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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 111 98 82
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 43 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 1.19% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.64% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 13
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£400 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £310 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -9.67%
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
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -11 16 £400 - 5
Cheshire -11 16 £416 +34.27% 1
Merseyside -12 6 £400 +29.03%
Lancashire +7 3 £350 -4.10% 3
Cumbria -10 2 - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (40.26%) Project Management
1 31 (40.26%) Finance
2 23 (29.87%) PRINCE2
3 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
4 12 (15.58%) ITIL
5 10 (12.99%) MS Project
5 10 (12.99%) MS Office
5 10 (12.99%) SQL
5 10 (12.99%) Oracle
5 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
5 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
7 8 (10.39%) Local Government
7 8 (10.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (10.39%) Change Control
7 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (10.39%) Banking
7 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.39%) Change Management
8 7 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
8 7 (9.09%) Windows
8 7 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (9.09%) QA
9 6 (7.79%) Migration
10 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
10 5 (6.49%) Oracle HRMS
10 5 (6.49%) Mainframe

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.99%) MS Project
2 10 (12.99%) MS Office
3 8 (10.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (5.19%) Primavera
4 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) SAN
2 2 (2.60%) NAS
2 2 (2.60%) WAN
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
3 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.30%) Wireless
3 1 (1.30%) DHCP
3 1 (1.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.30%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) Network Security
3 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.30%) EDMS
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
1 2 (2.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.30%) YouTrack
2 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (40.26%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Local Government
2 8 (10.39%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (45.45%) Project Manager
2 7 (9.09%) Analyst
3 6 (7.79%) Senior Project Manager
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle Consultant
3 6 (7.79%) Consultant
3 6 (7.79%) Senior Manager
4 4 (5.19%) ICT Project Manager
4 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.19%) Architect
5 3 (3.90%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (3.90%) Project Analyst
5 3 (3.90%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Coordinator
5 3 (3.90%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (2.60%) PMO Manager
6 2 (2.60%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (2.60%) Senior Solutions Analyst
6 2 (2.60%) Project Officer
6 2 (2.60%) SAP Manager
6 2 (2.60%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Middleware
2 2 (2.60%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.49%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.90%) PMI
3 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.30%) Open Source
4 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.30%) FMCG
4 1 (1.30%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) VME
3 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Project Management
2 23 (29.87%) PRINCE2
3 12 (15.58%) ITIL
4 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.39%) Change Control
5 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.39%) Change Management
6 6 (7.79%) Migration
7 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.49%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.19%) Software Delivery
8 4 (5.19%) Supplier Management
8 4 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.19%) Time Management
8 4 (5.19%) Performance Management
8 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.19%) Service Management
9 3 (3.90%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.30%) C#
3 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) PMP
3 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) MCSA
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) APMP
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.30%) XenApp
2 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.30%) Nagios
2 1 (1.30%) Icinga
2 1 (1.30%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Cisco
3 4 (5.19%) VMware
4 3 (3.90%) SAP
4 3 (3.90%) HP
5 2 (2.60%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.60%) ICL
5 2 (2.60%) Dell
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix
5 2 (2.60%) NetApp
6 1 (1.30%) Progress
6 1 (1.30%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.30%) CommVault
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) EMC
6 1 (1.30%) Veeam
6 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
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