The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 103 115
Rank change year-on-year +27 +12  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 62 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.38% 1.27% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 1.60% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 22
Median daily rate £375 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £305 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £480 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2117 2317 2460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.42% 79.59% 78.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1532 1584
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 136 88
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
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 West

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

Project Planning
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 Planning in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in the South West

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planning in the South West

Project Planning
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 Planning in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in the South West

Project Planning
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 Planning within the South West 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
Wiltshire +21 33 £363 -9.37% 4
Bristol +9 10 £275 -21.42% 1
Devon +1 7 £475 +17.28% 1
Gloucestershire +5 3 £500 +42.85%
Somerset +4 3 £373 +3.47%
Dorset +4 1 £350 -
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 West region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 58 (61.05%) Project Management
2 55 (57.89%) MS Project
3 53 (55.79%) Security Cleared
4 52 (54.74%) SC Cleared
5 50 (52.63%) Finance
6 48 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (44.21%) Programme Management
8 40 (42.11%) SharePoint
9 39 (41.05%) MS Office
10 33 (34.74%) SharePoint Server
10 33 (34.74%) Office 365
11 15 (15.79%) Marketing
12 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
13 13 (13.68%) SAP
13 13 (13.68%) Electronics
13 13 (13.68%) Telecoms
13 13 (13.68%) Manufacturing
13 13 (13.68%) Performance Monitoring
14 12 (12.63%) DV Cleared
14 12 (12.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 12 (12.63%) Digital Marketing
14 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
14 12 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (11.58%) Risk Analysis
15 11 (11.58%) PMO
16 10 (10.53%) Change Control
16 10 (10.53%) Incident Management
16 10 (10.53%) Validation
17 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (8.42%) Risk Management

Project Planning
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 40 (42.11%) SharePoint
2 33 (34.74%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (57.89%) MS Project
2 39 (41.05%) MS Office
3 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
4 5 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (12.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.11%) Primavera
3 1 (1.05%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (34.74%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) IaaS
2 1 (1.05%) PaaS
2 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) Internet
2 3 (3.16%) Firewall
3 2 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) JIRA
1 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (52.63%) Finance
2 15 (15.79%) Marketing
3 13 (13.68%) Electronics
3 13 (13.68%) Manufacturing
3 13 (13.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Advertising
5 2 (2.11%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (22.11%) Project Manager
2 15 (15.79%) Coordinator
2 15 (15.79%) Project Planner
3 13 (13.68%) Project Coordinator
4 9 (9.47%) Project Officer
4 9 (9.47%) Project Support Officer
4 9 (9.47%) Support Officer
5 5 (5.26%) Administrator
5 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 5 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 5 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (4.21%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Marketing Project Manager
8 2 (2.11%) Perimeter Security Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Project Support Administrator
8 2 (2.11%) Project Support Coordinator
8 2 (2.11%) Project Support Manager
8 2 (2.11%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.05%) jQuery
2 1 (1.05%) WCF
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) XML
2 1 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.16%) PMI
2 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.05%) BYOD
3 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.05%) Home Automation
3 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.05%) Project Management
2 48 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (44.21%) Programme Management
4 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
5 13 (13.68%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (12.63%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (11.58%) Risk Analysis
8 10 (10.53%) Change Control
8 10 (10.53%) Incident Management
8 10 (10.53%) Validation
9 8 (8.42%) Risk Management
9 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.37%) Performance Management
10 7 (7.37%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (6.32%) ERP
12 5 (5.26%) Earned Value Management
12 5 (5.26%) ITIL
12 5 (5.26%) Migration
12 5 (5.26%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.26%) C
2 2 (2.11%) C#
2 2 (2.11%) SQL
3 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (55.79%) Security Cleared
2 52 (54.74%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.63%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.16%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.16%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (3.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.11%) Degree
7 1 (1.05%) CCNP
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.05%) PMP
7 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) PMO
2 5 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (13.68%) SAP
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle
4 1 (1.05%) Capita
4 1 (1.05%) Forcepoint
4 1 (1.05%) Northgate
4 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
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