Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 168 167
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1 +21
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 68 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.15% 0.60% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.73% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 17 31
South West median daily rate £525 £430 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.09% -14.00% -11.43%
10th Percentile £386 £327 £308
90th Percentile £600 £618 £638
England median daily rate £540 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £26.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +80.00% -17.36% -41.83%

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 5,029 4,542 4,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.18% 83.23% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,115 2,874 3,125
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £245
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 186 266
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.07% +8.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.69 £12.79 £12.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +30 45 £525 +25.00% 7
Dorset +3 6 £550 +22.36% 3
Devon +9 4 - -
Bristol -18 4 £338 -24.16% 7
Somerset - 3 £398 - 2
Gloucestershire -6 1 £400 +6.67% 4
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 44 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 33 (48.53%) Technical Architecture
3 29 (42.65%) DV Cleared
4 24 (35.29%) Linux
4 24 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (33.82%) Security Architecture
6 22 (32.35%) Critical Thinking
7 21 (30.88%) Cybersecurity
7 21 (30.88%) Information Assurance
7 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
8 20 (29.41%) Information Security
8 20 (29.41%) HMG Infosec
8 20 (29.41%) JSP 440
9 19 (27.94%) Python
10 18 (26.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 15 (22.06%) C
11 15 (22.06%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (19.12%) Management Information System
13 11 (16.18%) Finance
13 11 (16.18%) Service Management
14 10 (14.71%) MS Exchange
14 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (14.71%) Banking
14 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
14 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Management
15 9 (13.24%) TOGAF
15 9 (13.24%) Data Modelling
16 8 (11.76%) CISSP
16 8 (11.76%) C++
16 8 (11.76%) Java

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 10 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.35%) Confluence
2 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Office 365
2 5 (7.35%) SaaS
2 5 (7.35%) Slack
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Firewall
2 5 (7.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (7.35%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (7.35%) Unified Communications
2 5 (7.35%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) VSAN
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.47%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) JIRA
2 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (73.53%) Architect
2 29 (42.65%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (20.59%) Security Architect
4 8 (11.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Applications Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Lead Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Security Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Splunk Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.94%) Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (2.94%) IT Manager
9 2 (2.94%) SaaS Architect
9 2 (2.94%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) JSON
1 8 (11.76%) JSP
1 8 (11.76%) SOAP
1 8 (11.76%) Web Services
1 8 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (19.12%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.35%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Robotics
6 1 (1.47%) Fintech
6 1 (1.47%) FMCG
6 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.47%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.35%) Windows
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Technical Architecture
2 23 (33.82%) Security Architecture
3 22 (32.35%) Critical Thinking
4 21 (30.88%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (30.88%) Information Assurance
5 20 (29.41%) Information Security
6 15 (22.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (16.18%) Service Management
8 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Management
9 9 (13.24%) Data Modelling
9 9 (13.24%) TOGAF
10 8 (11.76%) Data Architecture
10 8 (11.76%) Decision-Making
10 8 (11.76%) DSDM
10 8 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.29%) Data Protection
11 7 (10.29%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) Python
2 15 (22.06%) C
3 8 (11.76%) C++
3 8 (11.76%) Java
3 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.35%) Perl
4 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 29 (42.65%) DV Cleared
3 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.76%) CISA
4 8 (11.76%) CISM
4 8 (11.76%) CISSP
4 8 (11.76%) Degree
4 8 (11.76%) ISSAP
4 8 (11.76%) ISSEP
5 6 (8.82%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (8.82%) RHCE
6 4 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.47%) CCNA
7 1 (1.47%) CCNP
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.41%) HMG Infosec
1 20 (29.41%) JSP 440
2 18 (26.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.94%) QA
4 1 (1.47%) COBIT
4 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Puppet
2 5 (7.35%) Ansible
2 5 (7.35%) SCCM
2 5 (7.35%) SCOM
3 2 (2.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Cisco
2 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.35%) Splunk
4 4 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.94%) Pega
5 2 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) TOWER Software