Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 33 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,191 1,620 2,521
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.92% 5.77% 5.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 6.57% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1,111 1,636
Median daily rate £500 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £301 £213 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 46
Median hourly rate £41.00 £25.75 £23.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.22% +9.85% -12.46%
10th Percentile £32.27 £14.89 £10.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £43.71 £46.37
England median hourly rate £19.95 £25.50 £22.40
% change year-on-year -21.76% +13.84% -8.57%

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 17,923 24,651 38,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.13% 87.86% 88.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,821 17,923 28,328
Median daily rate £513 £515 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.49% +0.49% +2.50%
10th Percentile £328 £320 £325
90th Percentile £700 £699 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 298 387
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +12.18% +1.26%
10th Percentile £17.93 £12.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £66.50 £54.05 £47.25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +23.81% -4.55% -2.22%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -7 142 £475 - 187
West London 0 37 £565 +32.94% 86
South London +7 15 £450 -6.25% 11
East London +28 13 £465 +3.33% 51
North London +1 5 £320 +52.38% 7
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 503 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (39.63%) Analytical Skills
3 400 (33.59%) Finance
4 241 (20.24%) SQL
5 226 (18.98%) Azure
6 193 (16.20%) Banking
7 186 (15.62%) Degree
8 181 (15.20%) Scrum
9 170 (14.27%) DevOps
10 162 (13.60%) AWS
11 158 (13.27%) Java
12 153 (12.85%) Python
13 150 (12.59%) Microsoft
14 142 (11.92%) Project Management
15 137 (11.50%) JIRA
16 135 (11.34%) Computer Science
17 134 (11.25%) JavaScript
18 133 (11.17%) User Experience
19 128 (10.75%) Linux
20 124 (10.41%) Git (software)
21 120 (10.08%) Analytics
22 119 (9.99%) Test Automation
23 118 (9.91%) Microservices
24 112 (9.40%) Oracle
25 109 (9.15%) .NET
25 109 (9.15%) TDD
26 104 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
27 102 (8.56%) HTML
28 95 (7.98%) Decision-Making
29 92 (7.72%) Change Management

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 55 (4.62%) Confluence
2 48 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.35%) Apache
4 24 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.09%) Red Hat Fuse
6 12 (1.01%) CMS
7 10 (0.84%) IIS
8 9 (0.76%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.67%) WordPress
10 7 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.59%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.50%) Appian
11 6 (0.50%) nginx
11 6 (0.50%) SAS
12 4 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.25%) JBoss
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 69 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.34%) Sketch
6 15 (1.26%) InVision
7 12 (1.01%) Zeplin
8 11 (0.92%) Adobe XD
9 10 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.59%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.42%) Figma
12 4 (0.34%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.25%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.084%) Maya
15 1 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.42%) Magento
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.34%) SAP MDG
5 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.25%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.25%) Shopify
7 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.17%) Primavera
7 2 (0.17%) Salerio
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 226 (18.98%) Azure
2 162 (13.60%) AWS
3 59 (4.95%) GCP
4 58 (4.87%) Microsoft 365
5 49 (4.11%) Power Platform
6 29 (2.43%) GitHub
7 27 (2.27%) Serverless
8 23 (1.93%) SaaS
9 21 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
10 20 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (1.51%) Heroku
12 17 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.26%) PaaS
14 14 (1.18%) Amazon S3
15 13 (1.09%) NuGet
16 12 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (0.92%) PowerApps
18 10 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
18 10 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
18 10 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.69%) Firewall
2 21 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.43%) Skype
4 16 (1.34%) DNS
5 15 (1.26%) Multicast
5 15 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (1.18%) HTTP
7 12 (1.01%) LAN
7 12 (1.01%) Unified Communications
7 12 (1.01%) WAN
8 9 (0.76%) DECT
8 9 (0.76%) Internet
8 9 (0.76%) Network Security
9 8 (0.67%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.67%) VPN
10 7 (0.59%) DHCP
10 7 (0.59%) IPv4
10 7 (0.59%) IPv6
10 7 (0.59%) PPP
10 7 (0.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.87%) NoSQL
3 46 (3.86%) Relational Database
4 44 (3.69%) Tableau
5 43 (3.61%) Big Data
5 43 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (3.19%) Power BI
7 33 (2.77%) MySQL
8 32 (2.69%) MongoDB
9 26 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (1.76%) Data Lake
10 21 (1.76%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.43%) Cosmos DB
13 13 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (1.01%) Redis
15 11 (0.92%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.92%) BigQuery
15 11 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 137 (11.50%) JIRA
2 124 (10.41%) Git (software)
3 90 (7.56%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.35%) webpack
5 23 (1.93%) TeamCity
6 21 (1.76%) GitLab
6 21 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (1.60%) Subversion
8 16 (1.34%) GDB
9 15 (1.26%) Maven
10 14 (1.18%) Axure RP
10 14 (1.18%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (1.01%) JUnit
13 10 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.84%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.84%) Jasmine
14 9 (0.76%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.67%) Selenium
15 8 (0.67%) SonarQube
General
1 400 (33.59%) Finance
2 193 (16.20%) Banking
3 81 (6.80%) Front Office
4 80 (6.72%) Public Sector
5 68 (5.71%) Investment Banking
6 44 (3.69%) Marketing
7 39 (3.27%) Legal
8 31 (2.60%) Retail
9 30 (2.52%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.34%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.01%) Publishing
13 10 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.76%) Back Office
14 9 (0.76%) Local Government
15 8 (0.67%) Electronics
15 8 (0.67%) Games
16 7 (0.59%) Advertising
16 7 (0.59%) Law
16 7 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 318 (26.70%) Developer
2 198 (16.62%) Analyst
3 96 (8.06%) Business Analyst
4 79 (6.63%) Architect
5 74 (6.21%) Senior Developer
6 60 (5.04%) Consultant
7 51 (4.28%) Java Developer
8 48 (4.03%) Project Manager
9 40 (3.36%) Data Analyst
10 36 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
11 33 (2.77%) Designer
11 33 (2.77%) Python Developer
12 30 (2.52%) C# Developer
12 30 (2.52%) React Developer
13 26 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (1.93%) .NET Developer
14 23 (1.93%) Senior Java Developer
14 23 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (1.76%) C++ Developer
15 21 (1.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.15%) .NET
2 102 (8.56%) HTML
3 80 (6.72%) REST
4 77 (6.47%) CSS
5 62 (5.21%) AngularJS
6 59 (4.95%) Web Services
7 58 (4.87%) Node.js
8 51 (4.28%) React
9 47 (3.95%) Kafka
9 47 (3.95%) Spring
10 45 (3.78%) Redux
11 42 (3.53%) .NET Core
12 40 (3.36%) HTML5
13 37 (3.11%) RESTful
14 30 (2.52%) jQuery
15 27 (2.27%) XML
16 26 (2.18%) GraphQL
17 24 (2.02%) Jest
17 24 (2.02%) Middleware
17 24 (2.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 472 (39.63%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (11.17%) User Experience
3 55 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 45 (3.78%) Algorithms
6 41 (3.44%) Data Structures
7 34 (2.85%) Derivative
7 34 (2.85%) Fixed Income
8 32 (2.69%) Virtual Team
9 26 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 24 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (2.02%) Hedge funds
11 21 (1.76%) Market Risk
12 20 (1.68%) Clustering
12 20 (1.68%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
13 18 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (1.34%) Public Cloud
14 16 (1.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.75%) Linux
2 78 (6.55%) Windows
3 43 (3.61%) Unix
4 35 (2.94%) Android
5 29 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.93%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.76%) OpenWrt
10 8 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.59%) CentOS
12 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.34%) VMS
13 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (15.20%) Scrum
3 170 (14.27%) DevOps
4 142 (11.92%) Project Management
5 135 (11.34%) Computer Science
6 120 (10.08%) Analytics
7 119 (9.99%) Test Automation
8 118 (9.91%) Microservices
9 109 (9.15%) TDD
10 104 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 95 (7.98%) Decision-Making
12 92 (7.72%) Change Management
13 91 (7.64%) Data Analysis
14 89 (7.47%) Data Modelling
15 86 (7.22%) Software Engineering
15 86 (7.22%) User Stories
16 82 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
17 79 (6.63%) Migration
17 79 (6.63%) SDLC
18 77 (6.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 241 (20.24%) SQL
2 158 (13.27%) Java
3 153 (12.85%) Python
4 134 (11.25%) JavaScript
5 89 (7.47%) C#
6 48 (4.03%) PowerShell
7 40 (3.36%) TypeScript
8 35 (2.94%) C++
9 32 (2.69%) Shell Script
10 31 (2.60%) C
11 30 (2.52%) Java 8
12 28 (2.35%) Scala
13 27 (2.27%) ES6
14 26 (2.18%) PL/SQL
15 25 (2.10%) Ruby
16 23 (1.93%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.18%) R
18 13 (1.09%) Apple Swift
18 13 (1.09%) Go
18 13 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 186 (15.62%) Degree
2 82 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 63 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 61 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.18%) Master's Degree
6 16 (1.34%) PMI Certification
7 13 (1.09%) PMP
8 12 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.92%) CISSP
10 9 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.76%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.67%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.67%) ISEB
11 8 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.59%) CCIE
12 7 (0.59%) CISM
12 7 (0.59%) PhD
12 7 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 5 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.22%) QA
2 21 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.68%) PMO
4 18 (1.51%) SLA
5 14 (1.18%) MiFID
6 13 (1.09%) GDPR
7 12 (1.01%) IFRS
7 12 (1.01%) NIST
8 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.76%) JTAG
8 9 (0.76%) WCAG
9 5 (0.42%) AIFMD
9 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.42%) PSD2
9 5 (0.42%) UCITS
10 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.25%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 89 (7.47%) Docker
2 38 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.92%) HDFS
4 10 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.34%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.17%) KVM
8 2 (0.17%) OCFS2
8 2 (0.17%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.17%) qmail
8 2 (0.17%) Samba
8 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 45 (3.78%) Ansible
2 45 (3.78%) Terraform
3 15 (1.26%) Puppet
4 13 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.84%) SCCM
6 9 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.50%) SCOM
7 6 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.25%) CASB
10 3 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.25%) Control-M
10 3 (0.25%) Grafana
10 3 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.25%) Mesos
Vendors
1 150 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 112 (9.40%) Oracle
3 36 (3.02%) Google
4 33 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (2.69%) SAP
6 29 (2.43%) Splunk
7 27 (2.27%) Adobe
8 24 (2.02%) Databricks
8 24 (2.02%) ServiceNow
9 21 (1.76%) VMware
10 18 (1.51%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.34%) Cisco
12 14 (1.18%) Murex
13 13 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
14 11 (0.92%) IBM
15 10 (0.84%) Citrix
15 10 (0.84%) CyberArk
16 8 (0.67%) Okta
16 8 (0.67%) Red Hat
17 7 (0.59%) Apple