Period
to 23 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 363 308 326
Rank change year-on-year -55 +18 +9
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 610 762 651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.82% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.95% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 525 423
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £399 £350 £303
90th Percentile £751 £753 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 8
England median hourly rate £39.76 £25.69 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.77% +26.86% -57.73%
10th Percentile £15.00 £25.69 £9.31
90th Percentile £60.00 £25.69 £35.65
UK median hourly rate £39.76 £25.69 £20.25
% change year-on-year +54.77% +26.86% -57.73%

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 78,487 80,274 75,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.17% 86.14% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,479 54,018 50,500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £304 £288 £268
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,965 1,958 2,134
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.01 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.04% -2.00% +6.52%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.42
% change year-on-year - -1.72% +1.75%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -57 222 £625 +13.64% 119
South East -11 172 £525 +1.45% 48
South West -6 75 £550 -8.33% 23
North of England -48 75 £525 +10.53% 39
North West -31 51 £550 +20.88% 23
Midlands -29 50 £550 +10.00% 49
West Midlands -17 36 £588 +32.39% 28
Yorkshire -15 19 £450 -13.04% 14
East of England -6 13 £475 +23.46% 26
East Midlands -19 11 £388 -29.55% 20
North East -10 5 £650 +18.18% 2
IT Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 155 (25.41%) Finance
2 142 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (17.21%) Microsoft
4 102 (16.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 97 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
6 92 (15.08%) Security Cleared
7 88 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
8 82 (13.44%) Enterprise Architecture
9 77 (12.62%) Migration
10 75 (12.30%) Technical Architecture
11 73 (11.97%) Linux
12 71 (11.64%) TOGAF
13 66 (10.82%) PaaS
14 65 (10.66%) Degree
15 64 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 64 (10.49%) SC Cleared
16 63 (10.33%) Project Management
17 62 (10.16%) Banking
17 62 (10.16%) DevOps
18 60 (9.84%) Information Security
19 57 (9.34%) Python
20 51 (8.36%) IaaS
21 49 (8.03%) Windows
21 49 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
22 48 (7.87%) Java
23 47 (7.70%) Telecoms
23 47 (7.70%) ITIL
24 46 (7.54%) Management Information System
24 46 (7.54%) SaaS
25 45 (7.38%) Public Cloud

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 39 (6.39%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.79%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.80%) Confluence
3 11 (1.80%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.31%) CMS
5 6 (0.98%) Apache
5 6 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.82%) IIS
6 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.49%) WordPress
9 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.33%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.33%) Mendix
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.49%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.16%) InDesign
7 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.33%) SAP MII
3 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 102 (16.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (10.82%) PaaS
4 51 (8.36%) IaaS
5 46 (7.54%) SaaS
6 41 (6.72%) Office 365
7 17 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.64%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.15%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.98%) Serverless
13 5 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.82%) GitHub
14 4 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.49%) G Suite
15 3 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.74%) Firewall
2 28 (4.59%) WAN
3 21 (3.44%) LAN
4 13 (2.13%) Skype
4 13 (2.13%) VPN
4 13 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (1.64%) Internet
6 8 (1.31%) DNS
6 8 (1.31%) Unified Communications
7 7 (1.15%) SAN
7 7 (1.15%) VoIP
8 6 (0.98%) Network Security
9 5 (0.82%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.66%) 2G
10 4 (0.66%) 3G
10 4 (0.66%) 4G
10 4 (0.66%) DHCP
10 4 (0.66%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.49%) Intranet
11 3 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.46%) Big Data
4 9 (1.48%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.31%) Data Lake
6 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.82%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.82%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.82%) Power BI
7 5 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.66%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.66%) DB2
8 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.66%) Redis
8 4 (0.66%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 36 (5.90%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.57%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.61%) JIRA
4 17 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.15%) ERwin
7 5 (0.82%) Gradle
8 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.49%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.49%) GitLab
9 3 (0.49%) Liquibase
9 3 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.33%) Plastic SCM
10 2 (0.33%) Selenium
10 2 (0.33%) Subversion
10 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.33%) Toad
11 1 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 155 (25.41%) Finance
2 62 (10.16%) Banking
3 47 (7.70%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.26%) Legal
4 26 (4.26%) Retail
5 22 (3.61%) Marketing
6 19 (3.11%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.79%) Electronics
7 17 (2.79%) Law
8 13 (2.13%) Billing
9 10 (1.64%) Back Office
10 8 (1.31%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.15%) Front Office
12 6 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.98%) Publishing
13 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.49%) Digital Economy
15 2 (0.33%) Military
16 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 288 (47.21%) Architect
2 129 (21.15%) Solutions Architect
3 48 (7.87%) Analyst
4 40 (6.56%) Enterprise Architect
5 39 (6.39%) Business Analyst
6 37 (6.07%) Technical Architect
7 33 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 32 (5.25%) Consultant
9 30 (4.92%) Security Architect
10 27 (4.43%) IT Manager
10 27 (4.43%) Lead Architect
11 24 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
12 22 (3.61%) Senior Architect
13 21 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (3.11%) Cloud Architect
15 18 (2.95%) Applications Architect
15 18 (2.95%) Designer
15 18 (2.95%) Developer
16 17 (2.79%) AWS Engineer
16 17 (2.79%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.08%) Web Services
2 29 (4.75%) XML
3 25 (4.10%) SOAP
4 24 (3.93%) JSON
5 19 (3.11%) .NET
6 17 (2.79%) JSP
6 17 (2.79%) REST
7 14 (2.30%) Middleware
8 13 (2.13%) AngularJS
8 13 (2.13%) LDAP
8 13 (2.13%) RESTful
9 10 (1.64%) HTML
10 9 (1.48%) React
10 9 (1.48%) Spring
11 6 (0.98%) HTML5
12 5 (0.82%) CSS
12 5 (0.82%) EDIFACT
12 5 (0.82%) Natural Language Processing
12 5 (0.82%) OAuth
12 5 (0.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.54%) Management Information System
3 45 (7.38%) Public Cloud
4 23 (3.77%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.79%) User Experience
7 10 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.48%) PKI
9 7 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.15%) NHS
9 7 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.98%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.98%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.82%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.82%) Robotics
12 3 (0.49%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.49%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.49%) Fintech
12 3 (0.49%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 73 (11.97%) Linux
2 49 (8.03%) Windows
3 25 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (3.44%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.62%) Windows 10
6 13 (2.13%) Unix
7 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.49%) AIX
10 3 (0.49%) Solaris
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.33%) Android
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (13.44%) Enterprise Architecture
3 77 (12.62%) Migration
4 75 (12.30%) Technical Architecture
5 71 (11.64%) TOGAF
6 64 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 63 (10.33%) Project Management
8 62 (10.16%) DevOps
9 60 (9.84%) Information Security
10 49 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (7.70%) ITIL
12 42 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
13 40 (6.56%) Critical Thinking
13 40 (6.56%) Decision-Making
14 38 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 37 (6.07%) Computer Science
15 37 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 35 (5.74%) Mentoring
17 33 (5.41%) Programme Management
17 33 (5.41%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.34%) Python
2 48 (7.87%) Java
3 44 (7.21%) SQL
4 32 (5.25%) C
5 27 (4.43%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.93%) JavaScript
7 17 (2.79%) C++
8 12 (1.97%) C#
9 9 (1.48%) Ruby
10 6 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.82%) Perl
11 5 (0.82%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.66%) Java 8
13 3 (0.49%) VB
14 2 (0.33%) Groovy
14 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.33%) VB6
14 2 (0.33%) VBA
14 2 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (15.08%) Security Cleared
2 65 (10.66%) Degree
3 64 (10.49%) SC Cleared
4 35 (5.74%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (2.79%) CISSP
6 15 (2.46%) RHCE
7 11 (1.80%) CISM
8 10 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.48%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (1.31%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.15%) MCSE
11 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (0.98%) CISA
12 6 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.98%) ISSAP
12 6 (0.98%) ISSEP
13 5 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.26%) HMG Infosec
1 26 (4.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 26 (4.26%) JSP 440
2 24 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.95%) QA
4 17 (2.79%) GDPR
5 15 (2.46%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.97%) SLA
7 10 (1.64%) COBIT
8 8 (1.31%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.82%) PMO
10 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.16%) FATCA
12 1 (0.16%) HL7
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 41 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.46%) Docker
2 15 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.98%) IAG
4 6 (0.98%) vSphere
5 5 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.33%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.16%) HDFS
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (3.28%) Puppet
2 17 (2.79%) Ansible
3 16 (2.62%) SCCM
4 12 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
5 11 (1.80%) Terraform
6 6 (0.98%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.49%) SCOM
7 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.33%) Consul
8 2 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.33%) Kibana
8 2 (0.33%) logstash
8 2 (0.33%) Mesos
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.16%) Oozie
9 1 (0.16%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 105 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.05%) Oracle
2 43 (7.05%) SAP
3 33 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 30 (4.92%) VMware
5 24 (3.93%) Cisco
6 14 (2.30%) Citrix
7 7 (1.15%) Google
7 7 (1.15%) IBM
8 6 (0.98%) Meraki
8 6 (0.98%) NetApp
8 6 (0.98%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.66%) Avaya
9 4 (0.66%) Casewise
9 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.66%) Sophos
10 3 (0.49%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.49%) Blue Coat
10 3 (0.49%) Charles River
10 3 (0.49%) CheckPoint