The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 82 73 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 16 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 0.97% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.34% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £196 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £385 £448
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%
Project Planning
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1209 897 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.00% 72.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 506 452
Average daily rate £385 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.25 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Project Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £370 -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 16 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 14 (43.75%) Project Management
4 9 (28.13%) ITIL
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.00%) Banking
6 7 (21.88%) Oracle
6 7 (21.88%) Service Management
7 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
7 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
8 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.63%) MS Office
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco
8 5 (15.63%) SAS
8 5 (15.63%) Change Management
9 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (12.50%) UNIX
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) Local Government
10 3 (9.38%) Base SAS
10 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
10 3 (9.38%) VMware
10 3 (9.38%) Grid Computing
10 3 (9.38%) OLAP
10 3 (9.38%) Windows
10 3 (9.38%) AIX
10 3 (9.38%) MS Excel

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (15.63%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.13%) MS Project
4 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.13%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) OLAP
2 3 (9.38%) Base SAS
2 3 (9.38%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (6.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Local Government
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Billing
5 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
5 1 (3.13%) Automotive
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Project Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) SAS Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.13%) PMO Manager
5 1 (3.13%) SAS Data Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) ICT Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Solvency II Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Services Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET
1 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
1 1 (3.13%) XML
1 1 (3.13%) XSLT
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Grid Computing
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) PMI
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 14 (43.75%) Project Management
3 9 (28.13%) ITIL
4 7 (21.88%) Service Management
5 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
6 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
6 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.63%) Change Management
7 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.25%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) Quality Management
8 2 (6.25%) People Management
8 2 (6.25%) Kanban
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.25%) Change Control
8 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
8 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Cacti
1 1 (3.13%) Icinga
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Oracle
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) NetApp
5 2 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) CommVault
6 1 (3.13%) Teradata
6 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds