Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 62 68
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -28
Contract jobs citing SDLC 57 236 252
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.21% 3.85% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 4.26% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 179 198
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £376 £413 £373
90th Percentile £681 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £519
% change year-on-year -4.55% +6.02% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,563 5,536 6,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.91% 90.24% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,102 4,330 4,842
Median daily rate £510 £525 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +4.43% +0.55%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £328
90th Percentile £675 £675 £681
Central London median daily rate £510 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -1.92% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 68 100
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.33 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.94% -1.98% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.25 £13.23
90th Percentile £52.03 £52.00 £33.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +77.22% +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 28 September 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (52.63%) Finance
3 25 (43.86%) Azure
4 22 (38.60%) Java
5 21 (36.84%) SQL
6 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (22.81%) Kubernetes
9 12 (21.05%) Docker
9 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (21.05%) TDD
10 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
10 11 (19.30%) Spring
10 11 (19.30%) RESTful
10 11 (19.30%) NoSQL
11 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
11 10 (17.54%) Microservices
11 10 (17.54%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (15.79%) DevOps
12 9 (15.79%) SSL
12 9 (15.79%) CSS
12 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
12 9 (15.79%) AWS
13 8 (14.04%) Guice
13 8 (14.04%) BDD
13 8 (14.04%) Dependency Injection
13 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
13 8 (14.04%) REST
13 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering

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 5 (8.77%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.26%) JBoss
3 2 (3.51%) Confluence
3 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Fuse
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) Appian
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP CO
1 3 (5.26%) SAP FI
1 3 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.75%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (1.75%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (43.86%) Azure
2 9 (15.79%) AWS
3 8 (14.04%) GCP
4 5 (8.77%) GitHub
5 2 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.51%) PaaS
5 2 (3.51%) Power Platform
5 2 (3.51%) SaaS
6 1 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.75%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) SSL
2 8 (14.04%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.51%) AMQP
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.75%) HTTP
4 1 (1.75%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) NetScreen
4 1 (1.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) NoSQL
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.53%) MySQL
4 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.51%) Power BI
8 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.75%) Big Data
8 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.75%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.75%) Siebel EIM
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.02%) JIRA
2 4 (7.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.26%) JUnit
4 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.51%) FishEye
4 2 (3.51%) GitLab
4 2 (3.51%) Hudson
4 2 (3.51%) jMock
4 2 (3.51%) Maven
4 2 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.51%) Subversion
4 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.75%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.75%) Cypress.io
5 1 (1.75%) git-flow
5 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.75%) TestCafe
General
1 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Front Office
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.75%) Advertising
6 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Integration Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Programmer
8 2 (3.51%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.51%) SAP Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Support Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Support Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) RESTful
1 11 (19.30%) Spring
2 9 (15.79%) CSS
3 8 (14.04%) .NET
3 8 (14.04%) Guice
3 8 (14.04%) JAAS
3 8 (14.04%) REST
3 8 (14.04%) Spring Security
3 8 (14.04%) XML
4 6 (10.53%) Web Services
5 5 (8.77%) HTML
5 5 (8.77%) Kafka
6 3 (5.26%) Java EE
6 3 (5.26%) Middleware
6 3 (5.26%) WCF
7 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.51%) JSON
7 2 (3.51%) JTA
7 2 (3.51%) MSMQ
7 2 (3.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Fixed Income
2 4 (7.02%) Market Risk
2 4 (7.02%) User Experience
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.51%) Derivative
4 2 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.51%) Reinsurance
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Equities
5 1 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (21.05%) TDD
5 10 (17.54%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (17.54%) Microservices
5 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (15.79%) DevOps
7 8 (14.04%) AOP
7 8 (14.04%) BDD
7 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
7 8 (14.04%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (14.04%) Migration
7 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
8 6 (10.53%) Requirements Gathering
8 6 (10.53%) Scrum
8 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) Java
2 21 (36.84%) SQL
3 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.28%) R
5 6 (10.53%) C#
6 5 (8.77%) Scala
7 4 (7.02%) Kotlin
7 4 (7.02%) Python
7 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.26%) Java 8
8 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.51%) ABAP
9 2 (3.51%) Apex Code
9 2 (3.51%) PHP
9 2 (3.51%) VB
10 1 (1.75%) C++
10 1 (1.75%) Erlang
10 1 (1.75%) MUMPS
10 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.75%) CCNP
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.75%) MCSA
3 1 (1.75%) MCSE
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.26%) Prometheus
2 3 (5.26%) Zipkin
3 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.75%) Ansible
4 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Databricks
3 4 (7.02%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (7.02%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.51%) Murex
5 2 (3.51%) Splunk
5 2 (3.51%) Sybase
6 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) F5
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Juniper
6 1 (1.75%) Kofax
6 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.75%) Siebel
6 1 (1.75%) Workday
6 1 (1.75%) Yardi