Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 16 October 2018 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
South London > Croydon
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 38 38
Rank change year-on-year -20 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 65 52 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 5.33% 7.67% 6.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.89% 8.25% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 18
Croydon median daily rate £546 £525 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +25.75% +28.46%
10th Percentile £418 £325 £339
90th Percentile £585 £608 £523
South London median daily rate £475 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% +51.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Croydon median hourly rate - - £15.00
South London median hourly rate £47.83 £46.42 £28.67
% change year-on-year +3.05% +61.92% -

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 Croydon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,104 630 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 90.49% 92.92% 91.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 390 326
Croydon median daily rate £525 £500 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +19.76% -1.76%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £301
90th Percentile £638 £650 £553
South London median daily rate £515 £480 £425
% change year-on-year +7.29% +12.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.26% -50.00% -2.81%
South London median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -7.89% +134.57% -47.96%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Croydon

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem-Solving in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Croydon

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Croydon over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Croydon

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Croydon

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 48 (73.85%) Java
2 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (56.92%) Security Cleared
3 36 (55.38%) SC Cleared
4 32 (49.23%) Git (software)
5 31 (47.69%) Jenkins
6 30 (46.15%) Test Automation
7 28 (43.08%) DevOps
8 24 (36.92%) Kubernetes
8 24 (36.92%) Docker
9 20 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (29.23%) JIRA
10 19 (29.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (29.23%) Linux
11 18 (27.69%) Microservices
12 17 (26.15%) SonarQube
12 17 (26.15%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (26.15%) Open Source
12 17 (26.15%) TDD
12 17 (26.15%) Velocity
13 16 (24.62%) Groovy
13 16 (24.62%) Relational Database
13 16 (24.62%) Task Automation
14 13 (20.00%) Confluence
15 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
16 11 (16.92%) Deployment Automation
16 11 (16.92%) Puppet
16 11 (16.92%) REST
16 11 (16.92%) Release Management
16 11 (16.92%) Maven

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 13 (20.00%) Confluence
2 10 (15.38%) Apache Solr
2 10 (15.38%) JBoss
3 7 (10.77%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.15%) SaaS
2 3 (4.62%) GitHub
3 1 (1.54%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.08%) 802.11
2 2 (3.08%) SNMP
2 2 (3.08%) TACACS
3 1 (1.54%) SMS
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) Relational Database
2 10 (15.38%) HBase
3 9 (13.85%) Big Data
3 9 (13.85%) Hadoop
4 8 (12.31%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (49.23%) Git (software)
2 31 (47.69%) Jenkins
3 19 (29.23%) JIRA
4 17 (26.15%) SonarQube
5 11 (16.92%) Maven
6 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 10 (15.38%) Vagrant
7 7 (10.77%) IntelliJ
8 6 (9.23%) Grunt
8 6 (9.23%) Jasmine
8 6 (9.23%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (6.15%) JMeter
10 3 (4.62%) Hudson
10 3 (4.62%) Selenium
11 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.54%) MSI
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Games
2 2 (3.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (56.92%) Developer
2 27 (41.54%) Java Developer
3 22 (33.85%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 10 (15.38%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (15.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Java Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (7.69%) Tester
5 5 (7.69%) UI Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Alteryx Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.62%) Integration Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Integration Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Agile Scrum Master
7 2 (3.08%) Java Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) Velocity
2 11 (16.92%) REST
3 10 (15.38%) Spring
3 10 (15.38%) Spring Boot
4 8 (12.31%) Kafka
5 7 (10.77%) Apache Camel
5 7 (10.77%) CSS
5 7 (10.77%) Drools
5 7 (10.77%) HTML
6 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
6 6 (9.23%) CSS3
6 6 (9.23%) HTML5
7 3 (4.62%) Web Services
8 2 (3.08%) 802.1X
9 1 (1.54%) LESS
9 1 (1.54%) Sass
9 1 (1.54%) SOAP
9 1 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.54%) Visualforce
9 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Algorithms
2 6 (9.23%) User Experience
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.08%) NHS
4 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Linux
2 10 (15.38%) CentOS
2 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Unix
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 28 (43.08%) DevOps
4 20 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (29.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (27.69%) Microservices
7 17 (26.15%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (26.15%) Open Source
7 17 (26.15%) TDD
8 16 (24.62%) Task Automation
9 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
10 11 (16.92%) Deployment Automation
10 11 (16.92%) Release Management
10 11 (16.92%) Scrum
11 9 (13.85%) Coaching
11 9 (13.85%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (12.31%) Data Development
13 7 (10.77%) BDD
13 7 (10.77%) Data Architecture
14 6 (9.23%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 48 (73.85%) Java
2 16 (24.62%) Groovy
3 10 (15.38%) Java 8
3 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.85%) SQL
5 1 (1.54%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (56.92%) Security Cleared
2 36 (55.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) PMO
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) Docker
2 8 (12.31%) HDFS
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (36.92%) Kubernetes
2 11 (16.92%) Puppet
3 7 (10.77%) Ansible
3 7 (10.77%) Terraform
4 1 (1.54%) Ambari
4 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.54%) SCCM
4 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 5 (7.69%) Adobe
3 3 (4.62%) Alteryx
3 3 (4.62%) Cisco
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Avaya
5 1 (1.54%) Cadence
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.54%) McAfee
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.54%) Sun