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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planning
England / North West
Rank 109 126 107
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 21 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.86% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.05% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 20
Median daily rate £400 £438 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +6.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.66% +7.14%  

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 2141 3145 2764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.27% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1906 1515
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 124 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Manchester +4 11 £400 -12.32% 1
Cheshire +33 8 £413 -10.81% 1
Merseyside -1 1 - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 17 (40.48%) Project Management
2 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
5 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (16.67%) Banking
6 7 (16.67%) Migration
6 7 (16.67%) PMO
7 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 6 (14.29%) Change Management
7 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (11.90%) Oracle
8 5 (11.90%) MS Project
8 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
8 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
9 4 (9.52%) SAP
9 4 (9.52%) ITIL
9 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
9 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (7.14%) Earned Value Management
10 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
10 3 (7.14%) Programme Governance
10 3 (7.14%) Data Conversion
10 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
10 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
10 3 (7.14%) Degree
10 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
10 3 (7.14%) Retail
10 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management

Project Planning
Top Related 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 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Project
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Skype
1 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.38%) Value-Added Service
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.38%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.14%) Retail
5 2 (4.76%) Legal
5 2 (4.76%) Local Government
6 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.38%) Games
6 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Business Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Business Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Programme Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Finance Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Finance Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.14%) IT Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Project Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Change Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Head of IT Development
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Risk Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Junior PMO
6 2 (4.76%) Project Change Manager
6 2 (4.76%) SAP Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) CryEngine
1 1 (2.38%) DirectX
1 1 (2.38%) OpenGL
1 1 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (2.38%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) PMI
3 2 (4.76%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.38%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.38%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Project Management
2 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (16.67%) Migration
6 6 (14.29%) Change Management
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.52%) ITIL
7 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.14%) Data Conversion
8 3 (7.14%) Earned Value Management
8 3 (7.14%) Information Security
8 3 (7.14%) PRINCE
8 3 (7.14%) Programme Governance
8 3 (7.14%) Security Management
8 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C++
1 1 (2.38%) Lua
1 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) PMO
2 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.38%) Actimize
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) ICL
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
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