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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 161 188 178
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 758 581 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.09% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.49% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 345 359
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% -30.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.10 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -30.00%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +38 700 £420 +5.00% 146
London +22 301 £450 +5.88% 58
South East +13 126 £389 -2.81% 29
City of London +31 68 £510 +5.97% 16
West Midlands +18 57 £455 +22.14% 5
East of England +5 57 £400 +23.07% 13
Berkshire +44 42 £450 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +29 41 £438 +40.00% 4
South West -5 37 £375 +1.28% 13
Scotland -19 36 £350 -4.10% 6
Yorkshire +10 35 £375 -3.35% 8
Warwickshire +15 29 £460 +48.38%
North West -1 27 £393 -1.38% 13
Surrey +13 26 £375 -16.66% 8
West Yorkshire +15 25 £365 -5.92% 5
Hampshire -17 24 £354 -11.56% 5
Milton Keynes +10 17 £380 +17.37%
Buckinghamshire -9 17 £380 -15.55% 2
Leeds +15 16 £374 +11.98% 2
Bedfordshire -2 16 £413 -8.33% 1
Warwick +5 15 £460 +24.32%
Suffolk -3 15 £363 +26.08% 2
Cheshire +3 12 £425 +7.32% 3
Glasgow -8 12 £410 +12.32% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 11 £270 - 6
Wales -14 10 £375 +22.24% 5
Birmingham +6 9 £425 -10.52% 1
Hertfordshire -11 9 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire +5 8 £318 -24.17% 2
Coventry -5 8 £456 - 2

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 553 (40.45%) Project Management
2 453 (33.14%) Finance
3 370 (27.07%) MS Project
4 356 (26.04%) PRINCE2
5 273 (19.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 243 (17.78%) MS Excel
7 242 (17.70%) Change Management
8 228 (16.68%) Microsoft
9 166 (12.14%) Banking
10 147 (10.75%) Security Cleared
11 142 (10.39%) Risk Management
12 125 (9.14%) MS Office
13 123 (9.00%) Migration
14 119 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
15 108 (7.90%) SAP
16 107 (7.83%) SC Cleared
17 106 (7.75%) Oracle
18 104 (7.61%) Change Control
19 102 (7.46%) ITIL
20 99 (7.24%) MS PowerPoint
21 97 (7.10%) Programme Management
22 96 (7.02%) Degree
23 89 (6.51%) MS Visio
24 88 (6.44%) Windows
24 88 (6.44%) PRINCE
25 85 (6.22%) Management Information System
26 81 (5.93%) SQL
27 80 (5.85%) PMI Certification
27 80 (5.85%) Retail
28 78 (5.71%) QA

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 76 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.12%) MS Project Server
3 18 (1.32%) CMS
4 12 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.51%) Confluence
7 7 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.44%) Drupal
8 6 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.44%) Apache
8 6 (0.44%) Documentum
8 6 (0.44%) SAS
9 5 (0.37%) IIS
9 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 3 (0.22%) FileNet
10 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 370 (27.07%) MS Project
2 243 (17.78%) MS Excel
3 125 (9.14%) MS Office
4 99 (7.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 89 (6.51%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.44%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 30 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (2.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.80%) Agresso
5 9 (0.66%) Workday HCM
6 7 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.51%) SAP PS
6 7 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.37%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.29%) SAP EWM
8 4 (0.29%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
9 3 (0.22%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.22%) Summit
9 3 (0.22%) SAP Retail
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.15%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.51%) Google Apps
1 7 (0.51%) Office 365
2 5 (0.37%) SaaS
3 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.073%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.41%) WAN
2 31 (2.27%) Firewall
3 27 (1.98%) LAN
4 15 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.95%) Internet
6 10 (0.73%) 4G
6 10 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (0.59%) BGP
7 8 (0.59%) SAN
7 8 (0.59%) 3G
7 8 (0.59%) ATM
7 8 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.51%) DNS
8 7 (0.51%) MPLS
9 6 (0.44%) DSL
9 6 (0.44%) OSPF
9 6 (0.44%) Intranet
9 6 (0.44%) Broadband
10 5 (0.37%) Wireless
10 5 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (1.54%) MySQL
4 19 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.95%) Big Data
7 12 (0.88%) MS Access
8 10 (0.73%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.73%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.59%) DB2
11 7 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.51%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.51%) HBase
11 7 (0.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 6 (0.44%) RapidMiner
12 6 (0.44%) Couchbase
12 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (1.54%) Subversion
2 20 (1.46%) JIRA
3 17 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.29%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.29%) MSI
4 4 (0.29%) ClearQuest
4 4 (0.29%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.22%) NUnit
6 2 (0.15%) CA Gen
6 2 (0.15%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.15%) NCover
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.073%) Xcode
7 1 (0.073%) Maven
7 1 (0.073%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.073%) Selenium
7 1 (0.073%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.073%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.073%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.073%) SoapUI
General
1 453 (33.14%) Finance
2 166 (12.14%) Banking
3 80 (5.85%) Retail
4 70 (5.12%) Telecoms
5 48 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 38 (2.78%) Marketing
7 29 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 29 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.05%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.98%) Publishing
10 25 (1.83%) Financial Institution
11 24 (1.76%) Legal
11 24 (1.76%) Back Office
12 23 (1.68%) Local Government
13 17 (1.24%) Front Office
14 11 (0.80%) Automotive
15 10 (0.73%) Spanish Language
15 10 (0.73%) Electronics
16 9 (0.66%) Billing
17 7 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 491 (35.92%) Project Manager
2 203 (14.85%) Analyst
3 112 (8.19%) Project Planner
4 83 (6.07%) Developer
5 82 (6.00%) Business Analyst
6 56 (4.10%) PMO Analyst
7 42 (3.07%) Architect
8 38 (2.78%) Senior Manager
9 37 (2.71%) Consultant
9 37 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
10 34 (2.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 32 (2.34%) Programme Manager
12 31 (2.27%) Project Officer
13 29 (2.12%) Project Support Officer
14 28 (2.05%) PMO Manager
14 28 (2.05%) Business Manager
14 28 (2.05%) Senior Project Manager
14 28 (2.05%) Coordinator
15 27 (1.98%) Support Analyst
15 27 (1.98%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.32%) .NET
2 30 (2.19%) XML
3 25 (1.83%) Web Services
4 22 (1.61%) HTML
5 16 (1.17%) Middleware
5 16 (1.17%) CSS
6 14 (1.02%) Android SDK
7 13 (0.95%) WCF
7 13 (0.95%) Silverlight
8 12 (0.88%) SOAP
9 8 (0.59%) Reactive Extensions
9 8 (0.59%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 8 (0.59%) HTML5
9 8 (0.59%) Qt
9 8 (0.59%) Velocity
9 8 (0.59%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.51%) J2EE
10 7 (0.51%) jQuery
11 6 (0.44%) RESTful
11 6 (0.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 85 (6.22%) Management Information System
2 31 (2.27%) PMI
3 27 (1.98%) Economics
4 23 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (1.32%) NHS
6 13 (0.95%) Data Integration
7 11 (0.80%) Derivative
7 11 (0.80%) FMCG
7 11 (0.80%) Open Source
8 9 (0.66%) Market Risk
9 8 (0.59%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.51%) DTV
10 7 (0.51%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.51%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.44%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.44%) PKI
11 6 (0.44%) Clustering
12 5 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.44%) Windows
2 37 (2.71%) Linux
3 29 (2.12%) Windows 7
4 27 (1.98%) UNIX
5 20 (1.46%) Android
6 14 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.37%) pSOS
9 5 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.29%) Solaris
10 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.22%) VMS
12 2 (0.15%) AIX
13 1 (0.073%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.073%) zOS
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.073%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.073%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (40.45%) Project Management
2 356 (26.04%) PRINCE2
3 273 (19.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 242 (17.70%) Change Management
5 142 (10.39%) Risk Management
6 123 (9.00%) Migration
7 119 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
8 104 (7.61%) Change Control
9 102 (7.46%) ITIL
10 97 (7.10%) Programme Management
11 88 (6.44%) PRINCE
12 75 (5.49%) Scrum
13 74 (5.41%) Resource Management
14 67 (4.90%) ERP
15 62 (4.54%) Business Analysis
16 58 (4.24%) Data Migration
17 57 (4.17%) Time Management
18 50 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
19 49 (3.58%) Dependency Management
20 46 (3.37%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 81 (5.93%) SQL
2 58 (4.24%) Java
3 41 (3.00%) C#
4 23 (1.68%) PHP
5 20 (1.46%) C++
6 19 (1.39%) Python
7 18 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 16 (1.17%) C
9 12 (0.88%) Perl
10 9 (0.66%) VBA
10 9 (0.66%) VB
11 7 (0.51%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.51%) R
12 4 (0.29%) Scala
13 3 (0.22%) VBScript
14 2 (0.15%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.15%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.073%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.073%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 147 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 107 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 96 (7.02%) Degree
4 80 (5.85%) PMI Certification
5 59 (4.32%) PMP
6 49 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 35 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (2.27%) ISEB
9 26 (1.90%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.88%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.80%) MCITP
13 10 (0.73%) APMP
14 6 (0.44%) MAPM
14 6 (0.44%) MCSE
15 5 (0.37%) ISSAP
15 5 (0.37%) CCNP
15 5 (0.37%) MCP
15 5 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.71%) QA
2 14 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.66%) P3O
4 8 (0.59%) SLA
5 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.44%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.073%) COBIT
10 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.073%) CDISC
10 1 (0.073%) FATCA
10 1 (0.073%) FINREP
System Software
1 17 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.37%) GPFS
4 4 (0.29%) XenApp
4 4 (0.29%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.15%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.073%) NFS
7 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.073%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.073%) UAG
7 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.073%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.17%) SCCM
3 4 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.073%) Control-M
5 1 (0.073%) WMI
5 1 (0.073%) SCOM
5 1 (0.073%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.073%) Puppet
5 1 (0.073%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 228 (16.68%) Microsoft
2 108 (7.90%) SAP
3 106 (7.75%) Oracle
4 32 (2.34%) Cisco
4 32 (2.34%) Primavera
5 30 (2.19%) HP
6 22 (1.61%) Planview
7 20 (1.46%) VMware
8 19 (1.39%) IBM
9 15 (1.10%) Citrix
10 12 (0.88%) CheckPoint
11 11 (0.80%) Juniper
12 9 (0.66%) Sybase
12 9 (0.66%) Avaya
13 8 (0.59%) Tableau
13 8 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (0.59%) Cognos
14 7 (0.51%) Informatica
14 7 (0.51%) EMC
14 7 (0.51%) Google
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 340 per day GBP
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NTT Com Security
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £280 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £501.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago