The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 238 189 183
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 520 632 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 1.22% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.57% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 389 331
Average daily rate £413 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £559 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 20
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.35 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.86% -51.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.18 £45.00 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £21.60 £38.69
% change year-on-year
+73.63% -44.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Planning within the UK.

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Planning
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning within the UK.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Planning
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 Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 10 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 -30 476 £416 -2.05% 118
London -26 176 £428 -5.00% 59
South East -23 96 £394 -1.56% 22
West Midlands +3 45 £425 +13.33% 6
North West -13 41 £375 -11.76% 8
Yorkshire -9 37 £419 +4.68% 7
South West +6 33 £403 +23.84% 8
West Yorkshire 0 31 £394 -1.56% 3
Hampshire 0 28 £384 -3.68% 4
Scotland -35 28 £320 -17.41% 7
East of England -1 26 £444 -17.44% 4
City of London +11 23 £395 -24.76% 13
Leeds -1 23 £400 +14.28% 3
Berkshire +5 22 £406 -4.41% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 19 £309 -8.51% 1
East Midlands -5 19 £425 - 2
Manchester -8 19 £333 -16.87% 2
Shropshire - 18 - - 1
Milton Keynes -1 15 £305 -9.62%
Wiltshire +1 14 £500 +53.84%
Edinburgh -25 14 £350 -17.64% 7
Telford - 13 - - 1
Surrey -19 12 £450 +4.65% 9
Oxfordshire +4 10 £271 -37.64%
Nottinghamshire -2 10 £475 +63.79% 1
Glasgow +6 9 £323 -14.00%
Hertfordshire +5 9 £500 -
Devon +7 8 £405 -19.40%
Lancashire +3 8 £425 +9.67% 2
Nottingham -8 8 £475 +265.38% 1

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Project Planning also 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 that cited Project Planning.

1 469 (41.76%) Project Management
2 394 (35.08%) Finance
3 325 (28.94%) PRINCE2
4 287 (25.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 222 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
5 222 (19.77%) MS Project
6 163 (14.51%) MS Excel
7 152 (13.54%) Change Management
8 136 (12.11%) Migration
9 133 (11.84%) Microsoft
10 126 (11.22%) Security Cleared
11 110 (9.80%) Banking
12 109 (9.71%) Oracle
13 101 (8.99%) Change Control
14 95 (8.46%) Waterfall
14 95 (8.46%) SC Cleared
14 95 (8.46%) Programme Management
15 87 (7.75%) ITIL
15 87 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
16 84 (7.48%) MS Office
17 82 (7.30%) Degree
18 77 (6.86%) Risk Management
19 72 (6.41%) Windows
20 71 (6.32%) SQL
20 71 (6.32%) PMI Certification
21 65 (5.79%) SDLC
22 64 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
22 64 (5.70%) QA
23 63 (5.61%) Unix
24 62 (5.52%) SAP

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Project Planning also 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 that cited Project Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 53 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.05%) WebLogic
3 13 (1.16%) MS Project Server
4 10 (0.89%) CMS
5 9 (0.80%) IIS
6 8 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.71%) OpenStack
6 8 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.62%) Confluence
7 7 (0.62%) JBoss
7 7 (0.62%) SAS
7 7 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.45%) Apache
8 5 (0.45%) Node.js
8 5 (0.45%) TPMS
9 4 (0.36%) Drupal
10 3 (0.27%) CICS
10 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 222 (19.77%) MS Project
2 163 (14.51%) MS Excel
3 84 (7.48%) MS Office
4 64 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 47 (4.19%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.089%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.98%) Primavera
2 8 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.62%) SAP APO
4 4 (0.36%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.27%) ReMetrica
5 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.27%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.089%) BASE24
7 1 (0.089%) Brady Trinity
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.089%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.089%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.07%) Office 365
2 7 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.45%) IaaS
4 5 (0.45%) PaaS
5 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.27%) SaaS
6 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.089%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.089%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.089%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.87%) Firewall
2 14 (1.25%) LAN
3 13 (1.16%) Internet
4 12 (1.07%) WAN
5 10 (0.89%) ATM
6 8 (0.71%) DNS
7 7 (0.62%) HTTP
8 6 (0.53%) Extranet
8 6 (0.53%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.45%) MPLS
9 5 (0.45%) WLAN
10 4 (0.36%) Broadband
10 4 (0.36%) SMTP
10 4 (0.36%) VPN
10 4 (0.36%) WebEx
11 3 (0.27%) DHCP
11 3 (0.27%) Intranet
11 3 (0.27%) SAN
11 3 (0.27%) SSL
11 3 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.65%) Oracle OWB
2 23 (2.05%) Oracle Database
3 21 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 17 (1.51%) MySQL
5 8 (0.71%) Big Data
5 8 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.62%) DB2
6 7 (0.62%) SAP BW
7 6 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.27%) GIS
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (4.10%) ClearCase
2 39 (3.47%) ClearQuest
3 23 (2.05%) JIRA
4 22 (1.96%) CA Gen
5 10 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.62%) Subversion
8 6 (0.53%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.27%) Ant
9 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.27%) Rational Application Developer
9 3 (0.27%) Rational Robot
9 3 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.27%) Toad
10 2 (0.18%) EasyMock
10 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.18%) JUnit
10 2 (0.18%) Maven
10 2 (0.18%) NUnit
10 2 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 394 (35.08%) Finance
2 110 (9.80%) Banking
3 56 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 51 (4.54%) Retail
5 26 (2.32%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.32%) Marketing
6 23 (2.05%) Legal
7 20 (1.78%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.16%) Law
9 13 (1.16%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.07%) Front Office
10 12 (1.07%) Local Government
11 11 (0.98%) Billing
12 10 (0.89%) Automotive
13 9 (0.80%) Back Office
13 9 (0.80%) Electronics
14 5 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 462 (41.14%) Project Manager
2 141 (12.56%) Analyst
3 61 (5.43%) Developer
4 58 (5.16%) IT Manager
5 56 (4.99%) Business Analyst
6 55 (4.90%) Architect
7 51 (4.54%) IT Project Manager
8 48 (4.27%) Programme Manager
9 47 (4.19%) PMO Analyst
10 46 (4.10%) Project Planner
11 41 (3.65%) Senior Manager
12 40 (3.56%) Infrastructure Manager
13 34 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 34 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
14 33 (2.94%) Consultant
15 32 (2.85%) Coordinator
16 27 (2.40%) Technical Manager
17 26 (2.32%) Project Officer
18 25 (2.23%) Migration Project Manager
18 25 (2.23%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.76%) J2EE
2 29 (2.58%) CSS
3 27 (2.40%) .NET
4 26 (2.32%) HTML
5 19 (1.69%) Middleware
6 15 (1.34%) jQuery
7 13 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 12 (1.07%) XML
9 8 (0.71%) Ajax
9 8 (0.71%) Symfony
9 8 (0.71%) WinForms
10 7 (0.62%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.62%) Web Services
10 7 (0.62%) WPF
10 7 (0.62%) XSD
10 7 (0.62%) XSLT
11 6 (0.53%) Entity Framework
12 5 (0.45%) CSS3
12 5 (0.45%) HTML5
13 4 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.01%) Data Centre
3 42 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.58%) PMI
5 27 (2.40%) NHS
6 18 (1.60%) Economics
7 16 (1.42%) Performance Metrics
8 11 (0.98%) Chip and PIN
8 11 (0.98%) FMCG
8 11 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.80%) Equities
10 9 (0.80%) User Experience
11 6 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.53%) Learning Management System
11 6 (0.53%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.45%) Market Risk
12 5 (0.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 72 (6.41%) Windows
2 63 (5.61%) Unix
3 30 (2.67%) Linux
4 17 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.62%) Solaris
7 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.27%) AIX
11 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.18%) pSOS
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.089%) SUSE
12 1 (0.089%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (41.76%) Project Management
2 325 (28.94%) PRINCE2
3 287 (25.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 222 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (13.54%) Change Management
6 136 (12.11%) Migration
7 101 (8.99%) Change Control
8 95 (8.46%) Programme Management
8 95 (8.46%) Waterfall
9 87 (7.75%) ITIL
10 77 (6.86%) Risk Management
11 65 (5.79%) SDLC
12 57 (5.08%) Scrum
13 52 (4.63%) Business Analysis
14 48 (4.27%) Project Governance
15 47 (4.19%) E-Commerce
16 46 (4.10%) Resource Management
17 45 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
18 44 (3.92%) Mentoring
19 42 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 71 (6.32%) SQL
2 43 (3.83%) Java
3 40 (3.56%) Shell Script
4 36 (3.21%) C
5 29 (2.58%) Perl
6 27 (2.40%) PL/SQL
7 25 (2.23%) JavaScript
8 24 (2.14%) C#
9 16 (1.42%) PHP
10 8 (0.71%) VB
11 7 (0.62%) VBA
12 6 (0.53%) C++
13 4 (0.36%) COBOL
13 4 (0.36%) R
14 3 (0.27%) ABAP
14 3 (0.27%) Python
14 3 (0.27%) VB6
15 2 (0.18%) Groovy
15 2 (0.18%) Korn
15 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 95 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 82 (7.30%) Degree
4 71 (6.32%) PMI Certification
5 55 (4.90%) PMP
6 54 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 42 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 27 (2.40%) APMP
9 22 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (1.78%) DV Cleared
11 18 (1.60%) ISEB
12 6 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.45%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.36%) CCNA
14 4 (0.36%) HND
14 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.27%) CCIE
15 3 (0.27%) CCNP
15 3 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.70%) QA
2 15 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.62%) SLA
5 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.27%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.18%) COBIT
6 2 (0.18%) GAMP
6 2 (0.18%) GMP
6 2 (0.18%) GxP
6 2 (0.18%) P3O
6 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.089%) Basel III
7 1 (0.089%) FATCA
7 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.089%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (0.98%) Active Directory
1 11 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.53%) Docker
2 6 (0.53%) Xen
3 3 (0.27%) XenApp
4 2 (0.18%) RACF
4 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.089%) Firmware
5 1 (0.089%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.089%) NFS
5 1 (0.089%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.089%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.089%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.089%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (0.80%) QRadar
2 7 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.53%) Puppet
3 6 (0.53%) SCCM
4 2 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.089%) Ansible
5 1 (0.089%) Grafana
5 1 (0.089%) Graphite
5 1 (0.089%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.089%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.089%) zSecure
Vendors
1 133 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 109 (9.71%) Oracle
3 62 (5.52%) SAP
4 37 (3.29%) Informatica
5 32 (2.85%) Pega
6 23 (2.05%) BEA
6 23 (2.05%) webMethods
7 20 (1.78%) HP
8 18 (1.60%) VMware
9 11 (0.98%) Citrix
10 10 (0.89%) IBM
11 9 (0.80%) ArcSight
11 9 (0.80%) Cisco
11 9 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.71%) Splunk
12 8 (0.71%) Sybase
13 7 (0.62%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.45%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.45%) Rackspace
Central London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £70,000 - £80,000 per year 12 month FTC
Posted: Yesterday
Hook
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tata Consultancy services
Rate: £175 - £500+ per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £459 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable - On Experience
Posted: 27 days ago