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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planner
Rank 523 457 453
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 84 126 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 66 51
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£360 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £219 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £18.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.78% -9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £18.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+83.78% +76.19%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 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 22 May 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 -64 75 £368 -2.00% 5
London -37 23 £406 +1.56% 1
West Midlands -6 16 £425 +88.88%
South East -18 14 £363 +5.71% 1
Hampshire +2 10 £340 -5.50%
Coventry +9 9 £450 +105.71%
South West +4 9 £340 -24.44% 1
Bristol +2 8 £333 +155.76%
Scotland -8 5 £325 -13.39%
East of England +11 4 £270 -
Glasgow -4 3 £400 +14.12%
West Yorkshire -9 3 £363 -14.70% 1
Leeds -11 3 £363 - 1
Yorkshire -13 3 £363 -14.70% 1
North West -26 3 £356 +18.75% 1
East Midlands - 3 £233 -
Edinburgh -2 2 £285 -28.87%
City of London -4 2 £283 -27.09%
Hook -5 2 £335 -6.89%
Manchester -16 2 £356 +42.50%
Oxfordshire -21 2 £375 -6.25%
Derbyshire - 2 £165 -
Portsmouth - 2 £293 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £215 -
Chesterfield - 2 £165 -
Wales +6 1 £360 +2.71%
Surrey +4 1 - -
South Wales +3 1 £360 +2.71%
Milton Keynes +1 1 £375 +36.36%
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £375 +36.36%

Project Planner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 116 (61.38%) MS Project
2 82 (43.39%) Project Management
3 68 (35.98%) Microsoft
4 67 (35.45%) MS Excel
5 62 (32.80%) PRINCE2
6 56 (29.63%) Project Planning
7 45 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 42 (22.22%) Finance
9 37 (19.58%) MS Office
10 35 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (17.99%) SC Cleared
12 30 (15.87%) Risk Management
13 22 (11.64%) QA
13 22 (11.64%) SAP
13 22 (11.64%) SharePoint
14 21 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (10.05%) PMI Certification
16 18 (9.52%) Critical Path Analysis
17 17 (8.99%) Change Management
18 16 (8.47%) PMP
18 16 (8.47%) MS PowerPoint
18 16 (8.47%) APMP
19 15 (7.94%) Primavera
19 15 (7.94%) Programme Management
20 13 (6.88%) Change Control
21 12 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 11 (5.82%) Resource Management
23 9 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
24 8 (4.23%) Dependency Management

Project Planner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (11.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.65%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.53%) Documentum
Applications
1 116 (61.38%) MS Project
2 67 (35.45%) MS Excel
3 37 (19.58%) MS Office
4 16 (8.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (4.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.53%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (7.94%) Primavera
2 3 (1.59%) CA PPM
2 3 (1.59%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
General
1 42 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (3.17%) Banking
3 5 (2.65%) Retail
3 5 (2.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.65%) Law
4 4 (2.12%) Military
5 3 (1.59%) Electronics
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Publishing
6 2 (1.06%) Automotive
6 2 (1.06%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.23%) PMI
3 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.59%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.06%) NHS
6 1 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.53%) Economics
6 1 (0.53%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (43.39%) Project Management
2 62 (32.80%) PRINCE2
3 56 (29.63%) Project Planning
4 35 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (15.87%) Risk Management
6 21 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (9.52%) Critical Path Analysis
8 17 (8.99%) Change Management
9 15 (7.94%) Programme Management
10 13 (6.88%) Change Control
11 12 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 11 (5.82%) Resource Management
13 8 (4.23%) Dependency Management
13 8 (4.23%) ERP
14 7 (3.70%) ITIL
14 7 (3.70%) Migration
14 7 (3.70%) Mentoring
15 6 (3.17%) Waterfall
15 6 (3.17%) Document Management
16 5 (2.65%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.65%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 34 (17.99%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.05%) PMI Certification
4 16 (8.47%) PMP
4 16 (8.47%) APMP
5 9 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.12%) BC Cleared
6 4 (2.12%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.12%) Degree
7 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.06%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 2 (1.06%) PgMP
8 1 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.64%) QA
2 5 (2.65%) P3O
Vendors
1 68 (35.98%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.64%) SAP
3 4 (2.12%) Oracle
3 4 (2.12%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.59%) NEC
5 2 (1.06%) CA
5 2 (1.06%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.53%) Cadence
6 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.53%) Niku
6 1 (0.53%) Ariba
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