Period
to 22 October 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 22 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.

Strategic Thinking
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 309 316 326
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10 +10
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 80 55 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 25
South East median daily rate £528 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.35% +5.28% +12.50%
10th Percentile £281 £323 £285
90th Percentile £675 £598 £586
England median daily rate £475 £488 £457
% change year-on-year -2.56% +6.73% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
South East median hourly rate £28.50 - -
England median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +103.57% -58.38%

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 14,155 13,674 14,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.99% 84.19% 83.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,505 8,170 8,585
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 £252
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 499 464 576
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.81%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £49.85 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 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 +30 34 £565 +9.18% 6
Berkshire -4 18 £530 +2.91% 4
Surrey -15 18 £550 +15.79% 2
Hampshire -7 17 £283 -42.05%
Buckinghamshire +17 9 £278 -58.01%
West Sussex -7 8 £540 +61.19%
Oxfordshire +10 7 £625 +32.28% 2
Middlesex +9 1 - - 1
East Sussex -4 1 £551 +60.15% 1
Kent - 1 - - 1
Strategic Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (41.25%) Finance
2 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (26.25%) Project Management
4 17 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (18.75%) ITIL
6 13 (16.25%) PRINCE2
6 13 (16.25%) Service Management
6 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (15.00%) TOGAF
7 12 (15.00%) Analytics
7 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (12.50%) Programme Management
8 10 (12.50%) DevOps
8 10 (12.50%) Decision-Making
9 9 (11.25%) Degree
9 9 (11.25%) Scrum
9 9 (11.25%) Service Delivery
9 9 (11.25%) SAP
10 8 (10.00%) Java
10 8 (10.00%) CRM
10 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
11 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
11 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
11 7 (8.75%) Test Strategy
11 7 (8.75%) Data Modelling
11 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (8.75%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (8.75%) User Experience
12 6 (7.50%) Presales
12 6 (7.50%) Data Centre

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 5 (6.25%) NetWeaver
1 5 (6.25%) SAP EP
2 3 (3.75%) Confluence
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.25%) JBoss
4 1 (1.25%) OpenROAD
4 1 (1.25%) SAS
4 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (5.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.75%) InVision
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.75%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) IaaS
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) PaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.25%) DHCP
2 1 (1.25%) DNS
2 1 (1.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) MySQL
1 3 (3.75%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (2.50%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.25%) DTS
3 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.25%) Impala
3 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.25%) Power BI
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) JIRA
2 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (41.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Legal
2 5 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.50%) Advertising
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Architect
2 11 (13.75%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (12.50%) Designer
3 10 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 9 (11.25%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.75%) Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Service Assurance Manager
5 7 (8.75%) Service Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Lead Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Data Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.25%) SAP Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.00%) SAP Technical Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Leader
8 4 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) SAP Fiori
1 5 (6.25%) SAP PI
1 5 (6.25%) SAPUI5
2 3 (3.75%) Web Services
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (2.50%) SOAP
3 2 (2.50%) Spring
3 2 (2.50%) Spring Boot
3 2 (2.50%) Thymeleaf
4 1 (1.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) EDI
4 1 (1.25%) Java EE
4 1 (1.25%) JMS
4 1 (1.25%) Middleware
4 1 (1.25%) Node.js
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.25%) REST
4 1 (1.25%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) User Experience
3 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.00%) Life Science
5 4 (5.00%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.75%) Social Media
6 3 (3.75%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.25%) Clustering
8 1 (1.25%) FMCG
8 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) Linux
1 5 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Android
2 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.25%) CentOS
2 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.25%) Project Management
3 15 (18.75%) ITIL
4 13 (16.25%) PRINCE2
4 13 (16.25%) Service Management
4 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (15.00%) Analytics
5 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 10 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 10 (12.50%) DevOps
6 10 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 9 (11.25%) Scrum
7 9 (11.25%) Service Delivery
8 8 (10.00%) CRM
8 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 7 (8.75%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (8.75%) Data Modelling
9 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
9 7 (8.75%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) Java
2 5 (6.25%) ABAP
3 3 (3.75%) Python
4 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.50%) Ruby
4 2 (2.50%) SQL
5 1 (1.25%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) Java 8
5 1 (1.25%) Perl
5 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.25%) R
5 1 (1.25%) Scala
5 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) GDPR
1 6 (7.50%) QA
1 6 (7.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.75%) PMO
3 3 (3.75%) SLA
4 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.25%) HIPAA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.50%) Ansible
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) SAP
2 6 (7.50%) Ariba
3 5 (6.25%) Adobe
3 5 (6.25%) IBM
3 5 (6.25%) Imperva
3 5 (6.25%) Workday
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (1.25%) Informatica
6 1 (1.25%) Kronos
6 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.25%) Tableau
6 1 (1.25%) WSO2