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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 105 106 95
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 32 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.91% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.23% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 9
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £550 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.38 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +82.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.01
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +20.31%
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
2365 2035 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.79% 73.92% 65.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1012 1020
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 109 83
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.67 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 November 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 27 November 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
Manchester -9 10 £425 -5.55% 8
Cheshire +1 8 £425 -8.10% 2
Lancashire - 5 £438 - 2
Merseyside - 4 £313 -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (46.30%) Project Management
2 24 (44.44%) Finance
3 10 (18.52%) PRINCE2
3 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (16.67%) Banking
4 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 8 (14.81%) MS Project
5 8 (14.81%) SQL
6 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (9.26%) .NET
8 5 (9.26%) Oracle
8 5 (9.26%) Windows
8 5 (9.26%) SAP
8 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
8 5 (9.26%) JIRA
8 5 (9.26%) QA
9 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (7.41%) Change Management
9 4 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
9 4 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.81%) MS Project
3 6 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.70%) MS Office
5 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) NAS
1 3 (5.56%) DHCP
1 3 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) JIRA
2 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.85%) YouTrack
General
1 24 (44.44%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.85%) Law
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Local Government
6 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Project Manager
2 11 (20.37%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 5 (9.26%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Web Test Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) SAP Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Change Manager
6 3 (5.56%) SAP Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Project Planner
6 3 (5.56%) Web Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Project Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (3.70%) NHS Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) jQuery
2 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.85%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) WPF
2 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) NHS
2 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.56%) Solaris
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Project Management
2 10 (18.52%) PRINCE2
2 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (7.41%) Change Management
4 4 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL
5 3 (5.56%) Manual Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Time Management
5 3 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (3.70%) Scrum
6 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.85%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) ISEB
2 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 5 (9.26%) SAP
3 3 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (3.70%) Progress
4 2 (3.70%) Primavera
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) Planview
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