The table below looks at the statistics for Strategic Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Strategic Planning over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Strategic Planning
Rank 540 503 499
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -4
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 81 96 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 62 58
Average daily rate £450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £718 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £495
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £23.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - £19.00
Strategic Planning
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41811 39981 38714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.99% 77.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27954 25305 24543
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1164 1124
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Strategic Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Strategic Planning Jobs Demand Trend in England

Strategic Planning
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Strategic Planning across the England region.

Strategic Planning Daily Rate Trend in England

Strategic Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Strategic Planning across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Strategic Planning Daily Rate Histogram in England

Strategic Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning across the England region.

Strategic Planning Hourly Rate Trend in England

Strategic Planning
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Planning within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 32 £550 +10.00% 19
East Midlands +17 12 £275 -21.42%
South East -24 9 £475 -9.52% 3
South West +5 8 £425 -1.44% 1
North East - 5 - -
East of England +6 4 £613 +206.25% 2
North West -13 4 - - 4
West Midlands -13 3 £425 +6.25%
Yorkshire -9 2 £450 +31.38% 3
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Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Strategic Planning also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Strategic Planning.

1 44 (28.57%) Finance
2 43 (27.92%) Project Management
3 35 (22.73%) MS Excel
4 33 (21.43%) Performance Management
5 29 (18.83%) Management Information System
6 26 (16.88%) Degree
6 26 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (14.94%) Data Quality
8 20 (12.99%) MS PowerPoint
8 20 (12.99%) Data Analysis
8 20 (12.99%) SQL
9 19 (12.34%) Microsoft
10 18 (11.69%) NHS
11 17 (11.04%) MS Access
11 17 (11.04%) Relational Database
12 16 (10.39%) Enterprise Architecture
12 16 (10.39%) Business Analysis
13 15 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (9.09%) Process Improvement
15 13 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (7.79%) PRINCE2
16 12 (7.79%) Banking
16 12 (7.79%) Technical Architecture
16 12 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (7.14%) Data Centre
17 11 (7.14%) ITIL
17 11 (7.14%) Windows
17 11 (7.14%) E-Commerce
17 11 (7.14%) SLA

Strategic Planning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Strategic Planning also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Strategic Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.30%) CMS
1 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) GemFire
2 1 (0.65%) Magnolia
2 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.65%) SAS
2 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.90%) MS Project
3 6 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.30%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) Network Security
2 6 (3.90%) Firewall
2 6 (3.90%) WAN
3 5 (3.25%) LAN
4 4 (2.60%) VoIP
5 3 (1.95%) Wireless
6 2 (1.30%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.65%) BGP
7 1 (0.65%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.04%) MS Access
1 17 (11.04%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.55%) Data Mining
4 6 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.90%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.60%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.95%) Big Data
7 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.65%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.65%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.65%) Power BI
8 1 (0.65%) QlikView
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 44 (28.57%) Finance
2 12 (7.79%) Banking
3 9 (5.84%) Retail
4 8 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.19%) Marketing
4 8 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.60%) Front Office
7 3 (1.95%) Back Office
8 2 (1.30%) Advertising
8 2 (1.30%) Legal
8 2 (1.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.65%) Electronics
9 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.65%) International Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.65%) Law
9 1 (0.65%) Local Government
9 1 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 46 (29.87%) Analyst
2 27 (17.53%) Architect
3 13 (8.44%) Business Analyst
4 11 (7.14%) Information Analyst
5 10 (6.49%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.84%) IT Manager
7 8 (5.19%) Programme Manager
8 7 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (4.55%) Service Manager
9 6 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Lead Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Data Architect
10 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.25%) IT Services Manager
10 5 (3.25%) Support Manager
10 5 (3.25%) Technical Leader
11 4 (2.60%) Customer Support Manager
11 4 (2.60%) Data Analyst
11 4 (2.60%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.84%) Middleware
2 7 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.83%) Management Information System
2 26 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (11.69%) NHS
4 11 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.55%) Statistics
6 6 (3.90%) Life Science
7 5 (3.25%) Data Integration
7 5 (3.25%) IVR
7 5 (3.25%) User Experience
8 3 (1.95%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.95%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.95%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.30%) Social Media
10 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.65%) FMCG
10 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (1.95%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.30%) Linux
3 2 (1.30%) Unix
3 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) VMS
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.92%) Project Management
2 33 (21.43%) Performance Management
3 20 (12.99%) Data Analysis
4 16 (10.39%) Business Analysis
4 16 (10.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 13 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (7.79%) PRINCE2
8 12 (7.79%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 11 (7.14%) Information Security
9 11 (7.14%) ITIL
10 10 (6.49%) IT Governance
11 9 (5.84%) Migration
11 9 (5.84%) Programme Management
12 8 (5.19%) Analytics
12 8 (5.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.99%) SQL
2 4 (2.60%) Java
2 4 (2.60%) VB
3 2 (1.30%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) C
4 1 (0.65%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) Scala
4 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (16.88%) Degree
2 9 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) CISSP
4 4 (2.60%) CISA
4 4 (2.60%) CISM
4 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.95%) CCNA
5 3 (1.95%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.95%) GCIH
5 3 (1.95%) GIAC
5 3 (1.95%) MCITP
5 3 (1.95%) MCTS
5 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.95%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.95%) PMP
6 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.65%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.94%) Data Quality
2 11 (7.14%) SLA
3 7 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.30%) QA
5 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 7 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.30%) XenServer
3 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.65%) Docker
3 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) KVM
3 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.65%) vSphere
3 1 (0.65%) XenApp
3 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) QRadar
2 1 (0.65%) Ansible
2 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.19%) SAP
3 7 (4.55%) Oracle
4 6 (3.90%) HP
4 6 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.25%) Tableau
5 5 (3.25%) VMware
6 4 (2.60%) Cisco
7 3 (1.95%) IBM
8 2 (1.30%) Citrix
8 2 (1.30%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.65%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.65%) Cognos
9 1 (0.65%) Juniper
9 1 (0.65%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.65%) NetApp
9 1 (0.65%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.65%) Pega
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