Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 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 Problem-Solving
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 769 721 715
Rank change year-on-year -48 -6 +51
Contract jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 83 121 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 72 64
England median daily rate £404 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% -11.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £250 £208 £261
90th Percentile £584 £500 £613
UK median daily rate £383 £413 £450
% change year-on-year -7.27% -8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
England median hourly rate £33.50 £41.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.28% +172.13% -33.70%
10th Percentile £31.75 £25.56 £14.63
90th Percentile £35.25 £45.25 £15.88
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £41.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -19.28% +172.13% -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 79,259 79,369 76,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.96% 85.96% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,940 53,613 51,048
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,949 1,842 2,154
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.34 £11.26 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year +2.17% +0.34% -0.34%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 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
London -8 55 £379 -5.31% 27
South East -7 13 £463 +15.63% 11
South West -29 7 £310 -32.97% 4
East of England -7 4 £335 -25.56% 6
North of England -5 3 £500 +25.00% 5
North West -7 2 £550 +37.50% 3
East Midlands +12 1 £525 +30.43% 5
Midlands -10 1 £525 +20.00% 11
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
Creative Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 83 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 41 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (38.55%) Degree
4 31 (37.35%) Finance
5 30 (36.14%) Analytics
6 28 (33.73%) Computer Science
7 24 (28.92%) Python
7 24 (28.92%) Algorithms
8 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
8 23 (27.71%) Mathematics
9 21 (25.30%) PhD
9 21 (25.30%) Deep Learning
9 21 (25.30%) Data Science
10 20 (24.10%) Keras
10 20 (24.10%) Caffe
10 20 (24.10%) TensorFlow
11 19 (22.89%) Master's Degree
11 19 (22.89%) Marketing
12 18 (21.69%) ETL
12 18 (21.69%) HTML
12 18 (21.69%) SQL
13 17 (20.48%) Apache Spark
13 17 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (19.28%) Project Management
14 16 (19.28%) SharePoint
15 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
15 15 (18.07%) CSS
16 14 (16.87%) Google
16 14 (16.87%) R
16 14 (16.87%) User Experience

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 17 (20.48%) Apache Spark
2 16 (19.28%) SharePoint
3 13 (15.66%) SAS
4 4 (4.82%) JBoss
4 4 (4.82%) Marvel
4 4 (4.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) InVision
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.61%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.41%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.20%) InDesign
4 1 (1.20%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Eloqua
2 2 (2.41%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (2.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) SaaS
2 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.20%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.20%) Office 365
4 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) LAN
2 2 (2.41%) Skype
3 1 (1.20%) 2G
3 1 (1.20%) 3G
3 1 (1.20%) 4G
3 1 (1.20%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (1.20%) DNS
3 1 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) Intranet
3 1 (1.20%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (1.20%) SS7
3 1 (1.20%) SSL
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) Hadoop
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (4.82%) Couchbase
4 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.61%) Power BI
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.41%) MySQL
6 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.41%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.20%) Big Data
7 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.02%) Maven
2 4 (4.82%) Ant
2 4 (4.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (4.82%) Axure RP
2 4 (4.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (4.82%) CruiseControl
2 4 (4.82%) Eclipse
2 4 (4.82%) JUnit
2 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.61%) JIRA
3 3 (3.61%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.41%) Grunt
4 2 (2.41%) gulp
5 1 (1.20%) Gradle
5 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 31 (37.35%) Finance
2 19 (22.89%) Marketing
3 13 (15.66%) Retail
4 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.41%) Electronics
6 2 (2.41%) French Language
6 2 (2.41%) German Language
6 2 (2.41%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.20%) Advertising
7 1 (1.20%) Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Games
7 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Legal
7 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.20%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Data Scientist
2 18 (21.69%) Developer
3 9 (10.84%) Designer
4 7 (8.43%) UX Designer
5 6 (7.23%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Computer Scientist
6 5 (6.02%) Computer Vision Scientist
6 5 (6.02%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.02%) UI Designer
6 5 (6.02%) UI/UX Designer
7 4 (4.82%) Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Angular Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Category Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Campaign Specialist
8 3 (3.61%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Marketing Specialist
9 2 (2.41%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Senior UX Designer
9 2 (2.41%) Software Implementation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.10%) Caffe
1 20 (24.10%) Keras
1 20 (24.10%) TensorFlow
2 18 (21.69%) HTML
3 15 (18.07%) CSS
4 13 (15.66%) Theano
5 8 (9.64%) RESTful
6 7 (8.43%) OpenCV
6 7 (8.43%) Web Services
7 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.23%) SOAP
7 6 (7.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (6.02%) Hibernate
8 5 (6.02%) Spring
9 4 (4.82%) .NET
9 4 (4.82%) HTML5
9 4 (4.82%) J2EE
9 4 (4.82%) Java EE
9 4 (4.82%) JMS
9 4 (4.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.92%) Algorithms
2 17 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (16.87%) User Experience
4 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.82%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.82%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.41%) FMCG
8 1 (1.20%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.20%) Fintech
8 1 (1.20%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.20%) PMI
8 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Android
3 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 41 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (36.14%) Analytics
4 28 (33.73%) Computer Science
5 23 (27.71%) Mathematics
6 21 (25.30%) Data Science
6 21 (25.30%) Deep Learning
7 18 (21.69%) ETL
8 16 (19.28%) Project Management
9 13 (15.66%) Operations Research
9 13 (15.66%) Scrum
9 13 (15.66%) Statistics
10 12 (14.46%) Machine Learning
11 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
11 10 (12.05%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 9 (10.84%) OO
13 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (8.43%) Kanban
14 7 (8.43%) Neural Network
14 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) Python
2 18 (21.69%) SQL
3 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
4 14 (16.87%) R
5 13 (15.66%) MATLAB
5 13 (15.66%) Scala
6 7 (8.43%) C++
7 5 (6.02%) Java
8 4 (4.82%) C#
8 4 (4.82%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.61%) ES6
10 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.20%) C
11 1 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (38.55%) Degree
2 21 (25.30%) PhD
3 19 (22.89%) Master's Degree
4 7 (8.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.61%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.61%) PMP
5 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) MCSA
7 1 (1.20%) MCSE
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) HL7
3 1 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.20%) Ansible
2 1 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.87%) Google
3 13 (15.66%) Oracle
4 5 (6.02%) Adobe
5 4 (4.82%) Perforce
6 3 (3.61%) Remedy
6 3 (3.61%) SAP
7 2 (2.41%) BMC
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.41%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.41%) Sun
8 1 (1.20%) HP
8 1 (1.20%) Nokia
8 1 (1.20%) SimCorp
8 1 (1.20%) Vermilion