Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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.

Project Planning
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 268 233
Rank change year-on-year +8 -35 -34
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 1003 989 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.95% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.13% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 664 821
UK median daily rate £438 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +4.06% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £592 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 30
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £38.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -22.35% +104.63%
10th Percentile £16.25 £7.20 £9.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £45.25 £137.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £38.64
% change year-on-year -21.88% -17.17% +113.10%

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 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%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
Top 17 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 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 -8 902 £450 +7.14% 107
UK excluding London +38 612 £413 +3.13% 79
London -41 364 £478 +12.47% 35
South East +6 182 £400 -1.23% 29
North of England +68 117 £425 - 16
Midlands -30 90 £400 - 13
South West +40 78 £431 -13.75% 8
Scotland +22 67 £375 +7.14% 6
East of England -9 62 £450 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire +42 61 £430 -9.47% 6
West Midlands -26 58 £400 +6.67% 6
North West +19 46 £425 -19.05% 7
East Midlands -5 32 £395 -22.93% 7
Wales +22 12 £419 +28.85% 1
North East +47 10 £302 -36.37% 3
Northern Ireland -54 3 £275 -8.33%
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning 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 Project Planning.

1 379 (37.79%) Project Management
2 369 (36.79%) Finance
3 274 (27.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 249 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
5 209 (20.84%) Microsoft Project
6 193 (19.24%) PRINCE2
7 182 (18.15%) PMO
8 147 (14.66%) Microsoft
9 115 (11.47%) PMI Certification
10 111 (11.07%) PMP
11 109 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
12 108 (10.77%) Security Cleared
13 105 (10.47%) Degree
14 97 (9.67%) Microsoft Office
15 95 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
16 90 (8.97%) SC Cleared
16 90 (8.97%) Risk Management
17 86 (8.57%) Banking
17 86 (8.57%) Change Management
18 83 (8.28%) Scrum
19 82 (8.18%) SQL
20 78 (7.78%) Programme Management
21 74 (7.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 70 (6.98%) QA
23 69 (6.88%) Waterfall
24 67 (6.68%) JIRA
25 63 (6.28%) Migration
25 63 (6.28%) Manufacturing
26 62 (6.18%) Change Control
27 61 (6.08%) Project Governance

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 49 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.79%) Confluence
3 22 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 18 (1.79%) SAS
5 16 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
6 15 (1.50%) CICS
6 15 (1.50%) MQSeries
7 13 (1.30%) MS Project Server
8 11 (1.10%) CMS
9 10 (1.00%) IIS
10 7 (0.70%) JBoss
10 7 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.50%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.100%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 209 (20.84%) Microsoft Project
2 109 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 97 (9.67%) Microsoft Office
4 74 (7.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (3.99%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.90%) 3ds Max
6 9 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.90%) ZBrush
7 5 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.100%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.100%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.100%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.100%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.100%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.100%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.00%) Primavera
4 7 (0.70%) SunGard GMI
5 6 (0.60%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.60%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.50%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.40%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.30%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.20%) BPCS
9 2 (0.20%) iTrent
9 2 (0.20%) SAP PP
10 1 (0.100%) Infor LN
10 1 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.100%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.100%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.39%) Office 365
2 15 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.40%) SaaS
4 12 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.10%) OpenDNS
6 9 (0.90%) IaaS
6 9 (0.90%) PaaS
7 5 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.100%) Asana
10 1 (0.100%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.100%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.100%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.100%) G Suite
10 1 (0.100%) GitHub
10 1 (0.100%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.100%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.69%) DNS
2 16 (1.60%) SSH
3 15 (1.50%) Kerberos
3 15 (1.50%) SSL
4 11 (1.10%) WAN
5 10 (1.00%) 2G
6 9 (0.90%) Firewall
6 9 (0.90%) Internet
6 9 (0.90%) SMS
7 7 (0.70%) LTE
7 7 (0.70%) TETRA
8 6 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.60%) LAN
9 5 (0.50%) Network Security
9 5 (0.50%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.40%) 4G
10 4 (0.40%) ATM
10 4 (0.40%) MPLS
10 4 (0.40%) SAN
10 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.69%) DB2
4 11 (1.10%) Maltego
5 10 (1.00%) MS Access
5 10 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.80%) Big Data
7 7 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.40%) MySQL
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.30%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.30%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.20%) Mixpanel
11 2 (0.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 67 (6.68%) JIRA
2 19 (1.89%) JIRA Agile
3 11 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.80%) LoadRunner
5 7 (0.70%) HP UFT
6 6 (0.60%) Maven
6 6 (0.60%) Subversion
6 6 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.50%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.40%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.40%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.40%) Selenium
8 4 (0.40%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.40%) Toad
9 3 (0.30%) Ant
9 3 (0.30%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.30%) JUnit
9 3 (0.30%) Mockito
9 3 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 369 (36.79%) Finance
2 86 (8.57%) Banking
3 63 (6.28%) Manufacturing
4 58 (5.78%) Retail
5 49 (4.89%) Telecoms
6 41 (4.09%) Marketing
7 37 (3.69%) Legal
8 25 (2.49%) Front Office
9 22 (2.19%) Investment Banking
10 18 (1.79%) Advertising
11 17 (1.69%) Law
12 15 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (1.10%) Back Office
13 11 (1.10%) Electronics
14 9 (0.90%) Automotive
15 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.60%) Publishing
17 5 (0.50%) Billing
18 4 (0.40%) German Language
18 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 398 (39.68%) Project Manager
2 136 (13.56%) Analyst
3 62 (6.18%) IT Manager
4 58 (5.78%) Business Analyst
5 55 (5.48%) IT Project Manager
6 52 (5.18%) Project Planner
7 51 (5.08%) Senior Manager
8 47 (4.69%) Senior Project Manager
9 45 (4.49%) Coordinator
10 43 (4.29%) PMO Analyst
11 39 (3.89%) Architect
11 39 (3.89%) Project Coordinator
12 31 (3.09%) Developer
12 31 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
13 29 (2.89%) Consultant
14 28 (2.79%) Scrum Master
15 27 (2.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 27 (2.69%) Technical Manager
16 24 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
17 22 (2.19%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.59%) .NET
1 26 (2.59%) Middleware
2 21 (2.09%) XML
3 17 (1.69%) Web Services
4 15 (1.50%) HTML
4 15 (1.50%) ISPF
4 15 (1.50%) J2EE
5 12 (1.20%) CSS
5 12 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (1.00%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (0.70%) REST
9 6 (0.60%) jQuery
10 5 (0.50%) .NET Core
10 5 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.50%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (0.50%) XSD
11 4 (0.40%) JSP
11 4 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.58%) PMI
3 51 (5.08%) Virtual Team
4 35 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.79%) Data Centre
7 23 (2.29%) User Experience
8 22 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (2.09%) Derivative
10 19 (1.89%) FMCG
11 17 (1.69%) Mainframe
12 15 (1.50%) Credit Risk
12 15 (1.50%) PKI
13 12 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
13 12 (1.20%) Animation
13 12 (1.20%) Equities
13 12 (1.20%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.90%) CCTV
14 9 (0.90%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 42 (4.19%) Windows
2 35 (3.49%) Unix
3 26 (2.59%) Linux
4 15 (1.50%) zOS
5 14 (1.40%) Solaris
6 13 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.80%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.60%) AIX
11 5 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.30%) Android
12 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.20%) SUSE
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (37.79%) Project Management
2 274 (27.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 249 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (19.24%) PRINCE2
5 90 (8.97%) Risk Management
6 86 (8.57%) Change Management
7 83 (8.28%) Scrum
8 78 (7.78%) Programme Management
9 69 (6.88%) Waterfall
10 63 (6.28%) Migration
11 62 (6.18%) Change Control
12 61 (6.08%) Project Governance
13 58 (5.78%) Business Analysis
13 58 (5.78%) SDLC
14 56 (5.58%) Matrix Organization
15 55 (5.48%) Analytics
15 55 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
16 53 (5.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 52 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
18 49 (4.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 82 (8.18%) SQL
2 34 (3.39%) Java
3 24 (2.39%) C
4 20 (1.99%) Perl
5 19 (1.89%) C#
6 16 (1.60%) T-SQL
7 15 (1.50%) Assembly Language
7 15 (1.50%) CLIST
7 15 (1.50%) JCL
7 15 (1.50%) REXX
8 14 (1.40%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.40%) VBA
9 13 (1.30%) PHP
10 12 (1.20%) Python
11 7 (0.70%) C++
11 7 (0.70%) Ruby
12 6 (0.60%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.60%) VB
12 6 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (11.47%) PMI Certification
2 111 (11.07%) PMP
3 108 (10.77%) Security Cleared
4 105 (10.47%) Degree
5 90 (8.97%) SC Cleared
6 44 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 32 (3.19%) Master's Degree
8 21 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (1.10%) APMP
11 9 (0.90%) ISEB
11 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.70%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.60%) CISSP
13 6 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.60%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.40%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.40%) CISM
14 4 (0.40%) MCSE
15 3 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (18.15%) PMO
2 70 (6.98%) QA
3 28 (2.79%) GDPR
4 17 (1.69%) MiFID
5 10 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.70%) P3O
7 4 (0.40%) GxP
8 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.30%) EMIR
8 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.30%) SLA
9 2 (0.20%) COREP
9 2 (0.20%) FINREP
9 2 (0.20%) GAAP
9 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.100%) COBIT
10 1 (0.100%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.100%) PSD2
System Software
1 17 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 15 (1.50%) RACF
2 15 (1.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 10 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.20%) vSphere
6 2 (0.20%) XenApp
7 1 (0.100%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.100%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.100%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (1.50%) zSecure
2 6 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (0.60%) OpenView
2 6 (0.60%) SCCM
3 5 (0.50%) BladeLogic
3 5 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.30%) Kibana
5 3 (0.30%) MOM
5 3 (0.30%) SCOM
6 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.100%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.100%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.100%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.100%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.100%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.100%) WMI
Vendors
1 147 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 56 (5.58%) SAP
3 42 (4.19%) Oracle
4 24 (2.39%) IBM
5 16 (1.60%) CA
5 16 (1.60%) Sybase
6 14 (1.40%) Adobe
6 14 (1.40%) Motorola
7 13 (1.30%) Blue Prism
7 13 (1.30%) HP
8 11 (1.10%) VMware
9 10 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.90%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.80%) Cognos
11 8 (0.80%) Google
12 7 (0.70%) BMC
12 7 (0.70%) CQG
12 7 (0.70%) Fidessa
12 7 (0.70%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.70%) SunGard