Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 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
England > London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 35 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,682 2,752 2,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.73% 5.79% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% 6.57% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,691 1,839 1,641
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £225 £299 £292
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.82% +0.06% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 61 40
London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +35.00% -
10th Percentile £12.05 £12.00 £11.34
90th Percentile £100.75 £165.00 £45.51
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +68.75% -20.00%

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 41,142 41,864 38,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.87% 88.09% 87.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,661 30,436 27,850
London median daily rate £501 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £648
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 390 441
London median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.02% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.16 £13.30 £12.13
90th Percentile £54.52 £49.02 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in London

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor 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 14 December 2018. 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 +5 549 £500 +5.26% 210
West London +14 166 £350 -21.35% 143
East London -2 101 £498 -11.36% 45
South London -17 88 £475 +5.56% 23
North London +8 24 £450 - 14
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 981 (36.58%) Agile Software Development
2 934 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
3 819 (30.54%) Finance
4 508 (18.94%) Java
5 500 (18.64%) SQL
6 458 (17.08%) Microsoft
7 396 (14.77%) JavaScript
8 369 (13.76%) Project Management
9 347 (12.94%) Windows
10 342 (12.75%) C#
11 330 (12.30%) Python
12 314 (11.71%) DevOps
13 309 (11.52%) Degree
14 307 (11.45%) Test Automation
15 304 (11.33%) HTML
16 297 (11.07%) .NET
17 295 (11.00%) Banking
18 287 (10.70%) Scrum
19 261 (9.73%) Git (software)
20 250 (9.32%) TDD
21 245 (9.13%) Linux
22 244 (9.10%) CSS
22 244 (9.10%) Amazon AWS
22 244 (9.10%) Analytics
23 241 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
24 238 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
25 232 (8.65%) Computer Science
26 227 (8.46%) JIRA
26 227 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
27 223 (8.31%) Jenkins

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
1 133 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 116 (4.33%) Confluence
3 69 (2.57%) Apache Spark
4 45 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
5 40 (1.49%) SAS
6 38 (1.42%) Apache
7 29 (1.08%) CMS
8 22 (0.82%) MS Exchange
9 18 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 17 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 16 (0.60%) IIS
11 16 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 15 (0.56%) Drupal
13 14 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.41%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.41%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 188 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 140 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
3 86 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 71 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (1.08%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.56%) InVision
9 11 (0.41%) Fireworks
9 11 (0.41%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.22%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.11%) Maya
12 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.11%) SPSS
13 2 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.075%) InDesign
13 2 (0.075%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.037%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 25 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.89%) Workday HCM
3 15 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.19%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.19%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.11%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 244 (9.10%) Amazon AWS
2 238 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (4.55%) Office 365
4 86 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 56 (2.09%) SaaS
6 49 (1.83%) GitHub
7 47 (1.75%) Serverless
8 45 (1.68%) PaaS
9 42 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
10 33 (1.23%) Amazon S3
11 29 (1.08%) IaaS
12 27 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
13 25 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.78%) Heroku
15 20 (0.75%) npm
16 18 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (0.60%) Route 53
19 15 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
20 13 (0.48%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 78 (2.91%) Firewall
2 76 (2.83%) HTTP
3 62 (2.31%) DNS
4 58 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 51 (1.90%) Internet
6 44 (1.64%) LAN
7 35 (1.30%) Kerberos
7 35 (1.30%) VPN
8 33 (1.23%) DHCP
8 33 (1.23%) WAN
9 30 (1.12%) SSL
10 25 (0.93%) Wireless
11 22 (0.82%) Intranet
12 21 (0.78%) Network Security
13 20 (0.75%) Skype
14 16 (0.60%) IPsec
14 16 (0.60%) SAN
15 13 (0.48%) VLAN
16 11 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 137 (5.11%) Relational Database
3 108 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 102 (3.80%) Big Data
5 100 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 83 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 77 (2.87%) NoSQL
9 71 (2.65%) MySQL
10 60 (2.24%) MongoDB
11 59 (2.20%) Power BI
12 55 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 39 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 31 (1.16%) Data Lake
16 30 (1.12%) HBase
17 27 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 27 (1.01%) Oracle Database
17 27 (1.01%) RDBMS
18 24 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 261 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 227 (8.46%) JIRA
3 223 (8.31%) Jenkins
4 87 (3.24%) Selenium
5 59 (2.20%) Cucumber
6 51 (1.90%) Maven
7 48 (1.79%) JUnit
7 48 (1.79%) webpack
8 47 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 47 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 45 (1.68%) Subversion
10 43 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 40 (1.49%) Visual Studio
12 39 (1.45%) Jasmine
13 34 (1.27%) WebDriver
14 30 (1.12%) SpecFlow
15 25 (0.93%) Hudson
15 25 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
16 24 (0.89%) Bitbucket
16 24 (0.89%) PostCSS
General
1 819 (30.54%) Finance
2 295 (11.00%) Banking
3 135 (5.03%) Front Office
4 129 (4.81%) Retail
5 104 (3.88%) Marketing
6 86 (3.21%) Legal
7 76 (2.83%) Investment Banking
8 62 (2.31%) Telecoms
9 57 (2.13%) Financial Institution
10 53 (1.98%) Advertising
11 43 (1.60%) Law
12 40 (1.49%) Back Office
12 40 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 35 (1.30%) Publishing
14 30 (1.12%) Games
15 13 (0.48%) Spanish Language
16 12 (0.45%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.34%) Digital Economy
17 9 (0.34%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 788 (29.38%) Developer
2 466 (17.38%) Analyst
3 183 (6.82%) Business Analyst
4 154 (5.74%) Java Developer
5 140 (5.22%) Architect
6 136 (5.07%) C# Developer
7 126 (4.70%) .NET Developer
8 124 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 111 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 88 (3.28%) Consultant
10 88 (3.28%) Senior Developer
11 71 (2.65%) Service Analyst
12 70 (2.61%) React Developer
13 69 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
14 57 (2.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 56 (2.09%) Service Desk Analyst
16 52 (1.94%) Angular Developer
17 50 (1.86%) Designer
18 49 (1.83%) Support Engineer
19 48 (1.79%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (11.33%) HTML
2 297 (11.07%) .NET
3 244 (9.10%) CSS
4 162 (6.04%) Web Services
5 157 (5.85%) AngularJS
6 123 (4.59%) REST
7 115 (4.29%) React
8 114 (4.25%) ASP.NET
9 112 (4.18%) HTML5
10 109 (4.06%) RESTful
11 105 (3.91%) WCF
12 96 (3.58%) Node.js
13 94 (3.50%) Spring
14 91 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
15 85 (3.17%) XML
16 70 (2.61%) Kafka
17 68 (2.54%) JSON
18 67 (2.50%) jQuery
19 64 (2.39%) .NET Framework
20 54 (2.01%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 934 (34.82%) Analytical Skills
2 201 (7.49%) User Experience
3 143 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 136 (5.07%) Algorithms
5 96 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 91 (3.39%) Data Structures
7 79 (2.95%) Equities
8 75 (2.80%) Fixed Income
9 64 (2.39%) Derivative
10 55 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 50 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 49 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
13 47 (1.75%) Data Centre
14 42 (1.57%) Fintech
14 42 (1.57%) Tandem
15 37 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
16 34 (1.27%) Hedge funds
17 27 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
18 26 (0.97%) PKI
19 24 (0.89%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 347 (12.94%) Windows
2 245 (9.13%) Linux
3 130 (4.85%) Unix
4 93 (3.47%) Windows 10
5 84 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 69 (2.57%) Windows Server
7 52 (1.94%) Android
8 50 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (1.83%) Apple iOS
10 28 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (0.89%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.52%) CentOS
15 13 (0.48%) Solaris
16 7 (0.26%) DC/OS
16 7 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 981 (36.58%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (13.76%) Project Management
3 314 (11.71%) DevOps
4 307 (11.45%) Test Automation
5 287 (10.70%) Scrum
6 250 (9.32%) TDD
7 244 (9.10%) Analytics
8 241 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
9 232 (8.65%) Computer Science
10 227 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 204 (7.61%) Decision-Making
12 202 (7.53%) ITIL
13 185 (6.90%) SDLC
14 168 (6.26%) Continuous Improvement
15 164 (6.11%) MVC
16 161 (6.00%) Business Analysis
16 161 (6.00%) Change Management
17 152 (5.67%) Software Engineering
17 152 (5.67%) Time Management
18 150 (5.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 508 (18.94%) Java
2 500 (18.64%) SQL
3 396 (14.77%) JavaScript
4 342 (12.75%) C#
5 330 (12.30%) Python
6 107 (3.99%) C++
7 105 (3.91%) Scala
8 95 (3.54%) Bash Shell
9 79 (2.95%) PowerShell
10 66 (2.46%) TypeScript
11 61 (2.27%) R
12 59 (2.20%) Perl
13 57 (2.13%) Go
14 56 (2.09%) Ruby
15 52 (1.94%) ES6
16 51 (1.90%) VBA
17 49 (1.83%) C
18 42 (1.57%) T-SQL
19 39 (1.45%) Java 8
20 34 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 309 (11.52%) Degree
2 187 (6.97%) Security Cleared
3 143 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 94 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (1.53%) Master's Degree
6 39 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (1.38%) PhD
8 36 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 31 (1.16%) PMI Certification
10 30 (1.12%) PMP
11 29 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (1.04%) MCSE
13 24 (0.89%) CISSP
14 19 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 19 (0.71%) ISTQB
14 19 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.71%) MCSA
14 19 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (0.63%) ISEB
16 16 (0.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (5.97%) QA
2 68 (2.54%) PMO
3 60 (2.24%) SLA
4 57 (2.13%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.89%) GDPR
6 13 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.41%) COBIT
7 11 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.22%) MiFID
9 5 (0.19%) IFRS
10 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.15%) PSD2
10 4 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.11%) SEPA
12 2 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.075%) EMIR
12 2 (0.075%) GxP
12 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 189 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 173 (6.45%) Docker
3 80 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 15 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.56%) vSphere
7 14 (0.52%) Xen
8 12 (0.45%) NFS
8 12 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.45%) XenApp
9 11 (0.41%) HDFS
10 10 (0.37%) BitLocker
11 9 (0.34%) Apache Flume
11 9 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.22%) KVM
13 5 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 147 (5.48%) Ansible
2 132 (4.92%) Kubernetes
3 79 (2.95%) Terraform
4 62 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (2.20%) Puppet
6 37 (1.38%) SCCM
7 31 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
8 26 (0.97%) Kibana
9 22 (0.82%) Packer
10 18 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
10 18 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
11 17 (0.63%) Mesos
12 16 (0.60%) vCenter Server
13 15 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (0.52%) logstash
14 14 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (0.48%) HP Fortify
16 12 (0.45%) Grafana
16 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
17 11 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 458 (17.08%) Microsoft
2 182 (6.79%) Oracle
3 144 (5.37%) Google
4 111 (4.14%) VMware
5 84 (3.13%) SAP
6 61 (2.27%) Apple
7 51 (1.90%) Cisco
7 51 (1.90%) Citrix
7 51 (1.90%) Splunk
8 50 (1.86%) Adobe
9 49 (1.83%) Red Hat
10 48 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
11 46 (1.72%) Tableau
12 42 (1.57%) Sybase
13 40 (1.49%) Workday
14 31 (1.16%) hybris
15 30 (1.12%) ServiceNow
16 29 (1.08%) Atlassian
17 28 (1.04%) CA
17 28 (1.04%) HP