Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 51 55
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +18
Contract jobs citing SDLC 141 95 264
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.10% 4.04% 4.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 4.57% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 74 199
10th Percentile £414 £413 £398
25th Percentile £456 £450 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +18.00% -9.09% +3.77%
75th Percentile £675 £626 £638
90th Percentile £775 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £500 £538
% change year-on-year +15.00% -6.98% +2.38%
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 3,132 2,079 5,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.97% 88.43% 90.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,300 1,539 4,651
10th Percentile £363 £342 £350
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £644 £603 £600
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 69
10th Percentile £10.10 £12.49 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.88 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.45 £35.75 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -34.41% +88.16% +1.60%
75th Percentile £33.75 £44.28 £37.50
90th Percentile £53.80 £52.90 £47.30
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £34.59 £19.50
% change year-on-year -34.95% +77.37% +4.28%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - 4 £700 -
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 90 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (51.06%) Finance
3 41 (29.08%) Test Automation
4 36 (25.53%) TDD
5 35 (24.82%) SQL
5 35 (24.82%) BDD
5 35 (24.82%) User Stories
6 34 (24.11%) Azure
7 33 (23.40%) Banking
8 31 (21.99%) Java
9 30 (21.28%) Git (software)
9 30 (21.28%) DevOps
10 27 (19.15%) Analytics
11 26 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (18.44%) Fixed Income
12 25 (17.73%) Scrum
12 25 (17.73%) Project Management
12 25 (17.73%) JIRA
12 25 (17.73%) Social Skills
13 24 (17.02%) Software Engineering
13 24 (17.02%) .NET
14 22 (15.60%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (14.18%) Self-Motivation
15 20 (14.18%) Deployment Automation
16 19 (13.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 19 (13.48%) Data Analysis
17 18 (12.77%) Data Integration
17 18 (12.77%) Python
17 18 (12.77%) Critical Thinking
17 18 (12.77%) 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 5 (3.55%) Confluence
2 2 (1.42%) JBoss
2 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.71%) Apache
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.71%) Appian
3 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.71%) IIS
3 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Eikon
1 5 (3.55%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 4 (2.84%) SAP HR
2 4 (2.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.71%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 34 (24.11%) Azure
2 10 (7.09%) AWS
3 5 (3.55%) GitHub
4 3 (2.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 3 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.42%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.42%) Serverless
5 2 (1.42%) Slack
6 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.71%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.71%) Azure Logic Apps
6 1 (0.71%) Azure Pipelines
6 1 (0.71%) Azure Storage
6 1 (0.71%) CloudSense
6 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.71%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.77%) Tableau
1 18 (12.77%) Tableau Desktop
1 18 (12.77%) Tableau Server
2 10 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.13%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.42%) Big Data
5 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.71%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (21.28%) Git (software)
2 25 (17.73%) JIRA
3 18 (12.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (4.26%) SpecFlow
5 5 (3.55%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.55%) Selenium
5 5 (3.55%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.42%) Crashlytics
7 2 (1.42%) Maven
7 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.71%) Ant
8 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.71%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.71%) RSpec
8 1 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.71%) Subversion
8 1 (0.71%) TestNG
8 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 72 (51.06%) Finance
2 33 (23.40%) Banking
3 25 (17.73%) Social Skills
4 14 (9.93%) Public Sector
5 12 (8.51%) Investment Banking
6 7 (4.96%) Front Office
7 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.84%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.84%) Legal
8 4 (2.84%) Retail
9 3 (2.13%) Billing
10 2 (1.42%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.42%) Law
10 2 (1.42%) Marketing
10 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.42%) Wearables
11 1 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.71%) International Banking
11 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 63 (44.68%) Developer
2 29 (20.57%) Analyst
3 19 (13.48%) Java Developer
4 15 (10.64%) Business Analyst
5 14 (9.93%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.80%) Analyst Developer
6 11 (7.80%) Architect
6 11 (7.80%) Risk Analyst
7 9 (6.38%) E-Commerce Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Business IT Analyst
8 8 (5.67%) IT Analyst
8 8 (5.67%) IT Business Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) IT Manager
9 7 (4.96%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.96%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.26%) Asset Management Analyst
10 6 (4.26%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (4.26%) Risk Management Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.02%) .NET
2 12 (8.51%) Kafka
3 9 (6.38%) AngularJS
4 8 (5.67%) React
5 7 (4.96%) CSS
5 7 (4.96%) HTML
6 6 (4.26%) Spring
7 5 (3.55%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (3.55%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.55%) Software Packaging
8 4 (2.84%) GraphQL
8 4 (2.84%) jQuery
8 4 (2.84%) REST
8 4 (2.84%) Web Services
9 3 (2.13%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.13%) Node.js
9 3 (2.13%) RESTful
9 3 (2.13%) XML
10 2 (1.42%) Apollo GraphQL
10 2 (1.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.44%) Fixed Income
2 20 (14.18%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (8.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (7.80%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (7.09%) Credit Risk
6 9 (6.38%) Derivative
7 7 (4.96%) Market Risk
8 5 (3.55%) Client/Server
8 5 (3.55%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.84%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (2.84%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.84%) PMI
10 3 (2.13%) Equities
10 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.13%) Reinsurance
10 3 (2.13%) User Experience
10 3 (2.13%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.42%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.67%) Linux
1 8 (5.67%) Windows
2 5 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (3.55%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.42%) Android
3 2 (1.42%) Unix
4 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (29.08%) Test Automation
3 36 (25.53%) TDD
4 35 (24.82%) BDD
4 35 (24.82%) User Stories
5 30 (21.28%) DevOps
6 27 (19.15%) Analytics
7 26 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (17.73%) Project Management
8 25 (17.73%) Scrum
9 24 (17.02%) Software Engineering
10 22 (15.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (14.18%) Deployment Automation
12 19 (13.48%) Data Analysis
12 19 (13.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 18 (12.77%) Critical Thinking
13 18 (12.77%) Data Integration
13 18 (12.77%) Data Visualisation
13 18 (12.77%) Microservices
13 18 (12.77%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.82%) SQL
2 31 (21.99%) Java
3 18 (12.77%) Python
4 11 (7.80%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.96%) C#
6 5 (3.55%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.84%) Kotlin
8 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.42%) C++
9 2 (1.42%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.42%) PHP
9 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.42%) VB
10 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.71%) ES6
10 1 (0.71%) Go
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (4.26%) Degree
2 4 (2.84%) PMI Certification
2 4 (2.84%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.71%) MCSA
4 1 (0.71%) MCSE
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) NIST
3 3 (2.13%) GRC
3 3 (2.13%) PMO
4 1 (0.71%) COBIT
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) GDPR
4 1 (0.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.71%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.96%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.13%) Terraform
3 2 (1.42%) Ansible
3 2 (1.42%) Bugsnag
3 2 (1.42%) Puppet
4 1 (0.71%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.71%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (9.22%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (7.80%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.96%) Bloomberg
3 7 (4.96%) Oracle
3 7 (4.96%) SAP
4 5 (3.55%) Citrix
4 5 (3.55%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.55%) Refinitiv
4 5 (3.55%) Reuters
5 4 (2.84%) Sparx
6 2 (1.42%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.42%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.71%) Ariba
7 1 (0.71%) Calypso
7 1 (0.71%) Facebook
7 1 (0.71%) Informatica
7 1 (0.71%) Murex
7 1 (0.71%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.71%) Splunk
7 1 (0.71%) Workday