Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 146 154
Rank change year-on-year -18 +8 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 56 51 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.94% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.13% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 48
North West median daily rate £360 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -11.24%
10th Percentile £293 £208 £181
90th Percentile £471 £528 £544
England median daily rate £450 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £20.50 £33.50 £37.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £36.50 £38.95
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +37.25% +13.33% -31.82%

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 4,528 6,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.68% 83.57% 83.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,128 2,794 3,903
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £241 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 200 232
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £35.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.87% +19.33% +32.22%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.55 £49.58
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Manchester -15 27 £360 +2.86% 7
Cheshire -20 19 £360 -21.74% 6
Lancashire +1 6 £243 -46.11% 1
Merseyside +20 3 £406 +12.85%
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (55.36%) Project Management
2 29 (51.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (50.00%) Finance
4 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (23.21%) Change Management
6 12 (21.43%) Supplier Management
6 12 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 11 (19.64%) Virtual Team
7 11 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (19.64%) Risk Management
8 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
8 10 (17.86%) Line Management
9 9 (16.07%) People Management
9 9 (16.07%) SDLC
9 9 (16.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (14.29%) Change Control
10 8 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
11 7 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
11 7 (12.50%) Performance Management
11 7 (12.50%) Case Management
11 7 (12.50%) Matrix Management
12 6 (10.71%) Information Security
12 6 (10.71%) Unix
12 6 (10.71%) Windows
12 6 (10.71%) Linux
12 6 (10.71%) Oracle
12 6 (10.71%) ITIL
12 6 (10.71%) RUP
12 6 (10.71%) Microsoft

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 1 (1.79%) Confluence
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (7.14%) 3ds Max
2 4 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.14%) ZBrush
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 28 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Legal
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Local Government
3 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 9 (16.07%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) Security Architect
6 4 (7.14%) 3D Modeller
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Project Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Junior
7 3 (5.36%) Junior Project Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Business Change Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Delivery Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) .NET
1 4 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.79%) CSS
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
2 1 (1.79%) REST
2 1 (1.79%) WCF
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Virtual Team
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) PMI
3 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (7.14%) Animation
4 4 (7.14%) Life Science
4 4 (7.14%) Photography
5 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Linux
1 6 (10.71%) Unix
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) MVS
2 1 (1.79%) OS/390
2 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Project Management
2 29 (51.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (23.21%) Change Management
5 12 (21.43%) Supplier Management
5 12 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 11 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (19.64%) Risk Management
7 10 (17.86%) Line Management
7 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
8 9 (16.07%) People Management
8 9 (16.07%) SDLC
9 8 (14.29%) Change Control
9 8 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
10 7 (12.50%) Case Management
10 7 (12.50%) Matrix Management
10 7 (12.50%) Performance Management
10 7 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
11 6 (10.71%) Information Security
11 6 (10.71%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) Erlang
1 3 (5.36%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) C
2 1 (1.79%) C#
2 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (10.71%) PMI Certification
2 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (8.93%) CISM
3 5 (8.93%) CISSP
4 4 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PMO
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) ServiceNow
3 4 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) hybris
4 1 (1.79%) IBM