Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 26 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 225 178 366
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.50% 6.35% 5.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.27% 7.28% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 126 222
10th Percentile £313 £139 £325
25th Percentile £411 £331 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £486 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.06% -10.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £638 £538 £589
90th Percentile £741 £631 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £495
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.04% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
10th Percentile £12.55 £25.79 £13.41
25th Percentile £14.13 £38.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -50.65% +10.00% +62.79%
75th Percentile £26.56 £38.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £32.98 £44.15 £51.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -45.45% +10.00% +68.67%

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 2,720 2,445 5,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.70% 87.29% 89.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,990 1,820 4,493
10th Percentile £357 £331 £350
25th Percentile £445 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £601 £600
90th Percentile £719 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £546 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +9.25% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 62
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £14.28 £12.82
Median hourly rate £24.23 £24.50 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -1.12% +20.99% +8.29%
75th Percentile £32.85 £40.36 £37.35
90th Percentile £42.33 £52.85 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £20.65
% change year-on-year -13.46% +25.94% +7.95%

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 19 June 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 19 June 2021.

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 19 June 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 - 1 £385 -
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 113 (50.22%) Finance
2 105 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (41.78%) Social Skills
4 64 (28.44%) Asset Management
5 61 (27.11%) SQL
6 55 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
7 52 (23.11%) Analytics
8 50 (22.22%) Azure
9 43 (19.11%) Data Analysis
9 43 (19.11%) Project Management
10 41 (18.22%) Visualisation
11 40 (17.78%) Degree
11 40 (17.78%) Python
12 39 (17.33%) DevOps
13 37 (16.44%) Self-Motivation
14 36 (16.00%) Business Analysis
14 36 (16.00%) Git (software)
15 34 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (14.67%) Change Management
16 33 (14.67%) Microsoft
16 33 (14.67%) Requirements Gathering
17 30 (13.33%) Presentation Skills
17 30 (13.33%) Tandem
18 29 (12.89%) TDD
18 29 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
18 29 (12.89%) Decision-Making
19 28 (12.44%) Data Warehouse
20 27 (12.00%) SDLC
21 26 (11.56%) Critical Thinking
21 26 (11.56%) Scaled Agile Framework

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 18 (8.00%) Jupyter
2 10 (4.44%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.33%) Apache
4 3 (1.33%) CMS
4 3 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.89%) IIS
5 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.44%) Appian
6 1 (0.44%) Confluence
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.44%) JBoss
6 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.44%) SAS
6 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (8.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.44%) InDesign
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Eikon
2 2 (0.89%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.44%) Primavera
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) Salerio
3 1 (0.44%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.44%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.44%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 50 (22.22%) Azure
2 24 (10.67%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (10.22%) AWS
4 13 (5.78%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.67%) SaaS
7 5 (2.22%) GCP
8 4 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.78%) PaaS
9 3 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.33%) IaaS
9 3 (1.33%) Serverless
10 2 (0.89%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.89%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (0.89%) GitHub
10 2 (0.89%) Heroku
10 2 (0.89%) npm
10 2 (0.89%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.89%) Trello
11 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.78%) DNS
2 11 (4.89%) Internet
3 10 (4.44%) Ethernet
3 10 (4.44%) Firewall
4 9 (4.00%) LAN
4 9 (4.00%) Skype
4 9 (4.00%) Unified Communications
4 9 (4.00%) WAN
5 4 (1.78%) HTTP
6 3 (1.33%) DHCP
6 3 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.89%) FTP
7 2 (0.89%) IPv4
7 2 (0.89%) IPv6
7 2 (0.89%) Multicast
7 2 (0.89%) Network Security
7 2 (0.89%) PPP
7 2 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.89%) UPnP
7 2 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.44%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (8.44%) Tableau
2 19 (8.44%) Tableau Desktop
2 19 (8.44%) Tableau Server
3 17 (7.56%) QlikView
4 13 (5.78%) Power BI
5 9 (4.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.67%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.22%) Big Data
8 3 (1.33%) MySQL
8 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.89%) Delta Lake
9 2 (0.89%) MS Access
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.44%) JIRA
2 19 (8.44%) Octopus Deploy
3 13 (5.78%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.89%) Bower
4 2 (0.89%) GDB
4 2 (0.89%) GitLab
4 2 (0.89%) Grunt
4 2 (0.89%) Subversion
4 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.89%) webpack
5 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.44%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.44%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.44%) LSMW
5 1 (0.44%) Maven
5 1 (0.44%) Moq
5 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 113 (50.22%) Finance
2 94 (41.78%) Social Skills
3 55 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (13.33%) Presentation Skills
5 21 (9.33%) Banking
6 20 (8.89%) Marketing
7 10 (4.44%) Front Office
8 9 (4.00%) Influencing Skills
9 7 (3.11%) Law
9 7 (3.11%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (2.67%) Legal
11 4 (1.78%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.78%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.78%) Public Sector
12 3 (1.33%) Back Office
12 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.89%) Publishing
13 2 (0.89%) Retail
14 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 65 (28.89%) Analyst
2 44 (19.56%) Developer
3 38 (16.89%) Business Analyst
4 24 (10.67%) Project Manager
5 19 (8.44%) Data Scientist
6 16 (7.11%) Project Analyst
7 15 (6.67%) Asset Management Analyst
7 15 (6.67%) Business Manager
7 15 (6.67%) Business Project Manager
8 13 (5.78%) Analyst Developer
9 12 (5.33%) Architect
9 12 (5.33%) Software Engineer
10 9 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
11 7 (3.11%) Asset Management Business Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) Regulatory Business Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) Risk Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) SQL Developer
12 6 (2.67%) Product Analyst
12 6 (2.67%) Programme Manager
12 6 (2.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.56%) .NET
2 17 (7.56%) D3.js
2 17 (7.56%) Shiny
3 10 (4.44%) HTML
4 9 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.56%) Web Services
6 7 (3.11%) CSS
7 5 (2.22%) Node.js
7 5 (2.22%) React
8 4 (1.78%) Angular 2
8 4 (1.78%) NumPy
8 4 (1.78%) Spring
8 4 (1.78%) TensorFlow
9 3 (1.33%) HTML5
9 3 (1.33%) Keras
9 3 (1.33%) Middleware
9 3 (1.33%) Redux
9 3 (1.33%) REST
9 3 (1.33%) SciPy
10 2 (0.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.44%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (13.33%) Tandem
3 26 (11.56%) Fixed Income
3 26 (11.56%) Management Information System
4 20 (8.89%) Algorithms
4 20 (8.89%) Social Media
5 12 (5.33%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (4.89%) User Experience
7 6 (2.67%) Derivative
8 5 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.22%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.78%) Equities
10 2 (0.89%) BYOD
10 2 (0.89%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.89%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.67%) Windows
2 13 (5.78%) Linux
3 11 (4.89%) Windows 10
4 8 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (2.67%) Unix
7 4 (1.78%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.33%) Android
8 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.33%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.89%) OpenWrt
9 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (28.44%) Asset Management
3 52 (23.11%) Analytics
4 43 (19.11%) Data Analysis
4 43 (19.11%) Project Management
5 41 (18.22%) Visualisation
6 39 (17.33%) DevOps
7 36 (16.00%) Business Analysis
8 34 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (14.67%) Change Management
9 33 (14.67%) Requirements Gathering
10 29 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (12.89%) Decision-Making
10 29 (12.89%) TDD
11 27 (12.00%) SDLC
12 26 (11.56%) Critical Thinking
12 26 (11.56%) GAP Analysis
12 26 (11.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 26 (11.56%) Test Automation
13 25 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (27.11%) SQL
2 40 (17.78%) Python
3 19 (8.44%) VBA
4 17 (7.56%) R
5 16 (7.11%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.78%) Java
7 11 (4.89%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.56%) C#
9 6 (2.67%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.22%) PHP
11 4 (1.78%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.33%) C
12 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.89%) C++
13 2 (0.89%) Ruby
13 2 (0.89%) VB
14 1 (0.44%) F#
14 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (17.78%) Degree
2 6 (2.67%) CISSP
3 5 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.78%) CCNA
4 4 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.78%) MCSE
5 3 (1.33%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.33%) PhD
5 3 (1.33%) SAFe Agilist
6 2 (0.89%) ISEB
6 2 (0.89%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.89%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.44%) CCENT
7 1 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.44%) MOS
7 1 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.44%) OCP
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.67%) QA
2 9 (4.00%) SLA
3 4 (1.78%) PMO
4 3 (1.33%) GDPR
5 2 (0.89%) Basel III
5 2 (0.89%) JTAG
6 1 (0.44%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.44%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.44%) EMIR
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.44%) MiFID
6 1 (0.44%) NIST
6 1 (0.44%) UCITS
System Software
1 14 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.89%) Docker
3 10 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.11%) XenApp
5 6 (2.67%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.44%) NFS
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 9 (4.00%) SCCM
2 4 (1.78%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.78%) SCOM
3 2 (0.89%) Ansible
4 1 (0.44%) CASB
4 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.44%) Grafana
4 1 (0.44%) Mesos
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.44%) Nagios
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.44%) Packer
4 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.00%) Alteryx
2 18 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (4.89%) Oracle
4 10 (4.44%) Citrix
5 9 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 9 (4.00%) Sonus
6 6 (2.67%) Cisco
6 6 (2.67%) Databricks
7 5 (2.22%) SAP
7 5 (2.22%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.22%) Splunk
8 4 (1.78%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.78%) VMware
9 3 (1.33%) Adobe
9 3 (1.33%) HP
9 3 (1.33%) ION Trading
9 3 (1.33%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.89%) IBM
10 2 (0.89%) Solace