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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planner
Rank 502 485 467
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 91 114 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 63 41
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£328 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.90% -6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 29 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 17 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 -31 81 £328 -14.09% 9
London -18 28 £350 -12.50% 2
South East -16 21 £310 -4.90% 2
Hampshire +3 15 £310 -27.90% 1
South West -1 7 £257 -42.91% 2
Wiltshire +13 6 £255 -43.33%
North West -14 5 £331 +10.41% 2
Scotland +1 4 £350 -5.40%
Glasgow - 3 £400 -
City of London +11 2 £325 -19.45%
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
Warrington - 2 £400 -
East of England +17 1 £325 -16.66%
Berkshire 0 1 £400 +6.66%
Yorkshire -19 1 £225 -47.05% 1
Suffolk - 1 £325 -
Wokingham - 1 £400 -
Ipswich - 1 £325 -
Bath - - - - 1
Crawley - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1

Project Planner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 112 (59.89%) MS Project
2 70 (37.43%) Project Management
3 69 (36.90%) MS Excel
4 68 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 64 (34.22%) Project Planning
6 62 (33.16%) PRINCE2
7 48 (25.67%) Security Cleared
8 44 (23.53%) Finance
9 38 (20.32%) SC Cleared
10 33 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (16.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (14.44%) MS Office
13 24 (12.83%) Risk Management
14 23 (12.30%) Change Management
15 21 (11.23%) SAP
16 20 (10.70%) SharePoint
16 20 (10.70%) PMI Certification
17 19 (10.16%) MS PowerPoint
18 18 (9.63%) Primavera
19 17 (9.09%) Programme Management
19 17 (9.09%) PMP
19 17 (9.09%) QA
20 14 (7.49%) Change Control
21 13 (6.95%) Critical Path Analysis
22 11 (5.88%) Resource Management
22 11 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
23 10 (5.35%) APMP
23 10 (5.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 10 (5.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 10 (5.35%) Waterfall

Project Planner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 20 (10.70%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.28%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.53%) Documentum
Applications
1 112 (59.89%) MS Project
2 69 (36.90%) MS Excel
3 27 (14.44%) MS Office
4 19 (10.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (4.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.53%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (9.63%) Primavera
2 4 (2.14%) CA PPM
3 3 (1.60%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
General
1 44 (23.53%) Finance
2 8 (4.28%) Banking
3 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.60%) Electronics
4 3 (1.60%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Military
5 2 (1.07%) Local Government
5 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.07%) Publishing
5 2 (1.07%) Automotive
5 2 (1.07%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.07%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.81%) PMI
3 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.60%) NHS
5 2 (1.07%) Economics
5 2 (1.07%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (37.43%) Project Management
2 64 (34.22%) Project Planning
3 62 (33.16%) PRINCE2
4 33 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (16.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (12.83%) Risk Management
7 23 (12.30%) Change Management
8 17 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 14 (7.49%) Change Control
10 13 (6.95%) Critical Path Analysis
11 11 (5.88%) Resource Management
12 10 (5.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (5.35%) Waterfall
13 9 (4.81%) Dependency Management
13 9 (4.81%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.81%) ITIL
14 8 (4.28%) ERP
14 8 (4.28%) Migration
14 8 (4.28%) Business Transformation
15 6 (3.21%) Earned Value Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.21%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (25.67%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.32%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.70%) PMI Certification
4 17 (9.09%) PMP
5 10 (5.35%) APMP
5 10 (5.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.14%) Degree
7 4 (2.14%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.60%) PgMP
9 2 (1.07%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.09%) QA
2 6 (3.21%) P3O
Vendors
1 68 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.23%) SAP
3 6 (3.21%) CheckPoint
4 5 (2.67%) Oracle
5 3 (1.60%) CA
5 3 (1.60%) NEC
5 3 (1.60%) Planview
6 2 (1.07%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.53%) Cadence
7 1 (0.53%) Niku
7 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.53%) Ariba
7 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.53%) IBM
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