Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Strategic Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Strategic Thinking over the 6 months to 15 December 2017 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.

Strategic Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 496 486 549
Rank change year-on-year -10 +63 +12
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 388 408 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.51% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 237 240
England median daily rate £475 £475 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.68% +0.83%
10th Percentile £307 £325 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £700
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 14
England median hourly rate £31.75 £14.00 £34.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.79% -59.94% +26.36%
10th Percentile £27.13 £13.10 £24.12
90th Percentile £34.58 £15.70 £54.89
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £14.00 £34.95
% change year-on-year +103.57% -59.94% +26.36%

Strategic 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 80415 80552 85265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.19% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54268 53631 56306
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 2139 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

Strategic Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Thinking in England

Strategic Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Thinking in England

Strategic Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in England over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategic Thinking in England

Strategic Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Thinking in England

Strategic 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 Strategic Thinking within the England region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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 +12 205 £495 -1.00% 51
South East -12 55 £459 +1.94% 13
North of England +34 46 £425 -9.57% 16
Midlands -16 39 £350 -12.50% 4
South West +18 25 £463 -22.92% 2
North West +9 21 £461 -1.86% 7
East Midlands +7 21 £375 - 1
East of England -15 18 £519 -1.14% 5
West Midlands -28 18 £313 -21.88% 3
Yorkshire +12 16 £425 -12.82% 7
North East +68 9 £425 -27.66% 2
Strategic Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Thinking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Strategic Thinking.

1 132 (34.02%) Finance
2 127 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (23.45%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (20.62%) Project Management
5 77 (19.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (15.98%) Degree
7 58 (14.95%) User Experience
8 47 (12.11%) Marketing
9 43 (11.08%) Analytics
10 40 (10.31%) Microsoft
11 38 (9.79%) Management Information System
12 34 (8.76%) Virtual Team
13 33 (8.51%) Programme Management
13 33 (8.51%) Oracle
14 32 (8.25%) Internet
14 32 (8.25%) Change Management
14 32 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (7.99%) Security Cleared
16 30 (7.73%) Business Analysis
16 30 (7.73%) Adobe
17 29 (7.47%) E-Commerce
17 29 (7.47%) Collaborative Working
18 27 (6.96%) SAP
19 26 (6.70%) Web Services
19 26 (6.70%) Service Delivery
19 26 (6.70%) IT Strategy
20 25 (6.44%) Telecoms
20 25 (6.44%) REST
20 25 (6.44%) Software Architecture
21 24 (6.19%) Scrum

Strategic 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 18 (4.64%) JBoss
1 18 (4.64%) WebSphere
1 18 (4.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 14 (3.61%) CMS
3 8 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.80%) NetWeaver
5 4 (1.03%) Confluence
5 4 (1.03%) Marvel
5 4 (1.03%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.52%) IIS
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 16 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.32%) Adobe After Effects
3 9 (2.32%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.06%) InVision
4 8 (2.06%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.03%) InDesign
7 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.26%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.80%) SAP PSCD
2 4 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.77%) Primavera
4 2 (0.52%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.26%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 12 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.32%) SaaS
5 8 (2.06%) Office 365
6 7 (1.80%) PaaS
7 3 (0.77%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.77%) IaaS
7 3 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.52%) AdWords
9 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.26%) Google Play
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.25%) Internet
2 11 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.58%) Firewall
3 10 (2.58%) LAN
3 10 (2.58%) SMS
3 10 (2.58%) WAN
4 9 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (2.06%) HTTP
5 8 (2.06%) Intranet
5 8 (2.06%) Network Security
6 6 (1.55%) SSL
7 5 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.03%) SAN
9 3 (0.77%) LDAP
9 3 (0.77%) MQTT
9 3 (0.77%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.77%) VPN
9 3 (0.77%) Wireless
10 2 (0.52%) 4G
10 2 (0.52%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.84%) Relational Database
2 10 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.80%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.55%) MySQL
6 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.77%) Big Data
7 3 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.77%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.52%) DataStage
8 2 (0.52%) DB2
8 2 (0.52%) HBase
8 2 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (3.35%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.29%) Subversion
3 4 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.03%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) MSI
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (34.02%) Finance
2 47 (12.11%) Marketing
3 25 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.64%) Banking
5 15 (3.87%) Financial Institution
6 14 (3.61%) Retail
7 12 (3.09%) Legal
8 10 (2.58%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.06%) Advertising
10 7 (1.80%) Automotive
10 7 (1.80%) Electronics
11 6 (1.55%) Military
12 4 (1.03%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.77%) Games
13 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.77%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.52%) Law
14 2 (0.52%) Local Government
14 2 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (14.95%) Architect
2 43 (11.08%) Analyst
3 38 (9.79%) Project Manager
4 34 (8.76%) Designer
5 32 (8.25%) Business Analyst
6 21 (5.41%) UX Designer
7 16 (4.12%) Programme Manager
7 16 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (3.61%) Senior Manager
8 14 (3.61%) User Researcher
9 12 (3.09%) Service Manager
9 12 (3.09%) Technical Architect
10 10 (2.58%) Consultant
10 10 (2.58%) Technical Leader
11 9 (2.32%) IT Manager
11 9 (2.32%) Product Owner
12 8 (2.06%) Content Designer
12 8 (2.06%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.06%) SAP Manager
13 7 (1.80%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.70%) Web Services
2 25 (6.44%) REST
3 20 (5.15%) HTML
3 20 (5.15%) SOAP
4 19 (4.90%) CSS
5 18 (4.64%) J2EE
5 18 (4.64%) JDBC
6 7 (1.80%) Middleware
6 7 (1.80%) SAP PI
6 7 (1.80%) XML
7 6 (1.55%) .NET
8 5 (1.29%) Flash
8 5 (1.29%) HTML5
8 5 (1.29%) jQuery
9 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.77%) PostGIS
11 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.52%) DHTML
11 2 (0.52%) Kafka
11 2 (0.52%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 91 (23.45%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (14.95%) User Experience
3 38 (9.79%) Management Information System
4 34 (8.76%) Virtual Team
5 21 (5.41%) Mobile App
6 18 (4.64%) iPad
7 11 (2.84%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.58%) Blog
8 10 (2.58%) Social Media
9 7 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.80%) Taxonomies
10 6 (1.55%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.29%) NHS
12 4 (1.03%) FMCG
13 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.77%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.77%) Infotainment
14 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.93%) Windows
2 16 (4.12%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.32%) Unix
4 8 (2.06%) Linux
5 5 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.03%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (20.62%) Project Management
3 77 (19.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (11.08%) Analytics
5 33 (8.51%) Programme Management
6 32 (8.25%) Change Management
6 32 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 30 (7.73%) Business Analysis
8 29 (7.47%) Collaborative Working
8 29 (7.47%) E-Commerce
9 26 (6.70%) IT Strategy
9 26 (6.70%) Service Delivery
10 25 (6.44%) Software Architecture
11 24 (6.19%) PRINCE2
11 24 (6.19%) Scrum
12 22 (5.67%) ERP
13 21 (5.41%) B2C
13 21 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
14 20 (5.15%) Creative Thinking
14 20 (5.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.93%) Java
2 17 (4.38%) JavaScript
3 11 (2.84%) C
3 11 (2.84%) SQL
4 5 (1.29%) C#
5 3 (0.77%) Python
6 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.52%) CQL
6 2 (0.52%) PHP
6 2 (0.52%) Pig Latin
6 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.26%) Perl
7 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (15.98%) Degree
2 31 (7.99%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.06%) CISM
5 8 (2.06%) CISSP
6 5 (1.29%) PMP
6 5 (1.29%) SANS
7 4 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.77%) GCIA
8 3 (0.77%) GCIH
8 3 (0.77%) GIAC
8 3 (0.77%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.77%) Novell Certification
9 2 (0.52%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.52%) MAPM
9 2 (0.52%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.93%) QA
2 14 (3.61%) PMO
3 9 (2.32%) GDPR
4 7 (1.80%) SLA
5 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.29%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.26%) FINREP
8 1 (0.26%) UCITS
System Software
1 18 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.52%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.52%) IAG
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.52%) vSphere
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) Ansible
1 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.03%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.77%) CSIRT
3 3 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.52%) SCCM
4 2 (0.52%) SCOM
4 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.52%) SCSM
4 2 (0.52%) vMotion
5 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.51%) Oracle
3 30 (7.73%) Adobe
4 27 (6.96%) SAP
5 21 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (4.64%) ATG
7 12 (3.09%) Workday
8 8 (2.06%) Google
9 5 (1.29%) Xerox
10 4 (1.03%) Cisco
10 4 (1.03%) VMware
11 3 (0.77%) Kronos
11 3 (0.77%) Sun
12 2 (0.52%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (0.52%) Citrix
12 2 (0.52%) Juniper
12 2 (0.52%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.52%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.52%) Teradata
12 2 (0.52%) WatchGuard