The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 235 228 180
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -48
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 580 597 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.05% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.31% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 399 376
Median daily rate £420 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £252 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £544 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 22
Median hourly rate £37.00 £42.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +133.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £31.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £175.00 £51.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £42.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-11.90% +133.33%

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
44685 45554 42380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29541 29536 26295
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1193 1184
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Project Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 547 £420 +5.00% 119
London +9 238 £438 +9.37% 43
South East -22 108 £400 +6.66% 14
West Midlands -2 63 £356 +9.53% 18
South West +1 38 £431 -0.86% 8
North West -7 35 £425 +3.03% 11
Berkshire -9 33 £420 +20.00% 5
City of London +22 28 £388 +0.38% 11
East of England +26 26 £420 -11.57% 11
East Midlands +16 26 £381 +95.51% 4
Surrey +11 24 £390 -4.00% 3
Yorkshire -12 20 £308 -12.14% 4
Scotland -8 19 £350 +7.69% 2
Hampshire -10 18 £375 -4.57% 4
Birmingham +2 17 £250 - 9
Warwickshire 0 17 £365 -14.11% 4
West Yorkshire -9 17 £300 -13.04% 3
Reading +13 14 £310 -11.42% 4
Bristol +9 14 £328 -12.53% 3
Manchester -9 13 £455 +13.75% 8
Wiltshire -9 13 £863 +100.58%
Shropshire - 13 £395 -
Swindon +7 11 £888 +153.57%
East Sussex +20 10 £675 +50.00%
Cheshire +3 10 £455 +7.05%
Edinburgh -8 10 £344 -11.29% 1
Staffordshire - 10 £200 -
Bradford +9 9 £331 +20.45%
Telford - 9 £395 -
Essex +11 8 £400 -27.27% 1

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 493 (41.78%) Project Management
2 354 (30.00%) Finance
3 269 (22.80%) PRINCE2
4 268 (22.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 261 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (16.78%) MS Project
7 170 (14.41%) MS Excel
7 170 (14.41%) Microsoft
8 159 (13.47%) Migration
9 137 (11.61%) Change Management
10 123 (10.42%) Degree
10 123 (10.42%) Security Cleared
11 116 (9.83%) Waterfall
12 115 (9.75%) Risk Management
13 100 (8.47%) Windows
14 99 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
15 98 (8.31%) SC Cleared
16 92 (7.80%) Banking
17 83 (7.03%) SQL
18 81 (6.86%) Java
18 81 (6.86%) QA
19 79 (6.69%) Oracle
19 79 (6.69%) MS Office
19 79 (6.69%) Programme Management
20 76 (6.44%) ITIL
21 74 (6.27%) Unix
22 69 (5.85%) MS PowerPoint
23 63 (5.34%) Change Control
23 63 (5.34%) Telecoms
23 63 (5.34%) SDLC

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.54%) Confluence
3 14 (1.19%) WebSphere
4 11 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.85%) CMS
6 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.76%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.59%) Apache
7 7 (0.59%) SAS
7 7 (0.59%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.34%) IIS
11 3 (0.25%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.17%) Jetty
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.085%) CICS
13 1 (0.085%) MQSeries
Applications
1 198 (16.78%) MS Project
2 170 (14.41%) MS Excel
3 79 (6.69%) MS Office
4 69 (5.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 53 (4.49%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.085%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 26 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
3 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.42%) Primavera
4 4 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.25%) HFM
5 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.25%) SAP PM
5 3 (0.25%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.17%) Maximo
6 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.085%) BASE24
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.085%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.085%) SAP hybris
7 1 (0.085%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 47 (3.98%) SaaS
2 36 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.05%) Office 365
3 21 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.36%) IaaS
4 16 (1.36%) PaaS
5 14 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.42%) Force.com
7 5 (0.42%) Heroku
8 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.17%) Veeva
9 1 (0.085%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.085%) Trello
9 1 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.71%) Firewall
2 29 (2.46%) WAN
3 25 (2.12%) Internet
3 25 (2.12%) LAN
4 20 (1.69%) Wireless
5 18 (1.53%) VPN
6 16 (1.36%) DNS
6 16 (1.36%) Network Security
7 14 (1.19%) HTTP
8 13 (1.10%) VoIP
9 12 (1.02%) FTP
10 11 (0.93%) MPLS
11 9 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.68%) BGP
12 8 (0.68%) IPsec
12 8 (0.68%) SAN
12 8 (0.68%) TCP/IP
13 7 (0.59%) OSPF
13 7 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.59%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.39%) Oracle OWB
2 28 (2.37%) SQL Server
3 25 (2.12%) MongoDB
4 19 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.93%) MySQL
7 11 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (0.85%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.42%) Big Data
10 5 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.42%) Essbase
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.25%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.25%) DataStage
12 3 (0.25%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.25%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.25%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 43 (3.64%) JIRA
2 40 (3.39%) ClearQuest
3 27 (2.29%) ClearCase
3 27 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.95%) Maven
5 12 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.51%) Subversion
7 6 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.42%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.34%) HP UFT
9 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.34%) Selenium
10 3 (0.25%) LSMW
11 2 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 354 (30.00%) Finance
2 92 (7.80%) Banking
3 63 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.75%) Retail
5 43 (3.64%) Marketing
6 24 (2.03%) Legal
7 17 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.19%) Back Office
9 14 (1.19%) German Language
9 14 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (1.02%) Brand Awareness
11 12 (1.02%) Law
12 11 (0.93%) Billing
13 10 (0.85%) Publishing
14 9 (0.76%) Automotive
15 8 (0.68%) Local Government
16 7 (0.59%) Advertising
16 7 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 441 (37.37%) Project Manager
2 149 (12.63%) Analyst
3 107 (9.07%) Architect
4 58 (4.92%) Project Planner
5 56 (4.75%) IT Manager
6 54 (4.58%) Business Analyst
7 51 (4.32%) Developer
7 51 (4.32%) IT Project Manager
8 46 (3.90%) Programme Manager
9 45 (3.81%) Consultant
10 42 (3.56%) Security Manager
10 42 (3.56%) Senior Manager
10 42 (3.56%) Senior Project Manager
11 41 (3.47%) PMO Analyst
11 41 (3.47%) Security Project Manager
11 41 (3.47%) Software Architect
12 35 (2.97%) Technical Architect
13 33 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
14 32 (2.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 31 (2.63%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.58%) .NET
2 38 (3.22%) HTML
3 32 (2.71%) XML
4 28 (2.37%) Web Services
5 27 (2.29%) Middleware
6 26 (2.20%) Spring
7 24 (2.03%) CSS
8 22 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
8 22 (1.86%) Spring Boot
9 20 (1.69%) SOAP
10 18 (1.53%) J2EE
11 16 (1.36%) RESTful
12 13 (1.10%) JSP
13 11 (0.93%) jQuery
14 10 (0.85%) HTML5
15 8 (0.68%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.68%) IBM Integration Bus
15 8 (0.68%) WCF
16 7 (0.59%) Swagger
16 7 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (5.25%) Data Centre
3 43 (3.64%) Virtual Team
4 38 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.54%) PMI
6 27 (2.29%) User Experience
7 22 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.36%) NHS
9 14 (1.19%) Social Media
9 14 (1.19%) Tandem
10 12 (1.02%) CESG
10 12 (1.02%) Digital Media
10 12 (1.02%) Economics
10 12 (1.02%) Mainframe
11 11 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.93%) FMCG
12 9 (0.76%) Clustering
13 7 (0.59%) Equities
13 7 (0.59%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 100 (8.47%) Windows
2 74 (6.27%) Unix
3 59 (5.00%) Linux
4 32 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.03%) Solaris
6 18 (1.53%) AIX
7 16 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.76%) Android
11 8 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.17%) SUSE
16 1 (0.085%) Debian
16 1 (0.085%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.085%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.085%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.085%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (41.78%) Project Management
2 269 (22.80%) PRINCE2
3 268 (22.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 261 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (13.47%) Migration
6 137 (11.61%) Change Management
7 116 (9.83%) Waterfall
8 115 (9.75%) Risk Management
9 79 (6.69%) Programme Management
10 76 (6.44%) ITIL
11 63 (5.34%) Change Control
11 63 (5.34%) SDLC
12 61 (5.17%) Scrum
13 60 (5.08%) Data Migration
14 59 (5.00%) CRM
15 58 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
16 57 (4.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 55 (4.66%) Resource Management
18 54 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
19 45 (3.81%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 83 (7.03%) SQL
2 81 (6.86%) Java
3 38 (3.22%) C#
4 32 (2.71%) JavaScript
5 28 (2.37%) C
5 28 (2.37%) C++
6 19 (1.61%) PHP
7 13 (1.10%) Perl
7 13 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.93%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.85%) Ruby
10 8 (0.68%) VBA
11 7 (0.59%) VB
12 5 (0.42%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.42%) SOQL
13 4 (0.34%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.34%) Python
13 4 (0.34%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.25%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 123 (10.42%) Degree
1 123 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 98 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.41%) PMI Certification
4 50 (4.24%) PMP
5 43 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 38 (3.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 33 (2.80%) APMP
8 18 (1.53%) ISEB
9 15 (1.27%) CCNP
9 15 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.10%) CCNA
10 13 (1.10%) CISSP
11 11 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.51%) CCDP
13 6 (0.51%) HND
13 6 (0.51%) JNCIA
13 6 (0.51%) JNCIP
14 5 (0.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.86%) QA
2 11 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.51%) SLA
6 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.34%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.25%) MiFID
8 2 (0.17%) COREP
8 2 (0.17%) FINREP
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.085%) COBIT
9 1 (0.085%) EMIR
9 1 (0.085%) GxP
9 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.085%) P3O
9 1 (0.085%) SEPA
System Software
1 40 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.76%) XenApp
5 8 (0.68%) Docker
5 8 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.25%) KVM
7 3 (0.25%) RACF
7 3 (0.25%) Xen
8 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.085%) Firmware
9 1 (0.085%) HDFS
9 1 (0.085%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.085%) LXC
9 1 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.085%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (2.03%) Puppet
2 9 (0.76%) SCCM
3 7 (0.59%) Graphite
4 6 (0.51%) Grafana
5 4 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.34%) Foglight
5 4 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.34%) nmon
5 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.25%) Ansible
6 3 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.25%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.085%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.085%) Control-M
7 1 (0.085%) Graylog
7 1 (0.085%) logstash
7 1 (0.085%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.085%) Oozie
7 1 (0.085%) QRadar
7 1 (0.085%) SCOM
Vendors
1 170 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 79 (6.69%) Oracle
3 55 (4.66%) SAP
4 34 (2.88%) Cisco
5 31 (2.63%) Citrix
6 29 (2.46%) VMware
7 28 (2.37%) HP
7 28 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (2.12%) WSO2
9 23 (1.95%) IBM
10 16 (1.36%) CheckPoint
11 13 (1.10%) Informatica
12 12 (1.02%) Marketo
13 11 (0.93%) Pega
14 10 (0.85%) Google
15 9 (0.76%) EMC
15 9 (0.76%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.68%) Dell
16 8 (0.68%) hybris
16 8 (0.68%) Juniper
Reading, Berkshire
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Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
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Rate: £335 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £250 - £288 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 per day
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Coventry
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Rate: £450 per day, Initial contract 3 months
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day fantastic onsite facilities
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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