Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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.

Innovative Thinking
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 229 232
Rank change year-on-year -21 +3 +38
Contract jobs citing Innovative Thinking 5 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.071% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.083% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
City of London median daily rate £475 £600 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +49.53% -17.69%
10th Percentile £413 £458 £352
90th Percentile £568 £654 £639
Central London median daily rate £475 £600 £401
% change year-on-year -20.83% +49.53% -17.69%
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 6,053 6,122 5,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.47% 89.15% 87.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,822 4,825 4,684
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 55 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.12% -0.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.38 £31.20 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%

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 19 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Innovative 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 Innovative Thinking.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Fintech
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Tandem
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture

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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) iPaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Fintech
1 2 (40.00%) Tandem
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Data Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat