Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 21 June 2018 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.

Project Planning
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 286 243
Rank change year-on-year +8 -43 -16
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 916 799 1,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.88% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.03% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 534 774
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +0.61%
10th Percentile £282 £250 £250
90th Percentile £590 £575 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 24
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -16.42% -1.47%
10th Percentile £20.50 £23.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.20 £40.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.03 £33.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -7.37% -9.46% +5.71%

Project Planning 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 85,690 77,288 89,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.78% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,471 50,569 59,063
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,072 2,278
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% -0.24% +18.49%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.15
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.92% +25.99%

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Project Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
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 Planning within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 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 +9 842 £450 +7.14% 145
UK excluding London -9 535 £420 +5.00% 114
London +64 371 £475 +1.60% 42
South East +34 194 £434 +2.06% 39
North of England -12 126 £360 -10.00% 26
Midlands -13 82 £444 +18.33% 16
North West +4 65 £360 -10.00% 14
Scotland -26 56 £407 +1.75% 6
East of England +3 48 £433 -3.89% 8
Yorkshire -7 47 £375 -8.59% 11
East Midlands +1 43 £450 +18.03% 1
West Midlands -18 36 £431 +7.81% 15
South West -82 20 £407 +1.63% 14
North East +3 14 £275 -4.51% 1
Wales -4 9 £325 -16.40% 4

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 417 (45.52%) Project Management
2 330 (36.03%) Finance
3 281 (30.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 240 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
5 215 (23.47%) PRINCE2
6 198 (21.62%) Microsoft Project
7 154 (16.81%) Microsoft
8 144 (15.72%) Change Management
8 144 (15.72%) PMO
9 125 (13.65%) PMI Certification
10 119 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
11 116 (12.66%) Microsoft Excel
12 110 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
13 104 (11.35%) Risk Management
13 104 (11.35%) PMP
14 88 (9.61%) Security Cleared
15 84 (9.17%) Degree
16 78 (8.52%) Migration
16 78 (8.52%) QA
17 76 (8.30%) SDLC
18 73 (7.97%) Waterfall
19 70 (7.64%) Change Control
19 70 (7.64%) ITIL
20 69 (7.53%) SC Cleared
21 68 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
21 68 (7.42%) JIRA
22 64 (6.99%) SQL
23 61 (6.66%) Banking
23 61 (6.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 60 (6.55%) Oracle

Project Planning
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 48 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.73%) Confluence
3 15 (1.64%) CMS
4 11 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.20%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.76%) MS Project Server
5 7 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.55%) JBoss
6 5 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.44%) CICS
7 4 (0.44%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.44%) SAS
7 4 (0.44%) WordPress
8 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.22%) Apache
9 2 (0.22%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) Documentum
10 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 198 (21.62%) Microsoft Project
2 116 (12.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
4 61 (6.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (5.46%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.44%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.44%) ZBrush
9 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.42%) Primavera
2 11 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.22%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.11%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.11%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (4.26%) Office 365
3 22 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.40%) SaaS
4 8 (0.87%) PaaS
5 6 (0.66%) Slack
6 5 (0.55%) IaaS
7 4 (0.44%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.22%) SurveyMonkey
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.53%) WAN
2 13 (1.42%) Skype
3 11 (1.20%) LAN
3 11 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.98%) HTTP
5 8 (0.87%) SAN
6 7 (0.76%) Firewall
6 7 (0.76%) Internet
7 5 (0.55%) VoIP
8 4 (0.44%) MPLS
8 4 (0.44%) Network Security
8 4 (0.44%) SMS
8 4 (0.44%) SNMP
8 4 (0.44%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.44%) VPN
9 3 (0.33%) BGP
9 3 (0.33%) MQTT
9 3 (0.33%) OSPF
9 3 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.42%) Power BI
4 12 (1.31%) Big Data
5 11 (1.20%) SAP BW
5 11 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.09%) SAP HANA
7 8 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.66%) DB2
9 6 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.55%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.44%) CouchDB
11 4 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 68 (7.42%) JIRA
2 9 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.55%) Axure RP
3 5 (0.55%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.44%) GCC
4 4 (0.44%) Maven
5 3 (0.33%) CA Gen
5 3 (0.33%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.22%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.22%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.22%) Selenium
6 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.11%) MSTest
7 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 330 (36.03%) Finance
2 61 (6.66%) Banking
3 50 (5.46%) Retail
4 41 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.71%) Marketing
6 30 (3.28%) Legal
7 25 (2.73%) Manufacturing
8 21 (2.29%) Law
9 12 (1.31%) Front Office
10 11 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.98%) Back Office
11 9 (0.98%) French Language
12 8 (0.87%) Local Government
13 7 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.76%) Publishing
14 6 (0.66%) Advertising
14 6 (0.66%) Electronics
15 5 (0.55%) Automotive
15 5 (0.55%) Military
16 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 390 (42.58%) Project Manager
2 100 (10.92%) Analyst
3 68 (7.42%) IT Manager
4 64 (6.99%) IT Project Manager
5 56 (6.11%) Senior Manager
6 53 (5.79%) Business Analyst
7 49 (5.35%) Senior Project Manager
8 48 (5.24%) Architect
9 40 (4.37%) Infrastructure Manager
10 37 (4.04%) Coordinator
11 33 (3.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 33 (3.60%) Project Coordinator
11 33 (3.60%) Project Planner
12 31 (3.38%) Developer
13 28 (3.06%) Consultant
14 23 (2.51%) PMO Manager
14 23 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.40%) PMO Analyst
16 21 (2.29%) Agile Project Manager
17 20 (2.18%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.73%) Web Services
2 24 (2.62%) .NET
3 21 (2.29%) REST
4 17 (1.86%) HTML
5 16 (1.75%) CSS
5 16 (1.75%) J2EE
6 15 (1.64%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (1.42%) Velocity
8 9 (0.98%) SOAP
9 7 (0.76%) EJB
9 7 (0.76%) JMS
9 7 (0.76%) Middleware
9 7 (0.76%) WCF
10 6 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.66%) JSP
10 6 (0.66%) Node.js
11 5 (0.55%) JDBC
11 5 (0.55%) Struts
11 5 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.22%) PMI
3 47 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 38 (4.15%) Data Centre
5 37 (4.04%) Computer Science
6 36 (3.93%) Virtual Team
7 31 (3.38%) User Experience
8 27 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (2.40%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.53%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.76%) CMDB
13 7 (0.76%) Derivative
13 7 (0.76%) Fintech
13 7 (0.76%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.76%) FMCG
13 7 (0.76%) NHS
13 7 (0.76%) Robotics
14 6 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 57 (6.22%) Windows
2 41 (4.48%) Linux
3 34 (3.71%) Unix
4 22 (2.40%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.76%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.66%) Solaris
7 5 (0.55%) zOS
8 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.22%) AIX
9 2 (0.22%) Android
9 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) MVS
10 1 (0.11%) OS/390
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) SUSE
10 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (45.52%) Project Management
2 281 (30.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 240 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
4 215 (23.47%) PRINCE2
5 144 (15.72%) Change Management
6 119 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
7 104 (11.35%) Risk Management
8 78 (8.52%) Migration
9 76 (8.30%) SDLC
10 73 (7.97%) Waterfall
11 70 (7.64%) Change Control
11 70 (7.64%) ITIL
12 58 (6.33%) Scrum
13 56 (6.11%) Time Management
14 55 (6.00%) Project Governance
15 52 (5.68%) Decision-Making
16 51 (5.57%) Matrix Organization
16 51 (5.57%) Programme Management
17 49 (5.35%) Mentoring
18 47 (5.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (6.99%) SQL
2 26 (2.84%) C#
3 25 (2.73%) Java
3 25 (2.73%) Python
4 20 (2.18%) C
4 20 (2.18%) JavaScript
5 19 (2.07%) Perl
6 11 (1.20%) PHP
7 6 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.55%) C++
8 5 (0.55%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.55%) Scala
9 4 (0.44%) ABAP
9 4 (0.44%) VBA
10 3 (0.33%) Assembly Language
10 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.33%) Erlang
10 3 (0.33%) JCL
10 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.33%) REXX
Qualifications
1 125 (13.65%) PMI Certification
2 104 (11.35%) PMP
3 88 (9.61%) Security Cleared
4 84 (9.17%) Degree
5 69 (7.53%) SC Cleared
6 53 (5.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 37 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 17 (1.86%) APMP
9 11 (1.20%) CISM
9 11 (1.20%) CISSP
9 11 (1.20%) ISEB
9 11 (1.20%) Master's Degree
10 10 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.76%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.66%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.66%) MBA
14 4 (0.44%) CFA
14 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (15.72%) PMO
2 78 (8.52%) QA
3 37 (4.04%) GDPR
4 7 (0.76%) PSD2
5 5 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.55%) GCP
5 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.44%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.44%) SEPA
7 3 (0.33%) MiFID
7 3 (0.33%) P3O
7 3 (0.33%) SLA
8 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.11%) BS25999
9 1 (0.11%) GMP
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 21 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.76%) Docker
3 7 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (0.33%) RACF
5 3 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (0.33%) XenApp
6 1 (0.11%) NFS
6 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.66%) Puppet
1 6 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (0.44%) SCCM
4 3 (0.33%) zSecure
5 2 (0.22%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.22%) Ansible
5 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.11%) Kibana
6 1 (0.11%) logstash
6 1 (0.11%) MOM
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) QRadar
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.11%) Terraform
6 1 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 154 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.55%) Oracle
3 47 (5.13%) SAP
4 14 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.42%) Adobe
6 11 (1.20%) Cisco
7 10 (1.09%) Progress
7 10 (1.09%) VMware
8 9 (0.98%) Automation Anywhere
8 9 (0.98%) ServiceNow
9 8 (0.87%) Citrix
9 8 (0.87%) Tableau
10 6 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.66%) HP
11 5 (0.55%) ArcSight
11 5 (0.55%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.55%) New Relic
11 5 (0.55%) PagerDuty
11 5 (0.55%) Pega
11 5 (0.55%) Sybase