Period
to 20 October 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 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 336 320
Rank change year-on-year +24 -16 +47
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 63 33 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.24% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 18 39
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +15.71%
10th Percentile £306 £261 £277
90th Percentile £581 £640 £510
England median daily rate £436 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +2.65% -5.56% +12.50%
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 £35.00 £33.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +65.00% +37.93%

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 14,025 13,675 14,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.97% 84.20% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,436 8,170 8,660
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 464 582
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.85 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 October 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
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 October 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 +15 24 £449 +5.53% 7
Surrey -6 19 £525 - 1
Hampshire -7 15 £438 -25.53%
Buckinghamshire +22 12 £450 +28.57% 5
Berkshire +2 12 £400 -11.11% 2
West Sussex -18 3 £313 -27.49% 4
Kent +9 2 £650 +584.21%
Analytical Thinking
England

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

1 63 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (46.03%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (38.10%) Project Management
5 20 (31.75%) Finance
6 14 (22.22%) Business Analysis
6 14 (22.22%) Process Improvement
7 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
7 12 (19.05%) ITIL
7 12 (19.05%) MS Visio
8 10 (15.87%) Six Sigma
8 10 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (15.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
8 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
9 9 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
10 8 (12.70%) C#
10 8 (12.70%) .NET
10 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (12.70%) Lean Six Sigma
10 8 (12.70%) Investment Management
10 8 (12.70%) Fund Management
10 8 (12.70%) Project Governance
10 8 (12.70%) Coaching
10 8 (12.70%) Kaizen
10 8 (12.70%) Lean Thinking
10 8 (12.70%) Decision-Making
11 7 (11.11%) Creative Thinking

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 (6.35%) Confluence
2 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.59%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (19.05%) MS Visio
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.76%) IaaS
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.76%) PaaS
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) DNS
1 3 (4.76%) HTTP
1 3 (4.76%) SSL
2 2 (3.17%) DHCP
2 2 (3.17%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) LAN
2 2 (3.17%) WAN
2 2 (3.17%) Wireless
3 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Big Data
2 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.76%) CouchDB
3 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.76%) MS Access
3 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.94%) JIRA
2 3 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.76%) Mercurial
2 3 (4.76%) MSBuild
3 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.17%) JMeter
3 2 (3.17%) Maven
3 2 (3.17%) Selenium
4 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Retail
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Back Office
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (42.86%) Analyst
2 18 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Consultant
3 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
3 8 (12.70%) Developer
3 8 (12.70%) Process Consultant
3 8 (12.70%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 7 (11.11%) Lean Consultant
4 7 (11.11%) Six Sigma Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Data Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Data Business Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (4.76%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) REST
3 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (4.76%) CSS
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) HTML5
3 3 (4.76%) JSON
3 3 (4.76%) Kafka
3 3 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.17%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.17%) LDAP
5 1 (1.59%) CryEngine
5 1 (1.59%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.59%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (1.59%) Vulkan
5 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) User Experience
3 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.76%) NHS
4 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.76%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.59%) Clustering
6 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.59%) EPoS
6 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
1 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Problem-Solving
2 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.10%) Project Management
3 24 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 14 (22.22%) Process Improvement
5 12 (19.05%) ITIL
6 10 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (15.87%) Six Sigma
7 8 (12.70%) Coaching
7 8 (12.70%) Decision-Making
7 8 (12.70%) Fund Management
7 8 (12.70%) Investment Management
7 8 (12.70%) Kaizen
7 8 (12.70%) Lean Six Sigma
7 8 (12.70%) Lean Thinking
7 8 (12.70%) Project Governance
8 7 (11.11%) Creative Thinking
8 7 (11.11%) Mathematics
8 7 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) C#
2 7 (11.11%) SQL
3 6 (9.52%) C
4 5 (7.94%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.76%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
1 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
1 10 (15.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 7 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
2 4 (6.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.17%) XenApp
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Kibana
2 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 3 (4.76%) Tableau
4 2 (3.17%) Citrix
4 2 (3.17%) Cloudera
4 2 (3.17%) Hortonworks
4 2 (3.17%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Informatica
5 1 (1.59%) Samsung
5 1 (1.59%) Talend