The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 9 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4648 4706 3874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.48% 9.85% 9.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.39% 13.05% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 2896 2275
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 72 140
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £35.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -21.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £28.16 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -17.19%
Project Management
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37507 36060 30720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.49% 75.50% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23739 22508 18841
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £574 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1067 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Project Management Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -3 1948 £450 - 579
South East -1 1032 £410 +2.50% 272
North West +3 401 £400 - 134
Yorkshire +1 290 £375 -0.06% 89
East of England +5 264 £400 -5.88% 105
South West -7 236 £375 -6.25% 79
West Midlands -3 222 £375 +7.14% 90
East Midlands +1 162 £400 +3.22% 49
North East 0 60 £400 +12.99% 12
Midlands -17 6 £500 +5.26% 3
South Coast +2 2 - -
Project Management
UK

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2746 (30.80%) Finance
2 2432 (27.28%) PRINCE2
3 1653 (18.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 1637 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
5 1090 (12.23%) Microsoft
6 994 (11.15%) Banking
7 956 (10.72%) MS Excel
8 927 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
9 882 (9.89%) MS Project
9 882 (9.89%) ITIL
10 879 (9.86%) Change Management
11 774 (8.68%) Degree
12 771 (8.65%) Security Cleared
13 666 (7.47%) MS Office
14 655 (7.35%) Retail
15 643 (7.21%) Migration
16 615 (6.90%) Business Analysis
17 612 (6.86%) PMI Certification
18 567 (6.36%) Risk Management
19 562 (6.30%) Programme Management
20 548 (6.15%) SC Cleared
21 538 (6.03%) SQL
21 538 (6.03%) Telecoms
22 518 (5.81%) Windows
23 511 (5.73%) Oracle
24 505 (5.66%) SAP
25 479 (5.37%) Project Planning
26 471 (5.28%) Waterfall
27 455 (5.10%) Scrum
28 454 (5.09%) SharePoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 454 (5.09%) SharePoint
2 111 (1.24%) CMS
3 78 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 60 (0.67%) SAS
5 58 (0.65%) Lync
6 56 (0.63%) IIS
7 49 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 46 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (0.39%) Apache
10 34 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 32 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 31 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 29 (0.33%) Confluence
14 27 (0.30%) MS Project Server
15 26 (0.29%) WebLogic
16 25 (0.28%) IBM Notes
17 20 (0.22%) OpenStack
18 19 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
18 19 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
18 19 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 956 (10.72%) MS Excel
2 882 (9.89%) MS Project
3 666 (7.47%) MS Office
4 414 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 336 (3.77%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.17%) Open Workbench
9 13 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.090%) SPSS
12 6 (0.067%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.067%) Shockwave
13 5 (0.056%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.056%) InDesign
14 3 (0.034%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.034%) Simulink
14 3 (0.034%) ArcInfo
14 3 (0.034%) ProjectWise
15 2 (0.022%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 97 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 79 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 41 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 38 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 34 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 22 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 21 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 21 (0.24%) Markit EDM
9 20 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 20 (0.22%) Agresso
9 20 (0.22%) SAP FI
10 19 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 19 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 18 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
11 18 (0.20%) SAP CO
12 17 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
13 16 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
13 16 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
13 16 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 58 (0.65%) SaaS
2 48 (0.54%) Office 365
3 28 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.16%) PaaS
6 14 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (0.13%) IaaS
8 10 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.090%) Heroku
11 7 (0.079%) Yammer
12 6 (0.067%) GitHub
12 6 (0.067%) Force.com
13 3 (0.034%) Taleo
13 3 (0.034%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.034%) IBM Blueworks
14 2 (0.022%) Basecamp
14 2 (0.022%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.011%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 176 (1.97%) Firewall
2 174 (1.95%) LAN
3 172 (1.93%) WAN
4 140 (1.57%) SAN
5 133 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 132 (1.48%) Internet
7 98 (1.10%) DNS
8 95 (1.07%) Intranet
9 80 (0.90%) VPN
10 61 (0.68%) MPLS
11 55 (0.62%) DHCP
11 55 (0.62%) VoIP
12 51 (0.57%) Wireless
13 48 (0.54%) NAS
14 44 (0.49%) 3G
15 42 (0.47%) Network Security
16 40 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
17 39 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (0.40%) 4G
19 33 (0.37%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 186 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
3 100 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 82 (0.92%) MySQL
5 73 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 65 (0.73%) Big Data
7 63 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 58 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 58 (0.65%) QlikView
9 55 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
10 38 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 36 (0.40%) DB2
12 34 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 33 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
13 33 (0.37%) SAP BW
14 26 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
15 25 (0.28%) MS Access
16 23 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 110 (1.23%) JIRA
2 83 (0.93%) Subversion
3 60 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (0.61%) Git (software)
5 49 (0.55%) ClearCase
6 48 (0.54%) NUnit
7 39 (0.44%) Ant
8 36 (0.40%) GoogleTest
9 35 (0.39%) CppUnit
10 34 (0.38%) Rational Rose
11 29 (0.33%) Jenkins
12 27 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
13 22 (0.25%) ClearQuest
14 21 (0.24%) TeamCity
15 20 (0.22%) Selenium
16 18 (0.20%) JUnit
17 16 (0.18%) Maven
18 15 (0.17%) LoadRunner
19 14 (0.16%) CruiseControl
19 14 (0.16%) Moq
General
1 2746 (30.80%) Finance
2 994 (11.15%) Banking
3 655 (7.35%) Retail
4 538 (6.03%) Telecoms
5 331 (3.71%) Marketing
6 268 (3.01%) Legal
7 234 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 186 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 127 (1.42%) Law
10 126 (1.41%) Back Office
10 126 (1.41%) Retail Banking
11 117 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 109 (1.22%) Front Office
13 103 (1.16%) Publishing
14 94 (1.05%) Advertising
15 86 (0.96%) Billing
16 84 (0.94%) Local Government
17 77 (0.86%) Financial Institution
18 66 (0.74%) Automotive
19 52 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 3872 (43.43%) Project Manager
2 1320 (14.80%) Analyst
3 759 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 325 (3.65%) Senior Manager
5 316 (3.54%) Developer
6 305 (3.42%) Consultant
7 296 (3.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 295 (3.31%) IT Project Manager
9 283 (3.17%) Programme Manager
10 273 (3.06%) Senior Project Manager
11 272 (3.05%) Delivery Manager
12 268 (3.01%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 259 (2.90%) Architect
14 207 (2.32%) Technical Manager
15 201 (2.25%) Business Manager
16 199 (2.23%) Coordinator
17 165 (1.85%) SAP Manager
18 161 (1.81%) Agile Project Manager
19 150 (1.68%) PMO Analyst
20 149 (1.67%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (3.51%) .NET
2 277 (3.11%) HTML
3 158 (1.77%) Web Services
4 155 (1.74%) CSS
5 136 (1.53%) Middleware
6 132 (1.48%) ASP.NET
7 119 (1.33%) XML
8 109 (1.22%) jQuery
9 103 (1.16%) JSP
10 75 (0.84%) HTML5
11 47 (0.53%) J2EE
12 44 (0.49%) REST
13 43 (0.48%) Spring
14 42 (0.47%) Ajax
15 38 (0.43%) CSS3
16 37 (0.41%) .NET Framework
17 34 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 33 (0.37%) Java EE
19 30 (0.34%) Motif
20 28 (0.31%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 927 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 363 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 242 (2.71%) PMI
4 197 (2.21%) NHS
5 184 (2.06%) User Experience
6 160 (1.79%) Open Source
7 140 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 102 (1.14%) Derivative
9 82 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 81 (0.91%) Economics
11 76 (0.85%) Equities
12 73 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 68 (0.76%) FMCG
14 59 (0.66%) Social Media
15 53 (0.59%) Fixed Income
16 52 (0.58%) Data Integration
17 47 (0.53%) Visualisation
18 45 (0.50%) Data Structures
19 44 (0.49%) Clustering
20 43 (0.48%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 518 (5.81%) Windows
2 292 (3.28%) UNIX
3 286 (3.21%) Linux
4 105 (1.18%) Windows 7
5 103 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 70 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 44 (0.49%) Solaris
11 43 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 37 (0.41%) Android
13 36 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (0.16%) AIX
16 11 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.079%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.067%) Debian
18 6 (0.067%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.056%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2432 (27.28%) PRINCE2
2 1653 (18.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 1637 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
4 882 (9.89%) ITIL
5 879 (9.86%) Change Management
6 643 (7.21%) Migration
7 615 (6.90%) Business Analysis
8 567 (6.36%) Risk Management
9 562 (6.30%) Programme Management
10 479 (5.37%) Project Planning
11 471 (5.28%) Waterfall
12 455 (5.10%) Scrum
13 434 (4.87%) Service Delivery
14 391 (4.39%) E-Commerce
15 373 (4.18%) Service Management
16 349 (3.91%) Change Control
17 335 (3.76%) CRM
18 326 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
19 309 (3.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 301 (3.38%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 538 (6.03%) SQL
2 255 (2.86%) Java
3 240 (2.69%) JavaScript
4 216 (2.42%) C
5 168 (1.88%) C#
6 109 (1.22%) Python
7 81 (0.91%) C++
8 71 (0.80%) PowerShell
9 56 (0.63%) PL/SQL
10 55 (0.62%) T-SQL
10 55 (0.62%) PHP
11 47 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 45 (0.50%) Ruby
12 45 (0.50%) VB
13 37 (0.41%) Perl
14 35 (0.39%) VBScript
14 35 (0.39%) VBA
15 19 (0.21%) ABAP
16 15 (0.17%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.15%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 774 (8.68%) Degree
2 771 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 612 (6.86%) PMI Certification
4 548 (6.15%) SC Cleared
5 438 (4.91%) PMP
6 392 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 303 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 195 (2.19%) ISEB
9 127 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 124 (1.39%) APMP
11 97 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 94 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
12 94 (1.05%) ISTQB
13 92 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
14 56 (0.63%) CCNA
15 48 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 47 (0.53%) CISSP
17 45 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 43 (0.48%) MCITP
19 42 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 422 (4.73%) QA
2 122 (1.37%) SLA
3 47 (0.53%) P3O
4 34 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 30 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 23 (0.26%) COBIT
10 21 (0.24%) GxP
11 18 (0.20%) FATCA
12 17 (0.19%) EMIR
12 17 (0.19%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.18%) JSP 440
14 15 (0.17%) GAMP
15 13 (0.15%) ISO 9000
16 12 (0.13%) GMP
16 12 (0.13%) PMBOK
17 10 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
18 9 (0.10%) GAAP
System Software
1 195 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 119 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 39 (0.44%) XenApp
5 32 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 22 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 18 (0.20%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (0.18%) Terminal Server
9 16 (0.18%) vSphere
10 15 (0.17%) Docker
11 8 (0.090%) NFS
12 7 (0.079%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.079%) Firmware
13 6 (0.067%) XenServer
14 5 (0.056%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (0.056%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.045%) Samba
Systems Management
1 65 (0.73%) SCCM
2 57 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (0.45%) SCOM
4 24 (0.27%) Puppet
5 18 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (0.19%) SCVMM
7 15 (0.17%) HP SIM
7 15 (0.17%) EdgeSight
8 13 (0.15%) Vagrant
9 12 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
10 11 (0.12%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.12%) MOM
10 11 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
10 11 (0.12%) Control-M
11 9 (0.10%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.090%) Cisco UCCE
13 7 (0.079%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.079%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.079%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1090 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 511 (5.73%) Oracle
3 505 (5.66%) SAP
4 268 (3.01%) Cisco
5 256 (2.87%) HP
6 209 (2.34%) VMware
7 165 (1.85%) Citrix
8 154 (1.73%) IBM
9 104 (1.17%) CheckPoint
10 82 (0.92%) Adobe
11 80 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
12 64 (0.72%) Business Objects
13 63 (0.71%) Cognos
13 63 (0.71%) F5
14 62 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 61 (0.68%) Google
16 52 (0.58%) Remedy
17 45 (0.50%) Dell
18 43 (0.48%) EMC
19 41 (0.46%) BMC
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £547 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum FIXED TERM CONTRACT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
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County Durham
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