Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 720 779
Rank change year-on-year -55 +59 -20
Contract jobs citing Creative Problem-Solving 88 111 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 78 71
England median daily rate £406 £379 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.26% -20.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £189 £168 £300
90th Percentile £581 £529 £538
UK median daily rate £406 £383 £470
% change year-on-year +6.21% -18.62% +25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
England median hourly rate £34.00 £108.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.74% - -
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £108.75 -
% change year-on-year -68.74% - -

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 80,659 75,516 85,810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.31% 85.72% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,744 49,807 57,234
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,192 1,886 2,048
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
% change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -13 60 £500 +23.08% 16
South East -48 9 £368 - 5
Midlands -8 7 £373 -25.13% 5
South West -3 6 £400 +23.08% 3
West Midlands -21 4 £370 +5.71% 4
East Midlands +6 3 £375 -24.62% 1
East of England -1 3 £240 -13.51% 2
North of England -18 3 £425 +165.63% 6
Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 5
North West -19 1 - - 1
Creative Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 88 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 49 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (34.09%) Finance
4 25 (28.41%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (26.14%) Degree
6 21 (23.86%) Microsoft
6 21 (23.86%) Project Management
6 21 (23.86%) Analytics
7 19 (21.59%) Python
8 18 (20.45%) Master's Degree
9 17 (19.32%) Computer Science
10 16 (18.18%) Mathematics
10 16 (18.18%) Machine Learning
10 16 (18.18%) Data Science
10 16 (18.18%) Algorithms
11 14 (15.91%) Deep Learning
11 14 (15.91%) User Experience
11 14 (15.91%) Keras
11 14 (15.91%) TensorFlow
11 14 (15.91%) PhD
11 14 (15.91%) HTML
12 13 (14.77%) Marketing
12 13 (14.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (13.64%) Scrum
13 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (12.50%) Linux
14 11 (12.50%) Google
14 11 (12.50%) Time Management
15 10 (11.36%) C++
15 10 (11.36%) CSS

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 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.68%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.55%) SAS
4 3 (3.41%) Confluence
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.14%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.82%) InVision
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.27%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 4 (4.55%) Office 365
4 2 (2.27%) SaaS
4 2 (2.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.14%) Boomi
5 1 (1.14%) Force.com
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) HTTP
1 3 (3.41%) Internet
2 2 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.27%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.27%) LAN
2 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.27%) VPN
2 2 (2.27%) WAN
3 1 (1.14%) 2G
3 1 (1.14%) 3G
3 1 (1.14%) 4G
3 1 (1.14%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (1.14%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (1.14%) Skype
3 1 (1.14%) SMS
3 1 (1.14%) SS7
3 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.41%) Big Data
3 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.14%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Axure RP
2 5 (5.68%) JIRA
3 4 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.14%) Selenium
5 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
5 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (34.09%) Finance
2 13 (14.77%) Marketing
3 8 (9.09%) Legal
4 6 (6.82%) Retail
5 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.55%) Law
7 3 (3.41%) Electronics
7 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.27%) Front Office
8 2 (2.27%) German Language
9 1 (1.14%) Banking
9 1 (1.14%) Billing
9 1 (1.14%) Dutch Language
9 1 (1.14%) French Language
9 1 (1.14%) Military
9 1 (1.14%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (17.05%) Data Scientist
2 10 (11.36%) Analyst
2 10 (11.36%) Developer
3 8 (9.09%) Computer Scientist
3 8 (9.09%) Computer Vision Scientist
3 8 (9.09%) Designer
3 8 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.82%) Architect
5 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) Product Owner
5 5 (5.68%) User Experience Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Campaign Specialist
6 4 (4.55%) Category Manager
6 4 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Marketing Specialist
7 3 (3.41%) Agile Product Owner
7 3 (3.41%) Scrum Product Owner
7 3 (3.41%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) HTML
1 14 (15.91%) Keras
1 14 (15.91%) TensorFlow
2 10 (11.36%) CSS
3 9 (10.23%) OpenCV
4 4 (4.55%) HTML5
4 4 (4.55%) REST
4 4 (4.55%) SOAP
4 4 (4.55%) Theano
5 3 (3.41%) Django
5 3 (3.41%) Visualforce
6 2 (2.27%) .NET
6 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.27%) Node.js
6 2 (2.27%) Spring
6 2 (2.27%) Velocity
6 2 (2.27%) Web Services
7 1 (1.14%) ATL
7 1 (1.14%) Matplotlib
7 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.41%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (19.32%) Computer Science
3 16 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 14 (15.91%) User Experience
5 7 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.27%) iPad
8 2 (2.27%) iPhone
8 2 (2.27%) NHS
8 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.14%) Fintech
9 1 (1.14%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.14%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (5.68%) Windows
3 4 (4.55%) Mac OS X
3 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.27%) Android
5 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 49 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (23.86%) Analytics
3 21 (23.86%) Project Management
4 16 (18.18%) Data Science
4 16 (18.18%) Machine Learning
4 16 (18.18%) Mathematics
5 14 (15.91%) Deep Learning
6 12 (13.64%) Scrum
6 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (12.50%) Time Management
8 9 (10.23%) Computer Vision
8 9 (10.23%) Use Case
9 8 (9.09%) CRM
9 8 (9.09%) Data Acquisition
9 8 (9.09%) Data Engineering
9 8 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.95%) Statistics
11 6 (6.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.59%) Python
2 10 (11.36%) C++
3 9 (10.23%) SQL
4 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.82%) R
6 5 (5.68%) C
6 5 (5.68%) Java
7 4 (4.55%) MATLAB
7 4 (4.55%) Scala
7 4 (4.55%) XAML
8 3 (3.41%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.27%) C#
9 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (26.14%) Degree
2 18 (20.45%) Master's Degree
3 14 (15.91%) PhD
4 13 (14.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) PMP
6 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.14%) CIPD
9 1 (1.14%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) QA
2 6 (6.82%) GDPR
3 4 (4.55%) PMO
4 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.50%) Google
3 7 (7.95%) Adobe
4 5 (5.68%) Oracle
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco
6 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.41%) SAP
7 2 (2.27%) Citrix
7 2 (2.27%) Databricks
7 2 (2.27%) Dell
7 2 (2.27%) HP
7 2 (2.27%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.14%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.14%) EMC
8 1 (1.14%) hybris
8 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.14%) Nokia
8 1 (1.14%) Okta
8 1 (1.14%) Remedy
8 1 (1.14%) Tableau