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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planner
Rank 498 532 535
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 114 54 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 21 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £400 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £22.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £22.00

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

Project Planner Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 +38 94 £380 +7.04% 8
London +37 31 £425 +6.25% 1
South East +11 21 £268 -14.40% 3
South West -31 20 £375 +6.76% 2
Berkshire +11 11 £260 - 1
Bristol -6 9 £365 +21.66% 1
City of London +33 8 £600 +66.66% 1
West Midlands -14 8 - -
Bracknell +7 7 - -
Hampshire -13 4 £210 -43.43%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £338 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £295 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £338 - 1
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -

Project Planner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 145 (58.70%) MS Project
2 111 (44.94%) Project Planning
3 100 (40.49%) Project Management
4 73 (29.55%) MS Excel
4 73 (29.55%) Security Cleared
5 72 (29.15%) PRINCE2
6 69 (27.94%) Microsoft
7 58 (23.48%) SC Cleared
8 36 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (14.57%) Finance
9 27 (10.93%) MS PowerPoint
9 27 (10.93%) QA
10 23 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (9.31%) Change Control
11 22 (8.91%) SAP
12 21 (8.50%) ERP
13 19 (7.69%) Primavera
14 16 (6.48%) MS Visio
15 15 (6.07%) PMI Certification
16 14 (5.67%) Retail
16 14 (5.67%) Critical Path Analysis
16 14 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (5.26%) Programme Management
17 13 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 12 (4.86%) MS Office
18 12 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 11 (4.45%) JIRA
19 11 (4.45%) PMP
19 11 (4.45%) Telecoms
20 10 (4.05%) Change Management

Project Planner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.24%) Confluence
2 6 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.43%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.40%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 145 (58.70%) MS Project
2 73 (29.55%) MS Excel
3 27 (10.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (6.48%) MS Visio
5 12 (4.86%) MS Office
6 4 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Agresso
2 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Summit
3 1 (0.40%) CA Clarity
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) 4G
1 1 (0.40%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (0.40%) WAN
1 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.81%) MS Access
1 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (4.45%) JIRA
General
1 36 (14.57%) Finance
2 14 (5.67%) Retail
3 11 (4.45%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.64%) Banking
5 7 (2.83%) Marketing
6 4 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.62%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.62%) Publishing
7 3 (1.21%) Automotive
8 2 (0.81%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) International Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.40%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.83%) PMI
4 6 (2.43%) NHS
5 5 (2.02%) Economics
6 3 (1.21%) User Experience
6 3 (1.21%) EPoS
7 2 (0.81%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) Online Games
8 1 (0.40%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.43%) Windows
2 4 (1.62%) pSOS
3 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (44.94%) Project Planning
2 100 (40.49%) Project Management
3 72 (29.15%) PRINCE2
4 36 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (9.31%) Change Control
6 21 (8.50%) ERP
7 14 (5.67%) Critical Path Analysis
8 13 (5.26%) Programme Management
9 10 (4.05%) Change Management
9 10 (4.05%) Six Sigma
9 10 (4.05%) Dependency Management
10 9 (3.64%) Risk Management
10 9 (3.64%) Strategic Planning
11 7 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (2.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (2.83%) Resource Management
11 7 (2.83%) ITIL
12 6 (2.43%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (2.02%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.21%) VBA
2 2 (0.81%) C
3 1 (0.40%) Java
3 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 58 (23.48%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.07%) PMI Certification
4 13 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (4.45%) PMP
7 9 (3.64%) Degree
8 7 (2.83%) MAPM
9 6 (2.43%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.21%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.93%) QA
2 4 (1.62%) P3O
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.91%) SAP
3 19 (7.69%) Primavera
4 5 (2.02%) Oracle
5 3 (1.21%) Niku
6 2 (0.81%) Siebel
6 2 (0.81%) Planview
7 1 (0.40%) VMware
7 1 (0.40%) HP
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix
7 1 (0.40%) Sage
7 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.40%) Epicor
7 1 (0.40%) Lotus
7 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.40%) IBM
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