Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 247 227
Rank change year-on-year +1 -20 -41
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 950 1127 1231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.04% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.25% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 769 798
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £271 £250 £258
90th Percentile £599 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +5.81% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 31
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.88% -8.57% +62.79%
10th Percentile £17.85 £16.35 £19.60
90th Percentile £45.50 £45.75 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -8.57% +86.67%

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 81053 90302 91082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.52% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53201 59638 58141
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2208 2606
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.11 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 23 August 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 23 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
Top 16 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 23 August 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 -13 860 £438 +6.06% 88
UK excluding London +23 622 £410 +5.81% 55
London -70 306 £475 +8.57% 35
South East -10 175 £425 +5.92% 13
North of England +85 130 £410 -0.30% 9
South West +42 106 £400 -8.83% 4
Midlands -49 83 £415 +6.07% 20
Yorkshire +62 67 £423 +5.63% 3
Scotland +42 59 £415 +18.57% 3
North West +21 57 £375 -11.76% 3
East of England -2 54 £445 +4.71% 5
West Midlands -20 52 £450 +28.57% 16
East Midlands -28 32 £375 -21.05% 4
Wales -2 9 £400 +6.67% 1
North East +58 6 £200 -57.89% 3
Northern Ireland -54 6 £275 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 374 (39.37%) Project Management
2 335 (35.26%) Finance
3 268 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (23.47%) Microsoft Project
5 213 (22.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 185 (19.47%) PRINCE2
7 178 (18.74%) PMO
8 121 (12.74%) Microsoft
9 114 (12.00%) Security Cleared
10 102 (10.74%) Microsoft Office
11 100 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
12 94 (9.89%) SC Cleared
13 88 (9.26%) Risk Management
14 86 (9.05%) Change Management
15 81 (8.53%) Programme Management
16 79 (8.32%) Migration
16 79 (8.32%) Degree
17 78 (8.21%) Waterfall
17 78 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
17 78 (8.21%) Scrum
17 78 (8.21%) SQL
18 75 (7.89%) PMI Certification
19 72 (7.58%) Banking
20 70 (7.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 69 (7.26%) PMP
22 65 (6.84%) QA
23 63 (6.63%) Virtual Team
24 59 (6.21%) Change Control
25 56 (5.89%) SharePoint
26 55 (5.79%) SAP

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 56 (5.89%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.26%) Confluence
3 23 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
4 20 (2.11%) SAS
5 17 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.68%) CICS
6 16 (1.68%) MQSeries
7 15 (1.58%) MS Project Server
8 8 (0.84%) CMS
9 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.32%) IIS
12 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.21%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 2 (0.21%) JBoss
13 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 223 (23.47%) Microsoft Project
2 102 (10.74%) Microsoft Office
3 100 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 70 (7.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (4.74%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.53%) 3ds Max
7 5 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.53%) ZBrush
8 4 (0.42%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.16%) Primavera
2 8 (0.84%) CA PPM
3 7 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.53%) SystmOne
6 4 (0.42%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.32%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.21%) BPCS
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.21%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.21%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.11%) Infor LN
9 1 (0.11%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.16%) Office 365
2 22 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.79%) SaaS
4 13 (1.37%) OpenDNS
5 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (1.05%) IaaS
6 10 (1.05%) PaaS
7 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.32%) GitHub
7 3 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Asana
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.11%) G Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.74%) Internet
2 22 (2.32%) Firewall
3 20 (2.11%) DNS
4 17 (1.79%) SSH
5 16 (1.68%) Kerberos
5 16 (1.68%) SSL
6 14 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (0.63%) DHCP
7 6 (0.63%) Network Security
8 5 (0.53%) SMS
8 5 (0.53%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.42%) VoIP
9 4 (0.42%) WAN
10 3 (0.32%) 2G
10 3 (0.32%) Broadband
10 3 (0.32%) FTP
10 3 (0.32%) LAN
10 3 (0.32%) MVNO
10 3 (0.32%) SAN
10 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.00%) DB2
3 17 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.37%) Maltego
5 12 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (1.16%) Big Data
7 7 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.74%) SAP HANA
8 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.42%) MySQL
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.42%) Power BI
11 3 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.32%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 46 (4.84%) JIRA
2 18 (1.89%) JIRA Agile
3 10 (1.05%) ClearCase
4 9 (0.95%) Subversion
5 8 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.84%) HP UFT
6 7 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 6 (0.63%) Maven
7 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.42%) VersionOne
9 3 (0.32%) CA Gen
9 3 (0.32%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.32%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.32%) NUnit
9 3 (0.32%) Selenium
9 3 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.32%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.32%) Toad
9 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 335 (35.26%) Finance
2 72 (7.58%) Banking
3 45 (4.74%) Retail
4 44 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 41 (4.32%) Marketing
6 40 (4.21%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.84%) Legal
8 24 (2.53%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.79%) Electronics
10 16 (1.68%) Back Office
11 14 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (1.26%) Advertising
12 12 (1.26%) Front Office
13 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.53%) French Language
13 5 (0.53%) Law
13 5 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.42%) Billing
14 4 (0.42%) Publishing
15 3 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 340 (35.79%) Project Manager
2 116 (12.21%) Analyst
3 55 (5.79%) Project Planner
4 50 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 47 (4.95%) IT Manager
6 42 (4.42%) IT Project Manager
6 42 (4.42%) Senior Manager
7 40 (4.21%) Senior Project Manager
8 39 (4.11%) Consultant
9 38 (4.00%) Architect
10 36 (3.79%) PMO Analyst
11 35 (3.68%) Coordinator
12 30 (3.16%) Developer
13 29 (3.05%) Project Coordinator
14 25 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
14 25 (2.63%) Scrum Master
14 25 (2.63%) Security Engineer
15 23 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
15 23 (2.42%) Technical Manager
16 22 (2.32%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.84%) Middleware
2 21 (2.21%) Web Services
3 18 (1.89%) .NET
4 16 (1.68%) ISPF
5 15 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
5 15 (1.58%) J2EE
6 10 (1.05%) REST
7 9 (0.95%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.95%) XML
8 5 (0.53%) jQuery
8 5 (0.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (0.42%) SAP Basis
9 4 (0.42%) XSD
10 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.32%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.32%) HTML
10 3 (0.32%) JAX-RS
10 3 (0.32%) JSON
10 3 (0.32%) Qt
10 3 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.63%) Virtual Team
3 33 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.26%) PMI
5 22 (2.32%) Data Centre
6 21 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (1.79%) Mainframe
8 16 (1.68%) PKI
9 15 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.58%) User Experience
10 14 (1.47%) FMCG
11 12 (1.26%) Derivative
12 10 (1.05%) Equities
13 9 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.95%) NHS
14 8 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
15 7 (0.74%) Animation
16 6 (0.63%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.21%) Unix
2 34 (3.58%) Windows
3 27 (2.84%) Linux
4 17 (1.79%) zOS
5 10 (1.05%) Solaris
5 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.74%) AIX
7 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.53%) SUSE
8 5 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.42%) Android
9 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (39.37%) Project Management
2 268 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (22.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 185 (19.47%) PRINCE2
5 88 (9.26%) Risk Management
6 86 (9.05%) Change Management
7 81 (8.53%) Programme Management
8 79 (8.32%) Migration
9 78 (8.21%) Scrum
9 78 (8.21%) Waterfall
10 59 (6.21%) Change Control
11 53 (5.58%) Resource Management
11 53 (5.58%) Time Management
11 53 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 52 (5.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 49 (5.16%) ITIL
14 47 (4.95%) Business Analysis
14 47 (4.95%) Matrix Organization
15 44 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (4.42%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 78 (8.21%) SQL
2 37 (3.89%) Java
3 26 (2.74%) Perl
4 22 (2.32%) Shell Script
5 20 (2.11%) C
6 16 (1.68%) Assembly Language
6 16 (1.68%) CLIST
6 16 (1.68%) JCL
6 16 (1.68%) REXX
7 11 (1.16%) Python
8 10 (1.05%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.84%) C++
10 7 (0.74%) C#
10 7 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.63%) PHP
11 6 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.63%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.63%) VBScript
12 5 (0.53%) VB
13 3 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 94 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 79 (8.32%) Degree
4 75 (7.89%) PMI Certification
5 69 (7.26%) PMP
6 43 (4.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (2.21%) CISSP
8 19 (2.00%) CISM
9 18 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.37%) APMP
10 13 (1.37%) ISEB
11 12 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (1.16%) ISTQB
13 10 (1.05%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.95%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.42%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.42%) MCSE
15 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.32%) CCNP
16 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (18.74%) PMO
2 65 (6.84%) QA
3 15 (1.58%) GDPR
4 9 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.74%) MiFID
6 4 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.42%) EMIR
7 3 (0.32%) FINREP
7 3 (0.32%) GxP
7 3 (0.32%) P3O
7 3 (0.32%) SLA
8 2 (0.21%) GAAP
8 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.11%) Basel III
9 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.11%) FATCA
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (1.68%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (1.68%) RACF
1 16 (1.68%) Time Sharing Option
2 11 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.42%) Xen
6 3 (0.32%) Docker
7 2 (0.21%) KVM
7 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.21%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.68%) zSecure
2 7 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (0.74%) OpenView
3 5 (0.53%) BladeLogic
3 5 (0.53%) Kibana
3 5 (0.53%) MOM
4 4 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.32%) Puppet
5 3 (0.32%) SCCM
6 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.11%) Cacti
7 1 (0.11%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.11%) SCOM
7 1 (0.11%) WMI
7 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 121 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.79%) SAP
3 43 (4.53%) Oracle
4 27 (2.84%) IBM
5 20 (2.11%) Sybase
6 18 (1.89%) CA
6 18 (1.89%) HP
7 14 (1.47%) Blue Prism
8 12 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.26%) VMware
9 10 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.95%) Cisco
11 8 (0.84%) Forcepoint
11 8 (0.84%) Motorola
12 7 (0.74%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.63%) Capita
13 6 (0.63%) Citrix
13 6 (0.63%) Informatica
14 5 (0.53%) Adobe
14 5 (0.53%) BMC