The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Strategic Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Strategic Planning over the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Strategic Planning
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 524 541 543
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2  
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 70 81 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 70
England median daily rate £500 £415 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -14.87%  
10th Percentile £311 £313 £309
90th Percentile £713 £875 £726
UK median daily rate £500 £420 £500
% change year-on-year +19.04% -16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
England median hourly rate £31.25 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.19% -  
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -13.19% -  

Strategic Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36628 41177 41257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.72% 83.54% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92282 104544 94562
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2775 2674 2752
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  
10th Percentile £12.03 £12.50 £11.29
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.78 £51.30
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

Strategic Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Strategic Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Planning in England

Strategic Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Strategic Planning in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Planning in England

Strategic Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Planning in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategic Planning in England

Strategic Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Strategic Planning in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Planning in England

Strategic Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Planning in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Strategic Planning in England

Strategic Planning
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 Strategic Planning within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 39 £500 -1.47% 13
South East +23 13 £480 -0.25% 4
East of England -3 8 £550 +100.00% 4
North of England +46 5 £600 +44.57% 3
North West +18 5 £600 +44.57% 2
Midlands +7 3 £225 -30.76% 6
South West +1 2 £375 - 3
East Midlands -9 2 - - 4
North East +72 1 - - 1
West Midlands +20 1 £225 - 2
Strategic Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning 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 Strategic Planning.

1 56 (38.89%) Finance
2 33 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (20.14%) Project Management
4 18 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 17 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (11.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (10.42%) Retail
6 15 (10.42%) ITIL
6 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
7 12 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 12 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 12 (8.33%) Degree
7 12 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 11 (7.64%) Banking
8 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
8 11 (7.64%) SAP
8 11 (7.64%) SDLC
9 10 (6.94%) IT Strategy
9 10 (6.94%) Data Protection
9 10 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (6.94%) SQL
9 10 (6.94%) Python
9 10 (6.94%) Service Management
10 9 (6.25%) Change Management
10 9 (6.25%) CRM
10 9 (6.25%) Data Management
10 9 (6.25%) Marketing
10 9 (6.25%) Analytics
10 9 (6.25%) Performance Management

Strategic Planning
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 4 (2.78%) Apache Spark
1 4 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.78%) CMS
2 3 (2.08%) SAS
3 2 (1.39%) Drupal
3 2 (1.39%) IIS
3 2 (1.39%) Kentico
3 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Boomi
1 4 (2.78%) iPaaS
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.08%) IaaS
2 3 (2.08%) Office 365
2 3 (2.08%) PaaS
3 2 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.39%) SaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.69%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.69%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.17%) Internet
2 5 (3.47%) FTP
2 5 (3.47%) Network Security
3 3 (2.08%) Firewall
3 3 (2.08%) LAN
3 3 (2.08%) VoIP
3 3 (2.08%) WAN
4 2 (1.39%) BGP
4 2 (1.39%) Broadband
4 2 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.39%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.39%) WLAN
5 1 (0.69%) ATM
5 1 (0.69%) NAS
5 1 (0.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.69%) PBX
5 1 (0.69%) PSTN
5 1 (0.69%) Skype
5 1 (0.69%) SMS
5 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.86%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.17%) MS Access
2 6 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.47%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.78%) Big Data
5 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.39%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.39%) DB2
5 2 (1.39%) Informix
5 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 56 (38.89%) Finance
2 18 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 15 (10.42%) Retail
4 11 (7.64%) Banking
5 9 (6.25%) Marketing
6 5 (3.47%) Legal
7 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.78%) Publishing
8 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.39%) Front Office
10 1 (0.69%) Advertising
10 1 (0.69%) Billing
10 1 (0.69%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.69%) Electronics
10 1 (0.69%) Games
10 1 (0.69%) Law
10 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (22.92%) Architect
2 21 (14.58%) Analyst
3 15 (10.42%) Enterprise Architect
4 14 (9.72%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.86%) IT Manager
6 6 (4.17%) Consultant
6 6 (4.17%) Developer
6 6 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (3.47%) Business Manager
7 5 (3.47%) Integration Architect
7 5 (3.47%) Operations Manager
7 5 (3.47%) SAP Architect
7 5 (3.47%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.78%) Big Data Developer
8 4 (2.78%) Content Manager
8 4 (2.78%) Head of Infrastructure
8 4 (2.78%) IT Support
8 4 (2.78%) Platform Architect
8 4 (2.78%) Senior Big Data Developer
8 4 (2.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) .NET
2 5 (3.47%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (3.47%) JDBC
2 5 (3.47%) JMS
2 5 (3.47%) REST
2 5 (3.47%) SOAP
3 3 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.08%) AutoMapper
3 3 (2.08%) Entity Framework
3 3 (2.08%) jQuery
3 3 (2.08%) LINQ
3 3 (2.08%) StructureMap
3 3 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.39%) HTML
4 2 (1.39%) Kendo UI
5 1 (0.69%) ATL
5 1 (0.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.86%) FMCG
5 6 (4.17%) EPoS
6 5 (3.47%) NHS
7 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.78%) User Experience
7 4 (2.78%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.08%) e-Learning
8 3 (2.08%) Social Media
9 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.39%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.39%) PKI
10 1 (0.69%) Fintech
10 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.56%) Windows
2 7 (4.86%) Linux
2 7 (4.86%) Unix
3 6 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.39%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) Project Management
2 17 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.81%) Enterprise Architecture
3 15 (10.42%) ITIL
4 12 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 12 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 12 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (7.64%) SDLC
6 10 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (6.94%) Data Protection
6 10 (6.94%) IT Strategy
6 10 (6.94%) Service Management
7 9 (6.25%) Analytics
7 9 (6.25%) Change Management
7 9 (6.25%) CRM
7 9 (6.25%) Data Management
7 9 (6.25%) Performance Management
8 8 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.94%) Python
1 10 (6.94%) SQL
2 7 (4.86%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.17%) Perl
4 5 (3.47%) C
4 5 (3.47%) C#
4 5 (3.47%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.08%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.39%) Java
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) VBA
7 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) Degree
2 6 (4.17%) RHCA
2 6 (4.17%) RHCE
3 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.08%) MCSA
4 3 (2.08%) MCSE
4 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.08%) PMP
5 2 (1.39%) CCNA
5 2 (1.39%) CCNP
5 2 (1.39%) MCITP
5 2 (1.39%) MCTS
5 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) APMG
6 1 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.69%) NCDA
6 1 (0.69%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) Data Quality
1 7 (4.86%) SLA
2 5 (3.47%) QA
3 3 (2.08%) COBIT
3 3 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.39%) Basel II
4 2 (1.39%) PMO
5 1 (0.69%) GxP
5 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (4.17%) Docker
2 3 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) Ansible
1 6 (4.17%) Kubernetes
1 6 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.17%) Puppet
2 2 (1.39%) SCCM
2 2 (1.39%) SCOM
2 2 (1.39%) SCSM
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.69%) MobiControl
3 1 (0.69%) PaperCut
3 1 (0.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.64%) SAP
3 7 (4.86%) Oracle
4 6 (4.17%) Informatica
4 6 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.47%) Apigee
5 5 (3.47%) CA
6 4 (2.78%) Dell
6 4 (2.78%) MuleSoft
6 4 (2.78%) SnapLogic
7 3 (2.08%) Anaplan
7 3 (2.08%) Cisco
8 2 (1.39%) Citrix
8 2 (1.39%) Cognos
8 2 (1.39%) IBM
8 2 (1.39%) NetApp
8 2 (1.39%) Netezza
8 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.39%) Teradata
8 2 (1.39%) TOWER Software
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