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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 109 100 90
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 27 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 1.00% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.42% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 19
Average daily rate
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£393 £398 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £388 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £413 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -32.25%
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
2236 2039 2143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.43% 64.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1033 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 97 109
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.47% -28.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £49.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +8 12 £425 +7.32% 2
Manchester -20 8 £300 -22.58% 2
Merseyside -1 2 - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (37.88%) Finance
2 23 (34.85%) PRINCE2
3 21 (31.82%) Project Management
4 20 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (19.70%) Change Management
5 13 (19.70%) Windows
5 13 (19.70%) MS Project
6 10 (15.15%) Migration
7 9 (13.64%) Local Government
8 8 (12.12%) Banking
8 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (12.12%) .NET
8 8 (12.12%) ITIL
8 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
9 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
9 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
9 7 (10.61%) SQL
10 6 (9.09%) SAP
10 6 (9.09%) Six Sigma
11 5 (7.58%) Avaya
11 5 (7.58%) Oracle
11 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.58%) ISEB
11 5 (7.58%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.58%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
11 5 (7.58%) Time Management
11 5 (7.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) MS Project
2 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) SAP EWM
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.52%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) Network Security
2 1 (1.52%) NAS
2 1 (1.52%) LAN
2 1 (1.52%) DHCP
2 1 (1.52%) SAN
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.03%) QlikView
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MSI
1 3 (4.55%) JIRA
1 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (37.88%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Local Government
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.03%) German Language
6 2 (3.03%) Back Office
7 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Project Manager
2 15 (22.73%) Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Project Planner
4 8 (12.12%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) ICT Project Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Web Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Web Test Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Architect
7 4 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (4.55%) Project Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Implementation Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.55%) SAP Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Business Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.52%) WPF
3 1 (1.52%) jQuery
3 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.52%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) NHS
1 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.55%) IVR
2 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.03%) UNIX
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.52%) Solaris
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) PRINCE2
2 21 (31.82%) Project Management
3 20 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (19.70%) Change Management
5 10 (15.15%) Migration
6 8 (12.12%) ITIL
7 6 (9.09%) Six Sigma
8 5 (7.58%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Manual Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Time Management
8 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Change Control
9 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (6.06%) Quality Management
9 4 (6.06%) Information Security
10 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (4.55%) Data Analysis
11 2 (3.03%) Critical Path Analysis
11 2 (3.03%) Business Analysis
11 2 (3.03%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) VBA
2 1 (1.52%) C
2 1 (1.52%) C#
2 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (7.58%) ISEB
2 5 (7.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
3 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) PMP
5 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (4.55%) XenApp
2 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) SAP
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Avaya
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) AppSense
3 3 (4.55%) Planview
3 3 (4.55%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) Citrix
4 2 (3.03%) Splunk
5 1 (1.52%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco
5 1 (1.52%) JDA
5 1 (1.52%) McAfee
5 1 (1.52%) Primavera
5 1 (1.52%) VMware