Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 42 33
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 395 356 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.65% 5.00% 5.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 5.60% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 257 258
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £224 £282 £295
90th Percentile £675 £680 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £449
% change year-on-year - +11.48% +5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 1
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.79 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.05% -80.90% +629.73%
10th Percentile £18.30 £13.33 £127.50
90th Percentile £29.15 £32.18 £142.50
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.49 £76.00
% change year-on-year +2.10% -67.78% +310.81%

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 6,071 6,362 5,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.84% 89.33% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,831 5,051 4,745
City of London median daily rate £505 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.32% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 59 55
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £13.09 £13.34 £12.15
90th Percentile £33.53 £30.90 £53.05
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -2.56%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -49 7 £425 +70.00%
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 186 (47.09%) Finance
2 185 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (35.44%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (21.27%) Microsoft
5 66 (16.71%) SQL
6 65 (16.46%) Java
7 62 (15.70%) Windows
7 62 (15.70%) Project Management
8 58 (14.68%) Python
9 52 (13.16%) JavaScript
9 52 (13.16%) C#
9 52 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
10 51 (12.91%) Scrum
11 49 (12.41%) SQL Server
11 49 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
12 48 (12.15%) .NET
13 46 (11.65%) Asset Management
14 44 (11.14%) Test Automation
15 43 (10.89%) DevOps
15 43 (10.89%) HTML
15 43 (10.89%) ITIL
16 42 (10.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 39 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (9.87%) TDD
18 37 (9.37%) Degree
18 37 (9.37%) QA
19 35 (8.86%) Windows 7
20 34 (8.61%) CSS
21 33 (8.35%) Front Office
21 33 (8.35%) Banking

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 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.53%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.77%) Confluence
4 6 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.27%) Apache
6 4 (1.01%) SAS
7 3 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.76%) CMS
7 3 (0.76%) WordPress
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.51%) Drupal
8 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.04%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.25%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.25%) Actimize
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Eikon
4 1 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.25%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.05%) PaaS
4 15 (3.80%) AWS Lambda
4 15 (3.80%) Serverless
5 13 (3.29%) Office 365
6 8 (2.03%) GitHub
6 8 (2.03%) IaaS
7 5 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.27%) SaaS
8 4 (1.01%) npm
9 3 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.76%) Force.com
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.51%) Heroku
10 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.80%) Firewall
2 11 (2.78%) LAN
3 10 (2.53%) DHCP
3 10 (2.53%) HTTP
3 10 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.03%) DNS
4 8 (2.03%) WAN
5 7 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (1.77%) Internet
5 7 (1.77%) Skype
6 6 (1.52%) WebEx
7 5 (1.27%) ADSL
8 4 (1.01%) BGP
8 4 (1.01%) Network Security
8 4 (1.01%) SMS
9 3 (0.76%) Intranet
9 3 (0.76%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.76%) OSPF
9 3 (0.76%) Wireless
10 2 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (5.06%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.28%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.03%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.52%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.52%) Redis
10 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.27%) Big Data
11 5 (1.27%) HBase
11 5 (1.27%) MySQL
11 5 (1.27%) Power BI
12 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.06%) JIRA
3 19 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (2.53%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.28%) Selenium
8 8 (2.03%) SpecFlow
8 8 (2.03%) webpack
9 7 (1.77%) MSBuild
9 7 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.27%) gulp
11 5 (1.27%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.01%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.01%) Grunt
12 4 (1.01%) JUnit
13 3 (0.76%) Maven
13 3 (0.76%) Mocha
13 3 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 186 (47.09%) Finance
2 33 (8.35%) Banking
2 33 (8.35%) Front Office
3 21 (5.32%) Retail
4 17 (4.30%) Financial Institution
5 14 (3.54%) Back Office
6 12 (3.04%) Marketing
7 10 (2.53%) Legal
8 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.27%) Spanish Language
11 4 (1.01%) Digital Economy
11 4 (1.01%) Publishing
12 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.51%) Billing
13 2 (0.51%) Law
13 2 (0.51%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.25%) Advertising
14 1 (0.25%) Games
14 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 106 (26.84%) Developer
2 91 (23.04%) Analyst
3 29 (7.34%) Business Analyst
4 22 (5.57%) .NET Developer
4 22 (5.57%) Architect
4 22 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (5.32%) Senior DevOps
6 19 (4.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 18 (4.56%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.05%) AWS DevOps
8 16 (4.05%) Senior Developer
9 15 (3.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 15 (3.80%) AWS Engineer
9 15 (3.80%) C# Developer
9 15 (3.80%) Java Developer
9 15 (3.80%) Service Analyst
10 14 (3.54%) Analyst Developer
10 14 (3.54%) Support Analyst
11 13 (3.29%) Python Engineer
11 13 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.15%) .NET
2 43 (10.89%) HTML
3 34 (8.61%) CSS
4 25 (6.33%) AngularJS
5 22 (5.57%) React
6 21 (5.32%) REST
7 19 (4.81%) Web Services
7 19 (4.81%) XML
8 17 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (4.05%) HTML5
9 16 (4.05%) WCF
10 15 (3.80%) .NET Framework
10 15 (3.80%) Entity Framework
11 14 (3.54%) ASP.NET
11 14 (3.54%) Kafka
11 14 (3.54%) Node.js
11 14 (3.54%) Redux
11 14 (3.54%) SOAP
12 13 (3.29%) jQuery
13 12 (3.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 140 (35.44%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.10%) User Experience
3 30 (7.59%) Fixed Income
4 27 (6.84%) Computer Science
5 25 (6.33%) Tandem
6 23 (5.82%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (5.32%) Management Information System
8 20 (5.06%) Derivative
8 20 (5.06%) Equities
9 12 (3.04%) Data Centre
9 12 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (2.53%) Analytical Mindset
11 9 (2.28%) Algorithms
12 8 (2.03%) Fintech
12 8 (2.03%) iPhone
13 7 (1.77%) Blackberry
13 7 (1.77%) iPad
13 7 (1.77%) Robotics
14 6 (1.52%) Data Structures
14 6 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.70%) Windows
2 35 (8.86%) Windows 7
3 24 (6.08%) Linux
4 20 (5.06%) Windows 10
5 13 (3.29%) Windows 8
6 10 (2.53%) Unix
7 8 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.52%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.52%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.01%) Android
10 3 (0.76%) Solaris
11 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.25%) AIX
12 1 (0.25%) CentOS
12 1 (0.25%) Debian
12 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.25%) VMS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (15.70%) Project Management
3 51 (12.91%) Scrum
4 46 (11.65%) Asset Management
5 44 (11.14%) Test Automation
6 43 (10.89%) DevOps
6 43 (10.89%) ITIL
7 42 (10.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 39 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (9.87%) TDD
9 32 (8.10%) Business Analysis
9 32 (8.10%) Decision-Making
10 29 (7.34%) Migration
11 28 (7.09%) Mentoring
11 28 (7.09%) Microservices
12 26 (6.58%) Software Engineering
13 24 (6.08%) Analytics
13 24 (6.08%) Change Management
13 24 (6.08%) SDLC
14 22 (5.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.71%) SQL
2 65 (16.46%) Java
3 58 (14.68%) Python
4 52 (13.16%) C#
4 52 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.30%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.29%) R
7 10 (2.53%) VBA
8 9 (2.28%) C
8 9 (2.28%) TypeScript
9 7 (1.77%) C++
9 7 (1.77%) ES6
9 7 (1.77%) Ruby
9 7 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.52%) Scala
11 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.01%) Go
12 4 (1.01%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.01%) Perl
13 3 (0.76%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 37 (9.37%) Degree
2 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.03%) CISSP
5 6 (1.52%) MCSA
6 5 (1.27%) CCNP
6 5 (1.27%) MCSE
6 5 (1.27%) PhD
6 5 (1.27%) PMP
7 4 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.01%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.01%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.76%) CCIE
8 3 (0.76%) CCNA
8 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.37%) QA
2 10 (2.53%) PMO
3 8 (2.03%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.77%) SLA
5 4 (1.01%) GDPR
6 3 (0.76%) IFRS
6 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.51%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.25%) Basel III
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.25%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.25%) PSD2
8 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (7.85%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.56%) Docker
4 11 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.27%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.01%) XenApp
7 3 (0.76%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.76%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.25%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (5.82%) Ansible
2 17 (4.30%) Terraform
3 15 (3.80%) Packer
4 13 (3.29%) SCCM
5 9 (2.28%) vCenter Server
6 8 (2.03%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.27%) HP ALM
8 5 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.76%) Grafana
9 3 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.76%) Nagios
9 3 (0.76%) Puppet
10 2 (0.51%) Cacti
10 2 (0.51%) Graphite
10 2 (0.51%) Kibana
10 2 (0.51%) logstash
10 2 (0.51%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 84 (21.27%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.33%) VMware
3 19 (4.81%) Oracle
4 17 (4.30%) Citrix
5 16 (4.05%) Cisco
6 15 (3.80%) Apple
7 12 (3.04%) Wyse
8 10 (2.53%) Splunk
9 9 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.03%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.03%) Tableau
11 7 (1.77%) Google
11 7 (1.77%) McAfee
12 6 (1.52%) Adobe
12 6 (1.52%) Bloomberg
12 6 (1.52%) HP
13 5 (1.27%) Cadence
13 5 (1.27%) ION Trading
14 4 (1.01%) Palo Alto
14 4 (1.01%) SAP