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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Strategic Planning
Rank 548 479 524
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +45
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 69 111 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 74 50
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£420 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.78% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £315 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £718 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42151 38998 41410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.02% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26532 24183 24007
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1087 1536
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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 -50 69 £420 -7.80% 35
London -25 40 £450 -1.09% 15
North West -3 9 £308 -54.44% 4
Croydon - 9 £481 - 1
South West - 7 £463 - 1
Cheshire +9 6 £265 -61.45%
East Midlands +5 6 £425 -15.00%
East of England -19 6 £250 +6.38% 3
City of London +17 5 £450 -3.22% 5
Nottinghamshire +12 4 £444 +7.18%
South East -20 4 £300 -36.89% 10
Nottingham - 4 £444 -
West Midlands -14 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Reading +20 2 - -
Berkshire +13 2 - -
Yorkshire -1 2 £500 +70.21% 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £425 -
Manchester - 2 £375 - 3
Hitchin - 2 - -
South Yorkshire +6 1 £500 +70.21%
West Sussex +4 1 £388 -35.41% 7
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 £212 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 £425 -

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 47 (31.76%) Project Management
2 43 (29.05%) Finance
3 29 (19.59%) Degree
4 27 (18.24%) PRINCE2
4 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
5 25 (16.89%) MS Excel
5 25 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (16.22%) MS Project
7 23 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (15.54%) Information Management
8 20 (13.51%) MS Office
9 17 (11.49%) ITIL
9 17 (11.49%) Critical Path Analysis
9 17 (11.49%) Business Analysis
10 16 (10.81%) Banking
10 16 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (10.81%) Change Management
10 16 (10.81%) People Management
11 14 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.78%) SQL
12 13 (8.78%) Management Information System
12 13 (8.78%) Risk Management
13 11 (7.43%) NHS
13 11 (7.43%) Marketing
13 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
14 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
15 9 (6.08%) Technical Architecture
15 9 (6.08%) Investment Banking
15 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
16 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery

Strategic Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (5.41%) SAS
2 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
Applications
1 25 (16.89%) MS Excel
2 24 (16.22%) MS Project
3 20 (13.51%) MS Office
4 6 (4.05%) SPSS
5 5 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.38%) Wireless
1 5 (3.38%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.70%) HTTP
2 4 (2.70%) SSL
2 4 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.03%) SAN
4 2 (1.35%) LAN
4 2 (1.35%) WAN
5 1 (0.68%) NAS
5 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.68%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (0.68%) DSL
5 1 (0.68%) Firewall
5 1 (0.68%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.35%) OLAP
4 2 (1.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
General
1 43 (29.05%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Banking
3 11 (7.43%) Marketing
4 9 (6.08%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.41%) Retail
6 5 (3.38%) Publishing
7 3 (2.03%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.35%) Legal
8 2 (1.35%) Games
9 1 (0.68%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.68%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (19.59%) Analyst
2 26 (17.57%) Architect
3 19 (12.84%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.14%) Business Analyst
5 14 (9.46%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.41%) Project Planner
7 6 (4.05%) Consultant
8 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (3.38%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (2.70%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.70%) NHS Business Analyst
10 3 (2.03%) Senior Architect
10 3 (2.03%) Security Manager
10 3 (2.03%) Information Analyst
10 3 (2.03%) Service Manager
10 3 (2.03%) Programme Planner
10 3 (2.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.35%) XML
1 2 (1.35%) XML Messaging
2 1 (0.68%) HTML5
2 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.68%) CSS3
2 1 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.68%) CSS
2 1 (0.68%) HTML
2 1 (0.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.78%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.43%) NHS
4 5 (3.38%) Open Source
4 5 (3.38%) Statistics
5 4 (2.70%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.03%) Health Informatics
6 3 (2.03%) Informatics
6 3 (2.03%) PMI
7 2 (1.35%) CESG
7 2 (1.35%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.35%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.35%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) Social Media
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.73%) Windows
1 7 (4.73%) Linux
2 2 (1.35%) UNIX
2 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.68%) VME
3 1 (0.68%) Android
3 1 (0.68%) AIX
3 1 (0.68%) Solaris
3 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
3 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.76%) Project Management
2 27 (18.24%) PRINCE2
3 23 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.54%) Information Management
4 17 (11.49%) ITIL
4 17 (11.49%) Critical Path Analysis
4 17 (11.49%) Business Analysis
5 16 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (10.81%) Change Management
5 16 (10.81%) People Management
6 14 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (8.78%) Risk Management
8 9 (6.08%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.41%) Analytics
10 7 (4.73%) Market Research
11 6 (4.05%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.05%) Statistical Analysis
11 6 (4.05%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (4.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.78%) SQL
2 4 (2.70%) Java
3 2 (1.35%) C
3 2 (1.35%) Scala
4 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.68%) C#
4 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.68%) Perl
4 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (19.59%) Degree
2 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (3.38%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.70%) MCTS
7 3 (2.03%) CISSP
8 2 (1.35%) PMP
8 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) CEH
9 1 (0.68%) CISM
9 1 (0.68%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) Data Quality
1 5 (3.38%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) XenApp
2 1 (0.68%) XenServer
2 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.68%) vSphere
2 1 (0.68%) vCloud
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) Puppet
1 4 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.03%) Citrix
3 2 (1.35%) SAP
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle
3 2 (1.35%) VMware
3 2 (1.35%) IBM
3 2 (1.35%) Tableau
4 1 (0.68%) Sybase
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco
4 1 (0.68%) HP
4 1 (0.68%) CA
4 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
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