Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 34 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 260 399 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.61% 5.90% 5.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.42% 6.66% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 270 268
City of London median daily rate £463 £495 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.57% -1.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £131 £227 £256
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £465 £500 £486
% change year-on-year -7.00% +2.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
City of London median hourly rate £38.45 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.77% +2.33% -71.52%
10th Percentile £20.60 £17.80 £19.61
90th Percentile £38.75 £49.65 £28.67
Central London median hourly rate £38.45 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +74.77% +2.33% -71.52%

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 4,048 5,988 6,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.32% 88.58% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,063 4,680 5,055
City of London median daily rate £515 £520 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.96% +2.97% +3.59%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £331
90th Percentile £688 £675 £695
Central London median daily rate £508 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -0.98% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 60 74
City of London median hourly rate £21.67 £20.32 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% +2.90% -3.66%
10th Percentile £12.49 £13.00 £11.67
90th Percentile £51.35 £37.09 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.62 £20.00 £21.11
% change year-on-year +13.09% -5.27% +8.49%

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 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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
London Bridge +39 6 £450 -13.88%
Moorgate +7 1 £500 - 1
Problem-Solving
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 89 (34.23%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (31.54%) Finance
4 59 (22.69%) Microsoft
5 55 (21.15%) Windows
6 45 (17.31%) Active Directory
7 42 (16.15%) SQL
8 38 (14.62%) Banking
9 36 (13.85%) Windows 10
10 32 (12.31%) Java
11 31 (11.92%) Scrum
11 31 (11.92%) Office 365
12 27 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
13 26 (10.00%) Python
13 26 (10.00%) Degree
14 25 (9.62%) Windows 7
14 25 (9.62%) Project Management
15 24 (9.23%) Azure
16 23 (8.85%) Test Automation
16 23 (8.85%) ITIL
17 22 (8.46%) Front Office
17 22 (8.46%) JIRA
18 21 (8.08%) Time Management
19 20 (7.69%) DevOps
19 20 (7.69%) Decision-Making
20 19 (7.31%) Business Analysis
21 18 (6.92%) Analytics
22 17 (6.54%) User Stories
22 17 (6.54%) QA

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 12 (4.62%) Confluence
2 7 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.77%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.77%) CMS
5 2 (0.77%) Ethereum
5 2 (0.77%) Hyperledger
5 2 (0.77%) IIS
5 2 (0.77%) Mule
5 2 (0.77%) Mule ESB
5 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.38%) Drupal
6 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.38%) InDesign
6 1 (0.38%) InVision
6 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) Loan IQ
1 2 (0.77%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Maximo
2 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.92%) Office 365
2 24 (9.23%) Azure
3 11 (4.23%) AWS
4 7 (2.69%) PaaS
5 6 (2.31%) GCP
6 5 (1.92%) IaaS
7 4 (1.54%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.54%) SaaS
8 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.77%) Route 53
10 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.62%) LAN
3 11 (4.23%) DNS
4 8 (3.08%) Firewall
4 8 (3.08%) VPN
4 8 (3.08%) WAN
5 7 (2.69%) DHCP
6 5 (1.92%) SSL
7 4 (1.54%) Internet
7 4 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.15%) FTP
8 3 (1.15%) HTTP
8 3 (1.15%) Wireless
9 2 (0.77%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 2 (0.77%) SAN
9 2 (0.77%) Skype
9 2 (0.77%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.38%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.38%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.08%) DB2
5 7 (2.69%) Big Data
5 7 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.54%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.54%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.54%) MySQL
7 4 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.15%) Power BI
9 2 (0.77%) Impala
9 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.77%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.77%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 22 (8.46%) JIRA
2 8 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.69%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.69%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.69%) Selenium
4 6 (2.31%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.92%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.92%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.15%) REST Assured
7 2 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.77%) NUnit
7 2 (0.77%) Postman
7 2 (0.77%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.38%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.38%) MorphX
8 1 (0.38%) Subversion
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 82 (31.54%) Finance
2 38 (14.62%) Banking
3 22 (8.46%) Front Office
4 13 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.62%) Marketing
6 10 (3.85%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.08%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.69%) Games
8 7 (2.69%) Legal
9 6 (2.31%) Retail
10 5 (1.92%) Advertising
10 5 (1.92%) International Banking
11 3 (1.15%) Electronics
11 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.77%) French Language
12 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.77%) Publishing
12 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 64 (24.62%) Analyst
2 51 (19.62%) Developer
3 32 (12.31%) Business Analyst
4 28 (10.77%) Desktop Support
5 22 (8.46%) Support Engineer
6 17 (6.54%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (6.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (4.23%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.85%) IT Analyst
9 10 (3.85%) Java Developer
10 9 (3.46%) Architect
10 9 (3.46%) Programme Manager
11 8 (3.08%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.08%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.69%) Administrator
12 7 (2.69%) Consultant
12 7 (2.69%) Python Developer
13 6 (2.31%) 1st Line Support
13 6 (2.31%) IT Security Analyst
13 6 (2.31%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.77%) .NET
2 10 (3.85%) RESTful
3 9 (3.46%) REST
4 8 (3.08%) Web Services
4 8 (3.08%) XML
5 7 (2.69%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.69%) HTML
5 7 (2.69%) Spring
6 6 (2.31%) Node.js
7 5 (1.92%) .NET Core
7 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.92%) CSS
7 5 (1.92%) SOAP
7 5 (1.92%) Spring Boot
8 4 (1.54%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.54%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.54%) Middleware
9 3 (1.15%) J2EE
9 3 (1.15%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 89 (34.23%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.85%) User Experience
5 9 (3.46%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.69%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.69%) iPad
6 7 (2.69%) iPhone
7 6 (2.31%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.92%) Derivative
8 5 (1.92%) Equities
8 5 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.92%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.54%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.54%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.54%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.15%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.15%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.15%) Windows
2 36 (13.85%) Windows 10
3 25 (9.62%) Windows 7
4 16 (6.15%) Android
4 16 (6.15%) Mac OS X
5 11 (4.23%) Linux
6 10 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.08%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.31%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.15%) Unix
9 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.38%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (11.92%) Scrum
3 27 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (9.62%) Project Management
5 23 (8.85%) ITIL
5 23 (8.85%) Test Automation
6 21 (8.08%) Time Management
7 20 (7.69%) Decision-Making
7 20 (7.69%) DevOps
8 19 (7.31%) Business Analysis
9 18 (6.92%) Analytics
10 17 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (6.54%) User Stories
11 16 (6.15%) Project Delivery
12 14 (5.38%) Asset Management
12 14 (5.38%) Kanban
13 13 (5.00%) Break/Fix
13 13 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (5.00%) ETL
13 13 (5.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (16.15%) SQL
2 32 (12.31%) Java
3 26 (10.00%) Python
4 16 (6.15%) C#
5 14 (5.38%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.23%) Scala
7 7 (2.69%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.31%) C++
9 5 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.54%) VBA
11 3 (1.15%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.15%) C
11 3 (1.15%) Groovy
11 3 (1.15%) Java 8
11 3 (1.15%) Perl
11 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.15%) R
11 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (10.00%) Degree
2 7 (2.69%) CISSP
2 7 (2.69%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.54%) A+ Certification
3 4 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.54%) ISEB
3 4 (1.54%) MCP
4 3 (1.15%) CBAP
4 3 (1.15%) CCNA
4 3 (1.15%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (0.77%) CFA
5 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.54%) QA
2 10 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.31%) SLA
4 2 (0.77%) EMIR
4 2 (0.77%) GDPR
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.38%) COBIT
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
5 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.46%) Docker
2 9 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.77%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.77%) vSphere
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (3.46%) Kubernetes
1 9 (3.46%) SCCM
2 6 (2.31%) Ansible
3 5 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.54%) Puppet
5 3 (1.15%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.15%) Terraform
6 2 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.38%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 59 (22.69%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.15%) Ivanti
3 15 (5.77%) Apple
3 15 (5.77%) Oracle
4 9 (3.46%) Adobe
4 9 (3.46%) VMware
5 8 (3.08%) HP
5 8 (3.08%) Sybase
6 7 (2.69%) Cisco
7 6 (2.31%) SAP
8 5 (1.92%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.92%) Polycom
8 5 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.92%) Symantec
9 4 (1.54%) Dell
10 3 (1.15%) Alteryx
10 3 (1.15%) Cadence
10 3 (1.15%) Google
10 3 (1.15%) Remedy
10 3 (1.15%) Xerox