The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 30 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 86 85
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 12 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.91% 0.89% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.07% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £405 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £527 £450
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1066 1500 1265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.51% 83.47% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 906 675
Median daily rate £381 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 27
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.77% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Manchester

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planning in Manchester

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Manchester

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bolton - 3 £263 - 1
Salford - 1 £425 -
Project Planning
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 9 (42.86%) Project Management
1 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (33.33%) PMO
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
5 5 (23.81%) Change Management
6 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
6 4 (19.05%) Programme Governance
7 3 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 3 (14.29%) MS Project
7 3 (14.29%) MOM
7 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (9.52%) Degree
8 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Local Government
8 2 (9.52%) Banking
8 2 (9.52%) Retail
8 2 (9.52%) Migration
8 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
8 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
8 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) People Management
9 1 (4.76%) Value-Added Service
9 1 (4.76%) Post-Production

Project Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Skype
1 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
1 1 (4.76%) Value-Added Service
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Local Government
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Business Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Business Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Finance Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Finance Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Junior
3 3 (14.29%) Junior PMO
3 3 (14.29%) PMO Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Head of Development
4 2 (9.52%) Head of IT
4 2 (9.52%) Head of IT Development
4 2 (9.52%) HR Manager
4 2 (9.52%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Project Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Report Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) CryEngine
1 1 (4.76%) DirectX
1 1 (4.76%) OpenGL
1 1 (4.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (4.76%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (4.76%) FMCG
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
1 9 (42.86%) Project Management
2 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Change Management
5 4 (19.05%) Programme Governance
5 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
6 3 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Migration
7 2 (9.52%) People Management
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) DNA
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) Logistics
8 1 (4.76%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
8 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C++
1 1 (4.76%) Lua
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PgMP
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) MOM
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Actimize
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow