The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planner
Rank 524 506 468
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 95 95 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 67 62
Average daily rate £315 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £246 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £430 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £328 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.81% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+35.89% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planner within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Project Planner Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Planner
Top 30 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 90 £320 -5.18% 1
South East +17 28 £294 +6.72%
London -16 18 £350 -
South West +1 15 £315 -3.07% 1
West Midlands -8 14 £338 +5.46%
Hampshire +13 13 £280 -25.33%
Coventry +9 12 £350 +12.90%
Bristol 0 7 £335 -18.78%
East of England +1 6 £428 +24.36%
Surrey -3 6 £450 +63.63%
Berkshire - 6 £253 -
Hook - 6 £280 -
Yorkshire -7 5 £315 -30.00%
Wiltshire -8 5 £230 -29.23%
Hertfordshire +10 4 £428 +14.76%
Reading - 4 £253 -
Leatherhead - 4 £475 -
Manchester -15 3 - -
North West -16 3 - -
Salisbury - 3 £315 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Peterborough +15 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +6 2 - -
West Yorkshire -3 2 £405 -10.00%
Brentford - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £313 -
Worthing - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £405 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -

Project Planner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 99 (55.31%) MS Project
2 72 (40.22%) Project Management
3 57 (31.84%) MS Excel
4 48 (26.82%) Microsoft
5 46 (25.70%) Project Planning
6 45 (25.14%) Finance
7 44 (24.58%) Security Cleared
8 39 (21.79%) PRINCE2
9 35 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (15.64%) SC Cleared
10 28 (15.64%) QA
10 28 (15.64%) Risk Management
11 20 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (10.61%) MS Office
13 18 (10.06%) MS PowerPoint
14 17 (9.50%) SharePoint
15 15 (8.38%) Banking
16 14 (7.82%) Programme Management
17 13 (7.26%) Configuration Management
18 11 (6.15%) MS Visio
19 10 (5.59%) Change Control
20 9 (5.03%) APMP
20 9 (5.03%) Change Management
20 9 (5.03%) Dependency Management
21 8 (4.47%) Management Information System
21 8 (4.47%) Primavera
21 8 (4.47%) Earned Value Management
22 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
22 7 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 7 (3.91%) ITIL

Project Planner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (9.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.12%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 99 (55.31%) MS Project
2 57 (31.84%) MS Excel
3 19 (10.61%) MS Office
4 18 (10.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (6.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.47%) Primavera
2 3 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.68%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.56%) LAN
2 1 (0.56%) NAS
2 1 (0.56%) Network Security
2 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
General
1 45 (25.14%) Finance
2 15 (8.38%) Banking
3 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.79%) Retail
5 4 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) French Language
7 1 (0.56%) Front Office
7 1 (0.56%) German Language
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.47%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.35%) NHS
4 4 (2.23%) Chemistry
4 4 (2.23%) PMI
5 2 (1.12%) Biology
5 2 (1.12%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.68%) Windows
2 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.56%) Unix
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (40.22%) Project Management
2 46 (25.70%) Project Planning
3 39 (21.79%) PRINCE2
4 35 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (15.64%) Risk Management
6 20 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.82%) Programme Management
8 13 (7.26%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.59%) Change Control
10 9 (5.03%) Change Management
10 9 (5.03%) Dependency Management
11 8 (4.47%) Earned Value Management
12 7 (3.91%) ITIL
13 5 (2.79%) CRM
13 5 (2.79%) ERP
13 5 (2.79%) Project Governance
13 5 (2.79%) Resource Management
13 5 (2.79%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (2.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.56%) C
1 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (24.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.03%) APMP
4 7 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.79%) Degree
6 5 (2.79%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.68%) HND
9 2 (1.12%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.12%) PMP
10 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.64%) QA
2 6 (3.35%) P3O
3 5 (2.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 48 (26.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.35%) SAP
3 4 (2.23%) Oracle
4 3 (1.68%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.56%) BT
5 1 (0.56%) Capita
5 1 (0.56%) HP
5 1 (0.56%) Huawei
5 1 (0.56%) Murex
5 1 (0.56%) Nokia