Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 80 82
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing SDLC 609 1,354 1,447
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.17% 3.35% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 3.76% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 998 1,004
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £394 £380 £375
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £48.00 £35.00 £92.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.14% -62.16% +164.29%
10th Percentile £39.80 £35.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £59.00 £35.00 £165.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.33% -4.44% +5.88%

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 17,003 35,990 40,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.45% 89.09% 88.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,693 25,641 29,231
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 407 557
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £54.63 £53.75 £50.50
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.15
% change year-on-year +15.00% +12.87% -11.82%

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 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 0 129 £525 -4.55% 21
South London +39 19 £475 - 5
West London +13 8 £410 -8.89% 7
East London 0 3 £475 -9.52% 7
North London +16 1 £550 +27.54% 1
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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.

1 386 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (35.80%) Java
3 213 (34.98%) SQL
4 192 (31.53%) Finance
5 154 (25.29%) JavaScript
6 126 (20.69%) Azure
7 124 (20.36%) Test Automation
8 114 (18.72%) Banking
9 104 (17.08%) Continuous Integration
10 103 (16.91%) .NET
11 102 (16.75%) SQL Server
11 102 (16.75%) DevOps
12 101 (16.58%) Git (software)
13 97 (15.93%) Spring
14 95 (15.60%) C#
14 95 (15.60%) HTML
15 93 (15.27%) Microservices
16 92 (15.11%) Docker
16 92 (15.11%) AWS
17 88 (14.45%) RESTful
17 88 (14.45%) Scrum
18 82 (13.46%) CSS
19 80 (13.14%) Microsoft
20 79 (12.97%) Kubernetes
21 76 (12.48%) Python
22 74 (12.15%) Investment Banking
23 72 (11.82%) TDD
23 72 (11.82%) JIRA
24 69 (11.33%) Front Office
24 69 (11.33%) Problem-Solving

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 36 (5.91%) Apache Spark
2 34 (5.58%) Confluence
3 23 (3.78%) WebLogic
4 19 (3.12%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.79%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.46%) IIS
7 14 (2.30%) SAS
8 12 (1.97%) CMS
9 11 (1.81%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.48%) Apache
11 8 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.99%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.82%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.66%) JCAPS
14 4 (0.66%) Magnolia
14 4 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
14 4 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.49%) Drupal
15 3 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (6.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.82%) Zeplin
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (1.48%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.49%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Lawson
4 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.16%) Endur
5 1 (0.16%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 126 (20.69%) Azure
2 92 (15.11%) AWS
3 41 (6.73%) GitHub
4 38 (6.24%) GCP
5 15 (2.46%) SaaS
6 12 (1.97%) IaaS
6 12 (1.97%) Power Platform
7 11 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.81%) PaaS
8 8 (1.31%) npm
8 8 (1.31%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.99%) Serverless
10 5 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.82%) Office 365
11 4 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.66%) Datadog
11 4 (0.66%) iPaaS
11 4 (0.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.93%) SSL
2 27 (4.43%) HTTP
3 25 (4.11%) HTTPS
4 15 (2.46%) RTMP
5 5 (0.82%) FTP
6 4 (0.66%) Internet
6 4 (0.66%) VPN
7 3 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.49%) DNS
7 3 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.49%) Firewall
7 3 (0.49%) NetScreen
8 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.33%) X.509
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.36%) Relational Database
3 51 (8.37%) NoSQL
4 36 (5.91%) Big Data
4 36 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (4.93%) MySQL
7 27 (4.43%) Redis
8 21 (3.45%) MongoDB
8 21 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 20 (3.28%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
10 12 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.81%) Power BI
12 10 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.31%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.31%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.15%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 101 (16.58%) Git (software)
2 72 (11.82%) JIRA
3 57 (9.36%) Jenkins
4 43 (7.06%) JUnit
5 38 (6.24%) Maven
6 29 (4.76%) TeamCity
7 26 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (3.61%) Mockito
9 20 (3.28%) git-flow
10 19 (3.12%) Cucumber
10 19 (3.12%) Gradle
10 19 (3.12%) Selenium
11 18 (2.96%) NUnit
12 17 (2.79%) WebDriver
13 16 (2.63%) Ant
13 16 (2.63%) Subversion
14 14 (2.30%) JMeter
14 14 (2.30%) Postman
15 12 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (1.81%) webpack
General
1 192 (31.53%) Finance
2 114 (18.72%) Banking
3 74 (12.15%) Investment Banking
4 69 (11.33%) Front Office
5 20 (3.28%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.81%) Back Office
6 11 (1.81%) Marketing
7 8 (1.31%) Publishing
7 8 (1.31%) Retail
8 7 (1.15%) Legal
8 7 (1.15%) Local Government
9 5 (0.82%) Advertising
9 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.66%) German Language
10 4 (0.66%) Law
11 3 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.49%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 305 (50.08%) Developer
2 94 (15.44%) Java Developer
3 64 (10.51%) Analyst
4 55 (9.03%) Architect
5 41 (6.73%) React Developer
6 37 (6.08%) C# Developer
7 33 (5.42%) Senior Developer
8 31 (5.09%) Business Analyst
9 29 (4.76%) UI Developer
10 26 (4.27%) Tester
11 24 (3.94%) Python Developer
11 24 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
13 19 (3.12%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 19 (3.12%) Salesforce Developer
14 18 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
15 17 (2.79%) Technical Analyst
16 14 (2.30%) Project Manager
16 14 (2.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (16.91%) .NET
2 97 (15.93%) Spring
3 95 (15.60%) HTML
4 88 (14.45%) RESTful
5 82 (13.46%) CSS
6 65 (10.67%) HTML5
7 63 (10.34%) Web Services
8 60 (9.85%) XML
9 59 (9.69%) AngularJS
10 57 (9.36%) React
11 51 (8.37%) REST
12 40 (6.57%) Middleware
13 33 (5.42%) Redux
14 31 (5.09%) Kafka
15 30 (4.93%) Spring Boot
16 29 (4.76%) Node.js
17 27 (4.43%) JSON
18 24 (3.94%) .NET Core
19 23 (3.78%) JAAS
19 23 (3.78%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (9.03%) User Experience
3 50 (8.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 43 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
5 41 (6.73%) Fixed Income
6 28 (4.60%) Mobile App
7 24 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (3.78%) Derivative
9 21 (3.45%) Virtual Team
10 19 (3.12%) Credit Risk
10 19 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (2.30%) Mobile Payment
12 13 (2.13%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.64%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.48%) Equities
14 9 (1.48%) Hedge funds
15 7 (1.15%) Taxonomies
16 6 (0.99%) Reinsurance
16 6 (0.99%) Replication
17 5 (0.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.75%) Windows
2 31 (5.09%) Linux
3 20 (3.28%) Unix
4 18 (2.96%) Android
5 15 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.66%) Solaris
8 4 (0.66%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.33%) CentOS
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.16%) Fedora
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (20.36%) Test Automation
3 104 (17.08%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (16.75%) DevOps
5 93 (15.27%) Microservices
6 88 (14.45%) Scrum
7 72 (11.82%) TDD
8 69 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
9 68 (11.17%) Software Engineering
10 58 (9.52%) Waterfall
11 53 (8.70%) Data Modelling
12 52 (8.54%) Computer Science
13 48 (7.88%) Continuous Delivery
14 47 (7.72%) BDD
15 46 (7.55%) Multithreading
16 45 (7.39%) Technical Analysis
17 44 (7.22%) ETL
18 41 (6.73%) Open Source
19 40 (6.57%) Pair Programming
20 38 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 218 (35.80%) Java
2 213 (34.98%) SQL
3 154 (25.29%) JavaScript
4 95 (15.60%) C#
5 76 (12.48%) Python
6 56 (9.20%) TypeScript
7 38 (6.24%) Kotlin
8 30 (4.93%) T-SQL
9 27 (4.43%) Java 8
10 26 (4.27%) Scala
11 25 (4.11%) Shell Script
12 22 (3.61%) C++
13 20 (3.28%) C
14 18 (2.96%) Apex Code
15 17 (2.79%) R
16 16 (2.63%) PowerShell
17 13 (2.13%) PHP
17 13 (2.13%) Ruby
18 11 (1.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 11 (1.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (8.54%) Degree
2 37 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 33 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.96%) ISEB
5 18 (2.96%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.15%) CISSP
6 7 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.66%) CISM
8 4 (0.66%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.66%) PMP
9 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.33%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.85%) QA
2 9 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 9 (1.48%) Solvency II
3 8 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.82%) SLA
5 4 (0.66%) PMO
6 3 (0.49%) MiFID
7 2 (0.33%) GDPR
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) COREP
8 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.16%) FINREP
8 1 (0.16%) IFRS
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.16%) NIST
8 1 (0.16%) SEPA
8 1 (0.16%) TARGET2
System Software
1 92 (15.11%) Docker
2 6 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.33%) NFS
5 2 (0.33%) Samba
5 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.16%) Xen
6 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 79 (12.97%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.45%) Terraform
3 19 (3.12%) Prometheus
4 18 (2.96%) Zipkin
5 17 (2.79%) Ansible
6 16 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (2.30%) Puppet
8 6 (0.99%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.99%) Nagios
8 6 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.82%) SCCM
10 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.66%) Kibana
11 3 (0.49%) CFEngine
11 3 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (0.49%) Istio
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle Statspack
12 2 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 80 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.72%) Oracle
3 22 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (2.79%) Atlassian
5 11 (1.81%) HP
5 11 (1.81%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.48%) ION Trading
6 9 (1.48%) SAP
6 9 (1.48%) Terracotta
7 8 (1.31%) Splunk
7 8 (1.31%) StreamSets
8 7 (1.15%) Google
8 7 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.82%) Dell
9 5 (0.82%) IBM
9 5 (0.82%) Sybase
9 5 (0.82%) Tableau
9 5 (0.82%) VMware
10 4 (0.66%) Citrix
10 4 (0.66%) Palo Alto