Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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.

Creative Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 767 737 753
Rank change year-on-year -30 +16 +25
Contract jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 84 104 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 64 58
England median daily rate £400 £408 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -9.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £230 £207 £259
90th Percentile £650 £524 £566
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £438
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
England median hourly rate £33.50 £42.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.24% +175.41% -29.07%
10th Percentile £31.75 £38.95 £14.63
90th Percentile £35.65 £45.85 £15.88
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £42.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -20.24% +175.41% -72.27%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,416 78,525 83,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.92% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,353 52,544 55,556
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £644 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,177 1,846 2,212
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

Creative Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Creative Problem-Solving in England

Creative Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Creative Problem-Solving in England

Creative Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Creative Problem-Solving in England

Creative Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Creative Problem-Solving in England

Creative Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
London -5 52 £475 +11.76% 26
South East -30 11 £463 +31.77% 6
South West -21 7 £315 -20.25% 6
East of England +4 6 £275 -33.33% 5
North of England -19 4 £450 +12.50% 20
Midlands -31 4 £375 -24.62% 12
West Midlands -17 3 £276 -38.72% 6
North West -10 2 £550 +37.50% 5
Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 1
East Midlands +8 1 £525 +5.53% 6
Creative Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 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 England region with a requirement for Creative Problem-Solving.

1 84 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (33.33%) Finance
4 23 (27.38%) Degree
5 22 (26.19%) Analytics
5 22 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (25.00%) Project Management
7 20 (23.81%) Python
8 18 (21.43%) Computer Science
8 18 (21.43%) Algorithms
9 17 (20.24%) Machine Learning
9 17 (20.24%) Data Science
10 16 (19.05%) Marketing
10 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 16 (19.05%) HTML
11 15 (17.86%) PhD
11 15 (17.86%) Mathematics
11 15 (17.86%) Deep Learning
12 14 (16.67%) TensorFlow
12 14 (16.67%) Keras
13 13 (15.48%) Caffe
14 12 (14.29%) Master's Degree
14 12 (14.29%) Scrum
14 12 (14.29%) CSS
15 11 (13.10%) SQL
16 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
16 10 (11.90%) Linux
16 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (11.90%) User Experience
17 9 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree

Creative Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (9.52%) Apache Spark
1 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.95%) SAS
3 3 (3.57%) Confluence
4 2 (2.38%) JBoss
4 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.19%) Marvel
5 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.19%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) InVision
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.38%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (2.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.19%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Eloqua
2 2 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) SaaS
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) Office 365
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.19%) Boomi
4 1 (1.19%) Force.com
4 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) HTTP
1 3 (3.57%) LAN
2 2 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (1.19%) 2G
3 1 (1.19%) 3G
3 1 (1.19%) 4G
3 1 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.19%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (1.19%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.19%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (1.19%) Skype
3 1 (1.19%) SMS
3 1 (1.19%) SS7
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) VPN
3 1 (1.19%) WAN
3 1 (1.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.38%) MySQL
4 2 (2.38%) Power BI
4 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.38%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.19%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.19%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Axure RP
1 4 (4.76%) JIRA
2 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.38%) Ant
3 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.38%) CruiseControl
3 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.38%) Grunt
3 2 (2.38%) gulp
3 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.38%) JUnit
3 2 (2.38%) Maven
3 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.19%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.19%) Selenium
4 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.19%) webpack
General
1 28 (33.33%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Marketing
3 8 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.38%) Electronics
6 2 (2.38%) French Language
7 1 (1.19%) Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Billing
7 1 (1.19%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.19%) Games
7 1 (1.19%) German Language
7 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Legal
7 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.19%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.19%) Swedish Language
7 1 (1.19%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Data Scientist
2 14 (16.67%) Developer
3 9 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.52%) Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Computer Scientist
5 6 (7.14%) Computer Vision Scientist
5 6 (7.14%) Designer
6 5 (5.95%) Product Owner
7 4 (4.76%) Campaign Specialist
7 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Marketing Specialist
7 4 (4.76%) UX Designer
8 3 (3.57%) Agile Product Owner
8 3 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Category Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Scrum Product Owner
8 3 (3.57%) Software Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) SSRS Developer
9 2 (2.38%) SSIS Developer
9 2 (2.38%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) HTML
2 14 (16.67%) Keras
2 14 (16.67%) TensorFlow
3 13 (15.48%) Caffe
4 12 (14.29%) CSS
5 8 (9.52%) OpenCV
6 6 (7.14%) SOAP
7 5 (5.95%) REST
7 5 (5.95%) Theano
7 5 (5.95%) Web Services
8 4 (4.76%) Hibernate
8 4 (4.76%) RESTful
8 4 (4.76%) Spring
9 3 (3.57%) .NET
9 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.57%) Django
9 3 (3.57%) Node.js
9 3 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (2.38%) J2EE
10 2 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (21.43%) Algorithms
2 18 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 10 (11.90%) User Experience
4 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.38%) NHS
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.19%) FMCG
6 1 (1.19%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.19%) iPad
6 1 (1.19%) iPhone
6 1 (1.19%) RIA
6 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.38%) Android
2 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.38%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.19%) Unix
3 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.19%) Analytics
4 21 (25.00%) Project Management
5 17 (20.24%) Data Science
5 17 (20.24%) Machine Learning
6 15 (17.86%) Deep Learning
6 15 (17.86%) Mathematics
7 12 (14.29%) Scrum
8 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.71%) ETL
10 8 (9.52%) Computer Vision
10 8 (9.52%) Neural Network
10 8 (9.52%) Statistics
10 8 (9.52%) Time Management
11 7 (8.33%) Convolutional Neural Network
11 7 (8.33%) Linear Algebra
11 7 (8.33%) Probabilistic Estimation
11 7 (8.33%) Reinforcement Learning
11 7 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) Python
2 11 (13.10%) SQL
3 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.52%) C++
4 8 (9.52%) R
5 7 (8.33%) Java
6 5 (5.95%) MATLAB
6 5 (5.95%) Scala
7 3 (3.57%) C#
7 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.38%) C
9 1 (1.19%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.19%) ES6
9 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (27.38%) Degree
2 15 (17.86%) PhD
3 12 (14.29%) Master's Degree
4 9 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.57%) PMP
6 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.19%) CIPD
8 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.19%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) PMO
2 2 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) GDPR
3 1 (1.19%) HL7
3 1 (1.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) Google
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle
4 4 (4.76%) Remedy
4 4 (4.76%) SAP
4 4 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.38%) Adobe
5 2 (2.38%) BMC
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) Databricks
5 2 (2.38%) Perforce
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.38%) Sun
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix
6 1 (1.19%) Dell
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) hybris
6 1 (1.19%) Nokia
6 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.19%) SimCorp