Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Creative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Creative Thinking over the 6 months to 24 June 2018 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.

Creative Thinking
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 220 221
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 +60
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 41 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 8 7
City of London median daily rate £525 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +7.14% -11.49%
10th Percentile £423 £291 £312
90th Percentile £619 £644 £574
Central London median daily rate £525 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +27.27% +7.14% -19.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Creative Thinking 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,052 5,475 5,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.27% 87.57% 87.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,815 4,235 4,664
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £305
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £493 £463
% change year-on-year +1.52% +6.49% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 45 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% - -12.40%
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.13 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.86 £29.77 £49.55
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.24% -15.00% -9.60%

Creative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Creative Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Creative Thinking in the City of London

Creative Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Creative Thinking in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Creative Thinking in the City of London

Creative Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Thinking in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Creative Thinking in the City of London

Creative Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Creative Thinking in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Creative Thinking in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Creative Thinking 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 City of London region with a requirement for Creative Thinking.

1 30 (73.17%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (63.41%) Finance
3 23 (56.10%) Banking
4 20 (48.78%) Investment Banking
4 20 (48.78%) Java
5 16 (39.02%) Scrum
6 15 (36.59%) Unix
7 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
7 12 (29.27%) TDD
7 12 (29.27%) Spring
7 12 (29.27%) Kanban
8 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
8 11 (26.83%) Java 8
9 10 (24.39%) QA
9 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (24.39%) TeamCity
9 10 (24.39%) BDD
9 10 (24.39%) Puppet
9 10 (24.39%) Selenium
9 10 (24.39%) JIRA
9 10 (24.39%) Maven
9 10 (24.39%) MVC
10 9 (21.95%) Firewall
10 9 (21.95%) Apple iOS
10 9 (21.95%) Node.js
10 9 (21.95%) Multithreading
10 9 (21.95%) DevOps
10 9 (21.95%) AppDynamics
11 8 (19.51%) SDLC
11 8 (19.51%) Docker

Creative Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 7 (17.07%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Jetty
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) npm
2 2 (4.88%) GitHub
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Power BI
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.44%) HBase
3 1 (2.44%) OLAP
3 1 (2.44%) QlikView
3 1 (2.44%) ROLAP
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.44%) Sqoop
3 1 (2.44%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (24.39%) JIRA
2 10 (24.39%) Maven
2 10 (24.39%) Selenium
2 10 (24.39%) TeamCity
3 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
3 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
4 7 (17.07%) Liquibase
4 7 (17.07%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (12.20%) JUnit
6 3 (7.32%) Mockito
7 2 (4.88%) Appium
7 2 (4.88%) TestNG
8 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.44%) Gradle
8 1 (2.44%) JBehave
8 1 (2.44%) JMeter
8 1 (2.44%) Subversion
8 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (63.41%) Finance
2 23 (56.10%) Banking
3 20 (48.78%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) Java Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Java Engineer
4 8 (19.51%) Architect
4 8 (19.51%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (17.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (14.63%) Java Architect
6 6 (14.63%) Java Solutions Architect
6 6 (14.63%) Lead Architect
6 6 (14.63%) Lead Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Lead Java Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 5 (12.20%) Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Senior Developer
9 3 (7.32%) Cognos Specialist
9 3 (7.32%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (7.32%) IT Architect
9 3 (7.32%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) Spring
2 9 (21.95%) Node.js
3 8 (19.51%) Spring MVC
4 5 (12.20%) REST
5 4 (9.76%) CSS
5 4 (9.76%) HTML
5 4 (9.76%) RESTful
6 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.32%) jQuery
7 2 (4.88%) Ajax
7 2 (4.88%) JDBC
7 2 (4.88%) JSON
7 2 (4.88%) React
7 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.44%) JMS
8 1 (2.44%) LDAP
8 1 (2.44%) SAML
8 1 (2.44%) Web Services
8 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (14.63%) Algorithms
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Minimum Viable Product
2 6 (14.63%) User Experience
3 5 (12.20%) Fintech
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.32%) iPad
5 2 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Contactless
6 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Unix
2 9 (21.95%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Scrum
3 12 (29.27%) Kanban
3 12 (29.27%) TDD
4 10 (24.39%) BDD
4 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (24.39%) MVC
5 9 (21.95%) DevOps
5 9 (21.95%) Multithreading
6 8 (19.51%) SDLC
7 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (17.07%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (17.07%) Data Modelling
7 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
7 7 (17.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 7 (17.07%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (14.63%) Multithreaded Programming
8 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
9 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.83%) Java 8
4 7 (17.07%) Ruby
4 7 (17.07%) SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) ACCA
2 3 (7.32%) CIMA
3 2 (4.88%) CISSP
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.88%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Puppet
2 7 (17.07%) Docker Swarm
2 7 (17.07%) Kubernetes
2 7 (17.07%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) AppDynamics
2 8 (19.51%) Splunk
3 3 (7.32%) Apple
3 3 (7.32%) Cognos
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Tableau
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft