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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 127 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 40 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.91% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.17% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 16
Median daily rate £400 £420 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -
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
3202 2819 2276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.83% 77.42% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1623 1198
Median daily rate £425 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 133 112
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -7 18 £463 +20.12% 4
Cheshire -6 11 £450 +7.14%
Merseyside -3 6 £325 -14.19%
Lancashire +4 4 £388 -8.82% 2
Cumbria 0 1 - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 42 (51.85%) Project Management
2 32 (39.51%) Finance
3 21 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (24.69%) PRINCE2
5 15 (18.52%) MS Project
6 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 12 (14.81%) Migration
6 12 (14.81%) Programme Management
7 11 (13.58%) Banking
7 11 (13.58%) Degree
8 10 (12.35%) Change Management
8 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
8 10 (12.35%) Oracle
9 8 (9.88%) ITIL
9 8 (9.88%) Windows
9 8 (9.88%) Scrum
9 8 (9.88%) Change Control
10 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (8.64%) WPF
10 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
10 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
10 7 (8.64%) WinForms
10 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.64%) ClearCase
10 7 (8.64%) .NET
10 7 (8.64%) C#
11 6 (7.41%) XML
12 5 (6.17%) XSD
12 5 (6.17%) XSLT

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 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) MS Project
2 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.70%) MS Office
3 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.70%) Primavera
1 3 (3.70%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Office 365
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.47%) SaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) IaaS
4 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Firewall
2 1 (1.23%) 4G
2 1 (1.23%) LAN
2 1 (1.23%) Network Security
2 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.23%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) ClearCase
2 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.70%) Rational Robot
5 1 (1.23%) JIRA
5 1 (1.23%) MSI
General
1 32 (39.51%) Finance
2 11 (13.58%) Banking
3 4 (4.94%) Local Government
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Avionics
4 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.47%) Marketing
4 2 (2.47%) Military
4 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Project Manager
2 8 (9.88%) IT Manager
3 7 (8.64%) Developer
3 7 (8.64%) IT Project Manager
3 7 (8.64%) Programme Manager
4 6 (7.41%) Project Planner
4 6 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce Manager
5 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 4 (4.94%) Programme Planner
5 4 (4.94%) Project Controller
5 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (3.70%) Architect
6 3 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.70%) Data Manager
6 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.47%) Junior
7 2 (2.47%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (2.47%) Programme Office Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) .NET
1 7 (8.64%) WinForms
1 7 (8.64%) WPF
2 6 (7.41%) XML
3 5 (6.17%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.17%) Entity Framework
3 5 (6.17%) XSD
3 5 (6.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.94%) PMI
4 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.23%) Economics
5 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Unix
3 4 (4.94%) Linux
4 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.85%) Project Management
2 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (24.69%) PRINCE2
4 12 (14.81%) Migration
4 12 (14.81%) Programme Management
5 10 (12.35%) Change Management
6 8 (9.88%) Change Control
6 8 (9.88%) ITIL
6 8 (9.88%) Scrum
7 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.17%) Project Governance
8 5 (6.17%) Resource Management
8 5 (6.17%) SOLID
8 5 (6.17%) TDD
9 4 (4.94%) Coaching
9 4 (4.94%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.94%) Quality Management
10 3 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) C#
2 5 (6.17%) SQL
3 4 (4.94%) VB
4 3 (3.70%) VB6
5 2 (2.47%) VBA
6 1 (1.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Degree
2 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
2 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) HND
3 5 (6.17%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.94%) APMP
5 3 (3.70%) PMP
6 2 (2.47%) HNC
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.23%) PgMP
7 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.35%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) SAP
4 2 (2.47%) Citrix
5 1 (1.23%) AppSense
5 1 (1.23%) BT
5 1 (1.23%) EMC
5 1 (1.23%) HP