Period
to 19 July 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 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 191 203
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -4
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 33 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.16% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.19% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 19
North West median daily rate £413 £275 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -42.11% +8.57%
10th Percentile £298 £200 £430
90th Percentile £479 £374 £813
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £66.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year -39.91% +343.75% -50.43%

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 5,202 4,665 6,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.63% 82.49% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,267 2,858 3,930
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £255 £259
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 218 216
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.31% +34.82% +1.57%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.62 £52.65 £49.88
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%

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 July 2018.

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

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 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
Manchester -3 19 £350 +27.27%
Cheshire +1 7 £413 +135.71% 2
Lancashire - 5 £425 - 2
Merseyside +21 1 £400 +18.52% 3
Cumbria -5 1 - -
Strategic Thinking
England

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

1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (33.33%) Finance
3 10 (30.30%) Degree
4 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (24.24%) Market Research
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (24.24%) Analytics
5 8 (24.24%) Line Management
5 8 (24.24%) Project Management
5 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
5 8 (24.24%) Psychology
5 8 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (21.21%) Project Planning
6 7 (21.21%) Usability Testing
6 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (21.21%) People Management
7 6 (18.18%) Virtual Team Management
7 6 (18.18%) Virtual Team
7 6 (18.18%) Case Management
7 6 (18.18%) Performance Management
7 6 (18.18%) ServiceNow
7 6 (18.18%) Matrix Management
7 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
7 6 (18.18%) Decision-Making
8 5 (15.15%) Cisco IPCC
8 5 (15.15%) Legal
8 5 (15.15%) Qualitative Research
8 5 (15.15%) Quantitative Research
8 5 (15.15%) User Experience

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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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) IaaS
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.09%) PaaS
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Legal
3 4 (12.12%) Local Government
3 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 8 (24.24%) User Researcher
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Senior User Researcher
4 4 (12.12%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Domain Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Change Manager
7 1 (3.03%) GIS Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Service Level Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Transition Manager
7 1 (3.03%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) React
1 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (3.03%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Virtual Team
3 5 (15.15%) User Experience
4 4 (12.12%) Life Science
5 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
6 2 (6.06%) Blog
6 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (24.24%) Analytics
3 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (24.24%) Line Management
3 8 (24.24%) Market Research
3 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
3 8 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (24.24%) Project Management
3 8 (24.24%) Psychology
4 7 (21.21%) People Management
4 7 (21.21%) Project Planning
4 7 (21.21%) Usability Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Case Management
5 6 (18.18%) Decision-Making
5 6 (18.18%) Matrix Management
5 6 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
5 6 (18.18%) Virtual Team Management
6 5 (15.15%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Apple Swift
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.06%) HND
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) APMP
4 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) ServiceNow
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe