Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 370 397 321
Rank change year-on-year +27 -76 +17
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 208 242 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.54% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.61% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 169 231
London median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £413
90th Percentile £788 £778 £720
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £25.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +80.00% -17.36%

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 33,921 39,850 38,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.12% 88.28% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,270 28,836 27,944
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £660
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 483 382
London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -2.70% +10.12%
10th Percentile £12.46 £14.00 £12.89
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.69 £51.13
England median hourly rate £24.70 £20.80 £23.14
% change year-on-year +18.75% -10.13% +1.34%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in London

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Strategy in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Strategy in London

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in London over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in London

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Strategy in London.

Contractor 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 23 September 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
Central London +34 50 £580 +6.18% 19
West London +16 8 £400 -17.31% 8
South London +36 4 £375 -48.28% 2
North London - 1 £550 - 2
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 London region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 68 (32.69%) Finance
2 66 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 46 (22.12%) Azure
5 27 (12.98%) Windows
6 23 (11.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 23 (11.06%) Office 365
7 22 (10.58%) Migration
7 22 (10.58%) Architecture Roadmap
8 20 (9.62%) Information Security
8 20 (9.62%) Active Directory
9 19 (9.13%) VMware
10 18 (8.65%) SQL
10 18 (8.65%) AWS
10 18 (8.65%) Thought Leadership
11 17 (8.17%) Project Delivery
11 17 (8.17%) Banking
12 16 (7.69%) Asset Management
12 16 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (7.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 15 (7.21%) TOGAF
13 15 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (7.21%) Project Management
13 15 (7.21%) JavaScript
13 15 (7.21%) Analytics
14 14 (6.73%) DevOps
14 14 (6.73%) Degree
14 14 (6.73%) ITIL
14 14 (6.73%) PRINCE2
14 14 (6.73%) Management Information System

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 6 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.92%) Confluence
2 4 (1.92%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.96%) Alfresco
4 2 (0.96%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.96%) LiveLink
4 2 (0.96%) SAS
5 1 (0.48%) Apache
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.48%) CMS
5 1 (0.48%) IIS
5 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.37%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.48%) Maximo
3 1 (0.48%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.48%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 46 (22.12%) Azure
2 23 (11.06%) Office 365
3 18 (8.65%) AWS
4 12 (5.77%) SaaS
5 11 (5.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.85%) PaaS
7 6 (2.88%) GCP
7 6 (2.88%) IaaS
8 5 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (2.40%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (1.92%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.92%) Serverless
10 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.96%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.48%) Boomi
12 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.29%) Firewall
2 8 (3.85%) VPN
2 8 (3.85%) WAN
3 6 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.40%) DNS
5 4 (1.92%) DHCP
5 4 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.92%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.92%) LAN
6 3 (1.44%) SAN
7 2 (0.96%) Internet
7 2 (0.96%) Skype
8 1 (0.48%) BGP
8 1 (0.48%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.48%) MPLS
8 1 (0.48%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.48%) RFID
8 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.85%) Big Data
2 8 (3.85%) MySQL
3 5 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.40%) Power BI
4 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.96%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.96%) HBase
5 2 (0.96%) HDInsight
5 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.96%) QlikView
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.48%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.33%) JIRA
2 6 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.92%) Subversion
4 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.48%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (32.69%) Finance
2 17 (8.17%) Banking
3 12 (5.77%) Retail
4 10 (4.81%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.88%) Marketing
6 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.92%) Law
8 2 (0.96%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Military
9 1 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 80 (38.46%) Architect
2 26 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 20 (9.62%) Analyst
4 19 (9.13%) Developer
5 17 (8.17%) Technical Architect
6 15 (7.21%) Business Analyst
6 15 (7.21%) Enterprise Architect
7 12 (5.77%) Azure Architect
8 9 (4.33%) Data Architect
8 9 (4.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (4.33%) Technical Leader
9 8 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (3.85%) Lead Architect
9 8 (3.85%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.37%) IT Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) Consultant
11 6 (2.88%) Senior Architect
11 6 (2.88%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.40%) IT Director
12 5 (2.40%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.77%) Node.js
2 9 (4.33%) OpenID
3 6 (2.88%) AngularJS
3 6 (2.88%) OAuth
4 5 (2.40%) .NET
4 5 (2.40%) HTML
4 5 (2.40%) SAML
5 4 (1.92%) CSS
5 4 (1.92%) LDAP
5 4 (1.92%) REST
6 3 (1.44%) HTML5
6 3 (1.44%) JSON
6 3 (1.44%) XML
7 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.96%) EDI
7 2 (0.96%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.96%) Middleware
7 2 (0.96%) RESTful
7 2 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.73%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.81%) User Experience
4 8 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.37%) Reinsurance
6 6 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.40%) Tandem
8 4 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.44%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.44%) Derivative
9 3 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.96%) FMCG
10 2 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.96%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.98%) Windows
2 12 (5.77%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.29%) Linux
4 7 (3.37%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.40%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.92%) CentOS
6 4 (1.92%) Unix
6 4 (1.92%) VMS
6 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Android
8 1 (0.48%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) openSUSE
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.06%) Enterprise Architecture
3 22 (10.58%) Architecture Roadmap
3 22 (10.58%) Migration
4 20 (9.62%) Information Security
5 18 (8.65%) Thought Leadership
6 17 (8.17%) Project Delivery
7 16 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 16 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (7.21%) Analytics
8 15 (7.21%) Project Management
8 15 (7.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 15 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.21%) TOGAF
9 14 (6.73%) DevOps
9 14 (6.73%) ITIL
9 14 (6.73%) PRINCE2
10 13 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 13 (6.25%) Data Modelling
10 13 (6.25%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.65%) SQL
2 15 (7.21%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.85%) Java
4 4 (1.92%) C#
4 4 (1.92%) Python
5 3 (1.44%) Ruby
6 2 (0.96%) ES6
6 2 (0.96%) Perl
6 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.48%) Go
7 1 (0.48%) Java 8
7 1 (0.48%) Scala
7 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (6.73%) Degree
2 13 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.85%) CISSP
4 8 (3.85%) SAFe Agilist
5 4 (1.92%) CISM
5 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.92%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.44%) MCITP
6 3 (1.44%) MCSE
7 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.96%) ISACA
7 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.96%) PMP
7 2 (0.96%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.48%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.25%) QA
2 5 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.92%) PMO
4 3 (1.44%) GDPR
5 2 (0.96%) NIST
6 1 (0.48%) COBIT
6 1 (0.48%) EMIR
6 1 (0.48%) MiFID
6 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.29%) vSphere
3 10 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.92%) OpenAM
5 4 (1.92%) OpenDJ
5 4 (1.92%) OpenIDM
5 4 (1.92%) pfSense
5 4 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.96%) Docker
7 1 (0.48%) HDFS
7 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.85%) WSUS
2 7 (3.37%) PingFederate
3 6 (2.88%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.92%) Nagios
4 4 (1.92%) Nessus
5 2 (0.96%) SCCM
5 2 (0.96%) Terraform
6 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.48%) Ansible
6 1 (0.48%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.13%) VMware
3 8 (3.85%) Cisco
4 6 (2.88%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.88%) Oracle
4 6 (2.88%) SAP
5 5 (2.40%) Google
5 5 (2.40%) HP
5 5 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.92%) Citrix
6 4 (1.92%) ForgeRock
6 4 (1.92%) IBM
6 4 (1.92%) Meraki
6 4 (1.92%) NEC
7 3 (1.44%) Apple
7 3 (1.44%) Splunk
8 2 (0.96%) Dell
8 2 (0.96%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.96%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.96%) Red Hat