Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Planner was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 733 714 682
Rank change year-on-year -19 -32 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 122 139 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 101 140
UK median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - +0.33%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £256
90th Percentile £500 £475 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £17.62 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.73% -31.57% -26.43%
10th Percentile £32.61 £17.62 £21.50
90th Percentile £39.63 £17.62 £39.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £17.62 £25.75
% change year-on-year +112.83% -31.57% -26.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 19 January 2018.

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 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 19 January 2018. 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 -30 112 £380 +1.33% 2
London -21 63 £380 +1.33%
UK excluding London -30 55 £375 +2.74% 2
South East -16 20 £405 +35.00% 1
South West -9 11 £463 +10.12%
North of England +33 9 £308 -11.91% 1
Midlands -14 7 £344 -8.33%
West Midlands -5 6 £344 -7.09%
Yorkshire +9 5 £325 -10.96%
Wales - 4 £275 -
North West +5 3 - - 1
East of England -7 2 £275 -
Scotland - 2 £275 -
North East +50 1 £200 -9.09%
East Midlands -7 1 - -

Project Planner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 73 (59.84%) Microsoft Project
2 48 (39.34%) Project Planning
3 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (24.59%) Project Management
5 29 (23.77%) PMO
6 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
7 23 (18.85%) PRINCE2
8 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
9 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Excel
10 19 (15.57%) Telecoms
11 18 (14.75%) Finance
11 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
12 17 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (10.66%) MS Visio
14 12 (9.84%) PMI
14 12 (9.84%) PMI Certification
14 12 (9.84%) Demand Management
15 11 (9.02%) Dependency Management
15 11 (9.02%) QA
16 10 (8.20%) Coaching
16 10 (8.20%) Matrix Organization
16 10 (8.20%) Programme Management
16 10 (8.20%) Critical Path Analysis
17 9 (7.38%) Retail
17 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
18 8 (6.56%) SQL
18 8 (6.56%) Primavera
18 8 (6.56%) Change Control
18 8 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
19 7 (5.74%) SAP

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 5 (4.10%) MS Project Server
1 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 73 (59.84%) Microsoft Project
2 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (10.66%) MS Visio
4 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Primavera
2 3 (2.46%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.64%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (0.82%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) SMS
2 5 (4.10%) LTE
3 4 (3.28%) 2G
3 4 (3.28%) TETRA
4 1 (0.82%) BGP
4 1 (0.82%) MPLS
4 1 (0.82%) OSPF
4 1 (0.82%) RTP
4 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
General
1 19 (15.57%) Telecoms
2 18 (14.75%) Finance
3 9 (7.38%) Retail
4 6 (4.92%) German Language
5 5 (4.10%) Banking
6 4 (3.28%) Billing
7 3 (2.46%) Advertising
8 2 (1.64%) Local Government
9 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.82%) Military
9 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) PMI
2 8 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (39.34%) Project Planning
2 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (24.59%) Project Management
4 23 (18.85%) PRINCE2
5 17 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (9.84%) Demand Management
7 11 (9.02%) Dependency Management
8 10 (8.20%) Coaching
8 10 (8.20%) Critical Path Analysis
8 10 (8.20%) Matrix Organization
8 10 (8.20%) Programme Management
9 8 (6.56%) Change Control
10 7 (5.74%) CRM
11 6 (4.92%) Earned Value Management
11 6 (4.92%) Risk Management
12 5 (4.10%) Portfolio Management
12 5 (4.10%) Resource Levelling
12 5 (4.10%) Waterfall
13 4 (3.28%) Gantt Chart
13 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.56%) SQL
2 4 (3.28%) VB
3 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.84%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.46%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) Degree
5 2 (1.64%) PMP
6 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.77%) PMO
2 11 (9.02%) QA
3 2 (1.64%) SLA
4 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.82%) GDPR
4 1 (0.82%) IFRS
4 1 (0.82%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.74%) SAP
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle
4 3 (2.46%) Motorola
5 2 (1.64%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.82%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.82%) Google
6 1 (0.82%) Tableau
6 1 (0.82%) Workday