Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 44 70
Rank change year-on-year -15 +26 -18
Contract jobs citing SDLC 282 329 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.15% 4.66% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 5.23% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 245 170
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.58% -8.57%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £374
90th Percentile £675 £708 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £533 £480
% change year-on-year +3.29% +10.94% -8.57%
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 5,967 6,295 5,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.75% 89.19% 88.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,675 5,020 4,375
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £665
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 61 50
City of London median hourly rate £19.13 £18.70 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -11.48% -0.59%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.81 £13.73
90th Percentile £35.21 £31.50 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.10% +7.89% -9.52%

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 16 January 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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 196 (69.50%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (41.84%) Java
3 99 (35.11%) Banking
4 83 (29.43%) Finance
5 72 (25.53%) Front Office
6 63 (22.34%) Greenfield Project
7 54 (19.15%) SQL
8 47 (16.67%) JSP
9 46 (16.31%) JIRA
10 45 (15.96%) Scrum
11 43 (15.25%) PrimeFaces
11 43 (15.25%) JSF
12 42 (14.89%) TDD
13 40 (14.18%) C#
14 39 (13.83%) SQL Server
15 38 (13.48%) JavaScript
16 37 (13.12%) DevOps
17 36 (12.77%) Microsoft
17 36 (12.77%) BDD
18 34 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (12.06%) Test Automation
18 34 (12.06%) .NET
18 34 (12.06%) Docker
19 33 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
20 31 (10.99%) Linux
20 31 (10.99%) Relational Database
21 30 (10.64%) Microservices
22 29 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
22 29 (10.28%) Git (software)
23 28 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management

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 24 (8.51%) Confluence
2 17 (6.03%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.90%) Apache
4 9 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.42%) JBoss
6 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.42%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.71%) IIS
8 2 (0.71%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.71%) SAS
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.35%) Appian
9 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.35%) CMS
9 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.71%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.35%) Actimize
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.35%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (3.19%) IaaS
3 9 (3.19%) PaaS
4 8 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.13%) SaaS
6 5 (1.77%) Office 365
6 5 (1.77%) Serverless
7 4 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.42%) AWS Fargate
7 4 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.06%) GitHub
9 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.71%) Datadog
9 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.06%) AMQP
2 2 (0.71%) HTTP
2 2 (0.71%) LAN
2 2 (0.71%) SAN
2 2 (0.71%) WAN
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.99%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.61%) Hadoop
5 12 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.90%) Apache Kudu
6 11 (3.90%) Impala
6 11 (3.90%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.84%) Big Data
8 8 (2.84%) Data Mining
8 8 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.77%) MySQL
10 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.42%) Redis
11 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.42%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 46 (16.31%) JIRA
2 29 (10.28%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.09%) Cucumber
3 20 (7.09%) Subversion
4 17 (6.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 17 (6.03%) JUnit
5 16 (5.67%) Maven
6 14 (4.96%) Selenium
7 13 (4.61%) FishEye
7 13 (4.61%) jMock
8 12 (4.26%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.48%) SpecFlow
10 7 (2.48%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.13%) GitLab
11 6 (2.13%) Mockito
12 5 (1.77%) Appium
12 5 (1.77%) NUnit
12 5 (1.77%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.42%) MSTest
General
1 99 (35.11%) Banking
2 83 (29.43%) Finance
3 72 (25.53%) Front Office
4 21 (7.45%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.84%) Law
6 6 (2.13%) Back Office
6 6 (2.13%) International Banking
7 5 (1.77%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.42%) Legal
8 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.06%) Publishing
9 3 (1.06%) Retail
10 2 (0.71%) Advertising
10 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 142 (50.35%) Developer
2 78 (27.66%) Java Developer
3 44 (15.60%) Full Stack Developer
4 43 (15.25%) JSP Developer
5 41 (14.54%) Analyst
6 25 (8.87%) Business Analyst
7 23 (8.16%) Senior Developer
8 18 (6.38%) .NET Developer
9 13 (4.61%) Software Manager
10 11 (3.90%) Development Manager
10 11 (3.90%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.90%) Software Development Manager
11 10 (3.55%) Architect
11 10 (3.55%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 10 (3.55%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (3.19%) Apache Spark Developer
13 8 (2.84%) C# Developer
13 8 (2.84%) Test Manager
14 7 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
14 7 (2.48%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.67%) JSP
2 43 (15.25%) JSF
2 43 (15.25%) PrimeFaces
3 34 (12.06%) .NET
4 25 (8.87%) HTML
5 21 (7.45%) JSON
6 20 (7.09%) Web Services
7 18 (6.38%) AngularJS
7 18 (6.38%) REST
7 18 (6.38%) XML
8 15 (5.32%) CSS
8 15 (5.32%) Node.js
8 15 (5.32%) RESTful
8 15 (5.32%) Spring
9 12 (4.26%) .NET Core
9 12 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (3.90%) Hibernate
11 10 (3.55%) ASP.NET
11 10 (3.55%) React
12 8 (2.84%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 63 (22.34%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (9.93%) Fintech
3 18 (6.38%) Fixed Income
4 15 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.19%) Derivative
7 8 (2.84%) Equities
8 7 (2.48%) CMDB
8 7 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.42%) User Experience
11 3 (1.06%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.06%) Reinsurance
11 3 (1.06%) Robotics
11 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.99%) Linux
2 20 (7.09%) Unix
3 8 (2.84%) Windows
4 2 (0.71%) Android
4 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.71%) Solaris
5 1 (0.35%) AIX
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (69.50%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (15.96%) Scrum
3 42 (14.89%) TDD
4 37 (13.12%) DevOps
5 36 (12.77%) BDD
6 34 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (12.06%) Test Automation
7 30 (10.64%) Microservices
8 28 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (8.51%) Waterfall
11 23 (8.16%) Asset Management
11 23 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (8.16%) User Stories
12 22 (7.80%) OO
13 20 (7.09%) Data Modelling
13 20 (7.09%) Software Engineering
14 19 (6.74%) Business Analysis
14 19 (6.74%) Data Analysis
15 18 (6.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 118 (41.84%) Java
2 54 (19.15%) SQL
3 40 (14.18%) C#
4 38 (13.48%) JavaScript
5 20 (7.09%) Python
6 16 (5.67%) Java 8
7 8 (2.84%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.48%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.77%) Scala
10 5 (1.77%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.42%) C++
11 4 (1.42%) Perl
11 4 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.06%) VBA
13 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.71%) C
13 2 (0.71%) Groovy
14 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (6.03%) Degree
2 10 (3.55%) ISEB
3 5 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.06%) IIBA
5 2 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.35%) APMG
6 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.35%) PMP
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.61%) QA
2 7 (2.48%) PMO
3 6 (2.13%) SLA
4 5 (1.77%) GDPR
5 3 (1.06%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.71%) PSD2
7 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 34 (12.06%) Docker
2 11 (3.90%) HDFS
3 8 (2.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (6.74%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.55%) Ansible
3 5 (1.77%) Terraform
4 4 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.06%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.71%) Fluentd
6 2 (0.71%) Kibana
6 2 (0.71%) Nagios
6 2 (0.71%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 36 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.22%) Oracle
3 16 (5.67%) Sybase
4 15 (5.32%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.84%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.48%) HP
6 7 (2.48%) Tableau
7 6 (2.13%) Pega
8 5 (1.77%) Google
8 5 (1.77%) Murex
8 5 (1.77%) xMatters
9 4 (1.42%) IBM
9 4 (1.42%) Perfecto Mobile
10 3 (1.06%) Citrix
10 3 (1.06%) Splunk
10 3 (1.06%) UiPath
10 3 (1.06%) Workday
11 2 (0.71%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.71%) Informatica
11 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com