Period
to 14 August 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 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 Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 510 508 511
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +116
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 377 344 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.46% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 189 215
England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £260
90th Percentile £638 £625 £553
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £14.25 £47.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.61% -69.89% +115.14%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £14.25 £47.33
% change year-on-year +145.61% -69.89% +115.14%

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 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 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 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 -32 198 £525 +16.67% 63
Midlands +43 57 £475 +49.02% 17
South East -27 53 £438 -23.51% 21
West Midlands +15 41 £475 +49.02% 10
North of England -14 40 £300 -18.70% 24
North West -3 25 £300 +14.29% 15
South West -9 16 £420 +68.00% 11
East Midlands +17 13 £675 +26.17% 7
East of England +4 13 £350 +27.27% 35
North East +2 8 £280 -
Yorkshire -33 7 £463 +2.78% 9
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 168 (44.56%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (29.18%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (28.91%) Finance
4 96 (25.46%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (22.02%) JavaScript
6 81 (21.49%) Degree
7 73 (19.36%) Java
8 69 (18.30%) SQL
9 64 (16.98%) Banking
10 61 (16.18%) Software Engineering
11 55 (14.59%) User Experience
12 54 (14.32%) HTML
13 50 (13.26%) Project Management
13 50 (13.26%) Scrum
14 49 (13.00%) Python
15 48 (12.73%) Linux
16 43 (11.41%) Microsoft
17 42 (11.14%) CSS
18 41 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (10.88%) SDLC
19 40 (10.61%) Marketing
20 39 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
21 38 (10.08%) C#
21 38 (10.08%) TDD
22 36 (9.55%) Investment Banking
22 36 (9.55%) Decision-Making
23 34 (9.02%) .NET
23 34 (9.02%) Computer Science
24 33 (8.75%) Security Cleared
24 33 (8.75%) Git (software)

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 15 (3.98%) Confluence
2 7 (1.86%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.86%) IBM Notes
3 6 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.33%) Apache Pig
4 5 (1.33%) CMS
4 5 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.80%) Apache
5 3 (0.80%) Jupyter
5 3 (0.80%) WordPress
6 2 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.53%) Drupal
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.27%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) Jetty
7 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.33%) Chatbot
6 4 (1.06%) InVision
7 3 (0.80%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.53%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.27%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.27%) Simulink
9 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (5.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.27%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (5.31%) Dynamics 365
2 17 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.45%) Office 365
4 7 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (1.86%) GitHub
4 7 (1.86%) SaaS
4 7 (1.86%) Serverless
5 6 (1.59%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.59%) Datadog
6 5 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.33%) AWS CodePipeline
6 5 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.06%) npm
8 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.80%) IaaS
9 2 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.18%) Internet
2 9 (2.39%) VoIP
3 8 (2.12%) DNS
4 7 (1.86%) DHCP
4 7 (1.86%) FTP
4 7 (1.86%) HTTP
5 6 (1.59%) Firewall
5 6 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.33%) Broadband
6 5 (1.33%) DLNA
6 5 (1.33%) DSL
6 5 (1.33%) Intranet
6 5 (1.33%) IPv4
6 5 (1.33%) IPv6
6 5 (1.33%) UPnP
6 5 (1.33%) WAN
7 4 (1.06%) Telepresence
8 2 (0.53%) Junos
8 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.16%) Relational Database
2 23 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.65%) Big Data
6 10 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.12%) MySQL
7 8 (2.12%) Power BI
8 7 (1.86%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.86%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.59%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.59%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.59%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.59%) Redis
10 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
11 4 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.16%) JIRA
3 26 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 20 (5.31%) Selenium
5 14 (3.71%) Cucumber
6 13 (3.45%) Maven
7 11 (2.92%) JMeter
7 11 (2.92%) JUnit
8 10 (2.65%) Axure RP
8 10 (2.65%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.12%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.86%) Mockito
10 7 (1.86%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.59%) Gradle
12 4 (1.06%) Android Studio
13 3 (0.80%) Appium
13 3 (0.80%) GitLab
13 3 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.80%) Protractor
13 3 (0.80%) Sinon.JS
General
1 109 (28.91%) Finance
2 64 (16.98%) Banking
3 40 (10.61%) Marketing
4 36 (9.55%) Investment Banking
5 19 (5.04%) Retail
6 12 (3.18%) Back Office
7 11 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.65%) Front Office
8 10 (2.65%) Local Government
8 10 (2.65%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.39%) Legal
10 7 (1.86%) Games
11 5 (1.33%) Electronics
11 5 (1.33%) Law
11 5 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.80%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.80%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.53%) Advertising
13 2 (0.53%) Billing
13 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 112 (29.71%) Developer
2 52 (13.79%) Analyst
3 40 (10.61%) Architect
4 35 (9.28%) Java Developer
5 26 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 25 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (5.57%) Designer
8 20 (5.31%) Lead Developer
9 17 (4.51%) Lead Architect
10 15 (3.98%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.71%) UX Designer
12 13 (3.45%) Java Architect
12 13 (3.45%) Java Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.45%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.18%) Data Scientist
13 12 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.18%) Lead Java Developer
13 12 (3.18%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.92%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 11 (2.92%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (14.32%) HTML
2 42 (11.14%) CSS
3 34 (9.02%) .NET
4 30 (7.96%) Spring
5 28 (7.43%) AngularJS
5 28 (7.43%) REST
6 26 (6.90%) HTML5
6 26 (6.90%) RESTful
7 24 (6.37%) ASP.NET
8 22 (5.84%) React
9 21 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (5.04%) WCF
11 18 (4.77%) JSON
12 16 (4.24%) Ajax
13 15 (3.98%) Web Services
14 14 (3.71%) CSS3
14 14 (3.71%) jQuery
14 14 (3.71%) XML
15 13 (3.45%) Hibernate
16 12 (3.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 110 (29.18%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (14.59%) User Experience
3 34 (9.02%) Computer Science
4 32 (8.49%) Fintech
5 26 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.98%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.71%) Social Media
8 13 (3.45%) Data Centre
9 12 (3.18%) Minimum Viable Product
10 10 (2.65%) Algorithms
10 10 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (2.65%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.12%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.86%) iPad
12 7 (1.86%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (1.59%) Internet of Things
14 5 (1.33%) Over-the-Top Content
14 5 (1.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.73%) Linux
2 28 (7.43%) Unix
3 24 (6.37%) Apple iOS
4 21 (5.57%) Windows
5 11 (2.92%) Android
6 6 (1.59%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (44.56%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (25.46%) Problem-Solving
3 61 (16.18%) Software Engineering
4 50 (13.26%) Project Management
4 50 (13.26%) Scrum
5 41 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (10.88%) SDLC
6 39 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (10.08%) TDD
8 36 (9.55%) Decision-Making
9 33 (8.75%) Analytical Thinking
10 32 (8.49%) Migration
11 31 (8.22%) Innovative Thinking
12 30 (7.96%) Analytics
12 30 (7.96%) CRM
13 29 (7.69%) Workflow
14 27 (7.16%) Kanban
15 24 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (6.37%) DevOps
15 24 (6.37%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 83 (22.02%) JavaScript
2 73 (19.36%) Java
3 69 (18.30%) SQL
4 49 (13.00%) Python
5 38 (10.08%) C#
6 27 (7.16%) Java 8
7 26 (6.90%) C
8 16 (4.24%) C++
8 16 (4.24%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.71%) Shell Script
10 12 (3.18%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.18%) Scala
11 11 (2.92%) R
11 11 (2.92%) Ruby
12 9 (2.39%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.86%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.59%) Groovy
14 6 (1.59%) Perl
15 5 (1.33%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 81 (21.49%) Degree
2 33 (8.75%) Security Cleared
3 32 (8.49%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.39%) Master's Degree
6 8 (2.12%) CCNP
6 8 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.86%) CCNA
8 5 (1.33%) CCIE
8 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.80%) MCSE
10 2 (0.53%) CFA
10 2 (0.53%) CIPD
10 2 (0.53%) CISSP
10 2 (0.53%) MCTS
10 2 (0.53%) PMP
10 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.51%) QA
2 9 (2.39%) PMO
3 6 (1.59%) SLA
4 4 (1.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.53%) COBIT
5 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.53%) GDPR
6 1 (0.27%) GCP
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (2.65%) Docker
2 6 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.27%) Ceph
3 1 (0.27%) HDFS
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (3.18%) Puppet
2 9 (2.39%) Ansible
3 6 (1.59%) Nagios
4 5 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.80%) Terraform
7 2 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.53%) Mesos
8 1 (0.27%) Consul
8 1 (0.27%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.27%) Packer
8 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.27%) Rancher
8 1 (0.27%) Salt
8 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.69%) Oracle
3 16 (4.24%) Tableau
4 15 (3.98%) SAP
5 10 (2.65%) Splunk
6 9 (2.39%) Cisco
7 7 (1.86%) Adobe
7 7 (1.86%) Alteryx
7 7 (1.86%) Apple
7 7 (1.86%) Lotus
8 6 (1.59%) Google
8 6 (1.59%) New Relic
9 5 (1.33%) Cognos
9 5 (1.33%) RapidMiner
10 4 (1.06%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.06%) Solace
11 3 (0.80%) BT
11 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.80%) Twitter