Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 139 142
Rank change year-on-year -21 +3 +4
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 46 68 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 1.25% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.49% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 52 43
North West median daily rate £538 £459 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.17% -10.49% -6.82%
10th Percentile £334 £321 £350
90th Percentile £762 £624 £700
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.69 £20.25
% change year-on-year +75.17% +26.86% -57.81%

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 4,697 4,549 5,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.71% 83.48% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,967 2,948 3,393
North West median daily rate £423 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 209 153
North West median hourly rate £23.83 £21.78 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.39% +3.49% -30.20%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.01 £49.45 £49.95
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.78
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.67% +5.67%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -20 18 £445 +11.25% 12
Cheshire -10 12 £550 +4.76% 2
Merseyside +1 6 £550 +15.79% 3
Lancashire -19 6 £413 -17.50% 4
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 (23.91%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Finance
3 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 8 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.22%) Banking
5 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (13.04%) Service Management
6 6 (13.04%) Law
6 6 (13.04%) ITSM
7 5 (10.87%) Change Management
7 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
7 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.87%) Degree
7 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.70%) Transition Management
8 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
8 4 (8.70%) User Experience
8 4 (8.70%) Creative Thinking
8 4 (8.70%) Thought Leadership
8 4 (8.70%) Matrix Management
8 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
8 4 (8.70%) Firewall
8 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.70%) SLA
8 4 (8.70%) LAN

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 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Acrobat
1 1 (2.17%) InDesign
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Firewall
1 4 (8.70%) LAN
1 4 (8.70%) WAN
2 2 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) QlikView
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (4.35%) Plastic SCM
1 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
1 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Law
4 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Marketing
6 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Enterprise Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Applications Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Lead Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Engagement Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Lead Enterprise Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Service Transition Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Transition Manager
6 2 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Firewall Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) User Experience Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.35%) CSS
1 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) User Experience
4 3 (6.52%) Cyberattack
4 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.52%) SCADA
5 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.17%) FMCG
6 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) AIX
2 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Solaris
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.04%) ITSM
5 6 (13.04%) Service Management
6 5 (10.87%) Change Management
6 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
7 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (8.70%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (8.70%) Matrix Management
7 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
7 4 (8.70%) Thought Leadership
7 4 (8.70%) Transition Management
8 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (6.52%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C#
1 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PMP
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ansible
1 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Citrix
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) Northgate
3 2 (4.35%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) Ariba
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) Facebook
4 1 (2.17%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) QAD
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter