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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 278 226 191
Rank change year-on-year -52 -35  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 386 594 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.10% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.33% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 380 396
Median daily rate £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £270 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 23
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.45% +12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £16.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £39.31 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.66% +7.14%  

Project Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Project Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
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 Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 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 -41 359 £400 -4.76% 68
London -62 112 £450 +2.27% 24
South East -22 71 £416 +2.08% 13
South West +19 61 £375 +4.16% 7
Wiltshire +23 33 £363 -9.37% 4
West Midlands -16 25 £350 -15.15% 7
North West +20 24 £400 -5.88% 2
East of England -6 23 £473 +8.00% 2
Corsham - 20 £320 -
Yorkshire +7 19 £404 -5.00% 3
East Midlands -9 17 £388 +14.81% 5
City of London -14 17 £513 +13.88% 4
West Yorkshire +11 16 £376 +7.50% 3
Hampshire -9 15 £300 -22.58% 2
Scotland +7 14 £275 -21.98% 3
Surrey -5 14 £538 +17.48% 3
Berkshire +15 12 £375 -6.25% 2
Cheshire +32 11 £425 -8.10%
Manchester +13 11 £375 -11.76% 2
Nottingham +13 10 £388 - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 10 £388 - 1
Bristol +2 9 £275 -21.42% 1
Essex +1 9 £520 +181.08%
Milton Keynes -3 9 £430 +32.30% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 9 £430 +22.85% 1
Leeds -1 8 £403 +7.33% 2
Warwickshire -1 8 £350 -6.66%
Oxfordshire -7 8 £406 +12.84% 3
Devon +3 7 £475 +17.28% 1
Plymouth 0 7 £475 +22.58% 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 387 (48.13%) Project Management
2 304 (37.81%) Finance
3 233 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
4 227 (28.23%) MS Project
5 201 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 172 (21.39%) PMO
7 170 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 158 (19.65%) MS Excel
9 134 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 128 (15.92%) MS Office
11 110 (13.68%) Change Management
11 110 (13.68%) Risk Management
12 107 (13.31%) Security Cleared
13 100 (12.44%) Programme Management
14 92 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
15 89 (11.07%) SC Cleared
16 81 (10.07%) SharePoint
17 76 (9.45%) Degree
18 64 (7.96%) Banking
19 62 (7.71%) Migration
20 61 (7.59%) Oracle
21 58 (7.21%) PMI Certification
22 55 (6.84%) Business Analysis
22 55 (6.84%) Office 365
23 54 (6.72%) Scrum
23 54 (6.72%) SAP
24 52 (6.47%) Waterfall
25 50 (6.22%) Telecoms
26 49 (6.09%) MS PowerPoint
27 48 (5.97%) PMP

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 81 (10.07%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.10%) SharePoint Server
3 28 (3.48%) Confluence
4 7 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.75%) SAS
6 5 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.62%) CMS
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.50%) Liferay
8 3 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.37%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.25%) Drupal
9 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 227 (28.23%) MS Project
2 158 (19.65%) MS Excel
3 128 (15.92%) MS Office
4 49 (6.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (5.60%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (1.62%) CA PPM
4 11 (1.37%) Primavera
5 8 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.25%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.25%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.12%) SAP PS
10 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.84%) Office 365
2 21 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.50%) SaaS
5 2 (0.25%) GitHub
5 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.62%) Internet
2 9 (1.12%) Firewall
2 9 (1.12%) LAN
2 9 (1.12%) WAN
3 5 (0.62%) MVNO
4 4 (0.50%) Intranet
5 3 (0.37%) SAN
5 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.25%) Broadband
6 2 (0.25%) Extranet
6 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.25%) LDAP
6 2 (0.25%) MPLS
6 2 (0.25%) PSTN
6 2 (0.25%) VoIP
6 2 (0.25%) VPN
7 1 (0.12%) ATM
7 1 (0.12%) PBX
7 1 (0.12%) SMTP
7 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (0.87%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.87%) SAP HANA
5 5 (0.62%) Apache Hive
5 5 (0.62%) Big Data
5 5 (0.62%) MS Access
5 5 (0.62%) Power BI
5 5 (0.62%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.25%) Impala
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.25%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.25%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (4.35%) JIRA
2 15 (1.87%) JIRA Agile
3 10 (1.24%) Subversion
4 7 (0.87%) ClearCase
4 7 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.87%) Maven
5 5 (0.62%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.50%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.37%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.37%) NUnit
7 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.25%) Ant
8 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.25%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.25%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.25%) Selenium
8 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 304 (37.81%) Finance
2 64 (7.96%) Banking
3 50 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.73%) Retail
5 33 (4.10%) Marketing
6 27 (3.36%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.61%) Advertising
8 17 (2.11%) Electronics
9 16 (1.99%) Legal
10 13 (1.62%) Retail Banking
11 12 (1.49%) Back Office
12 11 (1.37%) Front Office
12 11 (1.37%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.37%) Law
13 10 (1.24%) Financial Institution
14 9 (1.12%) Automotive
15 7 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.75%) Publishing
17 5 (0.62%) French Language
17 5 (0.62%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 295 (36.69%) Project Manager
2 97 (12.06%) Analyst
3 58 (7.21%) Project Planner
4 43 (5.35%) Business Analyst
5 42 (5.22%) IT Manager
5 42 (5.22%) IT Project Manager
6 39 (4.85%) Coordinator
7 37 (4.60%) Senior Manager
8 34 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
9 32 (3.98%) Project Coordinator
10 30 (3.73%) Project Officer
11 28 (3.48%) Support Officer
12 27 (3.36%) Project Support Officer
13 25 (3.11%) Architect
13 25 (3.11%) Programme Manager
14 23 (2.86%) Developer
15 22 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
16 21 (2.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 21 (2.61%) Junior
16 21 (2.61%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.24%) Web Services
2 17 (2.11%) J2EE
3 12 (1.49%) .NET
4 8 (1.00%) Spring
5 7 (0.87%) SOAP
6 5 (0.62%) REST
6 5 (0.62%) XML
7 4 (0.50%) HTML
7 4 (0.50%) RESTful
7 4 (0.50%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.37%) Middleware
8 3 (0.37%) XSLT
9 2 (0.25%) CSS
9 2 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.25%) jQuery
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.12%) JSP
10 1 (0.12%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.12%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 92 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.48%) Virtual Team
4 25 (3.11%) PMI
5 24 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.99%) NHS
7 16 (1.99%) User Experience
8 13 (1.62%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.00%) Derivative
12 7 (0.87%) e-Learning
12 7 (0.87%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.75%) Equities
13 6 (0.75%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.62%) Learning Management System
14 5 (0.62%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.62%) Taxonomies
15 4 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (4.73%) Windows
2 22 (2.74%) Linux
3 21 (2.61%) Unix
4 7 (0.87%) Windows 10
4 7 (0.87%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.75%) AIX
5 6 (0.75%) Solaris
6 5 (0.62%) SUSE
7 4 (0.50%) Android
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.25%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.12%) VME
10 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (48.13%) Project Management
2 233 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 170 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (13.68%) Change Management
5 110 (13.68%) Risk Management
6 100 (12.44%) Programme Management
7 62 (7.71%) Migration
8 55 (6.84%) Business Analysis
9 54 (6.72%) Scrum
10 52 (6.47%) Waterfall
11 45 (5.60%) Time Management
12 43 (5.35%) ITIL
13 41 (5.10%) Resource Management
14 40 (4.98%) Coaching
14 40 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 36 (4.48%) Change Control
16 35 (4.35%) CRM
17 33 (4.10%) DevOps
17 33 (4.10%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 44 (5.47%) SQL
2 34 (4.23%) Java
3 13 (1.62%) C
4 12 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 7 (0.87%) Perl
6 6 (0.75%) C#
6 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
6 6 (0.75%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.62%) C++
7 5 (0.62%) Python
7 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.62%) VBA
8 4 (0.50%) VB
9 3 (0.37%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.25%) ABAP
10 2 (0.25%) R
10 2 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.12%) Lua
11 1 (0.12%) Pascal
11 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (13.31%) Security Cleared
2 89 (11.07%) SC Cleared
3 76 (9.45%) Degree
4 58 (7.21%) PMI Certification
5 48 (5.97%) PMP
6 31 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 31 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 20 (2.49%) APMP
8 18 (2.24%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.49%) ISEB
10 5 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.62%) MAPM
11 4 (0.50%) MCP
12 3 (0.37%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 2 (0.25%) CISM
13 2 (0.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (21.39%) PMO
2 42 (5.22%) QA
3 15 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.75%) PMBOK
5 6 (0.75%) SLA
6 4 (0.50%) MiFID
7 3 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.37%) EMIR
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.37%) XenApp
3 2 (0.25%) Docker
3 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.12%) Firmware
4 1 (0.12%) HDFS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.87%) Ansible
2 5 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (0.62%) OpenView
3 3 (0.37%) MOM
3 3 (0.37%) SCCM
3 3 (0.37%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.25%) Cacti
4 2 (0.25%) Check_MK
4 2 (0.25%) Control-M
4 2 (0.25%) Graphite
4 2 (0.25%) Kibana
4 2 (0.25%) logstash
4 2 (0.25%) Nagios
4 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.25%) Puppet
4 2 (0.25%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 134 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.59%) Oracle
3 54 (6.72%) SAP
4 12 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.24%) Cisco
5 10 (1.24%) HP
6 8 (1.00%) Sybase
6 8 (1.00%) webMethods
7 7 (0.87%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.87%) Remedy
8 6 (0.75%) IBM
8 6 (0.75%) Informatica
9 5 (0.62%) Splunk
10 4 (0.50%) BEA
10 4 (0.50%) ComArch
10 4 (0.50%) Gemalto
10 4 (0.50%) Software AG
10 4 (0.50%) Tableau
10 4 (0.50%) VMware
11 3 (0.37%) BMC
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