The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 26 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 30 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.95% 1.07% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.89% -1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 96 145 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 91.43% 77.54% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 99 54
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
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 the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in the Midlands

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 1 (100.00%) PMO

Project Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) PMO Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PMO
1 1 (100.00%) QA