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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 132 115 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 35 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 1.11% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.42% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 17
Average daily rate £406 £413 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +33.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Average hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.71% -
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
3276 3033 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.47% 78.13% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1668 1228
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 147 131
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 15 £463 +15.62% 4
Cheshire -13 10 £400 -4.76%
Merseyside +1 4 £325 -35.00%
Lancashire -2 3 £375 -11.76% 2
Cumbria +1 1 - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 34 (46.58%) Project Management
2 26 (35.62%) Finance
3 20 (27.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.18%) PRINCE2
6 11 (15.07%) Oracle
6 11 (15.07%) MS Project
6 11 (15.07%) Migration
7 10 (13.70%) Banking
7 10 (13.70%) Programme Management
7 10 (13.70%) Change Management
7 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
8 9 (12.33%) C#
9 8 (10.96%) ITIL
9 8 (10.96%) .NET
9 8 (10.96%) Scrum
9 8 (10.96%) Degree
10 7 (9.59%) Local Government
10 7 (9.59%) WPF
10 7 (9.59%) Change Control
10 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (9.59%) WinForms
10 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
10 7 (9.59%) SQL
10 7 (9.59%) ClearCase
10 7 (9.59%) Windows
11 6 (8.22%) XML
11 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
11 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) MS Project
2 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.11%) MS Office
4 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (4.11%) Primavera
1 3 (4.11%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) 4G
1 1 (1.37%) Network Security
1 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) ClearCase
2 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.11%) Rational Robot
5 1 (1.37%) JIRA
5 1 (1.37%) MSI
General
1 26 (35.62%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Banking
3 7 (9.59%) Local Government
4 4 (5.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.74%) Avionics
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.74%) Military
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (47.95%) Project Manager
2 8 (10.96%) Developer
2 8 (10.96%) IT Manager
3 7 (9.59%) IT Project Manager
4 6 (8.22%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Project Planner
6 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce Manager
6 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) ICT Manager
6 4 (5.48%) ICT Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Programme Planner
6 4 (5.48%) Project Controller
6 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Data Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Scrum Master
8 2 (2.74%) Consultant
8 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) .NET
2 7 (9.59%) WinForms
2 7 (9.59%) WPF
3 6 (8.22%) XML
4 5 (6.85%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.85%) Entity Framework
4 5 (6.85%) XSD
4 5 (6.85%) XSLT
5 1 (1.37%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) PMI
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Unix
3 4 (5.48%) Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (46.58%) Project Management
2 20 (27.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (19.18%) PRINCE2
5 11 (15.07%) Migration
6 10 (13.70%) Change Management
6 10 (13.70%) Programme Management
7 8 (10.96%) ITIL
7 8 (10.96%) Scrum
8 7 (9.59%) Change Control
8 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.85%) Quality Management
9 5 (6.85%) SOLID
9 5 (6.85%) TDD
10 4 (5.48%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.48%) ERP
10 4 (5.48%) Project Governance
10 4 (5.48%) Resource Management
11 3 (4.11%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) C#
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) VB
3 3 (4.11%) VB6
4 1 (1.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Degree
2 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.11%) APMP
4 3 (4.11%) HND
4 3 (4.11%) PMP
5 1 (1.37%) PgMP
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.74%) GAMP
1 2 (2.74%) GMP
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Oracle
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.11%) SAP
4 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 1 (1.37%) AppSense
5 1 (1.37%) BT
5 1 (1.37%) EMC
5 1 (1.37%) HP