Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 71 48
Rank change year-on-year +11 -23 +6
Contract jobs citing SDLC 265 240 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.96% 3.38% 4.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 3.84% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 169 198
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £384 £363 £375
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £533 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +1.48% - +5.00%
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 6,000 6,247 5,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.66% 87.95% 88.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,670 4,935 4,417
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 112 57
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -8.78% +2.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £13.13
90th Percentile £56.23 £33.00 £31.60
Central London median hourly rate £21.34 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.12% - -6.50%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 -30 2 £550 -4.35%
Moorgate - 1 - -
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 145 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (37.36%) Finance
3 83 (31.32%) Java
4 69 (26.04%) JavaScript
5 49 (18.49%) Microservices
6 48 (18.11%) HTML
7 47 (17.74%) Greenfield Project
8 46 (17.36%) AngularJS
9 44 (16.60%) Scrum
9 44 (16.60%) TDD
10 43 (16.23%) Banking
10 43 (16.23%) C#
10 43 (16.23%) SQL
11 39 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (14.34%) Fintech
13 37 (13.96%) Degree
13 37 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
14 36 (13.58%) .NET
14 36 (13.58%) CSS
15 35 (13.21%) Spring
16 33 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (12.08%) Test Automation
18 31 (11.70%) BDD
19 30 (11.32%) Waterfall
20 29 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
20 29 (10.94%) Web Development
20 29 (10.94%) Software Engineering
20 29 (10.94%) Kanban
20 29 (10.94%) Web Services
20 29 (10.94%) React

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 14 (5.28%) IIS
2 11 (4.15%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.40%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.02%) CMS
5 7 (2.64%) Confluence
5 7 (2.64%) Magnolia
6 6 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.89%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.51%) JBoss
9 3 (1.13%) Apache
9 3 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.13%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.75%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.75%) SAS
10 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.89%) Actimize
3 1 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.64%) GitHub
4 5 (1.89%) PaaS
5 4 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.51%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.75%) AWS Fargate
7 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.75%) IaaS
7 2 (0.75%) npm
7 2 (0.75%) Office 365
7 2 (0.75%) SaaS
7 2 (0.75%) Serverless
8 1 (0.38%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.38%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.38%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.38%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.51%) Internet
1 4 (1.51%) LAN
1 4 (1.51%) WAN
2 3 (1.13%) FTP
2 3 (1.13%) HTTP
2 3 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.75%) DHCP
3 2 (0.75%) DNS
3 2 (0.75%) Firewall
3 2 (0.75%) NAS
3 2 (0.75%) SAN
3 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.38%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.38%) AMQP
4 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.38%) Intranet
4 1 (0.38%) MPLS
4 1 (0.38%) Skype
4 1 (0.38%) Wireless
4 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.42%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.26%) Big Data
4 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.51%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.51%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.13%) GIS
6 3 (1.13%) MySQL
7 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.75%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.75%) KDB
7 2 (0.75%) QlikView
7 2 (0.75%) Redis
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.38%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 28 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.92%) JIRA
3 18 (6.79%) Visual Studio
4 15 (5.66%) Jenkins
4 15 (5.66%) Maven
5 14 (5.28%) SpecFlow
5 14 (5.28%) TeamCity
6 10 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (3.77%) Subversion
6 10 (3.77%) webpack
7 9 (3.40%) Grunt
7 9 (3.40%) gulp
8 8 (3.02%) git-flow
9 7 (2.64%) Selenium
10 6 (2.26%) Appium
10 6 (2.26%) MSTest
10 6 (2.26%) PostCSS
10 6 (2.26%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.89%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.89%) Travis CI
General
1 99 (37.36%) Finance
2 43 (16.23%) Banking
3 21 (7.92%) Front Office
4 19 (7.17%) Back Office
5 12 (4.53%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.02%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.26%) Retail
8 4 (1.51%) Legal
9 3 (1.13%) Law
10 2 (0.75%) International Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.38%) Automotive
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 129 (48.68%) Developer
2 51 (19.25%) Analyst
3 41 (15.47%) Java Developer
3 41 (15.47%) Senior Developer
4 40 (15.09%) Business Analyst
5 20 (7.55%) Full Stack Developer
6 14 (5.28%) Angular Developer
6 14 (5.28%) Systems Analyst
7 13 (4.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 12 (4.53%) C# Developer
8 12 (4.53%) Java Developer - Fintech
8 12 (4.53%) JavaScript Developer
8 12 (4.53%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.53%) UI Developer
9 11 (4.15%) React Developer
10 10 (3.77%) Architect
11 9 (3.40%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.40%) Python Developer
11 9 (3.40%) Tester
12 7 (2.64%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.11%) HTML
2 46 (17.36%) AngularJS
3 36 (13.58%) .NET
3 36 (13.58%) CSS
4 35 (13.21%) Spring
5 29 (10.94%) React
5 29 (10.94%) Web Services
6 25 (9.43%) RESTful
7 24 (9.06%) REST
8 23 (8.68%) Node.js
8 23 (8.68%) XML
9 17 (6.42%) HTML5
10 16 (6.04%) Sass
11 14 (5.28%) CSS3
11 14 (5.28%) WCF
12 13 (4.91%) JSON
13 12 (4.53%) .NET Core
14 10 (3.77%) .NET Framework
14 10 (3.77%) Java EE
14 10 (3.77%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.74%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (9.81%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.17%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.28%) Hedge funds
6 11 (4.15%) Mobile App
6 11 (4.15%) User Experience
7 9 (3.40%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.64%) Derivative
8 7 (2.64%) Equities
8 7 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.26%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.26%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.51%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.13%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.13%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.75%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.55%) Linux
2 16 (6.04%) Windows
3 10 (3.77%) Unix
4 3 (1.13%) Android
4 3 (1.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.75%) Solaris
5 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.49%) Microservices
3 44 (16.60%) Scrum
3 44 (16.60%) TDD
4 39 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (14.34%) Fintech
6 33 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (12.08%) Test Automation
8 31 (11.70%) BDD
9 30 (11.32%) Waterfall
10 29 (10.94%) Kanban
10 29 (10.94%) Software Engineering
10 29 (10.94%) Web Development
11 28 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (9.06%) DevOps
13 23 (8.68%) CRM
13 23 (8.68%) Front End Development
13 23 (8.68%) Project Management
14 21 (7.92%) Unit Testing
15 19 (7.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 83 (31.32%) Java
2 69 (26.04%) JavaScript
3 43 (16.23%) C#
3 43 (16.23%) SQL
4 26 (9.81%) TypeScript
5 22 (8.30%) Python
6 12 (4.53%) ES6
7 10 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.64%) C++
9 4 (1.51%) Java 8
9 4 (1.51%) Perl
9 4 (1.51%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.13%) C
10 3 (1.13%) PHP
10 3 (1.13%) RPG
10 3 (1.13%) Scala
10 3 (1.13%) XPath
11 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.75%) VB
11 2 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (13.96%) Degree
2 11 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.26%) HND
5 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.51%) MCSE
7 3 (1.13%) CISSP
8 2 (0.75%) CISA
8 2 (0.75%) CISM
8 2 (0.75%) IIBA
8 2 (0.75%) ISEB
8 2 (0.75%) MCSA
8 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.75%) PMP
9 1 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.38%) CRISC
9 1 (0.38%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.38%) GIAC
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.42%) QA
2 8 (3.02%) PMO
3 5 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.89%) PSD2
4 4 (1.51%) COBIT
5 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.13%) NIST
6 2 (0.75%) GDPR
6 2 (0.75%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.38%) Basel III
7 1 (0.38%) COSO
7 1 (0.38%) IFRS
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 14 (5.28%) Docker
2 4 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (4.15%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.64%) Terraform
3 4 (1.51%) Puppet
4 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.75%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.38%) Grafana
6 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 28 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.53%) Oracle
3 9 (3.40%) Google
4 8 (3.02%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.64%) HP
5 7 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.64%) Sybase
6 6 (2.26%) IBM
7 4 (1.51%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.75%) Citrix
8 2 (0.75%) Informatica
8 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.75%) Splunk
9 1 (0.38%) CA
9 1 (0.38%) Cognos
9 1 (0.38%) Murex
9 1 (0.38%) Sage
9 1 (0.38%) Tableau
9 1 (0.38%) Talend
9 1 (0.38%) Temenos