The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 24 29 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.20% 0.99% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.10% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -9.67%
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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 Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
155 182 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 92.81% 90.10% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 127 41
Average daily rate £513 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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 Luton

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Project Planning
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) KANA
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (25.00%) hybris
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Web Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) KANA
1 1 (25.00%) hybris