The median contractor rate for a Project Planner was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planner
England / West Midlands
Rank 104 126 112
Rank change year-on-year +22 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Planner 14 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.15% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.16% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 7
Median daily rate £325 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +9.12% -3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +16.00% -6.54%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2160 2572 2382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.79% 95.44% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1421 1330
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Project Planner
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Project Planner in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planner in the West Midlands

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Planner in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planner in the West Midlands

Project Planner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planner in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planner in the West Midlands

Project Planner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Planner in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planner in the West Midlands

Project Planner
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planner within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham - 4 £413 -
Warwickshire -2 3 £325 -13.33%
Shropshire - 1 - -
Project Planner
England

Project Planner Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Project Planner contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Project Planner in the job title.

1 19 (70.37%) MS Project
2 16 (59.26%) MS Excel
3 13 (48.15%) PMO
4 11 (40.74%) MS Visio
5 10 (37.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (37.04%) Project Planning
6 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
6 8 (29.63%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) Project Management
7 7 (25.93%) MS Office
7 7 (25.93%) Time Management
8 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (18.52%) Primavera
9 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
9 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.81%) Critical Path Analysis
9 4 (14.81%) Dependency Management
10 3 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
10 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
10 3 (11.11%) Migration
10 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (11.11%) Automotive
10 3 (11.11%) ITIL
10 3 (11.11%) Progress
10 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.11%) PRINCE
11 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
11 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance

Project Planner Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (70.37%) MS Project
2 16 (59.26%) MS Excel
3 11 (40.74%) MS Visio
4 7 (25.93%) MS Office
5 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Primavera
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Automotive
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Project Planning
1 10 (37.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (25.93%) Project Management
2 7 (25.93%) Time Management
3 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Critical Path Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Dependency Management
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (11.11%) PRINCE
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) System Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) Logistics
7 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.70%) WFM
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) PMO
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Progress