Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Analytical Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Thinking over the 6 months to 26 April 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.

Analytical Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 577 589 608
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19 -18
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 284 216 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 119 149
England median daily rate £411 £460 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.60% +18.71% -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £319 £248
90th Percentile £575 £603 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
England median hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +47.47% -24.20%
10th Percentile £14.75 £18.63 £14.28
90th Percentile £36.50 £37.88 £20.20
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -30.43% +47.47% -24.20%

Analytical 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 79,398 71,419 82,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.79% 84.61% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,724 47,328 54,657
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +5.88% +4.29%
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 2,047 1,908 2,219
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +10.87% +9.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.80 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.83%

Analytical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Analytical Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Thinking in England

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Thinking in England

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in England over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Thinking in England

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Thinking in England

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in England over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytical Thinking in England

Analytical 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 Analytical Thinking within the England region over the 6 months to 26 April 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 -20 131 £410 -13.68% 35
South East +11 71 £450 -21.74% 14
North of England -6 45 £424 -8.22% 13
Yorkshire -16 20 £431 -13.75% 7
North West -32 18 £385 -14.44% 5
East of England +5 15 £325 -18.75% 11
South West +1 11 £420 -8.70% 19
Midlands -9 11 £400 +14.29% 9
West Midlands -9 8 £400 +8.84% 5
North East +25 7 £300 -41.46% 1
East Midlands -8 3 £538 +43.33% 4
Analytical Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical 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 Analytical Thinking.

1 284 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (36.97%) Problem-Solving
3 80 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (25.70%) Finance
5 58 (20.42%) Degree
6 53 (18.66%) Project Management
7 48 (16.90%) Business Analysis
8 43 (15.14%) SQL
9 41 (14.44%) Microsoft
10 39 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (11.97%) Data Analysis
12 33 (11.62%) Microsoft Excel
13 31 (10.92%) Oracle
14 27 (9.51%) Java
15 26 (9.15%) Scrum
16 24 (8.45%) Migration
17 23 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
17 23 (8.10%) Marketing
17 23 (8.10%) Self-Motivation
17 23 (8.10%) SDLC
17 23 (8.10%) Analytics
18 22 (7.75%) ITIL
18 22 (7.75%) Change Management
19 21 (7.39%) Management Information System
19 21 (7.39%) JIRA
20 20 (7.04%) Banking
20 20 (7.04%) Unix
21 19 (6.69%) CSS
21 19 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (6.69%) Telecoms

Analytical 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 8 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.46%) Confluence
2 7 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.41%) CMS
3 4 (1.41%) IIS
3 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.70%) JBoss
5 2 (0.70%) SAS
5 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 33 (11.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.70%) SPSS
6 1 (0.35%) InVision
6 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.76%) Eloqua
2 5 (1.76%) Sonata
3 3 (1.06%) Endur
4 2 (0.70%) HFM
4 2 (0.70%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.35%) Eikon
5 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.76%) SaaS
2 4 (1.41%) Datadog
3 3 (1.06%) Office 365
4 2 (0.70%) Taleo
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.23%) Internet
2 6 (2.11%) Firewall
3 5 (1.76%) Intranet
3 5 (1.76%) SMS
4 4 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (1.06%) 2G
5 3 (1.06%) 3G
5 3 (1.06%) 4G
5 3 (1.06%) DNS
5 3 (1.06%) LAN
5 3 (1.06%) Network Security
5 3 (1.06%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.06%) VPN
5 3 (1.06%) WAN
6 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.70%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.70%) NGN
6 2 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.70%) SMTP
6 2 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.52%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.46%) Redis
6 6 (2.11%) Big Data
6 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.76%) QlikView
8 4 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.70%) Essbase
10 2 (0.70%) MySQL
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.70%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 21 (7.39%) JIRA
2 13 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.82%) JUnit
5 7 (2.46%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.11%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (2.11%) Selenium
7 5 (1.76%) Subversion
7 5 (1.76%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.76%) TestNG
8 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.06%) Gerrit
9 3 (1.06%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (1.06%) MSTest
9 3 (1.06%) NSubstitute
9 3 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.70%) Maven
11 1 (0.35%) MagicDraw
General
1 73 (25.70%) Finance
2 23 (8.10%) Marketing
3 20 (7.04%) Banking
4 19 (6.69%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.87%) Legal
6 8 (2.82%) Retail
7 7 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.76%) Publishing
9 4 (1.41%) Front Office
10 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.06%) French Language
11 2 (0.70%) Electronics
11 2 (0.70%) Games
11 2 (0.70%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.70%) German Language
11 2 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 108 (38.03%) Analyst
2 73 (25.70%) Business Analyst
3 54 (19.01%) Developer
4 16 (5.63%) Architect
5 13 (4.58%) Consultant
5 13 (4.58%) Data Analyst
5 13 (4.58%) Digital Analyst
5 13 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (4.23%) Administrator
6 12 (4.23%) Digital Business Analyst
7 11 (3.87%) Junior
8 10 (3.52%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.17%) Senior Business Analyst
10 8 (2.82%) Agile Business Analyst
10 8 (2.82%) SQL Developer
11 7 (2.46%) CRM Analyst
11 7 (2.46%) CRM Business Analyst
11 7 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 6 (2.11%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 6 (2.11%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.69%) CSS
2 16 (5.63%) HTML
3 12 (4.23%) .NET
4 10 (3.52%) AngularJS
4 10 (3.52%) HTML5
5 8 (2.82%) CSS3
5 8 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (2.82%) jQuery
5 8 (2.82%) JSON
5 8 (2.82%) Middleware
5 8 (2.82%) React
6 7 (2.46%) Angular 2
6 7 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.11%) Node.js
7 6 (2.11%) Spring
8 5 (1.76%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.76%) REST
8 5 (1.76%) WPF
8 5 (1.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 284 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.10%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (7.39%) Management Information System
4 19 (6.69%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.93%) Virtual Team
6 12 (4.23%) User Experience
7 9 (3.17%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.82%) Fintech
9 6 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (2.11%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.76%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.41%) Derivative
11 4 (1.41%) Equities
11 4 (1.41%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.06%) Life Science
12 3 (1.06%) NHS
12 3 (1.06%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.04%) Unix
2 18 (6.34%) Linux
3 16 (5.63%) Windows
4 6 (2.11%) Android
5 5 (1.76%) AIX
5 5 (1.76%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (36.97%) Problem-Solving
2 80 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (18.66%) Project Management
4 48 (16.90%) Business Analysis
5 39 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (11.97%) Data Analysis
7 26 (9.15%) Scrum
8 24 (8.45%) Migration
9 23 (8.10%) Analytics
9 23 (8.10%) SDLC
10 22 (7.75%) Change Management
10 22 (7.75%) ITIL
11 19 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (6.34%) Collaborative Working
12 18 (6.34%) Data Management
12 18 (6.34%) User Stories
13 17 (5.99%) Open Source
14 15 (5.28%) Creative Thinking
14 15 (5.28%) Performance Management
15 14 (4.93%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.14%) SQL
2 27 (9.51%) Java
3 16 (5.63%) C#
3 16 (5.63%) Perl
4 12 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.87%) PL/SQL
5 11 (3.87%) Python
5 11 (3.87%) Ruby
6 10 (3.52%) C++
6 10 (3.52%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.11%) C
8 6 (2.11%) VBA
9 5 (1.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.06%) Java 8
12 2 (0.70%) Scala
13 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.35%) VB6
13 1 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (20.42%) Degree
2 18 (6.34%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.52%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.82%) CISSP
5 8 (2.82%) ISEB
6 5 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.76%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.76%) MCITP
6 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.06%) MCSE
9 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.70%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (0.70%) MCSA
9 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.70%) PMP
9 2 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.93%) QA
2 8 (2.82%) SLA
3 5 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.41%) GDPR
5 3 (1.06%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.35%) EMIR
6 1 (0.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.70%) HDFS
3 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.35%) Docker
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (3.87%) Ansible
2 5 (1.76%) RSA Archer
3 4 (1.41%) Kibana
3 4 (1.41%) Nagios
3 4 (1.41%) Puppet
4 3 (1.06%) DameWare
4 3 (1.06%) SCCM
5 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.35%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.35%) SCOM
6 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.92%) Oracle
3 13 (4.58%) SAP
3 13 (4.58%) ServiceNow
4 12 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.46%) Cisco
5 7 (2.46%) IBM
5 7 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.11%) Pardot
7 5 (1.76%) CyberArk
7 5 (1.76%) Hitachi
7 5 (1.76%) Microgen
7 5 (1.76%) Opsware
7 5 (1.76%) Sun
7 5 (1.76%) Tableau
8 4 (1.41%) Ariba
8 4 (1.41%) CA
8 4 (1.41%) HP
8 4 (1.41%) Informatica
8 4 (1.41%) VMware