The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 102 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 30 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 1.05% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.48% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £413 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £440 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.09 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-18.51% -16.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2123 1893 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.56% 71.03% 65.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 950 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.67 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.20% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Project Planning
England

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 July 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 July 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 +15 12 £425 +7.32% 2
Manchester -10 12 £300 -27.27% 8
Merseyside +4 2 - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 26 (40.00%) Finance
2 23 (35.38%) Project Management
2 23 (35.38%) PRINCE2
3 19 (29.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (26.15%) Windows
5 14 (21.54%) Change Management
5 14 (21.54%) Migration
6 12 (18.46%) MS Project
7 10 (15.38%) Local Government
8 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
9 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (12.31%) ITIL
9 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
9 8 (12.31%) Banking
10 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
10 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
11 6 (9.23%) Six Sigma
11 6 (9.23%) Firewall
12 5 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (7.69%) Avaya
12 5 (7.69%) .NET
12 5 (7.69%) Oracle
12 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Time Management
12 5 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 5 (7.69%) Change Control
13 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (6.15%) XenApp
13 4 (6.15%) Application Packaging
13 4 (6.15%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.08%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) MS Project
2 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
2 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.08%) SAP EWM
3 1 (1.54%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.54%) Wireless
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) SAN
2 1 (1.54%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) DHCP
2 1 (1.54%) Network Security
2 1 (1.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.08%) QlikView
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MSI
General
1 26 (40.00%) Finance
2 10 (15.38%) Local Government
3 8 (12.31%) Banking
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) German Language
5 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.08%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Project Manager
2 12 (18.46%) Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Project Planner
4 9 (13.85%) Senior Manager
5 8 (12.31%) ICT Project Manager
5 8 (12.31%) Business Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (6.15%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Change Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (4.62%) Project Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Implementation Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.62%) Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Change Manager
9 2 (3.08%) UAT Manager
9 2 (3.08%) UAT Test Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 4 (6.15%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
3 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) XML
3 1 (1.54%) jQuery
3 1 (1.54%) WPF
3 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) IVR
1 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.62%) NHS
2 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) UNIX
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Solaris
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Project Management
1 23 (35.38%) PRINCE2
2 19 (29.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (21.54%) Change Management
3 14 (21.54%) Migration
4 8 (12.31%) ITIL
5 6 (9.23%) Six Sigma
6 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.69%) Time Management
6 5 (7.69%) Change Control
7 4 (6.15%) Information Security
8 3 (4.62%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.62%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.08%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (3.08%) V-Model
9 2 (3.08%) Campaign Management
9 2 (3.08%) WFM
9 2 (3.08%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.54%) C
2 1 (1.54%) C#
2 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.08%) ISEB
5 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.54%) PMP
6 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) XenApp
1 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Avaya
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (6.15%) SAP
3 4 (6.15%) Citrix
3 4 (6.15%) AppSense
4 2 (3.08%) Splunk
4 2 (3.08%) Planview
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Primavera
5 1 (1.54%) McAfee
5 1 (1.54%) JDA
5 1 (1.54%) RedPrairie
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