Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Planner was £333 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Planner
England > North West
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 203 216
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.071% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.074% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
North West median daily rate £333 £388 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.19% +82.35% -48.48%
10th Percentile £281 £369 £201
90th Percentile £443 £406 £334
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.50 - £17.62

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,631 5,375 6,201
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.34% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,533 3,402 3,991
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £232 £250 £236
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 254 225
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -10.26%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £10.93
90th Percentile £45.15 £48.75 £44.90
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.89% -

Project Planner
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Project Planner in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planner in the North West

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Planner in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planner in the North West

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planner in the North West over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planner in the North West

Project Planner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planner in the North West

Project Planner
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planner within the North West region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 4 £383 -
Cheshire -4 3 £300 -
Manchester -13 2 £450 +16.13% 2
Project Planner
England

Project Planner Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Project Planner contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Project Planner in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 4 (44.44%) Validation
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Critical Path Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Earned Value Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Project Planning

Project Planner Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Critical Path Analysis
1 4 (44.44%) Kanban
1 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
1 4 (44.44%) Scrum
1 4 (44.44%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Earned Value Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint