Period
to 23 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Innovative Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Innovative Thinking over the 6 months to 23 January 2021 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.

Innovative Thinking
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 188 234
Rank change year-on-year +54 +46 -1
Contract jobs citing Innovative Thinking 2 10 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.080% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
Median daily rate £400 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -19.44% +5.88%
England median daily rate £400 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% -55.79% +30.61%

Innovative 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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,028 4,166 6,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 81.25% 82.33% 86.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,382 2,553 4,211
Median daily rate £405 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £281
90th Percentile £574 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 193 216
Median hourly rate £17.75 £15.85 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.99% - -16.58%
10th Percentile £10.91 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £42.25
Median hourly rate £26.79 £20.50 £21.76
% change year-on-year +30.68% -5.79% -1.09%

Innovative Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Innovative Thinking as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Innovative Thinking in the Midlands

Innovative Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Innovative Thinking in the Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Innovative Thinking in the Midlands

Innovative Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Innovative Thinking in the Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Innovative Thinking in the Midlands

Innovative Thinking
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Innovative Thinking within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 January 2021. 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
West Midlands +42 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £400 - 4
Innovative Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Innovative 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Innovative Thinking.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Communications Security
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (50.00%) Financial Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) IFRS
2 1 (50.00%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (50.00%) Critical Thinking
2 1 (50.00%) Business Case
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (50.00%) CIPFA
2 1 (50.00%) CCAB
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery

Innovative Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Unit4 Business World
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Case
1 1 (50.00%) Communications Security
1 1 (50.00%) Creative Thinking
1 1 (50.00%) Critical Thinking
1 1 (50.00%) Decision-Making
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCAB
1 1 (50.00%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) IFRS