Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Strategic Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Strategic Planning over the 6 months to 17 January 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.

Strategic Planning
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 208 237
Rank change year-on-year +13 +29 -43
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 10 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.23% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.27% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 3
North West median daily rate £490 £488 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +50.00% -7.14%
10th Percentile £421 £212 £283
90th Percentile £574 £626 £408
England median daily rate £480 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.88% -9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £22.85 -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £22.85 £25.75
% change year-on-year +91.51% -11.28% +0.98%

Strategic Planning 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 4,460 5,215 6,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.11% 84.52% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,893 3,381 4,170
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 155 271
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.75 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.63% -22.18% +64.97%
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.33 £52.48 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Strategic Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Planning in the North West

Strategic Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Planning in the North West

Strategic Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Planning in the North West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategic Planning in the North West

Strategic Planning
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 Strategic Planning in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Planning in the North West

Strategic Planning
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 Strategic Planning within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +4 4 £495 +1.54% 2
Cheshire - 3 £480 - 1
Merseyside +7 2 £500 +122.22%
Lancashire +9 1 £350 -37.78%
Strategic Planning
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Strategic Planning.

1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) People Management
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) Java EE
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) JSF
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) JSP
4 2 (20.00%) Servlets
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Dependency Management
4 2 (20.00%) Android
4 2 (20.00%) Adaptive Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking

Strategic Planning
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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Architect
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience Architect
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Management Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Strategic Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) Java EE
1 2 (20.00%) JSF
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) JSP
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) Servlets
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) People Management
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Adaptive Web Design
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Dependency Management
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft