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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 228 217 196
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -21
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 576 590 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.07% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.35% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 375 376
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £326
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 18
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £27.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £75.00 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -

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
43957 43706 42107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.92% 79.33% 77.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29196 27767 26626
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 1244 1239
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.36 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -3 522 £413 +2.16% 100
London -10 208 £450 - 50
South East -20 124 £388 -4.94% 23
West Midlands -2 46 £327 -18.37% 8
South West +8 40 £375 +1.01% 1
North West -9 40 £400 -3.90% 5
Berkshire -17 33 £248 -38.69% 6
Scotland -16 32 £350 -6.66% 3
East Midlands +28 29 £400 - 4
Surrey +11 29 £388 +10.71% 4
Hampshire -6 28 £350 -12.50% 3
City of London +4 24 £425 -15.00% 11
Yorkshire -1 24 £375 +15.38% 5
East of England 0 21 £450 +38.46% 2
Edinburgh -1 21 £338 -15.62% 1
Reading +2 20 £195 -44.28% 4
West Yorkshire -2 20 £319 -1.92% 4
Manchester -6 18 £463 +27.58% 4
Shropshire -21 18 £395 -1.25%
Telford -21 17 £395 -1.25%
Wiltshire -2 16 £500 +17.64%
Oxfordshire -1 14 £475 -12.03% 3
Nottinghamshire +8 11 £381 -4.68% 2
Bristol +3 11 £350 -5.72% 1
Cheshire -8 11 £450 +7.14%
Wales +12 10 £375 -4.45% 1
South Wales +10 10 £375 -4.45% 1
Newport +28 9 £373 -12.35%
Swindon +7 9 £875 +150.17%
Birmingham +4 9 £250 -39.39% 5

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 453 (40.56%) Project Management
2 364 (32.59%) Finance
3 266 (23.81%) PRINCE2
4 229 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
5 223 (19.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 201 (17.99%) MS Project
7 160 (14.32%) MS Excel
8 155 (13.88%) Migration
9 148 (13.25%) Microsoft
10 137 (12.26%) Change Management
11 126 (11.28%) Security Cleared
12 108 (9.67%) Waterfall
13 103 (9.22%) Degree
14 99 (8.86%) SC Cleared
15 97 (8.68%) Oracle
16 92 (8.24%) Programme Management
17 89 (7.97%) Risk Management
18 84 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
19 83 (7.43%) ITIL
20 81 (7.25%) Windows
21 80 (7.16%) MS Office
22 78 (6.98%) Banking
23 76 (6.80%) Unix
24 71 (6.36%) Java
25 70 (6.27%) SQL
25 70 (6.27%) Change Control
26 62 (5.55%) Telecoms
27 60 (5.37%) QA
28 58 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
28 58 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint

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 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.33%) Confluence
3 18 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.07%) CMS
5 10 (0.90%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.81%) SAS
6 9 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.72%) IIS
7 8 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.36%) Apache
9 4 (0.36%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.27%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.18%) CICS
11 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 201 (17.99%) MS Project
2 160 (14.32%) MS Excel
3 80 (7.16%) MS Office
4 58 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (3.85%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.090%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.90%) Primavera
3 7 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
4 5 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.27%) HFM
6 3 (0.27%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.090%) BASE24
7 1 (0.090%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.090%) Magento
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.090%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.090%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.090%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.78%) SaaS
2 30 (2.69%) Office 365
3 24 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.90%) IaaS
5 10 (0.90%) PaaS
6 7 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.45%) Force.com
7 5 (0.45%) Heroku
8 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.090%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.090%) Taleo
9 1 (0.090%) Trello
9 1 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.24%) Firewall
2 21 (1.88%) WAN
3 19 (1.70%) LAN
4 11 (0.98%) Internet
5 10 (0.90%) DNS
6 9 (0.81%) VPN
7 8 (0.72%) MPLS
7 8 (0.72%) Network Security
8 7 (0.63%) HTTP
8 7 (0.63%) SAN
9 6 (0.54%) Wireless
10 5 (0.45%) ATM
10 5 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.45%) WebEx
11 4 (0.36%) FTP
11 4 (0.36%) VoIP
12 3 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.27%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.67%) Oracle OWB
2 25 (2.24%) Oracle Database
3 20 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 19 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.07%) MySQL
7 11 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.81%) Big Data
8 9 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.54%) DB2
10 5 (0.45%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.36%) Essbase
11 4 (0.36%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.27%) DataStage
12 3 (0.27%) GIS
12 3 (0.27%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.27%) SAP BI
12 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (3.58%) ClearQuest
2 38 (3.40%) JIRA
3 36 (3.22%) ClearCase
4 19 (1.70%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.43%) Maven
6 10 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.54%) CA Gen
9 5 (0.45%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.45%) Selenium
9 5 (0.45%) Subversion
10 4 (0.36%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.36%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.27%) Ant
11 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.27%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.27%) Rational Application Developer
11 3 (0.27%) SoapUI
General
1 364 (32.59%) Finance
2 78 (6.98%) Banking
3 62 (5.55%) Telecoms
4 50 (4.48%) Retail
5 27 (2.42%) Marketing
6 22 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.79%) Legal
8 15 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.16%) Back Office
10 13 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.90%) German Language
12 9 (0.81%) Brand Awareness
12 9 (0.81%) Law
13 8 (0.72%) Automotive
13 8 (0.72%) Billing
13 8 (0.72%) Electronics
14 7 (0.63%) Local Government
14 7 (0.63%) Publishing
14 7 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 411 (36.79%) Project Manager
2 123 (11.01%) Analyst
3 87 (7.79%) Architect
4 64 (5.73%) IT Manager
4 64 (5.73%) Project Planner
5 56 (5.01%) IT Project Manager
5 56 (5.01%) Programme Manager
6 46 (4.12%) Developer
7 43 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 42 (3.76%) Senior Manager
9 41 (3.67%) Senior Project Manager
10 39 (3.49%) PMO Analyst
11 37 (3.31%) Consultant
12 36 (3.22%) Technical Architect
13 35 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
13 35 (3.13%) Security Manager
14 34 (3.04%) Coordinator
14 34 (3.04%) Software Architect
15 33 (2.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 29 (2.60%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.30%) .NET
2 24 (2.15%) J2EE
2 24 (2.15%) Web Services
2 24 (2.15%) XML
3 22 (1.97%) HTML
4 18 (1.61%) Spring
5 16 (1.43%) SOAP
6 15 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
6 15 (1.34%) Spring Boot
7 14 (1.25%) Middleware
8 12 (1.07%) RESTful
9 11 (0.98%) CSS
10 10 (0.90%) JSP
11 9 (0.81%) jQuery
12 8 (0.72%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.72%) Entity Framework
12 8 (0.72%) WPF
13 7 (0.63%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.63%) WCF
13 7 (0.63%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 44 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.51%) PMI
5 24 (2.15%) NHS
6 21 (1.88%) Performance Metrics
7 17 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.43%) User Experience
9 13 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 10 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.90%) Social Media
11 9 (0.81%) Digital Media
11 9 (0.81%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.72%) FMCG
12 8 (0.72%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.63%) Economics
13 7 (0.63%) Tandem
14 6 (0.54%) Clustering
14 6 (0.54%) iSeries
14 6 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 81 (7.25%) Windows
2 76 (6.80%) Unix
3 47 (4.21%) Linux
4 20 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.07%) Solaris
6 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.72%) Android
10 6 (0.54%) AIX
10 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.27%) SUSE
13 1 (0.090%) Debian
13 1 (0.090%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.090%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (40.56%) Project Management
2 266 (23.81%) PRINCE2
3 229 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (19.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 155 (13.88%) Migration
6 137 (12.26%) Change Management
7 108 (9.67%) Waterfall
8 92 (8.24%) Programme Management
9 89 (7.97%) Risk Management
10 83 (7.43%) ITIL
11 70 (6.27%) Change Control
12 58 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 54 (4.83%) Data Migration
13 54 (4.83%) Information Security
14 53 (4.74%) Resource Management
15 52 (4.66%) Scrum
16 51 (4.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 49 (4.39%) SDLC
18 46 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
19 45 (4.03%) Contingency Planning
Programming Languages
1 71 (6.36%) Java
2 70 (6.27%) SQL
3 29 (2.60%) C
4 27 (2.42%) C#
5 25 (2.24%) Shell Script
6 17 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.52%) Perl
7 16 (1.43%) C++
8 13 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.90%) PHP
10 7 (0.63%) VB
10 7 (0.63%) VBA
11 5 (0.45%) Apex Code
11 5 (0.45%) COBOL
11 5 (0.45%) Python
11 5 (0.45%) SOQL
12 4 (0.36%) Ruby
13 3 (0.27%) ABAP
13 3 (0.27%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 126 (11.28%) Security Cleared
2 103 (9.22%) Degree
3 99 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 54 (4.83%) PMI Certification
5 43 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 40 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 38 (3.40%) PMP
8 22 (1.97%) APMP
9 17 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (1.25%) ISEB
11 10 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.72%) HND
13 7 (0.63%) CCNA
13 7 (0.63%) CCNP
14 6 (0.54%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 4 (0.36%) ACCA
16 4 (0.36%) CAPM
16 4 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.37%) QA
2 11 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.45%) SLA
5 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.36%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
7 2 (0.18%) FINREP
7 2 (0.18%) GxP
7 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.090%) COBIT
8 1 (0.090%) MiFID
8 1 (0.090%) SEPA
8 1 (0.090%) WAI
8 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.81%) Docker
4 8 (0.72%) Xen
5 5 (0.45%) XenApp
6 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.27%) RACF
8 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.090%) Firmware
9 1 (0.090%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.090%) KVM
9 1 (0.090%) LXC
9 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.090%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (1.88%) Puppet
2 10 (0.90%) QRadar
3 8 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.72%) SCCM
4 4 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.36%) Foglight
4 4 (0.36%) Graphite
4 4 (0.36%) nmon
5 3 (0.27%) Grafana
5 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.27%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.18%) Ansible
6 2 (0.18%) Control-M
7 1 (0.090%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.090%) Graylog
7 1 (0.090%) logstash
7 1 (0.090%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 148 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 97 (8.68%) Oracle
3 49 (4.39%) SAP
4 27 (2.42%) VMware
5 26 (2.33%) IBM
5 26 (2.33%) Informatica
6 25 (2.24%) Citrix
7 22 (1.97%) Pega
8 19 (1.70%) HP
8 19 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.43%) WSO2
10 13 (1.16%) Cisco
11 10 (0.90%) ArcSight
11 10 (0.90%) webMethods
12 9 (0.81%) Marketo
12 9 (0.81%) Splunk
13 8 (0.72%) hybris
14 7 (0.63%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.54%) Google
15 6 (0.54%) Hyperion
London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Eye, Suffolk
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £200.00 - £235.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £356.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £400-425pd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day.
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
aap3
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Middlesex
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £150 - £180 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Halifax
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £150 - £175 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago