Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 40 27
Rank change year-on-year +17 -13 +7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 190 427 600
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 7.12% 5.10% 6.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.09% 5.65% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 275 424
Median daily rate £475 £488 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.09% -1.55%
10th Percentile £213 £257 £281
90th Percentile £625 £650 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +62.79% +44.85%
10th Percentile £29.75 £14.51 £16.70
90th Percentile £47.75 £122.50 £25.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% +34.94% +3.22%

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 2,349 7,562 8,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 88.01% 90.35% 88.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,618 5,899 6,275
Median daily rate £515 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £326 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £681
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 83 117
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +0.05%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.25 £13.14
90th Percentile £50.13 £56.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% +4.26% +2.17%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 7 August 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 +9 142 £460 -8.00% 91
West End of London +12 12 £415 -7.78%
City of Westminster +34 11 £550 -6.38%
Camden +7 2 £400 -2.32%
Problem-Solving
London

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 82 (43.16%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (38.95%) Finance
4 39 (20.53%) Azure
5 38 (20.00%) SQL
6 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
7 29 (15.26%) Degree
8 28 (14.74%) Java
9 26 (13.68%) Windows
10 25 (13.16%) ITIL
11 23 (12.11%) JavaScript
11 23 (12.11%) Scrum
12 22 (11.58%) Banking
12 22 (11.58%) AWS
13 19 (10.00%) Computer Science
14 18 (9.47%) QA
14 18 (9.47%) Asset Management
14 18 (9.47%) Migration
14 18 (9.47%) .NET
14 18 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (8.95%) Test Automation
15 17 (8.95%) DevOps
16 16 (8.42%) SDLC
16 16 (8.42%) Active Directory
17 15 (7.89%) CSS
17 15 (7.89%) Time Management
17 15 (7.89%) User Experience
17 15 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
18 14 (7.37%) Analytics
18 14 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement

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 6 (3.16%) Confluence
2 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) CMS
3 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.05%) IIS
3 2 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.53%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.53%) Appian
4 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.53%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.53%) SAS
4 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Figma
4 1 (0.53%) InDesign
4 1 (0.53%) InVision
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.53%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.53%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Workday HCM
2 2 (1.05%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.05%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.05%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.53%) Maximo
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.53%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.53%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.53%) Azure
2 22 (11.58%) AWS
3 11 (5.79%) GCP
4 8 (4.21%) Office 365
5 5 (2.63%) G Suite
6 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.11%) GitHub
6 4 (2.11%) Heroku
6 4 (2.11%) npm
6 4 (2.11%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.11%) SaaS
7 3 (1.58%) Apigee
7 3 (1.58%) PaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.53%) Google Play
8 1 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.74%) LAN
2 7 (3.68%) Firewall
2 7 (3.68%) WAN
3 4 (2.11%) Wireless
4 3 (1.58%) BGP
4 3 (1.58%) DHCP
4 3 (1.58%) Internet
4 3 (1.58%) OSPF
4 3 (1.58%) VLAN
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.05%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.05%) FTP
5 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.05%) Network Security
5 2 (1.05%) Skype
5 2 (1.05%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (1.05%) SSH
5 2 (1.05%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.26%) Big Data
3 9 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.63%) MySQL
4 5 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.11%) FileMaker
5 4 (2.11%) Power BI
5 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.58%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.05%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.53%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (5.79%) JIRA
2 10 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.63%) Cypress.io
3 5 (2.63%) Selenium
4 4 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.11%) webpack
5 3 (1.58%) Android Studio
5 3 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.58%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.58%) Mockito
5 3 (1.58%) Postman
5 3 (1.58%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.58%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.58%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.05%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.53%) TestCafe
General
1 74 (38.95%) Finance
2 22 (11.58%) Banking
3 10 (5.26%) Front Office
3 10 (5.26%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.16%) Marketing
5 4 (2.11%) Advertising
5 4 (2.11%) Legal
6 3 (1.58%) Billing
6 3 (1.58%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.58%) Law
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (1.05%) Local Government
7 2 (1.05%) Publishing
7 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.53%) International Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (29.47%) Developer
2 36 (18.95%) Analyst
3 13 (6.84%) Business Analyst
4 10 (5.26%) Architect
4 10 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 9 (4.74%) Network Engineer
5 9 (4.74%) Project Manager
5 9 (4.74%) Senior Developer
6 8 (4.21%) React Developer
7 7 (3.68%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.16%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) Android Developer
9 5 (2.63%) Consultant
9 5 (2.63%) Desktop Support
9 5 (2.63%) Digital Developer
9 5 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (2.11%) FileMaker Developer
10 4 (2.11%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (2.11%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.47%) .NET
2 15 (7.89%) CSS
3 9 (4.74%) HTML
3 9 (4.74%) Node.js
3 9 (4.74%) React
3 9 (4.74%) XML
4 8 (4.21%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.21%) Redux
4 8 (4.21%) Web Services
5 6 (3.16%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.63%) .NET Core
6 5 (2.63%) Android SDK
6 5 (2.63%) Jest
7 4 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.11%) GraphQL
7 4 (2.11%) Middleware
7 4 (2.11%) REST
7 4 (2.11%) RxJS
7 4 (2.11%) XML Schema
8 3 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 82 (43.16%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (7.89%) User Experience
3 12 (6.32%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.21%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.68%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.68%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.11%) Social Media
9 3 (1.58%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.58%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.58%) Social Network
9 3 (1.58%) Video on Demand
10 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.05%) Equities
10 2 (1.05%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.05%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.68%) Windows
2 13 (6.84%) Linux
3 11 (5.79%) Unix
4 10 (5.26%) Android
4 10 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.21%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.16%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.16%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.16%) ITIL
3 23 (12.11%) Scrum
4 19 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 18 (9.47%) Asset Management
5 18 (9.47%) Migration
6 17 (8.95%) DevOps
6 17 (8.95%) Test Automation
7 16 (8.42%) SDLC
8 15 (7.89%) Time Management
9 14 (7.37%) Analytics
9 14 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (7.37%) TDD
10 13 (6.84%) Business Analysis
10 13 (6.84%) Project Delivery
11 12 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (6.32%) Change Management
11 12 (6.32%) Data Analysis
11 12 (6.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.00%) SQL
2 28 (14.74%) Java
3 23 (12.11%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.32%) C#
4 12 (6.32%) Python
5 9 (4.74%) C
5 9 (4.74%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.16%) TypeScript
7 5 (2.63%) ES6
8 4 (2.11%) Java 8
8 4 (2.11%) R
8 4 (2.11%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.58%) C++
9 3 (1.58%) Kotlin
9 3 (1.58%) Scala
9 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.05%) ABAP
10 2 (1.05%) Lisp
10 2 (1.05%) VBA
11 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (15.26%) Degree
2 6 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.63%) CCNP
3 5 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.11%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.58%) ISEB
6 2 (1.05%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.05%) CCIE
6 2 (1.05%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.05%) PMP
7 1 (0.53%) CCNA
7 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.47%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) MiFID
3 3 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.58%) GDPR
3 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.58%) SLA
4 2 (1.05%) EMIR
5 1 (0.53%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) NIST
System Software
1 16 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.79%) Docker
3 3 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.84%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.63%) Terraform
3 3 (1.58%) Ansible
4 2 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.05%) Kubeflow
4 2 (1.05%) Puppet
4 2 (1.05%) SCCM
4 2 (1.05%) SCOM
4 2 (1.05%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.53%) vRealize
5 1 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.32%) Oracle
3 10 (5.26%) Cisco
3 10 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 8 (4.21%) Google
4 8 (4.21%) SAP
5 7 (3.68%) Dell
5 7 (3.68%) VMware
6 6 (3.16%) Citrix
6 6 (3.16%) HP
6 6 (3.16%) Informatica
6 6 (3.16%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.11%) Alteryx
7 4 (2.11%) Apple
8 3 (1.58%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.58%) Cadence
8 3 (1.58%) F5
8 3 (1.58%) IBM
8 3 (1.58%) Juniper
8 3 (1.58%) Workday