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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 107 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 37 43 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 1.57% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.18% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 10
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£413 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £260 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £490 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Average hourly rate £32.67 £37.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.87% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-34.71% -33.33%
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -2 13 £475 +31.03% 2
Manchester -14 11 £400 -5.88% 4
Merseyside -12 5 £400 +33.33% 1
Lancashire - 5 £350 - 3
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 30 (44.78%) Project Management
2 24 (35.82%) Finance
3 18 (26.87%) PRINCE2
4 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
5 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (16.42%) MS Project
6 11 (16.42%) Oracle
7 10 (14.93%) SQL
7 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
8 9 (13.43%) Banking
9 8 (11.94%) MS Office
9 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
10 7 (10.45%) Migration
10 7 (10.45%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (10.45%) ITIL
10 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
10 7 (10.45%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (10.45%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (10.45%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (8.96%) Change Management
11 6 (8.96%) Local Government
11 6 (8.96%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (8.96%) QA
12 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (7.46%) Change Control
12 5 (7.46%) Windows
12 5 (7.46%) Oracle HRMS
13 4 (5.97%) Primavera

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (2.99%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.42%) MS Project
3 8 (11.94%) MS Office
4 7 (10.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) SAN
2 2 (2.99%) DHCP
2 2 (2.99%) NAS
3 1 (1.49%) LAN
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.49%) Wireless
3 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (2.99%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.49%) YouTrack
2 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Local Government
4 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.45%) Senior Manager
2 7 (10.45%) Senior Project Manager
3 6 (8.96%) Consultant
3 6 (8.96%) Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (7.46%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Project Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (4.48%) Coordinator
5 3 (4.48%) Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Planning Manager
6 2 (2.99%) SAP Manager
6 2 (2.99%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (2.99%) ICT Project Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Project Director
6 2 (2.99%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (2.99%) Senior Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.99%) PMI
4 2 (2.99%) NHS
5 1 (1.49%) FMCG
5 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.99%) VME
3 2 (2.99%) Solaris
4 1 (1.49%) Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) Project Management
2 18 (26.87%) PRINCE2
3 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (10.45%) Migration
5 7 (10.45%) ITIL
6 6 (8.96%) Change Management
6 6 (8.96%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (7.46%) Change Control
7 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.48%) Time Management
9 3 (4.48%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.99%) Release Management
10 2 (2.99%) Test Management
10 2 (2.99%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.99%) Budget Control
10 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (2.99%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (2.99%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.49%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.49%) PMP
3 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
3 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Oracle
2 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) Primavera
4 3 (4.48%) VMware
4 3 (4.48%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) Progress
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco
5 2 (2.99%) ICL
5 2 (2.99%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.49%) Veeam
6 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) Citrix
6 1 (1.49%) NetApp
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