Period
to

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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 82 56 54
Rank change year-on-year -26 -2 +7
Contract jobs citing SDLC 126 129 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.91% 4.07% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 4.45% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 89 83
10th Percentile £475 £413 £413
25th Percentile £518 £489 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £600 £505
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +18.81% -8.18%
75th Percentile £750 £675 £625
90th Percentile £832 £775 £648
Central London median daily rate £625 £575 £500
% change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile - - £39.80
25th Percentile £80.25 - £42.13
Median hourly rate £81.50 - £48.00
75th Percentile £82.75 - £55.63
90th Percentile - - £59.00
Central London median hourly rate £81.50 - £48.00

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 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 3,976 2,896 2,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.76% 91.47% 88.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,936 2,126 1,781
10th Percentile £388 £358 £338
25th Percentile £475 £450 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £520
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% -0.95%
75th Percentile £696 £638 £603
90th Percentile £788 £719 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £543 £510
% change year-on-year +5.99% +6.37% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 39
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.35 £12.42
25th Percentile £26.00 £12.38 £14.19
Median hourly rate £43.12 £23.23 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +85.66% -3.23% +24.68%
75th Percentile £54.13 £32.55 £39.00
90th Percentile £60.85 £41.75 £53.30
Central London median hourly rate £42.75 £21.75 £26.22
% change year-on-year +96.55% -17.05% +32.76%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +6 4 £500 -28.57%
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 88 (69.84%) Agile
2 65 (51.59%) Finance
3 39 (30.95%) DevOps
4 33 (26.19%) CI/CD
5 30 (23.81%) Azure
6 28 (22.22%) Scrum
6 28 (22.22%) Social Skills
7 27 (21.43%) Banking
7 27 (21.43%) Java
8 26 (20.63%) SQL
9 24 (19.05%) Microservices
10 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 21 (16.67%) AWS
11 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
12 16 (12.70%) JIRA
13 15 (11.90%) Data Management
13 15 (11.90%) Kubernetes
14 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
14 14 (11.11%) Project Management
14 14 (11.11%) Python
15 13 (10.32%) Risk Management
15 13 (10.32%) Software Engineering
15 13 (10.32%) Waterfall
15 13 (10.32%) Docker
15 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (9.52%) QA
16 12 (9.52%) Workflow
16 12 (9.52%) HTML
17 11 (8.73%) .NET
17 11 (8.73%) CSS

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 6 (4.76%) Apache Solr
2 4 (3.17%) Apache
2 4 (3.17%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.17%) Confluence
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.38%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) CMS
4 2 (1.59%) JBoss
5 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.79%) nginx
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) CA PPM
2 2 (1.59%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.59%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.79%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.81%) Azure
2 21 (16.67%) AWS
3 9 (7.14%) PaaS
4 7 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
4 7 (5.56%) GitHub
5 6 (4.76%) Serverless
6 5 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (3.17%) Azure AKS
7 4 (3.17%) GCP
7 4 (3.17%) IaaS
8 3 (2.38%) SaaS
9 2 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.59%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.59%) Azure Monitor
9 2 (1.59%) Azure Pipelines
9 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.59%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) Internet
1 5 (3.97%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.38%) VPN
3 2 (1.59%) Intranet
3 2 (1.59%) LAN
3 2 (1.59%) SD-WAN
3 2 (1.59%) WAN
4 1 (0.79%) Broadband
4 1 (0.79%) DHCP
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) Firewall
4 1 (0.79%) HTTP
4 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.79%) Network Security
4 1 (0.79%) SMTP
4 1 (0.79%) SSH
4 1 (0.79%) Wireless
4 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (7.14%) Data Lake
2 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.35%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.56%) Big Data
5 6 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.17%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.17%) Flink
6 4 (3.17%) Impala
6 4 (3.17%) Parquet
6 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.38%) DB2
7 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.59%) GIS
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.79%) Power BI
9 1 (0.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (12.70%) JIRA
2 10 (7.94%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.97%) GitLab
4 5 (3.97%) kappa
4 5 (3.97%) Maven
4 5 (3.97%) PowerDesigner
5 3 (2.38%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.38%) JUnit
5 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.59%) Gradle
6 2 (1.59%) Grunt
6 2 (1.59%) gulp
6 2 (1.59%) Postman
6 2 (1.59%) Qt Creator
6 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.59%) webpack
7 1 (0.79%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.79%) git-flow
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 65 (51.59%) Finance
2 28 (22.22%) Social Skills
3 27 (21.43%) Banking
4 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (7.94%) Legal
6 9 (7.14%) Financial Institution
6 9 (7.14%) Investment Banking
7 5 (3.97%) Front Office
7 5 (3.97%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (2.38%) Retail
8 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.59%) Advertising
9 2 (1.59%) German Language
9 2 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.79%) Games
10 1 (0.79%) International Banking
10 1 (0.79%) Local Government
10 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.79%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 40 (31.75%) Developer
2 22 (17.46%) Architect
3 13 (10.32%) Data Architect
4 12 (9.52%) Analyst
5 11 (8.73%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.73%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Python Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Senior Platform Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Python Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Data Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.52%) HTML
2 11 (8.73%) .NET
2 11 (8.73%) AngularJS
2 11 (8.73%) CSS
2 11 (8.73%) Kafka
2 11 (8.73%) REST
2 11 (8.73%) RESTful
3 10 (7.94%) React
3 10 (7.94%) Web Services
4 8 (6.35%) Spring
5 7 (5.56%) JSON
6 6 (4.76%) Node.js
6 6 (4.76%) SOAP
7 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.97%) jQuery
7 5 (3.97%) Spring Boot
8 4 (3.17%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.17%) Apache Avro
8 4 (3.17%) CSS3
8 4 (3.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Virtual Team
2 8 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.35%) Hedge funds
2 8 (6.35%) User Experience
3 5 (3.97%) Cloud Native
3 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.59%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.59%) Derivative
6 2 (1.59%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.59%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.59%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) Linux
1 7 (5.56%) Windows
2 5 (3.97%) Unix
3 2 (1.59%) Android
3 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (69.84%) Agile
2 39 (30.95%) DevOps
3 33 (26.19%) CI/CD
4 28 (22.22%) Scrum
5 24 (19.05%) Microservices
6 15 (11.90%) Data Management
7 14 (11.11%) Project Management
7 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 13 (10.32%) Risk Management
8 13 (10.32%) Software Engineering
8 13 (10.32%) Waterfall
9 12 (9.52%) Workflow
10 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.94%) BDD
11 10 (7.94%) Data Architecture
11 10 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (7.94%) Infrastructure as Code
11 10 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (7.14%) Analytics
12 9 (7.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.43%) Java
2 26 (20.63%) SQL
3 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.11%) Python
5 10 (7.94%) C#
6 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.38%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.59%) Bash
7 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.79%) ABAP
8 1 (0.79%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.79%) C
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) Formula Language
8 1 (0.79%) Scala
8 1 (0.79%) SOQL
8 1 (0.79%) SOSL
8 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) CCNP
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.79%) CWAP
3 1 (0.79%) CWDP
3 1 (0.79%) CWNA
3 1 (0.79%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) MBA
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) QA
2 8 (6.35%) GDPR
3 6 (4.76%) PMO
4 4 (3.17%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.79%) COREP
5 1 (0.79%) FATCA
5 1 (0.79%) GRC
5 1 (0.79%) SLA
5 1 (0.79%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (10.32%) Docker
2 4 (3.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.79%) Firmware
4 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (11.90%) Kubernetes
2 9 (7.14%) Terraform
3 4 (3.17%) Ansible
3 4 (3.17%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.94%) Oracle
3 5 (3.97%) BiZZdesign
4 4 (3.17%) Cloudera
4 4 (3.17%) Google
4 4 (3.17%) Informatica
4 4 (3.17%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.38%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.38%) CA
5 3 (2.38%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.59%) FatWire
6 2 (1.59%) Meraki
6 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.79%) Cloudamize
7 1 (0.79%) NETGEAR
7 1 (0.79%) Pega
7 1 (0.79%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (0.79%) Yardi