The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 75 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 11 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.89% 2.19% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 2.98% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £443 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-12.19% -22.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
866 838 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 70.06% 73.57% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 443 470
Average daily rate £350 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Project Planning
North West

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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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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
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Vacancies
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Project Management
3 10 (43.48%) PRINCE2
4 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (21.74%) MS Project
5 5 (21.74%) Six Sigma
5 5 (21.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (13.04%) NHS
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Banking
7 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (8.70%) .NET
7 2 (8.70%) ISEB
7 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 2 (8.70%) Windows
7 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
7 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Time Management
7 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
7 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) V-Model
7 2 (8.70%) Change Control

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Project
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.35%) QlikView
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Project Planner
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (13.04%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Change Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Project Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Web Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Solutions Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Change Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Project Management
2 10 (43.48%) PRINCE2
3 5 (21.74%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Time Management
4 2 (8.70%) V-Model
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (21.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Splunk
2 1 (4.35%) SAP