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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 120 102 104
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 38 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 1.00% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.36% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £457 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
- -3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -12.19%
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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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 31 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 16 £400 +33.33% 9
Cheshire -11 11 £425 - 3
Merseyside -6 7 £300 -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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 35 (44.30%) Project Management
2 29 (36.71%) Finance
2 29 (36.71%) PRINCE2
3 19 (24.05%) ITIL
4 13 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (16.46%) MS Office
4 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.19%) Oracle
5 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
5 12 (15.19%) Change Management
6 10 (12.66%) Banking
6 10 (12.66%) Local Government
6 10 (12.66%) Change Control
7 9 (11.39%) Data Analysis
7 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
8 8 (10.13%) SQL
8 8 (10.13%) Service Management
8 8 (10.13%) Scrum
9 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
9 7 (8.86%) Cisco
9 7 (8.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (8.86%) Kanban
9 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (7.59%) SAS
10 6 (7.59%) Windows
10 6 (7.59%) Middleware
11 5 (6.33%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (6.33%) Risk Management
11 5 (6.33%) Pharmaceutical

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 6 (7.59%) SAS
2 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) CICS
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.27%) IIS
3 1 (1.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (16.46%) MS Office
2 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.80%) MS Project
4 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (2.53%) Primavera
4 1 (1.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
1 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) SAN
2 2 (2.53%) NAS
2 2 (2.53%) WAN
2 2 (2.53%) Firewall
3 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.27%) Wireless
3 1 (1.27%) SSH
3 1 (1.27%) Network Security
3 1 (1.27%) DHCP
3 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.27%) SSL
3 1 (1.27%) LAN
3 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.80%) OLAP
2 3 (3.80%) Base SAS
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.80%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.27%) EDMS
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) DB2
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (36.71%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Banking
2 10 (12.66%) Local Government
3 5 (6.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Back Office
5 2 (2.53%) Legal
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Billing
6 1 (1.27%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) German Language
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Automotive
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (49.37%) Project Manager
2 10 (12.66%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) ICT Project Manager
4 7 (8.86%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Senior Manager
5 6 (7.59%) Senior Project Manager
5 6 (7.59%) Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) Architect
6 4 (5.06%) Senior ICT Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Project Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (2.53%) SAS Consultant
8 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Developer
8 2 (2.53%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.53%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) ADO.NET
2 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
2 2 (2.53%) XML
2 2 (2.53%) XSLT
3 1 (1.27%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) Grid Computing
3 3 (3.80%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.53%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.53%) PMI
4 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) FMCG
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) Economics
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) UNIX
3 3 (3.80%) AIX
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) Solaris
5 1 (1.27%) Linux
5 1 (1.27%) zOS
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.30%) Project Management
2 29 (36.71%) PRINCE2
3 19 (24.05%) ITIL
4 13 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.19%) Change Management
6 10 (12.66%) Change Control
7 9 (11.39%) Data Analysis
8 8 (10.13%) Scrum
8 8 (10.13%) Service Management
9 7 (8.86%) Kanban
10 5 (6.33%) TOGAF
10 5 (6.33%) Risk Management
11 4 (5.06%) Supplier Management
11 4 (5.06%) Coaching
11 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (5.06%) Waterfall
11 4 (5.06%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.06%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) SQL
2 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.53%) C#
4 1 (1.27%) Perl
4 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.27%) REXX
4 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.27%) JCL
4 1 (1.27%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (6.33%) Degree
3 4 (5.06%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.06%) ISEB
4 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.80%) PMP
4 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) APMP
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.27%) MCSE
5 1 (1.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.27%) RACF
3 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Nagios
1 1 (1.27%) Cacti
1 1 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.27%) Icinga
1 1 (1.27%) zSecure
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Oracle
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) Cisco
3 4 (5.06%) HP
3 4 (5.06%) VMware
4 2 (2.53%) Citrix
4 2 (2.53%) NetApp
4 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 1 (1.27%) Sybase
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Dell
5 1 (1.27%) EMC
5 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.27%) CA
5 1 (1.27%) CommVault
5 1 (1.27%) Teradata
5 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 days ago