Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 45 19
Rank change year-on-year -14 -26 +19
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 38 66 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.30% 5.92% 10.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.56% 6.30% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 17
Croydon median daily rate £463 £456 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -8.75% +17.65%
10th Percentile £350 £263 £335
90th Percentile £590 £619 £607
South London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Croydon median hourly rate - - £43.50
South London median hourly rate £44.92 £47.83 £45.67
% change year-on-year -6.09% +4.74% +176.76%

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 833 1,047 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 94.23% 93.99% 88.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 731 233
Croydon median daily rate £523 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £381 £363 £284
90th Percentile £648 £675 £594
South London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.65% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.54% +128.95%
South London median hourly rate £43.75 £45.17 £47.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% -3.90% +123.81%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019, 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 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
1 23 (60.53%) Security Cleared
2 17 (44.74%) Java
3 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (31.58%) ITIL
4 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 11 (28.95%) DevOps
5 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
6 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (21.05%) Kubernetes
8 8 (21.05%) Docker
8 8 (21.05%) Scrum
9 7 (18.42%) Linux
9 7 (18.42%) REST
9 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
10 6 (15.79%) SonarQube
10 6 (15.79%) Task Automation
10 6 (15.79%) UML
10 6 (15.79%) MS Visio
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
10 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
10 6 (15.79%) Requirements Engineering
10 6 (15.79%) Open Source
10 6 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (15.79%) BDD
10 6 (15.79%) Groovy
10 6 (15.79%) Use Case
10 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture

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 2 (5.26%) Apache Solr
1 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.26%) nginx
1 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.26%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) 802.11
1 3 (7.89%) DNS
1 3 (7.89%) SNMP
1 3 (7.89%) TACACS
2 2 (5.26%) BIG-IP
2 2 (5.26%) Skype
3 1 (2.63%) DHCP
3 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) Big Data
2 4 (10.53%) HBase
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.79%) JIRA
3 6 (15.79%) SonarQube
4 5 (13.16%) Maven
5 4 (10.53%) JUnit
5 4 (10.53%) Selenium
5 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.26%) GitLab
7 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.63%) MSI
7 1 (2.63%) Protractor
7 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Designer
6 2 (5.26%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) REST
2 6 (15.79%) Velocity
3 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
4 3 (7.89%) 802.1X
4 3 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (7.89%) Kafka
5 2 (5.26%) CSS
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) Samza
5 2 (5.26%) Spring
5 2 (5.26%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.63%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.63%) Drools
6 1 (2.63%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.63%) CentOS
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) ITIL
3 11 (28.95%) DevOps
4 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.05%) Scrum
6 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.79%) BDD
7 6 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (15.79%) Open Source
7 6 (15.79%) Requirements Engineering
7 6 (15.79%) Task Automation
7 6 (15.79%) UML
7 6 (15.79%) Use Case
8 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.16%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (13.16%) Migration
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) Groovy
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.26%) Java 8
6 1 (2.63%) C
6 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
1 23 (60.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (10.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.63%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) MCP
4 1 (2.63%) MCSA
4 1 (2.63%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) MCTS
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Docker
2 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) HDFS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Kubernetes
2 4 (10.53%) Ansible
3 2 (5.26%) HAProxy
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.26%) Terraform
4 1 (2.63%) Kibana
4 1 (2.63%) logstash
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.63%) Puppet
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Cisco
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (2.63%) IronPort
3 1 (2.63%) Ivanti
3 1 (2.63%) McAfee
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat