Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 2018 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 69 73
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing SDLC 1,442 1,408 1,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.20% 3.52% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 4.05% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1,010 1,027
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £320
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
London median hourly rate £150.00 £35.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +328.57% -13.58% -15.33%
10th Percentile £135.00 £30.75 £40.05
90th Percentile £165.00 £97.00 £41.35
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00% -14.89%

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 39,382 34,727 37,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.33% 86.77% 85.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,533 24,888 27,340
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 379 364
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.86 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +18.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.25 £52.50 £48.51
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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 -29 270 £525 - 85
West London -39 46 £500 +17.65% 43
East London -3 43 £490 -16.60% 17
South London -37 24 £469 +17.19% 11
North London +4 6 £425 +6.25%
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 788 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (35.09%) Finance
3 388 (26.91%) Java
4 376 (26.07%) SQL
5 284 (19.69%) Banking
6 245 (16.99%) JavaScript
7 227 (15.74%) Python
8 219 (15.19%) C#
9 218 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
10 216 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
11 206 (14.29%) .NET
12 201 (13.94%) Scrum
13 197 (13.66%) SQL Server
14 196 (13.59%) HTML
15 192 (13.31%) CSS
16 188 (13.04%) DevOps
17 185 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
18 183 (12.69%) Project Management
18 183 (12.69%) TDD
18 183 (12.69%) AngularJS
19 182 (12.62%) Web Services
20 178 (12.34%) Degree
21 176 (12.21%) Linux
22 167 (11.58%) Microsoft
23 166 (11.51%) Git (software)
24 160 (11.10%) Test Automation
25 159 (11.03%) Jenkins
25 159 (11.03%) Relational Database
26 150 (10.40%) JIRA
27 146 (10.12%) Amazon AWS

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 75 (5.20%) Confluence
2 59 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 33 (2.29%) CMS
5 29 (2.01%) WebSphere
6 22 (1.53%) Apache Spark
6 22 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (1.39%) IIS
8 18 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 16 (1.11%) JBoss
9 16 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (0.62%) Liferay
11 8 (0.55%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.49%) Apache
12 7 (0.49%) Mule
12 7 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.49%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 74 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 39 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (2.64%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) HipChat
7 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.069%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.42%) Actimize
2 6 (0.42%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.35%) HiPortfolio
3 5 (0.35%) Infor CRM
3 5 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.14%) FastStats
5 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.14%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 146 (10.12%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.33%) IaaS
4 47 (3.26%) SaaS
5 40 (2.77%) PaaS
6 32 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 32 (2.22%) Office 365
7 30 (2.08%) GitHub
8 28 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (1.53%) Serverless
11 21 (1.46%) npm
12 15 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.90%) Datadog
15 8 (0.55%) OneDrive
16 7 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 6 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
18 5 (0.35%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.70%) HTTP
2 35 (2.43%) Firewall
3 24 (1.66%) Internet
4 20 (1.39%) DNS
5 19 (1.32%) FTP
5 19 (1.32%) SSL
6 14 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.83%) Intranet
8 10 (0.69%) RTMP
8 10 (0.69%) Skype
8 10 (0.69%) SMS
9 9 (0.62%) VPN
10 7 (0.49%) Kerberos
10 7 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (0.42%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.42%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.42%) VLAN
12 5 (0.35%) AMQP
12 5 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 159 (11.03%) Relational Database
3 60 (4.16%) Big Data
4 58 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (3.47%) RDBMS
6 44 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 43 (2.98%) MySQL
7 43 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 35 (2.43%) MongoDB
9 35 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (2.22%) Hadoop
10 32 (2.22%) Power BI
11 21 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 20 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (1.32%) DB2
14 17 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
15 16 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.90%) HBase
16 13 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 166 (11.51%) Git (software)
2 159 (11.03%) Jenkins
3 150 (10.40%) JIRA
4 76 (5.27%) Selenium
5 70 (4.85%) Maven
6 60 (4.16%) TeamCity
7 56 (3.88%) JUnit
8 49 (3.40%) Subversion
9 36 (2.50%) Cucumber
10 35 (2.43%) Gradle
11 29 (2.01%) webpack
12 28 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (1.94%) NUnit
13 24 (1.66%) gulp
13 24 (1.66%) Visual Studio
14 20 (1.39%) Grunt
14 20 (1.39%) Vagrant
15 19 (1.32%) SoapUI
15 19 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
16 18 (1.25%) Ant
General
1 506 (35.09%) Finance
2 284 (19.69%) Banking
3 135 (9.36%) Investment Banking
4 119 (8.25%) Front Office
5 56 (3.88%) Retail
6 28 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.87%) Marketing
8 26 (1.80%) Back Office
9 20 (1.39%) Legal
10 19 (1.32%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.76%) Law
13 10 (0.69%) Advertising
14 8 (0.55%) Electronics
14 8 (0.55%) Games
15 7 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.35%) Music Industry
17 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.28%) Publishing
18 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 585 (40.57%) Developer
2 203 (14.08%) Analyst
3 148 (10.26%) Architect
4 142 (9.85%) Business Analyst
5 137 (9.50%) Java Developer
6 135 (9.36%) Project Manager
7 106 (7.35%) Senior Developer
8 88 (6.10%) .NET Developer
9 78 (5.41%) C# Developer
10 57 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
11 55 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
12 54 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
13 52 (3.61%) Python Developer
14 46 (3.19%) Consultant
15 41 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
16 39 (2.70%) Angular Developer
17 36 (2.50%) Senior .NET Developer
18 34 (2.36%) C++ Developer
18 34 (2.36%) HTML Developer
18 34 (2.36%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (14.29%) .NET
2 196 (13.59%) HTML
3 192 (13.31%) CSS
4 183 (12.69%) AngularJS
5 182 (12.62%) Web Services
6 130 (9.02%) XML
7 112 (7.77%) REST
7 112 (7.77%) Spring
8 109 (7.56%) React
9 105 (7.28%) HTML5
10 92 (6.38%) RESTful
11 68 (4.72%) JMS
12 60 (4.16%) SOAP
13 59 (4.09%) .NET Framework
14 58 (4.02%) jQuery
15 50 (3.47%) CSS3
16 49 (3.40%) Middleware
17 48 (3.33%) JSON
18 43 (2.98%) Node.js
19 42 (2.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 218 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 100 (6.93%) User Experience
4 82 (5.69%) Fixed Income
5 66 (4.58%) Derivative
6 59 (4.09%) Management Information System
7 55 (3.81%) Fintech
7 55 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
7 55 (3.81%) Mobile App
8 47 (3.26%) Data Structures
8 47 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
9 45 (3.12%) Virtual Team
10 44 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
11 40 (2.77%) Algorithms
11 40 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 32 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
13 31 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
14 27 (1.87%) Equities
15 26 (1.80%) Hedge funds
16 24 (1.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 176 (12.21%) Linux
2 145 (10.06%) Windows
3 111 (7.70%) Unix
4 46 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 34 (2.36%) Android
6 30 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 20 (1.39%) CentOS
7 20 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.39%) Ubuntu
7 20 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.04%) DC/OS
9 8 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.55%) Solaris
9 8 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.49%) AIX
11 6 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.21%) SUSE
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
3 201 (13.94%) Scrum
4 188 (13.04%) DevOps
5 185 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
6 183 (12.69%) Project Management
6 183 (12.69%) TDD
7 160 (11.10%) Test Automation
8 136 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 133 (9.22%) Waterfall
10 120 (8.32%) BDD
11 110 (7.63%) OO
12 107 (7.42%) Data Modelling
13 104 (7.21%) Configuration Management
14 102 (7.07%) Unit Testing
15 98 (6.80%) Business Analysis
16 95 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 94 (6.52%) Software Engineering
18 93 (6.45%) Web Development
19 89 (6.17%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 388 (26.91%) Java
2 376 (26.07%) SQL
3 245 (16.99%) JavaScript
4 227 (15.74%) Python
5 219 (15.19%) C#
6 67 (4.65%) Perl
7 64 (4.44%) Java 8
8 62 (4.30%) C++
9 60 (4.16%) TypeScript
10 57 (3.95%) T-SQL
11 44 (3.05%) Scala
12 35 (2.43%) Ruby
13 29 (2.01%) Go
14 28 (1.94%) C
14 28 (1.94%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.80%) Bash Shell
15 26 (1.80%) VBA
16 25 (1.73%) ES6
17 21 (1.46%) XPath
18 20 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 178 (12.34%) Degree
2 64 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 58 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 46 (3.19%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.66%) Master's Degree
6 23 (1.60%) PMP
7 22 (1.53%) CISSP
8 19 (1.32%) ISEB
9 18 (1.25%) PMI Certification
10 17 (1.18%) CISM
11 15 (1.04%) CISA
11 15 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
12 12 (0.83%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.76%) Siebel Certification
14 10 (0.69%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.55%) CRISC
15 8 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.42%) AWS Certification
17 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (9.15%) QA
2 20 (1.39%) GDPR
3 19 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.25%) PMO
5 11 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.69%) PSD2
6 10 (0.69%) SEPA
7 9 (0.62%) MiFID
8 8 (0.55%) GCP
9 6 (0.42%) EMIR
10 5 (0.35%) SLA
11 4 (0.28%) GAAP
12 3 (0.21%) COBIT
12 3 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.21%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.21%) TARGET2
13 2 (0.14%) IEC 62304
13 2 (0.14%) IFRS
13 2 (0.14%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 105 (7.28%) Docker
2 29 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.11%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.76%) HDFS
8 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.28%) XenApp
8 4 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.21%) KVM
10 1 (0.069%) Squid
10 1 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 95 (6.59%) Ansible
2 91 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (5.69%) Puppet
4 54 (3.74%) Kubernetes
5 38 (2.64%) Terraform
6 35 (2.43%) Salt
7 19 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
8 18 (1.25%) Packer
8 18 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (0.83%) HP ALM
9 12 (0.83%) SCCM
10 8 (0.55%) Nagios
11 6 (0.42%) CFEngine
11 6 (0.42%) HockeyApp
11 6 (0.42%) Mesos
11 6 (0.42%) Rancher
12 5 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.28%) Control-M
13 4 (0.28%) Nessus
13 4 (0.28%) Oozie
Vendors
1 167 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 145 (10.06%) Oracle
3 48 (3.33%) Sybase
4 43 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (2.22%) Atlassian
6 30 (2.08%) Google
6 30 (2.08%) IBM
6 30 (2.08%) SAP
7 26 (1.80%) Citrix
8 24 (1.66%) VMware
9 23 (1.60%) Splunk
10 20 (1.39%) Informatica
10 20 (1.39%) Tableau
11 19 (1.32%) HP
11 19 (1.32%) MuleSoft
11 19 (1.32%) Sitecore
12 15 (1.04%) ServiceNow
13 13 (0.90%) Cisco
13 13 (0.90%) New Relic
14 12 (0.83%) Apple