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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 121 120 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -24
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 38 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.82% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.07% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 20
Median daily rate £425 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £34.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +22.12%
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
3072 2801 2313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.93% 76.99% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1937 1659 1234
Median daily rate £415 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 121 96
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £53.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Project Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 15 £500 +33.33% 4
Cheshire +1 9 £405 -3.28% 1
Lancashire +1 7 £425 - 2
Merseyside -6 4 £325 +8.33%
Cumbria - 2 £663 - 1
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 37 (51.39%) Project Management
2 27 (37.50%) Finance
3 19 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (26.39%) PRINCE2
4 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (23.61%) Migration
6 13 (18.06%) MS Project
6 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
6 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
7 9 (12.50%) Degree
7 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 9 (12.50%) Oracle
7 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 8 (11.11%) ITIL
8 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 8 (11.11%) Change Management
8 8 (11.11%) Scrum
8 8 (11.11%) Banking
9 7 (9.72%) Windows
9 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (8.33%) Change Control
10 6 (8.33%) HP
10 6 (8.33%) HND
10 6 (8.33%) Programme Management
11 5 (6.94%) WinForms
11 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.94%) AIX
11 5 (6.94%) Solaris
11 5 (6.94%) ClearCase
11 5 (6.94%) Unix

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (18.06%) MS Project
2 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.78%) MS Office
5 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (4.17%) Primavera
1 3 (4.17%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.17%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) SaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) 4G
2 1 (1.39%) LAN
2 1 (1.39%) Network Security
2 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.78%) Rational Robot
4 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 27 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Local Government
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Avionics
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Legal
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Military
5 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 7 (9.72%) IT Manager
2 7 (9.72%) Programme Manager
3 6 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 6 (8.33%) Project Planner
4 5 (6.94%) Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Developer
5 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce Manager
5 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Programme Planner
5 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Data Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Junior
7 2 (2.78%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Programme Office Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
1 5 (6.94%) WinForms
1 5 (6.94%) WPF
2 4 (5.56%) XML
3 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.17%) Entity Framework
3 3 (4.17%) XSD
3 3 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) PMI
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.39%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.39%) Economics
5 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) AIX
2 5 (6.94%) Solaris
2 5 (6.94%) Unix
3 4 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (51.39%) Project Management
2 19 (26.39%) PRINCE2
2 19 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (23.61%) Migration
5 8 (11.11%) Change Management
5 8 (11.11%) ITIL
5 8 (11.11%) Scrum
6 6 (8.33%) Change Control
6 6 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 5 (6.94%) Data Migration
7 5 (6.94%) Resource Management
7 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.56%) Coaching
8 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.56%) ERP
8 4 (5.56%) Quality Management
9 3 (4.17%) Dependency Management
9 3 (4.17%) Security Operations
9 3 (4.17%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) C#
2 4 (5.56%) VB
3 3 (4.17%) SQL
3 3 (4.17%) VB6
4 2 (2.78%) VBA
5 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
1 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) Degree
3 6 (8.33%) HND
4 4 (5.56%) APMP
4 4 (5.56%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.17%) HNC
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.39%) PMP
6 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.39%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 9 (12.50%) Oracle
2 6 (8.33%) HP
3 4 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (1.39%) AppSense
5 1 (1.39%) BT
5 1 (1.39%) EMC