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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 76 71 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 12 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 1.12% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.34% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Median daily rate £410 £420 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +35.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -
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
864 821 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.04% 83.52% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 519 318
Median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 33 31
Median hourly rate £26.75 £20.97 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.56% -40.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.75 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Project Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -13 7 £500 +11.73%
Chester -7 2 £300 -33.33%
Crewe - 1 £300 -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
3 7 (41.18%) Project Management
4 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) MS Project
6 3 (17.65%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Local Government
7 2 (11.76%) APMP
7 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (11.76%) HNC
7 2 (11.76%) HND
7 2 (11.76%) Change Control
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
8 1 (5.88%) Case Management
8 1 (5.88%) Contingency Planning
8 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
8 1 (5.88%) Critical Success Factor
8 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
8 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Project
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Programme Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Office Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Planner
4 1 (5.88%) Project Assistant
4 1 (5.88%) Project Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Integration Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
2 7 (41.18%) Project Management
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
6 1 (5.88%) Case Management
6 1 (5.88%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Critical Path Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.88%) Dependency Management
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) APMP
2 2 (11.76%) HNC
2 2 (11.76%) HND
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) AppSense
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix