Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 318 333
Rank change year-on-year -59 +15 +30
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 617 759 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.80% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.93% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 490 494
England median daily rate £550 £540 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +6.72% -2.69%
10th Percentile £374 £353 £313
90th Percentile £725 £739 £713
UK median daily rate £550 £540 £501
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.89% -2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.69 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.17% +0.75% -39.29%
10th Percentile £31.28 £8.88 £9.31
90th Percentile £64.81 £26.16 £42.90
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year +75.17% +0.75% -39.29%

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 82,398 81,398 83,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.37% 85.93% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,200 54,626 55,738
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,120 1,938 2,249
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.79% +2.70% +2.27%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -52 238 £600 +7.14% 74
South East -52 111 £525 +5.00% 44
Midlands -7 85 £513 -3.53% 50
South West +7 81 £525 -5.83% 22
North of England -47 78 £525 - 76
West Midlands -17 50 £570 +14.00% 27
Yorkshire -26 38 £525 - 40
East Midlands +5 32 £400 -27.27% 23
North West -38 32 £519 +1.22% 35
East of England -16 13 £469 +17.19% 26
North East -2 8 £625 +13.64% 1
IT Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 169 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (23.50%) Finance
3 107 (17.34%) Microsoft
4 102 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 97 (15.72%) Amazon AWS
6 92 (14.91%) Project Management
7 87 (14.10%) Security Cleared
8 83 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
9 81 (13.13%) Degree
10 78 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (12.16%) Migration
12 73 (11.83%) Technical Architecture
12 73 (11.83%) Linux
13 64 (10.37%) DevOps
14 63 (10.21%) ITIL
15 60 (9.72%) Windows
15 60 (9.72%) Information Security
16 58 (9.40%) Enterprise Architecture
17 56 (9.08%) Management Information System
18 55 (8.91%) Firewall
18 55 (8.91%) Computer Science
18 55 (8.91%) Banking
18 55 (8.91%) SaaS
19 54 (8.75%) TOGAF
20 53 (8.59%) PaaS
21 51 (8.27%) Security Architecture
21 51 (8.27%) SQL
21 51 (8.27%) Oracle
22 49 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
22 49 (7.94%) Problem-Solving

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 33 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.11%) Confluence
4 10 (1.62%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.13%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.13%) Documentum
6 6 (0.97%) IIS
7 5 (0.81%) Apache
7 5 (0.81%) CMS
7 5 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.65%) JBoss
8 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.49%) Appian
9 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.49%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.32%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.49%) Primavera
3 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 102 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (15.72%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (8.91%) SaaS
4 53 (8.59%) PaaS
5 45 (7.29%) Office 365
6 30 (4.86%) IaaS
7 26 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (4.21%) Serverless
8 25 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
10 20 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (2.92%) Amazon ELB
11 18 (2.92%) Amazon S3
11 18 (2.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (1.30%) Slack
13 7 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (1.13%) Lucidchart
13 7 (1.13%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.65%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.91%) Firewall
2 31 (5.02%) WAN
3 19 (3.08%) LAN
4 14 (2.27%) VPN
5 11 (1.78%) Network Security
5 11 (1.78%) Unified Communications
6 10 (1.62%) DNS
6 10 (1.62%) Internet
7 9 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.97%) VoIP
10 5 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.81%) DHCP
10 5 (0.81%) IP Telephony
10 5 (0.81%) SAN
10 5 (0.81%) Wireless
11 4 (0.65%) HTTP
11 4 (0.65%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (2.92%) Big Data
4 12 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.46%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.13%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.13%) MySQL
8 7 (1.13%) Power BI
8 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.97%) Blockchain
9 6 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.81%) DB2
10 5 (0.81%) HDInsight
10 5 (0.81%) QlikView
10 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.65%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 33 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 28 (4.54%) JIRA
3 22 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (1.46%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.97%) Gradle
7 5 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.81%) ERwin
8 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.49%) Liquibase
9 3 (0.49%) Maven
9 3 (0.49%) Selenium
9 3 (0.49%) Subversion
9 3 (0.49%) Toad
10 2 (0.32%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.32%) MSI
10 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.32%) Plastic SCM
General
1 145 (23.50%) Finance
2 55 (8.91%) Banking
3 21 (3.40%) Legal
3 21 (3.40%) Retail
4 15 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.11%) Marketing
6 6 (0.97%) Back Office
6 6 (0.97%) Front Office
6 6 (0.97%) Law
7 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.65%) Advertising
8 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.49%) Billing
9 3 (0.49%) Digital Economy
9 3 (0.49%) Electronics
9 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.49%) Local Government
10 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 245 (39.71%) Architect
2 125 (20.26%) Solutions Architect
3 60 (9.72%) Analyst
4 55 (8.91%) Project Manager
5 53 (8.59%) Consultant
6 48 (7.78%) Business Analyst
7 38 (6.16%) Security Architect
8 36 (5.83%) IT Manager
9 29 (4.70%) Enterprise Architect
10 26 (4.21%) Cloud Architect
11 24 (3.89%) Developer
12 19 (3.08%) AWS Architect
13 18 (2.92%) Lead Architect
14 17 (2.76%) Digital Architect
14 17 (2.76%) Technical Architect
15 16 (2.59%) Senior Architect
16 13 (2.11%) IT Project Manager
17 12 (1.94%) Applications Architect
17 12 (1.94%) Senior Solutions Architect
17 12 (1.94%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.19%) Web Services
2 27 (4.38%) .NET
3 24 (3.89%) XML
4 22 (3.57%) SOAP
5 21 (3.40%) JSON
5 21 (3.40%) Middleware
6 13 (2.11%) JSP
6 13 (2.11%) REST
7 11 (1.78%) AngularJS
8 10 (1.62%) HTML
9 9 (1.46%) Spring
10 7 (1.13%) OAuth
10 7 (1.13%) React
10 7 (1.13%) SAML
11 6 (0.97%) LDAP
12 5 (0.81%) Node.js
12 5 (0.81%) Velocity
13 4 (0.65%) HTML5
13 4 (0.65%) Natural Language Processing
13 4 (0.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (9.08%) Management Information System
3 55 (8.91%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.70%) Public Cloud
5 23 (3.73%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.11%) User Experience
7 11 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.46%) Robotics
10 8 (1.30%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.13%) NHS
11 7 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.97%) PKI
13 5 (0.81%) Minimum Viable Product
14 4 (0.65%) Fintech
14 4 (0.65%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 73 (11.83%) Linux
2 60 (9.72%) Windows
3 28 (4.54%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.11%) Unix
6 11 (1.78%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.97%) Solaris
8 5 (0.81%) AIX
8 5 (0.81%) Android
8 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.65%) VMS
9 4 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (14.91%) Project Management
3 78 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (12.16%) Migration
5 73 (11.83%) Technical Architecture
6 64 (10.37%) DevOps
7 63 (10.21%) ITIL
8 60 (9.72%) Information Security
9 58 (9.40%) Enterprise Architecture
10 54 (8.75%) TOGAF
11 51 (8.27%) Security Architecture
12 49 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
12 49 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
13 42 (6.81%) SDLC
14 41 (6.65%) PRINCE2
14 41 (6.65%) Service Management
15 40 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (6.48%) Service Delivery
16 37 (6.00%) Critical Thinking
17 36 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (8.27%) SQL
2 44 (7.13%) Python
3 37 (6.00%) C
3 37 (6.00%) Java
4 23 (3.73%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.43%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.27%) C#
7 13 (2.11%) C++
8 9 (1.46%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.13%) Perl
10 4 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.65%) Ruby
11 3 (0.49%) Java 8
11 3 (0.49%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.32%) Groovy
12 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.16%) ABAP
13 1 (0.16%) PHP
13 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 81 (13.13%) Degree
3 42 (6.81%) SC Cleared
4 41 (6.65%) DV Cleared
5 24 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (3.57%) CISSP
7 15 (2.43%) CISM
8 13 (2.11%) CISA
8 13 (2.11%) RHCE
9 11 (1.78%) ISSAP
9 11 (1.78%) ISSEP
10 9 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.46%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.46%) PMP
11 7 (1.13%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.13%) CCNP
11 7 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.54%) HMG Infosec
1 28 (4.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (4.54%) JSP 440
2 27 (4.38%) QA
3 23 (3.73%) GDPR
4 15 (2.43%) Data Quality
5 14 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.46%) PMO
7 7 (1.13%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.65%) COBIT
8 4 (0.65%) SLA
9 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
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%) MiFID
System Software
1 32 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.08%) Docker
4 8 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.81%) vSphere
7 4 (0.65%) XenApp
8 3 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.32%) HDFS
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (4.38%) Terraform
2 25 (4.05%) Ansible
3 20 (3.24%) Puppet
4 15 (2.43%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (1.94%) SCCM
6 9 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.13%) SCOM
8 5 (0.81%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.65%) vRealize
10 3 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.32%) Ambari
11 2 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.32%) Kibana
11 2 (0.32%) logstash
11 2 (0.32%) Nessus
11 2 (0.32%) Oozie
12 1 (0.16%) PaperCut
12 1 (0.16%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 107 (17.34%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.27%) Oracle
3 36 (5.83%) VMware
4 30 (4.86%) Red Hat
5 25 (4.05%) Cisco
5 25 (4.05%) SAP
6 16 (2.59%) Citrix
7 14 (2.27%) IBM
8 10 (1.62%) Tableau
9 9 (1.46%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.97%) Google
10 6 (0.97%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.97%) Okta
10 6 (0.97%) Pega
10 6 (0.97%) Splunk
11 5 (0.81%) Avaya
11 5 (0.81%) F5
12 4 (0.65%) Dell
12 4 (0.65%) Ivanti
12 4 (0.65%) Symantec