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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 570 543
Rank change year-on-year +39 -27  
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 76 81 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 66
Median daily rate £525 £420 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £850 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £413 £438
% change year-on-year +33.33% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £31.25 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.19% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -51.38% -  

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 39704 44234 45146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25886 29348 28980
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1071 1257
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategic Planning over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Strategic Planning in the UK

Strategic Planning
Top 30 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 26 June 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 +26 72 £525 +26.50% 37
London -9 37 £500 -8.25% 20
South East +39 15 £500 +3.89% 3
Berkshire - 11 £400 -
East of England -2 8 £550 +100.00% 3
North West +16 6 £588 +41.56% 4
Hertfordshire - 6 £550 - 1
Manchester +7 5 £575 +38.55% 1
City of London -3 5 £448 -39.73% 5
Scotland +37 4 - -
Welwyn - 4 £550 -
South Croydon - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
West Midlands +22 2 £225 - 2
West Sussex +21 2 £460 -4.41% 1
Hampshire +7 2 £600 -
South West +6 2 £375 +3.44% 2
East Midlands -13 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £725 -
Gatwick - 2 £460 -
Watford - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £725 -
Cheshire +24 1 £680 - 1
Edinburgh +16 1 - -
Leicestershire -11 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £300 -
Warrington - 1 £680 -
Exeter - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (37.16%) Finance
2 34 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (18.92%) Project Management
4 18 (12.16%) Telecoms
4 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (11.49%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (10.81%) Retail
6 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 14 (9.46%) ITIL
8 13 (8.78%) Banking
8 13 (8.78%) SDLC
9 12 (8.11%) Management Information System
9 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
10 11 (7.43%) SAP
10 11 (7.43%) Change Management
10 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.43%) Data Management
11 10 (6.76%) Data Analysis
11 10 (6.76%) Degree
11 10 (6.76%) Programme Management
11 10 (6.76%) SQL
11 10 (6.76%) Python
11 10 (6.76%) IT Strategy
11 10 (6.76%) Data Protection
11 10 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (6.08%) Analytics
12 9 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (6.08%) CRM
12 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (6.08%) Windows

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 4 (2.70%) Apache Spark
1 4 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.70%) CMS
2 3 (2.03%) SAS
3 2 (1.35%) Drupal
3 2 (1.35%) IIS
3 2 (1.35%) Kentico
3 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.35%) Magento
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Boomi
1 4 (2.70%) iPaaS
1 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.03%) IaaS
2 3 (2.03%) Office 365
2 3 (2.03%) PaaS
3 2 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.68%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.05%) Internet
2 5 (3.38%) FTP
2 5 (3.38%) Network Security
3 3 (2.03%) Firewall
3 3 (2.03%) LAN
3 3 (2.03%) VoIP
3 3 (2.03%) WAN
4 2 (1.35%) BGP
4 2 (1.35%) Broadband
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.35%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.35%) WLAN
5 1 (0.68%) ATM
5 1 (0.68%) NAS
5 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.68%) PBX
5 1 (0.68%) PSTN
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) Skype
5 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.38%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.70%) Big Data
3 4 (2.70%) MS Access
4 3 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.35%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.35%) DB2
5 2 (1.35%) Informix
5 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 55 (37.16%) Finance
2 18 (12.16%) Telecoms
3 16 (10.81%) Retail
4 13 (8.78%) Banking
5 9 (6.08%) Marketing
6 5 (3.38%) Legal
7 4 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.70%) Publishing
8 3 (2.03%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.35%) Front Office
10 1 (0.68%) Advertising
10 1 (0.68%) Billing
10 1 (0.68%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.68%) Electronics
10 1 (0.68%) Games
10 1 (0.68%) Law
10 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (23.65%) Architect
2 19 (12.84%) Analyst
3 16 (10.81%) Enterprise Architect
4 13 (8.78%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.08%) Consultant
6 7 (4.73%) IT Manager
7 6 (4.05%) Developer
7 6 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) Integration Architect
8 5 (3.38%) Operations Manager
8 5 (3.38%) SAP Architect
8 5 (3.38%) Security Architect
8 5 (3.38%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.70%) Big Data Developer
9 4 (2.70%) Content Manager
9 4 (2.70%) Head of Infrastructure
9 4 (2.70%) IT Support
9 4 (2.70%) Platform Architect
9 4 (2.70%) Senior Big Data Developer
9 4 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) .NET
2 5 (3.38%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (3.38%) JDBC
2 5 (3.38%) JMS
2 5 (3.38%) REST
2 5 (3.38%) SOAP
3 3 (2.03%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.03%) AutoMapper
3 3 (2.03%) Entity Framework
3 3 (2.03%) jQuery
3 3 (2.03%) LINQ
3 3 (2.03%) StructureMap
3 3 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.35%) HTML
4 2 (1.35%) Kendo UI
5 1 (0.68%) ATL
5 1 (0.68%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.73%) FMCG
5 6 (4.05%) EPoS
6 5 (3.38%) NHS
7 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.70%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.03%) e-Learning
8 3 (2.03%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.03%) Social Media
8 3 (2.03%) User Experience
9 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.35%) PKI
10 1 (0.68%) Equities
10 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.08%) Windows
2 7 (4.73%) Linux
2 7 (4.73%) Unix
3 6 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.35%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.35%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) Project Management
2 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.49%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (9.46%) ITIL
5 13 (8.78%) SDLC
6 11 (7.43%) Change Management
6 11 (7.43%) Data Management
6 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (6.76%) Data Analysis
7 10 (6.76%) Data Protection
7 10 (6.76%) IT Strategy
7 10 (6.76%) Programme Management
8 9 (6.08%) Analytics
8 9 (6.08%) CRM
8 9 (6.08%) Risk Management
8 9 (6.08%) Service Management
9 8 (5.41%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.76%) Python
1 10 (6.76%) SQL
2 7 (4.73%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.05%) C
3 6 (4.05%) Perl
4 5 (3.38%) C#
4 5 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.03%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.03%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.35%) Java
7 1 (0.68%) VB
7 1 (0.68%) VBA
7 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (6.76%) Degree
2 6 (4.05%) RHCA
2 6 (4.05%) RHCE
3 4 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.03%) CISA
4 3 (2.03%) CISSP
4 3 (2.03%) CRISC
4 3 (2.03%) MCSA
4 3 (2.03%) MCSE
4 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.03%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.03%) PMP
4 3 (2.03%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) CCNA
5 2 (1.35%) CCNP
5 2 (1.35%) MCITP
5 2 (1.35%) MCTS
5 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) SLA
2 6 (4.05%) QA
3 5 (3.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.03%) COBIT
4 3 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.35%) Basel II
5 2 (1.35%) PMO
6 1 (0.68%) GxP
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Docker
2 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.05%) Ansible
1 6 (4.05%) Kubernetes
1 6 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.05%) Puppet
2 2 (1.35%) SCCM
2 2 (1.35%) SCOM
2 2 (1.35%) SCSM
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.68%) MobiControl
3 1 (0.68%) PaperCut
3 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.43%) SAP
3 8 (5.41%) Oracle
4 7 (4.73%) Informatica
5 6 (4.05%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.38%) Apigee
6 5 (3.38%) CA
7 4 (2.70%) Dell
7 4 (2.70%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.70%) SnapLogic
8 3 (2.03%) Anaplan
8 3 (2.03%) Cisco
8 3 (2.03%) Cognos
9 2 (1.35%) Citrix
9 2 (1.35%) IBM
9 2 (1.35%) NetApp
9 2 (1.35%) Netezza
9 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.35%) Teradata
9 2 (1.35%) TOWER Software
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