Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 October 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 229 248
Rank change year-on-year -47 +19 +33
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 102 142 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.87% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.04% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 79 82
South East median daily rate £525 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £350 £357 £300
90th Percentile £750 £650 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £9.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% +167.33% -
10th Percentile £25.25 £25.69 £9.31
90th Percentile £56.75 £25.69 £9.92
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +75.17% +2.76% -40.48%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,135 13,702 14,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.92% 84.21% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,517 8,185 8,689
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 468 589
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.73
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the South East

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Strategy in the South East

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in the South East

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Strategy in the South East

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Strategy in the South East

IT Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Thames Valley -11 31 £450 -14.29% 13
Hampshire -29 31 £505 -3.81% 5
Surrey -14 21 £568 +58.52% 13
Berkshire -25 13 £463 -11.90% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 12 £563 +40.63% 5
West Sussex -31 8 £613 +11.36% 13
Kent +4 7 £800 - 2
Oxfordshire +6 6 £325 -43.48% 4
East Sussex -3 3 £550 +29.41% 2
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 South East region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 26 (25.49%) Microsoft
1 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.61%) Degree
3 18 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 18 (17.65%) Windows
3 18 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (15.69%) Project Management
5 15 (14.71%) Finance
6 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
7 12 (11.76%) SQL
7 12 (11.76%) TOGAF
8 11 (10.78%) .NET
8 11 (10.78%) DevOps
9 10 (9.80%) Waterfall
9 10 (9.80%) SAP
9 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.82%) Migration
10 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
10 9 (8.82%) QA
10 9 (8.82%) Oracle
10 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
10 9 (8.82%) LAN
10 9 (8.82%) WAN
10 9 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (7.84%) Open Source
11 8 (7.84%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.84%) SDLC
11 8 (7.84%) Windows Server
11 8 (7.84%) ITIL
11 8 (7.84%) Active Directory

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.92%) CMS
3 3 (2.94%) Apache
3 3 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.96%) IIS
4 2 (1.96%) Jupyter
4 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.94%) Primavera
3 2 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.98%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.98%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.98%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.98%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.98%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.90%) Office 365
4 4 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (3.92%) PaaS
5 2 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.96%) Force.com
5 2 (1.96%) IaaS
5 2 (1.96%) iPaaS
5 2 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.98%) Boomi
6 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.98%) SaaS
6 1 (0.98%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) LAN
1 9 (8.82%) WAN
2 5 (4.90%) Firewall
2 5 (4.90%) Internet
3 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.94%) DNS
4 3 (2.94%) HTTP
4 3 (2.94%) VoIP
4 3 (2.94%) VPN
4 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.96%) DAB
5 2 (1.96%) DHCP
5 2 (1.96%) IPv4
5 2 (1.96%) SAN
6 1 (0.98%) DSL
6 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.98%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.98%) MPLS
6 1 (0.98%) SSL
6 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) DB2
2 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.96%) Big Data
3 2 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.96%) GIS
3 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.96%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.96%) Redis
4 1 (0.98%) Lumira
4 1 (0.98%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.98%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.98%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.94%) JIRA
2 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.98%) AutoIt
4 1 (0.98%) Gradle
4 1 (0.98%) Liquibase
4 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Marketing
2 4 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.94%) Local Government
4 1 (0.98%) Legal
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (33.33%) Architect
2 19 (18.63%) Project Manager
3 13 (12.75%) IT Manager
3 13 (12.75%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (9.80%) Developer
5 8 (7.84%) Digital Architect
6 7 (6.86%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.90%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Head of Development
9 4 (3.92%) Security Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Business Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Business Manager
10 3 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.94%) HR Manager
10 3 (2.94%) Network Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Platform Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) .NET
2 6 (5.88%) SOAP
3 5 (4.90%) REST
3 5 (4.90%) XML
4 4 (3.92%) HTML
4 4 (3.92%) JSON
5 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.94%) OAuth
5 3 (2.94%) Visualforce
5 3 (2.94%) Web Services
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.96%) CSS
6 2 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.96%) Ember.js
6 2 (1.96%) LDAP
6 2 (1.96%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (1.96%) Node.js
6 2 (1.96%) React
6 2 (1.96%) React Native
6 2 (1.96%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.94%) PKI
3 3 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.96%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.96%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.98%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) CMDB
5 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Windows
2 8 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.88%) Unix
4 5 (4.90%) Linux
4 5 (4.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.96%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 16 (15.69%) Project Management
4 12 (11.76%) TOGAF
5 11 (10.78%) DevOps
6 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (9.80%) Waterfall
7 9 (8.82%) Migration
8 8 (7.84%) ITIL
8 8 (7.84%) Mentoring
8 8 (7.84%) Open Source
8 8 (7.84%) SDLC
9 7 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.86%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (6.86%) Scrum
10 6 (5.88%) CRM
11 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.90%) Risk Management
11 5 (4.90%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.76%) SQL
2 6 (5.88%) Java
2 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.88%) Python
3 4 (3.92%) C#
4 3 (2.94%) Apex Code
4 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.94%) Ruby
5 1 (0.98%) ABAP
5 1 (0.98%) C
5 1 (0.98%) Java 8
5 1 (0.98%) Perl
5 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (19.61%) Degree
2 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.94%) APMP
6 3 (2.94%) MCSE
6 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.96%) PMP
7 2 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.98%) CCDP
8 1 (0.98%) CCIE
8 1 (0.98%) CCNP
8 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.98%) ISEB
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.98%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.98%) GDPR
3 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.94%) Puppet
2 2 (1.96%) Ansible
2 2 (1.96%) Kibana
2 2 (1.96%) logstash
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.96%) Salt
2 2 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.98%) MOM
3 1 (0.98%) Nessus
3 1 (0.98%) QRadar
Vendors
1 26 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.80%) SAP
3 9 (8.82%) Oracle
4 5 (4.90%) Cisco
5 4 (3.92%) VMware
6 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.96%) Aruba
7 2 (1.96%) Avaya
7 2 (1.96%) BT
7 2 (1.96%) Dell
7 2 (1.96%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.96%) Remedy
7 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.96%) Tableau
7 2 (1.96%) Workday
8 1 (0.98%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.98%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (0.98%) hybris
8 1 (0.98%) Riverbed