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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 181 184 172
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 677 577 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.10% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.49% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 321 360
Average daily rate
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£413 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -39.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.39 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £34.50 £51.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -39.53%

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
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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
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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 +11 634 £413 - 121
London +37 283 £450 +2.27% 46
South East +26 141 £378 -11.17% 18
City of London +3 57 £450 -5.26% 12
East of England -17 48 £400 - 14
West Midlands +7 45 £450 +21.62% 12
Berkshire +33 37 £450 +5.88% 5
East Midlands +17 33 £416 +23.25% 2
Hampshire -10 33 £348 -13.00% 4
Scotland -23 33 £405 -11.76% 5
North West -6 26 £425 +7.93% 14
South West -15 26 £380 -5.00% 8
Warwickshire 0 22 £475 +36.69%
Yorkshire -20 21 £375 -5.77% 7
Surrey -2 19 £413 -3.50% 2
Oxfordshire +6 18 £320 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 18 £325 -27.77% 4
Hertfordshire -6 18 £400 - 1
Bedfordshire -10 18 £425 -5.55% 2
Derbyshire +7 17 £450 +50.00% 1
Derby +14 16 £450 +8.76% 1
Glasgow +2 16 £410 +4.45% 2
Milton Keynes -4 14 £325 -27.77% 2
Cheshire +10 13 £425 +20.14% 2
Bristol -15 13 £380 -2.56% 6
Oxford -3 12 £180 -55.00%
Warwick +4 11 £490 +32.43%
Edinburgh -14 11 £300 -21.05% 1
West Yorkshire -21 11 £388 - 4
Bracknell +7 10 £413 - 1

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 572 (42.53%) Project Management
2 423 (31.45%) Finance
3 334 (24.83%) MS Project
3 334 (24.83%) PRINCE2
4 279 (20.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 254 (18.88%) Microsoft
6 225 (16.73%) MS Excel
7 221 (16.43%) Change Management
8 202 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
9 172 (12.79%) Banking
10 163 (12.12%) Security Cleared
11 153 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
12 130 (9.67%) Risk Management
13 128 (9.52%) MS Office
14 119 (8.85%) SC Cleared
15 117 (8.70%) Migration
16 103 (7.66%) SAP
17 101 (7.51%) Oracle
17 101 (7.51%) Windows
18 95 (7.06%) ITIL
19 94 (6.99%) Programme Management
20 92 (6.84%) SQL
20 92 (6.84%) Degree
21 87 (6.47%) MS PowerPoint
22 84 (6.25%) Change Control
23 80 (5.95%) MS Visio
24 78 (5.80%) SharePoint
25 77 (5.72%) QA
26 74 (5.50%) .NET
27 70 (5.20%) Retail

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 78 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.53%) MS Project Server
3 17 (1.26%) CMS
3 17 (1.26%) WebSphere
4 12 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.52%) IIS
7 7 (0.52%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.45%) SAS
9 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.30%) Confluence
10 4 (0.30%) Drupal
10 4 (0.30%) Documentum
10 4 (0.30%) Apache
11 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.15%) Lync
Applications
1 334 (24.83%) MS Project
2 225 (16.73%) MS Excel
3 128 (9.52%) MS Office
4 87 (6.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 80 (5.95%) MS Visio
6 27 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.45%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.82%) Agresso
5 10 (0.74%) SAP PS
6 7 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.52%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.37%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.37%) SAP EWM
8 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.30%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
9 3 (0.22%) SAP Retail
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.15%) CA Clarity
10 2 (0.15%) SAP PP
10 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.15%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.82%) SaaS
2 7 (0.52%) Google Apps
3 6 (0.45%) Office 365
4 5 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (0.30%) PaaS
5 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.074%) IaaS
7 1 (0.074%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.97%) Firewall
2 24 (1.78%) WAN
2 24 (1.78%) Internet
3 17 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.26%) LAN
4 16 (1.19%) SAN
5 13 (0.97%) 4G
6 12 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (0.89%) 3G
7 11 (0.82%) MPLS
8 10 (0.74%) VPN
8 10 (0.74%) SSL
9 9 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (0.59%) BGP
10 8 (0.59%) Intranet
11 7 (0.52%) VoIP
11 7 (0.52%) DHCP
11 7 (0.52%) NAS
12 6 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.12%) Big Data
6 14 (1.04%) MS Access
7 12 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.89%) MySQL
8 10 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 9 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.52%) DB2
11 7 (0.52%) HBase
11 7 (0.52%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.45%) Couchbase
12 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.26%) JIRA
3 13 (0.97%) Subversion
4 5 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.30%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.30%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.22%) NUnit
6 3 (0.22%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.15%) NCover
7 2 (0.15%) CA Gen
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.074%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.074%) MSI
8 1 (0.074%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.074%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.074%) Xcode
8 1 (0.074%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.074%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.074%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.074%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 423 (31.45%) Finance
2 172 (12.79%) Banking
3 70 (5.20%) Retail
4 69 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 60 (4.46%) Investment Banking
6 33 (2.45%) Marketing
7 30 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 28 (2.08%) Publishing
8 28 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 27 (2.01%) Legal
10 24 (1.78%) Retail Banking
11 22 (1.64%) Back Office
12 17 (1.26%) Front Office
13 15 (1.12%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.82%) Automotive
14 11 (0.82%) Electronics
14 11 (0.82%) Spanish Language
14 11 (0.82%) Local Government
15 8 (0.59%) German Language
15 8 (0.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 498 (37.03%) Project Manager
2 184 (13.68%) Analyst
3 99 (7.36%) Project Planner
4 88 (6.54%) Developer
5 79 (5.87%) Business Analyst
6 47 (3.49%) PMO Analyst
7 44 (3.27%) Architect
8 42 (3.12%) Coordinator
9 38 (2.83%) Consultant
10 31 (2.30%) Infrastructure Manager
11 30 (2.23%) Senior Manager
12 29 (2.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 28 (2.08%) IT Project Manager
13 28 (2.08%) Technical Manager
14 27 (2.01%) Security Manager
14 27 (2.01%) Project Coordinator
15 26 (1.93%) Technical Project Manager
15 26 (1.93%) Security Project Manager
16 25 (1.86%) Support Analyst
17 24 (1.78%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (5.50%) .NET
2 40 (2.97%) XML
3 29 (2.16%) HTML
4 24 (1.78%) Web Services
5 19 (1.41%) CSS
6 15 (1.12%) Middleware
7 14 (1.04%) Silverlight
7 14 (1.04%) WCF
8 13 (0.97%) SOAP
9 11 (0.82%) STL
10 10 (0.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (0.59%) Reactive Extensions
11 8 (0.59%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 8 (0.59%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 7 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.52%) HTML5
12 7 (0.52%) Qt
13 6 (0.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 153 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.68%) Economics
4 26 (1.93%) PMI
5 19 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.34%) Derivative
7 16 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.19%) NHS
8 12 (0.89%) Fixed Income
9 11 (0.82%) PKI
9 11 (0.82%) Open Source
10 10 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.74%) Algorithms
10 10 (0.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 10 (0.74%) Grid Computing
11 9 (0.67%) Market Risk
11 9 (0.67%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.59%) User Experience
12 8 (0.59%) Mathematics
12 8 (0.59%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 101 (7.51%) Windows
2 48 (3.57%) Linux
3 28 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 25 (1.86%) UNIX
5 16 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.74%) Android
8 7 (0.52%) HPUX
8 7 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.45%) Solaris
10 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.22%) VMS
10 3 (0.22%) pSOS
10 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.15%) AIX
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.074%) zOS
12 1 (0.074%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (42.53%) Project Management
2 334 (24.83%) PRINCE2
3 279 (20.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 221 (16.43%) Change Management
5 202 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (9.67%) Risk Management
7 117 (8.70%) Migration
8 95 (7.06%) ITIL
9 94 (6.99%) Programme Management
10 84 (6.25%) Change Control
11 67 (4.98%) ERP
12 65 (4.83%) Resource Management
13 64 (4.76%) PRINCE
14 63 (4.68%) Data Migration
15 59 (4.39%) Scrum
16 54 (4.01%) Workflow
17 53 (3.94%) Portfolio Management
18 52 (3.87%) Matrix Management
18 52 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
19 51 (3.79%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 92 (6.84%) SQL
2 52 (3.87%) C#
3 45 (3.35%) Java
4 28 (2.08%) C++
4 28 (2.08%) Python
5 21 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 13 (0.97%) Perl
6 13 (0.97%) C
7 11 (0.82%) PHP
7 11 (0.82%) VBA
8 10 (0.74%) VB
9 8 (0.59%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.52%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.45%) R
12 4 (0.30%) Scala
12 4 (0.30%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.22%) VBScript
14 2 (0.15%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.15%) SOQL
14 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 163 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 119 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 92 (6.84%) Degree
4 64 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 56 (4.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 48 (3.57%) PMP
7 36 (2.68%) ISEB
8 34 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.26%) APMP
11 14 (1.04%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.82%) MCITP
13 9 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
13 9 (0.67%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.52%) CCNP
15 6 (0.45%) MCP
15 6 (0.45%) MCSE
15 6 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.72%) QA
2 21 (1.56%) P3O
3 10 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.30%) SLA
8 3 (0.22%) GxP
8 3 (0.22%) FATCA
9 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.15%) MiFID
10 1 (0.074%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.074%) CDISC
System Software
1 13 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.67%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.37%) GPFS
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.074%) NFS
7 1 (0.074%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.074%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.074%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.074%) XenApp
7 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.074%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.89%) SCCM
3 7 (0.52%) NetBackup
3 7 (0.52%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.22%) WMI
4 3 (0.22%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.074%) Control-M
6 1 (0.074%) SCOM
6 1 (0.074%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.074%) Puppet
Vendors
1 254 (18.88%) Microsoft
2 103 (7.66%) SAP
3 101 (7.51%) Oracle
4 42 (3.12%) Primavera
5 40 (2.97%) Cisco
6 32 (2.38%) IBM
7 31 (2.30%) HP
8 21 (1.56%) Planview
9 20 (1.49%) CheckPoint
10 17 (1.26%) Juniper
10 17 (1.26%) VMware
11 11 (0.82%) Cognos
12 10 (0.74%) F5
12 10 (0.74%) Sybase
12 10 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
13 9 (0.67%) Blue Coat
13 9 (0.67%) Sourcefire
14 8 (0.59%) Tableau
14 8 (0.59%) Brocade
15 7 (0.52%) Informatica
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £480.00 - £525.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £390 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier Media
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £255 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Talent Spa
Rate: £700 - 750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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FPSG Connect
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London
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