The median contractor rate for a Project Planner was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planner
England / South East
Rank 236 238 245
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 17 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 16
Median daily rate £400 £315 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -4.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +9.12% -3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +16.00% -6.54%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7328 8762 9391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.03% 95.01% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 5355 5022
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 459
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Planner
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Project Planner in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planner in the South East

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Planner in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planner in the South East

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planner in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planner in the South East

Project Planner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planner in the South East

Project Planner
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planner within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire +10 10 £375 +15.38%
Berkshire +24 4 £475 +68.88%
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £438 +43.44%
Project Planner
England

Project Planner Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Project Planner contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Project Planner in the job title.

1 19 (63.33%) MS Project
2 12 (40.00%) Project Planning
3 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
4 10 (33.33%) PMO
5 8 (26.67%) Primavera
5 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) MS Office
6 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.33%) SDLC
8 4 (13.33%) Critical Path Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
9 3 (10.00%) Scrum
9 3 (10.00%) Service Management
9 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.00%) Coaching
10 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
10 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
10 2 (6.67%) Physics
10 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
10 2 (6.67%) QlikView
10 2 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (6.67%) PMI
10 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification

Project Planner Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (63.33%) MS Project
2 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (23.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Primavera
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) QlikView
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) PMI
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Critical Path Analysis
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) SDLC
3 3 (10.00%) Coaching
3 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.00%) Scrum
3 3 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) ERP
4 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.67%) Physics
4 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Dependency Management
5 1 (3.33%) Earned Value Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Cadence
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Nokia