The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 114 107 89
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 23 26 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.88% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.22% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 18
Average daily rate
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£435 £396 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +21.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £388 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £413 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £378
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -39.06%
Project Planning
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2331 2129 2240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.98% 72.02% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1080 1185
Average daily rate £375 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 113 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Project Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Cheshire +10 11 £363 -8.45% 1
Lancashire - 5 £448 - 5
Manchester -25 2 - - 5
Merseyside - 2 £313 - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 28 (43.75%) Finance
2 27 (42.19%) Project Management
3 22 (34.38%) PRINCE2
4 20 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (17.19%) Banking
5 11 (17.19%) MS Project
6 9 (14.06%) Change Management
6 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (12.50%) Windows
7 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
8 7 (10.94%) Migration
8 7 (10.94%) Change Control
9 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
9 6 (9.38%) SAP
9 6 (9.38%) .NET
9 6 (9.38%) Six Sigma
10 5 (7.81%) NHS
10 5 (7.81%) ITIL
10 5 (7.81%) SQL
10 5 (7.81%) Avaya
10 5 (7.81%) MS Visio
10 5 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (7.81%) Time Management
10 5 (7.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
11 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (6.25%) SAP EWM
11 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) MS Project
2 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.81%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) NAS
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
2 1 (1.56%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.13%) QlikView
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) JIRA
1 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (43.75%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Local Government
3 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.13%) German Language
5 2 (3.13%) Back Office
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Project Manager
2 11 (17.19%) Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Project Planner
4 6 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Senior Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Change Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Project Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (4.69%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.69%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Implementation Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Web Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Web Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) SAP Manager
8 2 (3.13%) NHS Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.56%) WPF
2 1 (1.56%) jQuery
2 1 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) NHS
3 3 (4.69%) IVR
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.13%) UNIX
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.56%) Solaris
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Project Management
2 22 (34.38%) PRINCE2
3 20 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (14.06%) Change Management
5 7 (10.94%) Migration
5 7 (10.94%) Change Control
6 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (9.38%) Six Sigma
7 5 (7.81%) ITIL
7 5 (7.81%) Time Management
8 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (6.25%) People Management
8 4 (6.25%) Quality Management
8 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (6.25%) Information Security
8 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.69%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Manual Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) VBA
2 1 (1.56%) C
2 1 (1.56%) C#
2 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (7.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) ISEB
4 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.56%) PMP
5 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) SAP
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Avaya
3 3 (4.69%) Primavera
3 3 (4.69%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) Planview
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Splunk
4 2 (3.13%) Progress
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) JDA
5 1 (1.56%) McAfee
5 1 (1.56%) RedPrairie
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