Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 296 267 267
Rank change year-on-year -29 0 -31
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 808 887 983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.97% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.13% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 607 669
England median daily rate £438 £443 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.13% +5.36% +5.00%
10th Percentile £285 £280 £256
90th Percentile £636 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £430 £438 £418
% change year-on-year -1.71% +4.79% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 21
England median hourly rate £27.63 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £19.85 £17.88 £7.20
90th Percentile £44.78 £45.00 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -19.35% -18.42%

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 80,674 78,512 84,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.92% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,852 52,528 55,964
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,158 1,850 2,225
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.39
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.93
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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 -4 364 £475 - 64
South East -9 172 £430 +3.30% 32
North of England -47 103 £383 -8.16% 24
Midlands -24 77 £425 +1.19% 21
North West +5 69 £383 -4.67% 15
West Midlands -19 51 £425 +2.41% 16
South West -56 48 £400 -5.88% 21
East of England -11 41 £433 - 10
Yorkshire -58 31 £400 -5.88% 6
East Midlands 0 25 £400 -5.88% 5
North East -3 4 £350 +19.25% 3
Project Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 340 (42.08%) Project Management
2 242 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (29.21%) Finance
4 222 (27.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 148 (18.32%) PRINCE2
6 142 (17.57%) Microsoft
7 130 (16.09%) Microsoft Project
8 123 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
9 115 (14.23%) Risk Management
10 106 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
11 105 (13.00%) PMO
12 94 (11.63%) Migration
13 89 (11.01%) Change Management
14 84 (10.40%) Microsoft Excel
15 83 (10.27%) Degree
16 80 (9.90%) Security Cleared
17 75 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
18 71 (8.79%) PMI Certification
19 68 (8.42%) Windows
20 67 (8.29%) Waterfall
21 65 (8.04%) PMP
21 65 (8.04%) QA
22 61 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
22 61 (7.55%) SC Cleared
23 58 (7.18%) Change Control
24 57 (7.05%) SDLC
24 57 (7.05%) Scrum
24 57 (7.05%) Banking
25 55 (6.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
26 52 (6.44%) Management Information System

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 52 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.61%) Confluence
2 13 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.11%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.99%) Apache
5 7 (0.87%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.62%) CMS
8 4 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.25%) Drupal
10 2 (0.25%) JBoss
10 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 130 (16.09%) Microsoft Project
2 84 (10.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
4 55 (6.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (4.46%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.37%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) InCopy
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.99%) Primavera
3 4 (0.50%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Q-Pulse
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 61 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (5.82%) Office 365
3 40 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.86%) SaaS
5 14 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.61%) PaaS
7 11 (1.36%) IaaS
8 8 (0.99%) GitHub
9 7 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.62%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.62%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 5 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.37%) Slack
13 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.25%) SurveyMonkey
13 2 (0.25%) Trello
13 2 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.84%) WAN
2 19 (2.35%) LAN
3 18 (2.23%) Internet
4 12 (1.49%) Firewall
5 11 (1.36%) SAN
6 9 (1.11%) OSPF
6 9 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (0.87%) Skype
9 6 (0.74%) SMS
9 6 (0.74%) VoIP
9 6 (0.74%) VPN
10 5 (0.62%) BGP
10 5 (0.62%) DHCP
10 5 (0.62%) MPLS
10 5 (0.62%) Network Security
10 5 (0.62%) VRRP
10 5 (0.62%) VXLAN
11 4 (0.50%) H.323
11 4 (0.50%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.61%) Big Data
4 13 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (1.36%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (0.99%) Apache Hive
7 8 (0.99%) HBase
7 8 (0.99%) Presto
8 4 (0.50%) MySQL
8 4 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.50%) Spark SQL
8 4 (0.50%) Sqoop
9 3 (0.37%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.37%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.37%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 50 (6.19%) JIRA
2 16 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.87%) Maven
5 5 (0.62%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.50%) Gradle
6 4 (0.50%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.37%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.25%) GitLab
8 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.12%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.12%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.12%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 236 (29.21%) Finance
2 57 (7.05%) Banking
3 46 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.71%) Marketing
5 25 (3.09%) Retail
6 22 (2.72%) Law
7 21 (2.60%) Legal
8 17 (2.10%) Back Office
8 17 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.61%) Publishing
10 12 (1.49%) Advertising
11 11 (1.36%) Electronics
11 11 (1.36%) Investment Banking
12 10 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 10 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.74%) Front Office
13 6 (0.74%) German Language
14 5 (0.62%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.50%) Local Government
15 4 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 315 (38.99%) Project Manager
2 109 (13.49%) Analyst
3 60 (7.43%) Business Analyst
4 52 (6.44%) IT Manager
5 49 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
6 45 (5.57%) Architect
7 37 (4.58%) Developer
7 37 (4.58%) Senior Manager
8 32 (3.96%) Infrastructure Manager
8 32 (3.96%) Senior Project Manager
9 24 (2.97%) PMO Analyst
10 23 (2.85%) Delivery Manager
10 23 (2.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 22 (2.72%) Agile Project Manager
11 22 (2.72%) Technical Manager
12 21 (2.60%) Project Planner
13 20 (2.48%) Junior
14 19 (2.35%) Coordinator
14 19 (2.35%) Technical Project Manager
15 18 (2.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.34%) Web Services
2 21 (2.60%) .NET
3 16 (1.98%) HTML
4 14 (1.73%) REST
5 13 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (1.61%) RESTful
6 10 (1.24%) Middleware
7 9 (1.11%) Kafka
8 8 (0.99%) JSP
8 8 (0.99%) SOAP
8 8 (0.99%) Spark Streaming
8 8 (0.99%) XML
9 7 (0.87%) CSS
9 7 (0.87%) Node.js
10 6 (0.74%) J2EE
10 6 (0.74%) JMS
11 5 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (0.62%) EJB
11 5 (0.62%) Velocity
12 4 (0.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 123 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 40 (4.95%) Data Centre
4 38 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 38 (4.70%) PMI
5 23 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.23%) User Experience
8 16 (1.98%) Virtual Team
9 15 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.36%) Replication
12 10 (1.24%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.11%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.99%) NHS
15 7 (0.87%) Derivative
16 6 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.74%) Social Media
17 5 (0.62%) iPad
17 5 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.42%) Windows
2 36 (4.46%) Linux
3 26 (3.22%) Unix
4 24 (2.97%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.11%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.25%) Solaris
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.12%) AIX
9 1 (0.12%) SUSE
9 1 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.12%) VMS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (42.08%) Project Management
2 242 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (27.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 148 (18.32%) PRINCE2
5 115 (14.23%) Risk Management
6 106 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
7 94 (11.63%) Migration
8 89 (11.01%) Change Management
9 67 (8.29%) Waterfall
10 58 (7.18%) Change Control
11 57 (7.05%) Scrum
11 57 (7.05%) SDLC
12 51 (6.31%) DevOps
13 49 (6.06%) CRM
13 49 (6.06%) ITIL
13 49 (6.06%) Programme Management
14 47 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
15 44 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
16 41 (5.07%) Business Analysis
16 41 (5.07%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.20%) SQL
2 40 (4.95%) Java
3 32 (3.96%) Python
4 22 (2.72%) JavaScript
5 15 (1.86%) C
5 15 (1.86%) Perl
5 15 (1.86%) Scala
6 14 (1.73%) C#
7 12 (1.49%) PHP
8 6 (0.74%) C++
9 4 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.50%) BeanShell
9 4 (0.50%) Go
10 3 (0.37%) Erlang
10 3 (0.37%) Java 8
10 3 (0.37%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.37%) XAML
11 2 (0.25%) VBA
12 1 (0.12%) VB
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (10.27%) Degree
2 80 (9.90%) Security Cleared
3 71 (8.79%) PMI Certification
4 65 (8.04%) PMP
5 61 (7.55%) SC Cleared
6 39 (4.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 39 (4.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (1.86%) Master's Degree
8 13 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (1.36%) CISM
9 11 (1.36%) CISSP
10 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.11%) APMP
11 9 (1.11%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.11%) MCSE
12 6 (0.74%) HNC
12 6 (0.74%) HND
12 6 (0.74%) MCITP
13 5 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (13.00%) PMO
2 65 (8.04%) QA
3 19 (2.35%) GDPR
4 12 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.62%) GCP
5 5 (0.62%) P3O
5 5 (0.62%) SEPA
6 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.37%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.37%) SLA
7 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.25%) EMIR
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.25%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.12%) BS25999
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 16 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.73%) Hyper-V
2 14 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.24%) Docker
4 6 (0.74%) vSphere
5 5 (0.62%) vCloud
6 3 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.25%) KVM
7 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.12%) NFS
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (2.10%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (1.11%) Ansible
3 9 (1.11%) Kibana
3 9 (1.11%) logstash
4 8 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.62%) SCCM
6 4 (0.50%) Puppet
6 4 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.12%) Ambari
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.12%) Grafana
7 1 (0.12%) MOM
7 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 142 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 38 (4.70%) Oracle
3 34 (4.21%) SAP
4 18 (2.23%) VMware
5 16 (1.98%) Google
6 13 (1.61%) Automation Anywhere
6 13 (1.61%) Cisco
6 13 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.99%) Progress
8 7 (0.87%) Citrix
8 7 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.87%) TIBCO
8 7 (0.87%) Workday
9 5 (0.62%) Adobe
9 5 (0.62%) Arista
9 5 (0.62%) Juniper
9 5 (0.62%) Mitel
10 4 (0.50%) Apple
10 4 (0.50%) Brocade
10 4 (0.50%) Sybase