Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Innovative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Innovative Thinking over the 6 months to 16 December 2017 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.

Innovative Thinking
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 231 252
Rank change year-on-year -10 +21 +37
Contract jobs citing Innovative Thinking 9 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
City of London median daily rate £513 £425 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -12.82% +50.00%
10th Percentile £356 £361 £313
90th Percentile £538 £582 £544
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Innovative 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 6318 5728 7079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.41% 87.68% 84.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5043 4541 5648
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 53 65
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £43.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +5.26% -8.43% +16.90%

Innovative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in the City of London

Innovative 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 Innovative Thinking in the City of London.

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

Innovative Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Innovative Thinking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Innovative Thinking.

1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) User Experience
2 3 (33.33%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 3 (33.33%) Adobe
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) CMS
2 3 (33.33%) Content Management
2 3 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 3 (33.33%) QUnit
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (22.22%) Creative Thinking
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce

Innovative 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 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) QUnit
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Payments Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Sourcing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
1 3 (33.33%) Content Management
1 3 (33.33%) CRM
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Creative Thinking
2 2 (22.22%) Critical Success Factor
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Adobe