Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 194 137
Rank change year-on-year +25 -57 +32
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 37 32 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.54% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.64% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 49
North West median daily rate £481 £531 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +3.66% +12.33%
10th Percentile £271 £372 £316
90th Percentile £655 £813 £630
England median daily rate £550 £550 £540
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 £25.69
% change year-on-year -13.89% +75.17% -1.19%

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 4,576 4,962 4,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.54% 83.24% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,976 3,145 3,021
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £585
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 283 211
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £21.76 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.79% -22.29% +33.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.41 £11.72
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.82 £53.00
England median hourly rate £23.69 £22.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +7.67% -4.93% +0.61%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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
Manchester +27 21 £444 -12.99% 12
Cheshire +15 7 £500 -20.63% 8
Cumbria - 5 £815 - 1
Lancashire +16 2 £613 +59.09% 1
Merseyside -3 2 - -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North West region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Information Security
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Banking
4 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 6 (16.22%) Architectural Design
6 5 (13.51%) Microservices
6 5 (13.51%) Terraform
6 5 (13.51%) SQL
6 5 (13.51%) Azure
6 5 (13.51%) AWS
7 4 (10.81%) SaaS
7 4 (10.81%) PaaS
7 4 (10.81%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (10.81%) SOA
7 4 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (10.81%) Change Management
7 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (10.81%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (10.81%) Business Process Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Coaching
7 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (10.81%) DevOps
7 4 (10.81%) IaaS
8 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
8 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.11%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (8.11%) Data Lake

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 4 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.41%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) AWS
1 5 (13.51%) Azure
2 4 (10.81%) Azure Data Factory
2 4 (10.81%) IaaS
2 4 (10.81%) PaaS
2 4 (10.81%) SaaS
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon S3
4 2 (5.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (5.41%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (5.41%) Amazon SageMaker
4 2 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Network Security
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (8.11%) Data Lake
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Back Office
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.41%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Procurement Manager
4 3 (8.11%) IT Manager
4 3 (8.11%) IT Procurement Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Procurement Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Supplier Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Supply Chain Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Software Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (5.41%) CSS
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (2.70%) CSS3
2 1 (2.70%) HTML5
2 1 (2.70%) Node.js
2 1 (2.70%) RESTful
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) PMI
3 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Information Security
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Architectural Design
3 6 (16.22%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Microservices
5 4 (10.81%) Business Process Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Change Management
5 4 (10.81%) Coaching
5 4 (10.81%) DevOps
5 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.81%) SOA
6 3 (8.11%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) ITIL
6 3 (8.11%) ITSM
6 3 (8.11%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) Service Management
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.11%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.11%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) CISM
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
1 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCDP
3 1 (2.70%) CCNP
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.70%) GxP
1 1 (2.70%) PSD2
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
1 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Terraform
2 3 (8.11%) Puppet
3 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Sage
3 1 (2.70%) Apple
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.70%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com