The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 24 June 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 36 42
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.39% 0.91% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 1.15% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £450 £950 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.63% +111.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +17.18% -7.24%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 212 261 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.46% 79.09% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 180 119
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Kent

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Prism
3 1 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising

Project Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) NHS Programme Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Finance Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
1 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Blue Prism
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) VMware