Period
to 15 May 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 15 May 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 40 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -8
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,528 1,207 2,310
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.40% 5.87% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.13% 6.64% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 780 1,482
10th Percentile £313 £225 £313
25th Percentile £400 £405 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £489 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.30% -2.25% -
75th Percentile £638 £587 £613
90th Percentile £713 £675 £688
England median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 36
10th Percentile £16.16 £18.25 £10.75
25th Percentile £27.13 £22.50 £13.19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £28.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +55.36% +24.44% +4.65%
75th Percentile £57.00 £38.75 £46.37
90th Percentile £58.95 £47.25 £48.69
England median hourly rate £19.36 £25.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -24.07% +15.91% +2.33%

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 21,423 18,165 36,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.73% 88.40% 89.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,341 13,087 26,221
10th Percentile £350 £325 £331
25th Percentile £425 £414 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £686
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 233 351
10th Percentile £15.79 £13.50 £12.50
25th Percentile £21.53 £18.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate £34.19 £26.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +29.02% +17.78% -2.17%
75th Percentile £52.38 £47.25 £39.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.20 £51.42
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% +5.51%

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 15 May 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 15 May 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 15 May 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 -3 206 £475 - 188
West London -3 32 £500 -6.54% 74
East London +17 17 £483 +1.58% 47
South London +15 16 £450 -9.55% 11
North London +5 3 £320 +12.28% 13
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 15 May 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.

1 690 (45.16%) Social Skills
2 634 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
3 555 (36.32%) Analytical Skills
4 495 (32.40%) Finance
5 369 (24.15%) SQL
6 301 (19.70%) Azure
7 234 (15.31%) Degree
8 227 (14.86%) Python
9 226 (14.79%) DevOps
10 222 (14.53%) Banking
11 219 (14.33%) Scrum
12 209 (13.68%) Analytics
13 202 (13.22%) Java
14 189 (12.37%) Project Management
15 188 (12.30%) AWS
16 187 (12.24%) Microsoft
17 169 (11.06%) Computer Science
18 168 (10.99%) Test Automation
19 160 (10.47%) JIRA
20 149 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
21 148 (9.69%) User Experience
22 145 (9.49%) Linux
23 144 (9.42%) Git (software)
24 141 (9.23%) JavaScript
25 137 (8.97%) .NET
25 137 (8.97%) TDD
26 132 (8.64%) Decision-Making
27 131 (8.57%) Data Analysis
28 129 (8.44%) Change Management
29 124 (8.12%) Microservices

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 58 (3.80%) Confluence
2 41 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.57%) Apache
4 22 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.18%) IIS
5 18 (1.18%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.11%) CMS
7 14 (0.92%) Jupyter
8 11 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.65%) nginx
9 10 (0.65%) SAS
10 8 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.52%) Red Hat Fuse
11 7 (0.46%) WordPress
12 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.33%) Headless CMS
13 5 (0.33%) Mule
13 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 82 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.44%) Sketch
6 19 (1.24%) InVision
7 17 (1.11%) Adobe XD
7 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (1.11%) Zeplin
8 13 (0.85%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.52%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.39%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.39%) Figma
12 3 (0.20%) UserZoom
13 2 (0.13%) Maya
14 1 (0.065%) Houdini
14 1 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.065%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.26%) SAP MDG
5 3 (0.20%) Aligne
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.20%) Shopify
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.13%) Eikon
6 2 (0.13%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.13%) Magento
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.13%) Salerio
6 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 301 (19.70%) Azure
2 188 (12.30%) AWS
3 76 (4.97%) Microsoft 365
4 74 (4.84%) Power Platform
5 64 (4.19%) GCP
6 43 (2.81%) SaaS
7 32 (2.09%) GitHub
8 28 (1.83%) PaaS
8 28 (1.83%) Serverless
9 24 (1.57%) Heroku
10 22 (1.44%) IaaS
11 21 (1.37%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 18 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
13 17 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (0.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 14 (0.92%) NuGet
16 13 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (0.85%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.62%) DNS
2 38 (2.49%) Firewall
3 21 (1.37%) HTTP
3 21 (1.37%) Internet
4 17 (1.11%) FTP
5 16 (1.05%) Network Security
5 16 (1.05%) Skype
6 15 (0.98%) DHCP
7 13 (0.85%) Unified Communications
8 12 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 12 (0.79%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.79%) WAN
9 11 (0.72%) LAN
10 10 (0.65%) IPv6
10 10 (0.65%) Kerberos
10 10 (0.65%) RTMP
11 9 (0.59%) SAN
11 9 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.52%) DECT
12 8 (0.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (4.52%) Tableau
4 61 (3.99%) Power BI
4 61 (3.99%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.66%) NoSQL
6 53 (3.47%) Big Data
7 38 (2.49%) MySQL
8 34 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (2.09%) Data Lake
10 30 (1.96%) MongoDB
11 28 (1.83%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (1.51%) Oracle Database
14 22 (1.44%) QlikView
15 21 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
15 21 (1.37%) Tableau Desktop
15 21 (1.37%) Tableau Server
16 15 (0.98%) RDBMS
17 13 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 160 (10.47%) JIRA
2 144 (9.42%) Git (software)
3 112 (7.33%) Jenkins
4 37 (2.42%) TeamCity
5 36 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (2.09%) Subversion
7 30 (1.96%) webpack
8 29 (1.90%) Maven
9 26 (1.70%) GitLab
10 24 (1.57%) Visual Studio
11 23 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.31%) Axure RP
12 20 (1.31%) JUnit
13 15 (0.98%) Artifactory
13 15 (0.98%) Cypress.io
14 13 (0.85%) Selenium
14 13 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (0.79%) Bitbucket
15 12 (0.79%) Gradle
16 10 (0.65%) GDB
General
1 690 (45.16%) Social Skills
2 555 (36.32%) Analytical Skills
3 495 (32.40%) Finance
4 222 (14.53%) Banking
5 109 (7.13%) Presentation Skills
6 84 (5.50%) Influencing Skills
7 83 (5.43%) Front Office
8 82 (5.37%) Investment Banking
9 78 (5.10%) Public Sector
10 65 (4.25%) Marketing
11 47 (3.08%) Legal
12 44 (2.88%) Telecoms
13 43 (2.81%) Retail
14 41 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
15 32 (2.09%) Documentation Skills
16 17 (1.11%) French Language
17 15 (0.98%) Games
17 15 (0.98%) Publishing
18 14 (0.92%) Advertising
19 13 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 391 (25.59%) Developer
2 283 (18.52%) Analyst
3 139 (9.10%) Business Analyst
4 86 (5.63%) Architect
5 71 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 68 (4.45%) Consultant
7 67 (4.38%) Java Developer
8 66 (4.32%) Senior Developer
9 49 (3.21%) Data Analyst
9 49 (3.21%) Python Developer
10 47 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
11 46 (3.01%) Designer
12 44 (2.88%) C# Developer
13 38 (2.49%) React Developer
14 36 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
15 33 (2.16%) Data Engineer
16 30 (1.96%) .NET Developer
17 26 (1.70%) Software Engineer
17 26 (1.70%) UX Designer
18 25 (1.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (8.97%) .NET
2 109 (7.13%) HTML
3 89 (5.82%) CSS
4 88 (5.76%) REST
5 71 (4.65%) AngularJS
6 66 (4.32%) Node.js
7 65 (4.25%) Web Services
8 63 (4.12%) React
9 58 (3.80%) Spring
10 45 (2.95%) RESTful
11 44 (2.88%) .NET Core
11 44 (2.88%) Kafka
12 42 (2.75%) Redux
13 41 (2.68%) GraphQL
14 40 (2.62%) HTML5
15 29 (1.90%) JSON
16 27 (1.77%) Jest
17 26 (1.70%) Hibernate
18 24 (1.57%) jQuery
18 24 (1.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 148 (9.69%) User Experience
2 90 (5.89%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (5.76%) Algorithms
4 65 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 59 (3.86%) Fixed Income
6 57 (3.73%) Data Structures
7 40 (2.62%) Virtual Team
8 36 (2.36%) Social Media
9 33 (2.16%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.90%) Derivative
10 29 (1.90%) Tandem
11 28 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
12 27 (1.77%) Hedge funds
13 24 (1.57%) Data Centre
13 24 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 22 (1.44%) Equities
15 20 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
17 16 (1.05%) Reference Data
18 15 (0.98%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 145 (9.49%) Linux
2 116 (7.59%) Windows
3 54 (3.53%) Unix
4 44 (2.88%) Android
5 37 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.83%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (0.85%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.52%) OpenWrt
15 6 (0.39%) CentOS
16 4 (0.26%) Solaris
16 4 (0.26%) VMS
17 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (14.79%) DevOps
3 219 (14.33%) Scrum
4 209 (13.68%) Analytics
5 189 (12.37%) Project Management
6 169 (11.06%) Computer Science
7 168 (10.99%) Test Automation
8 149 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 137 (8.97%) TDD
10 132 (8.64%) Decision-Making
11 131 (8.57%) Data Analysis
12 129 (8.44%) Change Management
13 124 (8.12%) Microservices
14 116 (7.59%) User Stories
15 112 (7.33%) Data Modelling
16 111 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
17 110 (7.20%) Software Engineering
18 106 (6.94%) Business Analysis
19 101 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
20 99 (6.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 369 (24.15%) SQL
2 227 (14.86%) Python
3 202 (13.22%) Java
4 141 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 121 (7.92%) C#
6 62 (4.06%) PowerShell
7 51 (3.34%) C++
8 49 (3.21%) TypeScript
9 40 (2.62%) C
10 39 (2.55%) Java 8
11 38 (2.49%) Ruby
12 31 (2.03%) Bash Shell
13 29 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 29 (1.90%) R
14 26 (1.70%) Scala
15 25 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 24 (1.57%) ES6
17 22 (1.44%) T-SQL
18 19 (1.24%) VBA
19 14 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 234 (15.31%) Degree
2 101 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 79 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 73 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.64%) Master's Degree
6 15 (0.98%) CISSP
7 14 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.85%) ISEB
9 12 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.65%) PhD
11 9 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.59%) PMP
12 8 (0.52%) MCSE
13 7 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 5 (0.33%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.33%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.35%) QA
2 26 (1.70%) SLA
3 25 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.37%) GDPR
4 21 (1.37%) PMO
5 16 (1.05%) MiFID
5 16 (1.05%) WCAG
6 13 (0.85%) IFRS
7 9 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.52%) JTAG
8 8 (0.52%) NIST
9 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.33%) AIFMD
10 5 (0.33%) GRC
10 5 (0.33%) GxP
10 5 (0.33%) IFRS 9
10 5 (0.33%) UCITS
11 4 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.20%) EMIR
System Software
1 99 (6.48%) Docker
2 66 (4.32%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.52%) XenApp
6 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.39%) HDFS
8 5 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.26%) vSphere
10 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.20%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.13%) IAG
11 2 (0.13%) KVM
11 2 (0.13%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 85 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 60 (3.93%) Ansible
3 37 (2.42%) Terraform
4 22 (1.44%) SCCM
5 19 (1.24%) Puppet
6 14 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.33%) CASB
10 5 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.33%) SCOM
11 4 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.26%) Grafana
12 2 (0.13%) DatAdvantage
12 2 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.13%) PingFederate
12 2 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 187 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 122 (7.98%) Oracle
3 62 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
4 50 (3.27%) Adobe
5 41 (2.68%) ServiceNow
6 38 (2.49%) SAP
7 37 (2.42%) Splunk
8 35 (2.29%) Google
9 31 (2.03%) Databricks
10 30 (1.96%) VMware
11 21 (1.37%) Citrix
12 20 (1.31%) Alteryx
12 20 (1.31%) Cisco
13 14 (0.92%) CheckPoint
13 14 (0.92%) IBM
14 13 (0.85%) Atlassian
15 12 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
16 11 (0.72%) SolarWinds
17 10 (0.65%) CyberArk
17 10 (0.65%) MuleSoft