Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 17 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 271 234
Rank change year-on-year +5 -37 -37
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 904 965 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.98% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.16% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 659 770
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £256
90th Percentile £625 £603 £550
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 27
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% -18.42% +111.11%
10th Percentile £16.25 £7.20 £9.50
90th Percentile £44.00 £45.38 £138.55
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £39.27
% change year-on-year -19.35% -21.06% +108.00%

Project Planning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Project Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planning in England

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in England

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planning in England

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in England

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Planning in England

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -36 366 £475 +11.44% 23
South East +2 182 £400 -1.23% 17
North of England +72 119 £425 - 11
Midlands -31 86 £400 - 13
South West +28 79 £431 -20.69% 2
East of England -14 63 £450 +5.88% 8
Yorkshire +58 61 £430 -4.44% 6
West Midlands -28 56 £400 +6.67% 5
North West +20 48 £425 -19.05% 4
East Midlands -9 30 £400 -17.95% 8
North East +52 10 £302 -36.37% 1
Project Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 345 (38.16%) Project Management
2 328 (36.28%) Finance
3 259 (28.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 222 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
5 203 (22.46%) Microsoft Project
6 180 (19.91%) PRINCE2
7 170 (18.81%) PMO
8 136 (15.04%) Microsoft
9 114 (12.61%) PMI Certification
10 108 (11.95%) PMP
10 108 (11.95%) Security Cleared
11 101 (11.17%) Degree
12 92 (10.18%) Microsoft Excel
13 91 (10.07%) SC Cleared
14 88 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
15 83 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
15 83 (9.18%) Change Management
16 82 (9.07%) Risk Management
17 76 (8.41%) Banking
18 74 (8.19%) Programme Management
19 70 (7.74%) QA
20 65 (7.19%) Scrum
21 62 (6.86%) Waterfall
22 61 (6.75%) Manufacturing
23 59 (6.53%) SQL
23 59 (6.53%) Change Control
24 57 (6.31%) JIRA
24 57 (6.31%) Retail
24 57 (6.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 56 (6.19%) Business Analysis

Project Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 45 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.65%) Confluence
3 19 (2.10%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
5 13 (1.44%) MS Project Server
6 11 (1.22%) CMS
7 10 (1.11%) IIS
8 7 (0.77%) JBoss
8 7 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.55%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.33%) SAS
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 203 (22.46%) Microsoft Project
2 92 (10.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 83 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (6.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (3.98%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.00%) 3ds Max
6 9 (1.00%) Photoshop
6 9 (1.00%) ZBrush
7 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.88%) Primavera
4 7 (0.77%) SunGard GMI
5 6 (0.66%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.66%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.44%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.33%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.22%) BPCS
8 2 (0.22%) iTrent
8 2 (0.22%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.54%) Office 365
2 13 (1.44%) SaaS
3 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.22%) OpenDNS
5 8 (0.88%) IaaS
5 8 (0.88%) PaaS
6 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) Asana
8 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.11%) G Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.77%) DNS
2 10 (1.11%) 2G
2 10 (1.11%) WAN
3 9 (1.00%) Internet
3 9 (1.00%) SMS
4 8 (0.88%) Firewall
5 7 (0.77%) LTE
5 7 (0.77%) TETRA
6 6 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.66%) LAN
7 4 (0.44%) 4G
7 4 (0.44%) ATM
7 4 (0.44%) SAN
7 4 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.33%) 3G
8 3 (0.33%) DHCP
8 3 (0.33%) MPLS
8 3 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.22%) Maltego
4 10 (1.11%) MS Access
5 8 (0.88%) Big Data
5 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.44%) MySQL
6 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.33%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.22%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.22%) Mixpanel
8 2 (0.22%) Power BI
8 2 (0.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 57 (6.31%) JIRA
2 14 (1.55%) JIRA Agile
3 11 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.44%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.44%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.44%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.33%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.33%) Maven
6 3 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.33%) Subversion
7 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.22%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.22%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.22%) NUnit
7 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.22%) Rational Robot
7 2 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 328 (36.28%) Finance
2 76 (8.41%) Banking
3 61 (6.75%) Manufacturing
4 57 (6.31%) Retail
5 49 (5.42%) Telecoms
6 41 (4.54%) Marketing
7 32 (3.54%) Legal
8 24 (2.65%) Front Office
9 23 (2.54%) Investment Banking
10 18 (1.99%) Advertising
11 17 (1.88%) Law
12 16 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (1.33%) Electronics
14 11 (1.22%) Back Office
15 9 (1.00%) Automotive
16 7 (0.77%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.66%) Publishing
18 4 (0.44%) Billing
18 4 (0.44%) German Language
18 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 363 (40.15%) Project Manager
2 130 (14.38%) Analyst
3 60 (6.64%) IT Manager
4 56 (6.19%) Business Analyst
5 53 (5.86%) IT Project Manager
6 52 (5.75%) Project Planner
7 48 (5.31%) Senior Manager
8 46 (5.09%) Senior Project Manager
9 44 (4.87%) Coordinator
10 39 (4.31%) PMO Analyst
11 38 (4.20%) Architect
11 38 (4.20%) Project Coordinator
12 29 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
13 27 (2.99%) Technical Manager
14 25 (2.77%) Consultant
14 25 (2.77%) Developer
14 25 (2.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 24 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
16 22 (2.43%) Programme Planner
16 22 (2.43%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.77%) .NET
2 18 (1.99%) XML
3 15 (1.66%) HTML
4 13 (1.44%) Web Services
5 12 (1.33%) CSS
5 12 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
6 11 (1.22%) Middleware
7 9 (1.00%) J2EE
7 9 (1.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (0.77%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.77%) REST
9 5 (0.55%) .NET Core
9 5 (0.55%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.55%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.44%) Entity Framework
10 4 (0.44%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.44%) XSLT
11 3 (0.33%) JAX-RS
11 3 (0.33%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.97%) PMI
3 46 (5.09%) Virtual Team
4 33 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.88%) Data Centre
7 22 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (2.32%) Derivative
9 19 (2.10%) User Experience
10 18 (1.99%) FMCG
11 15 (1.66%) Credit Risk
12 14 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
13 12 (1.33%) Animation
13 12 (1.33%) Equities
13 12 (1.33%) Fixed Income
14 9 (1.00%) CCTV
14 9 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (1.00%) Photography
15 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.42%) Windows
2 22 (2.43%) Linux
3 20 (2.21%) Unix
4 14 (1.55%) Solaris
5 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.66%) AIX
9 5 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.33%) Android
10 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.22%) SUSE
11 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (38.16%) Project Management
2 259 (28.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 222 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
4 180 (19.91%) PRINCE2
5 83 (9.18%) Change Management
6 82 (9.07%) Risk Management
7 74 (8.19%) Programme Management
8 65 (7.19%) Scrum
9 62 (6.86%) Waterfall
10 59 (6.53%) Change Control
11 56 (6.19%) Business Analysis
11 56 (6.19%) Matrix Organization
11 56 (6.19%) Migration
12 55 (6.08%) SDLC
13 54 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 52 (5.75%) Analytics
15 51 (5.64%) Project Governance
16 50 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
16 50 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
17 45 (4.98%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 59 (6.53%) SQL
2 24 (2.65%) Java
3 23 (2.54%) C
4 19 (2.10%) C#
5 16 (1.77%) T-SQL
6 14 (1.55%) VBA
7 13 (1.44%) PHP
8 12 (1.33%) Python
9 11 (1.22%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.77%) C++
10 7 (0.77%) Ruby
11 6 (0.66%) Perl
11 6 (0.66%) VB
11 6 (0.66%) VBScript
12 5 (0.55%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.44%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.33%) GLSL
15 2 (0.22%) Scala
15 2 (0.22%) VB6
16 1 (0.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 114 (12.61%) PMI Certification
2 108 (11.95%) PMP
2 108 (11.95%) Security Cleared
3 101 (11.17%) Degree
4 91 (10.07%) SC Cleared
5 45 (4.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 30 (3.32%) Master's Degree
7 20 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (1.00%) APMP
9 9 (1.00%) ISEB
10 8 (0.88%) CISSP
11 7 (0.77%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.77%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.66%) CISM
12 6 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.44%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.44%) MCSE
14 3 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (18.81%) PMO
2 70 (7.74%) QA
3 26 (2.88%) GDPR
4 17 (1.88%) MiFID
5 6 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.55%) P3O
7 4 (0.44%) GxP
8 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.33%) EMIR
8 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.33%) SLA
9 2 (0.22%) COREP
9 2 (0.22%) FINREP
9 2 (0.22%) GAAP
9 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.88%) Hyper-V
2 8 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.22%) vSphere
4 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) XenApp
4 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.66%) SCCM
2 5 (0.55%) BladeLogic
3 4 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.33%) Kibana
4 3 (0.33%) MOM
5 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.22%) SCOM
5 2 (0.22%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.11%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 136 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.75%) SAP
3 37 (4.09%) Oracle
4 14 (1.55%) Motorola
5 12 (1.33%) Adobe
5 12 (1.33%) Blue Prism
6 10 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.00%) VMware
8 8 (0.88%) Cognos
8 8 (0.88%) Google
9 7 (0.77%) BMC
9 7 (0.77%) CQG
9 7 (0.77%) Fidessa
9 7 (0.77%) FIS
9 7 (0.77%) IBM
9 7 (0.77%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.77%) SunGard
10 5 (0.55%) Kofax
10 5 (0.55%) Tripwire