Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 339 320
Rank change year-on-year -11 -19 +63
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 671 619 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.71% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.83% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 385 532
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £362 £363 £325
90th Percentile £700 £700 £735
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
England median hourly rate - £22.52 £47.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.00% -4.18%
UK median hourly rate - £22.52 £47.91
% change year-on-year - -53.00% -4.18%

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 81,031 74,676 85,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.85% 85.15% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,880 49,181 57,188
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £268
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,236 1,940 2,067
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.75 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year -12.00% +3.79% +12.43%

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 19 July 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
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 19 July 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 -29 291 £550 - 85
North of England +22 115 £500 -4.76% 41
South East -6 112 £505 +3.06% 35
Midlands +13 97 £513 +2.50% 36
North West +12 67 £525 -8.70% 17
West Midlands -8 52 £513 +2.50% 21
South West +23 43 £500 +11.11% 9
East Midlands +16 43 £453 -16.20% 15
Yorkshire -22 35 £438 -12.50% 23
North East - 16 £625 - 1
East of England -36 7 £400 -3.03% 19
South Coast - 1 - -
IT Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 192 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (22.50%) Finance
3 137 (20.42%) Project Management
4 126 (18.78%) Microsoft
5 119 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 105 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 103 (15.35%) ITIL
8 85 (12.67%) PRINCE2
9 77 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
10 76 (11.33%) Office 365
10 76 (11.33%) TOGAF
11 74 (11.03%) Enterprise Architecture
12 70 (10.43%) Service Management
13 69 (10.28%) Degree
14 68 (10.13%) Migration
15 65 (9.69%) PaaS
16 64 (9.54%) Windows
17 62 (9.24%) Security Cleared
18 60 (8.94%) DevOps
19 58 (8.64%) SaaS
19 58 (8.64%) Change Management
20 57 (8.49%) Management Information System
21 56 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
22 55 (8.20%) SQL
23 54 (8.05%) Decision-Making
24 52 (7.75%) IaaS
25 47 (7.00%) Business Analysis
26 45 (6.71%) SDLC
27 44 (6.56%) Waterfall
27 44 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement

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 26 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.38%) Confluence
3 14 (2.09%) Documentum
4 13 (1.94%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.34%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.60%) JBoss
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.45%) CMS
10 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.30%) Apache
11 2 (0.30%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.30%) SAS
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.45%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.30%) Primavera
3 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 119 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (11.33%) Office 365
4 65 (9.69%) PaaS
5 58 (8.64%) SaaS
6 52 (7.75%) IaaS
7 25 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.09%) G Suite
9 11 (1.64%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.89%) iPaaS
12 6 (0.89%) Serverless
13 5 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.75%) Slack
14 4 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.60%) Google Play
14 4 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.96%) Firewall
2 34 (5.07%) WAN
3 25 (3.73%) LAN
4 23 (3.43%) DNS
5 21 (3.13%) VPN
6 18 (2.68%) Internet
7 17 (2.53%) Network Security
8 15 (2.24%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.94%) Skype
9 13 (1.94%) SMS
10 12 (1.79%) SSL
10 12 (1.79%) Unified Communications
10 12 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (1.34%) DHCP
11 9 (1.34%) OSPF
12 8 (1.19%) IP Telephony
12 8 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (1.19%) Wireless
12 8 (1.19%) WLAN
13 7 (1.04%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.38%) Big Data
4 13 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.49%) MySQL
5 10 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (1.19%) Power BI
7 7 (1.04%) Data Lake
8 6 (0.89%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.89%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.75%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.75%) Spotfire
9 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.60%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.60%) Pentaho
11 3 (0.45%) HDInsight
11 3 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (3.28%) JIRA
2 16 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.89%) Bitbucket
4 6 (0.89%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.60%) ERwin
6 4 (0.60%) Maven
6 4 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.45%) Selenium
7 3 (0.45%) Subversion
7 3 (0.45%) Toad
8 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.30%) JSUnit
8 2 (0.30%) JUnit
8 2 (0.30%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.30%) MSI
8 2 (0.30%) PowerBuilder
General
1 151 (22.50%) Finance
2 39 (5.81%) Banking
3 24 (3.58%) Legal
4 18 (2.68%) Retail
5 15 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.94%) Billing
6 13 (1.94%) Marketing
7 8 (1.19%) Law
8 6 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.45%) Automotive
9 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.30%) Advertising
10 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Front Office
11 1 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 255 (38.00%) Architect
2 100 (14.90%) Solutions Architect
3 77 (11.48%) Project Manager
4 57 (8.49%) IT Manager
5 48 (7.15%) Analyst
6 40 (5.96%) Cloud Architect
6 40 (5.96%) Enterprise Architect
7 34 (5.07%) Azure Architect
8 32 (4.77%) Developer
9 26 (3.87%) Security Architect
10 25 (3.73%) Business Analyst
10 25 (3.73%) Technical Architect
11 21 (3.13%) Designer
11 21 (3.13%) IT Project Manager
12 20 (2.98%) Digital Architect
13 19 (2.83%) Service Manager
14 18 (2.68%) Consultant
14 18 (2.68%) Lead Architect
15 17 (2.53%) AWS Architect
15 17 (2.53%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.81%) .NET
2 25 (3.73%) Web Services
3 24 (3.58%) Middleware
4 12 (1.79%) REST
5 11 (1.64%) HTML
6 10 (1.49%) Spring
6 10 (1.49%) XML
7 9 (1.34%) SOAP
8 8 (1.19%) JSON
8 8 (1.19%) RESTful
9 7 (1.04%) Spring Boot
10 6 (0.89%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.89%) Node.js
11 5 (0.75%) CSS
11 5 (0.75%) HTML5
12 4 (0.60%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.60%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.60%) J2EE
12 4 (0.60%) JMS
12 4 (0.60%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.49%) Management Information System
2 56 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.11%) Data Centre
4 29 (4.32%) User Experience
5 19 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.79%) PKI
10 9 (1.34%) FMCG
11 8 (1.19%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.04%) NHS
12 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.04%) RSA SecurID
13 6 (0.89%) Minimum Viable Product
13 6 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
13 6 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.75%) CMDB
14 5 (0.75%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 64 (9.54%) Windows
2 43 (6.41%) Linux
3 20 (2.98%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.38%) Unix
5 15 (2.24%) Mac OS
6 11 (1.64%) Android
7 9 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.04%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.45%) CentOS
10 3 (0.45%) Solaris
10 3 (0.45%) VMS
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) AIX
11 1 (0.15%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (20.42%) Project Management
3 105 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 103 (15.35%) ITIL
5 85 (12.67%) PRINCE2
6 76 (11.33%) TOGAF
7 74 (11.03%) Enterprise Architecture
8 70 (10.43%) Service Management
9 68 (10.13%) Migration
10 60 (8.94%) DevOps
11 58 (8.64%) Change Management
12 54 (8.05%) Decision-Making
13 47 (7.00%) Business Analysis
14 45 (6.71%) SDLC
15 44 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 44 (6.56%) Technical Architecture
15 44 (6.56%) Waterfall
16 43 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
17 42 (6.26%) Scrum
18 41 (6.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.20%) SQL
2 37 (5.51%) Java
3 27 (4.02%) C
4 24 (3.58%) Python
5 21 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.53%) C#
7 15 (2.24%) Ruby
8 6 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.75%) C++
9 5 (0.75%) Groovy
9 5 (0.75%) PHP
9 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.60%) Apex Code
10 4 (0.60%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.45%) Go
11 3 (0.45%) Java 8
11 3 (0.45%) Perl
11 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (10.28%) Degree
2 62 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.92%) CISSP
5 32 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (4.62%) CISM
7 28 (4.17%) CCNP
8 25 (3.73%) CCIE
9 24 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 19 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (2.83%) DV Cleared
11 18 (2.68%) CISA
11 18 (2.68%) TOGAF Certification
12 17 (2.53%) CCDP
13 15 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (1.94%) Chartered Engineer
14 13 (1.94%) PMP
15 11 (1.64%) PMI Certification
16 10 (1.49%) AWS Certification
17 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.92%) QA
2 19 (2.83%) PMO
3 16 (2.38%) GDPR
4 12 (1.79%) SLA
5 11 (1.64%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.75%) HMG Infosec
7 5 (0.75%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.60%) COBIT
9 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.30%) HAZOP
9 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.15%) EMIR
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.15%) MiFID
10 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 28 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.64%) Docker
4 6 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.75%) XenApp
5 5 (0.75%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.60%) vSphere
7 3 (0.45%) QEMU
7 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.15%) iptables
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) Squid
8 1 (0.15%) Varnish
8 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
2 14 (2.09%) HP ALM
3 11 (1.64%) Ansible
3 11 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (1.19%) Puppet
4 8 (1.19%) Terraform
5 7 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.45%) WSUS
7 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.30%) MOM
7 2 (0.30%) Nagios
7 2 (0.30%) Nessus
7 2 (0.30%) Packer
7 2 (0.30%) QRadar
7 2 (0.30%) Salt
7 2 (0.30%) vRealize
8 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.15%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 126 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.96%) Oracle
3 35 (5.22%) Cisco
4 29 (4.32%) VMware
5 26 (3.87%) SAP
6 17 (2.53%) Citrix
6 17 (2.53%) HP
7 13 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.79%) Pega
8 12 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.34%) Google
9 9 (1.34%) IBM
9 9 (1.34%) Juniper
10 8 (1.19%) Sitecore
11 7 (1.04%) Apple
11 7 (1.04%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.04%) Palo Alto
12 6 (0.89%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.89%) Remedy
12 6 (0.89%) Tableau