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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 168 194 186
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 749 594 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.13% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.52% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 341 350
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 21
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £47.00 £51.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -39.06%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +35 689 £413 +3.12% 160
London +30 282 £443 +4.11% 48
South East +45 155 £390 -2.50% 37
West Midlands +16 53 £450 +21.62% 15
East of England +5 53 £400 +6.66% 14
City of London +10 52 £450 -5.26% 15
Berkshire +46 51 £450 +9.09% 7
East Midlands +30 44 £425 +30.76% 4
South West -18 38 £380 +3.96% 14
Scotland -24 37 £400 +5.26% 4
Hampshire -7 32 £368 -8.06% 12
Warwickshire +12 28 £475 +36.69%
Yorkshire -6 26 £375 -3.35% 11
Surrey 0 23 £375 -16.66% 10
North West -9 22 £435 +9.84% 14
Bedfordshire +6 20 £438 -2.77% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 20 £300 -33.33% 3
West Yorkshire +1 19 £350 -9.79% 5
Milton Keynes -1 18 £325 +0.38% 2
Derbyshire +13 17 £475 +58.33% 1
Glasgow -5 15 £410 +17.14%
Derby - 15 £475 - 1
Warwick +5 14 £490 +32.43%
Oxfordshire +4 13 £320 -22.42% 3
Leeds +2 13 £350 -9.67% 4
Hertfordshire -15 12 £400 - 4
Cheshire +12 11 £363 -8.45% 1
Bristol -6 11 £380 +15.15% 5
Oxford +7 10 £320 -20.00% 3
Swindon 0 10 £399 +9.02% 2

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 599 (43.19%) Project Management
2 459 (33.09%) Finance
3 374 (26.96%) MS Project
4 357 (25.74%) PRINCE2
5 285 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 256 (18.46%) MS Excel
7 242 (17.45%) Microsoft
8 230 (16.58%) Change Management
9 201 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
10 179 (12.91%) Security Cleared
11 173 (12.47%) Banking
12 171 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
13 136 (9.81%) Risk Management
14 131 (9.44%) SC Cleared
15 129 (9.30%) MS Office
16 118 (8.51%) Migration
17 108 (7.79%) SAP
18 106 (7.64%) Oracle
19 104 (7.50%) Windows
20 100 (7.21%) Degree
20 100 (7.21%) Change Control
21 97 (6.99%) MS Visio
22 96 (6.92%) MS PowerPoint
23 95 (6.85%) Programme Management
24 94 (6.78%) ITIL
25 84 (6.06%) PRINCE
25 84 (6.06%) SQL
25 84 (6.06%) Management Information System
26 81 (5.84%) SharePoint
27 80 (5.77%) QA

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 81 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.60%) MS Project Server
3 18 (1.30%) CMS
4 16 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 7 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.50%) Confluence
8 6 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.43%) SAS
8 6 (0.43%) Drupal
9 5 (0.36%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 5 (0.36%) IIS
10 4 (0.29%) Apache
10 4 (0.29%) Documentum
11 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.22%) FileNet
11 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 374 (26.96%) MS Project
2 256 (18.46%) MS Excel
3 129 (9.30%) MS Office
4 97 (6.99%) MS Visio
5 96 (6.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.29%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.79%) Agresso
5 10 (0.72%) SAP PS
6 9 (0.65%) Workday HCM
7 8 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.36%) SAP EWM
9 5 (0.36%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.29%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.22%) CA Clarity
11 3 (0.22%) SAP Retail
11 3 (0.22%) Summit
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
12 2 (0.14%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.79%) SaaS
2 7 (0.50%) Google Apps
3 6 (0.43%) Office 365
4 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.29%) PaaS
5 3 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.072%) IaaS
6 1 (0.072%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.60%) Firewall
2 26 (1.87%) WAN
3 21 (1.51%) LAN
3 21 (1.51%) Internet
4 14 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.94%) SAN
6 11 (0.79%) 4G
7 10 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (0.65%) 3G
9 8 (0.58%) MPLS
9 8 (0.58%) SSL
9 8 (0.58%) VPN
9 8 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (0.50%) ATM
10 7 (0.50%) DNS
10 7 (0.50%) DSL
10 7 (0.50%) Intranet
11 6 (0.43%) BGP
11 6 (0.43%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (1.30%) MySQL
3 18 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.01%) Big Data
4 14 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (0.94%) MS Access
6 12 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.72%) Hadoop
7 10 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 9 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.58%) DB2
9 8 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.50%) HBase
10 7 (0.50%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (0.43%) Couchbase
12 5 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (1.37%) JIRA
2 18 (1.30%) Subversion
3 17 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.29%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.29%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.22%) NUnit
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.14%) NCover
7 2 (0.14%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.14%) CA Gen
8 1 (0.072%) SAP CE
8 1 (0.072%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.072%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.072%) Selenium
8 1 (0.072%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.072%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.072%) Maven
8 1 (0.072%) Xcode
General
1 459 (33.09%) Finance
2 173 (12.47%) Banking
3 78 (5.62%) Retail
4 77 (5.55%) Telecoms
5 52 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 37 (2.67%) Marketing
7 31 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 29 (2.09%) Legal
9 28 (2.02%) Publishing
10 27 (1.95%) Back Office
11 26 (1.87%) Retail Banking
12 22 (1.59%) Financial Institution
13 18 (1.30%) Front Office
14 17 (1.23%) Local Government
15 12 (0.87%) Electronics
16 11 (0.79%) Automotive
17 10 (0.72%) Billing
18 9 (0.65%) Spanish Language
19 8 (0.58%) German Language
Job Titles
1 510 (36.77%) Project Manager
2 192 (13.84%) Analyst
3 111 (8.00%) Project Planner
4 89 (6.42%) Developer
5 83 (5.98%) Business Analyst
6 49 (3.53%) PMO Analyst
7 41 (2.96%) Architect
8 36 (2.60%) Infrastructure Manager
9 35 (2.52%) Consultant
10 34 (2.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 34 (2.45%) Senior Manager
11 32 (2.31%) Coordinator
11 32 (2.31%) Project Officer
12 31 (2.24%) Programme Manager
13 29 (2.09%) Project Support Officer
14 28 (2.02%) IT Project Manager
14 28 (2.02%) PMO Manager
15 27 (1.95%) Support Analyst
16 25 (1.80%) Business Manager
16 25 (1.80%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (4.83%) .NET
2 35 (2.52%) XML
3 27 (1.95%) Web Services
4 25 (1.80%) HTML
5 17 (1.23%) CSS
6 16 (1.15%) Middleware
7 14 (1.01%) Silverlight
8 13 (0.94%) WCF
9 12 (0.87%) SOAP
9 12 (0.87%) Android SDK
10 8 (0.58%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.58%) Velocity
10 8 (0.58%) Reactive Extensions
10 8 (0.58%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 7 (0.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 7 (0.50%) J2EE
11 7 (0.50%) STL
11 7 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (0.43%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 171 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 31 (2.24%) Economics
4 27 (1.95%) PMI
5 23 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.23%) NHS
8 16 (1.15%) Derivative
9 12 (0.87%) Open Source
10 10 (0.72%) Mathematics
10 10 (0.72%) User Experience
11 9 (0.65%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.65%) Market Risk
11 9 (0.65%) FMCG
11 9 (0.65%) PKI
12 8 (0.58%) DTV
12 8 (0.58%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.50%) IVR
13 7 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 104 (7.50%) Windows
2 48 (3.46%) Linux
3 29 (2.09%) UNIX
4 28 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 18 (1.30%) Android
6 15 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.43%) HPUX
10 5 (0.36%) pSOS
11 4 (0.29%) Solaris
12 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.22%) VMS
13 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.14%) AIX
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.072%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.072%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (43.19%) Project Management
2 357 (25.74%) PRINCE2
3 285 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 230 (16.58%) Change Management
5 201 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
6 136 (9.81%) Risk Management
7 118 (8.51%) Migration
8 100 (7.21%) Change Control
9 95 (6.85%) Programme Management
10 94 (6.78%) ITIL
11 84 (6.06%) PRINCE
12 73 (5.26%) Resource Management
13 71 (5.12%) ERP
14 68 (4.90%) Scrum
15 60 (4.33%) Business Analysis
15 60 (4.33%) Data Migration
16 55 (3.97%) Time Management
17 50 (3.60%) Workflow
17 50 (3.60%) CRM
17 50 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (6.06%) SQL
2 56 (4.04%) Java
3 46 (3.32%) C#
4 24 (1.73%) C++
5 22 (1.59%) Python
6 19 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 19 (1.37%) PHP
7 16 (1.15%) C
8 12 (0.87%) Perl
9 10 (0.72%) VBA
10 8 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.58%) VB
11 7 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.43%) R
13 4 (0.29%) Scala
14 3 (0.22%) VBScript
15 2 (0.14%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.14%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.14%) SOQL
16 1 (0.072%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 179 (12.91%) Security Cleared
2 131 (9.44%) SC Cleared
3 100 (7.21%) Degree
4 72 (5.19%) PMI Certification
5 56 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 55 (3.97%) PMP
7 35 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (2.24%) ISEB
9 26 (1.87%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (1.01%) APMP
12 12 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.79%) MCITP
14 7 (0.50%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.43%) MCSE
15 6 (0.43%) MAPM
16 5 (0.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 5 (0.36%) ISSAP
16 5 (0.36%) MCP
17 4 (0.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.77%) QA
2 14 (1.01%) ISO 9001
2 14 (1.01%) P3O
3 7 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.43%) SLA
4 6 (0.43%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.14%) GxP
7 1 (0.072%) FATCA
7 1 (0.072%) FINREP
7 1 (0.072%) CDISC
7 1 (0.072%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.50%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.36%) GPFS
5 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.072%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.072%) vCloud
7 1 (0.072%) UAG
7 1 (0.072%) XenApp
7 1 (0.072%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.072%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.072%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.94%) SCCM
3 6 (0.43%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.43%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.072%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.072%) Puppet
5 1 (0.072%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.072%) SCOM
5 1 (0.072%) WMI
5 1 (0.072%) Control-M
Vendors
1 242 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 108 (7.79%) SAP
3 106 (7.64%) Oracle
4 41 (2.96%) Primavera
5 34 (2.45%) Cisco
6 33 (2.38%) HP
7 29 (2.09%) IBM
8 19 (1.37%) Planview
8 19 (1.37%) VMware
9 17 (1.23%) CheckPoint
10 16 (1.15%) Juniper
11 10 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (0.72%) Cognos
12 9 (0.65%) Citrix
12 9 (0.65%) Sybase
13 8 (0.58%) Avaya
13 8 (0.58%) Tableau
13 8 (0.58%) F5
14 7 (0.50%) Google
14 7 (0.50%) Brocade
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £225 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 320 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Endemol UK
Rate: Up to £25,500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
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