Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 300 359
Rank change year-on-year -20 +59 -34
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 52 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.42% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 14
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +30.77% -9.72%
10th Percentile £168 £288 £208
90th Percentile £645 £588 £488
England median daily rate £425 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 - £16.06

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 13,722 12,657 14,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.80% 82.36% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,312 7,581 8,807
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 506 619
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -30 21 £425 -1.16% 10
Berkshire -7 16 £450 +4.65% 8
Surrey -15 14 £525 +20.00% 4
West Sussex +4 12 £400 -8.57%
Buckinghamshire -47 5 £400 -30.43% 2
Hampshire -2 3 £575 +105.36%
Kent - 1 £95 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 3
Analytical Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Thinking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Analytical Thinking.

1 52 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (42.31%) Business Analysis
3 17 (32.69%) Project Management
4 16 (30.77%) SQL
4 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (28.85%) Collaborative Working
6 13 (25.00%) Oracle
7 12 (23.08%) Finance
8 11 (21.15%) Scrum
8 11 (21.15%) Acceptance Criteria
8 11 (21.15%) User Stories
9 9 (17.31%) Data Analysis
10 8 (15.38%) Data Management
11 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (13.46%) SDLC
12 6 (11.54%) Virtual Team
12 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (9.62%) Java
13 5 (9.62%) Migration
13 5 (9.62%) Performance Management
13 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
14 4 (7.69%) jQuery
14 4 (7.69%) JSON
14 4 (7.69%) Web Development
14 4 (7.69%) Use Case
14 4 (7.69%) Subversion
14 4 (7.69%) Spring
14 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
14 4 (7.69%) HTML
14 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL

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 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) HFM
1 3 (5.77%) Hyperion Planning
1 3 (5.77%) Maximo
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Internet
1 3 (5.77%) Intranet
1 3 (5.77%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.92%) 2G
2 1 (1.92%) 3G
2 1 (1.92%) 4G
2 1 (1.92%) ADSL
2 1 (1.92%) DHCP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) ISDN
2 1 (1.92%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Big Data
1 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (5.77%) Essbase
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.85%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Back Office
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (50.00%) Analyst
2 20 (38.46%) Business Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Digital Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Digital Business Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) UI Developer
6 2 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.85%) Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Data Migration Specialist
6 2 (3.85%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) CSS
1 4 (7.69%) CSS3
1 4 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (7.69%) HTML
1 4 (7.69%) HTML5
1 4 (7.69%) jQuery
1 4 (7.69%) JSON
1 4 (7.69%) REST
1 4 (7.69%) Spring
2 3 (5.77%) Middleware
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 52 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) CESG
3 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.92%) Handset
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
1 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
1 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Business Analysis
2 17 (32.69%) Project Management
3 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (28.85%) Collaborative Working
5 11 (21.15%) Acceptance Criteria
5 11 (21.15%) Scrum
5 11 (21.15%) User Stories
6 9 (17.31%) Data Analysis
7 8 (15.38%) Data Management
8 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (13.46%) SDLC
9 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
10 5 (9.62%) Migration
10 5 (9.62%) Performance Management
11 4 (7.69%) Change Management
11 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 4 (7.69%) Use Case
11 4 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Java
3 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) ISEB
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.92%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Kibana
2 3 (5.77%) DameWare
3 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) Cloudera
2 4 (7.69%) Hortonworks
2 4 (7.69%) SAP
3 3 (5.77%) Cognos
3 3 (5.77%) Hyperion
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Altiris
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) Juniper
4 1 (1.92%) Samsung
4 1 (1.92%) Symantec
4 1 (1.92%) VMware