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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 57 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 12 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.54% 0.86% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.13% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate
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£410 £396 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% +74.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £399 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -39.53%
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
578 705 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.01% 75.97% 65.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 337 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £14.90 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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
Macclesfield - 2 £525 -
Warrington - 2 £300 -
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Chester - - - -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (35.48%) Finance
3 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
4 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) Change Management
5 6 (19.35%) Migration
5 6 (19.35%) Banking
5 6 (19.35%) Local Government
5 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
6 5 (16.13%) ITIL
6 5 (16.13%) Avaya
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
7 4 (12.90%) SAP
7 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.68%) JIRA
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) IVR
8 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Time Management
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (9.68%) SAP EWM
8 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.68%) ISEB
8 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 (6.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP EWM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
1 1 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
1 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
2 6 (19.35%) Local Government
3 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (6.45%) Back Office
4 2 (6.45%) German Language
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Project Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) ICT Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Web Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Web Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.45%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Business Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Implementation Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) UAT Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Security Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) IVR
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
3 7 (22.58%) Project Management
3 7 (22.58%) Change Management
4 6 (19.35%) Migration
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Time Management
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Change Control
8 2 (6.45%) WFM
8 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.45%) ERP
9 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma
9 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
9 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
2 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.68%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Avaya
2 4 (12.90%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) JDA
4 1 (3.23%) Primavera
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) AppSense
4 1 (3.23%) RedPrairie