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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Critical Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Critical Thinking over the 6 months to 15 August 2022 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.

Critical Thinking
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 120 118 99
Rank change year-on-year -2 -19 +80
Contract jobs citing Critical Thinking 14 13 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.56% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.67% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
10th Percentile - £373 £262
25th Percentile £413 £382 £383
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £387 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.96% -18.63% +21.79%
75th Percentile £481 £431 £500
90th Percentile £570 £437 -
England median daily rate £525 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
England median hourly rate £66.00 £46.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +43.48% +97.85% +20.40%

Critical 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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,123 1,926 1,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.58% 85.71% 83.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,348 1,135 791
10th Percentile £235 £156 £250
25th Percentile £399 £300 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £538 £531
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 224 74
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.18
25th Percentile £15.25 £12.72 £15.13
Median hourly rate £26.99 £16.13 £25.35
Median % change year-on-year +67.38% -36.39% +44.86%
75th Percentile £56.00 £33.94 £48.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.90 £59.08
England median hourly rate £31.85 £23.00 £25.17
% change year-on-year +38.48% -8.60% +9.41%

Critical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Critical Thinking as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Critical Thinking in the East of England

Critical Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Critical Thinking in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Critical Thinking in the East of England

Critical Thinking
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Critical Thinking in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Critical Thinking in the East of England

Critical Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Critical Thinking in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Critical Thinking in the East of England

Critical Thinking
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Critical Thinking within the East of England region over the 6 months to 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Suffolk -6 4 £525 +16.67% 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £425 - 2
Hertfordshire -1 3 £625 +60.26% 3
Essex +1 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Critical Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Critical 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 East of England region with a requirement for Critical Thinking.

1 9 (64.29%) SQL
1 9 (64.29%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (64.29%) Social Skills
2 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (50.00%) Agile
3 5 (35.71%) AWS
3 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Thinking
4 4 (28.57%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) MS Access
4 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 4 (28.57%) Toad
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Navigator
4 4 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (28.57%) Data Extraction
5 3 (21.43%) JPA
5 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 3 (21.43%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) Swagger
5 3 (21.43%) Event-Driven
6 2 (14.29%) Architectural Design

Critical Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of 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:

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) AWS
2 4 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (14.29%) Apigee
4 1 (7.14%) Azure
4 1 (7.14%) Snowflake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (28.57%) MS Access
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Navigator
3 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (7.14%) Data Lake
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Toad
2 1 (7.14%) GitLab
General
1 9 (64.29%) Social Skills
2 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Influencing Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Organisational Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Data Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Backend Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Commercial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Commercial Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Finance Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Scrum Master
4 1 (7.14%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) JPA
1 3 (21.43%) REST
1 3 (21.43%) Spring
1 3 (21.43%) Swagger
2 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 2 (14.29%) J2EE
2 2 (14.29%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) OAuth
3 1 (7.14%) Spring Boot
3 1 (7.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) e-Learning
1 1 (7.14%) Learning Management System
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (50.00%) Agile
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Thinking
4 4 (28.57%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 4 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (28.57%) Data Extraction
4 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 3 (21.43%) Event-Driven
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Architectural Design
6 2 (14.29%) CI/CD
6 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) Analytics
7 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP