Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 31 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 456 351 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.42% 5.45% 5.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.39% 6.19% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 236 281
City of London median daily rate £486 £489 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +8.61% -
10th Percentile £281 £282 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £588
Central London median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 8
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.74% -8.69% +6.09%
10th Percentile £18.52 £13.33 £18.42
90th Percentile £25.13 £30.11 £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £14.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +44.85% -25.78% +5.25%

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 6,172 5,666 5,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.89% 87.93% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,880 4,372 4,818
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £310
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 56 56
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.52 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +2.64% -4.80%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.38
90th Percentile £33.00 £32.06 £37.91
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -1.10%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -12 5 £375 +50.00%
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 224 (49.12%) Finance
2 199 (43.64%) Analytical Skills
3 198 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (23.03%) SQL
5 78 (17.11%) Microsoft
6 75 (16.45%) Java
7 63 (13.82%) JavaScript
8 60 (13.16%) Python
9 59 (12.94%) Scrum
10 53 (11.62%) Banking
11 52 (11.40%) Windows
12 51 (11.18%) C#
13 49 (10.75%) HTML
13 49 (10.75%) CSS
13 49 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 48 (10.53%) Degree
14 48 (10.53%) QA
15 47 (10.31%) Project Management
15 47 (10.31%) .NET
15 47 (10.31%) SDLC
16 46 (10.09%) SQL Server
17 42 (9.21%) Asset Management
17 42 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
18 41 (8.99%) User Experience
18 41 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
19 39 (8.55%) TDD
19 39 (8.55%) Web Services
20 38 (8.33%) Test Automation
21 37 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
21 37 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel

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 12 (2.63%) Confluence
2 9 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.75%) SAS
4 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.88%) Apache Solr
5 4 (0.88%) Jupyter
5 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.66%) Apache
6 3 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.66%) CMS
6 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.44%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.44%) WordPress
8 1 (0.22%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.22%) nginx
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.88%) SAP MM
2 4 (0.88%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.44%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.22%) RMDS
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.82%) Office 365
4 11 (2.41%) PaaS
5 8 (1.75%) IaaS
6 6 (1.32%) GitHub
7 5 (1.10%) npm
8 4 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.88%) SaaS
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.44%) G Suite
10 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.44%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.26%) HTTP
2 22 (4.82%) SMS
3 15 (3.29%) Firewall
4 12 (2.63%) FTP
5 8 (1.75%) Internet
6 7 (1.54%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.32%) DNS
7 6 (1.32%) LAN
8 5 (1.10%) DHCP
8 5 (1.10%) Network Security
8 5 (1.10%) WAN
9 4 (0.88%) OSPF
9 4 (0.88%) Skype
10 3 (0.66%) BGP
10 3 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.66%) VPN
11 2 (0.44%) NGN
12 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 21 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.73%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.51%) Data Mining
6 15 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.07%) Big Data
7 14 (3.07%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.63%) Siebel EIM
9 12 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (2.41%) MySQL
10 11 (2.41%) Power BI
11 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (1.54%) HBase
12 7 (1.54%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.32%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 31 (6.80%) JIRA
2 30 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.29%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.07%) TeamCity
4 14 (3.07%) webpack
5 13 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (2.41%) gulp
7 11 (2.41%) JMeter
7 11 (2.41%) Selenium
8 10 (2.19%) Grunt
9 8 (1.75%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.75%) WebDriver
9 8 (1.75%) Xdebug
10 7 (1.54%) Jasmine
10 7 (1.54%) LoadRunner
11 6 (1.32%) Appium
11 6 (1.32%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.32%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 224 (49.12%) Finance
2 53 (11.62%) Banking
3 33 (7.24%) Financial Institution
4 32 (7.02%) Front Office
5 27 (5.92%) Retail
6 22 (4.82%) Investment Banking
7 16 (3.51%) Marketing
8 13 (2.85%) Legal
9 7 (1.54%) Back Office
10 5 (1.10%) Law
10 5 (1.10%) Publishing
10 5 (1.10%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.88%) Advertising
11 4 (0.88%) Games
11 4 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.66%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 146 (32.02%) Developer
2 94 (20.61%) Analyst
3 45 (9.87%) Business Analyst
4 29 (6.36%) Project Manager
5 25 (5.48%) Python Developer
6 23 (5.04%) Architect
7 17 (3.73%) Java Developer
7 17 (3.73%) Senior Developer
8 15 (3.29%) C# Developer
9 14 (3.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 12 (2.63%) .NET Developer
10 12 (2.63%) Siebel Developer
11 11 (2.41%) Analyst Developer
11 11 (2.41%) Data Scientist
11 11 (2.41%) Support Analyst
12 10 (2.19%) Angular Developer
12 10 (2.19%) Consultant
12 10 (2.19%) Finance Business Analyst
12 10 (2.19%) Financial Analyst
12 10 (2.19%) Machine Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.75%) CSS
1 49 (10.75%) HTML
2 47 (10.31%) .NET
3 39 (8.55%) Web Services
4 27 (5.92%) REST
5 26 (5.70%) XML
6 25 (5.48%) AngularJS
6 25 (5.48%) React
7 19 (4.17%) ASP.NET
8 17 (3.73%) HTML5
9 16 (3.51%) CSS3
10 15 (3.29%) Sass
10 15 (3.29%) SOAP
11 13 (2.85%) WCF
12 12 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (2.63%) Redux
13 11 (2.41%) jQuery
14 10 (2.19%) JSON
14 10 (2.19%) LESS
15 9 (1.97%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 199 (43.64%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (8.99%) User Experience
3 29 (6.36%) Fixed Income
4 28 (6.14%) Management Information System
5 23 (5.04%) Computer Science
5 23 (5.04%) Equities
6 19 (4.17%) Derivative
6 19 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 18 (3.95%) Hedge funds
8 14 (3.07%) Algorithms
8 14 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (3.07%) Robotics
9 13 (2.85%) Fintech
9 13 (2.85%) Tandem
10 10 (2.19%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.54%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.54%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.54%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.32%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.40%) Windows
2 26 (5.70%) Windows 7
3 25 (5.48%) Linux
4 21 (4.61%) Windows 10
5 14 (3.07%) Android
6 12 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.97%) Unix
8 8 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.75%) Windows Server
9 7 (1.54%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.44%) CentOS
12 2 (0.44%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.44%) Solaris
12 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (12.94%) Scrum
3 49 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (10.31%) Project Management
4 47 (10.31%) SDLC
5 42 (9.21%) Asset Management
6 39 (8.55%) TDD
7 38 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 37 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (7.89%) ITIL
9 36 (7.89%) OO
10 34 (7.46%) Analytics
11 33 (7.24%) Business Analysis
11 33 (7.24%) Migration
11 33 (7.24%) Software Engineering
12 31 (6.80%) Change Management
13 29 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (6.36%) Data Modelling
14 28 (6.14%) DevOps
15 27 (5.92%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 105 (23.03%) SQL
2 75 (16.45%) Java
3 63 (13.82%) JavaScript
4 60 (13.16%) Python
5 51 (11.18%) C#
6 20 (4.39%) R
7 14 (3.07%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.85%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.63%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 11 (2.41%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.41%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.19%) C
11 10 (2.19%) PHP
12 9 (1.97%) C++
12 9 (1.97%) VBA
13 7 (1.54%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.54%) Scala
14 6 (1.32%) BeanShell
14 6 (1.32%) Ruby
15 4 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (10.53%) Degree
2 14 (3.07%) PMP
3 12 (2.63%) Siebel Certification
4 11 (2.41%) CISSP
4 11 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.54%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.10%) MCDST
8 5 (1.10%) MCSE
9 4 (0.88%) APMP
9 4 (0.88%) MBA
10 3 (0.66%) CCIE
10 3 (0.66%) CCNP
10 3 (0.66%) CISM
10 3 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.66%) PhD
11 2 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.53%) QA
2 10 (2.19%) SLA
3 9 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.54%) PMO
5 3 (0.66%) GCP
5 3 (0.66%) ISO 8583
5 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.44%) GDPR
6 2 (0.44%) MiFID
6 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) Basel III
7 1 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 19 (4.17%) Docker
2 9 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (1.10%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.66%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.66%) HDFS
5 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.22%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (2.85%) SCCM
2 11 (2.41%) HP ALM
3 10 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.75%) Puppet
5 6 (1.32%) Ansible
6 5 (1.10%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (0.88%) Terraform
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.44%) Salt
9 2 (0.44%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 1 (0.22%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.22%) Packer
10 1 (0.22%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.22%) SCOM
10 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 78 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.70%) Oracle
3 17 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (3.29%) Citrix
4 15 (3.29%) SAP
5 13 (2.85%) HP
5 13 (2.85%) Siebel
6 11 (2.41%) VMware
7 10 (2.19%) Tableau
8 8 (1.75%) Bloomberg
8 8 (1.75%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.75%) Wyse
9 7 (1.54%) Splunk
9 7 (1.54%) Teradata
10 6 (1.32%) Google
10 6 (1.32%) McAfee
10 6 (1.32%) Reuters
11 5 (1.10%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.10%) Charles River
11 5 (1.10%) Cisco