The first table below looks at the demand for Strategic Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 115 93 105
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.27% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.40% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate £475 £150 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+216.66% -70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £150 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £175 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £213 £325
% change year-on-year
+132.94% -34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +36.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1648 1253 1423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.59% 68.36% 62.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 607 673
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 96 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Strategic Planning
England

Strategic Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Strategic Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Strategic Planning
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Strategic Planning across the West Midlands region.

Strategic Planning Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Strategic Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning across the West Midlands region.

Strategic Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Strategic Planning
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region 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
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Strategic Planning
England

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) COBIT
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

Strategic Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) COBIT
2 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix