Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 43 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 370 362 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.42% 5.08% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 5.71% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 262 208
City of London median daily rate £500 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +11.76%
10th Percentile £217 £255 £310
90th Percentile £675 £686 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 1
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -84.07% +575.00%
10th Percentile £18.10 £16.95 £127.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.11 £142.50
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £76.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -71.71% +280.00%

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 5,997 6,345 5,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.80% 88.99% 88.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,690 5,071 4,355
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £314 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £665
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 49
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -9.88% -5.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.67 £13.70
90th Percentile £36.25 £31.35 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% -12.10%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 -50 2 £523 +16.11%
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 177 (47.84%) Finance
2 165 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (34.05%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (20.00%) SQL
4 74 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 68 (18.38%) Java
6 67 (18.11%) Project Management
7 66 (17.84%) Windows
8 55 (14.86%) Python
9 53 (14.32%) SQL Server
10 48 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
11 47 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 46 (12.43%) JavaScript
12 46 (12.43%) Degree
13 45 (12.16%) Asset Management
13 45 (12.16%) Scrum
13 45 (12.16%) Test Automation
14 44 (11.89%) Continuous Improvement
14 44 (11.89%) DevOps
15 42 (11.35%) C#
16 41 (11.08%) ITIL
17 40 (10.81%) .NET
18 38 (10.27%) Active Directory
19 37 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
19 37 (10.00%) TDD
20 36 (9.73%) HTML
21 35 (9.46%) Banking
21 35 (9.46%) Business Analysis
22 34 (9.19%) Computer Science
22 34 (9.19%) Decision-Making

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 17 (4.59%) Apache Spark
2 15 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.89%) Confluence
4 6 (1.62%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.35%) Apache
5 5 (1.35%) CMS
6 4 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.08%) SAS
7 2 (0.54%) Drupal
7 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.54%) nginx
7 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.27%) JBoss
8 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.54%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.27%) Actimize
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Eikon
3 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.27%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.27%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 48 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
3 15 (4.05%) Serverless
4 12 (3.24%) GitHub
5 9 (2.43%) Office 365
6 7 (1.89%) PaaS
7 5 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.81%) Force.com
8 3 (0.81%) SaaS
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.54%) Heroku
9 2 (0.54%) IaaS
9 2 (0.54%) npm
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.78%) DHCP
2 11 (2.97%) WAN
3 10 (2.70%) LAN
3 10 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.16%) DNS
4 8 (2.16%) Firewall
4 8 (2.16%) HTTP
5 6 (1.62%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (1.62%) Internet
5 6 (1.62%) Skype
6 5 (1.35%) BGP
6 5 (1.35%) WebEx
7 4 (1.08%) ADSL
7 4 (1.08%) MPLS
7 4 (1.08%) OSPF
7 4 (1.08%) SAN
7 4 (1.08%) VLAN
7 4 (1.08%) VPN
8 3 (0.81%) Intranet
8 3 (0.81%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.95%) NoSQL
3 21 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (2.97%) Big Data
5 9 (2.43%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.43%) Redis
5 9 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.89%) CouchDB
6 7 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.62%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.35%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.08%) MS Access
9 4 (1.08%) MySQL
9 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.03%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.14%) JIRA
3 19 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.24%) Selenium
5 11 (2.97%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.89%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.62%) Mocha
8 6 (1.62%) MSBuild
9 5 (1.35%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.35%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.08%) CMake
10 4 (1.08%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.08%) Valgrind
11 3 (0.81%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 177 (47.84%) Finance
2 35 (9.46%) Banking
3 32 (8.65%) Front Office
4 16 (4.32%) Retail
5 14 (3.78%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.97%) Back Office
6 11 (2.97%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.16%) Marketing
9 5 (1.35%) Advertising
9 5 (1.35%) Legal
9 5 (1.35%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.08%) Billing
10 4 (1.08%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.81%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.81%) Games
12 2 (0.54%) Publishing
13 1 (0.27%) Law
13 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 99 (26.76%) Developer
2 82 (22.16%) Analyst
3 29 (7.84%) Business Analyst
4 23 (6.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (5.68%) Senior DevOps
6 18 (4.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 17 (4.59%) Java Developer
8 15 (4.05%) .NET Developer
8 15 (4.05%) Architect
8 15 (4.05%) AWS DevOps
8 15 (4.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 15 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
9 13 (3.51%) Python Engineer
9 13 (3.51%) Service Analyst
9 13 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (3.24%) Analyst Developer
11 11 (2.97%) Asset Management Analyst
11 11 (2.97%) Project Manager
11 11 (2.97%) Senior Developer
12 10 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.81%) .NET
2 36 (9.73%) HTML
3 26 (7.03%) CSS
4 24 (6.49%) XML
5 19 (5.14%) AngularJS
6 18 (4.86%) Kafka
7 17 (4.59%) REST
8 15 (4.05%) RESTful
8 15 (4.05%) SOAP
9 13 (3.51%) HTML5
9 13 (3.51%) jQuery
9 13 (3.51%) Node.js
9 13 (3.51%) Web Services
10 12 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (3.24%) React
10 12 (3.24%) Redux
11 11 (2.97%) .NET Core
11 11 (2.97%) JSON
11 11 (2.97%) Spring
11 11 (2.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 126 (34.05%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.11%) Tandem
3 27 (7.30%) User Experience
4 25 (6.76%) Fixed Income
5 24 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (5.14%) Management Information System
7 15 (4.05%) Algorithms
7 15 (4.05%) Data Structures
7 15 (4.05%) Equities
8 12 (3.24%) Derivative
9 11 (2.97%) Data Centre
10 10 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (2.16%) Analytical Mindset
11 8 (2.16%) Fintech
12 7 (1.89%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.89%) iPad
13 6 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.62%) iPhone
13 6 (1.62%) Robotics
14 5 (1.35%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 66 (17.84%) Windows
2 32 (8.65%) Windows 7
3 30 (8.11%) Linux
4 19 (5.14%) Unix
5 17 (4.59%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.24%) Windows 8
6 12 (3.24%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.35%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.08%) Solaris
10 3 (0.81%) Android
11 2 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.27%) AIX
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Debian
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (18.11%) Project Management
3 45 (12.16%) Asset Management
3 45 (12.16%) Scrum
3 45 (12.16%) Test Automation
4 44 (11.89%) Continuous Improvement
4 44 (11.89%) DevOps
5 41 (11.08%) ITIL
6 37 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (10.00%) TDD
7 35 (9.46%) Business Analysis
8 34 (9.19%) Computer Science
8 34 (9.19%) Decision-Making
9 30 (8.11%) Migration
10 27 (7.30%) Change Management
11 26 (7.03%) Information Security
11 26 (7.03%) Microservices
12 25 (6.76%) Time Management
13 23 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (5.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 74 (20.00%) SQL
2 68 (18.38%) Java
3 55 (14.86%) Python
4 46 (12.43%) JavaScript
5 42 (11.35%) C#
6 22 (5.95%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.05%) Scala
8 12 (3.24%) VBA
9 11 (2.97%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.70%) R
10 10 (2.70%) Ruby
11 7 (1.89%) C++
11 7 (1.89%) Perl
12 6 (1.62%) Go
13 5 (1.35%) C
13 5 (1.35%) ES6
13 5 (1.35%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.08%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.81%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.81%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 46 (12.43%) Degree
2 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.35%) CCNP
6 5 (1.35%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.35%) MCSA
6 5 (1.35%) MCSE
7 4 (1.08%) CCNA
7 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.08%) PMP
7 4 (1.08%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.81%) CCIE
8 3 (0.81%) CISSP
8 3 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.81%) PhD
8 3 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.03%) QA
2 11 (2.97%) PMO
3 8 (2.16%) SLA
4 4 (1.08%) GDPR
5 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.81%) IFRS
6 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.54%) MiFID
6 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.27%) Basel III
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.27%) PSD2
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (10.27%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.68%) Docker
3 17 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.08%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.81%) XenApp
7 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.54%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.27%) KVM
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (7.03%) Ansible
2 21 (5.68%) Terraform
3 15 (4.05%) Packer
4 14 (3.78%) SCCM
5 10 (2.70%) Kubernetes
6 9 (2.43%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.35%) Puppet
9 4 (1.08%) Grafana
9 4 (1.08%) HP ALM
9 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.81%) Kibana
10 3 (0.81%) Nagios
11 2 (0.54%) Cacti
11 2 (0.54%) Graphite
11 2 (0.54%) logstash
11 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 74 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.11%) VMware
3 24 (6.49%) Oracle
4 17 (4.59%) Cisco
5 16 (4.32%) Apple
5 16 (4.32%) Citrix
6 12 (3.24%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.70%) HP
7 10 (2.70%) Splunk
7 10 (2.70%) Wyse
8 8 (2.16%) Bloomberg
8 8 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.89%) Google
9 7 (1.89%) ION Trading
10 6 (1.62%) Adobe
10 6 (1.62%) Tableau
11 5 (1.35%) FactSet
11 5 (1.35%) McAfee
12 4 (1.08%) Reuters
12 4 (1.08%) SAP