Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Critical Path Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Critical Path Analysis over the 6 months to 20 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.

Critical Path Analysis
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 822 842 801
Rank change year-on-year +20 -41 +18
Contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis 57 46 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.044% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.053% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 61
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £265
90th Percentile £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £403
% change year-on-year - -0.62% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - £39.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 - £39.27

Critical Path Analysis 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Critical Path Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Critical Path Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Critical Path Analysis in the UK

Critical Path Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Critical Path Analysis.

Contractor daily rate trend for Critical Path Analysis in the UK

Critical Path Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Critical Path Analysis over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Critical Path Analysis in the UK

Critical Path Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Critical Path Analysis.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Critical Path Analysis in the UK

Critical Path Analysis
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Critical Path Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +29 48 £425 -2.86% 5
UK excluding London +61 40 £400 - 5
London -30 16 £438 -1.41%
South East +14 13 £413 +3.13% 3
Wales - 8 £288 -
Midlands +24 7 £349 -7.00% 1
South West +15 6 £500 +5.26%
North of England +59 4 £388 -13.89% 1
West Midlands +26 4 £325 -13.33% 1
East Midlands +3 2 £425 -
East of England -16 2 £255 -46.32%
Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 1
North East - 2 £356 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Critical Path Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Critical Path Analysis.

1 36 (63.16%) Microsoft Project
2 32 (56.14%) Project Management
3 25 (43.86%) PRINCE2
4 24 (42.11%) PMI Certification
4 24 (42.11%) Project Planning
5 22 (38.60%) Finance
6 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (26.32%) Coaching
8 14 (24.56%) PMO
8 14 (24.56%) Risk Management
9 13 (22.81%) QA
9 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
9 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
10 12 (21.05%) Change Control
10 12 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (21.05%) PMI
10 12 (21.05%) PMP
11 11 (19.30%) Management Information System
11 11 (19.30%) ITIL
11 11 (19.30%) Degree
12 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.79%) Supplier Management
14 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
15 7 (12.28%) Dependency Management
15 7 (12.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 7 (12.28%) Resource Management
15 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
16 6 (10.53%) SQL
16 6 (10.53%) Retail

Critical Path Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (63.16%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (8.77%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.75%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Primavera
1 3 (5.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Internet
1 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) JIRA
1 3 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Retail
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.75%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Project Manager
2 15 (26.32%) Project Planner
3 11 (19.30%) Programme Planner
4 7 (12.28%) IT Manager
4 7 (12.28%) IT Project Manager
4 7 (12.28%) Senior Manager
4 7 (12.28%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Senior IT Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Senior IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Banking Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Service Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Digital Agile Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) GDPR Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (3.51%) PMO Planner
7 2 (3.51%) Portfolio Planner
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.51%) Entity Framework
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) PMI
2 11 (19.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) CCTV
3 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Linux
1 3 (5.26%) Unix
2 2 (3.51%) SUSE
3 1 (1.75%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Project Management
2 25 (43.86%) PRINCE2
3 24 (42.11%) Project Planning
4 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (26.32%) Coaching
5 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (24.56%) Risk Management
7 12 (21.05%) Change Control
8 11 (19.30%) ITIL
9 9 (15.79%) Supplier Management
10 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
11 7 (12.28%) Dependency Management
11 7 (12.28%) Resource Management
12 6 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
13 5 (8.77%) CRM
13 5 (8.77%) Earned Value Management
13 5 (8.77%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (8.77%) Work Breakdown Structure
14 4 (7.02%) Change Management
14 4 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) VB
3 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.26%) Perl
4 2 (3.51%) C
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) C++
4 2 (3.51%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.51%) Python
4 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) VBA
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (42.11%) PMI Certification
2 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
2 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
3 12 (21.05%) PMP
3 12 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (19.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.56%) PMO
2 13 (22.81%) QA
3 3 (5.26%) GDPR
4 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.75%) P3O
5 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Control-M
1 3 (5.26%) Nagios
1 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
1 3 (5.26%) OpenView
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) Remedy
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Blue Prism
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) BT
5 1 (1.75%) Demandware
5 1 (1.75%) Planview
5 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com