Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 523 489 570
Rank change year-on-year -34 +81 +48
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 358 345 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.49% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 203 151
England median daily rate £480 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £163 £258
90th Percentile £632 £613 £556
UK median daily rate £484 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +13.82% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
England median hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £38.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.33% -22.41% +329.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.25 £16.67
90th Percentile £33.49 £46.26 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £38.67
% change year-on-year -58.33% -22.41% +329.61%

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 79,025 70,610 81,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.86% 84.77% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,476 46,579 54,420
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,082 1,901 2,103
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +7.76% +8.41%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.40 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £50.20
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -37 237 £500 +11.11% 82
South East -34 49 £425 +17.24% 33
Midlands +15 29 £475 +26.67% 17
North of England -41 28 £344 +1.25% 37
West Midlands -8 19 £425 +21.43% 12
North West -18 14 £338 +22.17% 22
East Midlands +4 10 £675 +68.75% 5
East of England +2 9 £350 +1.45% 61
North East +4 7 £290 -28.40% 1
Yorkshire -30 7 £468 -5.45% 14
South West -3 6 £375 +233.33% 13
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 134 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (32.96%) Finance
3 93 (25.98%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (24.86%) Degree
5 79 (22.07%) Problem-Solving
6 71 (19.83%) Banking
7 62 (17.32%) User Experience
8 60 (16.76%) Project Management
8 60 (16.76%) Java
9 54 (15.08%) Python
10 49 (13.69%) Security Cleared
10 49 (13.69%) Git (software)
11 47 (13.13%) Linux
12 46 (12.85%) SQL
12 46 (12.85%) Decision-Making
13 44 (12.29%) JavaScript
13 44 (12.29%) Scrum
14 41 (11.45%) Investment Banking
15 39 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (10.06%) Marketing
17 34 (9.50%) Software Engineering
17 34 (9.50%) HTML
17 34 (9.50%) SDLC
18 33 (9.22%) Analytics
19 30 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 30 (8.38%) Oracle
19 30 (8.38%) Unix
19 30 (8.38%) TDD
20 29 (8.10%) Retail
21 28 (7.82%) Computer Science

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 10 (2.79%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (2.23%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.23%) Jupyter
3 5 (1.40%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.12%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.12%) Confluence
5 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Apache
6 2 (0.56%) CMS
6 2 (0.56%) Drupal
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) Jetty
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.68%) Chatbot
6 5 (1.40%) InfoPath
6 5 (1.40%) UserZoom
7 3 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.84%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.56%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.28%) GIMP
9 1 (0.28%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.28%) InVision
9 1 (0.28%) Simulink
9 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.84%) Cognos Planning
2 2 (0.56%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.56%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.56%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.28%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.28%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.51%) npm
4 8 (2.23%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.68%) GitHub
6 5 (1.40%) Office 365
7 4 (1.12%) Datadog
8 3 (0.84%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.84%) IaaS
8 3 (0.84%) Serverless
9 2 (0.56%) PaaS
9 2 (0.56%) SaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.07%) Firewall
2 4 (1.12%) Internet
2 4 (1.12%) Telepresence
3 3 (0.84%) Intranet
3 3 (0.84%) VoIP
4 2 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.56%) FTP
4 2 (0.56%) HTTP
5 1 (0.28%) BGP
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.28%) IGMP
5 1 (0.28%) MPLS
5 1 (0.28%) NAS
5 1 (0.28%) OSPF
5 1 (0.28%) SAN
5 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.54%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.07%) Data Mining
2 11 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.79%) Big Data
3 10 (2.79%) RDBMS
4 9 (2.51%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.23%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.96%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.68%) MySQL
7 6 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.40%) Redis
9 3 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.84%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.15%) Maven
3 22 (6.15%) TeamCity
4 21 (5.87%) JIRA
5 14 (3.91%) Cucumber
5 14 (3.91%) Selenium
6 13 (3.63%) Axure RP
7 11 (3.07%) Gradle
8 8 (2.23%) Liquibase
8 8 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.68%) Subversion
10 5 (1.40%) JUnit
10 5 (1.40%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.12%) Android Studio
11 4 (1.12%) Appium
12 3 (0.84%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.56%) GitLab
13 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.56%) TestNG
General
1 118 (32.96%) Finance
2 71 (19.83%) Banking
3 41 (11.45%) Investment Banking
4 36 (10.06%) Marketing
5 29 (8.10%) Retail
6 28 (7.82%) Law
7 11 (3.07%) Games
7 11 (3.07%) Legal
8 10 (2.79%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.51%) Front Office
10 8 (2.23%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.12%) Electronics
13 3 (0.84%) Military
13 3 (0.84%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.56%) Advertising
14 2 (0.56%) French Language
14 2 (0.56%) German Language
14 2 (0.56%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (21.23%) Developer
2 56 (15.64%) Analyst
3 31 (8.66%) Architect
4 30 (8.38%) Business Analyst
4 30 (8.38%) Designer
5 25 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 19 (5.31%) Senior Developer
7 17 (4.75%) Data Scientist
7 17 (4.75%) Project Manager
8 15 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (4.19%) UX Designer
9 14 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (3.35%) Python Developer
10 12 (3.35%) Senior Manager
10 12 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.07%) Data Analyst
11 11 (3.07%) Lead Developer
12 10 (2.79%) Business Architect
12 10 (2.79%) Java Engineer
12 10 (2.79%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.50%) HTML
2 27 (7.54%) CSS
3 26 (7.26%) Spring
4 24 (6.70%) Web Services
5 23 (6.42%) REST
6 18 (5.03%) HTML5
7 17 (4.75%) XML
8 13 (3.63%) JSON
8 13 (3.63%) Node.js
9 11 (3.07%) Hibernate
9 11 (3.07%) JMS
10 10 (2.79%) jQuery
10 10 (2.79%) Pandas
10 10 (2.79%) XSD
11 9 (2.51%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.51%) D3.js
11 9 (2.51%) React
11 9 (2.51%) Spring MVC
11 9 (2.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 9 (2.51%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 93 (25.98%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (17.32%) User Experience
3 28 (7.82%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.31%) Algorithms
5 16 (4.47%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (4.47%) Mobile App
6 15 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.91%) Social Media
8 11 (3.07%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.79%) Blog
9 10 (2.79%) Data Centre
9 10 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (2.23%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.96%) Fintech
12 6 (1.68%) Minimum Viable Product
13 5 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (1.12%) Internet of Things
14 4 (1.12%) Over-the-Top Content
14 4 (1.12%) Video on Demand
14 4 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.13%) Linux
2 30 (8.38%) Unix
3 17 (4.75%) Apple iOS
4 15 (4.19%) Android
5 13 (3.63%) Windows
6 4 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) HPUX
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (22.07%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (16.76%) Project Management
4 46 (12.85%) Decision-Making
5 44 (12.29%) Scrum
6 39 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (9.50%) SDLC
7 34 (9.50%) Software Engineering
8 33 (9.22%) Analytics
9 30 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (8.38%) TDD
10 26 (7.26%) Collaborative Working
10 26 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 26 (7.26%) Mathematics
11 24 (6.70%) Enterprise Modelling
12 23 (6.42%) DevOps
12 23 (6.42%) Innovative Thinking
13 22 (6.15%) Business Analysis
13 22 (6.15%) MVC
14 21 (5.87%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.76%) Java
2 54 (15.08%) Python
3 46 (12.85%) SQL
4 44 (12.29%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.87%) Scala
6 19 (5.31%) Java 8
7 17 (4.75%) R
8 15 (4.19%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.19%) C++
9 14 (3.91%) Ruby
10 13 (3.63%) C
11 11 (3.07%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.79%) Groovy
12 10 (2.79%) XPath
13 8 (2.23%) C#
14 7 (1.96%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.68%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.12%) Kotlin
16 4 (1.12%) Perl
16 4 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 89 (24.86%) Degree
2 49 (13.69%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.19%) CTC Cleared
5 13 (3.63%) Master's Degree
6 8 (2.23%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.40%) CCIE
8 5 (1.40%) CCNP
8 5 (1.40%) CIPD
8 5 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.12%) CCNA
10 3 (0.84%) ACCA
10 3 (0.84%) CIMA
10 3 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.56%) CISSP
11 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.56%) MCTS
11 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.82%) QA
2 15 (4.19%) PMO
3 4 (1.12%) SLA
4 2 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 23 (6.42%) Docker
2 3 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.84%) HDFS
3 2 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (0.56%) XenApp
3 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (4.75%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.47%) Puppet
3 9 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.23%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (1.96%) Terraform
6 6 (1.68%) Ansible
7 4 (1.12%) Mesos
7 4 (1.12%) Nagios
8 2 (0.56%) Marathon
9 1 (0.28%) Consul
9 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.28%) Packer
9 1 (0.28%) Rancher
9 1 (0.28%) Salt
9 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (8.38%) Oracle
2 16 (4.47%) Tableau
3 14 (3.91%) SAP
3 14 (3.91%) Splunk
4 12 (3.35%) Google
5 11 (3.07%) Microsoft
6 10 (2.79%) Adobe
6 10 (2.79%) AppDynamics
6 10 (2.79%) Cisco
7 6 (1.68%) Cognos
8 5 (1.40%) Alteryx
8 5 (1.40%) BT
8 5 (1.40%) Lotus
8 5 (1.40%) RapidMiner
9 4 (1.12%) New Relic
10 3 (0.84%) Citrix
10 3 (0.84%) Twitter
11 2 (0.56%) HP
11 2 (0.56%) IBM
11 2 (0.56%) Red Hat