Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Creative Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Creative Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 13 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.

Creative Problem-Solving
England > East of England
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 173 200
Rank change year-on-year -27 +27 -5
Contract jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 10 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.20% 0.33% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.41% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
East of England median daily rate £450 - £550
England median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.13% - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £15.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +172.13% -29.07% -57.00%

Creative Problem-Solving 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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4243 3900 4404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.16% 81.06% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2450 2254 2545
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £252 £224 £238
90th Percentile £581 £545 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 303 398
East of England median hourly rate £36.50 £32.40 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.65% +31.40% +2.48%
10th Percentile £12.03 £13.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.31% +11.07% +15.79%

Creative Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Creative Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Creative Problem-Solving in the East of England

Creative Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Creative Problem-Solving in the East of England

Creative Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Creative Problem-Solving in the East of England

Creative Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving within the East of England region over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -11 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -19 3 £444 -
Essex - 2 - -
Suffolk - 1 £450 -
Creative Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 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 East of England region with a requirement for Creative Problem-Solving.

1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (20.00%) VMware NSX
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) CCSP
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (20.00%) CISM
4 2 (20.00%) ITSM
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Creative Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Military
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) DNA
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) CCSP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CISM
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) PMO
2 1 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) hybris
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Intershop
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow