Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 January 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 324 329 303
Rank change year-on-year +5 -26 +52
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 52 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.38% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 35
South East median daily rate £447 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.35% +8.82% +30.77%
10th Percentile £237 £184 £288
90th Percentile £580 £635 £588
England median daily rate £444 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +4.35% -5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year +72.50% - -

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,679 13,815 12,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.89% 84.44% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,184 8,305 7,699
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £577 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 421 544
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.10% +6.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.23 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

Analytical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Analytical Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Thinking in the South East

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Thinking in the South East

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Thinking in the South East

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Thinking in the South East

Analytical Thinking
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Thames Valley +23 18 £436 +2.59% 8
Surrey -9 17 £475 -5.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +29 12 £450 +12.50% 4
Hampshire -17 9 £450 -21.74% 3
Berkshire -9 5 £400 -11.11% 2
West Sussex -20 3 £229 -42.81% 5
East Sussex -7 2 - - 1
Kent +20 1 £475 +400.00%
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Analytical Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Analytical Thinking.

1 52 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (32.69%) Finance
5 16 (30.77%) Project Management
6 14 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (23.08%) ITIL
8 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Excel
8 10 (19.23%) Process Improvement
9 9 (17.31%) Business Analysis
10 8 (15.38%) Six Sigma
10 8 (15.38%) MS Visio
10 8 (15.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (13.46%) SaaS
11 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
11 7 (13.46%) SQL
11 7 (13.46%) Service Management
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 6 (11.54%) Project Governance
12 6 (11.54%) Investment Management
12 6 (11.54%) Fund Management
12 6 (11.54%) Lean Six Sigma
12 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
12 6 (11.54%) Coaching
12 6 (11.54%) User Experience
12 6 (11.54%) Kaizen

Analytical Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (3.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (15.38%) MS Visio
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Eloqua
1 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) SaaS
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.77%) IaaS
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.77%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) HTTP
1 3 (5.77%) SSL
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) LAN
2 2 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (1.92%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) VLAN
3 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (5.77%) CouchDB
3 3 (5.77%) MS Access
3 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.85%) Big Data
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.92%) SAS EBI
5 1 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.77%) Mercurial
1 3 (5.77%) MSBuild
2 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Marketing
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Business Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Consultant
4 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
4 6 (11.54%) Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Lean Consultant
4 6 (11.54%) Process Consultant
4 6 (11.54%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 6 (11.54%) Six Sigma Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.77%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Excel Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) React
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (5.77%) CSS
2 3 (5.77%) Enzyme
2 3 (5.77%) HTML
2 3 (5.77%) HTML5
2 3 (5.77%) Jest
2 3 (5.77%) JSON
2 3 (5.77%) Kafka
2 3 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (5.77%) Redux
2 3 (5.77%) REST
3 1 (1.92%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.92%) Spring
3 1 (1.92%) Vulkan
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (11.54%) User Experience
3 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) NHS
5 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.92%) Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) EPoS
6 1 (1.92%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.92%) LIMS
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
1 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
1 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
1 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
1 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) Project Management
4 14 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (23.08%) ITIL
6 10 (19.23%) Process Improvement
7 9 (17.31%) Business Analysis
8 8 (15.38%) Six Sigma
9 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (13.46%) Service Management
10 6 (11.54%) Coaching
10 6 (11.54%) Fund Management
10 6 (11.54%) Investment Management
10 6 (11.54%) Kaizen
10 6 (11.54%) Lean Six Sigma
10 6 (11.54%) Lean Thinking
10 6 (11.54%) Project Governance
10 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
11 5 (9.62%) Asset Management
11 5 (9.62%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) C#
2 3 (5.77%) Python
3 2 (3.85%) C
3 2 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) C++
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
4 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.92%) R
4 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) Degree
4 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) ISEB
6 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) PMO
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) XenApp
2 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Citrix
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco
3 1 (1.92%) Cognos
3 1 (1.92%) IBM
3 1 (1.92%) LabWare
3 1 (1.92%) Lotus
3 1 (1.92%) Marketo
3 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.92%) Samsung