Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IT Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IT Strategy over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 314 329
Rank change year-on-year -55 +15 +48
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 615 726 781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.81% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.94% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 462 541
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £725 £690 £725
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 4
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -17.36% -41.83%
10th Percentile £26.50 £9.35 £14.59
90th Percentile £57.50 £26.94 £51.95
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +80.00% -17.36% -41.83%

IT Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,694 77,269 84,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.80% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,185 51,395 56,658
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,172 1,880 2,155
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.70 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Strategy in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Strategy in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Strategy within the England region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -75 242 £600 +9.09% 91
Midlands +12 96 £500 - 32
North of England -24 94 £525 +2.44% 38
South East -68 89 £500 - 40
South West +21 68 £525 +22.09% 26
West Midlands -9 52 £513 +2.50% 22
Yorkshire -9 48 £450 -7.69% 20
East Midlands +13 42 £403 -19.50% 10
North West -20 38 £575 +16.16% 16
East of England -35 13 £450 +14.29% 26
North East -10 10 £625 +13.64% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
IT Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IT Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 161 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (22.44%) Finance
3 115 (18.70%) Project Management
4 106 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 95 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 90 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 86 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
8 76 (12.36%) ITIL
9 73 (11.87%) Security Cleared
10 69 (11.22%) Migration
10 69 (11.22%) Degree
11 67 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
12 60 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
13 57 (9.27%) Service Management
14 55 (8.94%) Linux
14 55 (8.94%) TOGAF
15 54 (8.78%) DevOps
16 53 (8.62%) PRINCE2
17 52 (8.46%) Firewall
17 52 (8.46%) Management Information System
17 52 (8.46%) Enterprise Architecture
17 52 (8.46%) Office 365
18 51 (8.29%) Business Analysis
19 49 (7.97%) Windows
20 46 (7.48%) SQL
20 46 (7.48%) SaaS
20 46 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
21 45 (7.32%) Banking
22 43 (6.99%) PaaS
23 42 (6.83%) Service Delivery

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 28 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.63%) Documentum
4 8 (1.30%) Confluence
4 8 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.81%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.65%) JBoss
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.49%) Apache
8 3 (0.49%) Appian
8 3 (0.49%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.33%) CMS
9 2 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.49%) Primavera
2 3 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 95 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (8.46%) Office 365
4 46 (7.48%) SaaS
5 43 (6.99%) PaaS
6 29 (4.72%) IaaS
7 24 (3.90%) Serverless
8 23 (3.74%) Amazon S3
9 21 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (3.09%) Amazon ELB
10 19 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (3.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (1.30%) G Suite
12 7 (1.14%) Lucidchart
12 7 (1.14%) Slack
13 5 (0.81%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.46%) Firewall
2 29 (4.72%) WAN
3 18 (2.93%) LAN
4 14 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.28%) VPN
4 14 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (2.11%) Unified Communications
6 12 (1.95%) Network Security
7 11 (1.79%) Internet
8 9 (1.46%) Wireless
9 8 (1.30%) DNS
9 8 (1.30%) VoIP
10 7 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.98%) HTTP
11 6 (0.98%) OSPF
11 6 (0.98%) SMS
12 5 (0.81%) BGP
12 5 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.81%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (2.60%) Big Data
5 12 (1.95%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (1.30%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.30%) MySQL
6 8 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
8 6 (0.98%) Pentaho
8 6 (0.98%) Power BI
8 6 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.81%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.81%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.81%) HDInsight
9 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.65%) QlikView
10 4 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (2.60%) JIRA
2 14 (2.28%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.81%) ERwin
5 4 (0.65%) Toad
5 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.49%) Subversion
6 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.33%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.33%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.33%) MSI
7 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.16%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.16%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 138 (22.44%) Finance
2 45 (7.32%) Banking
3 19 (3.09%) Legal
4 16 (2.60%) Retail
5 14 (2.28%) Marketing
6 9 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.98%) Back Office
7 6 (0.98%) Law
8 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.65%) Automotive
10 3 (0.49%) Advertising
10 3 (0.49%) Billing
10 3 (0.49%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.49%) Front Office
10 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 220 (35.77%) Architect
2 108 (17.56%) Solutions Architect
3 69 (11.22%) Project Manager
4 66 (10.73%) Analyst
5 51 (8.29%) Business Analyst
5 51 (8.29%) IT Manager
6 42 (6.83%) Consultant
7 36 (5.85%) Enterprise Architect
8 25 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
8 25 (4.07%) Developer
9 23 (3.74%) Security Architect
10 22 (3.58%) Technical Architect
11 19 (3.09%) AWS Architect
11 19 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
11 19 (3.09%) Service Manager
12 18 (2.93%) IT Project Manager
13 16 (2.60%) Lead Architect
14 15 (2.44%) Digital Architect
15 14 (2.28%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 13 (2.11%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.88%) Web Services
2 24 (3.90%) .NET
3 19 (3.09%) Middleware
4 17 (2.76%) SOAP
5 14 (2.28%) XML
6 12 (1.95%) JSON
7 8 (1.30%) HTML
7 8 (1.30%) JSP
7 8 (1.30%) OAuth
7 8 (1.30%) REST
8 6 (0.98%) Spring
9 5 (0.81%) Node.js
9 5 (0.81%) SAML
9 5 (0.81%) Velocity
10 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.65%) JMS
10 4 (0.65%) LDAP
10 4 (0.65%) Spring Boot
11 3 (0.49%) CSS
11 3 (0.49%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (8.46%) Management Information System
3 39 (6.34%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.28%) User Experience
8 11 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.30%) Robotics
9 8 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.14%) CMDB
10 7 (1.14%) PKI
11 6 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.98%) NHS
11 6 (0.98%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.81%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.65%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.65%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.94%) Linux
2 49 (7.97%) Windows
3 22 (3.58%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.46%) Unix
7 6 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.81%) Solaris
9 4 (0.65%) VMS
9 4 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.49%) AIX
10 3 (0.49%) Android
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.33%) CentOS
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (18.70%) Project Management
3 90 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (12.36%) ITIL
5 69 (11.22%) Migration
6 60 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
7 57 (9.27%) Service Management
8 55 (8.94%) TOGAF
9 54 (8.78%) DevOps
10 53 (8.62%) PRINCE2
11 52 (8.46%) Enterprise Architecture
12 51 (8.29%) Business Analysis
13 46 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
14 42 (6.83%) Service Delivery
15 39 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
15 39 (6.34%) Cybersecurity
15 39 (6.34%) Information Security
16 38 (6.18%) Change Management
17 36 (5.85%) SDLC
18 35 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 46 (7.48%) SQL
2 33 (5.37%) Java
3 32 (5.20%) C
4 31 (5.04%) Python
5 14 (2.28%) PowerShell
6 12 (1.95%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.79%) C#
8 8 (1.30%) C++
9 7 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.98%) Perl
11 5 (0.81%) Ruby
12 3 (0.49%) ABAP
12 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.33%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.33%) Groovy
13 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.16%) VB
14 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (11.87%) Security Cleared
2 69 (11.22%) Degree
3 37 (6.02%) DV Cleared
4 24 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (3.90%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.76%) CISSP
6 15 (2.44%) CISM
7 14 (2.28%) PMP
8 12 (1.95%) CISA
8 12 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.95%) PMI Certification
9 10 (1.63%) CCNP
9 10 (1.63%) ISSAP
9 10 (1.63%) ISSEP
10 9 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (1.30%) CCIE
11 8 (1.30%) RHCE
12 7 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.55%) QA
2 23 (3.74%) GDPR
3 20 (3.25%) HMG Infosec
3 20 (3.25%) JSP 440
4 18 (2.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (2.28%) Data Quality
6 13 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (1.79%) PMO
8 8 (1.30%) SLA
9 5 (0.81%) COBIT
10 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.16%) EMIR
11 1 (0.16%) HAZOP
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.16%) MiFID
11 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 28 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.95%) Docker
4 7 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.81%) vSphere
6 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.65%) XenApp
7 3 (0.49%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.33%) HDFS
8 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.16%) iptables
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.16%) Squid
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.90%) Terraform
2 22 (3.58%) Ansible
3 18 (2.93%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (2.11%) Puppet
5 10 (1.63%) SCCM
6 8 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.98%) SCOM
8 4 (0.65%) vRealize
9 3 (0.49%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.33%) Ambari
10 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.33%) MOM
10 2 (0.33%) Nessus
10 2 (0.33%) Oozie
10 2 (0.33%) QRadar
10 2 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 106 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.53%) Oracle
3 30 (4.88%) VMware
4 25 (4.07%) Cisco
5 23 (3.74%) SAP
6 14 (2.28%) Red Hat
7 13 (2.11%) Citrix
8 12 (1.95%) IBM
8 12 (1.95%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.63%) Tableau
10 9 (1.46%) Pega
11 7 (1.14%) Aruba
11 7 (1.14%) Palo Alto
12 6 (0.98%) Google
12 6 (0.98%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.81%) F5
13 5 (0.81%) Okta
13 5 (0.81%) Remedy
13 5 (0.81%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.81%) Splunk