Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 721 735
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14 -21
Contract jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 138 109 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 66 76
England median daily rate £414 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.06% +5.88% +19.20%
10th Percentile £199 £260 £294
90th Percentile £550 £619 £530
UK median daily rate £415 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
England median hourly rate £41.50 £15.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.13% -33.70% -54.00%
10th Percentile £25.56 £14.63 £21.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £32.60 £24.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £15.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +172.13% -29.07% -41.50%

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 78,013 74,139 82,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.90% 84.07% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,531 49,486 54,341
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £297 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,881 2,008 2,410
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.46 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%

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 25 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 February 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 -3 83 £400 -17.95% 15
South East -10 25 £420 +20.00% 11
North of England +34 9 £319 -1.92% 3
North West +23 9 £319 -12.07% 3
South West +22 7 £463 +10.45% 5
Midlands +14 7 £425 -5.56% 6
East of England -21 7 £444 - 8
East Midlands +1 4 £425 +11.11% 4
West Midlands +11 3 £425 -5.56% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
Creative Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 51 (36.96%) Degree
2 45 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (25.36%) Project Management
3 35 (25.36%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (21.01%) Finance
5 27 (19.57%) Time Management
6 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
7 25 (18.12%) Analytics
8 21 (15.22%) Ruby
9 20 (14.49%) Marketing
10 18 (13.04%) QA
11 17 (12.32%) Computer Science
11 17 (12.32%) User Experience
12 15 (10.87%) Service Management
12 15 (10.87%) Adobe
12 15 (10.87%) Python
12 15 (10.87%) Java
12 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (10.14%) ITIL
13 14 (10.14%) Data Centre
13 14 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (9.42%) SQL
14 13 (9.42%) HTML
14 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (9.42%) JIRA
14 13 (9.42%) Wireframes
15 12 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (8.70%) Law
15 12 (8.70%) Legal
15 12 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management

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 9 (6.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (4.35%) CMS
3 5 (3.62%) SAS
4 4 (2.90%) Confluence
5 3 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.72%) IIS
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.35%) Photoshop
3 5 (3.62%) InDesign
4 4 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (2.17%) SPSS
5 3 (2.17%) Stata
6 2 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.72%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Magento
2 2 (1.45%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.45%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.90%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.90%) Office 365
4 2 (1.45%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.72%) GitHub
5 1 (0.72%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.70%) Firewall
2 7 (5.07%) Internet
3 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.90%) BGP
4 4 (2.90%) IPv6
4 4 (2.90%) MPLS
4 4 (2.90%) OSPF
4 4 (2.90%) VLAN
4 4 (2.90%) VRRP
5 2 (1.45%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.45%) LAN
5 2 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.45%) VPN
5 2 (1.45%) WAN
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.07%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.62%) MySQL
3 4 (2.90%) Data Lake
3 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.17%) Big Data
4 3 (2.17%) DB2
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.17%) Power BI
4 3 (2.17%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (1.45%) Essbase
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.72%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (9.42%) JIRA
2 8 (5.80%) Axure RP
3 6 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.62%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.62%) Subversion
5 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.17%) Ant
6 3 (2.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.45%) Grunt
7 2 (1.45%) gulp
7 2 (1.45%) MonoDevelop
8 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.72%) RSpec
8 1 (0.72%) Selenium
8 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.72%) webpack
General
1 29 (21.01%) Finance
2 20 (14.49%) Marketing
3 12 (8.70%) Law
3 12 (8.70%) Legal
4 5 (3.62%) Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.17%) Advertising
6 3 (2.17%) Electronics
6 3 (2.17%) Games
6 3 (2.17%) Publishing
6 3 (2.17%) Retail
7 2 (1.45%) Military
7 2 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Automotive
8 1 (0.72%) Front Office
8 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (18.84%) Analyst
2 24 (17.39%) Architect
3 17 (12.32%) Developer
4 13 (9.42%) Project Manager
5 12 (8.70%) Data Analyst
6 10 (7.25%) Service Architect
7 9 (6.52%) QA Tester
7 9 (6.52%) Tester
8 8 (5.80%) Designer
8 8 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 7 (5.07%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.35%) IT Manager
10 6 (4.35%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.35%) UX Designer
11 5 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
11 5 (3.62%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.62%) ITIL Service Architect
11 5 (3.62%) User Experience Architect
12 4 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
12 4 (2.90%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.42%) HTML
2 11 (7.97%) .NET
2 11 (7.97%) CSS
3 5 (3.62%) HTML5
3 5 (3.62%) jQuery
3 5 (3.62%) REST
3 5 (3.62%) Web Services
4 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.90%) SOAP
5 3 (2.17%) JSON
5 3 (2.17%) React
5 3 (2.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (2.17%) Velocity
6 2 (1.45%) Django
6 2 (1.45%) HTML5 Canvas
6 2 (1.45%) WebGL
7 1 (0.72%) Ajax
7 1 (0.72%) DOM
7 1 (0.72%) Middleware
7 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.36%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.32%) Computer Science
2 17 (12.32%) User Experience
3 14 (10.14%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.07%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.07%) RIA
5 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.17%) Animation
7 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.45%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.45%) SCORM
7 2 (1.45%) Social Media
8 1 (0.72%) BYOD
8 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.72%) iPad
8 1 (0.72%) Life Science
8 1 (0.72%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.72%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.52%) Windows
2 8 (5.80%) Unix
3 6 (4.35%) Linux
4 3 (2.17%) Android
4 3 (2.17%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.36%) Project Management
3 27 (19.57%) Time Management
4 25 (18.12%) Analytics
5 15 (10.87%) Service Management
6 14 (10.14%) ITIL
7 13 (9.42%) Wireframes
8 12 (8.70%) DevOps
8 12 (8.70%) PRINCE2
8 12 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.97%) Migration
9 11 (7.97%) Risk Management
9 11 (7.97%) SDLC
9 11 (7.97%) Visualisation
10 10 (7.25%) Budget Control
10 10 (7.25%) Information Security
10 10 (7.25%) Mentoring
10 10 (7.25%) Product Management
11 9 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.22%) Ruby
2 15 (10.87%) Java
2 15 (10.87%) Python
3 13 (9.42%) SQL
4 12 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 11 (7.97%) C#
5 11 (7.97%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.52%) C++
7 7 (5.07%) C
8 6 (4.35%) MATLAB
8 6 (4.35%) PHP
9 5 (3.62%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.90%) AWK
10 4 (2.90%) R
10 4 (2.90%) sed
11 3 (2.17%) VB
11 3 (2.17%) VBA
12 1 (0.72%) ES6
12 1 (0.72%) Julia
12 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (36.96%) Degree
2 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (7.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (6.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 9 (6.52%) CCSP
5 9 (6.52%) CISM
5 9 (6.52%) CISSP
5 9 (6.52%) PMI Certification
5 9 (6.52%) PMP
6 8 (5.80%) CCNA
7 6 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.90%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.90%) Master's Degree
8 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.90%) RHCT
8 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.45%) SAFe Agilist
9 2 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.04%) QA
2 9 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.35%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.17%) PMO
5 2 (1.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.90%) VMware NSX
3 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) Docker
4 1 (0.72%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) Ansible
2 5 (3.62%) Nessus
2 5 (3.62%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (3.62%) OSSEC
2 5 (3.62%) Packer
2 5 (3.62%) Terraform
3 3 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.87%) Adobe
3 7 (5.07%) Google
3 7 (5.07%) VMware
4 6 (4.35%) Oracle
5 5 (3.62%) Citrix
5 5 (3.62%) hybris
5 5 (3.62%) Intel
5 5 (3.62%) McAfee
5 5 (3.62%) Qualys
5 5 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.62%) SAP
5 5 (3.62%) Sourcefire
5 5 (3.62%) Symantec
5 5 (3.62%) Trend Micro
5 5 (3.62%) Tripwire
6 4 (2.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 3 (2.17%) Cisco
7 3 (2.17%) Intershop
7 3 (2.17%) Tableau