Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 41 34
Rank change year-on-year -15 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 65 62 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 5.46% 6.49% 8.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.89% 6.99% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 20
Croydon median daily rate £525 £448 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.32% +2.29% -5.15%
10th Percentile £350 £328 £346
90th Percentile £585 £603 £592
South London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Croydon median hourly rate - - £29.25
South London median hourly rate £9.00 £47.83 £43.50
% change year-on-year -81.18% +9.95% -

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 1,103 887 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 92.61% 92.88% 91.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 589 289
Croydon median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £380 £341 £300
90th Percentile £625 £675 £575
South London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.65% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.26% -61.70% +182.00%
South London median hourly rate £42.27 £47.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -11.02% +75.93% +28.57%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 44 (67.69%) SC Cleared
1 44 (67.69%) Security Cleared
2 42 (64.62%) Java
3 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (46.15%) Jenkins
4 30 (46.15%) Docker
4 30 (46.15%) DevOps
4 30 (46.15%) Kubernetes
5 28 (43.08%) Git (software)
6 26 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 23 (35.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (33.85%) Microservices
9 21 (32.31%) SonarQube
9 21 (32.31%) Open Source
9 21 (32.31%) Capacity Planning
9 21 (32.31%) Velocity
10 20 (30.77%) Groovy
10 20 (30.77%) Relational Database
10 20 (30.77%) Task Automation
11 18 (27.69%) Linux
12 14 (21.54%) JIRA
13 13 (20.00%) REST
14 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
14 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (18.46%) TDD
15 11 (16.92%) BDD
16 10 (15.38%) Apache Solr
16 10 (15.38%) Spring
16 10 (15.38%) ITIL
16 10 (15.38%) Coaching

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 10 (15.38%) Apache Solr
2 8 (12.31%) Apache Spark
2 8 (12.31%) Confluence
3 5 (7.69%) JBoss
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.54%) nginx
5 1 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.62%) 802.11
2 3 (4.62%) SNMP
2 3 (4.62%) TACACS
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) Skype
4 1 (1.54%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.54%) DHCP
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 10 (15.38%) HBase
3 9 (13.85%) Big Data
3 9 (13.85%) Hadoop
3 9 (13.85%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.54%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 28 (43.08%) Git (software)
3 21 (32.31%) SonarQube
4 14 (21.54%) JIRA
5 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
5 8 (12.31%) IntelliJ
5 8 (12.31%) Maven
6 5 (7.69%) Vagrant
7 3 (4.62%) JUnit
7 3 (4.62%) Selenium
7 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.54%) GitLab
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (53.85%) Developer
2 32 (49.23%) Java Developer
3 24 (36.92%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 6 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Java Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (4.62%) Alteryx Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Integration Developer
6 3 (4.62%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) Velocity
2 13 (20.00%) REST
3 10 (15.38%) Spring
3 10 (15.38%) Spring Boot
4 8 (12.31%) Apache Camel
4 8 (12.31%) Drools
4 8 (12.31%) Kafka
5 3 (4.62%) 802.1X
5 3 (4.62%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) CentOS
2 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Ubuntu
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Unix
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) DevOps
3 26 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 23 (35.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (33.85%) Microservices
6 21 (32.31%) Capacity Planning
6 21 (32.31%) Open Source
7 20 (30.77%) Task Automation
8 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
8 12 (18.46%) TDD
9 11 (16.92%) BDD
10 10 (15.38%) Coaching
10 10 (15.38%) ITIL
10 10 (15.38%) Systems Engineering
11 8 (12.31%) Data Architecture
11 8 (12.31%) Data Development
12 7 (10.77%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (10.77%) Service Design
13 6 (9.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (64.62%) Java
2 20 (30.77%) Groovy
3 10 (15.38%) Java 8
4 8 (12.31%) SQL
5 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (67.69%) SC Cleared
1 44 (67.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Degree
3 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (6.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.54%) MCITP
4 1 (1.54%) MCP
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
4 1 (1.54%) MCTS
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 30 (46.15%) Docker
2 8 (12.31%) HDFS
3 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (46.15%) Kubernetes
2 10 (15.38%) Ansible
3 8 (12.31%) Terraform
4 6 (9.23%) Puppet
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.54%) Ambari
6 1 (1.54%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.54%) Kibana
6 1 (1.54%) logstash
6 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.15%) Cisco
3 3 (4.62%) Alteryx
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Avaya
5 1 (1.54%) Cadence
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) F5
5 1 (1.54%) IronPort
5 1 (1.54%) Sun