The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 164 175 183
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 698 587 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.15% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.57% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 351 350
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% -25.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-12.19% -22.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +24 637 £402 +0.43% 126
London -9 264 £439 -2.50% 34
South East +16 134 £355 -11.25% 30
City of London +1 62 £486 +2.36% 12
West Midlands +21 47 £450 +9.75% 11
East of England -7 43 £388 +19.23% 14
South West -10 40 £364 -3.06% 3
Berkshire +24 31 £450 +10.76% 10
Yorkshire +13 31 £370 -4.63% 10
Scotland -36 31 £338 -11.18% 5
East Midlands +15 30 £450 +28.57% 9
Milton Keynes +8 30 £325 +0.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 30 £325 -16.12% 1
North West -4 30 £350 -13.41% 12
Surrey +14 29 £375 -16.66% 7
West Yorkshire +15 25 £358 -8.80% 7
Hampshire -11 25 £342 -12.18% 6
Warwickshire +17 19 £443 +128.09% 4
Wiltshire +10 19 £395 +8.07%
Leeds +8 16 £383 +13.16% 5
Suffolk - 16 £300 - 2
Cheshire +11 13 £425 +7.32% 3
Wales -12 12 £350 +24.77% 1
Oxfordshire +3 11 £300 -28.35% 2
Glasgow -3 11 £400 +5.26% 3
Bedfordshire -12 11 £450 - 3
Manchester -15 11 £300 -25.00% 6
Coventry -5 10 £450 - 1
Guildford - 9 £375 -
Staines +4 8 £520 - 1

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 543 (41.42%) Project Management
2 444 (33.87%) Finance
3 367 (27.99%) MS Project
4 361 (27.54%) PRINCE2
5 253 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 241 (18.38%) MS Excel
7 237 (18.08%) Change Management
8 223 (17.01%) Microsoft
9 154 (11.75%) Banking
10 140 (10.68%) Risk Management
11 132 (10.07%) Security Cleared
12 117 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
12 117 (8.92%) MS Office
13 107 (8.16%) ITIL
13 107 (8.16%) Change Control
14 104 (7.93%) Degree
15 100 (7.63%) Migration
16 98 (7.48%) SAP
17 97 (7.40%) MS PowerPoint
17 97 (7.40%) SC Cleared
18 93 (7.09%) Programme Management
19 92 (7.02%) PRINCE
20 88 (6.71%) Oracle
21 85 (6.48%) Retail
22 84 (6.41%) Windows
23 82 (6.25%) PMI Certification
24 79 (6.03%) MS Visio
24 79 (6.03%) Management Information System
25 77 (5.87%) Scrum
25 77 (5.87%) QA

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 69 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.59%) MS Project Server
3 16 (1.22%) CMS
4 10 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.53%) Apache Pig
6 7 (0.53%) Drupal
6 7 (0.53%) Confluence
7 6 (0.46%) Documentum
7 6 (0.46%) SAS
8 5 (0.38%) Apache
8 5 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.31%) IIS
9 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.23%) FileNet
Applications
1 367 (27.99%) MS Project
2 241 (18.38%) MS Excel
3 117 (8.92%) MS Office
4 97 (7.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 79 (6.03%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.53%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 23 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 22 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.61%) Agresso
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.31%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.31%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.23%) Summit
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Retail
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP EWM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.15%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.61%) Office 365
2 7 (0.53%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.23%) SaaS
3 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.076%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.21%) WAN
2 24 (1.83%) LAN
3 23 (1.75%) Firewall
4 12 (0.92%) MPLS
5 9 (0.69%) Internet
5 9 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (0.69%) ATM
6 8 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.61%) SAN
7 7 (0.53%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.46%) DNS
8 6 (0.46%) Intranet
8 6 (0.46%) 4G
9 5 (0.38%) NAS
9 5 (0.38%) InfiniBand
9 5 (0.38%) BGP
10 4 (0.31%) OSPF
10 4 (0.31%) 3G
10 4 (0.31%) Broadband
10 4 (0.31%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.60%) MySQL
3 20 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (0.99%) Big Data
7 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (0.76%) Hadoop
7 10 (0.76%) MS Access
7 10 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.53%) DB2
9 7 (0.53%) Apache Hive
9 7 (0.53%) HBase
10 6 (0.46%) Couchbase
10 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.46%) RapidMiner
10 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.38%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (1.75%) Subversion
2 18 (1.37%) JIRA
3 15 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.31%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.31%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.31%) ClearQuest
4 4 (0.31%) MSI
5 3 (0.23%) NUnit
6 2 (0.15%) Xcode
6 2 (0.15%) NCover
6 2 (0.15%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.15%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.15%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.076%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.076%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.076%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.076%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.076%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.076%) Maven
General
1 444 (33.87%) Finance
2 154 (11.75%) Banking
3 85 (6.48%) Retail
4 72 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.97%) Marketing
6 31 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 28 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 28 (2.14%) Financial Institution
8 27 (2.06%) Retail Banking
9 25 (1.91%) Local Government
10 23 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (1.53%) Back Office
11 20 (1.53%) Legal
12 16 (1.22%) Front Office
12 16 (1.22%) Publishing
13 11 (0.84%) Billing
13 11 (0.84%) Automotive
14 10 (0.76%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.69%) Electronics
16 7 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 490 (37.38%) Project Manager
2 190 (14.49%) Analyst
3 104 (7.93%) Project Planner
4 81 (6.18%) Business Analyst
5 70 (5.34%) Developer
6 57 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
7 40 (3.05%) Senior Manager
8 38 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
9 37 (2.82%) Consultant
10 35 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 35 (2.67%) Architect
11 34 (2.59%) Programme Manager
12 33 (2.52%) Project Officer
13 32 (2.44%) Senior Project Manager
14 31 (2.36%) PMO Manager
15 29 (2.21%) Project Support Officer
15 29 (2.21%) Project Analyst
15 29 (2.21%) Technical Manager
15 29 (2.21%) Coordinator
16 28 (2.14%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.81%) .NET
2 25 (1.91%) Web Services
3 23 (1.75%) XML
4 20 (1.53%) HTML
5 15 (1.14%) CSS
6 14 (1.07%) Middleware
6 14 (1.07%) Android SDK
7 12 (0.92%) SOAP
8 11 (0.84%) WCF
9 10 (0.76%) Silverlight
9 10 (0.76%) Velocity
10 9 (0.69%) J2EE
11 7 (0.53%) jQuery
11 7 (0.53%) HTML5
11 7 (0.53%) MapReduce
11 7 (0.53%) Reactive Extensions
11 7 (0.53%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 6 (0.46%) Qt
12 6 (0.46%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.46%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.03%) Management Information System
2 28 (2.14%) PMI
3 23 (1.75%) Economics
4 22 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.30%) NHS
6 16 (1.22%) Data Integration
7 14 (1.07%) FMCG
8 11 (0.84%) Derivative
9 10 (0.76%) Open Source
10 9 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.61%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.61%) CMDB
11 8 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.53%) Mathematics
12 7 (0.53%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.53%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.46%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.46%) EPoS
13 6 (0.46%) DTV
13 6 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 84 (6.41%) Windows
2 34 (2.59%) Linux
3 28 (2.14%) Windows 7
4 26 (1.98%) UNIX
5 20 (1.53%) Android
6 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.38%) pSOS
10 4 (0.31%) VMS
11 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.15%) AIX
11 2 (0.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.076%) zOS
12 1 (0.076%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.076%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (41.42%) Project Management
2 361 (27.54%) PRINCE2
3 253 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 237 (18.08%) Change Management
5 140 (10.68%) Risk Management
6 117 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
7 107 (8.16%) ITIL
7 107 (8.16%) Change Control
8 100 (7.63%) Migration
9 93 (7.09%) Programme Management
10 92 (7.02%) PRINCE
11 77 (5.87%) Scrum
12 74 (5.64%) Resource Management
13 59 (4.50%) Business Analysis
14 58 (4.42%) ERP
15 54 (4.12%) Time Management
16 50 (3.81%) CRM
17 42 (3.20%) TDD
17 42 (3.20%) Dependency Management
18 41 (3.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 76 (5.80%) SQL
2 53 (4.04%) Java
3 35 (2.67%) C#
4 25 (1.91%) PHP
5 17 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 16 (1.22%) C
7 15 (1.14%) Python
7 15 (1.14%) C++
8 11 (0.84%) Perl
9 10 (0.76%) VBA
10 8 (0.61%) VB
11 7 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.53%) R
12 6 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.23%) VBScript
13 3 (0.23%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.15%) ABAP
14 2 (0.15%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.15%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.076%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 132 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 104 (7.93%) Degree
3 97 (7.40%) SC Cleared
4 82 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 63 (4.81%) PMP
6 56 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 34 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (1.98%) ISEB
9 25 (1.91%) DV Cleared
10 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.76%) MCITP
11 10 (0.76%) APMP
12 7 (0.53%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.46%) MAPM
14 5 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 5 (0.38%) CISSP
14 5 (0.38%) MCSE
15 4 (0.31%) MCP
15 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.87%) QA
2 9 (0.69%) ISO 9001
2 9 (0.69%) SLA
3 8 (0.61%) P3O
4 7 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.46%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.15%) FATCA
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.076%) COBIT
8 1 (0.076%) CDISC
8 1 (0.076%) FINREP
System Software
1 21 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.38%) XenApp
3 5 (0.38%) GPFS
4 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.23%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.076%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.076%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.076%) vCloud
7 1 (0.076%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.076%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.22%) SCCM
3 4 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.076%) Control-M
5 1 (0.076%) SCOM
5 1 (0.076%) Puppet
5 1 (0.076%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 223 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 98 (7.48%) SAP
3 88 (6.71%) Oracle
4 24 (1.83%) Cisco
5 23 (1.75%) HP
5 23 (1.75%) VMware
6 22 (1.68%) Primavera
6 22 (1.68%) Planview
7 19 (1.45%) Citrix
8 17 (1.30%) IBM
9 11 (0.84%) Avaya
10 10 (0.76%) EMC
11 8 (0.61%) Sybase
11 8 (0.61%) CheckPoint
11 8 (0.61%) Tableau
12 7 (0.53%) BT
12 7 (0.53%) Google
12 7 (0.53%) NetApp
13 6 (0.46%) Informatica
13 6 (0.46%) Juniper
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