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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Critical Path Analysis
Rank 558 572 516
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -56
Contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis 28 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.039% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.052% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 13
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£438 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £296 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £310 £381
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -18.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 -

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
42524 40556 34695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.26% 74.95% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26500 24954 20813
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1204 1148 1126
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £51.00 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 17 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 1 April 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 -3 25 £438 +21.52% 3
London +18 16 £450 +18.42%
North West -16 3 £425 +78.94%
South East -25 1 - - 2
Chelmsford - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
East of England - - - -
Slough - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

Critical Path Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 37 (55.22%) PRINCE2
2 35 (52.24%) Project Management
3 25 (37.31%) MS Project
4 19 (28.36%) Project Planning
5 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
6 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (20.90%) Programme Management
7 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
8 13 (19.40%) Finance
8 13 (19.40%) ITIL
9 10 (14.93%) Change Management
10 9 (13.43%) Oracle
10 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
11 8 (11.94%) Document Management
12 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
12 7 (10.45%) Business Analysis
12 7 (10.45%) Banking
12 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (8.96%) Change Control
13 6 (8.96%) Primavera
14 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
14 5 (7.46%) BPR
14 5 (7.46%) VB
14 5 (7.46%) SQL
14 5 (7.46%) CRM
14 5 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (7.46%) HND
14 5 (7.46%) SharePoint

Critical Path Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.49%) Documentum
Applications
1 25 (37.31%) MS Project
2 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.48%) MS Office
5 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) Intranet
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.97%) MS Access
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) QlikView
3 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) DataStage
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Local Government
4 3 (4.48%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Law
5 2 (2.99%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Project Planner
1 14 (20.90%) Project Manager
2 13 (19.40%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Programme Planner
4 7 (10.45%) Programme Office Support
5 4 (5.97%) Planning Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Report Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Risk Manager
6 3 (4.48%) MI Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Programme Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Programme Planning Manager
7 2 (2.99%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Project Manager
8 1 (1.49%) Systems Support Manager
8 1 (1.49%) Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) PMI
3 2 (2.99%) Social Media
3 2 (2.99%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.49%) GIS
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (55.22%) PRINCE2
2 35 (52.24%) Project Management
3 19 (28.36%) Project Planning
4 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (20.90%) Programme Management
6 13 (19.40%) ITIL
7 10 (14.93%) Change Management
8 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
8 8 (11.94%) Document Management
9 7 (10.45%) Business Analysis
9 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.96%) Change Control
11 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.46%) BPR
11 5 (7.46%) CRM
11 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.97%) Coaching
12 4 (5.97%) Earned Value Management
12 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) VB
1 5 (7.46%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (7.46%) HND
2 5 (7.46%) Degree
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (5.97%) MCP
4 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.99%) PMP
6 1 (1.49%) APMP
6 1 (1.49%) PgMP
6 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) P3O
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle
3 6 (8.96%) Primavera
4 4 (5.97%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Cadence
5 1 (1.49%) Remedy
5 1 (1.49%) NEC
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) CA
5 1 (1.49%) Epicor
5 1 (1.49%) Cognos