The table below looks at the statistics for Strategic Planning 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 Planning over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Strategic Planning
Rank 533 473 475
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +2
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 50 80 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 55 31
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£520 £520 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £284 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £665 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £520 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +38.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Strategic Planning
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Strategic Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Strategic Planning
Daily Rate Trend

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

Strategic Planning Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Strategic Planning
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Strategic Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Strategic Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Strategic Planning
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Strategic Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 -48 49 £520 - 43
London -18 32 £510 -1.92% 17
South East -9 9 £525 +10.81% 11
Surrey -1 6 £513 -1.44% 2
City of London +2 5 £638 +27.50% 3
East of England - 3 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
Watford - 3 - -
Berkshire +1 2 £600 +18.51%
South West -15 2 £665 +41.48%
East Midlands +10 1 - -
Reading +7 1 - -
Cheshire -2 1 - - 2
Wiltshire -6 1 £665 +41.48%
North West -21 1 - - 7
Hampshire -27 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - - - - 3
Peterborough - - - -
Preston - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Swindon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 34 (26.77%) Project Management
3 29 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (17.32%) PRINCE2
5 21 (16.54%) MS Excel
5 21 (16.54%) Degree
5 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (15.75%) ITIL
7 19 (14.96%) MS Project
7 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
8 13 (10.24%) MS Office
8 13 (10.24%) Change Management
9 12 (9.45%) Telecoms
9 12 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (9.45%) Management Information System
9 12 (9.45%) Critical Path Analysis
10 11 (8.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (7.87%) Java
11 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
11 10 (7.87%) Retail
11 10 (7.87%) Marketing
12 9 (7.09%) Business Analysis
12 9 (7.09%) Banking
12 9 (7.09%) Service Delivery
12 9 (7.09%) Advertising
12 9 (7.09%) Migration
13 8 (6.30%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (6.30%) Analytics

Strategic Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (3.15%) Node.js
2 3 (2.36%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) SAS
3 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (16.54%) MS Excel
2 19 (14.96%) MS Project
3 13 (10.24%) MS Office
4 8 (6.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) HTTP
1 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.94%) SSL
2 2 (1.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.79%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (0.79%) Network Security
3 1 (0.79%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) MariaDB
1 4 (3.15%) MongoDB
1 4 (3.15%) Redis
2 3 (2.36%) Big Data
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.57%) OLAP
3 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.57%) Essbase
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.79%) QlikView
4 1 (0.79%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.79%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.87%) Retail
3 10 (7.87%) Marketing
4 9 (7.09%) Banking
4 9 (7.09%) Advertising
5 6 (4.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.94%) Legal
7 3 (2.36%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.57%) Publishing
8 2 (1.57%) Law
8 2 (1.57%) Local Government
9 1 (0.79%) Billing
9 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.79%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) Back Office
9 1 (0.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (20.47%) Analyst
2 16 (12.60%) Architect
3 15 (11.81%) Business Analyst
4 13 (10.24%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.66%) Business Manager
6 8 (6.30%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Consultant
10 4 (3.15%) Technical Business Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Relationships Manager
11 3 (2.36%) Programme Planner
11 3 (2.36%) Engagement Manager
11 3 (2.36%) Planning Manager
11 3 (2.36%) Head of Service Management
11 3 (2.36%) Developer
11 3 (2.36%) Project Planner
11 3 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.36%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.57%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) CSS3
3 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.79%) HTML5
3 1 (0.79%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.79%) CSS
3 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.45%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.51%) Video on Demand
4 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.72%) User Experience
4 6 (4.72%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.94%) Open Source
6 4 (3.15%) NHS
7 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.36%) Social Media
8 2 (1.57%) PMI
8 2 (1.57%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.79%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.79%) e-Health
9 1 (0.79%) IPTV
9 1 (0.79%) Informatics
9 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.79%) DataPower
9 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.72%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Android
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) UNIX
3 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) Project Management
2 29 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.32%) PRINCE2
4 20 (15.75%) ITIL
5 13 (10.24%) Change Management
6 12 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (9.45%) Critical Path Analysis
7 11 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.09%) Business Analysis
8 9 (7.09%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.09%) Migration
9 8 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (6.30%) Analytics
10 7 (5.51%) Coaching
10 7 (5.51%) IT Governance
10 7 (5.51%) Service Management
11 6 (4.72%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.72%) Process Management
11 6 (4.72%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.87%) Java
2 5 (3.94%) SQL
3 2 (1.57%) VB
3 2 (1.57%) Python
4 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) C
4 1 (0.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (16.54%) Degree
2 11 (8.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.94%) MCTS
5 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.94%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.15%) PMP
7 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.57%) MBA
7 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) CEH
8 1 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.79%) CITP
8 1 (0.79%) APMP
8 1 (0.79%) CISM
8 1 (0.79%) CCAB
8 1 (0.79%) ACCA
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.79%) COBIT
4 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.79%) BS15000
4 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (0.79%) XenApp
2 1 (0.79%) XenServer
2 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) Puppet
2 4 (3.15%) Nagios
2 4 (3.15%) Ansible
3 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.15%) VMware
3 3 (2.36%) Citrix
4 2 (1.57%) IBM
4 2 (1.57%) Hyperion
4 2 (1.57%) Google
4 2 (1.57%) Tableau
5 1 (0.79%) Facebook
5 1 (0.79%) Huawei
5 1 (0.79%) Omniture
5 1 (0.79%) Endeca
5 1 (0.79%) ATG
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle
5 1 (0.79%) SAP
5 1 (0.79%) HP
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