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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 265 237 214
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -23
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 448 550 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 1.01% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.24% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 355 400
Median daily rate £400 £375 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £244 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 13
Median hourly rate £21.50 £38.64 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.35% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £9.90 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £71.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.63 £38.64 £27.67
% change year-on-year
-36.26% +39.61%

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
41422 44386 44123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.14% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27610 28756 28711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1336 1216
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -20 423 £400 +6.66% 71
London -7 167 £425 +1.43% 26
South East -39 82 £325 -13.33% 9
West Midlands -24 42 £375 - 6
Hampshire +8 29 £303 -20.19% 2
East of England +8 28 £451 +0.11% 4
City of London +3 26 £425 +19.29% 8
Yorkshire +22 23 £425 +30.26% 6
South West +13 22 £406 +16.07% 7
North West -12 22 £400 +6.66% 6
Coventry -5 19 £375 +3.44% 2
East Midlands -9 17 £375 +15.38% 2
Scotland -20 17 £350 +2.18% 1
West Yorkshire +14 16 £425 +34.92% 4
North East -23 16 £383 -15.00% 3
Oxfordshire +7 14 £363 +156.63% 1
Tyne and Wear -28 13 £365 -31.55% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 13 £365 -43.84% 3
Hertfordshire +7 12 £451 -5.15% 2
Berkshire -11 11 £400 +8.10% 2
Manchester +2 10 £359 -4.33% 4
Surrey +12 9 £195 -56.66% 2
Bristol +5 9 £413 +17.85% 2
Oxford -4 9 £400 +183.18%
Essex +11 7 £505 +2.27%
Warwickshire +5 7 £430 +14.66%
West Sussex -1 7 £450 +20.00%
South Yorkshire -2 7 £425 +13.33% 1
Telford -12 7 £368 -8.12% 1
Shropshire -13 7 £368 -8.12% 1

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 400 (41.07%) Project Management
2 294 (30.18%) Finance
3 255 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
4 216 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 204 (20.94%) PRINCE2
6 200 (20.53%) MS Project
7 178 (18.28%) MS Excel
8 136 (13.96%) Change Management
9 135 (13.86%) Microsoft
10 105 (10.78%) Risk Management
11 104 (10.68%) Migration
12 97 (9.96%) Security Cleared
12 97 (9.96%) Waterfall
13 95 (9.75%) Banking
14 92 (9.45%) MS Office
15 91 (9.34%) SQL
16 90 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
17 83 (8.52%) Degree
18 82 (8.42%) SC Cleared
19 75 (7.70%) MS PowerPoint
20 74 (7.60%) Java
20 74 (7.60%) Oracle
21 72 (7.39%) QA
22 70 (7.19%) Programme Management
23 66 (6.78%) Scrum
24 61 (6.26%) Windows
25 54 (5.54%) CRM
26 53 (5.44%) MS Visio
27 51 (5.24%) Time Management
27 51 (5.24%) Change Control

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 42 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.46%) Confluence
3 7 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (0.62%) CMS
5 5 (0.51%) Apache
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.41%) SAS
6 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.31%) Liferay
7 3 (0.31%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.21%) Drupal
8 2 (0.21%) IIS
8 2 (0.21%) Jetty
8 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 200 (20.53%) MS Project
2 178 (18.28%) MS Excel
3 92 (9.45%) MS Office
4 75 (7.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 53 (5.44%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.72%) Primavera
4 6 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.51%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.31%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.31%) SAP QM
6 3 (0.31%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (1.75%) Office 365
1 17 (1.75%) SaaS
2 9 (0.92%) IaaS
2 9 (0.92%) PaaS
3 4 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (0.41%) GitHub
3 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.21%) Data Lake Analytics
4 2 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.21%) Veeva
5 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.26%) Internet
2 18 (1.85%) WAN
3 17 (1.75%) Firewall
3 17 (1.75%) LAN
4 16 (1.64%) Wireless
5 12 (1.23%) Network Security
6 11 (1.13%) VPN
7 8 (0.82%) DNS
7 8 (0.82%) FTP
7 8 (0.82%) HTTP
7 8 (0.82%) NetScaler
7 8 (0.82%) VoIP
8 7 (0.72%) BGP
8 7 (0.72%) IPsec
8 7 (0.72%) OSPF
8 7 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.62%) DHCP
9 6 (0.62%) Wireless Security
10 5 (0.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (2.16%) Oracle OWB
4 20 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.03%) MySQL
8 8 (0.82%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.62%) Big Data
10 5 (0.51%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.51%) Power BI
11 4 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 35 (3.59%) JIRA
2 20 (2.05%) ClearCase
2 20 (2.05%) ClearQuest
3 14 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.33%) Maven
5 11 (1.13%) Subversion
6 9 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.82%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.72%) JIRA Agile
9 6 (0.62%) CA Gen
9 6 (0.62%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.62%) LSMW
10 3 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.31%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.31%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.31%) NUnit
10 3 (0.31%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.21%) Gradle
11 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.10%) WiX
General
1 294 (30.18%) Finance
2 95 (9.75%) Banking
3 44 (4.52%) Retail
4 38 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.39%) Marketing
6 26 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.05%) Legal
8 19 (1.95%) Publishing
9 18 (1.85%) Law
10 16 (1.64%) Advertising
11 15 (1.54%) Investment Banking
12 12 (1.23%) Retail Banking
13 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.92%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.92%) Back Office
14 9 (0.92%) Front Office
14 9 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.72%) Automotive
15 7 (0.72%) Billing
15 7 (0.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 342 (35.11%) Project Manager
2 134 (13.76%) Analyst
3 77 (7.91%) Architect
4 62 (6.37%) Business Analyst
5 54 (5.54%) Developer
6 51 (5.24%) Project Planner
7 39 (4.00%) IT Manager
8 37 (3.80%) Consultant
9 36 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
10 28 (2.87%) PMO Analyst
11 27 (2.77%) Software Architect
12 26 (2.67%) Security Manager
13 25 (2.57%) Infrastructure Manager
13 25 (2.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 25 (2.57%) Security Project Manager
14 24 (2.46%) Coordinator
14 24 (2.46%) Programme Manager
14 24 (2.46%) Project Analyst
14 24 (2.46%) Technical Manager
15 23 (2.36%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.31%) .NET
2 35 (3.59%) Web Services
3 34 (3.49%) XML
4 33 (3.39%) HTML
5 29 (2.98%) CSS
6 25 (2.57%) J2EE
7 19 (1.95%) RESTful
8 18 (1.85%) XSLT
9 17 (1.75%) Spring
10 16 (1.64%) Middleware
11 14 (1.44%) SOAP
12 10 (1.03%) HTML5
12 10 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (1.03%) XSD
13 9 (0.92%) jQuery
13 9 (0.92%) Silverlight
13 9 (0.92%) Spring Boot
13 9 (0.92%) XML Messaging
13 9 (0.92%) XSL
14 8 (0.82%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 38 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.67%) Virtual Team
5 19 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.85%) User Experience
7 15 (1.54%) Credit Risk
7 15 (1.54%) PMI
8 14 (1.44%) Economics
9 13 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.13%) CESG
10 11 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.13%) NHS
11 9 (0.92%) FMCG
12 8 (0.82%) Tandem
13 7 (0.72%) Data Integration
13 7 (0.72%) Social Media
14 6 (0.62%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 61 (6.26%) Windows
2 45 (4.62%) Unix
3 40 (4.11%) Linux
4 22 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.16%) AIX
5 21 (2.16%) Solaris
6 11 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.51%) Android
10 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.10%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.10%) SUSE
13 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (41.07%) Project Management
2 255 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 204 (20.94%) PRINCE2
5 136 (13.96%) Change Management
6 105 (10.78%) Risk Management
7 104 (10.68%) Migration
8 97 (9.96%) Waterfall
9 70 (7.19%) Programme Management
10 66 (6.78%) Scrum
11 54 (5.54%) CRM
12 51 (5.24%) Change Control
12 51 (5.24%) SDLC
12 51 (5.24%) Time Management
13 50 (5.13%) SOA
14 45 (4.62%) Business Analysis
15 44 (4.52%) Data Migration
15 44 (4.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 42 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 42 (4.31%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 91 (9.34%) SQL
2 74 (7.60%) Java
3 41 (4.21%) C#
4 34 (3.49%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.08%) C
6 26 (2.67%) C++
7 15 (1.54%) PHP
8 14 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.13%) Perl
9 11 (1.13%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.92%) VBA
11 7 (0.72%) ABAP
11 7 (0.72%) VB
12 6 (0.62%) Ruby
13 5 (0.51%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.51%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.31%) Python
15 2 (0.21%) ANSI SQL
15 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.52%) Degree
3 82 (8.42%) SC Cleared
4 48 (4.93%) PMP
5 36 (3.70%) PMI Certification
6 32 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 27 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 26 (2.67%) APMP
9 19 (1.95%) ISEB
10 10 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.92%) CCNA
11 9 (0.92%) CCNP
11 9 (0.92%) CISSP
12 8 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.72%) CCDP
13 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.62%) JNCIA
14 6 (0.62%) JNCIP
15 4 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (7.39%) QA
2 13 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.72%) SLA
5 6 (0.62%) MiFID
6 5 (0.51%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.31%) EMIR
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.10%) ISO15022
9 1 (0.10%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.13%) Docker
3 6 (0.62%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.51%) XenApp
4 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.41%) KVM
6 2 (0.21%) Firmware
6 2 (0.21%) HDFS
6 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (0.92%) Puppet
2 8 (0.82%) Ansible
3 6 (0.62%) Control-M
4 5 (0.51%) SCCM
5 4 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.41%) MOM
6 3 (0.31%) Grafana
6 3 (0.31%) Graphite
6 3 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.31%) OpenView
7 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.10%) Oozie
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.10%) SCOM
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 135 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 74 (7.60%) Oracle
3 49 (5.03%) SAP
4 26 (2.67%) Cisco
5 21 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (1.95%) HP
7 16 (1.64%) CheckPoint
8 13 (1.33%) VMware
9 10 (1.03%) Citrix
9 10 (1.03%) Dell
9 10 (1.03%) webMethods
9 10 (1.03%) WSO2
10 9 (0.92%) Informatica
11 8 (0.82%) BMC
11 8 (0.82%) Workday
12 7 (0.72%) Google
12 7 (0.72%) Juniper
12 7 (0.72%) Splunk
13 6 (0.62%) EMC
14 5 (0.51%) BEA
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