Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 75 83
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 -12
Contract jobs citing SDLC 1,358 1,586 1,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.07% 3.41% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 3.88% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,066 1,185 962
London median daily rate £525 £525 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% -4.00%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £338
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
London median hourly rate - £20.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.52% +130.00%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.49% -0.89% +5.63%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 38,938 40,833 36,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.16% 87.88% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,856 29,748 26,254
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 419 442
London median hourly rate £24.33 £22.02 £23.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -4.98% +15.85%
10th Percentile £12.83 £13.46 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £51.25
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.78
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.67% +5.67%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in London

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDLC in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in London

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDLC in London

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in London

SDLC
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Central London -7 351 £550 +3.29% 113
East London -23 48 £525 -11.09% 24
West London -18 43 £475 - 60
South London -3 23 £443 -11.50% 5
North London -11 2 £413 -10.81% 4
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 801 (58.98%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (30.04%) Finance
3 374 (27.54%) Java
4 353 (25.99%) SQL
5 284 (20.91%) Banking
6 253 (18.63%) C#
7 231 (17.01%) JIRA
8 229 (16.86%) Scrum
9 227 (16.72%) .NET
10 215 (15.83%) Test Automation
11 203 (14.95%) DevOps
12 200 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
13 198 (14.58%) TDD
14 188 (13.84%) JavaScript
15 173 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
16 171 (12.59%) Python
17 170 (12.52%) SQL Server
18 168 (12.37%) Microsoft
19 166 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
20 164 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
21 157 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
22 155 (11.41%) Git (software)
22 155 (11.41%) BDD
23 154 (11.34%) Front Office
24 145 (10.68%) Relational Database
25 144 (10.60%) Project Management
26 143 (10.53%) HTML
27 142 (10.46%) Web Services
28 138 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
29 136 (10.01%) Oracle

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 98 (7.22%) Confluence
2 43 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 41 (3.02%) CMS
4 40 (2.95%) Apache Spark
5 36 (2.65%) Apache
6 35 (2.58%) IIS
7 25 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (1.84%) Umbraco
8 19 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
10 13 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.59%) JBoss
14 6 (0.44%) Documentum
14 6 (0.44%) Liferay
15 5 (0.37%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.37%) NServiceBus
16 4 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 60 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.44%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.074%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 18 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.81%) Workday HCM
3 8 (0.59%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.59%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.44%) Endur
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle FAH
5 5 (0.37%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.15%) Actimize
8 2 (0.15%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.15%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.074%) Bloomberg AIM
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.074%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 166 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.68%) SaaS
4 49 (3.61%) Serverless
5 37 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 36 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
8 31 (2.28%) GitHub
8 31 (2.28%) PaaS
9 28 (2.06%) Amazon S3
10 26 (1.91%) Office 365
11 24 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (1.77%) IaaS
12 22 (1.62%) AWS CloudTrail
12 22 (1.62%) Route 53
12 22 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.74%) npm
15 10 (0.74%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.61%) DNS
2 38 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.99%) HTTP
4 18 (1.33%) SSL
5 13 (0.96%) Internet
6 11 (0.81%) BIG-IP
6 11 (0.81%) DHCP
6 11 (0.81%) FTP
7 9 (0.66%) AMQP
8 8 (0.59%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.52%) Firewall
9 7 (0.52%) Intranet
10 6 (0.44%) Anycast
10 6 (0.44%) Quagga
11 4 (0.29%) Skype
11 4 (0.29%) SMTP
12 3 (0.22%) LAN
12 3 (0.22%) SAN
12 3 (0.22%) WAN
12 3 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (12.52%) SQL Server
2 145 (10.68%) Relational Database
3 72 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 53 (3.90%) RDBMS
6 50 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (3.39%) MongoDB
8 42 (3.09%) Big Data
9 38 (2.80%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.80%) MySQL
10 29 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 29 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 26 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (1.84%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
13 23 (1.69%) Power BI
14 21 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 21 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
15 20 (1.47%) Impala
16 19 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 231 (17.01%) JIRA
2 155 (11.41%) Git (software)
3 118 (8.69%) Jenkins
4 75 (5.52%) Subversion
5 66 (4.86%) TeamCity
6 63 (4.64%) Selenium
7 62 (4.57%) Maven
8 44 (3.24%) Cucumber
9 43 (3.17%) JUnit
10 30 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 28 (2.06%) Bitbucket
12 27 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (1.84%) Jasmine
14 22 (1.62%) NUnit
14 22 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
15 21 (1.55%) WebDriver
16 20 (1.47%) Pylint
17 18 (1.33%) Appium
17 18 (1.33%) SpecFlow
18 16 (1.18%) SoapUI
General
1 408 (30.04%) Finance
2 284 (20.91%) Banking
3 154 (11.34%) Front Office
4 84 (6.19%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.50%) Retail
6 25 (1.84%) Back Office
7 24 (1.77%) Marketing
8 18 (1.33%) Publishing
9 17 (1.25%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.03%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.96%) Games
12 11 (0.81%) Legal
13 10 (0.74%) Law
13 10 (0.74%) Telecoms
14 8 (0.59%) Advertising
14 8 (0.59%) International Banking
14 8 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.44%) French Language
15 6 (0.44%) German Language
16 3 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 590 (43.45%) Developer
2 165 (12.15%) Analyst
2 165 (12.15%) Java Developer
3 107 (7.88%) .NET Developer
4 102 (7.51%) Architect
5 94 (6.92%) Business Analyst
6 92 (6.77%) C# Developer
7 87 (6.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 83 (6.11%) Senior Developer
9 78 (5.74%) Project Manager
10 56 (4.12%) Python Developer
11 54 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
12 47 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
13 43 (3.17%) JSP Developer
14 39 (2.87%) Consultant
14 39 (2.87%) Test Manager
15 37 (2.72%) Angular Developer
16 31 (2.28%) C++ Developer
16 31 (2.28%) SQL Developer
17 29 (2.14%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (16.72%) .NET
2 143 (10.53%) HTML
3 142 (10.46%) Web Services
4 119 (8.76%) CSS
5 111 (8.17%) AngularJS
6 102 (7.51%) REST
7 96 (7.07%) RESTful
8 85 (6.26%) XML
9 79 (5.82%) React
10 69 (5.08%) Spring
11 58 (4.27%) Node.js
12 55 (4.05%) ASP.NET
12 55 (4.05%) JSON
13 51 (3.76%) JSP
14 49 (3.61%) HTML5
15 47 (3.46%) JSF
16 46 (3.39%) .NET Framework
17 45 (3.31%) Redux
18 43 (3.17%) PrimeFaces
19 39 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 200 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
3 74 (5.45%) Fixed Income
4 67 (4.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 66 (4.86%) Derivative
5 66 (4.86%) Fintech
6 55 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 34 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
10 33 (2.43%) Equities
11 29 (2.14%) User Experience
12 21 (1.55%) Data Structures
12 21 (1.55%) Hedge funds
13 19 (1.40%) CMDB
13 19 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 18 (1.33%) Cloud Native
15 17 (1.25%) Algorithms
16 16 (1.18%) Management Information System
17 15 (1.10%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 126 (9.28%) Linux
2 94 (6.92%) Windows
3 88 (6.48%) Unix
4 23 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.25%) Solaris
6 15 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.81%) SUSE
8 11 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.66%) Android
10 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.37%) CentOS
11 5 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.29%) DC/OS
12 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.15%) AIX
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.074%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.074%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (58.98%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (16.86%) Scrum
3 215 (15.83%) Test Automation
4 203 (14.95%) DevOps
5 198 (14.58%) TDD
6 173 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
7 157 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
8 155 (11.41%) BDD
9 144 (10.60%) Project Management
10 138 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 129 (9.50%) Waterfall
12 106 (7.81%) Software Engineering
13 105 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
14 104 (7.66%) Microservices
15 100 (7.36%) OO
16 90 (6.63%) Test Strategy
16 90 (6.63%) Web Development
17 88 (6.48%) Analytics
18 87 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
18 87 (6.41%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 374 (27.54%) Java
2 353 (25.99%) SQL
3 253 (18.63%) C#
4 188 (13.84%) JavaScript
5 171 (12.59%) Python
6 81 (5.96%) C++
7 62 (4.57%) TypeScript
8 51 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 50 (3.68%) Java 8
10 39 (2.87%) Perl
11 37 (2.72%) VB
12 36 (2.65%) PL/SQL
13 35 (2.58%) C
14 32 (2.36%) PowerShell
15 30 (2.21%) Shell Script
16 29 (2.14%) Ruby
17 27 (1.99%) PHP
18 25 (1.84%) VB.NET
19 24 (1.77%) Bash Shell
19 24 (1.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 111 (8.17%) Degree
2 32 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.91%) ISEB
6 25 (1.84%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.33%) CISSP
7 18 (1.33%) Master's Degree
8 17 (1.25%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.88%) CISM
10 10 (0.74%) PMP
11 9 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.44%) SANS
13 5 (0.37%) RHCE
14 4 (0.29%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
15 3 (0.22%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (9.79%) QA
2 30 (2.21%) PMO
3 22 (1.62%) GDPR
4 18 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.74%) SLA
6 9 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.44%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.37%) PSD2
10 3 (0.22%) COBIT
10 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.15%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 1 (0.074%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.074%) SEPA
12 1 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (6.55%) Docker
2 21 (1.55%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.81%) HDFS
4 7 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.44%) XenApp
6 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.29%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.15%) LXC
9 1 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.074%) IAG
9 1 (0.074%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 59 (4.34%) Ansible
2 47 (3.46%) Kubernetes
3 40 (2.95%) Terraform
4 37 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (2.36%) Puppet
6 13 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
7 11 (0.81%) CFEngine
7 11 (0.81%) Kibana
8 9 (0.66%) logstash
9 8 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.52%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.37%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.22%) Control-M
13 3 (0.22%) Nagios
13 3 (0.22%) Packer
14 2 (0.15%) Fluentd
14 2 (0.15%) Mesos
Vendors
1 168 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 136 (10.01%) Oracle
3 45 (3.31%) Workday
4 42 (3.09%) Splunk
5 38 (2.80%) Sybase
6 35 (2.58%) Atlassian
6 35 (2.58%) Google
7 33 (2.43%) Tableau
8 30 (2.21%) Citrix
9 27 (1.99%) HP
10 23 (1.69%) IBM
11 21 (1.55%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.40%) TIBCO
14 17 (1.25%) SAP
15 14 (1.03%) Murex
15 14 (1.03%) UiPath
16 13 (0.96%) ION Trading
16 13 (0.96%) MuleSoft
16 13 (0.96%) Pega