Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 71 79
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 -12
Contract jobs citing SDLC 170 124 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.49% 3.00% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 3.55% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 71 90
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £388 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -1.59% +20.69%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £265
90th Percentile £625 £495 £500
England median daily rate £475 £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57% +2.94%
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 £44.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00% -14.89%

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 4,208 3,492 4,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.35% 84.43% 84.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,790 2,253 3,247
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £270 £263 £275
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 87 105
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.31 £13.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.19% -17.46% -5.80%
10th Percentile £10.53 £8.88 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.45 £35.94 £38.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 0 123 £413 +6.45% 41
South Yorkshire +21 40 £425 +6.25% 15
North Yorkshire -7 2 - - 5
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 126 (74.12%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 46 (27.06%) Scrum
4 42 (24.71%) Java
5 35 (20.59%) Finance
5 35 (20.59%) Test Automation
6 31 (18.24%) SQL
7 30 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 30 (17.65%) BDD
7 30 (17.65%) REST
8 29 (17.06%) JIRA
9 28 (16.47%) User Stories
10 27 (15.88%) Business Analysis
11 26 (15.29%) Software Engineering
11 26 (15.29%) Mentoring
11 26 (15.29%) Coaching
11 26 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (15.29%) Microservices
11 26 (15.29%) SFIA
12 24 (14.12%) TDD
13 23 (13.53%) C#
14 22 (12.94%) Git (software)
14 22 (12.94%) Kanban
14 22 (12.94%) Confluence
15 21 (12.35%) Open Source
15 21 (12.35%) Node.js
15 21 (12.35%) Software Delivery
15 21 (12.35%) .NET
16 19 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (10.59%) Linux

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 22 (12.94%) Confluence
2 5 (2.94%) SAS
2 5 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.76%) Apache
4 2 (1.18%) Anypoint
4 2 (1.18%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.59%) CMS
5 1 (0.59%) nginx
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Epicor Tropos
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.59%) Slack
2 3 (1.76%) Trello
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Office 365
3 2 (1.18%) PaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.76%) Broadband
2 1 (0.59%) DHCP
2 1 (0.59%) DNS
2 1 (0.59%) Firewall
2 1 (0.59%) Network Security
2 1 (0.59%) SMS
2 1 (0.59%) WebEx
2 1 (0.59%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.41%) NoSQL
2 14 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (7.65%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.65%) MySQL
4 10 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (5.29%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.35%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.76%) Big Data
8 3 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.18%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.59%) DataStage
10 1 (0.59%) GIS
10 1 (0.59%) OLAP
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (17.06%) JIRA
2 22 (12.94%) Git (software)
3 18 (10.59%) Cucumber
4 17 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 10 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 9 (5.29%) Jasmine
6 9 (5.29%) JUnit
6 9 (5.29%) Selenium
7 6 (3.53%) JMeter
7 6 (3.53%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.94%) AppScan
8 5 (2.94%) Burp Suite
8 5 (2.94%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.35%) Protractor
9 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.76%) AppVeyor
10 3 (1.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (1.76%) CircleCI
10 3 (1.76%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (20.59%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Banking
2 10 (5.88%) Retail
3 6 (3.53%) Legal
3 6 (3.53%) Marketing
4 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Games
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (31.18%) Analyst
2 45 (26.47%) Business Analyst
3 34 (20.00%) Developer
4 28 (16.47%) Agile Business Analyst
5 13 (7.65%) Software Engineer
5 13 (7.65%) Test Engineer
6 11 (6.47%) Architect
7 10 (5.88%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.12%) Finance Business Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) Financial Business Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) JavaScript Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.12%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.53%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.53%) Digital Analyst
9 6 (3.53%) Digital Business Analyst
9 6 (3.53%) SDLC Business Analyst
9 6 (3.53%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.65%) REST
2 21 (12.35%) .NET
2 21 (12.35%) Node.js
3 13 (7.65%) HTML
4 12 (7.06%) AngularJS
5 11 (6.47%) CSS
6 8 (4.71%) Web Services
7 7 (4.12%) XML
8 6 (3.53%) CSS3
8 6 (3.53%) Spring
9 5 (2.94%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.35%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (2.35%) HTML5
10 4 (2.35%) React
10 4 (2.35%) SOAP
11 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.76%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.76%) JSON
11 3 (1.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.24%) User Experience
3 12 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (7.06%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.29%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.71%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.12%) NHS
7 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.18%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.59%) Replication
9 1 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.59%) Linux
2 13 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.12%) Windows
4 3 (1.76%) Android
4 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.76%) Unix
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (74.12%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 46 (27.06%) Scrum
4 35 (20.59%) Test Automation
5 30 (17.65%) BDD
6 28 (16.47%) User Stories
7 27 (15.88%) Business Analysis
8 26 (15.29%) Coaching
8 26 (15.29%) Mentoring
8 26 (15.29%) Microservices
8 26 (15.29%) SFIA
8 26 (15.29%) Software Engineering
9 24 (14.12%) TDD
10 22 (12.94%) Kanban
11 21 (12.35%) Open Source
11 21 (12.35%) Software Delivery
12 19 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (10.00%) Waterfall
14 15 (8.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.71%) Java
2 31 (18.24%) SQL
3 30 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.53%) C#
5 7 (4.12%) PHP
6 3 (1.76%) C
7 2 (1.18%) Java 8
7 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.18%) PROC SQL
7 2 (1.18%) Python
7 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.59%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.59%) PHP 7
8 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (9.41%) Degree
2 8 (4.71%) CRISC
3 7 (4.12%) IIBA
4 5 (2.94%) CISA
4 5 (2.94%) CISM
4 5 (2.94%) CISSP
4 5 (2.94%) CSSLP
4 5 (2.94%) GIAC
4 5 (2.94%) GSSP-.NET
4 5 (2.94%) GSSP-JAVA
4 5 (2.94%) GWAPT
4 5 (2.94%) ISACA
4 5 (2.94%) ISEB
5 4 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.35%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.76%) CISMP
6 3 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.76%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.76%) SANS
6 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.88%) QA
2 5 (2.94%) WCAG
3 4 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.76%) GDPR
5 2 (1.18%) SEPA
6 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) Docker
1 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (4.12%) Nessus
2 5 (2.94%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.18%) Grafana
3 2 (1.18%) Graylog
3 2 (1.18%) Puppet
3 2 (1.18%) Terraform
4 1 (0.59%) Graphite
4 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.59%) Opsview
4 1 (0.59%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 17 (10.00%) Oracle
2 15 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.53%) HP
5 4 (2.35%) Cadence
6 3 (1.76%) Netezza
6 3 (1.76%) Teradata
7 2 (1.18%) Informatica
7 2 (1.18%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.59%) Dell
8 1 (0.59%) Epicor
8 1 (0.59%) IBM
8 1 (0.59%) Splunk