Period
to 23 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 September 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.

IT/Technology Strategy
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 322 375
Rank change year-on-year +3 +53 +2
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 753 816 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.76% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.91% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 570 498
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.48% +6.84%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £336
90th Percentile £689 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 6
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.25 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.36% -41.83% +24.51%
10th Percentile £9.35 £14.59 £31.38
90th Percentile £26.94 £51.95 £61.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.11 £30.25 £52.00
% change year-on-year -20.31% -41.83% +23.96%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 82647 89976 92938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.41% 83.73% 81.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 54590 59582 60114
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2001 2279 2628
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +7.01% +12.14%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.08 £47.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +9.51% +8.71%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Strategy.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy over the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Strategy.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy over the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Strategy in the UK

IT Strategy
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 September 2017. 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
England +12 726 £525 +5.00% 79
UK excluding London +14 421 £493 -1.50% 47
London +12 321 £550 +4.76% 34
South East +56 153 £500 - 24
North of England +18 103 £513 - 6
Midlands -7 69 £500 - 9
North West +18 52 £495 +7.03% 4
East of England -4 46 £394 -19.64% 2
Yorkshire +19 44 £488 -7.14% 1
West Midlands +17 34 £500 +1.21% 5
South West +6 33 £430 -14.00% 4
East Midlands -6 32 £500 -6.98% 4
Scotland +16 17 £488 +26.62% 1
North East +45 7 £550 +8.59% 1
Wales -3 1 £505 +55.38% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IT Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 205 (27.22%) Finance
2 188 (24.97%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (16.07%) Project Management
4 113 (15.01%) Enterprise Architecture
5 101 (13.41%) Degree
5 101 (13.41%) Microsoft
6 97 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 92 (12.22%) ITIL
8 86 (11.42%) TOGAF
9 79 (10.49%) Banking
9 79 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
10 73 (9.69%) Management Information System
11 68 (9.03%) Service Delivery
12 67 (8.90%) Data Modelling
13 60 (7.97%) Java
14 56 (7.44%) ERP
15 55 (7.30%) Security Cleared
16 54 (7.17%) Oracle
16 54 (7.17%) SQL Server
16 54 (7.17%) PRINCE2
17 53 (7.04%) SAP
17 53 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
17 53 (7.04%) Information Security
18 51 (6.77%) Migration
18 51 (6.77%) CRM
19 49 (6.51%) Retail
20 48 (6.37%) Business Analysis
20 48 (6.37%) Technical Architecture
21 45 (5.98%) QA
22 44 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.59%) Confluence
3 10 (1.33%) CMS
4 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.80%) Mule
8 5 (0.66%) Apache
8 5 (0.66%) IIS
9 4 (0.53%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.53%) Documentum
9 4 (0.53%) Mule ESB
9 4 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.40%) FileNet
10 3 (0.40%) Liferay
10 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) HipChat
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.80%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.80%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.53%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.27%) OpenText Process Suite
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.27%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (4.38%) PaaS
4 32 (4.25%) SaaS
5 29 (3.85%) IaaS
6 28 (3.72%) Office 365
7 13 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.80%) Heroku
9 5 (0.66%) GitHub
10 4 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.53%) G Suite
11 3 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.40%) Boomi
11 3 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.31%) Firewall
2 35 (4.65%) WAN
3 32 (4.25%) LAN
4 14 (1.86%) Internet
4 14 (1.86%) Network Security
5 13 (1.73%) DNS
5 13 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (1.59%) SAN
7 11 (1.46%) Wireless
8 9 (1.20%) SMS
9 8 (1.06%) LDAP
10 7 (0.93%) HTTP
10 7 (0.93%) VPN
11 6 (0.80%) BGP
11 6 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.80%) DHCP
11 6 (0.80%) OSPF
11 6 (0.80%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.80%) VLAN
12 5 (0.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.98%) Big Data
3 22 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (2.39%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.12%) GIS
6 16 (2.12%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.46%) Power BI
9 10 (1.33%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.20%) HBase
11 8 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
12 7 (0.93%) Spotfire
13 6 (0.80%) MySQL
13 6 (0.80%) Neo4j
13 6 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.66%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.53%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 19 (2.52%) JIRA
2 13 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (0.93%) ERwin
4 6 (0.80%) Maven
5 4 (0.53%) Rational Rose
5 4 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.40%) Subversion
6 3 (0.40%) XMLSpy
7 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.27%) Checkstyle
7 2 (0.27%) Hudson
7 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.27%) NUnit
7 2 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 205 (27.22%) Finance
2 79 (10.49%) Banking
3 49 (6.51%) Retail
4 34 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.79%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.52%) Legal
8 18 (2.39%) Law
9 17 (2.26%) Billing
10 16 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.46%) Marketing
12 8 (1.06%) Electronics
12 8 (1.06%) Local Government
13 7 (0.93%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.80%) Automotive
15 5 (0.66%) Front Office
16 4 (0.53%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.53%) Publishing
17 2 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 318 (42.23%) Architect
2 101 (13.41%) Solutions Architect
3 75 (9.96%) Enterprise Architect
4 73 (9.69%) Analyst
5 50 (6.64%) Project Manager
6 47 (6.24%) Business Analyst
7 46 (6.11%) Data Architect
8 44 (5.84%) Developer
9 40 (5.31%) IT Manager
10 33 (4.38%) Digital Architect
11 31 (4.12%) Consultant
12 29 (3.85%) Technical Architect
13 26 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
13 26 (3.45%) Security Architect
14 25 (3.32%) Senior Architect
15 20 (2.66%) Enterprise Data Architect
16 18 (2.39%) SAP Architect
17 17 (2.26%) IT Project Manager
17 17 (2.26%) Programme Manager
17 17 (2.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.52%) .NET
1 34 (4.52%) REST
2 30 (3.98%) Web Services
3 25 (3.32%) SOAP
4 23 (3.05%) XML
5 22 (2.92%) HTML
6 21 (2.79%) Middleware
7 14 (1.86%) CSS
7 14 (1.86%) Node.js
8 13 (1.73%) HTML5
8 13 (1.73%) XSD
9 12 (1.59%) Spring
10 11 (1.46%) SAML
11 10 (1.33%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.33%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.06%) OpenID
13 7 (0.93%) React
13 7 (0.93%) RESTful
13 7 (0.93%) WSDL
13 7 (0.93%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (9.69%) Management Information System
3 33 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 32 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (4.12%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.19%) User Experience
7 19 (2.52%) PKI
7 19 (2.52%) Virtual Team
8 18 (2.39%) Reference Data
9 16 (2.12%) NHS
10 14 (1.86%) Credit Risk
10 14 (1.86%) Market Risk
11 13 (1.73%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.46%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.93%) CMDB
14 7 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.80%) Driving Licence
16 5 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (5.84%) Windows
2 20 (2.66%) Linux
3 17 (2.26%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.73%) Unix
5 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.80%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.80%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (24.97%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (16.07%) Project Management
3 113 (15.01%) Enterprise Architecture
4 97 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 92 (12.22%) ITIL
6 86 (11.42%) TOGAF
7 68 (9.03%) Service Delivery
8 67 (8.90%) Data Modelling
9 56 (7.44%) ERP
10 54 (7.17%) PRINCE2
11 53 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
11 53 (7.04%) Information Security
12 51 (6.77%) CRM
12 51 (6.77%) Migration
13 48 (6.37%) Business Analysis
13 48 (6.37%) Technical Architecture
14 43 (5.71%) Change Management
14 43 (5.71%) DevOps
15 42 (5.58%) Service Management
16 40 (5.31%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (7.97%) Java
2 40 (5.31%) SQL
3 24 (3.19%) C#
4 21 (2.79%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.33%) C
6 9 (1.20%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.20%) Python
7 7 (0.93%) VBScript
8 6 (0.80%) Apex Code
8 6 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.53%) Go
10 4 (0.53%) Perl
10 4 (0.53%) Scala
10 4 (0.53%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.53%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.40%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.40%) C-shell
11 3 (0.40%) Korn
11 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (13.41%) Degree
2 55 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 34 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.99%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (1.33%) CISSP
7 9 (1.20%) Master's Degree
7 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.06%) CISA
9 7 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.93%) CCNA
9 7 (0.93%) CISM
9 7 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.93%) MCSA
9 7 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.80%) PMP
11 5 (0.66%) CCIE
11 5 (0.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.98%) QA
2 22 (2.92%) GDPR
3 19 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 17 (2.26%) SLA
5 14 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (1.59%) PMO
7 11 (1.46%) PCI DSS
7 11 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (1.20%) COBIT
9 7 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.93%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.53%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.27%) Basel II
13 2 (0.27%) Basel III
13 2 (0.27%) COREP
13 2 (0.27%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.27%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.27%) GMP
System Software
1 40 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.93%) vSphere
4 5 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.40%) Cronacle
5 3 (0.40%) Docker
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.40%) NFS
5 3 (0.40%) Openswan
5 3 (0.40%) pfSense
5 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.27%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (2.39%) SCCM
2 5 (0.66%) Ansible
3 4 (0.53%) WSUS
4 3 (0.40%) Mesos
5 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.27%) Kibana
5 2 (0.27%) logstash
5 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.27%) Terraform
6 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Packer
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 101 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.17%) Oracle
3 53 (7.04%) SAP
4 30 (3.98%) Cisco
4 30 (3.98%) VMware
5 19 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (2.26%) Citrix
7 14 (1.86%) IBM
8 12 (1.59%) Dell
8 12 (1.59%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.33%) CheckPoint
9 10 (1.33%) Splunk
10 9 (1.20%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.06%) Adobe
11 8 (1.06%) HP
11 8 (1.06%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.93%) Palo Alto
12 7 (0.93%) Tableau
13 6 (0.80%) MapR
13 6 (0.80%) Nuix