The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 28 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 56 49
Rank change year-on-year -19 -7  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 3 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.41% 0.89% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.07% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 13
Median daily rate £453 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.54% -38.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £231 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £425 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +4.48% -2.50%  
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 623 559 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.53% 83.18% 81.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1340 1627
Median daily rate £400 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 33
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.89 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.63 £40.00
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 Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Project Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planning in Milton Keynes

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Milton Keynes

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SCCM
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum

Project Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) BPCS
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) ERP Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) ERP Manager
3 1 (9.09%) ERP Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Online Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Project Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Web Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Web Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (9.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 22301
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) RedPrairie
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau