Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 32 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 136 246 385
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.07% 5.43% 5.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 6.22% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 182 258
Median daily rate £475 £464 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -3.39% -4.00%
10th Percentile £306 £139 £243
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £480
% change year-on-year - -1.04% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £36.50 £38.48 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.13% +9.93% +62.79%
10th Percentile £35.75 £19.17 £22.00
90th Percentile £37.25 £38.75 £53.25
Central London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.48 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.13% +9.93% +62.79%

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 2,023 3,955 6,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.27% 87.25% 88.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,500 3,039 4,701
Median daily rate £525 £518 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £317 £315
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £510 £514
% change year-on-year +2.94% -0.73% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 52 59
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% +5.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.42 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.15 £52.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.26% +7.50% -6.98%

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 7 March 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
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 7 March 2021. 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 +3 1 - -
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 March 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 60 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (39.71%) Finance
3 42 (30.88%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (24.26%) Azure
5 30 (22.06%) Project Management
6 29 (21.32%) Degree
7 28 (20.59%) SQL
8 25 (18.38%) Git (software)
9 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (14.71%) Asset Management
10 19 (13.97%) TDD
10 19 (13.97%) Scrum
10 19 (13.97%) Test Automation
10 19 (13.97%) DevOps
10 19 (13.97%) Analytics
11 18 (13.24%) Microsoft
12 17 (12.50%) Banking
12 17 (12.50%) AWS
12 17 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 17 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
13 16 (11.76%) Information Security
13 16 (11.76%) .NET
14 15 (11.03%) Fixed Income
14 15 (11.03%) Data Analysis
14 15 (11.03%) JIRA
15 14 (10.29%) SDLC
15 14 (10.29%) Java
15 14 (10.29%) Critical Thinking
16 13 (9.56%) User Stories
16 13 (9.56%) Computer Science

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 6 (4.41%) CMS
1 6 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.21%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.47%) Confluence
3 2 (1.47%) WordPress
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.74%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.74%) nginx
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.74%) InVision
5 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.74%) Sketch
5 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.74%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Eikon
1 2 (1.47%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.47%) Salerio
2 1 (0.74%) Magento
2 1 (0.74%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.74%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.74%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (24.26%) Azure
2 17 (12.50%) AWS
3 10 (7.35%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (4.41%) GCP
4 6 (4.41%) Power Platform
5 5 (3.68%) GitHub
6 4 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.21%) SaaS
8 2 (1.47%) Azure Stack
8 2 (1.47%) PaaS
9 1 (0.74%) Akamai
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.74%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.74%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) Skype
2 9 (6.62%) Firewall
2 9 (6.62%) Unified Communications
3 8 (5.88%) LAN
3 8 (5.88%) WAN
4 7 (5.15%) DNS
4 7 (5.15%) Ethernet
5 6 (4.41%) H.323
6 4 (2.94%) Internet
6 4 (2.94%) Multicast
6 4 (2.94%) Network Security
6 4 (2.94%) Telepresence
6 4 (2.94%) Wireless
7 3 (2.21%) VPN
7 3 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.47%) DECT
8 2 (1.47%) Intranet
8 2 (1.47%) PPP
8 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) Tableau
2 8 (5.88%) Tableau Desktop
2 8 (5.88%) Tableau Server
3 7 (5.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.41%) Power BI
5 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.74%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
6 1 (0.74%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.74%) KDB
6 1 (0.74%) MS Access
6 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.74%) Redis
6 1 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 25 (18.38%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.03%) JIRA
3 10 (7.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (5.15%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.21%) GDB
6 2 (1.47%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.47%) GitLab
6 2 (1.47%) Maven
6 2 (1.47%) Postman
6 2 (1.47%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.74%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.74%) GCC
7 1 (0.74%) GoCD
7 1 (0.74%) Grunt
7 1 (0.74%) LSMW
7 1 (0.74%) PyCharm
7 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.74%) webpack
7 1 (0.74%) Zephyr
General
1 54 (39.71%) Finance
2 17 (12.50%) Banking
3 11 (8.09%) Front Office
4 6 (4.41%) Legal
5 4 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.94%) Marketing
5 4 (2.94%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.21%) Back Office
7 2 (1.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Law
8 1 (0.74%) Local Government
8 1 (0.74%) Retail
8 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (25.74%) Analyst
2 30 (22.06%) Developer
3 15 (11.03%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.82%) Asset Management Analyst
5 10 (7.35%) Analyst Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.15%) Architect
7 7 (5.15%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Risk Management Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.94%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.21%) Consultant
10 3 (2.21%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.21%) Desktop Support
10 3 (2.21%) Desktop Support Technician
10 3 (2.21%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 3 (2.21%) Product Owner
10 3 (2.21%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.21%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.21%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.76%) .NET
2 5 (3.68%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.68%) HTML
2 5 (3.68%) SailPoint
3 4 (2.94%) CSS
3 4 (2.94%) Kafka
3 4 (2.94%) React
3 4 (2.94%) Redux
3 4 (2.94%) REST
3 4 (2.94%) TensorFlow
3 4 (2.94%) Web Services
3 4 (2.94%) WebRTC
4 3 (2.21%) Keras
4 3 (2.21%) Node.js
4 3 (2.21%) NumPy
4 3 (2.21%) Regular Expression
4 3 (2.21%) SciPy
5 2 (1.47%) MSMQ
5 2 (1.47%) RESTful
5 2 (1.47%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 42 (30.88%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (11.03%) Fixed Income
4 10 (7.35%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (5.88%) Tandem
6 7 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (4.41%) Derivative
8 5 (3.68%) Market Risk
9 4 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.94%) User Experience
9 4 (2.94%) Virtual Team
10 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.21%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.47%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.47%) Equities
11 2 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.09%) Linux
1 11 (8.09%) Windows
2 8 (5.88%) Unix
2 8 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.47%) OpenWrt
4 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (22.06%) Project Management
3 20 (14.71%) Asset Management
3 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (13.97%) Analytics
4 19 (13.97%) DevOps
4 19 (13.97%) Scrum
4 19 (13.97%) TDD
4 19 (13.97%) Test Automation
5 17 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 16 (11.76%) Information Security
7 15 (11.03%) Data Analysis
8 14 (10.29%) Critical Thinking
8 14 (10.29%) SDLC
9 13 (9.56%) Computer Science
9 13 (9.56%) User Stories
10 12 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
10 12 (8.82%) Project Delivery
11 11 (8.09%) Microservices
11 11 (8.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.59%) SQL
2 14 (10.29%) Java
3 12 (8.82%) Python
4 10 (7.35%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.41%) C
6 5 (3.68%) C#
6 5 (3.68%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.94%) C++
7 4 (2.94%) PHP
7 4 (2.94%) R
8 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.47%) BeanShell
9 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.47%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.74%) Clojure
10 1 (0.74%) Go
10 1 (0.74%) Perl
10 1 (0.74%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (21.32%) Degree
2 7 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.68%) CCIE
3 5 (3.68%) CISSP
4 4 (2.94%) CISM
4 4 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.94%) MCP
5 3 (2.21%) MCSE
5 3 (2.21%) MCTS
5 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.21%) PhD
5 3 (2.21%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.21%) PMP
5 3 (2.21%) SAFe Agilist
6 2 (1.47%) CCNP
6 2 (1.47%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.74%) CCNA
7 1 (0.74%) CCSP
7 1 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.35%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) NIST
2 5 (3.68%) PMO
3 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.94%) MiFID
4 2 (1.47%) AIFMD
4 2 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.47%) GDPR
4 2 (1.47%) JTAG
4 2 (1.47%) UCITS
5 1 (0.74%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.74%) Basel III
5 1 (0.74%) EMIR
5 1 (0.74%) IFRS
5 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.74%) SLA
5 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 8 (5.88%) Docker
2 7 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.47%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (6.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.94%) Ansible
2 4 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.21%) Terraform
4 2 (1.47%) CASB
4 2 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.47%) Grafana
4 2 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.47%) Nagios
4 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.74%) Demisto
5 1 (0.74%) Puppet
5 1 (0.74%) Salt
5 1 (0.74%) SCCM
5 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.09%) Splunk
3 6 (4.41%) Cisco
3 6 (4.41%) Oracle
3 6 (4.41%) SAP
4 5 (3.68%) CyberArk
4 5 (3.68%) Okta
4 5 (3.68%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.94%) IBM
5 4 (2.94%) Polycom
6 3 (2.21%) Bloomberg
6 3 (2.21%) Cadence
6 3 (2.21%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.21%) Solace
6 3 (2.21%) Sonus
7 2 (1.47%) ExtraHop
7 2 (1.47%) F5
7 2 (1.47%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.47%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.47%) VMware