The table below looks at the statistics for Strategic Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Strategic Management over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Strategic Management
Rank 573 550 533
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -17
Contract jobs citing Strategic Management 19 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.039% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.053% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 25
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£400 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £360 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £584 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £363
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +44.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Strategic Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Strategic Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Strategic Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Strategic Management within the UK.

Strategic Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Strategic Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Management within the UK.

Strategic Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Strategic Management
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Management within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England -29 19 £400 -20.00% 4
London +14 11 £391 -21.75% 2
South East -26 7 £400 -27.27%
Berkshire - 3 £383 -
City of London +6 2 £423 -15.50% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Guildford - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Strategic Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Strategic Management 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 Management.

1 13 (30.95%) NHS
1 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (19.05%) Programme Management
5 7 (16.67%) SQL
6 6 (14.29%) Java
6 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 5 (11.90%) Legal
7 5 (11.90%) Advertising
7 5 (11.90%) Supply Chain Management
7 5 (11.90%) Marketing
7 5 (11.90%) Oracle
7 5 (11.90%) B2B
7 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.90%) Project Management
7 5 (11.90%) People Management
7 5 (11.90%) Customer Insight
8 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
8 4 (9.52%) C#
8 4 (9.52%) Scrum
8 4 (9.52%) Degree
9 3 (7.14%) Java SE
9 3 (7.14%) Java EE
9 3 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
9 3 (7.14%) Velocity

Strategic Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Strategic Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Murex MxG2000
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Legal
2 5 (11.90%) Advertising
2 5 (11.90%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Front Office
4 2 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (11.90%) Commercial Manager
1 5 (11.90%) Marketing Manager
2 4 (9.52%) Agile Coach
2 4 (9.52%) Programme Manager
2 4 (9.52%) Developer
3 3 (7.14%) Front Office Developer
3 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 3 (7.14%) IT Programme Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Vendor Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Communications Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Technical Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) XML
1 3 (7.14%) XSLT
1 3 (7.14%) JMS
1 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
1 3 (7.14%) Spring
1 3 (7.14%) JNI
1 3 (7.14%) Java SE
1 3 (7.14%) Java EE
1 3 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (7.14%) Velocity
1 3 (7.14%) Murex Flex
1 3 (7.14%) Spring Integration
2 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) NHS
2 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Visualisation
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.76%) Informatics
4 2 (4.76%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) FMCG
5 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (19.05%) Programme Management
4 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.90%) B2B
5 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.90%) Supply Chain Management
5 5 (11.90%) Customer Insight
5 5 (11.90%) People Management
6 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 3 (7.14%) TDD
7 3 (7.14%) User Stories
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Sybase
2 3 (7.14%) Adobe
2 3 (7.14%) Murex
2 3 (7.14%) Reuters
2 3 (7.14%) Bloomberg
3 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) HP