The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 52 52
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.21% 0.22% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 0.27% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Median daily rate £520 £185 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +181.08% -32.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £185 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £185 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 358 377 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 87.75% 84.15% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 204 192
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 44 39
Median hourly rate £37.00 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.24% -54.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £56.50 £43.75
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Planning in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Essex

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Essex

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex 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
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £520 -
Basildon - 1 £400 -
Project Planning
East of England

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 Essex region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 13 (76.47%) Scrum
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (76.47%) TDD
1 13 (76.47%) JIRA
1 13 (76.47%) Confluence
1 13 (76.47%) BDD
1 13 (76.47%) DevOps
1 13 (76.47%) JIRA Agile
2 11 (64.71%) Software Delivery
2 11 (64.71%) Virtual Team
2 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Kanban
3 10 (58.82%) User Stories
4 9 (52.94%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (52.94%) Coaching
4 9 (52.94%) Process Management
4 9 (52.94%) SOA
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Intranet
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Change Management
7 3 (17.65%) NHS
7 3 (17.65%) Open Source
8 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
8 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (5.88%) Migration

Project Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (76.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) JIRA
1 13 (76.47%) JIRA Agile
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Scrum Master
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Scrum Master
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Coach
4 2 (11.76%) IT Manager
4 2 (11.76%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Virtual Team
2 9 (52.94%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (17.65%) NHS
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (76.47%) BDD
1 13 (76.47%) DevOps
1 13 (76.47%) Scrum
1 13 (76.47%) TDD
2 11 (64.71%) Kanban
2 11 (64.71%) Software Delivery
2 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (58.82%) User Stories
4 9 (52.94%) Coaching
4 9 (52.94%) Process Management
4 9 (52.94%) SOA
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Change Management
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) Open Source
8 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
9 1 (5.88%) Migration
9 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) APMP
2 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) QA