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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 225 195
Rank change year-on-year -56 -30  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 382 584 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.09% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.32% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 378 401
Median daily rate £400 £414 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +0.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £270 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 23
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.45% +12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £16.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £39.31 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.66% +7.14%  

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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -54 354 £400 -5.88% 74
London -60 113 £450 +2.85% 26
South East -30 69 £413 - 15
South West +22 61 £375 +4.16% 7
Wiltshire +18 33 £363 -9.37% 4
West Midlands -13 25 £350 -15.91% 7
East of England -3 24 £450 +2.85% 4
North West +15 21 £400 -5.88% 3
Corsham - 20 £320 - 1
Yorkshire +5 18 £430 +1.17% 3
City of London -19 17 £513 +19.18% 5
East Midlands -13 16 £388 +3.33% 4
West Yorkshire +5 15 £378 +7.85% 3
Scotland +4 15 £300 -14.89% 3
Surrey +8 14 £538 +17.48% 3
Hampshire -13 14 £300 -22.58% 3
Berkshire +12 12 £375 -9.09% 2
Manchester +6 11 £375 -11.76% 2
Nottingham +11 10 £388 -18.42% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 10 £388 -18.42% 1
Bristol +6 9 £275 -21.42% 1
Essex +3 9 £520 +181.08%
Cheshire +27 8 £413 -10.81% 1
Leeds +2 8 £403 +7.33% 2
Warwickshire +2 8 £350 -6.66%
Oxfordshire -4 8 £406 +12.84% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £430 +32.30% 1
Milton Keynes -9 8 £430 +36.50% 1
Oxford +2 7 £400 +12.67%
Plymouth 0 7 £475 +22.58% 1

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 383 (47.70%) Project Management
2 298 (37.11%) Finance
3 234 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
4 227 (28.27%) MS Project
5 199 (24.78%) PRINCE2
6 171 (21.30%) PMO
7 170 (21.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 159 (19.80%) MS Excel
9 134 (16.69%) Microsoft
10 129 (16.06%) MS Office
11 111 (13.82%) Change Management
12 109 (13.57%) Risk Management
12 109 (13.57%) Security Cleared
13 100 (12.45%) Programme Management
14 92 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
15 91 (11.33%) SC Cleared
16 81 (10.09%) SharePoint
17 76 (9.46%) Degree
18 64 (7.97%) Migration
19 63 (7.85%) Oracle
20 62 (7.72%) Banking
21 58 (7.22%) PMI Certification
22 56 (6.97%) Business Analysis
23 55 (6.85%) Scrum
23 55 (6.85%) SAP
23 55 (6.85%) Office 365
24 53 (6.60%) Waterfall
25 50 (6.23%) Telecoms
26 49 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
27 48 (5.98%) PMP

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 81 (10.09%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.11%) SharePoint Server
3 28 (3.49%) Confluence
4 8 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.75%) SAS
6 5 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.62%) CMS
6 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.50%) Liferay
8 3 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.37%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 227 (28.27%) MS Project
2 159 (19.80%) MS Excel
3 129 (16.06%) MS Office
4 49 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (5.60%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (1.62%) CA PPM
4 11 (1.37%) Primavera
5 8 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.25%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.25%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.12%) Endur
10 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.12%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.85%) Office 365
2 22 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.50%) SaaS
5 2 (0.25%) GitHub
5 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.62%) Internet
2 9 (1.12%) Firewall
2 9 (1.12%) LAN
2 9 (1.12%) WAN
3 5 (0.62%) MVNO
4 4 (0.50%) Intranet
5 3 (0.37%) SAN
5 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.25%) Broadband
6 2 (0.25%) Extranet
6 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.25%) LDAP
6 2 (0.25%) MPLS
6 2 (0.25%) PSTN
6 2 (0.25%) VoIP
6 2 (0.25%) VPN
7 1 (0.12%) 3G
7 1 (0.12%) DSL
7 1 (0.12%) RFID
7 1 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (0.87%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.87%) SAP HANA
5 5 (0.62%) Apache Hive
5 5 (0.62%) Big Data
5 5 (0.62%) MS Access
5 5 (0.62%) Power BI
5 5 (0.62%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.25%) Impala
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.25%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.25%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (4.36%) JIRA
2 15 (1.87%) JIRA Agile
3 10 (1.25%) Subversion
4 7 (0.87%) ClearCase
4 7 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.87%) Maven
5 5 (0.62%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.50%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.37%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.37%) NUnit
7 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.25%) Ant
8 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.25%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.25%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.25%) Selenium
8 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 298 (37.11%) Finance
2 62 (7.72%) Banking
3 50 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.73%) Retail
5 33 (4.11%) Marketing
6 27 (3.36%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.62%) Advertising
8 17 (2.12%) Electronics
9 15 (1.87%) Legal
10 13 (1.62%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.37%) Back Office
11 11 (1.37%) Front Office
11 11 (1.37%) Law
12 10 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 10 (1.25%) Investment Banking
13 9 (1.12%) Automotive
14 7 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.75%) Publishing
16 5 (0.62%) French Language
16 5 (0.62%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 294 (36.61%) Project Manager
2 97 (12.08%) Analyst
3 58 (7.22%) Project Planner
4 43 (5.35%) Business Analyst
5 42 (5.23%) IT Manager
5 42 (5.23%) IT Project Manager
6 39 (4.86%) Coordinator
7 37 (4.61%) Senior Manager
8 34 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
9 32 (3.99%) Project Coordinator
10 30 (3.74%) Project Officer
11 28 (3.49%) Support Officer
12 27 (3.36%) Project Support Officer
13 25 (3.11%) Architect
13 25 (3.11%) Programme Manager
14 23 (2.86%) Developer
14 23 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
15 22 (2.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 21 (2.62%) Junior
16 21 (2.62%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.24%) Web Services
2 17 (2.12%) J2EE
3 12 (1.49%) .NET
4 8 (1.00%) Spring
5 7 (0.87%) SOAP
6 5 (0.62%) REST
6 5 (0.62%) XML
7 4 (0.50%) HTML
7 4 (0.50%) RESTful
7 4 (0.50%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.37%) Middleware
8 3 (0.37%) XSLT
9 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.25%) CSS
9 2 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.25%) jQuery
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.12%) JAX-RS
10 1 (0.12%) SignalR
10 1 (0.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 92 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.24%) Virtual Team
4 25 (3.11%) PMI
5 23 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.99%) NHS
7 16 (1.99%) User Experience
8 13 (1.62%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.00%) Derivative
12 7 (0.87%) e-Learning
12 7 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.87%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.75%) Equities
14 5 (0.62%) Learning Management System
14 5 (0.62%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.62%) Taxonomies
15 4 (0.50%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.61%) Windows
2 22 (2.74%) Linux
3 21 (2.62%) Unix
4 7 (0.87%) Windows 10
4 7 (0.87%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.75%) AIX
5 6 (0.75%) Solaris
6 5 (0.62%) SUSE
7 4 (0.50%) Android
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.25%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.12%) VME
10 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (47.70%) Project Management
2 234 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (24.78%) PRINCE2
4 170 (21.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 111 (13.82%) Change Management
6 109 (13.57%) Risk Management
7 100 (12.45%) Programme Management
8 64 (7.97%) Migration
9 56 (6.97%) Business Analysis
10 55 (6.85%) Scrum
11 53 (6.60%) Waterfall
12 45 (5.60%) Time Management
13 42 (5.23%) ITIL
13 42 (5.23%) Resource Management
14 41 (5.11%) Coaching
15 40 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (4.61%) Change Control
17 34 (4.23%) CRM
18 33 (4.11%) DevOps
18 33 (4.11%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 44 (5.48%) SQL
2 35 (4.36%) Java
3 12 (1.49%) C
3 12 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 7 (0.87%) C#
4 7 (0.87%) Perl
5 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
5 6 (0.75%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.62%) C++
6 5 (0.62%) Python
6 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.62%) VBA
7 4 (0.50%) VB
8 3 (0.37%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.25%) ABAP
9 2 (0.25%) R
9 2 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.12%) COBOL
10 1 (0.12%) PHP
10 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 91 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 76 (9.46%) Degree
4 58 (7.22%) PMI Certification
5 48 (5.98%) PMP
6 31 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 30 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 20 (2.49%) APMP
9 18 (2.24%) DV Cleared
10 13 (1.62%) ISEB
11 12 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.75%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.62%) MAPM
14 4 (0.50%) MCP
15 3 (0.37%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 3 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 2 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
16 2 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (21.30%) PMO
2 42 (5.23%) QA
3 16 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.75%) SLA
6 5 (0.62%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.50%) MiFID
8 3 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.37%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.37%) XenApp
3 2 (0.25%) Docker
3 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.12%) Firmware
4 1 (0.12%) HDFS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.87%) Ansible
2 5 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (0.62%) OpenView
3 3 (0.37%) MOM
3 3 (0.37%) SCCM
3 3 (0.37%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.25%) Cacti
4 2 (0.25%) Check_MK
4 2 (0.25%) Control-M
4 2 (0.25%) Graphite
4 2 (0.25%) Kibana
4 2 (0.25%) logstash
4 2 (0.25%) Nagios
4 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.25%) Puppet
4 2 (0.25%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 134 (16.69%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.85%) Oracle
3 55 (6.85%) SAP
4 12 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.25%) Cisco
5 10 (1.25%) HP
6 8 (1.00%) Sybase
6 8 (1.00%) webMethods
7 7 (0.87%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.87%) IBM
7 7 (0.87%) Remedy
8 6 (0.75%) Informatica
9 5 (0.62%) Splunk
10 4 (0.50%) BEA
10 4 (0.50%) ComArch
10 4 (0.50%) Gemalto
10 4 (0.50%) Software AG
10 4 (0.50%) VMware
11 3 (0.37%) Google
11 3 (0.37%) Teradata
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