Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 170 144
Rank change year-on-year -24 -26 +20
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 13 13 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.28% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.33% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 38
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £481 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +13.24% -5.56%
10th Percentile £272 £244 £311
90th Percentile £701 £638 £497
England median daily rate £525 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £28.50 £31.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -10.24% +17.59% -22.75%

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 4,273 3,953 4,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.94% 83.73% 83.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 2,508 2,738
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 147 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +21.44% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -47 6 £606 -
Birmingham +14 3 £550 +10.00%
Warwickshire +6 1 £300 - 1
Walsall - 1 £288 -
Strategic Thinking
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) User Stories
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Legal
2 3 (23.08%) Publishing
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
2 3 (23.08%) Line Management
2 3 (23.08%) Decision-Making
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Economy
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) SEO
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Microservices
3 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
3 2 (15.38%) Splunk
3 2 (15.38%) Artifactory
3 2 (15.38%) Ansible
3 2 (15.38%) Docker
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (15.38%) Social Media

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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 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (23.08%) Legal
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
2 2 (15.38%) Digital Economy
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Content Designer
1 2 (15.38%) Designer
1 2 (15.38%) Product Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Senior Product Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Business Change Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Customer Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Director
2 1 (7.69%) Head of Business Change
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Social Media
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) Decision-Making
2 3 (23.08%) Line Management
2 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (15.38%) Content Management
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Microservices
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (15.38%) Product Management
3 2 (15.38%) SEO
3 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
3 2 (15.38%) Web Usability
4 1 (7.69%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
1 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Splunk
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com