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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 31 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.78% 0.39% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.56% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£313 - £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
170 179 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 65.89% 69.92% 65.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 104 68
Average daily rate £375 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.88 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +42.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.94 £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -2 1 - -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Degree

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (33.33%) NHS Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Clinical Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PMP
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft