Period
to 1 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 1 June 2020 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 56 87
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31 -28
Contract jobs citing SDLC 129 362 271
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 3.49% 4.27% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.01% 4.75% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 297 201
Median daily rate £525 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% -1.20%
10th Percentile £382 £400 £313
90th Percentile £638 £663 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 - -
London median hourly rate £48.00 £35.00 £92.50
% change year-on-year +37.14% -62.16% +164.29%

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 Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,214 7,625 8,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 86.94% 89.99% 88.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,266 5,838 6,378
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 71 119
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.65 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.53% +3.23% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.28 £56.50 £45.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Central London

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SDLC in Central London.

Daily rate trend for SDLC in Central London

SDLC
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SDLC in Central London over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SDLC in Central London

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SDLC in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for SDLC in Central London

SDLC
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SDLC in Central London over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SDLC in Central London

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Central London region over the 6 months to 1 June 2020. 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
City of London -7 112 £531 -3.41% 22
West End of London +16 3 £563 +19.68%
SDLC
London

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 Central London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 91 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (47.29%) Finance
3 53 (41.09%) SQL
4 51 (39.53%) Java
5 37 (28.68%) Azure
6 30 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 30 (23.26%) JavaScript
7 29 (22.48%) RESTful
8 25 (19.38%) Scrum
8 25 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
10 22 (17.05%) Change Management
10 22 (17.05%) SQL Server
10 22 (17.05%) CSS
10 22 (17.05%) ETL
11 21 (16.28%) Spring
11 21 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (16.28%) HTML
11 21 (16.28%) AWS
12 20 (15.50%) Git (software)
12 20 (15.50%) Microservices
12 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Excel
13 19 (14.73%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (14.73%) Web Services
14 18 (13.95%) Python
14 18 (13.95%) JIRA
14 18 (13.95%) QA
15 17 (13.18%) C#
15 17 (13.18%) Kubernetes

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 9 (6.98%) Confluence
2 6 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.88%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.10%) CMS
4 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.55%) Drupal
5 2 (1.55%) SAS
5 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.55%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.78%) Apache
6 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.33%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 37 (28.68%) Azure
2 21 (16.28%) AWS
3 12 (9.30%) GitHub
4 10 (7.75%) GCP
5 3 (2.33%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.55%) npm
6 2 (1.55%) SaaS
7 1 (0.78%) Apigee
7 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.78%) Datadog
7 1 (0.78%) IaaS
7 1 (0.78%) PaaS
7 1 (0.78%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.75%) SSL
2 8 (6.20%) HTTP
2 8 (6.20%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.78%) DNS
3 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) NetScreen
3 1 (0.78%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (14.73%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (10.08%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.98%) MySQL
6 8 (6.20%) Relational Database
7 7 (5.43%) Big Data
7 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (3.88%) PowerPivot
9 5 (3.88%) RDBMS
9 5 (3.88%) SSDT
10 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.55%) Spark SQL
13 1 (0.78%) Lumira
13 1 (0.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (15.50%) Git (software)
2 18 (13.95%) JIRA
3 10 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.20%) JUnit
5 7 (5.43%) git-flow
5 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.10%) Ant
7 4 (3.10%) Gradle
7 4 (3.10%) JMeter
7 4 (3.10%) Maven
7 4 (3.10%) Mockito
7 4 (3.10%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.33%) Android Studio
8 3 (2.33%) Cypress.io
8 3 (2.33%) Selenium
8 3 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.55%) gulp
9 2 (1.55%) webpack
General
1 61 (47.29%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Back Office
4 3 (2.33%) Front Office
4 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.33%) Law
4 3 (2.33%) Marketing
5 2 (1.55%) Advertising
5 2 (1.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.55%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (39.53%) Developer
2 30 (23.26%) Analyst
3 22 (17.05%) Java Developer
4 13 (10.08%) Architect
4 13 (10.08%) Technical Analyst
5 12 (9.30%) ETL Analyst
6 11 (8.53%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 11 (8.53%) SQL Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) SQL Data Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.43%) SSIS Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 5 (3.88%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Tester
11 4 (3.10%) Salesforce Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (22.48%) RESTful
2 22 (17.05%) CSS
3 21 (16.28%) HTML
3 21 (16.28%) Spring
4 19 (14.73%) Web Services
5 16 (12.40%) .NET
6 13 (10.08%) XML
7 12 (9.30%) HTML5
7 12 (9.30%) React
7 12 (9.30%) REST
8 10 (7.75%) AngularJS
9 9 (6.98%) JSON
10 8 (6.20%) Guice
10 8 (6.20%) JAAS
10 8 (6.20%) Spring Security
11 6 (4.65%) Node.js
11 6 (4.65%) RxJava
11 6 (4.65%) SOAP
12 5 (3.88%) Jest
12 5 (3.88%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.53%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (8.53%) User Experience
3 10 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (6.98%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.65%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.65%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (3.88%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.33%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.33%) Reinsurance
8 3 (2.33%) Taxonomies
8 3 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.55%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.78%) Industry 4.0
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.20%) Windows
2 5 (3.88%) Linux
2 5 (3.88%) Unix
3 4 (3.10%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.26%) Test Automation
3 25 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (19.38%) Scrum
4 22 (17.05%) Change Management
4 22 (17.05%) ETL
5 20 (15.50%) Microservices
6 19 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (13.18%) Kimball Methodology
8 16 (12.40%) Data Modelling
8 16 (12.40%) DevOps
8 16 (12.40%) Information Management
8 16 (12.40%) Portfolio Management
9 15 (11.63%) Software Engineering
10 13 (10.08%) Requirements Gathering
11 12 (9.30%) Data Development
11 12 (9.30%) Kanban
11 12 (9.30%) Waterfall
12 11 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (8.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (41.09%) SQL
2 51 (39.53%) Java
3 30 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 18 (13.95%) Python
5 17 (13.18%) C#
6 11 (8.53%) R
6 11 (8.53%) T-SQL
7 10 (7.75%) Kotlin
8 8 (6.20%) TypeScript
9 7 (5.43%) PHP
9 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (3.88%) Scala
11 4 (3.10%) Java 8
12 3 (2.33%) Apex Code
12 3 (2.33%) Perl
12 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.33%) Ruby
13 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (12.40%) Degree
2 5 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (3.88%) ISEB
3 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) CCNP
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.78%) CISSP
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.95%) QA
2 9 (6.98%) Solvency II
3 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.55%) MiFID
5 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (11.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (13.18%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.33%) Prometheus
2 3 (2.33%) Zipkin
3 2 (1.55%) Ansible
3 2 (1.55%) CFEngine
3 2 (1.55%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (1.55%) Nagios
3 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.55%) Puppet
3 2 (1.55%) SCCM
3 2 (1.55%) Terraform
4 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) Istio
4 1 (0.78%) Kibana
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.98%) Oracle
3 4 (3.10%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.10%) Splunk
4 3 (2.33%) Databricks
5 2 (1.55%) DocuSign
5 2 (1.55%) GoldenSource
5 2 (1.55%) Google
5 2 (1.55%) HP
5 2 (1.55%) Netezza
5 2 (1.55%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.55%) StreamSets
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco
6 1 (0.78%) Juniper
6 1 (0.78%) Kofax
6 1 (0.78%) SAP
6 1 (0.78%) Sybase
6 1 (0.78%) Teradata