Period
to 18 April 2021

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 18 April 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 74 82
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 -1
Contract jobs citing SDLC 774 732 1,297
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.52% 3.10% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 3.53% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 533 976
10th Percentile £390 £389 £380
25th Percentile £463 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £635 £638
90th Percentile £725 £735 £688
England median daily rate £511 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £48.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -20.83% - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% +5.81% -4.44%

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 19,650 20,762 37,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.36% 88.05% 89.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,127 14,978 27,406
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £619 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 267 364
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.30 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.00 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.44 £23.97
Median % change year-on-year +22.92% +10.29% +6.54%
75th Percentile £51.50 £47.83 £38.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £50.73
England median hourly rate £25.50 £21.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.14% -6.44% +4.65%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in London

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SDLC in London.

Daily rate trend for SDLC in London

SDLC
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SDLC in London over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SDLC in London

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SDLC in London.

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 18 April 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
Central London +7 104 £600 +19.40% 76
West London +16 14 £475 +9.83% 32
South London +23 2 £400 -15.79% 5
East London +20 1 £450 -5.26% 28
North London - 1 - - 4
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 476 (61.50%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (34.37%) Finance
3 235 (30.36%) Java
4 204 (26.36%) Azure
5 192 (24.81%) SQL
6 162 (20.93%) DevOps
7 158 (20.41%) Microservices
8 153 (19.77%) Banking
9 150 (19.38%) Scrum
10 142 (18.35%) Python
11 140 (18.09%) Test Automation
12 139 (17.96%) Software Engineering
13 128 (16.54%) AWS
14 123 (15.89%) Git (software)
15 121 (15.63%) JIRA
16 102 (13.18%) JavaScript
17 101 (13.05%) .NET
18 96 (12.40%) Serverless
18 96 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
19 94 (12.14%) C#
19 94 (12.14%) Kubernetes
20 90 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
21 89 (11.50%) Oracle
21 89 (11.50%) TDD
22 88 (11.37%) Project Management
23 86 (11.11%) Spring
24 83 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
25 74 (9.56%) Jenkins
26 70 (9.04%) Analytics
27 69 (8.91%) REST

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 58 (7.49%) Confluence
2 31 (4.01%) Apache
2 31 (4.01%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (2.71%) Apache Spark
4 20 (2.58%) JBoss
5 14 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (1.81%) Red Hat Fuse
5 14 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.29%) Mule
7 9 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.03%) CMS
9 7 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
10 6 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.78%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.65%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.52%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.52%) nginx
12 4 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Eikon
2 5 (0.65%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.26%) Primavera
5 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Summit
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.13%) Global One
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 204 (26.36%) Azure
2 128 (16.54%) AWS
3 96 (12.40%) Serverless
4 59 (7.62%) AWS Lambda
5 45 (5.81%) GCP
6 43 (5.56%) Logic Apps
7 41 (5.30%) Azure Functions
8 32 (4.13%) GitHub
9 20 (2.58%) Power Platform
10 19 (2.45%) PaaS
11 18 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
12 15 (1.94%) OpenShift
13 13 (1.68%) Amazon S3
14 12 (1.55%) iPaaS
14 12 (1.55%) Microsoft 365
14 12 (1.55%) SaaS
15 11 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (1.16%) PowerApps
18 8 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.07%) Firewall
2 7 (0.90%) HTTP
3 6 (0.78%) 2G
3 6 (0.78%) 5G
3 6 (0.78%) GSM
3 6 (0.78%) Internet
3 6 (0.78%) Kerberos
3 6 (0.78%) MVNO
3 6 (0.78%) Packet Switching
3 6 (0.78%) Skype
4 5 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.65%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.52%) DNS
5 4 (0.52%) PBX
5 4 (0.52%) SSL
6 3 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.39%) Intranet
7 2 (0.26%) SAN
7 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.14%) Big Data
2 60 (7.75%) MongoDB
2 60 (7.75%) SQL Server
3 51 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (5.81%) Azure SQL Database
5 38 (4.91%) NoSQL
5 38 (4.91%) Relational Database
6 30 (3.88%) Data Lake
7 23 (2.97%) MySQL
7 23 (2.97%) Tableau
8 20 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (2.20%) Tableau Desktop
9 17 (2.20%) Tableau Server
10 13 (1.68%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.68%) Redis
11 12 (1.55%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 123 (15.89%) Git (software)
2 121 (15.63%) JIRA
3 74 (9.56%) Jenkins
4 37 (4.78%) TeamCity
5 32 (4.13%) Maven
6 28 (3.62%) JUnit
7 24 (3.10%) kappa
7 24 (3.10%) PowerDesigner
8 23 (2.97%) Cucumber
8 23 (2.97%) Visual Studio
9 22 (2.84%) Selenium
10 21 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
11 18 (2.33%) Subversion
12 15 (1.94%) git-flow
13 14 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (1.55%) Bitbucket
16 10 (1.29%) jMock
16 10 (1.29%) Mockito
General
1 266 (34.37%) Finance
2 153 (19.77%) Banking
3 69 (8.91%) Investment Banking
4 44 (5.68%) Front Office
5 32 (4.13%) Public Sector
6 19 (2.45%) Retail
7 18 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 17 (2.20%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.03%) Legal
10 6 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.52%) Advertising
11 4 (0.52%) Publishing
12 2 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.26%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 296 (38.24%) Developer
2 90 (11.63%) Analyst
3 84 (10.85%) Java Developer
4 77 (9.95%) Architect
5 64 (8.27%) Senior Developer
6 52 (6.72%) Business Analyst
7 46 (5.94%) Project Manager
8 42 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
9 37 (4.78%) Python Developer
10 36 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 28 (3.62%) Data Architect
12 23 (2.97%) Consultant
13 22 (2.84%) .NET Developer
13 22 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
13 22 (2.84%) Java Engineer
14 21 (2.71%) Azure Developer
14 21 (2.71%) Senior Java Developer
15 19 (2.45%) Angular Developer
16 18 (2.33%) React Developer
17 16 (2.07%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (13.05%) .NET
2 86 (11.11%) Spring
3 69 (8.91%) REST
4 65 (8.40%) AngularJS
5 57 (7.36%) Web Services
6 56 (7.24%) HTML
7 55 (7.11%) CSS
8 52 (6.72%) Node.js
8 52 (6.72%) React
9 41 (5.30%) RESTful
10 40 (5.17%) .NET Core
10 40 (5.17%) Hibernate
11 36 (4.65%) XML
12 35 (4.52%) JMS
13 30 (3.88%) Spring Boot
14 28 (3.62%) Kafka
15 27 (3.49%) HTML5
16 25 (3.23%) SOAP
17 24 (3.10%) Middleware
17 24 (3.10%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.14%) Virtual Team
3 55 (7.11%) Mobile App
4 54 (6.98%) Fixed Income
5 51 (6.59%) Cloud Native
6 47 (6.07%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (5.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 40 (5.17%) User Experience
9 21 (2.71%) Equities
10 20 (2.58%) Derivative
11 19 (2.45%) Data Structures
12 16 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.81%) Credit Risk
14 13 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (1.68%) Public Cloud
15 11 (1.42%) Mobile Payment
16 9 (1.16%) Management Information System
16 9 (1.16%) PMI
17 8 (1.03%) Hedge funds
17 8 (1.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 51 (6.59%) Linux
2 37 (4.78%) Android
3 34 (4.39%) Windows
4 28 (3.62%) Unix
5 27 (3.49%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.52%) CentOS
9 2 (0.26%) MVS
9 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (61.50%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (20.93%) DevOps
3 158 (20.41%) Microservices
4 150 (19.38%) Scrum
5 140 (18.09%) Test Automation
6 139 (17.96%) Software Engineering
7 96 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
8 90 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 89 (11.50%) TDD
10 88 (11.37%) Project Management
11 83 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (9.04%) Analytics
13 68 (8.79%) BDD
14 67 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
15 65 (8.40%) Data Modelling
16 59 (7.62%) Data Analysis
17 51 (6.59%) Continuous Delivery
18 50 (6.46%) Waterfall
19 48 (6.20%) Open Source
20 46 (5.94%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 235 (30.36%) Java
2 192 (24.81%) SQL
3 142 (18.35%) Python
4 102 (13.18%) JavaScript
5 94 (12.14%) C#
6 48 (6.20%) C++
7 40 (5.17%) Go
7 40 (5.17%) PL/SQL
7 40 (5.17%) T-SQL
8 39 (5.04%) Kotlin
9 35 (4.52%) Java 8
10 30 (3.88%) TypeScript
11 23 (2.97%) Scala
12 20 (2.58%) PowerShell
13 16 (2.07%) C
13 16 (2.07%) ES6
14 13 (1.68%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.55%) Apex Code
15 12 (1.55%) Apple Swift
16 9 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (5.56%) Degree
2 41 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.81%) DV Cleared
4 14 (1.81%) PMI Certification
5 12 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.29%) ISEB
8 9 (1.16%) PMP
9 7 (0.90%) CISSP
10 6 (0.78%) CRISC
11 5 (0.65%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.65%) CHECK Team Leader
11 5 (0.65%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.52%) CISM
13 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
15 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (8.40%) QA
2 28 (3.62%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.78%) NIST
4 5 (0.65%) GDPR
4 5 (0.65%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.52%) PMO
6 3 (0.39%) COREP
6 3 (0.39%) SLA
7 2 (0.26%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.26%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.26%) MiFID
8 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.13%) Good Clinical Practice
8 1 (0.13%) GRC
8 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 52 (6.72%) Docker
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.52%) XenApp
2 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 94 (12.14%) Kubernetes
2 34 (4.39%) Ansible
3 30 (3.88%) Terraform
4 19 (2.45%) Prometheus
5 14 (1.81%) Puppet
6 11 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.90%) Zipkin
8 5 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.65%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.65%) Kibana
9 4 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (0.52%) Foglight
9 4 (0.52%) Grafana
10 3 (0.39%) Consul
10 3 (0.39%) Control-M
10 3 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.26%) Istio
Vendors
1 89 (11.50%) Oracle
2 69 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 67 (8.66%) MuleSoft
4 24 (3.10%) BiZZdesign
5 19 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (2.33%) Google
7 17 (2.20%) Databricks
8 16 (2.07%) Atlassian
8 16 (2.07%) SAP
8 16 (2.07%) Splunk
9 15 (1.94%) HP
10 14 (1.81%) Sybase
11 13 (1.68%) AppDynamics
11 13 (1.68%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.42%) Bloomberg
12 11 (1.42%) Murex
13 9 (1.16%) Citrix
13 9 (1.16%) IBM
13 9 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.78%) CA