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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 213 172 179
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +7
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 598 687 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.26% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.65% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 379 345
Average daily rate
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£398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £396
% change year-on-year
- -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 20
Average hourly rate £42.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £52.80 £47.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £18.00 £22.09
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -18.51%

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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

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 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 -46 541 £400 - 117
London -16 230 £400 -8.30% 31
South East -18 131 £375 +2.73% 28
City of London -9 59 £386 -20.82% 5
Berkshire +21 46 £350 -22.22% 5
South West -2 39 £425 +17.24% 10
North West -12 38 £400 +23.07% 14
Hampshire +8 34 £398 +16.33% 8
Scotland +1 32 £325 -3.70% 10
West Midlands -15 28 £325 -25.71% 12
Yorkshire -31 28 £350 -5.40% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 22 £375 +15.38% 2
East of England -18 22 £469 +20.96% 12
Milton Keynes -8 21 £375 +15.38% 2
West Yorkshire -29 20 £340 -4.89% 2
Wales +7 17 £360 +2.85% 2
Manchester -9 16 £400 +33.33% 9
Somerset +17 14 £470 +29.65%
South Wales +12 13 £355 -5.33% 2
Glasgow +11 13 £263 -34.37% 1
Surrey -20 13 £406 +8.33% 4
Leeds -32 13 £340 -11.11% 1
Bracknell +9 12 £213 -59.52% 2
Edinburgh 0 12 £388 -1.58% 5
Wiltshire -1 12 £425 +7.59% 2
Warwickshire -3 12 £325 -23.52% 2
Cheshire -12 11 £425 - 3
North East -15 11 £416 +14.68% 1
Reading +4 10 £350 -17.64% 2
East Midlands -26 10 £195 -54.11% 4

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 625 (50.08%) Project Management
2 448 (35.90%) Finance
3 364 (29.17%) PRINCE2
4 298 (23.88%) MS Project
5 257 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 223 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
7 221 (17.71%) MS Excel
8 201 (16.11%) Microsoft
9 167 (13.38%) Change Management
10 145 (11.62%) Security Cleared
11 142 (11.38%) Banking
12 140 (11.22%) Risk Management
13 138 (11.06%) MS Office
14 135 (10.82%) Degree
15 121 (9.70%) Change Control
16 120 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
17 114 (9.13%) ITIL
18 99 (7.93%) Oracle
18 99 (7.93%) MS PowerPoint
18 99 (7.93%) SC Cleared
19 93 (7.45%) PMI Certification
19 93 (7.45%) Migration
20 92 (7.37%) SharePoint
21 88 (7.05%) Windows
22 74 (5.93%) SAP
22 74 (5.93%) Programme Management
23 73 (5.85%) PMP
24 71 (5.69%) Scrum
25 70 (5.61%) SQL
26 69 (5.53%) QA

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 92 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.20%) MS Project Server
3 13 (1.04%) SAS
4 12 (0.96%) CMS
5 11 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (0.64%) Lync
7 8 (0.64%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (0.56%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.48%) Moodle
9 6 (0.48%) Apache
9 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 298 (23.88%) MS Project
2 221 (17.71%) MS Excel
3 138 (11.06%) MS Office
4 99 (7.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 58 (4.65%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.080%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.080%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 19 (1.52%) Primavera
2 16 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.48%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.48%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.32%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.32%) Maximo
8 3 (0.24%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.16%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.16%) CA PPM
9 2 (0.16%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.16%) Bankmaster
9 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.36%) Office 365
2 11 (0.88%) SaaS
3 7 (0.56%) PaaS
4 6 (0.48%) Yammer
5 3 (0.24%) Force.com
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.080%) Trello
7 1 (0.080%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.080%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.72%) Internet
2 29 (2.32%) Firewall
3 19 (1.52%) WAN
4 16 (1.28%) LAN
5 15 (1.20%) Intranet
6 13 (1.04%) SAN
6 13 (1.04%) ATM
7 11 (0.88%) VoIP
7 11 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (0.80%) Wireless
8 10 (0.80%) VPN
9 9 (0.72%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.72%) MPLS
10 8 (0.64%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.56%) LDAP
12 6 (0.48%) HTTP
12 6 (0.48%) BGP
13 5 (0.40%) SSL
13 5 (0.40%) Broadband
13 5 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (2.40%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.80%) MySQL
8 8 (0.64%) MS Access
8 8 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.64%) QlikView
8 8 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.64%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.56%) Ingres
10 6 (0.48%) SAP BW
10 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (1.44%) JIRA
2 12 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.56%) Subversion
5 4 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.24%) MSBuild
6 3 (0.24%) Selenium
7 2 (0.16%) ERwin
7 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.080%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.080%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.080%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.080%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.080%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.080%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.080%) Hudson
8 1 (0.080%) GCC
8 1 (0.080%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.080%) Maven
General
1 448 (35.90%) Finance
2 142 (11.38%) Banking
3 61 (4.89%) Retail
4 58 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 35 (2.80%) Marketing
7 33 (2.64%) Publishing
8 29 (2.32%) Legal
9 22 (1.76%) Back Office
10 21 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (1.60%) Front Office
12 19 (1.52%) Local Government
13 17 (1.36%) Retail Banking
13 17 (1.36%) Financial Institution
14 15 (1.20%) Manufacturing
15 14 (1.12%) Law
16 11 (0.88%) Automotive
16 11 (0.88%) Billing
17 7 (0.56%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 558 (44.71%) Project Manager
2 132 (10.58%) Analyst
3 59 (4.73%) Developer
4 58 (4.65%) Project Planner
5 50 (4.01%) Consultant
5 50 (4.01%) Senior Manager
6 46 (3.69%) Business Analyst
7 42 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
8 41 (3.29%) Architect
9 40 (3.21%) PMO Analyst
10 38 (3.04%) Infrastructure Manager
11 34 (2.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 33 (2.64%) IT Project Manager
13 29 (2.32%) Project Officer
14 28 (2.24%) PMO Manager
15 25 (2.00%) Project Support Officer
15 25 (2.00%) Coordinator
16 24 (1.92%) Agile Project Manager
17 23 (1.84%) Delivery Manager
18 22 (1.76%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.17%) .NET
2 41 (3.29%) XML
3 40 (3.21%) HTML
3 40 (3.21%) Middleware
4 28 (2.24%) ASP.NET
4 28 (2.24%) Web Services
5 26 (2.08%) CSS
6 17 (1.36%) SOAP
7 16 (1.28%) WCF
8 13 (1.04%) HTML5
9 12 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (0.96%) REST
10 11 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
10 11 (0.88%) jQuery
11 10 (0.80%) Ajax
11 10 (0.80%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.64%) Servlets
12 8 (0.64%) J2EE
13 7 (0.56%) JSP
13 7 (0.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.17%) Economics
3 50 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 47 (3.77%) Data Centre
5 44 (3.53%) PMI
6 21 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.60%) Derivative
8 17 (1.36%) NHS
9 13 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.04%) User Experience
9 13 (1.04%) FMCG
10 12 (0.96%) Data Integration
11 11 (0.88%) E-Learning
11 11 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (0.80%) Equities
13 9 (0.72%) Learning Management System
13 9 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.64%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.05%) Windows
2 40 (3.21%) Linux
3 37 (2.96%) UNIX
4 20 (1.60%) AIX
5 15 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.04%) Solaris
7 9 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.32%) Android
11 3 (0.24%) SUSE
11 3 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.080%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.080%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.080%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (50.08%) Project Management
2 364 (29.17%) PRINCE2
3 257 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 223 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (13.38%) Change Management
6 140 (11.22%) Risk Management
7 121 (9.70%) Change Control
8 114 (9.13%) ITIL
9 93 (7.45%) Migration
10 74 (5.93%) Programme Management
11 71 (5.69%) Scrum
12 67 (5.37%) Waterfall
13 64 (5.13%) Resource Management
14 60 (4.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 50 (4.01%) SDLC
16 44 (3.53%) People Management
16 44 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (3.21%) Service Delivery
18 38 (3.04%) CRM
18 38 (3.04%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 70 (5.61%) SQL
2 38 (3.04%) C#
3 37 (2.96%) JavaScript
4 27 (2.16%) C
5 26 (2.08%) Java
6 13 (1.04%) VBA
7 11 (0.88%) VB
7 11 (0.88%) C++
8 9 (0.72%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.64%) Python
10 5 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.40%) Perl
10 5 (0.40%) BeanShell
11 4 (0.32%) XPath
11 4 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.24%) Ruby
13 2 (0.16%) Korn
13 2 (0.16%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.16%) ABAP
14 1 (0.080%) JCL
Qualifications
1 145 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 135 (10.82%) Degree
3 99 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 93 (7.45%) PMI Certification
5 73 (5.85%) PMP
6 62 (4.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 48 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 36 (2.88%) DV Cleared
9 21 (1.68%) APMP
10 16 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (1.28%) ISEB
11 13 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.88%) CCNP
13 10 (0.80%) MCSE
14 7 (0.56%) CCNA
15 6 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.48%) CAPM
16 4 (0.32%) CCSE
16 4 (0.32%) MCTS
17 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.53%) QA
2 14 (1.12%) P3O
3 7 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
3 7 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.48%) PMBOK
4 6 (0.48%) FATCA
5 5 (0.40%) SLA
6 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.24%) EMIR
8 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) Basel II
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.080%) MiFID
9 1 (0.080%) GMP
9 1 (0.080%) Basel III
9 1 (0.080%) CRD IV
System Software
1 26 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.48%) XenApp
4 4 (0.32%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.16%) Firmware
7 1 (0.080%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.080%) RACF
7 1 (0.080%) NFS
7 1 (0.080%) vSphere
7 1 (0.080%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.080%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.080%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 12 (0.96%) SCCM
2 3 (0.24%) Nagios
2 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.24%) Kibana
2 3 (0.24%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (0.16%) Icinga
3 2 (0.16%) Cacti
3 2 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.080%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.080%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.080%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.080%) Ansible
4 1 (0.080%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.080%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.080%) Control-M
4 1 (0.080%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.080%) SCOM
4 1 (0.080%) zSecure
Vendors
1 201 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 99 (7.93%) Oracle
3 74 (5.93%) SAP
4 45 (3.61%) Cisco
5 35 (2.80%) HP
6 28 (2.24%) CheckPoint
7 23 (1.84%) IBM
7 23 (1.84%) Citrix
8 21 (1.68%) VMware
9 16 (1.28%) Juniper
10 14 (1.12%) Sybase
11 12 (0.96%) Informatica
12 8 (0.64%) Lotus
13 7 (0.56%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.56%) Cognos
14 6 (0.48%) Adobe
14 6 (0.48%) Avaya
14 6 (0.48%) Endeca
14 6 (0.48%) F5
15 5 (0.40%) Sitecore
United Kingdom
Airbus Group Careers
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £480 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Curve IT Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £420 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Millingham Consulting
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum fixed term
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago