Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 70 71 78
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 +2
Contract jobs citing SDLC 1,354 883 641
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.54% 3.64% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 4.00% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 596 467
10th Percentile £425 £391 £400
25th Percentile £513 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £726 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £725 £750
England median daily rate £575 £517 £500
% change year-on-year +11.22% +3.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
10th Percentile £15.68 £37.70 £39.80
25th Percentile £16.09 £39.50 £42.13
Median hourly rate £40.83 £45.00 £48.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.28% -6.25% -
75th Percentile £49.36 £53.13 £55.63
90th Percentile £60.03 £56.50 £59.00
England median hourly rate £52.30 £56.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -7.44% +25.56% +4.05%

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 35,029 22,087 17,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.52% 90.98% 89.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,608 15,826 12,801
10th Percentile £400 £350 £325
25th Percentile £475 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £615
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £545 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +9.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 231 225
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.00 £13.60
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +9.23% +22.64% +20.45%
75th Percentile £50.00 £51.56 £47.12
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £59.00
England median hourly rate £26.98 £24.47 £21.57
% change year-on-year +10.26% +13.44% -4.13%

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 23 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SDLC in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -19 139 £625 +5.04% 62
South London -7 14 £425 +6.25% 8
West London -10 10 £575 +21.05% 7
East London - 2 £750 - 10
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 907 (66.99%) Agile
2 515 (38.04%) Finance
3 421 (31.09%) Social Skills
4 375 (27.70%) DevOps
5 325 (24.00%) Azure
6 276 (20.38%) Java
7 268 (19.79%) CI/CD
8 267 (19.72%) Scrum
9 266 (19.65%) Banking
9 266 (19.65%) SQL
10 256 (18.91%) JavaScript
11 246 (18.17%) AWS
12 229 (16.91%) C#
13 222 (16.40%) JIRA
14 206 (15.21%) .NET
15 186 (13.74%) Microsoft
16 185 (13.66%) Analytics
17 184 (13.59%) Python
18 183 (13.52%) Microservices
19 176 (13.00%) Software Engineering
20 166 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
21 159 (11.74%) Test Automation
21 159 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
22 154 (11.37%) Investment Banking
23 153 (11.30%) Git (software)
24 149 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
25 147 (10.86%) React
26 141 (10.41%) TDD
27 140 (10.34%) CSS
28 135 (9.97%) QA

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 85 (6.28%) Confluence
2 57 (4.21%) Apache Spark
3 21 (1.55%) Apache
4 19 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (1.26%) CMS
6 17 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.26%) JBoss
7 12 (0.89%) IIS
8 11 (0.81%) nginx
8 11 (0.81%) Red Hat Fuse
9 10 (0.74%) Camunda
10 8 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.59%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.44%) Drupal
11 6 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.37%) CICS
Applications
1 23 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.22%) InVision
6 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.15%) Sketch
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.074%) Marvel
8 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.074%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 11 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.37%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.30%) Endur
4 4 (0.30%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.30%) SAP IBP
4 4 (0.30%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
5 3 (0.22%) Aligne
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.22%) Summit
6 2 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 325 (24.00%) Azure
2 246 (18.17%) AWS
3 78 (5.76%) Serverless
4 70 (5.17%) GCP
5 65 (4.80%) GitHub
6 51 (3.77%) AWS Lambda
7 48 (3.55%) PaaS
8 38 (2.81%) SaaS
9 36 (2.66%) Amazon S3
10 34 (2.51%) Power Platform
11 33 (2.44%) BrowserStack
12 30 (2.22%) IaaS
13 29 (2.14%) Sauce Labs
14 26 (1.92%) Azure Functions
15 23 (1.70%) Azure Logic Apps
16 19 (1.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 19 (1.40%) Azure Monitor
17 16 (1.18%) Azure Service Bus
17 16 (1.18%) npm
18 15 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.22%) RTMP
2 20 (1.48%) VPN
3 16 (1.18%) Firewall
4 15 (1.11%) Internet
4 15 (1.11%) SSL
5 13 (0.96%) Network Security
6 12 (0.89%) Broadband
6 12 (0.89%) SD-WAN
6 12 (0.89%) WAN
7 10 (0.74%) DNS
8 7 (0.52%) BGP
8 7 (0.52%) IPsec
8 7 (0.52%) NGFW
9 5 (0.37%) HTTP
9 5 (0.37%) LAN
10 4 (0.30%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.22%) FTP
12 2 (0.15%) CTI
12 2 (0.15%) Intranet
12 2 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (8.42%) Relational Database
2 111 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 104 (7.68%) Big Data
4 62 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (4.14%) Data Lake
6 55 (4.06%) NoSQL
7 46 (3.40%) MongoDB
8 41 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (2.29%) RDBMS
10 30 (2.22%) MySQL
11 27 (1.99%) Power BI
12 26 (1.92%) Metadata
13 23 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (1.62%) Pentaho
15 21 (1.55%) Redis
16 18 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (1.26%) Tableau
18 16 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
18 16 (1.18%) Hadoop
18 16 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 222 (16.40%) JIRA
2 153 (11.30%) Git (software)
3 125 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 70 (5.17%) GitLab
5 58 (4.28%) TeamCity
6 55 (4.06%) Selenium
7 39 (2.88%) Cypress.io
7 39 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 37 (2.73%) JMeter
8 37 (2.73%) Postman
9 35 (2.58%) Bitbucket
10 33 (2.44%) Gatling
11 32 (2.36%) SpecFlow
12 30 (2.22%) Protractor
12 30 (2.22%) SonarQube
12 30 (2.22%) TestCafe
13 26 (1.92%) Maven
14 23 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (1.55%) Artifactory
15 21 (1.55%) Cucumber
General
1 515 (38.04%) Finance
2 421 (31.09%) Social Skills
3 266 (19.65%) Banking
4 159 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (11.37%) Investment Banking
6 121 (8.94%) Front Office
7 73 (5.39%) Presentation Skills
8 54 (3.99%) Retail
9 52 (3.84%) Public Sector
10 37 (2.73%) Back Office
11 35 (2.58%) Legal
12 32 (2.36%) Telecoms
13 27 (1.99%) Documentation Skills
14 25 (1.85%) Financial Institution
15 19 (1.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 18 (1.33%) Marketing
17 14 (1.03%) Law
18 13 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
19 12 (0.89%) Retail Banking
20 11 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 394 (29.10%) Developer
2 164 (12.11%) Architect
3 158 (11.67%) Analyst
4 115 (8.49%) Business Analyst
4 115 (8.49%) Java Developer
5 79 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
6 78 (5.76%) Senior Developer
7 71 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
8 70 (5.17%) Project Manager
9 63 (4.65%) Software Engineer
10 50 (3.69%) React Developer
11 48 (3.55%) C# Developer
12 42 (3.10%) Data Engineer
13 39 (2.88%) Financial Analyst
13 39 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
14 38 (2.81%) .NET Developer
14 38 (2.81%) UI Developer
15 34 (2.51%) Data Architect
15 34 (2.51%) QA Engineer
15 34 (2.51%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (15.21%) .NET
2 147 (10.86%) React
3 140 (10.34%) CSS
4 120 (8.86%) REST
5 109 (8.05%) AngularJS
5 109 (8.05%) HTML
6 92 (6.79%) Spring
7 79 (5.83%) Kafka
8 65 (4.80%) RESTful
9 61 (4.51%) JSON
10 56 (4.14%) Reactive Extensions
10 56 (4.14%) Web Services
11 48 (3.55%) Node.js
12 46 (3.40%) Spring Boot
13 43 (3.18%) .NET Framework
14 42 (3.10%) SOAP
15 41 (3.03%) HTML5
15 41 (3.03%) WPF
16 39 (2.88%) ASP.NET
17 38 (2.81%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 120 (8.86%) User Experience
2 88 (6.50%) Virtual Team
3 60 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 58 (4.28%) Cloud Native
4 58 (4.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 47 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (3.40%) Public Cloud
7 35 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (2.14%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.92%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.92%) Derivative
11 23 (1.70%) Fixed Income
12 18 (1.33%) Legacy Systems
13 16 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.18%) Renewable Energy
14 15 (1.11%) Data Centre
14 15 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
15 14 (1.03%) Credit Risk
16 13 (0.96%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 123 (9.08%) Linux
2 71 (5.24%) Windows
3 41 (3.03%) Unix
4 23 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.62%) Android
5 22 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.52%) CentOS
6 7 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.37%) Debian
8 4 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
9 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.22%) zOS
10 2 (0.15%) MVS
11 1 (0.074%) AIX
11 1 (0.074%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.074%) HPUX
11 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.074%) Solaris
11 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 907 (66.99%) Agile
2 375 (27.70%) DevOps
3 268 (19.79%) CI/CD
4 267 (19.72%) Scrum
5 185 (13.66%) Analytics
6 183 (13.52%) Microservices
7 176 (13.00%) Software Engineering
8 166 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
9 159 (11.74%) Test Automation
10 149 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 141 (10.41%) TDD
12 133 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
13 125 (9.23%) Project Management
14 119 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
15 116 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 102 (7.53%) ETL
17 92 (6.79%) Waterfall
18 89 (6.57%) Kanban
19 88 (6.50%) Technical Analysis
19 88 (6.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 276 (20.38%) Java
2 266 (19.65%) SQL
3 256 (18.91%) JavaScript
4 229 (16.91%) C#
5 184 (13.59%) Python
6 116 (8.57%) TypeScript
7 49 (3.62%) PowerShell
8 42 (3.10%) C++
9 37 (2.73%) Go
10 30 (2.22%) PL/SQL
10 30 (2.22%) T-SQL
10 30 (2.22%) XAML
11 27 (1.99%) Bash
12 23 (1.70%) VB.NET
13 17 (1.26%) C
14 16 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.89%) Ruby
16 11 (0.81%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.74%) Scala
18 9 (0.66%) ES6
Qualifications
1 110 (8.12%) Degree
2 89 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 82 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.26%) AWS Certification
6 16 (1.18%) CISSP
7 15 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.96%) IIBA
9 11 (0.81%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
11 9 (0.66%) CISM
11 9 (0.66%) CRISC
11 9 (0.66%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.59%) ISEB
12 8 (0.59%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.59%) PMP
12 8 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.52%) JNCIS
14 6 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (9.97%) QA
2 29 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.92%) SLA
4 20 (1.48%) NIST
5 16 (1.18%) GDPR
6 13 (0.96%) EMIR
6 13 (0.96%) MiFID
7 11 (0.81%) PMO
8 9 (0.66%) Accessibility
8 9 (0.66%) GRC
9 8 (0.59%) SOC 2
10 7 (0.52%) COBIT
10 7 (0.52%) COSO
11 6 (0.44%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.22%) IFRS
12 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.22%) SEPA
13 1 (0.074%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.074%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 118 (8.71%) Docker
2 27 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.37%) vCloud
5 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.22%) NFS
6 3 (0.22%) Samba
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.074%) Firmware
8 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.074%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 129 (9.53%) Kubernetes
2 120 (8.86%) Terraform
3 104 (7.68%) Ansible
4 38 (2.81%) Puppet
5 30 (2.22%) Grafana
6 23 (1.70%) Prometheus
7 18 (1.33%) Kibana
8 17 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (0.96%) logstash
10 10 (0.74%) Netcool
10 10 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (0.52%) Argo
12 7 (0.52%) Istio
13 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.44%) Packer
14 5 (0.37%) Consul
14 5 (0.37%) Fluentd
14 5 (0.37%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 186 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 98 (7.24%) Oracle
3 47 (3.47%) Google
4 42 (3.10%) Talend
5 40 (2.95%) MuleSoft
6 37 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (2.58%) SAP
8 32 (2.36%) Red Hat
9 30 (2.22%) ServiceNow
10 26 (1.92%) Informatica
11 23 (1.70%) Databricks
12 22 (1.62%) Splunk
13 20 (1.48%) VMware
14 19 (1.40%) AppDynamics
15 17 (1.26%) Atlassian
15 17 (1.26%) BiZZdesign
16 11 (0.81%) Cloudera
16 11 (0.81%) Sitecore
17 9 (0.66%) Adobe
17 9 (0.66%) Alteryx