Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 619 636 592
Rank change year-on-year +17 -44 +41
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 249 221 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.28% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 112 178
England median daily rate £435 £436 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.29% +2.05% +6.88%
10th Percentile £236 £313 £250
90th Percentile £586 £624 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £430
% change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +82.50% +37.93%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +50.54% +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 81,204 77,869 84,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.26% 85.78% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,165 51,684 56,449
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,224 1,902 2,122
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.25% +0.61% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.64
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 104 £470 +4.44% 42
South East +24 71 £449 -0.33% 9
North of England -3 47 £350 -22.22% 26
North West -22 23 £350 -22.22% 14
Midlands +3 16 £400 +3.23% 8
Yorkshire -3 16 £338 -22.86% 12
West Midlands -14 15 £400 +23.08% 3
North East - 8 £290 -
East of England -13 7 £263 -30.00% 7
South West -15 4 £180 -56.36% 14
East Midlands +9 1 £438 -8.85% 5
Analytical Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 249 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (37.35%) Problem-Solving
3 92 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (25.70%) Finance
5 51 (20.48%) Degree
6 48 (19.28%) Microsoft
7 43 (17.27%) Project Management
8 41 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (16.47%) Business Analysis
9 37 (14.86%) Java
10 34 (13.65%) C#
10 34 (13.65%) Microsoft Excel
11 31 (12.45%) SQL
11 31 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
12 30 (12.05%) Security Cleared
12 30 (12.05%) .NET
12 30 (12.05%) Creative Thinking
13 27 (10.84%) SC Cleared
14 24 (9.64%) Test Automation
14 24 (9.64%) ITIL
14 24 (9.64%) MS Visio
14 24 (9.64%) Migration
15 23 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (9.24%) Critical Thinking
16 22 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (8.84%) Requirements Analysis
17 21 (8.43%) JIRA
17 21 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
18 20 (8.03%) Six Sigma
18 20 (8.03%) MVC

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 20 (8.03%) Confluence
2 10 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.21%) CMS
4 7 (2.81%) Umbraco
5 6 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.80%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.80%) JBoss
7 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (13.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (9.64%) MS Visio
3 21 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (7.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.40%) InVision
6 1 (0.40%) Mingle
6 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Endur
2 3 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.80%) Eikon
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.80%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.40%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.40%) Sonata
4 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.41%) Datadog
4 5 (2.01%) SaaS
5 4 (1.61%) IaaS
5 4 (1.61%) Office 365
5 4 (1.61%) PaaS
6 2 (0.80%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.61%) Internet
2 6 (2.41%) LAN
2 6 (2.41%) WAN
3 5 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.01%) VPN
4 4 (1.61%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.20%) DNS
5 3 (1.20%) Firewall
5 3 (1.20%) HTTP
5 3 (1.20%) SSL
5 3 (1.20%) Wireless
6 2 (0.80%) Converged Networks
6 2 (0.80%) DHCP
6 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.80%) MPLS
6 2 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.80%) VoIP
6 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.42%) Hadoop
4 11 (4.42%) NoSQL
5 10 (4.02%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.21%) Big Data
6 8 (3.21%) MS Access
6 8 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.41%) Power BI
8 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.20%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.80%) HBase
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.80%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 21 (8.43%) JIRA
2 20 (8.03%) Cucumber
3 18 (7.23%) Selenium
4 15 (6.02%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (4.42%) Git (software)
7 10 (4.02%) JMeter
8 9 (3.61%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.61%) WebDriver
9 8 (3.21%) JUnit
10 7 (2.81%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.81%) TestNG
11 6 (2.41%) Maven
12 5 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.61%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (1.20%) Mercurial
14 3 (1.20%) MSTest
14 3 (1.20%) NSubstitute
14 3 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 64 (25.70%) Finance
2 20 (8.03%) Marketing
3 14 (5.62%) Retail
4 13 (5.22%) Legal
5 11 (4.42%) Banking
5 11 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.61%) Games
7 6 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.61%) Electronics
8 4 (1.61%) Front Office
9 3 (1.20%) Back Office
9 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.80%) Automotive
10 2 (0.80%) French Language
10 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) German Language
11 1 (0.40%) Law
11 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (38.15%) Analyst
2 61 (24.50%) Developer
3 58 (23.29%) Business Analyst
4 14 (5.62%) .NET Developer
4 14 (5.62%) Data Analyst
5 13 (5.22%) Tester
6 12 (4.82%) Consultant
7 11 (4.42%) C# Developer
8 9 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (3.61%) Digital Analyst
8 9 (3.61%) Junior
9 8 (3.21%) Data Business Analyst
9 8 (3.21%) Digital Business Analyst
9 8 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.21%) Web Developer
10 7 (2.81%) CRM Analyst
10 7 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (2.81%) Java Developer
10 7 (2.81%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.05%) .NET
2 19 (7.63%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.43%) AngularJS
3 16 (6.43%) CSS
4 13 (5.22%) RESTful
5 11 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (4.42%) HTML
5 11 (4.42%) Spring
6 10 (4.02%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (4.02%) REST
7 9 (3.61%) XML
8 7 (2.81%) HTML5
8 7 (2.81%) jQuery
8 7 (2.81%) SOAP
8 7 (2.81%) Web Services
9 5 (2.01%) Gherkin
9 5 (2.01%) JSON
9 5 (2.01%) Kafka
9 5 (2.01%) Pandas
9 5 (2.01%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 249 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.63%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.62%) Virtual Team
4 13 (5.22%) User Experience
5 9 (3.61%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.21%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.81%) NHS
8 6 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.01%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.61%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.61%) Social Media
11 3 (1.20%) Derivative
11 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.20%) Wiki
12 2 (0.80%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.80%) CMDB
12 2 (0.80%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.02%) Windows
2 13 (5.22%) Linux
3 8 (3.21%) Android
3 8 (3.21%) Unix
4 6 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) AIX
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (37.35%) Problem-Solving
2 92 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (17.27%) Project Management
4 41 (16.47%) Business Analysis
4 41 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (12.05%) Creative Thinking
6 24 (9.64%) ITIL
6 24 (9.64%) Migration
6 24 (9.64%) Test Automation
7 23 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (9.24%) Critical Thinking
8 22 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (8.84%) Requirements Analysis
9 20 (8.03%) MVC
9 20 (8.03%) Scrum
9 20 (8.03%) Six Sigma
10 18 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (7.23%) CRM
11 16 (6.43%) Process Improvement
11 16 (6.43%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.86%) Java
2 34 (13.65%) C#
3 31 (12.45%) SQL
4 17 (6.83%) Python
5 14 (5.62%) C
6 13 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.22%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.02%) C++
7 10 (4.02%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.61%) Perl
9 7 (2.81%) VBA
10 6 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.41%) Ruby
11 5 (2.01%) Scala
11 5 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.61%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.20%) PHP
14 2 (0.80%) SOQL
15 1 (0.40%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 51 (20.48%) Degree
2 30 (12.05%) Security Cleared
3 27 (10.84%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (4.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 7 (2.81%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.41%) ISEB
8 5 (2.01%) MBA
9 3 (1.20%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.20%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.20%) MCITP
9 3 (1.20%) MCSA
9 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.40%) CISSP
11 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.40%) PhD
11 1 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.62%) QA
2 7 (2.81%) GxP
3 6 (2.41%) PMO
3 6 (2.41%) SLA
4 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.40%) COBIT
6 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.40%) EMIR
6 1 (0.40%) GAAP
6 1 (0.40%) IFRS
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.40%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.20%) Docker
3 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (0.80%) HDFS
3 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.80%) XenApp
4 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (2.41%) Ansible
1 6 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (2.41%) Nagios
1 6 (2.41%) Puppet
2 4 (1.61%) Kibana
3 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco CME
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.40%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 48 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.82%) Oracle
2 12 (4.82%) Tableau
3 9 (3.61%) SAP
4 8 (3.21%) ServiceNow
5 7 (2.81%) HP
5 7 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.41%) New Relic
6 6 (2.41%) Splunk
7 5 (2.01%) Cisco
7 5 (2.01%) RedGate
8 4 (1.61%) Citrix
8 4 (1.61%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.61%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.61%) Informatica
9 3 (1.20%) Adobe
9 3 (1.20%) Ariba
9 3 (1.20%) Google
9 3 (1.20%) IBM
9 3 (1.20%) Red Hat