Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 82 69
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 0
Contract jobs citing SDLC 1628 1388 1444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.45% 3.14% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 3.64% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1004 1048
London median daily rate £525 £483 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.81% -3.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £338 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
London median hourly rate £27.50 £46.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.22% +130.00% -
10th Percentile £20.00 £45.15 £18.65
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.95 £37.60
England median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +6.67%

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 40983 38081 38900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.79% 86.27% 84.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29861 27268 27748
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 416 470
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.29 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.70 £50.00 £50.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%

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 17 December 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in London over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor 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 17 December 2017. 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 +35 384 £525 +7.69% 47
West London -24 61 £475 +5.56% 19
East London +8 41 £549 +9.75% 1
South London -50 24 £475 +24.18% 3
North London -10 2 £425 +23.64% 2
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 853 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 627 (38.51%) Finance
3 563 (34.58%) Java
4 461 (28.32%) SQL
5 405 (24.88%) Banking
6 274 (16.83%) JavaScript
7 255 (15.66%) C#
8 251 (15.42%) TDD
9 247 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
10 245 (15.05%) Scrum
11 236 (14.50%) SQL Server
12 235 (14.43%) .NET
13 231 (14.19%) HTML
14 220 (13.51%) Investment Banking
15 216 (13.27%) Microsoft
16 209 (12.84%) Test Automation
17 200 (12.29%) Degree
17 200 (12.29%) Linux
18 193 (11.86%) Project Management
19 191 (11.73%) Python
20 186 (11.43%) CSS
20 186 (11.43%) Web Services
21 179 (11.00%) DevOps
22 177 (10.87%) Front Office
23 169 (10.38%) JIRA
24 164 (10.07%) OO
25 161 (9.89%) BDD
26 160 (9.83%) QA
27 156 (9.58%) Software Engineering
27 156 (9.58%) Relational Database

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 63 (3.87%) Confluence
2 33 (2.03%) Apache
3 27 (1.66%) CMS
3 27 (1.66%) Tomcat
4 25 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 25 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 24 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 23 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.74%) JBoss
8 12 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.68%) Drupal
10 8 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.49%) IIS
11 7 (0.43%) Mule
11 7 (0.43%) nginx
12 6 (0.37%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 35 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.061%) HipChat
7 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.061%) UXPin
7 1 (0.061%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 46 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (2.09%) ION MarketView
3 15 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.31%) Kondor
4 5 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
5 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.18%) Actimize
6 3 (0.18%) BondVision
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.18%) RMDS
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 109 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (2.89%) IaaS
4 44 (2.70%) SaaS
5 34 (2.09%) npm
6 27 (1.66%) PaaS
7 25 (1.54%) GitHub
8 16 (0.98%) Serverless
9 14 (0.86%) iPaaS
10 11 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.55%) Office 365
12 8 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.18%) CloudSense
14 3 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.18%) Force.com
14 3 (0.18%) Heroku
14 3 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.60%) Firewall
2 20 (1.23%) HTTP
3 19 (1.17%) Internet
4 12 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.55%) DNS
5 9 (0.55%) Network Security
5 9 (0.55%) SSL
6 8 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (0.43%) MPLS
8 5 (0.31%) LAN
8 5 (0.31%) VPN
8 5 (0.31%) WAN
9 4 (0.25%) FTP
9 4 (0.25%) OSPF
9 4 (0.25%) SAN
9 4 (0.25%) SMS
9 4 (0.25%) SMTP
9 4 (0.25%) VLAN
9 4 (0.25%) WLAN
10 3 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 156 (9.58%) Relational Database
3 85 (5.22%) RDBMS
4 71 (4.36%) Big Data
5 62 (3.81%) NoSQL
6 51 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 45 (2.76%) MySQL
8 38 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 36 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 32 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (1.60%) Oracle Database
14 25 (1.54%) MS Access
15 24 (1.47%) DB2
16 22 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (1.23%) Apache Hive
17 20 (1.23%) HBase
17 20 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 169 (10.38%) JIRA
2 155 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 127 (7.80%) Jenkins
4 80 (4.91%) TeamCity
5 71 (4.36%) Maven
6 64 (3.93%) JUnit
7 63 (3.87%) Subversion
8 61 (3.75%) Selenium
9 40 (2.46%) NUnit
10 35 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 34 (2.09%) webpack
12 32 (1.97%) Cucumber
13 31 (1.90%) Gradle
14 27 (1.66%) gulp
15 25 (1.54%) Mockito
16 24 (1.47%) Grunt
17 19 (1.17%) Gerrit
17 19 (1.17%) Mocha
17 19 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 17 (1.04%) Ant
General
1 627 (38.51%) Finance
2 405 (24.88%) Banking
3 220 (13.51%) Investment Banking
4 177 (10.87%) Front Office
5 61 (3.75%) Financial Institution
6 48 (2.95%) Retail
7 41 (2.52%) Marketing
8 37 (2.27%) Back Office
9 24 (1.47%) Retail Banking
10 18 (1.11%) Billing
10 18 (1.11%) Publishing
11 17 (1.04%) Games
12 16 (0.98%) Law
12 16 (0.98%) Legal
12 16 (0.98%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.74%) Private Banking
14 9 (0.55%) Advertising
15 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
16 4 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 720 (44.23%) Developer
2 272 (16.71%) Analyst
3 240 (14.74%) Java Developer
4 166 (10.20%) Business Analyst
5 121 (7.43%) Project Manager
6 115 (7.06%) Architect
7 109 (6.70%) Senior Developer
8 93 (5.71%) C# Developer
9 68 (4.18%) .NET Developer
10 66 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
11 62 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
12 49 (3.01%) Python Developer
13 48 (2.95%) IT Manager
14 45 (2.76%) Front Office Developer
15 44 (2.70%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 43 (2.64%) IT Project Manager
17 42 (2.58%) HTML Developer
18 40 (2.46%) Java Engineer
18 40 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
19 39 (2.40%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (14.43%) .NET
2 231 (14.19%) HTML
3 186 (11.43%) CSS
3 186 (11.43%) Web Services
4 154 (9.46%) AngularJS
5 137 (8.42%) Spring
6 134 (8.23%) XML
7 124 (7.62%) HTML5
8 109 (6.70%) RESTful
9 87 (5.34%) React
10 76 (4.67%) REST
11 69 (4.24%) Hibernate
12 63 (3.87%) JMS
13 59 (3.62%) Node.js
14 57 (3.50%) Middleware
14 57 (3.50%) SOAP
15 52 (3.19%) jQuery
16 46 (2.83%) .NET Framework
16 46 (2.83%) ASP.NET
17 45 (2.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 247 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (7.80%) Computer Science
3 116 (7.13%) Equities
4 107 (6.57%) Virtual Team
5 103 (6.33%) Fixed Income
6 95 (5.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 93 (5.71%) Derivative
8 84 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
9 72 (4.42%) User Experience
10 49 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
10 49 (3.01%) Fintech
11 45 (2.76%) Mobile App
12 43 (2.64%) Equity Derivative
13 42 (2.58%) Data Structures
14 37 (2.27%) Management Information System
15 35 (2.15%) Algorithms
16 31 (1.90%) Hedge funds
17 30 (1.84%) Market Risk
18 27 (1.66%) N-Tier
19 24 (1.47%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 200 (12.29%) Linux
2 150 (9.21%) Unix
3 132 (8.11%) Windows
4 37 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.41%) Android
6 19 (1.17%) Solaris
7 16 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.80%) CentOS
9 12 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.49%) AIX
11 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.18%) MVS
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.061%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.061%) Fedora
14 1 (0.061%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.061%) webOS
14 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 853 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (15.42%) TDD
3 245 (15.05%) Scrum
4 209 (12.84%) Test Automation
5 193 (11.86%) Project Management
6 179 (11.00%) DevOps
7 164 (10.07%) OO
8 161 (9.89%) BDD
9 156 (9.58%) Software Engineering
10 148 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 146 (8.97%) Multithreading
12 137 (8.42%) Waterfall
13 129 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 105 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
15 97 (5.96%) Data Modelling
16 92 (5.65%) Electronic Trading
17 89 (5.47%) Business Analysis
18 88 (5.41%) ITIL
18 88 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
19 85 (5.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 563 (34.58%) Java
2 461 (28.32%) SQL
3 274 (16.83%) JavaScript
4 255 (15.66%) C#
5 191 (11.73%) Python
6 109 (6.70%) C++
7 86 (5.28%) T-SQL
8 67 (4.12%) Perl
9 61 (3.75%) C
10 57 (3.50%) Shell Script
10 57 (3.50%) TypeScript
11 54 (3.32%) VBA
12 43 (2.64%) ES6
13 37 (2.27%) Scala
14 29 (1.78%) Bash Shell
14 29 (1.78%) PHP
15 26 (1.60%) PowerShell
16 22 (1.35%) Apple Swift
16 22 (1.35%) Ruby
17 17 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 200 (12.29%) Degree
2 59 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 33 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 30 (1.84%) ISEB
6 29 (1.78%) CISSP
6 29 (1.78%) PMI Certification
7 27 (1.66%) ISTQB
8 23 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
9 15 (0.92%) PMP
10 12 (0.74%) CISA
11 11 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.68%) Master's Degree
12 10 (0.61%) CISM
12 10 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (0.55%) CRISC
13 9 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (0.49%) CGEIT
14 8 (0.49%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (9.83%) QA
2 45 (2.76%) MiFID
3 27 (1.66%) GDPR
4 26 (1.60%) PMO
5 23 (1.41%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.98%) SLA
7 10 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.37%) EMIR
10 6 (0.37%) PSD2
11 5 (0.31%) GCP
11 5 (0.31%) IFRS
11 5 (0.31%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.25%) SEPA
13 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.18%) UCITS
14 2 (0.12%) AIFMD
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (6.70%) Docker
2 19 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.92%) HDFS
4 10 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.49%) Apache Flume
5 8 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.31%) KVM
6 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.12%) RHEV
9 1 (0.061%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.061%) SRDF
9 1 (0.061%) vCloud
9 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.061%) vSphere
9 1 (0.061%) XenApp
9 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (3.56%) Ansible
2 45 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (2.46%) Puppet
4 32 (1.97%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.55%) Nagios
6 9 (0.55%) SCCM
6 9 (0.55%) Terraform
7 6 (0.37%) SCOM
8 5 (0.31%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.31%) Oozie
9 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.18%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.18%) vMotion
10 3 (0.18%) vRealize
11 2 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.12%) Nessus
11 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 216 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 139 (8.54%) Oracle
3 63 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
4 52 (3.19%) Sybase
5 43 (2.64%) ION Trading
6 37 (2.27%) Atlassian
7 33 (2.03%) IBM
8 31 (1.90%) Bloomberg
9 28 (1.72%) HP
10 27 (1.66%) SAP
11 26 (1.60%) Adobe
12 24 (1.47%) TIBCO
13 22 (1.35%) Cognos
13 22 (1.35%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.23%) Perforce
15 18 (1.11%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.11%) Splunk
15 18 (1.11%) Tradeweb
16 15 (0.92%) MuleSoft
17 14 (0.86%) Citrix