The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 188 176 175
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 637 574 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 1.20% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.66% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 306 365
Average daily rate £400 £389 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% -0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £23.00 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £40.00 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +158.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -18 588 £400 +3.09% 141
London -37 230 £425 -5.55% 61
South East +5 144 £345 -1.42% 20
City of London -10 68 £414 -8.11% 18
East of England -8 55 £350 -6.66% 10
Berkshire -8 42 £425 +9.67% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 38 £300 +15.38% 1
Milton Keynes +10 36 £300 +15.38% 1
North West -23 34 £310 +3.33% 19
East Midlands +16 32 £463 +17.98% 6
Scotland -12 30 £398 -0.50% 5
South West -13 29 £324 -2.70% 6
West Midlands -15 29 £360 -8.57% 6
Surrey -22 27 £375 +15.38% 3
Hampshire +8 22 £375 -1.96% 4
Yorkshire -23 19 £325 -16.23% 10
Northamptonshire 0 18 £500 +22.24%
Essex -8 18 £419 -35.50% 1
Cheshire -3 17 £310 +24.00% 4
West Yorkshire -37 17 £325 -16.23% 7
Glasgow +23 16 £400 +35.59% 1
Hertfordshire -6 14 £478 +9.14% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 14 £304 +8.00% 5
Manchester -19 14 £400 +6.66% 12
Guildford -5 12 £425 +80.85% 1
South Wales -6 12 £350 -20.45% 4
Wales -15 12 £350 -20.45% 4
Chester -7 11 - -
Cambridge +9 10 £270 +8.00% 5
Northampton -2 10 £525 -

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 531 (43.07%) Project Management
2 441 (35.77%) Finance
3 377 (30.58%) PRINCE2
4 336 (27.25%) MS Project
5 252 (20.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 211 (17.11%) MS Excel
7 207 (16.79%) Change Management
8 147 (11.92%) Microsoft
9 143 (11.60%) Banking
10 128 (10.38%) Security Cleared
11 120 (9.73%) Change Control
12 114 (9.25%) Risk Management
13 95 (7.70%) Degree
14 93 (7.54%) Migration
14 93 (7.54%) Windows
14 93 (7.54%) PMI Certification
15 92 (7.46%) MS Office
15 92 (7.46%) Programme Management
16 89 (7.22%) SC Cleared
17 88 (7.14%) ITIL
18 85 (6.89%) SAP
19 81 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
20 76 (6.16%) MS PowerPoint
21 74 (6.00%) Oracle
22 73 (5.92%) Retail
23 71 (5.76%) PRINCE
24 69 (5.60%) PMP
25 67 (5.43%) Resource Management
26 66 (5.35%) Telecoms
27 65 (5.27%) QA

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 52 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.95%) MS Project Server
3 9 (0.73%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 8 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.41%) Drupal
5 5 (0.41%) Apache
6 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.32%) CMS
6 4 (0.32%) Lync
7 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.24%) Confluence
7 3 (0.24%) SAS
8 2 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.16%) FileNet
8 2 (0.16%) Documentum
8 2 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 336 (27.25%) MS Project
2 211 (17.11%) MS Excel
3 92 (7.46%) MS Office
4 76 (6.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 58 (4.70%) MS Visio
6 19 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.49%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.081%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.081%) GIMP
10 1 (0.081%) Inkscape
10 1 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 18 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.38%) SAP MM
3 16 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.32%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.32%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.24%) assyst
8 3 (0.24%) Summit
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.24%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.24%) Agresso
8 3 (0.24%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.24%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle BRM
8 3 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.32%) Force.com
2 3 (0.24%) Office 365
3 2 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.081%) IaaS
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.30%) LAN
1 16 (1.30%) MPLS
2 15 (1.22%) Firewall
2 15 (1.22%) WAN
3 12 (0.97%) Internet
4 10 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (0.81%) Ethernet
4 10 (0.81%) ATM
5 7 (0.57%) NGN
5 7 (0.57%) Network Security
6 6 (0.49%) DNS
6 6 (0.49%) SAN
7 5 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.32%) VoIP
8 4 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (0.32%) 4G
8 4 (0.32%) NetScreen
8 4 (0.32%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.24%) IPv6
9 3 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (1.38%) SQL Server
3 12 (0.97%) MySQL
4 10 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 8 (0.65%) SAP BW
7 6 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.41%) SAP BI
9 4 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.32%) DB2
9 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.16%) QlikView
11 2 (0.16%) MS Access
11 2 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.081%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 13 (1.05%) Subversion
2 7 (0.57%) JIRA
2 7 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.57%) MSI
3 6 (0.49%) ClearCase
4 5 (0.41%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.16%) Xcode
6 2 (0.16%) Ant
6 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.16%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.16%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.081%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.081%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.081%) Selenium
7 1 (0.081%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.081%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.081%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.081%) LoadRunner
General
1 441 (35.77%) Finance
2 143 (11.60%) Banking
3 73 (5.92%) Retail
4 66 (5.35%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.35%) Marketing
7 27 (2.19%) Local Government
8 26 (2.11%) Retail Banking
9 23 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.87%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.54%) Legal
11 15 (1.22%) Front Office
11 15 (1.22%) Back Office
11 15 (1.22%) Publishing
11 15 (1.22%) Billing
12 11 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.81%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.65%) Electronics
15 7 (0.57%) Automotive
16 6 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 481 (39.01%) Project Manager
2 170 (13.79%) Analyst
3 80 (6.49%) Project Planner
4 65 (5.27%) Business Analyst
5 53 (4.30%) PMO Analyst
6 46 (3.73%) Consultant
6 46 (3.73%) Senior Manager
7 44 (3.57%) Project Officer
8 40 (3.24%) Developer
8 40 (3.24%) Programme Manager
9 38 (3.08%) Senior Project Manager
9 38 (3.08%) Project Support Officer
10 35 (2.84%) PMO Manager
11 34 (2.76%) Business Manager
11 34 (2.76%) Change Manager
12 33 (2.68%) Infrastructure Manager
13 32 (2.60%) Project Analyst
14 30 (2.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 27 (2.19%) IT Project Manager
16 26 (2.11%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.46%) .NET
2 14 (1.14%) Middleware
3 13 (1.05%) J2EE
4 11 (0.89%) Web Services
5 9 (0.73%) XML
6 7 (0.57%) HTML
6 7 (0.57%) Application Packaging
6 7 (0.57%) Velocity
6 7 (0.57%) Android SDK
7 6 (0.49%) WCF
7 6 (0.49%) Visualforce
7 6 (0.49%) SOAP
8 5 (0.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.41%) Qt
9 4 (0.32%) HTML5
9 4 (0.32%) Reactive Extensions
9 4 (0.32%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (0.32%) CSS
9 4 (0.32%) XSL
10 3 (0.24%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.38%) Management Information System
2 32 (2.60%) PMI
3 18 (1.46%) NHS
3 18 (1.46%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.22%) Derivative
5 14 (1.14%) Data Integration
5 14 (1.14%) FMCG
6 11 (0.89%) Reference Data
7 10 (0.81%) CMDB
8 9 (0.73%) Mathematics
8 9 (0.73%) Economics
8 9 (0.73%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.57%) Equities
9 7 (0.57%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.57%) CLARiiON
9 7 (0.57%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.57%) Symmetrix DMX
10 6 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.41%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 93 (7.54%) Windows
2 39 (3.16%) Windows 7
3 32 (2.60%) UNIX
4 18 (1.46%) Linux
5 12 (0.97%) Android
6 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.41%) Solaris
9 4 (0.32%) pSOS
9 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.32%) VMS
10 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.081%) CentOS
11 1 (0.081%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.081%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (43.07%) Project Management
2 377 (30.58%) PRINCE2
3 252 (20.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 207 (16.79%) Change Management
5 120 (9.73%) Change Control
6 114 (9.25%) Risk Management
7 93 (7.54%) Migration
8 92 (7.46%) Programme Management
9 88 (7.14%) ITIL
10 81 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (5.76%) PRINCE
12 67 (5.43%) Resource Management
13 55 (4.46%) Scrum
14 52 (4.22%) Time Management
15 51 (4.14%) CRM
16 45 (3.65%) Business Analysis
17 44 (3.57%) Dependency Management
18 41 (3.33%) ERP
19 39 (3.16%) Budget Control
20 36 (2.92%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (3.73%) SQL
2 34 (2.76%) Java
3 20 (1.62%) C
4 15 (1.22%) C#
5 14 (1.14%) PHP
6 10 (0.81%) C++
7 8 (0.65%) Python
8 7 (0.57%) VBA
8 7 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.49%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.41%) ABAP
10 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.32%) VB
12 3 (0.24%) Perl
13 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.16%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.16%) X++
14 1 (0.081%) R
14 1 (0.081%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 128 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 95 (7.70%) Degree
3 93 (7.54%) PMI Certification
4 89 (7.22%) SC Cleared
5 69 (5.60%) PMP
6 60 (4.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 43 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 30 (2.43%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.87%) ISEB
10 14 (1.14%) APMP
11 9 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.57%) HND
12 7 (0.57%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.41%) MAPM
13 5 (0.41%) MCSE
13 5 (0.41%) CISSP
13 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.24%) CCNP
14 3 (0.24%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.27%) QA
2 9 (0.73%) P3O
3 8 (0.65%) SLA
4 7 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.49%) ISO 14001
5 6 (0.49%) FATCA
6 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.081%) EMIR
9 1 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.081%) FINREP
9 1 (0.081%) GxP
9 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.081%) COBIT
9 1 (0.081%) MiFID
System Software
1 23 (1.87%) Active Directory
1 23 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.81%) XenApp
3 7 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.49%) vSphere
5 4 (0.32%) Sendmail
5 4 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.081%) vCloud
8 1 (0.081%) UAG
8 1 (0.081%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.081%) NFS
8 1 (0.081%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.081%) Postfix
8 1 (0.081%) Xen
8 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.081%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.38%) SCCM
3 12 (0.97%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.081%) Nagios
5 1 (0.081%) SCOM
5 1 (0.081%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.081%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.081%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 147 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 85 (6.89%) SAP
3 74 (6.00%) Oracle
4 41 (3.33%) Citrix
5 30 (2.43%) VMware
6 26 (2.11%) HP
7 21 (1.70%) Cisco
8 18 (1.46%) NetApp
9 15 (1.22%) Planview
10 13 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.05%) EMC
11 12 (0.97%) Primavera
12 10 (0.81%) Ericsson
13 7 (0.57%) BT
13 7 (0.57%) AppSense
13 7 (0.57%) Altiris
13 7 (0.57%) Isilon
14 6 (0.49%) Northgate
14 6 (0.49%) McAfee
14 6 (0.49%) Business Objects
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Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
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London
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Rate: Market Rate
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London
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