Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 55 68
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing SDLC 145 294 255
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.52% 4.32% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 4.82% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 248 179
Median daily rate £525 £561 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.46% +2.05% +10.00%
10th Percentile £374 £411 £355
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
Central London median daily rate £518 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -5.91% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £48.00 - -

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 3,596 6,096 6,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.37% 89.48% 89.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,634 4,702 4,998
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +4.59%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £700
Central London median daily rate £512 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 54 86
Median hourly rate £26.44 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.18% +10.00% -2.53%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.71 £46.19
Median hourly rate £32.53 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +47.84% +2.33% +13.16%

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 9 April 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

SDLC
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SDLC in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 9 April 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 +18 2 £500 -
London Bridge +48 1 £400 -27.27%
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 95 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (42.07%) Finance
3 52 (35.86%) SQL
4 49 (33.79%) Java
5 32 (22.07%) Azure
6 28 (19.31%) JavaScript
7 26 (17.93%) C#
7 26 (17.93%) Scrum
7 26 (17.93%) Test Automation
8 25 (17.24%) RESTful
8 25 (17.24%) Web Services
8 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 23 (15.86%) CSS
10 22 (15.17%) .NET
10 22 (15.17%) HTML
10 22 (15.17%) Change Management
10 22 (15.17%) Spring
10 22 (15.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (15.17%) Git (software)
11 21 (14.48%) QA
11 21 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (14.48%) ETL
11 21 (14.48%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (13.79%) SQL Server
12 20 (13.79%) JIRA
12 20 (13.79%) Microservices
13 19 (13.10%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (13.10%) Degree
13 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Excel

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 (6.90%) Confluence
2 8 (5.52%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.14%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.76%) CMS
5 3 (2.07%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.07%) SAS
6 2 (1.38%) Drupal
6 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.38%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.69%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.69%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) IIS
7 1 (0.69%) JBoss
7 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.07%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.07%) Azure
2 18 (12.41%) AWS
3 13 (8.97%) GitHub
4 5 (3.45%) GCP
5 3 (2.07%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (1.38%) npm
6 2 (1.38%) PaaS
6 2 (1.38%) SaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.69%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.69%) Datadog
7 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.69%) Office 365
7 1 (0.69%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.83%) HTTP
2 5 (3.45%) SSL
3 4 (2.76%) Network Security
4 3 (2.07%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.69%) NetScreen
5 1 (0.69%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.69%) WAN
5 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (14.48%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (13.79%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.21%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (4.14%) PowerPivot
7 6 (4.14%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.14%) SSDT
8 5 (3.45%) MySQL
9 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.07%) DB2
10 3 (2.07%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.38%) Big Data
11 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.38%) Redis
11 2 (1.38%) Spark SQL
12 1 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (15.17%) Git (software)
2 20 (13.79%) JIRA
3 11 (7.59%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.90%) JUnit
5 9 (6.21%) git-flow
6 6 (4.14%) Ant
6 6 (4.14%) Gradle
6 6 (4.14%) JMeter
6 6 (4.14%) Maven
6 6 (4.14%) Mockito
6 6 (4.14%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.76%) Selenium
9 3 (2.07%) Android Studio
9 3 (2.07%) Cypress.io
10 2 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.38%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 61 (42.07%) Finance
2 15 (10.34%) Banking
3 6 (4.14%) Back Office
3 6 (4.14%) Front Office
4 5 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.76%) Law
6 3 (2.07%) Advertising
7 2 (1.38%) Legal
7 2 (1.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) German Language
8 1 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.69%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (37.24%) Developer
2 36 (24.83%) Analyst
3 25 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 15 (10.34%) Architect
5 14 (9.66%) Technical Analyst
6 11 (7.59%) Business Analyst
6 11 (7.59%) ETL Analyst
6 11 (7.59%) SQL Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (5.52%) React Developer
8 8 (5.52%) SQL Data Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.14%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.14%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.14%) SSIS Analyst
11 5 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Architect
11 5 (3.45%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.24%) RESTful
1 25 (17.24%) Web Services
2 23 (15.86%) CSS
3 22 (15.17%) .NET
3 22 (15.17%) HTML
3 22 (15.17%) Spring
4 13 (8.97%) XML
5 12 (8.28%) HTML5
5 12 (8.28%) React
5 12 (8.28%) REST
6 11 (7.59%) JSON
7 10 (6.90%) AngularJS
8 9 (6.21%) RxJava
9 7 (4.83%) J2EE
9 7 (4.83%) SOAP
10 6 (4.14%) MDX
10 6 (4.14%) Node.js
11 5 (3.45%) .NET Framework
11 5 (3.45%) Express
11 5 (3.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.10%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (11.03%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (9.66%) User Experience
4 13 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.59%) Mobile App
6 10 (6.90%) Data Structures
7 9 (6.21%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (4.14%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (2.07%) Reinsurance
11 2 (1.38%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.38%) Equities
11 2 (1.38%) FMCG
11 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.38%) Web 2.0
12 1 (0.69%) Derivative
12 1 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.59%) Linux
2 8 (5.52%) Windows
3 5 (3.45%) Android
4 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.38%) Unix
5 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.69%) VMS
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.93%) Scrum
2 26 (17.93%) Test Automation
3 22 (15.17%) Change Management
4 21 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (14.48%) ETL
5 20 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (13.79%) Microservices
6 18 (12.41%) Waterfall
7 17 (11.72%) DevOps
7 17 (11.72%) TDD
8 16 (11.03%) Information Management
8 16 (11.03%) Kimball Methodology
8 16 (11.03%) Portfolio Management
8 16 (11.03%) Requirements Gathering
9 15 (10.34%) Kanban
10 14 (9.66%) Multithreading
11 13 (8.97%) Data Modelling
11 13 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (7.59%) Data Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.86%) SQL
2 49 (33.79%) Java
3 28 (19.31%) JavaScript
4 26 (17.93%) C#
5 18 (12.41%) Python
6 13 (8.97%) T-SQL
7 12 (8.28%) R
8 11 (7.59%) Kotlin
9 10 (6.90%) TypeScript
10 6 (4.14%) Bash Shell
10 6 (4.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 6 (4.14%) Ruby
11 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.76%) Java 8
12 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.76%) Scala
13 3 (2.07%) PHP
14 2 (1.38%) C++
14 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (13.10%) Degree
2 5 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.07%) ISEB
3 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) CCNP
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.69%) CISSP
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.69%) MCP
5 1 (0.69%) MCSA
5 1 (0.69%) MCSE
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.48%) QA
2 8 (5.52%) Solvency II
3 5 (3.45%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.38%) MiFID
5 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (7.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (8.28%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.76%) Ansible
3 3 (2.07%) Terraform
4 2 (1.38%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.38%) Zipkin
5 1 (0.69%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.69%) Kibana
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.69%) Packer
5 1 (0.69%) Puppet
5 1 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.59%) Oracle
3 4 (2.76%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.76%) Netezza
3 4 (2.76%) Splunk
4 3 (2.07%) Sybase
4 3 (2.07%) Teradata
5 2 (1.38%) Databricks
5 2 (1.38%) DocuSign
5 2 (1.38%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.38%) GoldenSource
5 2 (1.38%) Murex
5 2 (1.38%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.69%) F5
6 1 (0.69%) Google
6 1 (0.69%) iManage
6 1 (0.69%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.69%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.69%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) Veracode