Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 518 532 501
Rank change year-on-year +14 -31 +106
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 356 317 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.40% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 173 212
England median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £275 £276 £226
90th Percentile £650 £663 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
England median hourly rate £41.25 £11.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +275.00% -55.10% +36.11%
10th Percentile £32.50 £9.75 £19.95
90th Percentile £85.00 £31.00 £24.75
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £11.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +275.00% -55.10% +36.11%

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 81,256 78,544 84,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.91% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,241 52,550 55,988
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £605
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,177 1,851 2,228
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +10.53% +3.45%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -3 193 £525 +15.38% 86
South East -14 53 £450 -10.00% 21
Midlands +25 37 £475 -11.21% 12
North of England -20 30 £325 -19.15% 29
West Midlands +5 27 £475 -11.21% 7
East of England +13 22 £275 -26.67% 38
North West -2 22 £313 +38.89% 20
South West -22 20 £438 -23.95% 17
East Midlands +7 7 £400 -25.23% 5
Yorkshire -23 6 £494 +9.72% 6
North East +1 2 £275 -15.38% 3
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 149 (41.85%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (28.93%) Problem-Solving
3 101 (28.37%) Finance
4 84 (23.60%) JavaScript
5 81 (22.75%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (18.54%) SQL
7 65 (18.26%) Microsoft
8 64 (17.98%) Java
9 63 (17.70%) Degree
10 60 (16.85%) Software Engineering
10 60 (16.85%) HTML
11 53 (14.89%) User Experience
12 52 (14.61%) Project Management
13 49 (13.76%) C#
13 49 (13.76%) CSS
14 47 (13.20%) Fintech
15 46 (12.92%) Scrum
15 46 (12.92%) Banking
16 45 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
17 44 (12.36%) Marketing
18 42 (11.80%) .NET
19 41 (11.52%) Linux
20 40 (11.24%) TDD
20 40 (11.24%) Self-Motivation
21 36 (10.11%) CRM
22 34 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
23 33 (9.27%) Migration
24 32 (8.99%) Workflow
24 32 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
25 31 (8.71%) Analytics

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 13 (3.65%) Confluence
2 9 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.53%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.25%) CMS
4 6 (1.69%) Apache
4 6 (1.69%) SAS
5 5 (1.40%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.56%) Drupal
8 2 (0.56%) IIS
8 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.37%) InVision
3 12 (3.37%) Photoshop
4 11 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.69%) Adobe After Effects
6 6 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
8 4 (1.12%) AutoCAD
8 4 (1.12%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.28%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.56%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.28%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.02%) Dynamics 365
2 22 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.49%) Office 365
5 10 (2.81%) SaaS
6 9 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (2.53%) Serverless
6 9 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (2.25%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (2.25%) AWS CodePipeline
8 7 (1.97%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (1.97%) GitHub
9 5 (1.40%) IaaS
9 5 (1.40%) PaaS
10 4 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.56%) Datadog
12 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.21%) VoIP
2 14 (3.93%) DNS
3 13 (3.65%) Internet
4 11 (3.09%) WAN
5 10 (2.81%) HTTP
6 9 (2.53%) DHCP
6 9 (2.53%) FTP
7 8 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.97%) Broadband
8 7 (1.97%) DLNA
8 7 (1.97%) DSL
8 7 (1.97%) Intranet
8 7 (1.97%) IPv4
8 7 (1.97%) IPv6
8 7 (1.97%) UPnP
9 6 (1.69%) BGP
9 6 (1.69%) EIGRP
9 6 (1.69%) OSPF
10 5 (1.40%) LAN
10 5 (1.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (5.62%) SQL Server
4 16 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.65%) MySQL
6 13 (3.65%) Power BI
7 12 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.53%) Redis
9 8 (2.25%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.97%) Amazon Aurora
10 7 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.69%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.40%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.40%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.84%) Big Data
14 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (6.18%) JIRA
2 20 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.93%) Selenium
4 10 (2.81%) Cucumber
4 10 (2.81%) JMeter
4 10 (2.81%) JUnit
5 9 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.53%) Mockito
6 7 (1.97%) Axure RP
6 7 (1.97%) Maven
6 7 (1.97%) SoapUI
6 7 (1.97%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.69%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.12%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.84%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.84%) GitLab
9 3 (0.84%) Gradle
9 3 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.84%) Mocha
9 3 (0.84%) Sinon.JS
General
1 101 (28.37%) Finance
2 46 (12.92%) Banking
3 44 (12.36%) Marketing
4 29 (8.15%) Investment Banking
5 22 (6.18%) Telecoms
6 17 (4.78%) Retail
7 13 (3.65%) Back Office
7 13 (3.65%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.81%) Electronics
8 10 (2.81%) Local Government
9 8 (2.25%) Legal
10 6 (1.69%) Advertising
10 6 (1.69%) General Ledger
11 5 (1.40%) Front Office
12 4 (1.12%) Games
12 4 (1.12%) Law
12 4 (1.12%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.84%) Billing
13 3 (0.84%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 117 (32.87%) Developer
2 58 (16.29%) Analyst
3 38 (10.67%) Architect
4 32 (8.99%) Java Developer
5 28 (7.87%) Business Analyst
6 26 (7.30%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (7.02%) Designer
8 17 (4.78%) .NET Developer
9 16 (4.49%) Lead Developer
10 15 (4.21%) UX Designer
11 13 (3.65%) Consultant
12 12 (3.37%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (3.09%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 11 (3.09%) Java Architect
13 11 (3.09%) Java Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.09%) Lead Architect
13 11 (3.09%) Project Manager
14 10 (2.81%) Lead Java Developer
14 10 (2.81%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.85%) HTML
2 49 (13.76%) CSS
3 42 (11.80%) .NET
4 30 (8.43%) HTML5
5 29 (8.15%) AngularJS
6 28 (7.87%) REST
7 26 (7.30%) WCF
8 25 (7.02%) ASP.NET
8 25 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (7.02%) RESTful
9 24 (6.74%) Spring
10 22 (6.18%) JSON
10 22 (6.18%) React
11 19 (5.34%) CSS3
12 18 (5.06%) Ajax
13 16 (4.49%) jQuery
14 14 (3.93%) Hibernate
15 13 (3.65%) XML
16 11 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
17 10 (2.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 81 (22.75%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (14.89%) User Experience
3 47 (13.20%) Fintech
4 40 (11.24%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (7.30%) Computer Science
6 18 (5.06%) Social Media
7 14 (3.93%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.81%) Analytical Mindset
8 10 (2.81%) Minimum Viable Product
9 9 (2.53%) Data Centre
9 9 (2.53%) iPad
10 7 (1.97%) Graphic Design
10 7 (1.97%) Media Streaming
10 7 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.97%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.40%) Animation
12 5 (1.40%) EPoS
12 5 (1.40%) FMCG
12 5 (1.40%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.52%) Linux
2 19 (5.34%) Apple iOS
3 16 (4.49%) Unix
4 15 (4.21%) Windows
5 8 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.40%) Android
7 4 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (41.85%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (28.93%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (16.85%) Software Engineering
4 52 (14.61%) Project Management
5 46 (12.92%) Scrum
6 45 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (11.24%) TDD
8 36 (10.11%) CRM
9 34 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (9.27%) Migration
11 32 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (8.99%) Workflow
12 31 (8.71%) Analytics
13 29 (8.15%) Analytical Thinking
14 28 (7.87%) Business Analysis
15 26 (7.30%) Decision-Making
15 26 (7.30%) Innovative Thinking
16 25 (7.02%) Collaborative Working
16 25 (7.02%) SDLC
17 24 (6.74%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 84 (23.60%) JavaScript
2 66 (18.54%) SQL
3 64 (17.98%) Java
4 49 (13.76%) C#
5 29 (8.15%) Python
6 27 (7.58%) C
7 25 (7.02%) Java 8
8 14 (3.93%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.65%) C++
10 11 (3.09%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.81%) Ruby
12 8 (2.25%) Embedded C
12 8 (2.25%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.97%) Scala
13 7 (1.97%) VBA
14 5 (1.40%) ES6
14 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.12%) PHP
15 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (17.70%) Degree
2 25 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 24 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.93%) CCNP
5 14 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.97%) CCIE
6 7 (1.97%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.40%) CCNA
7 5 (1.40%) CFA
7 5 (1.40%) JNCIP
8 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.84%) MCSE
10 2 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.28%) CISSP
11 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.28%) PMP
11 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.65%) QA
2 5 (1.40%) PMO
2 5 (1.40%) SLA
3 4 (1.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.40%) Docker
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.28%) Ceph
3 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (1.40%) Puppet
3 3 (0.84%) Ansible
4 2 (0.56%) Mesos
4 2 (0.56%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.28%) Grafana
5 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.28%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 65 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.43%) Oracle
3 19 (5.34%) SAP
4 12 (3.37%) Adobe
4 12 (3.37%) Tableau
5 9 (2.53%) Apple
5 9 (2.53%) Cisco
6 7 (1.97%) Solace
7 6 (1.69%) Fortinet
8 5 (1.40%) Arista
8 5 (1.40%) Juniper
8 5 (1.40%) Lotus
9 4 (1.12%) Cognos
9 4 (1.12%) Google
10 3 (0.84%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.84%) Pega
10 3 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.84%) Splunk
11 2 (0.56%) New Relic