Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 280 248
Rank change year-on-year +12 -32 -46
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 944 847 1,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.88% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.05% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 577 757
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £638 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £385
% change year-on-year +0.38% +3.51% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 37
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -35.14% +81.86%
10th Percentile £17.30 £7.20 £9.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £30.00 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% -33.78% +81.86%

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 83,462 80,467 89,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.78% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,891 53,304 57,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,947 2,244 2,718
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -2.00% +25.00%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 +6 872 £450 +8.43% 154
UK excluding London +32 529 £400 +0.38% 123
London -11 395 £500 +17.65% 49
South East +3 173 £400 +6.67% 31
North of England +43 87 £418 +7.74% 23
Midlands -23 82 £340 -9.33% 27
East of England +8 69 £425 -5.66% 16
South West +17 57 £400 - 8
West Midlands -19 48 £340 -9.33% 17
Scotland +4 45 £350 - 13
Yorkshire +19 39 £435 +22.11% 10
North West +11 35 £370 -8.92% 7
East Midlands -1 33 £385 +2.67% 10
North East +37 13 £292 -27.06% 6
Wales +24 13 £384 +18.08% 3
Northern Ireland -24 2 £368 +1.38% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 393 (41.63%) Project Management
2 334 (35.38%) Finance
3 273 (28.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 218 (23.09%) Agile Software Development
5 217 (22.99%) Microsoft Project
6 190 (20.13%) PRINCE2
7 166 (17.58%) Microsoft
8 156 (16.53%) PMO
9 123 (13.03%) PMI Certification
10 121 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
11 117 (12.39%) PMP
12 111 (11.76%) Degree
13 107 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
14 104 (11.02%) Security Cleared
15 99 (10.49%) Change Management
16 96 (10.17%) SC Cleared
17 94 (9.96%) Risk Management
18 81 (8.58%) Microsoft Office
18 81 (8.58%) SQL
19 80 (8.47%) Programme Management
20 78 (8.26%) Banking
21 75 (7.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 70 (7.42%) Scrum
22 70 (7.42%) SDLC
23 67 (7.10%) Manufacturing
23 67 (7.10%) PMI
23 67 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
24 66 (6.99%) SAP
25 65 (6.89%) Waterfall
26 62 (6.57%) Migration

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 43 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.28%) Confluence
3 17 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 16 (1.69%) CMS
4 16 (1.69%) MS Project Server
5 11 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (1.06%) JBoss
6 10 (1.06%) SAS
6 10 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.85%) IIS
8 6 (0.64%) CICS
8 6 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.64%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.21%) WordPress
11 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 217 (22.99%) Microsoft Project
2 121 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 81 (8.58%) Microsoft Office
4 75 (7.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 47 (4.98%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.95%) 3ds Max
6 9 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.95%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.95%) ZBrush
7 6 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (1.59%) Primavera
3 14 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.74%) SunGard GMI
5 5 (0.53%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.53%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.42%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.32%) iTrent
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.32%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.21%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.97%) Office 365
2 25 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.01%) SaaS
4 14 (1.48%) PaaS
5 13 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.74%) IaaS
7 4 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.42%) OpenDNS
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.11%) G Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.17%) HTTP
1 11 (1.17%) Internet
2 9 (0.95%) 2G
2 9 (0.95%) Firewall
2 9 (0.95%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.95%) WAN
3 8 (0.85%) LAN
4 7 (0.74%) LTE
4 7 (0.74%) MQTT
4 7 (0.74%) Skype
4 7 (0.74%) SSL
4 7 (0.74%) TETRA
5 6 (0.64%) ATM
5 6 (0.64%) DNS
5 6 (0.64%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.64%) SMS
5 6 (0.64%) SSH
6 3 (0.32%) ADSL
6 3 (0.32%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.59%) SAP BW
4 13 (1.38%) MS Access
4 13 (1.38%) SAP HANA
5 11 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.17%) Power BI
5 11 (1.17%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.85%) DB2
7 8 (0.85%) MySQL
7 8 (0.85%) RDBMS
7 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.74%) Big Data
9 6 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.42%) CouchDB
11 4 (0.42%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 56 (5.93%) JIRA
2 9 (0.95%) Axure RP
2 9 (0.95%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.85%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.85%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.74%) HP UFT
5 6 (0.64%) Maven
6 4 (0.42%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.42%) Toad
7 3 (0.32%) Ant
7 3 (0.32%) IntelliJ
7 3 (0.32%) JUnit
7 3 (0.32%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.32%) Mockito
7 3 (0.32%) Selenium
7 3 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.32%) Subversion
8 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.21%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 334 (35.38%) Finance
2 78 (8.26%) Banking
3 67 (7.10%) Manufacturing
4 62 (6.57%) Retail
5 49 (5.19%) Telecoms
6 37 (3.92%) Marketing
7 35 (3.71%) Legal
8 26 (2.75%) Front Office
9 25 (2.65%) Law
10 19 (2.01%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.91%) Automotive
12 14 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (1.27%) Advertising
14 11 (1.17%) Back Office
15 9 (0.95%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.95%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.85%) Electronics
16 8 (0.85%) French Language
16 8 (0.85%) Portuguese Language
17 6 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 399 (42.27%) Project Manager
2 141 (14.94%) Analyst
3 63 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 60 (6.36%) IT Manager
5 59 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 58 (6.14%) Project Coordinator
7 55 (5.83%) IT Project Manager
8 53 (5.61%) Senior Manager
9 47 (4.98%) Senior Project Manager
10 46 (4.87%) Project Planner
11 43 (4.56%) Architect
12 39 (4.13%) PMO Analyst
13 29 (3.07%) Junior
14 28 (2.97%) Infrastructure Manager
15 27 (2.86%) Technical Manager
16 26 (2.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 26 (2.75%) Junior Project Manager
17 24 (2.54%) Developer
17 24 (2.54%) Technical Project Manager
18 23 (2.44%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.28%) XML
2 21 (2.22%) .NET
2 21 (2.22%) HTML
3 19 (2.01%) CSS
4 17 (1.80%) Middleware
5 14 (1.48%) Web Services
6 13 (1.38%) REST
7 12 (1.27%) J2EE
8 9 (0.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 8 (0.85%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.74%) PostGIS
11 6 (0.64%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.64%) ISPF
12 5 (0.53%) .NET Core
12 5 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
13 4 (0.42%) Gherkin
13 4 (0.42%) OpenGL ES
13 4 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 107 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (7.10%) PMI
3 39 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 34 (3.60%) Virtual Team
5 28 (2.97%) Data Centre
6 27 (2.86%) User Experience
7 25 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (2.12%) FMCG
10 18 (1.91%) Credit Risk
11 16 (1.69%) Derivative
12 13 (1.38%) 3D Graphics
12 13 (1.38%) Animation
12 13 (1.38%) Fixed Income
13 11 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.06%) Equities
15 9 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.95%) Mainframe
15 9 (0.95%) Photography
16 7 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (3.71%) Windows
2 21 (2.22%) Linux
3 20 (2.12%) Unix
4 12 (1.27%) Solaris
4 12 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.17%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.64%) zOS
8 5 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) Android
11 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.21%) SUSE
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (41.63%) Project Management
2 273 (28.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 218 (23.09%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (20.13%) PRINCE2
5 99 (10.49%) Change Management
6 94 (9.96%) Risk Management
7 80 (8.47%) Programme Management
8 70 (7.42%) Scrum
8 70 (7.42%) SDLC
9 67 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
10 65 (6.89%) Waterfall
11 62 (6.57%) Business Analysis
11 62 (6.57%) Migration
11 62 (6.57%) Project Governance
12 60 (6.36%) Change Control
12 60 (6.36%) Matrix Organization
13 59 (6.25%) Analytics
14 54 (5.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 47 (4.98%) Mentoring
16 46 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (8.58%) SQL
2 31 (3.28%) C
3 21 (2.22%) C#
4 20 (2.12%) VBA
5 16 (1.69%) PHP
6 15 (1.59%) Java
6 15 (1.59%) Python
7 14 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.17%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.85%) Perl
10 7 (0.74%) Ruby
11 6 (0.64%) Assembly Language
11 6 (0.64%) C++
11 6 (0.64%) CLIST
11 6 (0.64%) JCL
11 6 (0.64%) REXX
11 6 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.53%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.42%) GLSL
13 4 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 123 (13.03%) PMI Certification
2 117 (12.39%) PMP
3 111 (11.76%) Degree
4 104 (11.02%) Security Cleared
5 96 (10.17%) SC Cleared
6 40 (4.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 36 (3.81%) Master's Degree
8 26 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (1.27%) ISEB
10 11 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.06%) APMP
12 9 (0.95%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.64%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.53%) MBA
16 4 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
17 3 (0.32%) CFA
18 2 (0.21%) BC Cleared
18 2 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (16.53%) PMO
2 58 (6.14%) QA
3 35 (3.71%) GDPR
4 15 (1.59%) MiFID
5 8 (0.85%) PMBOK
6 7 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.53%) P3O
8 4 (0.42%) GxP
8 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.32%) SLA
10 2 (0.21%) COREP
10 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.21%) FINREP
10 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.11%) Cabinet Office Statement of Practice
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 18 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 6 (0.64%) RACF
4 6 (0.64%) Time Sharing Option
4 6 (0.64%) XenApp
5 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (0.95%) SCCM
2 6 (0.64%) zSecure
3 5 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.42%) MOM
5 3 (0.32%) Kibana
5 3 (0.32%) SCOM
5 3 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.11%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.11%) OpenView
7 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 166 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 66 (6.99%) SAP
3 37 (3.92%) Oracle
4 18 (1.91%) Adobe
5 13 (1.38%) Cognos
6 12 (1.27%) IBM
6 12 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.17%) CA
7 11 (1.17%) Citrix
8 10 (1.06%) Tableau
8 10 (1.06%) VMware
9 8 (0.85%) Blue Prism
9 8 (0.85%) HP
9 8 (0.85%) Sybase
10 7 (0.74%) CQG
10 7 (0.74%) Fidessa
10 7 (0.74%) FIS
10 7 (0.74%) SunGard
11 6 (0.64%) Motorola
11 6 (0.64%) Progress