The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 66
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% - 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +33.33% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -51.38% -  

Strategic Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 463 698 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.15% 80.23% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 414 323
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 38
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.95 £40.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Strategic Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Strategic Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Planning in Reading

Strategic Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Planning in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Strategic Planning.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) PMP
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Six Sigma
1 3 (75.00%) COBIT
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (75.00%) MSF
2 2 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
2 2 (50.00%) MOF
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS

Strategic Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Management Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Head of IT
2 1 (25.00%) Head of IT Services
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Service Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Service Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) MSF
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) MOF
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) PMP
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) COBIT
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft