Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 72 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 +5
Contract jobs citing SDLC 145 52 225
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.77% 2.92% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 3.27% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 41 167
10th Percentile £414 £406 £413
25th Percentile £500 £461 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £728 £636 £653
90th Percentile £800 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £61.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £61.50 - -

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 3,498 1,588 5,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.98% 89.11% 90.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,629 1,184 4,298
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +3.96%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £748 £675 £682
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 62
10th Percentile £10.45 £14.95 £11.78
25th Percentile £16.88 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £27.75 £32.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.27% +98.48% -11.76%
75th Percentile £41.00 £44.50 £25.94
90th Percentile £62.05 £47.75 £48.90
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +62.03% +5.61%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 2021. 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 - 5 £700 -
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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 96 (66.21%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (55.17%) Finance
3 47 (32.41%) Banking
4 36 (24.83%) Java
5 34 (23.45%) SQL
5 34 (23.45%) Azure
6 33 (22.76%) DevOps
7 32 (22.07%) Software Engineering
8 31 (21.38%) Python
8 31 (21.38%) Social Skills
9 27 (18.62%) Investment Banking
10 25 (17.24%) Test Automation
11 21 (14.48%) .NET
11 21 (14.48%) Scrum
12 20 (13.79%) Risk Management
12 20 (13.79%) TDD
12 20 (13.79%) BDD
12 20 (13.79%) Analytics
12 20 (13.79%) Microservices
13 19 (13.10%) Project Management
14 18 (12.41%) JavaScript
14 18 (12.41%) Derivative
14 18 (12.41%) Git (software)
15 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
16 16 (11.03%) JIRA
16 16 (11.03%) Fixed Income
16 16 (11.03%) AWS
17 15 (10.34%) User Stories
17 15 (10.34%) Oracle
18 14 (9.66%) AngularJS

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 (4.14%) Confluence
2 2 (1.38%) IIS
2 2 (1.38%) JBoss
2 2 (1.38%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.69%) Apache
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.69%) Appian
3 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.69%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.07%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.69%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.69%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 34 (23.45%) Azure
2 16 (11.03%) AWS
3 7 (4.83%) GitHub
3 7 (4.83%) Serverless
4 4 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.07%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (2.07%) PaaS
5 3 (2.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.38%) GCP
6 2 (1.38%) Route 53
6 2 (1.38%) SaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) DNS
1 1 (0.69%) Firewall
1 1 (0.69%) Internet
1 1 (0.69%) NAS
1 1 (0.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.52%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.45%) Tableau
4 5 (3.45%) Tableau Desktop
4 5 (3.45%) Tableau Server
5 4 (2.76%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.76%) MySQL
5 4 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.07%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.07%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.07%) SSDT
7 2 (1.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.38%) Big Data
7 2 (1.38%) KDB
Development Applications
1 18 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.03%) JIRA
3 11 (7.59%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.21%) SpecFlow
5 7 (4.83%) Selenium
5 7 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (3.45%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.76%) GitLab
7 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.38%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.38%) Crashlytics
9 2 (1.38%) Cypress.io
9 2 (1.38%) Gradle
9 2 (1.38%) Maven
9 2 (1.38%) RSpec
10 1 (0.69%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (55.17%) Finance
2 47 (32.41%) Banking
3 31 (21.38%) Social Skills
4 27 (18.62%) Investment Banking
5 14 (9.66%) Public Sector
6 13 (8.97%) Front Office
7 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (2.76%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.76%) Retail
10 3 (2.07%) Legal
11 2 (1.38%) Billing
11 2 (1.38%) Law
11 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.69%) Back Office
12 1 (0.69%) International Banking
12 1 (0.69%) Marketing
12 1 (0.69%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.69%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (42.76%) Developer
2 21 (14.48%) Analyst
3 16 (11.03%) Python Developer
4 15 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 14 (9.66%) Java Developer
6 11 (7.59%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.90%) Architect
8 9 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) Python Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.83%) SQL Developer
11 6 (4.14%) Business IT Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) C# Developer
11 6 (4.14%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (4.14%) IT Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) IT Business Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Angular Developer
12 5 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
12 5 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.48%) .NET
2 14 (9.66%) AngularJS
3 10 (6.90%) React
4 9 (6.21%) CSS
5 8 (5.52%) HTML
5 8 (5.52%) RESTful
6 7 (4.83%) Gherkin
6 7 (4.83%) Kafka
6 7 (4.83%) Spring
7 6 (4.14%) .NET Core
7 6 (4.14%) jQuery
7 6 (4.14%) Node.js
8 5 (3.45%) Web Services
9 4 (2.76%) REST
10 3 (2.07%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.07%) gRPC
10 3 (2.07%) Spring Boot
10 3 (2.07%) XML
11 2 (1.38%) ADO
11 2 (1.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Derivative
2 16 (11.03%) Fixed Income
3 11 (7.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (6.90%) Market Risk
5 8 (5.52%) Equities
6 7 (4.83%) Credit Risk
6 7 (4.83%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (4.14%) Credit Derivative
8 5 (3.45%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.45%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.76%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.76%) PMI
9 4 (2.76%) User Experience
10 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.21%) Linux
2 5 (3.45%) Windows
3 3 (2.07%) Unix
4 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (66.21%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.76%) DevOps
3 32 (22.07%) Software Engineering
4 25 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 21 (14.48%) Scrum
6 20 (13.79%) Analytics
6 20 (13.79%) BDD
6 20 (13.79%) Microservices
6 20 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 20 (13.79%) TDD
7 19 (13.10%) Project Management
8 15 (10.34%) User Stories
9 13 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.59%) Change Management
10 11 (7.59%) Mentoring
11 10 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.52%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (5.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.83%) Java
2 34 (23.45%) SQL
3 31 (21.38%) Python
4 18 (12.41%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.28%) C#
6 8 (5.52%) C++
7 7 (4.83%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.83%) TypeScript
8 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.38%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.38%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.38%) Ruby
10 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.69%) Groovy
11 1 (0.69%) PHP
11 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.69%) VB
11 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (7.59%) Degree
2 4 (2.76%) PMI Certification
2 4 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.07%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.69%) CBAP
4 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) IIBA
4 1 (0.69%) ISEB
4 1 (0.69%) MBA
4 1 (0.69%) MCSA
4 1 (0.69%) MCSE
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) QA
2 4 (2.76%) NIST
3 3 (2.07%) GRC
4 2 (1.38%) GDPR
4 2 (1.38%) PMO
4 2 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.38%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.69%) COBIT
5 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.69%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.69%) IFRS
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.59%) Docker
2 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.69%) NFS
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.97%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.14%) Ansible
3 5 (3.45%) Terraform
4 4 (2.76%) Puppet
5 2 (1.38%) Bugsnag
5 2 (1.38%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.38%) Packer
6 1 (0.69%) CASB
6 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.34%) Oracle
3 12 (8.28%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.76%) SAP
5 3 (2.07%) Sparx
6 2 (1.38%) Google
6 2 (1.38%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.38%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.69%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.69%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.69%) Databricks
7 1 (0.69%) F5
7 1 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) Murex
7 1 (0.69%) Omniture
7 1 (0.69%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.69%) Qualys
7 1 (0.69%) Splunk
7 1 (0.69%) VMware