Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 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.

Problem-Solving
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 30 36
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 388 595 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.10% 6.54% 5.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.65% 7.44% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 434 309
Central London median daily rate £450 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £131 £255 £300
90th Percentile £657 £675 £678
London median daily rate £475 £500 £495
% change year-on-year -5.00% +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
Central London median hourly rate £89.76 £20.00 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +348.79% +4.74% -4.53%
10th Percentile £23.62 £16.50 £12.57
90th Percentile £167.50 £25.50 £37.78
London median hourly rate £27.75 £23.07 £27.14
% change year-on-year +20.29% -14.98% +55.06%

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 6,868 8,001 7,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 90.32% 87.89% 89.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,359 6,221 5,573
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £514 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.85% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 113 73
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.06 £12.90
90th Percentile £49.70 £33.00 £31.35
London median hourly rate £22.97 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +6.81% -6.52% +9.52%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Central London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Central London over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor 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 17 October 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
City of London -8 305 £470 -6.00% 211
Southwark +8 15 £500 +12.36%
West End of London +2 12 £385 +53.80% 1
City of Westminster -3 6 £444 +32.46% 1
Camden +6 4 £385 -
Kensington and Chelsea -1 1 £195 -48.00%
Problem-Solving
London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 143 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (34.79%) Finance
3 132 (34.02%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (22.94%) Microsoft
5 76 (19.59%) SQL
6 68 (17.53%) Windows
7 57 (14.69%) Azure
8 52 (13.40%) Java
9 51 (13.14%) Active Directory
10 48 (12.37%) Scrum
11 43 (11.08%) Python
12 41 (10.57%) Project Management
12 41 (10.57%) DevOps
13 40 (10.31%) JavaScript
14 39 (10.05%) Degree
15 38 (9.79%) Windows 10
16 36 (9.28%) .NET
16 36 (9.28%) Banking
17 35 (9.02%) SQL Server
17 35 (9.02%) User Experience
17 35 (9.02%) Big Data
17 35 (9.02%) Analytics
18 34 (8.76%) Office 365
18 34 (8.76%) Test Automation
18 34 (8.76%) C#
19 33 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
19 33 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
20 32 (8.25%) Business Analysis
21 31 (7.99%) SCCM
21 31 (7.99%) Docker

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 18 (4.64%) Confluence
2 13 (3.35%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.58%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.55%) CMS
7 5 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.29%) IIS
8 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.77%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.77%) SAS
9 3 (0.77%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.52%) Apache
10 2 (0.52%) Drupal
10 2 (0.52%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.52%) FileNet
10 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.38%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.52%) Sketch
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.26%) InVision
7 1 (0.26%) Marvel
7 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 9 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.77%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.77%) Aligne
5 2 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.52%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.26%) iTrent
6 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.26%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.69%) Azure
2 34 (8.76%) Office 365
3 29 (7.47%) AWS
4 18 (4.64%) GCP
5 13 (3.35%) PaaS
5 13 (3.35%) Power Platform
6 12 (3.09%) IaaS
7 10 (2.58%) SaaS
8 8 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.80%) Serverless
10 6 (1.55%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.29%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.29%) CloudFront
11 5 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.29%) GitHub
11 5 (1.29%) Route 53
11 5 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.67%) TCP/IP
1 22 (5.67%) Wireless
2 11 (2.84%) DNS
2 11 (2.84%) VPN
3 10 (2.58%) DHCP
3 10 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (2.32%) LAN
4 9 (2.32%) WAN
5 8 (2.06%) Firewall
6 7 (1.80%) SAN
7 3 (0.77%) FTP
7 3 (0.77%) Internet
7 3 (0.77%) Intranet
7 3 (0.77%) Network Security
7 3 (0.77%) PBX
7 3 (0.77%) Skype
7 3 (0.77%) VoIP
7 3 (0.77%) WebEx
8 2 (0.52%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (0.52%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.02%) Big Data
1 35 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.35%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.09%) Power BI
5 11 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.58%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.32%) Data Lake
7 9 (2.32%) MySQL
7 9 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.06%) DB2
8 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.29%) Spark SQL
11 4 (1.03%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.03%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.03%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 26 (6.70%) JIRA
2 23 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.84%) Selenium
5 10 (2.58%) Cucumber
5 10 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.06%) SpecFlow
7 7 (1.80%) NUnit
8 6 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.29%) git-flow
9 5 (1.29%) Moq
9 5 (1.29%) MSTest
10 4 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (0.77%) gulp
11 3 (0.77%) webpack
12 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.52%) Gatling
12 2 (0.52%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 135 (34.79%) Finance
2 36 (9.28%) Banking
3 29 (7.47%) Front Office
4 18 (4.64%) Marketing
5 15 (3.87%) Public Sector
6 13 (3.35%) Retail
6 13 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.84%) Back Office
8 10 (2.58%) Investment Banking
9 8 (2.06%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.06%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.80%) Electronics
11 6 (1.55%) Games
11 6 (1.55%) Legal
12 4 (1.03%) Publishing
13 3 (0.77%) Law
14 2 (0.52%) Advertising
14 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.26%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (20.88%) Developer
2 74 (19.07%) Analyst
3 41 (10.57%) Support Engineer
4 37 (9.54%) Desktop Support
5 35 (9.02%) Business Analyst
6 29 (7.47%) Desktop Engineer
7 27 (6.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 20 (5.15%) Architect
9 18 (4.64%) Data Analyst
9 18 (4.64%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.61%) Python Developer
12 13 (3.35%) Consultant
13 12 (3.09%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.09%) SQL Developer
14 11 (2.84%) Java Developer
15 10 (2.58%) C# Developer
15 10 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
16 9 (2.32%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.28%) .NET
2 30 (7.73%) HTML
3 24 (6.19%) REST
4 23 (5.93%) CSS
5 18 (4.64%) .NET Core
6 15 (3.87%) Node.js
6 15 (3.87%) Web Services
6 15 (3.87%) XML
7 13 (3.35%) RESTful
8 12 (3.09%) React
9 9 (2.32%) AngularJS
9 9 (2.32%) Kafka
9 9 (2.32%) Spring
10 8 (2.06%) HTML5
11 7 (1.80%) Middleware
11 7 (1.80%) WCF
12 6 (1.55%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.55%) JSON
12 6 (1.55%) SOAP
12 6 (1.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 132 (34.02%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (9.02%) User Experience
3 24 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.90%) Algorithms
5 17 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (4.38%) Tandem
6 15 (3.87%) Data Structures
7 14 (3.61%) Equities
7 14 (3.61%) Management Information System
8 13 (3.35%) Analytical Mindset
9 11 (2.84%) Derivative
10 10 (2.58%) Fixed Income
11 9 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.80%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.29%) Data Centre
14 5 (1.29%) iPad
14 5 (1.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 68 (17.53%) Windows
2 38 (9.79%) Windows 10
3 29 (7.47%) Windows 7
4 24 (6.19%) Linux
5 16 (4.12%) Android
6 15 (3.87%) Unix
6 15 (3.87%) Windows 8
7 13 (3.35%) Windows Server
8 10 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.32%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.32%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.77%) Solaris
13 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (12.37%) Scrum
3 41 (10.57%) DevOps
3 41 (10.57%) Project Management
4 35 (9.02%) Analytics
5 34 (8.76%) Test Automation
6 33 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (8.25%) Business Analysis
8 30 (7.73%) Asset Management
8 30 (7.73%) User Stories
9 28 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (6.96%) Computer Science
10 27 (6.96%) Microservices
10 27 (6.96%) SDLC
11 25 (6.44%) Project Delivery
12 24 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (6.19%) Migration
12 24 (6.19%) Software Engineering
13 23 (5.93%) Time Management
14 21 (5.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.59%) SQL
2 52 (13.40%) Java
3 43 (11.08%) Python
4 40 (10.31%) JavaScript
5 34 (8.76%) C#
6 12 (3.09%) Scala
7 9 (2.32%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.80%) C++
9 7 (1.80%) Perl
9 7 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.55%) VBA
11 5 (1.29%) Groovy
11 5 (1.29%) R
11 5 (1.29%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.03%) Ruby
13 3 (0.77%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.77%) ES6
13 3 (0.77%) Go
13 3 (0.77%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 39 (10.05%) Degree
2 16 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.80%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.55%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.29%) MCSE
7 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.03%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.03%) MCSA
9 3 (0.77%) CCNA
9 3 (0.77%) CISSP
9 3 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.77%) MCP
9 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.52%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.90%) QA
2 13 (3.35%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.06%) SLA
4 7 (1.80%) PMO
5 2 (0.52%) GDPR
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) Basel III
6 1 (0.26%) IFRS
6 1 (0.26%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.26%) NIST
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (13.14%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.99%) Docker
3 12 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.03%) VMware Server
4 4 (1.03%) vSphere
5 2 (0.52%) NFS
5 2 (0.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (7.99%) SCCM
2 17 (4.38%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.84%) Ansible
4 10 (2.58%) Terraform
5 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.77%) Puppet
7 3 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.52%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.52%) Packer
8 2 (0.52%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.26%) CASB
9 1 (0.26%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) MIIS
9 1 (0.26%) vMotion
9 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (22.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.41%) Oracle
3 16 (4.12%) SAP
3 16 (4.12%) VMware
4 14 (3.61%) Adobe
5 13 (3.35%) Tableau
6 10 (2.58%) Apple
6 10 (2.58%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.32%) Sybase
8 8 (2.06%) Cisco
8 8 (2.06%) Google
8 8 (2.06%) Ivanti
9 7 (1.80%) Bloomberg
9 7 (1.80%) Citrix
10 6 (1.55%) HP
11 5 (1.29%) IBM
11 5 (1.29%) NetApp
11 5 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.29%) TOWER Software
12 4 (1.03%) Cognos