Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 742 693 741
Rank change year-on-year -49 +48 -27
Contract jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 111 113 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 80 85
England median daily rate £450 £379 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.81% -21.09% +34.05%
10th Percentile £177 £163 £341
90th Percentile £575 £600 £535
UK median daily rate £425 £379 £475
% change year-on-year +12.21% -20.26% +29.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
England median hourly rate £42.50 £108.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.92% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £108.75 -
% change year-on-year -60.92% - -

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 79,688 71,354 81,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.89% 84.80% 84.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,915 47,095 54,545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,109 1,886 2,108
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +8.51% +11.90%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.61 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.61
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +0.24% +19.05%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -44 66 £450 +2.86% 19
South East -35 24 £463 +30.28% 11
Midlands -4 8 £350 +16.67% 5
North of England -14 6 £319 +99.22% 8
North West -15 5 £238 +48.44% 5
South West +13 4 £455 +40.00% 1
East Midlands +6 4 £275 -1.79% 3
West Midlands -18 4 £350 -6.67% 2
East of England -1 3 £253 -32.67% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Creative Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 49 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.83%) Degree
4 31 (27.93%) Finance
5 30 (27.03%) Project Management
6 29 (26.13%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (19.82%) User Experience
7 22 (19.82%) Microsoft
8 17 (15.32%) Analytics
9 16 (14.41%) Time Management
10 15 (13.51%) Marketing
10 15 (13.51%) Computer Science
10 15 (13.51%) QA
11 14 (12.61%) Service Management
11 14 (12.61%) Adobe
11 14 (12.61%) C++
11 14 (12.61%) ITIL
11 14 (12.61%) Mathematics
11 14 (12.61%) Scrum
11 14 (12.61%) Software Engineering
12 13 (11.71%) CSS
12 13 (11.71%) HTML
12 13 (11.71%) Java
12 13 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (10.81%) Mentoring
13 12 (10.81%) Axure RP
13 12 (10.81%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (10.81%) Wireframes
14 11 (9.91%) Legal
14 11 (9.91%) JavaScript

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 5 (4.50%) Confluence
2 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.80%) SAS
4 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.90%) CMS
4 1 (0.90%) Mule
4 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.41%) Photoshop
3 5 (4.50%) InDesign
4 4 (3.60%) InVision
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.80%) SPSS
6 2 (1.80%) Stata
7 1 (0.90%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.90%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 6 (5.41%) Office 365
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.80%) SaaS
5 2 (1.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Boomi
6 1 (0.90%) Force.com
6 1 (0.90%) GitHub
6 1 (0.90%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.90%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) Internet
2 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.60%) BGP
3 4 (3.60%) IP Telephony
3 4 (3.60%) IPv6
3 4 (3.60%) LAN
3 4 (3.60%) MPLS
3 4 (3.60%) OSPF
3 4 (3.60%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (3.60%) VLAN
3 4 (3.60%) VPN
3 4 (3.60%) VRRP
3 4 (3.60%) WAN
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.90%) SMS
5 1 (0.90%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.70%) Big Data
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.80%) MySQL
4 2 (1.80%) Power BI
4 2 (1.80%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (10.81%) Axure RP
2 7 (6.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 7 (6.31%) JIRA
3 3 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.80%) MonoDevelop
4 2 (1.80%) Subversion
5 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.90%) Grunt
5 1 (0.90%) gulp
5 1 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 31 (27.93%) Finance
2 15 (13.51%) Marketing
3 11 (9.91%) Legal
4 8 (7.21%) Law
5 4 (3.60%) Banking
5 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.70%) Electronics
6 3 (2.70%) Games
6 3 (2.70%) Publishing
6 3 (2.70%) Retail
7 2 (1.80%) Advertising
7 2 (1.80%) Front Office
7 2 (1.80%) German Language
7 2 (1.80%) Military
8 1 (0.90%) Automotive
8 1 (0.90%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.12%) Architect
2 15 (13.51%) Analyst
3 14 (12.61%) Developer
4 11 (9.91%) Designer
5 9 (8.11%) Service Architect
6 8 (7.21%) User Experience Architect
7 7 (6.31%) Data Scientist
7 7 (6.31%) Desktop Support
7 7 (6.31%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.31%) UX Designer
8 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Computer Scientist
8 6 (5.41%) Computer Vision Scientist
9 5 (4.50%) ITIL Service Architect
9 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 5 (4.50%) Scrum Master
10 4 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.71%) CSS
1 13 (11.71%) HTML
2 10 (9.01%) .NET
3 7 (6.31%) HTML5
4 6 (5.41%) Keras
4 6 (5.41%) OpenCV
4 6 (5.41%) REST
4 6 (5.41%) TensorFlow
5 5 (4.50%) jQuery
5 5 (4.50%) SOAP
5 5 (4.50%) Velocity
5 5 (4.50%) Web Services
6 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (2.70%) Visualforce
8 2 (1.80%) JSON
8 2 (1.80%) Node.js
8 2 (1.80%) React
8 2 (1.80%) Sass
9 1 (0.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.13%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (19.82%) User Experience
3 15 (13.51%) Computer Science
4 12 (10.81%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (6.31%) Algorithms
5 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
5 7 (6.31%) RIA
6 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.80%) iPad
7 2 (1.80%) iPhone
7 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.90%) Animation
8 1 (0.90%) Life Science
8 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.90%) Social Network
8 1 (0.90%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.31%) Linux
1 7 (6.31%) Windows
2 6 (5.41%) Mac OS X
2 6 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.50%) Unix
3 5 (4.50%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.60%) Android
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 49 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.03%) Project Management
4 17 (15.32%) Analytics
5 16 (14.41%) Time Management
6 14 (12.61%) ITIL
6 14 (12.61%) Mathematics
6 14 (12.61%) Scrum
6 14 (12.61%) Service Management
6 14 (12.61%) Software Engineering
7 13 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (10.81%) Mentoring
8 12 (10.81%) Wireframes
9 10 (9.01%) Information Architecture
9 10 (9.01%) Service Delivery
10 9 (8.11%) Data Protection
11 8 (7.21%) ITSM
11 8 (7.21%) Product Management
11 8 (7.21%) Risk Management
11 8 (7.21%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.61%) C++
2 13 (11.71%) Java
3 11 (9.91%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.01%) C#
4 10 (9.01%) Python
5 9 (8.11%) C
6 5 (4.50%) Ruby
6 5 (4.50%) SQL
7 4 (3.60%) AWK
7 4 (3.60%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.60%) sed
7 4 (3.60%) XAML
8 3 (2.70%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.70%) PHP
8 3 (2.70%) R
8 3 (2.70%) VB
9 2 (1.80%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.90%) ES6
10 1 (0.90%) Julia
10 1 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (28.83%) Degree
2 10 (9.01%) Master's Degree
3 9 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (6.31%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (5.41%) PhD
6 5 (4.50%) CCNA
6 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.50%) PMI Certification
6 5 (4.50%) PMP
6 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.60%) JNCIA
7 4 (3.60%) RHCT
8 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.90%) CCSP
9 1 (0.90%) CIPD
9 1 (0.90%) CISSP
9 1 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) QA
2 7 (6.31%) GDPR
3 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.80%) PMO
5 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.90%) HDFS
2 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.90%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 22 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.61%) Adobe
3 7 (6.31%) Google
4 6 (5.41%) Cisco
5 4 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.70%) Citrix
6 3 (2.70%) Dell
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle
6 3 (2.70%) SAP
6 3 (2.70%) Tableau
7 2 (1.80%) BT
7 2 (1.80%) EMC
7 2 (1.80%) HP
7 2 (1.80%) Okta
8 1 (0.90%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.90%) Nintex
8 1 (0.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.90%) Telerik
8 1 (0.90%) VMware