Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 584 602 603
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 275 266 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 145 128
England median daily rate £440 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £256 £268 £290
90th Percentile £575 £649 £588
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +2.35% -5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
England median hourly rate £32.62 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.09% +14.29% -1.55%
10th Percentile £18.42 £14.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.36 £18.75
UK median hourly rate £32.62 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +63.09% +14.29% -1.55%

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 78,612 80,048 75,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.21% 86.06% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,504 53,853 50,521
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.69% +2.12%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £265
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,981 1,947 2,154
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.09 £24.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% -1.55% +6.39%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.41
% change year-on-year - -1.68% +3.32%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +55 138 £450 +5.88% 37
South East +1 56 £425 -6.59% 39
North of England -28 38 £385 -9.41% 22
Midlands -2 21 £425 -1.16% 11
Yorkshire -9 21 £265 -37.65% 11
West Midlands -9 17 £450 +9.09% 7
North West -17 17 £388 -18.42% 11
East of England +14 16 £513 +57.69% 2
South West -56 7 £475 +21.79% 14
East Midlands +9 4 £345 -38.39% 4
Analytical Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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.

1 275 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (29.09%) .NET
4 71 (25.82%) MVC
5 69 (25.09%) Scrum
6 62 (22.55%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (21.82%) Finance
8 54 (19.64%) SQL
8 54 (19.64%) C#
9 50 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 48 (17.45%) Web Development
11 47 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 45 (16.36%) HTML
13 44 (16.00%) AngularJS
14 42 (15.27%) ASP.NET
15 41 (14.91%) CSS
15 41 (14.91%) Migration
16 40 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (14.55%) SDLC
17 38 (13.82%) User Experience
18 37 (13.45%) Microsoft
18 37 (13.45%) HTML5
19 33 (12.00%) TypeScript
20 32 (11.64%) React
21 31 (11.27%) Data Migration
21 31 (11.27%) Project Management
22 29 (10.55%) Degree
22 29 (10.55%) Front End Development
23 28 (10.18%) CSS3
24 27 (9.82%) ITIL

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 26 (9.45%) CMS
2 21 (7.64%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.82%) Confluence
4 4 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.09%) SAS
6 2 (0.73%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.73%) Traefik
6 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (9.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.36%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.36%) Mingle
7 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Endur
2 2 (0.73%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.36%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.36%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.73%) SaaS
4 9 (3.27%) IaaS
4 9 (3.27%) Office 365
4 9 (3.27%) PaaS
5 5 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.45%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.45%) Serverless
7 3 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.09%) GitHub
8 2 (0.73%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.45%) Firewall
1 4 (1.45%) LAN
1 4 (1.45%) OSPF
2 3 (1.09%) DNS
2 3 (1.09%) HTTP
2 3 (1.09%) Junos
2 3 (1.09%) MPLS
2 3 (1.09%) SSL
2 3 (1.09%) WAN
3 2 (0.73%) BGP
3 2 (0.73%) EIGRP
3 2 (0.73%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.73%) Internet
3 2 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.73%) RIP
3 2 (0.73%) VPN
3 2 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.36%) DHCP
4 1 (0.36%) IPsec
4 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.36%) MongoDB
1 12 (4.36%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.55%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.82%) Power BI
7 4 (1.45%) Big Data
7 4 (1.45%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.45%) QlikView
8 3 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.09%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.09%) MS Access
8 3 (1.09%) PowerCenter
8 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (4.73%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.27%) JIRA
3 8 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.55%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (2.18%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.82%) Selenium
6 5 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.45%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.45%) TestNG
8 3 (1.09%) AdminStudio
8 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.09%) JUnit
8 3 (1.09%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.09%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.09%) MSI
9 2 (0.73%) NSubstitute
9 2 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.73%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (21.82%) Finance
2 17 (6.18%) Marketing
3 9 (3.27%) Retail
4 6 (2.18%) Back Office
5 5 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.45%) Automotive
6 4 (1.45%) Front Office
7 3 (1.09%) Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Games
7 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.73%) Electronics
8 2 (0.73%) Legal
8 2 (0.73%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (34.55%) Developer
2 72 (26.18%) Analyst
3 29 (10.55%) Business Analyst
4 26 (9.45%) Consultant
4 26 (9.45%) Web Developer
5 25 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 22 (8.00%) C# Developer
7 20 (7.27%) .NET Web Developer
7 20 (7.27%) ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (6.18%) Data Analyst
9 16 (5.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (5.82%) C# Web Developer
9 16 (5.82%) SQL Developer
10 14 (5.09%) Architect
11 11 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
12 10 (3.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (3.27%) Senior Developer
14 8 (2.91%) Digital Analyst
14 8 (2.91%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (29.09%) .NET
2 45 (16.36%) HTML
3 44 (16.00%) AngularJS
4 42 (15.27%) ASP.NET
5 41 (14.91%) CSS
6 37 (13.45%) HTML5
7 32 (11.64%) React
8 28 (10.18%) CSS3
9 20 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (5.09%) XML
11 13 (4.73%) REST
12 10 (3.64%) Web Services
13 9 (3.27%) SOAP
14 8 (2.91%) jQuery
15 7 (2.55%) JSON
15 7 (2.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (2.18%) Spring
17 5 (1.82%) .NET Core
17 5 (1.82%) Ajax
17 5 (1.82%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 275 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (13.82%) User Experience
3 11 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.55%) Social Media
5 5 (1.82%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.82%) e-Learning
5 5 (1.82%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.45%) LIMS
6 4 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.45%) NHS
6 4 (1.45%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.09%) CMDB
7 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (0.73%) Fintech
9 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.09%) Windows
2 8 (2.91%) Unix
3 7 (2.55%) Linux
4 6 (2.18%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.73%) OpenVMS
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (25.82%) MVC
3 69 (25.09%) Scrum
4 62 (22.55%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (17.45%) Web Development
6 41 (14.91%) Migration
7 40 (14.55%) SDLC
7 40 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (11.27%) Data Migration
8 31 (11.27%) Project Management
9 29 (10.55%) Front End Development
10 27 (9.82%) ITIL
11 26 (9.45%) Data Modelling
12 22 (8.00%) Business Analysis
13 20 (7.27%) CRM
14 19 (6.91%) Asset Management
15 18 (6.55%) Creative Thinking
15 18 (6.55%) Test Automation
16 17 (6.18%) Decision-Making
16 17 (6.18%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.64%) C#
1 54 (19.64%) SQL
2 50 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 33 (12.00%) TypeScript
4 19 (6.91%) Python
5 13 (4.73%) Java
6 9 (3.27%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.91%) C
8 7 (2.55%) R
9 5 (1.82%) Perl
9 5 (1.82%) PHP
10 4 (1.45%) VBA
11 3 (1.09%) C++
11 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.73%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.73%) Fortran
12 2 (0.73%) SOQL
13 1 (0.36%) Go
13 1 (0.36%) Java 8
13 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (10.55%) Degree
2 17 (6.18%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.36%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 5 (1.82%) ISEB
4 5 (1.82%) MBA
5 4 (1.45%) CISA
5 4 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.45%) MCSE
5 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.09%) CISM
6 3 (1.09%) CISSP
6 3 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.09%) MCITP
7 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.36%) CCIE
8 1 (0.36%) CCSP
8 1 (0.36%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.36%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.18%) Data Quality
2 14 (5.09%) QA
3 10 (3.64%) PMO
4 4 (1.45%) SLA
5 2 (0.73%) GDPR
6 1 (0.36%) COBIT
6 1 (0.36%) GAAP
6 1 (0.36%) IFRS
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.00%) XenApp
3 7 (2.55%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.45%) Docker
4 4 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.36%) iptables
7 1 (0.36%) KVM
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.45%) SCCM
1 4 (1.45%) Terraform
2 3 (1.09%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.09%) ThinApp
3 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.73%) Kibana
3 2 (0.73%) Netcool
3 2 (0.73%) TeMIP
4 1 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.73%) Citrix
3 10 (3.64%) Oracle
4 9 (3.27%) Tableau
5 7 (2.55%) Adobe
5 7 (2.55%) Google
5 7 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.55%) SAP
6 6 (2.18%) RedGate
6 6 (2.18%) VMware
7 5 (1.82%) Cisco
8 4 (1.45%) IBM
8 4 (1.45%) LabWare
8 4 (1.45%) Workday
9 3 (1.09%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.09%) Informatica
9 3 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.73%) McAfee
10 2 (0.73%) OpenLink
10 2 (0.73%) Symantec