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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 227 224
Rank change year-on-year -38 -3  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 383 580 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.08% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.30% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 389 380
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 21
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.44% -35.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.60 £27.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.60 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +21.73% -17.85%  

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 37754 44777 45195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.38% 83.38% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24632 29688 28561
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1077 1327
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -1.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -30 351 £430 +4.24% 94
London -61 123 £500 +11.11% 32
South East -33 64 £450 +16.12% 20
South West +28 54 £400 +6.66% 9
North West +14 35 £343 -14.37% 5
Cheshire +41 21 £510 +13.33%
Wiltshire +9 21 £400 -20.00% 3
Scotland +28 19 £338 -3.57% 1
East Midlands -18 19 £350 -12.50% 2
East of England -1 18 £360 -20.00% 3
West Midlands -3 18 £475 +45.48% 14
Yorkshire +10 17 £408 +8.73% 6
Surrey -3 15 £500 +29.09% 2
City of London -17 15 £521 +22.64% 4
Hampshire -4 13 £475 +35.71% 3
Bristol +9 12 £394 +12.50% 2
Berkshire +6 12 £375 +51.51% 8
West Yorkshire +18 11 £408 +27.92% 4
West Sussex +26 10 £425 -8.10% 2
Gloucestershire +20 10 £400 +6.66%
Manchester +5 10 £263 -43.13% 3
Northamptonshire +3 8 £350 -12.50%
Plymouth - 8 £400 -
Devon - 8 £400 - 2
Leeds +16 7 £422 -5.28% 4
Northampton +8 7 £350 -6.66%
Warwickshire +7 7 £470 +34.28% 2
Gloucester +5 7 £400 -
Bedfordshire -3 7 £350 -33.33%
Corsham - 7 £213 -

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 366 (46.62%) Project Management
2 291 (37.07%) Finance
3 242 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
4 219 (27.90%) Microsoft Project
5 180 (22.93%) PRINCE2
6 149 (18.98%) PMO
7 135 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 120 (15.29%) Microsoft
9 108 (13.76%) Security Cleared
10 103 (13.12%) Microsoft Office
11 101 (12.87%) Risk Management
12 96 (12.23%) Programme Management
13 91 (11.59%) Change Management
13 91 (11.59%) SC Cleared
14 87 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
15 82 (10.45%) Degree
16 73 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
16 73 (9.30%) SharePoint
17 66 (8.41%) Migration
18 65 (8.28%) PMI Certification
19 63 (8.03%) Waterfall
20 62 (7.90%) Banking
21 59 (7.52%) SAP
22 57 (7.26%) Office 365
23 51 (6.50%) ITIL
23 51 (6.50%) Scrum
24 50 (6.37%) Telecoms
25 49 (6.24%) Business Analysis
25 49 (6.24%) QA
26 44 (5.61%) Virtual Team

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 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 40 (5.10%) SharePoint Server
3 22 (2.80%) Confluence
4 10 (1.27%) MS Project Server
5 8 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.89%) SAS
7 6 (0.76%) CMS
7 6 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.25%) CICS
9 2 (0.25%) Drupal
9 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.25%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 219 (27.90%) Microsoft Project
2 103 (13.12%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 39 (4.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (4.97%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.51%) Doxygen
5 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 19 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 19 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (1.27%) Primavera
3 9 (1.15%) CA PPM
4 7 (0.89%) SystmOne
5 5 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.25%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.13%) Actimize
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.13%) Endur
9 1 (0.13%) HFM
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.13%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 57 (7.26%) Office 365
2 22 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.40%) SaaS
4 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.02%) IaaS
5 8 (1.02%) PaaS
6 5 (0.64%) OpenDNS
7 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.25%) GitHub
8 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.31%) Internet
2 21 (2.68%) Firewall
3 9 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (1.02%) DNS
5 6 (0.76%) MVNO
5 6 (0.76%) VoIP
6 5 (0.64%) LAN
6 5 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.51%) Intranet
7 4 (0.51%) WAN
8 3 (0.38%) DHCP
8 3 (0.38%) Network Security
8 3 (0.38%) SSH
8 3 (0.38%) VPN
8 3 (0.38%) Wireless
9 2 (0.25%) 4G
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.25%) Telepresence
9 2 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.02%) SAP HANA
5 7 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.64%) Big Data
6 5 (0.64%) Maltego
6 5 (0.64%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (0.64%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.51%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.51%) MS Access
7 4 (0.51%) Power BI
7 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.38%) DB2
8 3 (0.38%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.25%) Impala
9 2 (0.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (3.82%) JIRA
2 9 (1.15%) JIRA Agile
3 8 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.02%) Subversion
4 6 (0.76%) ClearCase
4 6 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.64%) HP UFT
5 5 (0.64%) Maven
6 4 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.38%) CA Gen
7 3 (0.38%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.38%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.25%) Ant
8 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.25%) Selenium
8 2 (0.25%) VersionOne
9 1 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 291 (37.07%) Finance
2 62 (7.90%) Banking
3 50 (6.37%) Telecoms
4 42 (5.35%) Marketing
5 29 (3.69%) Retail
6 28 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.68%) Electronics
8 20 (2.55%) Legal
9 19 (2.42%) Back Office
10 16 (2.04%) Advertising
10 16 (2.04%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.02%) Front Office
12 7 (0.89%) Automotive
12 7 (0.89%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.76%) Law
13 6 (0.76%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.51%) French Language
14 4 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 269 (34.27%) Project Manager
2 96 (12.23%) Analyst
3 54 (6.88%) Project Planner
4 39 (4.97%) Senior Manager
5 37 (4.71%) Business Analyst
6 35 (4.46%) Coordinator
6 35 (4.46%) IT Manager
6 35 (4.46%) IT Project Manager
6 35 (4.46%) Senior Project Manager
7 30 (3.82%) Project Coordinator
8 29 (3.69%) Architect
9 27 (3.44%) Consultant
9 27 (3.44%) Developer
10 24 (3.06%) PMO Analyst
11 22 (2.80%) Programme Manager
11 22 (2.80%) Project Officer
12 21 (2.68%) Security Engineer
13 20 (2.55%) Change Manager
13 20 (2.55%) Support Officer
14 19 (2.42%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.91%) Web Services
2 11 (1.40%) .NET
2 11 (1.40%) J2EE
3 7 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (0.89%) Middleware
3 7 (0.89%) REST
4 5 (0.64%) XML
5 4 (0.51%) SAP Basis
5 4 (0.51%) SOAP
6 3 (0.38%) Qt
6 3 (0.38%) Spring
7 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.25%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.25%) ISPF
7 2 (0.25%) JSON
7 2 (0.25%) OAuth
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.25%) RESTful
7 2 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.25%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.61%) Virtual Team
3 32 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.95%) PMI
5 20 (2.55%) NHS
6 19 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.04%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.91%) User Experience
9 12 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.27%) Equities
11 9 (1.15%) Derivative
11 9 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.76%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.64%) Smart Meter
14 4 (0.51%) BYOD
14 4 (0.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 4 (0.51%) FMCG
14 4 (0.51%) SWIFT
15 3 (0.38%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.20%) Windows
2 24 (3.06%) Unix
3 22 (2.80%) Linux
4 7 (0.89%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.64%) SUSE
5 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.51%) Solaris
6 4 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.38%) AIX
7 3 (0.38%) Android
7 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.38%) zOS
8 2 (0.25%) CentOS
8 2 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.25%) VMS
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.13%) VME
9 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (46.62%) Project Management
2 242 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (22.93%) PRINCE2
4 135 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 101 (12.87%) Risk Management
6 96 (12.23%) Programme Management
7 91 (11.59%) Change Management
8 66 (8.41%) Migration
9 63 (8.03%) Waterfall
10 51 (6.50%) ITIL
10 51 (6.50%) Scrum
11 49 (6.24%) Business Analysis
12 41 (5.22%) Change Control
12 41 (5.22%) Resource Management
13 37 (4.71%) Coaching
14 36 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (4.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 34 (4.33%) Time Management
17 31 (3.95%) CRM
17 31 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.48%) SQL
2 25 (3.18%) Java
3 12 (1.53%) C
3 12 (1.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.40%) Python
5 10 (1.27%) Perl
6 8 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.89%) C++
7 7 (0.89%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.51%) VBA
10 3 (0.38%) Lua
10 3 (0.38%) Ruby
10 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.25%) ABAP
11 2 (0.25%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.25%) C#
11 2 (0.25%) REXX
11 2 (0.25%) VB
11 2 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 91 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 82 (10.45%) Degree
4 65 (8.28%) PMI Certification
5 42 (5.35%) PMP
6 38 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 23 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 22 (2.80%) DV Cleared
9 18 (2.29%) CISM
9 18 (2.29%) CISSP
10 16 (2.04%) APMP
11 10 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.27%) ISEB
12 9 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.76%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.76%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.64%) MAPM
15 4 (0.51%) CCNP
15 4 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (18.98%) PMO
2 49 (6.24%) QA
3 11 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.76%) SLA
6 4 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.51%) EMIR
6 4 (0.51%) MiFID
7 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.25%) FINREP
8 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.13%) Basel III
9 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.13%) FATCA
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.51%) Xen
4 3 (0.38%) Docker
4 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.38%) XenApp
5 2 (0.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 2 (0.25%) KVM
5 2 (0.25%) RACF
5 2 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.13%) Firmware
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.76%) Kibana
2 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.51%) Puppet
2 4 (0.51%) SCCM
3 3 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.38%) MOM
3 3 (0.38%) OpenView
4 2 (0.25%) Ansible
4 2 (0.25%) Check_MK
4 2 (0.25%) Graphite
4 2 (0.25%) logstash
4 2 (0.25%) Nagios
4 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.25%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.25%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.25%) zSecure
Vendors
1 120 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.52%) SAP
3 42 (5.35%) Oracle
4 12 (1.53%) HP
5 10 (1.27%) Cisco
5 10 (1.27%) IBM
5 10 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.27%) Sybase
5 10 (1.27%) VMware
6 8 (1.02%) Blue Prism
6 8 (1.02%) Capita
6 8 (1.02%) Forcepoint
7 7 (0.89%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.89%) Citrix
8 6 (0.76%) Informatica
8 6 (0.76%) Remedy
8 6 (0.76%) webMethods
9 5 (0.64%) CA
9 5 (0.64%) ComArch
9 5 (0.64%) Gemalto
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