Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 190 182
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -8
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 21 27 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.42% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.50% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 43
North West median daily rate £461 £470 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.86% -4.57% +9.44%
10th Percentile £382 £344 £380
90th Percentile £534 £644 £775
England median daily rate £475 £475 £454
% change year-on-year - +4.68% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £34.30
England median hourly rate £31.75 £14.00 £34.95
% change year-on-year +126.79% -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 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 4602 5446 7069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.38% 84.33% 81.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2970 3526 4341
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £253
90th Percentile £596 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 159 282
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.85% +65.06%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.95 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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

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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

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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 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategic Thinking in the North West

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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

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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 16 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
Manchester +12 12 £508 +7.98% 5
Lancashire - 5 £425 -
Cheshire -6 2 £506 +6.58% 1
Merseyside +4 1 £338 -6.90% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Strategic Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 North West region with a requirement for Strategic Thinking.

1 13 (61.90%) Project Management
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
4 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
4 5 (23.81%) Degree
4 5 (23.81%) Matrix Management
4 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (23.81%) Virtual Team Management
4 5 (23.81%) Virtual Team
5 4 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Change Management
6 3 (14.29%) Service Management
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (9.52%) Market Research
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
7 2 (9.52%) Analytics
7 2 (9.52%) Transition Management
7 2 (9.52%) Line Management
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) GDPR
7 2 (9.52%) People Management
7 2 (9.52%) Critical Success Factor

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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:

Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) 2G
1 1 (4.76%) 3G
1 1 (4.76%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.76%) Data Mart
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Business Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Change Manager
2 2 (9.52%) GDPR Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Senior Transition Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Transformation Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Transition Manager
2 2 (9.52%) User Researcher
3 1 (4.76%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) CRM Business Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) IT Change Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Project Change Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Radio Planner
3 1 (4.76%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (23.81%) Virtual Team
2 2 (9.52%) Blog
2 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Life Science
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
1 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (23.81%) Matrix Management
2 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
2 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
2 5 (23.81%) Virtual Team Management
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Change Management
3 4 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Service Management
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
5 2 (9.52%) Web Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Google
2 1 (4.76%) Mapinfo
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.76%) Wyse