Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 333 347
Rank change year-on-year +18 +14 +26
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 789 743 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.71% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.85% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 511 553
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £354 £310 £325
90th Percentile £750 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £26.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% -38.10% +0.12%
10th Percentile £8.88 £9.31 £30.05
90th Percentile £26.16 £45.20 £60.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £23.38 £42.00
% change year-on-year +9.90% -44.35% +0.12%

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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +18 760 £540 +7.89% 141
UK excluding London +41 476 £500 - 92
London +2 305 £560 +6.67% 57
South East +25 163 £493 -1.50% 25
North of England +42 127 £525 - 27
Midlands +19 80 £525 +5.00% 14
North West +26 67 £513 +12.33% 15
Yorkshire +13 52 £525 - 9
South West +30 46 £558 +48.67% 3
East of England -9 40 £394 -19.64% 14
East Midlands +19 39 £550 - 4
West Midlands +9 37 £490 +3.70% 9
Scotland -15 19 £500 +37.93% 9
North East +45 10 £550 -12.00% 3
Wales +8 2 £463 -48.61%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 201 (25.48%) Finance
2 184 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (17.49%) Enterprise Architecture
4 112 (14.20%) TOGAF
5 108 (13.69%) Microsoft
6 99 (12.55%) ITIL
7 98 (12.42%) Project Management
8 96 (12.17%) Degree
9 85 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 85 (10.77%) Management Information System
10 80 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
11 74 (9.38%) Banking
12 67 (8.49%) Security Cleared
13 66 (8.37%) DevOps
14 60 (7.60%) PRINCE2
15 57 (7.22%) Technical Architecture
16 56 (7.10%) PaaS
16 56 (7.10%) ERP
16 56 (7.10%) Data Modelling
17 55 (6.97%) Oracle
18 53 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
19 52 (6.59%) SaaS
19 52 (6.59%) Migration
20 51 (6.46%) SQL Server
21 50 (6.34%) Information Security
21 50 (6.34%) Data Management
22 49 (6.21%) Service Management
23 48 (6.08%) SC Cleared
24 47 (5.96%) Windows
24 47 (5.96%) Business Intelligence

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 23 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.01%) Confluence
2 8 (1.01%) WebSphere
3 7 (0.89%) CMS
3 7 (0.89%) NetWeaver
3 7 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (0.63%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.25%) Apache
6 2 (0.25%) Documentum
6 2 (0.25%) SAS
6 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.13%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) Simulink
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) SAP PSCD
2 7 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.76%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.10%) PaaS
2 53 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (6.59%) SaaS
4 45 (5.70%) IaaS
5 43 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
6 31 (3.93%) Office 365
7 8 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.51%) G Suite
9 4 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.38%) Boomi
10 3 (0.38%) GitHub
11 2 (0.25%) Akamai
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.94%) Firewall
1 39 (4.94%) WAN
2 35 (4.44%) LAN
3 19 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (2.03%) SAN
5 15 (1.90%) Network Security
5 15 (1.90%) SMS
6 14 (1.77%) VPN
7 13 (1.65%) DNS
8 12 (1.52%) Wireless
9 11 (1.39%) Internet
9 11 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (1.14%) VoIP
11 8 (1.01%) LDAP
11 8 (1.01%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.89%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.76%) BGP
13 6 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.76%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.66%) Big Data
3 20 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.41%) Hadoop
5 18 (2.28%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.03%) GIS
7 10 (1.27%) Apache Hive
7 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.14%) HBase
8 9 (1.14%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.14%) Power BI
8 9 (1.14%) Spotfire
9 8 (1.01%) Neo4j
9 8 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.89%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (0.76%) OLAP
11 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.51%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.38%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 18 (2.28%) JIRA
2 10 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.89%) ERwin
3 7 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.63%) Rational Rose
6 4 (0.51%) NUnit
6 4 (0.51%) Subversion
7 3 (0.38%) Maven
7 3 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.38%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.25%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.25%) JUnit
8 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.25%) XMLSpy
General
1 201 (25.48%) Finance
2 74 (9.38%) Banking
3 39 (4.94%) Retail
4 36 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 23 (2.92%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.41%) Legal
8 16 (2.03%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.90%) Billing
9 15 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.65%) Law
10 13 (1.65%) Local Government
11 12 (1.52%) Marketing
12 9 (1.14%) Automotive
12 9 (1.14%) Retail Banking
13 8 (1.01%) Back Office
13 8 (1.01%) Front Office
14 6 (0.76%) Publishing
15 4 (0.51%) Electronics
16 2 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 351 (44.49%) Architect
2 91 (11.53%) Solutions Architect
3 86 (10.90%) Enterprise Architect
4 75 (9.51%) Analyst
5 47 (5.96%) Business Analyst
6 42 (5.32%) Project Manager
7 41 (5.20%) IT Manager
8 38 (4.82%) Developer
8 38 (4.82%) Technical Architect
9 37 (4.69%) Data Architect
10 28 (3.55%) Digital Architect
10 28 (3.55%) Senior Architect
11 25 (3.17%) Cloud Architect
12 24 (3.04%) Consultant
13 21 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
14 20 (2.53%) Technical Leader
15 19 (2.41%) Head of IT
15 19 (2.41%) SAP Architect
16 17 (2.15%) Network Architect
17 16 (2.03%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.79%) .NET
2 20 (2.53%) REST
2 20 (2.53%) Web Services
3 15 (1.90%) SOAP
4 13 (1.65%) Middleware
5 12 (1.52%) HTML
5 12 (1.52%) SAML
5 12 (1.52%) XML
6 11 (1.39%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.39%) CSS
7 8 (1.01%) OpenID
7 8 (1.01%) SAP PI
7 8 (1.01%) Spring
8 7 (0.89%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.89%) SailPoint
9 6 (0.76%) HTML5
9 6 (0.76%) React
9 6 (0.76%) RESTful
9 6 (0.76%) XSD
10 5 (0.63%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.77%) Management Information System
2 80 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.32%) Data Centre
4 28 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.17%) User Experience
6 18 (2.28%) PKI
6 18 (2.28%) Reference Data
7 16 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.52%) Market Risk
10 12 (1.52%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.39%) Credit Risk
11 11 (1.39%) NHS
12 10 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.01%) Clustering
13 8 (1.01%) Taxonomies
14 6 (0.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 47 (5.96%) Windows
2 27 (3.42%) Linux
3 14 (1.77%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.52%) Unix
5 9 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.38%) CentOS
9 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (17.49%) Enterprise Architecture
3 112 (14.20%) TOGAF
4 99 (12.55%) ITIL
5 98 (12.42%) Project Management
6 85 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 66 (8.37%) DevOps
8 60 (7.60%) PRINCE2
9 57 (7.22%) Technical Architecture
10 56 (7.10%) Data Modelling
10 56 (7.10%) ERP
11 52 (6.59%) Migration
12 50 (6.34%) Data Management
12 50 (6.34%) Information Security
13 49 (6.21%) Service Management
14 47 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
15 45 (5.70%) Service Delivery
16 42 (5.32%) Analytics
17 40 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
17 40 (5.07%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.20%) SQL
2 40 (5.07%) Java
3 20 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 17 (2.15%) C#
5 15 (1.90%) C
6 11 (1.39%) Python
7 9 (1.14%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.76%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.63%) Go
9 5 (0.63%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.63%) VBScript
10 4 (0.51%) Perl
10 4 (0.51%) Scala
10 4 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.38%) C++
11 3 (0.38%) C-shell
11 3 (0.38%) Korn
11 3 (0.38%) Ruby
11 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (12.17%) Degree
2 67 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 48 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.28%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (1.90%) CISSP
8 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.52%) CCNA
10 11 (1.39%) CISM
11 10 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.14%) CCIE
12 9 (1.14%) CCNP
12 9 (1.14%) MCSE
12 9 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (1.01%) CISA
13 8 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.76%) PMP
16 5 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.70%) QA
2 32 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.66%) Data Quality
4 20 (2.53%) GDPR
4 20 (2.53%) SLA
5 16 (2.03%) PMO
6 15 (1.90%) COBIT
7 11 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (1.27%) ISO 9001
9 9 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.76%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.51%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.38%) GMP
13 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.25%) Basel II
14 2 (0.25%) Basel III
14 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.25%) GCP
System Software
1 38 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.76%) vSphere
6 5 (0.63%) Docker
7 3 (0.38%) Cronacle
7 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.38%) NFS
7 3 (0.38%) Openswan
7 3 (0.38%) pfSense
8 2 (0.25%) HDFS
8 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (2.03%) SCCM
2 6 (0.76%) Ansible
2 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.51%) Terraform
4 3 (0.38%) Mesos
4 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.38%) Packer
4 3 (0.38%) Puppet
5 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.13%) SCOM
6 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 108 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 55 (6.97%) Oracle
3 44 (5.58%) SAP
4 35 (4.44%) Cisco
5 28 (3.55%) VMware
6 17 (2.15%) Citrix
6 17 (2.15%) ServiceNow
7 13 (1.65%) HP
7 13 (1.65%) IBM
8 12 (1.52%) Dell
9 10 (1.27%) Splunk
10 9 (1.14%) Adobe
10 9 (1.14%) Tableau
11 7 (0.89%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.89%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.89%) Juniper
11 7 (0.89%) Palo Alto
12 6 (0.76%) 3PAR
12 6 (0.76%) MapR
12 6 (0.76%) Nuix