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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 84 70 59
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 13 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 0.81% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.13% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 2
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£400 £310 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -29.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
1202 973 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.29% 72.07% 70.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 501 318
Average daily rate £375 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £248 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 46
Average hourly rate £16.61 £16.27 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -18.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.39 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 £475 -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Project Management
3 9 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 6 (22.22%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) QA
6 4 (14.81%) Local Government
6 4 (14.81%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (14.81%) Service Management
7 3 (11.11%) Change Management
7 3 (11.11%) SAN
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 3 (11.11%) MS Office
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco
7 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) VMware
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
3 2 (7.41%) MS Project
3 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.70%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Project Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Project Director
3 2 (7.41%) Solutions Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Solutions Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Service Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Architect
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Manager
4 1 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) PMO Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Solvency II Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) XSLT
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) PMI
1 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) Open Source
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Project Management
2 9 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Service Management
6 3 (11.11%) Change Management
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
7 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) ITSM
8 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
8 1 (3.70%) OO
8 1 (3.70%) ERP
8 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
2 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Nagios
1 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.70%) Cacti
1 1 (3.70%) XenMobile
1 1 (3.70%) Icinga
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) NetApp
3 2 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) CommVault
4 1 (3.70%) Veeam
4 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds