The first table below looks at the demand for the Project Planner role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planner in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planner
Rank 469 495 510
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 119 68 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 40 51
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£340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £344 £320
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.25 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 - £21.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Project Planner
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Planner in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Planner Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Planner
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Planner within the UK.

Project Planner Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Planner
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planner within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Project Planner Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Planner
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Planner within the UK.

Project Planner Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Planner
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planner within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +12 99 £340 -2.85% 9
London +46 42 £425 +1.49% 4
City of London +26 15 £430 +1.17% 2
North West +11 15 £300 -14.89%
South East -21 13 £275 -3.50% 2
West Midlands -6 11 - -
Hampshire -14 5 £288 +0.87%
Berkshire -5 4 £260 - 1
East of England -15 4 £325 - 1
East Midlands 0 2 £325 -3.70%
Southampton -7 1 £288 -33.13%
Warrington - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £325 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Havant - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Hook - - - -

Project Planner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Planner in their job title 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 with Project Planner in their job title.

1 138 (60.00%) MS Project
2 104 (45.22%) Project Planning
3 90 (39.13%) Project Management
4 72 (31.30%) MS Excel
5 65 (28.26%) Microsoft
6 60 (26.09%) PRINCE2
7 47 (20.43%) Security Cleared
8 37 (16.09%) Finance
9 36 (15.65%) SC Cleared
10 34 (14.78%) MS PowerPoint
11 30 (13.04%) QA
12 21 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (8.26%) ERP
14 18 (7.83%) MS Visio
15 17 (7.39%) MS Office
15 17 (7.39%) SAP
16 16 (6.96%) Change Control
17 15 (6.52%) PMI Certification
18 14 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (6.09%) Primavera
19 13 (5.65%) Management Information System
19 13 (5.65%) Retail
19 13 (5.65%) Critical Path Analysis
20 12 (5.22%) Banking
20 12 (5.22%) Programme Management
20 12 (5.22%) Strategic Planning
20 12 (5.22%) PMP
21 10 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 10 (4.35%) Dependency Management
22 9 (3.91%) JIRA

Project Planner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Planner in their job title 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 with Project Planner in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.48%) MS Project Server
1 8 (3.48%) Confluence
2 5 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 138 (60.00%) MS Project
2 72 (31.30%) MS Excel
3 34 (14.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (7.83%) MS Visio
5 17 (7.39%) MS Office
6 4 (1.74%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Agresso
2 3 (1.30%) CA Clarity
3 2 (0.87%) Summit
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.43%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) 4G
1 1 (0.43%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (3.91%) JIRA
General
1 37 (16.09%) Finance
2 13 (5.65%) Retail
3 12 (5.22%) Banking
4 7 (3.04%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.04%) Publishing
5 6 (2.61%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.17%) Marketing
7 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.87%) Automotive
8 2 (0.87%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) International Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.61%) PMI
2 6 (2.61%) NHS
3 4 (1.74%) Economics
4 2 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (0.87%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.43%) FMCG
5 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.17%) Windows
2 4 (1.74%) pSOS
3 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (45.22%) Project Planning
2 90 (39.13%) Project Management
3 60 (26.09%) PRINCE2
4 21 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (8.26%) ERP
6 16 (6.96%) Change Control
7 14 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.65%) Critical Path Analysis
9 12 (5.22%) Programme Management
9 12 (5.22%) Strategic Planning
10 10 (4.35%) Dependency Management
11 9 (3.91%) PRINCE
11 9 (3.91%) Change Management
12 8 (3.48%) Six Sigma
13 7 (3.04%) ITIL
14 6 (2.61%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (2.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 5 (2.17%) Migration
15 5 (2.17%) Service Management
15 5 (2.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.74%) C
2 1 (0.43%) Java
2 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (20.43%) Security Cleared
2 36 (15.65%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.52%) PMI Certification
4 12 (5.22%) PMP
5 10 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (3.04%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.04%) MAPM
8 6 (2.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 5 (2.17%) Degree
10 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.87%) MCP
11 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (13.04%) QA
2 4 (1.74%) P3O
3 2 (0.87%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.39%) SAP
3 14 (6.09%) Primavera
4 6 (2.61%) Oracle
5 5 (2.17%) Niku
6 2 (0.87%) Planview
7 1 (0.43%) VMware
7 1 (0.43%) IBM
7 1 (0.43%) HP
7 1 (0.43%) Citrix
7 1 (0.43%) Sage
7 1 (0.43%) Epicor
7 1 (0.43%) Lotus
7 1 (0.43%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
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