Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 23 September 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
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 238 217
Rank change year-on-year +33 -21 +28
Contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking 31 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.45% 0.11% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.13% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 15
Thames Valley median daily rate £447 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.18% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £298 £331 £250
90th Percentile £508 £478 £588
South East median daily rate £442 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -1.72% +16.13% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Thames Valley median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Thames Valley
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,877 6,170 6,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 85.48% 83.88% 83.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,276 3,307 3,652
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £434 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.52% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 209 232
Thames Valley median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -27.27%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.40 £43.25
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.81% -6.67% -0.73%

Analytical Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Analytical Thinking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Thinking in the Thames Valley

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Thinking in the Thames Valley.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Thinking in the Thames Valley

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Thinking in the Thames Valley

Analytical Thinking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Thinking in the Thames Valley.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Thinking in the Thames Valley

Analytical Thinking
Contract Job Locations in the Thames Valley

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 Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Berkshire +16 17 £400 -11.11%
Buckinghamshire +24 14 £450 +28.57% 2
Analytical Thinking
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Analytical Thinking.

1 31 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (45.16%) Project Management
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) ITIL
5 9 (29.03%) Critical Thinking
6 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
7 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
7 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
8 6 (19.35%) QA
8 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (16.13%) Case Management
9 5 (16.13%) Virtual Team
9 5 (16.13%) Software Asset Management
9 5 (16.13%) Marketing
9 5 (16.13%) Project Planning
9 5 (16.13%) Performance Management
9 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) eTOM
9 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) Finance
9 5 (16.13%) Service Management
9 5 (16.13%) Asset Management
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.90%) LAN
10 4 (12.90%) WAN
10 4 (12.90%) Java
10 4 (12.90%) SLA
10 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
10 4 (12.90%) Hadoop

Analytical Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Spark
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) LAN
1 4 (12.90%) Unified Communications
1 4 (12.90%) WAN
2 3 (9.68%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) Converged Networks
3 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.45%) MPLS
3 2 (6.45%) VoIP
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Big Data
1 4 (12.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Hive
2 2 (6.45%) HBase
3 1 (3.23%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) JMeter
1 2 (6.45%) Maven
1 2 (6.45%) Selenium
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) French Language
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) German Language
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Big Data Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Vendor Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Web Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Web Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Development Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Principal Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Principal Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Problem Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (6.45%) Kafka
2 2 (6.45%) REST
2 2 (6.45%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Virtual Team
3 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) PMI
5 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Project Management
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) ITIL
4 9 (29.03%) Critical Thinking
5 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
6 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
6 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (16.13%) Asset Management
8 5 (16.13%) Case Management
8 5 (16.13%) eTOM
8 5 (16.13%) Performance Management
8 5 (16.13%) Project Planning
8 5 (16.13%) Service Management
8 5 (16.13%) Software Asset Management
9 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.90%) Data Ingestion
9 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
9 4 (12.90%) Supply Chain Management
9 4 (12.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) MBA
4 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 4 (12.90%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Apache Flume
1 2 (6.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Kibana
2 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Cloudera
2 4 (12.90%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.23%) Informatica
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.23%) Talend