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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 108 112
Rank change year-on-year +28 +4  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 57 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.09% 1.11% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 1.40% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 22
Median daily rate £400 £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.32% +7.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £339 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £900 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.89% -1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +17.18% -7.24%  

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 2236 2349 2424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.87% 78.80% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1554 1645
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 107 109
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +6 21 £413 -48.43% 5
Devon - 15 £400 -
Gloucestershire +17 10 £400 +6.66%
Bristol +2 9 £400 +17.99% 2
Somerset -6 1 £438 -51.38%
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 65 (55.08%) Microsoft Project
2 57 (48.31%) Project Management
2 57 (48.31%) Security Cleared
3 56 (47.46%) SC Cleared
4 50 (42.37%) Finance
5 47 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (35.59%) Programme Management
7 41 (34.75%) SharePoint
8 39 (33.05%) Microsoft Office
9 33 (27.97%) SharePoint Server
9 33 (27.97%) Office 365
10 20 (16.95%) Internet
11 19 (16.10%) Migration
11 19 (16.10%) Firewall
12 18 (15.25%) Risk Analysis
13 16 (13.56%) Incident Management
13 16 (13.56%) PRINCE2
14 15 (12.71%) Marketing
15 13 (11.02%) Change Control
15 13 (11.02%) Electronics
15 13 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (10.17%) SAP
16 12 (10.17%) Telecoms
16 12 (10.17%) Manufacturing
16 12 (10.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 12 (10.17%) Earned Value Management
16 12 (10.17%) Digital Marketing
16 12 (10.17%) Work Breakdown Structure
17 11 (9.32%) Performance Monitoring
18 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS

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 41 (34.75%) SharePoint
2 33 (27.97%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 65 (55.08%) Microsoft Project
2 39 (33.05%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (10.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.54%) Primavera
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.97%) Office 365
2 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.63%) IaaS
3 9 (7.63%) PaaS
3 9 (7.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) Internet
2 19 (16.10%) Firewall
3 8 (6.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.85%) ATM
4 1 (0.85%) BGP
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.85%) DHCP
4 1 (0.85%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) IPsec
4 1 (0.85%) LDAP
4 1 (0.85%) Network Security
4 1 (0.85%) OSPF
4 1 (0.85%) SMS
4 1 (0.85%) SSH
4 1 (0.85%) VLAN
4 1 (0.85%) VoIP
4 1 (0.85%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 50 (42.37%) Finance
2 15 (12.71%) Marketing
3 13 (11.02%) Electronics
4 12 (10.17%) Manufacturing
4 12 (10.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Advertising
6 2 (1.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (18.64%) Project Manager
1 22 (18.64%) Project Planner
2 19 (16.10%) Security Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Project Officer
3 14 (11.86%) Project Support Officer
3 14 (11.86%) Support Officer
4 9 (7.63%) IT Engineer
4 9 (7.63%) IT Security Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Perimeter Security Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Administrator
6 6 (5.08%) Coordinator
6 6 (5.08%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (3.39%) Analyst
7 4 (3.39%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.39%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (3.39%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.39%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (2.54%) Consultant
8 3 (2.54%) Project Support Administrator
8 3 (2.54%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) Web Services
2 2 (1.69%) SOAP
3 1 (0.85%) Ajax
3 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.85%) CSS
3 1 (0.85%) Django
3 1 (0.85%) DOM
3 1 (0.85%) Grails
3 1 (0.85%) HTML
3 1 (0.85%) jQuery
3 1 (0.85%) JSON
3 1 (0.85%) REST
3 1 (0.85%) RESTful
3 1 (0.85%) WSDL
3 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.54%) PMI
1 3 (2.54%) User Experience
2 2 (1.69%) BYOD
3 1 (0.85%) Blog
3 1 (0.85%) CESG
3 1 (0.85%) CMDB
3 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.85%) Home Automation
3 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (48.31%) Project Management
2 47 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (35.59%) Programme Management
4 19 (16.10%) Migration
5 18 (15.25%) Risk Analysis
6 16 (13.56%) Incident Management
6 16 (13.56%) PRINCE2
7 13 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (11.02%) Change Control
8 12 (10.17%) Digital Marketing
8 12 (10.17%) Earned Value Management
8 12 (10.17%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 11 (9.32%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (8.47%) Product Breakdown Structure
11 9 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (6.78%) Data Loss Prevention
13 5 (4.24%) ERP
13 5 (4.24%) Risk Management
13 5 (4.24%) Validation
14 4 (3.39%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.39%) C
2 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.69%) SQL
3 1 (0.85%) Groovy
3 1 (0.85%) PHP
3 1 (0.85%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (48.31%) Security Cleared
2 56 (47.46%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.63%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) BC Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.54%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (2.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (1.69%) Degree
6 2 (1.69%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.85%) CCDP
7 1 (0.85%) CCNA
7 1 (0.85%) CCNP
7 1 (0.85%) CIMA
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.85%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) PMO
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) SCCM
1 1 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (10.17%) SAP
2 8 (6.78%) Forcepoint
3 4 (3.39%) Juniper
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.54%) Fortinet
4 3 (2.54%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle
6 1 (0.85%) Capita
6 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) Dell
6 1 (0.85%) HP
6 1 (0.85%) Northgate
6 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
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