The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 102 104 106
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 48 38 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.44% 1.16% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.58% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £269 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -12.19%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2512 2409 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.53% 73.31% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1672 1590 1064
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 93 76
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +62.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Project Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Somerset - 15 £450 -
Bristol +1 11 £363 +34.75% 1
Dorset +5 9 £375 +44.23% 2
Wiltshire -9 7 £350 -11.39% 4
Devon +9 3 £275 -
Gloucestershire -9 3 £373 +0.06% 1
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 33 (45.21%) Project Management
2 22 (30.14%) PRINCE2
3 17 (23.29%) MS Project
3 17 (23.29%) Finance
4 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
5 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.07%) Risk Management
5 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
6 10 (13.70%) Change Control
6 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.33%) ITIL
7 9 (12.33%) MS Office
7 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
7 9 (12.33%) Change Management
8 8 (10.96%) Migration
9 7 (9.59%) SAP
9 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (8.22%) Cutover Planning
10 6 (8.22%) Time Management
10 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (8.22%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (8.22%) Data Migration
10 6 (8.22%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Cognos
10 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
10 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (8.22%) Programme Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.37%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Project
2 9 (12.33%) MS Office
2 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.74%) Sage 1000
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (6.85%) Pentaho
3 5 (6.85%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (6.85%) QlikView
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.37%) WebLOAD
1 1 (1.37%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Military
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (30.14%) Project Manager
2 13 (17.81%) Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) PMO Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Consultant
4 6 (8.22%) Cutover Manager
5 5 (6.85%) SAP Cutover Manager
5 5 (6.85%) SAP Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 3 (4.11%) PMO Lead
6 3 (4.11%) Project Planner
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) Architect
7 2 (2.74%) Project Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Test Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Manager
7 2 (2.74%) PMO Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) Middleware
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) WinForms
3 1 (1.37%) JFC
3 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.37%) WCF
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.74%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.74%) Equities
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.37%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.21%) Project Management
2 22 (30.14%) PRINCE2
3 11 (15.07%) Risk Management
4 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.70%) Change Control
5 9 (12.33%) Change Management
5 9 (12.33%) ITIL
5 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.96%) Migration
7 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.22%) Integration Testing
8 6 (8.22%) Time Management
8 6 (8.22%) Data Migration
8 6 (8.22%) Programme Management
8 6 (8.22%) Cutover Planning
9 5 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (6.85%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.48%) ETL
10 4 (5.48%) CRM
10 4 (5.48%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) C
1 2 (2.74%) C++
1 2 (2.74%) SQL
2 1 (1.37%) Java
2 1 (1.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (6.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) P3O
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) SAP
3 6 (8.22%) Cognos
4 5 (6.85%) Tableau
4 5 (6.85%) Birst
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix
6 2 (2.74%) Sage
6 2 (2.74%) VMware
7 1 (1.37%) Google
7 1 (1.37%) HP
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