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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 194 185 183
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 629 601 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.16% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.57% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 314 317
Average daily rate
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£400 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £14.59 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.95 £51.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.67 £32.50 £27.01
% change year-on-year
-14.85% +20.31%

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
42487 38184 36396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.65% 73.77% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 23709 21229
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1158 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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 -10 585 £400 -1.23% 141
London +17 259 £440 +2.32% 41
South East -1 137 £368 -8.12% 33
City of London +4 56 £400 -15.78% 15
Hampshire +14 43 £348 -26.73% 8
East of England -15 38 £425 +13.33% 18
Scotland -18 36 £320 -31.47% 7
North West +9 33 £425 - 11
South West -4 33 £325 -16.93% 16
West Midlands -18 31 £375 -2.59% 8
Yorkshire -14 25 £350 -15.66% 4
Buckinghamshire -13 24 £338 -18.67% 3
Berkshire +4 20 £413 -2.94% 5
Surrey -9 20 £413 -2.94% 10
Hertfordshire -1 19 £375 +38.88% 4
Oxfordshire -10 18 £180 -51.35% 2
Bristol -10 16 £335 -17.02% 3
West Yorkshire -15 16 £350 -9.67% 1
Milton Keynes -18 16 £363 -8.22% 2
Edinburgh -17 15 £320 -15.78% 1
Glasgow +1 14 £410 -9.84% 1
East Midlands -5 13 £347 +6.91% 6
Birmingham +2 12 £384 +55.05% 4
Oxford -9 11 £180 -55.00% 2
Manchester -13 10 £425 -5.55% 7
Leeds -22 10 £325 -21.68%
North East -32 9 £363 +3.57% 1
Gloucestershire - 9 £290 - 8
Cheshire +5 8 £425 -8.10% 2
Bedfordshire -12 8 £438 -2.77% 2

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 604 (43.90%) Project Management
2 446 (32.41%) Finance
3 343 (24.93%) PRINCE2
4 330 (23.98%) MS Project
5 287 (20.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 254 (18.46%) Microsoft
7 226 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
8 223 (16.21%) MS Excel
9 209 (15.19%) Change Management
10 183 (13.30%) Security Cleared
11 171 (12.43%) Banking
12 150 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
13 128 (9.30%) Risk Management
14 127 (9.23%) SC Cleared
15 123 (8.94%) MS Office
16 116 (8.43%) Migration
17 105 (7.63%) Programme Management
17 105 (7.63%) Windows
18 103 (7.49%) MS PowerPoint
19 100 (7.27%) SAP
20 95 (6.90%) Oracle
20 95 (6.90%) Degree
21 85 (6.18%) SQL
21 85 (6.18%) ITIL
22 83 (6.03%) Change Control
23 82 (5.96%) MS Visio
24 78 (5.67%) QA
25 77 (5.60%) SharePoint
25 77 (5.60%) .NET
26 75 (5.45%) Retail

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 77 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.54%) MS Project Server
3 16 (1.16%) CMS
3 16 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.58%) IIS
7 7 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.36%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 4 (0.29%) SAS
10 4 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.29%) Drupal
11 3 (0.22%) Confluence
11 3 (0.22%) Lync
11 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 330 (23.98%) MS Project
2 223 (16.21%) MS Excel
3 123 (8.94%) MS Office
4 103 (7.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 82 (5.96%) MS Visio
6 27 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.44%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.73%) SAP PS
4 10 (0.73%) Agresso
5 7 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.36%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.29%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.22%) SAP Retail
9 2 (0.15%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.15%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.87%) SaaS
2 7 (0.51%) Google Apps
2 7 (0.51%) Office 365
3 4 (0.29%) PaaS
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.073%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.34%) Firewall
2 26 (1.89%) Internet
3 21 (1.53%) WAN
4 19 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.24%) SAN
6 15 (1.09%) LAN
7 13 (0.94%) 4G
8 12 (0.87%) VPN
8 12 (0.87%) 3G
9 11 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (0.80%) MPLS
9 11 (0.80%) SSL
10 10 (0.73%) Intranet
10 10 (0.73%) Network Security
11 9 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (0.65%) DHCP
12 8 (0.58%) BGP
13 7 (0.51%) NAS
13 7 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 12 (0.87%) MS Access
6 10 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.51%) Big Data
8 7 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.44%) MySQL
9 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.29%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.29%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.22%) DB2
12 3 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.31%) JIRA
2 16 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.58%) Subversion
4 6 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.22%) Maven
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.15%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.15%) NUnit
7 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.15%) NCover
8 1 (0.073%) SAP CE
8 1 (0.073%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.073%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.073%) Xcode
8 1 (0.073%) MSI
8 1 (0.073%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.073%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 446 (32.41%) Finance
2 171 (12.43%) Banking
3 75 (5.45%) Retail
4 73 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 60 (4.36%) Investment Banking
6 35 (2.54%) Publishing
7 29 (2.11%) Marketing
8 27 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.89%) Retail Banking
9 26 (1.89%) Back Office
10 25 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 25 (1.82%) Legal
11 21 (1.53%) Front Office
12 13 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.87%) Billing
13 12 (0.87%) Electronics
13 12 (0.87%) German Language
14 10 (0.73%) Local Government
15 8 (0.58%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.44%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 545 (39.61%) Project Manager
2 192 (13.95%) Analyst
3 95 (6.90%) Project Planner
4 83 (6.03%) Developer
5 82 (5.96%) Business Analyst
6 47 (3.42%) PMO Analyst
7 44 (3.20%) Coordinator
8 36 (2.62%) Architect
9 35 (2.54%) Senior Manager
10 31 (2.25%) Consultant
10 31 (2.25%) Project Coordinator
11 28 (2.03%) IT Project Manager
12 27 (1.96%) Programme Manager
12 27 (1.96%) Technical Manager
13 26 (1.89%) Security Project Manager
13 26 (1.89%) Senior Project Manager
13 26 (1.89%) Security Manager
14 25 (1.82%) Support Analyst
14 25 (1.82%) Infrastructure Manager
15 24 (1.74%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (5.60%) .NET
2 45 (3.27%) XML
3 30 (2.18%) HTML
4 24 (1.74%) Web Services
5 21 (1.53%) CSS
6 14 (1.02%) Silverlight
6 14 (1.02%) WCF
7 13 (0.94%) STL
8 12 (0.87%) SOAP
8 12 (0.87%) Middleware
8 12 (0.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 11 (0.80%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.65%) jQuery
10 9 (0.65%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.58%) Reactive Extensions
11 8 (0.58%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 7 (0.51%) HTML5
12 7 (0.51%) RESTful
12 7 (0.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 7 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 150 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 41 (2.98%) Economics
4 23 (1.67%) PMI
5 22 (1.60%) NHS
6 20 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.38%) Derivative
8 18 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.02%) Fixed Income
10 12 (0.87%) Grid Computing
10 12 (0.87%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 11 (0.80%) Kindle
11 11 (0.80%) PKI
12 9 (0.65%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.65%) Mathematics
12 9 (0.65%) DTV
13 8 (0.58%) User Experience
14 7 (0.51%) IBM XIV
14 7 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 105 (7.63%) Windows
2 45 (3.27%) Linux
3 32 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 21 (1.53%) UNIX
5 16 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.65%) Android
7 9 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.51%) HPUX
9 7 (0.51%) Solaris
10 5 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.29%) CentOS
11 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.15%) pSOS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.073%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (43.90%) Project Management
2 343 (24.93%) PRINCE2
3 287 (20.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 226 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
5 209 (15.19%) Change Management
6 128 (9.30%) Risk Management
7 116 (8.43%) Migration
8 105 (7.63%) Programme Management
9 85 (6.18%) ITIL
10 83 (6.03%) Change Control
11 71 (5.16%) Resource Management
12 69 (5.01%) PRINCE
13 64 (4.65%) Scrum
14 61 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 60 (4.36%) Portfolio Management
16 59 (4.29%) ERP
17 58 (4.22%) Data Migration
18 57 (4.14%) Business Analysis
19 56 (4.07%) Workflow
20 53 (3.85%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (6.18%) SQL
2 62 (4.51%) C#
3 37 (2.69%) Java
4 29 (2.11%) Python
5 28 (2.03%) C++
6 22 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.80%) C
8 9 (0.65%) Ruby
8 9 (0.65%) VBA
9 8 (0.58%) Perl
10 7 (0.51%) PHP
10 7 (0.51%) VB
11 5 (0.36%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.36%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.29%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.29%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.29%) Scala
13 3 (0.22%) VBScript
14 2 (0.15%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 183 (13.30%) Security Cleared
2 127 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 95 (6.90%) Degree
4 58 (4.22%) PMI Certification
5 56 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 43 (3.13%) PMP
7 35 (2.54%) ISEB
7 35 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 18 (1.31%) APMP
9 17 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.73%) CCNP
11 10 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (0.73%) MCITP
11 10 (0.73%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.51%) CISSP
13 6 (0.44%) MCSE
13 6 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.67%) QA
2 18 (1.31%) P3O
3 13 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.29%) SLA
7 4 (0.29%) GxP
7 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.22%) FATCA
9 2 (0.15%) MiFID
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.073%) COREP
10 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.073%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.65%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.36%) GPFS
5 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.22%) vCloud
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.15%) vSphere
8 1 (0.073%) XenApp
8 1 (0.073%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.073%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.073%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.073%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.80%) SCCM
3 9 (0.65%) Backup Exec
4 7 (0.51%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.29%) Puppet
6 3 (0.22%) Sysprep
6 3 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.22%) WMI
7 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.073%) SCOM
8 1 (0.073%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.073%) Control-M
Vendors
1 254 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 100 (7.27%) SAP
3 95 (6.90%) Oracle
4 45 (3.27%) Cisco
5 39 (2.83%) Primavera
6 32 (2.33%) HP
7 31 (2.25%) IBM
8 22 (1.60%) Planview
9 20 (1.45%) VMware
9 20 (1.45%) CheckPoint
10 17 (1.24%) Juniper
11 13 (0.94%) Cognos
12 10 (0.73%) F5
13 9 (0.65%) Sourcefire
13 9 (0.65%) Blue Coat
14 8 (0.58%) Brocade
15 7 (0.51%) Google
15 7 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
15 7 (0.51%) Dell
15 7 (0.51%) Citrix
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £520 - £570 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £380 - £450 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £380 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day + flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago