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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 227 193 201
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 604 652 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.17% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.48% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 393 379
Average daily rate £400 £413 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +8.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.70% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £49.55 £54.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.71% -

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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average 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 average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -28 541 £413 - 96
London -31 206 £435 -8.42% 47
South East -24 131 £400 -5.88% 25
West Midlands -1 54 £325 -18.75% 7
Hampshire +2 40 £374 -6.56% 3
Scotland -15 40 £360 -10.00% 3
North West -17 35 £406 -1.51% 6
South West +1 34 £355 +5.26% 2
Berkshire +10 31 £195 -51.25% 5
East Midlands +22 27 £400 - 3
East of England 0 27 £468 +33.57% 2
Telford -7 27 - -
Shropshire -9 27 - -
Edinburgh 0 26 £340 -19.94% 2
City of London +2 25 £450 -10.00% 13
Surrey -2 25 £458 +22.00% 6
Yorkshire -4 22 £413 +33.06% 4
Reading +9 17 £180 - 1
West Yorkshire -5 17 £413 +34.69% 4
Wales +7 15 £375 -11.76% 2
South Wales 0 15 £375 -14.28%
Manchester -8 15 £463 +15.62% 4
Nottinghamshire +7 13 £450 +12.50% 3
Oxfordshire -3 13 £550 +3.77% 2
Wiltshire -1 12 £400 +14.28%
Warwickshire +5 11 £363 +16.46%
Southampton +20 10 £395 +11.66%
Hertfordshire +13 10 £350 +62.79%
Leeds +1 10 £448 +49.16%
Cheshire -13 10 £400 -4.76%

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 429 (39.39%) Project Management
2 361 (33.15%) Finance
3 278 (25.53%) PRINCE2
4 233 (21.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 226 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
6 207 (19.01%) MS Project
7 161 (14.78%) MS Excel
8 139 (12.76%) Migration
8 139 (12.76%) Change Management
9 124 (11.39%) Microsoft
10 123 (11.29%) Security Cleared
11 106 (9.73%) Oracle
12 105 (9.64%) Waterfall
13 102 (9.37%) SC Cleared
14 95 (8.72%) Degree
15 94 (8.63%) Programme Management
16 91 (8.36%) MS Office
17 87 (7.99%) ITIL
18 81 (7.44%) Risk Management
19 77 (7.07%) Banking
20 76 (6.98%) Windows
20 76 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
21 75 (6.89%) Unix
22 70 (6.43%) SQL
23 68 (6.24%) Java
24 65 (5.97%) Change Control
25 57 (5.23%) PMI Certification
25 57 (5.23%) MS PowerPoint
26 55 (5.05%) QA
27 54 (4.96%) SharePoint

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 54 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.84%) Confluence
3 16 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.10%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.01%) CMS
5 11 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.83%) SAS
6 9 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.73%) IIS
7 8 (0.73%) MS Project Server
8 5 (0.46%) Apache
9 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.18%) CICS
11 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.18%) Node.js
11 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 207 (19.01%) MS Project
2 161 (14.78%) MS Excel
3 91 (8.36%) MS Office
4 57 (5.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (3.76%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.092%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.92%) Primavera
3 8 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.28%) HFM
5 3 (0.28%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.092%) BASE24
7 1 (0.092%) Maximo
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.092%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.092%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.092%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.10%) SaaS
3 10 (0.92%) Office 365
4 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.46%) Force.com
5 5 (0.46%) Heroku
5 5 (0.46%) IaaS
5 5 (0.46%) PaaS
6 4 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.092%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.092%) Taleo
8 1 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.84%) WAN
2 18 (1.65%) Firewall
3 17 (1.56%) LAN
4 10 (0.92%) DNS
5 7 (0.64%) Internet
5 7 (0.64%) SAN
6 6 (0.55%) MPLS
6 6 (0.55%) VPN
7 5 (0.46%) ATM
7 5 (0.46%) Network Security
7 5 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.46%) WebEx
8 4 (0.37%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.28%) HTTP
9 3 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.28%) LDAP
9 3 (0.28%) Wireless
10 2 (0.18%) IMAP
10 2 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.22%) Oracle OWB
2 26 (2.39%) Oracle Database
3 20 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.65%) SQL Server
5 14 (1.29%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.29%) MySQL
6 10 (0.92%) Big Data
7 9 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.55%) DB2
9 6 (0.55%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.37%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.37%) Essbase
11 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.28%) DataStage
12 3 (0.28%) GIS
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.28%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 45 (4.13%) ClearQuest
2 42 (3.86%) ClearCase
3 33 (3.03%) JIRA
4 18 (1.65%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.29%) Maven
6 11 (1.01%) CA Gen
7 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.64%) Subversion
10 5 (0.46%) Selenium
11 4 (0.37%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.37%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.28%) Ant
12 3 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.28%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.28%) Rational Application Developer
12 3 (0.28%) Rational Robot
13 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (0.18%) SoapUI
General
1 361 (33.15%) Finance
2 77 (7.07%) Banking
3 50 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 47 (4.32%) Retail
5 26 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 23 (2.11%) Marketing
7 18 (1.65%) Legal
8 17 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.19%) Back Office
9 13 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.01%) Local Government
11 10 (0.92%) German Language
12 9 (0.83%) Law
13 8 (0.73%) Brand Awareness
13 8 (0.73%) Electronics
14 7 (0.64%) Automotive
14 7 (0.64%) Publishing
14 7 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 415 (38.11%) Project Manager
2 125 (11.48%) Analyst
3 77 (7.07%) Architect
4 59 (5.42%) Project Planner
5 55 (5.05%) IT Manager
6 50 (4.59%) IT Project Manager
7 45 (4.13%) Business Analyst
7 45 (4.13%) Developer
8 40 (3.67%) Consultant
8 40 (3.67%) PMO Analyst
8 40 (3.67%) Programme Manager
9 37 (3.40%) Senior Manager
10 36 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
11 35 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
12 34 (3.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 33 (3.03%) Coordinator
14 32 (2.94%) Software Architect
15 30 (2.75%) Technical Architect
16 28 (2.57%) SC Cleared Project Manager
17 27 (2.48%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.58%) .NET
2 24 (2.20%) Web Services
3 23 (2.11%) J2EE
4 21 (1.93%) HTML
4 21 (1.93%) XML
5 17 (1.56%) Spring
6 16 (1.47%) SOAP
7 15 (1.38%) CSS
8 14 (1.29%) Middleware
9 13 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (1.19%) RESTful
9 13 (1.19%) Spring Boot
10 11 (1.01%) jQuery
11 10 (0.92%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.73%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.73%) Entity Framework
13 7 (0.64%) WinForms
13 7 (0.64%) WPF
14 6 (0.55%) COM
14 6 (0.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 41 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.66%) PMI
5 28 (2.57%) NHS
6 17 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
7 15 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.19%) User Experience
9 12 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.10%) Mainframe
10 10 (0.92%) Visualisation
11 9 (0.83%) Social Media
12 8 (0.73%) Digital Media
12 8 (0.73%) Economics
12 8 (0.73%) Equities
12 8 (0.73%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.64%) FMCG
14 6 (0.55%) Clustering
14 6 (0.55%) PKI
14 6 (0.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 76 (6.98%) Windows
2 75 (6.89%) Unix
3 45 (4.13%) Linux
4 19 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.10%) Solaris
6 10 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.64%) Android
10 6 (0.55%) AIX
10 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.28%) SUSE
13 1 (0.092%) Debian
13 1 (0.092%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.092%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (39.39%) Project Management
2 278 (25.53%) PRINCE2
3 233 (21.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 226 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (12.76%) Change Management
5 139 (12.76%) Migration
6 105 (9.64%) Waterfall
7 94 (8.63%) Programme Management
8 87 (7.99%) ITIL
9 81 (7.44%) Risk Management
10 65 (5.97%) Change Control
11 53 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 51 (4.68%) Scrum
13 49 (4.50%) Resource Management
13 49 (4.50%) SDLC
14 48 (4.41%) RUP
15 47 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 45 (4.13%) Data Migration
16 45 (4.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 44 (4.04%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 70 (6.43%) SQL
2 68 (6.24%) Java
3 31 (2.85%) Shell Script
4 29 (2.66%) C#
5 24 (2.20%) C
6 23 (2.11%) Perl
7 17 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 16 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.29%) PHP
10 11 (1.01%) C++
11 7 (0.64%) VB
12 5 (0.46%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.46%) COBOL
12 5 (0.46%) Python
12 5 (0.46%) SOQL
13 4 (0.37%) R
13 4 (0.37%) Ruby
13 4 (0.37%) VBA
14 3 (0.28%) ABAP
14 3 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 123 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 102 (9.37%) SC Cleared
3 95 (8.72%) Degree
4 57 (5.23%) PMI Certification
5 51 (4.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 47 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 38 (3.49%) PMP
8 23 (2.11%) APMP
9 15 (1.38%) ISEB
10 13 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.83%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.55%) CCNA
14 5 (0.46%) HND
14 5 (0.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 4 (0.37%) ACCA
15 4 (0.37%) CCNP
15 4 (0.37%) CIMA
15 4 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.05%) QA
2 13 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.46%) SLA
4 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.28%) COBIT
5 3 (0.28%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.28%) P3O
5 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.28%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.18%) COREP
6 2 (0.18%) FINREP
6 2 (0.18%) GAMP
6 2 (0.18%) GMP
6 2 (0.18%) GxP
6 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (1.29%) Active Directory
1 14 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.73%) Docker
2 8 (0.73%) Xen
3 4 (0.37%) XenApp
4 3 (0.28%) RACF
4 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.092%) Firmware
6 1 (0.092%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.092%) KVM
6 1 (0.092%) LXC
6 1 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.092%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (1.74%) Puppet
2 10 (0.92%) QRadar
3 8 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.64%) SCCM
5 4 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.37%) Foglight
5 4 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.37%) nmon
6 3 (0.28%) Graphite
6 3 (0.28%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.18%) Ansible
7 2 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.092%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.092%) Control-M
8 1 (0.092%) Graylog
8 1 (0.092%) logstash
8 1 (0.092%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 124 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 106 (9.73%) Oracle
3 50 (4.59%) SAP
4 32 (2.94%) Informatica
5 29 (2.66%) Pega
6 28 (2.57%) VMware
7 26 (2.39%) IBM
8 23 (2.11%) Citrix
8 23 (2.11%) HP
9 17 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.38%) webMethods
10 15 (1.38%) WSO2
11 11 (1.01%) BEA
11 11 (1.01%) Cisco
12 10 (0.92%) ArcSight
13 9 (0.83%) Splunk
14 8 (0.73%) CheckPoint
14 8 (0.73%) hybris
14 8 (0.73%) Marketo
15 7 (0.64%) Red Hat
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Searchability
Rate: EXCELLENT RATE
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kent
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
KDR
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £570 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago