Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 32 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,747 2,724 2,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.00% 6.05% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.86% 6.87% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,804 1,790 1,694
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £250 £300 £293
90th Percentile £675 £650 £630
England median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.49% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 53 37
London median hourly rate £23.98 £27.16 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.71% +42.72% -2.41%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.00 £11.14
90th Percentile £73.08 £165.00 £37.33
England median hourly rate £22.65 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.40% +42.86% -12.50%

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 40,032 39,667 38,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.51% 88.03% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,904 28,710 27,958
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.99% +2.89%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £642
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 362 408
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +5.75% +7.85%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.02 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +10 595 £500 +4.44% 282
West London +12 149 £400 -5.88% 168
South London -15 92 £475 -5.00% 31
East London +2 86 £484 -3.20% 51
North London -5 13 £450 - 6
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,001 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 953 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
3 842 (30.65%) Finance
4 581 (21.15%) SQL
5 521 (18.97%) Java
6 512 (18.64%) Microsoft
7 402 (14.63%) C#
8 399 (14.52%) JavaScript
9 365 (13.29%) Windows
10 354 (12.89%) .NET
11 340 (12.38%) Project Management
12 338 (12.30%) Banking
13 329 (11.98%) Scrum
14 319 (11.61%) Python
15 313 (11.39%) HTML
16 312 (11.36%) DevOps
17 295 (10.74%) Test Automation
18 291 (10.59%) TDD
19 287 (10.45%) Linux
20 276 (10.05%) Git (software)
21 273 (9.94%) CSS
22 267 (9.72%) Degree
23 260 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
24 253 (9.21%) JIRA
25 237 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
26 231 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
27 227 (8.26%) SQL Server
27 227 (8.26%) Jenkins
28 224 (8.15%) Analytics
29 223 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure

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 (4.84%) Confluence
2 128 (4.66%) SharePoint
3 74 (2.69%) Apache Spark
4 53 (1.93%) Apache
5 48 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (1.20%) CMS
7 28 (1.02%) Apache Solr
7 28 (1.02%) SAS
8 24 (0.87%) IIS
9 20 (0.73%) JBoss
10 19 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 16 (0.58%) Skype for Business
12 14 (0.51%) Drupal
12 14 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 11 (0.40%) WordPress
15 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.36%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 190 (6.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 153 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 40 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (1.38%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.55%) InVision
9 12 (0.44%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.40%) Fireworks
11 7 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.11%) Maya
14 2 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.073%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.073%) HipChat
14 2 (0.073%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.073%) SPSS
14 2 (0.073%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 21 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.69%) Workday HCM
3 7 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (0.25%) SAP HCM
3 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.22%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.11%) Eikon
7 3 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.073%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 237 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (4.30%) Office 365
4 73 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 61 (2.22%) GitHub
6 54 (1.97%) SaaS
7 46 (1.67%) Serverless
8 44 (1.60%) PaaS
9 38 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
10 31 (1.13%) IaaS
11 28 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 28 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (0.91%) npm
13 24 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
14 23 (0.84%) Heroku
15 20 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.60%) Firewall
2 87 (3.17%) HTTP
3 60 (2.18%) DNS
4 55 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 48 (1.75%) Internet
6 47 (1.71%) LAN
7 43 (1.57%) Kerberos
8 38 (1.38%) VPN
9 35 (1.27%) DHCP
9 35 (1.27%) WAN
10 28 (1.02%) SSL
11 27 (0.98%) Wireless
12 25 (0.91%) Network Security
13 22 (0.80%) SAN
14 21 (0.76%) Intranet
15 20 (0.73%) Skype
16 16 (0.58%) SMS
17 15 (0.55%) BGP
17 15 (0.55%) IPsec
18 14 (0.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 155 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 148 (5.39%) Relational Database
4 115 (4.19%) Big Data
4 115 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 100 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
6 90 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 89 (3.24%) NoSQL
8 84 (3.06%) MySQL
9 63 (2.29%) Power BI
10 56 (2.04%) MongoDB
11 50 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 43 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 39 (1.42%) Data Lake
14 38 (1.38%) HBase
15 37 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
16 30 (1.09%) Oracle Database
17 29 (1.06%) Apache Hive
18 26 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
19 25 (0.91%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 276 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 253 (9.21%) JIRA
3 227 (8.26%) Jenkins
4 79 (2.88%) Selenium
5 62 (2.26%) Cucumber
6 61 (2.22%) webpack
7 58 (2.11%) Maven
8 56 (2.04%) TeamCity
9 55 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 50 (1.82%) Subversion
11 49 (1.78%) Jasmine
12 47 (1.71%) Visual Studio
13 43 (1.57%) JUnit
14 38 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
15 34 (1.24%) Grunt
15 34 (1.24%) JMeter
16 32 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
17 31 (1.13%) gulp
17 31 (1.13%) SpecFlow
18 30 (1.09%) IntelliJ
General
1 842 (30.65%) Finance
2 338 (12.30%) Banking
3 136 (4.95%) Front Office
4 122 (4.44%) Retail
5 93 (3.39%) Legal
6 88 (3.20%) Marketing
7 85 (3.09%) Investment Banking
8 72 (2.62%) Financial Institution
9 57 (2.07%) Advertising
10 47 (1.71%) Telecoms
11 41 (1.49%) Back Office
12 39 (1.42%) Law
13 37 (1.35%) Games
14 33 (1.20%) Publishing
15 31 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.40%) Spanish Language
18 10 (0.36%) French Language
19 9 (0.33%) General Ledger
20 8 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 875 (31.85%) Developer
2 450 (16.38%) Analyst
3 184 (6.70%) Business Analyst
4 170 (6.19%) .NET Developer
5 167 (6.08%) C# Developer
6 158 (5.75%) Java Developer
7 138 (5.02%) Architect
8 120 (4.37%) Project Manager
9 106 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 97 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 82 (2.99%) Senior Developer
12 80 (2.91%) ASP.NET Developer
13 79 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 79 (2.88%) Consultant
14 68 (2.48%) Service Analyst
15 64 (2.33%) Designer
16 62 (2.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 62 (2.26%) React Developer
17 55 (2.00%) Full Stack Developer
18 53 (1.93%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (12.89%) .NET
2 313 (11.39%) HTML
3 273 (9.94%) CSS
4 182 (6.63%) AngularJS
5 155 (5.64%) Web Services
6 150 (5.46%) ASP.NET
7 147 (5.35%) WCF
8 145 (5.28%) REST
9 125 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 121 (4.40%) HTML5
11 118 (4.30%) React
12 102 (3.71%) RESTful
13 99 (3.60%) Spring
14 95 (3.46%) Node.js
15 92 (3.35%) XML
16 83 (3.02%) Kendo UI
17 71 (2.58%) jQuery
18 69 (2.51%) .NET Framework
19 67 (2.44%) Kafka
20 61 (2.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 953 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 188 (6.84%) User Experience
4 139 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
5 130 (4.73%) Algorithms
6 94 (3.42%) Data Structures
7 92 (3.35%) Fixed Income
8 83 (3.02%) Management Information System
9 71 (2.58%) Equities
10 70 (2.55%) Derivative
11 57 (2.07%) Mobile App
12 55 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
13 52 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 47 (1.71%) Data Centre
15 46 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
16 42 (1.53%) Fintech
17 32 (1.16%) Tandem
18 29 (1.06%) Virtual Team
19 28 (1.02%) Hedge funds
20 25 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 365 (13.29%) Windows
2 287 (10.45%) Linux
3 152 (5.53%) Unix
4 100 (3.64%) Windows 7
5 96 (3.49%) Windows 10
6 67 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 60 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (1.82%) Android
9 42 (1.53%) Apple iOS
10 34 (1.24%) Mac OS X
11 26 (0.95%) CentOS
12 23 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.73%) Solaris
14 18 (0.66%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (0.51%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.33%) VMS
18 8 (0.29%) DC/OS
18 8 (0.29%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,001 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (12.38%) Project Management
3 329 (11.98%) Scrum
4 312 (11.36%) DevOps
5 295 (10.74%) Test Automation
6 291 (10.59%) TDD
7 260 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
8 231 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 224 (8.15%) Analytics
10 222 (8.08%) MVC
11 208 (7.57%) SDLC
12 205 (7.46%) Decision-Making
13 185 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 181 (6.59%) ITIL
15 151 (5.50%) OO
16 150 (5.46%) Mentoring
17 149 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
18 145 (5.28%) Business Analysis
19 144 (5.24%) Change Management
20 140 (5.10%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 581 (21.15%) SQL
2 521 (18.97%) Java
3 402 (14.63%) C#
4 399 (14.52%) JavaScript
5 319 (11.61%) Python
6 116 (4.22%) Scala
7 105 (3.82%) C++
8 80 (2.91%) Bash Shell
9 74 (2.69%) PowerShell
10 59 (2.15%) TypeScript
11 55 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 54 (1.97%) Java 8
13 53 (1.93%) C
13 53 (1.93%) R
13 53 (1.93%) Ruby
13 53 (1.93%) VBA
14 50 (1.82%) ES6
15 48 (1.75%) Perl
16 45 (1.64%) PHP
17 39 (1.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 267 (9.72%) Degree
2 149 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 124 (4.51%) SC Cleared
4 85 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 32 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (1.09%) PMP
9 27 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 25 (0.91%) CISSP
11 24 (0.87%) PhD
12 22 (0.80%) Master's Degree
13 21 (0.76%) ISTQB
13 21 (0.76%) MCSE
14 19 (0.69%) CISM
14 19 (0.69%) ISEB
15 18 (0.66%) CCNP
15 18 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 14 (0.51%) MCSA
17 13 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (6.30%) QA
2 68 (2.48%) SLA
3 66 (2.40%) PMO
4 49 (1.78%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.87%) GDPR
6 17 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.33%) COBIT
8 9 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.18%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.18%) MiFID
9 5 (0.18%) SEPA
10 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.15%) IFRS
11 3 (0.11%) PSD2
12 2 (0.073%) EMIR
12 2 (0.073%) GxP
12 2 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.073%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.073%) WAI
System Software
1 182 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 165 (6.01%) Docker
3 80 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.02%) HDFS
4 28 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
6 17 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.58%) vSphere
8 15 (0.55%) BitLocker
9 11 (0.40%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.33%) NFS
11 9 (0.33%) XenApp
12 8 (0.29%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.18%) vCloud
13 5 (0.18%) Xen
14 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 126 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 125 (4.55%) Ansible
3 69 (2.51%) Terraform
4 65 (2.37%) Puppet
5 53 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (1.64%) SCCM
7 31 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
8 21 (0.76%) Packer
9 20 (0.73%) CA Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.69%) Kibana
11 17 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
13 14 (0.51%) HP ALM
13 14 (0.51%) vCenter Server
14 13 (0.47%) HP Fortify
14 13 (0.47%) logstash
14 13 (0.47%) Mesos
15 12 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
16 11 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
17 9 (0.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 512 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 181 (6.59%) Oracle
3 123 (4.48%) Google
4 104 (3.79%) VMware
5 87 (3.17%) SAP
6 71 (2.58%) Citrix
7 64 (2.33%) Cisco
8 58 (2.11%) Adobe
9 53 (1.93%) Apple
9 53 (1.93%) Red Hat
10 51 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
11 44 (1.60%) Tableau
12 42 (1.53%) Splunk
13 37 (1.35%) HP
14 34 (1.24%) IBM
15 33 (1.20%) McAfee
16 31 (1.13%) hybris
17 30 (1.09%) ServiceNow
17 30 (1.09%) Sybase
18 26 (0.95%) CA