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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 57 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 13 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 2.28% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.97% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £363 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +51.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £341 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £410 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-34.71% -33.33%
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
602 607 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.59% 77.03% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 285 244
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 31
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Crewe - 1 £413 -
Nantwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle HRMS
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) Banking
6 3 (15.79%) Local Government
6 3 (15.79%) MS Project
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Middleware
6 3 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (10.53%) NAS
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (10.53%) Dependency Management
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.53%) SAN
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Project
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle HRMS
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Local Government
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Project Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) ICT Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Planning Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) PMI
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Solaris
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
2 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (26.32%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (10.53%) Dependency Management
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
7 1 (5.26%) Time Management
7 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) PMP
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco