Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 16 December 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 136 161
Rank change year-on-year -3 +25 +5
Contract jobs citing Strategic Thinking 21 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.62% 0.40% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.46% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 6
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £338 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -15.09% -33.75%
10th Percentile £375 £280 £228
90th Percentile £575 £438 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £488
% change year-on-year +5.88% -12.82% -15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,980 2,609 2,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.39% 86.51% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,036 1,803 1,951
West Yorkshire median daily rate £414 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 68 71
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £9.81 £10.20
90th Percentile £27.55 £40.00 £29.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.85% +2.21%

Strategic Thinking
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Thinking in West Yorkshire

Strategic Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Thinking in West Yorkshire

Strategic Thinking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Thinking in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategic Thinking in West Yorkshire

Strategic Thinking
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Leeds +10 16 £550 +29.41% 3
Bradford -18 3 £400 +23.08% 2
Strategic Thinking
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Strategic Thinking.

1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (23.81%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 5 (23.81%) Public Cloud
3 5 (23.81%) Serverless
3 5 (23.81%) Psychology
3 5 (23.81%) Usability Testing
3 5 (23.81%) VMS
3 5 (23.81%) Market Research
3 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (23.81%) PaaS
3 5 (23.81%) Network Management
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (23.81%) IaaS
3 5 (23.81%) Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
4 4 (19.05%) HTTP
4 4 (19.05%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 4 (19.05%) Web Design
4 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Quantitative Research
5 3 (14.29%) Qualitative Research

Strategic Thinking
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (23.81%) IaaS
1 5 (23.81%) PaaS
1 5 (23.81%) Serverless
2 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) FTP
2 2 (9.52%) IPsec
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) Neo4j
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) Maven
1 2 (9.52%) Mockito
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
1 2 (9.52%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Architect
1 5 (23.81%) AWS Architect
1 5 (23.81%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
1 5 (23.81%) Cloud Architect
1 5 (23.81%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
1 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Architect
1 5 (23.81%) User Researcher
2 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Programme Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Senior User Researcher
4 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Dropwizard
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) JAX-RS
1 2 (9.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (23.81%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) VMS
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
3 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (23.81%) Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (23.81%) Market Research
3 5 (23.81%) Network Management
3 5 (23.81%) Psychology
3 5 (23.81%) Usability Testing
3 5 (23.81%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) Programme Delivery
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (19.05%) Web Design
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Qualitative Research
5 3 (14.29%) Quantitative Research
6 2 (9.52%) Microservices
6 2 (9.52%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet