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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 246 213 170
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -43
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 554 640 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.09% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.36% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 427 426
Median daily rate £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.74 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £175.00 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +142.42%

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
45124 46910 43512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.26% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29802 30476 26956
Median daily rate £438 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 1272 1173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.01 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +27.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -28 526 £420 +5.00% 95
London +1 230 £430 +3.61% 35
South East -17 103 £400 +6.66% 19
West Midlands +5 70 £365 +16.80% 8
Berkshire -9 34 £350 -0.35% 5
City of London +11 29 £431 +5.18% 12
South West -9 29 £414 +10.33% 4
East of England +10 27 £415 -9.04% 7
North West -2 23 £425 +6.25% 9
Hampshire -7 19 £330 -16.02% 2
East Midlands +6 18 £350 +79.48% 3
Warwickshire -1 18 £365 +16.80% 2
Surrey +4 17 £400 +9.58% 7
Scotland -2 17 £350 -9.67% 3
Shropshire - 16 £395 -
Birmingham +3 15 £250 - 5
Reading +21 14 £336 -25.33% 3
Bristol +4 14 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -17 12 £320 -7.24% 3
Telford - 12 £395 -
Staffordshire +12 11 £230 -
East Sussex +19 10 £675 +92.85%
Cheshire +5 10 £413 -2.94% 2
West Yorkshire -6 10 £320 -8.57% 1
Essex +13 8 £400 +36.48%
West Sussex +8 8 £463 +23.33% 3
Wiltshire +4 8 £644 +51.47%
Edinburgh -4 8 £350 -12.50% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 8 £475 +14.45% 4
Tyne and Wear -25 8 £475 +14.45% 4

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 456 (40.35%) Project Management
2 340 (30.09%) Finance
3 245 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
4 232 (20.53%) PRINCE2
5 224 (19.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 177 (15.66%) MS Project
7 161 (14.25%) Microsoft
8 152 (13.45%) MS Excel
9 136 (12.04%) Change Management
10 129 (11.42%) Migration
11 120 (10.62%) Risk Management
12 113 (10.00%) Degree
13 109 (9.65%) Security Cleared
14 102 (9.03%) Waterfall
15 101 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
16 99 (8.76%) Banking
17 94 (8.32%) SQL
18 91 (8.05%) Java
19 86 (7.61%) SC Cleared
20 85 (7.52%) Windows
21 84 (7.43%) QA
22 71 (6.28%) Programme Management
23 69 (6.11%) Unix
23 69 (6.11%) MS Office
23 69 (6.11%) Oracle
24 67 (5.93%) ITIL
25 66 (5.84%) .NET
26 64 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
26 64 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
26 64 (5.66%) 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 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.92%) Confluence
3 14 (1.24%) WebSphere
4 11 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.80%) CMS
5 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.62%) SAS
8 6 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.44%) Apache
9 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.35%) IIS
11 3 (0.27%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.18%) Drupal
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.18%) Jetty
13 1 (0.088%) Moodle
13 1 (0.088%) Umbraco
Applications
1 177 (15.66%) MS Project
2 152 (13.45%) MS Excel
3 69 (6.11%) MS Office
4 64 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 54 (4.78%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.088%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 28 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.53%) Primavera
2 6 (0.53%) SAP CO
2 6 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 6 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.35%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.27%) HFM
5 3 (0.27%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.18%) Maximo
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.088%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.25%) SaaS
2 38 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.27%) Office 365
4 19 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (1.50%) IaaS
5 17 (1.50%) PaaS
6 15 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.18%) Veeva
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.088%) Force.com
9 1 (0.088%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.088%) Heroku
9 1 (0.088%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.088%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.65%) Firewall
2 27 (2.39%) WAN
3 25 (2.21%) LAN
4 24 (2.12%) Internet
5 21 (1.86%) Wireless
6 19 (1.68%) Network Security
6 19 (1.68%) VPN
7 13 (1.15%) HTTP
7 13 (1.15%) VoIP
8 12 (1.06%) DNS
8 12 (1.06%) FTP
9 10 (0.88%) MPLS
10 9 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.71%) BGP
11 8 (0.71%) IPsec
11 8 (0.71%) NetScaler
11 8 (0.71%) Wireless Security
12 7 (0.62%) OSPF
12 7 (0.62%) Skype
12 7 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.54%) Oracle OWB
2 27 (2.39%) SQL Server
3 24 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (1.95%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.24%) Data Mining
6 12 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.71%) MySQL
8 7 (0.62%) Big Data
8 7 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.44%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.44%) Essbase
11 3 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.27%) MS Access
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.27%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 45 (3.98%) JIRA
2 39 (3.45%) ClearQuest
3 27 (2.39%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.21%) ClearCase
5 23 (2.04%) Maven
6 9 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.62%) Subversion
8 6 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.44%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.35%) CA Gen
10 4 (0.35%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.35%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.27%) LSMW
12 2 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.18%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 340 (30.09%) Finance
2 99 (8.76%) Banking
3 55 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 49 (4.34%) Retail
5 43 (3.81%) Marketing
6 22 (1.95%) Legal
7 19 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.42%) Publishing
9 15 (1.33%) Back Office
9 15 (1.33%) German Language
10 13 (1.15%) Brand Awareness
10 13 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.15%) Law
10 13 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.97%) Automotive
12 11 (0.97%) Billing
13 8 (0.71%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.71%) Front Office
13 8 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 399 (35.31%) Project Manager
2 141 (12.48%) Analyst
3 111 (9.82%) Architect
4 59 (5.22%) Developer
5 57 (5.04%) Project Planner
6 56 (4.96%) Business Analyst
7 52 (4.60%) Consultant
8 49 (4.34%) IT Manager
9 46 (4.07%) Security Manager
10 45 (3.98%) IT Project Manager
10 45 (3.98%) Security Project Manager
11 42 (3.72%) Software Architect
12 40 (3.54%) PMO Analyst
13 38 (3.36%) Programme Manager
14 33 (2.92%) Technical Architect
15 32 (2.83%) Senior Manager
16 31 (2.74%) Senior Project Manager
17 29 (2.57%) Coordinator
18 27 (2.39%) Infrastructure Manager
19 26 (2.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (5.84%) .NET
2 45 (3.98%) HTML
3 40 (3.54%) XML
4 33 (2.92%) Web Services
5 30 (2.65%) CSS
6 26 (2.30%) Spring
7 24 (2.12%) Middleware
8 23 (2.04%) J2EE
9 21 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (1.86%) Spring Boot
10 18 (1.59%) RESTful
11 14 (1.24%) JSP
12 13 (1.15%) SOAP
13 12 (1.06%) HTML5
14 11 (0.97%) Silverlight
15 10 (0.88%) jQuery
16 9 (0.80%) XSL
16 9 (0.80%) XSLT
17 8 (0.71%) XML Messaging
17 8 (0.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.42%) Data Centre
3 39 (3.45%) Virtual Team
4 38 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.92%) PMI
6 27 (2.39%) User Experience
7 25 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.24%) Economics
8 14 (1.24%) Social Media
9 13 (1.15%) CESG
9 13 (1.15%) Digital Media
9 13 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.15%) NHS
10 12 (1.06%) FMCG
11 11 (0.97%) Tandem
12 10 (0.88%) Clustering
12 10 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.80%) Credit Risk
13 9 (0.80%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.52%) Windows
2 69 (6.11%) Unix
3 52 (4.60%) Linux
4 31 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.68%) Solaris
6 16 (1.42%) AIX
7 14 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.44%) Android
12 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.18%) SUSE
15 1 (0.088%) Debian
15 1 (0.088%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.088%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.088%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.088%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (40.35%) Project Management
2 245 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (20.53%) PRINCE2
4 224 (19.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 136 (12.04%) Change Management
6 129 (11.42%) Migration
7 120 (10.62%) Risk Management
8 102 (9.03%) Waterfall
9 71 (6.28%) Programme Management
10 67 (5.93%) ITIL
11 64 (5.66%) Change Control
11 64 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 60 (5.31%) Scrum
13 55 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 54 (4.78%) CRM
14 54 (4.78%) Data Migration
15 52 (4.60%) SDLC
16 48 (4.25%) Information Security
17 47 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
17 47 (4.16%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (8.32%) SQL
2 91 (8.05%) Java
3 47 (4.16%) C#
4 38 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 34 (3.01%) C
6 33 (2.92%) C++
7 21 (1.86%) PHP
8 17 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.33%) Perl
10 13 (1.15%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.80%) VBA
12 8 (0.71%) Ruby
13 6 (0.53%) VB
14 4 (0.35%) ABAP
14 4 (0.35%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.27%) VBScript
16 2 (0.18%) ANSI SQL
16 2 (0.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 113 (10.00%) Degree
2 109 (9.65%) Security Cleared
3 86 (7.61%) SC Cleared
4 53 (4.69%) PMI Certification
5 48 (4.25%) PMP
6 38 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 32 (2.83%) APMP
7 32 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 15 (1.33%) CCNP
8 15 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.15%) CISSP
9 13 (1.15%) ISEB
10 12 (1.06%) CCNA
11 11 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.53%) CCDP
13 6 (0.53%) JNCIA
13 6 (0.53%) JNCIP
14 5 (0.44%) HND
14 5 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (7.43%) QA
2 10 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.53%) SLA
6 5 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.44%) MiFID
7 4 (0.35%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.27%) EMIR
8 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.088%) COBIT
10 1 (0.088%) COREP
10 1 (0.088%) FINREP
10 1 (0.088%) GxP
10 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.088%) P3O
10 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.088%) SEPA
System Software
1 34 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.71%) XenApp
3 8 (0.71%) XenDesktop
4 7 (0.62%) Docker
5 5 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.44%) KVM
6 4 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.18%) Firmware
7 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.18%) Xen
8 1 (0.088%) HDFS
8 1 (0.088%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.088%) LXC
8 1 (0.088%) RACF
8 1 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.088%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.088%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (1.95%) Puppet
2 7 (0.62%) SCCM
3 5 (0.44%) Graphite
4 4 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (0.35%) Foglight
4 4 (0.35%) Grafana
4 4 (0.35%) nmon
5 3 (0.27%) MOM
6 2 (0.18%) Control-M
6 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.088%) Ansible
7 1 (0.088%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.088%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.088%) Oozie
7 1 (0.088%) QRadar
7 1 (0.088%) SCOM
7 1 (0.088%) WSUS
7 1 (0.088%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 161 (14.25%) Microsoft
2 69 (6.11%) Oracle
3 51 (4.51%) SAP
4 34 (3.01%) Cisco
5 30 (2.65%) VMware
6 27 (2.39%) HP
7 26 (2.30%) Citrix
7 26 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (2.12%) WSO2
9 20 (1.77%) IBM
10 18 (1.59%) CheckPoint
11 14 (1.24%) Informatica
12 13 (1.15%) Marketo
13 11 (0.97%) EMC
14 10 (0.88%) Dell
14 10 (0.88%) Pega
15 9 (0.80%) Google
15 9 (0.80%) Juniper
16 7 (0.62%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.62%) webMethods
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £27 to £29 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bath
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £450 - £500 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Edenhouse Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago