The median contractor rate for a Project Planner was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 508 574 539
Rank change year-on-year +66 -35  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 92 84 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 67 72
Median daily rate £375 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 - £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 43831 53159 52965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28449 34627 32119
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1436 1538 2125
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Project Planner
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Project Planner in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 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
England +67 91 £375 +15.38% 6
South West +26 34 £390 +47.86% 2
South East +20 22 £388 +25.00% 2
Wiltshire +7 16 £425 +64.25% 1
Hampshire +12 15 £375 +14.50% 1
London +12 14 £365 +12.30% 1
Bristol +15 13 £375 +7.14%
West Midlands +26 8 £360 +4.34%
East Midlands - 7 £220 -
Berkshire +19 6 £463 +68.18% 1
Corsham 0 6 £400 +3.22%
Winchester - 6 £400 -
Birmingham - 4 £413 -
East of England -2 3 £263 -32.25%
Reading +15 2 - -
Norfolk +3 2 £263 -32.25%
Nottinghamshire - 2 £325 -
Nottingham - 2 £325 -
Scotland +35 1 £250 -25.65% 1
North West +34 1 - -
Yorkshire +21 1 - -
Edinburgh +15 1 £250 -25.65%
Warwickshire +3 1 £300 -13.04%
Salisbury +3 1 £265 +37.66%
Southampton +1 1 £375 +13.63%
Fareham -6 1 £400 +29.55%
Stevenage - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £355 -
Newbury - 1 £475 -

Project Planner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 124 (68.89%) Microsoft Project
2 76 (42.22%) PMO
3 71 (39.44%) Project Management
4 66 (36.67%) Security Cleared
5 63 (35.00%) SC Cleared
6 62 (34.44%) Project Planning
7 48 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 48 (26.67%) Finance
7 48 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (22.78%) Microsoft Excel
9 33 (18.33%) PRINCE2
10 30 (16.67%) Risk Management
11 28 (15.56%) Risk Analysis
12 24 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
13 22 (12.22%) Primavera
13 22 (12.22%) Dependency Management
14 21 (11.67%) Programme Management
15 20 (11.11%) Telecoms
15 20 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
16 18 (10.00%) MS Visio
17 17 (9.44%) Manufacturing
18 15 (8.33%) SAP
19 14 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
19 14 (7.78%) PMI
19 14 (7.78%) PMI Certification
19 14 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
19 14 (7.78%) Earned Value Management
20 13 (7.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
20 13 (7.22%) Marketing
20 13 (7.22%) Digital Marketing

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 12 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.11%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.56%) CMS
3 1 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 124 (68.89%) Microsoft Project
2 41 (22.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (12.22%) Primavera
2 13 (7.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (3.33%) CA PPM
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.56%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.56%) Workfront
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.67%) QlikView
2 2 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 48 (26.67%) Finance
2 20 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.44%) Manufacturing
4 13 (7.22%) Electronics
4 13 (7.22%) Marketing
5 3 (1.67%) Automotive
5 3 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.11%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.11%) Military
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.78%) PMI
2 11 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (39.44%) Project Management
2 62 (34.44%) Project Planning
3 48 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (18.33%) PRINCE2
5 30 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 28 (15.56%) Risk Analysis
7 22 (12.22%) Dependency Management
8 21 (11.67%) Programme Management
9 20 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
10 14 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (7.78%) Earned Value Management
10 14 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (7.22%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (6.11%) ITIL
13 10 (5.56%) Coaching
14 8 (4.44%) Change Control
14 8 (4.44%) Change Management
14 8 (4.44%) PRINCE
15 7 (3.89%) Time Management
16 6 (3.33%) Resource Levelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.78%) C
2 2 (1.11%) SQL
3 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 63 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.78%) PMI Certification
4 10 (5.56%) APMP
5 6 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.33%) Degree
6 4 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.11%) MCP
9 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (42.22%) PMO
2 6 (3.33%) QA
3 5 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 48 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.33%) SAP
3 6 (3.33%) Oracle
4 4 (2.22%) Progress
5 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.56%) Cadence
5 1 (0.56%) HP
5 1 (0.56%) Nokia
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
aap3
Rate: £38.00 - £42.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago