Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 9 April 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.

Problem-Solving
London > Central London
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 34 29
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 340 519 562
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 6.60% 5.78% 6.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.56% 6.42% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 317 371
Median daily rate £475 £488 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -0.51% +3.16%
10th Percentile £165 £300 £285
90th Percentile £673 £666 £650
London median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Median hourly rate £36.73 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +62.79% +17.74%
10th Percentile £23.00 £23.75 £18.88
90th Percentile £38.75 £53.25 £21.75
London median hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +15.00% +12.80% +8.95%

Problem-Solving 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 Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,497 8,078 8,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.30% 89.99% 89.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,230 6,123 6,375
Median daily rate £512 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £520 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 65 110
Median hourly rate £32.53 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.84% +2.33% +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.47 £12.76 £12.42
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.61 £48.28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year +26.13% +15.63% -4.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Central London region over the 6 months to 9 April 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
City of London +2 235 £475 -2.56% 86
West End of London +15 12 £450 -10.00% 1
City of Westminster +24 10 £500 +24.22% 1
Camden +11 6 £400 +14.45%
Southwark +49 2 £450 +5.88%
Problem-Solving
London

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Problem-Solving 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 Central London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 159 (46.76%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (37.94%) Finance
4 62 (18.24%) SQL
5 53 (15.59%) JavaScript
5 53 (15.59%) Microsoft
5 53 (15.59%) Test Automation
6 46 (13.53%) Azure
7 45 (13.24%) Windows
8 43 (12.65%) Scrum
8 43 (12.65%) Computer Science
9 41 (12.06%) Banking
9 41 (12.06%) OO
10 38 (11.18%) User Experience
11 36 (10.59%) AWS
12 35 (10.29%) Java
12 35 (10.29%) Active Directory
13 34 (10.00%) Degree
14 33 (9.71%) Python
15 32 (9.41%) OOD
15 32 (9.41%) JIRA
16 31 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (9.12%) Algorithms
16 31 (9.12%) Analytics
17 30 (8.82%) ITIL
18 29 (8.53%) Data Structures
18 29 (8.53%) Requirements Gathering
19 27 (7.94%) React
20 26 (7.65%) Business Analysis
21 25 (7.35%) Microsoft Office

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 19 (5.59%) Confluence
2 8 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.18%) CMS
4 4 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.59%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.59%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.59%) IIS
6 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.59%) Mule
6 2 (0.59%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.59%) SAS
7 1 (0.29%) Drupal
7 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) InDesign
5 1 (0.29%) InVision
5 1 (0.29%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Workday HCM
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Loan IQ
2 2 (0.59%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.29%) Aligne
3 1 (0.29%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Maximo
3 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.53%) Azure
2 36 (10.59%) AWS
3 23 (6.76%) GCP
3 23 (6.76%) Office 365
4 15 (4.41%) Heroku
5 7 (2.06%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.76%) Slack
6 6 (1.76%) Trello
7 5 (1.47%) G Suite
7 5 (1.47%) GitHub
7 5 (1.47%) PaaS
8 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.88%) Apigee
9 3 (0.88%) Route 53
10 2 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.59%) SaaS
11 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.41%) LAN
2 10 (2.94%) Firewall
2 10 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.94%) WAN
3 7 (2.06%) DNS
4 5 (1.47%) HTTP
4 5 (1.47%) SSL
5 4 (1.18%) Internet
5 4 (1.18%) VPN
6 3 (0.88%) DHCP
6 3 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.59%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.59%) Wireless
7 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.29%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.29%) Skype
8 1 (0.29%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.47%) NoSQL
2 15 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.24%) Big Data
6 9 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.76%) Power BI
8 5 (1.47%) DB2
8 5 (1.47%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.47%) MySQL
8 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.18%) FileMaker
9 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.88%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.88%) Redis
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.59%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 32 (9.41%) JIRA
2 16 (4.71%) webpack
3 13 (3.82%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.65%) Selenium
6 7 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.76%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.47%) Postman
9 4 (1.18%) Cypress.io
9 4 (1.18%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.88%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.59%) eggPlant
11 2 (0.59%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.59%) JUnit
11 2 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.59%) Rational Functional Tester
11 2 (0.59%) SilkTest
General
1 129 (37.94%) Finance
2 41 (12.06%) Banking
3 20 (5.88%) Front Office
4 17 (5.00%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.65%) Legal
6 9 (2.65%) Marketing
7 8 (2.35%) Advertising
8 6 (1.76%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.76%) Games
8 6 (1.76%) Retail
8 6 (1.76%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.47%) International Banking
10 3 (0.88%) Publishing
11 2 (0.59%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) French Language
12 1 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 98 (28.82%) Developer
2 78 (22.94%) Analyst
3 32 (9.41%) Business Analyst
3 32 (9.41%) Senior Developer
4 24 (7.06%) React Developer
5 23 (6.76%) Digital Developer
6 15 (4.41%) Desktop Support
6 15 (4.41%) Project Manager
7 14 (4.12%) Senior React Developer
8 13 (3.82%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.53%) Architect
9 12 (3.53%) Node.js Developer
10 11 (3.24%) Python Developer
10 11 (3.24%) Support Engineer
11 10 (2.94%) Java Developer
12 9 (2.65%) Consultant
12 9 (2.65%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (2.65%) IT Analyst
13 8 (2.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (2.35%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.94%) React
2 25 (7.35%) Node.js
3 22 (6.47%) CSS
4 19 (5.59%) .NET
4 19 (5.59%) Redux
5 18 (5.29%) Jest
6 16 (4.71%) GraphQL
7 14 (4.12%) Web Services
8 13 (3.82%) HTML
9 12 (3.53%) XML
10 11 (3.24%) AngularJS
10 11 (3.24%) D3.js
11 9 (2.65%) ASP.NET
11 9 (2.65%) Spring
12 7 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.76%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.76%) Middleware
13 6 (1.76%) REST
13 6 (1.76%) RESTful
13 6 (1.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 159 (46.76%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (11.18%) User Experience
3 31 (9.12%) Algorithms
4 29 (8.53%) Data Structures
5 23 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (5.29%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.06%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.76%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.47%) Derivative
10 5 (1.47%) Equities
10 5 (1.47%) iPhone
10 5 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.18%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.18%) iPad
12 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.88%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.24%) Windows
2 25 (7.35%) Windows 10
3 17 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 16 (4.71%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.82%) Linux
5 13 (3.82%) Mac OS X
6 12 (3.53%) Android
7 7 (2.06%) Unix
8 6 (1.76%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.29%) Solaris
11 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.59%) Test Automation
3 43 (12.65%) Computer Science
3 43 (12.65%) Scrum
4 41 (12.06%) OO
5 32 (9.41%) OOD
6 31 (9.12%) Analytics
6 31 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (8.82%) ITIL
8 29 (8.53%) Requirements Gathering
9 26 (7.65%) Business Analysis
10 25 (7.35%) Decision-Making
11 23 (6.76%) Project Management
12 21 (6.18%) DevOps
13 20 (5.88%) Migration
14 19 (5.59%) Asset Management
14 19 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (5.59%) Project Delivery
14 19 (5.59%) Software Engineering
14 19 (5.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.24%) SQL
2 53 (15.59%) JavaScript
3 35 (10.29%) Java
4 33 (9.71%) Python
5 22 (6.47%) TypeScript
6 20 (5.88%) C#
7 18 (5.29%) ES6
8 14 (4.12%) C
9 8 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.76%) C++
10 6 (1.76%) Scala
11 5 (1.47%) PHP
11 5 (1.47%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.18%) Go
12 4 (1.18%) Java 8
12 4 (1.18%) VBA
13 3 (0.88%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (10.00%) Degree
2 14 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.06%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.76%) CISSP
5 6 (1.76%) ISEB
6 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.18%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.88%) CCNP
8 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.88%) PMP
9 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.29%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.12%) QA
2 6 (1.76%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.76%) SLA
3 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.88%) EMIR
4 3 (0.88%) PMO
5 2 (0.59%) MiFID
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) NIST
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (10.29%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.59%) Docker
3 5 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (6.76%) Kubernetes
2 19 (5.59%) Terraform
3 6 (1.76%) SCCM
4 4 (1.18%) SCOM
5 3 (0.88%) Ansible
5 3 (0.88%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.59%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.59%) Kubeflow
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.59%) Puppet
6 2 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.29%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.29%) vRealize
7 1 (0.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (15.59%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.47%) Oracle
3 11 (3.24%) Ivanti
4 10 (2.94%) Cisco
4 10 (2.94%) HP
4 10 (2.94%) SAP
4 10 (2.94%) Sybase
5 9 (2.65%) Apple
6 8 (2.35%) Google
6 8 (2.35%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.35%) VMware
7 7 (2.06%) Dell
7 7 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.76%) Alteryx
8 6 (1.76%) Informatica
9 5 (1.47%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.47%) Tableau
10 4 (1.18%) Citrix
10 4 (1.18%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.18%) Xerox