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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planner
Rank 499 479 491
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 96 103 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 48
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£350 £321 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £403 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £326 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £31.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -34.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £31.92
% change year-on-year
+26.19% -34.21%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 2014.

Project Planner Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Planner
Top 23 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 December 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 -33 90 £350 +8.10% 16
London +6 25 £394 +23.04% 6
South East -8 21 £344 -3.98% 2
South West -19 16 £325 +8.33% 2
East of England -14 8 £375 - 3
Yorkshire -17 6 £400 - 1
City of London +4 5 £388 +42.20%
Bristol -13 5 £413 +33.06% 2
Surrey - 3 £325 -
North West -8 2 £275 -16.98% 1
South Yorkshire +1 1 £288 -32.35%
Berkshire -1 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Redhill - 1 £325 -
Sheffield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

Project Planner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 115 (54.76%) MS Project
2 79 (37.62%) Project Management
3 77 (36.67%) Project Planning
4 68 (32.38%) Security Cleared
5 61 (29.05%) MS Excel
5 61 (29.05%) Microsoft
6 57 (27.14%) PRINCE2
6 57 (27.14%) SC Cleared
7 40 (19.05%) Finance
8 30 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (12.38%) Primavera
11 21 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
12 20 (9.52%) Risk Management
13 19 (9.05%) Change Control
14 18 (8.57%) MS Office
15 17 (8.10%) Resource Management
16 16 (7.62%) SAP
17 15 (7.14%) Programme Management
18 14 (6.67%) Critical Path Analysis
19 13 (6.19%) QA
19 13 (6.19%) MS Visio
19 13 (6.19%) Change Management
19 13 (6.19%) PMI Certification
20 12 (5.71%) ERP
20 12 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
21 11 (5.24%) SharePoint
21 11 (5.24%) Telecoms
22 10 (4.76%) Banking
22 10 (4.76%) ITIL

Project Planner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.86%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.48%) Confluence
3 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.48%) CMS
3 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 115 (54.76%) MS Project
2 61 (29.05%) MS Excel
3 21 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (8.57%) MS Office
5 13 (6.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Agresso
2 1 (0.48%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.48%) 4G
1 1 (0.48%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.95%) Data Mining
1 2 (0.95%) MS Access
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 40 (19.05%) Finance
2 11 (5.24%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.76%) Banking
4 8 (3.81%) Retail
5 6 (2.86%) Marketing
6 4 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Military
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) International Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.48%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.33%) PMI
4 5 (2.38%) Economics
5 3 (1.43%) EPoS
6 2 (0.95%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.95%) FMCG
6 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.48%) User Experience
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.48%) Online Games
7 1 (0.48%) NHS
7 1 (0.48%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.38%) Windows
2 2 (0.95%) Linux
3 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.62%) Project Management
2 77 (36.67%) Project Planning
3 57 (27.14%) PRINCE2
4 30 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 19 (9.05%) Change Control
8 17 (8.10%) Resource Management
9 15 (7.14%) Programme Management
10 14 (6.67%) Critical Path Analysis
11 13 (6.19%) Change Management
12 12 (5.71%) ERP
13 10 (4.76%) ITIL
14 9 (4.29%) Business Transformation
15 8 (3.81%) Portfolio Management
15 8 (3.81%) Dependency Management
16 7 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
16 7 (3.33%) Mentoring
16 7 (3.33%) Earned Value Management
17 6 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.38%) C
2 3 (1.43%) VBA
3 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (32.38%) Security Cleared
2 57 (27.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.19%) PMI Certification
4 9 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (4.29%) PMP
5 8 (3.81%) Degree
6 7 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.95%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 1 (0.48%) APMP
8 1 (0.48%) PgMP
8 1 (0.48%) MAPM
8 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) HNC
8 1 (0.48%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.19%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (29.05%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.38%) Primavera
3 16 (7.62%) SAP
4 6 (2.86%) Planview
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle
6 2 (0.95%) Siebel
6 2 (0.95%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.95%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.48%) Niku
7 1 (0.48%) CA
7 1 (0.48%) Lotus
7 1 (0.48%) NEC
7 1 (0.48%) IBM
7 1 (0.48%) HP
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