Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 78 71
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 +10
Contract jobs citing SDLC 1,310 1,485 1,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.32% 3.26% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 3.69% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1,024 1,090
London median daily rate £535 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £371 £378 £375
90th Percentile £681 £675 £663
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
London median hourly rate £29.50 £150.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.33% +328.57% -13.58%
10th Percentile £29.25 £135.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £29.75 £165.00 £97.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +2.47%

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 35,064 40,259 37,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.79% 88.42% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,130 29,085 26,937
London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.10% +8.00%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 525 384
London median hourly rate £23.03 £23.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.14% -3.66% +13.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £12.91
90th Percentile £57.20 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +1.06%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +18 341 £550 +4.76% 98
West London +28 46 £450 -10.00% 31
South London +33 29 £450 +8.43% 10
East London -8 21 £500 +2.56% 8
North London 0 4 £525 +27.27% 5
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 719 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (33.82%) Finance
3 344 (26.26%) Java
4 333 (25.42%) SQL
5 297 (22.67%) JavaScript
6 243 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 228 (17.40%) C#
8 227 (17.33%) Scrum
9 224 (17.10%) TDD
10 222 (16.95%) DevOps
11 217 (16.56%) Banking
12 204 (15.57%) Amazon AWS
13 196 (14.96%) Microservices
14 184 (14.05%) .NET
15 179 (13.66%) Git (software)
15 179 (13.66%) Test Automation
16 177 (13.51%) Python
17 166 (12.67%) HTML
18 164 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
19 162 (12.37%) CSS
20 157 (11.98%) React
21 150 (11.45%) JIRA
22 149 (11.37%) SQL Server
23 148 (11.30%) Oracle
23 148 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
24 142 (10.84%) AngularJS
25 135 (10.31%) QA
26 134 (10.23%) Microsoft
27 133 (10.15%) Project Management
28 130 (9.92%) BDD

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 55 (4.20%) Apache Spark
2 53 (4.05%) Confluence
3 41 (3.13%) CMS
4 40 (3.05%) Apache
5 39 (2.98%) IIS
6 29 (2.21%) SharePoint
7 25 (1.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 21 (1.60%) Magnolia
9 13 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.84%) JBoss
11 11 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.76%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.61%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.53%) GlassFish
14 7 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.53%) Endur
3 11 (0.84%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.46%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.46%) Workday HCM
5 5 (0.38%) Actimize
5 5 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle AGIS
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 243 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 204 (15.57%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 44 (3.36%) GitHub
5 33 (2.52%) npm
6 29 (2.21%) SaaS
7 27 (2.06%) IaaS
7 27 (2.06%) Serverless
8 25 (1.91%) Power Platform
9 23 (1.76%) Amazon ECS
10 22 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (1.68%) Google Sheets
10 22 (1.68%) PaaS
11 18 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (1.22%) Amazon S3
13 15 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.22%) Firewall
2 14 (1.07%) HTTP
2 14 (1.07%) Internet
3 12 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.76%) LAN
4 10 (0.76%) WAN
5 7 (0.53%) FTP
6 6 (0.46%) DNS
7 3 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.23%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.15%) DHCP
8 2 (0.15%) Intranet
8 2 (0.15%) NAS
8 2 (0.15%) SAN
8 2 (0.15%) X.509
9 1 (0.076%) ATM
9 1 (0.076%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.076%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.076%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 84 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
3 81 (6.18%) Big Data
4 70 (5.34%) Relational Database
5 44 (3.36%) Apache Hive
6 43 (3.28%) NoSQL
6 43 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (2.44%) MongoDB
8 31 (2.37%) MySQL
9 29 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 27 (2.06%) Impala
11 25 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (1.91%) Oracle Database
11 25 (1.91%) Power BI
12 22 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 20 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
14 16 (1.22%) Blockchain
15 15 (1.15%) HBase
15 15 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 179 (13.66%) Git (software)
2 150 (11.45%) JIRA
3 128 (9.77%) Jenkins
4 68 (5.19%) Bitbucket
5 55 (4.20%) TeamCity
6 51 (3.89%) Maven
7 50 (3.82%) Selenium
8 35 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
9 30 (2.29%) Gradle
10 29 (2.21%) SonarQube
11 28 (2.14%) Cucumber
12 26 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 26 (1.98%) webpack
13 25 (1.91%) JUnit
14 24 (1.83%) Subversion
14 24 (1.83%) Visual Studio
15 22 (1.68%) gulp
16 19 (1.45%) Babel
16 19 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
16 19 (1.45%) Sourcetree
General
1 443 (33.82%) Finance
2 217 (16.56%) Banking
3 97 (7.40%) Front Office
4 60 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 46 (3.51%) Marketing
6 39 (2.98%) Back Office
6 39 (2.98%) Financial Institution
7 35 (2.67%) Public Sector
7 35 (2.67%) Retail
8 25 (1.91%) Publishing
9 22 (1.68%) Legal
10 15 (1.15%) Law
11 8 (0.61%) Games
11 8 (0.61%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.31%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) French Language
13 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 600 (45.80%) Developer
2 181 (13.82%) Analyst
3 123 (9.39%) Business Analyst
4 112 (8.55%) Java Developer
5 104 (7.94%) Senior Developer
6 95 (7.25%) C# Developer
7 79 (6.03%) Architect
8 78 (5.95%) Full Stack Developer
9 77 (5.88%) React Developer
10 73 (5.57%) Project Manager
11 71 (5.42%) .NET Developer
12 70 (5.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 51 (3.89%) Python Developer
14 40 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
15 38 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
16 37 (2.82%) Angular Developer
17 35 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
17 35 (2.67%) SQL Developer
18 33 (2.52%) Data Engineer
19 29 (2.21%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (14.05%) .NET
2 166 (12.67%) HTML
3 162 (12.37%) CSS
4 157 (11.98%) React
5 142 (10.84%) AngularJS
6 125 (9.54%) Web Services
7 120 (9.16%) Node.js
8 106 (8.09%) REST
9 93 (7.10%) Redux
10 89 (6.79%) RESTful
11 84 (6.41%) JSON
12 83 (6.34%) XML
13 81 (6.18%) HTML5
14 80 (6.11%) Spring
15 47 (3.59%) CSS3
15 47 (3.59%) jQuery
16 44 (3.36%) .NET Core
17 41 (3.13%) Sass
18 40 (3.05%) Middleware
19 36 (2.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 148 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (8.85%) Greenfield Project
3 77 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 74 (5.65%) User Experience
5 58 (4.43%) Mobile App
6 51 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (3.51%) Equities
8 45 (3.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 39 (2.98%) Management Information System
10 37 (2.82%) Derivative
10 37 (2.82%) Fixed Income
11 34 (2.60%) Hedge funds
12 26 (1.98%) Virtual Team
13 23 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
14 21 (1.60%) Social Media
15 19 (1.45%) Public Cloud
16 14 (1.07%) Cloud Native
16 14 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
17 13 (0.99%) Robotics
18 12 (0.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 103 (7.86%) Linux
2 74 (5.65%) Unix
3 57 (4.35%) Windows
4 20 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.07%) Android
5 14 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.61%) Solaris
7 5 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.31%) Kali Linux
8 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.076%) CentOS
10 1 (0.076%) Fedora
10 1 (0.076%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.076%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (17.33%) Scrum
3 224 (17.10%) TDD
4 222 (16.95%) DevOps
5 196 (14.96%) Microservices
6 179 (13.66%) Test Automation
7 164 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
8 133 (10.15%) Project Management
9 130 (9.92%) BDD
10 122 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
11 117 (8.93%) Waterfall
12 113 (8.63%) Software Engineering
13 110 (8.40%) Analytics
14 99 (7.56%) Unit Testing
15 97 (7.40%) Front End Development
16 91 (6.95%) Fintech
17 89 (6.79%) Migration
18 88 (6.72%) Business Analysis
19 86 (6.56%) Kanban
20 84 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 344 (26.26%) Java
2 333 (25.42%) SQL
3 297 (22.67%) JavaScript
4 228 (17.40%) C#
5 177 (13.51%) Python
6 112 (8.55%) TypeScript
7 79 (6.03%) C++
8 52 (3.97%) VB.NET
9 48 (3.66%) ES6
10 38 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 37 (2.82%) Java 8
11 37 (2.82%) Perl
12 36 (2.75%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.44%) PL/SQL
13 32 (2.44%) VBA
14 27 (2.06%) VB
15 26 (1.98%) Scala
16 19 (1.45%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.30%) Ruby
18 14 (1.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 114 (8.70%) Degree
2 65 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 50 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.21%) PMI Certification
5 23 (1.76%) PMP
6 17 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.99%) CISSP
8 12 (0.92%) FFIEC
9 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.76%) ISEB
10 10 (0.76%) SANS
11 8 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.53%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.46%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.46%) HND
14 5 (0.38%) CISM
14 5 (0.38%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.38%) OSCP
14 5 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (10.31%) QA
2 27 (2.06%) PMO
3 10 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (0.76%) SLA
4 9 (0.69%) NIST
5 7 (0.53%) COBIT
5 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.46%) GDPR
7 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.38%) PSD2
8 4 (0.31%) COREP
8 4 (0.31%) FINREP
9 2 (0.15%) HL7
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.15%) MiFID
9 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.076%) COSO
10 1 (0.076%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.076%) SEPA
System Software
1 96 (7.33%) Docker
2 32 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.46%) HDFS
5 5 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.23%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.15%) IAG
9 1 (0.076%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.076%) LXC
9 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 86 (6.56%) Kubernetes
2 45 (3.44%) Terraform
3 42 (3.21%) Puppet
4 29 (2.21%) Ansible
5 27 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
9 6 (0.46%) Sysdig
10 5 (0.38%) Control-M
10 5 (0.38%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.38%) Mesos
11 4 (0.31%) Nessus
11 4 (0.31%) Nmap
11 4 (0.31%) Rancher
12 3 (0.23%) Kibana
12 3 (0.23%) Packer
13 2 (0.15%) CloudHub
13 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 148 (11.30%) Oracle
2 134 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 63 (4.81%) Google
4 29 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (2.14%) Cloudera
5 28 (2.14%) Informatica
6 27 (2.06%) Adobe
7 26 (1.98%) ServiceNow
7 26 (1.98%) Splunk
8 22 (1.68%) Tableau
9 20 (1.53%) OpenLink
10 19 (1.45%) Citrix
10 19 (1.45%) SAP
11 18 (1.37%) IBM
12 15 (1.15%) Sybase
13 12 (0.92%) MuleSoft
13 12 (0.92%) Temenos
13 12 (0.92%) Workday
14 11 (0.84%) Kofax
15 10 (0.76%) Databricks