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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 118 102 81
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -21
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 38 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 1.18% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.54% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 28
Average daily rate £363 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £343 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £568 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.67 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.77% -22.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.35 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £45.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.85 £38.69
% change year-on-year
+64.11% -40.93%
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
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 -13 17 £333 -19.39% 5
Lancashire +1 8 £425 +9.67% 2
Cheshire -8 8 £300 -36.84% 4
Merseyside -3 1 £375 -6.25%
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 33 (42.31%) Finance
2 29 (37.18%) Project Management
3 21 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (20.51%) Oracle
5 15 (19.23%) MS Excel
6 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (16.67%) Change Management
8 12 (15.38%) MS Project
8 12 (15.38%) Banking
9 11 (14.10%) Degree
9 11 (14.10%) SAP
9 11 (14.10%) ITIL
10 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (11.54%) Change Control
11 9 (11.54%) Local Government
11 9 (11.54%) ERP
11 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
11 9 (11.54%) Windows
11 9 (11.54%) C#
11 9 (11.54%) SQL
11 9 (11.54%) Programme Management
12 8 (10.26%) .NET
13 7 (8.97%) ClearCase
13 7 (8.97%) Quality Management
13 7 (8.97%) WinForms
13 7 (8.97%) Migration
13 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
13 7 (8.97%) WPF
13 7 (8.97%) Project Governance

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) SAS
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.28%) CICS
3 1 (1.28%) Documentum
3 1 (1.28%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.38%) MS Project
3 3 (3.85%) MS Office
4 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.85%) Primavera
1 3 (3.85%) SAP APO
1 3 (3.85%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) 4G
1 1 (1.28%) Intranet
1 1 (1.28%) ISDN
1 1 (1.28%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.28%) LAN
1 1 (1.28%) NAS
1 1 (1.28%) SSH
1 1 (1.28%) SSL
1 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.85%) SAP BW
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.28%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.28%) DB2
4 1 (1.28%) OLAP
4 1 (1.28%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.28%) SAS EBI
4 1 (1.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) ClearCase
2 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.85%) Rational Robot
5 2 (2.56%) JIRA
6 1 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 33 (42.31%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Banking
3 9 (11.54%) Local Government
4 5 (6.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.56%) Avionics
6 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.56%) Military
6 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.28%) Back Office
7 1 (1.28%) Billing
7 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Project Manager
2 8 (10.26%) Developer
3 7 (8.97%) ICT Manager
3 7 (8.97%) ICT Project Manager
3 7 (8.97%) Senior Manager
4 6 (7.69%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.41%) PMO Manager
5 5 (6.41%) Project Planner
5 5 (6.41%) Senior ICT Project Manager
5 5 (6.41%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.13%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.85%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Programme Planner
7 3 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) WinForms
2 7 (8.97%) WPF
3 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.41%) Entity Framework
3 5 (6.41%) XML
3 5 (6.41%) XSD
3 5 (6.41%) XSLT
4 2 (2.56%) Middleware
5 1 (1.28%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) HTML
5 1 (1.28%) ISPF
5 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) FMCG
2 3 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.85%) PMI
3 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.28%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) PKI
4 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.56%) Unix
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) Project Management
2 21 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.67%) Change Management
5 11 (14.10%) ITIL
6 9 (11.54%) Change Control
6 9 (11.54%) ERP
6 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 9 (11.54%) Programme Management
7 7 (8.97%) Migration
7 7 (8.97%) Project Governance
7 7 (8.97%) Quality Management
7 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.69%) Scrum
8 6 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (6.41%) Document Management
9 5 (6.41%) SOLID
9 5 (6.41%) TDD
10 4 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) C#
1 9 (11.54%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) VB
2 3 (3.85%) VB6
3 2 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.28%) C++
4 1 (1.28%) CLIST
4 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.28%) JCL
4 1 (1.28%) Perl
4 1 (1.28%) PHP
4 1 (1.28%) REXX
4 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.85%) HND
4 3 (3.85%) PMP
5 1 (1.28%) APMP
5 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.28%) PgMP
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (2.56%) GAMP
1 2 (2.56%) GMP
1 2 (2.56%) QA
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.28%) RACF
1 1 (1.28%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) zSecure
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Oracle
2 11 (14.10%) SAP
3 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) AppSense
4 1 (1.28%) Avaya
4 1 (1.28%) CA
4 1 (1.28%) Citrix
4 1 (1.28%) EMC
4 1 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (1.28%) IBM
4 1 (1.28%) Lotus
4 1 (1.28%) Sybase
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