Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 238 217
Rank change year-on-year +27 -21 +33
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 45 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 8 11
City of London median daily rate £550 £505 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +44.29% -13.85%
10th Percentile £413 £358 £311
90th Percentile £699 £564 £438
Central London median daily rate £550 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +29.41% +13.33% -10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £20.75
Central London median hourly rate - - £20.75

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 6,234 6,439 5,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.34% 89.59% 88.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,925 5,134 4,577
City of London median daily rate £510 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.99% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £688 £672
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 59 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.22 £13.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £33.60 £31.10 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 18 (40.00%) Degree
3 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
3 16 (35.56%) Fintech
4 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 14 (31.11%) Scrum
5 14 (31.11%) Kanban
6 13 (28.89%) Banking
6 13 (28.89%) Investment Banking
6 13 (28.89%) HTML
7 12 (26.67%) TDD
7 12 (26.67%) User Experience
7 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (24.44%) Java
8 11 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 10 (22.22%) React
9 10 (22.22%) RESTful
10 9 (20.00%) REST
10 9 (20.00%) AngularJS
10 9 (20.00%) Spring
11 8 (17.78%) CSS
11 8 (17.78%) MVC
11 8 (17.78%) BDD
11 8 (17.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (15.56%) Microservices
12 7 (15.56%) Front End Development
12 7 (15.56%) Project Management
12 7 (15.56%) C#

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 3 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (4.44%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.22%) Marvel
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) GitHub
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) RIP
1 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.22%) BGP
2 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.22%) IGMP
2 1 (2.22%) MPLS
2 1 (2.22%) Multicast
2 1 (2.22%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Power BI
3 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) Redis
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) JUnit
1 6 (13.33%) Mockito
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) Appium
3 2 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 13 (28.89%) Banking
2 13 (28.89%) Investment Banking
3 7 (15.56%) Retail
4 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Front Office
5 1 (2.22%) Games
5 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Data Visualisation Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Insight Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Training Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Category Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Pega Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Pega Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) HTML
2 10 (22.22%) React
2 10 (22.22%) RESTful
3 9 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 9 (20.00%) REST
3 9 (20.00%) Spring
4 8 (17.78%) CSS
5 6 (13.33%) Ajax
5 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
6 5 (11.11%) .NET
6 5 (11.11%) HTML5
7 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (8.89%) JSON
8 3 (6.67%) Node.js
8 3 (6.67%) WPF
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.44%) Kafka
9 2 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (4.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Fintech
2 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (26.67%) User Experience
3 6 (13.33%) iPad
4 5 (11.11%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (8.89%) Derivative
6 3 (6.67%) e-Learning
6 3 (6.67%) EPoS
6 3 (6.67%) FMCG
6 3 (6.67%) Social Media
7 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
7 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
7 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
7 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
7 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
8 1 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (2.22%) Graphic Design
8 1 (2.22%) Grid Computing
8 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 14 (31.11%) Kanban
3 14 (31.11%) Scrum
4 12 (26.67%) TDD
5 11 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 8 (17.78%) BDD
7 8 (17.78%) MVC
8 7 (15.56%) Front End Development
8 7 (15.56%) Microservices
8 7 (15.56%) Project Management
8 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) Decision-Making
9 6 (13.33%) Multithreading
9 6 (13.33%) SOA
10 5 (11.11%) Analytics
10 5 (11.11%) OO
10 5 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
2 11 (24.44%) Java
3 7 (15.56%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) Java 8
5 3 (6.67%) ES6
5 3 (6.67%) VBA
6 2 (4.44%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.22%) ES7
7 1 (2.22%) Go
7 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Degree
2 8 (17.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (8.89%) Master's Degree
4 3 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.22%) CCIE
5 1 (2.22%) CCNP
5 1 (2.22%) CISA
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CISM
5 1 (2.22%) CISSP
5 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.22%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (2.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Docker
1 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
1 2 (4.44%) SCOM
1 2 (4.44%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Apple
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.44%) Informatica
3 2 (4.44%) NetApp
3 2 (4.44%) Pega
3 2 (4.44%) Tableau
4 1 (2.22%) Arista
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) TIBCO