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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 20 30 17
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.65% 2.46% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.92% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
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£450 £488 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £396
% change year-on-year
- -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £18.00 £22.09
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -18.51%
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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
127 171 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 84.11% 84.24% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 126 37
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £45.43 £12.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+278.58% -35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £28.43 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (33.33%) MS Project
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Telnet
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) SSH
3 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (16.67%) Degree

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Telnet
1 1 (16.67%) SSH
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix