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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 252 220 181
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -39
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 516 637 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.11% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.37% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 418 410
Median daily rate £413 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 24
Median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +94.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +108.33%

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
44464 46364 44152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 81.04% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29448 30320 27616
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1150 1283 1207
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -27 493 £413 +3.12% 104
London -21 224 £425 - 31
South East -55 74 £350 -10.25% 15
West Midlands +5 55 £400 +28.00% 13
City of London +4 35 £425 +4.93% 7
East of England +9 33 £420 +3.06% 9
East Midlands +6 25 £388 +10.71% 4
North East -8 22 £475 +14.04% 3
South West -8 21 £414 +14.13% 3
Tyne and Wear -11 21 £438 +5.04% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 21 £438 +5.04% 3
Berkshire -23 20 £350 -17.64% 5
Hampshire -3 18 £325 -7.14% 4
North West -10 18 £325 -18.75% 16
Bristol +6 16 £350 -4.76% 1
Warwickshire 0 16 £400 +28.00%
Scotland -16 15 £350 -9.67% 3
Yorkshire +7 14 £315 -13.81% 8
West Yorkshire +4 13 £315 -16.00% 6
Hertfordshire +8 12 £451 -14.23% 2
Oxfordshire -1 12 £406 -
Shropshire -13 12 £450 -
Telford -17 11 £450 -
Leeds +12 8 £338 -16.46% 5
Essex +10 8 £400 +36.48%
Staffordshire +5 8 £420 - 2
Cheshire +2 8 £415 +0.60% 3
Surrey -9 8 £295 -26.25% 2
Reading +15 7 £343 -19.29% 2
Derbyshire -1 7 £306 -12.50%

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 439 (40.61%) Project Management
2 305 (28.21%) Finance
3 253 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (20.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 216 (19.98%) PRINCE2
6 184 (17.02%) MS Project
7 159 (14.71%) Microsoft
8 157 (14.52%) MS Excel
9 135 (12.49%) Change Management
10 125 (11.56%) Migration
11 111 (10.27%) Risk Management
12 108 (9.99%) Degree
13 105 (9.71%) Security Cleared
14 102 (9.44%) Waterfall
15 98 (9.07%) Banking
16 96 (8.88%) SQL
17 93 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
18 90 (8.33%) QA
19 89 (8.23%) Java
20 85 (7.86%) Windows
21 83 (7.68%) SC Cleared
22 75 (6.94%) MS Office
23 72 (6.66%) MS PowerPoint
24 65 (6.01%) Oracle
24 65 (6.01%) .NET
24 65 (6.01%) Programme Management
25 63 (5.83%) Unix
26 61 (5.64%) ITIL
27 60 (5.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
28 59 (5.46%) Scrum

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 34 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.31%) Confluence
3 11 (1.02%) WebSphere
4 9 (0.83%) CMS
4 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 7 (0.65%) SAS
5 7 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.56%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.46%) Apache
7 5 (0.46%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.19%) Drupal
8 2 (0.19%) IIS
8 2 (0.19%) Jetty
8 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.093%) Umbraco
Applications
1 184 (17.02%) MS Project
2 157 (14.52%) MS Excel
3 75 (6.94%) MS Office
4 72 (6.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 57 (5.27%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.093%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 28 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.56%) Primavera
4 5 (0.46%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.37%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.28%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.28%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.35%) SaaS
2 40 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (3.70%) Office 365
3 18 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.67%) IaaS
3 18 (1.67%) PaaS
4 15 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.19%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (0.19%) GitHub
6 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.19%) Veeva
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.093%) Force.com
7 1 (0.093%) Heroku
7 1 (0.093%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.093%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.68%) Firewall
2 25 (2.31%) Internet
3 23 (2.13%) WAN
4 22 (2.04%) LAN
5 20 (1.85%) Wireless
6 17 (1.57%) VPN
7 14 (1.30%) Network Security
8 13 (1.20%) HTTP
8 13 (1.20%) VoIP
9 12 (1.11%) FTP
10 9 (0.83%) DNS
10 9 (0.83%) MPLS
11 8 (0.74%) BGP
11 8 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.74%) NetScaler
11 8 (0.74%) Wireless Security
12 7 (0.65%) IPsec
12 7 (0.65%) OSPF
12 7 (0.65%) Skype
12 7 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.87%) Oracle OWB
2 27 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (2.41%) SQL Server
4 17 (1.57%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 13 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.93%) MySQL
8 8 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.56%) Big Data
10 5 (0.46%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.28%) Power BI
12 3 (0.28%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.28%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.19%) QlikView
13 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (3.70%) JIRA
2 30 (2.78%) ClearQuest
3 23 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 22 (2.04%) ClearCase
5 18 (1.67%) Maven
6 10 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.56%) CA Gen
7 6 (0.56%) LSMW
7 6 (0.56%) Subversion
7 6 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.46%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.37%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.37%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.19%) Gradle
10 2 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 305 (28.21%) Finance
2 98 (9.07%) Banking
3 52 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 49 (4.53%) Retail
5 40 (3.70%) Marketing
6 24 (2.22%) Legal
7 23 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.67%) Publishing
9 15 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.20%) Back Office
10 13 (1.20%) Law
11 12 (1.11%) German Language
12 11 (1.02%) Automotive
12 11 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 11 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.93%) Billing
13 10 (0.93%) Brand Awareness
14 9 (0.83%) Advertising
15 7 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.65%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 372 (34.41%) Project Manager
2 139 (12.86%) Analyst
3 105 (9.71%) Architect
4 60 (5.55%) Developer
5 57 (5.27%) Business Analyst
6 51 (4.72%) Project Planner
7 44 (4.07%) IT Manager
8 43 (3.98%) Consultant
9 41 (3.79%) Security Manager
9 41 (3.79%) Security Project Manager
10 39 (3.61%) IT Project Manager
10 39 (3.61%) PMO Analyst
10 39 (3.61%) Programme Manager
11 37 (3.42%) Software Architect
12 30 (2.78%) Technical Architect
13 28 (2.59%) Coordinator
13 28 (2.59%) Senior Manager
14 26 (2.41%) Senior Project Manager
15 23 (2.13%) Project Coordinator
15 23 (2.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (6.01%) .NET
2 44 (4.07%) XML
3 42 (3.89%) HTML
4 36 (3.33%) Web Services
5 30 (2.78%) CSS
6 25 (2.31%) J2EE
7 22 (2.04%) Middleware
8 21 (1.94%) RESTful
9 19 (1.76%) Spring
10 18 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (1.48%) SOAP
11 16 (1.48%) Spring Boot
12 15 (1.39%) XSLT
13 12 (1.11%) Silverlight
14 11 (1.02%) HTML5
15 10 (0.93%) jQuery
15 10 (0.93%) XSD
16 9 (0.83%) JSP
16 9 (0.83%) XML Messaging
16 9 (0.83%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 36 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.24%) Virtual Team
5 31 (2.87%) PMI
6 25 (2.31%) User Experience
7 23 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.39%) Economics
8 15 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.11%) CESG
10 12 (1.11%) FMCG
10 12 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.11%) Social Media
10 12 (1.11%) Tandem
11 11 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.93%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.93%) NHS
13 9 (0.83%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.86%) Windows
2 63 (5.83%) Unix
3 48 (4.44%) Linux
4 31 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.67%) Solaris
6 16 (1.48%) AIX
7 14 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.65%) Android
10 7 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.28%) SUSE
12 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.093%) Debian
14 1 (0.093%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.093%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.093%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (40.61%) Project Management
2 253 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (20.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 216 (19.98%) PRINCE2
5 135 (12.49%) Change Management
6 125 (11.56%) Migration
7 111 (10.27%) Risk Management
8 102 (9.44%) Waterfall
9 65 (6.01%) Programme Management
10 61 (5.64%) ITIL
11 60 (5.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 59 (5.46%) Scrum
13 58 (5.37%) CRM
14 55 (5.09%) Change Control
15 53 (4.90%) SDLC
16 51 (4.72%) Data Migration
17 50 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
18 46 (4.26%) Information Security
18 46 (4.26%) Resource Management
19 45 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (8.88%) SQL
2 89 (8.23%) Java
3 48 (4.44%) C#
4 39 (3.61%) C
5 37 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 34 (3.15%) C++
7 20 (1.85%) PHP
8 16 (1.48%) Perl
9 15 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.11%) VBA
11 8 (0.74%) Ruby
12 7 (0.65%) ABAP
12 7 (0.65%) VB
13 4 (0.37%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.28%) ANSI SQL
14 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.19%) COBOL
15 2 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (9.99%) Degree
2 105 (9.71%) Security Cleared
3 83 (7.68%) SC Cleared
4 49 (4.53%) PMI Certification
5 47 (4.35%) PMP
6 31 (2.87%) APMP
7 30 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 29 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (1.48%) ISEB
10 14 (1.30%) CISSP
11 13 (1.20%) CCNP
11 13 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.93%) CCNA
14 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.56%) CCDP
15 6 (0.56%) JNCIA
15 6 (0.56%) JNCIP
16 5 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
17 4 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (8.33%) QA
2 9 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.65%) SLA
5 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.46%) MiFID
6 3 (0.28%) EMIR
6 3 (0.28%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.093%) COBIT
8 1 (0.093%) COREP
8 1 (0.093%) FINREP
8 1 (0.093%) GxP
8 1 (0.093%) ISO15022
8 1 (0.093%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.093%) RMADS
8 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.093%) SEPA
System Software
1 32 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.02%) Docker
3 10 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.65%) XenApp
4 7 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.46%) KVM
7 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.19%) Firmware
8 2 (0.19%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.19%) vSphere
8 2 (0.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.093%) HDFS
9 1 (0.093%) LXC
9 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (1.57%) Puppet
2 6 (0.56%) SCCM
3 5 (0.46%) Control-M
3 5 (0.46%) Graphite
4 4 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (0.37%) Grafana
5 3 (0.28%) Ansible
5 3 (0.28%) MOM
6 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.093%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.093%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.093%) Foglight
7 1 (0.093%) nmon
7 1 (0.093%) Oozie
7 1 (0.093%) SCOM
7 1 (0.093%) WSUS
7 1 (0.093%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 159 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.01%) Oracle
3 49 (4.53%) SAP
4 32 (2.96%) Cisco
5 26 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (2.13%) HP
6 23 (2.13%) VMware
7 18 (1.67%) Citrix
8 16 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 16 (1.48%) WSO2
9 12 (1.11%) Informatica
10 10 (0.93%) Dell
10 10 (0.93%) Marketo
10 10 (0.93%) webMethods
11 9 (0.83%) Google
12 8 (0.74%) Juniper
13 7 (0.65%) EMC
13 7 (0.65%) IBM
13 7 (0.65%) Pega
14 6 (0.56%) BMC
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UK
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Bedfordshire
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