Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 34 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,202 2,825 2,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.56% 6.21% 5.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.27% 7.02% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,438 1,857 1,653
London median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 60 51
London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.94% -7.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £14.54 £11.15 £13.30
90th Percentile £59.37 £65.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £22.40 £20.00 £22.62
% change year-on-year +12.00% -11.58% +25.67%

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 35,135 40,255 37,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.79% 88.42% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,178 29,090 27,155
London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.10% +8.00%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 528 385
London median hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.17% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £12.93
90th Percentile £57.30 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.37 £24.00
% change year-on-year +17.00% -10.97% +4.35%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -12 422 £483 -1.03% 257
West London -6 130 £400 -5.88% 121
East London -8 44 £405 -12.43% 56
South London -23 37 £450 -5.26% 34
North London -2 16 £450 - 21
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 London region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 899 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 795 (36.10%) Analytical Skills
3 629 (28.56%) Finance
4 478 (21.71%) SQL
5 371 (16.85%) Microsoft
6 344 (15.62%) Scrum
7 333 (15.12%) Java
8 321 (14.58%) Python
9 302 (13.71%) JavaScript
10 266 (12.08%) Windows
11 264 (11.99%) Project Management
12 260 (11.81%) DevOps
13 259 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
14 242 (10.99%) Degree
15 220 (9.99%) Linux
16 218 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
17 213 (9.67%) Analytics
17 213 (9.67%) HTML
18 212 (9.63%) JIRA
18 212 (9.63%) Banking
19 204 (9.26%) Git (software)
20 203 (9.22%) C#
21 195 (8.86%) TDD
21 195 (8.86%) Test Automation
22 186 (8.45%) User Experience
23 185 (8.40%) CSS
24 182 (8.27%) .NET
25 178 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
26 175 (7.95%) Migration
26 175 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement

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 96 (4.36%) Confluence
2 77 (3.50%) Apache Spark
3 65 (2.95%) SharePoint
4 53 (2.41%) Apache
5 36 (1.63%) CMS
6 35 (1.59%) IIS
7 29 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 25 (1.14%) MS Exchange
8 25 (1.14%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (1.04%) SAS
10 17 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.73%) Skype for Business
12 15 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (0.64%) nginx
14 12 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
15 11 (0.50%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.45%) Drupal
16 10 (0.45%) JBoss
16 10 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 137 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.86%) Sketch
7 16 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.64%) InVision
9 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.14%) Figma
12 3 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 3 (0.14%) UXPin
12 3 (0.14%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.091%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.091%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.091%) Marvel
13 2 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.50%) Magento
4 10 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.27%) Workday HCM
8 5 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.23%) Aligne
9 4 (0.18%) BASE24
9 4 (0.18%) Eikon
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.14%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.14%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 259 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 218 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
3 114 (5.18%) Office 365
4 94 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 79 (3.59%) Power Platform
6 65 (2.95%) Serverless
7 54 (2.45%) SaaS
8 51 (2.32%) PaaS
9 46 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
10 43 (1.95%) GitHub
11 35 (1.59%) IaaS
12 30 (1.36%) Amazon S3
13 24 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 23 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
15 21 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
16 20 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
17 18 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 17 (0.77%) Datadog
18 17 (0.77%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.32%) Firewall
2 50 (2.27%) DNS
3 49 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 46 (2.09%) VPN
4 46 (2.09%) WAN
5 37 (1.68%) HTTP
6 35 (1.59%) Wireless
7 32 (1.45%) Internet
7 32 (1.45%) LAN
8 30 (1.36%) DHCP
9 24 (1.09%) VLAN
9 24 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (0.91%) VoIP
11 18 (0.82%) SSL
12 16 (0.73%) Network Security
13 15 (0.68%) SAN
14 14 (0.64%) BGP
15 13 (0.59%) Multicast
15 13 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (0.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 146 (6.63%) Big Data
3 86 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 86 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 84 (3.81%) Hadoop
5 80 (3.63%) NoSQL
6 75 (3.41%) MongoDB
6 75 (3.41%) Power BI
7 62 (2.82%) MySQL
8 49 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (2.13%) Data Lake
10 43 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 41 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 31 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 30 (1.36%) Oracle Database
14 28 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 27 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
16 26 (1.18%) RDBMS
17 23 (1.04%) BigQuery
18 21 (0.95%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 212 (9.63%) JIRA
2 204 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 142 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 61 (2.77%) Selenium
5 57 (2.59%) TeamCity
6 54 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
7 43 (1.95%) Cucumber
8 40 (1.82%) Visual Studio
9 38 (1.73%) JUnit
10 29 (1.32%) Subversion
11 25 (1.14%) webpack
12 24 (1.09%) gulp
12 24 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
13 23 (1.04%) NUnit
13 23 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
14 22 (1.00%) Mockito
14 22 (1.00%) SpecFlow
15 21 (0.95%) Grunt
15 21 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (0.82%) MSI
General
1 629 (28.56%) Finance
2 212 (9.63%) Banking
3 117 (5.31%) Marketing
4 112 (5.09%) Retail
5 102 (4.63%) Public Sector
6 82 (3.72%) Front Office
7 75 (3.41%) Investment Banking
8 57 (2.59%) Legal
9 47 (2.13%) Games
10 42 (1.91%) Financial Institution
11 36 (1.63%) Telecoms
12 26 (1.18%) Law
13 24 (1.09%) Back Office
14 22 (1.00%) Advertising
14 22 (1.00%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.64%) Electronics
17 11 (0.50%) Publishing
17 11 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 520 (23.61%) Developer
2 353 (16.03%) Analyst
3 172 (7.81%) Business Analyst
4 144 (6.54%) Architect
5 103 (4.68%) Project Manager
6 89 (4.04%) Java Developer
7 81 (3.68%) Senior Developer
8 80 (3.63%) Consultant
9 72 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
10 69 (3.13%) Support Engineer
11 62 (2.82%) Data Analyst
12 55 (2.50%) Data Engineer
13 51 (2.32%) C# Developer
14 48 (2.18%) Full Stack Developer
15 45 (2.04%) .NET Developer
15 45 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
16 43 (1.95%) Python Developer
17 42 (1.91%) Desktop Support
18 40 (1.82%) Data Scientist
18 40 (1.82%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (9.67%) HTML
2 185 (8.40%) CSS
3 182 (8.27%) .NET
4 117 (5.31%) AngularJS
5 109 (4.95%) Web Services
6 106 (4.81%) React
7 85 (3.86%) REST
8 77 (3.50%) Node.js
9 73 (3.32%) HTML5
10 70 (3.18%) XML
11 55 (2.50%) RESTful
12 52 (2.36%) Sass
13 51 (2.32%) Spring
14 50 (2.27%) JSON
15 48 (2.18%) .NET Core
15 48 (2.18%) jQuery
16 46 (2.09%) Kafka
17 43 (1.95%) .NET Framework
17 43 (1.95%) Velocity
18 39 (1.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 795 (36.10%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (8.45%) User Experience
3 139 (6.31%) Self-Motivation
4 85 (3.86%) Algorithms
5 68 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (2.54%) Data Structures
8 51 (2.32%) Data Centre
9 47 (2.13%) Virtual Team
10 46 (2.09%) Mobile App
11 45 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 41 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
13 38 (1.73%) Equities
14 33 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
14 33 (1.50%) Fixed Income
14 33 (1.50%) Social Media
15 32 (1.45%) Tandem
16 31 (1.41%) Derivative
17 29 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
17 29 (1.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 266 (12.08%) Windows
2 220 (9.99%) Linux
3 132 (5.99%) Unix
4 86 (3.91%) Windows 10
5 61 (2.77%) Windows 7
6 53 (2.41%) Windows Server
7 44 (2.00%) Android
8 39 (1.77%) Apple iOS
9 35 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 20 (0.91%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.64%) Solaris
14 10 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.18%) AIX
17 4 (0.18%) CentOS
17 4 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 899 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (15.62%) Scrum
3 264 (11.99%) Project Management
4 260 (11.81%) DevOps
5 213 (9.67%) Analytics
6 195 (8.86%) TDD
6 195 (8.86%) Test Automation
7 178 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 175 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 175 (7.95%) Migration
9 163 (7.40%) SDLC
10 160 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
11 155 (7.04%) Computer Science
12 146 (6.63%) Software Engineering
13 143 (6.49%) Decision-Making
14 141 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
15 134 (6.09%) Microservices
16 127 (5.77%) Time Management
17 122 (5.54%) Kanban
18 118 (5.36%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 478 (21.71%) SQL
2 333 (15.12%) Java
3 321 (14.58%) Python
4 302 (13.71%) JavaScript
5 203 (9.22%) C#
6 62 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 62 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 61 (2.77%) TypeScript
8 58 (2.63%) Ruby
9 52 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 51 (2.32%) C++
11 47 (2.13%) Java 8
12 44 (2.00%) Perl
12 44 (2.00%) R
13 42 (1.91%) Shell Script
14 41 (1.86%) Scala
15 35 (1.59%) C
16 32 (1.45%) PHP
17 28 (1.27%) Go
18 23 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 242 (10.99%) Degree
2 137 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 93 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 55 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 31 (1.41%) AWS Certification
8 30 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (1.23%) MCSE
10 25 (1.14%) CISSP
11 23 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
11 23 (1.04%) Master's Degree
12 15 (0.68%) CCNP
13 13 (0.59%) DBS Check
13 13 (0.59%) IISP
13 13 (0.59%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.54%) CCIE
15 11 (0.50%) ISEB
16 10 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (5.54%) QA
2 52 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 44 (2.00%) SLA
4 40 (1.82%) PMO
5 17 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.59%) GDPR
7 12 (0.54%) MiFID
8 8 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.32%) EMIR
10 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.18%) Basel III
11 4 (0.18%) GAAP
11 4 (0.18%) IFRS
11 4 (0.18%) WCAG
12 3 (0.14%) COREP
12 3 (0.14%) FINREP
12 3 (0.14%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.091%) SEPA
13 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
System Software
1 173 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 139 (6.31%) Docker
3 30 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.18%) XenApp
5 17 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.32%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.23%) HDFS
13 4 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.18%) NFS
13 4 (0.18%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.18%) vSphere
14 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 92 (4.18%) Kubernetes
2 76 (3.45%) Ansible
3 72 (3.27%) Terraform
4 68 (3.09%) SCCM
5 62 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.59%) Puppet
7 15 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.59%) CASB
9 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (0.50%) Salt
11 10 (0.45%) Control-M
11 10 (0.45%) Kibana
12 8 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.36%) Grafana
13 7 (0.32%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 7 (0.32%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.32%) Packer
13 7 (0.32%) WSUS
14 6 (0.27%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 371 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 121 (5.50%) Oracle
3 105 (4.77%) SAP
4 87 (3.95%) Google
5 67 (3.04%) Adobe
6 61 (2.77%) Tableau
7 59 (2.68%) VMware
8 57 (2.59%) Cisco
9 53 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.91%) Red Hat
11 39 (1.77%) HP
12 37 (1.68%) Splunk
13 35 (1.59%) Citrix
14 34 (1.54%) Atlassian
14 34 (1.54%) IBM
15 24 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
16 22 (1.00%) NetApp
16 22 (1.00%) ServiceNow
17 21 (0.95%) Sybase
18 20 (0.91%) CheckPoint