Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 183 166
Rank change year-on-year +22 -17 -18
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 45 45 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 0.66% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.79% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 49
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £312 £271 £263
90th Percentile £529 £694 £467
England median daily rate £450 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +8.11% +4.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.94% - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -19.35% -18.42% +111.11%

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 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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
Manchester +22 23 £450 +28.57% 7
Cheshire +6 12 £400 -2.44% 3
Lancashire +8 5 £415 -2.35% 1
Merseyside - 4 £356 -
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 11 (24.44%) Project Management
3 10 (22.22%) PMO
4 9 (20.00%) Wireframes
4 9 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 9 (20.00%) Texturing
4 9 (20.00%) Adobe
4 9 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
4 9 (20.00%) 3ds Max
4 9 (20.00%) Photoshop
4 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.00%) Animation
4 9 (20.00%) Photography
4 9 (20.00%) Time Management
4 9 (20.00%) 3D Modelling
4 9 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 9 (20.00%) ZBrush
5 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 6 (13.33%) SQL
6 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (13.33%) Banking
7 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (11.11%) Windows
7 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (11.11%) Oracle
7 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.89%) 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 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) SAS
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) 3ds Max
1 9 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 9 (20.00%) ZBrush
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) CA PPM
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) 2G
1 1 (2.22%) 3G
1 1 (2.22%) 4G
1 1 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (2.22%) RFID
1 1 (2.22%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.44%) Base SAS
2 2 (4.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (4.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.44%) Rational Robot
1 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Advertising
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.22%) Local Government
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 7 (15.56%) 3D Modeller
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.44%) 3D Artist
6 2 (4.44%) Excel Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.44%) SAS Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Banking Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) C# WPF Developer
7 1 (2.22%) GDPR Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Implementation Controller
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.44%) Entity Framework
2 2 (4.44%) WinForms
2 2 (4.44%) WPF
2 2 (4.44%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) XSD
2 2 (4.44%) XSLT
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) OAuth
3 1 (2.22%) REST
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
1 9 (20.00%) Animation
1 9 (20.00%) Photography
2 4 (8.89%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Life Science
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) AIX
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Project Management
2 9 (20.00%) 3D Modelling
2 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) Texturing
2 9 (20.00%) Time Management
2 9 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 9 (20.00%) Wireframes
3 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Information Security
7 3 (6.67%) Line Management
7 3 (6.67%) People Management
8 2 (4.44%) Dependency Management
8 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) SOLID
8 2 (4.44%) Strategic Thinking
8 2 (4.44%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) C#
2 2 (4.44%) VB
2 2 (4.44%) VB6
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) CISM
1 3 (6.67%) CISSP
1 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) PMO
2 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.22%) GDPR
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Adobe
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Google
4 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.44%) Wyse
5 1 (2.22%) CA
5 1 (2.22%) Capita
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Teradata