Period
to 15 October 2018

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

Analytical Thinking
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 83 88
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 +19
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.14% 0.16% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.19% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Reading median daily rate - £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +20.00%
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £33.00 -

Analytical 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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,240 1,047 1,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.17% 83.36% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 586 690
Reading median daily rate £425 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +4.75% -
10th Percentile £213 £271 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £569
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 47 43
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.38% -28.41% -11.69%
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.05 £14.25
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.50 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.13% -8.57% -30.00%

Analytical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Analytical Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Thinking in Reading

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Thinking in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical 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 Reading region with a requirement for Analytical Thinking.

1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Creative Thinking
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

Analytical Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Creative Thinking
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared