Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Strategic Thinking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Strategic Thinking over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 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.

Strategic Thinking
England > South East
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 315 352
Rank change year-on-year -8 +37 -37
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 53 59 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.44% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 16
South East median daily rate £459 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +20.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £313 £253 £163
90th Percentile £638 £670 £625
England median daily rate £473 £475 £454
% change year-on-year -0.53% +4.68% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £29.72
England median hourly rate £31.75 £14.00 £34.95
% change year-on-year +126.79% -59.94% +26.36%

Strategic 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 13930 13448 15627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.85% 82.48% 80.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8396 8071 9393
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +3.54% +5.60%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 545 629
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -4.18% +49.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.41 £22.06
% change year-on-year +2.42% +10.67% +16.09%

Strategic Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Thinking in the South East

Strategic 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 Strategic Thinking in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Thinking in the South East

Strategic Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in the South East over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategic Thinking in the South East

Strategic 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 Strategic Thinking in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Thinking in the South East

Strategic 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 Strategic Thinking within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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 -14 21 £510 +47.83% 8
Berkshire -3 17 £510 +47.83% 8
West Sussex -4 12 £335 - 1
Surrey -14 10 £475 +5.56% 1
Hampshire +2 4 £375 -16.67% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £525 -
East Sussex - 3 £325 - 2
Middlesex - 3 £375 -
Strategic Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Strategic 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 Strategic Thinking.

1 15 (28.30%) Project Management
2 14 (26.42%) ERP
3 13 (24.53%) Degree
3 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (20.75%) Marketing
5 10 (18.87%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (18.87%) Oracle
6 9 (16.98%) SAP
7 8 (15.09%) Adobe
7 8 (15.09%) Content Management
7 8 (15.09%) Collaborative Working
8 7 (13.21%) Creative Thinking
8 7 (13.21%) Innovative Thinking
8 7 (13.21%) IT Strategy
8 7 (13.21%) SAP PI
8 7 (13.21%) SAP PSCD
8 7 (13.21%) Revenue Management
8 7 (13.21%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (13.21%) CMS
8 7 (13.21%) Finance
8 7 (13.21%) NetWeaver
9 6 (11.32%) Intranet
9 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
9 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
9 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (11.32%) User Experience
9 6 (11.32%) Matrix Organization

Strategic 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 7 (13.21%) CMS
1 7 (13.21%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) InVision
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.89%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (5.66%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) PaaS
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
2 2 (3.77%) AdWords
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Intranet
2 3 (5.66%) HTTP
2 3 (5.66%) MQTT
2 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) RTP
3 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MySQL
1 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
1 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.89%) GIS
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) Power BI
2 1 (1.89%) QlikView
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (20.75%) Marketing
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Automotive
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Advertising
4 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 2 (3.77%) Military
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Billing
5 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Architect
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Business Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) SAP Architect
3 7 (13.21%) SAP Technical Architect
3 7 (13.21%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) SAP Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Designer
7 2 (3.77%) Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.77%) ERP Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) ERP Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Workday Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) SAP PI
2 3 (5.66%) PostGIS
2 3 (5.66%) REST
2 3 (5.66%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) CSS
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.32%) User Experience
3 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.55%) Social Media
4 3 (5.66%) Digital Media
4 3 (5.66%) Infotainment
5 2 (3.77%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.77%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.89%) FMCG
6 1 (1.89%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.89%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Project Management
2 14 (26.42%) ERP
3 10 (18.87%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (15.09%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (15.09%) Content Management
5 7 (13.21%) Creative Thinking
5 7 (13.21%) Innovative Thinking
5 7 (13.21%) IT Strategy
5 7 (13.21%) Revenue Management
5 7 (13.21%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.32%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (9.43%) Analytics
7 5 (9.43%) Change Management
7 5 (9.43%) Copywriting
7 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.55%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) C#
2 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) CISM
4 1 (1.89%) CISSP
4 1 (1.89%) CRISC
4 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.89%) MBA
4 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PMP
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) PMO
2 1 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Oracle
2 9 (16.98%) SAP
3 8 (15.09%) Adobe
4 3 (5.66%) Kronos
4 3 (5.66%) Workday
5 2 (3.77%) Google
5 2 (3.77%) Kenshoo
6 1 (1.89%) Concur
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Imperva
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.89%) Tableau