Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 592 606 612
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 -16
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 257 221 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 127 145
England median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £314 £250
90th Percentile £546 £603 £556
UK median daily rate £413 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -1.79% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
England median hourly rate £33.50 £25.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.67% +26.28% -36.40%
10th Percentile £21.50 £14.33 £15.71
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.35 £20.40
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.61% +26.28% -36.40%

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 81,268 74,362 85,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.90% 85.06% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,990 48,946 57,151
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,241 1,938 2,072
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% - +16.28%

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 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -48 113 £425 -5.56% 21
South East +3 69 £450 +4.41% 17
North of England -5 48 £385 -14.44% 8
North West -19 24 £375 -14.29% 4
Yorkshire -13 16 £444 -11.25% 4
Midlands -16 15 £400 +14.29% 9
West Midlands -12 12 £400 +23.08% 8
North East +9 8 £290 -38.95%
East of England +5 7 £363 -3.33% 8
South West +2 4 £450 -2.70% 6
East Midlands -2 3 £381 +17.31% 1
Analytical Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 257 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (40.47%) Problem-Solving
3 80 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (25.68%) Degree
5 65 (25.29%) Finance
6 51 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (19.84%) Project Management
7 49 (19.07%) Business Analysis
8 38 (14.79%) Microsoft
9 32 (12.45%) Java
10 31 (12.06%) Microsoft Excel
10 31 (12.06%) Creative Thinking
11 28 (10.89%) Security Cleared
12 24 (9.34%) JIRA
12 24 (9.34%) ITIL
12 24 (9.34%) Migration
13 23 (8.95%) SC Cleared
14 21 (8.17%) Computer Science
14 21 (8.17%) SQL
14 21 (8.17%) Analytics
15 20 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
15 20 (7.78%) Marketing
16 19 (7.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 19 (7.39%) Data Analysis
16 19 (7.39%) Confluence
16 19 (7.39%) Oracle
16 19 (7.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (7.39%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (7.00%) Change Management
17 18 (7.00%) Test Automation

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 19 (7.39%) Confluence
2 6 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.17%) JBoss
4 3 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (12.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (7.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (5.84%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.56%) Sonata
3 3 (1.17%) Endur
3 3 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.78%) Eikon
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.78%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.39%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.33%) Datadog
4 3 (1.17%) Office 365
5 2 (0.78%) SaaS
5 2 (0.78%) Taleo
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.11%) Internet
2 6 (2.33%) Firewall
3 5 (1.95%) LAN
3 5 (1.95%) SMS
3 5 (1.95%) VPN
3 5 (1.95%) WAN
4 4 (1.56%) Network Security
4 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.56%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.17%) Wireless
6 2 (0.78%) BGP
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.78%) DHCP
6 2 (0.78%) DNS
6 2 (0.78%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.78%) MPLS
6 2 (0.78%) NGN
6 2 (0.78%) OSPF
6 2 (0.78%) VoIP
6 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.89%) Big Data
2 8 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.95%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.56%) MS Access
5 4 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.78%) HBase
6 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.78%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.39%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.39%) Looker
Development Applications
1 24 (9.34%) JIRA
2 16 (6.23%) Cucumber
3 14 (5.45%) Selenium
4 11 (4.28%) JUnit
5 10 (3.89%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.50%) Git (software)
7 7 (2.72%) JMeter
8 6 (2.33%) Maven
8 6 (2.33%) TestNG
8 6 (2.33%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.95%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.56%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.17%) MSTest
11 3 (1.17%) NSubstitute
11 3 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.78%) Appium
13 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.39%) webpack
General
1 65 (25.29%) Finance
2 20 (7.78%) Marketing
3 17 (6.61%) Banking
4 16 (6.23%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.67%) Retail
6 11 (4.28%) Legal
7 7 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.95%) Games
9 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.17%) French Language
10 3 (1.17%) Front Office
11 2 (0.78%) Advertising
11 2 (0.78%) Back Office
11 2 (0.78%) Electronics
12 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.39%) German Language
12 1 (0.39%) Law
12 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.39%) Publishing
12 1 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (36.96%) Analyst
2 67 (26.07%) Business Analyst
3 40 (15.56%) Developer
4 14 (5.45%) Architect
5 13 (5.06%) Consultant
6 12 (4.67%) Junior
7 10 (3.89%) Data Analyst
8 9 (3.50%) Data Business Analyst
8 9 (3.50%) Tester
9 8 (3.11%) Administrator
9 8 (3.11%) CRM Analyst
9 8 (3.11%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (2.72%) CRM Business Analyst
10 7 (2.72%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 7 (2.72%) Salesforce Developer
10 7 (2.72%) Senior Business Analyst
11 6 (2.33%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
11 6 (2.33%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.89%) .NET
1 10 (3.89%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (3.50%) CSS
3 7 (2.72%) LDAP
4 6 (2.33%) Gherkin
4 6 (2.33%) RESTful
4 6 (2.33%) Spring
5 5 (1.95%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.95%) Velocity
6 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.56%) HTML
6 4 (1.56%) jQuery
6 4 (1.56%) Middleware
6 4 (1.56%) Node.js
6 4 (1.56%) REST
7 3 (1.17%) EDI
7 3 (1.17%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.17%) IDoc
7 3 (1.17%) J2EE
7 3 (1.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 257 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.17%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.45%) Virtual Team
4 13 (5.06%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.89%) User Experience
7 9 (3.50%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.56%) NHS
9 3 (1.17%) Life Science
9 3 (1.17%) Mobile Games
9 3 (1.17%) Wiki
10 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.78%) CMDB
10 2 (0.78%) EPoS
10 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.23%) Linux
1 16 (6.23%) Unix
2 15 (5.84%) Windows
3 9 (3.50%) Android
4 5 (1.95%) AIX
4 5 (1.95%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Solaris
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (40.47%) Problem-Solving
2 80 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (19.84%) Project Management
3 51 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 49 (19.07%) Business Analysis
5 31 (12.06%) Creative Thinking
6 24 (9.34%) ITIL
6 24 (9.34%) Migration
7 21 (8.17%) Analytics
8 19 (7.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (7.39%) Data Analysis
9 18 (7.00%) Change Management
9 18 (7.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 18 (7.00%) Test Automation
10 17 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (5.84%) Process Improvement
11 15 (5.84%) Scrum
11 15 (5.84%) User Stories
12 14 (5.45%) Decision-Making
12 14 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.45%) Java
2 21 (8.17%) SQL
3 15 (5.84%) Perl
4 13 (5.06%) C#
5 12 (4.67%) Python
6 11 (4.28%) C
7 9 (3.50%) C++
8 8 (3.11%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.72%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.33%) Ruby
11 5 (1.95%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.95%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.56%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.17%) Scala
14 2 (0.78%) VBA
15 1 (0.39%) PHP
15 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.39%) VBScript
15 1 (0.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 66 (25.68%) Degree
2 28 (10.89%) Security Cleared
3 23 (8.95%) SC Cleared
4 19 (7.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (3.50%) ISEB
6 8 (3.11%) CISSP
7 6 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.95%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.95%) MBA
8 5 (1.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.17%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.17%) MCITP
10 3 (1.17%) MCSA
10 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.78%) CCNP
11 2 (0.78%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.06%) QA
2 8 (3.11%) SLA
3 4 (1.56%) PMO
4 3 (1.17%) GDPR
4 3 (1.17%) GxP
5 1 (0.39%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.39%) EMIR
5 1 (0.39%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (0.78%) HDFS
3 2 (0.78%) XenApp
4 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.39%) Docker
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.33%) Ansible
1 6 (2.33%) Nagios
1 6 (2.33%) Puppet
2 5 (1.95%) RSA Archer
3 4 (1.56%) Kibana
4 3 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.78%) SCCM
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco CME
6 1 (0.39%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.39%) SCOM
6 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.39%) Oracle
3 14 (5.45%) SAP
4 13 (5.06%) ServiceNow
5 9 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.11%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.11%) Tableau
7 7 (2.72%) Cisco
8 6 (2.33%) Citrix
8 6 (2.33%) New Relic
8 6 (2.33%) Pardot
8 6 (2.33%) Splunk
9 5 (1.95%) Ariba
9 5 (1.95%) CyberArk
9 5 (1.95%) Hitachi
9 5 (1.95%) HP
9 5 (1.95%) IBM
9 5 (1.95%) Informatica
9 5 (1.95%) Opsware
9 5 (1.95%) Sun