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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 113 110 78
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -32
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 27 22 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.78% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.07% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 17
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£425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £19.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -39.53%
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
2389 2060 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.64% 73.23% 65.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 994 1040
Average daily rate £378 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.68% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 128 89
Average hourly rate £30.25 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.90 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 13 £425 +20.14% 1
Manchester -11 4 - - 7
Lancashire - 3 £450 - 3
Merseyside - 3 £313 - 2
Cumbria - - - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (42.11%) Project Management
2 21 (36.84%) Finance
3 17 (29.82%) PRINCE2
4 14 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.04%) MS Project
7 7 (12.28%) Banking
7 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (10.53%) Change Management
8 6 (10.53%) SQL
8 6 (10.53%) Windows
8 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
9 5 (8.77%) NHS
9 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (8.77%) ITIL
9 5 (8.77%) .NET
9 5 (8.77%) Oracle
9 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (8.77%) Time Management
9 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
10 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (7.02%) Change Control
10 4 (7.02%) SAP EWM
10 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
10 4 (7.02%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
10 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (7.02%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Project
2 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DHCP
1 3 (5.26%) SAN
1 3 (5.26%) NAS
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 3 (5.26%) Local Government
5 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.75%) German Language
6 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
6 1 (1.75%) Law
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Project Manager
2 10 (17.54%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Architect
3 8 (14.04%) Project Planner
4 6 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Manager
5 5 (8.77%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Project Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Change Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Web Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) SAP Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.51%) NHS Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Change Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) XML
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.75%) WPF
2 1 (1.75%) jQuery
2 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Solaris
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Project Management
2 17 (29.82%) PRINCE2
3 14 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (10.53%) Change Management
5 5 (8.77%) ITIL
5 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (8.77%) Time Management
6 4 (7.02%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (7.02%) Change Control
6 4 (7.02%) Migration
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.02%) Six Sigma
7 3 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 3 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 3 (5.26%) People Management
7 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) VBA
2 1 (1.75%) C
2 1 (1.75%) C#
2 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) ISEB
2 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) PMP
3 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) Primavera
4 3 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) Planview
5 2 (3.51%) Progress
5 2 (3.51%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Avaya
6 1 (1.75%) JDA
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) RedPrairie
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