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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Strategic Planning
UK
Rank 528 548 570
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22  
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 71 80 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 61 29
Median daily rate £458 £425 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £600 £720
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £540
% change year-on-year -2.94% -21.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -18.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +66.66% -  

Strategic Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Strategic Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Strategic Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Strategic Planning.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Planning in the UK

Strategic Planning
Top 26 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 66 £450 +5.88% 32
London +24 38 £495 +10.00% 12
South East +18 11 £500 +14.28% 7
Berkshire +25 8 £450 +14.28% 1
City of London +6 6 £498 -15.31% 5
West Midlands +14 5 £225 -47.05% 2
Durham -1 5 £360 -
North East -4 5 £360 -
North West +21 4 £450 +5.88% 6
Staffordshire - 3 £225 -
Reading - 3 £450 - 1
Bristol +4 2 £788 +85.29%
South West -4 2 £788 +85.29%
East Sussex - 2 £950 -
Preston - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £225 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Manchester +18 1 £450 - 4
Surrey +17 1 £375 -11.76%
Birmingham 0 1 £413 -2.94%
Warwickshire -4 1 £450 -
East Midlands -8 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £375 -
Atherstone - 1 £450 -

Strategic Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 55 (35.95%) Finance
2 44 (28.76%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (22.22%) Project Management
4 30 (19.61%) Microsoft
5 22 (14.38%) MS Office
6 20 (13.07%) MS Excel
7 18 (11.76%) LAN
8 17 (11.11%) WLAN
8 17 (11.11%) WAN
8 17 (11.11%) NHS
8 17 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (10.46%) Migration
9 16 (10.46%) SQL
10 15 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (9.15%) Change Management
11 14 (9.15%) SQL Server
11 14 (9.15%) Cisco
11 14 (9.15%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (9.15%) Performance Management
12 13 (8.50%) Spreadsheet
12 13 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.50%) CRM
12 13 (8.50%) Telecoms
12 13 (8.50%) Data Analysis
13 12 (7.84%) System Testing
14 11 (7.19%) Problem Management
14 11 (7.19%) SDLC
14 11 (7.19%) Supplier Management
14 11 (7.19%) Workflow

Strategic Planning
Top Related 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 8 (5.23%) CMS
2 7 (4.58%) GroupWise
3 6 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.27%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.27%) IIS
5 4 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.96%) SAS
7 2 (1.31%) Apache
7 2 (1.31%) Drupal
7 2 (1.31%) JBoss
7 2 (1.31%) Kentico
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.31%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (14.38%) MS Office
2 20 (13.07%) MS Excel
3 13 (8.50%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (3.27%) MS Project
5 5 (3.27%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.61%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.31%) Magento
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.92%) Office 365
3 4 (2.61%) Boomi
3 4 (2.61%) iPaaS
4 2 (1.31%) IaaS
4 2 (1.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.76%) LAN
2 17 (11.11%) WAN
2 17 (11.11%) WLAN
3 10 (6.54%) Internet
4 8 (5.23%) Firewall
5 5 (3.27%) FTP
5 5 (3.27%) Network Security
5 5 (3.27%) Wireless
6 2 (1.31%) BGP
6 2 (1.31%) Broadband
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.31%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.31%) HTTP
6 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.65%) DHCP
7 1 (0.65%) DNS
7 1 (0.65%) PSTN
7 1 (0.65%) SAN
7 1 (0.65%) SDH
7 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.92%) Big Data
3 6 (3.92%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.27%) MS Access
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.96%) DB2
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.31%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.31%) Informix
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.65%) GIS
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.27%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.31%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (0.65%) Grunt
4 1 (0.65%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.65%) NUnit
4 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (35.95%) Finance
2 13 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.54%) Retail
4 9 (5.88%) Banking
5 7 (4.58%) Marketing
6 4 (2.61%) Automotive
6 4 (2.61%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.61%) Legal
6 4 (2.61%) Publishing
7 2 (1.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (18.95%) Architect
2 13 (8.50%) Analyst
3 10 (6.54%) Developer
3 10 (6.54%) Enterprise Architect
4 9 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.23%) Migration Engineer
5 8 (5.23%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (3.92%) Senior Developer
6 6 (3.92%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.27%) Designer
7 5 (3.27%) Head of IT
7 5 (3.27%) Infrastructure Designer
7 5 (3.27%) Integration Architect
7 5 (3.27%) IT Manager
7 5 (3.27%) Operations Manager
7 5 (3.27%) Programmer
7 5 (3.27%) Security Architect
7 5 (3.27%) Security Specialist
7 5 (3.27%) Senior Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.54%) .NET
2 9 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 9 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 9 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (3.92%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.92%) Entity Framework
3 6 (3.92%) REST
4 5 (3.27%) AutoMapper
4 5 (3.27%) JDBC
4 5 (3.27%) JMS
4 5 (3.27%) jQuery
4 5 (3.27%) LINQ
4 5 (3.27%) SOAP
4 5 (3.27%) StructureMap
4 5 (3.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.96%) HTML
5 3 (1.96%) Kendo UI
6 2 (1.31%) SAML
6 2 (1.31%) Web Services
7 1 (0.65%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (28.76%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 17 (11.11%) NHS
3 7 (4.58%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.27%) User Experience
5 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.61%) FMCG
6 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.31%) EPoS
6 2 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.65%) AS400
7 1 (0.65%) BBC
7 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.65%) Equities
7 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.65%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.19%) Windows
2 4 (2.61%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.96%) Linux
3 3 (1.96%) Unix
4 2 (1.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.22%) Project Management
2 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.46%) Migration
4 15 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (9.15%) Change Management
5 14 (9.15%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (9.15%) Performance Management
6 13 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (8.50%) CRM
6 13 (8.50%) Data Analysis
7 12 (7.84%) System Testing
8 11 (7.19%) Problem Management
8 11 (7.19%) SDLC
8 11 (7.19%) Supplier Management
8 11 (7.19%) Workflow
9 10 (6.54%) Coaching
9 10 (6.54%) ITIL
9 10 (6.54%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (5.88%) Data Protection
10 9 (5.88%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.46%) SQL
2 10 (6.54%) C#
3 8 (5.23%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.27%) Python
4 5 (3.27%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.27%) TypeScript
5 4 (2.61%) C
6 3 (1.96%) Java
7 1 (0.65%) RPG
7 1 (0.65%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (6.54%) Degree
3 8 (5.23%) CCNA
4 7 (4.58%) CCA
4 7 (4.58%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (4.58%) MCP
4 7 (4.58%) MCSE
4 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.58%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.61%) ECDL
6 3 (1.96%) ACCA
6 3 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.96%) CIMA
7 2 (1.31%) CCNP
7 2 (1.31%) PMP
8 1 (0.65%) CCIE
8 1 (0.65%) CCSP
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.19%) SLA
2 6 (3.92%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.96%) PMO
4 2 (1.31%) Basel II
4 2 (1.31%) COBIT
4 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.31%) QA
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.88%) NDS
3 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.96%) Firmware
4 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
5 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 2 (1.31%) SCCM
2 1 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 30 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.15%) Cisco
3 11 (7.19%) Oracle
4 10 (6.54%) Novell
5 9 (5.88%) SAP
6 7 (4.58%) Informatica
7 5 (3.27%) Apigee
7 5 (3.27%) CA
7 5 (3.27%) VMware
8 4 (2.61%) Citrix
8 4 (2.61%) Dell
8 4 (2.61%) IBM
8 4 (2.61%) MuleSoft
8 4 (2.61%) SnapLogic
9 3 (1.96%) Anaplan
9 3 (1.96%) Avaya
9 3 (1.96%) Cognos
10 2 (1.31%) Netezza
10 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.31%) Teradata
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