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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Strategic Planning
Rank 559 538 529
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 88 102 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 65 67
Median daily rate £425 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £311 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £669 £751 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £450 £495
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £23.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 - £19.00

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
45374 44011 42946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.60% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29986 27420 26807
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1279 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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
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 3 May 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 -35 87 £425 -15.00% 29
London -39 31 £510 +2.00% 17
East Midlands +17 12 £275 -21.42%
North West -4 11 £413 -31.25% 2
Leicestershire - 11 £275 -
South East -11 9 £475 -9.52% 3
Manchester - 9 £413 - 2
Loughborough - 9 £275 -
South West +5 8 £425 -1.44% 1
City of London +27 5 £525 +28.04% 3
North East -33 5 - -
Durham - 5 - -
Peterlee - 5 - -
East of England +1 4 £613 +206.25% 3
West Midlands -5 3 £425 +6.25%
Birmingham - 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £340 -35.23%
Bristol +7 2 £425 -1.44%
Berkshire +5 2 £794 +164.58% 1
Bedfordshire +4 2 £800 +128.57% 1
Luton +1 2 £800 +300.00% 1
Yorkshire -6 2 £450 +31.38% 3
Cheshire -12 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £340 -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £425 -
West Sussex - 2 £481 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire +5 1 £450 +31.38%
Hampshire -1 1 - -

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 49 (30.25%) Project Management
2 44 (27.16%) Finance
3 41 (25.31%) MS Excel
4 32 (19.75%) Performance Management
5 29 (17.90%) Management Information System
6 26 (16.05%) Degree
6 26 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 23 (14.20%) Business Analysis
8 23 (14.20%) Data Quality
9 20 (12.35%) MS PowerPoint
9 20 (12.35%) Data Analysis
9 20 (12.35%) SQL
10 19 (11.73%) PRINCE2
11 17 (10.49%) MS Access
11 17 (10.49%) NHS
11 17 (10.49%) Relational Database
12 16 (9.88%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (9.26%) Middleware
13 15 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (9.26%) Data Centre
14 14 (8.64%) Process Improvement
14 14 (8.64%) Data Mining
15 13 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (8.02%) Active Directory
15 13 (8.02%) Data Management
16 12 (7.41%) Banking
16 12 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
16 12 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement

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 (0.62%) GemFire
2 1 (0.62%) Magnolia
2 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.62%) SAS
2 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (25.31%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.70%) MS Project
3 6 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.47%) MS Office
5 1 (0.62%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.23%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.23%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) Network Security
2 6 (3.70%) Firewall
2 6 (3.70%) WAN
3 5 (3.09%) LAN
4 4 (2.47%) VoIP
5 3 (1.85%) Wireless
6 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.62%) BGP
7 1 (0.62%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.49%) MS Access
1 17 (10.49%) Relational Database
2 14 (8.64%) Data Mining
3 9 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.47%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.85%) Big Data
7 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.62%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.62%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.62%) Power BI
8 1 (0.62%) QlikView
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 44 (27.16%) Finance
2 12 (7.41%) Banking
3 11 (6.79%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.56%) Retail
5 8 (4.94%) Marketing
5 8 (4.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.47%) Front Office
8 3 (1.85%) Back Office
9 2 (1.23%) Advertising
9 2 (1.23%) Legal
9 2 (1.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.62%) Electronics
10 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.62%) International Banking
10 1 (0.62%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.62%) Law
10 1 (0.62%) Local Government
10 1 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 46 (28.40%) Analyst
2 35 (21.60%) Architect
3 13 (8.02%) Business Analyst
4 11 (6.79%) Information Analyst
5 10 (6.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (6.17%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.56%) IT Manager
7 8 (4.94%) Programme Manager
8 7 (4.32%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (4.32%) Lead Architect
8 7 (4.32%) Service Manager
9 6 (3.70%) Data Architect
9 6 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.09%) IT Services Manager
10 5 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.09%) Support Manager
10 5 (3.09%) Technical Leader
11 4 (2.47%) Data Analyst
11 4 (2.47%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.26%) Middleware
2 7 (4.32%) Web Services
3 1 (0.62%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.90%) Management Information System
2 26 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.49%) NHS
4 15 (9.26%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.94%) Life Science
6 7 (4.32%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.32%) Statistics
7 5 (3.09%) Data Integration
7 5 (3.09%) IVR
7 5 (3.09%) User Experience
8 3 (1.85%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.85%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.85%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.85%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.23%) Social Media
10 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.62%) FMCG
10 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.79%) Windows
2 3 (1.85%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.23%) Linux
3 2 (1.23%) Unix
3 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.62%) VMS
4 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.25%) Project Management
2 32 (19.75%) Performance Management
3 23 (14.20%) Business Analysis
4 20 (12.35%) Data Analysis
5 19 (11.73%) PRINCE2
6 16 (9.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (8.64%) Process Improvement
9 13 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.02%) Data Management
10 12 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (6.79%) E-Commerce
11 11 (6.79%) Information Security
11 11 (6.79%) ITIL
12 10 (6.17%) IT Governance
13 9 (5.56%) Migration
13 9 (5.56%) Programme Management
13 9 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.35%) SQL
2 4 (2.47%) Java
2 4 (2.47%) VB
3 2 (1.23%) Python
4 1 (0.62%) C
4 1 (0.62%) C#
4 1 (0.62%) Scala
4 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (16.05%) Degree
2 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.32%) CISSP
4 4 (2.47%) CISA
4 4 (2.47%) CISM
4 4 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.85%) CCNA
5 3 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.85%) GCIH
5 3 (1.85%) GIAC
5 3 (1.85%) MCITP
5 3 (1.85%) MCTS
5 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.85%) PMP
6 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.62%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.20%) Data Quality
2 11 (6.79%) SLA
3 7 (4.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.23%) QA
5 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 13 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.23%) XenServer
3 1 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.62%) Docker
3 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.62%) KVM
3 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.62%) vSphere
3 1 (0.62%) XenApp
3 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.85%) QRadar
2 1 (0.62%) Ansible
2 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.94%) SAP
3 7 (4.32%) Oracle
4 6 (3.70%) HP
4 6 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.09%) Tableau
5 5 (3.09%) VMware
6 4 (2.47%) Cisco
7 3 (1.85%) IBM
8 2 (1.23%) Citrix
8 2 (1.23%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.62%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.62%) Cognos
9 1 (0.62%) Juniper
9 1 (0.62%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.62%) NetApp
9 1 (0.62%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.62%) Pega
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