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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Strategic Planning
Rank 126 134 134
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.034% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.049% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
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£350 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 - £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £511 £410
% change year-on-year
-19.80% +24.69%
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% -
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
2209 2044 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.22% 64.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1038 1130
Average daily rate £365 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 101 108
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 - 4 £263 -
Manchester - 2 £375 - 1
Lancashire - - - - 1
Strategic Planning
England

Strategic Planning
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (52.17%) Stakeholder Management
1 12 (52.17%) TOGAF
2 11 (47.83%) Zachman Framework
2 11 (47.83%) Service Management
2 11 (47.83%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) NHS
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) MS Office
6 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) Information Management
6 5 (21.74%) Market Research
6 5 (21.74%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Change Management
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
8 3 (13.04%) Data Quality
9 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (8.70%) Change Control
9 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
9 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
9 2 (8.70%) Citrix
10 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
10 1 (4.35%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (21.74%) MS Office
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
4 5 (21.74%) Business Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) NHS Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) IT Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Data Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) MI Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Junior
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Stakeholder Management
1 12 (52.17%) TOGAF
2 11 (47.83%) Zachman Framework
2 11 (47.83%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (47.83%) Service Management
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
4 5 (21.74%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (21.74%) Market Research
4 5 (21.74%) Information Management
5 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
6 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Change Control
8 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix