Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 44 36
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,359 777 2,049
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.69% 5.63% 5.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.33% 6.31% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,503 477 1,422
10th Percentile £333 £304 £215
25th Percentile £427 £413 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £693 £675
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 28
10th Percentile £13.31 £29.94 £11.74
25th Percentile £30.13 £32.86 £17.88
Median hourly rate £45.50 £37.93 £25.25
Median % change year-on-year +19.97% +50.21% +32.89%
75th Percentile £57.81 £44.31 £39.63
90th Percentile £61.58 £56.98 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £26.25 £20.10
% change year-on-year -31.43% +30.58% -8.63%

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 32,162 12,314 32,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.24% 89.26% 88.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,203 8,858 24,030
10th Percentile £363 £320 £325
25th Percentile £459 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £508 £515
Median % change year-on-year +8.27% -1.36% +3.00%
75th Percentile £650 £614 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 99 381
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.16 £20.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.53 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.36% +56.95% +10.00%
75th Percentile £53.75 £43.38 £42.62
90th Percentile £65.70 £52.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.08 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.68% +11.11% +12.50%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +5 291 £525 +6.06% 258
West London -17 34 £450 -18.18% 86
South London +16 28 £475 -4.52% 36
East London +5 20 £726 +59.56% 61
North London +1 1 £145 -51.67% 12
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 1,186 (50.28%) Social Skills
2 996 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
3 820 (34.76%) Analytical Skills
4 756 (32.05%) Finance
5 512 (21.70%) SQL
6 472 (20.01%) Azure
7 414 (17.55%) Python
8 400 (16.96%) DevOps
9 387 (16.41%) Java
10 360 (15.26%) Microsoft
11 330 (13.99%) Scrum
12 320 (13.57%) AWS
13 309 (13.10%) Analytics
14 307 (13.01%) Degree
15 300 (12.72%) JavaScript
16 270 (11.45%) Project Management
17 256 (10.85%) Banking
18 245 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 230 (9.75%) HTML
20 228 (9.67%) Linux
21 223 (9.45%) JIRA
22 220 (9.33%) Presentation Skills
23 213 (9.03%) Windows
24 212 (8.99%) C#
25 209 (8.86%) User Experience
26 204 (8.65%) Git (software)
26 204 (8.65%) CSS
27 203 (8.61%) Test Automation
28 183 (7.76%) Decision-Making
29 178 (7.55%) SQL Server

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 74 (3.14%) Confluence
2 57 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 36 (1.53%) CMS
5 32 (1.36%) Apache
6 27 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 19 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
7 19 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.72%) IIS
9 16 (0.68%) DataSynapse
9 16 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (0.64%) Jupyter
10 15 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.59%) SAS
12 11 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
14 8 (0.34%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
16 6 (0.25%) nginx
17 5 (0.21%) Mule
Applications
1 137 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (3.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (1.06%) Sketch
6 17 (0.72%) Figma
7 16 (0.68%) InVision
8 15 (0.64%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.42%) Adobe XD
10 9 (0.38%) Chatbot
10 9 (0.38%) Zeplin
11 7 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.17%) Maya
13 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.13%) Mingle
13 3 (0.13%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.085%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.25%) Magento
4 6 (0.25%) Relativity
4 6 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.17%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.17%) Workfront
7 3 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 3 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.13%) Shopify
7 3 (0.13%) Summit
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 472 (20.01%) Azure
2 320 (13.57%) AWS
3 109 (4.62%) Power Platform
4 93 (3.94%) GCP
4 93 (3.94%) GitHub
5 88 (3.73%) Microsoft 365
6 64 (2.71%) SaaS
7 63 (2.67%) PaaS
8 49 (2.08%) IaaS
9 44 (1.87%) Serverless
10 38 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
11 35 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
12 24 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
13 22 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
13 22 (0.93%) npm
14 20 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
14 20 (0.85%) Snowflake
15 19 (0.81%) OpenShift
16 18 (0.76%) Amazon S3
17 17 (0.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.16%) DNS
1 51 (2.16%) Firewall
2 39 (1.65%) HTTP
3 30 (1.27%) RTMP
4 28 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.19%) WAN
5 24 (1.02%) DHCP
6 21 (0.89%) Network Security
7 20 (0.85%) VPN
8 19 (0.81%) Internet
9 18 (0.76%) FIX Connectivity
10 17 (0.72%) Wireless
11 15 (0.64%) LAN
12 14 (0.59%) Kerberos
13 9 (0.38%) 5G
13 9 (0.38%) SAN
13 9 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (0.34%) SD-WAN
14 8 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 129 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 119 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
4 97 (4.11%) Power BI
5 83 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 67 (2.84%) Big Data
7 63 (2.67%) Tableau
8 56 (2.37%) Data Lake
9 52 (2.20%) MongoDB
9 52 (2.20%) MySQL
10 42 (1.78%) Oracle Database
11 40 (1.70%) Hadoop
12 38 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
13 37 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
14 34 (1.44%) RDBMS
15 31 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
16 30 (1.27%) Apache Hive
17 26 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
17 26 (1.10%) QlikView
17 26 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 223 (9.45%) JIRA
2 204 (8.65%) Git (software)
3 166 (7.04%) Jenkins
4 58 (2.46%) Subversion
5 56 (2.37%) Visual Studio
6 51 (2.16%) TeamCity
7 44 (1.87%) GitLab
8 39 (1.65%) JUnit
9 34 (1.44%) Cucumber
9 34 (1.44%) Maven
9 34 (1.44%) webpack
10 31 (1.31%) Selenium
11 26 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
12 25 (1.06%) Bitbucket
13 24 (1.02%) Mockito
14 23 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
14 23 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
15 21 (0.89%) Artifactory
16 20 (0.85%) Jasmine
16 20 (0.85%) Postman
General
1 1,186 (50.28%) Social Skills
2 820 (34.76%) Analytical Skills
3 756 (32.05%) Finance
4 256 (10.85%) Banking
5 220 (9.33%) Presentation Skills
6 175 (7.42%) Marketing
7 174 (7.38%) Front Office
8 110 (4.66%) Influencing Skills
9 101 (4.28%) Retail
10 89 (3.77%) Investment Banking
11 87 (3.69%) Public Sector
12 63 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
13 60 (2.54%) Legal
14 32 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
15 31 (1.31%) Telecoms
16 30 (1.27%) German Language
17 28 (1.19%) Games
18 26 (1.10%) Back Office
19 24 (1.02%) French Language
19 24 (1.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 594 (25.18%) Developer
2 375 (15.90%) Analyst
3 190 (8.05%) Business Analyst
4 147 (6.23%) Architect
5 143 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 122 (5.17%) Java Developer
7 90 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 78 (3.31%) Senior Developer
9 76 (3.22%) Consultant
9 76 (3.22%) Python Developer
10 72 (3.05%) Designer
11 59 (2.50%) Front Office Developer
12 58 (2.46%) Full Stack Developer
13 55 (2.33%) Azure Engineer
14 53 (2.25%) Data Analyst
14 53 (2.25%) Data Engineer
15 52 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
16 51 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
17 48 (2.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 45 (1.91%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (9.75%) HTML
2 204 (8.65%) CSS
3 165 (6.99%) .NET
3 165 (6.99%) React
4 143 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 122 (5.17%) HTML5
6 113 (4.79%) Web Services
7 107 (4.54%) RESTful
8 96 (4.07%) REST
9 92 (3.90%) Node.js
10 79 (3.35%) CSS3
10 79 (3.35%) Kafka
11 76 (3.22%) Spring
12 71 (3.01%) JSON
13 69 (2.92%) XML
14 46 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
15 45 (1.91%) GraphQL
16 39 (1.65%) ASP.NET
17 38 (1.61%) WPF
18 34 (1.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 209 (8.86%) User Experience
2 107 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
3 102 (4.32%) Algorithms
4 73 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 64 (2.71%) Fixed Income
5 64 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 59 (2.50%) Data Structures
7 54 (2.29%) Virtual Team
8 50 (2.12%) Mobile App
9 46 (1.95%) Social Media
10 44 (1.87%) Equities
11 41 (1.74%) Wiki
12 33 (1.40%) Derivative
13 30 (1.27%) Public Cloud
14 25 (1.06%) Data Centre
14 25 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (1.02%) Legacy Systems
16 23 (0.97%) Market Risk
16 23 (0.97%) Tandem
17 22 (0.93%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 228 (9.67%) Linux
2 213 (9.03%) Windows
3 68 (2.88%) Android
4 63 (2.67%) Unix
5 51 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 45 (1.91%) Windows 10
7 35 (1.48%) Windows Server
8 25 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.76%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
13 13 (0.55%) Solaris
14 12 (0.51%) CentOS
14 12 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
18 4 (0.17%) tvOS
19 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (16.96%) DevOps
3 330 (13.99%) Scrum
4 309 (13.10%) Analytics
5 270 (11.45%) Project Management
6 245 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 203 (8.61%) Test Automation
8 183 (7.76%) Decision-Making
9 178 (7.55%) Software Engineering
10 176 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
11 171 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 168 (7.12%) TDD
13 166 (7.04%) Computer Science
14 161 (6.82%) Microservices
15 160 (6.78%) Migration
16 159 (6.74%) Data Modelling
17 158 (6.70%) SDLC
18 146 (6.19%) Business Analysis
19 145 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
20 139 (5.89%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 512 (21.70%) SQL
2 414 (17.55%) Python
3 387 (16.41%) Java
4 300 (12.72%) JavaScript
5 212 (8.99%) C#
6 114 (4.83%) TypeScript
7 82 (3.48%) PowerShell
8 78 (3.31%) C++
9 64 (2.71%) Bash Shell
10 48 (2.03%) VBA
11 46 (1.95%) C
11 46 (1.95%) Scala
12 44 (1.87%) Go
12 44 (1.87%) Java 8
13 43 (1.82%) PHP
13 43 (1.82%) R
14 40 (1.70%) PL/SQL
15 35 (1.48%) T-SQL
16 34 (1.44%) Kotlin
17 32 (1.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 307 (13.01%) Degree
2 83 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 69 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 61 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 30 (1.27%) Master's Degree
6 25 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 21 (0.89%) CISSP
8 20 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 20 (0.85%) PMP
9 17 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.59%) MBA
11 14 (0.59%) MCSE
12 13 (0.55%) ISEB
13 11 (0.47%) CCNA
14 10 (0.42%) AWS Certification
14 10 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.38%) CIMA
15 9 (0.38%) CISA
15 9 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (5.72%) QA
2 73 (3.09%) Accessibility
3 67 (2.84%) PMO
4 62 (2.63%) Data Quality
5 40 (1.70%) GDPR
6 25 (1.06%) SLA
7 19 (0.81%) WCAG
8 13 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.47%) COBIT
9 11 (0.47%) GRC
10 9 (0.38%) NIST
11 8 (0.34%) MiFID
12 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (0.21%) EMIR
14 4 (0.17%) SOC 2
15 3 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
15 3 (0.13%) Basel III
15 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.13%) IFRS
16 2 (0.085%) FATCA
System Software
1 178 (7.55%) Docker
2 119 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 49 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 14 (0.59%) XenApp
5 13 (0.55%) vSphere
5 13 (0.55%) XenDesktop
6 12 (0.51%) HDFS
6 12 (0.51%) NFS
6 12 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.13%) vCloud
12 2 (0.085%) Ceph
12 2 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
12 2 (0.085%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.085%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 173 (7.33%) Kubernetes
2 107 (4.54%) Ansible
3 106 (4.49%) Terraform
4 47 (1.99%) SCCM
5 37 (1.57%) Puppet
6 19 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.81%) Prometheus
7 15 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (0.59%) Grafana
9 11 (0.47%) Control-M
9 11 (0.47%) Icinga
10 10 (0.42%) Nagios
10 10 (0.42%) Netcool
11 9 (0.38%) Istio
11 9 (0.38%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 8 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (0.34%) QRadar
13 6 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 360 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 142 (6.02%) Oracle
3 93 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
4 81 (3.43%) Google
5 76 (3.22%) Adobe
6 64 (2.71%) VMware
7 56 (2.37%) ServiceNow
8 51 (2.16%) Databricks
9 46 (1.95%) SAP
10 42 (1.78%) Splunk
11 37 (1.57%) Cisco
12 36 (1.53%) Alteryx
13 35 (1.48%) Citrix
14 24 (1.02%) ION Trading
15 22 (0.93%) Red Hat
16 21 (0.89%) Apple
16 21 (0.89%) MuleSoft
17 20 (0.85%) IBM
18 18 (0.76%) Ab Initio
19 16 (0.68%) HP