Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 41 75
Rank change year-on-year -23 +34 -13
Contract jobs citing SDLC 261 362 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.70% 5.08% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 5.69% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 271 179
City of London median daily rate £545 £525 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £368 £375 £352
90th Percentile £675 £688 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -8.65%
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 6,119 6,364 5,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.78% 89.26% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,874 5,048 4,759
City of London median daily rate £505 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% +5.37% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 61 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.16 £13.35 £12.15
90th Percentile £33.38 £30.75 £49.08
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 - 2 £575 -
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 159 (60.92%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (36.02%) Java
3 91 (34.87%) Finance
4 69 (26.44%) Banking
5 60 (22.99%) SQL
6 46 (17.62%) Scrum
6 46 (17.62%) C#
7 45 (17.24%) SQL Server
7 45 (17.24%) Front Office
8 44 (16.86%) Greenfield Project
9 43 (16.48%) .NET
10 42 (16.09%) JIRA
11 38 (14.56%) TDD
12 35 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (12.64%) JavaScript
14 32 (12.26%) Relational Database
15 31 (11.88%) Microsoft
15 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
16 30 (11.49%) Test Automation
17 29 (11.11%) DevOps
18 28 (10.73%) Docker
18 28 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
18 28 (10.73%) BDD
18 28 (10.73%) Oracle
19 27 (10.34%) JSP
19 27 (10.34%) Linux
19 27 (10.34%) Fintech
20 26 (9.96%) Python
21 24 (9.20%) Fixed Income
21 24 (9.20%) JSF

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 16 (6.13%) Confluence
2 14 (5.36%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.83%) Apache
3 10 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.92%) IIS
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.15%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.77%) SAS
7 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) JBoss
8 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.77%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.38%) Actimize
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.36%) IaaS
4 10 (3.83%) PaaS
5 6 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.30%) Office 365
6 5 (1.92%) SaaS
7 4 (1.53%) Akamai
7 4 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.53%) Serverless
8 3 (1.15%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.77%) Datadog
10 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.38%) Force.com
10 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.30%) HTTP
2 3 (1.15%) Firewall
3 2 (0.77%) Internet
3 2 (0.77%) LAN
3 2 (0.77%) SAN
3 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.77%) WAN
4 1 (0.38%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.38%) DNS
4 1 (0.38%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) Intranet
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
4 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.38%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.26%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.13%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.21%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.21%) RDBMS
6 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.68%) Apache Kudu
7 7 (2.68%) Impala
7 7 (2.68%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.30%) Big Data
8 6 (2.30%) Data Mining
8 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.92%) MySQL
9 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.53%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 42 (16.09%) JIRA
2 19 (7.28%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.51%) Cucumber
4 16 (6.13%) Selenium
5 14 (5.36%) Jenkins
6 11 (4.21%) JUnit
6 11 (4.21%) Subversion
7 9 (3.45%) Maven
8 7 (2.68%) Mockito
8 7 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.68%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.30%) FishEye
9 6 (2.30%) jMock
9 6 (2.30%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.92%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.53%) Appium
11 4 (1.53%) GitLab
11 4 (1.53%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.53%) Moq
General
1 91 (34.87%) Finance
2 69 (26.44%) Banking
3 45 (17.24%) Front Office
4 14 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.07%) Law
6 6 (2.30%) Retail
7 5 (1.92%) Advertising
7 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.53%) Back Office
8 4 (1.53%) Legal
8 4 (1.53%) Publishing
8 4 (1.53%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.15%) Marketing
10 2 (0.77%) International Banking
10 2 (0.77%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.38%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 116 (44.44%) Developer
2 52 (19.92%) Java Developer
3 43 (16.48%) Analyst
4 23 (8.81%) Full Stack Developer
4 23 (8.81%) JSP Developer
5 22 (8.43%) .NET Developer
6 20 (7.66%) Business Analyst
7 18 (6.90%) Project Manager
8 17 (6.51%) Senior Developer
9 15 (5.75%) Architect
10 14 (5.36%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.45%) Python Developer
13 8 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
14 7 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
14 7 (2.68%) Software Manager
15 6 (2.30%) SQL Developer
15 6 (2.30%) Test Analyst
16 5 (1.92%) Development Manager
16 5 (1.92%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.48%) .NET
2 27 (10.34%) JSP
3 24 (9.20%) JSF
4 23 (8.81%) PrimeFaces
5 20 (7.66%) HTML
6 19 (7.28%) AngularJS
7 16 (6.13%) .NET Core
8 15 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (5.75%) JSON
9 14 (5.36%) CSS
10 13 (4.98%) React
10 13 (4.98%) RESTful
10 13 (4.98%) Spring
10 13 (4.98%) XML
11 12 (4.60%) .NET Framework
11 12 (4.60%) Node.js
12 11 (4.21%) ASP.NET
12 11 (4.21%) REST
13 9 (3.45%) Web Services
14 6 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.86%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (10.34%) Fintech
3 24 (9.20%) Fixed Income
4 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (6.90%) Computer Science
6 16 (6.13%) Derivative
7 14 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.83%) Equities
9 7 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.92%) PKI
10 5 (1.92%) User Experience
11 4 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.53%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (1.53%) Reinsurance
11 4 (1.53%) Tandem
12 3 (1.15%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.34%) Linux
2 14 (5.36%) Unix
3 9 (3.45%) Windows
4 4 (1.53%) Android
4 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.15%) Solaris
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.38%) AIX
7 1 (0.38%) SUSE
7 1 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (60.92%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (17.62%) Scrum
3 38 (14.56%) TDD
4 35 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (11.49%) Test Automation
6 29 (11.11%) DevOps
7 28 (10.73%) BDD
8 24 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (8.43%) Microservices
10 22 (8.43%) Waterfall
11 21 (8.05%) Kanban
12 20 (7.66%) Project Management
13 19 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (7.28%) Unit Testing
14 18 (6.90%) Data Modelling
15 17 (6.51%) Data Analysis
16 16 (6.13%) Requirements Analysis
17 15 (5.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (36.02%) Java
2 60 (22.99%) SQL
3 46 (17.62%) C#
4 33 (12.64%) JavaScript
5 26 (9.96%) Python
6 13 (4.98%) T-SQL
7 11 (4.21%) Java 8
8 10 (3.83%) TypeScript
9 8 (3.07%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.68%) C++
10 7 (2.68%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.68%) VBA
11 6 (2.30%) C
11 6 (2.30%) Perl
11 6 (2.30%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.53%) Ruby
12 4 (1.53%) Scala
12 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.15%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (8.05%) Degree
2 11 (4.21%) ISEB
3 8 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.53%) CISM
5 4 (1.53%) CISSP
5 4 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.15%) IIBA
7 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.77%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.38%) APMG
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.38%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.38%) PMP
8 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.90%) QA
2 7 (2.68%) PMO
3 5 (1.92%) GDPR
3 5 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.15%) PSD2
6 2 (0.77%) SLA
7 1 (0.38%) Basel III
7 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 28 (10.73%) Docker
2 8 (3.07%) HDFS
3 6 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.07%) Ansible
3 5 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.15%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.77%) Fluentd
5 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.77%) Kibana
5 2 (0.77%) Nagios
5 2 (0.77%) Oozie
5 2 (0.77%) Packer
5 2 (0.77%) Puppet
5 2 (0.77%) Terraform
6 1 (0.38%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.38%) Control-M
6 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.38%) Nessus
6 1 (0.38%) rkt
6 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.73%) Oracle
3 12 (4.60%) Sybase
4 7 (2.68%) Pega
4 7 (2.68%) Tableau
5 6 (2.30%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.30%) HP
6 5 (1.92%) Citrix
7 4 (1.53%) Google
7 4 (1.53%) IBM
7 4 (1.53%) Informatica
7 4 (1.53%) Perfecto Mobile
7 4 (1.53%) Prolexic
7 4 (1.53%) Splunk
8 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.15%) UiPath
9 2 (0.77%) Netezza
9 2 (0.77%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.38%) New Relic
10 1 (0.38%) Nintex