Period
to 23 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 23 January 2022 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 78 62
Rank change year-on-year +29 -16 -4
Contract jobs citing SDLC 179 52 166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.54% 2.50% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% 2.77% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 43 115
10th Percentile £451 £442 £413
25th Percentile £528 £500 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £538
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +2.33% -2.27%
75th Percentile £750 £683 £625
90th Percentile £813 £735 £683
Central London median daily rate £625 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile £51.25 - -
25th Percentile £52.75 - -
Median hourly rate £56.50 - -
75th Percentile £60.25 - -
90th Percentile £61.75 - -
Central London median hourly rate £56.50 - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,583 1,877 4,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.87% 90.33% 89.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,786 1,406 3,445
10th Percentile £375 £313 £320
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -
75th Percentile £652 £602 £605
90th Percentile £750 £688 £676
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £510
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.98% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 48
10th Percentile £19.13 £13.58 £12.02
25th Percentile £33.19 £18.25 £14.19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +64.15% +34.18% +3.95%
75th Percentile £61.75 £35.63 £25.76
90th Percentile £64.25 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £26.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +62.62% +30.49% +6.49%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the City of London

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SDLC in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SDLC in the City of London

SDLC
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SDLC in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SDLC in the City of London

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SDLC in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SDLC in the City of London

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 3 £575 -
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 109 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (47.49%) Finance
3 56 (31.28%) DevOps
4 52 (29.05%) Azure
5 48 (26.82%) CI/CD
6 47 (26.26%) Java
6 47 (26.26%) Banking
7 45 (25.14%) Social Skills
8 43 (24.02%) SQL
9 32 (17.88%) Microsoft
9 32 (17.88%) Scrum
10 31 (17.32%) Software Engineering
11 30 (16.76%) Python
11 30 (16.76%) AWS
12 29 (16.20%) Investment Banking
12 29 (16.20%) TDD
13 26 (14.53%) JIRA
13 26 (14.53%) .NET
13 26 (14.53%) Microservices
14 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
15 24 (13.41%) Risk Management
15 24 (13.41%) C#
15 24 (13.41%) Git (software)
16 23 (12.85%) Test Automation
16 23 (12.85%) Kafka
17 22 (12.29%) BDD
17 22 (12.29%) SQL Server
17 22 (12.29%) Linux
18 21 (11.73%) Docker
18 21 (11.73%) Kubernetes

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 8 (4.47%) Apache Spark
1 8 (4.47%) IIS
2 6 (3.35%) Confluence
3 5 (2.79%) Apache
4 4 (2.23%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.68%) Appian
5 3 (1.68%) JBoss
5 3 (1.68%) nginx
5 3 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.56%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.56%) InVision
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.56%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 52 (29.05%) Azure
2 30 (16.76%) AWS
3 11 (6.15%) GitHub
4 10 (5.59%) Amazon S3
4 10 (5.59%) GCP
5 9 (5.03%) PaaS
6 5 (2.79%) SaaS
6 5 (2.79%) Serverless
7 4 (2.23%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (2.23%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.68%) Azure Monitor
8 3 (1.68%) Azure Pipelines
8 3 (1.68%) IaaS
8 3 (1.68%) NuGet
8 3 (1.68%) Power Automate
8 3 (1.68%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.68%) DNS
1 3 (1.68%) LAN
1 3 (1.68%) SD-WAN
1 3 (1.68%) VPN
1 3 (1.68%) WAN
2 2 (1.12%) Internet
2 2 (1.12%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) NAS
3 1 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.17%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.70%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (5.59%) Oracle Database
5 9 (5.03%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.03%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.47%) Big Data
6 8 (4.47%) MySQL
6 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.91%) SSDT
8 6 (3.35%) Data Lake
8 6 (3.35%) Data Vault
8 6 (3.35%) Parquet
8 6 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (2.23%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.23%) Power BI
11 3 (1.68%) KDB
Development Applications
1 26 (14.53%) JIRA
2 24 (13.41%) Git (software)
3 15 (8.38%) GitLab
4 14 (7.82%) Visual Studio
5 13 (7.26%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (5.59%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.91%) Selenium
8 7 (3.91%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.79%) SonarQube
9 5 (2.79%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.79%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.23%) Grunt
10 4 (2.23%) gulp
10 4 (2.23%) Robot Framework
10 4 (2.23%) webpack
11 3 (1.68%) Gradle
12 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.12%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.56%) Cypress.io
General
1 85 (47.49%) Finance
2 47 (26.26%) Banking
3 45 (25.14%) Social Skills
4 29 (16.20%) Investment Banking
5 18 (10.06%) Front Office
6 12 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (6.70%) Back Office
7 7 (3.91%) Legal
8 6 (3.35%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.23%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (2.23%) Law
9 4 (2.23%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.56%) Retail
11 1 (0.56%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 80 (44.69%) Developer
2 25 (13.97%) Analyst
3 20 (11.17%) Java Developer
4 15 (8.38%) Python Developer
5 14 (7.82%) Business Analyst
6 13 (7.26%) .NET Developer
6 13 (7.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (7.26%) Senior Developer
7 12 (6.70%) Architect
8 7 (3.91%) Angular Developer
8 7 (3.91%) Python Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (3.35%) Java Engineer
9 6 (3.35%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.35%) Talend Developer
9 6 (3.35%) UI Developer
10 5 (2.79%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (2.79%) Data Warehouse Analyst
10 5 (2.79%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.53%) .NET
2 23 (12.85%) Kafka
3 17 (9.50%) HTML
4 15 (8.38%) AngularJS
5 14 (7.82%) CSS
6 12 (6.70%) React
6 12 (6.70%) XML
7 11 (6.15%) JSON
8 10 (5.59%) ASP.NET
8 10 (5.59%) RESTful
9 9 (5.03%) Spring
10 8 (4.47%) REST
11 7 (3.91%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.35%) Apache Avro
12 6 (3.35%) Vue.js
13 5 (2.79%) Node.js
14 4 (2.23%) ADO
14 4 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (2.23%) Spring Boot
14 4 (2.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.17%) Derivative
2 12 (6.70%) Equities
2 12 (6.70%) Fixed Income
2 12 (6.70%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (5.59%) User Experience
5 9 (5.03%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.47%) Market Risk
7 6 (3.35%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.23%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.68%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.68%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.68%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.12%) PKI
10 2 (1.12%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.29%) Linux
2 12 (6.70%) Windows
3 11 (6.15%) Unix
4 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.68%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.12%) Debian
6 1 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (31.28%) DevOps
3 48 (26.82%) CI/CD
4 32 (17.88%) Scrum
5 31 (17.32%) Software Engineering
6 29 (16.20%) TDD
7 26 (14.53%) Microservices
8 24 (13.41%) Risk Management
9 23 (12.85%) Test Automation
10 22 (12.29%) BDD
11 21 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (10.61%) ETL
13 18 (10.06%) Analytics
13 18 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (9.50%) Data Modelling
15 16 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (8.94%) Kanban
15 16 (8.94%) Project Management
16 14 (7.82%) Change Management
17 13 (7.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (26.26%) Java
2 43 (24.02%) SQL
3 30 (16.76%) Python
4 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
5 24 (13.41%) C#
6 11 (6.15%) C++
7 8 (4.47%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 7 (3.91%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.79%) Bash
10 4 (2.23%) Kotlin
10 4 (2.23%) Scala
10 4 (2.23%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.68%) C
11 3 (1.68%) Ruby
12 2 (1.12%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.12%) Formula Language
12 2 (1.12%) SOQL
12 2 (1.12%) SOSL
13 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (8.94%) Degree
2 9 (5.03%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.68%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.12%) PMP
5 1 (0.56%) CBAP
5 1 (0.56%) IIBA
5 1 (0.56%) ISEB
5 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.50%) QA
2 11 (6.15%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.23%) SLA
4 2 (1.12%) GDPR
4 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.12%) NIST
4 2 (1.12%) PMO
4 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.12%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.56%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.56%) COBIT
5 1 (0.56%) COSO
5 1 (0.56%) FATCA
5 1 (0.56%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.56%) GRC
5 1 (0.56%) IFRS
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.56%) SOC 2
5 1 (0.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (11.73%) Docker
2 5 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.12%) vCloud
3 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.56%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.56%) NFS
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (11.73%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.15%) Terraform
3 10 (5.59%) Ansible
4 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.23%) Puppet
5 2 (1.12%) Consul
5 2 (1.12%) Fluentd
5 2 (1.12%) Grafana
5 2 (1.12%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.12%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.12%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.56%) CASB
6 1 (0.56%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.56%) Netcool
6 1 (0.56%) Packer
6 1 (0.56%) SCCM
6 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.06%) Oracle
3 8 (4.47%) Google
3 8 (4.47%) Talend
4 6 (3.35%) Cloudera
5 5 (2.79%) VMware
6 4 (2.23%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.68%) CyberArk
7 3 (1.68%) Meraki
7 3 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.12%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.12%) CA
8 2 (1.12%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.12%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.12%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.56%) Adobe
9 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.56%) Databricks
9 1 (0.56%) IBM
9 1 (0.56%) Sybase