Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 35 28
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 +6
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 141 345 449
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.38% 5.28% 6.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 5.87% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 219 315
Median daily rate £469 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £247 £263
90th Percentile £644 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £480 £478
% change year-on-year -1.04% +0.52% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +62.79% +17.74%
10th Percentile £29.65 £14.51 £18.52
90th Percentile £47.75 £122.50 £25.50
Central London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +62.79% +44.85%

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 1,947 5,875 6,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.10% 89.98% 88.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 4,598 4,887
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £338 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 73 107
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.03% +11.39% -7.75%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.55 £56.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.85
% change year-on-year +66.67% +11.41% +0.83%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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
Moorgate +17 1 £500 -
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 59 (41.84%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (35.46%) Finance
4 27 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 27 (19.15%) Degree
5 26 (18.44%) SQL
6 25 (17.73%) Azure
7 21 (14.89%) Windows
8 19 (13.48%) Java
8 19 (13.48%) Banking
9 17 (12.06%) Scrum
9 17 (12.06%) ITIL
9 17 (12.06%) QA
9 17 (12.06%) DevOps
10 16 (11.35%) .NET
10 16 (11.35%) Asset Management
11 15 (10.64%) Migration
11 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (9.93%) JavaScript
12 14 (9.93%) SDLC
13 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (9.22%) Business Analysis
13 13 (9.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (8.51%) Computer Science
14 12 (8.51%) Time Management
14 12 (8.51%) C#
14 12 (8.51%) Data Modelling
14 12 (8.51%) Project Management
15 11 (7.80%) Active Directory
15 11 (7.80%) 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 5 (3.55%) Confluence
2 2 (1.42%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.42%) CMS
2 2 (1.42%) IIS
2 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.42%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.71%) Apache
3 1 (0.71%) Appian
3 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.71%) JBoss
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.71%) SAS
3 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.71%) InDesign
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.71%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.71%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Workday HCM
2 2 (1.42%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.42%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.42%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.71%) Maximo
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.71%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.71%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.73%) Azure
2 11 (7.80%) AWS
3 6 (4.26%) GCP
4 5 (3.55%) Office 365
5 4 (2.84%) GitHub
5 4 (2.84%) npm
6 3 (2.13%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.13%) SaaS
7 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.71%) Apigee
8 1 (0.71%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.71%) G Suite
8 1 (0.71%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.71%) Google Play
8 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) LAN
2 4 (2.84%) Firewall
2 4 (2.84%) WAN
3 3 (2.13%) VLAN
4 2 (1.42%) BGP
4 2 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.42%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.42%) DHCP
4 2 (1.42%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.42%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.42%) FTP
4 2 (1.42%) Internet
4 2 (1.42%) MPLS
4 2 (1.42%) OSPF
4 2 (1.42%) Skype
4 2 (1.42%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (1.42%) SSH
4 2 (1.42%) VXLAN
4 2 (1.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.26%) Big Data
4 5 (3.55%) MySQL
4 5 (3.55%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.13%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.13%) Power BI
6 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) Impala
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.71%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.71%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.38%) JIRA
3 5 (3.55%) Cypress.io
4 4 (2.84%) Selenium
5 3 (2.13%) Android Studio
5 3 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.13%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.42%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.42%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.71%) git-flow
7 1 (0.71%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.71%) Postman
7 1 (0.71%) TestCafe
General
1 50 (35.46%) Finance
2 19 (13.48%) Banking
3 10 (7.09%) Front Office
4 8 (5.67%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.84%) Advertising
5 4 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.84%) Legal
6 3 (2.13%) Law
6 3 (2.13%) Marketing
7 2 (1.42%) Back Office
7 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) French Language
8 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.71%) International Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (24.11%) Developer
2 29 (20.57%) Analyst
3 12 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 9 (6.38%) Architect
5 8 (5.67%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.55%) Android Developer
7 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.55%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.55%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.84%) .NET Developer
8 4 (2.84%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (2.84%) Asset Management Analyst
8 4 (2.84%) Data Architect
8 4 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (2.84%) React Developer
9 3 (2.13%) Data Engineer
9 3 (2.13%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 3 (2.13%) Senior React Developer
9 3 (2.13%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.35%) .NET
2 11 (7.80%) CSS
3 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.67%) HTML
3 8 (5.67%) XML
4 6 (4.26%) Web Services
5 5 (3.55%) Android SDK
5 5 (3.55%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.55%) Node.js
6 4 (2.84%) .NET Core
6 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.84%) Middleware
6 4 (2.84%) Redux
6 4 (2.84%) REST
6 4 (2.84%) RxJS
6 4 (2.84%) XML Schema
7 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (2.13%) JSON
7 3 (2.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (41.84%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.09%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.09%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (7.09%) User Experience
3 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.55%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.55%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.84%) Social Media
6 3 (2.13%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.13%) Social Network
6 3 (2.13%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.42%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.42%) BYOD
7 2 (1.42%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.42%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.42%) Tandem
7 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.89%) Windows
2 10 (7.09%) Linux
3 7 (4.96%) Android
4 6 (4.26%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.84%) Unix
7 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.06%) DevOps
2 17 (12.06%) ITIL
2 17 (12.06%) Scrum
3 16 (11.35%) Asset Management
4 15 (10.64%) Migration
5 14 (9.93%) SDLC
6 13 (9.22%) Business Analysis
6 13 (9.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (8.51%) Computer Science
7 12 (8.51%) Data Modelling
7 12 (8.51%) Project Management
7 12 (8.51%) Time Management
8 11 (7.80%) Analytics
8 11 (7.80%) Change Management
8 11 (7.80%) ETL
9 10 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.09%) Risk Management
9 10 (7.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.44%) SQL
2 19 (13.48%) Java
3 14 (9.93%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.51%) C#
5 9 (6.38%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.38%) Python
6 4 (2.84%) C
6 4 (2.84%) C++
6 4 (2.84%) R
6 4 (2.84%) Scala
7 3 (2.13%) Kotlin
7 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.42%) ABAP
8 2 (1.42%) Lisp
8 2 (1.42%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.42%) VBA
9 1 (0.71%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.71%) ES6
9 1 (0.71%) Korn
Qualifications
1 27 (19.15%) Degree
2 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.84%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.13%) CCNP
3 3 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.42%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.42%) CCIE
4 2 (1.42%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (1.42%) ISEB
4 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.42%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (1.42%) PMP
4 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) CISSP
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.06%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) GDPR
2 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (2.13%) MiFID
3 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.42%) EMIR
3 2 (1.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.84%) Docker
3 2 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.71%) HDFS
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.13%) Ansible
3 2 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.42%) Kubeflow
3 2 (1.42%) Puppet
3 2 (1.42%) SCCM
3 2 (1.42%) SCOM
3 2 (1.42%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.71%) Terraform
4 1 (0.71%) vRealize
4 1 (0.71%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 27 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.09%) Oracle
2 10 (7.09%) ServiceNow
3 7 (4.96%) Cisco
3 7 (4.96%) Dell
3 7 (4.96%) SAP
4 6 (4.26%) Google
4 6 (4.26%) HP
4 6 (4.26%) Informatica
4 6 (4.26%) VMware
5 4 (2.84%) Alteryx
5 4 (2.84%) Citrix
6 3 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.13%) Cadence
6 3 (2.13%) F5
6 3 (2.13%) IBM
6 3 (2.13%) Workday
7 2 (1.42%) Databricks
7 2 (1.42%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.42%) Tableau