Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 36 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,441 2,758 2,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.78% 5.97% 5.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.53% 6.80% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,507 1,811 1,475
London median daily rate £500 £500 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.49% +5.33%
10th Percentile £302 £263 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 76 36
London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.60 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.80% +16.90% +13.81%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.50 £13.88
90th Percentile £65.50 £47.83 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.40 £24.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -6.67% +28.03% -6.23%

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 37,386 40,573 35,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.57% 87.90% 86.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,689 29,302 25,280
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 561 390
London median hourly rate £28.75 £24.09 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.34% -3.64% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £53.81
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.91% -10.00% +8.70%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -8 493 £500 +4.17% 46
West London -1 121 £425 -1.16% 24
East London -20 63 £538 -10.42% 7
South London -10 62 £450 -5.26% 7
North London -3 17 £550 +37.50% 5
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,030 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 920 (37.69%) Analytical Skills
3 771 (31.59%) Finance
4 488 (19.99%) SQL
5 438 (17.94%) Java
6 356 (14.58%) JavaScript
7 354 (14.50%) Scrum
8 350 (14.34%) Microsoft
9 334 (13.68%) Degree
10 319 (13.07%) Python
10 319 (13.07%) Project Management
11 275 (11.27%) Windows
12 273 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
13 268 (10.98%) Analytics
14 262 (10.73%) DevOps
15 261 (10.69%) Test Automation
15 261 (10.69%) Git (software)
16 260 (10.65%) Banking
17 248 (10.16%) Computer Science
18 246 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
19 242 (9.91%) HTML
20 224 (9.18%) JIRA
20 224 (9.18%) User Experience
21 221 (9.05%) Linux
22 216 (8.85%) TDD
23 210 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
24 198 (8.11%) C#
25 191 (7.82%) CSS
26 187 (7.66%) Jenkins
27 181 (7.41%) .NET

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
1 111 (4.55%) Confluence
2 68 (2.79%) Apache Spark
3 61 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 50 (2.05%) CMS
5 34 (1.39%) SAS
6 29 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 26 (1.07%) MS Exchange
7 26 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 25 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 25 (1.02%) Apache
9 21 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.74%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.66%) Drupal
11 16 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
12 14 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.57%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
13 11 (0.45%) JBoss
14 10 (0.41%) JCAPS
Applications
1 170 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 121 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.70%) InVision
8 16 (0.66%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.41%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.16%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.16%) UXPin
12 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.12%) SPSS
13 2 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.082%) InDesign
14 1 (0.041%) Flinto
14 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.041%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 28 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.82%) Workday HCM
3 15 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 9 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.29%) Magento
7 7 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.25%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.16%) Aligne
9 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.16%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.12%) BASE24
10 3 (0.12%) Maximo
10 3 (0.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 273 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 246 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (4.71%) Office 365
4 91 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 56 (2.29%) Serverless
6 54 (2.21%) GitHub
7 36 (1.47%) SaaS
8 35 (1.43%) Amazon S3
8 35 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
9 29 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
10 28 (1.15%) PaaS
11 20 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
12 19 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
13 18 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 16 (0.66%) G Suite
14 16 (0.66%) Google Analytics
14 16 (0.66%) Heroku
15 15 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.66%) Firewall
2 63 (2.58%) HTTP
3 61 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 55 (2.25%) DNS
5 51 (2.09%) WAN
6 41 (1.68%) Internet
7 40 (1.64%) DHCP
8 34 (1.39%) LAN
9 32 (1.31%) VPN
10 27 (1.11%) SSL
11 26 (1.07%) SAN
12 21 (0.86%) Wireless
13 20 (0.82%) FTP
13 20 (0.82%) Skype
14 18 (0.74%) VLAN
15 17 (0.70%) IPsec
16 16 (0.66%) Network Security
17 15 (0.61%) OSPF
18 14 (0.57%) BGP
19 13 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 126 (5.16%) Big Data
3 118 (4.83%) Relational Database
4 109 (4.47%) NoSQL
5 91 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
6 89 (3.65%) MongoDB
6 89 (3.65%) Power BI
7 77 (3.15%) Hadoop
8 70 (2.87%) MySQL
9 57 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 50 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 40 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 37 (1.52%) Oracle Database
14 35 (1.43%) Data Lake
14 35 (1.43%) RDBMS
15 28 (1.15%) HBase
16 27 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
17 26 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 22 (0.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 261 (10.69%) Git (software)
2 224 (9.18%) JIRA
3 187 (7.66%) Jenkins
4 79 (3.24%) Selenium
5 68 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 63 (2.58%) JUnit
7 60 (2.46%) TeamCity
8 56 (2.29%) Cucumber
9 50 (2.05%) Maven
10 47 (1.93%) Subversion
11 39 (1.60%) WebDriver
12 35 (1.43%) webpack
13 33 (1.35%) Mockito
14 32 (1.31%) gulp
14 32 (1.31%) SpecFlow
14 32 (1.31%) Visual Studio
15 27 (1.11%) Grunt
15 27 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
16 26 (1.07%) Bitbucket
16 26 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 771 (31.59%) Finance
2 260 (10.65%) Banking
3 120 (4.92%) Marketing
4 105 (4.30%) Retail
5 81 (3.32%) Front Office
6 65 (2.66%) Investment Banking
7 63 (2.58%) Telecoms
8 62 (2.54%) Legal
9 53 (2.17%) Financial Institution
10 41 (1.68%) Advertising
11 32 (1.31%) Back Office
12 31 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 30 (1.23%) Games
14 21 (0.86%) Law
15 20 (0.82%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.45%) Publishing
17 9 (0.37%) Multimedia
18 8 (0.33%) General Ledger
19 7 (0.29%) Billing
20 6 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 610 (24.99%) Developer
2 372 (15.24%) Analyst
3 176 (7.21%) Business Analyst
4 138 (5.65%) Architect
5 114 (4.67%) Java Developer
6 112 (4.59%) Consultant
7 111 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 106 (4.34%) Senior Developer
9 81 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
10 66 (2.70%) C# Developer
11 58 (2.38%) .NET Developer
11 58 (2.38%) Data Analyst
12 52 (2.13%) Support Engineer
13 48 (1.97%) React Developer
14 45 (1.84%) Administrator
14 45 (1.84%) Data Engineer
14 45 (1.84%) Data Scientist
14 45 (1.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 44 (1.80%) Designer
16 43 (1.76%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (9.91%) HTML
2 191 (7.82%) CSS
3 181 (7.41%) .NET
4 139 (5.69%) AngularJS
5 130 (5.33%) Web Services
6 116 (4.75%) REST
7 110 (4.51%) Node.js
8 107 (4.38%) RESTful
9 104 (4.26%) React
10 98 (4.01%) HTML5
11 97 (3.97%) XML
12 87 (3.56%) Kafka
13 83 (3.40%) Spring
14 58 (2.38%) JSON
15 53 (2.17%) jQuery
16 52 (2.13%) SOAP
17 50 (2.05%) Middleware
18 48 (1.97%) Sass
19 45 (1.84%) CSS3
19 45 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 920 (37.69%) Analytical Skills
2 224 (9.18%) User Experience
3 147 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 124 (5.08%) Algorithms
5 88 (3.61%) Data Structures
6 75 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 74 (3.03%) Mobile App
8 62 (2.54%) Fintech
9 52 (2.13%) Virtual Team
10 50 (2.05%) Data Centre
11 46 (1.88%) Hedge funds
12 41 (1.68%) Tandem
13 40 (1.64%) Derivative
13 40 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
13 40 (1.64%) Fixed Income
14 36 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
15 32 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 30 (1.23%) Clustering
17 28 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
18 27 (1.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 275 (11.27%) Windows
2 221 (9.05%) Linux
3 133 (5.45%) Unix
4 72 (2.95%) Windows 10
5 65 (2.66%) Windows Server
6 63 (2.58%) Android
7 57 (2.34%) Apple iOS
8 46 (1.88%) Windows 7
9 41 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.78%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.57%) Solaris
15 13 (0.53%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.29%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.25%) CentOS
18 5 (0.20%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,030 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (14.50%) Scrum
3 319 (13.07%) Project Management
4 268 (10.98%) Analytics
5 262 (10.73%) DevOps
6 261 (10.69%) Test Automation
7 248 (10.16%) Computer Science
8 216 (8.85%) TDD
9 210 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 176 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
10 176 (7.21%) Decision-Making
10 176 (7.21%) Software Engineering
11 169 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 162 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
13 160 (6.55%) Migration
14 156 (6.39%) SDLC
15 145 (5.94%) Time Management
16 144 (5.90%) Microservices
17 142 (5.82%) BDD
17 142 (5.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 488 (19.99%) SQL
2 438 (17.94%) Java
3 356 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 319 (13.07%) Python
5 198 (8.11%) C#
6 106 (4.34%) Scala
7 83 (3.40%) C++
8 79 (3.24%) Bash Shell
9 72 (2.95%) PowerShell
10 68 (2.79%) R
11 66 (2.70%) Ruby
12 60 (2.46%) TypeScript
13 56 (2.29%) Go
14 55 (2.25%) Perl
15 49 (2.01%) Java 8
15 49 (2.01%) T-SQL
16 46 (1.88%) C
17 43 (1.76%) ES6
18 36 (1.47%) VBA
19 34 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 334 (13.68%) Degree
2 162 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 114 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 72 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (1.43%) Master's Degree
7 31 (1.27%) PhD
8 30 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 28 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (0.98%) MCSE
11 22 (0.90%) DV Cleared
12 20 (0.82%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.78%) CCNA
14 18 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.70%) CCNP
16 15 (0.61%) AWS Certification
16 15 (0.61%) PMP
17 13 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 12 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
19 11 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (6.43%) QA
2 70 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 56 (2.29%) SLA
4 41 (1.68%) PMO
5 19 (0.78%) GDPR
6 15 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.53%) MiFID
8 7 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.25%) COBIT
9 6 (0.25%) EMIR
9 6 (0.25%) IFRS
9 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.20%) Basel III
11 4 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.16%) WCAG
12 3 (0.12%) PSD2
12 3 (0.12%) SEPA
13 2 (0.082%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 172 (7.05%) Docker
2 147 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 65 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.74%) XenApp
8 14 (0.57%) Xen
9 11 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.37%) Apache Flume
10 9 (0.37%) NFS
10 9 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.33%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.20%) HDFS
13 5 (0.20%) KVM
13 5 (0.20%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.20%) vSphere
14 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 112 (4.59%) Ansible
2 90 (3.69%) Kubernetes
3 78 (3.20%) Terraform
4 65 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (2.13%) Puppet
6 37 (1.52%) SCCM
7 23 (0.94%) Kibana
8 19 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
9 18 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (0.61%) Grafana
10 15 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.57%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.45%) Control-M
12 11 (0.45%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.37%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.29%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.29%) Packer
14 7 (0.29%) Perfmon
14 7 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 350 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 181 (7.41%) Oracle
3 122 (5.00%) Google
4 116 (4.75%) VMware
5 86 (3.52%) SAP
6 73 (2.99%) Tableau
7 67 (2.74%) Adobe
8 61 (2.50%) Cisco
9 55 (2.25%) HP
10 52 (2.13%) Splunk
11 42 (1.72%) Atlassian
12 40 (1.64%) Citrix
13 39 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
14 37 (1.52%) ServiceNow
15 36 (1.47%) Apple
15 36 (1.47%) EMC
16 35 (1.43%) Workday
17 34 (1.39%) IBM
18 31 (1.27%) Red Hat
19 29 (1.19%) NetApp