Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 17 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 > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 154 184
Rank change year-on-year +15 +30 +16
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 89 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.40% 0.89% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.08% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 37 11
South West median daily rate £550 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +27.27% -3.79%
10th Percentile £400 £366 £313
90th Percentile £610 £938 £638
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £26.50 -
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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,462 4,352 4,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.76% 82.56% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,506 2,714 2,949
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £255 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 177 294
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -8.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.22 £12.15
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £23.72
% change year-on-year +0.53% -1.43% +5.40%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the South West

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Strategy in the South West

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in the South West

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Strategy in the South West

IT Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Wiltshire +12 70 £550 -37.14% 2
Bristol -16 10 £400 -2.44% 4
Somerset - 4 £399 - 2
Dorset +5 3 £550 +41.94% 1
Devon -5 1 £550 -12.00% 3
Gloucestershire -16 1 £400 -5.88% 4
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South West region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 59 (66.29%) Security Cleared
2 58 (65.17%) Technical Architecture
3 47 (52.81%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (51.69%) Linux
5 44 (49.44%) Critical Thinking
6 42 (47.19%) DV Cleared
7 36 (40.45%) Python
8 34 (38.20%) Information Security
9 33 (37.08%) HMG Infosec
9 33 (37.08%) JSP 440
9 33 (37.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 30 (33.71%) Microsoft
11 26 (29.21%) Information Assurance
11 26 (29.21%) Security Architecture
11 26 (29.21%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (28.09%) Banking
12 25 (28.09%) Finance
13 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
14 20 (22.47%) Enterprise Architecture
15 19 (21.35%) Software Engineering
15 19 (21.35%) SOAP
15 19 (21.35%) XML
15 19 (21.35%) Java
16 18 (20.22%) C
16 18 (20.22%) C++
16 18 (20.22%) JSP
16 18 (20.22%) Web Services
16 18 (20.22%) DSDM
16 18 (20.22%) JSON
16 18 (20.22%) Management Information System

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.62%) Confluence
3 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) IaaS
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.62%) PaaS
2 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.37%) Slack
4 2 (2.25%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.12%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) Firewall
2 6 (6.74%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (6.74%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (6.74%) Unified Communications
2 6 (6.74%) WAN
3 4 (4.49%) VSAN
4 2 (2.25%) Skype
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.12%) DHCP
5 1 (1.12%) DNS
5 1 (1.12%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.74%) JIRA
2 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.25%) Gerrit
General
1 25 (28.09%) Banking
1 25 (28.09%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Billing
2 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Electronics
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Military
4 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (71.91%) Architect
2 48 (53.93%) Solutions Architect
3 17 (19.10%) Security Architect
4 14 (15.73%) Applications Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Lead Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Security Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.49%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.49%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Implementation Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Implementation Project Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Network Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Project Implementation Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Splunk Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) SOAP
1 19 (21.35%) XML
2 18 (20.22%) JSON
2 18 (20.22%) JSP
2 18 (20.22%) Web Services
3 2 (2.25%) .NET
3 2 (2.25%) Middleware
3 2 (2.25%) RESTful
4 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.12%) JMS
4 1 (1.12%) OAuth
4 1 (1.12%) REST
4 1 (1.12%) Swagger
4 1 (1.12%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (52.81%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (20.22%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.37%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) NHS
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
4 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Robotics
5 1 (1.12%) Fintech
5 1 (1.12%) FMCG
5 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (51.69%) Linux
2 17 (19.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (10.11%) Windows
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.12%) AIX
7 1 (1.12%) Solaris
7 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (65.17%) Technical Architecture
2 44 (49.44%) Critical Thinking
3 34 (38.20%) Information Security
4 26 (29.21%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (29.21%) Information Assurance
4 26 (29.21%) Security Architecture
5 20 (22.47%) Enterprise Architecture
6 19 (21.35%) Software Engineering
7 18 (20.22%) DSDM
7 18 (20.22%) TOGAF
8 15 (16.85%) Configuration Management
8 15 (16.85%) Infrastructure Management
9 13 (14.61%) Computer Science
10 10 (11.24%) Data Protection
11 9 (10.11%) Programme Management
12 8 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (8.99%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (8.99%) Migration
12 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (8.99%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.45%) Python
2 19 (21.35%) Java
3 18 (20.22%) C
3 18 (20.22%) C++
3 18 (20.22%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.37%) Perl
4 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (66.29%) Security Cleared
2 42 (47.19%) DV Cleared
3 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
4 16 (17.98%) Degree
5 15 (16.85%) RHCE
6 9 (10.11%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (10.11%) CISA
6 9 (10.11%) CISM
6 9 (10.11%) CISSP
6 9 (10.11%) ISSAP
6 9 (10.11%) ISSEP
7 1 (1.12%) CCNA
7 1 (1.12%) CCNP
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (37.08%) HMG Infosec
1 33 (37.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 33 (37.08%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.37%) Docker
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) Puppet
2 6 (6.74%) SCCM
2 6 (6.74%) SCOM
3 5 (5.62%) Ansible
4 2 (2.25%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.25%) vRealize
5 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 30 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.10%) Red Hat
3 10 (11.24%) Cisco
4 6 (6.74%) VMware
5 5 (5.62%) SAP
6 3 (3.37%) Splunk
7 2 (2.25%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.25%) Pega
8 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.12%) IBM
8 1 (1.12%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle
8 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.12%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.12%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.12%) Unisys