Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 January 2020 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 185 186
Rank change year-on-year +31 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 13 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.36% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.45% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
East of England median daily rate £400 £200 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -46.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £250 £123 £263
90th Percentile £566 £433 £760
England median daily rate £510 £500 £468
% change year-on-year +2.00% +6.84% +10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £12.50
England median hourly rate £13.05 £45.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -71.00% +210.34% -40.82%

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 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 2,969 3,801 4,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.19% 85.84% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,765 2,243 2,327
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £211 £256 £255
90th Percentile £600 £588 £586
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 179 231
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% -38.89% -3.08%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.23 £11.80
90th Percentile £50.90 £52.50 £49.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year -4.26% +1.56% -3.58%

Creative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Creative Thinking in the East of England

Creative Thinking
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 Thinking in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Creative Thinking in the East of England

Creative Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Thinking in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Creative Thinking in the East of England

Creative Thinking
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 Thinking in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Creative Thinking in the East of England

Creative Thinking
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 Thinking within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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
Cambridgeshire +8 9 £400 -16.67% 1
Hertfordshire -1 2 - - 1
Essex +37 1 £150 - 4
Bedfordshire +9 1 £495 +80.00% 1
Creative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Creative Thinking.

1 9 (69.23%) Business Analysis
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 6 (46.15%) User Experience
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) Critical Thinking
5 5 (38.46%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (38.46%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 5 (38.46%) Requirements Management
6 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (30.77%) Analytics
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
7 3 (23.08%) Coaching
7 3 (23.08%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (23.08%) Office 365
7 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Identification
8 2 (15.38%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 2 (15.38%) Business Process Analysis
8 2 (15.38%) Record to Report
8 2 (15.38%) Workday
8 2 (15.38%) User Stories
8 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (15.38%) SAP
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (15.38%) ERP

Creative Thinking
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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Power Platform
2 1 (7.69%) PowerApps
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.69%) Local Government
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 9 (69.23%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) ERP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Financial Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Trainer
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Business Analysis
2 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 6 (46.15%) Critical Thinking
5 5 (38.46%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (38.46%) Requirements Management
5 5 (38.46%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Analytics
6 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
7 3 (23.08%) Coaching
7 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Identification
7 3 (23.08%) Strategic Thinking
8 2 (15.38%) Business Process Analysis
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 2 (15.38%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (15.38%) Record to Report
8 2 (15.38%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
1 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
1 2 (15.38%) Workday
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) MuleSoft