Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Creative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Creative Thinking over the 6 months to 17 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 Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 543 509 565
Rank change year-on-year -34 +56 +41
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 306 325 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.43% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 176 145
England median daily rate £478 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.35% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £274 £154 £205
90th Percentile £646 £600 £533
UK median daily rate £480 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +12.94% +21.43% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
England median hourly rate £13.50 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.90% -18.33% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £17.56 £10.82
90th Percentile £25.00 £34.25 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -44.90% -18.33% +62.16%

Creative Thinking 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 78,316 74,762 82,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.79% 84.04% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,769 49,838 54,304
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £295 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £603
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,873 2,056 2,436
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.39 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.97 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%

Creative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Creative Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Creative Thinking in England

Creative Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Creative Thinking in England

Creative Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Thinking in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Creative Thinking in England

Creative Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Creative Thinking in England

Creative Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Thinking in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Creative Thinking in England

Creative Thinking
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 Thinking within the England region over the 6 months to 17 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 -1 207 £500 +11.11% 77
South East -10 47 £435 +28.89% 27
North of England +1 27 £325 -19.25% 41
East of England -22 13 £325 -21.69% 65
Yorkshire -11 12 £452 -9.70% 14
North West +15 10 £300 +8.11% 24
Midlands -6 8 £400 -20.00% 21
North East +36 5 £325 -18.75% 3
South West +1 5 £550 +388.89% 8
West Midlands -6 5 £256 -52.33% 13
East Midlands -2 3 £800 +148.06% 8
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Creative Thinking 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 Thinking.

1 97 (31.70%) Finance
2 78 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (20.26%) Degree
5 55 (17.97%) Security Cleared
6 53 (17.32%) Project Management
7 49 (16.01%) Banking
8 48 (15.69%) Java
9 46 (15.03%) Collaborative Working
10 45 (14.71%) Python
11 42 (13.73%) JavaScript
11 42 (13.73%) User Experience
12 39 (12.75%) Analytics
13 37 (12.09%) Marketing
13 37 (12.09%) SQL
14 36 (11.76%) HTML
14 36 (11.76%) Linux
14 36 (11.76%) Git (software)
15 34 (11.11%) Investment Banking
15 34 (11.11%) Business Analysis
16 32 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (10.46%) CSS
17 31 (10.13%) Oracle
18 28 (9.15%) Mathematics
18 28 (9.15%) Strategic Thinking
19 27 (8.82%) Unix
19 27 (8.82%) Retail
19 27 (8.82%) Law
20 26 (8.50%) Web Services
20 26 (8.50%) SC Cleared

Creative Thinking
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 11 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.27%) CMS
3 8 (2.61%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (1.96%) Jupyter
4 6 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.31%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.65%) Drupal
7 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (5.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.31%) UserZoom
5 3 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.33%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.33%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.98%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.33%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.33%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.33%) RMDS
2 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.33%) Shopify
2 1 (0.33%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.61%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.96%) npm
5 4 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.31%) GitHub
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.65%) IaaS
6 2 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.65%) PaaS
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Serverless
7 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) Google Play
7 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.29%) Intranet
2 6 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (0.33%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) LAN
3 1 (0.33%) SMS
3 1 (0.33%) WAN
3 1 (0.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.19%) Relational Database
2 16 (5.23%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.58%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (2.61%) Big Data
5 8 (2.61%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.63%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.31%) MySQL
7 4 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.98%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.98%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.98%) Redis
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.65%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.33%) DB2
10 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 36 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.90%) Cucumber
2 15 (4.90%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.90%) Subversion
3 14 (4.58%) Maven
4 13 (4.25%) JIRA
5 12 (3.92%) Selenium
5 12 (3.92%) TeamCity
6 10 (3.27%) Axure RP
7 6 (1.96%) Gradle
7 6 (1.96%) Liquibase
7 6 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.31%) Appium
9 3 (0.98%) JUnit
10 2 (0.65%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.65%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.65%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.33%) Grunt
General
1 97 (31.70%) Finance
2 49 (16.01%) Banking
3 37 (12.09%) Marketing
4 34 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 27 (8.82%) Law
5 27 (8.82%) Retail
6 15 (4.90%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.27%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.94%) Legal
9 6 (1.96%) Electronics
9 6 (1.96%) Games
10 5 (1.63%) Front Office
10 5 (1.63%) Military
11 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.65%) Back Office
12 2 (0.65%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (18.95%) Developer
2 53 (17.32%) Analyst
3 35 (11.44%) Business Analyst
4 25 (8.17%) Designer
5 21 (6.86%) Architect
6 17 (5.56%) Python Developer
7 16 (5.23%) Data Scientist
7 16 (5.23%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.25%) Django Developer
8 13 (4.25%) Python/Django Developer
9 12 (3.92%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.59%) Data Analyst
10 11 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.59%) Senior Manager
10 11 (3.59%) UX Designer
11 9 (2.94%) Business Architect
11 9 (2.94%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.61%) C++ Developer
12 8 (2.61%) Senior SEO Manager
12 8 (2.61%) SEO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.76%) HTML
2 32 (10.46%) CSS
3 26 (8.50%) Web Services
4 23 (7.52%) HTML5
5 18 (5.88%) jQuery
6 14 (4.58%) Django
7 13 (4.25%) Spring
8 12 (3.92%) Node.js
8 12 (3.92%) REST
9 9 (2.94%) Pandas
9 9 (2.94%) XML
10 8 (2.61%) CSS3
11 7 (2.29%) D3.js
12 6 (1.96%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.96%) Matplotlib
12 6 (1.96%) NumPy
12 6 (1.96%) Spring MVC
12 6 (1.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 6 (1.96%) Unreal Engine
13 5 (1.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 71 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (13.73%) User Experience
3 16 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (5.23%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.59%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.94%) Social Media
6 8 (2.61%) Blog
6 8 (2.61%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.61%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.29%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.63%) Fintech
9 4 (1.31%) Equities
9 4 (1.31%) PKI
10 3 (0.98%) Animation
10 3 (0.98%) Life Science
10 3 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.98%) Video Editing
11 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.76%) Linux
2 27 (8.82%) Unix
3 14 (4.58%) Windows
4 8 (2.61%) Android
5 7 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) AIX
9 1 (0.33%) HPUX
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (17.32%) Project Management
3 46 (15.03%) Collaborative Working
4 39 (12.75%) Analytics
5 34 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 32 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (9.15%) Mathematics
7 28 (9.15%) Strategic Thinking
8 25 (8.17%) Scrum
9 24 (7.84%) Enterprise Modelling
10 23 (7.52%) Programme Management
11 21 (6.86%) Data Science
11 21 (6.86%) Software Engineering
11 21 (6.86%) Statistics
11 21 (6.86%) User Stories
12 20 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (6.21%) Machine Learning
13 19 (6.21%) Web Development
14 18 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.69%) Java
2 45 (14.71%) Python
3 42 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 37 (12.09%) SQL
5 17 (5.56%) R
6 13 (4.25%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.59%) C++
8 10 (3.27%) Scala
9 7 (2.29%) Ruby
10 6 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.63%) Groovy
11 5 (1.63%) PHP
11 5 (1.63%) XPath
12 3 (0.98%) C
13 2 (0.65%) C#
13 2 (0.65%) Clojure
13 2 (0.65%) Go
13 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.33%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 62 (20.26%) Degree
2 55 (17.97%) Security Cleared
3 26 (8.50%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.90%) CTC Cleared
5 13 (4.25%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.29%) CBAP
6 7 (2.29%) IIBA
7 6 (1.96%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.31%) CIPD
8 4 (1.31%) MCSA
8 4 (1.31%) MCSE
9 3 (0.98%) ACCA
9 3 (0.98%) CIMA
9 3 (0.98%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.98%) PMP
10 2 (0.65%) ECDL
10 2 (0.65%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.17%) QA
2 18 (5.88%) PMO
3 7 (2.29%) SLA
4 3 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.98%) GDPR
5 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (5.23%) Docker
2 6 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (1.31%) XenApp
3 4 (1.31%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.98%) HDFS
5 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.25%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
2 6 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.96%) Puppet
3 5 (1.63%) Terraform
4 4 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.98%) Ansible
5 3 (0.98%) SCCM
6 2 (0.65%) Marathon
6 2 (0.65%) Mesos
7 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (10.13%) Oracle
2 23 (7.52%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.90%) Tableau
4 14 (4.58%) SAP
5 12 (3.92%) Google
6 7 (2.29%) Adobe
7 6 (1.96%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.96%) Splunk
8 4 (1.31%) Citrix
8 4 (1.31%) Symantec
9 3 (0.98%) Calypso
9 3 (0.98%) Cognos
9 3 (0.98%) Minitab
9 3 (0.98%) VMware
10 2 (0.65%) Ariba
10 2 (0.65%) BT
10 2 (0.65%) Cadence
10 2 (0.65%) IBM
10 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com