Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 33 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 255 115 300
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.30% 5.81% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% 6.54% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 51 226
10th Percentile £355 £325 £130
25th Percentile £425 £414 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £463
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.95% -7.50%
75th Percentile £634 £594 £575
90th Percentile £705 £700 £694
Central London median daily rate £525 £483 £450
% change year-on-year +8.81% +7.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
10th Percentile £28.70 £21.55 £11.10
25th Percentile £37.25 £27.63 £11.25
Median hourly rate £60.50 £38.50 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year +57.14% +220.83% -52.00%
75th Percentile £61.75 £43.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £64.15 £46.05 £12.90
Central London median hourly rate £60.50 £38.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% +24.19% +24.00%

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 3,688 1,759 5,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.06% 88.79% 90.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,834 1,320 4,072
10th Percentile £369 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £523
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.48% +2.45%
75th Percentile £650 £602 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 51
10th Percentile £18.33 £14.74 £12.00
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.00 £13.49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +29.63% +38.46% +4.28%
75th Percentile £61.19 £39.25 £24.25
90th Percentile £67.55 £46.35 £51.25
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.45 £20.92
% change year-on-year +23.04% +36.00% +11.84%

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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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.

1 114 (44.71%) Social Skills
2 88 (34.51%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (32.94%) Finance
4 82 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (23.53%) SQL
6 45 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 45 (17.65%) Azure
7 42 (16.47%) DevOps
8 33 (12.94%) Java
8 33 (12.94%) Software Engineering
9 30 (11.76%) Python
9 30 (11.76%) Analytics
10 29 (11.37%) Windows
11 28 (10.98%) Migration
12 26 (10.20%) Data Analysis
12 26 (10.20%) C#
12 26 (10.20%) SQL Server
12 26 (10.20%) Degree
13 25 (9.80%) AWS
13 25 (9.80%) Project Management
14 23 (9.02%) JavaScript
15 22 (8.63%) Decision-Making
16 21 (8.24%) HTML
16 21 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (8.24%) Git (software)
16 21 (8.24%) Business Analysis
17 20 (7.84%) JIRA
17 20 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (7.84%) Change Management
17 20 (7.84%) ETL

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 7 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.96%) Apache
3 4 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.57%) CMS
4 3 (1.18%) Confluence
4 3 (1.18%) IIS
4 3 (1.18%) JBoss
4 3 (1.18%) nginx
5 2 (0.78%) Appian
5 2 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.39%) Drupal
6 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 18 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.18%) Sketch
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.39%) Figma
5 1 (0.39%) InDesign
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.78%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.78%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.39%) Magento
3 1 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.39%) Primavera
3 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.65%) Azure
2 25 (9.80%) AWS
3 15 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (5.10%) GitHub
5 12 (4.71%) Snowflake
6 10 (3.92%) Power Platform
6 10 (3.92%) Serverless
7 6 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.96%) Matillion
8 5 (1.96%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.57%) PaaS
9 4 (1.57%) SaaS
10 3 (1.18%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.18%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.78%) Google Data Studio
11 2 (0.78%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.53%) HTTP
2 5 (1.96%) Firewall
2 5 (1.96%) Wireless
3 4 (1.57%) DNS
3 4 (1.57%) LAN
3 4 (1.57%) VPN
3 4 (1.57%) WAN
4 3 (1.18%) DHCP
4 3 (1.18%) IGMP
4 3 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.78%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.78%) SSH
5 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.78%) VoIP
5 2 (0.78%) WebEx
6 1 (0.39%) 3G
6 1 (0.39%) IPv4
6 1 (0.39%) IPv6
6 1 (0.39%) SAN
6 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (6.27%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.27%) Relational Database
4 13 (5.10%) Tableau
5 11 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.92%) MySQL
6 10 (3.92%) Power BI
6 10 (3.92%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.14%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.75%) Data Lake
8 7 (2.75%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.75%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.35%) Big Data
9 6 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.96%) Tableau Desktop
11 3 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.18%) HBase
11 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.84%) JIRA
3 14 (5.49%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.92%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.18%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.18%) GitLab
6 3 (1.18%) Subversion
6 3 (1.18%) webpack
7 2 (0.78%) Ant
7 2 (0.78%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.78%) GDB
7 2 (0.78%) Gradle
7 2 (0.78%) Maven
7 2 (0.78%) Postman
7 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.39%) GoCD
8 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 114 (44.71%) Social Skills
2 88 (34.51%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (32.94%) Finance
4 19 (7.45%) Banking
5 18 (7.06%) Influencing Skills
6 15 (5.88%) Financial Institution
6 15 (5.88%) Legal
6 15 (5.88%) Presentation Skills
7 14 (5.49%) Front Office
7 14 (5.49%) Marketing
8 11 (4.31%) Investment Banking
9 7 (2.75%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (2.35%) Retail
11 3 (1.18%) Back Office
12 2 (0.78%) Law
12 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.78%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.39%) French Language
13 1 (0.39%) Police
Job Titles
1 60 (23.53%) Developer
2 56 (21.96%) Analyst
3 28 (10.98%) Business Analyst
4 18 (7.06%) Architect
5 14 (5.49%) Data Engineer
6 12 (4.71%) SQL Developer
7 9 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.14%) Data Analyst
8 8 (3.14%) Designer
8 8 (3.14%) Service Analyst
9 7 (2.75%) DBA
9 7 (2.75%) UX Designer
10 6 (2.35%) Consultant
10 6 (2.35%) iOS Developer
10 6 (2.35%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (1.96%) Communications Manager
11 5 (1.96%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (1.96%) Internal Communications Manager
11 5 (1.96%) PHP Developer
11 5 (1.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.24%) HTML
2 19 (7.45%) RESTful
3 17 (6.67%) .NET
4 15 (5.88%) JSON
5 13 (5.10%) CSS
5 13 (5.10%) Node.js
5 13 (5.10%) React
6 11 (4.31%) Web Services
7 10 (3.92%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.92%) HTML5
7 10 (3.92%) Spring
7 10 (3.92%) XML
8 6 (2.35%) GraphQL
8 6 (2.35%) SOAP
9 5 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (1.96%) Kafka
9 5 (1.96%) Vue.js
10 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.57%) CSS3
10 4 (1.57%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.88%) User Experience
2 13 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.92%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.75%) Equities
5 6 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.35%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.96%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (1.96%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.57%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.57%) Reinsurance
7 4 (1.57%) Social Media
8 3 (1.18%) CMDB
8 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.37%) Windows
2 18 (7.06%) Linux
3 11 (4.31%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.14%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.75%) Unix
7 6 (2.35%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.96%) Android
9 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.78%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.47%) DevOps
3 33 (12.94%) Software Engineering
4 30 (11.76%) Analytics
5 28 (10.98%) Migration
6 26 (10.20%) Data Analysis
7 25 (9.80%) Project Management
8 22 (8.63%) Decision-Making
9 21 (8.24%) Business Analysis
9 21 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (7.84%) Change Management
10 20 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (7.84%) ETL
11 19 (7.45%) Scrum
12 18 (7.06%) Data Modelling
12 18 (7.06%) TDD
12 18 (7.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (6.67%) Microservices
13 17 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.53%) SQL
2 33 (12.94%) Java
3 30 (11.76%) Python
4 26 (10.20%) C#
5 23 (9.02%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.88%) PHP
7 12 (4.71%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.75%) Apple Swift
8 7 (2.75%) C
8 7 (2.75%) C++
8 7 (2.75%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.35%) Scala
9 6 (2.35%) VBA
10 5 (1.96%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.96%) Ruby
10 5 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.96%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.18%) Go
11 3 (1.18%) Perl
11 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (10.20%) Degree
2 7 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.18%) MCITP
5 3 (1.18%) MCTS
5 3 (1.18%) OCP
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.39%) CCNP
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.39%) ISEB
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.39%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.39%) MBA
6 1 (0.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.06%) QA
2 12 (4.71%) Data Quality
3 10 (3.92%) GDPR
4 7 (2.75%) SLA
5 4 (1.57%) Accessibility
6 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.18%) PMO
7 2 (0.78%) EMIR
7 2 (0.78%) WCAG
8 1 (0.39%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.39%) IFRS
8 1 (0.39%) JTAG
8 1 (0.39%) MiFID
8 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (7.84%) Docker
2 18 (7.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.39%) HDFS
5 1 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (5.49%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.31%) Ansible
3 6 (2.35%) Terraform
4 5 (1.96%) SCCM
5 3 (1.18%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.18%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.78%) Puppet
7 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.39%) Mesos
7 1 (0.39%) Packer
Vendors
1 45 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.10%) Oracle
3 11 (4.31%) ServiceNow
4 8 (3.14%) Alteryx
4 8 (3.14%) Cisco
5 7 (2.75%) Databricks
6 6 (2.35%) Apple
7 5 (1.96%) Citrix
7 5 (1.96%) Google
8 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.18%) Adobe
9 3 (1.18%) Cadence
9 3 (1.18%) EMC
9 3 (1.18%) IBM
9 3 (1.18%) SAP
9 3 (1.18%) SimCorp
10 2 (0.78%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.78%) Ivanti
10 2 (0.78%) VMware