Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 73 79
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -11
Contract jobs citing SDLC 1,518 1,544 1,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.30% 3.49% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 3.97% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,083 1,137 1,034
London median daily rate £525 £525 £479
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.66% -4.25%
10th Percentile £385 £363 £321
90th Percentile £675 £663 £643
England median daily rate £475 £475 £440
% change year-on-year - +7.95% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
London median hourly rate £150.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +328.57% -22.22% -5.92%
10th Percentile £135.00 £32.50 £40.20
90th Percentile £165.00 £97.00 £48.60
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.77% -0.12%

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 40,244 38,888 39,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.61% 87.78% 86.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,096 27,997 28,316
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 385 377
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +8.34% +5.80%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.21 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -16 324 £513 -2.38% 107
West London -35 44 £500 +3.90% 48
East London -3 40 £550 +23.60% 26
South London -37 19 £425 -5.56% 9
North London +1 3 £450 +9.09% 6
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 872 (57.44%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (31.62%) Finance
3 416 (27.40%) SQL
4 413 (27.21%) Java
5 301 (19.83%) C#
6 274 (18.05%) .NET
7 263 (17.33%) Banking
8 257 (16.93%) Scrum
9 252 (16.60%) JavaScript
10 236 (15.55%) Python
11 233 (15.35%) TDD
12 227 (14.95%) JIRA
13 223 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
14 216 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
15 210 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
16 205 (13.50%) SQL Server
17 200 (13.18%) HTML
18 196 (12.91%) Web Services
19 194 (12.78%) DevOps
20 188 (12.38%) Test Automation
21 179 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
22 176 (11.59%) Relational Database
23 174 (11.46%) CSS
24 171 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
24 171 (11.26%) Git (software)
25 169 (11.13%) Linux
26 166 (10.94%) Oracle
27 165 (10.87%) QA
28 156 (10.28%) BDD
29 155 (10.21%) Project Management

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 96 (6.32%) Confluence
2 58 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
3 42 (2.77%) Apache Spark
4 37 (2.44%) CMS
4 37 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 33 (2.17%) Apache
5 33 (2.17%) IIS
6 22 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (1.45%) WebLogic
6 22 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.38%) JBoss
8 13 (0.86%) Appian
9 12 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.72%) Liferay
10 11 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.66%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.59%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 64 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
3 28 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.40%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.13%) HipChat
8 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.40%) Actimize
4 5 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.20%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.20%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.13%) Global One
7 2 (0.13%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.13%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 179 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (3.75%) GitHub
4 53 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 39 (2.57%) Office 365
7 38 (2.50%) PaaS
7 38 (2.50%) Serverless
8 36 (2.37%) SaaS
9 33 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 32 (2.11%) IaaS
11 23 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (0.99%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.99%) Datadog
13 14 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.59%) AWS CloudTrail
15 9 (0.59%) Route 53
15 9 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.50%) HTTP
2 36 (2.37%) DNS
3 28 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.52%) Internet
5 22 (1.45%) Firewall
6 14 (0.92%) BIG-IP
6 14 (0.92%) SSL
7 13 (0.86%) RTMP
8 12 (0.79%) AMQP
9 10 (0.66%) Intranet
9 10 (0.66%) Skype
10 9 (0.59%) Kerberos
11 8 (0.53%) FTP
12 6 (0.40%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.33%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.33%) SMS
14 4 (0.26%) DHCP
14 4 (0.26%) Network Security
14 4 (0.26%) VLAN
14 4 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 176 (11.59%) Relational Database
3 80 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (4.35%) MySQL
5 57 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 57 (3.75%) RDBMS
6 54 (3.56%) Big Data
7 49 (3.23%) MongoDB
8 48 (3.16%) Hadoop
9 44 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (1.84%) HBase
13 25 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (1.58%) Power BI
14 24 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 23 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
16 21 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (1.32%) Apache Hive
18 19 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 227 (14.95%) JIRA
2 171 (11.26%) Git (software)
3 151 (9.95%) Jenkins
4 105 (6.92%) TeamCity
5 82 (5.40%) Selenium
6 79 (5.20%) Subversion
7 76 (5.01%) Maven
8 55 (3.62%) JUnit
9 49 (3.23%) Cucumber
10 35 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 32 (2.11%) Visual Studio
12 30 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (1.71%) NUnit
14 24 (1.58%) Gradle
15 22 (1.45%) Jasmine
16 20 (1.32%) SpecFlow
17 19 (1.25%) Appium
18 18 (1.19%) SoapUI
18 18 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
19 17 (1.12%) Mockito
General
1 480 (31.62%) Finance
2 263 (17.33%) Banking
3 134 (8.83%) Front Office
4 122 (8.04%) Investment Banking
5 52 (3.43%) Retail
6 33 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 24 (1.58%) Marketing
8 19 (1.25%) Publishing
9 18 (1.19%) Back Office
10 16 (1.05%) Advertising
11 15 (0.99%) Law
12 13 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.79%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.72%) Games
15 9 (0.59%) Legal
15 9 (0.59%) Telecoms
16 6 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
17 5 (0.33%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.33%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.26%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 672 (44.27%) Developer
2 172 (11.33%) Analyst
3 146 (9.62%) Java Developer
4 145 (9.55%) .NET Developer
5 138 (9.09%) Architect
6 121 (7.97%) Senior Developer
7 119 (7.84%) Project Manager
8 111 (7.31%) Business Analyst
9 95 (6.26%) C# Developer
10 64 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
11 59 (3.89%) Senior .NET Developer
12 58 (3.82%) Python Developer
13 51 (3.36%) Full Stack Developer
14 50 (3.29%) C++ Developer
15 46 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
16 44 (2.90%) Front Office Developer
17 42 (2.77%) SQL Developer
18 41 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
19 40 (2.64%) Angular Developer
20 36 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (18.05%) .NET
2 200 (13.18%) HTML
3 196 (12.91%) Web Services
4 174 (11.46%) CSS
5 155 (10.21%) AngularJS
6 134 (8.83%) XML
7 112 (7.38%) REST
8 104 (6.85%) React
9 101 (6.65%) Spring
10 99 (6.52%) RESTful
11 84 (5.53%) HTML5
12 73 (4.81%) .NET Framework
13 63 (4.15%) JMS
14 61 (4.02%) JSON
15 60 (3.95%) jQuery
16 57 (3.75%) CSS3
17 56 (3.69%) ASP.NET
18 54 (3.56%) Middleware
19 53 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
20 51 (3.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 223 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (8.37%) Fixed Income
3 107 (7.05%) Computer Science
4 92 (6.06%) Derivative
5 80 (5.27%) User Experience
6 68 (4.48%) Mobile App
7 66 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
8 64 (4.22%) Fintech
9 62 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 51 (3.36%) Equity Derivative
11 48 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
12 42 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (2.77%) Equities
13 41 (2.70%) Management Information System
14 36 (2.37%) Data Structures
15 30 (1.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 29 (1.91%) Virtual Team
17 27 (1.78%) Algorithms
18 25 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
19 21 (1.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 169 (11.13%) Linux
2 143 (9.42%) Windows
3 109 (7.18%) Unix
4 41 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.04%) Android
6 25 (1.65%) Solaris
7 24 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 18 (1.19%) Windows Server
10 17 (1.12%) CentOS
10 17 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 17 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.99%) SUSE
11 15 (0.99%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.92%) Windows 10
13 12 (0.79%) DC/OS
14 6 (0.40%) AIX
15 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (57.44%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (16.93%) Scrum
3 233 (15.35%) TDD
4 216 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
5 210 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
6 194 (12.78%) DevOps
7 188 (12.38%) Test Automation
8 156 (10.28%) BDD
9 155 (10.21%) Project Management
10 132 (8.70%) Waterfall
11 125 (8.23%) OO
12 114 (7.51%) Unit Testing
13 111 (7.31%) Analytics
14 107 (7.05%) Software Engineering
15 102 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 100 (6.59%) Configuration Management
16 100 (6.59%) Data Modelling
17 96 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 96 (6.32%) Web Development
18 95 (6.26%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 416 (27.40%) SQL
2 413 (27.21%) Java
3 301 (19.83%) C#
4 252 (16.60%) JavaScript
5 236 (15.55%) Python
6 91 (5.99%) C++
7 70 (4.61%) Java 8
8 67 (4.41%) TypeScript
9 65 (4.28%) Perl
10 58 (3.82%) T-SQL
11 45 (2.96%) Ruby
12 44 (2.90%) Scala
13 33 (2.17%) C
14 31 (2.04%) PHP
15 30 (1.98%) Bash Shell
16 29 (1.91%) PowerShell
16 29 (1.91%) VC++
17 28 (1.84%) Shell Script
18 26 (1.71%) PL/SQL
19 24 (1.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 139 (9.16%) Degree
2 53 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 26 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.58%) CISSP
6 23 (1.52%) ISEB
7 21 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.38%) Master's Degree
8 20 (1.32%) PMP
9 18 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 16 (1.05%) CISM
11 14 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.66%) CISA
13 8 (0.53%) CRISC
14 7 (0.46%) Siebel Certification
15 6 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.33%) GIAC
16 5 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (10.87%) QA
2 25 (1.65%) PMO
3 22 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.12%) GDPR
5 12 (0.79%) GCP
5 12 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.59%) PSD2
8 7 (0.46%) MiFID
8 7 (0.46%) SLA
9 6 (0.40%) SEPA
10 5 (0.33%) EMIR
11 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.20%) COBIT
12 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.066%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.066%) Basel III
13 1 (0.066%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.066%) TARGET2
13 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 110 (7.25%) Docker
2 32 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.86%) HDFS
6 13 (0.86%) XenApp
7 12 (0.79%) VirtualBox
8 10 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) vSphere
11 1 (0.066%) IAG
11 1 (0.066%) KVM
11 1 (0.066%) Squid
Systems Management
1 100 (6.59%) Ansible
2 80 (5.27%) Puppet
3 74 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (4.02%) Kubernetes
5 41 (2.70%) Terraform
6 29 (1.91%) Salt
7 15 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
7 15 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (0.92%) CFEngine
9 13 (0.86%) Packer
10 10 (0.66%) Kibana
11 8 (0.53%) logstash
12 6 (0.40%) HockeyApp
12 6 (0.40%) Mesos
13 5 (0.33%) Control-M
13 5 (0.33%) Nessus
14 4 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.26%) Nagios
14 4 (0.26%) Rancher
Vendors
1 166 (10.94%) Oracle
2 151 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 54 (3.56%) Sybase
4 47 (3.10%) Google
5 39 (2.57%) Tableau
6 38 (2.50%) Sitecore
7 37 (2.44%) IBM
8 34 (2.24%) Atlassian
9 33 (2.17%) Citrix
10 30 (1.98%) Splunk
11 26 (1.71%) ServiceNow
12 24 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (1.58%) SAP
13 23 (1.52%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.38%) VMware
15 19 (1.25%) UiPath
16 18 (1.19%) HP
17 16 (1.05%) Informatica
18 15 (0.99%) F5
18 15 (0.99%) Murex