Period
to 19 May 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 19 May 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 468 623 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.54% 6.76% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 7.64% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 430 261
Central London median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £305
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 4
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £13.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +58.35% -32.89%
10th Percentile £23.75 £16.93 £10.86
90th Percentile £53.25 £21.75 £19.85
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.16% -2.67% +12.53%

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 7,584 8,151 6,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 89.73% 88.46% 87.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,778 6,354 4,873
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 116 52
Central London median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £16.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% +21.51% -20.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.49 £12.16
90th Percentile £56.50 £46.19 £29.60
London median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +19.05%

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 May 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 19 May 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 19 May 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 -2 361 £500 +3.09% 42
West End of London -8 27 £475 -5.00%
City of Westminster -19 5 £525 +69.35% 1
Southwark -39 4 £425 -4.49%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £195 - 1
Problem-Solving
London

For the 6 months to 19 May 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.

1 215 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (37.18%) Finance
3 151 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (20.94%) SQL
5 86 (18.38%) Java
5 86 (18.38%) JavaScript
6 80 (17.09%) Microsoft
7 77 (16.45%) Scrum
8 67 (14.32%) Git (software)
9 66 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
10 63 (13.46%) Test Automation
10 63 (13.46%) HTML
11 62 (13.25%) Degree
12 60 (12.82%) User Experience
13 59 (12.61%) Python
14 57 (12.18%) C#
14 57 (12.18%) Analytics
15 56 (11.97%) Linux
16 53 (11.32%) CSS
16 53 (11.32%) Project Management
17 52 (11.11%) SQL Server
18 50 (10.68%) Windows
18 50 (10.68%) Computer Science
19 48 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
20 45 (9.62%) .NET
20 45 (9.62%) Asset Management
21 44 (9.40%) TDD
21 44 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
21 44 (9.40%) DevOps

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 26 (5.56%) Confluence
2 20 (4.27%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.35%) CMS
4 10 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (1.71%) Apache
6 5 (1.07%) Drupal
7 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.85%) SAS
7 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.43%) JBoss
9 2 (0.43%) nginx
9 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.21%) Tornado
Applications
1 28 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.28%) Chatbot
6 5 (1.07%) Sketch
6 5 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.64%) InVision
9 2 (0.43%) Marvel
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.21%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.85%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.43%) Magento
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.43%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 66 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.06%) GitHub
3 19 (4.06%) Office 365
4 17 (3.63%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.92%) Serverless
6 7 (1.50%) Slack
7 6 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (1.28%) Dialogflow
7 6 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.28%) Trello
7 6 (1.28%) Wit.ai
8 5 (1.07%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.07%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.85%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.85%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.56%) DHCP
2 11 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.14%) DNS
3 10 (2.14%) HTTP
3 10 (2.14%) WAN
4 9 (1.92%) Firewall
5 8 (1.71%) LAN
6 7 (1.50%) SAN
7 6 (1.28%) VPN
7 6 (1.28%) Wireless
8 5 (1.07%) Internet
9 4 (0.85%) Intranet
9 4 (0.85%) Network Security
9 4 (0.85%) Skype
10 3 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.64%) Extranet
10 3 (0.64%) MPLS
10 3 (0.64%) NAS
10 3 (0.64%) SSL
10 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.84%) Big Data
3 29 (6.20%) NoSQL
4 20 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (3.63%) Power BI
6 16 (3.42%) MongoDB
7 15 (3.21%) Data Lake
8 13 (2.78%) MySQL
9 12 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (2.56%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.14%) QlikView
11 9 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.50%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
14 6 (1.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 67 (14.32%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.76%) JIRA
3 36 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.49%) TeamCity
5 15 (3.21%) SpecFlow
6 14 (2.99%) Selenium
6 14 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.78%) gulp
7 13 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 12 (2.56%) webpack
9 11 (2.35%) PostCSS
9 11 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (2.14%) Grunt
11 9 (1.92%) LoadRunner
12 8 (1.71%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.71%) JUnit
12 8 (1.71%) Subversion
12 8 (1.71%) Travis CI
General
1 174 (37.18%) Finance
2 40 (8.55%) Banking
3 26 (5.56%) Front Office
4 17 (3.63%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.63%) Retail
5 14 (2.99%) Marketing
6 13 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.14%) Back Office
8 6 (1.28%) Advertising
9 5 (1.07%) Billing
9 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.07%) Games
10 4 (0.85%) Law
11 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.43%) Publishing
13 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 143 (30.56%) Developer
2 67 (14.32%) Analyst
3 37 (7.91%) Business Analyst
4 19 (4.06%) Java Developer
4 19 (4.06%) Project Manager
5 18 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (3.42%) Senior Developer
7 14 (2.99%) Support Engineer
8 13 (2.78%) Architect
9 12 (2.56%) C# Developer
9 12 (2.56%) Consultant
9 12 (2.56%) Python Developer
10 11 (2.35%) Administrator
10 11 (2.35%) Data Engineer
11 10 (2.14%) .NET Developer
11 10 (2.14%) Software Engineer
12 9 (1.92%) Product Owner
12 9 (1.92%) QA Engineer
12 9 (1.92%) React Developer
13 8 (1.71%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (13.46%) HTML
2 53 (11.32%) CSS
3 45 (9.62%) .NET
4 35 (7.48%) REST
5 25 (5.34%) RESTful
6 24 (5.13%) Node.js
7 23 (4.91%) AngularJS
8 21 (4.49%) HTML5
8 21 (4.49%) Kafka
9 20 (4.27%) React
10 19 (4.06%) LESS
10 19 (4.06%) Sass
11 18 (3.85%) Spring
12 17 (3.63%) XML
13 16 (3.42%) Web Services
14 15 (3.21%) jQuery
15 14 (2.99%) GraphQL
16 13 (2.78%) JSON
17 12 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 12 (2.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 151 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (12.82%) User Experience
3 32 (6.84%) Tandem
4 27 (5.77%) Data Structures
5 26 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (5.13%) Algorithms
7 17 (3.63%) Fintech
8 15 (3.21%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.99%) Fixed Income
10 10 (2.14%) Data Centre
10 10 (2.14%) Derivative
11 8 (1.71%) Social Media
12 7 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.50%) Equities
12 7 (1.50%) W3C
13 6 (1.28%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.28%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.28%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.97%) Linux
2 50 (10.68%) Windows
3 32 (6.84%) Unix
4 14 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.35%) Android
5 11 (2.35%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.71%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.07%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.43%) Solaris
11 2 (0.43%) VMS
12 1 (0.21%) AIX
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (16.45%) Scrum
3 63 (13.46%) Test Automation
4 57 (12.18%) Analytics
5 53 (11.32%) Project Management
6 50 (10.68%) Computer Science
7 48 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 48 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (9.62%) Asset Management
9 44 (9.40%) DevOps
9 44 (9.40%) TDD
10 43 (9.19%) Decision-Making
11 37 (7.91%) SDLC
12 35 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (7.48%) Microservices
13 33 (7.05%) Migration
14 32 (6.84%) Configuration Management
15 31 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (6.62%) E-Commerce
15 31 (6.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 98 (20.94%) SQL
2 86 (18.38%) Java
2 86 (18.38%) JavaScript
3 59 (12.61%) Python
4 57 (12.18%) C#
5 22 (4.70%) Scala
6 20 (4.27%) Bash Shell
6 20 (4.27%) PowerShell
7 17 (3.63%) C++
8 12 (2.56%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.35%) Go
10 10 (2.14%) VBA
11 9 (1.92%) Perl
11 9 (1.92%) Ruby
12 8 (1.71%) PHP
12 8 (1.71%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.50%) Java 8
13 7 (1.50%) R
14 6 (1.28%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (13.25%) Degree
2 18 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.28%) MCSE
6 5 (1.07%) CCIE
7 4 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.64%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.64%) CCA
8 3 (0.64%) CCEA
8 3 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.64%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.64%) VCP5
9 2 (0.43%) CCDP
9 2 (0.43%) CISSP
9 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.20%) QA
2 11 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.92%) SLA
4 6 (1.28%) MiFID
5 5 (1.07%) PMO
6 4 (0.85%) EMIR
7 3 (0.64%) Basel III
8 2 (0.43%) WCAG
9 1 (0.21%) IFRS
9 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.21%) SEPA
9 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.48%) Docker
3 10 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.64%) XenApp
6 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.21%) vCloud
7 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (3.85%) Ansible
2 14 (2.99%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.35%) SCCM
3 11 (2.35%) Terraform
4 8 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.07%) Puppet
6 3 (0.64%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.43%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.43%) collectd
7 2 (0.43%) Fluentd
7 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.43%) Kibana
7 2 (0.43%) Packer
7 2 (0.43%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.43%) SCOM
7 2 (0.43%) StatsD
8 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 80 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.56%) Oracle
3 23 (4.91%) VMware
4 17 (3.63%) HP
5 16 (3.42%) Google
6 15 (3.21%) Adobe
7 14 (2.99%) Tableau
8 13 (2.78%) Splunk
9 11 (2.35%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.35%) Cisco
9 11 (2.35%) Citrix
9 11 (2.35%) SAP
10 10 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.92%) Apple
11 9 (1.92%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.71%) IBM
13 7 (1.50%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.28%) Bloomberg
15 4 (0.85%) Dell
15 4 (0.85%) Perforce