The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 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.

Project Planning
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 154 127
Rank change year-on-year -22 -27  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 72 117 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 1.24% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.53% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 83 88
Median daily rate £420 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% -5.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £202 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £34.00 £50.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +58.73%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6471 7650 7815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.69% 81.35% 79.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3756 4713 4313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 268 281
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Project Planning
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 Planning in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in the South East

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planning in the South East

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in the South East

Project Planning
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 Planning within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Surrey +2 15 £519 +13.38% 3
Hampshire -10 15 £300 -22.58% 1
Berkshire +10 12 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire -4 9 £430 +22.85% 1
Oxfordshire -9 8 £406 +12.84% 3
West Sussex +8 6 £475 -
East Sussex +10 4 £388 +121.42%
Middlesex +1 1 £220 +4.76%
Sussex - 1 £475 -
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 63 (42.57%) Project Management
2 53 (35.81%) Finance
3 43 (29.05%) PRINCE2
4 32 (21.62%) PMO
5 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (16.89%) MS Project
8 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
8 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 22 (14.86%) Change Management
10 21 (14.19%) Migration
11 20 (13.51%) Degree
11 20 (13.51%) PMP
11 20 (13.51%) PMI Certification
12 19 (12.84%) Telecoms
13 18 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (11.49%) Mentoring
15 15 (10.14%) Oracle
16 14 (9.46%) MS Office
16 14 (9.46%) Windows
16 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
17 13 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (8.78%) Data Centre
17 13 (8.78%) SAP
17 13 (8.78%) Scrum
18 12 (8.11%) Risk Management
18 12 (8.11%) QA
18 12 (8.11%) SC Cleared
19 11 (7.43%) Matrix Organization
20 10 (6.76%) Coaching

Project Planning
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.03%) Confluence
3 2 (1.35%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (16.89%) MS Project
2 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
3 14 (9.46%) MS Office
4 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Primavera
2 3 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.35%) CA PPM
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.68%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.68%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.38%) Office 365
4 2 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) LAN
1 7 (4.73%) WAN
2 5 (3.38%) Internet
3 3 (2.03%) MVNO
3 3 (2.03%) SAN
4 2 (1.35%) Firewall
4 2 (1.35%) MPLS
4 2 (1.35%) VPN
5 1 (0.68%) 2G
5 1 (0.68%) 3G
5 1 (0.68%) 4G
5 1 (0.68%) ATM
5 1 (0.68%) Broadband
5 1 (0.68%) LTE
5 1 (0.68%) PSTN
5 1 (0.68%) RFID
5 1 (0.68%) VoIP
5 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.38%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.70%) SAP HANA
3 3 (2.03%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.68%) DB2
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
General
1 53 (35.81%) Finance
2 19 (12.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.73%) Retail
4 6 (4.05%) Back Office
5 5 (3.38%) Publishing
6 4 (2.70%) Marketing
7 3 (2.03%) Legal
8 2 (1.35%) Electronics
8 2 (1.35%) French Language
8 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 64 (43.24%) Project Manager
2 17 (11.49%) Analyst
3 12 (8.11%) Project Planner
4 10 (6.76%) IT Manager
4 10 (6.76%) IT Project Manager
5 9 (6.08%) Coordinator
5 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Manager
5 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 9 (6.08%) Senior Manager
6 8 (5.41%) Project Analyst
6 8 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
7 7 (4.73%) PMO Coordinator
8 6 (4.05%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (3.38%) Architect
9 5 (3.38%) Junior
9 5 (3.38%) Network Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Senior IT Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Senior IT Project Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.70%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.38%) Web Services
2 3 (2.03%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.35%) .NET
3 2 (1.35%) HTML
3 2 (1.35%) XML
3 2 (1.35%) XSLT
4 1 (0.68%) CSS
4 1 (0.68%) RESTful
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.73%) PMI
2 7 (4.73%) Virtual Team
3 6 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.05%) e-Learning
3 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.70%) Learning Management System
4 4 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.35%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.68%) BYOD
6 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) iSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Life Science
6 1 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.46%) Windows
2 10 (6.76%) Linux
3 4 (2.70%) Unix
3 4 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.03%) AIX
4 3 (2.03%) Solaris
4 3 (2.03%) SUSE
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.68%) VMS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.57%) Project Management
2 43 (29.05%) PRINCE2
3 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (14.86%) Change Management
6 21 (14.19%) Migration
7 18 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (11.49%) Mentoring
9 13 (8.78%) Scrum
10 12 (8.11%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.43%) Matrix Organization
12 10 (6.76%) Coaching
13 9 (6.08%) Business Analysis
13 9 (6.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (5.41%) Analytics
14 8 (5.41%) ITIL
14 8 (5.41%) Resource Management
15 7 (4.73%) Change Control
16 6 (4.05%) Process Improvement
16 6 (4.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.05%) SQL
2 4 (2.70%) C
2 4 (2.70%) Java
3 2 (1.35%) C++
3 2 (1.35%) VB
4 1 (0.68%) C#
4 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.68%) Perl
4 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (13.51%) Degree
1 20 (13.51%) PMI Certification
1 20 (13.51%) PMP
2 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.41%) APMP
5 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.03%) ISEB
7 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.35%) HND
7 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.68%) MCP
8 1 (0.68%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (21.62%) PMO
2 12 (8.11%) QA
3 2 (1.35%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.68%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) XenApp
2 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.03%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.14%) Oracle
3 13 (8.78%) SAP
4 3 (2.03%) Cisco
4 3 (2.03%) Sybase
5 2 (1.35%) ComArch
5 2 (1.35%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.35%) Gemalto
5 2 (1.35%) Google
5 2 (1.35%) Huawei
5 2 (1.35%) IBM
5 2 (1.35%) Nokia
6 1 (0.68%) Aastra
6 1 (0.68%) F5
6 1 (0.68%) Infor
6 1 (0.68%) MobileIron
6 1 (0.68%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.68%) Tableau
6 1 (0.68%) Tumbleweed
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