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 29 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.

Project Planning
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 227 194
Rank change year-on-year -41 -33  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 359 542 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 1.09% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.32% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 349 360
Median daily rate £400 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 23
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.45% +12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £16.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £39.00 £51.50
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 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 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -62 112 £450 +2.27% 25
South East -22 71 £416 +2.08% 13
South West +19 61 £375 +4.16% 7
West Midlands -16 25 £350 -15.15% 7
North West +20 24 £400 -5.88% 3
East of England -6 23 £473 +8.00% 2
Yorkshire +7 19 £404 -5.00% 3
East Midlands -9 17 £388 +14.81% 4
North East -3 6 £288 -24.70% 1
Project Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 364 (48.15%) Project Management
2 293 (38.76%) Finance
3 223 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
4 220 (29.10%) MS Project
5 195 (25.79%) PRINCE2
6 161 (21.30%) PMO
7 157 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 155 (20.50%) MS Excel
9 126 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 125 (16.53%) MS Office
11 108 (14.29%) Change Management
12 106 (14.02%) Security Cleared
13 99 (13.10%) Programme Management
14 96 (12.70%) Risk Management
15 88 (11.64%) SC Cleared
16 84 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 79 (10.45%) SharePoint
18 70 (9.26%) Degree
19 61 (8.07%) Oracle
20 60 (7.94%) Migration
21 58 (7.67%) Banking
22 57 (7.54%) PMI Certification
23 54 (7.14%) Office 365
24 53 (7.01%) Scrum
25 52 (6.88%) Business Analysis
25 52 (6.88%) SAP
26 48 (6.35%) Waterfall
27 47 (6.22%) PMP
28 46 (6.08%) MS PowerPoint
29 45 (5.95%) Time 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 79 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.37%) SharePoint Server
3 27 (3.57%) Confluence
4 7 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.79%) SAS
6 5 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.66%) CMS
6 5 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.53%) Liferay
8 3 (0.40%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.26%) Drupal
9 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 220 (29.10%) MS Project
2 155 (20.50%) MS Excel
3 125 (16.53%) MS Office
4 46 (6.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (5.16%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (1.46%) Primavera
4 10 (1.32%) CA PPM
5 8 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.26%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.26%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.13%) SAP PS
10 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 54 (7.14%) Office 365
2 21 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.53%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) GitHub
5 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
6 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.72%) Internet
2 9 (1.19%) Firewall
3 8 (1.06%) LAN
3 8 (1.06%) WAN
4 5 (0.66%) MVNO
5 4 (0.53%) Intranet
6 3 (0.40%) SAN
6 3 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.26%) Broadband
7 2 (0.26%) Extranet
7 2 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.26%) LDAP
7 2 (0.26%) MPLS
7 2 (0.26%) PSTN
7 2 (0.26%) VoIP
7 2 (0.26%) VPN
8 1 (0.13%) ATM
8 1 (0.13%) DSL
8 1 (0.13%) PBX
8 1 (0.13%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.93%) SAP HANA
5 5 (0.66%) Apache Hive
5 5 (0.66%) Big Data
5 5 (0.66%) MS Access
5 5 (0.66%) Power BI
5 5 (0.66%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) Impala
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.26%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (4.50%) JIRA
2 14 (1.85%) JIRA Agile
3 7 (0.93%) ClearCase
4 6 (0.79%) Subversion
5 4 (0.53%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.40%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.40%) Maven
6 3 (0.40%) NUnit
6 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.26%) Ant
7 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.26%) CA Gen
7 2 (0.26%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
General
1 293 (38.76%) Finance
2 58 (7.67%) Banking
3 43 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.76%) Retail
5 32 (4.23%) Marketing
6 27 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.78%) Advertising
8 16 (2.12%) Electronics
8 16 (2.12%) Legal
9 12 (1.59%) Back Office
9 12 (1.59%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.46%) Law
11 10 (1.32%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.32%) Front Office
11 10 (1.32%) Investment Banking
12 8 (1.06%) Automotive
13 7 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.79%) Publishing
15 5 (0.66%) French Language
15 5 (0.66%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 280 (37.04%) Project Manager
2 87 (11.51%) Analyst
3 58 (7.67%) Project Planner
4 41 (5.42%) IT Manager
4 41 (5.42%) IT Project Manager
5 40 (5.29%) Business Analyst
6 39 (5.16%) Coordinator
7 35 (4.63%) Senior Manager
8 32 (4.23%) Project Coordinator
8 32 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
9 30 (3.97%) Project Officer
10 28 (3.70%) Support Officer
11 27 (3.57%) Project Support Officer
12 25 (3.31%) Architect
12 25 (3.31%) Programme Manager
13 22 (2.91%) Developer
13 22 (2.91%) Infrastructure Manager
14 21 (2.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 21 (2.78%) Junior
14 21 (2.78%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.38%) Web Services
2 12 (1.59%) .NET
3 8 (1.06%) J2EE
4 7 (0.93%) SOAP
5 5 (0.66%) REST
5 5 (0.66%) XML
6 4 (0.53%) HTML
6 4 (0.53%) RESTful
6 4 (0.53%) SAP Basis
6 4 (0.53%) Spring
7 3 (0.40%) XSLT
8 2 (0.26%) CSS
8 2 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.26%) jQuery
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.13%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.13%) JAX-RS
9 1 (0.13%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.13%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.57%) Virtual Team
4 25 (3.31%) PMI
5 24 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.12%) User Experience
8 15 (1.98%) NHS
9 12 (1.59%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.06%) Derivative
13 7 (0.93%) e-Learning
13 7 (0.93%) Smart Meter
14 6 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.66%) Equities
15 5 (0.66%) Learning Management System
15 5 (0.66%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.66%) Taxonomies
16 4 (0.53%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.50%) Windows
2 20 (2.65%) Linux
2 20 (2.65%) Unix
3 7 (0.93%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.66%) SUSE
4 5 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.53%) AIX
5 4 (0.53%) Android
5 4 (0.53%) Solaris
6 2 (0.26%) VMS
6 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.13%) VME
7 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (48.15%) Project Management
2 223 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (25.79%) PRINCE2
4 157 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 108 (14.29%) Change Management
6 99 (13.10%) Programme Management
7 96 (12.70%) Risk Management
8 60 (7.94%) Migration
9 53 (7.01%) Scrum
10 52 (6.88%) Business Analysis
11 48 (6.35%) Waterfall
12 45 (5.95%) Time Management
13 42 (5.56%) ITIL
14 40 (5.29%) Resource Management
15 39 (5.16%) Coaching
16 38 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (4.23%) Change Control
17 32 (4.23%) DevOps
18 31 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
19 30 (3.97%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.03%) SQL
2 25 (3.31%) Java
3 13 (1.72%) C
4 12 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 7 (0.93%) Perl
6 6 (0.79%) C#
6 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
6 6 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.66%) C++
7 5 (0.66%) Python
7 5 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.66%) VBA
8 4 (0.53%) VB
9 3 (0.40%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.26%) ABAP
10 2 (0.26%) R
10 2 (0.26%) Ruby
11 1 (0.13%) Lua
11 1 (0.13%) Pascal
11 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 88 (11.64%) SC Cleared
3 70 (9.26%) Degree
4 57 (7.54%) PMI Certification
5 47 (6.22%) PMP
6 30 (3.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 28 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 20 (2.65%) APMP
9 18 (2.38%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (1.59%) ISEB
11 5 (0.66%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.66%) MAPM
12 4 (0.53%) MCP
13 3 (0.40%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 2 (0.26%) CISM
14 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (21.30%) PMO
2 39 (5.16%) QA
3 14 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.79%) PMBOK
6 6 (0.79%) SLA
7 4 (0.53%) MiFID
8 3 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.40%) EMIR
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.13%) Firmware
2 1 (0.13%) HDFS
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.13%) XenApp
2 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.93%) Ansible
2 3 (0.40%) MOM
2 3 (0.40%) SCCM
2 3 (0.40%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.26%) Cacti
3 2 (0.26%) Check_MK
3 2 (0.26%) Control-M
3 2 (0.26%) Graphite
3 2 (0.26%) Kibana
3 2 (0.26%) logstash
3 2 (0.26%) Nagios
3 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.26%) Puppet
3 2 (0.26%) Rundeck
3 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 126 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.07%) Oracle
3 52 (6.88%) SAP
4 12 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.06%) Cisco
5 8 (1.06%) Sybase
5 8 (1.06%) webMethods
6 7 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 7 (0.93%) Remedy
7 6 (0.79%) Informatica
8 5 (0.66%) HP
8 5 (0.66%) IBM
8 5 (0.66%) Splunk
9 4 (0.53%) BEA
9 4 (0.53%) ComArch
9 4 (0.53%) Gemalto
9 4 (0.53%) Software AG
9 4 (0.53%) Tableau
10 3 (0.40%) Adobe
10 3 (0.40%) BMC
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