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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Strategic Planning
Rank 513 499 490
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 99 95 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 65 35
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£500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £765 £550 £900
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £495 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.61% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -36.66%

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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 -5 98 £500 +5.26% 47
London -10 44 £500 +16.61% 22
South East 0 16 £500 - 9
City of London +15 11 £410 -15.02% 5
North West -20 11 £600 +21.21% 1
Yorkshire - 11 £343 - 5
Blackpool - 9 £613 -
Lancashire - 9 £613 -
Leeds - 8 £343 - 3
West Yorkshire - 8 £343 - 4
East of England - 7 £200 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £200 -
Reading +3 4 £300 -40.00% 2
Berkshire -3 4 £300 -43.52% 2
Croydon - 4 £500 -
Surrey +10 3 £600 +20.00% 1
South West +2 3 £431 +93.82% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
Doncaster - 3 - -
Middlesex +7 2 £444 +86.84%
Bristol -2 2 £431 +231.73%
Nottingham -4 2 £350 - 4
Nottinghamshire -10 2 £350 - 4
East Midlands -13 2 £350 - 4
West Midlands -15 2 £400 -15.78% 1
North East - 2 £800 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £525 - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £350 -
St Albans - 2 - -

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 40 (27.40%) Finance
2 27 (18.49%) Project Management
3 26 (17.81%) Degree
4 25 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
5 24 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (15.07%) SQL
6 22 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (13.70%) ITIL
8 19 (13.01%) MS Excel
8 19 (13.01%) Management Information System
9 16 (10.96%) PRINCE2
10 15 (10.27%) Business Analysis
11 14 (9.59%) CRM
11 14 (9.59%) Change Management
12 13 (8.90%) MS Office
12 13 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.90%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (8.90%) Marketing
13 12 (8.22%) MS Project
14 11 (7.53%) Analytics
14 11 (7.53%) Performance Management
15 10 (6.85%) SAP
15 10 (6.85%) Java
15 10 (6.85%) Retail
16 9 (6.16%) Data Analysis
16 9 (6.16%) Computer Science
16 9 (6.16%) Service Management
16 9 (6.16%) Service Delivery
16 9 (6.16%) Data Architecture

Strategic Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 6 (4.11%) SAS
2 5 (3.42%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.37%) Node.js
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.90%) MS Office
3 12 (8.22%) MS Project
4 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.68%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (0.68%) Yammer
1 1 (0.68%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) Network Security
2 6 (4.11%) LAN
3 5 (3.42%) VPN
3 5 (3.42%) WAN
4 4 (2.74%) Firewall
5 3 (2.05%) SSL
5 3 (2.05%) Internet
6 2 (1.37%) SAN
6 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.37%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.37%) DHCP
6 2 (1.37%) HTTP
6 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.37%) DNS
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.37%) FirePass
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.37%) Junos
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.42%) MS Access
2 4 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (2.74%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.37%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.37%) MariaDB
3 2 (1.37%) Redis
3 2 (1.37%) Big Data
3 2 (1.37%) QlikView
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) DataStage
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.68%) Kiln
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 40 (27.40%) Finance
2 13 (8.90%) Marketing
3 10 (6.85%) Retail
4 8 (5.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (5.48%) Advertising
4 8 (5.48%) Banking
5 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.42%) Legal
7 4 (2.74%) Front Office
8 3 (2.05%) Games
9 2 (1.37%) Back Office
9 2 (1.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.68%) Billing
10 1 (0.68%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 38 (26.03%) Architect
2 25 (17.12%) Analyst
3 12 (8.22%) Business Manager
4 11 (7.53%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (6.16%) Programme Manager
6 7 (4.79%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.11%) Developer
7 6 (4.11%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (4.11%) Relationships Manager
8 5 (3.42%) Data Architect
8 5 (3.42%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) Project Planner
9 4 (2.74%) Consultant
9 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (2.74%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (2.74%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.74%) SAP Architect
9 4 (2.74%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.11%) .NET
2 5 (3.42%) Middleware
2 5 (3.42%) HTML
3 4 (2.74%) CSS
4 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.68%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (0.68%) Kendo UI
5 1 (0.68%) Play Framework
5 1 (0.68%) XSLT
5 1 (0.68%) Cocoa
5 1 (0.68%) XMPP
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (13.01%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.79%) Open Source
5 6 (4.11%) User Experience
6 5 (3.42%) Statistics
6 5 (3.42%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.42%) Video on Demand
6 5 (3.42%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.74%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.05%) NHS
9 2 (1.37%) PMI
9 2 (1.37%) GIS
9 2 (1.37%) VLE
10 1 (0.68%) PKI
10 1 (0.68%) Clustering
10 1 (0.68%) Social Media
10 1 (0.68%) iPad
10 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.79%) Windows
2 6 (4.11%) UNIX
3 4 (2.74%) Linux
3 4 (2.74%) MVS
4 3 (2.05%) VME
4 3 (2.05%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.49%) Project Management
2 25 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (13.70%) ITIL
5 16 (10.96%) PRINCE2
6 15 (10.27%) Business Analysis
7 14 (9.59%) CRM
7 14 (9.59%) Change Management
8 13 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (8.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (7.53%) Performance Management
9 11 (7.53%) Analytics
10 9 (6.16%) Data Architecture
10 9 (6.16%) Data Analysis
10 9 (6.16%) Service Management
10 9 (6.16%) Service Delivery
11 8 (5.48%) Workflow
11 8 (5.48%) IT Governance
11 8 (5.48%) Time Management
11 8 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.07%) SQL
2 10 (6.85%) Java
3 6 (4.11%) VB
4 4 (2.74%) C#
5 3 (2.05%) Scala
6 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (17.81%) Degree
2 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.48%) PMI Certification
3 7 (4.79%) PMP
3 7 (4.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.74%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.74%) MCTS
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.05%) CISSP
5 3 (2.05%) ISSAP
6 2 (1.37%) MBA
7 1 (0.68%) CCSA
7 1 (0.68%) CCSE
7 1 (0.68%) ACCA
7 1 (0.68%) CIMA
7 1 (0.68%) CCAB
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) BS15000
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.37%) XenServer
2 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.37%) Nagios
1 2 (1.37%) Puppet
1 2 (1.37%) Ansible
2 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.85%) SAP
3 8 (5.48%) Oracle
4 5 (3.42%) Business Objects
4 5 (3.42%) Mantas
4 5 (3.42%) Actimize
4 5 (3.42%) Norkom
5 4 (2.74%) Anaplan
5 4 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.05%) Citrix
6 3 (2.05%) Cisco
6 3 (2.05%) IBM
6 3 (2.05%) VMware
7 2 (1.37%) F5
7 2 (1.37%) Siebel
7 2 (1.37%) Nokia
7 2 (1.37%) Apple
7 2 (1.37%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.68%) ATG
8 1 (0.68%) Endeca
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