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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 63 56 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 16 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.60% 2.04% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.58% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate
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£448 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.35% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £310 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -9.67%
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
813 658 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.22% 78.99% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 303 253
Average daily rate £400 £400 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Warrington -13 5 £448 +44.35%
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle HRMS
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
3 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Local Government
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (20.83%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (12.50%) Middleware
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.33%) Dependency Management
5 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Time Management
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) Windows
5 2 (8.33%) MS Project
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Banking
5 2 (8.33%) Resource Management

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle HRMS
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
1 1 (4.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.17%) EDMS
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Local Government
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) ICT Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Planning Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) PMO Lead
6 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Officer
6 1 (4.17%) PMO Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) Portfolio Management
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 2 (8.33%) Dependency Management
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (4.17%) CAPA
5 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Master Data Management
5 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) PMP
1 1 (4.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) VMware