Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 27 January 2022 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
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 303 296 345
Rank change year-on-year -7 +49 +64
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 311 114 174
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.83% 0.64% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.71% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 70 110
10th Percentile £475 £306 £425
25th Percentile £525 £415 £480
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £513 £600
Median % change year-on-year +26.71% -14.50% -0.87%
75th Percentile £788 £700 £725
90th Percentile £850 £789 £776
England median daily rate £600 £510 £550
% change year-on-year +17.65% -7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £17.62 - -
Median hourly rate £17.98 £43.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -58.19% - -
75th Percentile £18.34 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £17.16 £11.78 £27.43
% change year-on-year +45.69% -57.05% -39.04%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 34,386 16,040 26,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.44% 89.46% 88.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,056 11,636 19,194
10th Percentile £381 £325 £315
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +0.49%
75th Percentile £675 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 145 302
10th Percentile £16.49 £16.55 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.98 £24.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £34.13 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.75% +48.37% +3.32%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £44.69
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.60 £53.28
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.65 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +30.00% -6.82%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in London

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Strategy in London.

Daily rate trend for IT Strategy in London

IT Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Strategy in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in London

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Strategy in London.

Hourly rate trend for IT Strategy in London

IT Strategy
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -30 36 £628 +10.28% 46
East London -4 7 £726 +230.00% 16
West London -23 1 - - 15
South London - 1 £563 - 3
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 121 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (35.05%) Social Skills
3 94 (30.23%) Finance
4 77 (24.76%) Azure
5 65 (20.90%) AWS
6 64 (20.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (20.58%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (20.26%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (17.36%) Enterprise Architecture
9 50 (16.08%) DevOps
10 49 (15.76%) Microsoft
11 46 (14.79%) SQL
12 42 (13.50%) Project Management
13 40 (12.86%) Windows
14 38 (12.22%) Security Cleared
15 37 (11.90%) ITIL
15 37 (11.90%) Software Engineering
16 36 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (10.93%) Change Management
18 32 (10.29%) Business Case
19 31 (9.97%) CI/CD
19 31 (9.97%) Linux
19 31 (9.97%) VMware
20 29 (9.32%) Scrum
20 29 (9.32%) Workflow
20 29 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (9.32%) Strategic Roadmap
20 29 (9.32%) Microservices
21 28 (9.00%) Degree
21 28 (9.00%) Oracle

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (2.25%) Ethereum
2 3 (0.96%) Confluence
2 3 (0.96%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.64%) Hyperledger
3 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) Drupal
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.32%) SAS
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.64%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.64%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.64%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (24.76%) Azure
2 65 (20.90%) AWS
3 24 (7.72%) SaaS
4 21 (6.75%) PaaS
5 20 (6.43%) GCP
5 20 (6.43%) IaaS
6 15 (4.82%) Microsoft 365
7 9 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.25%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 6 (1.93%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.61%) GitHub
11 2 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.64%) Azure Sentinel
11 2 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) Serverless
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.32%) Azure Service Bus
12 1 (0.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.72%) Firewall
2 17 (5.47%) Software-Defined Networking
3 9 (2.89%) Network Security
4 7 (2.25%) DNS
4 7 (2.25%) WAN
5 6 (1.93%) Internet
5 6 (1.93%) Skype
6 5 (1.61%) SD-WAN
7 3 (0.96%) VPN
8 2 (0.64%) LAN
8 2 (0.64%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.64%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.64%) VoIP
8 2 (0.64%) Wireless
9 1 (0.32%) Broadband
9 1 (0.32%) DHCP
9 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.32%) IPsec
9 1 (0.32%) SAN
9 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.82%) MongoDB
3 12 (3.86%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.25%) Blockchain
4 7 (2.25%) Data Lake
5 6 (1.93%) Power BI
6 4 (1.29%) Big Data
6 4 (1.29%) MySQL
6 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.64%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.64%) Bigtable
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.32%) DB2
9 1 (0.32%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.54%) Maven
3 9 (2.89%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.93%) GitLab
5 4 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.96%) JIRA
7 2 (0.64%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.64%) Subversion
8 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.32%) git-flow
8 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.32%) Moq
8 1 (0.32%) NUnit
8 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 109 (35.05%) Social Skills
2 94 (30.23%) Finance
3 63 (20.26%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (8.36%) Banking
5 25 (8.04%) Front Office
6 21 (6.75%) Public Sector
7 19 (6.11%) Legal
8 18 (5.79%) Influencing Skills
9 12 (3.86%) Financial Institution
10 10 (3.22%) Investment Banking
10 10 (3.22%) Retail
11 9 (2.89%) Back Office
11 9 (2.89%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (2.25%) Marketing
13 5 (1.61%) Games
13 5 (1.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (0.96%) Local Government
14 3 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.64%) Police
15 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 139 (44.69%) Architect
2 45 (14.47%) Solutions Architect
3 33 (10.61%) Developer
4 25 (8.04%) Business Analyst
4 25 (8.04%) Enterprise Architect
5 24 (7.72%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.47%) Security Architect
7 15 (4.82%) Analyst
7 15 (4.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (4.18%) IT Manager
8 13 (4.18%) Technical Architect
9 11 (3.54%) Azure Engineer
9 11 (3.54%) Front Office Business Analyst
10 9 (2.89%) Cloud Architect
10 9 (2.89%) Java Developer
10 9 (2.89%) Lead Architect
10 9 (2.89%) Senior Manager
11 8 (2.57%) Credit Derivatives Business Analyst
11 8 (2.57%) Derivatives Business Analyst
11 8 (2.57%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.40%) REST
2 17 (5.47%) React
3 15 (4.82%) .NET
4 14 (4.50%) Web Services
5 12 (3.86%) RESTful
5 12 (3.86%) Spring
6 11 (3.54%) Kafka
6 11 (3.54%) Spring Boot
7 10 (3.22%) HTML
7 10 (3.22%) JMS
8 8 (2.57%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.25%) JSON
10 6 (1.93%) GraphQL
10 6 (1.93%) HTML5
10 6 (1.93%) Node.js
11 5 (1.61%) .NET Core
11 5 (1.61%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.61%) CSS
11 5 (1.61%) OpenID
11 5 (1.61%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.43%) Public Cloud
2 19 (6.11%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.50%) Clustering
3 14 (4.50%) User Experience
4 11 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.54%) Hedge funds
5 10 (3.22%) Derivative
6 9 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.89%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.57%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.25%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.93%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.93%) Equities
10 5 (1.61%) CMDB
10 5 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.61%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.61%) Reinsurance
11 4 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.29%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.86%) Windows
2 31 (9.97%) Linux
3 16 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.93%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.61%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.96%) Android
7 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.64%) Unix
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (20.58%) Problem-Solving
2 64 (20.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (17.36%) Enterprise Architecture
4 50 (16.08%) DevOps
5 42 (13.50%) Project Management
6 37 (11.90%) ITIL
6 37 (11.90%) Software Engineering
7 36 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 34 (10.93%) Change Management
9 32 (10.29%) Business Case
10 31 (9.97%) CI/CD
11 29 (9.32%) Microservices
11 29 (9.32%) Scrum
11 29 (9.32%) Strategic Roadmap
11 29 (9.32%) Workflow
12 27 (8.68%) TOGAF
13 25 (8.04%) Data Protection
14 24 (7.72%) Project Delivery
14 24 (7.72%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.79%) SQL
2 25 (8.04%) Java
3 21 (6.75%) C
4 18 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.82%) C#
6 14 (4.50%) Python
7 8 (2.57%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.29%) PHP
9 3 (0.96%) Solidity
10 2 (0.64%) Go
10 2 (0.64%) Rust
11 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.32%) ES6
11 1 (0.32%) Prolog
11 1 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.00%) Degree
3 20 (6.43%) DV Cleared
4 19 (6.11%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.54%) Master's Degree
6 9 (2.89%) CISSP
7 6 (1.93%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.96%) CCIE
10 3 (0.96%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.64%) CEH
11 2 (0.64%) CISA
11 2 (0.64%) CRISC
11 2 (0.64%) MCSA
11 2 (0.64%) MCSE
11 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.32%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.79%) GDPR
2 16 (5.14%) QA
3 12 (3.86%) Data Quality
4 10 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (3.22%) PMO
5 7 (2.25%) Accessibility
6 5 (1.61%) NCSC
7 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.96%) SLA
9 2 (0.64%) GRC
9 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.64%) NIST
9 2 (0.64%) PSD2
10 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.32%) HL7
10 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (7.72%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.11%) vSphere
4 16 (5.14%) VMware NSX
5 13 (4.18%) Docker
6 7 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.64%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (5.47%) vRealize
2 16 (5.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (5.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 14 (4.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (3.86%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.22%) Ansible
6 4 (1.29%) CASB
6 4 (1.29%) Terraform
7 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.64%) SCCM
9 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.32%) Grafana
9 1 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.32%) Packer
9 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.32%) vMotion
Vendors
1 49 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.97%) VMware
3 28 (9.00%) Oracle
4 19 (6.11%) Cisco
5 18 (5.79%) CheckPoint
6 16 (5.14%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.57%) Citrix
8 8 (2.57%) Databricks
9 5 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.29%) Altiris
10 4 (1.29%) Apple
10 4 (1.29%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.29%) Google
10 4 (1.29%) IBM
10 4 (1.29%) Reuters
10 4 (1.29%) SAP
10 4 (1.29%) Splunk
11 3 (0.96%) Yardi
11 3 (0.96%) Zend