Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 37 40
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 375 516 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.05% 5.83% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.84% 6.55% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 351 329
Central London median daily rate £455 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £132 £224 £290
90th Percentile £690 £675 £675
London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -71.71%
10th Percentile £15.80 £18.20 £20.50
90th Percentile £155.00 £25.50 £29.41
London median hourly rate £23.05 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -7.80% -7.41% +28.57%

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 5,483 7,874 7,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 88.44% 88.99% 89.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,151 6,020 6,076
Central London median daily rate £510 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.49% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £513 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +0.29% +2.20% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 84 77
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -3.66% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.73 £13.09 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £36.46 £37.35
London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.23 £22.26
% change year-on-year +3.18% +8.86% -3.94%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 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 +9 277 £465 -7.00% 167
Southwark +50 13 £475 +5.26%
City of Westminster +11 11 £413 +16.20%
West End of London +9 9 £385 -9.41% 1
Camden +13 7 £385 +10.16%
Problem-Solving
London

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 142 (37.87%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (36.53%) Finance
3 130 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (20.53%) Microsoft
5 71 (18.93%) SQL
6 63 (16.80%) Windows
7 55 (14.67%) JavaScript
8 54 (14.40%) Azure
9 52 (13.87%) Active Directory
10 50 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 45 (12.00%) Java
11 45 (12.00%) Banking
12 44 (11.73%) Python
13 43 (11.47%) Scrum
14 42 (11.20%) Computer Science
15 38 (10.13%) Windows 10
16 37 (9.87%) User Experience
16 37 (9.87%) Analytics
16 37 (9.87%) Front Office
16 37 (9.87%) Project Management
17 35 (9.33%) Degree
18 34 (9.07%) Algorithms
18 34 (9.07%) DevOps
19 33 (8.80%) Docker
19 33 (8.80%) OO
20 31 (8.27%) Data Structures
21 30 (8.00%) Office 365
21 30 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
21 30 (8.00%) Decision-Making
22 29 (7.73%) .NET

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 (4.80%) Confluence
2 8 (2.13%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (1.87%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.07%) CMS
7 3 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.80%) IIS
7 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.53%) Apache
8 2 (0.53%) Drupal
8 2 (0.53%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.53%) FileNet
8 2 (0.53%) Hyperledger
8 2 (0.53%) Mule
8 2 (0.53%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.47%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Aligne
3 2 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.53%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.27%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.40%) Azure
2 30 (8.00%) Office 365
3 27 (7.20%) AWS
4 22 (5.87%) GCP
5 11 (2.93%) Heroku
6 10 (2.67%) IaaS
7 9 (2.40%) PaaS
7 9 (2.40%) Power Platform
8 7 (1.87%) SaaS
9 6 (1.60%) Slack
9 6 (1.60%) Trello
10 4 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.27%) npm
13 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.80%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.93%) Wireless
3 10 (2.67%) Firewall
3 10 (2.67%) VPN
4 9 (2.40%) DHCP
4 9 (2.40%) DNS
4 9 (2.40%) LAN
4 9 (2.40%) WAN
5 8 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.80%) SAN
6 3 (0.80%) WebEx
7 2 (0.53%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.53%) Internet
7 2 (0.53%) Megaco
7 2 (0.53%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 2 (0.53%) Skype
7 2 (0.53%) SSL
7 2 (0.53%) Telepresence
7 2 (0.53%) VoIP
7 2 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.60%) Big Data
3 19 (5.07%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.93%) DB2
7 10 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.40%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.13%) Power BI
9 8 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.87%) MySQL
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.33%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.07%) Blockchain
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.53%) Impala
14 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (7.20%) JIRA
2 16 (4.27%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.47%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.20%) webpack
5 11 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.40%) Selenium
7 7 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.60%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.33%) REST Assured
10 4 (1.07%) NUnit
10 4 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.80%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.80%) Cypress.io
11 3 (0.80%) git-flow
11 3 (0.80%) gulp
11 3 (0.80%) JUnit
11 3 (0.80%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.80%) Subversion
11 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
General
1 137 (36.53%) Finance
2 45 (12.00%) Banking
3 37 (9.87%) Front Office
4 16 (4.27%) Public Sector
5 15 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.73%) Marketing
7 13 (3.47%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.67%) Retail
9 9 (2.40%) Financial Institution
10 8 (2.13%) Legal
11 7 (1.87%) Games
12 5 (1.33%) Advertising
12 5 (1.33%) Back Office
12 5 (1.33%) Electronics
12 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.80%) International Banking
13 3 (0.80%) Publishing
14 2 (0.53%) French Language
14 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 103 (27.47%) Developer
2 75 (20.00%) Analyst
3 37 (9.87%) Business Analyst
3 37 (9.87%) Desktop Support
4 35 (9.33%) Support Engineer
5 31 (8.27%) Senior Developer
6 27 (7.20%) Desktop Engineer
7 25 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 20 (5.33%) React Developer
9 19 (5.07%) Digital Developer
10 15 (4.00%) C# Developer
10 15 (4.00%) Senior React Developer
11 14 (3.73%) Python Developer
12 13 (3.47%) Data Analyst
13 12 (3.20%) Java Developer
14 11 (2.93%) Consultant
14 11 (2.93%) JavaScript Developer
15 10 (2.67%) Administrator
15 10 (2.67%) Product Manager
15 10 (2.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.73%) .NET
2 24 (6.40%) CSS
3 23 (6.13%) HTML
4 22 (5.87%) Node.js
4 22 (5.87%) React
5 16 (4.27%) RESTful
6 15 (4.00%) Redux
7 14 (3.73%) GraphQL
7 14 (3.73%) Jest
7 14 (3.73%) REST
8 13 (3.47%) AngularJS
8 13 (3.47%) Web Services
9 11 (2.93%) .NET Core
9 11 (2.93%) D3.js
10 10 (2.67%) HTML5
10 10 (2.67%) XML
11 8 (2.13%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.13%) Kafka
11 8 (2.13%) SOAP
11 8 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 142 (37.87%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (9.87%) User Experience
3 34 (9.07%) Algorithms
4 31 (8.27%) Data Structures
5 25 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.47%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.67%) Derivative
8 10 (2.67%) Equities
9 9 (2.40%) Fixed Income
9 9 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (2.13%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (2.13%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.87%) iPad
11 7 (1.87%) iPhone
12 6 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.60%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.33%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 63 (16.80%) Windows
2 38 (10.13%) Windows 10
3 29 (7.73%) Windows 7
4 18 (4.80%) Linux
5 17 (4.53%) Android
6 15 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 12 (3.20%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.67%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.40%) Unix
9 9 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.87%) Windows Server
11 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.80%) Solaris
13 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 43 (11.47%) Scrum
4 42 (11.20%) Computer Science
5 37 (9.87%) Analytics
5 37 (9.87%) Project Management
6 34 (9.07%) DevOps
7 33 (8.80%) OO
8 30 (8.00%) Decision-Making
8 30 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (7.73%) Business Analysis
10 27 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (6.93%) Kanban
11 26 (6.93%) OOD
12 25 (6.67%) Project Delivery
13 24 (6.40%) User Stories
14 23 (6.13%) ITIL
14 23 (6.13%) Software Engineering
15 20 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 71 (18.93%) SQL
2 55 (14.67%) JavaScript
3 45 (12.00%) Java
4 44 (11.73%) Python
5 25 (6.67%) C#
6 17 (4.53%) TypeScript
7 14 (3.73%) ES6
7 14 (3.73%) Scala
8 8 (2.13%) C++
9 6 (1.60%) Perl
9 6 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.60%) R
9 6 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.60%) VBA
10 5 (1.33%) Apex Code
10 5 (1.33%) Groovy
11 4 (1.07%) PHP
12 3 (0.80%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.80%) Ruby
12 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (9.33%) Degree
2 18 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.13%) CISSP
6 6 (1.60%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.07%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.07%) ISEB
7 4 (1.07%) MCP
8 3 (0.80%) CBAP
8 3 (0.80%) CCNA
8 3 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.80%) MCSA
8 3 (0.80%) MCSE
8 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.80%) QA
2 11 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.87%) SLA
4 5 (1.33%) PMO
5 2 (0.53%) EMIR
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) GDPR
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 33 (8.80%) Docker
3 12 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.80%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.80%) vSphere
6 2 (0.53%) XenApp
7 1 (0.27%) Firmware
7 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (6.40%) Kubernetes
2 20 (5.33%) SCCM
3 13 (3.47%) Terraform
4 5 (1.33%) Ansible
4 5 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.80%) Puppet
6 2 (0.53%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.53%) SCOM
7 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.27%) MIIS
7 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) Packer
7 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 77 (20.53%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.20%) Oracle
3 16 (4.27%) Ivanti
4 14 (3.73%) Sybase
5 13 (3.47%) VMware
6 11 (2.93%) Apple
7 10 (2.67%) Cisco
7 10 (2.67%) SAP
8 9 (2.40%) Adobe
8 9 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.60%) HP
9 6 (1.60%) Tableau
10 5 (1.33%) Google
10 5 (1.33%) IBM
10 5 (1.33%) Polycom
10 5 (1.33%) Symantec
11 4 (1.07%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.07%) Citrix
11 4 (1.07%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.80%) Databricks