Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 79 73
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 +11
Contract jobs citing SDLC 936 1,490 1,637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.79% 3.18% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 3.60% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 1,146 1,236
London median daily rate £535 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% - +9.15%
10th Percentile £375 £385 £375
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £490 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
London median hourly rate £36.70 - £27.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +5.59% -5.29%

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 29,424 41,341 41,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.61% 88.29% 88.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,059 29,822 30,529
London median daily rate £513 £501 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +0.10% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 464 391
London median hourly rate £24.58 £24.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +7.02% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.18 £13.30
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.46 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.20 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -11.22% +9.06%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -4 232 £550 - 91
West London +34 59 £513 +7.89% 30
South London +46 24 £450 - 17
East London +12 11 £516 -1.67% 16
North London +8 2 £325 -21.21% 3
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 539 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (29.81%) Finance
3 239 (25.53%) SQL
4 230 (24.57%) Java
5 181 (19.34%) Scrum
6 172 (18.38%) Azure
7 167 (17.84%) JavaScript
8 165 (17.63%) DevOps
9 153 (16.35%) C#
9 153 (16.35%) Banking
10 146 (15.60%) .NET
11 141 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
12 134 (14.32%) Microservices
13 132 (14.10%) Microsoft
14 125 (13.35%) TDD
15 124 (13.25%) Python
16 121 (12.93%) Git (software)
17 117 (12.50%) JIRA
17 117 (12.50%) AWS
18 116 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
19 111 (11.86%) Test Automation
20 109 (11.65%) HTML
21 107 (11.43%) Project Management
22 102 (10.90%) SQL Server
23 101 (10.79%) CSS
24 99 (10.58%) Web Services
24 99 (10.58%) Degree
24 99 (10.58%) AngularJS
25 92 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
26 90 (9.62%) 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 54 (5.77%) Confluence
2 39 (4.17%) IIS
3 22 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 22 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.71%) CMS
5 13 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.28%) SAS
7 9 (0.96%) Apache
8 8 (0.85%) Camunda
8 8 (0.85%) JBoss
8 8 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.75%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.75%) Magnolia
10 6 (0.64%) Drupal
10 6 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.53%) Moodle
11 5 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 18 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.64%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.32%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.21%) Endur
5 2 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.21%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle AGIS
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 172 (18.38%) Azure
2 117 (12.50%) AWS
3 42 (4.49%) Power Platform
4 29 (3.10%) GitHub
5 23 (2.46%) GCP
6 19 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (2.03%) npm
7 17 (1.82%) SaaS
8 16 (1.71%) PaaS
9 15 (1.60%) IaaS
9 15 (1.60%) Office 365
10 12 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.07%) Smartsheet
13 8 (0.85%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.85%) Serverless
14 7 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.75%) Route 53
15 5 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.39%) Firewall
1 13 (1.39%) Wireshark
2 10 (1.07%) WAN
3 9 (0.96%) Network Security
4 8 (0.85%) HTTP
5 7 (0.75%) LAN
5 7 (0.75%) VPN
6 5 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.53%) X.509
7 4 (0.43%) Internet
8 3 (0.32%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.32%) RTMP
8 3 (0.32%) SAN
9 2 (0.21%) BGP
9 2 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.21%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.21%) MPLS
9 2 (0.21%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 55 (5.88%) Big Data
4 47 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (4.27%) Power BI
6 34 (3.63%) NoSQL
7 31 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (2.99%) KDB
8 28 (2.99%) Kdb+
9 26 (2.78%) Hadoop
10 24 (2.56%) Oracle Database
11 23 (2.46%) Apache Hive
12 18 (1.92%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.82%) MySQL
14 16 (1.71%) RDBMS
15 14 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
16 13 (1.39%) Impala
16 13 (1.39%) QlikView
16 13 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (1.28%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 121 (12.93%) Git (software)
2 117 (12.50%) JIRA
3 78 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 64 (6.84%) TeamCity
5 49 (5.24%) Maven
6 39 (4.17%) Selenium
7 33 (3.53%) Bitbucket
8 22 (2.35%) Cucumber
9 19 (2.03%) Visual Studio
10 17 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (1.71%) SonarQube
11 16 (1.71%) WebDriver
12 15 (1.60%) gulp
13 14 (1.50%) Bugzilla
14 13 (1.39%) Gradle
14 13 (1.39%) Mocha
14 13 (1.39%) webpack
15 12 (1.28%) Babel
15 12 (1.28%) Mockito
15 12 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 279 (29.81%) Finance
2 153 (16.35%) Banking
3 84 (8.97%) Front Office
4 58 (6.20%) Investment Banking
5 34 (3.63%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.56%) Retail
7 18 (1.92%) German Language
8 16 (1.71%) Back Office
9 14 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.50%) Publishing
10 13 (1.39%) Law
11 11 (1.18%) Legal
11 11 (1.18%) Marketing
12 8 (0.85%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.43%) French Language
13 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.43%) Music Industry
13 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.43%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 341 (36.43%) Developer
2 108 (11.54%) Analyst
3 96 (10.26%) Architect
4 78 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 68 (7.26%) Java Developer
6 66 (7.05%) Project Manager
7 61 (6.52%) Business Analyst
7 61 (6.52%) C# Developer
8 52 (5.56%) React Developer
9 44 (4.70%) .NET Developer
10 42 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
11 30 (3.21%) Angular Developer
12 28 (2.99%) KDB Developer
13 27 (2.88%) Consultant
14 26 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
14 26 (2.78%) Java Engineer
15 25 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.67%) Tester
16 24 (2.56%) SQL Developer
17 20 (2.14%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (15.60%) .NET
2 109 (11.65%) HTML
3 101 (10.79%) CSS
4 99 (10.58%) AngularJS
4 99 (10.58%) Web Services
5 78 (8.33%) REST
6 70 (7.48%) React
7 60 (6.41%) XML
8 57 (6.09%) JSON
9 50 (5.34%) Spring
10 48 (5.13%) .NET Core
11 47 (5.02%) HTML5
12 46 (4.91%) Node.js
12 46 (4.91%) Redux
12 46 (4.91%) RESTful
13 36 (3.85%) Spring Boot
14 32 (3.42%) .NET Framework
15 30 (3.21%) ASP.NET
15 30 (3.21%) jQuery
16 28 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 116 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (6.20%) Enterprise Software
4 51 (5.45%) User Experience
5 40 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 31 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 29 (3.10%) Mobile App
9 22 (2.35%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.71%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.71%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.50%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.39%) Wiki
13 12 (1.28%) Equities
14 10 (1.07%) Cloud Native
14 10 (1.07%) Data Centre
14 10 (1.07%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 81 (8.65%) Linux
2 66 (7.05%) Windows
3 57 (6.09%) Unix
4 25 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.56%) Android
6 8 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.75%) CentOS
8 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.43%) AIX
9 4 (0.43%) Solaris
10 3 (0.32%) DC/OS
10 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.21%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Fedora
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (19.34%) Scrum
3 165 (17.63%) DevOps
4 141 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
5 134 (14.32%) Microservices
6 125 (13.35%) TDD
7 111 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 107 (11.43%) Project Management
9 92 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
10 84 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
11 78 (8.33%) Analytics
12 76 (8.12%) Waterfall
13 75 (8.01%) Unit Testing
14 69 (7.37%) Migration
15 64 (6.84%) BDD
16 61 (6.52%) Fintech
17 59 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (5.88%) Kanban
19 54 (5.77%) Software Engineering
20 53 (5.66%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 239 (25.53%) SQL
2 230 (24.57%) Java
3 167 (17.84%) JavaScript
4 153 (16.35%) C#
5 124 (13.25%) Python
6 71 (7.59%) TypeScript
7 62 (6.62%) C++
8 36 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 29 (3.10%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 24 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 24 (2.56%) Ruby
12 20 (2.14%) Perl
13 19 (2.03%) Scala
14 18 (1.92%) Java 8
15 16 (1.71%) PHP
15 16 (1.71%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.18%) ES6
16 11 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 99 (10.58%) Degree
2 48 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.18%) PMP
7 8 (0.85%) CISSP
7 8 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.64%) HND
8 6 (0.64%) MCSE
8 6 (0.64%) OSCP
9 5 (0.53%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.53%) CREST Certified
9 5 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.53%) MCSA
10 4 (0.43%) CISM
10 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (9.62%) QA
2 24 (2.56%) PMO
3 10 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.53%) COBIT
6 5 (0.53%) NIST
6 5 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.43%) GDPR
7 4 (0.43%) GxP
7 4 (0.43%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.32%) MiFID
8 3 (0.32%) SLA
9 2 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.21%) GAMP
9 2 (0.21%) GLP
9 2 (0.21%) Good Clinical Practice
9 2 (0.21%) HL7
9 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) COSO
System Software
1 81 (8.65%) Docker
2 8 (0.85%) HDFS
2 8 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.32%) vSphere
5 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 39 (4.17%) Terraform
3 30 (3.21%) Ansible
4 20 (2.14%) Puppet
5 18 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.75%) CA Service Virtualization
8 7 (0.75%) MIIS
8 7 (0.75%) Packer
9 6 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.43%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.32%) HP Fortify
11 3 (0.32%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.21%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.21%) Mesos
12 2 (0.21%) Nagios
12 2 (0.21%) Nessus
12 2 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 132 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.62%) Oracle
3 34 (3.63%) Google
4 30 (3.21%) Tableau
5 20 (2.14%) HP
5 20 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (2.14%) Splunk
6 18 (1.92%) SAP
7 16 (1.71%) Cloudera
8 11 (1.18%) Databricks
8 11 (1.18%) Informatica
9 10 (1.07%) MuleSoft
10 8 (0.85%) CA
10 8 (0.85%) Hortonworks
10 8 (0.85%) VMware
11 7 (0.75%) Cisco
11 7 (0.75%) Citrix
11 7 (0.75%) Dell
11 7 (0.75%) IBM
11 7 (0.75%) Temenos