Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 155 173
Rank change year-on-year +12 +18 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 68 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.97% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 46
North West median daily rate £394 £420 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +31.25%
10th Percentile £275 £311 £302
90th Percentile £488 £506 £1,000
England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 1
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -52.94% +21.43%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -19.35% -18.42%

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 4,979 4,737 5,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.05% 82.25% 84.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,159 3,023 3,792
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 200 179
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +28.30% -31.05%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.15 £48.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +9 30 £363 -9.38% 2
Manchester -16 15 £350 -22.22% 5
Lancashire -9 14 £444 +6.93% 1
Merseyside -3 2 £450 +26.32%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 29 (42.65%) Finance
2 26 (38.24%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (35.29%) Project Management
4 18 (26.47%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 16 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 15 (22.06%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (17.65%) SDLC
9 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Project
9 11 (16.18%) Change Management
9 11 (16.18%) Information Security
10 10 (14.71%) CISM
10 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
10 10 (14.71%) CISSP
10 10 (14.71%) Virtual Team
10 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
12 8 (11.76%) Windows
12 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
12 8 (11.76%) Banking
13 7 (10.29%) Network Design
13 7 (10.29%) Firewall
13 7 (10.29%) Linux
13 7 (10.29%) UML
13 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
13 7 (10.29%) Unix
13 7 (10.29%) RUP

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 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) JBoss
2 3 (4.41%) Jetty
2 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.94%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon Glacier
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) Firewall
2 6 (8.82%) Reverse Proxy
2 6 (8.82%) SAN
3 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 2 (2.94%) Intranet
4 1 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon Athena
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
1 3 (4.41%) Gradle
1 3 (4.41%) IntelliJ
1 3 (4.41%) Maven
1 3 (4.41%) NetBeans
2 2 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 29 (42.65%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Law
4 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) German Language
6 1 (1.47%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Project Manager
2 16 (23.53%) Architect
3 10 (14.71%) Security Architect
4 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (10.29%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Junior
8 3 (4.41%) Junior Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Web Services
2 5 (7.35%) XML
3 4 (5.88%) .NET
4 3 (4.41%) Java EE
4 3 (4.41%) JMS
4 3 (4.41%) JSON
4 3 (4.41%) JSP
4 3 (4.41%) REST
4 3 (4.41%) SOAP
5 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.94%) CSS
5 2 (2.94%) EDI
5 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 2 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.71%) Virtual Team
3 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.82%) PMI
4 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.35%) Replication
5 3 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.94%) NHS
6 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.94%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (38.24%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (35.29%) Project Management
3 18 (26.47%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 16 (23.53%) Waterfall
6 12 (17.65%) SDLC
7 11 (16.18%) Change Management
7 11 (16.18%) Information Security
8 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (10.29%) Network Design
10 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
10 7 (10.29%) RUP
10 7 (10.29%) UML
10 7 (10.29%) Workshop Facilitation
11 6 (8.82%) IDEF
11 6 (8.82%) PRINCE
11 6 (8.82%) SOA
11 6 (8.82%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) Java
3 2 (2.94%) C#
3 2 (2.94%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) CISM
1 10 (14.71%) CISSP
2 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (8.82%) PMI Certification
4 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.47%) CEH
7 1 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.47%) Degree
7 1 (1.47%) GSEC
7 1 (1.47%) HNC
7 1 (1.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) PMO
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Teradata