Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 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 Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 433 528 494
Rank change year-on-year +95 -34 +52
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 413 343 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.43% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 214 185
England median daily rate £500 £500 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.48% +0.61%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £178
90th Percentile £706 £626 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £413
% change year-on-year +2.56% +18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
England median hourly rate £22.75 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.90% -17.14% -54.74%
10th Percentile £12.73 £11.25 £12.05
90th Percentile £32.58 £37.50 £45.90
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +56.90% -17.14% -54.74%

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 72,423 78,859 71,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.40% 86.76% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,088 52,318 47,310
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,937 2,154 1,916
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.41
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.78 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.78% -12.88% -

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 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 +71 270 £538 +4.88% 21
South East +5 48 £425 -2.86% 10
North of England +30 37 £425 +41.67% 8
South West -18 27 £688 +67.68% 5
North West +27 24 £425 +41.67% 6
Midlands +8 15 £438 -2.78% 13
West Midlands +3 14 £450 +2.86% 7
Yorkshire +18 11 £425 -9.19% 1
East of England +7 9 £483 +75.45% 7
North East +5 2 £500 +78.57% 1
East Midlands +4 1 £400 -40.74% 6
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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.

1 205 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (25.67%) Software Engineering
3 103 (24.94%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (24.21%) Problem-Solving
5 86 (20.82%) Finance
6 68 (16.46%) Marketing
7 67 (16.22%) Degree
7 67 (16.22%) Banking
8 61 (14.77%) Java
9 60 (14.53%) Microsoft
10 57 (13.80%) JavaScript
11 56 (13.56%) Scrum
12 55 (13.32%) SQL
13 54 (13.08%) HTML
14 52 (12.59%) TDD
14 52 (12.59%) JIRA
15 50 (12.11%) User Experience
16 47 (11.38%) Git (software)
17 46 (11.14%) Time Management
17 46 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
17 46 (11.14%) CSS
18 45 (10.90%) .NET
19 42 (10.17%) DevOps
20 41 (9.93%) Self-Motivation
20 41 (9.93%) Security Cleared
20 41 (9.93%) Mathematics
20 41 (9.93%) Computer Science
21 39 (9.44%) C#
21 39 (9.44%) Migration
21 39 (9.44%) Virtual Team

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 16 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.42%) Confluence
2 10 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.94%) CMS
4 5 (1.21%) WordPress
5 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.73%) SAS
6 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.73%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 28 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.21%) Sketch
6 4 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.73%) InVision
7 3 (0.73%) SPSS
8 2 (0.48%) Marvel
8 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.48%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.24%) Flinto
9 1 (0.24%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.45%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.97%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.48%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.48%) Workfront
5 1 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) RMDS
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.60%) Office 365
4 14 (3.39%) Power Platform
5 8 (1.94%) SaaS
6 6 (1.45%) PaaS
7 5 (1.21%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.97%) G Suite
8 4 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.97%) IaaS
8 4 (0.97%) npm
8 4 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.73%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.73%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.73%) ShareGate
10 1 (0.24%) Google Play
10 1 (0.24%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.24%) Slack
10 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.21%) Internet
1 5 (1.21%) Intranet
2 4 (0.97%) RIP
3 3 (0.73%) HTTP
3 3 (0.73%) Skype
4 2 (0.48%) BGP
4 2 (0.48%) EIGRP
4 2 (0.48%) FTP
4 2 (0.48%) IGMP
4 2 (0.48%) MPLS
4 2 (0.48%) Multicast
4 2 (0.48%) OSPF
4 2 (0.48%) SMS
4 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.15%) Power BI
6 11 (2.66%) Big Data
7 10 (2.42%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.42%) Star Schema
8 8 (1.94%) Flink
8 8 (1.94%) MySQL
9 6 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.21%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.97%) Hazelcast
11 4 (0.97%) MS Access
11 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.48%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 52 (12.59%) JIRA
2 47 (11.38%) Git (software)
3 24 (5.81%) Visual Studio Team System
4 19 (4.60%) webpack
5 14 (3.39%) Cucumber
5 14 (3.39%) Grunt
6 13 (3.15%) gulp
6 13 (3.15%) Jenkins
7 12 (2.91%) SoapUI
8 11 (2.66%) Selenium
9 8 (1.94%) Axure RP
9 8 (1.94%) Maven
10 7 (1.69%) JMeter
10 7 (1.69%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.97%) CocoaPods
12 4 (0.97%) Xcode
13 3 (0.73%) JUnit
13 3 (0.73%) Mockito
13 3 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 86 (20.82%) Finance
2 68 (16.46%) Marketing
3 67 (16.22%) Banking
4 28 (6.78%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.12%) Retail
6 16 (3.87%) Legal
7 7 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.21%) Games
8 5 (1.21%) Law
9 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.97%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.73%) Advertising
10 3 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.73%) Front Office
11 2 (0.48%) Billing
11 2 (0.48%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (28.81%) Developer
2 67 (16.22%) Architect
3 53 (12.83%) Analyst
4 35 (8.47%) Business Analyst
5 29 (7.02%) Java Developer
5 29 (7.02%) Senior Developer
6 26 (6.30%) Business Architect
7 23 (5.57%) .NET Developer
8 22 (5.33%) Designer
9 21 (5.08%) Lead Architect
10 20 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
11 18 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (4.12%) C# Developer
13 16 (3.87%) React Developer
14 15 (3.63%) Lead Developer
14 15 (3.63%) Support Engineer
15 14 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
15 14 (3.39%) UX Designer
16 12 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 12 (2.91%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.08%) HTML
2 46 (11.14%) CSS
3 45 (10.90%) .NET
4 37 (8.96%) React
5 32 (7.75%) REST
6 31 (7.51%) AngularJS
7 24 (5.81%) Spring
8 23 (5.57%) RESTful
9 22 (5.33%) WinForms
10 20 (4.84%) Middleware
10 20 (4.84%) Node.js
10 20 (4.84%) Web Services
11 19 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 19 (4.60%) WCF
12 17 (4.12%) XML
13 15 (3.63%) HTML5
13 15 (3.63%) SOAP
13 15 (3.63%) Vue.js
14 14 (3.39%) Redux
15 12 (2.91%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 103 (24.94%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (12.11%) User Experience
3 41 (9.93%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (9.44%) Virtual Team
5 16 (3.87%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.42%) Credit Risk
6 10 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.18%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.94%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.94%) Graphic Design
9 7 (1.69%) Social Media
10 6 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.21%) Animation
11 5 (1.21%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.73%) Blog
13 3 (0.73%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.73%) Video on Demand
14 2 (0.48%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.54%) Linux
2 16 (3.87%) Apple iOS
3 14 (3.39%) Windows
4 8 (1.94%) Android
4 8 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.69%) Unix
6 5 (1.21%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (25.67%) Software Engineering
3 100 (24.21%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (13.56%) Scrum
5 52 (12.59%) TDD
6 46 (11.14%) Time Management
7 42 (10.17%) DevOps
8 41 (9.93%) Computer Science
8 41 (9.93%) Mathematics
9 39 (9.44%) Migration
10 36 (8.72%) OO
11 34 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (8.23%) Unit Testing
12 33 (7.99%) BDD
13 32 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (7.75%) Microservices
14 31 (7.51%) Coaching
14 31 (7.51%) SDLC
15 29 (7.02%) Business Analysis
16 27 (6.54%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.77%) Java
2 57 (13.80%) JavaScript
3 55 (13.32%) SQL
4 39 (9.44%) C#
5 23 (5.57%) Java 8
6 19 (4.60%) VB.NET
7 16 (3.87%) Python
7 16 (3.87%) Scala
8 14 (3.39%) ES6
9 13 (3.15%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.15%) VB
10 12 (2.91%) C
10 12 (2.91%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.94%) PHP
12 7 (1.69%) VBA
13 6 (1.45%) C++
14 5 (1.21%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.97%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.97%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (16.22%) Degree
2 41 (9.93%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.51%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.21%) DBS Check
5 4 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.48%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.48%) CBAP
6 2 (0.48%) CCIE
6 2 (0.48%) CCNP
6 2 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.48%) ISEB
6 2 (0.48%) JNCIP
6 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.48%) PhD
6 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.87%) QA
2 8 (1.94%) SLA
3 6 (1.45%) GDPR
4 4 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.97%) PMO
5 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) PSD2
System Software
1 14 (3.39%) Docker
2 9 (2.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.48%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.94%) Puppet
2 5 (1.21%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.97%) Terraform
4 3 (0.73%) SCCM
5 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.24%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 60 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.02%) Oracle
3 23 (5.57%) SAP
4 12 (2.91%) Adobe
5 9 (2.18%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.69%) Google
6 7 (1.69%) hybris
6 7 (1.69%) Pega
7 6 (1.45%) ATG
7 6 (1.45%) HP
7 6 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.21%) Dell
8 5 (1.21%) Sybase
9 4 (0.97%) Citrix
9 4 (0.97%) IBM
9 4 (0.97%) Tableau
10 3 (0.73%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.73%) Cognos
11 2 (0.48%) Cisco
11 2 (0.48%) Juniper