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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 246 228
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 438 562 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.05% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.25% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 399 373
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
10th Percentile £280 £234 £250
90th Percentile £587 £678 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +3.84% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £32.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.18% -7.24%  
10th Percentile £23.00 £19.75 £13.22
90th Percentile £41.45 £39.50 £173.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +17.18% -7.24%  

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 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
Top 11 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 June 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 -25 388 £425 +1.79% 90
UK excluding London +32 299 £405 +3.84% 57
London -68 129 £475 +5.55% 36
South East -39 69 £425 +6.25% 12
North of England +71 65 £399 -7.53% 17
South West +22 58 £400 -46.66% 7
Midlands -21 38 £450 +12.50% 17
Scotland +41 33 £415 +18.57% 2
East of England +3 26 £400 -13.51% 1
Wales -6 7 £378 +0.66%
Northern Ireland -44 3 £275 -8.33% 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 354 (42.96%) Project Management
2 305 (37.01%) Finance
3 248 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (25.24%) Microsoft Project
5 189 (22.94%) PRINCE2
6 161 (19.54%) PMO
7 148 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 115 (13.96%) Microsoft
9 99 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
10 98 (11.89%) Security Cleared
11 91 (11.04%) Change Management
12 89 (10.80%) Risk Management
13 83 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
14 82 (9.95%) Programme Management
15 78 (9.47%) SC Cleared
16 77 (9.34%) Degree
17 73 (8.86%) SharePoint
18 70 (8.50%) Migration
19 69 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
20 66 (8.01%) PMI Certification
20 66 (8.01%) Banking
21 65 (7.89%) Waterfall
22 62 (7.52%) Scrum
23 53 (6.43%) SAP
23 53 (6.43%) Office 365
24 51 (6.19%) SQL
25 50 (6.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 50 (6.07%) Virtual Team
26 49 (5.95%) Business Analysis
27 48 (5.83%) ITIL

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 73 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.37%) SharePoint Server
3 26 (3.16%) Confluence
4 14 (1.70%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.21%) SAS
6 9 (1.09%) MS Project Server
7 8 (0.97%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.85%) CICS
8 7 (0.85%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.61%) CMS
11 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.36%) JBoss
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 208 (25.24%) Microsoft Project
2 99 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (6.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (4.85%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.49%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (1.46%) Primavera
4 9 (1.09%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.61%) SystmOne
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.36%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.24%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.12%) Actimize
9 1 (0.12%) BPCS
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.12%) Endur
9 1 (0.12%) HFM
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.12%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.43%) Office 365
2 24 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.46%) SaaS
4 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.21%) OpenDNS
5 9 (1.09%) IaaS
5 9 (1.09%) PaaS
6 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.24%) GitHub
7 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) Asana
8 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.03%) Internet
2 22 (2.67%) Firewall
3 15 (1.82%) DNS
4 11 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (0.97%) SSH
6 7 (0.85%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.85%) SSL
7 6 (0.73%) MVNO
7 6 (0.73%) VoIP
7 6 (0.73%) WAN
8 5 (0.61%) LAN
8 5 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.49%) DHCP
9 4 (0.49%) Intranet
9 4 (0.49%) Network Security
10 3 (0.36%) FTP
10 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.36%) VPN
10 3 (0.36%) Wireless
11 2 (0.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.21%) Maltego
5 8 (0.97%) DB2
5 8 (0.97%) SAP HANA
6 5 (0.61%) Big Data
6 5 (0.61%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.61%) MS Access
6 5 (0.61%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (0.61%) SAP BW
6 5 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.49%) Power BI
7 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (4.25%) JIRA
2 12 (1.46%) JIRA Agile
3 10 (1.21%) Subversion
4 9 (1.09%) ClearCase
4 9 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.85%) LoadRunner
6 6 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.61%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.61%) Maven
7 5 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.36%) CA Gen
8 3 (0.36%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.36%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.36%) NUnit
8 3 (0.36%) Selenium
8 3 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.24%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.24%) VersionOne
9 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 305 (37.01%) Finance
2 66 (8.01%) Banking
3 44 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.61%) Marketing
5 36 (4.37%) Retail
6 28 (3.40%) Legal
7 21 (2.55%) Back Office
7 21 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.94%) Electronics
9 14 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.21%) Advertising
11 9 (1.09%) Front Office
12 8 (0.97%) Law
12 8 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.73%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.73%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.49%) Automotive
15 4 (0.49%) French Language
16 3 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 284 (34.47%) Project Manager
2 104 (12.62%) Analyst
3 54 (6.55%) Project Planner
4 41 (4.98%) Senior Manager
5 40 (4.85%) Business Analyst
6 37 (4.49%) Senior Project Manager
7 35 (4.25%) IT Manager
7 35 (4.25%) IT Project Manager
8 34 (4.13%) Architect
8 34 (4.13%) Consultant
9 32 (3.88%) PMO Analyst
10 30 (3.64%) Developer
11 25 (3.03%) Coordinator
12 24 (2.91%) Security Engineer
13 23 (2.79%) Infrastructure Manager
14 22 (2.67%) Change Manager
14 22 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 22 (2.67%) PMO Planner
14 22 (2.67%) Project Officer
15 20 (2.43%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.18%) J2EE
2 17 (2.06%) Web Services
3 13 (1.58%) .NET
4 12 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (1.46%) Middleware
5 7 (0.85%) ISPF
5 7 (0.85%) REST
6 5 (0.61%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.61%) XML
7 4 (0.49%) SAP Basis
7 4 (0.49%) Spring
8 3 (0.36%) Qt
8 3 (0.36%) SOAP
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.24%) jQuery
9 2 (0.24%) JSON
9 2 (0.24%) Node.js
9 2 (0.24%) OAuth
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.24%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 83 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.07%) Virtual Team
3 32 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.76%) PMI
5 19 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.82%) User Experience
8 14 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.46%) Derivative
9 12 (1.46%) Equities
9 12 (1.46%) NHS
10 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.33%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.85%) PKI
12 6 (0.73%) FMCG
12 6 (0.73%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.61%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.61%) OTC Derivatives
14 4 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.10%) Windows
2 33 (4.00%) Unix
3 25 (3.03%) Linux
4 9 (1.09%) Solaris
5 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (0.97%) zOS
6 7 (0.85%) AIX
6 7 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.49%) Android
9 4 (0.49%) SUSE
9 4 (0.49%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (42.96%) Project Management
2 248 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (22.94%) PRINCE2
4 148 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 91 (11.04%) Change Management
6 89 (10.80%) Risk Management
7 82 (9.95%) Programme Management
8 70 (8.50%) Migration
9 65 (7.89%) Waterfall
10 62 (7.52%) Scrum
11 49 (5.95%) Business Analysis
12 48 (5.83%) ITIL
13 47 (5.70%) Change Control
14 46 (5.58%) Resource Management
15 41 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (4.49%) Time Management
17 36 (4.37%) CRM
18 34 (4.13%) ERP
19 32 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
19 32 (3.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 51 (6.19%) SQL
2 35 (4.25%) Java
3 18 (2.18%) Perl
4 15 (1.82%) C
5 13 (1.58%) Shell Script
6 12 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.33%) Python
8 7 (0.85%) Assembly Language
8 7 (0.85%) C++
8 7 (0.85%) CLIST
8 7 (0.85%) JCL
8 7 (0.85%) REXX
8 7 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.61%) VBScript
10 4 (0.49%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.36%) Lua
11 3 (0.36%) PHP
11 3 (0.36%) Ruby
11 3 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 78 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 77 (9.34%) Degree
4 66 (8.01%) PMI Certification
5 44 (5.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 43 (5.22%) PMP
7 20 (2.43%) CISSP
8 18 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 18 (2.18%) CISM
9 17 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (1.82%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.33%) APMP
12 9 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.09%) ISEB
13 6 (0.73%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.73%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.49%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.49%) MAPM
14 4 (0.49%) MCP
15 3 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (19.54%) PMO
2 45 (5.46%) QA
3 7 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.73%) EMIR
4 6 (0.73%) MiFID
5 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.49%) GDPR
7 3 (0.36%) SLA
8 2 (0.24%) FINREP
8 2 (0.24%) GAAP
8 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) Basel III
9 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) P3O
9 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 7 (0.85%) RACF
3 7 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.49%) Xen
5 3 (0.36%) Docker
5 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.36%) XenApp
6 2 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.85%) HP SiteScope
1 7 (0.85%) OpenView
1 7 (0.85%) zSecure
2 6 (0.73%) Kibana
3 5 (0.61%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.49%) Puppet
4 4 (0.49%) SCCM
5 3 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.36%) MOM
6 2 (0.24%) Ansible
6 2 (0.24%) Check_MK
6 2 (0.24%) Graphite
6 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.24%) logstash
6 2 (0.24%) Nagios
6 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.24%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 115 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.43%) SAP
3 43 (5.22%) Oracle
4 18 (2.18%) IBM
5 16 (1.94%) HP
6 14 (1.70%) Sybase
7 10 (1.21%) CA
7 10 (1.21%) Cisco
7 10 (1.21%) VMware
8 9 (1.09%) Blue Prism
8 9 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.97%) Forcepoint
9 8 (0.97%) Motorola
10 7 (0.85%) Citrix
10 7 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.73%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.73%) Capita
11 6 (0.73%) Informatica
11 6 (0.73%) Remedy
12 5 (0.61%) Gemalto
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 39 minutes ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Recann
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Modis International
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
JM
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
JM
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Silverlink Technologies
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £36,592 Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Posted: 20 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday