Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Planner was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 667 732 691
Rank change year-on-year +65 -41 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 173 178 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 150 152
UK median daily rate £375 £332 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.12% -5.29% -1.45%
10th Percentile £221 £225 £227
90th Percentile £474 £444 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £336 £340
% change year-on-year +13.01% -1.10% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -47.06% +88.89%
10th Percentile £25.50 £18.00 £19.84
90th Percentile £45.00 £18.00 £156.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 - £34.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90227 104434 107865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58501 67966 66791
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2891 3103 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +1.49%

Project Planner
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Project Planner in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planner in the UK

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planner in the UK

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planner over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planner in the UK

Project Planner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planner in the UK

Project Planner
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planner over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Planner in the UK

Project Planner
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 July 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 +70 163 £380 +16.92% 2
UK excluding London +66 139 £380 +13.01% 1
South West +19 54 £400 +14.29% 1
South East +34 38 £400 +23.08%
London +5 32 £355 +9.23% 1
Midlands +33 27 £338 -6.90%
West Midlands +33 15 £413 +17.86%
East Midlands +3 11 £220 -39.31%
North of England +58 6 £200 -34.96%
East of England -12 6 £275 -32.10%
Scotland +36 4 £288 -17.86%
Wales - 4 £300 -
North West +33 3 £388 +21.09%
North East +53 2 £200 -9.09%
Yorkshire +17 1 - -

Project Planner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 featuring Project Planner in the job title.

1 104 (60.12%) Microsoft Project
2 71 (41.04%) Project Management
2 71 (41.04%) Security Cleared
3 68 (39.31%) SC Cleared
4 60 (34.68%) PMO
5 56 (32.37%) Project Planning
6 52 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (24.28%) PRINCE2
8 34 (19.65%) Microsoft
8 34 (19.65%) Finance
9 33 (19.08%) Work Breakdown Structure
10 26 (15.03%) Risk Management
11 25 (14.45%) Risk Analysis
12 24 (13.87%) Primavera
13 21 (12.14%) Product Breakdown Structure
13 21 (12.14%) Microsoft Excel
14 19 (10.98%) PMI Certification
14 19 (10.98%) Telecoms
14 19 (10.98%) Programme Management
14 19 (10.98%) Earned Value Management
15 18 (10.40%) Critical Path Analysis
15 18 (10.40%) PMI
16 17 (9.83%) Coaching
17 16 (9.25%) Dependency Management
18 13 (7.51%) Change Control
19 12 (6.94%) Manufacturing
20 11 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
20 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
20 11 (6.36%) SAP
21 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills

Project Planner Skill Set
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 6 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.73%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.58%) CMS
3 1 (0.58%) Confluence
3 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 104 (60.12%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (12.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (5.20%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (13.87%) Primavera
2 3 (1.73%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.58%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) LTE
1 1 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (1.73%) QlikView
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 34 (19.65%) Finance
2 19 (10.98%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.94%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.20%) Electronics
4 9 (5.20%) Marketing
5 4 (2.31%) Military
5 4 (2.31%) Retail
6 3 (1.73%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.16%) Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Legal
7 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.40%) PMI
2 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.73%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.16%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.58%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (41.04%) Project Management
2 56 (32.37%) Project Planning
3 52 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (24.28%) PRINCE2
5 33 (19.08%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 26 (15.03%) Risk Management
7 25 (14.45%) Risk Analysis
8 21 (12.14%) Product Breakdown Structure
9 19 (10.98%) Earned Value Management
9 19 (10.98%) Programme Management
10 18 (10.40%) Critical Path Analysis
11 17 (9.83%) Coaching
12 16 (9.25%) Dependency Management
13 13 (7.51%) Change Control
14 11 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (5.20%) Digital Marketing
17 8 (4.62%) Migration
18 7 (4.05%) Configuration Management
18 7 (4.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.73%) SQL
1 3 (1.73%) VB
2 2 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 71 (41.04%) Security Cleared
2 68 (39.31%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.98%) PMI Certification
4 9 (5.20%) APMP
5 5 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.31%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.73%) PMP
8 2 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (34.68%) PMO
2 8 (4.62%) QA
3 4 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.58%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (19.65%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.36%) SAP
3 4 (2.31%) Oracle
4 2 (1.16%) Cadence
5 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Nokia
5 1 (0.58%) Progress