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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 92 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 15 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 0.96% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.25% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 10
Average daily rate £463 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £303 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £470 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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
1481 1279 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.64% 76.54% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 689 538
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 41
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 19 (61.29%) Project Management
2 12 (38.71%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (22.58%) Scrum
5 7 (22.58%) Programme Management
5 7 (22.58%) MS Project
6 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
6 6 (19.35%) Banking
6 6 (19.35%) Degree
7 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.13%) Change Management
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.68%) ERP
9 3 (9.68%) HND
9 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
9 3 (9.68%) SAP
9 3 (9.68%) SAP PS
9 3 (9.68%) Oracle
9 3 (9.68%) Primavera
9 3 (9.68%) Project Governance
9 3 (9.68%) Change Control
9 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (6.45%) Local Government
10 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
10 2 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (6.45%) Dependency Management
10 2 (6.45%) Data Centre

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Project
2 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (9.68%) Primavera
1 3 (9.68%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) 4G
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Local Government
4 1 (3.23%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Project Planner
3 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce Manager
3 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Project Controller
4 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Programme Planner
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum Master
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Coach
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Scrum Master
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Banking Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Digital Agile Coach
5 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Junior
6 1 (3.23%) Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) PMI
3 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Project Management
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (22.58%) Programme Management
4 7 (22.58%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) Change Management
6 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Change Control
7 3 (9.68%) ERP
7 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.68%) Project Governance
8 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) Coaching
8 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Dependency Management
9 1 (3.23%) ITSM
9 1 (3.23%) OO
9 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
9 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C#
1 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) HND
3 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.45%) PMP
4 1 (3.23%) PgMP
4 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) BT
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix