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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Critical Path Analysis
Rank 574 578 553
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -25
Contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis 46 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.060% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.079% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 12
Average daily rate
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£410 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £40.15
% change year-on-year
- -67.62%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 30 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 31 July 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
England -13 41 £418 +26.03% 1
London +7 16 £450 +10.76%
West Midlands +10 13 £338 -20.58%
South East -11 7 £350 +31.45% 1
Warwickshire +3 6 £313 -26.47%
Edinburgh -4 5 £300 -58.33%
Scotland -7 5 £300 -43.95%
Berkshire +5 4 £400 -
North West -25 3 £450 +38.46%
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Cheshire - 3 £450 -
Surrey -3 2 £330 +38.94%
Kingston Upon Thames -3 2 £362 +7.25%
Warwick -5 2 £213 -50.58%
Guildford - 2 £330 -
Warrington - 2 £438 -
Solihull - 2 - -
City of London -9 1 - -
West Yorkshire -27 1 £403 -
Yorkshire -27 1 £403 -5.29%
North East - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 £550 -
Devon - 1 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £403 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 - 1
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Plymouth - 1 £550 -
Maidenhead - 1 £350 -

Critical Path Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 50 (60.24%) Project Management
2 47 (56.63%) PRINCE2
3 30 (36.14%) Project Planning
4 27 (32.53%) MS Project
5 25 (30.12%) Finance
5 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
8 16 (19.28%) ITIL
8 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
9 15 (18.07%) Programme Management
9 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
11 12 (14.46%) Law
11 12 (14.46%) MS Office
11 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
12 11 (13.25%) Change Management
12 11 (13.25%) Business Analysis
13 10 (12.05%) QA
13 10 (12.05%) Waterfall
13 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
14 9 (10.84%) Practice Management
14 9 (10.84%) Change Control
15 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (9.64%) Strategic Planning
15 8 (9.64%) Banking
16 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
16 7 (8.43%) PMI Certification
17 6 (7.23%) BPR
17 6 (7.23%) CRM

Critical Path Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (4.82%) Moodle
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) Documentum
Applications
1 27 (32.53%) MS Project
2 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
3 12 (14.46%) MS Office
4 5 (6.02%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Agresso
1 1 (1.20%) Primavera
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.20%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) DWDM
2 1 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.20%) ATM
2 1 (1.20%) SDH
2 1 (1.20%) WAN
2 1 (1.20%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.20%) Star Schema
1 1 (1.20%) DataStage
1 1 (1.20%) QlikView
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Subversion
1 1 (1.20%) Hudson
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (30.12%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Law
3 8 (9.64%) Banking
4 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 3 (3.61%) Billing
5 3 (3.61%) Local Government
5 3 (3.61%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Project Manager
2 19 (22.89%) Project Planner
3 11 (13.25%) Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Programme Planner
5 9 (10.84%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) IT Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) PMO Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Project Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Risk Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Trainer
8 3 (3.61%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Planning Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Programme Planning Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Coordinator
9 2 (2.41%) PMO Manager
9 2 (2.41%) PMO Lead
9 2 (2.41%) Project Coordinator
9 2 (2.41%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Programme Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
3 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.23%) E-Learning
5 5 (6.02%) Social Media
6 4 (4.82%) Learning Management System
7 3 (3.61%) PMI
8 1 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.24%) Project Management
2 47 (56.63%) PRINCE2
3 30 (36.14%) Project Planning
4 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (19.28%) ITIL
7 15 (18.07%) Programme Management
8 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
9 11 (13.25%) Change Management
9 11 (13.25%) Business Analysis
10 10 (12.05%) Waterfall
11 9 (10.84%) Change Control
11 9 (10.84%) Practice Management
12 8 (9.64%) Strategic Planning
13 6 (7.23%) GAP Analysis
13 6 (7.23%) Identity Management
13 6 (7.23%) BPR
13 6 (7.23%) CRM
13 6 (7.23%) Customer Engagement
14 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.20%) Java
1 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (8.43%) PMI Certification
3 6 (7.23%) PMP
4 5 (6.02%) MCTS
4 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.82%) Degree
5 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.41%) APMP
8 1 (1.20%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) P3O
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 2 (2.41%) SAP
4 1 (1.20%) Cognos
4 1 (1.20%) Progress
4 1 (1.20%) IBM
4 1 (1.20%) CA
4 1 (1.20%) Epicor
4 1 (1.20%) Cadence
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