The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank - 28 21
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 1.19% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.57% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £396 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +204.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -30.00%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
110 127 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 78.01% 75.60% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 37
Average daily rate £325 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £44.90 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.04% +19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £31.30 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Planning across the Chester region.

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning across the Chester region.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Project Planning
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (75.00%) Local Government
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 8 (66.67%) Change Management
2 8 (66.67%) Migration
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) MSI
4 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (25.00%) AppSense
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) MS Project
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Budget Control
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MSI
General
1 9 (75.00%) Local Government
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (58.33%) ICT Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (66.67%) Change Management
2 8 (66.67%) Migration
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Budget Control
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix
1 3 (25.00%) AppSense
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) SAP