Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 287 291 253
Rank change year-on-year +4 -38 -37
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 922 823 1,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.89% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.05% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 587 739
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £250
90th Percentile £613 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 31
UK median hourly rate £28.27 £25.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.84% -31.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £13.50 £22.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.63 £38.00 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £25.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -8.82% -31.08% +13.85%

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 20 April 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 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Planning in the UK

Project Planning
Top 15 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 20 April 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 +4 850 £450 +12.50% 144
UK excluding London -12 527 £400 +1.27% 121
London +47 379 £500 +11.11% 43
South East +20 202 £450 +9.09% 34
North of England -5 102 £375 -3.85% 25
Midlands -21 82 £400 +6.67% 20
East of England +5 54 £450 - 15
Scotland -11 52 £360 +2.86% 16
East Midlands +15 49 £425 +17.24% 8
North West -19 46 £388 -0.64% 12
Yorkshire -11 43 £375 -11.76% 10
West Midlands -33 30 £375 - 12
South West -79 24 £380 -1.94% 7
North East +35 13 £275 -26.67% 3
Wales -7 11 £325 -3.70% 4

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 429 (46.53%) Project Management
2 340 (36.88%) Finance
3 289 (31.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 239 (25.92%) Agile Software Development
4 239 (25.92%) PRINCE2
5 202 (21.91%) Microsoft Project
6 178 (19.31%) Microsoft
7 145 (15.73%) PMO
8 144 (15.62%) Change Management
9 130 (14.10%) PMI Certification
10 120 (13.02%) Microsoft Excel
10 120 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
11 118 (12.80%) PMP
12 110 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
13 99 (10.74%) Degree
14 89 (9.65%) Risk Management
15 80 (8.68%) Security Cleared
16 76 (8.24%) SDLC
17 75 (8.13%) Banking
17 75 (8.13%) Migration
18 72 (7.81%) SQL
19 71 (7.70%) Waterfall
20 67 (7.27%) ITIL
20 67 (7.27%) Scrum
20 67 (7.27%) Retail
21 66 (7.16%) SC Cleared
22 65 (7.05%) QA
22 65 (7.05%) Project Governance
22 65 (7.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 64 (6.94%) JIRA

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 33 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.04%) Confluence
3 20 (2.17%) CMS
4 12 (1.30%) MS Project Server
4 12 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.87%) JBoss
6 5 (0.54%) WordPress
7 4 (0.43%) SAS
7 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.33%) IIS
8 3 (0.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 202 (21.91%) Microsoft Project
2 120 (13.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (7.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
5 47 (5.10%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.76%) 3ds Max
6 7 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.76%) ZBrush
7 6 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (2.28%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (1.95%) Primavera
3 11 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.43%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.22%) iTrent
6 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.11%) Relativity
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.11%) Summit
7 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.36%) SaaS
3 29 (3.15%) Office 365
4 20 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (1.63%) PaaS
6 8 (0.87%) IaaS
7 5 (0.54%) Slack
8 4 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.52%) HTTP
2 13 (1.41%) WAN
3 12 (1.30%) LAN
3 12 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.19%) Skype
5 9 (0.98%) Firewall
6 7 (0.76%) MQTT
7 5 (0.54%) Internet
8 4 (0.43%) ATM
8 4 (0.43%) DNS
8 4 (0.43%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.33%) ADSL
9 3 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.33%) MPLS
9 3 (0.33%) Network Security
9 3 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.33%) SMS
9 3 (0.33%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.22%) 4G
10 2 (0.22%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.17%) SAP BW
3 18 (1.95%) Power BI
3 18 (1.95%) SAP HANA
4 16 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.08%) MS Access
9 9 (0.98%) Big Data
9 9 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.76%) MySQL
11 5 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.43%) CouchDB
12 4 (0.43%) MarkLogic
12 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (6.94%) JIRA
2 6 (0.65%) Axure RP
3 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.33%) CA Gen
5 3 (0.33%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.22%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.22%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.22%) Selenium
7 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.11%) GCC
7 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.11%) TestRail
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 340 (36.88%) Finance
2 75 (8.13%) Banking
3 67 (7.27%) Retail
4 45 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 44 (4.77%) Manufacturing
6 32 (3.47%) Legal
6 32 (3.47%) Marketing
7 25 (2.71%) Law
8 17 (1.84%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.74%) French Language
9 16 (1.74%) Front Office
10 12 (1.30%) Automotive
11 10 (1.08%) Back Office
12 8 (0.87%) Local Government
12 8 (0.87%) Portuguese Language
12 8 (0.87%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.76%) Mandarin Language
13 7 (0.76%) Military
14 6 (0.65%) Advertising
15 5 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 419 (45.44%) Project Manager
2 102 (11.06%) Analyst
3 67 (7.27%) IT Manager
4 61 (6.62%) IT Project Manager
5 52 (5.64%) Coordinator
6 51 (5.53%) Architect
7 50 (5.42%) Senior Manager
8 49 (5.31%) Business Analyst
8 49 (5.31%) Project Coordinator
9 44 (4.77%) Senior Project Manager
10 38 (4.12%) Project Planner
11 35 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
12 33 (3.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 30 (3.25%) Consultant
14 27 (2.93%) Junior
14 27 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (2.82%) Junior Project Manager
16 24 (2.60%) PMO Analyst
16 24 (2.60%) Technical Manager
17 23 (2.49%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.82%) CSS
1 26 (2.82%) HTML
2 20 (2.17%) .NET
2 20 (2.17%) REST
3 17 (1.84%) Web Services
4 16 (1.74%) XML
5 14 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 14 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (1.52%) J2EE
6 12 (1.30%) Middleware
7 9 (0.98%) Velocity
8 7 (0.76%) PostGIS
8 7 (0.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (0.76%) WCF
9 5 (0.54%) SOAP
10 4 (0.43%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.33%) FpML
11 3 (0.33%) NHibernate
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.33%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.72%) PMI
3 35 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 32 (3.47%) Data Centre
4 32 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.47%) Virtual Team
5 29 (3.15%) User Experience
6 28 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.06%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.52%) FMCG
9 13 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.30%) Derivative
11 10 (1.08%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
12 9 (0.98%) Animation
12 9 (0.98%) Fintech
12 9 (0.98%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.07%) Windows
2 27 (2.93%) Linux
3 24 (2.60%) Windows 10
4 20 (2.17%) Unix
5 11 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.87%) Solaris
8 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.22%) Android
11 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.22%) zOS
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) MVS
12 1 (0.11%) OS/390
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (46.53%) Project Management
2 289 (31.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 239 (25.92%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (25.92%) PRINCE2
4 144 (15.62%) Change Management
5 120 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
6 89 (9.65%) Risk Management
7 76 (8.24%) SDLC
8 75 (8.13%) Migration
9 71 (7.70%) Waterfall
10 67 (7.27%) ITIL
10 67 (7.27%) Scrum
11 65 (7.05%) Project Governance
12 63 (6.83%) Change Control
13 62 (6.72%) Programme Management
14 58 (6.29%) Mentoring
15 57 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
16 56 (6.07%) Time Management
17 55 (5.97%) Matrix Organization
18 50 (5.42%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 72 (7.81%) SQL
2 24 (2.60%) C#
3 23 (2.49%) C
4 18 (1.95%) Python
5 17 (1.84%) PHP
6 15 (1.63%) Java
7 14 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.30%) VBA
9 10 (1.08%) Perl
10 4 (0.43%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.43%) Ruby
11 3 (0.33%) ABAP
11 3 (0.33%) C++
11 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.22%) GLSL
12 2 (0.22%) R
13 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 130 (14.10%) PMI Certification
2 118 (12.80%) PMP
3 99 (10.74%) Degree
4 80 (8.68%) Security Cleared
5 66 (7.16%) SC Cleared
6 49 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 43 (4.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 28 (3.04%) Master's Degree
9 16 (1.74%) APMP
10 13 (1.41%) ISEB
11 9 (0.98%) MBA
12 8 (0.87%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.76%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.54%) CFA
15 5 (0.54%) CISSP
16 4 (0.43%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (15.73%) PMO
2 65 (7.05%) QA
3 33 (3.58%) GDPR
4 8 (0.87%) PMBOK
5 6 (0.65%) MiFID
5 6 (0.65%) PSD2
6 5 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.33%) P3O
8 3 (0.33%) SLA
9 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) Cabinet Office Statement of Practice
10 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) GMP
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
10 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 25 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.54%) XenApp
5 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.11%) Docker
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (0.87%) SCCM
2 5 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (0.43%) MOM
3 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.33%) SCOM
4 3 (0.33%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.22%) Puppet
5 2 (0.22%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.11%) Ansible
6 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.11%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) QRadar
6 1 (0.11%) Terraform
6 1 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 178 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.51%) SAP
3 44 (4.77%) Oracle
4 18 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (1.52%) Adobe
5 14 (1.52%) VMware
6 12 (1.30%) Tableau
7 10 (1.08%) Citrix
8 9 (0.98%) Cognos
8 9 (0.98%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.76%) ArcSight
9 7 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.76%) Automation Anywhere
9 7 (0.76%) Cisco
9 7 (0.76%) HP
9 7 (0.76%) Progress
10 6 (0.65%) Bloomberg
10 6 (0.65%) McAfee
10 6 (0.65%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.65%) Workday