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 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 94 83 89
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 34 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.71% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.34% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £280 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £525 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 1
Average hourly rate £32.67 £42.38 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% -19.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.60 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-38.29% -24.32%
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
2274 1963 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.76% 72.78% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1000 942
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 83
Average hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 January 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 12 £425 - 6
Cheshire -8 9 £475 +18.75% 4
Lancashire - 6 £388 - 2
Merseyside -11 2 £400 +33.33% 1
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 29 (46.77%) Project Management
2 25 (40.32%) Finance
3 13 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (20.97%) MS Excel
4 11 (17.74%) PRINCE2
4 11 (17.74%) MS Project
5 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.13%) Banking
6 9 (14.52%) SQL
7 8 (12.90%) Oracle
7 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (9.68%) ITIL
9 6 (9.68%) Change Management
9 6 (9.68%) MS Office
9 6 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (9.68%) QA
9 6 (9.68%) Migration
10 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.06%) SAP
10 5 (8.06%) Windows
10 5 (8.06%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
11 4 (6.45%) SAN
11 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
11 4 (6.45%) Oracle EBS

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 3 (4.84%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (17.74%) MS Project
3 6 (9.68%) MS Office
3 6 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle HRMS
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.23%) SAP EWM
3 1 (1.61%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) SAN
2 3 (4.84%) DHCP
2 3 (4.84%) NAS
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.61%) Wireless
3 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) JIRA
2 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.61%) YouTrack
General
1 25 (40.32%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Local Government
3 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (11.29%) Analyst
3 6 (9.68%) Architect
3 6 (9.68%) Senior Manager
3 6 (9.68%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Consultant
4 4 (6.45%) SAP Manager
4 4 (6.45%) SAP Project Manager
4 4 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (4.84%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (4.84%) Project Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.23%) ICT Project Manager
6 2 (3.23%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.23%) NHS
3 2 (3.23%) PMI
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Open Source
4 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.84%) Solaris
3 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.23%) VME
5 1 (1.61%) Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.77%) Project Management
2 13 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (17.74%) PRINCE2
4 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.68%) ITIL
5 6 (9.68%) Change Management
5 6 (9.68%) Migration
6 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (8.06%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.84%) Time Management
8 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.84%) Change Control
9 2 (3.23%) Test Planning
9 2 (3.23%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (3.23%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.23%) Budget Control
9 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) ISEB
2 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) PMP
3 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.61%) XenApp
3 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) SAP
4 4 (6.45%) Primavera
4 4 (6.45%) VMware
5 3 (4.84%) Progress
6 2 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) Fujitsu
6 2 (3.23%) ICL
7 1 (1.61%) Planview
7 1 (1.61%) Citrix
7 1 (1.61%) NetApp
7 1 (1.61%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) Veeam
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