The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 55 52 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 2 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.31% 0.42% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.53% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Average daily rate
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£293 £275 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £398 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+102.89% -15.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
481 379 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.57% 79.29% 72.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 191 164
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 44
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £27.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £41.95 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 4 (66.67%) NHS
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS Project
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Clinical Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Major Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Avaya
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Mitel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft