Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 29 34
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 367 446 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.72% 6.47% 5.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.40% 7.33% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 314 219
City of London median daily rate £500 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £325 £281 £286
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £486 £480 £483
% change year-on-year +1.30% -0.52% +9.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +17.74% -8.69%
10th Percentile £13.41 £18.52 £14.42
90th Percentile £51.00 £21.75 £20.31
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £13.37
% change year-on-year +62.79% +60.81% -33.14%

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 5,735 6,088 5,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.46% 88.35% 88.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,440 4,825 4,251
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £356 £332 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 97 48
City of London median hourly rate £20.65 £19.00 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.66% -1.81% -3.24%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.65 £12.84
90th Percentile £55.95 £39.90 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.34 £20.00 £16.96
% change year-on-year +6.70% +17.92% -15.20%

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 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -32 2 £255 -27.66%
Moorgate - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 178 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (39.78%) Finance
3 132 (35.97%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (22.34%) SQL
5 70 (19.07%) Java
5 70 (19.07%) Microsoft
6 59 (16.08%) Scrum
7 53 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 52 (14.17%) Python
9 51 (13.90%) JavaScript
9 51 (13.90%) C#
10 48 (13.08%) Asset Management
10 48 (13.08%) Git (software)
11 45 (12.26%) Test Automation
11 45 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 43 (11.72%) Analytics
12 43 (11.72%) .NET
12 43 (11.72%) Linux
13 42 (11.44%) Degree
14 41 (11.17%) SQL Server
15 40 (10.90%) Windows
16 39 (10.63%) HTML
17 38 (10.35%) SDLC
18 37 (10.08%) TDD
19 36 (9.81%) Banking
19 36 (9.81%) JIRA
20 35 (9.54%) DevOps
21 34 (9.26%) Decision-Making
22 33 (8.99%) Microservices
22 33 (8.99%) 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 28 (7.63%) Confluence
2 18 (4.90%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.54%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.91%) CMS
5 5 (1.36%) Apache
5 5 (1.36%) Drupal
5 5 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.36%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.54%) JBoss
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.54%) SAS
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (7.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.81%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.54%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.54%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.27%) BASE24
4 1 (0.27%) BPCS
4 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.27%) HFM
4 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.27%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.27%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 53 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (5.72%) Office 365
4 17 (4.63%) Power Platform
5 15 (4.09%) GitHub
6 10 (2.72%) Serverless
7 7 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.63%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.63%) Slack
9 5 (1.36%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (1.36%) CloudFront
9 5 (1.36%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.36%) Route 53
9 5 (1.36%) Trello
9 5 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.09%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.54%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.27%) DHCP
3 11 (3.00%) WAN
4 10 (2.72%) DNS
4 10 (2.72%) Wireless
5 9 (2.45%) Firewall
5 9 (2.45%) LAN
6 8 (2.18%) HTTP
7 6 (1.63%) Internet
7 6 (1.63%) SAN
7 6 (1.63%) VPN
8 5 (1.36%) Intranet
8 5 (1.36%) Network Security
9 4 (1.09%) Extranet
9 4 (1.09%) Skype
9 4 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.82%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.82%) NAS
10 3 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.63%) Big Data
3 21 (5.72%) NoSQL
4 18 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.36%) Power BI
6 12 (3.27%) Data Lake
7 11 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.72%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.72%) MySQL
9 9 (2.45%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.18%) QlikView
11 7 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.91%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.36%) HBase
13 5 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.36%) Redis
13 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (13.08%) Git (software)
2 36 (9.81%) JIRA
3 30 (8.17%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.90%) TeamCity
5 16 (4.36%) SpecFlow
6 13 (3.54%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (3.00%) Selenium
8 11 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.72%) gulp
10 9 (2.45%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.45%) Grunt
10 9 (2.45%) LoadRunner
10 9 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (2.18%) Travis CI
11 8 (2.18%) webpack
12 7 (1.91%) CircleCI
12 7 (1.91%) git-flow
12 7 (1.91%) PostCSS
13 6 (1.63%) Appium
General
1 146 (39.78%) Finance
2 36 (9.81%) Banking
3 21 (5.72%) Front Office
4 15 (4.09%) Retail
5 13 (3.54%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.18%) Back Office
7 7 (1.91%) Games
7 7 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.09%) Advertising
8 4 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Billing
10 2 (0.54%) Law
10 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.27%) International Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 101 (27.52%) Developer
2 59 (16.08%) Analyst
3 32 (8.72%) Business Analyst
4 17 (4.63%) Python Developer
5 16 (4.36%) Architect
6 15 (4.09%) Senior Developer
7 14 (3.81%) Project Manager
7 14 (3.81%) Support Engineer
8 13 (3.54%) Java Developer
9 12 (3.27%) Asset Management Analyst
9 12 (3.27%) Asset Management Business Analyst
9 12 (3.27%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (3.00%) Desktop Support
11 10 (2.72%) QA Engineer
11 10 (2.72%) Software Engineer
11 10 (2.72%) SQL Developer
12 9 (2.45%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.45%) Data Engineer
13 8 (2.18%) C# Developer
13 8 (2.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.72%) .NET
2 39 (10.63%) HTML
3 31 (8.45%) REST
4 30 (8.17%) CSS
5 22 (5.99%) RESTful
6 20 (5.45%) Node.js
7 18 (4.90%) Spring
8 16 (4.36%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.09%) React
10 14 (3.81%) Kafka
10 14 (3.81%) LESS
11 13 (3.54%) Web Services
12 12 (3.27%) GraphQL
12 12 (3.27%) HTML5
13 11 (3.00%) Sass
13 11 (3.00%) SVG
13 11 (3.00%) XML
14 10 (2.72%) JSON
14 10 (2.72%) Velocity
15 9 (2.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 132 (35.97%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.99%) User Experience
3 32 (8.72%) Tandem
4 26 (7.08%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (4.90%) Data Structures
6 16 (4.36%) Algorithms
7 11 (3.00%) Fixed Income
7 11 (3.00%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.45%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.45%) Derivative
9 8 (2.18%) Cloud Native
9 8 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.18%) Robotics
10 7 (1.91%) Analytical Mindset
10 7 (1.91%) Equities
10 7 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.36%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.72%) Linux
2 40 (10.90%) Windows
3 27 (7.36%) Unix
4 16 (4.36%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.27%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.45%) Android
7 8 (2.18%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.63%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.36%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.54%) Solaris
11 2 (0.54%) VMS
11 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.27%) AIX
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (16.08%) Scrum
3 48 (13.08%) Asset Management
4 45 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 45 (12.26%) Test Automation
5 43 (11.72%) Analytics
6 38 (10.35%) SDLC
7 37 (10.08%) TDD
8 35 (9.54%) DevOps
9 34 (9.26%) Decision-Making
10 33 (8.99%) Microservices
10 33 (8.99%) User Stories
11 32 (8.72%) Computer Science
11 32 (8.72%) Project Management
12 29 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (7.63%) Migration
14 26 (7.08%) Configuration Management
15 25 (6.81%) Software Engineering
16 24 (6.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (22.34%) SQL
2 70 (19.07%) Java
3 52 (14.17%) Python
4 51 (13.90%) C#
4 51 (13.90%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.63%) Scala
6 16 (4.36%) Bash Shell
7 15 (4.09%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.45%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.18%) Perl
9 8 (2.18%) PHP
9 8 (2.18%) VBA
10 7 (1.91%) C++
10 7 (1.91%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.63%) Kotlin
11 6 (1.63%) Ruby
12 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.09%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.09%) R
13 4 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (11.44%) Degree
2 10 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.63%) CCIE
4 6 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.36%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.82%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.54%) CCDE
7 2 (0.54%) CCDP
7 2 (0.54%) CCNP
7 2 (0.54%) CISSP
7 2 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.54%) MCSA
7 2 (0.54%) MCSE
7 2 (0.54%) SAFe Agilist
8 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.54%) QA
2 13 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.63%) SLA
4 4 (1.09%) MiFID
4 4 (1.09%) PMO
5 3 (0.82%) EMIR
6 2 (0.54%) Basel III
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.63%) Docker
3 9 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (3.81%) SCCM
2 11 (3.00%) Ansible
3 9 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.45%) Terraform
4 7 (1.91%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.09%) Puppet
6 3 (0.82%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.54%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.54%) Packer
8 1 (0.27%) collectd
8 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.27%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.27%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.27%) Kibana
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.27%) StatsD
8 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 70 (19.07%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.18%) Oracle
3 16 (4.36%) HP
4 14 (3.81%) Atlassian
4 14 (3.81%) VMware
5 13 (3.54%) Tableau
6 10 (2.72%) SAP
7 9 (2.45%) Apple
7 9 (2.45%) Cisco
7 9 (2.45%) Google
7 9 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (2.45%) Splunk
8 8 (2.18%) Citrix
8 8 (2.18%) IBM
9 5 (1.36%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.09%) Adobe
10 4 (1.09%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.09%) Perforce