Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 17 August 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 148 168
Rank change year-on-year +4 +20 -14
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 76 59 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.24% 1.03% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.24% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 55
North West median daily rate £365 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.81% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £302
90th Percentile £485 £526 £1,000
England median daily rate £435 £438 £420
% change year-on-year -0.57% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
North West median hourly rate £22.83 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.16% - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +24.00% -8.26% -22.14%

Project Planning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,192 4,752 6,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.59% 82.70% 83.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,289 2,901 3,915
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 200 191
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +34.62% -5.45%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.75 £12.17
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.55 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Project Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planning in the North West

Project Planning
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 Planning in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in the North West

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in the North West over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planning in the North West

Project Planning
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 Planning in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in the North West

Project Planning
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 Planning within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Cheshire -5 31 £360 -15.29% 4
Manchester -14 29 £355 +9.23% 9
Lancashire -7 8 £349 - 3
Merseyside +17 5 £425 +24.09% 2
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 40 (52.63%) Finance
2 37 (48.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (47.37%) Project Management
4 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (25.00%) Virtual Team
6 18 (23.68%) Waterfall
6 18 (23.68%) Risk Management
7 15 (19.74%) Change Management
8 14 (18.42%) Information Security
9 13 (17.11%) CISM
9 13 (17.11%) CISSP
10 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
10 12 (15.79%) PRINCE2
10 12 (15.79%) Supplier Management
11 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
11 11 (14.47%) Virtual Team Management
12 10 (13.16%) Line Management
13 9 (11.84%) People Management
13 9 (11.84%) SDLC
13 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (9.21%) CRM
14 7 (9.21%) Performance Management
14 7 (9.21%) Change Control
14 7 (9.21%) Matrix Management
14 7 (9.21%) Strategic Thinking
14 7 (9.21%) Case Management
15 6 (7.89%) Dependency Management
15 6 (7.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 6 (7.89%) SharePoint

Project Planning
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) Confluence
2 1 (1.32%) SAS
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.32%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) SaaS
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.32%) IaaS
3 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.32%) Network Security
2 1 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) DB2
3 1 (1.32%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 40 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
2 5 (6.58%) Legal
3 4 (5.26%) Local Government
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (43.42%) Project Manager
2 13 (17.11%) Architect
3 12 (15.79%) Security Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Consultant
4 9 (11.84%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (10.53%) Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Business Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
7 6 (7.89%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Development Manager
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Development Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Development Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Junior
8 3 (3.95%) Junior Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Software Development Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Software Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.32%) CSS
3 1 (1.32%) HTML
3 1 (1.32%) REST
3 1 (1.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (1.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.89%) PMI
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.26%) Life Science
5 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.32%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.32%) Animation
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Linux
1 6 (7.89%) Unix
1 6 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (1.32%) MVS
2 1 (1.32%) OS/390
2 1 (1.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (47.37%) Project Management
3 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (23.68%) Risk Management
4 18 (23.68%) Waterfall
5 15 (19.74%) Change Management
6 14 (18.42%) Information Security
7 12 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 12 (15.79%) Supplier Management
8 11 (14.47%) Virtual Team Management
9 10 (13.16%) Line Management
10 9 (11.84%) People Management
10 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (11.84%) SDLC
11 7 (9.21%) Case Management
11 7 (9.21%) Change Control
11 7 (9.21%) CRM
11 7 (9.21%) Matrix Management
11 7 (9.21%) Performance Management
11 7 (9.21%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) Erlang
1 3 (3.95%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) C
2 1 (1.32%) C#
2 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) CISM
1 13 (17.11%) CISSP
2 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (7.89%) PMI Certification
3 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.32%) CEH
5 1 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.32%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) PMO
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.32%) Adobe
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix
4 1 (1.32%) hybris
4 1 (1.32%) IBM
4 1 (1.32%) Teradata