Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 583 603 617
Rank change year-on-year +20 +14 -13
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 271 257 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 133 163
England median daily rate £435 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £229 £303 £291
90th Percentile £575 £658 £550
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +2.35% -5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% - +37.93%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +108.96% -16.25% +37.93%

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 80,882 80,687 83,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 85.93% 85.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,167 54,188 55,835
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £610
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,057 1,917 2,252
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +38 132 £470 +4.44% 34
South East 0 55 £450 - 18
North of England -18 50 £335 -21.18% 32
North West -14 30 £361 -24.90% 17
Midlands -10 21 £413 -4.07% 13
West Midlands -14 20 £413 +10.00% 11
Yorkshire -3 18 £240 -40.00% 11
East of England +10 11 £435 +16.00% 9
South West -63 3 £180 -56.76% 8
North East -3 2 £275 -31.25% 4
East Midlands +7 1 £438 -21.88% 2
Analytical Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 271 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (29.15%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (22.88%) Finance
5 56 (20.66%) C#
5 56 (20.66%) .NET
6 54 (19.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 53 (19.56%) Microsoft
8 47 (17.34%) SQL
9 45 (16.61%) MVC
9 45 (16.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (16.61%) Scrum
10 44 (16.24%) Migration
11 43 (15.87%) Degree
12 39 (14.39%) ASP.NET
13 38 (14.02%) Project Management
13 38 (14.02%) Business Analysis
14 36 (13.28%) Microsoft Excel
15 34 (12.55%) SDLC
16 32 (11.81%) Web Development
17 29 (10.70%) Creative Thinking
18 27 (9.96%) AngularJS
19 26 (9.59%) Java
19 26 (9.59%) Data Migration
20 25 (9.23%) CMS
21 24 (8.86%) CRM
21 24 (8.86%) MS Visio
21 24 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
21 24 (8.86%) Test Automation
22 23 (8.49%) Security Cleared

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 25 (9.23%) CMS
2 21 (7.75%) Umbraco
3 19 (7.01%) Confluence
4 11 (4.06%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.11%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.37%) SAS
8 1 (0.37%) Traefik
Applications
1 36 (13.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (8.86%) MS Visio
3 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (6.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (3.32%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.37%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Eikon
2 1 (0.37%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.37%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 54 (19.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.69%) SaaS
4 7 (2.58%) IaaS
4 7 (2.58%) PaaS
5 6 (2.21%) Office 365
6 4 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.48%) GitHub
7 3 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.11%) Serverless
8 2 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.74%) Datadog
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.48%) DNS
1 4 (1.48%) Firewall
1 4 (1.48%) OSPF
1 4 (1.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.11%) EIGRP
2 3 (1.11%) HTTP
2 3 (1.11%) Internet
2 3 (1.11%) LAN
2 3 (1.11%) SSL
2 3 (1.11%) VPN
2 3 (1.11%) Wireless
3 2 (0.74%) BGP
3 2 (0.74%) DHCP
3 2 (0.74%) IPsec
3 2 (0.74%) RIP
3 2 (0.74%) WAN
4 1 (0.37%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.37%) Network Security
4 1 (0.37%) SCCP
4 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.80%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.32%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.32%) MS Access
6 8 (2.95%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.58%) Power BI
8 6 (2.21%) Big Data
9 5 (1.85%) QlikView
10 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.11%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.11%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.74%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 23 (8.49%) JIRA
2 16 (5.90%) Cucumber
2 16 (5.90%) Selenium
3 15 (5.54%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.80%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.69%) JMeter
6 9 (3.32%) WebDriver
7 8 (2.95%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (2.58%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.21%) TestNG
10 5 (1.85%) JUnit
10 5 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.48%) Maven
12 3 (1.11%) AdminStudio
12 3 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.11%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.11%) MSI
12 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 62 (22.88%) Finance
2 21 (7.75%) Marketing
3 17 (6.27%) Retail
4 11 (4.06%) Legal
5 6 (2.21%) Back Office
5 6 (2.21%) Banking
5 6 (2.21%) Games
6 5 (1.85%) Automotive
6 5 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.48%) Front Office
7 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.11%) Electronics
8 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.11%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 97 (35.79%) Analyst
2 85 (31.37%) Developer
3 52 (19.19%) Business Analyst
4 28 (10.33%) Web Developer
5 25 (9.23%) .NET Developer
6 23 (8.49%) C# Developer
7 21 (7.75%) .NET Web Developer
7 21 (7.75%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (7.01%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (6.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (6.27%) C# Web Developer
10 16 (5.90%) Data Analyst
11 15 (5.54%) Consultant
12 14 (5.17%) SQL Developer
13 11 (4.06%) Digital Analyst
13 11 (4.06%) Tester
14 10 (3.69%) Digital Business Analyst
15 9 (3.32%) Senior Developer
16 8 (2.95%) Architect
16 8 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.66%) .NET
2 39 (14.39%) ASP.NET
3 27 (9.96%) AngularJS
4 20 (7.38%) HTML
5 18 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (6.64%) CSS
6 17 (6.27%) XML
7 14 (5.17%) HTML5
8 13 (4.80%) REST
9 12 (4.43%) RESTful
10 10 (3.69%) Spring
10 10 (3.69%) Web Services
11 9 (3.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (2.95%) jQuery
12 8 (2.95%) JSON
12 8 (2.95%) SOAP
13 7 (2.58%) React
14 5 (1.85%) Pandas
14 5 (1.85%) PySpark
14 5 (1.85%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 271 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.01%) User Experience
3 12 (4.43%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.06%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.69%) Virtual Team
6 9 (3.32%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.95%) Social Media
8 7 (2.58%) NHS
8 7 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.85%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.85%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.48%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.48%) LIMS
10 4 (1.48%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.48%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.11%) CMDB
11 3 (1.11%) Derivative
12 2 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.74%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.17%) Windows
2 8 (2.95%) Linux
3 6 (2.21%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.85%) Unix
5 4 (1.48%) Android
6 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.15%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (16.61%) MVC
3 45 (16.61%) Scrum
3 45 (16.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (16.24%) Migration
5 38 (14.02%) Business Analysis
5 38 (14.02%) Project Management
6 34 (12.55%) SDLC
7 32 (11.81%) Web Development
8 29 (10.70%) Creative Thinking
9 26 (9.59%) Data Migration
10 24 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (8.86%) CRM
10 24 (8.86%) Test Automation
11 23 (8.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (7.38%) Requirements Analysis
12 20 (7.38%) Time Management
13 19 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (7.01%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.66%) C#
2 47 (17.34%) SQL
3 26 (9.59%) Java
4 23 (8.49%) JavaScript
5 16 (5.90%) Python
6 12 (4.43%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.32%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.95%) TypeScript
9 7 (2.58%) C
10 6 (2.21%) VBA
11 5 (1.85%) C++
12 4 (1.48%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.48%) Perl
12 4 (1.48%) PHP
13 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.11%) R
13 3 (1.11%) Scala
14 2 (0.74%) Ruby
14 2 (0.74%) SOQL
14 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (15.87%) Degree
2 23 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.01%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 9 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (3.32%) MBA
6 4 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.11%) ISEB
7 3 (1.11%) MCITP
7 3 (1.11%) MCSE
7 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.37%) CCNA
9 1 (0.37%) CCNP
9 1 (0.37%) CISA
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CISM
9 1 (0.37%) CISSP
9 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.80%) QA
2 8 (2.95%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.58%) GxP
4 6 (2.21%) PMO
5 3 (1.11%) GDPR
6 2 (0.74%) SLA
7 1 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.37%) GAAP
7 1 (0.37%) IFRS
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.37%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 5 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.85%) Docker
1 5 (1.85%) XenApp
2 4 (1.48%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.37%) iptables
5 1 (0.37%) KVM
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.48%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.11%) Ansible
3 3 (1.11%) Kibana
3 3 (1.11%) SCCM
3 3 (1.11%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.74%) Nagios
4 2 (0.74%) Puppet
4 2 (0.74%) Terraform
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco CME
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 53 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.06%) Oracle
2 11 (4.06%) Tableau
3 9 (3.32%) Google
4 8 (2.95%) RedGate
5 6 (2.21%) Adobe
5 6 (2.21%) Citrix
5 6 (2.21%) HP
5 6 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.21%) VMware
6 5 (1.85%) Cisco
6 5 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.48%) LabWare
7 4 (1.48%) SAP
8 3 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.11%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.74%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.74%) Informatica
9 2 (0.74%) New Relic
9 2 (0.74%) Splunk