Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 31 38
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 337 420 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.42% 6.11% 5.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.03% 7.02% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 310 258
City of London median daily rate £483 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £130 £256 £299
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £465 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -7.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
City of London median hourly rate £89.76 £25.00 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +259.03% +30.92% -16.98%
10th Percentile £23.62 £18.50 £13.32
90th Percentile £167.50 £25.50 £31.81
Central London median hourly rate £89.76 £20.00 £13.66
% change year-on-year +348.79% +46.47% -31.73%

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 5,588 5,982 6,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.95% 87.07% 89.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,369 4,765 4,712
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £678 £675
Central London median daily rate £517 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.40% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 102 57
City of London median hourly rate £18.33 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% - -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.02 £13.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £32.25 £31.05
Central London median hourly rate £19.48 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.18% - -6.50%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +6 13 £500 +17.65%
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 134 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (34.72%) Finance
3 108 (32.05%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (24.63%) Microsoft
5 63 (18.69%) SQL
6 61 (18.10%) Windows
7 60 (17.80%) Azure
8 54 (16.02%) Java
9 43 (12.76%) Python
9 43 (12.76%) Active Directory
10 38 (11.28%) Scrum
11 36 (10.68%) DevOps
12 34 (10.09%) .NET
12 34 (10.09%) SQL Server
13 33 (9.79%) C#
13 33 (9.79%) Microsoft Office
13 33 (9.79%) Test Automation
14 32 (9.50%) Linux
15 31 (9.20%) Banking
15 31 (9.20%) Asset Management
15 31 (9.20%) Degree
15 31 (9.20%) Windows 10
16 30 (8.90%) Analytics
17 29 (8.61%) Project Management
17 29 (8.61%) SCCM
17 29 (8.61%) Office 365
17 29 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
18 28 (8.31%) Microservices
19 27 (8.01%) Git (software)
19 27 (8.01%) JavaScript

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 22 (6.53%) Confluence
2 10 (2.97%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.48%) CMS
6 4 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.19%) IIS
7 3 (0.89%) Apache
7 3 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.89%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.59%) Drupal
8 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.59%) SAS
9 1 (0.30%) Liferay
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (9.79%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.75%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.30%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.59%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.30%) iTrent
4 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.30%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.80%) Azure
2 29 (8.61%) Office 365
3 24 (7.12%) AWS
4 13 (3.86%) GCP
5 12 (3.56%) PaaS
6 11 (3.26%) IaaS
7 10 (2.97%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.37%) Serverless
9 7 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.08%) GitHub
9 7 (2.08%) SaaS
10 6 (1.78%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (1.48%) CloudFront
11 5 (1.48%) Route 53
11 5 (1.48%) Trello
11 5 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.23%) TCP/IP
1 21 (6.23%) Wireless
2 12 (3.56%) VPN
3 10 (2.97%) DNS
4 9 (2.67%) DHCP
5 8 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (1.78%) Firewall
6 6 (1.78%) LAN
6 6 (1.78%) WAN
7 5 (1.48%) SAN
8 3 (0.89%) Internet
8 3 (0.89%) Intranet
8 3 (0.89%) PBX
9 2 (0.59%) Extranet
9 2 (0.59%) FTP
9 2 (0.59%) Megaco
9 2 (0.59%) Network Security
9 2 (0.59%) Skype
9 2 (0.59%) SSL
9 2 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.82%) Big Data
3 20 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.86%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.56%) Data Lake
6 11 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.67%) MySQL
7 9 (2.67%) Power BI
8 8 (2.37%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.78%) QlikView
10 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.48%) DB2
11 5 (1.48%) Spark SQL
12 4 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.72%) JIRA
3 16 (4.75%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.56%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.97%) SpecFlow
5 10 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.08%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.08%) NUnit
6 7 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (2.08%) Selenium
7 6 (1.78%) gulp
8 5 (1.48%) git-flow
8 5 (1.48%) Grunt
8 5 (1.48%) Moq
8 5 (1.48%) MSTest
8 5 (1.48%) Subversion
8 5 (1.48%) Travis CI
8 5 (1.48%) webpack
9 4 (1.19%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 117 (34.72%) Finance
2 31 (9.20%) Banking
3 20 (5.93%) Front Office
4 15 (4.45%) Retail
5 14 (4.15%) Public Sector
6 13 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.26%) Marketing
8 9 (2.67%) Investment Banking
9 7 (2.08%) Back Office
9 7 (2.08%) Electronics
9 7 (2.08%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.78%) Games
11 5 (1.48%) Legal
12 4 (1.19%) Publishing
13 3 (0.89%) Law
14 2 (0.59%) Advertising
15 1 (0.30%) International Banking
15 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (19.88%) Developer
2 58 (17.21%) Analyst
3 35 (10.39%) Support Engineer
4 31 (9.20%) Desktop Support
5 30 (8.90%) Business Analyst
6 25 (7.42%) Desktop Engineer
7 23 (6.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 19 (5.64%) Architect
9 15 (4.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (4.15%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.86%) IT Support
12 12 (3.56%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.56%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.56%) SQL Developer
13 10 (2.97%) Azure Engineer
13 10 (2.97%) Data Analyst
13 10 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.97%) Technical Engineer
14 9 (2.67%) IT Engineer
14 9 (2.67%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.09%) .NET
2 23 (6.82%) REST
3 19 (5.64%) HTML
4 18 (5.34%) .NET Core
5 17 (5.04%) Node.js
6 16 (4.75%) CSS
7 14 (4.15%) RESTful
8 13 (3.86%) Web Services
8 13 (3.86%) XML
9 10 (2.97%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.37%) JSON
10 8 (2.37%) React
10 8 (2.37%) Spring
10 8 (2.37%) Vue.js
11 7 (2.08%) Kafka
11 7 (2.08%) WCF
12 6 (1.78%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.78%) OAuth
12 6 (1.78%) Sass
12 6 (1.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 108 (32.05%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.72%) User Experience
3 23 (6.82%) Tandem
4 18 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.86%) Equities
7 10 (2.97%) Algorithms
7 10 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.67%) Derivative
8 9 (2.67%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.37%) Fixed Income
10 7 (2.08%) Analytical Mindset
10 7 (2.08%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.08%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.48%) Cloud Native
12 5 (1.48%) Social Media
13 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.19%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (18.10%) Windows
2 32 (9.50%) Linux
3 31 (9.20%) Windows 10
4 24 (7.12%) Unix
5 22 (6.53%) Windows 7
6 13 (3.86%) Windows 8
7 12 (3.56%) Android
8 8 (2.37%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.37%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.78%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.48%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (1.19%) Solaris
12 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.30%) AIX
13 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (11.28%) Scrum
3 36 (10.68%) DevOps
4 33 (9.79%) Test Automation
5 31 (9.20%) Asset Management
6 30 (8.90%) Analytics
7 29 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 29 (8.61%) Project Management
8 28 (8.31%) Microservices
9 26 (7.72%) Migration
10 25 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (7.12%) Software Engineering
12 23 (6.82%) Data Analysis
12 23 (6.82%) SDLC
12 23 (6.82%) TDD
12 23 (6.82%) User Stories
13 22 (6.53%) Business Analysis
13 22 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (6.23%) Computer Science
15 20 (5.93%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 63 (18.69%) SQL
2 54 (16.02%) Java
3 43 (12.76%) Python
4 33 (9.79%) C#
5 27 (8.01%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.56%) Scala
7 9 (2.67%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.67%) Perl
7 9 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.67%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.78%) C++
10 5 (1.48%) VBA
11 4 (1.19%) Groovy
12 3 (0.89%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.89%) R
12 3 (0.89%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.59%) Go
13 2 (0.59%) Ruby
13 2 (0.59%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 31 (9.20%) Degree
2 9 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.78%) AWS Certification
3 6 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.48%) MCSE
4 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.19%) A+ Certification
5 4 (1.19%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.19%) MCSA
6 3 (0.89%) CCNA
6 3 (0.89%) CISSP
6 3 (0.89%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) MCP
6 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.59%) CBAP
7 2 (0.59%) CCIE
7 2 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.93%) QA
2 11 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.19%) PMO
3 4 (1.19%) SLA
4 2 (0.59%) EMIR
4 2 (0.59%) MiFID
5 1 (0.30%) Basel III
5 1 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) IFRS
5 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.30%) NIST
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (12.76%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.42%) Docker
3 6 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.59%) NFS
5 2 (0.59%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.59%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.30%) Firmware
6 1 (0.30%) vCloud
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (8.61%) SCCM
2 17 (5.04%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.56%) Ansible
4 9 (2.67%) Terraform
5 8 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.89%) Puppet
8 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.59%) Packer
8 2 (0.59%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.30%) CASB
9 1 (0.30%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.30%) vMotion
Vendors
1 83 (24.63%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.23%) Oracle
3 16 (4.75%) SAP
4 11 (3.26%) Apple
5 10 (2.97%) Tableau
5 10 (2.97%) VMware
6 9 (2.67%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.08%) Adobe
7 7 (2.08%) Google
7 7 (2.08%) Sybase
8 6 (1.78%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.78%) Ivanti
8 6 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.78%) Splunk
9 5 (1.48%) Citrix
9 5 (1.48%) HP
9 5 (1.48%) NetApp
9 5 (1.48%) TOWER Software
10 4 (1.19%) Cisco
10 4 (1.19%) IBM