The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 64 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 8 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.85% 1.56% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.97% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Average daily rate £300 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £407 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £509 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £21.60 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+72.47% -38.29%
Project Planning
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
768 610 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.88% 79.43% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 383 333
Average daily rate £425 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 48
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Planning across the Cheshire region.

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Project Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -3 3 £350 -30.00% 1
Knutsford -3 1 £275 -
Macclesfield -3 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 £213 -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Project Planning also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Planning.

1 7 (41.18%) Local Government
2 6 (35.29%) Translating Business Requirements
2 6 (35.29%) Change Management
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (17.65%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (11.76%) GAMP
5 2 (11.76%) GMP
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (11.76%) Project Governance
5 2 (11.76%) QA
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Billing
6 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
6 1 (5.88%) XenApp

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Project Planning also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 7 (41.18%) Local Government
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (17.65%) Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Project Manager
2 7 (41.18%) ICT Manager
2 7 (41.18%) ICT Project Manager
3 5 (29.41%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Manager
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) PMO Planner
5 2 (11.76%) Project Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Project Planner
5 2 (11.76%) QA Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Validation Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Rollout Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Change Management
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (35.29%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Project Governance
3 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
3 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Case Management
4 1 (5.88%) Kanban
4 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (11.76%) GAMP
1 2 (11.76%) GMP
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) AppSense
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft