Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 429 366 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.14% 5.39% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 6.06% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 265 277
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £258 £300 £306
90th Percentile £675 £688 £630
Central London median daily rate £500 £483 £450
% change year-on-year +3.63% +7.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 2
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.10 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.83% -16.98% +24.32%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.32 £20.60
90th Percentile £25.50 £31.81 £25.40
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £13.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +42.80% -31.73% +11.11%

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 6,044 6,037 5,991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.48% 88.96% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,818 4,715 4,836
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £681 £675 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 57 50
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £31.05 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -5.75% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in the City of London

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the City of London

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

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in the City of London

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

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor 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 20 September 2018. 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 -31 7 £425 +70.00%
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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.

1 211 (49.18%) Finance
2 184 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (39.16%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (20.51%) SQL
5 87 (20.28%) Microsoft
6 71 (16.55%) Java
7 66 (15.38%) Python
8 63 (14.69%) Windows
9 55 (12.82%) JavaScript
10 52 (12.12%) Project Management
11 51 (11.89%) Scrum
12 49 (11.42%) C#
13 48 (11.19%) SQL Server
14 47 (10.96%) HTML
14 47 (10.96%) .NET
15 46 (10.72%) Degree
16 45 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure
16 45 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
17 43 (10.02%) CSS
17 43 (10.02%) ITIL
17 43 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (9.79%) Asset Management
19 40 (9.32%) TDD
20 38 (8.86%) Banking
20 38 (8.86%) QA
20 38 (8.86%) Windows 7
21 37 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
22 34 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
22 34 (7.93%) Test Automation
22 34 (7.93%) User Experience

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 16 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.86%) Confluence
2 8 (1.86%) SAS
2 8 (1.86%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.63%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.93%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.70%) Apache
6 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.70%) WordPress
7 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.23%) nginx
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.23%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.47%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.47%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.23%) Actimize
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.23%) Eikon
4 1 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.23%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.23%) RMDS
4 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
1 45 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.43%) Office 365
3 11 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
3 11 (2.56%) PaaS
3 11 (2.56%) Serverless
4 8 (1.86%) IaaS
5 6 (1.40%) SaaS
6 5 (1.17%) GitHub
6 5 (1.17%) npm
7 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.93%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.43%) HTTP
2 16 (3.73%) Firewall
3 11 (2.56%) LAN
3 11 (2.56%) SMS
4 10 (2.33%) DHCP
4 10 (2.33%) DNS
4 10 (2.33%) Internet
5 9 (2.10%) Skype
5 9 (2.10%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (1.63%) FTP
6 7 (1.63%) WAN
7 6 (1.40%) WebEx
8 5 (1.17%) ADSL
8 5 (1.17%) Network Security
8 5 (1.17%) OSPF
9 4 (0.93%) BGP
10 3 (0.70%) NGN
10 3 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.47%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.20%) NoSQL
4 16 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.80%) MySQL
5 12 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 10 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.33%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.10%) Big Data
8 9 (2.10%) Data Mining
8 9 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.86%) Power BI
9 8 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.63%) Siebel EIM
11 6 (1.40%) HBase
11 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.17%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 30 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.59%) JIRA
3 16 (3.73%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.33%) webpack
6 9 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.86%) Xdebug
8 7 (1.63%) MSBuild
8 7 (1.63%) Selenium
8 7 (1.63%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.40%) gulp
9 6 (1.40%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.40%) Jasmine
9 6 (1.40%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.17%) Grunt
10 5 (1.17%) JMeter
10 5 (1.17%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 211 (49.18%) Finance
2 38 (8.86%) Banking
3 28 (6.53%) Front Office
4 23 (5.36%) Financial Institution
5 21 (4.90%) Retail
6 14 (3.26%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.56%) Marketing
8 10 (2.33%) Legal
9 9 (2.10%) Back Office
10 7 (1.63%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.17%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.93%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.70%) Advertising
13 3 (0.70%) Publishing
13 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.47%) Law
14 2 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.23%) Games
15 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 127 (29.60%) Developer
2 91 (21.21%) Analyst
3 35 (8.16%) Business Analyst
4 24 (5.59%) Architect
5 22 (5.13%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.13%) Python Developer
6 19 (4.43%) .NET Developer
7 15 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (3.50%) Senior Developer
8 14 (3.26%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.03%) C# Developer
9 13 (3.03%) Senior DevOps
9 13 (3.03%) Support Analyst
10 12 (2.80%) AWS DevOps
10 12 (2.80%) Consultant
10 12 (2.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 11 (2.56%) Analyst Developer
11 11 (2.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 11 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (2.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.96%) .NET
1 47 (10.96%) HTML
2 43 (10.02%) CSS
3 30 (6.99%) Web Services
4 28 (6.53%) REST
5 25 (5.83%) AngularJS
6 23 (5.36%) React
7 20 (4.66%) XML
8 19 (4.43%) WCF
9 17 (3.96%) ASP.NET
10 15 (3.50%) CSS3
11 14 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (3.26%) Entity Framework
12 13 (3.03%) .NET Framework
12 13 (3.03%) jQuery
12 13 (3.03%) SOAP
13 12 (2.80%) HTML5
13 12 (2.80%) Node.js
14 11 (2.56%) Sass
15 10 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 168 (39.16%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.93%) User Experience
3 31 (7.23%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (6.53%) Computer Science
5 27 (6.29%) Fixed Income
6 22 (5.13%) Management Information System
7 19 (4.43%) Equities
8 18 (4.20%) Derivative
9 16 (3.73%) Fintech
9 16 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (2.80%) iPad
10 12 (2.80%) Tandem
11 11 (2.56%) Blackberry
11 11 (2.56%) iPhone
12 10 (2.33%) Algorithms
13 9 (2.10%) Mobile App
13 9 (2.10%) Robotics
13 9 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.86%) Data Centre
14 8 (1.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 63 (14.69%) Windows
2 38 (8.86%) Windows 7
3 25 (5.83%) Linux
4 24 (5.59%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.10%) Android
6 9 (2.10%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.10%) Unix
6 9 (2.10%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.63%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.70%) CentOS
8 3 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.47%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.47%) Solaris
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (12.12%) Project Management
3 51 (11.89%) Scrum
4 43 (10.02%) ITIL
4 43 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (9.79%) Asset Management
6 40 (9.32%) TDD
7 37 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 34 (7.93%) SDLC
8 34 (7.93%) Test Automation
9 33 (7.69%) DevOps
9 33 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 31 (7.23%) Business Analysis
10 31 (7.23%) Decision-Making
11 30 (6.99%) MVC
12 29 (6.76%) OO
12 29 (6.76%) Open Source
13 28 (6.53%) Mentoring
13 28 (6.53%) Migration
14 27 (6.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 88 (20.51%) SQL
2 71 (16.55%) Java
3 66 (15.38%) Python
4 55 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 49 (11.42%) C#
6 18 (4.20%) R
7 14 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.33%) PHP
8 10 (2.33%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.33%) TypeScript
9 9 (2.10%) C
10 7 (1.63%) C++
10 7 (1.63%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 6 (1.40%) MATLAB
11 6 (1.40%) Ruby
11 6 (1.40%) Scala
11 6 (1.40%) VBA
12 4 (0.93%) ES6
12 4 (0.93%) Perl
12 4 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (10.72%) Degree
2 13 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.56%) CISSP
5 7 (1.63%) PMP
5 7 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.63%) Siebel Certification
6 6 (1.40%) MCSA
6 6 (1.40%) MCSE
6 6 (1.40%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.17%) PhD
7 5 (1.17%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.93%) MBA
9 3 (0.70%) CCIE
9 3 (0.70%) CCNP
9 3 (0.70%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (0.70%) CISM
9 3 (0.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.86%) QA
2 10 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.10%) PMO
3 9 (2.10%) SLA
4 3 (0.70%) GCP
4 3 (0.70%) ISO 8583
4 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.47%) MiFID
6 1 (0.23%) Basel III
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 22 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.73%) Docker
4 11 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.17%) BitLocker
5 5 (1.17%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.93%) XenApp
7 3 (0.70%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.23%) KVM
9 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.23%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.43%) SCCM
2 17 (3.96%) Ansible
3 13 (3.03%) Terraform
4 12 (2.80%) Packer
5 8 (1.86%) HP ALM
5 8 (1.86%) Puppet
6 7 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.63%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.40%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.70%) Grafana
10 2 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.47%) Graphite
10 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.47%) logstash
10 2 (0.47%) Nagios
10 2 (0.47%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 87 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.36%) VMware
3 20 (4.66%) Oracle
4 18 (4.20%) Citrix
5 14 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (3.03%) Apple
6 13 (3.03%) Cisco
7 12 (2.80%) SAP
7 12 (2.80%) Wyse
8 10 (2.33%) HP
8 10 (2.33%) McAfee
9 9 (2.10%) Splunk
10 8 (1.86%) Siebel
11 7 (1.63%) Bloomberg
11 7 (1.63%) Tableau
12 6 (1.40%) Google
12 6 (1.40%) Reuters
13 5 (1.17%) Adobe
13 5 (1.17%) AppDynamics
13 5 (1.17%) Palo Alto