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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 110 92 93
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 35 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 1.27% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.73% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £25.22
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -28.61%
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
2814 2193 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.34% 73.12% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.83 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +27.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 -7 16 £363 +20.83% 5
Cheshire -9 10 £425 +1.79% 6
Merseyside -9 6 £300 - 2
Lancashire +5 2 £425 +13.33% 1
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 32 (42.11%) Project Management
2 29 (38.16%) Finance
3 27 (35.53%) PRINCE2
4 17 (22.37%) ITIL
5 14 (18.42%) Oracle
6 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (14.47%) Local Government
8 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (13.16%) Banking
8 10 (13.16%) SQL
8 10 (13.16%) MS Office
9 8 (10.53%) Change Control
9 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
9 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 8 (10.53%) Change Management
10 7 (9.21%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (9.21%) Cisco
10 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
10 7 (9.21%) Data Analysis
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
11 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
11 6 (7.89%) Windows
11 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (7.89%) Middleware
11 6 (7.89%) Service Management
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (6.58%) TOGAF
12 5 (6.58%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (5.26%) SAS
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) CICS
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Office
2 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.95%) MS Project
5 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (2.63%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) SAN
2 2 (2.63%) NAS
2 2 (2.63%) WAN
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.32%) Wireless
3 1 (1.32%) SSH
3 1 (1.32%) Network Security
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
3 1 (1.32%) LAN
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.32%) EDMS
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.32%) DB2
4 1 (1.32%) OLAP
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.32%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.32%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (38.16%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Local Government
3 10 (13.16%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.63%) Back Office
6 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 36 (47.37%) Project Manager
2 9 (11.84%) ICT Project Manager
3 8 (10.53%) Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Senior Manager
4 6 (7.89%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Oracle Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Senior ICT Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Project Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (2.63%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Middleware
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) ADO.NET
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.63%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) XML
2 2 (2.63%) XSLT
3 1 (1.32%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.95%) PMI
4 1 (1.32%) FMCG
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.32%) Economics
4 1 (1.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) UNIX
3 2 (2.63%) VME
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) AIX
4 1 (1.32%) Solaris
4 1 (1.32%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) zOS
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.11%) Project Management
2 27 (35.53%) PRINCE2
3 17 (22.37%) ITIL
4 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.53%) Change Management
6 8 (10.53%) Change Control
7 7 (9.21%) Data Analysis
8 6 (7.89%) Service Management
9 5 (6.58%) Migration
9 5 (6.58%) Supplier Management
9 5 (6.58%) TOGAF
10 4 (5.26%) Time Management
10 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (5.26%) Risk Management
10 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.26%) Scrum
11 3 (3.95%) Programme Management
11 3 (3.95%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (1.32%) Perl
4 1 (1.32%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.32%) REXX
4 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.32%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (5.26%) ISEB
3 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.95%) Degree
3 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.63%) PMP
4 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) MCSE
5 1 (1.32%) MCSA
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.32%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
1 1 (1.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Nagios
1 1 (1.32%) Cacti
1 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.32%) Icinga
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Oracle
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco
4 4 (5.26%) HP
4 4 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (2.63%) ICL
5 2 (2.63%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.63%) Citrix
5 2 (2.63%) NetApp
5 2 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) Sybase
6 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.32%) Dell
6 1 (1.32%) EMC
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.32%) CA
6 1 (1.32%) CommVault
6 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.32%) Teradata
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