The median contractor rate for a Project Planner was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 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.

Project Planner
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 116 140
Rank change year-on-year -9 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 17 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.69% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.71% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 8
Median daily rate £375 £313 £292
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £199 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £318 £325
% change year-on-year +8.26% -2.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2456 2802 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.23% 96.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1815 1867
Median daily rate £386 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 182 147
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Project Planner
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Planner in the South West

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planner in the South West

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planner in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planner in the South West

Project Planner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planner in the South West

Project Planner
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol +4 11 £325 -7.14%
Wiltshire -1 4 £413 +89.65%
Somerset - 2 £373 -
Project Planner
England

Project Planner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region featuring Project Planner in the job title.

1 30 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 30 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (66.67%) MS Project
3 17 (47.22%) Project Management
4 15 (41.67%) Risk Analysis
5 14 (38.89%) Project Planning
6 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (36.11%) Finance
6 13 (36.11%) PMO
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 10 (27.78%) Risk Management
8 8 (22.22%) Electronics
8 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
8 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (22.22%) Programme Management
8 8 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (22.22%) Marketing
8 8 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (22.22%) SAP
8 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
9 6 (16.67%) PMI
9 6 (16.67%) PMI Certification
10 5 (13.89%) PRINCE
10 5 (13.89%) Earned Value Management
11 4 (11.11%) Change Control
12 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
12 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
13 2 (5.56%) Validation
13 2 (5.56%) Resource Allocation

Project Planner Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (66.67%) MS Project
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.78%) Primavera
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Electronics
2 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 8 (22.22%) Marketing
2 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Project Management
2 15 (41.67%) Risk Analysis
3 14 (38.89%) Project Planning
4 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.78%) Risk Management
6 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (22.22%) Programme Management
7 5 (13.89%) Earned Value Management
7 5 (13.89%) PRINCE
8 4 (11.11%) Change Control
9 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
10 2 (5.56%) Resource Allocation
10 2 (5.56%) Validation
11 1 (2.78%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
11 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.78%) Gantt Chart
11 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma
11 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 30 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.56%) APMP
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) SAP