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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Strategic Planning
Rank 537 482 500
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +18
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 64 93 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 61 65
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £310 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £873 £750 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £523 £425
% change year-on-year
-19.61% +22.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.75 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.95% -

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
41079 38998 41722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.15% 73.31% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25436 23913 24140
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1046 1483
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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 -47 62 £450 -5.26% 33
London -4 36 £495 +4.21% 17
City of London +21 11 £490 +5.37% 9
North West -2 8 £306 - 2
Cheshire +5 4 £263 -
South East -4 4 £269 -43.47% 4
West Midlands -10 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Berkshire +6 3 £325 -21.21% 1
East of England -17 3 - - 3
South West -29 3 £450 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £425 -
Manchester - 3 £350 - 1
Reading +14 2 - - 1
East Midlands +6 2 - -
Scotland -16 2 £420 +57.59% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £600 -
Swindon - 2 £600 -
Peterborough +10 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -7 1 - -
Hampshire -15 1 £212 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £212 -
Glasgow - 1 £420 - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 48 (29.27%) Project Management
2 45 (27.44%) Finance
3 42 (25.61%) Degree
4 25 (15.24%) MS Excel
5 24 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (14.63%) Security Cleared
6 23 (14.02%) Information Management
7 22 (13.41%) Microsoft
8 21 (12.80%) PRINCE2
9 19 (11.59%) Management Information System
9 19 (11.59%) Business Analysis
9 19 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
9 19 (11.59%) SC Cleared
10 18 (10.98%) MS Project
10 18 (10.98%) MS Office
11 17 (10.37%) SQL
11 17 (10.37%) Change Management
11 17 (10.37%) TOGAF
12 16 (9.76%) Banking
12 16 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (9.76%) Telecoms
13 14 (8.54%) Risk Management
13 14 (8.54%) Service Management
14 13 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (7.93%) Zachman Framework
15 12 (7.32%) ITIL
16 11 (6.71%) NHS
16 11 (6.71%) Marketing
17 10 (6.10%) Oracle
17 10 (6.10%) SQL Server

Strategic Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 8 (4.88%) SAS
2 3 (1.83%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.22%) GemFire
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.61%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (15.24%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.98%) MS Project
2 18 (10.98%) MS Office
3 8 (4.88%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (3.66%) SPSS
6 5 (3.05%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (3.05%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Cognos Controller
1 2 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.05%) Wireless
1 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.44%) SSL
2 4 (2.44%) HTTP
2 4 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.83%) SAN
4 2 (1.22%) LAN
4 2 (1.22%) WAN
5 1 (0.61%) NAS
5 1 (0.61%) DSL
5 1 (0.61%) Firewall
5 1 (0.61%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.44%) Data Mining
2 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.83%) MySQL
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.22%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.22%) Big Data
4 2 (1.22%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.61%) XMLSpy
2 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 45 (27.44%) Finance
2 16 (9.76%) Banking
2 16 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.71%) Marketing
4 9 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.05%) Publishing
6 3 (1.83%) Games
6 3 (1.83%) Legal
6 3 (1.83%) Retail
6 3 (1.83%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Front Office
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (24.39%) Architect
2 24 (14.63%) Analyst
3 20 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.37%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (7.93%) Enterprise Architect
6 11 (6.71%) Project Planner
7 9 (5.49%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.27%) Consultant
8 7 (4.27%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.05%) Designer
10 4 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.44%) Data Analyst
10 4 (2.44%) Senior Manager
10 4 (2.44%) Network Engineer
10 4 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.44%) NHS Business Analyst
11 3 (1.83%) Senior Architect
11 3 (1.83%) Technical Project Manager
11 3 (1.83%) Developer
11 3 (1.83%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.44%) Middleware
2 3 (1.83%) XML
3 2 (1.22%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.22%) Memcached
4 1 (0.61%) REST
4 1 (0.61%) WSDL
4 1 (0.61%) SOAP
4 1 (0.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) XSD
4 1 (0.61%) XSLT
4 1 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.71%) NHS
3 9 (5.49%) Open Source
4 6 (3.66%) Statistics
4 6 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.05%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.05%) GIS
6 2 (1.22%) Economics
6 2 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.22%) CMDB
6 2 (1.22%) Informatics
6 2 (1.22%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.22%) CESG
6 2 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.22%) PMI
6 2 (1.22%) Health Informatics
6 2 (1.22%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.22%) Social Media
6 2 (1.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.10%) Linux
2 5 (3.05%) UNIX
2 5 (3.05%) Windows
3 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.61%) Android
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.61%) VME
3 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.61%) pSOS
3 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.61%) AIX
3 1 (0.61%) Solaris
3 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.27%) Project Management
2 24 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (14.02%) Information Management
4 21 (12.80%) PRINCE2
5 19 (11.59%) Business Analysis
5 19 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
6 17 (10.37%) Change Management
6 17 (10.37%) TOGAF
7 16 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (8.54%) Risk Management
8 14 (8.54%) Service Management
9 13 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (7.93%) Zachman Framework
10 12 (7.32%) ITIL
11 10 (6.10%) Analytics
12 9 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (5.49%) Critical Path Analysis
13 8 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (4.88%) Service Delivery
13 8 (4.88%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.37%) SQL
2 4 (2.44%) Python
2 4 (2.44%) Java
2 4 (2.44%) Perl
2 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.83%) C
4 2 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (25.61%) Degree
2 24 (14.63%) Security Cleared
3 19 (11.59%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.83%) CISSP
6 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.22%) PMP
6 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.61%) MAPM
7 1 (0.61%) ACCA
7 1 (0.61%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.61%) CCNA
7 1 (0.61%) MBA
7 1 (0.61%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) SLA
2 4 (2.44%) QA
3 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.22%) vCloud
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.44%) Puppet
2 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.10%) Oracle
3 5 (3.05%) Mapinfo
3 5 (3.05%) Google
4 3 (1.83%) Splunk
5 2 (1.22%) VMware
5 2 (1.22%) SAP
5 2 (1.22%) Cognos
5 2 (1.22%) Cisco
5 2 (1.22%) IBM
5 2 (1.22%) CA
5 2 (1.22%) Tableau
6 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.61%) webMethods
6 1 (0.61%) Mercator
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe
6 1 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.61%) Sybase
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