Period
to 20 August 2018

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 August 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 334 333
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1 +23
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 65 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 27
South East median daily rate £442 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £314 £250
90th Percentile £550 £603 £503
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +65.00% -12.93%

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 14,242 13,417 15,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.65% 84.18% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,785 9,318
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 488 563
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.78 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.39% -12.09% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.49
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in the South East over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 August 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
Thames Valley +21 32 £425 +6.25% 3
Hampshire -3 19 £438 -25.21% 6
Berkshire -3 18 £400 -13.51% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 14 £450 +20.00% 1
Surrey -32 11 £525 -10.26% 1
West Sussex -9 3 £313 -26.47%
Kent +12 1 £650 +584.21%
Analytical Thinking
England

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

1 65 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (36.92%) Project Management
3 24 (36.92%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (32.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (23.08%) ITIL
6 14 (21.54%) Finance
6 14 (21.54%) Business Analysis
7 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
7 11 (16.92%) Process Improvement
7 11 (16.92%) Degree
8 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
9 9 (13.85%) Critical Thinking
9 9 (13.85%) Creative Thinking
10 8 (12.31%) Six Sigma
10 8 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (12.31%) Big Data
11 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
11 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
11 7 (10.77%) Migration
11 7 (10.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 7 (10.77%) Case Management
11 7 (10.77%) Virtual Team
11 7 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (9.23%) Decision-Making
12 6 (9.23%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (9.23%) Marketing
12 6 (9.23%) Retail

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 4 (6.15%) Confluence
1 4 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.54%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Internet
1 4 (6.15%) LAN
1 4 (6.15%) Unified Communications
1 4 (6.15%) WAN
2 2 (3.08%) Converged Networks
2 2 (3.08%) DHCP
2 2 (3.08%) DNS
2 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.08%) MPLS
2 2 (3.08%) VoIP
2 2 (3.08%) VPN
2 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) Big Data
2 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.08%) Apache Hive
3 2 (3.08%) HBase
4 1 (1.54%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.54%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) JIRA
2 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.08%) JMeter
2 2 (3.08%) Maven
2 2 (3.08%) Selenium
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.23%) Marketing
3 6 (9.23%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Automotive
6 1 (1.54%) Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) French Language
6 1 (1.54%) Games
6 1 (1.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Analyst
2 21 (32.31%) Business Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) Developer
4 7 (10.77%) Consultant
4 7 (10.77%) Data Business Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Digital Business Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Process Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.62%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Big Data Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Lean Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Six Sigma Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Vendor Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Web Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 4 (6.15%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.08%) EDI
3 2 (3.08%) IDoc
3 2 (3.08%) Kafka
3 2 (3.08%) LDAP
3 2 (3.08%) REST
3 2 (3.08%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (1.54%) J2EE
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 65 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (10.77%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) User Experience
4 2 (3.08%) EPoS
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.54%) APACS
5 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.54%) EMV
5 1 (1.54%) PMI
5 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Linux
1 3 (4.62%) Unix
1 3 (4.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (36.92%) Project Management
3 21 (32.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (23.08%) ITIL
5 14 (21.54%) Business Analysis
6 11 (16.92%) Process Improvement
7 9 (13.85%) Creative Thinking
7 9 (13.85%) Critical Thinking
8 8 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (12.31%) Six Sigma
9 7 (10.77%) Case Management
9 7 (10.77%) Migration
10 6 (9.23%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (9.23%) Decision-Making
10 6 (9.23%) Mathematics
10 6 (9.23%) Problem Management
10 6 (9.23%) Service Management
10 6 (9.23%) User Stories
11 5 (7.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) C
1 5 (7.69%) C#
1 5 (7.69%) Java
1 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
3 3 (4.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
2 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) ISEB
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.54%) MBA
5 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (3.08%) HDFS
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Kibana
2 1 (1.54%) SCCM
2 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle
3 4 (6.15%) Cloudera
3 4 (6.15%) Hortonworks
4 3 (4.62%) SAP
4 3 (4.62%) Tableau
5 2 (3.08%) Ariba
5 2 (3.08%) Capita
5 2 (3.08%) Citrix
5 2 (3.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.54%) Informatica
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.54%) Talend