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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Strategic Planning
UK / England
Rank 516 538 551
Rank change year-on-year +22 +13  
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 67 79 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 61 30
Median daily rate £450 £425 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £530
% change year-on-year -2.94% -19.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -18.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +66.66% -  

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 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Strategic Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Strategic Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 March 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 +35 38 £495 +10.00% 11
South East +29 12 £500 +14.28% 8
West Midlands +7 5 £225 -47.05% 2
North East -11 5 £360 -
North West +29 4 £450 +5.88% 5
South West -8 2 £788 +85.29% 1
East Midlands -9 1 - - 1
Strategic Planning
UK

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 53 (37.86%) Finance
2 42 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (22.86%) Project Management
4 29 (20.71%) Microsoft
5 20 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 18 (12.86%) LAN
6 18 (12.86%) MS Office
7 17 (12.14%) WLAN
7 17 (12.14%) WAN
8 16 (11.43%) SQL
8 16 (11.43%) NHS
8 16 (11.43%) Migration
8 16 (11.43%) Management Information System
8 16 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 13 (9.29%) CRM
10 13 (9.29%) Cisco
10 13 (9.29%) Telecoms
10 13 (9.29%) Change Management
10 13 (9.29%) Data Analysis
10 13 (9.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (8.57%) System Testing
11 12 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
12 11 (7.86%) Problem Management
12 11 (7.86%) SLA
12 11 (7.86%) Active Directory
12 11 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (7.86%) Workflow

Strategic Planning
Top Related 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 8 (5.71%) CMS
2 7 (5.00%) GroupWise
3 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.57%) IIS
5 4 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.14%) SAS
7 2 (1.43%) Apache
7 2 (1.43%) Drupal
7 2 (1.43%) JBoss
7 2 (1.43%) Kentico
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.86%) MS Office
3 12 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (6.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (3.57%) MS Project
5 5 (3.57%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.86%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.29%) Office 365
3 4 (2.86%) Boomi
3 4 (2.86%) iPaaS
4 2 (1.43%) IaaS
4 2 (1.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.86%) LAN
2 17 (12.14%) WAN
2 17 (12.14%) WLAN
3 10 (7.14%) Internet
4 8 (5.71%) Firewall
5 5 (3.57%) FTP
5 5 (3.57%) Network Security
6 4 (2.86%) Wireless
7 2 (1.43%) BGP
7 2 (1.43%) Broadband
7 2 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.43%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.43%) HTTP
7 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.71%) DNS
8 1 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.71%) NAS
8 1 (0.71%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.71%) SAN
8 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.43%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.29%) Big Data
3 6 (4.29%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.57%) MS Access
4 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.14%) DB2
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.43%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.43%) Informix
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.71%) GIS
7 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.43%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (0.71%) Grunt
4 1 (0.71%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.71%) NUnit
4 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (37.86%) Finance
2 13 (9.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.43%) Retail
4 8 (5.71%) Banking
5 7 (5.00%) Marketing
6 4 (2.86%) Automotive
6 4 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.86%) Legal
6 4 (2.86%) Publishing
7 2 (1.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Electronics
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Law
8 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (17.14%) Architect
2 13 (9.29%) Analyst
3 10 (7.14%) Developer
4 9 (6.43%) Enterprise Architect
4 9 (6.43%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.71%) Migration Engineer
5 8 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (4.29%) Senior Developer
6 6 (4.29%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.57%) Big Data Developer
7 5 (3.57%) Designer
7 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Designer
7 5 (3.57%) Integration Architect
7 5 (3.57%) Operations Manager
7 5 (3.57%) Programmer
7 5 (3.57%) Senior Big Data Developer
8 4 (2.86%) Content Strategist
8 4 (2.86%) Platform Architect
8 4 (2.86%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.14%) .NET
2 9 (6.43%) AngularJS
2 9 (6.43%) ASP.NET
2 9 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (4.29%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.29%) Entity Framework
3 6 (4.29%) REST
4 5 (3.57%) AutoMapper
4 5 (3.57%) JDBC
4 5 (3.57%) JMS
4 5 (3.57%) jQuery
4 5 (3.57%) LINQ
4 5 (3.57%) SOAP
4 5 (3.57%) StructureMap
4 5 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.14%) HTML
5 3 (2.14%) Kendo UI
6 2 (1.43%) SAML
6 2 (1.43%) Web Services
7 1 (0.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 16 (11.43%) NHS
3 5 (3.57%) User Experience
4 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.86%) FMCG
5 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.43%) EPoS
6 2 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.71%) iSeries
7 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.00%) Windows
2 3 (2.14%) Linux
2 3 (2.14%) Unix
3 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.86%) Project Management
2 16 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.43%) Migration
3 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (9.29%) Change Management
4 13 (9.29%) CRM
4 13 (9.29%) Data Analysis
4 13 (9.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (8.57%) System Testing
6 11 (7.86%) Problem Management
6 11 (7.86%) Workflow
7 10 (7.14%) ITIL
7 10 (7.14%) Performance Management
7 10 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (7.14%) Supplier Management
8 9 (6.43%) Coaching
8 9 (6.43%) Data Protection
8 9 (6.43%) MVC
9 8 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.43%) SQL
2 10 (7.14%) C#
3 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.57%) Python
4 5 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.57%) TypeScript
5 4 (2.86%) C
6 3 (2.14%) Java
7 1 (0.71%) RPG
7 1 (0.71%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (7.14%) Degree
3 8 (5.71%) CCNA
4 7 (5.00%) CCA
4 7 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (5.00%) MCP
4 7 (5.00%) MCSE
4 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.29%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.86%) ECDL
7 3 (2.14%) ACCA
7 3 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.14%) CIMA
7 3 (2.14%) PMP
8 2 (1.43%) CCNP
8 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.71%) CCIE
9 1 (0.71%) CCSP
9 1 (0.71%) CISSP
9 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) SLA
2 6 (4.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.14%) COBIT
3 3 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.43%) Basel II
4 2 (1.43%) PMO
4 2 (1.43%) QA
5 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.43%) NDS
3 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.14%) Firmware
4 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.71%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.71%) XenApp
5 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 2 (1.43%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 29 (20.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.29%) Cisco
3 10 (7.14%) Novell
3 10 (7.14%) Oracle
4 9 (6.43%) SAP
5 6 (4.29%) Informatica
6 5 (3.57%) Apigee
6 5 (3.57%) CA
6 5 (3.57%) VMware
7 4 (2.86%) Citrix
7 4 (2.86%) Dell
7 4 (2.86%) IBM
7 4 (2.86%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.86%) SnapLogic
8 3 (2.14%) Anaplan
8 3 (2.14%) Avaya
9 2 (1.43%) Cognos
9 2 (1.43%) Netezza
9 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.43%) Teradata
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