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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Critical Path Analysis
Rank 561 553 562
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis 38 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.038% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.052% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £243 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.80 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.80 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +37.45%

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
41740 38461 41085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.13% 73.30% 70.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25873 23589 23801
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1035 1459
Average hourly rate £22.88 £27.80 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 23 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 21 August 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 36 £356 +6.34% 1
South East +6 8 £266 -37.35%
London +8 7 £488 +62.50%
East Midlands +8 5 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £203 -
East of England - 2 £203 -
City of London +27 1 £300 -20.00%
North West +1 1 £325 +195.45%
Hampshire -8 1 £295 -34.44%
Manchester -10 1 £325 +195.45%
Nottingham - - - - 1
Templecombe - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Worksop - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
South West - - - -
Hook - - - -

Critical Path Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 52 (73.24%) Project Management
2 35 (49.30%) MS Project
2 35 (49.30%) PRINCE2
3 33 (46.48%) Project Planning
4 21 (29.58%) Finance
5 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
5 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
6 13 (18.31%) Telecoms
6 13 (18.31%) Change Control
7 12 (16.90%) ITIL
7 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
8 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
8 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
9 10 (14.08%) Change Management
10 9 (12.68%) Oracle
10 9 (12.68%) Strategic Planning
11 8 (11.27%) SAP
11 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (11.27%) Business Analysis
12 7 (9.86%) Windows
12 7 (9.86%) PRINCE
12 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
12 7 (9.86%) Programme Management
12 7 (9.86%) Degree
13 6 (8.45%) MS Office
13 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
13 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
13 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing

Critical Path Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.82%) CMS
3 2 (2.82%) Drupal
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 35 (49.30%) MS Project
2 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
3 6 (8.45%) MS Office
4 3 (4.23%) Open Workbench
5 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) SAP PS
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (2.82%) Agresso
4 1 (1.41%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Internet
2 3 (4.23%) Broadband
3 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MSI
2 1 (1.41%) Subversion
2 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Billing
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Project Manager
2 12 (16.90%) Project Planner
3 7 (9.86%) Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Oracle Project Manager
5 3 (4.23%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (2.82%) SAP Business Analyst
6 2 (2.82%) Programme Director
6 2 (2.82%) Administrator
6 2 (2.82%) Business Analyst
6 2 (2.82%) Developer
6 2 (2.82%) Programme Planner
6 2 (2.82%) Project Administrator
6 2 (2.82%) Coordinator
6 2 (2.82%) PMO Lead
7 1 (1.41%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (1.41%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (1.41%) IT Administrator
7 1 (1.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (1.41%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
1 2 (2.82%) CSS
1 2 (2.82%) XML
1 2 (2.82%) Application Packaging
1 2 (2.82%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) PMI
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) DTV
4 1 (1.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (73.24%) Project Management
2 35 (49.30%) PRINCE2
3 33 (46.48%) Project Planning
4 13 (18.31%) Change Control
5 12 (16.90%) ITIL
5 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
6 10 (14.08%) Change Management
7 9 (12.68%) Strategic Planning
8 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (11.27%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.86%) Programme Management
9 7 (9.86%) PRINCE
10 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
10 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
11 5 (7.04%) Migration
11 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (5.63%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.82%) PHP
1 2 (2.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) VBA
2 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
1 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) Degree
3 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (4.23%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.82%) MBA
5 2 (2.82%) PMP
5 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 8 (11.27%) SAP
4 5 (7.04%) Primavera
5 4 (5.63%) Cognos
6 2 (2.82%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.82%) Citrix
6 2 (2.82%) Ericsson
6 2 (2.82%) VMware
6 2 (2.82%) AppSense
7 1 (1.41%) Thunderhead
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