Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Strategy Manager was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Strategy Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 830 819
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Strategy Manager 41 66 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.063% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.066% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 49
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £338 £330 £299
90th Percentile £675 £638 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £453 £443
% change year-on-year -15.47% +2.26% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £56.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Strategy Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Strategy Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Strategy Manager in the UK

Strategy Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategy Manager in the UK

Strategy Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Strategy Manager over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Strategy Manager in the UK

Strategy Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategy Manager in the UK

Strategy Manager
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Strategy Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 -3 40 £494 +3.95% 5
UK excluding London +8 21 £383 -15.47% 2
London -36 20 £513 -2.38% 3
North of England +60 10 £383 +15.04% 1
North West +22 5 £383 +15.04% 1
Yorkshire +25 4 £450 -
Midlands +23 4 £425 -5.56%
South East -3 4 £190 -60.00% 1
West Midlands +22 2 £360 -20.00%
East Midlands +11 2 £463 -
South West +7 2 £525 -4.55%
Scotland -5 1 £229 -
North East - 1 £538 -

Strategy Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Strategy Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Strategy Manager in the job title.

1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (21.95%) Project Management
4 6 (14.63%) Marketing
5 5 (12.20%) Banking
5 5 (12.20%) Change Management
6 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.76%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (7.32%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
7 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.32%) Direct Marketing
7 3 (7.32%) Credit Risk
7 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
8 2 (4.88%) Back Office
8 2 (4.88%) Legal
8 2 (4.88%) SAP
8 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.88%) Retail
8 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (4.88%) Degree
8 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
8 2 (4.88%) Analytics
8 2 (4.88%) Coaching

Strategy Manager Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
1 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Blockchain
1 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.44%) Pentaho
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Marketing
3 5 (12.20%) Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.88%) Back Office
5 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 2 (4.88%) Retail Finance
6 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) JFC
1 1 (2.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.32%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.44%) Fintech
2 1 (2.44%) NHS
2 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Social Media
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (21.95%) Project Management
3 5 (12.20%) Change Management
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) Planning and Forecasting
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.32%) Direct Marketing
5 3 (7.32%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.88%) Analytics
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.88%) Coaching
6 2 (4.88%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (4.88%) Data Strategy
6 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
6 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.88%) Strategic Thinking
7 1 (2.44%) Conceptual Models
7 1 (2.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) CISM
3 1 (2.44%) CISMP
3 1 (2.44%) CISSP
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) PMO
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) SAP
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Qualys
2 1 (2.44%) Remedy