Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 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 West
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 158 178
Rank change year-on-year +7 +20 +32
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 81 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.28% 0.82% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.98% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 20
South West median daily rate £525 £558 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.83% +46.23% -30.68%
10th Percentile £398 £363 £306
90th Percentile £595 £938 £638
England median daily rate £550 £540 £506
% change year-on-year +1.85% +6.72% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £26.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year +75.17% +0.75% -39.29%

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 5,429 4,697 4,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.87% 83.47% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,417 2,964 3,181
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 197 274
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.08% +18.24% -22.11%
10th Percentile £14.62 £12.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.10 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 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
Wiltshire +18 61 £550 -32.31% 5
Dorset +5 7 £550 +22.36% 2
Devon +3 4 - -
Bristol -20 4 £406 -11.68% 12
Somerset - 4 £398 - 1
Gloucestershire -18 1 £400 +6.67% 2
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 West region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 53 (65.43%) Security Cleared
2 49 (60.49%) Technical Architecture
3 40 (49.38%) Linux
4 39 (48.15%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (43.21%) Critical Thinking
5 35 (43.21%) DV Cleared
6 31 (38.27%) Python
7 28 (34.57%) HMG Infosec
7 28 (34.57%) JSP 440
7 28 (34.57%) Information Security
7 28 (34.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 25 (30.86%) Cybersecurity
9 25 (30.86%) Information Assurance
9 25 (30.86%) Security Architecture
10 20 (24.69%) SC Cleared
11 19 (23.46%) Banking
12 17 (20.99%) Finance
13 16 (19.75%) Management Information System
13 16 (19.75%) Degree
14 15 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
15 14 (17.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (17.28%) SOAP
15 14 (17.28%) XML
15 14 (17.28%) Java
15 14 (17.28%) Red Hat
16 13 (16.05%) C
16 13 (16.05%) C++
16 13 (16.05%) Web Services
16 13 (16.05%) JSP

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 12 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) Confluence
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Slack
2 5 (6.17%) SaaS
3 4 (4.94%) Office 365
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.47%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.23%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) Firewall
2 6 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (7.41%) Unified Communications
2 6 (7.41%) WAN
3 2 (2.47%) VSAN
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.23%) DHCP
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.23%) Internet
4 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Git (software)
1 8 (9.88%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.64%) JIRA
3 2 (2.47%) Gerrit
General
1 19 (23.46%) Banking
2 17 (20.99%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Billing
3 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (76.54%) Architect
2 42 (51.85%) Solutions Architect
3 17 (20.99%) Security Architect
4 10 (12.35%) Applications Architect
5 8 (9.88%) Security Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.64%) Lead Architect
6 7 (8.64%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (6.17%) Splunk Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Network Architect
10 2 (2.47%) Digital Product Owner
10 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Product Owner
10 2 (2.47%) SaaS Architect
11 1 (1.23%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) SOAP
1 14 (17.28%) XML
2 13 (16.05%) JSON
2 13 (16.05%) JSP
2 13 (16.05%) Web Services
3 2 (2.47%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) Middleware
4 1 (1.23%) J2EE
4 1 (1.23%) JMS
4 1 (1.23%) OAuth
4 1 (1.23%) REST
4 1 (1.23%) RESTful
4 1 (1.23%) Swagger
4 1 (1.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (48.15%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (19.75%) Management Information System
3 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.47%) NHS
5 2 (2.47%) Robotics
6 1 (1.23%) Fintech
6 1 (1.23%) FMCG
6 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (49.38%) Linux
2 14 (17.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Windows
3 6 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) AIX
4 1 (1.23%) Solaris
4 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (60.49%) Technical Architecture
2 35 (43.21%) Critical Thinking
3 28 (34.57%) Information Security
4 25 (30.86%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (30.86%) Information Assurance
4 25 (30.86%) Security Architecture
5 15 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (16.05%) DSDM
6 13 (16.05%) Infrastructure Management
6 13 (16.05%) Software Engineering
6 13 (16.05%) TOGAF
7 12 (14.81%) Configuration Management
7 12 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (12.35%) Data Modelling
8 10 (12.35%) Data Protection
9 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (9.88%) DevOps
10 8 (9.88%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (9.88%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (7.41%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.27%) Python
2 14 (17.28%) Java
3 13 (16.05%) C
3 13 (16.05%) C++
3 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.41%) Perl
4 6 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (65.43%) Security Cleared
2 35 (43.21%) DV Cleared
3 20 (24.69%) SC Cleared
4 16 (19.75%) Degree
5 12 (14.81%) RHCE
6 9 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (11.11%) CISA
6 9 (11.11%) CISM
6 9 (11.11%) CISSP
6 9 (11.11%) ISSAP
6 9 (11.11%) ISSEP
7 4 (4.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.23%) CCNA
8 1 (1.23%) CCNP
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (34.57%) HMG Infosec
1 28 (34.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (34.57%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Virtual Desktop
2 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.47%) Docker
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Puppet
2 8 (9.88%) Ansible
3 6 (7.41%) SCCM
3 6 (7.41%) SCOM
4 2 (2.47%) vRealize
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.28%) Red Hat
3 9 (11.11%) Cisco
4 6 (7.41%) Splunk
5 5 (6.17%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.94%) VMware
7 2 (2.47%) IBM
7 2 (2.47%) Pega
8 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.23%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle
8 1 (1.23%) SAP
8 1 (1.23%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.23%) TOWER Software