Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 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
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 345 322
Rank change year-on-year +13 -23 +52
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 743 630 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.69% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.82% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 388 517
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £350 £309 £344
90th Percentile £691 £675 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 7
UK median hourly rate - £22.52 £47.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.00% +9.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.52 £47.91
% change year-on-year - -53.00% -4.18%

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 86,330 76,829 88,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 84.61% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,972 50,371 58,252
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,261 2,090 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -18.00% -6.82% +22.96%

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 20 May 2018.

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
Top 14 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 20 May 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
England +12 724 £525 +5.00% 253
UK excluding London +18 425 £500 +11.11% 196
London -21 306 £550 - 77
South East +3 143 £525 +7.69% 53
North of England +47 120 £475 -15.56% 45
Midlands -13 90 £475 +5.56% 35
North West +24 80 £500 -13.04% 22
South West +38 48 £500 +8.11% 13
West Midlands -17 48 £469 +4.17% 24
East Midlands 0 41 £521 +9.74% 11
Yorkshire +2 32 £424 -10.79% 17
East of England -40 13 £500 +54.44% 30
Scotland -31 12 £500 +25.00% 17
North East +15 11 £625 +16.28% 6

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 186 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (22.61%) Finance
3 135 (18.17%) Microsoft
4 133 (17.90%) Project Management
5 107 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 105 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 102 (13.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 101 (13.59%) ITIL
9 89 (11.98%) TOGAF
10 81 (10.90%) PRINCE2
11 76 (10.23%) Office 365
12 74 (9.96%) Migration
13 71 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
14 67 (9.02%) Service Management
15 66 (8.88%) Change Management
15 66 (8.88%) PaaS
15 66 (8.88%) Decision-Making
16 64 (8.61%) Security Cleared
17 63 (8.48%) Management Information System
18 62 (8.34%) Degree
19 61 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
19 61 (8.21%) DevOps
20 59 (7.94%) Windows
21 55 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
22 53 (7.13%) IaaS
23 52 (7.00%) Data Centre
24 51 (6.86%) SaaS
25 50 (6.73%) Business Analysis
26 49 (6.59%) Oracle
27 47 (6.33%) SQL

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 25 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.29%) Skype for Business
3 13 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (1.75%) Confluence
4 9 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (0.94%) Documentum
5 7 (0.94%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.67%) CMS
8 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.40%) nginx
10 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.27%) Apache
10 2 (0.27%) SAS
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.54%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.54%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.40%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 105 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (10.23%) Office 365
3 66 (8.88%) PaaS
4 61 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
5 53 (7.13%) IaaS
6 51 (6.86%) SaaS
7 16 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.88%) G Suite
9 9 (1.21%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.54%) Google Play
12 4 (0.54%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.27%) Force.com
15 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.79%) Firewall
2 41 (5.52%) WAN
3 29 (3.90%) LAN
4 24 (3.23%) DNS
4 24 (3.23%) Internet
5 21 (2.83%) VPN
6 19 (2.56%) SMS
7 16 (2.15%) Skype
8 15 (2.02%) Network Security
8 15 (2.02%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.62%) MPLS
9 12 (1.62%) SSL
9 12 (1.62%) WLAN
10 10 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (1.21%) DHCP
11 9 (1.21%) SAN
11 9 (1.21%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (1.08%) Wireless
13 7 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.56%) Big Data
4 13 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 13 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.62%) Power BI
5 12 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.48%) Spotfire
7 9 (1.21%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.21%) MySQL
8 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.54%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.54%) HBase
11 4 (0.54%) Pentaho
11 4 (0.54%) Redis
11 4 (0.54%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (2.56%) JIRA
2 14 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.94%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.94%) ERwin
5 6 (0.81%) Toad
6 5 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.54%) Maven
7 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.40%) Hudson
8 3 (0.40%) Selenium
8 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.27%) Ant
9 2 (0.27%) FishEye
9 2 (0.27%) JSUnit
9 2 (0.27%) JUnit
9 2 (0.27%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
General
1 168 (22.61%) Finance
2 41 (5.52%) Banking
3 30 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.90%) Legal
5 21 (2.83%) Marketing
6 19 (2.56%) Retail
7 16 (2.15%) Billing
8 14 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.62%) Law
10 9 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.81%) Back Office
11 6 (0.81%) Front Office
12 5 (0.67%) Automotive
12 5 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.67%) Publishing
13 3 (0.40%) Games
14 2 (0.27%) Local Government
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 301 (40.51%) Architect
2 113 (15.21%) Solutions Architect
3 79 (10.63%) Project Manager
4 69 (9.29%) Analyst
5 59 (7.94%) IT Manager
6 39 (5.25%) Enterprise Architect
7 35 (4.71%) Cloud Architect
8 34 (4.58%) Technical Architect
9 33 (4.44%) Azure Architect
10 31 (4.17%) Business Analyst
11 30 (4.04%) Developer
12 29 (3.90%) Security Architect
13 27 (3.63%) Digital Architect
14 24 (3.23%) Designer
15 23 (3.10%) IT Project Manager
16 22 (2.96%) Consultant
17 20 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 17 (2.29%) Head of IT
18 17 (2.29%) Lead Architect
19 16 (2.15%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.90%) .NET
1 29 (3.90%) Web Services
2 19 (2.56%) Middleware
3 14 (1.88%) REST
4 12 (1.62%) RESTful
5 9 (1.21%) JSON
5 9 (1.21%) SOAP
6 8 (1.08%) HTML
6 8 (1.08%) Spring
7 7 (0.94%) CSS
7 7 (0.94%) Kafka
7 7 (0.94%) Node.js
7 7 (0.94%) Spring Boot
8 6 (0.81%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.81%) HTML5
8 6 (0.81%) JMS
8 6 (0.81%) XML
9 4 (0.54%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.54%) J2EE
9 4 (0.54%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.48%) Management Information System
3 52 (7.00%) Data Centre
4 36 (4.85%) User Experience
5 14 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.75%) Public Cloud
7 12 (1.62%) PKI
8 10 (1.35%) FMCG
8 10 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (0.81%) Taxonomies
13 5 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.67%) Minimum Viable Product
13 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.67%) NHS
13 5 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 59 (7.94%) Windows
2 43 (5.79%) Linux
3 22 (2.96%) Unix
3 22 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.02%) Mac OS
5 11 (1.48%) Android
5 11 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.67%) CentOS
8 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (17.90%) Project Management
3 107 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 102 (13.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 101 (13.59%) ITIL
6 89 (11.98%) TOGAF
7 81 (10.90%) PRINCE2
8 74 (9.96%) Migration
9 67 (9.02%) Service Management
10 66 (8.88%) Change Management
10 66 (8.88%) Decision-Making
11 61 (8.21%) DevOps
12 55 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 50 (6.73%) Business Analysis
14 47 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (6.19%) Analytics
16 45 (6.06%) Scrum
17 44 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
18 42 (5.65%) Open Source
19 40 (5.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (6.33%) SQL
2 39 (5.25%) Java
3 27 (3.63%) C
4 24 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 20 (2.69%) Python
6 16 (2.15%) Ruby
7 8 (1.08%) C#
7 8 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.81%) C++
8 6 (0.81%) PHP
8 6 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.67%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.67%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.54%) Apex Code
10 4 (0.54%) Go
11 3 (0.40%) ABAP
11 3 (0.40%) Groovy
11 3 (0.40%) Java 8
12 2 (0.27%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.34%) Degree
3 38 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 37 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (4.98%) CISSP
5 34 (4.58%) CISM
6 32 (4.31%) CCNP
6 32 (4.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 30 (4.04%) CCIE
8 24 (3.23%) DV Cleared
9 23 (3.10%) TOGAF Certification
10 20 (2.69%) CISA
11 18 (2.42%) CCDP
12 17 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 15 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (1.88%) Chartered Engineer
15 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (1.21%) AWS Certification
16 9 (1.21%) PMP
17 8 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.65%) QA
2 26 (3.50%) GDPR
3 22 (2.96%) SLA
4 17 (2.29%) PMO
5 12 (1.62%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.54%) HMG Infosec
7 4 (0.54%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.40%) COBIT
8 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.27%) HAZOP
9 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) EMIR
10 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.13%) IFRS
10 1 (0.13%) MiFID
10 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 23 (3.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.48%) XenApp
4 9 (1.21%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.54%) vSphere
9 3 (0.40%) Docker
9 3 (0.40%) QEMU
9 3 (0.40%) Varnish
10 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.13%) iptables
11 1 (0.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (1.88%) HP ALM
2 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.94%) Terraform
4 6 (0.81%) Puppet
5 5 (0.67%) SCCM
6 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.40%) Packer
7 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.27%) Ansible
7 2 (0.27%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.27%) Nagios
7 2 (0.27%) PingFederate
7 2 (0.27%) QRadar
7 2 (0.27%) Salt
7 2 (0.27%) WSUS
8 1 (0.13%) MOM
8 1 (0.13%) Nessus
8 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 135 (18.17%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.59%) Oracle
3 38 (5.11%) Cisco
4 31 (4.17%) SAP
5 24 (3.23%) Citrix
6 21 (2.83%) HP
7 19 (2.56%) VMware
8 13 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.62%) Tableau
10 10 (1.35%) Juniper
11 8 (1.08%) Google
11 8 (1.08%) Pega
12 7 (0.94%) Apple
12 7 (0.94%) Ivanti
12 7 (0.94%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.81%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.81%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.81%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.81%) webMethods