Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 August 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 79 85
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6 -22
Contract jobs citing SDLC 181 114 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.66% 2.69% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 3.17% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 59 77
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +26.87%
10th Percentile £313 £282 £304
90th Percentile £591 £476 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +166.67% -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +2.41% +2.47% -10.00%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,323 3,597 5,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.39% 85.02% 86.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,909 2,358 3,402
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £275
90th Percentile £540 £550 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 89 110
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.51 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.04% -3.45% +1.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.25 £38.70 £42.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Yorkshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Yorkshire

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in Yorkshire

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Yorkshire

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
West Yorkshire +18 134 £401 +3.35% 50
South Yorkshire +23 43 £425 +6.25% 17
North Yorkshire +1 2 - -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 121 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.52%) Scrum
3 43 (23.76%) Java
3 43 (23.76%) Test Automation
4 42 (23.20%) Finance
5 40 (22.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (18.23%) SQL
7 32 (17.68%) JIRA
8 31 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (16.57%) JavaScript
10 27 (14.92%) C#
11 26 (14.36%) Business Analysis
11 26 (14.36%) BDD
12 25 (13.81%) Coaching
13 24 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (13.26%) Software Engineering
14 23 (12.71%) .NET
14 23 (12.71%) E-Commerce
14 23 (12.71%) Mentoring
14 23 (12.71%) REST
15 22 (12.15%) User Stories
15 22 (12.15%) TDD
16 21 (11.60%) Git (software)
17 20 (11.05%) Cucumber
17 20 (11.05%) Microservices
18 18 (9.94%) Software Delivery
18 18 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (9.39%) Kanban
19 17 (9.39%) Linux
19 17 (9.39%) Microsoft

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 17 (9.39%) Confluence
2 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.10%) Anypoint
3 2 (1.10%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) SAS
4 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.18%) Slack
2 3 (1.66%) Trello
3 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.10%) GitHub
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.10%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) Broadband
1 2 (1.10%) SMS
2 1 (0.55%) DHCP
2 1 (0.55%) DNS
2 1 (0.55%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) Network Security
2 1 (0.55%) Skype
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.55%) VPN
2 1 (0.55%) WebEx
2 1 (0.55%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.73%) NoSQL
2 12 (6.63%) MySQL
2 12 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.08%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.97%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.21%) Big Data
6 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.66%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.10%) HBase
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.55%) DataStage
9 1 (0.55%) GIS
9 1 (0.55%) OLAP
9 1 (0.55%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 32 (17.68%) JIRA
2 21 (11.60%) Git (software)
3 20 (11.05%) Cucumber
4 13 (7.18%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.18%) Selenium
5 8 (4.42%) JMeter
5 8 (4.42%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.31%) JUnit
6 6 (3.31%) Protractor
6 6 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.76%) AppScan
7 5 (2.76%) HP UFT
7 5 (2.76%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.21%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.21%) Maven
8 4 (2.21%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (1.66%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.66%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.10%) PHPUnit
General
1 42 (23.20%) Finance
2 12 (6.63%) Banking
2 12 (6.63%) Retail
3 8 (4.42%) Legal
4 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.21%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (28.18%) Analyst
2 36 (19.89%) Business Analyst
3 32 (17.68%) Developer
4 18 (9.94%) Agile Business Analyst
4 18 (9.94%) Test Engineer
5 15 (8.29%) Architect
6 12 (6.63%) Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Software Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Test Analyst
8 10 (5.52%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.97%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.97%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Designer
10 8 (4.42%) Financial Analyst
11 7 (3.87%) Finance Business Analyst
11 7 (3.87%) Financial Business Analyst
11 7 (3.87%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 7 (3.87%) Tester
12 6 (3.31%) Consultant
12 6 (3.31%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.71%) .NET
1 23 (12.71%) REST
2 15 (8.29%) Node.js
3 14 (7.73%) CSS
4 13 (7.18%) AngularJS
4 13 (7.18%) HTML
5 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.42%) Web Services
6 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (3.31%) CSS3
6 6 (3.31%) Spring
7 5 (2.76%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.76%) XML
8 4 (2.21%) HTML5
9 3 (1.66%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.66%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (1.66%) Kafka
9 3 (1.66%) React
9 3 (1.66%) SOAP
9 3 (1.66%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.29%) Mobile App
3 14 (7.73%) User Experience
4 10 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.97%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.97%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.97%) NHS
6 7 (3.87%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.10%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.39%) Linux
2 12 (6.63%) Windows
3 11 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.31%) Unix
5 3 (1.66%) Android
5 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.52%) Scrum
3 43 (23.76%) Test Automation
4 40 (22.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (14.36%) BDD
5 26 (14.36%) Business Analysis
6 25 (13.81%) Coaching
7 24 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (13.26%) Software Engineering
8 23 (12.71%) E-Commerce
8 23 (12.71%) Mentoring
9 22 (12.15%) TDD
9 22 (12.15%) User Stories
10 20 (11.05%) Microservices
11 18 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (9.94%) Software Delivery
12 17 (9.39%) Kanban
12 17 (9.39%) Waterfall
13 16 (8.84%) SFIA
14 15 (8.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.76%) Java
2 33 (18.23%) SQL
3 30 (16.57%) JavaScript
4 27 (14.92%) C#
5 5 (2.76%) PHP
6 4 (2.21%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.66%) C
7 3 (1.66%) Java 8
7 3 (1.66%) Python
7 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.10%) Scala
9 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.55%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.55%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.55%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (8.84%) Degree
2 13 (7.18%) ISEB
3 9 (4.97%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.42%) CRISC
5 7 (3.87%) IIBA
6 5 (2.76%) CISA
6 5 (2.76%) CISM
6 5 (2.76%) CISSP
6 5 (2.76%) CSSLP
6 5 (2.76%) GIAC
6 5 (2.76%) GSSP-.NET
6 5 (2.76%) GSSP-JAVA
6 5 (2.76%) GWAPT
6 5 (2.76%) ISACA
6 5 (2.76%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.66%) CISMP
7 3 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.66%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.87%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.66%) GDPR
4 2 (1.10%) SEPA
4 2 (1.10%) WCAG
5 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) Nessus
2 3 (1.66%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.66%) Puppet
3 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.55%) Ansible
4 1 (0.55%) Grafana
4 1 (0.55%) Graphite
4 1 (0.55%) Graylog
4 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.55%) Opsview
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.55%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.29%) Oracle
3 5 (2.76%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.21%) HP
5 3 (1.66%) Ab Initio
5 3 (1.66%) Cadence
6 2 (1.10%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.10%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.55%) Dell
7 1 (0.55%) Epicor
7 1 (0.55%) IBM
7 1 (0.55%) Informatica
7 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.55%) SAP
7 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.55%) Splunk
7 1 (0.55%) Tableau