Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 36 43
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 300 402 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.24% 5.60% 4.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.87% 6.39% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 279 258
City of London median daily rate £463 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £130 £225 £263
90th Percentile £694 £675 £679
Central London median daily rate £450 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +2.10% -81.86%
10th Percentile £15.80 £18.30 £13.33
90th Percentile £155.00 £29.15 £31.74
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.79
% change year-on-year +40.00% -3.05% -66.07%

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 5,111 6,291 6,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.29% 87.69% 89.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,978 4,985 5,183
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.90% +5.37%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +1.49% +1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 90 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.85 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -8.05% +2.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.28 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.05 £35.00 £31.10
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +10.53% -8.43% +9.21%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +47 15 £500 +17.65%
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 105 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (32.67%) Finance
3 89 (29.67%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (24.67%) Microsoft
5 64 (21.33%) Windows
6 53 (17.67%) SQL
7 45 (15.00%) Active Directory
8 40 (13.33%) Azure
9 39 (13.00%) Java
10 37 (12.33%) Windows 10
11 36 (12.00%) Banking
12 35 (11.67%) Scrum
13 33 (11.00%) Project Management
14 32 (10.67%) Python
15 31 (10.33%) Front Office
16 30 (10.00%) Degree
17 29 (9.67%) Windows 7
17 29 (9.67%) Office 365
18 28 (9.33%) DevOps
18 28 (9.33%) SCCM
19 25 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
19 25 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
20 24 (8.00%) .NET
20 24 (8.00%) Test Automation
20 24 (8.00%) JIRA
21 23 (7.67%) SQL Server
21 23 (7.67%) User Stories
21 23 (7.67%) Greenfield Project
22 22 (7.33%) Analytics
22 22 (7.33%) TCP/IP

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 16 (5.33%) Confluence
2 8 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.67%) CMS
5 4 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.33%) IIS
5 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.00%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.00%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.67%) Drupal
7 2 (0.67%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.67%) FileNet
7 2 (0.67%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.33%) Liferay
8 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (5.67%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Sketch
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.67%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) iTrent
3 1 (0.33%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.33%) Azure
2 29 (9.67%) Office 365
3 14 (4.67%) AWS
4 12 (4.00%) IaaS
4 12 (4.00%) PaaS
5 10 (3.33%) GCP
5 10 (3.33%) SaaS
6 6 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.00%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.67%) Serverless
9 2 (0.67%) Stackdriver
10 1 (0.33%) npm
10 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.33%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.67%) Wireless
3 13 (4.33%) VPN
4 8 (2.67%) WAN
4 8 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (2.33%) DNS
5 7 (2.33%) LAN
6 6 (2.00%) DHCP
6 6 (2.00%) SAN
7 5 (1.67%) Firewall
8 3 (1.00%) PBX
9 2 (0.67%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (0.67%) FTP
9 2 (0.67%) Internet
9 2 (0.67%) Megaco
9 2 (0.67%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 2 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.67%) Skype
9 2 (0.67%) VLAN
9 2 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.00%) Big Data
3 12 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.00%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.67%) DB2
6 7 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.00%) Power BI
8 5 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.33%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.33%) MySQL
9 4 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.00%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.00%) Spark SQL
11 2 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 24 (8.00%) JIRA
2 10 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.67%) Selenium
4 8 (2.67%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.00%) REST Assured
7 5 (1.67%) NUnit
8 4 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.33%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.00%) gulp
9 3 (1.00%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.67%) git-flow
10 2 (0.67%) Moq
10 2 (0.67%) MSTest
10 2 (0.67%) Subversion
10 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.33%) NSubstitute
General
1 98 (32.67%) Finance
2 36 (12.00%) Banking
3 31 (10.33%) Front Office
4 16 (5.33%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.67%) Marketing
6 13 (4.33%) Public Sector
7 9 (3.00%) Financial Institution
8 8 (2.67%) Games
8 8 (2.67%) Retail
9 7 (2.33%) Electronics
9 7 (2.33%) Legal
9 7 (2.33%) Manufacturing
10 6 (2.00%) Back Office
11 4 (1.33%) Publishing
12 3 (1.00%) Advertising
13 2 (0.67%) French Language
13 2 (0.67%) Law
13 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 63 (21.00%) Developer
2 62 (20.67%) Analyst
3 37 (12.33%) Business Analyst
4 36 (12.00%) Desktop Support
4 36 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 28 (9.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 26 (8.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 14 (4.67%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.00%) Java Developer
9 11 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.67%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.67%) SQL Developer
10 10 (3.33%) Architect
10 10 (3.33%) Python Developer
11 9 (3.00%) IT Support
11 9 (3.00%) Mac Engineer
12 8 (2.67%) Administrator
12 8 (2.67%) Azure Engineer
12 8 (2.67%) C# Developer
13 7 (2.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.00%) .NET
2 15 (5.00%) HTML
2 15 (5.00%) RESTful
3 14 (4.67%) .NET Core
4 12 (4.00%) CSS
5 10 (3.33%) REST
5 10 (3.33%) Web Services
6 9 (3.00%) AngularJS
6 9 (3.00%) Node.js
6 9 (3.00%) XML
7 7 (2.33%) Gherkin
7 7 (2.33%) Spring
8 5 (1.67%) Kafka
8 5 (1.67%) Vue.js
9 4 (1.33%) React
9 4 (1.33%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.33%) WCF
10 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.00%) HTML5
10 3 (1.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 89 (29.67%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.67%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (5.67%) User Experience
4 14 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.33%) Algorithms
6 12 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.67%) Equities
8 9 (3.00%) Data Structures
8 9 (3.00%) Derivative
8 9 (3.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (3.00%) Tandem
9 8 (2.67%) Blackberry
10 6 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (2.00%) iPad
10 6 (2.00%) iPhone
10 6 (2.00%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.67%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.33%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (21.33%) Windows
2 37 (12.33%) Windows 10
3 29 (9.67%) Windows 7
4 20 (6.67%) Linux
5 17 (5.67%) Android
6 15 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 11 (3.67%) Mac OS X
7 11 (3.67%) Unix
8 7 (2.33%) Windows Server
8 7 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.00%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.00%) Solaris
12 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (11.67%) Scrum
3 33 (11.00%) Project Management
4 28 (9.33%) DevOps
5 25 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 23 (7.67%) User Stories
8 22 (7.33%) Analytics
8 22 (7.33%) Business Analysis
9 20 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (6.33%) Asset Management
10 19 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (6.00%) Kanban
11 18 (6.00%) Microservices
11 18 (6.00%) SDLC
12 17 (5.67%) Decision-Making
13 16 (5.33%) Data Analysis
13 16 (5.33%) ITIL
13 16 (5.33%) TDD
13 16 (5.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (17.67%) SQL
2 39 (13.00%) Java
3 32 (10.67%) Python
4 21 (7.00%) C#
5 20 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.67%) Scala
7 8 (2.67%) C++
8 7 (2.33%) Perl
8 7 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.00%) Groovy
9 6 (2.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.00%) VBA
10 5 (1.67%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.33%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.00%) Java 8
12 3 (1.00%) PHP
12 3 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.00%) R
12 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (10.00%) Degree
2 11 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.33%) MCP
5 4 (1.33%) MCSE
5 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.00%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.00%) CBAP
6 3 (1.00%) CCNA
6 3 (1.00%) CISSP
6 3 (1.00%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.00%) MCSA
6 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.67%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.67%) CFA
7 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.67%) QA
2 11 (3.67%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.67%) SLA
4 3 (1.00%) PMO
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) EMIR
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.67%) Docker
3 10 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.00%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.00%) vSphere
6 2 (0.67%) NFS
7 1 (0.33%) Firmware
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (9.33%) SCCM
2 15 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.33%) Ansible
4 6 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.67%) Terraform
6 4 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.00%) Puppet
8 2 (0.67%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.67%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.67%) Packer
8 2 (0.67%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.33%) CASB
9 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.33%) MIIS
Vendors
1 74 (24.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.33%) Oracle
3 14 (4.67%) VMware
4 12 (4.00%) SAP
5 11 (3.67%) Apple
6 10 (3.33%) Ivanti
7 9 (3.00%) Adobe
7 9 (3.00%) Sybase
8 7 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.00%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.00%) Citrix
9 6 (2.00%) HP
9 6 (2.00%) Tableau
10 5 (1.67%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.67%) Cisco
11 4 (1.33%) NetApp
11 4 (1.33%) Polycom
11 4 (1.33%) Samsung
11 4 (1.33%) Symantec
11 4 (1.33%) TOWER Software