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 30 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Critical Path Analysis
Rank 560 563 573
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis 44 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.045% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.061% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 7
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£388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £306 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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
42810 39105 41583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.76% 74.07% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26917 24216 24104
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1096 1554
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 2014.

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 28 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 30 September 2014. 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 -2 42 £388 +3.33% 6
London +27 18 £475 +31.94% 2
East Midlands +20 15 £425 - 1
Warwickshire -3 7 £363 -2.02%
West Midlands -21 7 £363 -2.02%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £444 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £444 - 1
South East -12 4 £238 -52.50% 1
South West - 4 £444 -
City of London +29 2 £300 -16.66%
Hampshire - 2 £258 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £190 -
East of England - 1 £190 -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Gosport - - - -

Critical Path Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 62 (69.66%) Project Management
2 44 (49.44%) MS Project
3 42 (47.19%) PRINCE2
4 37 (41.57%) Project Planning
5 31 (34.83%) MS Excel
6 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
7 21 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (22.47%) Finance
9 18 (20.22%) ITIL
10 17 (19.10%) Strategic Planning
11 14 (15.73%) SAP
11 14 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
11 14 (15.73%) Security Cleared
11 14 (15.73%) Change Control
12 13 (14.61%) Risk Management
12 13 (14.61%) Telecoms
13 12 (13.48%) Primavera
13 12 (13.48%) MS Office
13 12 (13.48%) Change Management
13 12 (13.48%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (12.36%) Business Analysis
14 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
14 11 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (11.24%) SAP PS
15 10 (11.24%) Cognos
15 10 (11.24%) Oracle
15 10 (11.24%) WebLogic
15 10 (11.24%) Requirements Analysis

Critical Path Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.24%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) CMS
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.12%) Drupal
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (49.44%) MS Project
2 31 (34.83%) MS Excel
3 12 (13.48%) MS Office
4 6 (6.74%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.37%) Open Workbench
6 2 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (11.24%) SAP PS
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (2.25%) Agresso
4 1 (1.12%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Internet
2 3 (3.37%) Broadband
3 1 (1.12%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.25%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Subversion
1 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Billing
5 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Project Manager
2 15 (16.85%) Analyst
3 13 (14.61%) Project Planner
4 9 (10.11%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) Programme Planner
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle Project Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (2.25%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.25%) SAP Business Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) Programme Director
8 2 (2.25%) Planning Manager
8 2 (2.25%) Administrator
8 2 (2.25%) Project Administrator
8 2 (2.25%) Portfolio Manager
8 2 (2.25%) PMO Lead
9 1 (1.12%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (1.12%) Project Support Officer
9 1 (1.12%) IT Administrator
9 1 (1.12%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) HTML
1 1 (1.12%) CSS
1 1 (1.12%) XML
1 1 (1.12%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) PMI
4 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.12%) FMCG
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (69.66%) Project Management
2 42 (47.19%) PRINCE2
3 37 (41.57%) Project Planning
4 21 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (20.22%) ITIL
6 17 (19.10%) Strategic Planning
7 14 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (15.73%) Change Control
8 13 (14.61%) Risk Management
9 12 (13.48%) Change Management
9 12 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (13.48%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (12.36%) Business Analysis
11 10 (11.24%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (11.24%) GAP Analysis
12 8 (8.99%) Programme Management
13 7 (7.87%) PRINCE
14 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
14 6 (6.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.25%) SQL
2 1 (1.12%) VB
2 1 (1.12%) VBA
2 1 (1.12%) C
2 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
1 14 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.11%) Degree
3 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (5.62%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.37%) PMP
7 3 (3.37%) MCTS
8 2 (2.25%) MBA
8 2 (2.25%) ISEB
9 1 (1.12%) MCP
9 1 (1.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
1 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.73%) SAP
3 12 (13.48%) Primavera
4 10 (11.24%) Cognos
4 10 (11.24%) Oracle
5 2 (2.25%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.25%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) Thunderhead
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