Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 176 160
Rank change year-on-year +8 -16 -18
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 32 38 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.60% 0.65% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.77% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 45
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% -11.24%
10th Percentile £277 £175 £154
90th Percentile £534 £656 £520
England median daily rate £450 £400 £408
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.02% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.94% +13.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £17.75 £42.50 £37.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £42.50 £38.95
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% -32.43% +81.86%

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 4,440 4,941 6,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.36% 84.25% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,863 3,200 4,124
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £257 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 166 287
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £27.12 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% -10.04% +50.75%
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.75 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +7 19 £450 +22.45% 9
Lancashire +13 6 £338 -25.00% 2
Cheshire -5 5 £298 -25.63% 3
Merseyside - 1 £463 - 2
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
3 8 (25.00%) 3ds Max
3 8 (25.00%) Adobe
3 8 (25.00%) Photoshop
3 8 (25.00%) Animation
3 8 (25.00%) Photography
3 8 (25.00%) Time Management
3 8 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
3 8 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 8 (25.00%) ZBrush
3 8 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 8 (25.00%) Texturing
3 8 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 8 (25.00%) Instructional Design
4 6 (18.75%) PMO
4 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.50%) Change Control
7 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (9.38%) Line Management

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 2 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) 3ds Max
1 8 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 8 (25.00%) ZBrush
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) CA PPM
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) 2G
1 1 (3.13%) 3G
1 1 (3.13%) 4G
1 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (3.13%) RFID
1 1 (3.13%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Base SAS
1 2 (6.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.13%) Local Government
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.88%) 3D Modeller
3 3 (9.38%) Junior
3 3 (9.38%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Project Planner
4 2 (6.25%) SAS Developer
5 1 (3.13%) 3D Artist
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) E-Business Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.13%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Planner
5 1 (3.13%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
1 8 (25.00%) Animation
1 8 (25.00%) Photography
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Life Science
3 1 (3.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
1 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
1 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Project Management
2 8 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
2 8 (25.00%) Instructional Design
2 8 (25.00%) Texturing
2 8 (25.00%) Time Management
2 8 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 8 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Change Control
4 4 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (9.38%) Line Management
5 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Erlang
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Adobe
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Wyse
4 1 (3.13%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) Capita
4 1 (3.13%) IBM