Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 275 277
Rank change year-on-year -46 +2 -31
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 774 923 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.97% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.13% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 645 628
England median daily rate £448 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% +8.11% +4.06%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £250
90th Percentile £626 £625 £558
UK median daily rate £438 £434 £413
% change year-on-year +0.86% +5.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 20
England median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £24.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% +1.52% -29.64%
10th Percentile £20.55 £16.40 £7.20
90th Percentile £77.28 £47.00 £45.38
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% -1.96% -30.14%

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 83,576 81,845 82,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.76% 86.07% 85.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,042 55,106 54,600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,093 1,894 2,276
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -30 337 £500 - 38
South East -27 168 £425 +4.94% 18
North of England -43 91 £400 -5.88% 30
Midlands -33 67 £425 +10.03% 24
North West -1 57 £400 -5.88% 11
South West -48 54 £400 - 16
East of England -16 53 £450 +7.46% 8
West Midlands -27 45 £425 +10.03% 21
Yorkshire -47 30 £400 -8.05% 14
East Midlands -2 22 £413 +6.45% 3
North East -11 5 £325 +7.53% 5
Project Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 330 (42.64%) Project Management
2 252 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (29.20%) Finance
4 212 (27.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 159 (20.54%) PRINCE2
6 143 (18.48%) Microsoft
7 119 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
8 114 (14.73%) Microsoft Project
9 106 (13.70%) Risk Management
10 98 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (11.76%) PMO
12 80 (10.34%) Migration
13 78 (10.08%) Change Management
14 73 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
15 72 (9.30%) Change Control
16 71 (9.17%) Security Cleared
17 70 (9.04%) Degree
18 68 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
19 60 (7.75%) Windows
19 60 (7.75%) Scrum
19 60 (7.75%) QA
20 59 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
21 57 (7.36%) Waterfall
21 57 (7.36%) Programme Management
21 57 (7.36%) Banking
22 56 (7.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 56 (7.24%) SDLC
23 54 (6.98%) PMI Certification
24 53 (6.85%) DevOps
25 52 (6.72%) PMP

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 47 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.07%) Confluence
3 12 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.16%) SAP Portal
5 8 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.90%) Apache
6 7 (0.90%) CMS
7 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.39%) JBoss
9 3 (0.39%) Jetty
9 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.26%) Drupal
10 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.26%) WordPress
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 114 (14.73%) Microsoft Project
2 73 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
3 68 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 56 (7.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (3.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.13%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 28 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.90%) Primavera
3 4 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.39%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.26%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.13%) Infor CloudSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.13%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.13%) Q-Pulse
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (6.07%) Office 365
4 20 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.68%) PaaS
7 12 (1.55%) SaaS
8 11 (1.42%) IaaS
8 11 (1.42%) Yammer
9 7 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.90%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.90%) GitHub
10 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.65%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 5 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon Glacier
13 2 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.75%) WAN
2 18 (2.33%) LAN
3 14 (1.81%) Internet
4 12 (1.55%) Firewall
5 11 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (0.90%) VoIP
8 6 (0.78%) OSPF
8 6 (0.78%) SAN
8 6 (0.78%) SMS
8 6 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.65%) DHCP
9 5 (0.65%) PBX
10 4 (0.52%) H.323
10 4 (0.52%) Intranet
10 4 (0.52%) Network Security
10 4 (0.52%) Wireless
11 3 (0.39%) 3G
11 3 (0.39%) 4G
11 3 (0.39%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
1 22 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (1.29%) Big Data
6 9 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.90%) Apache Hive
7 7 (0.90%) HBase
7 7 (0.90%) Presto
8 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.65%) MySQL
9 5 (0.65%) Power BI
10 4 (0.52%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.39%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.39%) Spark SQL
11 3 (0.39%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 45 (5.81%) JIRA
2 16 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.16%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.90%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.78%) Gradle
5 6 (0.78%) Maven
6 3 (0.39%) Eclipse RCP
6 3 (0.39%) IntelliJ
6 3 (0.39%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.26%) GitLab
7 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.13%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.13%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.13%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 226 (29.20%) Finance
2 57 (7.36%) Banking
3 45 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.65%) Marketing
5 35 (4.52%) Retail
6 24 (3.10%) Back Office
7 22 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.45%) Law
8 19 (2.45%) Legal
9 16 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 16 (2.07%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.68%) Advertising
11 10 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.29%) Publishing
12 7 (0.90%) Electronics
13 5 (0.65%) Front Office
13 5 (0.65%) German Language
13 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.52%) French Language
14 4 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 314 (40.57%) Project Manager
2 95 (12.27%) Analyst
3 56 (7.24%) Business Analyst
4 51 (6.59%) IT Manager
5 48 (6.20%) IT Project Manager
6 39 (5.04%) Architect
7 34 (4.39%) Developer
7 34 (4.39%) Senior Manager
8 33 (4.26%) Senior Project Manager
9 30 (3.88%) Infrastructure Manager
10 27 (3.49%) Coordinator
11 26 (3.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 26 (3.36%) Technical Manager
12 22 (2.84%) Agile Project Manager
13 21 (2.71%) Technical Project Manager
14 20 (2.58%) Delivery Manager
14 20 (2.58%) PMO Analyst
15 19 (2.45%) Junior
15 19 (2.45%) Project Coordinator
15 19 (2.45%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.71%) HTML
2 20 (2.58%) REST
2 20 (2.58%) Web Services
3 15 (1.94%) .NET
4 12 (1.55%) Middleware
5 11 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (1.42%) RESTful
5 11 (1.42%) SOAP
6 9 (1.16%) Silverlight
6 9 (1.16%) XML
7 8 (1.03%) Kafka
8 7 (0.90%) CSS
8 7 (0.90%) JSP
8 7 (0.90%) Spark Streaming
9 6 (0.78%) Node.js
10 5 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (0.65%) Velocity
11 4 (0.52%) HTML5
11 4 (0.52%) SailPoint
11 4 (0.52%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 32 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 26 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.23%) PMI
6 21 (2.71%) User Experience
7 19 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.55%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.42%) Replication
11 10 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.03%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.03%) Tandem
13 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.90%) Derivative
14 6 (0.78%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.65%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 60 (7.75%) Windows
2 26 (3.36%) Windows 10
3 23 (2.97%) Linux
4 18 (2.33%) Unix
5 12 (1.55%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.52%) Android
8 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.13%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) OS/400
10 1 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (42.64%) Project Management
2 252 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (27.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 159 (20.54%) PRINCE2
5 106 (13.70%) Risk Management
6 98 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
7 80 (10.34%) Migration
8 78 (10.08%) Change Management
9 72 (9.30%) Change Control
10 60 (7.75%) Scrum
11 57 (7.36%) Programme Management
11 57 (7.36%) Waterfall
12 56 (7.24%) SDLC
13 53 (6.85%) DevOps
14 52 (6.72%) CRM
15 49 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 49 (6.33%) ITIL
16 46 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (5.68%) Mentoring
18 43 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.30%) SQL
2 37 (4.78%) Java
3 26 (3.36%) Python
4 21 (2.71%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.33%) C
6 14 (1.81%) Scala
7 12 (1.55%) Perl
8 11 (1.42%) C#
9 10 (1.29%) PHP
10 6 (0.78%) C++
11 4 (0.52%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.52%) BeanShell
11 4 (0.52%) Go
12 3 (0.39%) Java 8
12 3 (0.39%) XAML
13 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.13%) Ruby
14 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.13%) VB
14 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 70 (9.04%) Degree
3 54 (6.98%) PMI Certification
4 52 (6.72%) PMP
5 51 (6.59%) SC Cleared
6 46 (5.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 33 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (2.07%) Master's Degree
9 12 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.42%) MCSE
10 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.16%) APMP
12 7 (0.90%) MCITP
12 7 (0.90%) RHCE
12 7 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.65%) CISM
13 5 (0.65%) CISSP
14 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (11.76%) PMO
2 60 (7.75%) QA
3 12 (1.55%) GDPR
4 11 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.90%) P3O
6 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.26%) EMIR
8 2 (0.26%) GMP
8 2 (0.26%) GxP
8 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.26%) MiFID
8 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.26%) SLA
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.03%) Docker
4 8 (1.03%) vSphere
5 7 (0.90%) vCloud
6 2 (0.26%) KVM
6 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
7 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (2.71%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.03%) Ansible
3 8 (1.03%) Kibana
3 8 (1.03%) logstash
4 7 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (0.78%) SCCM
6 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.13%) Ambari
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.13%) Grafana
7 1 (0.13%) Nagios
7 1 (0.13%) SCOM
7 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 143 (18.48%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.07%) SAP
3 30 (3.88%) Oracle
4 18 (2.33%) Google
4 18 (2.33%) VMware
5 14 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (1.42%) Automation Anywhere
7 9 (1.16%) Citrix
7 9 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.90%) Cisco
8 7 (0.90%) TIBCO
8 7 (0.90%) Workday
9 6 (0.78%) BT
10 5 (0.65%) Mitel
10 5 (0.65%) Progress
11 4 (0.52%) Apple
11 4 (0.52%) Brocade
11 4 (0.52%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.52%) Sony
11 4 (0.52%) Sybase