Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 728 712 714
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 129 161 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 117 96
England median daily rate £500 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £263
90th Percentile £698 £665 £706
UK median daily rate £500 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +30.91% +20.88%
10th Percentile £31.25 £24.34 £26.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £40.00 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.72% +30.91% +20.88%

Strategic Planning 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 80259 82302 85123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.62% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54003 54838 56099
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 2151 2525
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

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 6 months to 23 November 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
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 6 months to 23 November 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 -7 72 £500 +11.11% 7
South East +16 36 £500 +5.26% 7
North of England +50 9 £500 -9.09% 4
North West +17 9 £500 -9.09% 4
East of England -41 8 £300 +6.19% 3
Midlands +16 2 £300 -20.00%
South West -13 2 - - 2
North East +62 1 - -
West Midlands +25 1 - -
Strategic Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (41.09%) Finance
2 28 (21.71%) Project Management
3 26 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (18.60%) Telecoms
5 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (14.73%) Analytics
7 17 (13.18%) Degree
7 17 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (12.40%) Management Information System
8 16 (12.40%) Performance Management
9 15 (11.63%) Risk Management
9 15 (11.63%) Change Management
10 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
10 14 (10.85%) Data Analysis
11 13 (10.08%) Banking
11 13 (10.08%) ITIL
11 13 (10.08%) SDLC
12 12 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
13 11 (8.53%) Business Analysis
13 11 (8.53%) QA
13 11 (8.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 11 (8.53%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (7.75%) Business Development
14 10 (7.75%) Line Management
15 9 (6.98%) Data Protection
15 9 (6.98%) PMO
15 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (6.98%) Migration
16 8 (6.20%) Marketing

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 2 (1.55%) SAS
1 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.78%) Apache
2 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (8.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (3.10%) Maya
6 2 (1.55%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.78%) SPSS
7 1 (0.78%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Primavera
1 2 (1.55%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) IaaS
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) LAN
1 6 (4.65%) WAN
1 6 (4.65%) WLAN
2 4 (3.10%) BGP
2 4 (3.10%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (3.10%) EIGRP
2 4 (3.10%) NetScaler
2 4 (3.10%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (3.10%) SMS
3 3 (2.33%) Internet
4 2 (1.55%) Firewall
5 1 (0.78%) DHCP
5 1 (0.78%) DNS
5 1 (0.78%) Network Security
5 1 (0.78%) Skype
5 1 (0.78%) SSL
5 1 (0.78%) VoIP
5 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (3.88%) Semantic Layer
3 4 (3.10%) MS Access
3 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) Big Data
4 1 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.78%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.10%) JIRA
3 1 (0.78%) Maven
General
1 53 (41.09%) Finance
2 24 (18.60%) Telecoms
3 13 (10.08%) Banking
4 8 (6.20%) Marketing
5 6 (4.65%) Retail
6 5 (3.88%) Advertising
7 4 (3.10%) Front Office
7 4 (3.10%) Publishing
8 2 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.55%) Legal
8 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.78%) Automotive
9 1 (0.78%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (16.28%) Analyst
2 15 (11.63%) Architect
3 10 (7.75%) Consultant
4 9 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 6 (4.65%) Developer
5 6 (4.65%) Planning Manager
5 6 (4.65%) Programme Manager
6 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (3.88%) IT Analyst
6 5 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.10%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (3.10%) Category Manager
7 4 (3.10%) Digital Architect
7 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (3.10%) IT Manager
7 4 (3.10%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.10%) Process Analyst
7 4 (3.10%) Programme Planning Manager
7 4 (3.10%) Senior Manager
8 3 (2.33%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) HTML
1 4 (3.10%) JSP
1 4 (3.10%) Servlets
1 4 (3.10%) Web Services
2 3 (2.33%) CSS
2 3 (2.33%) Java EE
2 3 (2.33%) JSF
2 3 (2.33%) JSON
2 3 (2.33%) OpenID
2 3 (2.33%) REST
3 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.78%) ATL
3 1 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.78%) jQuery
3 1 (0.78%) RESTful
3 1 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.40%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.65%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.88%) User Experience
5 4 (3.10%) NHS
6 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.33%) e-Learning
6 3 (2.33%) FMCG
6 3 (2.33%) Social Media
7 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.55%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.78%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.65%) Unix
2 5 (3.88%) Linux
2 5 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.10%) Windows
4 3 (2.33%) Android
4 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.71%) Project Management
2 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (14.73%) Analytics
4 17 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (12.40%) Performance Management
6 15 (11.63%) Change Management
6 15 (11.63%) Risk Management
7 14 (10.85%) Data Analysis
8 13 (10.08%) ITIL
8 13 (10.08%) SDLC
9 12 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (8.53%) Business Analysis
10 11 (8.53%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (7.75%) Business Development
11 10 (7.75%) Line Management
12 9 (6.98%) Data Protection
12 9 (6.98%) Migration
13 8 (6.20%) Configuration Management
13 8 (6.20%) Portfolio Management
13 8 (6.20%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.65%) Python
1 6 (4.65%) SQL
2 5 (3.88%) Bash Shell
2 5 (3.88%) Java
2 5 (3.88%) Perl
3 4 (3.10%) C
4 3 (2.33%) VBA
5 2 (1.55%) C#
6 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) Degree
2 7 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.88%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.88%) PMP
3 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (3.88%) RHCA
3 5 (3.88%) RHCE
3 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.33%) CCA
4 3 (2.33%) CCNA
4 3 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.33%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.33%) MCP
4 3 (2.33%) MCSE
4 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) CCIE
5 2 (1.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (1.55%) CCNP
5 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.53%) QA
2 9 (6.98%) PMO
3 7 (5.43%) GDPR
4 6 (4.65%) Data Quality
5 5 (3.88%) SLA
6 3 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.78%) GxP
7 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.78%) PSD2
7 1 (0.78%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Docker
2 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) Ansible
1 5 (3.88%) Kubernetes
1 5 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.88%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.43%) SAP
3 6 (4.65%) Cisco
4 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.10%) Amdocs
5 4 (3.10%) Ericsson
5 4 (3.10%) Nokia
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle
5 4 (3.10%) Remedy
5 4 (3.10%) Riverbed
6 3 (2.33%) Cognos
6 3 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.55%) Ariba
7 2 (1.55%) Facebook
7 2 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.78%) Isilon
8 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.78%) SolidFire
8 1 (0.78%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.78%) Twitter