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 3 months to 26 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 241 242
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 396 505 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.04% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.24% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 340 336
Median daily rate £428 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £239 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.89% -1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 10
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% -35.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.55 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.80 £175.00
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36558 40684 41140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.69% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24009 27323 26926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 955 1136
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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
London -67 130 £475 +9.51% 31
South East -20 71 £428 +9.96% 12
South West +29 58 £400 -12.32% 6
North West +19 34 £360 -15.29% 9
Yorkshire +38 30 £400 +3.22% 7
East of England +7 28 £400 -15.78% 1
East Midlands -13 21 £375 -6.25% 2
West Midlands -11 20 £450 +32.74% 17
North East +70 2 £309 +170.83% 5
Midlands +13 1 - - 19
Project Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 319 (43.05%) Project Management
2 281 (37.92%) Finance
3 221 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
4 194 (26.18%) Microsoft Project
5 176 (23.75%) PRINCE2
6 142 (19.16%) PMO
7 134 (18.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 102 (13.77%) Microsoft
9 98 (13.23%) Security Cleared
10 90 (12.15%) Change Management
11 86 (11.61%) Microsoft Office
12 80 (10.80%) Programme Management
13 79 (10.66%) Risk Management
13 79 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
14 77 (10.39%) SC Cleared
15 73 (9.85%) Degree
16 68 (9.18%) SharePoint
17 64 (8.64%) Migration
18 63 (8.50%) PMI Certification
19 59 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
20 55 (7.42%) Waterfall
21 53 (7.15%) Banking
22 51 (6.88%) Scrum
23 50 (6.75%) Business Analysis
23 50 (6.75%) Office 365
23 50 (6.75%) Virtual Team
24 49 (6.61%) SAP
25 45 (6.07%) ITIL
26 44 (5.94%) QA
27 42 (5.67%) Resource Management

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 68 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.45%) SharePoint Server
3 26 (3.51%) Confluence
4 13 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.21%) MS Project Server
6 8 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.67%) CMS
10 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.40%) JBoss
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.40%) SAS
11 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.27%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.13%) IIS
Applications
1 194 (26.18%) Microsoft Project
2 86 (11.61%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 40 (5.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (4.72%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.54%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (1.48%) Primavera
4 6 (0.81%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.67%) SystmOne
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.27%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.13%) Actimize
9 1 (0.13%) BPCS
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.13%) HFM
9 1 (0.13%) Infor LN
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.13%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.75%) Office 365
2 24 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.62%) SaaS
4 9 (1.21%) IaaS
4 9 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.21%) OpenDNS
4 9 (1.21%) PaaS
5 3 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.27%) GitHub
6 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) Asana
7 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.37%) Internet
2 22 (2.97%) Firewall
3 14 (1.89%) DNS
4 9 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (0.81%) MVNO
5 6 (0.81%) WAN
6 5 (0.67%) LAN
6 5 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.54%) DHCP
7 4 (0.54%) Intranet
7 4 (0.54%) Network Security
7 4 (0.54%) VoIP
8 3 (0.40%) FTP
8 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.40%) VPN
8 3 (0.40%) Wireless
9 2 (0.27%) BGP
9 2 (0.27%) IPsec
9 2 (0.27%) OSPF
9 2 (0.27%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.21%) Maltego
4 8 (1.08%) SAP HANA
5 5 (0.67%) Big Data
5 5 (0.67%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.67%) MS Access
5 5 (0.67%) Oracle OWB
5 5 (0.67%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.54%) Power BI
7 3 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.40%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.27%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (4.72%) JIRA
2 12 (1.62%) JIRA Agile
3 9 (1.21%) ClearCase
3 9 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.21%) Subversion
4 5 (0.67%) HP UFT
4 5 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.54%) Maven
6 3 (0.40%) CA Gen
6 3 (0.40%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.40%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.40%) NUnit
6 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.27%) Ant
7 2 (0.27%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.27%) Selenium
7 2 (0.27%) VersionOne
7 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 281 (37.92%) Finance
2 53 (7.15%) Banking
3 39 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.86%) Marketing
5 29 (3.91%) Retail
6 27 (3.64%) Legal
7 21 (2.83%) Back Office
7 21 (2.83%) Manufacturing
8 15 (2.02%) Electronics
9 12 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.35%) Advertising
11 9 (1.21%) Front Office
12 8 (1.08%) Law
12 8 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.81%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.54%) French Language
15 4 (0.54%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.40%) Automotive
16 3 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 255 (34.41%) Project Manager
2 95 (12.82%) Analyst
3 51 (6.88%) Project Planner
4 40 (5.40%) Senior Manager
5 39 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 36 (4.86%) Senior Project Manager
7 34 (4.59%) Architect
8 31 (4.18%) IT Manager
8 31 (4.18%) IT Project Manager
9 29 (3.91%) Consultant
10 25 (3.37%) Coordinator
10 25 (3.37%) PMO Analyst
11 22 (2.97%) Developer
11 22 (2.97%) Infrastructure Manager
12 21 (2.83%) Change Manager
12 21 (2.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 21 (2.83%) Project Officer
12 21 (2.83%) Security Engineer
13 20 (2.70%) Programme Manager
13 20 (2.70%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.16%) Web Services
2 12 (1.62%) .NET
3 11 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (1.35%) J2EE
5 7 (0.94%) REST
6 5 (0.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.67%) XML
7 4 (0.54%) Middleware
7 4 (0.54%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.40%) Qt
8 3 (0.40%) SOAP
8 3 (0.40%) Spring
9 2 (0.27%) CSS
9 2 (0.27%) HTML
9 2 (0.27%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.27%) jQuery
9 2 (0.27%) Node.js
9 2 (0.27%) OAuth
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.75%) Virtual Team
3 32 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 31 (4.18%) PMI
5 18 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.29%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (1.89%) NHS
7 14 (1.89%) User Experience
8 12 (1.62%) Derivative
9 11 (1.48%) Equities
10 10 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.81%) FMCG
11 6 (0.81%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.67%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (0.54%) BYOD
13 4 (0.54%) CCTV
13 4 (0.54%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.99%) Windows
2 25 (3.37%) Unix
3 24 (3.24%) Linux
4 8 (1.08%) Solaris
5 7 (0.94%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.81%) AIX
6 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.54%) SUSE
9 3 (0.40%) Android
10 2 (0.27%) CentOS
10 2 (0.27%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (43.05%) Project Management
2 221 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (23.75%) PRINCE2
4 134 (18.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 90 (12.15%) Change Management
6 80 (10.80%) Programme Management
7 79 (10.66%) Risk Management
8 64 (8.64%) Migration
9 55 (7.42%) Waterfall
10 51 (6.88%) Scrum
11 50 (6.75%) Business Analysis
12 45 (6.07%) ITIL
13 42 (5.67%) Change Control
13 42 (5.67%) Resource Management
14 39 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (4.05%) Time Management
17 29 (3.91%) Coaching
17 29 (3.91%) ERP
18 28 (3.78%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.13%) SQL
2 27 (3.64%) Java
3 15 (2.02%) C
4 12 (1.62%) JavaScript
4 12 (1.62%) Perl
5 11 (1.48%) Python
6 7 (0.94%) C++
6 7 (0.94%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 5 (0.67%) VBScript
8 4 (0.54%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.40%) Lua
9 3 (0.40%) Ruby
9 3 (0.40%) VBA
10 2 (0.27%) ABAP
10 2 (0.27%) C#
10 2 (0.27%) PHP
11 1 (0.13%) Pascal
11 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 77 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 73 (9.85%) Degree
4 63 (8.50%) PMI Certification
5 39 (5.26%) PMP
5 39 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 20 (2.70%) CISSP
7 18 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (2.43%) CISM
8 17 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 15 (2.02%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.21%) APMP
10 9 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.08%) ISEB
12 6 (0.81%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.67%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.54%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.54%) MAPM
14 4 (0.54%) MCP
15 3 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (19.16%) PMO
2 44 (5.94%) QA
3 6 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (0.81%) EMIR
3 6 (0.81%) MiFID
4 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.40%) GDPR
5 3 (0.40%) SLA
6 2 (0.27%) FINREP
6 2 (0.27%) GAAP
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.54%) Xen
4 3 (0.40%) Docker
5 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.27%) KVM
6 1 (0.13%) Firmware
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.81%) Kibana
2 5 (0.67%) BladeLogic
3 4 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.54%) Puppet
3 4 (0.54%) SCCM
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.40%) MOM
5 2 (0.27%) Ansible
5 2 (0.27%) Cacti
5 2 (0.27%) Check_MK
5 2 (0.27%) Graphite
5 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.27%) logstash
5 2 (0.27%) Nagios
5 2 (0.27%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 102 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.61%) SAP
3 42 (5.67%) Oracle
4 11 (1.48%) IBM
5 9 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.08%) Forcepoint
6 8 (1.08%) HP
6 8 (1.08%) Motorola
7 7 (0.94%) Cisco
7 7 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 7 (0.94%) Sybase
7 7 (0.94%) VMware
8 6 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.81%) Informatica
8 6 (0.81%) Remedy
9 5 (0.67%) Gemalto
9 5 (0.67%) Juniper
9 5 (0.67%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.67%) Tableau
9 5 (0.67%) webMethods
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds
Interquest - Korus Group - Chester
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mane Contract Services Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Rate: ££competitive +car +15% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £36,592 Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
JM
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago