The first table below looks at the demand for Strategic Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Strategic Planning over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Strategic Planning
Rank 126 125 136
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.16% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£275 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
-17.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.95% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2096 1910 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.50% 70.92% 65.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 950 1120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Strategic Planning
England

Strategic Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Strategic Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Strategic Planning
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Strategic Planning Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Strategic Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Strategic Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Strategic Planning
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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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
Manchester - 4 £275 - 2
Cheshire +4 3 £263 -
Merseyside - - - -
Strategic Planning
England

Strategic Planning
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (54.55%) Stakeholder Management
1 12 (54.55%) TOGAF
2 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
2 11 (50.00%) Service Management
3 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) NHS
6 5 (22.73%) MS Office
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (22.73%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Information Management
6 5 (22.73%) Market Research
7 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) Project Management
9 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 2 (9.09%) Finance
9 2 (9.09%) Marketing
9 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
10 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
10 1 (4.55%) SQL

Strategic Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Architect
2 9 (40.91%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) NHS Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Communications Manager
6 2 (9.09%) IT Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Junior
7 1 (4.55%) Relationships Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Marketing Manager
7 1 (4.55%) MI Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Stakeholder Management
1 12 (54.55%) TOGAF
2 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
2 11 (50.00%) Service Management
3 5 (22.73%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) Market Research
3 5 (22.73%) Information Management
4 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft