Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 39 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,660 2,531 2,810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.83% 5.75% 5.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 6.48% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 1,577 1,861
London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £203 £263 £269
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 53 70
London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.08 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.20% -10.81% +10.61%
10th Percentile £16.13 £10.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £39.43 £55.75 £104.43
England median hourly rate £26.83 £24.08 £26.78
% change year-on-year +11.42% -10.07% +50.85%

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 24,902 39,068 41,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.42% 88.77% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,634 27,959 30,172
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £313
90th Percentile £689 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 438 484
London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.76 £13.83
90th Percentile £53.28 £48.75 £52.89
England median hourly rate £23.00 £24.04 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.33% +0.17% -2.04%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +5 373 £464 -7.25% 257
West London +16 99 £425 +8.97% 119
South London +21 59 £500 +5.26% 38
East London 0 21 £432 -15.71% 63
North London +17 14 £210 -53.33% 14
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 692 (41.69%) Analytical Skills
2 598 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
3 457 (27.53%) Finance
4 317 (19.10%) Microsoft
5 315 (18.98%) SQL
6 254 (15.30%) Windows
7 245 (14.76%) Java
8 219 (13.19%) Azure
9 212 (12.77%) Scrum
10 206 (12.41%) JavaScript
10 206 (12.41%) Degree
11 201 (12.11%) Banking
12 197 (11.87%) Python
13 194 (11.69%) JIRA
14 170 (10.24%) AWS
15 165 (9.94%) Project Management
16 152 (9.16%) Test Automation
17 151 (9.10%) C#
18 146 (8.80%) .NET
19 144 (8.67%) Security Cleared
19 144 (8.67%) Analytics
20 143 (8.61%) Computer Science
21 140 (8.43%) SQL Server
22 138 (8.31%) Active Directory
23 135 (8.13%) Oracle
24 134 (8.07%) HTML
24 134 (8.07%) SDLC
25 133 (8.01%) Linux
26 132 (7.95%) CSS
26 132 (7.95%) Continuous Integration

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 88 (5.30%) Confluence
2 41 (2.47%) Apache Spark
2 41 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.69%) IIS
4 20 (1.20%) Apache
4 20 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 20 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 20 (1.20%) WebLogic
5 17 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 17 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (0.78%) CMS
8 12 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.66%) SAS
10 9 (0.54%) JBoss
11 7 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.42%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 124 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 35 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (1.45%) Sketch
7 16 (0.96%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.66%) InVision
9 4 (0.24%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.18%) SPSS
10 3 (0.18%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.12%) Lectora
11 2 (0.12%) Stata
11 2 (0.12%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.060%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.060%) InDesign
12 1 (0.060%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 16 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.60%) Magento
3 8 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.48%) Shopify
4 5 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.30%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.24%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
6 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.18%) PolarLake
6 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 219 (13.19%) Azure
2 170 (10.24%) AWS
3 130 (7.83%) Office 365
4 63 (3.80%) Power Platform
5 41 (2.47%) GCP
5 41 (2.47%) PaaS
6 33 (1.99%) IaaS
7 28 (1.69%) SaaS
8 20 (1.20%) GitHub
9 17 (1.02%) G Suite
10 16 (0.96%) Serverless
11 14 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.84%) Heroku
12 12 (0.72%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.72%) OneDrive
12 12 (0.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 11 (0.66%) npm
13 11 (0.66%) PowerApps
13 11 (0.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 73 (4.40%) Firewall
2 54 (3.25%) DNS
2 54 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 47 (2.83%) WAN
4 43 (2.59%) LAN
5 37 (2.23%) HTTP
5 37 (2.23%) Internet
6 34 (2.05%) VPN
7 26 (1.57%) DHCP
8 24 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (1.39%) SSL
10 19 (1.14%) Network Security
10 19 (1.14%) VoIP
11 17 (1.02%) BGP
11 17 (1.02%) Wireshark
12 14 (0.84%) Wireless
13 12 (0.72%) SAN
13 12 (0.72%) Skype
14 11 (0.66%) EIGRP
14 11 (0.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 70 (4.22%) Big Data
4 63 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (3.49%) Power BI
6 49 (2.95%) NoSQL
7 44 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 42 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (2.29%) Hadoop
10 35 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 33 (1.99%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.75%) MySQL
13 28 (1.69%) Oracle Database
14 21 (1.27%) DB2
15 19 (1.14%) MongoDB
15 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (1.02%) Apache Hive
17 16 (0.96%) Data Lake
17 16 (0.96%) Data Mining
17 16 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 194 (11.69%) JIRA
2 127 (7.65%) Git (software)
3 97 (5.84%) Jenkins
4 47 (2.83%) Selenium
5 41 (2.47%) Cucumber
6 35 (2.11%) TeamCity
7 32 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (1.69%) JUnit
9 25 (1.51%) Mockito
10 24 (1.45%) webpack
11 22 (1.33%) gulp
11 22 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (1.20%) NUnit
13 19 (1.14%) Subversion
13 19 (1.14%) Visual Studio
14 14 (0.84%) Jasmine
15 13 (0.78%) Bitbucket
15 13 (0.78%) Bugzilla
15 13 (0.78%) Grunt
15 13 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 457 (27.53%) Finance
2 201 (12.11%) Banking
3 87 (5.24%) Front Office
4 80 (4.82%) Marketing
5 69 (4.16%) Public Sector
6 62 (3.73%) Investment Banking
7 53 (3.19%) Retail
8 40 (2.41%) Games
9 31 (1.87%) Legal
10 26 (1.57%) Back Office
10 26 (1.57%) Telecoms
11 22 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 21 (1.27%) Advertising
12 21 (1.27%) Law
13 19 (1.14%) German Language
14 16 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.84%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.78%) Billing
16 13 (0.78%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.66%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 433 (26.08%) Developer
2 299 (18.01%) Analyst
3 116 (6.99%) Business Analyst
4 89 (5.36%) Senior Developer
5 87 (5.24%) Architect
6 72 (4.34%) Project Manager
7 71 (4.28%) React Developer
8 70 (4.22%) Consultant
9 60 (3.61%) Java Developer
10 59 (3.55%) Data Analyst
11 53 (3.19%) C# Developer
11 53 (3.19%) Support Engineer
12 46 (2.77%) .NET Developer
13 38 (2.29%) Administrator
14 36 (2.17%) Python Developer
14 36 (2.17%) Tester
15 35 (2.11%) Designer
16 34 (2.05%) C# .NET Developer
16 34 (2.05%) DevOps Engineer
16 34 (2.05%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (8.80%) .NET
2 134 (8.07%) HTML
3 132 (7.95%) CSS
4 104 (6.27%) AngularJS
5 94 (5.66%) Web Services
6 90 (5.42%) React
7 77 (4.64%) REST
8 70 (4.22%) JSON
9 66 (3.98%) Node.js
10 61 (3.67%) RESTful
10 61 (3.67%) Spring
11 55 (3.31%) .NET Framework
12 49 (2.95%) Kafka
13 46 (2.77%) jQuery
14 45 (2.71%) Entity Framework
14 45 (2.71%) XML
15 42 (2.53%) HTML5
16 40 (2.41%) .NET Core
17 34 (2.05%) Sass
17 34 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 692 (41.69%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (7.11%) User Experience
3 86 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
4 67 (4.04%) Algorithms
5 65 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 61 (3.67%) Data Structures
7 43 (2.59%) Data Centre
8 37 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 35 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (1.51%) Virtual Team
12 24 (1.45%) Derivative
13 23 (1.39%) Fixed Income
13 23 (1.39%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.27%) W3C
15 18 (1.08%) Public Cloud
15 18 (1.08%) Social Media
16 16 (0.96%) Private Cloud
17 15 (0.90%) FMCG
17 15 (0.90%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 254 (15.30%) Windows
2 133 (8.01%) Linux
3 105 (6.33%) Windows 10
4 68 (4.10%) Android
5 63 (3.80%) Windows 7
6 54 (3.25%) Windows Server
7 43 (2.59%) Apple iOS
8 42 (2.53%) Unix
9 28 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (1.57%) Mac OS X
11 24 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (0.54%) Solaris
13 9 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.42%) CentOS
15 6 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.24%) DC/OS
16 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (12.77%) Scrum
3 165 (9.94%) Project Management
4 152 (9.16%) Test Automation
5 144 (8.67%) Analytics
6 143 (8.61%) Computer Science
7 134 (8.07%) SDLC
8 132 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
9 131 (7.89%) DevOps
10 126 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
10 126 (7.59%) TDD
11 124 (7.47%) ITIL
12 119 (7.17%) Project Delivery
13 116 (6.99%) Decision-Making
14 115 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 114 (6.87%) Migration
16 110 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 103 (6.20%) Time Management
18 101 (6.08%) OO
19 90 (5.42%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 315 (18.98%) SQL
2 245 (14.76%) Java
3 206 (12.41%) JavaScript
4 197 (11.87%) Python
5 151 (9.10%) C#
6 63 (3.80%) PowerShell
7 47 (2.83%) Scala
8 43 (2.59%) TypeScript
9 42 (2.53%) Java 8
10 39 (2.35%) PL/SQL
11 38 (2.29%) Ruby
12 37 (2.23%) Bash Shell
13 31 (1.87%) C++
13 31 (1.87%) R
14 30 (1.81%) Perl
14 30 (1.81%) T-SQL
15 29 (1.75%) C
16 22 (1.33%) ES6
17 21 (1.27%) VBA
18 17 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 206 (12.41%) Degree
2 144 (8.67%) Security Cleared
3 105 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (1.39%) CISSP
7 19 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
10 15 (0.90%) CCNA
10 15 (0.90%) ISEB
10 15 (0.90%) Master's Degree
11 14 (0.84%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.78%) CCNP
13 12 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (0.66%) MCP
15 10 (0.60%) PMP
16 9 (0.54%) CISM
16 9 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (5.90%) QA
2 46 (2.77%) SLA
3 40 (2.41%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.75%) PMO
5 18 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 15 (0.90%) MiFID
7 14 (0.84%) GDPR
8 12 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.66%) NIST
10 8 (0.48%) WCAG
11 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (0.30%) NCSC
13 4 (0.24%) EMIR
13 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.18%) COBIT
14 3 (0.18%) IFRS
15 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.12%) IFRS 9
15 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 138 (8.31%) Active Directory
2 84 (5.06%) Docker
3 51 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (1.14%) XenApp
5 14 (0.84%) vSphere
6 9 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.42%) HDFS
7 7 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.18%) Squid
10 3 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.12%) LXC
11 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.060%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.060%) Snort
12 1 (0.060%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 46 (2.77%) Ansible
2 46 (2.77%) Terraform
3 33 (1.99%) SCCM
4 19 (1.14%) Puppet
5 18 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.72%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.48%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.36%) Kibana
10 6 (0.36%) MIIS
11 5 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.30%) logstash
11 5 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.24%) Salt
12 4 (0.24%) Suricata
Vendors
1 317 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 135 (8.13%) Oracle
3 60 (3.61%) Cisco
3 60 (3.61%) VMware
4 59 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (3.31%) SAP
6 44 (2.65%) Apple
7 43 (2.59%) Google
8 39 (2.35%) Adobe
9 38 (2.29%) HP
10 35 (2.11%) Citrix
11 30 (1.81%) IBM
11 30 (1.81%) Ivanti
11 30 (1.81%) Tableau
12 21 (1.27%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.20%) Atlassian
13 20 (1.20%) Databricks
13 20 (1.20%) Dell
14 17 (1.02%) F5
15 16 (0.96%) Sybase