Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 27 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,624 1,014 1,686
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.12% 5.76% 5.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.78% 6.45% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,784 617 1,166
10th Percentile £351 £303 £201
25th Percentile £450 £389 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +12.24% +3.16% -5.00%
75th Percentile £675 £588 £575
90th Percentile £764 £675 £663
England median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 24
10th Percentile £25.10 £30.65 £11.43
25th Percentile £41.25 £33.74 £17.84
Median hourly rate £48.58 £40.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.45% +73.91% -4.09%
75th Percentile £58.75 £57.00 £32.88
90th Percentile £61.75 £62.70 £45.33
England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £24.44
% change year-on-year -14.29% -14.06% +1.47%

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 33,719 15,729 26,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.47% 89.36% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,596 11,387 19,431
10th Percentile £381 £325 £315
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +0.49%
75th Percentile £675 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 141 316
10th Percentile £16.37 £17.00 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £23.38 £16.91
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.31% +39.13% +5.70%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £65.00 £53.51
England median hourly rate £25.50 £26.79 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.82% +30.68% -5.79%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +17 302 £525 +5.00% 282
West London -26 32 £450 -12.20% 90
South London -1 24 £450 - 21
East London +10 22 £750 +42.86% 59
North London -3 2 £145 -61.07% 12
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,343 (51.18%) Social Skills
2 1,019 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
3 906 (34.53%) Analytical Skills
4 841 (32.05%) Finance
5 532 (20.27%) SQL
6 493 (18.79%) Azure
7 473 (18.03%) Python
8 458 (17.45%) DevOps
9 437 (16.65%) Microsoft
10 420 (16.01%) Java
11 363 (13.83%) CI/CD
12 329 (12.54%) Scrum
13 321 (12.23%) Banking
14 319 (12.16%) JavaScript
15 317 (12.08%) AWS
16 275 (10.48%) Analytics
16 275 (10.48%) Degree
17 274 (10.44%) Windows
18 273 (10.40%) Linux
19 272 (10.37%) SQL Server
20 270 (10.29%) Project Management
21 265 (10.10%) C#
22 260 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
23 259 (9.87%) HTML
24 240 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
25 224 (8.54%) Presentation Skills
26 222 (8.46%) Jenkins
27 217 (8.27%) JIRA
28 216 (8.23%) Git (software)
29 213 (8.12%) Software Engineering

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 93 (3.54%) Confluence
2 70 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 58 (2.21%) Apache Spark
4 37 (1.41%) Apache
5 33 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (1.11%) IIS
7 26 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
8 22 (0.84%) CMS
9 18 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
10 16 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (0.61%) SAS
11 15 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.50%) nginx
14 12 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.42%) JBoss
16 10 (0.38%) DataSynapse
17 9 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
18 8 (0.30%) MTS
19 7 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 151 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.84%) Chatbot
6 22 (0.84%) Sketch
7 12 (0.46%) InVision
8 11 (0.42%) Adobe XD
9 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.23%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.11%) Maya
12 3 (0.11%) Mingle
12 3 (0.11%) UserZoom
13 2 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.076%) SPSS
13 2 (0.076%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.30%) BondVision
3 7 (0.27%) RMDS
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.19%) Shopify
6 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.15%) Magento
6 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.15%) Workfront
7 3 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 3 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.076%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.076%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 493 (18.79%) Azure
2 317 (12.08%) AWS
3 141 (5.37%) Power Platform
4 120 (4.57%) GCP
5 106 (4.04%) GitHub
6 92 (3.51%) Microsoft 365
7 63 (2.40%) PaaS
8 56 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
9 45 (1.71%) IaaS
9 45 (1.71%) SaaS
10 44 (1.68%) Serverless
11 43 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
12 36 (1.37%) OpenShift
13 27 (1.03%) Amazon S3
13 27 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
14 25 (0.95%) Snowflake
15 22 (0.84%) PowerApps
16 21 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
16 21 (0.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 20 (0.76%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.36%) DNS
2 51 (1.94%) Firewall
3 45 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.37%) WAN
5 31 (1.18%) Network Security
5 31 (1.18%) VPN
6 28 (1.07%) HTTP
7 27 (1.03%) DHCP
7 27 (1.03%) FIX Connectivity
8 26 (0.99%) Wireless
9 25 (0.95%) RTMP
10 23 (0.88%) SAN
11 20 (0.76%) LAN
12 18 (0.69%) Multicast
13 17 (0.65%) Internet
14 16 (0.61%) SSL
15 13 (0.50%) 5G
16 11 (0.42%) 4G
17 10 (0.38%) NetScaler
17 10 (0.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 151 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 131 (4.99%) Power BI
4 115 (4.38%) NoSQL
5 99 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
6 78 (2.97%) Big Data
7 76 (2.90%) Tableau
8 63 (2.40%) MongoDB
9 55 (2.10%) MySQL
10 52 (1.98%) Data Lake
10 52 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
11 51 (1.94%) Hadoop
11 51 (1.94%) Oracle Database
12 39 (1.49%) Metadata
13 33 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 30 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
15 29 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
15 29 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 27 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
16 27 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 222 (8.46%) Jenkins
2 217 (8.27%) JIRA
3 216 (8.23%) Git (software)
4 62 (2.36%) Visual Studio
5 56 (2.13%) GitLab
5 56 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 45 (1.71%) Selenium
7 43 (1.64%) Subversion
8 39 (1.49%) Artifactory
8 39 (1.49%) webpack
9 34 (1.30%) Bitbucket
10 32 (1.22%) Maven
11 29 (1.11%) SonarQube
12 27 (1.03%) Cucumber
12 27 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
12 27 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
13 24 (0.91%) Jasmine
13 24 (0.91%) Mocha
14 22 (0.84%) JUnit
15 19 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,343 (51.18%) Social Skills
2 906 (34.53%) Analytical Skills
3 841 (32.05%) Finance
4 321 (12.23%) Banking
5 224 (8.54%) Presentation Skills
6 194 (7.39%) Front Office
7 139 (5.30%) Influencing Skills
7 139 (5.30%) Investment Banking
7 139 (5.30%) Marketing
8 127 (4.84%) Retail
9 108 (4.12%) Public Sector
10 91 (3.47%) Legal
11 61 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
12 55 (2.10%) Telecoms
13 51 (1.94%) Financial Institution
14 35 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
15 34 (1.30%) Back Office
16 33 (1.26%) Games
17 26 (0.99%) Manufacturing
18 23 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 694 (26.45%) Developer
2 397 (15.13%) Analyst
3 199 (7.58%) Business Analyst
4 186 (7.09%) Architect
5 148 (5.64%) Java Developer
6 136 (5.18%) Project Manager
7 121 (4.61%) Python Developer
8 97 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 77 (2.93%) Senior Developer
10 72 (2.74%) Designer
11 68 (2.59%) Data Engineer
12 67 (2.55%) Consultant
13 63 (2.40%) Data Analyst
14 59 (2.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 58 (2.21%) Full Stack Developer
16 55 (2.10%) Front Office Developer
17 54 (2.06%) Azure Engineer
17 54 (2.06%) Software Engineer
18 50 (1.91%) HTML Developer
18 50 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (9.87%) HTML
2 211 (8.04%) CSS
3 207 (7.89%) .NET
4 195 (7.43%) React
5 162 (6.17%) AngularJS
6 132 (5.03%) REST
7 116 (4.42%) JSON
8 112 (4.27%) HTML5
9 109 (4.15%) RESTful
10 99 (3.77%) Web Services
11 90 (3.43%) Kafka
12 89 (3.39%) Node.js
13 75 (2.86%) Spring
13 75 (2.86%) XML
14 71 (2.71%) CSS3
15 57 (2.17%) ASP.NET
15 57 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
16 54 (2.06%) Spring Boot
17 44 (1.68%) .NET Framework
18 42 (1.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 211 (8.04%) User Experience
2 121 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
3 91 (3.47%) Algorithms
4 70 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 66 (2.52%) Data Structures
5 66 (2.52%) Virtual Team
6 65 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 65 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 49 (1.87%) Equities
8 48 (1.83%) Derivative
9 46 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 44 (1.68%) Data Centre
11 43 (1.64%) Cloud Native
11 43 (1.64%) Hedge funds
12 40 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
12 40 (1.52%) Public Cloud
13 38 (1.45%) Renewable Energy
14 32 (1.22%) Market Risk
14 32 (1.22%) Wiki
15 31 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 274 (10.44%) Windows
2 273 (10.40%) Linux
3 75 (2.86%) Unix
4 54 (2.06%) Windows 10
5 51 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 49 (1.87%) Apple iOS
7 42 (1.60%) Android
8 28 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.57%) Mac OS X
13 13 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.46%) CentOS
14 12 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
14 12 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
15 10 (0.38%) Solaris
16 3 (0.11%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.076%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,019 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (17.45%) DevOps
3 363 (13.83%) CI/CD
4 329 (12.54%) Scrum
5 275 (10.48%) Analytics
6 270 (10.29%) Project Management
7 260 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 240 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 213 (8.12%) Software Engineering
10 212 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
11 204 (7.77%) Decision-Making
11 204 (7.77%) Microservices
12 203 (7.74%) Test Automation
13 185 (7.05%) Migration
14 179 (6.82%) SDLC
15 172 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
16 171 (6.52%) TDD
17 153 (5.83%) Data Analysis
18 147 (5.60%) Business Analysis
18 147 (5.60%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 532 (20.27%) SQL
2 473 (18.03%) Python
3 420 (16.01%) Java
4 319 (12.16%) JavaScript
5 265 (10.10%) C#
6 124 (4.73%) TypeScript
7 104 (3.96%) C++
8 91 (3.47%) PowerShell
9 50 (1.91%) Bash
10 49 (1.87%) PL/SQL
11 46 (1.75%) VBA
12 44 (1.68%) C
13 40 (1.52%) R
14 39 (1.49%) Go
15 38 (1.45%) PHP
16 37 (1.41%) Scala
17 34 (1.30%) Java 8
18 32 (1.22%) ES6
19 31 (1.18%) Ruby
20 30 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 275 (10.48%) Degree
2 92 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 67 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (1.49%) Master's Degree
6 32 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (1.18%) PMI Certification
8 21 (0.80%) CISSP
8 21 (0.80%) PMP
9 19 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.61%) CCNA
11 15 (0.57%) AWS Certification
12 14 (0.53%) MBA
13 13 (0.50%) CCNP
13 13 (0.50%) MCSE
14 12 (0.46%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.38%) CBAP
16 9 (0.34%) CIMA
17 8 (0.30%) CFA
17 8 (0.30%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (5.60%) QA
2 76 (2.90%) Accessibility
3 74 (2.82%) Data Quality
4 61 (2.32%) SLA
5 60 (2.29%) PMO
6 42 (1.60%) GDPR
7 19 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.69%) WCAG
9 14 (0.53%) NIST
10 11 (0.42%) COBIT
10 11 (0.42%) GRC
10 11 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.15%) EMIR
12 4 (0.15%) MiFID
13 3 (0.11%) Basel III
13 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 197 (7.51%) Docker
2 165 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 60 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.72%) HDFS
5 17 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 15 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.57%) vSphere
7 14 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.34%) NFS
10 6 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.23%) vCloud
11 4 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.15%) XenApp
11 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.11%) GridGain
12 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 176 (6.71%) Ansible
2 175 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 116 (4.42%) Terraform
4 50 (1.91%) SCCM
5 41 (1.56%) Puppet
6 39 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
7 26 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 26 (0.99%) Prometheus
8 20 (0.76%) Grafana
9 18 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.61%) Netcool
11 14 (0.53%) Nagios
12 12 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
12 12 (0.46%) QRadar
13 10 (0.38%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
15 8 (0.30%) Control-M
15 8 (0.30%) Kibana
Vendors
1 437 (16.65%) Microsoft
2 196 (7.47%) Oracle
3 104 (3.96%) Google
4 84 (3.20%) VMware
5 70 (2.67%) Splunk
6 50 (1.91%) ServiceNow
7 49 (1.87%) Adobe
8 46 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (1.71%) Cisco
9 45 (1.71%) SAP
10 38 (1.45%) ION Trading
11 36 (1.37%) Citrix
11 36 (1.37%) Databricks
12 34 (1.30%) IBM
13 28 (1.07%) Ab Initio
13 28 (1.07%) Red Hat
14 26 (0.99%) Alteryx
14 26 (0.99%) Apple
15 24 (0.91%) TIBCO
16 22 (0.84%) Dell