The table below looks at the statistics for Strategic Planning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Strategic Planning over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Strategic Planning
Rank 558 548 554
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 80 95 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 64 55
Median daily rate £415 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £670 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £438 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 - £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - £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
44001 44737 42259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 79.69% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29186 28814 26448
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1191 1229
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Strategic Planning
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Strategic Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Strategic Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Strategic Planning Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 79 £415 -12.63% 48
London -13 40 £470 -6.00% 20
North West -6 13 £415 -27.82% 7
Manchester +7 11 £415 -12.63% 7
East Midlands +3 7 £325 -7.14%
East of England +15 5 £275 +37.50% 2
South East 0 5 £413 -2.94% 7
City of London +27 4 £743 +60.54%
Leicestershire - 4 £325 -
Essex +11 3 £250 +25.00% 1
West Yorkshire -9 3 £675 +86.20% 2
Yorkshire -11 3 £675 +86.20% 2
West Midlands -19 3 - - 3
Hampshire - 3 - -
Basildon - 3 £250 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Loughborough - 3 £338 -
Bedfordshire +6 2 £800 +300.00% 1
Luton +3 2 £800 +300.00% 1
South West +2 2 £375 -25.00% 4
Nottinghamshire 0 2 - -
Cheshire -6 2 - -
Nottingham -7 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +11 1 - - 3
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
Leeds -18 1 £675 +86.20% 1
North East -58 1 - -

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Strategic Planning.

1 53 (32.52%) Finance
2 47 (28.83%) Project Management
3 40 (24.54%) MS Excel
4 32 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (17.79%) Degree
6 28 (17.18%) Microsoft
7 26 (15.95%) Management Information System
7 26 (15.95%) Performance Management
8 24 (14.72%) MS PowerPoint
9 20 (12.27%) Business Analysis
10 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (11.66%) PRINCE2
11 18 (11.04%) Data Analysis
12 17 (10.43%) SQL
12 17 (10.43%) Data Mining
12 17 (10.43%) Active Directory
12 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (10.43%) Data Centre
13 16 (9.82%) Data Quality
13 16 (9.82%) NHS
14 13 (7.98%) E-Commerce
14 13 (7.98%) MS Access
14 13 (7.98%) ITIL
14 13 (7.98%) Relational Database
15 12 (7.36%) Middleware
16 11 (6.75%) Manufacturing
16 11 (6.75%) SAP
16 11 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (6.75%) Data Management
16 11 (6.75%) Programme Management

Strategic Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.23%) CMS
1 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) GemFire
2 1 (0.61%) Magnolia
2 1 (0.61%) SAS
2 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (24.54%) MS Excel
2 24 (14.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.45%) MS Office
3 4 (2.45%) MS Project
3 4 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.61%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.23%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.84%) IaaS
2 2 (1.23%) Google Drive
2 2 (1.23%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.13%) WAN
2 9 (5.52%) LAN
3 7 (4.29%) Firewall
4 5 (3.07%) Network Security
4 5 (3.07%) Wireless
5 3 (1.84%) WLAN
6 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.61%) ADSL
7 1 (0.61%) BGP
7 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.61%) Internet
7 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.61%) OSPF
7 1 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.43%) Data Mining
2 13 (7.98%) MS Access
2 13 (7.98%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.68%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.68%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.45%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.84%) Big Data
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.61%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) QlikView
7 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 53 (32.52%) Finance
2 11 (6.75%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (4.91%) Banking
4 8 (4.91%) Marketing
4 8 (4.91%) Publishing
5 7 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.68%) Advertising
7 5 (3.07%) Retail
8 4 (2.45%) Law
9 2 (1.23%) Back Office
9 2 (1.23%) Electronics
9 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.61%) Legal
10 1 (0.61%) Local Government
10 1 (0.61%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (23.93%) Analyst
2 33 (20.25%) Architect
3 11 (6.75%) Business Analyst
3 11 (6.75%) IT Manager
4 9 (5.52%) Enterprise Architect
4 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (5.52%) Programme Manager
5 8 (4.91%) Project Manager
5 8 (4.91%) Service Manager
6 7 (4.29%) Data Architect
6 7 (4.29%) Information Analyst
6 7 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.07%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (3.07%) IT Analyst
8 5 (3.07%) IT Services Manager
8 5 (3.07%) Lead Architect
9 4 (2.45%) Finance Business Analyst
9 4 (2.45%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.36%) Middleware
2 4 (2.45%) .NET
3 3 (1.84%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (15.95%) Management Information System
3 17 (10.43%) Data Centre
4 16 (9.82%) NHS
5 8 (4.91%) Life Science
6 7 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.29%) Statistics
6 7 (4.29%) User Experience
7 6 (3.68%) Virtual Team
8 5 (3.07%) IVR
8 5 (3.07%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.84%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (1.84%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.84%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.23%) FMCG
10 2 (1.23%) Social Media
11 1 (0.61%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.61%) Tandem
11 1 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.13%) Windows
2 4 (2.45%) Unix
3 3 (1.84%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.23%) Linux
4 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.83%) Project Management
2 26 (15.95%) Performance Management
3 20 (12.27%) Business Analysis
4 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.66%) PRINCE2
5 18 (11.04%) Data Analysis
6 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (7.98%) E-Commerce
7 13 (7.98%) ITIL
8 11 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (6.75%) Data Management
8 11 (6.75%) Matrix Organization
8 11 (6.75%) Process Improvement
8 11 (6.75%) Programme Management
9 10 (6.13%) Business Process Mapping
9 10 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (6.13%) Information Security
9 10 (6.13%) Planning and Forecasting
9 10 (6.13%) TOGAF
9 10 (6.13%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.43%) SQL
2 4 (2.45%) C#
2 4 (2.45%) Java
3 2 (1.23%) Python
4 1 (0.61%) C
4 1 (0.61%) Scala
4 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (17.79%) Degree
2 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.91%) CISSP
4 6 (3.68%) CCNA
4 6 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.07%) CISM
5 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.84%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.84%) CISA
7 3 (1.84%) GCIH
7 3 (1.84%) MCITP
7 3 (1.84%) MCTS
8 2 (1.23%) GIAC
8 2 (1.23%) MCP
9 1 (0.61%) CCA
9 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.61%) MBA
9 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.82%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.29%) SLA
3 6 (3.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.23%) QA
4 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 17 (10.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.45%) XenServer
3 3 (1.84%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.61%) Docker
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) KVM
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.61%) vSphere
5 1 (0.61%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.84%) QRadar
2 1 (0.61%) Ansible
2 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.75%) SAP
3 9 (5.52%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (4.29%) Cisco
5 6 (3.68%) HP
5 6 (3.68%) Oracle
5 6 (3.68%) VMware
6 5 (3.07%) Tableau
7 4 (2.45%) Citrix
8 3 (1.84%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.84%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.23%) Google
10 1 (0.61%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.61%) Apple
10 1 (0.61%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.61%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.61%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.61%) NetApp
10 1 (0.61%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.61%) Sage
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