Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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.

Strategic Planning
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 720 728
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 +23
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 148 168 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 122 95
UK median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £263
90th Percentile £696 £650 £708
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +35.58% -5.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +30.91% +86.44%
10th Percentile £31.25 £24.34 £26.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £40.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -9.72% - -

Strategic Planning 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%

Strategic Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Strategic Planning in the UK

Strategic Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Planning in the UK

Strategic Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Planning over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategic Planning in the UK

Strategic Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Planning in the UK

Strategic Planning
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 Strategic Planning 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 -1 129 £500 +25.00% 29
UK excluding London +11 77 £483 +35.58% 18
London -8 70 £500 +11.11% 12
South East +18 36 £500 +5.26% 7
North of England +49 10 £500 -9.09% 2
North West +17 10 £500 -9.09% 2
Scotland -10 10 £400 -26.61% 1
East of England -37 8 £300 +9.09% 4
Wales +18 7 £629 -
South West +4 3 £375 -6.25% 2
Midlands +10 2 £300 -20.00% 2
North East +62 1 - -
West Midlands +15 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland -49 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for Strategic Planning.

1 65 (43.92%) Finance
2 28 (18.92%) Project Management
2 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (16.22%) Degree
4 24 (16.22%) Telecoms
5 23 (15.54%) Analytics
6 17 (11.49%) Performance Management
6 17 (11.49%) Management Information System
6 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Excel
6 17 (11.49%) Data Analysis
6 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
8 15 (10.14%) Change Management
9 14 (9.46%) Risk Management
9 14 (9.46%) Banking
10 13 (8.78%) ITIL
10 13 (8.78%) SDLC
11 12 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 11 (7.43%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (7.43%) QA
13 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2
13 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
13 10 (6.76%) Line Management
14 9 (6.08%) Portfolio Management
14 9 (6.08%) Data Protection
14 9 (6.08%) Marketing
14 9 (6.08%) Migration

Strategic Planning
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 2 (1.35%) SAS
1 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) Apache
2 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.70%) Maya
5 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.35%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.68%) SPSS
7 1 (0.68%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.68%) Primavera
2 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) SaaS
2 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.05%) LAN
1 6 (4.05%) WAN
1 6 (4.05%) WLAN
2 4 (2.70%) BGP
2 4 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.70%) EIGRP
2 4 (2.70%) Internet
2 4 (2.70%) NetScaler
2 4 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (2.03%) Firewall
3 3 (2.03%) SMS
4 1 (0.68%) ATM
4 1 (0.68%) DHCP
4 1 (0.68%) DNS
4 1 (0.68%) Network Security
4 1 (0.68%) Skype
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) VoIP
4 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (3.38%) Semantic Layer
3 4 (2.70%) MS Access
3 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) DB2
4 1 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.68%) Power BI
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.68%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 65 (43.92%) Finance
2 24 (16.22%) Telecoms
3 14 (9.46%) Banking
4 9 (6.08%) Marketing
5 6 (4.05%) Retail
6 5 (3.38%) Advertising
7 4 (2.70%) Publishing
8 3 (2.03%) Front Office
9 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.35%) Legal
9 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.68%) Automotive
10 1 (0.68%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.68%) Local Government
10 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (15.54%) Analyst
2 15 (10.14%) Architect
3 13 (8.78%) Consultant
4 10 (6.76%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.08%) Senior Manager
6 7 (4.73%) Developer
6 7 (4.73%) Programme Manager
7 6 (4.05%) Portfolio Manager
7 6 (4.05%) Product Owner
8 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) IT Analyst
8 5 (3.38%) IT Manager
8 5 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) Planning Manager
9 4 (2.70%) Business Analyst
9 4 (2.70%) Business IT Analyst
9 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (2.70%) Network Engineer
9 4 (2.70%) Process Analyst
9 4 (2.70%) Senior Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) HTML
1 4 (2.70%) JSP
1 4 (2.70%) Servlets
1 4 (2.70%) Web Services
2 3 (2.03%) CSS
2 3 (2.03%) Java EE
2 3 (2.03%) JSF
2 3 (2.03%) JSON
2 3 (2.03%) OpenID
2 3 (2.03%) REST
3 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.68%) ATL
3 1 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.68%) jQuery
3 1 (0.68%) RESTful
3 1 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.38%) NHS
3 5 (3.38%) User Experience
3 5 (3.38%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.03%) e-Learning
4 3 (2.03%) FMCG
4 3 (2.03%) Social Media
4 3 (2.03%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.68%) Fintech
6 1 (0.68%) iSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.05%) Unix
2 5 (3.38%) Linux
2 5 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.70%) Windows
4 3 (2.03%) Android
4 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (18.92%) Project Management
2 23 (15.54%) Analytics
3 17 (11.49%) Data Analysis
3 17 (11.49%) Performance Management
3 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
5 15 (10.14%) Change Management
6 14 (9.46%) Risk Management
7 13 (8.78%) ITIL
7 13 (8.78%) SDLC
8 12 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (7.43%) Enterprise Architecture
10 10 (6.76%) Line Management
10 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2
11 9 (6.08%) Data Protection
11 9 (6.08%) Migration
11 9 (6.08%) Portfolio Management
12 8 (5.41%) Business Development
12 8 (5.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.41%) SQL
2 6 (4.05%) Python
3 5 (3.38%) Bash Shell
3 5 (3.38%) Java
3 5 (3.38%) Perl
4 4 (2.70%) C
5 3 (2.03%) VBA
6 2 (1.35%) C#
7 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (16.22%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.05%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.38%) Master's Degree
4 5 (3.38%) PMP
4 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.38%) RHCA
4 5 (3.38%) RHCE
4 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.03%) CCA
5 3 (2.03%) CCNA
5 3 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.03%) MCP
5 3 (2.03%) MCSE
5 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.03%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.35%) CCIE
6 2 (1.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) QA
2 8 (5.41%) PMO
3 7 (4.73%) Data Quality
3 7 (4.73%) GDPR
4 5 (3.38%) SLA
5 4 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.35%) ISO 14001
6 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.35%) PSD2
7 1 (0.68%) GxP
7 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.68%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) Docker
2 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) Ansible
1 5 (3.38%) Kubernetes
1 5 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.38%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.68%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.41%) SAP
3 6 (4.05%) Cisco
4 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.70%) Amdocs
5 4 (2.70%) Cognos
5 4 (2.70%) Ericsson
5 4 (2.70%) Nokia
5 4 (2.70%) Oracle
5 4 (2.70%) Remedy
5 4 (2.70%) Riverbed
6 3 (2.03%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.35%) Ariba
7 2 (1.35%) Facebook
7 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.68%) EMC
8 1 (0.68%) Google
8 1 (0.68%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.68%) NetApp
8 1 (0.68%) TOWER Software