The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 55 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 3 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.57% 2.21% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 2.96% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.60 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-38.29% -24.32%
Project Planning
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
383 304 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 73.23% 74.51% 76.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 180 179
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £42.50 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +356.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Planning across the South Wales region.

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning across the South Wales region.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Newport +1 3 £425 -2.85% 2
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Project Planning
Wales

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Billing
4 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) CAPM
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) AS400
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Agresso
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CAPM
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP