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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planning
England / North West
Rank 112 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 15 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 1.17% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.43% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 19
Median daily rate £406 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £213 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £32.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £37.00 £21.60
% change year-on-year
-31.08% +71.31%

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
2127 3084 2595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 81.98% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1872 1510
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 131 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Project Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 7 £413 +17.85% 5
Cheshire +19 5 £413 +26.92%
Lancashire +7 1 £450 +5.88% 2
Cumbria - 1 £168 -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 13 (34.21%) Project Management
2 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 8 (21.05%) Finance
4 6 (15.79%) Migration
4 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
5 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle
5 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.53%) SAP
6 4 (10.53%) Information Security
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (7.89%) Data Conversion
7 3 (7.89%) Retail
7 3 (7.89%) Change Management
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.89%) Earned Value Management
7 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
7 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
8 2 (5.26%) People Management
8 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
8 2 (5.26%) Smart Meter
8 2 (5.26%) ITIL
8 2 (5.26%) PRINCE

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project Server
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Skype
1 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.63%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Rational Robot
1 1 (2.63%) StarTeam
1 1 (2.63%) Subversion
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (21.05%) Banking
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Local Government
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Project Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Business Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Business Project Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Finance Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Finance Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Project Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Change Manager
5 2 (5.26%) IT Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Data Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.63%) CryEngine
1 1 (2.63%) DirectX
1 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
1 1 (2.63%) OpenGL
1 1 (2.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (2.63%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (2.63%) WinForms
1 1 (2.63%) WPF
1 1 (2.63%) XML
1 1 (2.63%) XSD
1 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Data Conversion
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) PMI
3 2 (5.26%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Economics
4 1 (2.63%) FMCG
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Project Management
2 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (15.79%) Migration
3 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Information Security
6 3 (7.89%) Change Management
6 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.89%) Earned Value Management
7 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL
7 2 (5.26%) People Management
7 2 (5.26%) PRINCE
7 2 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C#
1 1 (2.63%) C++
1 1 (2.63%) Lua
1 1 (2.63%) Python
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
1 1 (2.63%) VB
1 1 (2.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Actimize
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (2.63%) ICL
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Perforce
3 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow