Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 231 225
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6 +43
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 40 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.16% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.18% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 6 12
City of London median daily rate £525 £444 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.31% +22.41% -16.67%
10th Percentile £413 £358 £311
90th Percentile £650 £581 £449
Central London median daily rate £525 £438 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% +16.67% -11.76%
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 5,986 6,033 5,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.39% 88.96% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,772 4,713 4,776
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £681 £675 £658
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 56 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.13 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Banking
3 20 (50.00%) Scrum
4 19 (47.50%) Finance
5 18 (45.00%) Investment Banking
6 17 (42.50%) Software Engineering
6 17 (42.50%) Java
6 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
7 16 (40.00%) Kanban
8 15 (37.50%) Degree
8 15 (37.50%) TDD
8 15 (37.50%) Fintech
9 13 (32.50%) User Experience
9 13 (32.50%) HTML
9 13 (32.50%) Java 8
10 12 (30.00%) REST
11 11 (27.50%) BDD
11 11 (27.50%) Apple iOS
11 11 (27.50%) MVC
11 11 (27.50%) Spring
11 11 (27.50%) Multithreading
11 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
12 10 (25.00%) CSS
12 10 (25.00%) RESTful
12 10 (25.00%) AngularJS
12 10 (25.00%) React
12 10 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (22.50%) Mockito
13 9 (22.50%) iPad
13 9 (22.50%) JUnit

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 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) npm
2 1 (2.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.00%) Power BI
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.50%) HBase
4 1 (2.50%) OLAP
4 1 (2.50%) QlikView
4 1 (2.50%) ROLAP
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) Sqoop
4 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) JUnit
1 9 (22.50%) Mockito
2 2 (5.00%) Appium
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 21 (52.50%) Banking
2 19 (47.50%) Finance
3 18 (45.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.00%) IT Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Java Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Lead Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) HTML
2 12 (30.00%) REST
3 11 (27.50%) Spring
4 10 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 10 (25.00%) CSS
4 10 (25.00%) React
4 10 (25.00%) RESTful
5 9 (22.50%) Hibernate
6 8 (20.00%) Ajax
7 4 (10.00%) HTML5
7 4 (10.00%) JSON
8 3 (7.50%) jQuery
8 3 (7.50%) Kafka
8 3 (7.50%) Node.js
8 3 (7.50%) XML
9 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (5.00%) JMS
9 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Fintech
2 13 (32.50%) User Experience
3 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
4 9 (22.50%) iPad
5 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.00%) Algorithms
7 2 (5.00%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
7 2 (5.00%) Derivative
7 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (5.00%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
8 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (2.50%) e-Learning
8 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.50%) Unix
3 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) Scrum
3 17 (42.50%) Software Engineering
4 16 (40.00%) Kanban
5 15 (37.50%) TDD
6 11 (27.50%) BDD
6 11 (27.50%) Multithreading
6 11 (27.50%) MVC
7 8 (20.00%) Front End Development
7 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (17.50%) Analytics
9 6 (15.00%) Decision-Making
9 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 5 (12.50%) SDLC
11 4 (10.00%) ETL
11 4 (10.00%) Project Management
11 4 (10.00%) SOA
11 4 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) Java
1 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
2 13 (32.50%) Java 8
3 5 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Degree
2 10 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.50%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.50%) CISSP
4 1 (2.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (2.50%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Apple
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 5 (12.50%) Tableau
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) AppDynamics
5 2 (5.00%) Informatica
5 2 (5.00%) Pega
6 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) Splunk