 £550 - 1
Halifax +7 1 £340 -20.00% 1
SDLC
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.25%) Java
2 25 (31.25%) BDD
3 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 24 (30.00%) SQL
4 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
5 22 (27.50%) TDD
6 20 (25.00%) Linux
7 19 (23.75%) Node.js
8 17 (21.25%) Open Source
8 17 (21.25%) Scrum
9 16 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (20.00%) JIRA
9 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 16 (20.00%) MongoDB
10 15 (18.75%) NoSQL
10 15 (18.75%) Confluence
10 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
10 15 (18.75%) Microservices
11 14 (17.50%) SFIA
11 14 (17.50%) Slack
11 14 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
11 14 (17.50%) REST
11 14 (17.50%) .NET
12 13 (16.25%) MySQL
12 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
12 13 (16.25%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (16.25%) Jenkins

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 15 (18.75%) Confluence
2 7 (8.75%) SAS
3 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP MDM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.50%) Slack
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) SaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 15 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 13 (16.25%) MySQL
3 13 (16.25%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (11.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
6 6 (7.50%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 2 (2.50%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.25%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.25%) Big Data
8 1 (1.25%) Redis
8 1 (1.25%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) JIRA
2 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
4 13 (16.25%) Jenkins
5 11 (13.75%) JUnit
6 9 (11.25%) Jasmine
7 6 (7.50%) AppVeyor
7 6 (7.50%) CircleCI
8 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.50%) Hudson
10 2 (2.50%) Selenium
10 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.50%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
11 1 (1.25%) Calabash
11 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.25%) JMeter
11 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.25%) Maven
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (31.25%) Analyst
2 24 (30.00%) Developer
3 19 (23.75%) Business Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Software Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Administrator
6 7 (8.75%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) Java Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.50%) SAS Administrator
7 6 (7.50%) Senior SAS Administrator
7 6 (7.50%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.25%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Agile Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) Node.js
2 14 (17.50%) .NET
2 14 (17.50%) REST
3 10 (12.50%) XML
4 9 (11.25%) HTML
5 5 (6.25%) .NET Core
5 5 (6.25%) React
5 5 (6.25%) Redux
6 4 (5.00%) Spring
6 4 (5.00%) Web Services
7 2 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.50%) RESTful
8 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.25%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.25%) Handlebars
8 1 (1.25%) Memcached
8 1 (1.25%) Spring Batch
8 1 (1.25%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.25%) Spring Integration
8 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) Linux
2 14 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.50%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) Android
4 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.25%) BDD
3 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
4 22 (27.50%) TDD
5 17 (21.25%) Open Source
5 17 (21.25%) Scrum
6 16 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (18.75%) Microservices
8 14 (17.50%) SFIA
9 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
10 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
11 11 (13.75%) DevOps
12 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 9 (11.25%) User Stories
14 8 (10.00%) Analytics
14 8 (10.00%) Coaching
14 8 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
14 8 (10.00%) Pair Programming
15 7 (8.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.25%) Java
2 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (30.00%) SQL
3 9 (11.25%) PHP
4 3 (3.75%) C#
5 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby
6 1 (1.25%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (5.00%) CISA
2 4 (5.00%) CISSP
3 3 (3.75%) CISM
3 3 (3.75%) ISEB
3 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.25%) APMP
4 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) GDPR
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Grafana
1 2 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (1.25%) Ansible
2 1 (1.25%) Graphite
2 1 (1.25%) Graylog
2 1 (1.25%) Nessus
2 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.25%) Opsview
2 1 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.25%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) New Relic
6 1 (1.25%) Splunk