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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 121 96 93
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 31 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.29% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.78% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 15
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£413 £310 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £329 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.67% -12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £43.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £40.50 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.34
% change year-on-year
- +19.29%
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
2785 2242 1694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.64% 72.30% 73.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1176 826
Average daily rate £393 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 114 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 11 £330 +10.00% 4
Cheshire -17 11 £423 +16.55% 4
Merseyside -12 4 £379 +22.17%
Lancashire +11 3 £425 +13.33% 2
Cumbria - 2 - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 27 (39.71%) Project Management
2 24 (35.29%) Finance
3 23 (33.82%) PRINCE2
4 15 (22.06%) ITIL
5 11 (16.18%) Oracle
6 10 (14.71%) SQL
6 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
6 10 (14.71%) Local Government
7 9 (13.24%) Change Control
7 9 (13.24%) MS Office
7 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.76%) Change Management
9 7 (10.29%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (10.29%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (10.29%) PL/SQL
9 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
9 7 (10.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (8.82%) Windows
10 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.35%) Banking
11 5 (7.35%) Migration
11 5 (7.35%) Oracle HRMS
11 5 (7.35%) MS Project
11 5 (7.35%) Cisco
11 5 (7.35%) HP
11 5 (7.35%) Middleware
11 5 (7.35%) Portfolio Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.47%) SAS
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) CICS
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.24%) MS Office
3 5 (7.35%) MS Project
3 5 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (5.88%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) SAN
2 2 (2.94%) NAS
2 2 (2.94%) WAN
2 2 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.47%) Wireless
3 1 (1.47%) LAN
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) DHCP
3 1 (1.47%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.47%) SSL
3 1 (1.47%) Network Security
3 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.47%) DB2
3 1 (1.47%) EDMS
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (35.29%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Local Government
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.29%) ICT Project Manager
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle Consultant
3 6 (8.82%) Senior Project Manager
3 6 (8.82%) Senior Manager
3 6 (8.82%) Consultant
4 4 (5.88%) Architect
4 4 (5.88%) Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Senior ICT Project Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Project Director
6 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Project Officer
6 2 (2.94%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (2.94%) PMO Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Planning Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (2.94%) Project Support Officer
6 2 (2.94%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) ADO.NET
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) XSLT
2 1 (1.47%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.41%) PMI
4 3 (4.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) FMCG
5 1 (1.47%) Economics
5 1 (1.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) VME
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) UNIX
4 1 (1.47%) Solaris
4 1 (1.47%) zOS
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Project Management
2 23 (33.82%) PRINCE2
3 15 (22.06%) ITIL
4 9 (13.24%) Change Control
4 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.76%) Change Management
6 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.35%) Migration
7 5 (7.35%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (7.35%) Supplier Management
8 4 (5.88%) Time Management
8 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.88%) Service Management
8 4 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.41%) Programme Management
9 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.41%) SDLC
9 3 (4.41%) Software Delivery
9 3 (4.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.47%) C#
3 1 (1.47%) Perl
3 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.47%) JCL
3 1 (1.47%) REXX
3 1 (1.47%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.94%) PMP
4 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.94%) ISEB
5 1 (1.47%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) MCSA
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.47%) APMP
5 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.47%) RACF
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.47%) XenApp
2 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.47%) Nagios
1 1 (1.47%) Icinga
1 1 (1.47%) XenMobile
1 1 (1.47%) Cacti
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Oracle
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco
3 5 (7.35%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) VMware
5 2 (2.94%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.94%) ICL
5 2 (2.94%) Dell
5 2 (2.94%) Citrix
5 2 (2.94%) IBM
5 2 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (1.47%) Progress
6 1 (1.47%) Sybase
6 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) CA
6 1 (1.47%) CommVault
6 1 (1.47%) EMC
6 1 (1.47%) Veeam