The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 38 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.31% 1.28% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.79% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £21.60 £38.69
% change year-on-year
+73.63% -44.17%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
255 223 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.19% 71.25% 59.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 103 59
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £16.50 £66.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bootle - 1 £375 -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) FMCG
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 3 (33.33%) SAP APO
2 3 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) People Management
4 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (11.11%) CLIST
4 1 (11.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (11.11%) zSecure
4 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) SSH
4 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) PKI
4 1 (11.11%) ISPF

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (11.11%) CICS
1 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
1 1 (11.11%) SSH
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Change Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Change Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) SAP APO Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) RACF Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) ISPF
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) FMCG
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Line Management
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) People Management
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) CLIST
1 1 (11.11%) JCL
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) REXX
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
1 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) zSecure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Sybase