Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 146 167
Rank change year-on-year -27 +21 +4
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 59 72 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.92% 1.26% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.48% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 17
South West median daily rate £550 £525 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +22.09% -14.00%
10th Percentile £356 £385 £327
90th Percentile £748 £604 £618
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £26.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +80.00% -29.58%

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 5,446 4,877 4,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.33% 85.59% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,383 3,029 2,900
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £272 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.54% +2.94% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 226 187
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +5.10% +11.27%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.85 £12.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.68 £20.90 £23.25
% change year-on-year +18.10% -10.13% +1.09%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -27 40 £550 +4.76% 4
Gloucestershire -14 7 £600 +50.00% 4
Bristol +4 6 £365 -10.15% 8
Somerset -5 2 £550 +42.86% 1
Dorset -1 1 £115 -79.23% 3
Devon -11 1 - - 1
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.20%) DV Cleared
3 17 (28.81%) Information Security
4 16 (27.12%) Project Delivery
5 15 (25.42%) Finance
6 13 (22.03%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (20.34%) TOGAF
7 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (18.64%) Microservices
8 11 (18.64%) Architectural Design
9 10 (16.95%) Critical Thinking
9 10 (16.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (16.95%) HMG Infosec
9 10 (16.95%) JSP 440
9 10 (16.95%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
10 9 (15.25%) C
10 9 (15.25%) Web Services
10 9 (15.25%) Security Architecture
10 9 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
11 8 (13.56%) .NET
11 8 (13.56%) Technology Roadmap
12 7 (11.86%) Banking
12 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.86%) Linux
12 7 (11.86%) Regulatory Compliance
12 7 (11.86%) DevOps

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 4 (6.78%) Confluence
2 3 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.08%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Magento
1 1 (1.69%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.69%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) AWS
1 5 (8.47%) Azure
1 5 (8.47%) OpenShift
2 4 (6.78%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) Boomi
3 1 (1.69%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) ATM
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.69%) LAN
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
3 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.69%) Skype
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (1.69%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.69%) Power BI
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.78%) JIRA
3 3 (5.08%) Bitbucket
3 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.39%) Selenium
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Banking
3 6 (10.17%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (62.71%) Architect
2 24 (40.68%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Technical Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Security Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.78%) .NET Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.08%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Head of IT
8 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Service Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) Web Services
2 8 (13.56%) .NET
3 6 (10.17%) JSON
3 6 (10.17%) XML
4 5 (8.47%) JSP
4 5 (8.47%) SOAP
5 4 (6.78%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (10.17%) Cloud Native
3 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) Information Security
2 16 (27.12%) Project Delivery
3 13 (22.03%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (20.34%) TOGAF
5 11 (18.64%) Architectural Design
5 11 (18.64%) Microservices
6 10 (16.95%) Critical Thinking
6 10 (16.95%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (15.25%) Security Architecture
8 8 (13.56%) Technology Roadmap
9 7 (11.86%) DevOps
9 7 (11.86%) Regulatory Compliance
9 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance
10 6 (10.17%) Migration
10 6 (10.17%) Software Delivery
10 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.47%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) C
2 6 (10.17%) Java
2 6 (10.17%) Python
3 5 (8.47%) C++
3 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.69%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.20%) DV Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) SANS
5 1 (1.69%) APMP
5 1 (1.69%) MBCS
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) HMG Infosec
1 10 (16.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 10 (16.95%) JSP 440
2 3 (5.08%) NIST
2 3 (5.08%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) COBIT
3 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.39%) Ansible
3 1 (1.69%) Puppet
3 1 (1.69%) SCCM
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Splunk
3 4 (6.78%) SAP
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) Dell
5 1 (1.69%) F5
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) hybris
5 1 (1.69%) Informatica
5 1 (1.69%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com