The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 284 275 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.08% 9.76% 12.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.40% 13.08% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 154 108
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 14
Average hourly rate £16.25 £26.00 £41.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -37.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £11.90 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £113.50 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.24 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -12.70%
Project Management
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1972 2103 1578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.98% 74.65% 70.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 1095 631
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 69
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management across the Berkshire region.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Berkshire region.

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Project Management Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 88 £420 +5.00% 19
Newbury -1 50 £350 -18.60% 3
Slough +4 31 £375 -16.66% 8
Bracknell +2 18 £273 -35.65% 5
Maidenhead -2 14 £398 -0.62% 5
Windsor -1 3 £325 -
Wokingham +2 2 £425 - 3
Hungerford - - - - 1
Project Management
South East

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management.

1 209 (37.79%) Telecoms
2 172 (31.10%) PRINCE2
3 94 (17.00%) Finance
4 81 (14.65%) Degree
5 75 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (13.38%) ITIL
7 72 (13.02%) PMI Certification
7 72 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 66 (11.93%) Microsoft
9 59 (10.67%) MS Excel
10 55 (9.95%) MS Project
11 47 (8.50%) Service Delivery
12 46 (8.32%) MS Office
13 44 (7.96%) PMP
13 44 (7.96%) Billing
13 44 (7.96%) Marketing
14 43 (7.78%) 3G
15 38 (6.87%) Change Management
15 38 (6.87%) Programme Management
16 37 (6.69%) Scrum
16 37 (6.69%) Internet
17 36 (6.51%) MS Visio
18 35 (6.33%) Computer Science
19 34 (6.15%) Migration
20 33 (5.97%) QA
20 33 (5.97%) Security Cleared
21 32 (5.79%) Cisco
21 32 (5.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 31 (5.61%) Management Information System

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.45%) IIS
3 6 (1.08%) CMS
4 3 (0.54%) Lync
5 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.36%) Drupal
5 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) SAS
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 55 (9.95%) MS Project
3 46 (8.32%) MS Office
4 36 (6.51%) MS Visio
5 31 (5.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.36%) Agresso
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.18%) HFM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.27%) SaaS
2 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.36%) Force.com
3 2 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.78%) 3G
2 37 (6.69%) Internet
3 30 (5.42%) Firewall
4 25 (4.52%) 4G
5 24 (4.34%) LTE
5 24 (4.34%) MPLS
6 23 (4.16%) Broadband
7 19 (3.44%) LAN
7 19 (3.44%) Radio Access Network
8 18 (3.25%) WAN
8 18 (3.25%) DNS
9 14 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (2.17%) VoLTE
10 12 (2.17%) UMTS
10 12 (2.17%) GSM
11 11 (1.99%) HTTP
12 10 (1.81%) VPN
13 9 (1.63%) BGP
13 9 (1.63%) Wireless
13 9 (1.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.17%) MySQL
2 10 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.72%) DB2
5 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.18%) Essbase
7 1 (0.18%) QlikView
7 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.72%) JIRA
2 3 (0.54%) PowerBuilder
3 2 (0.36%) Selenium
3 2 (0.36%) TestPartner
3 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 209 (37.79%) Telecoms
2 94 (17.00%) Finance
3 44 (7.96%) Billing
3 44 (7.96%) Marketing
4 19 (3.44%) Retail
5 18 (3.25%) Legal
6 14 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.99%) German Language
8 7 (1.27%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.72%) Banking
10 3 (0.54%) Electronics
10 3 (0.54%) Automotive
11 2 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Publishing
11 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 204 (36.89%) Project Manager
2 44 (7.96%) Analyst
3 37 (6.69%) Coordinator
4 31 (5.61%) Delivery Manager
5 29 (5.24%) Technical Manager
6 27 (4.88%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 26 (4.70%) Consultant
8 25 (4.52%) Architect
9 22 (3.98%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 18 (3.25%) Project Coordinator
10 18 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
11 16 (2.89%) Change Manager
11 16 (2.89%) Technical Project Manager
11 16 (2.89%) Senior Manager
12 15 (2.71%) Technical Delivery Manager
13 14 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.53%) Programme Manager
14 13 (2.35%) Developer
14 13 (2.35%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.99%) HTML
1 11 (1.99%) .NET
2 10 (1.81%) LAMP
3 9 (1.63%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.45%) J2EE
4 8 (1.45%) Web Services
4 8 (1.45%) Hibernate
5 7 (1.27%) WCF
5 7 (1.27%) WPF
6 6 (1.08%) Application Packaging
7 5 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.72%) Middleware
9 3 (0.54%) APPC
9 3 (0.54%) MDX
9 3 (0.54%) CSS
9 3 (0.54%) jQuery
9 3 (0.54%) Mason
9 3 (0.54%) Visualforce
10 2 (0.36%) SAML
10 2 (0.36%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.06%) PMI
5 10 (1.81%) User Experience
5 10 (1.81%) Social Media
6 9 (1.63%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.08%) Replication
8 5 (0.90%) NHS
8 5 (0.90%) Open Source
8 5 (0.90%) FMCG
9 4 (0.72%) GIS
9 4 (0.72%) PKI
10 3 (0.54%) IPTV
10 3 (0.54%) AS400
10 3 (0.54%) DTV
10 3 (0.54%) iSeries
10 3 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.54%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.88%) Windows
1 27 (4.88%) Linux
2 18 (3.25%) Windows 7
3 10 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.45%) UNIX
5 5 (0.90%) Solaris
6 4 (0.72%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.54%) OS/400
7 3 (0.54%) i5/OS
8 2 (0.36%) Android
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (31.10%) PRINCE2
2 74 (13.38%) ITIL
2 74 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (8.50%) Service Delivery
5 38 (6.87%) Change Management
5 38 (6.87%) Programme Management
6 37 (6.69%) Scrum
7 34 (6.15%) Migration
8 31 (5.61%) Project Planning
9 30 (5.42%) CRM
10 27 (4.88%) Change Control
11 26 (4.70%) Waterfall
11 26 (4.70%) Release Management
11 26 (4.70%) Risk Management
12 24 (4.34%) Service Management
13 22 (3.98%) Validation
14 19 (3.44%) Configuration Management
15 18 (3.25%) Time Management
16 17 (3.07%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.24%) SQL
2 9 (1.63%) C
2 9 (1.63%) C#
3 7 (1.27%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.27%) VB.NET
4 6 (1.08%) Java
5 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.72%) VBScript
7 3 (0.54%) Apex Code
7 3 (0.54%) RPG
7 3 (0.54%) COBOL
8 2 (0.36%) PHP
8 2 (0.36%) Python
9 1 (0.18%) Ruby
9 1 (0.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 81 (14.65%) Degree
2 72 (13.02%) PMI Certification
3 44 (7.96%) PMP
4 33 (5.97%) Security Cleared
5 32 (5.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (3.80%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.99%) ISEB
7 11 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.63%) VCP4
10 4 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.72%) CISSP
10 4 (0.72%) NVQ Level 3
11 3 (0.54%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.36%) GIAC
12 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.18%) PgMP
13 1 (0.18%) APMP
13 1 (0.18%) CRISC
13 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.97%) QA
2 9 (1.63%) SLA
3 6 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.36%) BS15000
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.90%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.54%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 9 (1.63%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.72%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.54%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (0.54%) SCCM
4 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 66 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.79%) Cisco
3 27 (4.88%) Oracle
4 24 (4.34%) CheckPoint
5 22 (3.98%) SAP
6 16 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (2.53%) F5
8 13 (2.35%) HP
9 11 (1.99%) VMware
10 9 (1.63%) BMC
10 9 (1.63%) EMC
10 9 (1.63%) Remedy
10 9 (1.63%) Ericsson
10 9 (1.63%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.45%) Citrix
12 7 (1.27%) Amdocs
12 7 (1.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 6 (1.08%) Mapinfo
14 5 (0.90%) Dell
14 5 (0.90%) Sun
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