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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 25 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.97% - 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% - 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £398 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.77% +2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+102.89% -15.85%
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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
141 108 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 92.76% 77.70% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 41 43
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £410 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £39.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -19.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £19.74 £30.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Change Management
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (71.43%) Local Government
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) Master Data Management
4 2 (28.57%) Data Management
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Sage
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (14.29%) Sage 200

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (14.29%) Sage 200
General
1 5 (71.43%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Senior Manager
1 5 (71.43%) Senior Project Manager
1 5 (71.43%) Project Manager
1 5 (71.43%) ICT Project Manager
1 5 (71.43%) Senior ICT Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Lead
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Change Management
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Master Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sage