Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 November 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 142 166
Rank change year-on-year -41 +24 -19
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 31 64 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 1.12% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.36% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 47 44
North West median daily rate £525 £513 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +12.33% -15.51%
10th Percentile £374 £329 £340
90th Percentile £798 £635 £700
England median daily rate £550 £540 £501
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.89% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year +75.17% +0.75% -39.29%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,898 4,708 5,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.97% 82.24% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,106 2,999 3,776
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £586 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 207 179
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.08%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.74 £11.45
90th Percentile £51.03 £49.93 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the North West

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Strategy in the North West

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in the North West

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Strategy in the North West

IT Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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
Manchester -36 11 £510 +14.61% 20
Cheshire -5 10 £590 +12.38% 5
Lancashire -13 7 £385 -26.67% 2
Merseyside -11 1 £900 +84.62% 7
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.90%) WAN
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (9.68%) Cyberattack
4 3 (9.68%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (9.68%) Data Acquisition
4 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.68%) CRM
4 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) ERP
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
4 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
4 3 (9.68%) SCADA
4 3 (9.68%) Data Architecture

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) WAN
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) Converged Networks
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) QlikView
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (6.45%) Plastic SCM
1 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Lead Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) CRM Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Engagement Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Cyberattack
2 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (9.68%) SCADA
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.68%) Business Transformation
3 3 (9.68%) CRM
3 3 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (9.68%) Data Acquisition
3 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Data Architecture
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (9.68%) ERP
3 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
3 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (9.68%) Process Architecture
3 3 (9.68%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) Service Management
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Target Operating Model
3 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
3 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.45%) Active Listening
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C#
1 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Citrix
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
1 3 (9.68%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Northgate
2 2 (6.45%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.23%) Ariba
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco