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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Strategic Planning
Rank 535 562 549
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -13
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 86 82 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 58 52
Median daily rate £350 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £664 £608 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £444
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -32.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 - -

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
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +22 80 £350 -6.66% 24
London -8 36 £375 -28.57% 14
South East +43 15 £450 +47.54% 3
East of England +8 14 £325 -13.33% 1
Essex +7 8 £325 -
North West +14 7 £400 - 2
Berkshire +17 6 £400 +14.28%
Suffolk +4 6 £295 -21.33%
Reading - 6 £400 -
Basildon - 5 £325 -
Scotland +16 4 £538 +79.16% 1
West Midlands -5 4 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire +19 3 £450 -
Milton Keynes +19 3 £450 -
Manchester 0 3 £488 - 1
City of London -13 3 £375 -28.57% 3
Beccles - 3 £300 -
Merseyside - 3 £216 -
Edinburgh +24 2 £550 +83.33% 1
Warwickshire 0 2 £350 -
West Bromwich - 2 £375 -
Warwick - 2 £350 -
Hampshire +25 1 - -
Somerset +20 1 £400 +33.33%
West Sussex +12 1 - -
South West +7 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Nottingham +1 1 £625 +92.30%
Nottinghamshire -10 1 £625 +92.30%
East Midlands -11 1 £625 +92.30% 1
North East -30 1 £100 -76.47%

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 63 (37.06%) Finance
2 50 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (24.12%) WAN
4 40 (23.53%) LAN
5 39 (22.94%) Project Management
6 38 (22.35%) Microsoft
7 35 (20.59%) WLAN
8 28 (16.47%) Management Information System
9 27 (15.88%) NHS
10 25 (14.71%) MS Office
11 24 (14.12%) Cisco
12 23 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (12.35%) Data Analysis
13 21 (12.35%) Performance Monitoring
14 20 (11.76%) Degree
14 20 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (11.76%) MS Excel
15 19 (11.18%) Internet
15 19 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (11.18%) Migration
15 19 (11.18%) Spreadsheet
16 18 (10.59%) CCNA
17 17 (10.00%) Process Improvement
18 16 (9.41%) Supplier Management
19 15 (8.82%) MCP
20 14 (8.24%) Windows
20 14 (8.24%) Active Directory
20 14 (8.24%) Firewall
20 14 (8.24%) CCA
20 14 (8.24%) Citrix Certification

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 10 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.71%) CMS
3 7 (4.12%) GroupWise
4 5 (2.94%) IIS
5 3 (1.76%) JBoss
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (1.76%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.18%) Apache
6 2 (1.18%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (14.71%) MS Office
2 20 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 19 (11.18%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.35%) Maya
6 3 (1.76%) MS Project
7 2 (1.18%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Office 365
2 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.35%) IaaS
3 4 (2.35%) SaaS
4 3 (1.76%) PaaS
5 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.12%) WAN
2 40 (23.53%) LAN
3 35 (20.59%) WLAN
4 19 (11.18%) Internet
5 14 (8.24%) Firewall
6 9 (5.29%) Wireless
7 7 (4.12%) Network Security
8 6 (3.53%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.76%) HTTP
9 3 (1.76%) SDH
10 2 (1.18%) DWDM
10 2 (1.18%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.18%) MPLS
11 1 (0.59%) Cisco Wireless
11 1 (0.59%) DSL
11 1 (0.59%) NAS
11 1 (0.59%) PSTN
11 1 (0.59%) SAN
11 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.35%) MS Access
2 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.18%) Big Data
4 2 (1.18%) MarkLogic
4 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.59%) DB2
5 1 (0.59%) Essbase
5 1 (0.59%) GIS
5 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.59%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.18%) Grunt
1 2 (1.18%) Jasmine
1 2 (1.18%) NUnit
1 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (1.18%) SpecFlow
1 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 63 (37.06%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Banking
2 10 (5.88%) Retail
3 9 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.71%) Marketing
5 4 (2.35%) Automotive
6 3 (1.76%) Legal
7 2 (1.18%) Back Office
7 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Publishing
8 1 (0.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.59%) French Language
8 1 (0.59%) Front Office
8 1 (0.59%) German Language
8 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (12.94%) Architect
2 19 (11.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (10.59%) Analyst
4 12 (7.06%) Security Specialist
5 10 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (5.29%) Migration Engineer
7 8 (4.71%) Developer
7 8 (4.71%) Enterprise Architect
7 8 (4.71%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.53%) Designer
9 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Designer
9 6 (3.53%) Senior Manager
10 5 (2.94%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.94%) Business Manager
10 5 (2.94%) Content Strategist
10 5 (2.94%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.35%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.29%) .NET
2 6 (3.53%) AngularJS
2 6 (3.53%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (2.94%) HTML
4 4 (2.35%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.35%) CSS
4 4 (2.35%) Middleware
4 4 (2.35%) Web Services
5 3 (1.76%) Entity Framework
5 3 (1.76%) REST
5 3 (1.76%) SAML
6 2 (1.18%) Kendo UI
6 2 (1.18%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.59%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.59%) Ionic Framework
7 1 (0.59%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.59%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (16.47%) Management Information System
3 27 (15.88%) NHS
4 6 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.53%) User Experience
5 5 (2.94%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.35%) Social Media
7 3 (1.76%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.76%) FMCG
7 3 (1.76%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.18%) BBC
8 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.18%) Statistics
8 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.59%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.59%) IVR
9 1 (0.59%) SCORM
9 1 (0.59%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.24%) Windows
2 7 (4.12%) Unix
3 4 (2.35%) Linux
3 4 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.94%) Project Management
2 23 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (12.35%) Data Analysis
3 21 (12.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 20 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (11.18%) Migration
6 17 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 16 (9.41%) Supplier Management
8 13 (7.65%) SDLC
9 12 (7.06%) ITIL
9 12 (7.06%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.88%) Change Management
10 10 (5.88%) Coaching
10 10 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.88%) Performance Management
10 10 (5.88%) PRINCE2
10 10 (5.88%) Service Management
11 9 (5.29%) Business Analysis
11 9 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.88%) C#
2 7 (4.12%) SQL
3 5 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.35%) Java
4 4 (2.35%) VBA
5 2 (1.18%) C
6 1 (0.59%) Python
6 1 (0.59%) RPG
6 1 (0.59%) RPG/400
6 1 (0.59%) Ruby
6 1 (0.59%) Scala
6 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.76%) Degree
2 19 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (10.59%) CCNA
4 15 (8.82%) MCP
5 14 (8.24%) CCA
5 14 (8.24%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (7.65%) MCSE
6 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (6.47%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.35%) CISSP
8 4 (2.35%) ECDL
9 3 (1.76%) CISM
9 3 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.76%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.76%) PMP
9 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.18%) ACCA
10 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.18%) CIMA
10 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.88%) SLA
2 7 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.94%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.35%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.18%) QA
7 1 (0.59%) P3O
7 1 (0.59%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.29%) NDS
3 7 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.53%) Firmware
5 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.59%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.59%) XenApp
6 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (1.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (0.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 38 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.12%) Cisco
3 11 (6.47%) Novell
4 8 (4.71%) Oracle
4 8 (4.71%) VMware
5 7 (4.12%) SAP
6 6 (3.53%) IBM
7 5 (2.94%) Citrix
7 5 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.76%) Avaya
8 3 (1.76%) webMethods
9 1 (0.59%) Ariba
9 1 (0.59%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.59%) Capita
9 1 (0.59%) HP
9 1 (0.59%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.59%) McKesson
9 1 (0.59%) Planview
9 1 (0.59%) Sage
9 1 (0.59%) Telerik
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