Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 28 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 252 115 343
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.94% 6.40% 5.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.67% 7.19% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 60 230
10th Percentile £313 £285 £130
25th Percentile £409 £412 £373
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £480
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% -2.78%
75th Percentile £638 £553 £613
90th Percentile £751 £639 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
10th Percentile £16.60 £23.58 £9.62
25th Percentile £19.00 £32.69 £10.51
Median hourly rate £23.00 £42.50 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year -45.88% +254.17% -38.46%
75th Percentile £42.38 £47.75 £16.00
90th Percentile £54.00 " £18.40
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -48.24% +112.50% +5.26%

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 3,287 1,600 5,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.55% 89.09% 90.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,428 1,174 4,500
10th Percentile £363 £321 £338
25th Percentile £457 £419 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +3.96%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £520
% change year-on-year +7.58% -1.68% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 68
10th Percentile £11.15 £14.55 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.07 £17.38 £12.04
Median hourly rate £27.75 £35.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -22.38% +116.67% -11.76%
75th Percentile £38.50 £46.44 £24.31
90th Percentile £63.25 £52.03 £45.41
Central London median hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -26.76% +86.84% +1.60%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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.

1 118 (46.83%) Finance
2 110 (43.65%) Social Skills
3 102 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (28.97%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (25.79%) SQL
6 54 (21.43%) Asset Management
7 49 (19.44%) Analytics
8 46 (18.25%) Microsoft
8 46 (18.25%) Data Analysis
8 46 (18.25%) Azure
9 45 (17.86%) Python
10 42 (16.67%) Business Analysis
11 40 (15.87%) Change Management
11 40 (15.87%) DevOps
12 36 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (13.89%) Project Management
13 35 (13.89%) Degree
13 35 (13.89%) Visualisation
14 33 (13.10%) Requirements Gathering
15 32 (12.70%) Decision-Making
16 31 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
17 30 (11.90%) Presentation Skills
18 29 (11.51%) Microsoft Excel
18 29 (11.51%) Windows
18 29 (11.51%) Business Intelligence
19 28 (11.11%) Git (software)
20 26 (10.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 26 (10.32%) JavaScript
20 26 (10.32%) Management Information System
21 25 (9.92%) Tandem

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 (6.75%) Jupyter
2 8 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.98%) CMS
3 5 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.19%) Apache
5 3 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.79%) IIS
6 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.40%) Appian
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.40%) JBoss
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.40%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (11.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (10.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Sketch
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.40%) Figma
6 1 (0.40%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Eikon
1 1 (0.40%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.40%) Magento
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.40%) Primavera
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.40%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.25%) Azure
2 24 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (7.94%) AWS
4 12 (4.76%) GitHub
5 10 (3.97%) Power Platform
6 8 (3.17%) Serverless
7 6 (2.38%) SaaS
7 6 (2.38%) Snowflake
8 5 (1.98%) IaaS
8 5 (1.98%) PaaS
9 4 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.19%) Heroku
11 2 (0.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.79%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 2 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.97%) Firewall
2 9 (3.57%) DNS
2 9 (3.57%) HTTP
3 8 (3.17%) LAN
3 8 (3.17%) WAN
4 5 (1.98%) Internet
4 5 (1.98%) Skype
5 4 (1.59%) DHCP
5 4 (1.59%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (1.59%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.19%) IGMP
6 3 (1.19%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.79%) FTP
7 2 (0.79%) SSH
7 2 (0.79%) VoIP
7 2 (0.79%) Wireless
8 1 (0.40%) ATM
8 1 (0.40%) Broadband
8 1 (0.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (6.75%) QlikView
2 17 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.75%) Tableau
3 12 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.97%) Data Lake
4 10 (3.97%) Power BI
4 10 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.97%) Tableau Desktop
4 10 (3.97%) Tableau Server
5 8 (3.17%) MySQL
6 7 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (2.78%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.98%) Big Data
8 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.98%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.59%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.33%) JIRA
3 15 (5.95%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.97%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.59%) Subversion
7 3 (1.19%) Cypress.io
7 3 (1.19%) webpack
8 2 (0.79%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.79%) GDB
8 2 (0.79%) GitLab
8 2 (0.79%) Postman
8 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.40%) Bower
9 1 (0.40%) Grunt
9 1 (0.40%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.40%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
General
1 118 (46.83%) Finance
2 110 (43.65%) Social Skills
3 73 (28.97%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (11.90%) Presentation Skills
5 24 (9.52%) Marketing
6 20 (7.94%) Banking
7 16 (6.35%) Front Office
8 11 (4.37%) Financial Institution
9 9 (3.57%) Organisational Skills
10 8 (3.17%) Documentation Skills
10 8 (3.17%) Influencing Skills
10 8 (3.17%) Legal
11 7 (2.78%) Retail
12 6 (2.38%) Investment Banking
12 6 (2.38%) Law
13 2 (0.79%) Back Office
13 2 (0.79%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 58 (23.02%) Analyst
2 50 (19.84%) Developer
3 42 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 20 (7.94%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.54%) Data Scientist
6 18 (7.14%) Architect
7 15 (5.95%) Business Manager
7 15 (5.95%) Business Project Manager
7 15 (5.95%) Project Analyst
7 15 (5.95%) SQL Developer
8 11 (4.37%) Data Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.17%) Asset Management Analyst
10 8 (3.17%) Asset Management Business Analyst
10 8 (3.17%) Designer
10 8 (3.17%) Programme Manager
11 7 (2.78%) Consultant
11 7 (2.78%) React Developer
12 6 (2.38%) Desktop Support
12 6 (2.38%) Regulatory Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.54%) D3.js
1 19 (7.54%) HTML
2 18 (7.14%) .NET
3 17 (6.75%) Shiny
4 14 (5.56%) CSS
4 14 (5.56%) React
5 13 (5.16%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.76%) Node.js
7 11 (4.37%) JSON
8 10 (3.97%) RESTful
8 10 (3.97%) Web Services
9 9 (3.57%) XML
10 8 (3.17%) Spring
11 6 (2.38%) HTML5
12 5 (1.98%) SOAP
12 5 (1.98%) Vue.js
13 4 (1.59%) Angular 2
13 4 (1.59%) GraphQL
14 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET
14 3 (1.19%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.32%) Management Information System
2 25 (9.92%) Tandem
3 23 (9.13%) Algorithms
4 21 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (7.94%) Social Media
6 17 (6.75%) User Experience
7 16 (6.35%) Fixed Income
8 8 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (2.78%) Equities
10 6 (2.38%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.98%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.59%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.59%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.59%) Public Cloud
13 3 (1.19%) BYOD
13 3 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (1.19%) Reference Data
14 2 (0.79%) Credit Risk
14 2 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.51%) Windows
2 14 (5.56%) Linux
2 14 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 8 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (2.38%) Unix
6 5 (1.98%) Android
6 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.19%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.19%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.79%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.79%) OpenWrt
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (21.43%) Asset Management
3 49 (19.44%) Analytics
4 46 (18.25%) Data Analysis
5 42 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 40 (15.87%) Change Management
6 40 (15.87%) DevOps
7 36 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (13.89%) Project Management
8 35 (13.89%) Visualisation
9 33 (13.10%) Requirements Gathering
10 32 (12.70%) Decision-Making
11 29 (11.51%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (9.92%) Mentoring
13 24 (9.52%) Migration
14 23 (9.13%) GAP Analysis
14 23 (9.13%) Mathematics
14 23 (9.13%) Software Engineering
15 21 (8.33%) CRM
15 21 (8.33%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.79%) SQL
2 45 (17.86%) Python
3 26 (10.32%) JavaScript
4 25 (9.92%) VBA
5 21 (8.33%) Java
6 19 (7.54%) C#
7 17 (6.75%) R
8 12 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.57%) PHP
9 9 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.78%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.98%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.59%) C++
12 4 (1.59%) Ruby
12 4 (1.59%) Scala
13 3 (1.19%) C
13 3 (1.19%) Go
13 3 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (13.89%) Degree
2 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.98%) MCSE
4 4 (1.59%) CCNA
4 4 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.59%) CISSP
5 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.79%) OCP
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.40%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.40%) MCT
6 1 (0.40%) MOS
6 1 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.33%) QA
2 10 (3.97%) SLA
3 6 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.98%) GDPR
5 3 (1.19%) Accessibility
5 3 (1.19%) EMIR
5 3 (1.19%) PMO
6 2 (0.79%) WCAG
7 1 (0.40%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.40%) Basel III
7 1 (0.40%) IFRS
7 1 (0.40%) JTAG
7 1 (0.40%) MiFID
7 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.76%) Docker
3 7 (2.78%) XenApp
4 6 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.38%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.40%) NFS
7 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.37%) Kubernetes
1 11 (4.37%) SCCM
2 5 (1.98%) Ansible
2 5 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.59%) SCOM
4 3 (1.19%) Terraform
5 2 (0.79%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.79%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.40%) Mesos
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.40%) Packer
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.92%) Alteryx
3 20 (7.94%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (5.56%) Citrix
4 14 (5.56%) Oracle
5 11 (4.37%) Cisco
6 9 (3.57%) Databricks
7 7 (2.78%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.38%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.98%) Apple
10 4 (1.59%) Adobe
10 4 (1.59%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.59%) HP
10 4 (1.59%) Sonus
10 4 (1.59%) VMware
11 3 (1.19%) EMC
11 3 (1.19%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.19%) SAP
12 2 (0.79%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.79%) Red Hat