Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 336 337
Rank change year-on-year +27 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 770 661 715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.70% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.83% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 436 534
England median daily rate £525 £513 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.30% +6.00%
10th Percentile £352 £313 £338
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
England median hourly rate £25.69 £14.50 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.17% -73.15% +28.72%
10th Percentile £25.35 £9.31 £33.25
90th Percentile £26.47 £35.70 £59.81
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £14.50 £54.00
% change year-on-year +77.17% -73.15% +28.72%

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 79944 79712 85036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.66% 84.19% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53946 53082 56127
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1816 2114 2533
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 +26 313 £550 +2.33% 87
South East +7 165 £506 -2.64% 23
North of England +35 127 £515 -0.72% 22
Midlands +30 76 £500 - 12
North West +14 70 £469 +2.74% 8
South West +37 49 £525 +13.51% 7
Yorkshire +18 48 £548 +4.29% 13
East Midlands +22 42 £550 - 3
East of England -8 41 £400 -17.95% 10
West Midlands +1 29 £420 -10.64% 9
North East +50 11 £550 -4.35% 1
IT Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IT Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 197 (25.58%) Finance
2 177 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (17.27%) Enterprise Architecture
4 112 (14.55%) Microsoft
5 92 (11.95%) TOGAF
6 90 (11.69%) Project Management
7 89 (11.56%) ITIL
8 82 (10.65%) Management Information System
9 81 (10.52%) Degree
10 78 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
11 74 (9.61%) Security Cleared
11 74 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 74 (9.61%) Banking
12 65 (8.44%) DevOps
13 57 (7.40%) Oracle
14 56 (7.27%) Analytics
14 56 (7.27%) PaaS
15 55 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
15 55 (7.14%) Migration
16 54 (7.01%) SC Cleared
17 53 (6.88%) SaaS
18 52 (6.75%) Service Management
19 50 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
19 50 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
20 49 (6.36%) PRINCE2
20 49 (6.36%) Data Management
21 47 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
22 46 (5.97%) IaaS
23 44 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
23 44 (5.71%) Information Security

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 25 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.17%) Confluence
4 8 (1.04%) CMS
5 7 (0.91%) NetWeaver
5 7 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.39%) SAS
7 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.26%) Apache
8 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 19 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.26%) Simulink
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.04%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.26%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.27%) PaaS
2 55 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (6.88%) SaaS
4 47 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
5 46 (5.97%) IaaS
6 38 (4.94%) Office 365
7 5 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.52%) G Suite
8 4 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.39%) Boomi
10 2 (0.26%) Akamai
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.26%) GitHub
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.29%) Firewall
1 33 (4.29%) WAN
2 32 (4.16%) LAN
3 19 (2.47%) SMS
3 19 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (2.08%) SAN
5 13 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
6 12 (1.56%) Internet
6 12 (1.56%) VPN
7 10 (1.30%) Network Security
8 9 (1.17%) Wireless
9 8 (1.04%) DNS
9 8 (1.04%) VoIP
10 7 (0.91%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.78%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.78%) VLAN
12 5 (0.65%) LDAP
13 4 (0.52%) 4G
13 4 (0.52%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.52%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.34%) GIS
3 17 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.08%) Power BI
5 15 (1.95%) Spotfire
6 13 (1.69%) Big Data
7 12 (1.56%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.91%) Geospatial Data
10 7 (0.91%) OLAP
10 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.52%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.52%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.39%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.39%) HBase
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (2.60%) JIRA
2 11 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.30%) ERwin
4 9 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.65%) Rational Rose
7 4 (0.52%) NUnit
7 4 (0.52%) Subversion
8 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.39%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.26%) Babel
9 2 (0.26%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.26%) Maven
9 2 (0.26%) Selenium
9 2 (0.26%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.26%) Toad
9 2 (0.26%) XMLSpy
General
1 197 (25.58%) Finance
2 74 (9.61%) Banking
3 38 (4.94%) Retail
3 38 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.38%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.21%) Legal
7 16 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (1.82%) Law
9 14 (1.82%) Marketing
10 11 (1.43%) Billing
10 11 (1.43%) Front Office
11 9 (1.17%) Back Office
11 9 (1.17%) Publishing
12 8 (1.04%) Local Government
13 7 (0.91%) Automotive
14 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.52%) Electronics
16 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 319 (41.43%) Architect
2 89 (11.56%) Analyst
2 89 (11.56%) Solutions Architect
3 66 (8.57%) Enterprise Architect
4 51 (6.62%) Business Analyst
5 44 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 40 (5.19%) Developer
7 37 (4.81%) IT Manager
8 36 (4.68%) Technical Architect
9 27 (3.51%) Consultant
10 26 (3.38%) Data Architect
11 23 (2.99%) Digital Architect
11 23 (2.99%) Technical Leader
12 21 (2.73%) Senior Architect
13 20 (2.60%) Cloud Architect
13 20 (2.60%) Lead Architect
14 18 (2.34%) Head of IT
14 18 (2.34%) IT Analyst
14 18 (2.34%) SAP Architect
15 17 (2.21%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.12%) Web Services
2 17 (2.21%) .NET
3 13 (1.69%) Middleware
4 12 (1.56%) REST
5 11 (1.43%) HTML
5 11 (1.43%) XML
6 10 (1.30%) CSS
7 9 (1.17%) SAML
7 9 (1.17%) SOAP
8 8 (1.04%) OpenID
8 8 (1.04%) React
8 8 (1.04%) SAP PI
8 8 (1.04%) Spring
9 7 (0.91%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.91%) HTML5
9 7 (0.91%) RESTful
9 7 (0.91%) SailPoint
10 5 (0.65%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.65%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.65%) Management Information System
2 78 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.68%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.34%) User Experience
7 14 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.69%) PKI
9 12 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.56%) Market Risk
9 12 (1.56%) Reference Data
10 11 (1.43%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.43%) NHS
10 11 (1.43%) Taxonomies
11 9 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.91%) Clustering
12 7 (0.91%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.78%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 41 (5.32%) Windows
2 31 (4.03%) Linux
3 16 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.65%) CentOS
5 5 (0.65%) Unix
5 5 (0.65%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (17.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 92 (11.95%) TOGAF
4 90 (11.69%) Project Management
5 89 (11.56%) ITIL
6 74 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (8.44%) DevOps
8 56 (7.27%) Analytics
9 55 (7.14%) Migration
10 52 (6.75%) Service Management
11 50 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
11 50 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 49 (6.36%) Data Management
12 49 (6.36%) PRINCE2
13 44 (5.71%) Data Modelling
13 44 (5.71%) Information Security
13 44 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
14 42 (5.45%) ERP
14 42 (5.45%) Risk Management
15 39 (5.06%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.45%) SQL
2 35 (4.55%) Java
3 19 (2.47%) JavaScript
4 17 (2.21%) C#
5 14 (1.82%) C
6 10 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.78%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.65%) Python
9 5 (0.65%) VBScript
10 4 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.39%) ABAP
11 3 (0.39%) Ruby
11 3 (0.39%) VBA
12 2 (0.26%) Go
12 2 (0.26%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.26%) PHP
12 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.26%) VB
12 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (10.52%) Degree
2 74 (9.61%) Security Cleared
3 54 (7.01%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.47%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (2.08%) CISSP
8 13 (1.69%) CISM
9 12 (1.56%) CCNA
9 12 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (1.43%) CCIE
10 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.30%) CCNP
11 10 (1.30%) ISEB
11 10 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.17%) MCSE
13 8 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.91%) CCDP
14 7 (0.91%) Chartered Engineer
14 7 (0.91%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.19%) QA
2 31 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (3.51%) SLA
4 26 (3.38%) GDPR
5 21 (2.73%) PMO
6 15 (1.95%) Data Quality
7 14 (1.82%) COBIT
8 12 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (1.43%) ISO 9001
10 9 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.91%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.52%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.39%) GMP
13 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.26%) Basel II
14 2 (0.26%) Basel III
14 2 (0.26%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 38 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 12 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.52%) Docker
5 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.39%) Cronacle
6 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 3 (0.39%) XenApp
7 2 (0.26%) HDFS
7 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (1.95%) SCCM
2 7 (0.91%) Terraform
3 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (0.52%) Puppet
4 4 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.39%) Packer
6 2 (0.26%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.26%) Ansible
6 2 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.26%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.13%) SCOM
7 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 112 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.40%) Oracle
3 39 (5.06%) SAP
4 31 (4.03%) Cisco
5 20 (2.60%) ServiceNow
5 20 (2.60%) VMware
6 16 (2.08%) Citrix
6 16 (2.08%) Tableau
7 14 (1.82%) IBM
8 10 (1.30%) Adobe
8 10 (1.30%) HP
9 9 (1.17%) Dell
10 6 (0.78%) 3PAR
10 6 (0.78%) ForgeRock
10 6 (0.78%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.65%) Casewise
11 5 (0.65%) Juniper
11 5 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.52%) AppSense
12 4 (0.52%) IBM Sterling