Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 36 35
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 763 2,133 2,692
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.64% 5.57% 5.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.37% 6.31% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 1,459 1,814
Median daily rate £500 £485 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £300 £242 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 49
Median hourly rate £37.46 £27.75 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +16.21% -6.33%
10th Percentile £32.06 £15.45 £12.20
90th Percentile £47.75 £78.63 £100.75
England median hourly rate £34.95 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +58.86% -12.00% +4.17%

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 11,985 33,828 40,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.67% 88.37% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,073 24,211 29,210
Median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% -
10th Percentile £321 £325 £325
90th Percentile £715 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £468
% change year-on-year - +1.50% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 424 470
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.89 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.91% +2.10% -2.52%
10th Percentile £17.23 £12.44 £13.98
90th Percentile £49.59 £53.75 £55.49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.44 £21.00
% change year-on-year +43.24% +16.36% -14.29%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +9 126 £475 +2.15% 123
West London +6 43 £545 +36.25% 35
South London +20 16 £436 -8.16% 12
East London +20 5 £503 +29.68% 24
North London 0 1 £300 +42.86% 8
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 346 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (38.40%) Analytical Skills
3 247 (32.37%) Finance
4 181 (23.72%) SQL
5 160 (20.97%) Java
6 153 (20.05%) Azure
7 143 (18.74%) Microsoft
8 124 (16.25%) Python
8 124 (16.25%) Scrum
9 119 (15.60%) Banking
9 119 (15.60%) Degree
10 108 (14.15%) DevOps
11 100 (13.11%) Computer Science
12 98 (12.84%) Git (software)
12 98 (12.84%) Linux
13 87 (11.40%) JavaScript
14 85 (11.14%) TDD
15 84 (11.01%) .NET
16 83 (10.88%) HTML
16 83 (10.88%) Docker
16 83 (10.88%) Microservices
17 82 (10.75%) AWS
18 81 (10.62%) C#
19 79 (10.35%) Analytics
20 77 (10.09%) Project Management
21 75 (9.83%) Front Office
22 73 (9.57%) Windows
23 69 (9.04%) Test Automation
24 64 (8.39%) JIRA
25 63 (8.26%) Continuous Integration

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 37 (4.85%) Confluence
2 23 (3.01%) Apache
3 21 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.49%) Apache Spark
4 19 (2.49%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.70%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.05%) CMS
7 6 (0.79%) SAS
8 5 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Fuse
9 4 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.52%) IIS
9 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.39%) JBoss
11 2 (0.26%) Appian
11 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.70%) Sketch
6 5 (0.66%) InVision
7 4 (0.52%) Figma
8 3 (0.39%) Maya
8 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.39%) Endur
4 3 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.26%) Magento
5 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.13%) BambooHR
6 1 (0.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 153 (20.05%) Azure
2 82 (10.75%) AWS
3 36 (4.72%) Office 365
4 34 (4.46%) Power Platform
5 33 (4.33%) SaaS
6 22 (2.88%) PaaS
7 19 (2.49%) Serverless
8 16 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (2.10%) GCP
8 16 (2.10%) GitHub
9 15 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (1.57%) Amazon EKS
11 11 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
12 10 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (1.18%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (1.18%) Azure Functions
13 9 (1.18%) npm
13 9 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.19%) DNS
2 26 (3.41%) Firewall
3 23 (3.01%) HTTP
4 15 (1.97%) SSL
5 14 (1.83%) Network Security
6 12 (1.57%) LAN
6 12 (1.57%) WAN
7 10 (1.31%) SNMP
7 10 (1.31%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.18%) DHCP
8 9 (1.18%) VLAN
9 8 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.92%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.92%) SAN
10 7 (0.92%) Skype
11 6 (0.79%) VPN
11 6 (0.79%) Wireless
12 5 (0.66%) Broadband
12 5 (0.66%) SSH
13 4 (0.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.68%) NoSQL
3 47 (6.16%) Big Data
4 38 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 34 (4.46%) Power BI
6 31 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (4.06%) MongoDB
7 25 (3.28%) Data Lake
8 22 (2.88%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (2.10%) MySQL
11 15 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.44%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (1.18%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.18%) ArangoDB
15 9 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 98 (12.84%) Git (software)
2 64 (8.39%) JIRA
3 63 (8.26%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.49%) Maven
5 15 (1.97%) Subversion
6 11 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (1.44%) Cucumber
6 11 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (1.31%) Mockito
7 10 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.31%) Selenium
8 8 (1.05%) Gradle
8 8 (1.05%) gulp
8 8 (1.05%) Jasmine
8 8 (1.05%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.92%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.92%) Cypress.io
9 7 (0.92%) Grunt
9 7 (0.92%) JUnit
9 7 (0.92%) Mocha
General
1 247 (32.37%) Finance
2 119 (15.60%) Banking
3 75 (9.83%) Front Office
4 56 (7.34%) Investment Banking
5 49 (6.42%) Public Sector
6 40 (5.24%) Marketing
7 21 (2.75%) Manufacturing
8 20 (2.62%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.23%) Legal
10 10 (1.31%) Electronics
10 10 (1.31%) Retail
11 8 (1.05%) Back Office
12 7 (0.92%) Billing
12 7 (0.92%) Law
12 7 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.79%) Advertising
14 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.66%) Games
15 4 (0.52%) Local Government
16 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 244 (31.98%) Developer
2 112 (14.68%) Analyst
3 63 (8.26%) Java Developer
4 48 (6.29%) Business Analyst
5 47 (6.16%) Architect
6 42 (5.50%) Senior Developer
7 28 (3.67%) Azure Developer
8 26 (3.41%) Data Engineer
9 25 (3.28%) Project Manager
10 24 (3.15%) Consultant
10 24 (3.15%) Python Developer
11 22 (2.88%) C# Developer
12 19 (2.49%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.23%) Data Analyst
13 17 (2.23%) Full Stack Developer
14 16 (2.10%) C++ Developer
14 16 (2.10%) Designer
14 16 (2.10%) React Developer
14 16 (2.10%) Technical Leader
15 15 (1.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.01%) .NET
2 83 (10.88%) HTML
3 62 (8.13%) CSS
4 52 (6.82%) AngularJS
5 45 (5.90%) Kafka
6 44 (5.77%) HTML5
6 44 (5.77%) Node.js
7 37 (4.85%) Web Services
8 34 (4.46%) REST
9 29 (3.80%) React
9 29 (3.80%) Spring
10 27 (3.54%) .NET Core
11 26 (3.41%) RESTful
12 24 (3.15%) .NET Framework
13 20 (2.62%) Middleware
13 20 (2.62%) Velocity
14 19 (2.49%) GraphQL
14 19 (2.49%) Redux
14 19 (2.49%) XML
15 16 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 293 (38.40%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.47%) User Experience
3 48 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (4.98%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.54%) Data Structures
6 26 (3.41%) Derivative
6 26 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (3.01%) Fixed Income
8 21 (2.75%) Algorithms
9 20 (2.62%) Market Risk
10 19 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
11 17 (2.23%) Social Media
12 16 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.83%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.44%) Virtual Team
15 10 (1.31%) Clustering
15 10 (1.31%) Swaptions
16 9 (1.18%) Data Centre
16 9 (1.18%) FMCG
16 9 (1.18%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 98 (12.84%) Linux
2 73 (9.57%) Windows
3 44 (5.77%) Unix
4 27 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.01%) Windows 10
6 21 (2.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (1.97%) Mac OS X
8 14 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.57%) Android
10 11 (1.44%) Windows 7
11 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.66%) CentOS
14 3 (0.39%) Fedora
14 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.39%) Solaris
15 2 (0.26%) AIX
16 1 (0.13%) HPUX
16 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (16.25%) Scrum
3 108 (14.15%) DevOps
4 100 (13.11%) Computer Science
5 85 (11.14%) TDD
6 83 (10.88%) Microservices
7 79 (10.35%) Analytics
8 77 (10.09%) Project Management
9 69 (9.04%) Test Automation
10 63 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
10 63 (8.26%) Decision-Making
11 60 (7.86%) ITIL
12 58 (7.60%) Project Delivery
13 57 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
13 57 (7.47%) Data Modelling
14 56 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (7.08%) Kanban
16 52 (6.82%) Migration
17 51 (6.68%) BDD
17 51 (6.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 181 (23.72%) SQL
2 160 (20.97%) Java
3 124 (16.25%) Python
4 87 (11.40%) JavaScript
5 81 (10.62%) C#
6 35 (4.59%) C++
7 32 (4.19%) PowerShell
8 28 (3.67%) Java 8
8 28 (3.67%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.49%) Scala
10 18 (2.36%) R
11 16 (2.10%) Perl
12 14 (1.83%) C
13 13 (1.70%) VBA
14 12 (1.57%) Go
15 10 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.31%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.05%) ES6
16 8 (1.05%) PHP
16 8 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 119 (15.60%) Degree
2 57 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.33%) Master's Degree
5 30 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.83%) CISSP
8 13 (1.70%) CCNP
9 12 (1.57%) CCNA
10 10 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (1.05%) FFIEC
13 7 (0.92%) CCIE
13 7 (0.92%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.92%) GCIA
13 7 (0.92%) GCIH
13 7 (0.92%) GIAC
13 7 (0.92%) GREM
13 7 (0.92%) GSEC
13 7 (0.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.21%) QA
2 29 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.01%) GDPR
4 20 (2.62%) NIST
5 16 (2.10%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (1.57%) HIPAA
8 10 (1.31%) SLA
8 10 (1.31%) WCAG
9 9 (1.18%) PMO
10 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.52%) MiFID
11 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.39%) EMIR
13 2 (0.26%) COBIT
14 1 (0.13%) DICOM
14 1 (0.13%) Good Clinical Practice
14 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 83 (10.88%) Docker
2 50 (6.55%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.66%) HDFS
6 4 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.52%) vSphere
7 3 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.26%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) XenApp
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (6.16%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.97%) Ansible
3 14 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.83%) Terraform
4 12 (1.57%) Puppet
5 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.79%) vMotion
7 5 (0.66%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.66%) Netcool
7 5 (0.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 5 (0.66%) Netcool/Webtop
7 5 (0.66%) SCCM
7 5 (0.66%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.52%) CASB
8 4 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.39%) Control-M
9 3 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 143 (18.74%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.73%) Oracle
3 44 (5.77%) Databricks
4 30 (3.93%) Splunk
5 28 (3.67%) Cisco
6 27 (3.54%) SAP
7 21 (2.75%) Tableau
8 20 (2.62%) Google
9 19 (2.49%) VMware
10 17 (2.23%) ServiceNow
11 16 (2.10%) StreamSets
12 15 (1.97%) Informatica
13 13 (1.70%) IBM
14 12 (1.57%) Adobe
14 12 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.44%) Bloomberg
16 10 (1.31%) HP
16 10 (1.31%) Red Hat
17 9 (1.18%) Murex
18 8 (1.05%) Sybase