Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 39 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,871 2,682 2,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.57% 5.73% 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.36% 6.49% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,259 1,691 1,839
London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £208 £225 £299
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 63 61
London median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -7.41% +35.00%
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.05 £12.00
90th Percentile £39.80 £100.75 £165.00
England median hourly rate £23.00 £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -19.30% +5.56% +68.75%

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 29,424 41,341 41,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.61% 88.29% 88.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,059 29,822 30,529
London median daily rate £513 £501 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +0.10% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 464 391
London median hourly rate £24.58 £24.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +7.02% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.18 £13.30
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.46 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.20 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -11.22% +9.06%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +1 385 £450 -10.00% 261
West London +5 125 £400 +14.29% 123
South London +22 62 £500 +5.26% 39
East London -5 40 £425 -14.57% 48
North London +6 21 £210 -53.33% 20
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 717 (38.32%) Analytical Skills
2 687 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
3 492 (26.30%) Finance
4 377 (20.15%) Microsoft
5 375 (20.04%) SQL
6 288 (15.39%) Windows
7 266 (14.22%) Java
8 261 (13.95%) Scrum
9 251 (13.42%) Azure
10 246 (13.15%) Python
11 228 (12.19%) Degree
12 226 (12.08%) JavaScript
13 200 (10.69%) Banking
14 198 (10.58%) JIRA
15 194 (10.37%) DevOps
16 192 (10.26%) AWS
16 192 (10.26%) Project Management
17 173 (9.25%) C#
18 171 (9.14%) Analytics
19 168 (8.98%) Linux
19 168 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
20 164 (8.77%) SQL Server
20 164 (8.77%) Active Directory
21 163 (8.71%) .NET
22 156 (8.34%) Git (software)
23 154 (8.23%) HTML
24 149 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
25 147 (7.86%) Computer Science
26 146 (7.80%) Test Automation
27 141 (7.54%) SDLC

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 94 (5.02%) Confluence
2 61 (3.26%) Apache Spark
3 51 (2.73%) IIS
4 47 (2.51%) SharePoint
5 39 (2.08%) Apache
6 29 (1.55%) MS Exchange
7 23 (1.23%) OpenStack
8 21 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 19 (1.02%) SAS
10 18 (0.96%) CMS
10 18 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (0.69%) nginx
13 12 (0.64%) Skype for Business
14 10 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.48%) JBoss
16 8 (0.43%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 138 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 109 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 53 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (1.28%) Sketch
7 18 (0.96%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.64%) InVision
9 8 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.21%) SPSS
11 4 (0.21%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 3 (0.16%) Stata
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.11%) Figma
13 2 (0.11%) Lectora
13 2 (0.11%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.053%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 33 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.69%) Magento
3 8 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.32%) Shopify
5 5 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.27%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.21%) Aligne
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.21%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 251 (13.42%) Azure
2 192 (10.26%) AWS
3 123 (6.57%) Office 365
4 67 (3.58%) GCP
5 65 (3.47%) Power Platform
6 51 (2.73%) PaaS
7 48 (2.57%) SaaS
8 38 (2.03%) IaaS
9 28 (1.50%) Serverless
10 27 (1.44%) GitHub
11 19 (1.02%) npm
12 18 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (0.86%) OpenShift
15 15 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (0.80%) G Suite
16 13 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Flow
16 13 (0.69%) PowerApps
17 12 (0.64%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.22%) Firewall
2 59 (3.15%) WAN
3 53 (2.83%) VPN
4 52 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 44 (2.35%) DNS
5 44 (2.35%) LAN
6 41 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
7 40 (2.14%) Internet
8 36 (1.92%) HTTP
9 30 (1.60%) Wireless
10 27 (1.44%) DHCP
11 25 (1.34%) VoIP
12 23 (1.23%) BGP
13 20 (1.07%) Network Security
14 18 (0.96%) VLAN
14 18 (0.96%) Wireshark
15 17 (0.91%) EIGRP
16 13 (0.69%) Multicast
16 13 (0.69%) Skype
16 13 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 107 (5.72%) Big Data
3 78 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (4.06%) Relational Database
5 64 (3.42%) NoSQL
6 63 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 59 (3.15%) Power BI
8 55 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
11 42 (2.24%) MySQL
12 34 (1.82%) MongoDB
13 32 (1.71%) RDBMS
14 29 (1.55%) Data Lake
15 25 (1.34%) Oracle Database
15 25 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (1.07%) DB2
18 19 (1.02%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 198 (10.58%) JIRA
2 156 (8.34%) Git (software)
3 115 (6.15%) Jenkins
4 53 (2.83%) Selenium
5 50 (2.67%) Cucumber
6 43 (2.30%) TeamCity
7 31 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (1.55%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.44%) webpack
10 25 (1.34%) gulp
11 24 (1.28%) Subversion
12 23 (1.23%) JUnit
13 19 (1.02%) Mockito
13 19 (1.02%) NUnit
13 19 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (0.96%) Bitbucket
14 18 (0.96%) REST Assured
15 17 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
16 15 (0.80%) SoapUI
17 14 (0.75%) Bugzilla
General
1 492 (26.30%) Finance
2 200 (10.69%) Banking
3 101 (5.40%) Front Office
4 94 (5.02%) Marketing
5 66 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 65 (3.47%) Public Sector
7 62 (3.31%) Retail
8 48 (2.57%) Legal
9 44 (2.35%) Games
10 38 (2.03%) Law
10 38 (2.03%) Telecoms
11 28 (1.50%) Back Office
12 22 (1.18%) Manufacturing
13 21 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (1.07%) Advertising
15 18 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.96%) German Language
16 12 (0.64%) Electronics
16 12 (0.64%) Publishing
17 9 (0.48%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 465 (24.85%) Developer
2 328 (17.53%) Analyst
3 155 (8.28%) Business Analyst
4 109 (5.83%) Architect
5 90 (4.81%) Senior Developer
6 80 (4.28%) Support Engineer
7 74 (3.96%) Consultant
7 74 (3.96%) Project Manager
8 64 (3.42%) Data Analyst
9 59 (3.15%) Java Developer
9 59 (3.15%) React Developer
10 58 (3.10%) C# Developer
11 52 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 52 (2.78%) Python Developer
12 49 (2.62%) Administrator
13 45 (2.41%) .NET Developer
13 45 (2.41%) Desktop Support
14 40 (2.14%) JavaScript Developer
15 39 (2.08%) Designer
15 39 (2.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (8.71%) .NET
2 154 (8.23%) HTML
3 135 (7.22%) CSS
4 104 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 95 (5.08%) Web Services
6 86 (4.60%) REST
7 83 (4.44%) JSON
8 80 (4.28%) React
9 64 (3.42%) Node.js
10 62 (3.31%) RESTful
11 60 (3.21%) Spring
12 55 (2.94%) .NET Framework
13 52 (2.78%) .NET Core
14 51 (2.73%) Kafka
15 49 (2.62%) jQuery
16 47 (2.51%) HTML5
17 44 (2.35%) Entity Framework
17 44 (2.35%) XML
18 37 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 37 (1.98%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 717 (38.32%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (7.38%) User Experience
3 106 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
4 81 (4.33%) Algorithms
5 70 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 65 (3.47%) Data Structures
7 54 (2.89%) Data Centre
8 39 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
9 33 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (1.60%) Fixed Income
11 28 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 27 (1.44%) Equities
13 26 (1.39%) Derivative
13 26 (1.39%) Virtual Team
14 23 (1.23%) Public Cloud
15 22 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 22 (1.18%) PKI
16 20 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
17 18 (0.96%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 288 (15.39%) Windows
2 168 (8.98%) Linux
3 105 (5.61%) Windows 10
4 71 (3.79%) Windows 7
5 68 (3.63%) Unix
6 65 (3.47%) Android
6 65 (3.47%) Windows Server
7 41 (2.19%) Apple iOS
8 32 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.23%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.86%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.37%) CentOS
16 6 (0.32%) Solaris
17 5 (0.27%) AIX
17 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 687 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (13.95%) Scrum
3 194 (10.37%) DevOps
4 192 (10.26%) Project Management
5 171 (9.14%) Analytics
6 168 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
7 149 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 147 (7.86%) Computer Science
9 146 (7.80%) Test Automation
10 141 (7.54%) SDLC
11 139 (7.43%) TDD
12 137 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
13 128 (6.84%) Migration
14 125 (6.68%) Decision-Making
15 111 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 111 (5.93%) ITIL
16 108 (5.77%) Business Analysis
17 107 (5.72%) Software Engineering
18 106 (5.67%) Time Management
19 103 (5.51%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 375 (20.04%) SQL
2 266 (14.22%) Java
3 246 (13.15%) Python
4 226 (12.08%) JavaScript
5 173 (9.25%) C#
6 60 (3.21%) PowerShell
7 52 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 50 (2.67%) Ruby
9 49 (2.62%) T-SQL
10 48 (2.57%) Scala
11 45 (2.41%) TypeScript
12 41 (2.19%) Perl
13 39 (2.08%) Java 8
14 37 (1.98%) PL/SQL
15 36 (1.92%) C++
16 28 (1.50%) R
17 24 (1.28%) C
17 24 (1.28%) PHP
18 23 (1.23%) Shell Script
19 22 (1.18%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 228 (12.19%) Degree
2 137 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 92 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (1.60%) CISSP
7 29 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.34%) Master's Degree
9 22 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 18 (0.96%) MCSE
11 17 (0.91%) CCNP
12 16 (0.86%) CCNA
13 15 (0.80%) DV Cleared
13 15 (0.80%) ISEB
13 15 (0.80%) PMP
14 13 (0.69%) AWS Certification
14 13 (0.69%) IISP
15 11 (0.59%) MCP
16 9 (0.48%) MCSA
16 9 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.56%) QA
2 45 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 40 (2.14%) SLA
4 35 (1.87%) PMO
5 15 (0.80%) MiFID
6 14 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.59%) NIST
9 10 (0.53%) GDPR
10 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.32%) NCSC
10 6 (0.32%) WCAG
11 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.21%) GAAP
12 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.16%) EMIR
13 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.11%) COBIT
14 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 164 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 121 (6.47%) Docker
3 44 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.34%) XenApp
5 16 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.64%) vSphere
7 11 (0.59%) HDFS
8 10 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.48%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.21%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.16%) LXC
14 3 (0.16%) NFS
15 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.053%) KVM
16 1 (0.053%) OCFS2
16 1 (0.053%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (4.22%) Kubernetes
2 58 (3.10%) SCCM
3 57 (3.05%) Ansible
4 51 (2.73%) Terraform
5 42 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (1.34%) Puppet
7 17 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.80%) Salt
10 13 (0.69%) CASB
11 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.48%) Kibana
13 8 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
13 8 (0.43%) logstash
13 8 (0.43%) MIIS
14 7 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.37%) Suricata
15 5 (0.27%) Prometheus
15 5 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 377 (20.15%) Microsoft
2 122 (6.52%) Oracle
3 71 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
4 69 (3.69%) SAP
5 68 (3.63%) Cisco
6 63 (3.37%) VMware
7 58 (3.10%) Google
8 45 (2.41%) Adobe
9 42 (2.24%) HP
10 41 (2.19%) Citrix
11 34 (1.82%) Apple
12 33 (1.76%) Tableau
13 28 (1.50%) IBM
14 27 (1.44%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.28%) Atlassian
16 21 (1.12%) Splunk
17 20 (1.07%) Bloomberg
17 20 (1.07%) Ivanti
18 19 (1.02%) Databricks
19 15 (0.80%) Dell