Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 521 567 494
Rank change year-on-year +46 -73 +121
Contract jobs citing Creative Thinking 373 305 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 165 215
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +17.24%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £213
90th Percentile £700 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
England median hourly rate £48.75 £18.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +170.83% -26.53% -16.95%
10th Percentile £43.25 £9.88 £20.49
90th Percentile £97.00 £30.00 £24.75
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +170.83% -26.53% -16.95%

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 82,736 81,728 81,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.81% 86.04% 85.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,506 55,080 54,357
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,073 1,882 2,264
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.70 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.47 £24.02 £22.67
% change year-on-year -6.47% +5.97% +3.03%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +24 218 £538 +13.16% 77
South East -20 50 £450 -8.63% 24
Midlands +10 32 £475 -11.21% 17
North of England -7 32 £425 +30.77% 28
West Midlands +4 28 £475 +22.58% 9
North West +11 21 £423 +40.83% 19
East of England +2 20 £129 -67.81% 17
South West -32 19 £431 -25.03% 13
Yorkshire -19 9 £450 +1.69% 8
North East -5 2 £363 +11.54% 1
East Midlands +1 1 - - 8
Creative Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 154 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (29.76%) Problem-Solving
3 110 (29.49%) Finance
4 82 (21.98%) SQL
5 81 (21.72%) Microsoft
6 80 (21.45%) Analytical Skills
7 77 (20.64%) JavaScript
8 62 (16.62%) Software Engineering
9 61 (16.35%) Degree
10 60 (16.09%) Project Management
11 57 (15.28%) HTML
11 57 (15.28%) Java
12 54 (14.48%) Scrum
12 54 (14.48%) Marketing
13 53 (14.21%) .NET
14 52 (13.94%) Fintech
15 50 (13.40%) User Experience
16 49 (13.14%) C#
17 45 (12.06%) TDD
18 44 (11.80%) CSS
19 42 (11.26%) Self-Motivation
20 41 (10.99%) Banking
21 40 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
22 39 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
22 39 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
23 38 (10.19%) Migration
24 37 (9.92%) CRM
25 36 (9.65%) WCF
26 35 (9.38%) SQL Server
27 34 (9.12%) Microsoft Office

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 26 (6.97%) Confluence
2 12 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.95%) IIS
4 9 (2.41%) SAS
5 8 (2.14%) CMS
5 8 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.07%) Apache
7 4 (1.07%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.07%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.27%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.27%) Marvel
10 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (9.12%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (7.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.49%) Photoshop
4 12 (3.22%) InVision
5 11 (2.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (1.61%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (1.34%) AutoCAD
8 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (1.07%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.27%) SPSS
11 1 (0.27%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (7.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Social Studio
2 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (7.24%) Dynamics 365
3 15 (4.02%) Office 365
4 11 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.68%) SaaS
6 8 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.88%) Amazon Kinesis
7 7 (1.88%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.88%) AWS CodePipeline
7 7 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.88%) Serverless
8 6 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.61%) GitHub
9 5 (1.34%) PaaS
10 4 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.07%) IaaS
11 3 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.54%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.75%) DNS
2 12 (3.22%) HTTP
2 12 (3.22%) VoIP
2 12 (3.22%) WAN
3 11 (2.95%) Intranet
4 10 (2.68%) Internet
5 9 (2.41%) DHCP
5 9 (2.41%) FTP
6 8 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (1.88%) Broadband
7 7 (1.88%) DLNA
7 7 (1.88%) DSL
7 7 (1.88%) IPv4
7 7 (1.88%) IPv6
7 7 (1.88%) Network Security
7 7 (1.88%) UPnP
8 6 (1.61%) BGP
8 6 (1.61%) EIGRP
8 6 (1.61%) OSPF
8 6 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (6.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.02%) Power BI
5 15 (4.02%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.22%) MySQL
7 10 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.41%) Redis
9 7 (1.88%) Amazon Aurora
9 7 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.61%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.07%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.80%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.80%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (9.12%) JIRA
2 21 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.75%) Selenium
5 12 (3.22%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.68%) JUnit
6 10 (2.68%) Mockito
7 9 (2.41%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.14%) JMeter
9 7 (1.88%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.61%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.34%) Maven
12 4 (1.07%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.80%) Android Studio
13 3 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.80%) Mocha
13 3 (0.80%) Protractor
13 3 (0.80%) Sinon.JS
13 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 110 (29.49%) Finance
2 54 (14.48%) Marketing
3 41 (10.99%) Banking
4 33 (8.85%) Retail
5 30 (8.04%) Investment Banking
6 26 (6.97%) Telecoms
7 18 (4.83%) Back Office
8 15 (4.02%) Manufacturing
9 14 (3.75%) Electronics
9 14 (3.75%) Legal
10 9 (2.41%) Advertising
10 9 (2.41%) Local Government
11 7 (1.88%) Front Office
11 7 (1.88%) Games
12 6 (1.61%) General Ledger
12 6 (1.61%) Law
13 5 (1.34%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 4 (1.07%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.80%) Billing
Job Titles
1 124 (33.24%) Developer
2 60 (16.09%) Analyst
3 35 (9.38%) Architect
4 27 (7.24%) Java Developer
5 25 (6.70%) .NET Developer
5 25 (6.70%) Business Analyst
6 24 (6.43%) Designer
7 20 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (4.83%) Consultant
9 15 (4.02%) Lead Developer
10 14 (3.75%) Lead Architect
10 14 (3.75%) UX Designer
11 13 (3.49%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.22%) Project Manager
13 11 (2.95%) C# Developer
13 11 (2.95%) Java Architect
13 11 (2.95%) Java Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.95%) Lead Java Developer
13 11 (2.95%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (15.28%) HTML
2 53 (14.21%) .NET
3 44 (11.80%) CSS
4 36 (9.65%) WCF
5 34 (9.12%) REST
6 33 (8.85%) ASP.NET
7 28 (7.51%) HTML5
7 28 (7.51%) JSON
8 25 (6.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (6.70%) RESTful
9 23 (6.17%) AngularJS
10 19 (5.09%) Spring
11 18 (4.83%) .NET Framework
11 18 (4.83%) CSS3
12 17 (4.56%) React
13 16 (4.29%) Ajax
14 12 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (3.22%) jQuery
15 11 (2.95%) Hibernate
16 9 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (21.45%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (13.94%) Fintech
3 50 (13.40%) User Experience
4 42 (11.26%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (6.97%) Social Media
6 14 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.22%) Analytical Mindset
8 8 (2.14%) EPoS
8 8 (2.14%) FMCG
8 8 (2.14%) Graphic Design
9 7 (1.88%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.88%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.88%) e-Learning
9 7 (1.88%) Media Streaming
9 7 (1.88%) Video\Live Streaming
10 6 (1.61%) Animation
10 6 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.61%) iPad
10 6 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.12%) Linux
2 17 (4.56%) Apple iOS
3 16 (4.29%) Unix
4 15 (4.02%) Windows
5 8 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.07%) Android
7 3 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (29.76%) Problem-Solving
3 62 (16.62%) Software Engineering
4 60 (16.09%) Project Management
5 54 (14.48%) Scrum
6 45 (12.06%) TDD
7 40 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (10.19%) Migration
10 37 (9.92%) CRM
11 34 (9.12%) Innovative Thinking
12 32 (8.58%) Workflow
13 31 (8.31%) Collaborative Working
13 31 (8.31%) Decision-Making
14 30 (8.04%) SDLC
15 28 (7.51%) Business Analysis
15 28 (7.51%) Computer Science
15 28 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (7.51%) OO
15 28 (7.51%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 82 (21.98%) SQL
2 77 (20.64%) JavaScript
3 57 (15.28%) Java
4 49 (13.14%) C#
5 25 (6.70%) Python
6 22 (5.90%) C
7 17 (4.56%) Java 8
8 12 (3.22%) C++
9 10 (2.68%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.68%) VBA
10 8 (2.14%) Embedded C
10 8 (2.14%) Ruby
11 7 (1.88%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.88%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.61%) Scala
13 5 (1.34%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.80%) Perl
14 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (16.35%) Degree
2 16 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.49%) CCNP
6 5 (1.34%) CCIE
6 5 (1.34%) CFA
6 5 (1.34%) JNCIP
6 5 (1.34%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.80%) CCNA
7 3 (0.80%) MCSE
8 2 (0.54%) PhD
9 1 (0.27%) CISA
9 1 (0.27%) CISSP
9 1 (0.27%) MCP
9 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.56%) QA
2 6 (1.61%) SLA
3 5 (1.34%) PMO
4 2 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.54%) GDPR
4 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (1.88%) Docker
2 6 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) Ceph
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (1.34%) Ansible
3 3 (0.80%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.80%) Puppet
4 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.54%) SCCM
4 2 (0.54%) SCOM
4 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.54%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.27%) Grafana
5 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.27%) Mesos
5 1 (0.27%) Nagios
5 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.27%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 81 (21.72%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.17%) Oracle
3 17 (4.56%) SAP
4 13 (3.49%) Adobe
5 10 (2.68%) Tableau
6 8 (2.14%) Northgate
6 8 (2.14%) Oneserve
7 7 (1.88%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.88%) Solace
8 6 (1.61%) Apple
8 6 (1.61%) Cisco
8 6 (1.61%) Fortinet
8 6 (1.61%) Google
9 5 (1.34%) Arista
9 5 (1.34%) Juniper
9 5 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.07%) Sybase
11 3 (0.80%) Lotus
11 3 (0.80%) Pega
11 3 (0.80%) Sitecore