Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 July 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 40 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,935 971 2,286
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.50% 5.98% 5.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.18% 6.69% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,203 640 1,499
10th Percentile £313 £269 £310
25th Percentile £411 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £613
90th Percentile £738 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 36
10th Percentile £13.50 £20.00 £12.88
25th Percentile £17.89 £26.38 £18.00
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.67% +66.67% +20.32%
75th Percentile £46.25 £42.25 £41.59
90th Percentile £57.55 £47.75 £50.63
England median hourly rate £18.00 £24.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year -25.60% +20.98% +4.79%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 26,967 14,521 36,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 90.57% 89.46% 89.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,261 10,416 26,278
10th Percentile £363 £330 £338
25th Percentile £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 177 387
10th Percentile £15.73 £14.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.87 £20.00 £15.30
Median hourly rate £34.88 £35.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.34% +59.09% -1.87%
75th Percentile £51.53 £47.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £60.40 £52.70
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.54 £23.00
% change year-on-year -2.28% +2.34% +9.52%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in London.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in London.

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Central London -1 261 £480 +1.05% 226
West London -18 28 £489 -10.28% 90
South London +12 20 £480 +6.96% 22
East London +9 19 £650 +39.78% 69
North London +6 1 £263 -41.67% 7
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 917 (47.39%) Social Skills
2 823 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
3 684 (35.35%) Analytical Skills
4 575 (29.72%) Finance
5 478 (24.70%) SQL
6 387 (20.00%) Azure
7 340 (17.57%) Python
8 306 (15.81%) DevOps
9 305 (15.76%) Java
10 288 (14.88%) Degree
11 285 (14.73%) Scrum
12 275 (14.21%) Analytics
13 265 (13.70%) AWS
14 261 (13.49%) Microsoft
15 241 (12.45%) Banking
16 225 (11.63%) Project Management
17 213 (11.01%) JavaScript
18 205 (10.59%) Test Automation
19 200 (10.34%) JIRA
19 200 (10.34%) Computer Science
20 188 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
21 180 (9.30%) Linux
22 177 (9.15%) User Experience
23 174 (8.99%) Presentation Skills
24 173 (8.94%) Git (software)
24 173 (8.94%) HTML
25 170 (8.79%) TDD
26 168 (8.68%) Windows
27 160 (8.27%) C#
27 160 (8.27%) Software Engineering

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 69 (3.57%) Confluence
2 55 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.76%) Apache Spark
4 28 (1.45%) CMS
5 26 (1.34%) Apache
6 22 (1.14%) IIS
7 21 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 17 (0.88%) Jupyter
9 15 (0.78%) Skype for Business
10 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.57%) nginx
12 10 (0.52%) SAS
13 9 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.47%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.41%) DataSynapse
14 8 (0.41%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 101 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.03%) Sketch
6 19 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.93%) InVision
8 17 (0.88%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.57%) Figma
9 11 (0.57%) Zeplin
10 10 (0.52%) Adobe XD
11 9 (0.47%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.31%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.31%) UserZoom
14 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.10%) Maya
15 2 (0.10%) Mingle
16 1 (0.052%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.31%) Magento
3 6 (0.31%) Relativity
3 6 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.16%) Aligne
6 3 (0.16%) Eikon
6 3 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.16%) Shopify
6 3 (0.16%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.16%) Workfront
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 387 (20.00%) Azure
2 265 (13.70%) AWS
3 95 (4.91%) Microsoft 365
4 89 (4.60%) Power Platform
5 76 (3.93%) GCP
6 58 (3.00%) SaaS
7 52 (2.69%) GitHub
8 48 (2.48%) PaaS
9 40 (2.07%) IaaS
10 27 (1.40%) Serverless
11 24 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
12 21 (1.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 21 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
13 18 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (0.93%) Heroku
14 17 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
15 15 (0.78%) npm
16 14 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (0.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.74%) DNS
2 45 (2.33%) Firewall
3 34 (1.76%) HTTP
4 27 (1.40%) Internet
5 21 (1.09%) Network Security
6 20 (1.03%) DHCP
7 19 (0.98%) RTMP
8 18 (0.93%) LAN
8 18 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 18 (0.93%) WAN
9 17 (0.88%) Kerberos
10 16 (0.83%) FTP
11 14 (0.72%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.67%) Skype
13 12 (0.62%) VPN
13 12 (0.62%) Wireless
14 11 (0.57%) SMTP
15 10 (0.52%) Unified Communications
15 10 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 108 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
3 91 (4.70%) Relational Database
4 78 (4.03%) Power BI
5 70 (3.62%) Tableau
6 69 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 64 (3.31%) Big Data
8 44 (2.27%) MySQL
9 43 (2.22%) MongoDB
10 39 (2.02%) Data Lake
11 36 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (1.76%) Hadoop
13 27 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
14 24 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (1.24%) Oracle Database
14 24 (1.24%) QlikView
15 22 (1.14%) Tableau Desktop
15 22 (1.14%) Tableau Server
16 21 (1.09%) Metadata
16 21 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 200 (10.34%) JIRA
2 173 (8.94%) Git (software)
3 137 (7.08%) Jenkins
4 51 (2.64%) Subversion
5 48 (2.48%) TeamCity
6 42 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 36 (1.86%) Maven
8 35 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
9 34 (1.76%) Cucumber
10 33 (1.71%) GitLab
11 32 (1.65%) webpack
12 30 (1.55%) JUnit
13 21 (1.09%) Artifactory
13 21 (1.09%) Selenium
14 18 (0.93%) Bitbucket
15 17 (0.88%) Postman
15 17 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
16 15 (0.78%) Axure RP
16 15 (0.78%) Cypress.io
17 13 (0.67%) Jasmine
General
1 917 (47.39%) Social Skills
2 684 (35.35%) Analytical Skills
3 575 (29.72%) Finance
4 241 (12.45%) Banking
5 174 (8.99%) Presentation Skills
6 125 (6.46%) Front Office
7 108 (5.58%) Marketing
8 96 (4.96%) Influencing Skills
9 86 (4.44%) Public Sector
10 77 (3.98%) Investment Banking
11 60 (3.10%) Retail
12 59 (3.05%) Organisational Skills
13 53 (2.74%) Legal
14 40 (2.07%) Telecoms
15 37 (1.91%) Documentation Skills
16 27 (1.40%) French Language
17 22 (1.14%) Games
17 22 (1.14%) Law
18 20 (1.03%) Back Office
18 20 (1.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 507 (26.20%) Developer
2 357 (18.45%) Analyst
3 163 (8.42%) Business Analyst
4 102 (5.27%) Architect
5 100 (5.17%) Java Developer
6 98 (5.06%) Project Manager
7 73 (3.77%) Consultant
8 71 (3.67%) Senior Developer
9 63 (3.26%) Python Developer
10 54 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 53 (2.74%) Data Analyst
12 52 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
13 49 (2.53%) C# Developer
13 49 (2.53%) Designer
14 41 (2.12%) Data Engineer
14 41 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
15 37 (1.91%) Software Engineer
16 32 (1.65%) Azure Engineer
16 32 (1.65%) Front Office Developer
17 31 (1.60%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (8.94%) HTML
2 156 (8.06%) .NET
3 146 (7.55%) CSS
4 111 (5.74%) React
5 107 (5.53%) AngularJS
6 99 (5.12%) Web Services
7 98 (5.06%) REST
8 85 (4.39%) Node.js
9 83 (4.29%) Spring
10 82 (4.24%) HTML5
11 79 (4.08%) RESTful
12 61 (3.15%) Kafka
13 54 (2.79%) GraphQL
14 46 (2.38%) CSS3
15 40 (2.07%) JSON
16 38 (1.96%) XML
17 37 (1.91%) Redux
18 36 (1.86%) .NET Core
19 34 (1.76%) Spring Boot
20 31 (1.60%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 177 (9.15%) User Experience
2 120 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
3 116 (5.99%) Algorithms
4 76 (3.93%) Data Structures
5 73 (3.77%) Fixed Income
5 73 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 54 (2.79%) Virtual Team
7 42 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 40 (2.07%) Social Media
9 39 (2.02%) Mobile App
10 32 (1.65%) Tandem
11 27 (1.40%) Equities
12 25 (1.29%) Data Centre
12 25 (1.29%) Derivative
13 23 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
15 18 (0.93%) Credit Risk
15 18 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
15 18 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
15 18 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 180 (9.30%) Linux
2 168 (8.68%) Windows
3 63 (3.26%) Android
4 60 (3.10%) Unix
5 42 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 36 (1.86%) Windows Server
7 31 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 24 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
13 10 (0.52%) CentOS
13 10 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.41%) Solaris
16 6 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.26%) OpenWrt
18 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 823 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (15.81%) DevOps
3 285 (14.73%) Scrum
4 275 (14.21%) Analytics
5 225 (11.63%) Project Management
6 205 (10.59%) Test Automation
7 200 (10.34%) Computer Science
8 188 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 170 (8.79%) TDD
10 160 (8.27%) Software Engineering
11 149 (7.70%) Decision-Making
12 147 (7.60%) Change Management
13 142 (7.34%) Data Modelling
14 141 (7.29%) Microservices
15 140 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
16 139 (7.18%) SDLC
17 133 (6.87%) Data Analysis
18 130 (6.72%) Migration
19 128 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
20 125 (6.46%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 478 (24.70%) SQL
2 340 (17.57%) Python
3 305 (15.76%) Java
4 213 (11.01%) JavaScript
5 160 (8.27%) C#
6 83 (4.29%) TypeScript
7 70 (3.62%) PowerShell
8 61 (3.15%) C++
9 47 (2.43%) C
10 44 (2.27%) Ruby
11 43 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 40 (2.07%) Java 8
13 38 (1.96%) R
14 35 (1.81%) Kotlin
15 34 (1.76%) Go
16 32 (1.65%) Scala
16 32 (1.65%) VBA
17 30 (1.55%) PHP
18 29 (1.50%) PL/SQL
19 27 (1.40%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 288 (14.88%) Degree
2 84 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 79 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 69 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.19%) Master's Degree
6 22 (1.14%) CISSP
6 22 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 17 (0.88%) ISEB
7 17 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.67%) MCSE
10 12 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.62%) PMP
11 11 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.52%) DV Cleared
13 9 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (0.41%) CCNA
14 8 (0.41%) PhD
15 5 (0.26%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (6.61%) QA
2 66 (3.41%) Accessibility
3 36 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 35 (1.81%) PMO
5 27 (1.40%) GDPR
6 21 (1.09%) SLA
7 18 (0.93%) WCAG
8 14 (0.72%) MiFID
9 10 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.47%) GRC
10 9 (0.47%) IFRS
10 9 (0.47%) NIST
11 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.31%) EMIR
14 5 (0.26%) GxP
14 5 (0.26%) IFRS 9
14 5 (0.26%) JTAG
15 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.21%) SOC 2
System Software
1 143 (7.39%) Docker
2 101 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.83%) XenApp
5 15 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.47%) vSphere
9 8 (0.41%) HDFS
10 7 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.21%) NFS
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.10%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 2 (0.10%) IAG
14 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
14 2 (0.10%) vCloud
14 2 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 131 (6.77%) Kubernetes
2 75 (3.88%) Ansible
3 67 (3.46%) Terraform
4 33 (1.71%) SCCM
5 30 (1.55%) Puppet
6 19 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
10 9 (0.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 8 (0.41%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.36%) Control-M
13 6 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.31%) QRadar
13 6 (0.31%) SCOM
14 5 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 4 (0.21%) Icinga
15 4 (0.21%) Netcool
Vendors
1 261 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 139 (7.18%) Oracle
3 92 (4.75%) Salesforce.com
4 77 (3.98%) Adobe
5 59 (3.05%) ServiceNow
6 55 (2.84%) Google
7 46 (2.38%) VMware
8 43 (2.22%) SAP
8 43 (2.22%) Splunk
9 37 (1.91%) Databricks
10 29 (1.50%) Alteryx
11 27 (1.40%) Citrix
12 26 (1.34%) Cisco
13 21 (1.09%) IBM
14 19 (0.98%) CheckPoint
15 16 (0.83%) ION Trading
16 15 (0.78%) CyberArk
16 15 (0.78%) Ivanti
16 15 (0.78%) Sybase
17 13 (0.67%) SolarWinds