Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 59 48
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11 +26
Contract jobs citing SDLC 107 126 297
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.94% 3.59% 4.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.34% 4.13% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 91 244
10th Percentile £411 £381 £413
25th Percentile £505 £450 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £650
90th Percentile £760 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £600 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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 2,466 3,051 5,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.76% 87.02% 89.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,806 2,269 4,532
10th Percentile £339 £331 £325
25th Percentile £430 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £518 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +4.95%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £505 £525
% change year-on-year +3.96% -3.81% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 50
10th Percentile £9.05 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.28 £14.28 £13.61
Median hourly rate £20.48 £24.06 £20.57
Median % change year-on-year -14.90% +16.95% +9.14%
75th Percentile £28.94 £38.88 £37.50
90th Percentile £41.28 £52.25 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.12 £20.65
% change year-on-year -17.08% +16.83% +3.23%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 -2 1 £700 +75.00%
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 63 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (53.27%) Finance
3 33 (30.84%) Test Automation
4 32 (29.91%) TDD
5 31 (28.97%) User Stories
6 30 (28.04%) BDD
7 28 (26.17%) Git (software)
7 28 (26.17%) Azure
8 27 (25.23%) Java
8 27 (25.23%) SQL
9 26 (24.30%) Banking
9 26 (24.30%) DevOps
9 26 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (23.36%) Social Skills
11 24 (22.43%) Fixed Income
12 22 (20.56%) Data Analysis
12 22 (20.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (18.69%) Analytics
13 20 (18.69%) Self-Motivation
13 20 (18.69%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 19 (17.76%) .NET
15 18 (16.82%) Project Management
15 18 (16.82%) JIRA
15 18 (16.82%) Visualisation
15 18 (16.82%) Data Integration
15 18 (16.82%) Critical Thinking
15 18 (16.82%) Tableau Server
15 18 (16.82%) Tableau Desktop
15 18 (16.82%) Deployment Automation
15 18 (16.82%) Data Visualisation

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 3 (2.80%) JBoss
2 2 (1.87%) Apache
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.93%) Appian
3 1 (0.93%) Camunda
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) Mule
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Eikon
1 5 (4.67%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 3 (2.80%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 28 (26.17%) Azure
2 8 (7.48%) AWS
3 5 (4.67%) GitHub
4 4 (3.74%) Power Platform
4 4 (3.74%) Serverless
5 3 (2.80%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.80%) Slack
5 3 (2.80%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.87%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.93%) Apigee
7 1 (0.93%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.93%) AWS KMS
7 1 (0.93%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.93%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (0.93%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.82%) Tableau
1 18 (16.82%) Tableau Desktop
1 18 (16.82%) Tableau Server
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.74%) MySQL
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.80%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.87%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.87%) Power BI
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) Big Data
7 1 (0.93%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.93%) KDB
7 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (26.17%) Git (software)
2 18 (16.82%) JIRA
2 18 (16.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.80%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.80%) Selenium
3 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.87%) Maven
4 2 (1.87%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.87%) Subversion
4 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.87%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.93%) Ant
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.93%) jMock
5 1 (0.93%) JUnit
5 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.93%) ProC
5 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (53.27%) Finance
2 26 (24.30%) Banking
3 25 (23.36%) Social Skills
4 9 (8.41%) Front Office
5 8 (7.48%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.67%) Public Sector
7 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.80%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.87%) Legal
10 1 (0.93%) Billing
10 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.93%) Marketing
10 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.93%) Publishing
10 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (45.79%) Developer
2 23 (21.50%) Analyst
3 16 (14.95%) Java Developer
4 12 (11.21%) Business Analyst
5 11 (10.28%) Analyst Developer
6 10 (9.35%) Project Manager
7 9 (8.41%) Architect
7 9 (8.41%) Risk Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) E-Commerce Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 7 (6.54%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Asset Management Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) IT Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Risk Management Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Data Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) IT Business Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (4.67%) Programme Manager
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Manager
10 5 (4.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.76%) .NET
2 8 (7.48%) Kafka
2 8 (7.48%) REST
3 6 (5.61%) Spring
4 5 (4.67%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (4.67%) GraphQL
4 5 (4.67%) Software Packaging
4 5 (4.67%) Web Services
5 4 (3.74%) Node.js
5 4 (3.74%) RxJava
6 3 (2.80%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.80%) CSS
6 3 (2.80%) HTML
6 3 (2.80%) Java EE
6 3 (2.80%) XML
7 2 (1.87%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.87%) LDAP
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (1.87%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.43%) Fixed Income
2 20 (18.69%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (10.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (5.61%) Credit Risk
6 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.67%) Derivative
6 5 (4.67%) Virtual Team
7 4 (3.74%) Equities
7 4 (3.74%) Market Risk
7 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (2.80%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (2.80%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.80%) PMI
8 3 (2.80%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.87%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.87%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.87%) Replication
9 2 (1.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Linux
2 6 (5.61%) Windows
3 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.80%) Android
4 3 (2.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.84%) Test Automation
3 32 (29.91%) TDD
4 31 (28.97%) User Stories
5 30 (28.04%) BDD
6 26 (24.30%) DevOps
6 26 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (20.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (20.56%) Data Analysis
8 20 (18.69%) Analytics
8 20 (18.69%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 18 (16.82%) Critical Thinking
9 18 (16.82%) Data Integration
9 18 (16.82%) Data Visualisation
9 18 (16.82%) Deployment Automation
9 18 (16.82%) Project Management
9 18 (16.82%) Visualisation
10 17 (15.89%) Scrum
10 17 (15.89%) Software Engineering
11 16 (14.95%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.23%) Java
1 27 (25.23%) SQL
2 10 (9.35%) Python
3 7 (6.54%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.74%) C#
5 3 (2.80%) Kotlin
6 2 (1.87%) Java 8
6 2 (1.87%) PHP
6 2 (1.87%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) C++
7 1 (0.93%) ES6
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.80%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.87%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) NIST
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) GRC
3 1 (0.93%) PMO
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Docker
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (1.87%) Foglight
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (6.54%) Bloomberg
2 5 (4.67%) Citrix
2 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
2 5 (4.67%) Refinitiv
2 5 (4.67%) Reuters
2 5 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.74%) Oracle
4 3 (2.80%) SAP
4 3 (2.80%) Sparx
5 2 (1.87%) Murex
5 2 (1.87%) Remedy
5 2 (1.87%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.93%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.93%) Calypso
6 1 (0.93%) Facebook
6 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.93%) Splunk
6 1 (0.93%) Workday