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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 80 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 4 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 1.11% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.51% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £19.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -39.53%
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
1032 861 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.19% 73.78% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 439 419
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £32.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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
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 24 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) Project Management
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) MS Project
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (18.75%) NHS
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.25%) VBA
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) MS Office
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
6 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) Retail
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Project
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Project Planner
2 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Office Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Project Management
2 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Budget Control
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
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