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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planning
England / North West
Rank 112 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 20 43 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 1.12% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.39% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 18
Median daily rate £368 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £206 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £480 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £37.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £32.67
% change year-on-year
-34.66% +14.77%

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
2172 3100 2403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.02% 80.56% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1421 1888 1439
Median daily rate £413 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 107 103
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +9 11 £368 +21.48% 1
Cheshire +15 3 £225 -37.93% 1
Lancashire -2 3 £450 - 1
Cumbria +10 2 £168 -63.97%
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 11 (28.95%) Project Management
2 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 7 (18.42%) Migration
4 7 (18.42%) Banking
5 6 (15.79%) Finance
6 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
7 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.53%) CRM
7 4 (10.53%) C#
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) SAP
7 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
7 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
7 4 (10.53%) SOA
7 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.53%) Information Security
8 3 (7.89%) Retail
8 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
8 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.89%) XML
8 3 (7.89%) XSD
8 3 (7.89%) .NET
8 3 (7.89%) Data Conversion

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%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) IaaS
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.26%) PaaS
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
2 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
1 1 (2.63%) Wireless
1 1 (2.63%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) GIS
3 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 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.89%) Retail
5 2 (5.26%) Local Government
5 2 (5.26%) Publishing
6 1 (2.63%) Games
6 1 (2.63%) Legal
6 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Project Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Business Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Business Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) CRM Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Project Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Finance Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Head of Development
5 2 (5.26%) Head of IT Development
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Architect
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Data Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Manager
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
1 3 (7.89%) XML
1 3 (7.89%) XSD
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) RESTful
2 2 (5.26%) Silverlight
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) XML Messaging
2 2 (5.26%) XSL
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) CryEngine
3 1 (2.63%) DirectX
3 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.63%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (2.63%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (2.63%) WinForms
3 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Data Conversion
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
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%) Economics
4 1 (2.63%) FMCG
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.63%) VME
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Project Management
2 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 7 (18.42%) Migration
5 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.53%) CRM
6 4 (10.53%) Information Security
6 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.53%) SOA
7 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.89%) Earned Value Management
8 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
8 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Change Management
8 2 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (5.26%) IT Governance
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.26%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) Lua
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PgMP
3 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (2.63%) Dell
3 1 (2.63%) ICL
3 1 (2.63%) Perforce
3 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.63%) VMware