Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 210 153
Rank change year-on-year +7 -57 0
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 184 179 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.09% 1.07% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.30% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 120 197
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £188 £209
90th Percentile £513 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +8.11% +4.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 16
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.06% +82.86% -84.78%
10th Percentile £11.04 £18.55 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £36.30 £89.63
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -19.35% -18.42% +111.11%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13930 13767 15584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.73% 82.56% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8344 8295 9308
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 556 610
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Project Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +6 85 £440 +10.00% 16
Berkshire -3 46 £340 -11.11% 9
West Sussex +12 31 £400 -12.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 30 £475 +46.15% 3
Surrey -5 30 £418 +4.38% 5
Hampshire -7 24 £338 +3.85% 10
Oxfordshire -6 9 £450 +6.82% 4
Sussex +1 5 £450 -10.00%
East Sussex -5 4 £600 -11.11% 1
Middlesex +7 2 £424 -15.30% 2
Kent -12 1 £450 +18.42%
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 64 (34.78%) Project Management
2 57 (30.98%) PMI Certification
3 55 (29.89%) PMO
4 54 (29.35%) PMP
5 53 (28.80%) Finance
5 53 (28.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (23.91%) Microsoft Project
8 43 (23.37%) Degree
9 40 (21.74%) PRINCE2
10 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
11 29 (15.76%) QA
12 28 (15.22%) Matrix Organization
13 26 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (12.50%) Security Cleared
14 23 (12.50%) Manufacturing
15 22 (11.96%) PMI
15 22 (11.96%) ITIL
16 21 (11.41%) Change Management
16 21 (11.41%) Resource Allocation
17 19 (10.33%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
18 18 (9.78%) Scrum
18 18 (9.78%) Mentoring
18 18 (9.78%) Change Control
19 17 (9.24%) Supplier Management
19 17 (9.24%) Computer Science
19 17 (9.24%) Telecoms
20 16 (8.70%) Management Information System
21 15 (8.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 15 (8.15%) SC Cleared

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 7 (3.80%) MS Project Server
1 7 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.26%) CMS
2 6 (3.26%) Confluence
3 2 (1.09%) IIS
4 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (23.91%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.54%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.54%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Primavera
2 2 (1.09%) BPCS
2 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.09%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) Office 365
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.72%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (1.63%) ATM
2 3 (1.63%) DNS
2 3 (1.63%) Firewall
2 3 (1.63%) LAN
3 2 (1.09%) 4G
3 2 (1.09%) DHCP
3 2 (1.09%) NAS
3 2 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (1.09%) SAN
3 2 (1.09%) SMS
3 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.54%) 2G
4 1 (0.54%) 3G
4 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.54%) SDH
4 1 (0.54%) VoIP
4 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.80%) JIRA
2 4 (2.17%) HP UFT
2 4 (2.17%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.09%) Toad
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.54%) JMeter
4 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 53 (28.80%) Finance
2 23 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 17 (9.24%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.07%) Marketing
5 12 (6.52%) Retail
6 5 (2.72%) Banking
6 5 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.17%) Advertising
7 4 (2.17%) Electronics
8 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.63%) German Language
8 3 (1.63%) Legal
9 2 (1.09%) Back Office
9 2 (1.09%) Games
9 2 (1.09%) Publishing
10 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.54%) Automotive
10 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (46.74%) Project Manager
2 23 (12.50%) Analyst
3 19 (10.33%) Senior Manager
4 18 (9.78%) IT Manager
4 18 (9.78%) IT Project Manager
5 17 (9.24%) Senior Project Manager
6 12 (6.52%) Delivery Manager
6 12 (6.52%) Project Planner
6 12 (6.52%) Senior IT Manager
6 12 (6.52%) Senior IT Project Manager
7 9 (4.89%) Coordinator
8 8 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
8 8 (4.35%) Technical Manager
9 7 (3.80%) Administrator
9 7 (3.80%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (3.80%) PMO Specialist
9 7 (3.80%) Portfolio Analyst
10 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (3.26%) Planning Manager
10 6 (3.26%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.26%) Middleware
2 4 (2.17%) Gherkin
3 3 (1.63%) .NET
3 3 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.09%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.09%) OpenGL ES
4 2 (1.09%) Web Services
4 2 (1.09%) XML
4 2 (1.09%) XSLT
5 1 (0.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (11.96%) PMI
3 17 (9.24%) Computer Science
4 16 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.89%) Virtual Team
6 7 (3.80%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.26%) CCTV
7 6 (3.26%) Social Media
8 4 (2.17%) User Experience
9 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (1.09%) Animation
10 2 (1.09%) Clustering
10 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.43%) Windows
2 6 (3.26%) Linux
3 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.63%) Android
4 3 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.09%) Unix
5 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (34.78%) Project Management
2 53 (28.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 46 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (21.74%) PRINCE2
5 28 (15.22%) Matrix Organization
6 22 (11.96%) ITIL
7 21 (11.41%) Change Management
7 21 (11.41%) Resource Allocation
8 19 (10.33%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
9 18 (9.78%) Change Control
9 18 (9.78%) Mentoring
9 18 (9.78%) Scrum
10 17 (9.24%) Supplier Management
11 15 (8.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 14 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (7.61%) Collaborative Working
12 14 (7.61%) Resource Management
13 13 (7.07%) CRM
13 13 (7.07%) SDLC
14 11 (5.98%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.80%) SQL
2 3 (1.63%) C
2 3 (1.63%) PHP
3 2 (1.09%) C#
3 2 (1.09%) C++
3 2 (1.09%) GLSL
4 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (30.98%) PMI Certification
2 54 (29.35%) PMP
3 43 (23.37%) Degree
4 23 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 15 (8.15%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.61%) Master's Degree
7 8 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.17%) ISEB
8 4 (2.17%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.63%) MCITP
9 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.09%) MCSE
10 2 (1.09%) RHCE
10 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.54%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (29.89%) PMO
2 29 (15.76%) QA
3 7 (3.80%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) P3O
4 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.17%) SCCM
2 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.09%) MOM
Vendors
1 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.35%) Motorola
2 8 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (4.35%) SAP
3 7 (3.80%) Oracle
4 3 (1.63%) Demandware
4 3 (1.63%) HP
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco
5 2 (1.09%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.09%) Sun
5 2 (1.09%) VMware
6 1 (0.54%) Capita
6 1 (0.54%) Google
6 1 (0.54%) Remedy
6 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.54%) Workday