The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Project Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Planning
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 65 70
Rank change year-on-year +23 +5  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 21 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.32% 0.98% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 1.17% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Median daily rate £435 £405 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -3.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £250 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £513 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +2.53% -1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +17.18% -7.24%  

Project Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 533 770 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.34% 84.25% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 562 491
Median daily rate £409 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 30
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Project Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planning in Cheshire

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Planning in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Cheshire

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Cheshire

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +18 2 £375 -17.58%
Chester +12 1 £495 +65.00%
Project Planning
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 24 (82.76%) Finance
2 19 (65.52%) Information Security
3 18 (62.07%) Virtual Team
4 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (55.17%) Waterfall
5 16 (55.17%) Risk Management
5 16 (55.17%) CISSP
5 16 (55.17%) CISM
6 7 (24.14%) Project Management
7 5 (17.24%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) ITIL
8 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (10.34%) PMI
9 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
9 3 (10.34%) Security Management
9 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.90%) REST
10 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
10 2 (6.90%) OAuth
10 2 (6.90%) OWASP
10 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
10 2 (6.90%) Degree
10 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
10 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
10 2 (6.90%) PRINCE
10 2 (6.90%) Oracle
10 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
10 2 (6.90%) Unix

Project Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
General
1 24 (82.76%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Consultant
1 15 (51.72%) Security Consultant
2 10 (34.48%) Architect
2 10 (34.48%) Security Architect
2 10 (34.48%) Senior Consultant
2 10 (34.48%) Senior Security Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) CISSP Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Security Architect
4 3 (10.34%) IT Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) IT Risk Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Security Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) OAuth
1 2 (6.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (62.07%) Virtual Team
2 3 (10.34%) PMI
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Information Security
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (55.17%) Risk Management
3 16 (55.17%) Waterfall
4 7 (24.14%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Security Management
6 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.90%) API Development
7 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.90%) OWASP
7 2 (6.90%) PRINCE
7 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.90%) RUP
7 2 (6.90%) SDLC
7 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) CISM
1 16 (55.17%) CISSP
2 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
2 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) HNC
4 1 (3.45%) HND
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle