The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planning
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 20 24 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.48% 0.63% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 0.79% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £425 - £375
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 100 126 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 74.07% 79.75% 78.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 84 84
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Planning in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Staffordshire

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Stafford - 1 - -
Tamworth - 1 £425 -
Project Planning
West Midlands

Project Planning
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Pascal
2 1 (50.00%) VxWorks

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cutover Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ERP Manager
1 1 (50.00%) ERP Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Pascal
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft