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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Critical Path Analysis
Rank 550 544 549
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis 42 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.051% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.069% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 7
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£360 £395 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.74% +16.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £45.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.50 -

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 29 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 24 December 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 -12 40 £360 -8.74% 6
London +23 12 £358 -14.31% 4
Yorkshire -9 8 £325 -18.75% 1
Leeds -12 7 £325 -13.33% 1
West Yorkshire -13 7 £325 -18.75% 1
South East -25 7 £263 -
Hampshire - 7 £263 -
South West -23 5 £375 +25.00%
Cheshire +6 1 £501 +43.00%
North West -13 1 £501 +70.38%
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Swindon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -

Critical Path Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 47 (53.41%) PRINCE2
2 46 (52.27%) Project Management
3 45 (51.14%) MS Project
4 36 (40.91%) MS Excel
5 33 (37.50%) Project Planning
6 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
7 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (26.14%) ITIL
9 18 (20.45%) Finance
10 17 (19.32%) Primavera
11 16 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
12 15 (17.05%) Oracle
12 15 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (15.91%) MS Office
13 14 (15.91%) SAP
13 14 (15.91%) Business Analysis
14 13 (14.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (14.77%) Programme Management
14 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
15 12 (13.64%) Change Management
15 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
16 11 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (11.36%) Service Delivery
17 10 (11.36%) GAP Analysis
17 10 (11.36%) Telecoms
17 10 (11.36%) SAP PS
17 10 (11.36%) Cognos
17 10 (11.36%) WebLogic
17 10 (11.36%) Requirements Analysis

Critical Path Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.36%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.55%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.14%) Drupal
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) CMS
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 45 (51.14%) MS Project
2 36 (40.91%) MS Excel
3 14 (15.91%) MS Office
4 6 (6.82%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.14%) Open Workbench
5 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (11.36%) SAP PS
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (2.27%) Agresso
4 1 (1.14%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (1.14%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 9 (10.23%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (6.82%) MS Access
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Subversion
1 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.82%) Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) Local Government
6 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (27.27%) Analyst
2 16 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.50%) Project Planner
4 10 (11.36%) Business Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Programme Office Support
7 6 (6.82%) Programme Planner
8 5 (5.68%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Report Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Oracle Project Manager
10 3 (3.41%) MI Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Senior Business Analyst
11 2 (2.27%) Planning Manager
11 2 (2.27%) IT Project Manager
12 1 (1.14%) Information Analyst
12 1 (1.14%) Project Administrator
12 1 (1.14%) Infrastructure Manager
12 1 (1.14%) Support Manager
12 1 (1.14%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) HTML
1 1 (1.14%) CSS
1 1 (1.14%) XML
1 1 (1.14%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.27%) PMI
4 1 (1.14%) NHS
4 1 (1.14%) GIS
4 1 (1.14%) Statistics
4 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (1.14%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (53.41%) PRINCE2
2 46 (52.27%) Project Management
3 33 (37.50%) Project Planning
4 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (26.14%) ITIL
6 16 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
7 15 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (15.91%) Business Analysis
9 13 (14.77%) Programme Management
10 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (13.64%) Change Management
10 12 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (11.36%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (11.36%) Coaching
12 10 (11.36%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (11.36%) Service Delivery
13 9 (10.23%) Change Control
14 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
14 7 (7.95%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) SQL
2 6 (6.82%) VB
3 1 (1.14%) VBA
3 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 9 (10.23%) Degree
2 9 (10.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.82%) HND
6 5 (5.68%) MCP
7 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.41%) MCTS
8 1 (1.14%) PMP
8 1 (1.14%) HNC
8 1 (1.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.32%) Primavera
3 15 (17.05%) Oracle
4 14 (15.91%) SAP
5 10 (11.36%) Cognos
6 1 (1.14%) NEC
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