Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 383 372 353
Rank change year-on-year -11 -19 -10
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 190 561 691
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.66% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.75% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 347 474
Median daily rate £556 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +4.76% +0.72%
10th Percentile £374 £375 £363
90th Percentile £803 £788 £696
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 0
Median hourly rate £12.39 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.60% - -
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -52.86% - -

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 31,504 74,554 82,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.19% 87.43% 87.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,195 49,659 54,869
Median daily rate £480 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,037 2,025 2,275
Median hourly rate £31.94 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.76% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £31.61 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +26.44% +16.28% -14.00%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Strategy in England.

Daily rate trend for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Strategy in England over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Strategy in England.

Hourly rate trend for IT Strategy in England

IT Strategy
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Strategy in England over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020. 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 +59 72 £625 - 20
North of England +75 45 £519 -1.24% 37
North West +62 33 £522 -1.79% 25
Midlands +61 26 £475 -17.39% 12
South East +32 22 £540 +2.86% 19
West Midlands +61 21 £500 -22.48% 10
South West +42 14 £513 -6.82% 13
Yorkshire +47 11 £450 -15.69% 11
East of England +59 7 £264 -49.71% 8
East Midlands +50 4 £400 -5.88% 2
North East +35 1 - - 1
South Coast - 1 - -
IT Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 53 (27.89%) Finance
2 38 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (17.37%) Azure
4 25 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 25 (13.16%) Windows
5 24 (12.63%) Microsoft
5 24 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (12.63%) Project Delivery
6 22 (11.58%) Active Directory
6 22 (11.58%) Project Management
6 22 (11.58%) Migration
7 21 (11.05%) Management Information System
7 21 (11.05%) Linux
7 21 (11.05%) Analytics
7 21 (11.05%) SC Cleared
8 19 (10.00%) VMware
8 19 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (9.47%) Data Integration
10 17 (8.95%) DevOps
10 17 (8.95%) CRM
11 16 (8.42%) ITIL
11 16 (8.42%) Oracle
11 16 (8.42%) SQL Server
11 16 (8.42%) Middleware
11 16 (8.42%) Information Security
11 16 (8.42%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (8.42%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (7.89%) Marketing
12 15 (7.89%) AWS
12 15 (7.89%) SQL

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 11 (5.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (2.11%) IIS
2 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) CMS
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.79%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.53%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.37%) Azure
2 15 (7.89%) AWS
3 8 (4.21%) Office 365
4 7 (3.68%) Power Platform
5 6 (3.16%) IaaS
6 5 (2.63%) PaaS
6 5 (2.63%) SaaS
7 2 (1.05%) GCP
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.53%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.53%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.63%) SAN
2 4 (2.11%) Firewall
2 4 (2.11%) VoIP
3 3 (1.58%) 2G
3 3 (1.58%) 3G
3 3 (1.58%) 4G
3 3 (1.58%) ATM
3 3 (1.58%) HTTP
3 3 (1.58%) SSL
3 3 (1.58%) Wireless
4 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.05%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.05%) VPN
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.53%) Intranet
5 1 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.53%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.53%) SMS
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.68%) Power BI
2 7 (3.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.11%) Big Data
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.05%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.05%) MySQL
5 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.05%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 9 (4.74%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.16%) Cypress.io
3 6 (3.16%) git-flow
3 6 (3.16%) Jasmine
3 6 (3.16%) TestCafe
4 2 (1.05%) Hudson
5 1 (0.53%) Maven
5 1 (0.53%) NUnit
5 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.53%) Subversion
5 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (27.89%) Finance
2 15 (7.89%) Marketing
2 15 (7.89%) Public Sector
3 13 (6.84%) Banking
3 13 (6.84%) Legal
4 7 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.63%) Retail
6 4 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.05%) Digital Economy
8 2 (1.05%) Front Office
8 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Local Government
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (34.21%) Architect
2 19 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 15 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (6.84%) Analyst
5 11 (5.79%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.74%) IT Manager
7 8 (4.21%) Developer
7 8 (4.21%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (3.68%) Data Architect
9 6 (3.16%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.16%) Chief Information Officer
9 6 (3.16%) CIO
9 6 (3.16%) Consultant
9 6 (3.16%) Designer
10 5 (2.63%) Chief Architect
10 5 (2.63%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 5 (2.63%) Chief Security Officer
10 5 (2.63%) Information Security Officer
10 5 (2.63%) Portfolio Manager
10 5 (2.63%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.42%) Middleware
2 9 (4.74%) HTML
3 8 (4.21%) .NET
3 8 (4.21%) CSS
4 7 (3.68%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.16%) Jest
5 6 (3.16%) LESS
5 6 (3.16%) Sass
5 6 (3.16%) Semantic HTML
6 5 (2.63%) Web Services
7 4 (2.11%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.11%) REST
8 3 (1.58%) JSON
8 3 (1.58%) OAuth
8 3 (1.58%) XML
9 2 (1.05%) LDAP
9 2 (1.05%) SAML
9 2 (1.05%) Spring
9 2 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.05%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.21%) User Experience
4 6 (3.16%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.63%) Clustering
6 4 (2.11%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.58%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.58%) Derivative
7 3 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.58%) Replication
8 2 (1.05%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.05%) CMDB
8 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) NHS
8 2 (1.05%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.16%) Windows
2 21 (11.05%) Linux
3 15 (7.89%) Unix
4 8 (4.21%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.16%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.53%) Android
9 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.53%) HPUX
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) Solaris
9 1 (0.53%) VMS
9 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (12.63%) Project Delivery
3 22 (11.58%) Migration
3 22 (11.58%) Project Management
4 21 (11.05%) Analytics
5 19 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (9.47%) Data Integration
7 17 (8.95%) CRM
7 17 (8.95%) DevOps
8 16 (8.42%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (8.42%) Information Security
8 16 (8.42%) ITIL
8 16 (8.42%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (7.89%) Strategic Roadmap
10 14 (7.37%) TOGAF
11 13 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (6.84%) Decision-Making
12 12 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (5.79%) ERP
13 11 (5.79%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.89%) SQL
2 9 (4.74%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.68%) Java
4 6 (3.16%) C
4 6 (3.16%) ES6
4 6 (3.16%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.16%) TypeScript
5 5 (2.63%) Python
6 4 (2.11%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.58%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.05%) C#
8 2 (1.05%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.53%) C++
9 1 (0.53%) COBOL
9 1 (0.53%) PHP
9 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.32%) Degree
4 7 (3.68%) CISM
4 7 (3.68%) CISSP
5 6 (3.16%) CISA
6 5 (2.63%) IISP
7 4 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.11%) MCSE
7 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (1.05%) CCDP
9 2 (1.05%) CCIE
9 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.05%) HP AIS
9 2 (1.05%) LPIC
9 2 (1.05%) OSCP
10 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CRISC
10 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.32%) GDPR
2 8 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.21%) SLA
3 6 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.16%) NIST
4 5 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (2.63%) NCSC
5 4 (2.11%) PMO
5 4 (2.11%) QA
6 1 (0.53%) Basel III
6 1 (0.53%) COBIT
6 1 (0.53%) COSO
6 1 (0.53%) EMIR
6 1 (0.53%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (11.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.58%) Docker
2 3 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.58%) vSphere
3 2 (1.05%) HDFS
3 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.53%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.53%) XenApp
4 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (5.79%) SCCM
2 8 (4.21%) NetBackup
2 8 (4.21%) WSUS
3 4 (2.11%) Ansible
3 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.58%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.58%) Puppet
4 3 (1.58%) Terraform
4 3 (1.58%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.58%) vRealize
5 1 (0.53%) Ambari
5 1 (0.53%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.53%) Oozie
5 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.00%) VMware
3 16 (8.42%) Oracle
4 11 (5.79%) Adobe
5 9 (4.74%) EMC
6 7 (3.68%) IBM
7 5 (2.63%) Citrix
7 5 (2.63%) HP
8 4 (2.11%) Cisco
8 4 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.11%) SAP
9 2 (1.05%) Ariba
9 2 (1.05%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.05%) Computacenter
9 2 (1.05%) Dell
9 2 (1.05%) Google
9 2 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.05%) Splunk
9 2 (1.05%) Sun
9 2 (1.05%) Tableau