Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 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.

Strategic Thinking
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 298 338
Rank change year-on-year +6 +40 -12
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 78 68 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.51% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 32
South East median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.05%
10th Percentile £284 £261 £301
90th Percentile £702 £591 £586
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
South East median hourly rate £38.75 £66.56 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.78% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £66.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year -39.91% +343.75% -50.85%

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 14,428 13,401 15,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.01% 83.46% 82.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,572 7,790 9,461
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £561 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 518 555
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.78 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.00% -16.72% +7.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.38 £50.33 £50.15
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.16% +3.16% +10.47%

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 23 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in the South East over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 July 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 +3 36 £625 +21.95% 4
Surrey -24 18 £498 +4.86% 2
Berkshire -24 15 £425 -17.27% 3
Hampshire -5 13 £283 -37.22% 5
Buckinghamshire +23 11 £286 -43.57% 1
Oxfordshire +13 10 £650 +37.57%
West Sussex +1 9 £540 +54.29%
Kent +16 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £551 -
Strategic Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Strategic 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 Strategic Thinking.

1 33 (42.31%) Finance
2 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (23.08%) Project Management
5 16 (20.51%) Degree
6 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
7 10 (12.82%) CRM
8 9 (11.54%) ITIL
8 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
8 9 (11.54%) Java
8 9 (11.54%) Change Management
8 9 (11.54%) Workday
8 9 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (10.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (10.26%) ERP
9 8 (10.26%) Social Media
9 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
9 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.97%) Analytics
10 7 (8.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (8.97%) Programme Management
11 6 (7.69%) Kronos
11 6 (7.69%) Competitive Intelligence
11 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.69%) Service Management
11 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (7.69%) Market Research

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 4 (5.13%) NetWeaver
1 4 (5.13%) SAP EP
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.56%) WordPress
3 1 (1.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.28%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.56%) Primavera
3 1 (1.28%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (5.13%) PaaS
4 2 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.56%) SaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.28%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (2.56%) MySQL
2 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.28%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (42.31%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (6.41%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Automotive
5 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Architect
2 12 (15.38%) Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.97%) Business Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Insight Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Release Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Service Assurance Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Service Manager
7 5 (6.41%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (6.41%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.41%) Workday Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Workday Business Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) SAP Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Transition Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Workday Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) SAP Fiori
1 4 (5.13%) SAP PI
1 4 (5.13%) SAPUI5
2 3 (3.85%) XML
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
3 2 (2.56%) Node.js
3 2 (2.56%) SOAP
3 2 (2.56%) Spring
3 2 (2.56%) Spring Boot
3 2 (2.56%) Thymeleaf
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) Java EE
4 1 (1.28%) JMS
4 1 (1.28%) JSON
4 1 (1.28%) Middleware
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) Spring Security
4 1 (1.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.26%) Social Media
3 5 (6.41%) User Experience
4 4 (5.13%) Life Science
4 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.28%) Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.28%) Fintech
7 1 (1.28%) FMCG
7 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Linux
1 3 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Android
2 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.08%) Project Management
3 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
4 10 (12.82%) CRM
5 9 (11.54%) Change Management
5 9 (11.54%) ITIL
5 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 9 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (10.26%) ERP
6 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (10.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 7 (8.97%) Analytics
7 7 (8.97%) Programme Management
7 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.69%) Competitive Intelligence
8 6 (7.69%) Decision-Making
8 6 (7.69%) Market Research
8 6 (7.69%) Service Management
8 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) Java
2 4 (5.13%) ABAP
3 3 (3.85%) Scala
4 2 (2.56%) C#
4 2 (2.56%) Python
4 2 (2.56%) SQL
5 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.28%) Java 8
5 1 (1.28%) Perl
5 1 (1.28%) R
5 1 (1.28%) Ruby
5 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (20.51%) Degree
2 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.28%) MBA
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) GDPR
1 4 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.85%) QA
3 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.56%) HIPAA
3 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.56%) SLA
4 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.28%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Ansible
2 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (11.54%) Workday
2 6 (7.69%) Kronos
3 5 (6.41%) SAP
4 4 (5.13%) Ariba
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.56%) Adobe
5 2 (2.56%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 2 (2.56%) Imperva
5 2 (2.56%) Okta
6 1 (1.28%) Capita
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.28%) WSO2