Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 183 175
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 +7
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 17 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
East of England median daily rate £200 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.67% -9.64% +40.68%
10th Percentile £123 £263 £130
90th Percentile £433 £760 £505
England median daily rate £500 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +6.84% +10.12% +19.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East of England median hourly rate - £12.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year +210.34% -40.82% -18.33%

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 3,810 4,007 3,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.54% 85.46% 82.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,254 2,311 2,122
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £255 £213
90th Percentile £588 £585 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 229 294
East of England median hourly rate £18.88 £33.17 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.09% +2.05% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.96 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.90 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -7 8 - - 3
Hertfordshire +3 6 £125 -66.67% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 2 £480 -30.18% 2
Bedfordshire +12 1 £275 - 5
Creative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 12 (70.59%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (64.71%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (58.82%) HTML
4 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
5 8 (47.06%) Scrum
5 8 (47.06%) User Experience
6 7 (41.18%) Innovative Thinking
6 7 (41.18%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (41.18%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (41.18%) C
6 7 (41.18%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) Adobe
6 7 (41.18%) Embedded C
7 6 (35.29%) IPv4
7 6 (35.29%) IPv6
7 6 (35.29%) CGI
7 6 (35.29%) Internet
7 6 (35.29%) C++
7 6 (35.29%) Photoshop
7 6 (35.29%) Broadband
7 6 (35.29%) VoIP
7 6 (35.29%) WAN
7 6 (35.29%) DHCP
7 6 (35.29%) FTP
7 6 (35.29%) HTTP
7 6 (35.29%) DNS
7 6 (35.29%) Media Streaming
7 6 (35.29%) Ajax
7 6 (35.29%) UPnP
7 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering

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 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Photoshop
2 5 (29.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (23.53%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (23.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (23.53%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (23.53%) InVision
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Broadband
1 6 (35.29%) DHCP
1 6 (35.29%) DLNA
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
1 6 (35.29%) DSL
1 6 (35.29%) FTP
1 6 (35.29%) HTTP
1 6 (35.29%) Internet
1 6 (35.29%) IPv4
1 6 (35.29%) IPv6
1 6 (35.29%) UPnP
1 6 (35.29%) VoIP
1 6 (35.29%) WAN
1 6 (35.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (17.65%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.88%) Local Government
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Designer
3 4 (23.53%) Digital Designer
4 3 (17.65%) UI Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Junior
5 2 (11.76%) Junior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Junior Web Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) C Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Email Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Digital Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Supply Chain Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) Ajax
2 6 (35.29%) CGI
2 6 (35.29%) JSON
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware
5 1 (5.88%) RESTful
5 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (47.06%) User Experience
3 6 (35.29%) Media Streaming
4 4 (23.53%) Animation
4 4 (23.53%) Graphic Design
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Embedded Linux
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) Collaborative Working
3 7 (41.18%) Innovative Thinking
4 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
4 6 (35.29%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (17.65%) DNA
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (11.76%) B2B
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Online Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) SEO
7 2 (11.76%) Web Design
7 2 (11.76%) Web Development
8 1 (5.88%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) C
2 7 (41.18%) Embedded C
3 6 (35.29%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Adobe
2 2 (11.76%) Google
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Computacenter