The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Strategic Planning
Rank 481 469 496
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +27
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 107 87 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 46 58
Average daily rate £475 £450 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £165 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £775 £850
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £213 £325
% change year-on-year
+132.94% -34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +36.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -16 98 £475 +5.55% 35
London -20 59 £429 -22.39% 22
City of London -4 20 £483 -12.27% 9
North West -8 14 £495 +20.00% 3
South West -15 11 £176 - 2
Cheshire -5 9 £515 -
South East -29 8 £488 +184.67% 4
Bristol -11 5 £130 -
Scotland -14 5 £431 -17.85%
Berkshire -11 3 £531 +6.25% 1
West Midlands -22 3 £475 +216.66% 2
Bracknell - 2 £563 -
Manchester - 2 £251 - 3
Kent +6 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells -5 1 - -
Reading -10 1 £500 - 1
Surrey -18 1 £520 +15.55%
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £150 - 2
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
North East - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 55 (27.92%) Project Management
2 40 (20.30%) Finance
3 37 (18.78%) Degree
4 31 (15.74%) Service Management
4 31 (15.74%) Security Cleared
5 29 (14.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (14.21%) Enterprise Architecture
6 28 (14.21%) Management Information System
6 28 (14.21%) ITIL
7 26 (13.20%) Technical Architecture
8 25 (12.69%) MS Excel
8 25 (12.69%) Telecoms
9 24 (12.18%) PRINCE2
9 24 (12.18%) Linux
10 23 (11.68%) Oracle
11 22 (11.17%) Microsoft
11 22 (11.17%) Marketing
11 22 (11.17%) TOGAF
11 22 (11.17%) SC Cleared
12 20 (10.15%) SLA
12 20 (10.15%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (9.14%) SQL
14 18 (9.14%) Information Management
15 17 (8.63%) MS Project
15 17 (8.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (8.12%) Open Source
16 16 (8.12%) Zachman Framework
17 15 (7.61%) Computer Science
17 15 (7.61%) Business Analysis

Strategic Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (4.06%) Apache
2 4 (2.03%) GemFire
3 2 (1.02%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.02%) ArcIMS
3 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.51%) Drupal
4 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (12.69%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.63%) MS Project
3 13 (6.60%) MS Office
4 8 (4.06%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (3.55%) MS Visio
6 6 (3.05%) AutoCAD
6 6 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (2.03%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (0.51%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.51%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) PaaS
1 6 (3.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.55%) WAN
1 7 (3.55%) Wireless
1 7 (3.55%) Network Security
2 6 (3.05%) LAN
3 4 (2.03%) HTTP
3 4 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.03%) SSL
4 1 (0.51%) SAN
4 1 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.61%) MySQL
2 14 (7.11%) RDBMS
2 14 (7.11%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.60%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.08%) Big Data
5 6 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.54%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.03%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.03%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.02%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) Selenium
3 1 (0.51%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.51%) RSpec
3 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.51%) XMLSpy
General
1 40 (20.30%) Finance
2 25 (12.69%) Telecoms
3 22 (11.17%) Marketing
4 5 (2.54%) Retail
4 5 (2.54%) Legal
5 4 (2.03%) Banking
5 4 (2.03%) Publishing
6 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.02%) German Language
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 71 (36.04%) Architect
2 31 (15.74%) Enterprise Architect
3 25 (12.69%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (6.60%) Project Planner
5 11 (5.58%) Senior Architect
5 11 (5.58%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 9 (4.57%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.57%) Consultant
7 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (3.05%) Developer
8 6 (3.05%) Analyst
8 6 (3.05%) Test Manager
9 5 (2.54%) Technical Project Manager
9 5 (2.54%) Service Manager
9 5 (2.54%) Technical Manager
9 5 (2.54%) Designer
10 4 (2.03%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.03%) TM1 Developer
10 4 (2.03%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.57%) .NET
2 6 (3.05%) XML
3 4 (2.03%) Middleware
3 4 (2.03%) Memcached
4 3 (1.52%) SOAP
4 3 (1.52%) Web Services
5 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.02%) REST
6 1 (0.51%) LAMP
6 1 (0.51%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
6 1 (0.51%) XSD
6 1 (0.51%) XSLT
6 1 (0.51%) JMS
6 1 (0.51%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.21%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.12%) Open Source
3 15 (7.61%) Computer Science
4 14 (7.11%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.06%) GIS
6 6 (3.05%) Social Media
7 4 (2.03%) NHS
7 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.03%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.52%) Economics
8 3 (1.52%) CMDB
8 3 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.02%) New Media
9 2 (1.02%) FMCG
9 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.51%) Replication
10 1 (0.51%) CESG
10 1 (0.51%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.18%) Linux
2 15 (7.61%) UNIX
2 15 (7.61%) Windows
3 7 (3.55%) VME
4 6 (3.05%) MVS
5 1 (0.51%) pSOS
5 1 (0.51%) SUSE
5 1 (0.51%) AIX
5 1 (0.51%) HPUX
5 1 (0.51%) Solaris
5 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.92%) Project Management
2 31 (15.74%) Service Management
3 29 (14.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (14.21%) ITIL
4 28 (14.21%) Enterprise Architecture
5 26 (13.20%) Technical Architecture
6 24 (12.18%) PRINCE2
7 22 (11.17%) TOGAF
8 20 (10.15%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (9.14%) Information Management
11 17 (8.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (8.12%) Zachman Framework
13 15 (7.61%) Business Analysis
14 14 (7.11%) Data Management
15 11 (5.58%) Project Planning
15 11 (5.58%) Change Management
16 10 (5.08%) CRM
16 10 (5.08%) Data Analysis
17 9 (4.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.14%) SQL
2 11 (5.58%) Python
2 11 (5.58%) Perl
3 10 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.08%) Java
4 8 (4.06%) C
5 7 (3.55%) PHP
6 2 (1.02%) C#
6 2 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (18.78%) Degree
2 31 (15.74%) Security Cleared
3 22 (11.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.05%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.02%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 2 (1.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.51%) MAPM
7 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) PMP
7 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MBA
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) CISSP
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.15%) SLA
2 4 (2.03%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) COBIT
4 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.02%) KVM
3 1 (0.51%) vCloud
3 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.03%) Puppet
2 3 (1.52%) SCCM
3 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.51%) Control-M
Vendors
1 23 (11.68%) Oracle
2 22 (11.17%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.57%) VMware
4 8 (4.06%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.55%) Splunk
6 6 (3.05%) Google
6 6 (3.05%) Mapinfo
6 6 (3.05%) SAP
6 6 (3.05%) HP
7 5 (2.54%) IBM
8 4 (2.03%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.03%) Cognos
9 3 (1.52%) CA
10 2 (1.02%) Cisco
10 2 (1.02%) Dell
10 2 (1.02%) ESRI
11 1 (0.51%) Polycom
11 1 (0.51%) EMC
11 1 (0.51%) Citrix
11 1 (0.51%) Avaya
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