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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 59 50 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 7 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.96% 2.07% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 2.66% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +61.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £344 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £763 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.38 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -19.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-41.87% -24.32%
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
554 715 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.10% 77.80% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 353 276
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 28
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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
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 26 January 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 - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (45.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (15.00%) NAS
5 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.00%) DHCP
5 3 (15.00%) .NET
5 3 (15.00%) IIS
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 3 (15.00%) SAN
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Windows

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (15.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle HRMS
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DHCP
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
1 3 (15.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Architect
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Web Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.00%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Solaris
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco