Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 57 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 +26
Contract jobs citing SDLC 166 286 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.39% 4.23% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 4.79% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 240 241
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £413 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £533
% change year-on-year - +3.29% +9.23%
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 4,320 5,968 6,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.24% 88.27% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,331 4,669 5,072
City of London median daily rate £513 £513 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.49% +6.32%
10th Percentile £321 £315 £325
90th Percentile £676 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -0.49% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 67 60
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% +2.94% -11.48%
10th Percentile £12.11 £13.00 £11.77
90th Percentile £52.25 £35.84 £32.08
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.33% -3.66% +7.89%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 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
Moorgate - 4 - -
London Bridge - 1 £400 -
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 103 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (37.95%) Finance
3 53 (31.93%) Java
4 40 (24.10%) Scrum
5 35 (21.08%) C#
6 31 (18.67%) Azure
7 30 (18.07%) Microservices
8 29 (17.47%) JavaScript
8 29 (17.47%) Python
9 28 (16.87%) Web Services
9 28 (16.87%) TDD
10 26 (15.66%) Banking
10 26 (15.66%) SQL
11 25 (15.06%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (14.46%) AngularJS
13 23 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (13.86%) Degree
14 22 (13.25%) Front Office
14 22 (13.25%) RESTful
14 22 (13.25%) Test Automation
14 22 (13.25%) Multithreading
15 21 (12.65%) Git (software)
15 21 (12.65%) Microsoft
15 21 (12.65%) .NET
16 20 (12.05%) HTML
16 20 (12.05%) CSS
16 20 (12.05%) Kanban
16 20 (12.05%) Unit Testing
16 20 (12.05%) Waterfall
16 20 (12.05%) Enterprise Software

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 9 (5.42%) Confluence
2 6 (3.61%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.01%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.81%) Anypoint
5 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.20%) CMS
5 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.20%) SAS
5 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) Drupal
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) JBoss
6 1 (0.60%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.60%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.81%) Zeplin
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.20%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) Kondor
2 1 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.67%) Azure
2 10 (6.02%) AWS
2 10 (6.02%) Power Platform
3 6 (3.61%) GitHub
4 3 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.20%) GCP
5 2 (1.20%) npm
5 2 (1.20%) PaaS
5 2 (1.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.60%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.60%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (0.60%) Office 365
6 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) Network Security
2 5 (3.01%) HTTP
3 2 (1.20%) X.509
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) NetScreen
4 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
4 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.02%) Power BI
2 10 (6.02%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.82%) KDB
3 8 (4.82%) Kdb+
4 7 (4.22%) Big Data
4 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.61%) MySQL
6 5 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.01%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.81%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.81%) DB2
7 3 (1.81%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.20%) Impala
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.04%) JIRA
3 14 (8.43%) Maven
4 12 (7.23%) TeamCity
5 8 (4.82%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.61%) Gradle
7 5 (3.01%) Ant
7 5 (3.01%) git-flow
7 5 (3.01%) JMeter
7 5 (3.01%) JUnit
7 5 (3.01%) Mockito
8 4 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.81%) Cypress.io
9 3 (1.81%) Selenium
9 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.20%) Babel
10 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.20%) Moq
10 2 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 63 (37.95%) Finance
2 26 (15.66%) Banking
3 22 (13.25%) Front Office
4 12 (7.23%) Back Office
5 10 (6.02%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.41%) Law
7 3 (1.81%) Legal
8 2 (1.20%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.20%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (40.36%) Developer
2 26 (15.66%) Analyst
3 21 (12.65%) Java Developer
4 17 (10.24%) Business Analyst
4 17 (10.24%) Senior Developer
5 13 (7.83%) Project Manager
6 12 (7.23%) Architect
6 12 (7.23%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.02%) React Developer
8 9 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (5.42%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.82%) KDB Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Network Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Agile Business Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Python Developer
12 5 (3.01%) Angular Developer
12 5 (3.01%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.87%) Web Services
2 24 (14.46%) AngularJS
3 22 (13.25%) RESTful
4 21 (12.65%) .NET
5 20 (12.05%) CSS
5 20 (12.05%) HTML
6 14 (8.43%) JSON
6 14 (8.43%) React
7 13 (7.83%) Spring
8 11 (6.63%) HTML5
9 10 (6.02%) XML
10 9 (5.42%) REST
11 6 (3.61%) J2EE
11 6 (3.61%) SOAP
12 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET
12 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (3.01%) Jest
12 5 (3.01%) Redux
12 5 (3.01%) RxJava
12 5 (3.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.06%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (6.63%) Hedge funds
5 9 (5.42%) Data Structures
5 9 (5.42%) User Experience
6 8 (4.82%) iPad
7 7 (4.22%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.01%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (2.41%) Equities
9 4 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.81%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
11 2 (1.20%) Derivative
11 2 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.20%) PKI
11 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (0.60%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.23%) Linux
2 8 (4.82%) Windows
3 4 (2.41%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.81%) Unix
4 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.60%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (24.10%) Scrum
3 30 (18.07%) Microservices
4 28 (16.87%) TDD
5 23 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (13.25%) Multithreading
6 22 (13.25%) Test Automation
7 20 (12.05%) Kanban
7 20 (12.05%) Unit Testing
7 20 (12.05%) Waterfall
8 19 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (10.24%) DevOps
10 15 (9.04%) BDD
10 15 (9.04%) OOP
10 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (7.83%) Fintech
11 13 (7.83%) Project Management
11 13 (7.83%) Web Development
12 12 (7.23%) OO
12 12 (7.23%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.93%) Java
2 35 (21.08%) C#
3 29 (17.47%) JavaScript
3 29 (17.47%) Python
4 26 (15.66%) SQL
5 15 (9.04%) TypeScript
6 13 (7.83%) C++
7 9 (5.42%) Ruby
8 7 (4.22%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.01%) Kotlin
10 4 (2.41%) R
10 4 (2.41%) Scala
10 4 (2.41%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.81%) Go
12 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.20%) X++
13 1 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.60%) ES6
13 1 (0.60%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 23 (13.86%) Degree
2 5 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.81%) CISSP
4 2 (1.20%) CREST Certified
4 2 (1.20%) OSCP
5 1 (0.60%) CCNP
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.60%) CISM
5 1 (0.60%) CRISC
5 1 (0.60%) FFIEC
5 1 (0.60%) IIBA
5 1 (0.60%) ISEB
5 1 (0.60%) MCP
5 1 (0.60%) MCSA
5 1 (0.60%) MCSE
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.24%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.20%) MiFID
3 2 (1.20%) NIST
4 1 (0.60%) COBIT
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.60%) PMO
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.02%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.01%) Ansible
3 4 (2.41%) Terraform
4 2 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.60%) MIIS
5 1 (0.60%) Packer
5 1 (0.60%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) SELinux
Vendors
1 21 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.82%) Oracle
3 4 (2.41%) Splunk
3 4 (2.41%) Tableau
3 4 (2.41%) Teradata
4 3 (1.81%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.81%) Fortinet
4 3 (1.81%) MuleSoft
4 3 (1.81%) Murex
4 3 (1.81%) Netezza
4 3 (1.81%) Sybase
5 2 (1.20%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.20%) ION Trading
5 2 (1.20%) Qualys
6 1 (0.60%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.60%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.60%) iManage
6 1 (0.60%) Palantir
6 1 (0.60%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.60%) Sparx