The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planning
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 59 68 71
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 1 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 1.00% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 1.29% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £402 £400
% change year-on-year -3.48% +0.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 532 774 704
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.36% 77.25% 71.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 428 395
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 10
Median hourly rate £17.59 £45.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.91% +44.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.68 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Planning in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Reading

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Reading

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Contract Management
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Project Governance
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Progress
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) PMP
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Database Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Control Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planner
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Contract Management
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Project Governance
3 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Facilities Management
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Nokia
1 1 (20.00%) Progress