Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 72 84
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 -17
Contract jobs citing SDLC 1,480 1,665 1,414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.18% 3.55% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 4.03% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,121 1,248 1,028
London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £385 £366 £331
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £476 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
London median hourly rate - £20.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.52% -3.16%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%

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 40,711 41,364 39,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.55% 88.07% 87.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,397 30,013 28,131
London median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £644
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 405 416
London median hourly rate £22.93 £22.50 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +3.31% +8.90%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.41 £50.00 £50.07
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -23 338 £525 - 130
West London -14 49 £475 +5.56% 56
East London -31 26 £525 +2.44% 18
South London -17 25 £430 -4.44% 10
North London -4 4 £413 -2.94% 6
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 881 (59.53%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (30.41%) Finance
3 402 (27.16%) Java
4 395 (26.69%) SQL
5 316 (21.35%) C#
6 284 (19.19%) .NET
7 274 (18.51%) Banking
8 271 (18.31%) Scrum
9 245 (16.55%) JIRA
10 231 (15.61%) TDD
11 217 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
12 215 (14.53%) JavaScript
13 205 (13.85%) Python
14 199 (13.45%) SQL Server
15 197 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
16 196 (13.24%) DevOps
17 185 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
18 184 (12.43%) Test Automation
18 184 (12.43%) Relational Database
18 184 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
19 182 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
20 175 (11.82%) Git (software)
21 173 (11.69%) Oracle
22 170 (11.49%) HTML
23 166 (11.22%) Microsoft
23 166 (11.22%) Front Office
24 163 (11.01%) Web Services
25 162 (10.95%) Project Management
26 158 (10.68%) QA
27 152 (10.27%) Linux

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 90 (6.08%) Confluence
2 49 (3.31%) Apache Spark
3 47 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 45 (3.04%) CMS
4 45 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (2.64%) IIS
6 37 (2.50%) Apache
7 27 (1.82%) Umbraco
8 21 (1.42%) JBoss
9 18 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.74%) Liferay
13 10 (0.68%) NServiceBus
14 9 (0.61%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.41%) ArcGIS
16 6 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 65 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.64%) Microsoft Project
3 37 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.41%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 16 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.74%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.54%) Workday HCM
4 7 (0.47%) Endur
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle FAH
6 5 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.34%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.20%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Actimize
8 2 (0.14%) Global One
8 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.14%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 185 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
4 47 (3.18%) Serverless
5 43 (2.91%) GitHub
6 39 (2.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (2.57%) Office 365
8 37 (2.50%) SaaS
9 36 (2.43%) PaaS
10 32 (2.16%) IaaS
11 31 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
12 29 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
13 22 (1.49%) Amazon S3
14 15 (1.01%) AWS CloudTrail
14 15 (1.01%) Route 53
14 15 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
17 9 (0.61%) npm
17 9 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.97%) DNS
2 36 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 30 (2.03%) HTTP
4 19 (1.28%) Internet
5 18 (1.22%) SSL
6 15 (1.01%) Firewall
7 14 (0.95%) AMQP
7 14 (0.95%) BIG-IP
8 12 (0.81%) RTMP
9 9 (0.61%) Skype
10 8 (0.54%) DHCP
10 8 (0.54%) Intranet
11 6 (0.41%) Anycast
11 6 (0.41%) FTP
11 6 (0.41%) Quagga
11 6 (0.41%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.34%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.34%) SMTP
13 4 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 184 (12.43%) Relational Database
3 77 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (4.12%) MySQL
4 61 (4.12%) NoSQL
4 61 (4.12%) RDBMS
5 53 (3.58%) MongoDB
6 51 (3.45%) Big Data
6 51 (3.45%) Hadoop
7 48 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (2.16%) Oracle Database
9 27 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (1.76%) HBase
10 26 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
11 23 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (1.42%) Impala
14 20 (1.35%) Power BI
15 19 (1.28%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 245 (16.55%) JIRA
2 175 (11.82%) Git (software)
3 129 (8.72%) Jenkins
4 105 (7.09%) TeamCity
5 87 (5.88%) Subversion
6 74 (5.00%) Maven
7 71 (4.80%) Selenium
8 51 (3.45%) Cucumber
9 50 (3.38%) JUnit
10 33 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 32 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 27 (1.82%) NUnit
13 25 (1.69%) Jasmine
14 24 (1.62%) Visual Studio
15 19 (1.28%) Moq
15 19 (1.28%) SpecFlow
16 18 (1.22%) Appium
16 18 (1.22%) FishEye
16 18 (1.22%) jMock
17 17 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 450 (30.41%) Finance
2 274 (18.51%) Banking
3 166 (11.22%) Front Office
4 120 (8.11%) Investment Banking
5 42 (2.84%) Retail
6 25 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 25 (1.69%) Marketing
7 19 (1.28%) Publishing
8 15 (1.01%) Advertising
9 14 (0.95%) Back Office
9 14 (0.95%) Law
10 13 (0.88%) Games
11 12 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 8 (0.54%) Legal
14 6 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
16 4 (0.27%) Electronics
16 4 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 661 (44.66%) Developer
2 162 (10.95%) Java Developer
3 158 (10.68%) Analyst
4 145 (9.80%) .NET Developer
5 119 (8.04%) Architect
5 119 (8.04%) Senior Developer
6 111 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 109 (7.36%) C# Developer
8 89 (6.01%) Business Analyst
9 69 (4.66%) Full Stack Developer
10 56 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 55 (3.72%) Senior .NET Developer
12 53 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
13 46 (3.11%) Angular Developer
14 44 (2.97%) Python Developer
15 42 (2.84%) C++ Developer
16 41 (2.77%) Front Office Developer
16 41 (2.77%) SQL Developer
17 37 (2.50%) Scrum Master
18 32 (2.16%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (19.19%) .NET
2 170 (11.49%) HTML
3 163 (11.01%) Web Services
4 145 (9.80%) CSS
5 144 (9.73%) AngularJS
6 114 (7.70%) XML
7 109 (7.36%) REST
8 94 (6.35%) Spring
9 89 (6.01%) React
10 87 (5.88%) RESTful
11 66 (4.46%) .NET Framework
12 64 (4.32%) ASP.NET
13 62 (4.19%) Node.js
14 61 (4.12%) JSON
15 59 (3.99%) HTML5
16 50 (3.38%) Middleware
17 48 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
17 48 (3.24%) jQuery
18 46 (3.11%) .NET Core
19 44 (2.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 217 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (8.18%) Fixed Income
3 92 (6.22%) Computer Science
4 85 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
5 82 (5.54%) Derivative
6 63 (4.26%) Fintech
7 60 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 56 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
8 56 (3.78%) Mobile App
9 53 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
10 51 (3.45%) User Experience
11 49 (3.31%) Equity Derivative
12 32 (2.16%) Equities
13 30 (2.03%) Management Information System
14 27 (1.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 19 (1.28%) Data Structures
16 17 (1.15%) PKI
17 15 (1.01%) Algorithms
17 15 (1.01%) CMDB
17 15 (1.01%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 152 (10.27%) Linux
2 126 (8.51%) Windows
3 100 (6.76%) Unix
4 30 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 25 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.49%) Solaris
7 20 (1.35%) Android
8 15 (1.01%) SUSE
8 15 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 13 (0.88%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.54%) CentOS
13 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.27%) DC/OS
15 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.14%) AIX
17 1 (0.068%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.068%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (59.53%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (18.31%) Scrum
3 231 (15.61%) TDD
4 197 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
5 196 (13.24%) DevOps
6 184 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
6 184 (12.43%) Test Automation
7 162 (10.95%) Project Management
8 149 (10.07%) BDD
9 134 (9.05%) Waterfall
10 113 (7.64%) OO
11 107 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 103 (6.96%) Analytics
13 101 (6.82%) Data Modelling
13 101 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 100 (6.76%) Unit Testing
15 99 (6.69%) Software Engineering
16 97 (6.55%) Microservices
17 95 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
18 86 (5.81%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 402 (27.16%) Java
2 395 (26.69%) SQL
3 316 (21.35%) C#
4 215 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 205 (13.85%) Python
6 91 (6.15%) C++
7 83 (5.61%) TypeScript
8 70 (4.73%) Java 8
9 55 (3.72%) T-SQL
10 50 (3.38%) Perl
11 48 (3.24%) Ruby
12 37 (2.50%) PL/SQL
13 34 (2.30%) Scala
14 33 (2.23%) C
14 33 (2.23%) PHP
15 32 (2.16%) Bash Shell
16 30 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 30 (2.03%) VB
17 29 (1.96%) PowerShell
18 26 (1.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 122 (8.24%) Degree
2 51 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.82%) ISTQB
5 26 (1.76%) SC Cleared
6 25 (1.69%) ISEB
7 24 (1.62%) CISSP
8 21 (1.42%) Master's Degree
9 17 (1.15%) CISM
10 14 (0.95%) PMP
11 13 (0.88%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.34%) CRISC
15 5 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
16 4 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (10.68%) QA
2 32 (2.16%) PMO
3 19 (1.28%) GDPR
4 15 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.41%) SLA
8 5 (0.34%) PSD2
9 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.068%) Basel III
12 1 (0.068%) COBIT
12 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.068%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.068%) SEPA
12 1 (0.068%) WCAG
System Software
1 105 (7.09%) Docker
2 28 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.08%) HDFS
4 13 (0.88%) XenApp
5 10 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.14%) LXC
9 2 (0.14%) vSphere
10 1 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.068%) IAG
10 1 (0.068%) Squid
10 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 77 (5.20%) Ansible
2 53 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (3.51%) Kubernetes
4 50 (3.38%) Puppet
5 34 (2.30%) Terraform
6 14 (0.95%) CFEngine
6 14 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
7 12 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.68%) Kibana
9 9 (0.61%) Salt
10 8 (0.54%) logstash
11 7 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.47%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.34%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.34%) Packer
12 5 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.27%) Mesos
13 4 (0.27%) Nagios
13 4 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 173 (11.69%) Oracle
2 166 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 44 (2.97%) Sybase
4 41 (2.77%) Tableau
5 38 (2.57%) Atlassian
6 37 (2.50%) Google
6 37 (2.50%) Sitecore
7 35 (2.36%) Citrix
8 29 (1.96%) IBM
9 26 (1.76%) Splunk
10 25 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 23 (1.55%) HP
12 19 (1.28%) UiPath
13 18 (1.22%) SAP
13 18 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 17 (1.15%) Workday
15 16 (1.08%) MuleSoft
16 15 (1.01%) Cloudera
16 15 (1.01%) Murex
16 15 (1.01%) Salesforce.com