Period
to 28 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 28 March 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 37 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +10
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 238 385 422
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.53% 5.69% 5.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.36% 6.37% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 243 275
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% -
10th Percentile £152 £255 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £478 £491
% change year-on-year -0.52% -2.80% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Median hourly rate £38.45 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.86% +62.79% +4.67%
10th Percentile £20.60 £23.75 £19.06
90th Percentile £38.75 £53.25 £27.17
Central London median hourly rate £36.73 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +4.93% +62.79% +4.67%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,740 6,047 6,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.96% 89.32% 89.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,778 4,674 5,033
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +3.54%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £335
90th Percentile £675 £675 £695
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 89
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.86 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.15 £42.61 £46.08
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.34 £21.50
% change year-on-year +28.87% -0.74% +13.16%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the City of London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in the City of London

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the City of London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in the City of London

Problem-Solving
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the City of London

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 28 March 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
London Bridge +47 2 £450 +76.47%
Moorgate +15 1 £500 - 1
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 97 (40.76%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (31.51%) Finance
4 45 (18.91%) Windows
5 43 (18.07%) Microsoft
6 38 (15.97%) SQL
7 35 (14.71%) Active Directory
7 35 (14.71%) Banking
8 29 (12.18%) Degree
9 28 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (11.76%) Scrum
10 26 (10.92%) Java
11 25 (10.50%) ITIL
12 24 (10.08%) Python
12 24 (10.08%) Office 365
12 24 (10.08%) Windows 10
13 23 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (9.24%) Project Management
15 21 (8.82%) JIRA
15 21 (8.82%) Business Analysis
16 20 (8.40%) Test Automation
16 20 (8.40%) Front Office
17 19 (7.98%) Analytics
17 19 (7.98%) Decision-Making
18 18 (7.56%) Azure
19 17 (7.14%) Time Management
20 16 (6.72%) Windows 7
20 16 (6.72%) Oracle
20 16 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
20 16 (6.72%) Project Delivery

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 11 (4.62%) Confluence
2 5 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.68%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.26%) CMS
4 3 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.84%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.84%) IIS
5 2 (0.84%) Mule
5 2 (0.84%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.42%) Drupal
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.42%) SAS
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) InDesign
5 1 (0.42%) InVision
5 1 (0.42%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.42%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Loan IQ
1 2 (0.84%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.84%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Maximo
2 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.42%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.08%) Office 365
2 18 (7.56%) Azure
3 12 (5.04%) AWS
4 7 (2.94%) GCP
5 4 (1.68%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.26%) GitHub
6 3 (1.26%) PaaS
7 2 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.84%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.84%) Route 53
7 2 (0.84%) SaaS
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.42%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.42%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.42%) Google Play
8 1 (0.42%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.42%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.46%) LAN
2 9 (3.78%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.36%) Firewall
3 8 (3.36%) WAN
4 7 (2.94%) DNS
5 5 (2.10%) VPN
6 4 (1.68%) SSL
6 4 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.26%) DHCP
7 3 (1.26%) HTTP
7 3 (1.26%) Internet
8 2 (0.84%) FTP
8 2 (0.84%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.84%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.42%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.42%) Skype
9 1 (0.42%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.52%) Big Data
4 6 (2.52%) DB2
4 6 (2.52%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.68%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.26%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.26%) Power BI
8 2 (0.84%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.84%) MySQL
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.84%) Redis
8 2 (0.84%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (8.82%) JIRA
2 7 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.94%) Selenium
3 6 (2.52%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.68%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.68%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.26%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.26%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.84%) Postman
8 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.42%) CMake
8 1 (0.42%) gulp
8 1 (0.42%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.42%) REST Assured
8 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.42%) TestCafe
General
1 75 (31.51%) Finance
2 35 (14.71%) Banking
3 20 (8.40%) Front Office
4 11 (4.62%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.62%) Public Sector
5 8 (3.36%) Legal
6 7 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.94%) Marketing
6 7 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.52%) Games
8 5 (2.10%) Advertising
8 5 (2.10%) International Banking
9 4 (1.68%) Retail
10 3 (1.26%) Publishing
11 2 (0.84%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.42%) French Language
12 1 (0.42%) German Language
12 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 64 (26.89%) Analyst
2 45 (18.91%) Developer
3 28 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 18 (7.56%) Desktop Support
5 14 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 13 (5.46%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.20%) Architect
7 10 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (4.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (4.20%) Support Analyst
8 9 (3.78%) Java Developer
9 8 (3.36%) IT Analyst
9 8 (3.36%) Python Developer
9 8 (3.36%) Senior Developer
10 7 (2.94%) Programme Manager
11 6 (2.52%) Consultant
11 6 (2.52%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.52%) Data Architect
11 6 (2.52%) Security Analyst
11 6 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.62%) XML
2 10 (4.20%) .NET
2 10 (4.20%) Web Services
3 8 (3.36%) Spring
4 7 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.52%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.52%) HTML
5 6 (2.52%) Middleware
6 5 (2.10%) REST
6 5 (2.10%) Spring Boot
6 5 (2.10%) XML Schema
7 4 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.68%) CSS
7 4 (1.68%) Node.js
7 4 (1.68%) RESTful
8 3 (1.26%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.26%) J2EE
8 3 (1.26%) Jest
8 3 (1.26%) Kafka
8 3 (1.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (40.76%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.46%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.20%) User Experience
5 9 (3.78%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.52%) iPhone
6 6 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.10%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.10%) Derivative
7 5 (2.10%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.10%) iPad
7 5 (2.10%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.68%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.68%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.68%) Equities
8 4 (1.68%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.26%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.91%) Windows
2 24 (10.08%) Windows 10
3 16 (6.72%) Windows 7
4 14 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.46%) Mac OS X
6 12 (5.04%) Android
7 11 (4.62%) Linux
8 7 (2.94%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.26%) Unix
9 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.84%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.42%) Solaris
11 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (11.76%) Scrum
2 28 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (10.50%) ITIL
4 22 (9.24%) Project Management
5 21 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 20 (8.40%) Test Automation
7 19 (7.98%) Analytics
7 19 (7.98%) Decision-Making
8 17 (7.14%) Time Management
9 16 (6.72%) Project Delivery
10 15 (6.30%) Data Modelling
10 15 (6.30%) User Stories
11 14 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (5.88%) DevOps
11 14 (5.88%) Migration
12 13 (5.46%) ETL
12 13 (5.46%) SDLC
13 12 (5.04%) OO
13 12 (5.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.97%) SQL
2 26 (10.92%) Java
3 24 (10.08%) Python
4 13 (5.46%) C#
5 12 (5.04%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.36%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.94%) Scala
8 6 (2.52%) C
9 5 (2.10%) C++
10 4 (1.68%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.68%) VBA
11 3 (1.26%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.26%) PHP
11 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.84%) ES6
12 2 (0.84%) Go
12 2 (0.84%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (12.18%) Degree
2 6 (2.52%) CISSP
2 6 (2.52%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.10%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.68%) A+ Certification
4 4 (1.68%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (1.68%) ISEB
4 4 (1.68%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.26%) PMP
6 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.42%) CBAP
7 1 (0.42%) CCNP
7 1 (0.42%) CFA
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.42%) MCP
7 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.46%) QA
2 7 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.10%) SLA
4 4 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.26%) EMIR
6 1 (0.42%) COBIT
6 1 (0.42%) GDPR
6 1 (0.42%) MiFID
6 1 (0.42%) PMO
6 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.68%) Docker
4 3 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.42%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.10%) Kubernetes
1 5 (2.10%) SCCM
2 4 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.26%) Ansible
3 3 (1.26%) SCOM
3 3 (1.26%) Terraform
4 2 (0.84%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.84%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.84%) Puppet
5 1 (0.42%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.42%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.42%) Kubeflow
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.42%) vRealize
5 1 (0.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 43 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.72%) Oracle
3 11 (4.62%) Ivanti
4 10 (4.20%) HP
4 10 (4.20%) VMware
5 9 (3.78%) Apple
6 8 (3.36%) SAP
7 7 (2.94%) Dell
7 7 (2.94%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.94%) Sybase
8 6 (2.52%) Alteryx
8 6 (2.52%) Cisco
8 6 (2.52%) Google
8 6 (2.52%) Informatica
9 5 (2.10%) Cadence
10 4 (1.68%) Adobe
10 4 (1.68%) Polycom
10 4 (1.68%) Remedy
10 4 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.68%) Symantec