The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Strategic Planning
Rank 129 127 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£265 £675 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.74% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Strategic Planning
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2365 2035 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.79% 73.92% 65.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1012 1020
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 109 83
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.67 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Strategic Planning across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Strategic Planning Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 November 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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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
Cheshire +5 4 £265 -61.45%
Manchester -5 3 £388 - 3
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Strategic Planning
England

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 11 (68.75%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (25.00%) NHS
4 3 (18.75%) People Management
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Information Management
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (12.50%) BPMN
5 2 (12.50%) Market Research
6 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (12.50%) MS Office
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Project Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) NHS Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) MI Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) People Management
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Information Management
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) BPMN
5 2 (12.50%) Market Research
6 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Citrix