The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Strategic Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Strategic Planning over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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.

Strategic Planning
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 136 143
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.075% 0.034% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.043% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £363 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -27.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £413 £438
% change year-on-year +33.33% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -51.38% -  

Strategic Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2199 2324 2439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.05% 78.81% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1535 1657
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 107 110
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Strategic Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Strategic Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Planning in the South West

Strategic Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Planning in the South West

Strategic Planning
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 Strategic Planning in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Planning in the South West

Strategic Planning
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 Strategic Planning within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 £375 -
Strategic Planning
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Strategic Planning.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Conceptual Models
2 2 (50.00%) Data Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 14001
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Local Government

Strategic Planning
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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Chief Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Chief Data Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (25.00%) MI Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Senior MI Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Conceptual Models
1 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Data Governance
1 2 (50.00%) Data Security
1 2 (50.00%) Data Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft