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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 37 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.30% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.65% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £398 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+102.89% -15.85%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
283 155 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 73.32% 64.58% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 92 105
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £135.00 £21.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+520.68% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015. 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 -3 3 £300 -
Project Planning
North West

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 1 (11.11%) SAS
4 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CICS
4 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
4 1 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) REXX
4 1 (11.11%) zOS
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) RACF
4 1 (11.11%) JCL
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) XSLT
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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%) MQSeries
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
1 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
1 1 (11.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
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%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XSLT
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
1 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) People Management
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
2 1 (11.11%) REXX
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) JCL
2 1 (11.11%) CLIST
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
1 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (11.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (11.11%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) CA