Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 64 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23 +35
Contract jobs citing SDLC 213 261 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.62% 3.70% 5.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 4.24% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 217 271
City of London median daily rate £550 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +9.38%
10th Percentile £413 £368 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
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 5,271 6,159 6,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.60% 87.35% 89.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,131 4,902 5,083
City of London median daily rate £525 £505 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% - +6.32%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 62
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.60% -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.02 £13.19 £13.32
90th Percentile £52.85 £33.30 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% - -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Moorgate - 4 - -
SDLC
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 117 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (41.31%) Finance
3 68 (31.92%) Java
4 48 (22.54%) JavaScript
4 48 (22.54%) Scrum
5 46 (21.60%) Microservices
6 41 (19.25%) C#
7 39 (18.31%) AngularJS
8 36 (16.90%) HTML
8 36 (16.90%) TDD
8 36 (16.90%) Greenfield Project
9 35 (16.43%) Web Services
10 32 (15.02%) .NET
10 32 (15.02%) Python
11 30 (14.08%) SQL
11 30 (14.08%) Microsoft
11 30 (14.08%) Degree
12 29 (13.62%) Test Automation
12 29 (13.62%) Azure
12 29 (13.62%) Banking
13 28 (13.15%) Kanban
13 28 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (12.68%) Unit Testing
14 27 (12.68%) Git (software)
15 26 (12.21%) Web Development
15 26 (12.21%) Enterprise Software
16 25 (11.74%) Front Office
17 24 (11.27%) CSS
18 23 (10.80%) TypeScript
19 22 (10.33%) DevOps

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 13 (6.10%) IIS
2 11 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.69%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.29%) CMS
5 6 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.88%) Confluence
7 3 (1.41%) Anypoint
7 3 (1.41%) JBoss
7 3 (1.41%) SAS
7 3 (1.41%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.94%) Apache
8 2 (0.94%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.94%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.94%) Magnolia
8 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.47%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.47%) Actimize
3 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) Kondor
3 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.47%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.62%) Azure
2 14 (6.57%) AWS
3 10 (4.69%) Power Platform
4 6 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.35%) GitHub
6 4 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.94%) AWS Fargate
7 2 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.94%) AWS Step Functions
7 2 (0.94%) Office 365
7 2 (0.94%) PaaS
7 2 (0.94%) Serverless
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.47%) Apigee
8 1 (0.47%) npm
8 1 (0.47%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.82%) Network Security
2 4 (1.88%) HTTP
3 2 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.94%) WAN
3 2 (0.94%) X.509
4 1 (0.47%) DHCP
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) Intranet
4 1 (0.47%) LAN
4 1 (0.47%) NAS
4 1 (0.47%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.47%) SAN
4 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.69%) Power BI
4 9 (4.23%) Big Data
4 9 (4.23%) KDB
4 9 (4.23%) Kdb+
5 8 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.76%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.35%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.88%) MySQL
9 3 (1.41%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.41%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.41%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.94%) Redis
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.57%) Maven
2 14 (6.57%) TeamCity
3 12 (5.63%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.16%) JIRA
5 8 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (3.29%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.35%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.35%) git-flow
7 5 (2.35%) Gradle
7 5 (2.35%) Selenium
7 5 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.88%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.88%) gulp
8 4 (1.88%) Moq
8 4 (1.88%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.41%) Ant
9 3 (1.41%) Grunt
9 3 (1.41%) Mockito
General
1 88 (41.31%) Finance
2 29 (13.62%) Banking
3 25 (11.74%) Front Office
4 16 (7.51%) Back Office
5 11 (5.16%) Public Sector
6 8 (3.76%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.29%) Law
8 5 (2.35%) Legal
9 3 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.94%) Retail
11 1 (0.47%) Advertising
11 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 89 (41.78%) Developer
2 38 (17.84%) Analyst
3 25 (11.74%) Java Developer
3 25 (11.74%) Senior Developer
4 24 (11.27%) Business Analyst
5 17 (7.98%) Full Stack Developer
6 14 (6.57%) C# Developer
6 14 (6.57%) Project Manager
7 13 (6.10%) React Developer
8 11 (5.16%) Angular Developer
9 9 (4.23%) KDB Developer
9 9 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (4.23%) Test Leader
10 8 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.76%) Architect
10 8 (3.76%) Python Developer
11 7 (3.29%) Agile Coach
11 7 (3.29%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.29%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (2.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.31%) AngularJS
2 36 (16.90%) HTML
3 35 (16.43%) Web Services
4 32 (15.02%) .NET
5 24 (11.27%) CSS
6 22 (10.33%) React
7 20 (9.39%) RESTful
8 19 (8.92%) Spring
9 18 (8.45%) JSON
9 18 (8.45%) REST
10 17 (7.98%) HTML5
10 17 (7.98%) XML
11 13 (6.10%) .NET Framework
12 12 (5.63%) WCF
13 9 (4.23%) CSS3
13 9 (4.23%) Node.js
13 9 (4.23%) Redux
13 9 (4.23%) Spring Boot
14 8 (3.76%) .NET Core
14 8 (3.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.90%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (12.21%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (6.57%) Hedge funds
4 12 (5.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.16%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.23%) Driving Licence
6 9 (4.23%) User Experience
7 8 (3.76%) iPad
8 7 (3.29%) Equities
8 7 (3.29%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.88%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.41%) Derivative
10 3 (1.41%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.94%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.04%) Windows
2 12 (5.63%) Linux
3 4 (1.88%) Unix
3 4 (1.88%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (22.54%) Scrum
3 46 (21.60%) Microservices
4 36 (16.90%) TDD
5 29 (13.62%) Test Automation
6 28 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (13.15%) Kanban
7 27 (12.68%) Unit Testing
8 26 (12.21%) Web Development
9 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (10.33%) DevOps
9 22 (10.33%) Fintech
10 21 (9.86%) BDD
11 20 (9.39%) Project Management
12 19 (8.92%) Multithreading
13 18 (8.45%) Waterfall
14 17 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (7.51%) OOP
16 15 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (6.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 68 (31.92%) Java
2 48 (22.54%) JavaScript
3 41 (19.25%) C#
4 32 (15.02%) Python
5 30 (14.08%) SQL
6 23 (10.80%) TypeScript
7 14 (6.57%) C++
8 9 (4.23%) Ruby
9 7 (3.29%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.35%) ES6
11 4 (1.88%) Scala
11 4 (1.88%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.41%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.41%) R
13 2 (0.94%) C
13 2 (0.94%) Go
13 2 (0.94%) Java 9
13 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.94%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (14.08%) Degree
2 10 (4.69%) SC Cleared
2 10 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.82%) HND
4 4 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.41%) CISSP
5 3 (1.41%) IIBA
6 2 (0.94%) CISM
6 2 (0.94%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.94%) MCSE
6 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.94%) OSCP
7 1 (0.47%) CISA
7 1 (0.47%) CRISC
7 1 (0.47%) FFIEC
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) MCP
7 1 (0.47%) MCSA
7 1 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.45%) QA
2 6 (2.82%) PMO
3 3 (1.41%) NIST
4 2 (0.94%) COBIT
4 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) COSO
5 1 (0.47%) GDPR
5 1 (0.47%) IFRS
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) MiFID
5 1 (0.47%) PSD2
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (5.63%) Docker
2 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.29%) Terraform
3 5 (2.35%) Ansible
4 2 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.47%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.47%) MIIS
5 1 (0.47%) Packer
5 1 (0.47%) Puppet
5 1 (0.47%) SELinux
Vendors
1 30 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.23%) Oracle
3 4 (1.88%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.88%) Tableau
4 3 (1.41%) Fortinet
4 3 (1.41%) Google
4 3 (1.41%) MuleSoft
5 2 (0.94%) Bloomberg
5 2 (0.94%) Cloudera
5 2 (0.94%) ION Trading
5 2 (0.94%) Splunk
5 2 (0.94%) Sybase
5 2 (0.94%) Teradata
6 1 (0.47%) Foundry
6 1 (0.47%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.47%) Murex
6 1 (0.47%) Netezza
6 1 (0.47%) Palantir
6 1 (0.47%) Qualys
6 1 (0.47%) Sitecore