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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 54 65 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 7 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.97% 1.02% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.31% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £905 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.38 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +24.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.51
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.04%
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
547 765 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.18% 78.38% 66.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 345 288
Average daily rate £395 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 16
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £18.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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
Warrington - 3 £468 -
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
3 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) NAS
4 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (15.79%) ISEB
4 3 (15.79%) DHCP

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP EWM
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
1 3 (15.79%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Local Government
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Project Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Web Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Solaris
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Project Management
1 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
1 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Time Management
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco