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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 185 187 173
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 659 633 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.12% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.50% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 386 309
Average daily rate
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£408 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £271 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £13.80 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £75.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -9.67%

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 2015.

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 -1 582 £408 +1.91% 128
London +10 238 £475 +11.76% 35
South East -14 144 £425 +23.18% 35
City of London +14 61 £500 +20.91% 13
Scotland +17 47 £413 +4.16% 6
West Midlands -1 44 £389 +7.98% 4
North West -8 42 £400 +29.03% 14
East of England +1 36 £375 +7.14% 10
South West +11 35 £325 +0.77% 17
Hampshire +5 35 £400 +6.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 35 £438 +59.09% 4
Yorkshire -9 27 £313 -3.84% 1
Milton Keynes -9 27 £425 +54.54% 3
Berkshire -9 26 £400 -5.88% 13
Edinburgh +8 23 £450 +13.63% 3
Oxfordshire -2 22 £530 +63.07% 1
Surrey -6 17 £430 +7.50% 8
Cheshire -7 16 £448 +44.35% 1
West Yorkshire -12 15 £313 -3.84%
Bristol +4 14 £325 -39.53% 6
East Midlands -12 14 £400 -5.88% 5
Bedfordshire +7 13 £475 +8.57% 4
Manchester -7 13 £400 - 10
Wiltshire +13 12 £300 -25.00% 3
Oxford -9 11 £515 +58.46%
South Yorkshire +3 10 £310 -
Wales -4 10 £400 +14.28% 1
Birmingham -3 9 £450 - 2
Glasgow -12 8 £413 +3.12% 2
Sheffield +5 7 £241 -

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 562 (45.21%) Project Management
2 434 (34.92%) Finance
3 329 (26.47%) PRINCE2
4 281 (22.61%) MS Project
5 238 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 227 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
7 213 (17.14%) MS Excel
8 179 (14.40%) Microsoft
8 179 (14.40%) Security Cleared
9 164 (13.19%) Change Management
10 141 (11.34%) Banking
11 138 (11.10%) MS Office
12 137 (11.02%) Degree
13 126 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
14 115 (9.25%) SC Cleared
15 114 (9.17%) Risk Management
16 110 (8.85%) Change Control
17 105 (8.45%) ITIL
18 93 (7.48%) PMI Certification
19 90 (7.24%) SharePoint
19 90 (7.24%) MS PowerPoint
20 87 (7.00%) Oracle
20 87 (7.00%) Migration
20 87 (7.00%) Programme Management
21 78 (6.28%) Waterfall
22 77 (6.19%) PMP
23 72 (5.79%) SAP
23 72 (5.79%) SQL
24 69 (5.55%) Windows
25 68 (5.47%) Resource Management

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 90 (7.24%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.53%) MS Project Server
3 13 (1.05%) CMS
4 9 (0.72%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.64%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.64%) SAS
5 8 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.64%) Lync
6 6 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (0.48%) IIS
6 6 (0.48%) Apache
7 5 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.32%) Moodle
8 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.24%) Node.js
9 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 281 (22.61%) MS Project
2 213 (17.14%) MS Excel
3 138 (11.10%) MS Office
4 90 (7.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (3.46%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.080%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.080%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.080%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 18 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 18 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (1.37%) Primavera
3 8 (0.64%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle HRMS
6 4 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.32%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.24%) BigMachines
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.16%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.72%) Office 365
2 8 (0.64%) SaaS
3 6 (0.48%) Yammer
4 4 (0.32%) PaaS
4 4 (0.32%) Force.com
5 3 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.080%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.65%) Firewall
2 31 (2.49%) Internet
3 20 (1.61%) WAN
4 17 (1.37%) LAN
5 14 (1.13%) SAN
5 14 (1.13%) Wireless
6 12 (0.97%) Intranet
6 12 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.80%) ATM
8 9 (0.72%) VPN
8 9 (0.72%) Network Security
9 8 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.64%) DNS
10 7 (0.56%) MPLS
10 7 (0.56%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.48%) VoIP
11 6 (0.48%) BGP
11 6 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.48%) DHCP
12 5 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.97%) MS Access
6 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.48%) MySQL
7 6 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.40%) QlikView
8 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (1.53%) JIRA
2 8 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.40%) Maven
4 4 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.24%) Selenium
5 3 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.24%) Subversion
6 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.16%) NUnit
6 2 (0.16%) NCover
6 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.080%) UltraEdit
7 1 (0.080%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.080%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.080%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.080%) GCC
7 1 (0.080%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.080%) TeamCity
General
1 434 (34.92%) Finance
2 141 (11.34%) Banking
3 55 (4.42%) Retail
4 50 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 45 (3.62%) Publishing
6 44 (3.54%) Investment Banking
7 25 (2.01%) Legal
8 23 (1.85%) Marketing
9 21 (1.69%) Front Office
10 17 (1.37%) Retail Banking
11 16 (1.29%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.21%) Local Government
13 14 (1.13%) Back Office
13 14 (1.13%) Law
14 12 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.88%) Automotive
16 9 (0.72%) German Language
17 7 (0.56%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 540 (43.44%) Project Manager
2 145 (11.67%) Analyst
3 64 (5.15%) Project Planner
4 53 (4.26%) Business Analyst
5 51 (4.10%) Developer
6 50 (4.02%) Architect
7 40 (3.22%) Senior Manager
8 39 (3.14%) PMO Analyst
9 37 (2.98%) Senior Project Manager
10 34 (2.74%) Consultant
11 33 (2.65%) IT Project Manager
12 30 (2.41%) Programme Manager
13 26 (2.09%) Coordinator
14 25 (2.01%) Agile Project Manager
15 24 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
15 24 (1.93%) Programme Planner
16 23 (1.85%) Project Coordinator
17 22 (1.77%) Project Officer
18 21 (1.69%) Delivery Manager
18 21 (1.69%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.70%) .NET
2 38 (3.06%) XML
3 32 (2.57%) Web Services
4 26 (2.09%) HTML
5 25 (2.01%) ASP.NET
6 24 (1.93%) Middleware
7 20 (1.61%) REST
8 17 (1.37%) CSS
9 15 (1.21%) SOAP
9 15 (1.21%) WCF
10 12 (0.97%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.97%) jQuery
11 11 (0.88%) Ajax
12 8 (0.64%) J2EE
12 8 (0.64%) Java EE
12 8 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.56%) XSL
14 6 (0.48%) SAML
14 6 (0.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 126 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.26%) Economics
3 51 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.82%) PMI
5 27 (2.17%) NHS
6 26 (2.09%) Derivative
7 20 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.05%) Credit Risk
10 12 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (0.80%) User Experience
12 10 (0.80%) FMCG
13 9 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
13 9 (0.72%) Equities
13 9 (0.72%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.72%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.64%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.64%) E-Learning
14 8 (0.64%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 69 (5.55%) Windows
2 28 (2.25%) Linux
3 22 (1.77%) Windows 7
4 21 (1.69%) UNIX
5 11 (0.88%) Android
6 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.40%) Solaris
9 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.24%) CentOS
10 3 (0.24%) SUSE
10 3 (0.24%) VME
11 2 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (45.21%) Project Management
2 329 (26.47%) PRINCE2
3 238 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 227 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
5 164 (13.19%) Change Management
6 114 (9.17%) Risk Management
7 110 (8.85%) Change Control
8 105 (8.45%) ITIL
9 87 (7.00%) Migration
9 87 (7.00%) Programme Management
10 78 (6.28%) Waterfall
11 68 (5.47%) Resource Management
12 67 (5.39%) Scrum
13 65 (5.23%) Service Delivery
14 48 (3.86%) PRINCE
15 46 (3.70%) Business Analysis
16 41 (3.30%) User Acceptance Testing
16 41 (3.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 40 (3.22%) People Management
18 39 (3.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 72 (5.79%) SQL
2 39 (3.14%) C#
3 29 (2.33%) Java
4 23 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.61%) Python
6 16 (1.29%) C
7 14 (1.13%) Ruby
8 11 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.80%) C++
10 8 (0.64%) Perl
11 7 (0.56%) VBA
11 7 (0.56%) VB
12 5 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.24%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.24%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.24%) PHP
13 3 (0.24%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.16%) R
14 2 (0.16%) ABAP
15 1 (0.080%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 179 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 137 (11.02%) Degree
3 115 (9.25%) SC Cleared
4 93 (7.48%) PMI Certification
5 77 (6.19%) PMP
6 48 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 45 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 42 (3.38%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.61%) ISEB
10 14 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.97%) CCNP
12 11 (0.88%) APMP
13 10 (0.80%) CCNA
13 10 (0.80%) MCSE
14 7 (0.56%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.48%) CISSP
16 5 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
17 4 (0.32%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.99%) QA
2 10 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.64%) FATCA
4 7 (0.56%) P3O
4 7 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.56%) SLA
5 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.24%) EMIR
7 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.080%) GxP
9 1 (0.080%) Basel II
9 1 (0.080%) Basel III
9 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.080%) CRD IV
System Software
1 21 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.32%) XenApp
3 4 (0.32%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.24%) vCloud
5 2 (0.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.080%) NFS
6 1 (0.080%) GridGain
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.080%) Firmware
6 1 (0.080%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.080%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.080%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (0.64%) SCCM
2 6 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.24%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.24%) Puppet
4 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.24%) Cacti
4 3 (0.24%) Kibana
5 2 (0.16%) Icinga
5 2 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.080%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.080%) Control-M
Vendors
1 179 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 87 (7.00%) Oracle
3 72 (5.79%) SAP
4 37 (2.98%) Cisco
5 24 (1.93%) HP
6 22 (1.77%) CheckPoint
7 18 (1.45%) VMware
7 18 (1.45%) IBM
8 12 (0.97%) Sybase
8 12 (0.97%) Citrix
8 12 (0.97%) Planview
9 11 (0.88%) Juniper
10 7 (0.56%) F5
11 6 (0.48%) Cognos
11 6 (0.48%) OpenText
11 6 (0.48%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.48%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.48%) Remedy
12 5 (0.40%) Symantec
12 5 (0.40%) Business Objects
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £360 - £365 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: Up £500/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + OTE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 10 days ago