The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planning
London / City of London
Rank 136 128 136
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 17 30 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 0.91% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.04% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 45
Median daily rate £513 £430 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.18% -18.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £280 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £655 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.66% +7.14%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2591 2891 4163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.46% 87.77% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2315 3208
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.97% -2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in the City of London

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planning in the City of London

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in the City of London

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 26 (63.41%) Finance
2 16 (39.02%) Project Management
3 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (29.27%) PRINCE2
5 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
5 10 (24.39%) Oracle
5 10 (24.39%) MS Project
6 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
6 8 (19.51%) SQL
6 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.51%) DevOps
6 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (19.51%) PMO
7 7 (17.07%) Change Management
7 7 (17.07%) Financial Institution
7 7 (17.07%) Banking
8 6 (14.63%) Credit Risk
8 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
8 6 (14.63%) MS Office
9 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (12.20%) PMI Certification
9 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (12.20%) PCI DSS
9 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.20%) SDLC
9 5 (12.20%) Ansible
9 5 (12.20%) Analytics
9 5 (12.20%) Splunk
10 4 (9.76%) Data Quality

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) SAS
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
1 10 (24.39%) MS Project
2 6 (14.63%) MS Office
3 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.88%) SPSS
5 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.88%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) GitHub
1 3 (7.32%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.88%) Impala
4 1 (2.44%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) ClearCase
1 3 (7.32%) CruiseControl
1 3 (7.32%) JIRA
1 3 (7.32%) NUnit
1 3 (7.32%) Subversion
1 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 26 (63.41%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
2 7 (17.07%) Financial Institution
3 4 (9.76%) Advertising
3 4 (9.76%) Law
3 4 (9.76%) Legal
4 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 3 (7.32%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Project Manager
2 4 (9.76%) Analyst
2 4 (9.76%) Security Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) .NET Development Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Agile Development Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Developer
3 3 (7.32%) Development Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Credit Risk Java Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) IT Manager
4 2 (4.88%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (4.88%) PMO Lead
4 2 (4.88%) Project Officer
4 2 (4.88%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (4.88%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Strategy Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
1 3 (7.32%) Spring
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Credit Risk
3 3 (7.32%) Fintech
3 3 (7.32%) Grid Computing
3 3 (7.32%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) Hedge funds
4 2 (4.88%) PMI
5 1 (2.44%) Equities
5 1 (2.44%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) Social Media
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Unix
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Project Management
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (29.27%) PRINCE2
3 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (19.51%) DevOps
5 7 (17.07%) Change Management
6 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
7 5 (12.20%) Analytics
7 5 (12.20%) SDLC
8 4 (9.76%) CRM
8 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
8 4 (9.76%) Programme Management
8 4 (9.76%) Scrum
8 4 (9.76%) Time Management
9 3 (7.32%) BDD
9 3 (7.32%) Benchmarking
9 3 (7.32%) Knowledge Discovery
9 3 (7.32%) MVC
9 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.88%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) PMI Certification
1 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) PMP
3 2 (4.88%) APMP
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) PMO
2 5 (12.20%) PCI DSS
3 4 (9.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.44%) MiFID
4 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Ansible
2 3 (7.32%) Control-M
2 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Oracle
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Splunk
4 3 (7.32%) BMC
4 3 (7.32%) Teradata
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.44%) Informatica
6 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com