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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 108 114 94
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 25 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.97% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.26% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 17
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£388 £359 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.69% -13.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.34
% change year-on-year
- +19.29%
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Wiltshire +8 13 £425 -1.62% 2
Bristol -4 5 £371 +48.50% 6
Gloucestershire -4 4 - - 2
Somerset +14 1 - -
Devon -2 1 £600 -
Dorset - 1 £353 - 2
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.10%) Project Management
3 20 (32.26%) Finance
4 15 (24.19%) PRINCE2
5 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
6 12 (19.35%) MS Project
7 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (16.13%) Risk Management
8 9 (14.52%) SharePoint
8 9 (14.52%) DV Cleared
8 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (12.90%) Change Management
10 7 (11.29%) Degree
10 7 (11.29%) Quantitative Analysis
10 7 (11.29%) Information Governance
10 7 (11.29%) Qualitative Analysis
11 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (9.68%) OpenText
11 6 (9.68%) ITIL
11 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
11 6 (9.68%) Windows
12 5 (8.06%) Web Services
12 5 (8.06%) MS Office
12 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
12 5 (8.06%) Change Control
13 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (6.45%) QA
13 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (14.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Project
2 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) SaaS
1 2 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (3.23%) LAN
1 2 (3.23%) WAN
1 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) OLTP
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Maven
1 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.61%) Local Government
3 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.90%) Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Project Planner
4 6 (9.68%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Project Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.61%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.61%) Junior
8 1 (1.61%) Applications Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Senior Manager
8 1 (1.61%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 1 (1.61%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) Middleware
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.84%) WinForms
2 3 (4.84%) WCF
3 2 (3.23%) REST
3 2 (3.23%) JSON
3 2 (3.23%) Java EE
3 2 (3.23%) WSDL
3 2 (3.23%) SOAP
3 2 (3.23%) XSD
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) NHS
2 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Economics
4 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
3 1 (1.61%) CentOS
3 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.61%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Project Management
2 15 (24.19%) PRINCE2
3 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (16.13%) Risk Management
4 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (12.90%) Change Management
6 7 (11.29%) Quantitative Analysis
6 7 (11.29%) Information Governance
6 7 (11.29%) Qualitative Analysis
7 6 (9.68%) ITIL
8 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.06%) Change Control
9 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.84%) SOA
10 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.23%) Software Architecture
11 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) C#
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (1.61%) Python
3 1 (1.61%) Ruby
3 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) DV Cleared
4 7 (11.29%) Degree
5 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.61%) CISSP
7 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) P3O
2 2 (3.23%) COBIT
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) OpenText
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) F5
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) IBM
4 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.23%) Nokia
5 1 (1.61%) McAfee
5 1 (1.61%) Niku
5 1 (1.61%) ICL
5 1 (1.61%) Fujitsu
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