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 3 months to 24 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 / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 115 127
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 33 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 1.05% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.28% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 19
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 - £35.00
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 North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2350 3136 2943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.03% 82.31% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1972 1711
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 129
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
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 North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
Cheshire +37 21 £435 +7.40%
Manchester +4 8 £294 -41.20% 5
Cumbria -1 1 - -
Lancashire -1 1 - - 3
Merseyside -3 1 £360 +10.76% 3
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 30 (55.56%) Finance
2 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.74%) Waterfall
4 21 (38.89%) Information Security
5 20 (37.04%) Virtual Team
6 19 (35.19%) Risk Management
7 18 (33.33%) CISM
7 18 (33.33%) CISSP
7 18 (33.33%) Project Management
8 11 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (18.52%) PRINCE2
10 9 (16.67%) PMO
11 7 (12.96%) Banking
11 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Project
12 6 (11.11%) Change Management
13 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (9.26%) Cybersecurity
14 4 (7.41%) Programme Governance
14 4 (7.41%) Supplier Management
14 4 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 4 (7.41%) Migration
14 4 (7.41%) PMI
14 4 (7.41%) PMI Certification
14 4 (7.41%) ITIL
14 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
15 3 (5.56%) Security Management
15 3 (5.56%) Oracle
15 3 (5.56%) Windows
15 3 (5.56%) PRINCE
15 3 (5.56%) MOM

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 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Skype
1 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.85%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.85%) Rational Robot
1 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (55.56%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Consultant
1 15 (27.78%) Security Consultant
2 14 (25.93%) Project Manager
3 12 (22.22%) Architect
3 12 (22.22%) Security Architect
4 10 (18.52%) Senior Consultant
4 10 (18.52%) Senior Security Consultant
5 7 (12.96%) Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) PMO Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) CISSP Architect
7 4 (7.41%) CISSP Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Programme Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Security Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (5.56%) IT Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Junior
8 3 (5.56%) Junior PMO
8 3 (5.56%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) .NET
1 2 (3.70%) OAuth
1 2 (3.70%) REST
2 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.85%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.85%) WinForms
2 1 (1.85%) WPF
2 1 (1.85%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) XSD
2 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) Virtual Team
2 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) PMI
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.74%) Waterfall
3 21 (38.89%) Information Security
4 19 (35.19%) Risk Management
5 18 (33.33%) Project Management
6 11 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (18.52%) PRINCE2
8 6 (11.11%) Change Management
9 5 (9.26%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (7.41%) ITIL
10 4 (7.41%) Migration
10 4 (7.41%) Programme Governance
10 4 (7.41%) Supplier Management
11 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.56%) Planning and Forecasting
11 3 (5.56%) PRINCE
11 3 (5.56%) Security Management
11 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
12 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
12 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) C#
1 1 (1.85%) Java
1 1 (1.85%) SQL
1 1 (1.85%) VB
1 1 (1.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) CISM
1 18 (33.33%) CISSP
2 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (7.41%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.56%) Degree
5 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) HNC
6 1 (1.85%) HND
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.85%) PgMP
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) PMO
2 1 (1.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco
3 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
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