Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 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
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 194 176
Rank change year-on-year +2 -18 +27
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 20 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.39% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.30% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
East of England median daily rate £129 £325 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.38% +5.26% -8.52%
10th Percentile £123 £263 £143
90th Percentile £391 £725 £494
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.25 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +129.17% -26.53% -16.95%

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 4,327 4,363 4,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.71% 84.33% 83.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,556 2,509 2,351
East of England median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 269 333
East of England median hourly rate £17.70 £30.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.97% -1.61% +34.78%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.79 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £47.40
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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
Essex -12 9 - - 4
Hertfordshire +3 7 £125 -66.67% 6
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £480 -49.47% 4
Bedfordshire +5 1 £275 - 6
Norfolk - 1 £133 -
Creative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 East of England region with a requirement for Creative Thinking.

1 14 (70.00%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (60.00%) HTML
3 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 9 (45.00%) User Experience
5 8 (40.00%) Innovative Thinking
5 8 (40.00%) Collaborative Working
5 8 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (40.00%) C
5 8 (40.00%) Linux
5 8 (40.00%) Adobe
5 8 (40.00%) Embedded C
6 7 (35.00%) IPv4
6 7 (35.00%) IPv6
6 7 (35.00%) CGI
6 7 (35.00%) Internet
6 7 (35.00%) Broadband
6 7 (35.00%) VoIP
6 7 (35.00%) WAN
6 7 (35.00%) DHCP
6 7 (35.00%) FTP
6 7 (35.00%) HTTP
6 7 (35.00%) DNS
6 7 (35.00%) C++
6 7 (35.00%) Photoshop
6 7 (35.00%) UPnP
6 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (35.00%) DSL

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (20.00%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (20.00%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (20.00%) InVision
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Broadband
1 7 (35.00%) DHCP
1 7 (35.00%) DLNA
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
1 7 (35.00%) DSL
1 7 (35.00%) FTP
1 7 (35.00%) HTTP
1 7 (35.00%) Internet
1 7 (35.00%) IPv4
1 7 (35.00%) IPv6
1 7 (35.00%) UPnP
1 7 (35.00%) VoIP
1 7 (35.00%) WAN
1 7 (35.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Designer
3 4 (20.00%) Digital Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Junior
4 3 (15.00%) Junior Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Junior Web Developer
4 3 (15.00%) UI Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) C Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) HTML
2 7 (35.00%) Ajax
2 7 (35.00%) CGI
2 7 (35.00%) JSON
3 5 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (15.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) CSS3
5 1 (5.00%) HTML5
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware
5 1 (5.00%) RESTful
5 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (45.00%) User Experience
3 7 (35.00%) Media Streaming
4 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (20.00%) Animation
4 4 (20.00%) Graphic Design
4 4 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (40.00%) Innovative Thinking
4 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (35.00%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (15.00%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (15.00%) B2B
6 3 (15.00%) DNA
6 3 (15.00%) Online Marketing
6 3 (15.00%) SEO
6 3 (15.00%) Web Design
6 3 (15.00%) Web Development
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) CRM
8 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (40.00%) C
2 8 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 7 (35.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Adobe
2 3 (15.00%) Google
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Computacenter