The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 21 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.39% 2.61% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 3.85% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £437 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +38.73%
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 £20.00 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -39.06%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
122 104 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 68.93% 67.97% 65.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 58 75
Average daily rate £400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 26 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5 (55.56%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (33.33%) Document Management
2 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (33.33%) MS Office
1 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Project Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Document Management
2 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) IBM