Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 48 69
Rank change year-on-year -21 +21 -8
Contract jobs citing SDLC 251 326 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.59% 4.80% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 5.40% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 237 191
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -2.50%
10th Percentile £374 £375 £325
90th Percentile £675 £668 £675
Central London median daily rate £519 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -1.19% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,041 6,041 5,964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.44% 88.98% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,816 4,719 4,807
City of London median daily rate £503 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.55% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £678 £675 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 56 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.13 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDLC in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in the City of London

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in the City of London

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC in the City of London.

Contractor 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 21 September 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
London Bridge - 3 £575 -
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 City of London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 129 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (41.43%) Finance
3 69 (27.49%) Java
4 68 (27.09%) SQL
5 51 (20.32%) C#
6 49 (19.52%) SQL Server
7 47 (18.73%) .NET
8 44 (17.53%) Banking
9 39 (15.54%) Scrum
10 34 (13.55%) JIRA
10 34 (13.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 34 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (13.15%) Relational Database
12 32 (12.75%) TDD
13 31 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (11.55%) QA
15 29 (11.55%) JavaScript
15 29 (11.55%) Python
16 28 (11.16%) Fintech
17 27 (10.76%) Microsoft
17 27 (10.76%) Fixed Income
17 27 (10.76%) Unit Testing
18 26 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (10.36%) Docker
18 26 (10.36%) DevOps
19 25 (9.96%) Project Management
19 25 (9.96%) HTML
19 25 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
19 25 (9.96%) Test Automation

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 10 (3.98%) Apache Spark
1 10 (3.98%) Confluence
2 8 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (2.79%) Apache
4 6 (2.39%) IIS
4 6 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.59%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.20%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.20%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.80%) CMS
7 2 (0.80%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.40%) Appian
8 1 (0.40%) Liferay
8 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.80%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Actimize
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.40%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.18%) IaaS
4 9 (3.59%) PaaS
5 6 (2.39%) GitHub
5 6 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.39%) Office 365
6 5 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.59%) Akamai
7 4 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.20%) Datadog
8 3 (1.20%) SaaS
9 2 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.18%) HTTP
2 7 (2.79%) FTP
3 5 (1.99%) Firewall
4 4 (1.59%) Internet
5 3 (1.20%) DNS
6 2 (0.80%) Intranet
6 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.40%) LAN
7 1 (0.40%) Network Security
7 1 (0.40%) SAN
7 1 (0.40%) SSL
7 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.40%) WAN
7 1 (0.40%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 33 (13.15%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.98%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.19%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.19%) MySQL
6 8 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.79%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.79%) Siebel EIM
7 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.20%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.20%) HBase
11 3 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (13.55%) JIRA
2 15 (5.98%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.18%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.78%) JUnit
5 11 (4.38%) Selenium
6 10 (3.98%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.19%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.19%) Maven
7 8 (3.19%) Mockito
8 7 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.39%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.99%) GitLab
10 5 (1.99%) Gradle
10 5 (1.99%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.59%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.59%) Moq
11 4 (1.59%) NUnit
11 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.20%) FishEye
General
1 104 (41.43%) Finance
2 44 (17.53%) Banking
3 15 (5.98%) Financial Institution
3 15 (5.98%) Front Office
3 15 (5.98%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.79%) Law
5 5 (1.99%) Advertising
5 5 (1.99%) Retail
6 4 (1.59%) Publishing
7 3 (1.20%) Legal
7 3 (1.20%) Marketing
7 3 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (40.64%) Developer
2 46 (18.33%) Analyst
3 29 (11.55%) .NET Developer
4 25 (9.96%) Java Developer
5 24 (9.56%) Business Analyst
6 21 (8.37%) C# Developer
7 19 (7.57%) Architect
7 19 (7.57%) Project Manager
8 16 (6.37%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (5.58%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.78%) Python Developer
11 9 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.79%) Siebel Developer
13 6 (2.39%) .NET Developer - Fintech
13 6 (2.39%) IT Manager
13 6 (2.39%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.39%) SQL Developer
14 5 (1.99%) Azure DevOps
14 5 (1.99%) Consultant
14 5 (1.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (18.73%) .NET
2 25 (9.96%) HTML
3 19 (7.57%) AngularJS
3 19 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 19 (7.57%) XML
4 18 (7.17%) CSS
5 17 (6.77%) React
5 17 (6.77%) Web Services
6 16 (6.37%) .NET Core
7 15 (5.98%) .NET Framework
8 14 (5.58%) REST
9 13 (5.18%) ASP.NET
9 13 (5.18%) JSON
10 12 (4.78%) Spring
11 11 (4.38%) RESTful
12 9 (3.59%) Java EE
13 8 (3.19%) HTML5
13 8 (3.19%) J2EE
14 7 (2.79%) JMS
15 6 (2.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (11.16%) Fintech
3 27 (10.76%) Fixed Income
4 20 (7.97%) Derivative
5 19 (7.57%) Computer Science
6 15 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (5.58%) Equities
8 9 (3.59%) User Experience
9 7 (2.79%) Hedge funds
9 7 (2.79%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (2.39%) PKI
10 6 (2.39%) Reinsurance
10 6 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.99%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.59%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.59%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.59%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.57%) Linux
2 15 (5.98%) Windows
3 11 (4.38%) Unix
4 8 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.39%) Android
6 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.59%) Solaris
7 3 (1.20%) AIX
7 3 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.80%) CentOS
8 2 (0.80%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.40%) SUSE
9 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (15.54%) Scrum
3 34 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (12.75%) TDD
5 30 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (10.76%) Unit Testing
7 26 (10.36%) DevOps
7 26 (10.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (9.96%) Project Management
8 25 (9.96%) Test Automation
9 20 (7.97%) Workflow
10 19 (7.57%) Waterfall
11 18 (7.17%) Asset Management
11 18 (7.17%) BDD
12 17 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (6.77%) Data Analysis
12 17 (6.77%) User Stories
13 16 (6.37%) Business Analysis
13 16 (6.37%) Kanban
13 16 (6.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 69 (27.49%) Java
2 68 (27.09%) SQL
3 51 (20.32%) C#
4 29 (11.55%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.55%) Python
5 17 (6.77%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.59%) TypeScript
7 8 (3.19%) C++
7 8 (3.19%) Java 8
7 8 (3.19%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.19%) VBA
8 7 (2.79%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.79%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
9 6 (2.39%) C
10 5 (1.99%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.99%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.99%) Ruby
11 4 (1.59%) R
12 3 (1.20%) Scala
12 3 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (8.37%) Degree
2 8 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (3.19%) ISEB
3 7 (2.79%) CISM
3 7 (2.79%) CISSP
3 7 (2.79%) Siebel Certification
4 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.20%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.20%) CISA
5 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.80%) CCSA
6 2 (0.80%) IIBA
6 2 (0.80%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.80%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CCNP
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.55%) QA
2 6 (2.39%) PMO
2 6 (2.39%) PSD2
3 5 (1.99%) GDPR
3 5 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.20%) SEPA
6 2 (0.80%) GCP
6 2 (0.80%) MiFID
6 2 (0.80%) SLA
7 1 (0.40%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.40%) Basel III
7 1 (0.40%) COBIT
7 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.40%) EMIR
7 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.40%) TARGET2
System Software
1 26 (10.36%) Docker
2 5 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.99%) HDFS
3 3 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.40%) KVM
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (7.17%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.38%) Ansible
3 9 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.39%) Puppet
5 5 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.99%) Terraform
6 3 (1.20%) Packer
7 2 (0.80%) Control-M
7 2 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.80%) Fluentd
7 2 (0.80%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.80%) Kibana
7 2 (0.80%) Mesos
7 2 (0.80%) Nagios
7 2 (0.80%) Oozie
7 2 (0.80%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.80%) Rancher
8 1 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.40%) Nessus
8 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.16%) Oracle
3 11 (4.38%) Sybase
4 7 (2.79%) HP
4 7 (2.79%) Pega
4 7 (2.79%) Siebel
5 6 (2.39%) Citrix
5 6 (2.39%) Tableau
6 4 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.59%) Google
6 4 (1.59%) IBM
6 4 (1.59%) Informatica
6 4 (1.59%) Prolexic
6 4 (1.59%) Splunk
7 3 (1.20%) Charles River
7 3 (1.20%) Guidewire
7 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.20%) UiPath
7 3 (1.20%) VMware
8 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com