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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 213 171 190
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +19
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 649 750 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.33% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.74% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 423 350
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £399 £393
% change year-on-year
-5.89% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.50 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -12.19%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -44 591 £400 -4.76% 120
London -33 246 £431 -4.16% 43
South East -5 148 £388 - 31
Berkshire +8 53 £425 -5.55% 7
South West +12 49 £375 -0.66% 6
City of London -10 46 £415 -17.00% 10
North West -9 42 £400 -5.88% 17
Scotland -2 35 £388 +10.71% 3
West Midlands -14 34 £313 -31.31% 6
Hampshire +12 31 £388 +7.63% 5
East of England -22 30 £419 +4.68% 11
Buckinghamshire +2 27 £380 +7.80%
Milton Keynes +3 26 £390 +10.63%
Manchester -4 22 £400 +23.07% 7
Surrey -12 20 £370 -1.33% 3
Yorkshire -42 19 £375 - 3
Bracknell +3 17 £213 -55.26% 3
West Yorkshire -36 16 £375 +3.44% 1
Somerset - 15 £450 -
Edinburgh 0 14 £400 +1.58% 1
Wales -9 14 £431 +15.00% 4
Glasgow +9 13 £343 -16.46% 1
Warwickshire -9 13 £313 -32.06% 2
Cheshire -12 13 £425 +1.79% 5
South Wales -9 12 £425 +9.67% 4
Bristol +7 11 £363 +34.75% 1
East Midlands -33 11 £225 -47.05% 1
Dorset +5 10 £375 +44.23% 3
Bedfordshire +4 9 £325 -23.52% 2
Oxfordshire -23 9 £340 +3.03% 8

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 624 (51.40%) Project Management
2 439 (36.16%) Finance
3 354 (29.16%) PRINCE2
4 275 (22.65%) MS Project
5 262 (21.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 215 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
7 207 (17.05%) MS Excel
8 195 (16.06%) Microsoft
9 182 (14.99%) Change Management
10 143 (11.78%) Banking
11 137 (11.29%) Security Cleared
12 130 (10.71%) Risk Management
13 127 (10.46%) MS Office
14 114 (9.39%) Change Control
15 110 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
16 104 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
16 104 (8.57%) ITIL
17 101 (8.32%) Migration
17 101 (8.32%) Degree
18 94 (7.74%) Oracle
19 92 (7.58%) SC Cleared
20 90 (7.41%) Windows
21 81 (6.67%) Programme Management
22 80 (6.59%) PMI Certification
23 76 (6.26%) SAP
24 71 (5.85%) QA
25 69 (5.68%) SharePoint
26 65 (5.35%) MS Visio
27 64 (5.27%) Scrum
28 63 (5.19%) Waterfall

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 69 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.24%) MS Project Server
3 11 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (0.91%) CMS
4 10 (0.82%) SAS
5 8 (0.66%) JBoss
5 8 (0.66%) IBM Notes
6 7 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.58%) MQSeries
7 6 (0.49%) Apache
7 6 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.41%) Moodle
8 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.41%) IIS
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.33%) Drupal
9 4 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 275 (22.65%) MS Project
2 207 (17.05%) MS Excel
3 127 (10.46%) MS Office
4 104 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 65 (5.35%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.082%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.082%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.082%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 18 (1.48%) Primavera
2 11 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.33%) Maximo
5 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.33%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.25%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.16%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.16%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.082%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.32%) Office 365
2 8 (0.66%) SaaS
3 6 (0.49%) PaaS
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.16%) Yammer
5 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.082%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.082%) Trello
6 1 (0.082%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.082%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.29%) Internet
2 31 (2.55%) Firewall
3 16 (1.32%) WAN
4 13 (1.07%) SAN
4 13 (1.07%) Intranet
5 11 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.91%) ATM
5 11 (0.91%) LAN
6 10 (0.82%) VPN
6 10 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (0.74%) MPLS
7 9 (0.74%) VoIP
8 8 (0.66%) HTTP
8 8 (0.66%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.58%) LDAP
9 7 (0.58%) Wireless
10 6 (0.49%) Network Security
11 5 (0.41%) VLAN
11 5 (0.41%) BGP
11 5 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
5 14 (1.15%) MySQL
6 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.49%) SAP BW
8 6 (0.49%) QlikView
8 6 (0.49%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.41%) Pentaho
9 5 (0.41%) MS Access
9 5 (0.41%) Ingres
9 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.33%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.91%) JIRA
3 7 (0.58%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.49%) Subversion
5 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.25%) NUnit
6 3 (0.25%) NCover
6 3 (0.25%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.16%) Maven
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.082%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.082%) ERwin
8 1 (0.082%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.082%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.082%) Ant
8 1 (0.082%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.082%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.082%) Selenium
General
1 439 (36.16%) Finance
2 143 (11.78%) Banking
3 59 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 57 (4.70%) Retail
5 39 (3.21%) Marketing
6 38 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 30 (2.47%) Legal
8 24 (1.98%) Publishing
8 24 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 22 (1.81%) Front Office
10 19 (1.57%) Back Office
10 19 (1.57%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.40%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.24%) Local Government
13 14 (1.15%) Retail Banking
14 13 (1.07%) Billing
15 12 (0.99%) Law
16 11 (0.91%) Automotive
17 6 (0.49%) Advertising
17 6 (0.49%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 547 (45.06%) Project Manager
2 127 (10.46%) Analyst
3 62 (5.11%) Developer
4 54 (4.45%) Project Planner
5 51 (4.20%) Senior Manager
6 49 (4.04%) Consultant
7 46 (3.79%) Business Analyst
8 41 (3.38%) Architect
8 41 (3.38%) Senior Project Manager
9 40 (3.29%) PMO Analyst
10 35 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
11 31 (2.55%) IT Project Manager
11 31 (2.55%) Coordinator
11 31 (2.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 29 (2.39%) Project Officer
13 28 (2.31%) PMO Manager
14 25 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 25 (2.06%) Programme Manager
15 24 (1.98%) Project Support Officer
16 23 (1.89%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.62%) HTML
2 41 (3.38%) .NET
3 38 (3.13%) Middleware
4 34 (2.80%) CSS
5 31 (2.55%) XML
6 26 (2.14%) ASP.NET
7 25 (2.06%) Web Services
8 16 (1.32%) SOAP
9 13 (1.07%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.07%) WCF
9 13 (1.07%) HTML5
10 11 (0.91%) jQuery
10 11 (0.91%) REST
11 10 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (0.74%) NHibernate
12 9 (0.74%) Servlets
13 8 (0.66%) JSP
13 8 (0.66%) J2EE
13 8 (0.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.37%) Data Centre
3 46 (3.79%) Economics
4 45 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 42 (3.46%) PMI
6 19 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.48%) Derivative
8 15 (1.24%) User Experience
9 14 (1.15%) NHS
10 13 (1.07%) Data Integration
11 12 (0.99%) FMCG
11 12 (0.99%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.91%) Equities
12 11 (0.91%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.82%) E-Learning
14 9 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (0.74%) Learning Management System
14 9 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.66%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 90 (7.41%) Windows
2 46 (3.79%) Linux
3 37 (3.05%) UNIX
4 20 (1.65%) AIX
5 13 (1.07%) Solaris
6 11 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.25%) SUSE
12 2 (0.16%) Android
13 1 (0.082%) pSOS
13 1 (0.082%) zOS
13 1 (0.082%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (51.40%) Project Management
2 354 (29.16%) PRINCE2
3 262 (21.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 215 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (14.99%) Change Management
6 130 (10.71%) Risk Management
7 114 (9.39%) Change Control
8 104 (8.57%) ITIL
9 101 (8.32%) Migration
10 81 (6.67%) Programme Management
11 64 (5.27%) Scrum
12 63 (5.19%) Waterfall
13 59 (4.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 56 (4.61%) SDLC
15 50 (4.12%) Resource Management
16 44 (3.62%) Business Analysis
17 42 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
18 41 (3.38%) People Management
19 35 (2.88%) E-Commerce
19 35 (2.88%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 56 (4.61%) SQL
2 42 (3.46%) JavaScript
3 38 (3.13%) C#
4 26 (2.14%) C
5 20 (1.65%) Java
6 12 (0.99%) VBA
7 11 (0.91%) VB
8 8 (0.66%) C++
9 6 (0.49%) Python
9 6 (0.49%) BeanShell
10 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.41%) Perl
10 5 (0.41%) PHP
10 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.33%) XPath
12 3 (0.25%) ANSI SQL
13 2 (0.16%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.16%) ABAP
14 1 (0.082%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.082%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 137 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 101 (8.32%) Degree
3 92 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 80 (6.59%) PMI Certification
5 62 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 61 (5.02%) PMP
7 50 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (2.55%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.89%) APMP
10 18 (1.48%) ISEB
11 13 (1.07%) CCNP
11 13 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.58%) CCNA
14 6 (0.49%) CAPM
15 5 (0.41%) MCSE
16 4 (0.33%) ISTQB
16 4 (0.33%) MCTS
16 4 (0.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.85%) QA
2 13 (1.07%) P3O
3 11 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.49%) PMBOK
5 5 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.41%) SLA
6 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) FATCA
8 2 (0.16%) Basel II
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.082%) MiFID
9 1 (0.082%) Basel III
9 1 (0.082%) GMP
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.082%) EMIR
9 1 (0.082%) CRD IV
System Software
1 22 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.33%) XenApp
3 4 (0.33%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.16%) Firmware
6 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.082%) RACF
6 1 (0.082%) NFS
6 1 (0.082%) vSphere
6 1 (0.082%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.082%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.082%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 8 (0.66%) SCCM
2 3 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.25%) Kibana
2 3 (0.25%) EMC VPLEX
2 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.25%) Nagios
3 2 (0.16%) Cacti
3 2 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.16%) Icinga
4 1 (0.082%) zSecure
4 1 (0.082%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.082%) Ansible
4 1 (0.082%) SCOM
4 1 (0.082%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.082%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.082%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 195 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 94 (7.74%) Oracle
3 76 (6.26%) SAP
4 44 (3.62%) Cisco
5 38 (3.13%) HP
6 23 (1.89%) Citrix
6 23 (1.89%) CheckPoint
6 23 (1.89%) VMware
7 20 (1.65%) IBM
8 16 (1.32%) Juniper
9 13 (1.07%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.91%) Informatica
10 11 (0.91%) Sybase
11 9 (0.74%) Endeca
12 8 (0.66%) Lotus
13 6 (0.49%) Avaya
13 6 (0.49%) Cognos
13 6 (0.49%) Sun
13 6 (0.49%) F5
14 5 (0.41%) Sitecore
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + (dependent on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £50.00 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £470.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
North West London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwickshire
Sanderson
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Derby
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Energon Global
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 19 days ago