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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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 33 40
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 2,984 1,789 1,044
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.48% 6.46% 5.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.18% 7.06% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,882 1,099 688
10th Percentile £350 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £595 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £725 £640 £590
90th Percentile £800 £725 £688
England median daily rate £540 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +13.68% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 30
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £20.00
25th Percentile £22.04 £19.98 £26.31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.71
Median % change year-on-year +1.35% +0.78% +63.17%
75th Percentile £50.00 £48.44 £41.88
90th Percentile £59.38 £59.53 £47.85
England median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.20
% change year-on-year +38.89% -25.60% +20.98%

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 36,500 25,324 15,856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.54% 91.41% 90.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,718 18,141 11,408
10th Percentile £400 £360 £331
25th Percentile £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +1.45%
75th Percentile £691 £638 £619
90th Percentile £788 £713 £710
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 253 183
10th Percentile £17.15 £15.73 £14.08
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.75 £19.99
Median hourly rate £36.41 £32.85 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.84% -1.94% +49.60%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £69.25 £65.60 £61.25
England median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £22.61
% change year-on-year +16.67% +6.15% -1.27%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -4 314 £528 +9.90% 236
West London +13 48 £460 +10.18% 78
South London -6 25 £518 +3.50% 16
East London -3 22 £650 +34.72% 56
North London -1 2 - - 7
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 1,699 (56.94%) Social Skills
2 1,249 (41.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1,219 (40.85%) Agile
4 1,143 (38.30%) Finance
5 566 (18.97%) Banking
6 564 (18.90%) DevOps
7 546 (18.30%) SQL
8 541 (18.13%) Python
9 517 (17.33%) Azure
10 462 (15.48%) Microsoft
11 448 (15.01%) Decision-Making
12 436 (14.61%) Java
13 431 (14.44%) CI/CD
14 371 (12.43%) Project Management
15 361 (12.10%) Scrum
16 360 (12.06%) AWS
17 328 (10.99%) JIRA
18 324 (10.86%) Windows
19 301 (10.09%) Oracle
19 301 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
20 293 (9.82%) Linux
21 290 (9.72%) SQL Server
22 289 (9.68%) JavaScript
23 281 (9.42%) Degree
23 281 (9.42%) Analytics
24 262 (8.78%) Front Office
25 256 (8.58%) C#
26 240 (8.04%) Business Analysis
27 238 (7.98%) Git (software)
28 234 (7.84%) Test Automation

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
1 133 (4.46%) Confluence
2 99 (3.32%) SharePoint
3 59 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 49 (1.64%) Apache
5 27 (0.90%) CMS
6 26 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
7 23 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.57%) Ethereum
9 16 (0.54%) IIS
9 16 (0.54%) MQSeries
9 16 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.47%) DataSynapse
10 14 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.40%) JBoss
11 12 (0.40%) nginx
12 11 (0.37%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.30%) MTS
15 8 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 159 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 132 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 42 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.80%) Sketch
7 23 (0.77%) Adobe XD
8 21 (0.70%) InVision
9 19 (0.64%) Zeplin
10 16 (0.54%) Photoshop
11 14 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.34%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
13 8 (0.27%) UXPin
14 5 (0.17%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 2 (0.067%) Camtasia
16 2 (0.067%) SPSS
16 2 (0.067%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) RMDS
2 11 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.30%) BondVision
3 9 (0.30%) Shopify
4 8 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
6 5 (0.17%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.17%) Magento
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle SCM
7 4 (0.13%) Endur
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.13%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 517 (17.33%) Azure
2 360 (12.06%) AWS
3 158 (5.29%) GCP
4 147 (4.93%) Microsoft 365
5 132 (4.42%) Power Platform
6 105 (3.52%) GitHub
7 102 (3.42%) Azure DevOps
8 90 (3.02%) PaaS
9 64 (2.14%) Serverless
10 63 (2.11%) IaaS
11 62 (2.08%) SaaS
12 40 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
13 39 (1.31%) PowerApps
14 36 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
15 33 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
16 32 (1.07%) Azure AKS
17 30 (1.01%) Snowflake
18 29 (0.97%) OpenShift
18 29 (0.97%) Power Automate
19 28 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.71%) DNS
2 62 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.98%) Firewall
4 39 (1.31%) WAN
5 38 (1.27%) VPN
6 35 (1.17%) Network Security
7 29 (0.97%) Internet
8 27 (0.90%) DHCP
9 26 (0.87%) FIX Connectivity
10 23 (0.77%) Wireless
11 21 (0.70%) LAN
12 19 (0.64%) SAN
12 19 (0.64%) SD-WAN
13 18 (0.60%) HTTP
14 16 (0.54%) VLAN
15 15 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.47%) SSL
17 13 (0.44%) IPv6
18 12 (0.40%) FTP
18 12 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 113 (3.79%) Power BI
2 113 (3.79%) Relational Database
3 87 (2.92%) NoSQL
4 85 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
5 76 (2.55%) Big Data
5 76 (2.55%) MongoDB
6 68 (2.28%) Oracle Database
7 64 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
8 41 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
9 38 (1.27%) MySQL
10 34 (1.14%) Tableau
11 32 (1.07%) Hadoop
12 31 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (1.04%) Data Lake
12 31 (1.04%) DB2
13 29 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 26 (0.87%) Metadata
15 24 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 328 (10.99%) JIRA
2 238 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 223 (7.47%) Jenkins
4 85 (2.85%) Visual Studio
5 67 (2.25%) GitLab
6 51 (1.71%) webpack
7 48 (1.61%) JUnit
8 45 (1.51%) Artifactory
9 44 (1.47%) Subversion
10 40 (1.34%) Maven
11 36 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 36 (1.21%) Selenium
12 34 (1.14%) Cucumber
13 30 (1.01%) TeamCity
14 23 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
15 22 (0.74%) Axure RP
15 22 (0.74%) Cypress.io
16 21 (0.70%) Grunt
17 18 (0.60%) Postman
18 17 (0.57%) SonarQube
General
1 1,699 (56.94%) Social Skills
2 1,249 (41.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1,143 (38.30%) Finance
4 566 (18.97%) Banking
5 262 (8.78%) Front Office
6 222 (7.44%) Presentation Skills
7 175 (5.86%) Investment Banking
8 166 (5.56%) Influencing Skills
9 117 (3.92%) Public Sector
10 104 (3.49%) Retail
11 101 (3.38%) Marketing
12 100 (3.35%) Legal
13 73 (2.45%) Telecoms
14 64 (2.14%) Organisational Skills
15 56 (1.88%) Financial Institution
16 42 (1.41%) Back Office
17 37 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
18 31 (1.04%) Law
19 29 (0.97%) Manufacturing
20 28 (0.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 735 (24.63%) Developer
2 512 (17.16%) Analyst
3 325 (10.89%) Business Analyst
4 264 (8.85%) Architect
5 185 (6.20%) Java Developer
6 178 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 136 (4.56%) Python Developer
8 130 (4.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 93 (3.12%) Consultant
10 82 (2.75%) Azure Engineer
11 81 (2.71%) Data Engineer
12 79 (2.65%) Senior Developer
13 75 (2.51%) C# Developer
13 75 (2.51%) C++ Developer
14 71 (2.38%) Designer
14 71 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
15 70 (2.35%) Cloud Engineer
16 67 (2.25%) Cloud Architect
17 63 (2.11%) Data Architect
18 57 (1.91%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (7.00%) HTML
2 189 (6.33%) React
3 187 (6.27%) REST
4 172 (5.76%) .NET
5 159 (5.33%) CSS
6 145 (4.86%) AngularJS
7 117 (3.92%) Spring
7 117 (3.92%) XML
8 101 (3.38%) HTML5
8 101 (3.38%) Kafka
9 92 (3.08%) Node.js
9 92 (3.08%) Web Services
10 91 (3.05%) JSON
11 87 (2.92%) FIX Protocol
12 83 (2.78%) Spring Boot
13 69 (2.31%) .NET Framework
14 65 (2.18%) RESTful
15 42 (1.41%) .NET Core
15 42 (1.41%) Middleware
16 41 (1.37%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 199 (6.67%) User Experience
2 161 (5.40%) Self-Motivation
3 152 (5.09%) Fixed Income
4 109 (3.65%) Algorithms
5 93 (3.12%) Virtual Team
6 88 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 72 (2.41%) Derivative
8 71 (2.38%) Data Structures
9 66 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 65 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 61 (2.04%) Data Centre
12 58 (1.94%) Public Cloud
13 47 (1.58%) Cloud Native
14 42 (1.41%) Wiki
15 39 (1.31%) Hedge funds
16 37 (1.24%) Mobile App
17 33 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
18 32 (1.07%) Legacy Systems
19 31 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
19 31 (1.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 324 (10.86%) Windows
2 293 (9.82%) Linux
3 108 (3.62%) Unix
4 66 (2.21%) Android
5 59 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 57 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 52 (1.74%) Windows 10
8 45 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (0.80%) VMS
10 17 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 15 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 12 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
14 10 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.27%) Solaris
16 8 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.23%) zOS
18 6 (0.20%) Windows 8
19 2 (0.067%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,219 (40.85%) Agile
2 564 (18.90%) DevOps
3 448 (15.01%) Decision-Making
4 431 (14.44%) CI/CD
5 371 (12.43%) Project Management
6 361 (12.10%) Scrum
7 301 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 281 (9.42%) Analytics
9 240 (8.04%) Business Analysis
10 234 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 210 (7.04%) Migration
12 208 (6.97%) Software Engineering
13 202 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 198 (6.64%) Change Management
15 193 (6.47%) Microservices
16 192 (6.43%) Risk Management
17 187 (6.27%) Project Delivery
18 180 (6.03%) SDLC
19 176 (5.90%) Computer Science
20 170 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 546 (18.30%) SQL
2 541 (18.13%) Python
3 436 (14.61%) Java
4 289 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 256 (8.58%) C#
6 147 (4.93%) C++
7 105 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 103 (3.45%) TypeScript
9 79 (2.65%) Bash
10 66 (2.21%) PL/SQL
11 58 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 56 (1.88%) C
13 54 (1.81%) Scala
13 54 (1.81%) Shell Script
14 50 (1.68%) VBA
15 40 (1.34%) Go
16 30 (1.01%) R
17 25 (0.84%) Perl
18 24 (0.80%) PHP
18 24 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 281 (9.42%) Degree
2 114 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 94 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 72 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 50 (1.68%) PMI Certification
6 32 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (0.97%) PMP
8 25 (0.84%) Master's Degree
9 22 (0.74%) CISSP
10 21 (0.70%) CBAP
11 19 (0.64%) CCNA
12 18 (0.60%) CCNP
12 18 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
13 14 (0.47%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.44%) CISA
14 13 (0.44%) CISM
15 11 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
16 10 (0.34%) DV Cleared
16 10 (0.34%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (5.76%) QA
2 67 (2.25%) Accessibility
2 67 (2.25%) PMO
3 52 (1.74%) SLA
4 45 (1.51%) Data Quality
5 38 (1.27%) GDPR
6 28 (0.94%) WCAG
7 24 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.60%) NIST
9 16 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.44%) GRC
11 11 (0.37%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.34%) COBIT
12 10 (0.34%) MiFID
13 9 (0.30%) Basel III
14 6 (0.20%) SOC 1
15 4 (0.13%) EMIR
16 3 (0.10%) CRD IV
16 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
16 3 (0.10%) IFRS
System Software
1 228 (7.64%) Docker
2 123 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 50 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.47%) vSphere
7 14 (0.47%) XenApp
8 12 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 7 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (0.20%) HDFS
12 6 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.13%) LXC
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.10%) vCloud
15 3 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 231 (7.74%) Kubernetes
2 161 (5.40%) Terraform
3 155 (5.19%) Ansible
4 41 (1.37%) Puppet
5 29 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 21 (0.70%) Grafana
6 21 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
7 20 (0.67%) SCCM
8 17 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
11 9 (0.30%) Kibana
12 8 (0.27%) BladeLogic
12 8 (0.27%) Nagios
12 8 (0.27%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.23%) Argo
13 7 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.23%) Netcool
13 7 (0.23%) QRadar
14 6 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 462 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 301 (10.09%) Oracle
3 147 (4.93%) Google
4 93 (3.12%) ServiceNow
5 79 (2.65%) ION Trading
6 75 (2.51%) SAP
7 70 (2.35%) VMware
8 59 (1.98%) Adobe
9 57 (1.91%) IBM
10 56 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
11 54 (1.81%) Citrix
12 46 (1.54%) Cisco
13 44 (1.47%) Splunk
14 42 (1.41%) Bloomberg
15 37 (1.24%) Databricks
15 37 (1.24%) TIBCO
16 35 (1.17%) Red Hat
17 34 (1.14%) Atlassian
18 26 (0.87%) Apple
19 22 (0.74%) Tradeweb