The table below looks at the statistics for Critical Path Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Critical Path Analysis over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Critical Path Analysis
Rank 602 572 557
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -15
Contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis 26 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.072% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.092% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 14
Average daily rate £300 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £424 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
-21.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.27 - £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.27 - £46.00

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Critical Path Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Critical Path Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Critical Path Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Critical Path Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis within the UK.

Critical Path Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Critical Path Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Critical Path Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Critical Path Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Critical Path Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Critical Path Analysis within the UK.

Critical Path Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Critical Path Analysis
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Critical Path Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -24 20 £300 -14.28% 1
South East +8 8 £275 -8.33%
Berkshire - 6 £288 -
Scotland -5 5 £274 -
Edinburgh -6 5 £274 -
London +2 4 £375 +7.14%
City of London +50 2 £475 +46.15%
Cheshire -2 2 £358 -28.42%
West Yorkshire -13 2 £250 -23.15%
West Midlands -15 2 £513 +38.98% 1
Yorkshire -19 2 £250 -23.15%
North West -20 2 £358 -28.42%
Birmingham - 2 £513 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Hampshire +6 1 £250 -16.66%
South West +1 1 - -
Chester -3 1 £267 -46.75%
Warrington - 1 £450 -
Filton - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £250 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £330 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £240 -
East of England - 1 £330 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £330 -

Critical Path Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Critical Path Analysis 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 Critical Path Analysis.

1 36 (60.00%) Project Management
2 24 (40.00%) Finance
3 21 (35.00%) Project Planning
4 20 (33.33%) MS Project
5 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 16 (26.67%) Change Control
6 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 12 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 10 (16.67%) MS Office
8 10 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 10 (16.67%) QA
9 9 (15.00%) Project Governance
10 8 (13.33%) Change Management
10 8 (13.33%) Programme Management
10 8 (13.33%) PMI Certification
11 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
12 6 (10.00%) Performance Management
12 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 6 (10.00%) Budget Control
12 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
12 6 (10.00%) PMP
12 6 (10.00%) Quality Management
13 5 (8.33%) Service Management
13 5 (8.33%) Workflow
13 5 (8.33%) Linux
13 5 (8.33%) HTML
13 5 (8.33%) JavaScript

Critical Path Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Critical Path Analysis 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 Critical Path Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) CMS
2 4 (6.67%) Drupal
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) MS Project
2 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) 3G
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
1 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
1 1 (1.67%) MPLS
1 1 (1.67%) WAN
1 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.67%) Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Legal
5 2 (3.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 13 (21.67%) Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) PMO Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Developer
5 5 (8.33%) PHP Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Portfolio Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Project Officer
5 5 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
6 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) HTML Developer
6 3 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Linux Developer
6 3 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
6 3 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 3 (5.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Project Planner
6 3 (5.00%) Symfony Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) HTML
1 5 (8.33%) Symfony
2 4 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.00%) PMI
3 2 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.67%) Social Media
4 1 (1.67%) Tandem
4 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (60.00%) Project Management
2 21 (35.00%) Project Planning
3 16 (26.67%) Change Control
4 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 12 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 10 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 9 (15.00%) Project Governance
8 8 (13.33%) Change Management
8 8 (13.33%) Programme Management
9 6 (10.00%) Budget Control
9 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.00%) Performance Management
9 6 (10.00%) Quality Management
10 5 (8.33%) Service Management
10 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.33%) System Testing
10 5 (8.33%) TDD
10 5 (8.33%) Time Management
10 5 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (8.33%) PHP
1 5 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) PMI Certification
2 6 (10.00%) PMP
2 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) Degree
4 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.33%) CBAP
5 2 (3.33%) ISEB
6 1 (1.67%) APMG
6 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (1.67%) BT
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco
2 1 (1.67%) Ericsson
2 1 (1.67%) Huawei
2 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
2 1 (1.67%) NetCracker
2 1 (1.67%) Nokia
2 1 (1.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle
2 1 (1.67%) Siemens
2 1 (1.67%) WorldPay
2 1 (1.67%) ZTE