Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 August 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 143 167
Rank change year-on-year -31 +24 +3
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 19 24 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.56% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.67% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 24
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +16.13% +28.10%
10th Percentile £250 £266 £266
90th Percentile £698 £619 £549
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £91.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year -61.90% +512.50% -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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,233 3,596 5,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.47% 83.36% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,538 2,276 2,975
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £264 £250 £239
90th Percentile £575 £550 £542
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 122 122
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00% -28.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.40 £39.45
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

Strategic Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Thinking in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Thinking in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategic Thinking in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Thinking in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Shropshire - 7 £662 - 2
Coventry -17 4 £276 -3.75%
Kingswinford - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £600 - 1
Warwickshire -4 1 £550 -4.35% 5
Strategic Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Strategic Thinking.

1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Publishing
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
3 4 (21.05%) User Experience
4 3 (15.79%) Creative Thinking
4 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 3 (15.79%) Office 365
4 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) MCSE
4 3 (15.79%) CCNP
4 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (10.53%) Retail
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Degree

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Publishing
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Content Designer
2 4 (21.05%) Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Service Assurance Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Service Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (10.53%) IT Architect
4 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Social Media
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Change Management
2 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
3 3 (15.79%) Creative Thinking
3 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (10.53%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (10.53%) Microservices
4 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNA
1 3 (15.79%) CCNP
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.79%) MCSE
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
1 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Splunk
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com