Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 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.

Strategic Thinking
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 480 535
Rank change year-on-year -28 +55 +16
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 392 372 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 232 221
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £313 £263 £300
90th Percentile £723 £648 £663
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
England median hourly rate £40.00 £66.56 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.91% +343.75% -50.85%
10th Percentile £28.88 £33.97 £13.20
90th Percentile £49.95 £146.63 £16.34
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £66.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year -39.91% +343.75% -50.85%

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 80,892 75,217 85,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.14% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,797 49,549 57,201
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,242 1,939 2,035
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.75 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 22 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 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 -41 162 £550 +4.76% 90
South East -12 78 £500 +11.11% 12
North of England +28 76 £425 +41.67% 14
Midlands -21 35 £375 -17.58% 12
North West +7 33 £413 +50.00% 6
Yorkshire 0 31 £425 +41.67% 6
West Midlands -42 21 £286 -39.71% 5
East of England -10 20 £600 +33.33% 5
South West -7 19 £395 +10.49% 5
North East +14 18 £455 +56.90% 2
East Midlands +9 14 £419 +15.52% 7
Strategic Thinking
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Strategic 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 Strategic Thinking.

1 166 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (34.95%) Finance
3 116 (29.59%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (24.49%) Problem-Solving
5 87 (22.19%) Degree
6 72 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 67 (17.09%) Project Management
8 57 (14.54%) Analytics
9 55 (14.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 53 (13.52%) User Experience
11 51 (13.01%) Decision-Making
12 47 (11.99%) Market Research
13 37 (9.44%) Psychology
13 37 (9.44%) Usability Testing
13 37 (9.44%) Prototyping
14 36 (9.18%) Self-Motivation
14 36 (9.18%) Change Management
15 34 (8.67%) Mentoring
16 33 (8.42%) Scrum
17 32 (8.16%) Business Analysis
18 31 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (7.40%) JavaScript
19 29 (7.40%) ITIL
19 29 (7.40%) PRINCE2
20 28 (7.14%) Programme Management
20 28 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
21 26 (6.63%) Marketing
21 26 (6.63%) HTML
22 25 (6.38%) CSS
23 24 (6.12%) SAP

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 9 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.02%) Apache
2 4 (1.02%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.02%) SAP EP
3 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.51%) CMS
4 2 (0.51%) Drupal
4 2 (0.51%) JBoss
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.51%) WordPress
5 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.26%) Confluence
5 1 (0.26%) Moodle
5 1 (0.26%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.53%) InVision
4 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.02%) UXPin
7 3 (0.77%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.26%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.02%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.51%) Maximo
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.51%) Primavera
4 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.81%) Office 365
3 11 (2.81%) PaaS
4 10 (2.55%) SaaS
5 8 (2.04%) npm
5 8 (2.04%) NuGet
6 7 (1.79%) IaaS
7 5 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.57%) HTTP
2 8 (2.04%) SMS
3 5 (1.28%) DNS
3 5 (1.28%) LAN
3 5 (1.28%) WAN
3 5 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.02%) Skype
5 3 (0.77%) Firewall
5 3 (0.77%) Intranet
5 3 (0.77%) VPN
5 3 (0.77%) X.509
6 2 (0.51%) DHCP
6 2 (0.51%) DMVPN
6 2 (0.51%) MPLS
6 2 (0.51%) SSL
6 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.51%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.51%) VLAN
6 2 (0.51%) Wireless
7 1 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.02%) Big Data
3 4 (1.02%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.02%) Power BI
4 3 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.77%) Bigtable
4 3 (0.77%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.77%) GIS
4 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
4 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.51%) MS Access
5 2 (0.51%) MySQL
5 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (3.83%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.30%) Selenium
2 9 (2.30%) SpecFlow
2 9 (2.30%) XMLUnit
3 8 (2.04%) Moq
3 8 (2.04%) xUnit.net
4 7 (1.79%) Axure RP
4 7 (1.79%) JIRA
5 2 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.51%) gulp
5 2 (0.51%) Subversion
5 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) Babel
6 1 (0.26%) Grunt
6 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) NUnit
6 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 137 (34.95%) Finance
2 26 (6.63%) Marketing
3 24 (6.12%) Banking
4 23 (5.87%) Retail
5 20 (5.10%) Legal
6 17 (4.34%) Telecoms
7 13 (3.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (3.06%) Manufacturing
8 12 (3.06%) Publishing
9 6 (1.53%) Automotive
9 6 (1.53%) Electronics
9 6 (1.53%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.28%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.02%) Local Government
12 2 (0.51%) Advertising
12 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.51%) Back Office
13 1 (0.26%) Front Office
13 1 (0.26%) Law
13 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (16.33%) Architect
2 47 (11.99%) Project Manager
3 39 (9.95%) Analyst
4 37 (9.44%) Designer
5 35 (8.93%) User Researcher
6 30 (7.65%) Business Analyst
7 23 (5.87%) Developer
8 19 (4.85%) UX Designer
9 18 (4.59%) IT Manager
10 14 (3.57%) Service Manager
10 14 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.32%) Content Designer
12 12 (3.06%) Consultant
13 11 (2.81%) Service Assurance Manager
14 10 (2.55%) Business Manager
14 10 (2.55%) Data Architect
15 8 (2.04%) Programme Manager
15 8 (2.04%) Senior Manager
15 8 (2.04%) Senior User Researcher
16 7 (1.79%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.63%) HTML
2 25 (6.38%) CSS
3 20 (5.10%) XML
4 15 (3.83%) .NET
5 13 (3.32%) JSON
5 13 (3.32%) Redux
6 12 (3.06%) Node.js
6 12 (3.06%) REST
7 11 (2.81%) Web Services
8 9 (2.30%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.30%) Entity Framework
9 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET Core
9 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (2.04%) Autofac
9 8 (2.04%) Code First Entity Framework
9 8 (2.04%) D3.js
9 8 (2.04%) OAuth
10 7 (1.79%) SAML
11 6 (1.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (29.59%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (13.52%) User Experience
3 36 (9.18%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.08%) Virtual Team
6 14 (3.57%) Blog
6 14 (3.57%) Social Media
7 11 (2.81%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.55%) Graphic Design
9 9 (2.30%) Data Centre
10 8 (2.04%) Life Science
11 6 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.02%) Tandem
14 3 (0.77%) Clustering
14 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.77%) Fintech
14 3 (0.77%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.77%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.79%) Linux
2 6 (1.53%) Android
3 5 (1.28%) Windows
4 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.51%) Unix
6 1 (0.26%) Solaris
6 1 (0.26%) VMS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (24.49%) Problem-Solving
3 72 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 67 (17.09%) Project Management
5 57 (14.54%) Analytics
6 55 (14.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 51 (13.01%) Decision-Making
8 47 (11.99%) Market Research
9 37 (9.44%) Prototyping
9 37 (9.44%) Psychology
9 37 (9.44%) Usability Testing
10 36 (9.18%) Change Management
11 34 (8.67%) Mentoring
12 33 (8.42%) Scrum
13 32 (8.16%) Business Analysis
14 31 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (7.40%) ITIL
15 29 (7.40%) PRINCE2
16 28 (7.14%) Programme Management
17 24 (6.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.40%) JavaScript
2 19 (4.85%) SQL
3 18 (4.59%) Java
4 15 (3.83%) C#
5 6 (1.53%) C
5 6 (1.53%) ES6
6 4 (1.02%) ABAP
6 4 (1.02%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.77%) PHP
7 3 (0.77%) Python
7 3 (0.77%) Scala
7 3 (0.77%) VB
7 3 (0.77%) XPath
8 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.26%) C++
9 1 (0.26%) Perl
9 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (22.19%) Degree
2 16 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.04%) ISEB
4 8 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (1.53%) CCNP
5 6 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.53%) PMP
6 5 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.02%) CCNA
8 3 (0.77%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.77%) MCSE
8 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.51%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.51%) CISSP
9 2 (0.51%) HND
9 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.06%) QA
2 8 (2.04%) GDPR
3 7 (1.79%) PMO
4 5 (1.28%) Actionable Recommendations
4 5 (1.28%) PSD2
4 5 (1.28%) SLA
5 4 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.51%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (2.30%) Docker
2 5 (1.28%) OpenAM
3 4 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (2.04%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.28%) Ansible
3 5 (1.28%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (1.02%) Mesos
5 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.77%) Puppet
6 1 (0.26%) Oozie
6 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (6.12%) SAP
2 21 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.36%) Oracle
3 12 (3.06%) Workday
4 11 (2.81%) IBM
5 9 (2.30%) Google
6 8 (2.04%) Adobe
6 8 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.53%) Kronos
8 5 (1.28%) Apigee
8 5 (1.28%) ForgeRock
9 4 (1.02%) Ariba
10 3 (0.77%) Apple
10 3 (0.77%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.77%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.77%) Tableau
11 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.51%) Capita
11 2 (0.51%) Okta
11 2 (0.51%) WSO2