Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 273 226
Rank change year-on-year +17 -47 -31
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 982 1020 1233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.97% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.15% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 689 828
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £275 £257 £259
90th Percentile £619 £601 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +5.06% +3.95% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 24
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% -18.42% +108.11%
10th Percentile £17.90 £7.20 £11.53
90th Percentile £44.50 £44.98 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.06 £32.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -21.69% -17.95% +116.67%

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 83965 88431 93010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.89% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55772 58485 60230
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 £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2317 2698
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.68 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.57% +7.64% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +9 888 £443 +4.73% 99
UK excluding London +46 604 £415 +5.06% 72
London -36 353 £475 +8.57% 36
South East -1 167 £416 +6.19% 19
North of England +102 132 £417 -2.00% 17
South West +44 86 £425 -32.67% 8
Midlands -20 83 £420 +5.00% 11
Yorkshire +65 69 £425 +4.62% 9
Scotland +43 62 £415 +18.57% 8
East of England -17 59 £433 +1.76% 7
West Midlands -12 54 £415 +10.67% 3
North West +32 52 £401 -27.05% 4
East Midlands -10 30 £425 -17.07% 8
North East +60 11 £294 -32.91% 4
Wales +19 9 £425 +30.77% 2
Northern Ireland -52 5 £275 -8.33%
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 381 (38.80%) Project Management
2 363 (36.97%) Finance
3 265 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
4 263 (26.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 218 (22.20%) Microsoft Project
6 191 (19.45%) PMO
7 187 (19.04%) PRINCE2
8 132 (13.44%) Microsoft
9 112 (11.41%) Security Cleared
10 108 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 103 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
11 103 (10.49%) PMI Certification
12 101 (10.29%) Risk Management
13 95 (9.67%) PMP
14 94 (9.57%) Degree
15 93 (9.47%) SC Cleared
16 88 (8.96%) Change Management
17 84 (8.55%) Scrum
17 84 (8.55%) Programme Management
18 81 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
19 80 (8.15%) Banking
20 77 (7.84%) SQL
21 75 (7.64%) Waterfall
22 72 (7.33%) QA
23 71 (7.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 65 (6.62%) Change Control
25 60 (6.11%) Migration
26 59 (6.01%) JIRA
26 59 (6.01%) Virtual Team
27 58 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 52 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.67%) Confluence
3 23 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 17 (1.73%) SAS
5 16 (1.63%) CICS
5 16 (1.63%) MQSeries
5 16 (1.63%) MS Project Server
5 16 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (0.92%) CMS
6 9 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.92%) IIS
7 5 (0.51%) JBoss
7 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 218 (22.20%) Microsoft Project
2 108 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 103 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
4 71 (7.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (4.38%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.61%) 3ds Max
6 6 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.61%) ZBrush
7 4 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.31%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.81%) Primavera
3 6 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.61%) SunGard GMI
4 5 (0.51%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.41%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.31%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.20%) BPCS
7 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.20%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.34%) Office 365
2 14 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.43%) OpenDNS
3 12 (1.22%) SaaS
4 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.71%) IaaS
5 7 (0.71%) PaaS
6 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.31%) GitHub
8 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.10%) Asana
9 1 (0.10%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.10%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.10%) G Suite
9 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.83%) DNS
2 17 (1.73%) SSH
3 16 (1.63%) Kerberos
3 16 (1.63%) SSL
4 11 (1.12%) Firewall
4 11 (1.12%) Internet
5 9 (0.92%) SMS
6 8 (0.81%) 2G
6 8 (0.81%) WAN
7 7 (0.71%) LTE
7 7 (0.71%) TETRA
8 6 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.51%) LAN
9 5 (0.51%) Network Security
9 5 (0.51%) SAN
10 4 (0.41%) ATM
10 4 (0.41%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.31%) AMQP
11 3 (0.31%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.93%) DB2
3 15 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.43%) Maltego
5 8 (0.81%) Big Data
6 6 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.61%) MS Access
6 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.41%) MySQL
7 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.20%) Mixpanel
9 2 (0.20%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.20%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (6.01%) JIRA
2 19 (1.93%) JIRA Agile
3 10 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.92%) Subversion
5 8 (0.81%) LoadRunner
6 7 (0.71%) HP UFT
6 7 (0.71%) Maven
7 6 (0.61%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.51%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.41%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.41%) Selenium
9 4 (0.41%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.31%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.31%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.31%) Mockito
10 3 (0.31%) NUnit
10 3 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.31%) Toad
General
1 363 (36.97%) Finance
2 80 (8.15%) Banking
3 53 (5.40%) Manufacturing
4 49 (4.99%) Retail
5 46 (4.68%) Marketing
6 43 (4.38%) Telecoms
7 39 (3.97%) Legal
8 25 (2.55%) Investment Banking
9 22 (2.24%) Front Office
10 16 (1.63%) Advertising
11 15 (1.53%) Law
11 15 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (1.43%) Back Office
12 14 (1.43%) Electronics
13 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.71%) Automotive
15 6 (0.61%) Publishing
16 5 (0.51%) Billing
16 5 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 379 (38.59%) Project Manager
2 133 (13.54%) Analyst
3 58 (5.91%) Business Analyst
4 57 (5.80%) IT Manager
5 56 (5.70%) Project Planner
6 51 (5.19%) IT Project Manager
7 48 (4.89%) Senior Manager
8 45 (4.58%) Senior Project Manager
9 42 (4.28%) PMO Analyst
10 39 (3.97%) Coordinator
11 36 (3.67%) Architect
12 33 (3.36%) Developer
12 33 (3.36%) Project Coordinator
13 30 (3.05%) Consultant
14 26 (2.65%) Scrum Master
15 25 (2.55%) Delivery Manager
15 25 (2.55%) Infrastructure Manager
16 24 (2.44%) Technical Manager
17 23 (2.34%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 23 (2.34%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.65%) Middleware
2 24 (2.44%) .NET
3 21 (2.14%) Web Services
4 19 (1.93%) XML
5 16 (1.63%) ISPF
6 15 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
7 14 (1.43%) J2EE
8 11 (1.12%) AngularJS
9 9 (0.92%) HTML
9 9 (0.92%) REST
10 7 (0.71%) jQuery
11 6 (0.61%) CSS
11 6 (0.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 6 (0.61%) XSD
12 5 (0.51%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.51%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.51%) JSON
12 5 (0.51%) Spring
13 4 (0.41%) RESTful
13 4 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.01%) Virtual Team
3 46 (4.68%) PMI
4 29 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 24 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (2.34%) User Experience
7 21 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.83%) FMCG
8 18 (1.83%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.63%) Derivative
9 16 (1.63%) PKI
10 11 (1.12%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (1.02%) Equities
12 9 (0.92%) CCTV
12 9 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
13 8 (0.81%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 36 (3.67%) Unix
2 32 (3.26%) Windows
3 24 (2.44%) Linux
4 17 (1.73%) zOS
5 13 (1.32%) Solaris
6 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.61%) AIX
10 5 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.41%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.31%) Android
12 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.20%) SUSE
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (38.80%) Project Management
2 265 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (26.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 187 (19.04%) PRINCE2
5 101 (10.29%) Risk Management
6 88 (8.96%) Change Management
7 84 (8.55%) Programme Management
7 84 (8.55%) Scrum
8 75 (7.64%) Waterfall
9 65 (6.62%) Change Control
10 60 (6.11%) Migration
11 58 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 56 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (5.60%) Business Analysis
14 54 (5.50%) Matrix Organization
15 52 (5.30%) Project Governance
16 51 (5.19%) Analytics
16 51 (5.19%) SDLC
17 48 (4.89%) CRM
18 47 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 77 (7.84%) SQL
2 35 (3.56%) Java
3 21 (2.14%) Perl
4 20 (2.04%) C
5 16 (1.63%) Assembly Language
5 16 (1.63%) C#
5 16 (1.63%) CLIST
5 16 (1.63%) JCL
5 16 (1.63%) REXX
6 15 (1.53%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.53%) Python
6 15 (1.53%) Shell Script
7 13 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.02%) PHP
8 10 (1.02%) VBA
9 9 (0.92%) C++
10 6 (0.61%) Ruby
10 6 (0.61%) VB
10 6 (0.61%) VBScript
11 5 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 112 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 103 (10.49%) PMI Certification
3 95 (9.67%) PMP
4 94 (9.57%) Degree
5 93 (9.47%) SC Cleared
6 46 (4.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (2.04%) Master's Degree
9 14 (1.43%) CISSP
10 12 (1.22%) CISM
10 12 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (1.02%) APMP
12 9 (0.92%) ISEB
13 8 (0.81%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.71%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.41%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
17 3 (0.31%) MCSE
18 2 (0.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (19.45%) PMO
2 72 (7.33%) QA
3 25 (2.55%) GDPR
4 16 (1.63%) MiFID
5 10 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.51%) P3O
7 4 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.41%) EMIR
7 4 (0.41%) GxP
8 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.20%) COREP
9 2 (0.20%) FINREP
9 2 (0.20%) GAAP
9 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.20%) SLA
9 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.10%) COBIT
10 1 (0.10%) FATCA
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (1.63%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (1.63%) RACF
1 16 (1.63%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.31%) Xen
6 2 (0.20%) Docker
6 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.20%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) KVM
7 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.63%) zSecure
2 7 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (0.71%) OpenView
3 6 (0.61%) Kibana
4 5 (0.51%) BladeLogic
4 5 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.51%) SCCM
5 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.20%) MOM
6 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.10%) Puppet
7 1 (0.10%) SCOM
7 1 (0.10%) WMI
Vendors
1 132 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.60%) SAP
3 39 (3.97%) Oracle
4 23 (2.34%) IBM
5 17 (1.73%) Blue Prism
5 17 (1.73%) CA
5 17 (1.73%) Sybase
6 14 (1.43%) HP
7 13 (1.32%) Motorola
8 10 (1.02%) Adobe
8 10 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.92%) Citrix
10 8 (0.81%) Capita
10 8 (0.81%) VMware
11 7 (0.71%) BMC
11 7 (0.71%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.61%) Cisco
12 6 (0.61%) Fidessa
12 6 (0.61%) SunGard