Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 October 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 184 206
Rank change year-on-year -11 +22 -14
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 22 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 16
North West median daily rate £425 £435 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -7.94% +8.00%
10th Percentile £354 £351 £344
90th Percentile £565 £518 £688
England median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
North West median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
England median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +103.57% -58.38%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,924 4,614 6,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.22% 82.22% 84.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,093 2,910 3,890
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 193 192
North West median hourly rate £22.40 £30.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.34% +42.70% -29.24%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.56
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.37 £51.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

Strategic Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Strategic Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Thinking in the North West

Strategic Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Thinking in the North West

Strategic Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in the North West over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategic Thinking in the North West

Strategic Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Thinking in the North West

Strategic Thinking
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Manchester -11 13 £425 +3.34% 2
Cheshire -4 4 £650 +28.40% 3
Lancashire - 3 £408 -
Merseyside +6 1 £400 +18.52%
Cumbria -5 1 - -
Strategic Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 North West region with a requirement for Strategic Thinking.

1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (40.91%) User Experience
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) Prototyping
3 4 (18.18%) User Stories
3 4 (18.18%) Legal
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (18.18%) Market Research
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (18.18%) Psychology
4 3 (13.64%) Usability Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (13.64%) Taxonomies
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) PaaS
4 3 (13.64%) Confluence
4 3 (13.64%) Information Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) Publishing
4 3 (13.64%) Photoshop
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) Adobe
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
4 3 (13.64%) IaaS
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics

Strategic Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (13.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (13.64%) InVision
1 3 (13.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) IaaS
2 3 (13.64%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.55%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Legal
3 3 (13.64%) Publishing
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Designer
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) User Researcher
4 3 (13.64%) Content Designer
4 3 (13.64%) Domain Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Graphic Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Business Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Interaction Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Service Level Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) User Experience
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.64%) Taxonomies
4 2 (9.09%) Blog
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Prototyping
3 4 (18.18%) Market Research
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Psychology
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (18.18%) User Stories
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Information Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Organisational Awareness
4 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) Service Design
4 3 (13.64%) Usability Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
4 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) VMware