Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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.

IT/Technology Strategy
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 227 278
Rank change year-on-year +8 +51 -50
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 165 142 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 0.87% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.06% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 93 92
South East median daily rate £506 £520 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.64% -0.48% +10.00%
10th Percentile £354 £300 £400
90th Percentile £691 £679 £700
England median daily rate £525 £513 £530
% change year-on-year +2.44% -3.30% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £9.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.33% - -
England median hourly rate £25.69 £14.50 £54.00
% change year-on-year +77.17% -73.15% +28.72%

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 13981 13449 15605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.89% 82.47% 80.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8430 8064 9385
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +3.14% +6.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £571 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 543 624
South East median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.92% -6.02% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £11.31
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

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 15 December 2017.

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
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 15 December 2017. 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 -37 52 £525 -0.94% 7
Hampshire +23 49 £550 +83.33% 5
Berkshire -12 43 £513 +6.49% 1
West Sussex +19 35 £569 +11.52% 2
Surrey -20 13 £355 -14.58% 8
East Sussex +7 6 £425 -41.38%
Buckinghamshire -49 5 £450 -30.77% 3
Oxfordshire +5 4 £738 +34.09% 3
Kent -15 4 - -
Middlesex +4 3 £439 - 1
Sussex 0 1 - -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IT Strategy 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 South East region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 25 (15.15%) ITIL
1 25 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
1 25 (15.15%) Degree
2 24 (14.55%) TOGAF
3 23 (13.94%) Technical Architecture
4 22 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (12.73%) SAP
6 20 (12.12%) ERP
7 18 (10.91%) Microsoft
7 18 (10.91%) Analytics
7 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
8 16 (9.70%) Oracle
9 15 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (8.48%) Telecoms
11 13 (7.88%) Service Delivery
11 13 (7.88%) PRINCE2
11 13 (7.88%) SLA
11 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
11 13 (7.88%) Collaborative Working
12 12 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (7.27%) Information Security
12 12 (7.27%) Service Management
12 12 (7.27%) Finance
12 12 (7.27%) Configuration Management
13 11 (6.67%) Cisco
13 11 (6.67%) Windows
13 11 (6.67%) QA

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 7 (4.24%) NetWeaver
2 6 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.21%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.85%) SAP PSCD
2 4 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.64%) Office 365
4 4 (2.42%) IaaS
4 4 (2.42%) PaaS
4 4 (2.42%) SaaS
5 3 (1.82%) Boomi
5 3 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (4.85%) SAN
3 7 (4.24%) SMS
4 6 (3.64%) LAN
4 6 (3.64%) VoIP
5 5 (3.03%) WAN
6 4 (2.42%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.42%) Firewall
6 4 (2.42%) VPN
6 4 (2.42%) Wireless
7 3 (1.82%) 4G
7 3 (1.82%) 5G
7 3 (1.82%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.21%) NAS
8 2 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.61%) Broadband
9 1 (0.61%) DNS
9 1 (0.61%) Internet
9 1 (0.61%) MPLS
9 1 (0.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.45%) Power BI
1 9 (5.45%) Spotfire
2 6 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.21%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.21%) Big Data
3 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.21%) HBase
4 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.21%) SoapUI
1 2 (1.21%) XMLSpy
General
1 14 (8.48%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.27%) Finance
3 9 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.45%) Retail
4 6 (3.64%) Legal
4 6 (3.64%) Local Government
5 5 (3.03%) Billing
6 4 (2.42%) Banking
7 3 (1.82%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.21%) Marketing
8 2 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 91 (55.15%) Architect
2 23 (13.94%) Solutions Architect
3 20 (12.12%) Technical Architect
4 19 (11.52%) Analyst
5 18 (10.91%) SAP Architect
6 14 (8.48%) Project Manager
7 13 (7.88%) Enterprise Architect
8 12 (7.27%) IT Manager
8 12 (7.27%) SAP Technical Architect
9 10 (6.06%) Network Architect
10 9 (5.45%) IT Analyst
10 9 (5.45%) SAP Manager
10 9 (5.45%) Strategy Architect
11 8 (4.85%) Technical Manager
12 7 (4.24%) Business Analyst
12 7 (4.24%) Designer
13 6 (3.64%) Data Architect
13 6 (3.64%) Solutions Designer
14 5 (3.03%) SAP Project Manager
14 5 (3.03%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.85%) SAP PI
2 5 (3.03%) Web Services
3 3 (1.82%) Middleware
3 3 (1.82%) OpenID
4 2 (1.21%) SOAP
4 2 (1.21%) VXML
4 2 (1.21%) WSDL
4 2 (1.21%) XML
4 2 (1.21%) XSD
5 1 (0.61%) .NET
5 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.61%) React
5 1 (0.61%) REST
5 1 (0.61%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.64%) Clustering
2 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.42%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.42%) NHS
4 3 (1.82%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (1.82%) IVR
4 3 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.61%) CESG
6 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.61%) iPad
6 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.61%) PMI
6 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (1.82%) Linux
3 2 (1.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
1 25 (15.15%) ITIL
2 24 (14.55%) TOGAF
3 23 (13.94%) Technical Architecture
4 21 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (12.12%) ERP
6 18 (10.91%) Analytics
7 16 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (7.88%) Collaborative Working
9 13 (7.88%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.88%) Service Delivery
10 12 (7.27%) Configuration Management
10 12 (7.27%) Information Security
10 12 (7.27%) Service Management
11 10 (6.06%) Data Management
11 10 (6.06%) Migration
11 10 (6.06%) Supplier Management
12 9 (5.45%) Business Analysis
12 9 (5.45%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.61%) C
1 1 (0.61%) PHP
1 1 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (15.15%) Degree
2 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (6.06%) CCNA
6 7 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (3.64%) MCSE
7 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.03%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.42%) CISM
9 4 (2.42%) CISSP
10 3 (1.82%) CISA
10 3 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 1 (0.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.61%) CCIE
11 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.88%) SLA
3 11 (6.67%) QA
4 10 (6.06%) GDPR
5 4 (2.42%) PMO
6 3 (1.82%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.61%) COBIT
7 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.21%) HDFS
4 2 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (12.73%) SAP
2 18 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.70%) Oracle
4 11 (6.67%) Cisco
5 9 (5.45%) Adobe
5 9 (5.45%) ServiceNow
5 9 (5.45%) Tableau
6 7 (4.24%) HP
7 6 (3.64%) 3PAR
8 5 (3.03%) Citrix
9 4 (2.42%) Fujitsu
9 4 (2.42%) JDA
9 4 (2.42%) Juniper
10 3 (1.82%) Dell
10 3 (1.82%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.21%) Google
12 1 (0.61%) Avaya
12 1 (0.61%) Huawei
12 1 (0.61%) hybris
12 1 (0.61%) Intel