Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 97 88
Rank change year-on-year +41 -9 -12
Contract jobs citing SDLC 175 98 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.48% 2.20% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 2.57% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 73 78
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +1.80% -1.76%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £299
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £46.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%

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 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 4,372 3,806 4,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.94% 85.41% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,977 2,507 2,890
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £261 £259
90th Percentile £559 £550 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 99 141
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.85% +0.45%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.50 £10.69
90th Percentile £41.85 £40.00 £34.95
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +30 140 £413 -2.94% 49
South Yorkshire +10 29 £400 -20.00% 22
East Yorkshire 0 2 £325 - 11
North Yorkshire -5 1 £150 -66.67% 9
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 102 (58.29%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (32.00%) JIRA
3 54 (30.86%) Test Automation
4 49 (28.00%) SQL
5 45 (25.71%) JavaScript
6 42 (24.00%) Software Engineering
7 41 (23.43%) Java
8 40 (22.86%) Scrum
9 38 (21.71%) Finance
10 37 (21.14%) Git (software)
11 36 (20.57%) TDD
11 36 (20.57%) BDD
12 35 (20.00%) Coaching
13 33 (18.86%) REST
14 32 (18.29%) Confluence
15 31 (17.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (17.71%) Cucumber
15 31 (17.71%) Microservices
15 31 (17.71%) Mentoring
15 31 (17.71%) Slack
16 28 (16.00%) Linux
17 27 (15.43%) .NET
17 27 (15.43%) E-Commerce
18 26 (14.86%) Node.js
19 25 (14.29%) C#
20 24 (13.71%) PostgreSQL
21 23 (13.14%) MySQL
22 22 (12.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 22 (12.57%) MongoDB
22 22 (12.57%) NoSQL

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 32 (18.29%) Confluence
2 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.14%) CMS
4 2 (1.14%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.14%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.57%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.71%) Slack
2 5 (2.86%) GitHub
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.71%) Office 365
4 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.14%) IaaS
4 2 (1.14%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.14%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.57%) PaaS
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) Firewall
1 2 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) Broadband
2 1 (0.57%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) Skype
2 1 (0.57%) SMS
2 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.71%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (13.14%) MySQL
3 22 (12.57%) MongoDB
3 22 (12.57%) NoSQL
4 17 (9.71%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.71%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.71%) Big Data
6 3 (1.71%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.71%) HBase
6 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.57%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.57%) Power BI
8 1 (0.57%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 56 (32.00%) JIRA
2 37 (21.14%) Git (software)
3 31 (17.71%) Cucumber
4 16 (9.14%) Jenkins
4 16 (9.14%) Selenium
5 11 (6.29%) JMeter
6 10 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (5.14%) WebDriver
8 8 (4.57%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.00%) Protractor
10 6 (3.43%) HP UFT
11 5 (2.86%) Burp Suite
11 5 (2.86%) IntelliJ
11 5 (2.86%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.86%) Maven
12 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.14%) Gatling
13 2 (1.14%) NeoLoad
13 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (21.71%) Finance
2 7 (4.00%) Retail
3 6 (3.43%) Banking
4 5 (2.86%) Legal
5 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (22.86%) Analyst
2 34 (19.43%) Developer
3 27 (15.43%) Business Analyst
4 26 (14.86%) Test Engineer
5 17 (9.71%) Software Engineer
6 14 (8.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 14 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (7.43%) .NET Developer
8 10 (5.71%) Java Developer
8 10 (5.71%) Test Analyst
9 9 (5.14%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.14%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.57%) Architect
10 8 (4.57%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (4.57%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.00%) Designer
11 7 (4.00%) Finance Business Analyst
11 7 (4.00%) Financial Business Analyst
11 7 (4.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 7 (4.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.86%) REST
2 27 (15.43%) .NET
3 26 (14.86%) Node.js
4 17 (9.71%) ASP.NET
4 17 (9.71%) CSS
5 16 (9.14%) HTML
6 14 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 11 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (6.29%) jQuery
8 9 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (4.57%) Web Services
10 7 (4.00%) Gherkin
11 5 (2.86%) RESTful
12 4 (2.29%) Kafka
12 4 (2.29%) XML
13 3 (1.71%) .NET Core
13 3 (1.71%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.71%) JSON
13 3 (1.71%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) User Experience
2 15 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (5.14%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.14%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.14%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.71%) NHS
5 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.14%) SCADA
6 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.00%) Linux
2 22 (12.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (5.14%) Windows
4 3 (1.71%) CentOS
4 3 (1.71%) Unix
5 2 (1.14%) Solaris
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (58.29%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (30.86%) Test Automation
3 42 (24.00%) Software Engineering
4 40 (22.86%) Scrum
5 36 (20.57%) BDD
5 36 (20.57%) TDD
6 35 (20.00%) Coaching
7 31 (17.71%) Mentoring
7 31 (17.71%) Microservices
7 31 (17.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (15.43%) E-Commerce
9 21 (12.00%) Waterfall
10 19 (10.86%) Business Analysis
11 18 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (9.14%) MVC
14 15 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (8.57%) Test Scripting
15 14 (8.00%) Web Development
16 13 (7.43%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.00%) SQL
2 45 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 41 (23.43%) Java
4 25 (14.29%) C#
5 5 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.71%) Scala
7 2 (1.14%) Python
7 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.57%) Java 8
8 1 (0.57%) Perl
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (10.29%) ISEB
2 13 (7.43%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.00%) IIBA
4 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.86%) CBAP
5 5 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.29%) Degree
7 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CISM
8 1 (0.57%) CISSP
8 1 (0.57%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) QA
2 5 (2.86%) GDPR
2 5 (2.86%) WCAG
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (3.43%) Docker
2 4 (2.29%) NFS
2 4 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.29%) vSphere
3 3 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.00%) Puppet
2 5 (2.86%) Nessus
3 4 (2.29%) PowerCLI
3 4 (2.29%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.71%) Ansible
4 3 (1.71%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.57%) Grafana
5 1 (0.57%) Graylog
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (6.86%) Oracle
2 9 (5.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.29%) 3PAR
4 4 (2.29%) EMC
4 4 (2.29%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.29%) VMware
5 3 (1.71%) Ab Initio
5 3 (1.71%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.14%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (1.14%) Pega
6 2 (1.14%) Telerik
6 2 (1.14%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.57%) CODA
7 1 (0.57%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.57%) SAP
7 1 (0.57%) Tableau