Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 180 173
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 41 25 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 0.47% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.57% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 32
South West median daily rate £525 £508 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +14.04% -15.24%
10th Percentile £384 £372 £308
90th Percentile £627 £738 £631
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £22.52 £47.91
% change year-on-year - -53.00% +34.01%

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 4,151 4,384 4,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 82.10% 82.97% 80.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,483 2,835 3,125
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 201 246
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.49 £14.13 £13.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +17 17 £575 +6.48% 2
Dorset - 6 £444 - 9
Devon +1 3 - - 3
Bristol -11 3 £475 -7.32% 8
Somerset - 3 £373 -
Gloucestershire +10 2 £500 - 2
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (29.27%) Service Management
3 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
3 10 (24.39%) Data Architecture
4 9 (21.95%) Data Modelling
4 9 (21.95%) Migration
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (19.51%) C
5 8 (19.51%) DV Cleared
5 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (19.51%) Security Architecture
5 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (19.51%) NoSQL
6 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
6 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (17.07%) Microservices
7 6 (14.63%) Decision-Making
7 6 (14.63%) IT Governance
7 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
7 6 (14.63%) SaaS
7 6 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (14.63%) Finance
7 6 (14.63%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (12.20%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (12.20%) SQL
8 5 (12.20%) Office 365
9 4 (9.76%) CQRS
9 4 (9.76%) DevOps
9 4 (9.76%) Network Architecture

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 3 (7.32%) Confluence
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.63%) SaaS
3 5 (12.20%) Office 365
4 3 (7.32%) Slack
5 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.88%) IaaS
5 2 (4.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
2 2 (4.88%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) LAN
2 2 (4.88%) Network Security
2 2 (4.88%) SSL
2 2 (4.88%) VPN
2 2 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.32%) JIRA
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Billing
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) Architect
2 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Security Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Data Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Digital Architect
7 2 (4.88%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Security Technical Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Splunk Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Digital Technical Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Finance Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Service Management
2 10 (24.39%) Data Architecture
3 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) Data Modelling
3 9 (21.95%) Migration
4 8 (19.51%) Security Architecture
4 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
5 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (17.07%) Microservices
6 6 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (14.63%) Decision-Making
6 6 (14.63%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (14.63%) IT Governance
7 5 (12.20%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.76%) DevOps
8 4 (9.76%) Information Security
8 4 (9.76%) Network Architecture
8 4 (9.76%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) C
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) Perl
3 3 (7.32%) Python
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) CISA
4 4 (9.76%) CISM
4 4 (9.76%) CISSP
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 4 (9.76%) ISSAP
4 4 (9.76%) ISSEP
5 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.44%) CCDP
7 1 (2.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) HMG Infosec
1 4 (9.76%) JSP 440
2 2 (4.88%) COBIT
2 2 (4.88%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) IFRS
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) ServiceNow
2 3 (7.32%) Splunk
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) F5
4 1 (2.44%) Intel
4 1 (2.44%) Juniper
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee