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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 23 22 28
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 307 210 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.34% 7.39% 6.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.03% 8.06% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 89 136
10th Percentile £323 £311 £139
25th Percentile £465 £413 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £451
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +10.86% -9.80%
75th Percentile £638 £660 £538
90th Percentile £702 £750 £631
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
10th Percentile £27.55 £12.20 £38.23
25th Percentile £37.00 £13.25 £38.24
Median hourly rate £52.25 £15.00 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +248.33% -61.04% +10.00%
75th Percentile £63.31 £26.13 £41.00
90th Percentile £64.78 £32.80 £45.05
Central London median hourly rate £52.25 £20.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +161.25% -48.05% +10.00%

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 3,821 2,604 2,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.35% 91.59% 88.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,889 1,889 2,083
10th Percentile £388 £340 £338
25th Percentile £475 £431 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £515
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +1.94% -1.90%
75th Percentile £688 £628 £603
90th Percentile £775 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £570 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 50
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.28 £14.41
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.98 £24.06
Median % change year-on-year +74.10% -4.51% +21.82%
75th Percentile £52.63 £28.94 £39.13
90th Percentile £62.50 £38.98 £52.33
Central London median hourly rate £40.50 £20.00 £24.31
% change year-on-year +102.50% -17.73% +21.55%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Moorgate - 1 £213 -
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 155 (50.49%) Social Skills
2 117 (38.11%) Finance
3 116 (37.79%) Agile
4 96 (31.27%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (22.15%) Microsoft
6 59 (19.22%) Project Management
7 55 (17.92%) SQL
8 49 (15.96%) Change Management
9 45 (14.66%) Scrum
10 41 (13.36%) Banking
11 36 (11.73%) Windows
11 36 (11.73%) Python
12 35 (11.40%) HTML
12 35 (11.40%) JIRA
13 34 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (10.75%) Migration
15 30 (9.77%) JavaScript
15 30 (9.77%) Microsoft Office
15 30 (9.77%) DevOps
16 29 (9.45%) Project Delivery
16 29 (9.45%) ITIL
17 28 (9.12%) Time Management
17 28 (9.12%) Azure
17 28 (9.12%) AWS
17 28 (9.12%) CI/CD
17 28 (9.12%) Microsoft 365
18 26 (8.47%) Analytics
18 26 (8.47%) Presentation Skills
18 26 (8.47%) Decision-Making
18 26 (8.47%) CSS

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 15 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.58%) Confluence
3 5 (1.63%) CMS
4 4 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.65%) Apache
6 2 (0.65%) IIS
6 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.33%) Camunda
7 1 (0.33%) JBoss
7 1 (0.33%) Jetty
7 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.33%) nginx
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (9.77%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.56%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.65%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.65%) Sketch
7 1 (0.33%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.33%) Snagit
7 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.65%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.65%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 2 (0.65%) Workfront
3 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.12%) AWS
1 28 (9.12%) Azure
1 28 (9.12%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (3.91%) Power Platform
3 8 (2.61%) GCP
3 8 (2.61%) GitHub
3 8 (2.61%) Serverless
4 7 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (2.28%) Google Analytics
4 7 (2.28%) Google Data Studio
5 6 (1.95%) SaaS
6 5 (1.63%) Slack
7 4 (1.30%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.30%) IaaS
7 4 (1.30%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.30%) Power Automate
7 4 (1.30%) PowerApps
8 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.26%) DHCP
1 10 (3.26%) DNS
2 8 (2.61%) WAN
3 7 (2.28%) SSH
4 6 (1.95%) SD-WAN
5 5 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.30%) HTTP
6 4 (1.30%) SAN
6 4 (1.30%) Wireless
7 3 (0.98%) DWDM
7 3 (0.98%) Intranet
7 3 (0.98%) IPv6
7 3 (0.98%) LAN
7 3 (0.98%) Network Security
7 3 (0.98%) NGN
8 2 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.65%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.65%) MPLS
8 2 (0.65%) NAS
8 2 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.19%) Relational Database
2 17 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (5.21%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.28%) Power BI
5 7 (2.28%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.95%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.63%) Big Data
7 5 (1.63%) Metadata
7 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.30%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.30%) Looker
8 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.30%) Power Query
9 3 (0.98%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.98%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.98%) HDInsight
9 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.98%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 35 (11.40%) JIRA
2 12 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.93%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.28%) webpack
5 6 (1.95%) Cypress.io
6 5 (1.63%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.63%) GitLab
6 5 (1.63%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.30%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.98%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.98%) kappa
8 3 (0.98%) Maven
8 3 (0.98%) Mocha
9 2 (0.65%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.65%) Babel
9 2 (0.65%) ESLint
9 2 (0.65%) JUnit
9 2 (0.65%) Moq
9 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.65%) Storybook
General
1 155 (50.49%) Social Skills
2 117 (38.11%) Finance
3 96 (31.27%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (13.36%) Banking
5 26 (8.47%) Presentation Skills
6 23 (7.49%) Influencing Skills
6 23 (7.49%) Legal
7 17 (5.54%) Financial Institution
8 13 (4.23%) Marketing
9 9 (2.93%) Investment Banking
10 7 (2.28%) Public Sector
10 7 (2.28%) Publishing
11 6 (1.95%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.95%) German Language
11 6 (1.95%) Retail Banking
12 5 (1.63%) Back Office
12 5 (1.63%) French Language
12 5 (1.63%) Front Office
12 5 (1.63%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 73 (23.78%) Analyst
2 53 (17.26%) Developer
3 36 (11.73%) Business Analyst
4 19 (6.19%) Architect
5 16 (5.21%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.23%) Support Analyst
7 10 (3.26%) Applications Support
7 10 (3.26%) Data Engineer
7 10 (3.26%) Designer
8 9 (2.93%) SQL Analyst
8 9 (2.93%) Support Engineer
9 8 (2.61%) Service Architect
10 7 (2.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (2.28%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (2.28%) Consultant
10 7 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (2.28%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (2.28%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 7 (2.28%) Reinsurance Business Analyst
10 7 (2.28%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.40%) HTML
2 26 (8.47%) CSS
3 16 (5.21%) React
3 16 (5.21%) REST
4 14 (4.56%) AngularJS
4 14 (4.56%) Kafka
5 13 (4.23%) HTML5
6 11 (3.58%) Node.js
7 10 (3.26%) XML
8 9 (2.93%) .NET
9 8 (2.61%) Jest
9 8 (2.61%) Redux
9 8 (2.61%) Spring
9 8 (2.61%) Web Services
10 7 (2.28%) Enzyme
11 6 (1.95%) Express
12 5 (1.63%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (1.63%) GraphQL
12 5 (1.63%) RESTful
13 4 (1.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (4.89%) User Experience
3 14 (4.56%) Hedge funds
4 10 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.93%) CMDB
5 9 (2.93%) Derivative
6 8 (2.61%) Reinsurance
7 7 (2.28%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (2.28%) Social Media
8 6 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.30%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.30%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.30%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.30%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.73%) Windows
2 23 (7.49%) Linux
3 12 (3.91%) Android
4 10 (3.26%) Unix
4 10 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.95%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (37.79%) Agile
2 59 (19.22%) Project Management
3 49 (15.96%) Change Management
4 45 (14.66%) Scrum
5 34 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (10.75%) Migration
7 30 (9.77%) DevOps
8 29 (9.45%) ITIL
8 29 (9.45%) Project Delivery
9 28 (9.12%) CI/CD
9 28 (9.12%) Time Management
10 26 (8.47%) Analytics
10 26 (8.47%) Decision-Making
11 25 (8.14%) Business Analysis
12 23 (7.49%) Critical Thinking
13 20 (6.51%) Risk Management
14 19 (6.19%) Asset Management
14 19 (6.19%) Workshop Facilitation
15 17 (5.54%) Service Design
15 17 (5.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.92%) SQL
2 36 (11.73%) Python
3 30 (9.77%) JavaScript
4 25 (8.14%) Java
5 16 (5.21%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.56%) C#
7 12 (3.91%) C
8 9 (2.93%) C++
8 9 (2.93%) R
9 8 (2.61%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.28%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.63%) ES6
11 5 (1.63%) Scala
12 4 (1.30%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.30%) PHP
13 3 (0.98%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.65%) Bash
14 2 (0.65%) Perl
14 2 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (7.82%) Degree
2 21 (6.84%) SC Cleared
2 21 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.63%) CCNA
3 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.30%) CISSP
4 4 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) MCSE
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.65%) PMP
5 2 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ACCA
6 1 (0.33%) CEH
6 1 (0.33%) CIMA
6 1 (0.33%) CISA
6 1 (0.33%) CISM
6 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.21%) GDPR
1 16 (5.21%) QA
2 9 (2.93%) PMO
3 6 (1.95%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.63%) SLA
5 4 (1.30%) WCAG
6 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.65%) MiFID
7 1 (0.33%) CDISC
7 1 (0.33%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.33%) LOINC
7 1 (0.33%) NCSC
7 1 (0.33%) NIST
7 1 (0.33%) RMADS
7 1 (0.33%) SEPA
7 1 (0.33%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 26 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.23%) Docker
3 10 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.30%) XenApp
6 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.21%) Ansible
2 9 (2.93%) Terraform
3 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.63%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.63%) SCCM
4 5 (1.63%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.30%) WMI
6 3 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.98%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.98%) Oozie
7 2 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.65%) SCOM
8 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.84%) ServiceNow
3 17 (5.54%) Oracle
4 15 (4.89%) Google
5 11 (3.58%) VMware
6 9 (2.93%) Adobe
6 9 (2.93%) Apple
6 9 (2.93%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.61%) Splunk
8 7 (2.28%) Cisco
8 7 (2.28%) SAP
8 7 (2.28%) Veeam
9 6 (1.95%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.63%) Refinitiv
11 4 (1.30%) Citrix
11 4 (1.30%) Dell
11 4 (1.30%) Siebel
12 3 (0.98%) Juniper
12 3 (0.98%) PeopleSoft