The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Critical Path Analysis
Rank 538 543 556
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis 34 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.045% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.062% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 18
Average daily rate
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£339 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-21.76% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
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% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39338 37094 40713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.94% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24409 22472 23326
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1062 1420
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-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 22 July 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 19 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 22 July 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 -1 29 £325 -23.52% 4
London +16 9 £394 +16.66% 1
South East 0 8 £266 -40.83% 2
Berkshire +4 4 - -
North West -11 2 £325 -23.52%
Hampshire -8 1 £295 -34.44%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £338 -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
South West - - - -
Hook - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Worksop - - - -

Critical Path Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 55 (77.46%) Project Management
2 33 (46.48%) MS Project
3 32 (45.07%) PRINCE2
4 30 (42.25%) Project Planning
5 25 (35.21%) Finance
6 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
6 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
7 19 (26.76%) Change Control
8 18 (25.35%) Risk Management
8 18 (25.35%) Telecoms
9 10 (14.08%) PRINCE
9 10 (14.08%) Degree
9 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
9 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
9 10 (14.08%) Strategic Planning
10 8 (11.27%) ITIL
11 7 (9.86%) Windows
11 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (9.86%) Change Management
11 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.86%) Programme Management
12 6 (8.45%) MS Office
13 5 (7.04%) Oracle
13 5 (7.04%) PMP
13 5 (7.04%) PMI Certification
13 5 (7.04%) Ericsson
13 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
13 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
14 4 (5.63%) Windows 7

Critical Path Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (2.82%) Drupal
1 2 (2.82%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (46.48%) MS Project
2 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.45%) MS Office
4 4 (5.63%) Open Workbench
5 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.41%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) Broadband
2 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle Reports
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 25 (35.21%) Finance
2 18 (25.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 3 (4.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.82%) Billing
5 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Electronics
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Project Manager
2 16 (22.54%) Project Planner
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle Project Manager
4 3 (4.23%) Implementation Manager
4 3 (4.23%) Programme Planner
5 2 (2.82%) Project Administrator
5 2 (2.82%) Programme Director
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (2.82%) Coordinator
5 2 (2.82%) Analyst
5 2 (2.82%) Developer
5 2 (2.82%) Administrator
6 1 (1.41%) Integration Manager
6 1 (1.41%) Process Analyst
6 1 (1.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (1.41%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (1.41%) Senior Manager
6 1 (1.41%) Senior Developer
6 1 (1.41%) Business Analyst
6 1 (1.41%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Application Packaging
1 2 (2.82%) Symfony
1 2 (2.82%) CSS
1 2 (2.82%) XML
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) 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 55 (77.46%) Project Management
2 32 (45.07%) PRINCE2
3 30 (42.25%) Project Planning
4 19 (26.76%) Change Control
5 18 (25.35%) Risk Management
6 10 (14.08%) PRINCE
6 10 (14.08%) Strategic Planning
7 8 (11.27%) ITIL
8 7 (9.86%) Change Management
8 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.86%) Programme Management
9 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.63%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (5.63%) Migration
11 3 (4.23%) Scrum
11 3 (4.23%) Service Management
11 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
11 3 (4.23%) Problem Management
11 3 (4.23%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.82%) PHP
1 2 (2.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
1 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
1 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (7.04%) PMP
3 5 (7.04%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.82%) MBA
4 2 (2.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.82%) XenApp
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle
2 5 (7.04%) Ericsson
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
3 3 (4.23%) BT
4 2 (2.82%) AppSense
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
4 2 (2.82%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.41%) Primavera