Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 333 325
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8 +20
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 811 702 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.72% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.86% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 473 540
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.66% +6.00%
10th Percentile £350 £305 £325
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £20.25 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.86% -57.81% +9.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £14.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +77.17% -65.48% -6.74%

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 84,690 81,227 89,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.82% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,719 53,809 57,908
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,968 2,254 2,719
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.26% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

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 19 January 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 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 19 January 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 +22 784 £525 +5.00% 294
UK excluding London +23 493 £500 - 185
London +12 311 £560 +5.41% 120
South East +20 188 £513 +2.50% 51
North of England +11 113 £488 -7.14% 62
Midlands +9 84 £494 -1.25% 32
North West +4 68 £459 -10.49% 28
South West +35 48 £525 +27.27% 4
East Midlands +11 44 £550 - 6
East of England -9 41 £394 +12.50% 25
Yorkshire +5 36 £525 +2.44% 27
West Midlands -5 35 £444 -4.05% 26
Scotland -9 19 £521 +30.31% 6
North East +37 11 £550 - 7
Wales +4 2 £463 -48.61% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 192 (23.67%) Finance
2 190 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (18.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 126 (15.54%) Microsoft
5 105 (12.95%) TOGAF
6 98 (12.08%) Project Management
6 98 (12.08%) ITIL
7 87 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 76 (9.37%) Degree
9 75 (9.25%) Security Cleared
9 75 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
10 74 (9.12%) Migration
11 73 (9.00%) Management Information System
11 73 (9.00%) DevOps
12 70 (8.63%) Banking
13 65 (8.01%) Oracle
14 62 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
15 61 (7.52%) PaaS
16 56 (6.91%) Service Management
17 55 (6.78%) PRINCE2
17 55 (6.78%) SaaS
17 55 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
18 54 (6.66%) Analytics
18 54 (6.66%) SC Cleared
19 52 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
20 51 (6.29%) Data Management
20 51 (6.29%) Technical Architecture
20 51 (6.29%) QA
21 50 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
21 50 (6.17%) IaaS

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 28 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (1.11%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.86%) CMS
4 7 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.86%) NetWeaver
4 7 (0.86%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.74%) Confluence
6 5 (0.62%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.25%) Apache
7 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.25%) nginx
7 2 (0.25%) SAS
7 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Simulink
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.99%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (0.62%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (7.52%) PaaS
3 55 (6.78%) SaaS
4 50 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (6.17%) IaaS
5 45 (5.55%) Office 365
6 6 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.49%) Boomi
8 4 (0.49%) G Suite
8 4 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.25%) Akamai
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.80%) WAN
2 42 (5.18%) Firewall
3 36 (4.44%) LAN
4 21 (2.59%) SAN
5 19 (2.34%) SMS
5 19 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (1.97%) Internet
7 14 (1.73%) VPN
8 13 (1.60%) Radio Access Network
9 12 (1.48%) Network Security
9 12 (1.48%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.48%) Wireless
10 11 (1.36%) VoIP
11 9 (1.11%) DNS
12 8 (0.99%) MPLS
13 6 (0.74%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.74%) Skype
13 6 (0.74%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.74%) WLAN
14 5 (0.62%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.55%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.10%) Big Data
3 17 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.97%) Power BI
5 15 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 15 (1.85%) Spotfire
6 13 (1.60%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.36%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.23%) GIS
9 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.86%) OLAP
10 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.74%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.74%) MySQL
12 5 (0.62%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.62%) HBase
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (2.10%) JIRA
2 12 (1.48%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.36%) ERwin
4 9 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.49%) Subversion
7 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.37%) NUnit
7 3 (0.37%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.37%) Toad
8 2 (0.25%) Babel
8 2 (0.25%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.25%) Hudson
8 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.25%) webpack
General
1 192 (23.67%) Finance
2 70 (8.63%) Banking
3 40 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.95%) Retail
5 29 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 25 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.10%) Legal
8 16 (1.97%) Marketing
9 14 (1.73%) Back Office
10 13 (1.60%) Front Office
10 13 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (1.48%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.48%) Law
11 12 (1.48%) Local Government
12 11 (1.36%) Billing
13 10 (1.23%) Publishing
14 9 (1.11%) Automotive
15 5 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.49%) Games
17 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 366 (45.13%) Architect
2 112 (13.81%) Solutions Architect
3 85 (10.48%) Analyst
4 71 (8.75%) Enterprise Architect
5 59 (7.27%) Project Manager
6 48 (5.92%) Technical Architect
7 47 (5.80%) Business Analyst
8 42 (5.18%) IT Manager
9 40 (4.93%) Developer
10 28 (3.45%) Consultant
10 28 (3.45%) Digital Architect
11 24 (2.96%) Lead Architect
12 22 (2.71%) Cloud Architect
12 22 (2.71%) Data Architect
13 21 (2.59%) Network Architect
13 21 (2.59%) Security Architect
14 20 (2.47%) Head of IT
14 20 (2.47%) Technical Leader
15 19 (2.34%) Senior Architect
16 18 (2.22%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.21%) Web Services
2 16 (1.97%) .NET
3 15 (1.85%) REST
4 11 (1.36%) Middleware
5 10 (1.23%) HTML
5 10 (1.23%) SOAP
6 9 (1.11%) CSS
6 9 (1.11%) RESTful
6 9 (1.11%) XML
7 8 (0.99%) SAP PI
8 7 (0.86%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.86%) LDAP
8 7 (0.86%) React
8 7 (0.86%) SailPoint
9 6 (0.74%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.74%) HTML5
9 6 (0.74%) Kafka
9 6 (0.74%) OpenID
9 6 (0.74%) SAML
10 5 (0.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (9.00%) Management Information System
3 50 (6.17%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 22 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.34%) User Experience
7 13 (1.60%) Taxonomies
8 12 (1.48%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.48%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.36%) Market Risk
10 10 (1.23%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.23%) PKI
11 8 (0.99%) Clustering
12 6 (0.74%) Derivative
12 6 (0.74%) Fintech
12 6 (0.74%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.62%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.62%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 48 (5.92%) Windows
2 38 (4.69%) Linux
3 19 (2.34%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.73%) Unix
5 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.74%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.74%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.62%) CentOS
7 5 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.25%) Android
9 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (18.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 105 (12.95%) TOGAF
4 98 (12.08%) ITIL
4 98 (12.08%) Project Management
5 87 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 74 (9.12%) Migration
7 73 (9.00%) DevOps
8 56 (6.91%) Service Management
9 55 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 55 (6.78%) PRINCE2
10 54 (6.66%) Analytics
11 52 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (6.29%) Data Management
12 51 (6.29%) Technical Architecture
13 48 (5.92%) Information Security
14 45 (5.55%) SOA
15 43 (5.30%) Change Management
15 43 (5.30%) ERP
16 41 (5.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (4.81%) SQL
2 38 (4.69%) Java
3 21 (2.59%) JavaScript
4 13 (1.60%) C
5 12 (1.48%) C#
6 9 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.11%) Python
7 5 (0.62%) Ruby
7 5 (0.62%) TypeScript
8 4 (0.49%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.49%) VBScript
9 3 (0.37%) ABAP
9 3 (0.37%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.37%) Perl
9 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.37%) VBA
10 2 (0.25%) ES6
10 2 (0.25%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (9.37%) Degree
2 75 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 54 (6.66%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 22 (2.71%) CISSP
7 21 (2.59%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.10%) CISM
9 14 (1.73%) CCNP
10 13 (1.60%) CCIE
10 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (1.48%) CCNA
11 12 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (1.36%) CISA
13 10 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.23%) ISEB
13 10 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.23%) MCSE
14 7 (0.86%) CCDP
14 7 (0.86%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.29%) QA
2 31 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.45%) GDPR
4 26 (3.21%) SLA
5 18 (2.22%) PMO
6 17 (2.10%) Data Quality
7 13 (1.60%) COBIT
8 12 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (1.36%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.86%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.49%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.37%) GMP
14 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.25%) Basel II
15 2 (0.25%) Basel III
15 2 (0.25%) COREP
15 2 (0.25%) CRD IV
System Software
1 41 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.97%) Hyper-V
2 16 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.74%) XenApp
5 5 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.62%) vSphere
5 5 (0.62%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.49%) Docker
7 3 (0.37%) Cronacle
8 2 (0.25%) HDFS
8 2 (0.25%) NFS
8 2 (0.25%) Openswan
8 2 (0.25%) pfSense
8 2 (0.25%) Varnish
8 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (1.97%) SCCM
2 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (0.86%) Terraform
3 4 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.49%) Puppet
3 4 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.37%) Packer
5 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.25%) Ansible
5 2 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 126 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 65 (8.01%) Oracle
3 38 (4.69%) SAP
4 37 (4.56%) Cisco
5 21 (2.59%) Citrix
5 21 (2.59%) ServiceNow
5 21 (2.59%) VMware
6 16 (1.97%) Tableau
7 15 (1.85%) HP
8 13 (1.60%) IBM
9 10 (1.23%) Adobe
10 8 (0.99%) Dell
11 7 (0.86%) 3PAR
11 7 (0.86%) Juniper
12 6 (0.74%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.74%) ForgeRock
13 5 (0.62%) Palo Alto
14 4 (0.49%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (0.49%) MuleSoft
14 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com