Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 356 276 283
Rank change year-on-year -80 +7 -44
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 578 888 735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.96% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.10% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 616 511
England median daily rate £450 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% -1.79%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £233
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 17
England median hourly rate £23.59 £35.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.60% +37.25% +12.09%
10th Percentile £14.05 £20.50 £22.30
90th Percentile £62.50 £47.50 £38.90
UK median hourly rate £23.59 £35.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -32.60% +30.84% -23.57%

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 73,131 80,373 71,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.26% 86.62% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,685 53,374 47,094
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,893 2,129 1,892
England median hourly rate £24.58 £22.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.70% -12.21% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.60
90th Percentile £52.28 £50.00 £51.48
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.36% -12.00% -

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 -94 200 £475 - 14
South East -38 138 £465 +4.79% 6
North of England -22 74 £413 +14.58% 4
East of England +9 63 £475 +11.76% 2
Midlands -17 58 £425 - 12
South West -10 45 £400 +5.26% 1
West Midlands +5 39 £425 +11.84% 12
Yorkshire 0 36 £425 +9.68%
North West -10 30 £375 +4.17% 4
East Midlands -4 19 £425 -0.70%
North East +6 9 £400 +45.45%
Project Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 270 (46.71%) Project Management
2 200 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (34.08%) Finance
4 139 (24.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 108 (18.69%) PRINCE2
6 90 (15.57%) Microsoft
7 76 (13.15%) PMO
8 75 (12.98%) Microsoft Project
9 65 (11.25%) Risk Management
10 62 (10.73%) Change Management
11 60 (10.38%) Waterfall
11 60 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
12 59 (10.21%) QA
13 52 (9.00%) Migration
13 52 (9.00%) JIRA
14 49 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
15 48 (8.30%) Telecoms
15 48 (8.30%) Oracle
16 47 (8.13%) Security Cleared
17 45 (7.79%) DevOps
17 45 (7.79%) Degree
18 44 (7.61%) ITIL
19 43 (7.44%) Scrum
19 43 (7.44%) Change Control
20 42 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
21 40 (6.92%) CRM
22 39 (6.75%) PMP
22 39 (6.75%) PMI Certification
22 39 (6.75%) Banking
23 38 (6.57%) Programme 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 22 (3.81%) Confluence
1 22 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.21%) CMS
3 6 (1.04%) SAP Portal
4 4 (0.69%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.35%) Apache
6 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.35%) IIS
6 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.17%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 75 (12.98%) Microsoft Project
2 37 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (4.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 19 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.56%) Primavera
3 6 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.69%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (0.69%) OPENHousing
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.52%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.52%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.29%) Office 365
4 18 (3.11%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (1.90%) SaaS
6 10 (1.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 6 (1.04%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.04%) Trello
7 6 (1.04%) Yammer
8 4 (0.69%) GitHub
9 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.17%) Asana
11 1 (0.17%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Serverless
11 1 (0.17%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.15%) WAN
2 23 (3.98%) Firewall
3 20 (3.46%) DHCP
4 16 (2.77%) DNS
4 16 (2.77%) LAN
5 9 (1.56%) 4G
5 9 (1.56%) Wireless
6 8 (1.38%) Network Security
6 8 (1.38%) Skype
7 7 (1.21%) 3G
8 6 (1.04%) 5G
8 6 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.04%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.87%) Internet
9 5 (0.87%) VPN
10 4 (0.69%) 2.5G
10 4 (0.69%) 2G
10 4 (0.69%) ISDN
10 4 (0.69%) MPLS
10 4 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 12 (2.08%) Oracle OWB
3 9 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (1.04%) DataStax
4 6 (1.04%) Power BI
5 5 (0.87%) Big Data
5 5 (0.87%) SAP HANA
6 4 (0.69%) QlikView
7 2 (0.35%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.35%) HBase
7 2 (0.35%) MySQL
7 2 (0.35%) Presto
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.17%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 52 (9.00%) JIRA
2 17 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.77%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.38%) JIRA Agile
5 6 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.87%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.87%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.69%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.69%) ClearQuest
7 4 (0.69%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.69%) Selenium
7 4 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.52%) Balsamiq
8 3 (0.52%) GitLab
9 2 (0.35%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.35%) Appium
9 2 (0.35%) Xcode
10 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.17%) TestRail
10 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 197 (34.08%) Finance
2 48 (8.30%) Telecoms
3 39 (6.75%) Banking
4 21 (3.63%) Retail
5 17 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 17 (2.94%) Marketing
6 15 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.08%) Billing
8 8 (1.38%) Legal
9 7 (1.21%) Advertising
9 7 (1.21%) Local Government
10 6 (1.04%) Back Office
11 5 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.87%) Law
11 5 (0.87%) Publishing
12 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
13 2 (0.35%) German Language
13 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 219 (37.89%) Project Manager
2 54 (9.34%) Analyst
3 39 (6.75%) Architect
4 37 (6.40%) Business Analyst
5 35 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 32 (5.54%) IT Project Manager
7 30 (5.19%) Infrastructure Manager
8 28 (4.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 27 (4.67%) Project Planner
10 24 (4.15%) Senior Manager
11 23 (3.98%) Senior Project Manager
11 23 (3.98%) Technical Manager
12 22 (3.81%) Coordinator
13 21 (3.63%) Technical Project Manager
14 19 (3.29%) Project Coordinator
15 17 (2.94%) Agile Project Manager
16 16 (2.77%) Developer
17 15 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
18 14 (2.42%) Programme Manager
18 14 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.11%) REST
2 16 (2.77%) Spring
3 9 (1.56%) HTML
4 8 (1.38%) J2EE
4 8 (1.38%) Spring Boot
5 7 (1.21%) CSS
5 7 (1.21%) RESTful
5 7 (1.21%) Velocity
6 6 (1.04%) Silverlight
6 6 (1.04%) XML
7 5 (0.87%) .NET
8 4 (0.69%) Middleware
9 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.52%) XHTML
10 2 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.35%) HTML5
10 2 (0.35%) Kafka
10 2 (0.35%) React
10 2 (0.35%) SOAP
10 2 (0.35%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.54%) User Experience
3 25 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.77%) PMI
6 15 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.60%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (1.56%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.21%) FMCG
9 7 (1.21%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.69%) Clustering
12 4 (0.69%) NHS
12 4 (0.69%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.69%) Tandem
13 3 (0.52%) CMDB
13 3 (0.52%) HACMP
13 3 (0.52%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.29%) Windows
2 14 (2.42%) Unix
3 13 (2.25%) Linux
4 8 (1.38%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.21%) AIX
6 6 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.69%) Solaris
7 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.35%) Android
8 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.17%) pSOS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (46.71%) Project Management
2 200 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (24.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 108 (18.69%) PRINCE2
5 65 (11.25%) Risk Management
6 62 (10.73%) Change Management
7 60 (10.38%) Waterfall
8 52 (9.00%) Migration
9 49 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (7.79%) DevOps
11 44 (7.61%) ITIL
12 43 (7.44%) Change Control
12 43 (7.44%) Scrum
13 40 (6.92%) CRM
14 38 (6.57%) Programme Management
15 36 (6.23%) BDD
15 36 (6.23%) Sprint Planning
16 30 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (5.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 29 (5.02%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.84%) Java
2 25 (4.33%) C
3 23 (3.98%) SQL
4 17 (2.94%) Python
5 16 (2.77%) Java 8
5 16 (2.77%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.21%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.87%) C#
8 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.69%) Korn
8 4 (0.69%) Perl
9 3 (0.52%) Ruby
10 2 (0.35%) PHP
10 2 (0.35%) Scala
11 1 (0.17%) ABAP
11 1 (0.17%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.17%) VB
11 1 (0.17%) VB6
11 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.79%) Degree
3 39 (6.75%) PMI Certification
3 39 (6.75%) PMP
4 29 (5.02%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 17 (2.94%) APMP
7 17 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.25%) ISEB
8 13 (2.25%) ISTQB
9 12 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.69%) ACCA
12 4 (0.69%) CIMA
13 3 (0.52%) CCNP
13 3 (0.52%) CFA
13 3 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (13.15%) PMO
2 59 (10.21%) QA
3 13 (2.25%) GDPR
4 12 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.52%) PSD2
7 2 (0.35%) P3O
7 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.17%) GAAP
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.38%) Docker
3 5 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.52%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (1.73%) Ansible
2 8 (1.38%) Terraform
3 7 (1.21%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.69%) Nagios
5 2 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.35%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.35%) Kibana
5 2 (0.35%) logstash
5 2 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.35%) WSUS
6 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) SCOM
6 1 (0.17%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.17%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 90 (15.57%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.30%) Oracle
3 36 (6.23%) SAP
4 18 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (2.94%) Cisco
6 13 (2.25%) CheckPoint
7 12 (2.08%) BT
8 11 (1.90%) Citrix
9 9 (1.56%) Tableau
10 8 (1.38%) IBM
11 7 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.21%) Progress
11 7 (1.21%) Workday
12 6 (1.04%) Apple
12 6 (1.04%) EMC
12 6 (1.04%) Nokia
13 5 (0.87%) Google
13 5 (0.87%) Juniper
13 5 (0.87%) NetApp
14 4 (0.69%) VMware