The first table below looks at the demand for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 25 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 Midlands 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 22 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.78% 1.79% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.99% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.09 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-18.51% -16.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
121 134 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.60% 59.82% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 51
Average daily rate £425 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £175.00 £175.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +311.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Project Planning
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Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (57.14%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
3 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
3 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Project Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle