The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 139 119
Rank change year-on-year +25 -20  
Contract jobs citing Strategic Planning 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.100% 0.099% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £225 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +33.33% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2495 1842
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.64% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1489 1158
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.05 £44.00
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 in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Strategic Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Strategic Planning in the West Midlands

Strategic Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Strategic Planning in the West Midlands

Strategic Planning
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Strategic Planning
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Strategic Planning.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) NHS
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) LINQ
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 3 (42.86%) AutoMapper
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (42.86%) TypeScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (42.86%) StructureMap
2 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database

Strategic Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (28.57%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mart
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) Informix
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Teradata Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
1 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (42.86%) AutoMapper
1 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
1 3 (42.86%) jQuery
1 3 (42.86%) LINQ
1 3 (42.86%) StructureMap
1 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) NHS
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Business Development
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) E-business
2 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 3 (42.86%) TypeScript
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) NCDA
2 1 (14.29%) NCIE
2 1 (14.29%) NCSA
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Informatica
1 2 (28.57%) Netezza
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) Teradata
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) VMware