The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 8 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4654 4437 4919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.43% 9.52% 9.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.67% 12.98% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2855 2819 2896
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 85 107
Average hourly rate £29.75 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £13.50 £17.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £50.00 £45.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36743 34175 37676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.41% 73.35% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 21189 22136
Average daily rate £408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 995 1360
Average hourly rate £23.63 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.44 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Project Management
UK

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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
London 0 2164 £450 - 557
South East +1 1000 £378 -5.62% 277
South West +3 312 £384 +0.58% 88
East of England -4 259 £425 +6.25% 66
North West -2 257 £380 +1.33% 101
West Midlands +7 243 £400 +8.10% 80
Yorkshire -2 186 £363 -3.33% 91
East Midlands +1 131 £375 -9.09% 51
North East -13 36 £385 +2.66% 24
Midlands +5 11 £500 +39.37% 4
South Coast - 5 £463 -
Project Management
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Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2948 (31.14%) Finance
2 2634 (27.83%) PRINCE2
3 1655 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 1195 (12.62%) Microsoft
5 1084 (11.45%) Banking
6 980 (10.35%) Change Management
7 939 (9.92%) MS Excel
8 931 (9.84%) ITIL
9 909 (9.60%) MS Project
10 857 (9.05%) Degree
11 810 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
12 767 (8.10%) Business Analysis
13 689 (7.28%) MS Office
14 683 (7.22%) Security Cleared
15 667 (7.05%) Migration
16 638 (6.74%) PMI Certification
17 621 (6.56%) SAP
18 602 (6.36%) Oracle
19 593 (6.26%) Retail
20 565 (5.97%) Telecoms
21 555 (5.86%) Risk Management
22 553 (5.84%) SharePoint
23 550 (5.81%) SQL
24 545 (5.76%) Windows
25 542 (5.73%) Scrum
26 497 (5.25%) Programme Management
27 493 (5.21%) Project Planning
28 482 (5.09%) SC Cleared
29 452 (4.77%) PMP
29 452 (4.77%) Service Management

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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
1 553 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 127 (1.34%) CMS
3 89 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 81 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 75 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 60 (0.63%) MS Project Server
7 55 (0.58%) SAS
8 53 (0.56%) IIS
8 53 (0.56%) Lync
9 52 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 49 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 33 (0.35%) Apache
12 32 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 31 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 30 (0.32%) Confluence
14 30 (0.32%) Drupal
15 21 (0.22%) WordPress
16 20 (0.21%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
17 17 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 939 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 909 (9.60%) MS Project
3 689 (7.28%) MS Office
4 428 (4.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 336 (3.55%) MS Visio
6 84 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.18%) Open Workbench
9 16 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.13%) SPSS
11 10 (0.11%) InDesign
11 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
12 8 (0.085%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
14 6 (0.063%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.053%) FastStats
16 4 (0.042%) Windchill
17 3 (0.032%) CATIA
17 3 (0.032%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 76 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 35 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.34%) CA Clarity
5 31 (0.33%) ENOVIA
6 30 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 26 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 24 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 23 (0.24%) WebTrends
9 23 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 22 (0.23%) SAP CO
11 21 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
12 20 (0.21%) SAP SD
12 20 (0.21%) Google Analytics
13 19 (0.20%) SAP ERP
14 16 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
14 16 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
15 15 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
15 15 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 56 (0.59%) SaaS
2 43 (0.45%) Office 365
3 34 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.16%) PaaS
6 14 (0.15%) Force.com
7 12 (0.13%) IaaS
8 11 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 9 (0.095%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (0.074%) Rackspace Cloud
11 6 (0.063%) IBM Blueworks
12 5 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.032%) Taleo
14 2 (0.021%) GitHub
14 2 (0.021%) Heroku
14 2 (0.021%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.021%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.011%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.011%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.011%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 163 (1.72%) Firewall
2 154 (1.63%) WAN
3 143 (1.51%) LAN
4 142 (1.50%) Internet
5 140 (1.48%) Intranet
6 90 (0.95%) SAN
7 88 (0.93%) DNS
8 70 (0.74%) 3G
9 65 (0.69%) MPLS
10 61 (0.64%) VPN
11 60 (0.63%) VoIP
12 58 (0.61%) TCP/IP
12 58 (0.61%) Wireless
13 52 (0.55%) DHCP
14 49 (0.52%) LTE
15 38 (0.40%) Network Security
15 38 (0.40%) 4G
15 38 (0.40%) SDH
16 37 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
17 35 (0.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 189 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 91 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 88 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 77 (0.81%) MySQL
6 72 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 70 (0.74%) QlikView
8 60 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 57 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 56 (0.59%) Data Mining
11 53 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 48 (0.51%) Big Data
13 39 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
14 37 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 31 (0.33%) MS Access
16 30 (0.32%) DB2
17 28 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (0.26%) SAP BW
19 24 (0.25%) MongoDB
20 23 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 85 (0.90%) JIRA
2 75 (0.79%) Subversion
3 56 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 48 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 36 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 30 (0.32%) NUnit
8 29 (0.31%) ClearCase
8 29 (0.31%) Rational Rose
9 25 (0.26%) JUnit
9 25 (0.26%) Maven
9 25 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
10 23 (0.24%) Ant
11 19 (0.20%) Selenium
12 15 (0.16%) ClearQuest
12 15 (0.16%) Jenkins
13 14 (0.15%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.15%) GoogleTest
14 13 (0.14%) CppUnit
15 12 (0.13%) Axure RP
General
1 2948 (31.14%) Finance
2 1084 (11.45%) Banking
3 593 (6.26%) Retail
4 565 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 371 (3.92%) Marketing
6 364 (3.85%) Investment Banking
7 237 (2.50%) Legal
8 236 (2.49%) Manufacturing
9 157 (1.66%) Back Office
10 148 (1.56%) Front Office
11 128 (1.35%) Publishing
12 126 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 100 (1.06%) Advertising
14 99 (1.05%) Retail Banking
15 96 (1.01%) Financial Institution
16 89 (0.94%) Billing
17 81 (0.86%) German Language
17 81 (0.86%) Law
18 79 (0.83%) Automotive
19 66 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 4278 (45.19%) Project Manager
2 1455 (15.37%) Analyst
3 824 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 374 (3.95%) Senior Manager
5 339 (3.58%) IT Project Manager
6 338 (3.57%) Consultant
7 305 (3.22%) Programme Manager
8 300 (3.17%) Architect
9 299 (3.16%) Senior Project Manager
10 278 (2.94%) Developer
11 268 (2.83%) Infrastructure Manager
12 244 (2.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 235 (2.48%) Business Manager
14 231 (2.44%) Technical Manager
15 190 (2.01%) PMO Analyst
16 187 (1.98%) Technical Project Manager
17 180 (1.90%) Coordinator
18 178 (1.88%) Delivery Manager
19 159 (1.68%) Agile Project Manager
20 152 (1.61%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (3.42%) .NET
2 304 (3.21%) HTML
3 196 (2.07%) XML
4 182 (1.92%) Web Services
5 158 (1.67%) CSS
6 122 (1.29%) ASP.NET
7 113 (1.19%) JSP
8 96 (1.01%) jQuery
9 84 (0.89%) Middleware
10 78 (0.82%) J2EE
11 75 (0.79%) Ajax
12 58 (0.61%) HTML5
13 50 (0.53%) Spring
14 43 (0.45%) XSLT
14 43 (0.45%) REST
15 42 (0.44%) .NET Framework
16 39 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
17 36 (0.38%) RESTful
18 34 (0.36%) JSON
19 32 (0.34%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 420 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 327 (3.45%) PMI
3 201 (2.12%) NHS
4 168 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 110 (1.16%) Open Source
6 103 (1.09%) Social Media
7 97 (1.02%) Derivative
8 96 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 89 (0.94%) FMCG
10 83 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 74 (0.78%) Equities
12 73 (0.77%) Economics
13 66 (0.70%) Credit Risk
14 65 (0.69%) Fixed Income
15 61 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
16 52 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
17 50 (0.53%) Mainframe
18 47 (0.50%) Data Integration
19 42 (0.44%) Digital Media
19 42 (0.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 545 (5.76%) Windows
2 224 (2.37%) UNIX
3 218 (2.30%) Linux
4 128 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 110 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 67 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 58 (0.61%) Android
9 54 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (0.52%) Windows XP
11 41 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (0.32%) Solaris
13 23 (0.24%) AIX
14 14 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.11%) SUSE
16 9 (0.095%) CentOS
16 9 (0.095%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.074%) HPUX
18 6 (0.063%) zOS
18 6 (0.063%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2634 (27.83%) PRINCE2
2 1655 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 980 (10.35%) Change Management
4 931 (9.84%) ITIL
5 810 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
6 767 (8.10%) Business Analysis
7 667 (7.05%) Migration
8 555 (5.86%) Risk Management
9 542 (5.73%) Scrum
10 497 (5.25%) Programme Management
11 493 (5.21%) Project Planning
12 452 (4.77%) Service Management
13 402 (4.25%) CRM
13 402 (4.25%) E-Commerce
13 402 (4.25%) Service Delivery
14 400 (4.23%) Change Control
15 353 (3.73%) PRINCE
16 351 (3.71%) Time Management
17 322 (3.40%) User Acceptance Testing
18 299 (3.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 550 (5.81%) SQL
2 330 (3.49%) Java
3 219 (2.31%) JavaScript
4 175 (1.85%) C#
5 173 (1.83%) C
6 75 (0.79%) PHP
7 74 (0.78%) Python
8 70 (0.74%) VBA
9 66 (0.70%) VB
10 50 (0.53%) Perl
11 45 (0.48%) PowerShell
12 38 (0.40%) C++
12 38 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 37 (0.39%) PL/SQL
14 28 (0.30%) Ruby
15 22 (0.23%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.18%) VBScript
16 17 (0.18%) R
17 15 (0.16%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.15%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 857 (9.05%) Degree
2 683 (7.22%) Security Cleared
3 638 (6.74%) PMI Certification
4 482 (5.09%) SC Cleared
5 452 (4.77%) PMP
6 405 (4.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 312 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 172 (1.82%) ISEB
9 127 (1.34%) DV Cleared
10 124 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
11 104 (1.10%) ISTQB
12 101 (1.07%) APMP
13 87 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 74 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
15 61 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 55 (0.58%) MCSE
17 44 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 37 (0.39%) CCNA
19 33 (0.35%) CISSP
20 32 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 421 (4.45%) QA
2 120 (1.27%) SLA
3 60 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 45 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (0.42%) EMIR
6 33 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
7 32 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.32%) COBIT
9 28 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 25 (0.26%) P3O
11 23 (0.24%) Solvency II
12 20 (0.21%) PCI DSS
13 19 (0.20%) FATCA
14 18 (0.19%) Basel III
15 14 (0.15%) ISO 14001
16 12 (0.13%) Basel II
17 9 (0.095%) MiFID
18 8 (0.085%) GxP
19 6 (0.063%) WCAG
19 6 (0.063%) WAI
System Software
1 174 (1.84%) Active Directory
2 103 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 25 (0.26%) XenApp
4 25 (0.26%) vSphere
5 15 (0.16%) XenServer
5 15 (0.16%) XenDesktop
6 13 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.13%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.063%) UAG
11 5 (0.053%) Varnish
12 4 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.042%) Xen
13 3 (0.032%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.021%) StorNext
14 2 (0.021%) GPFS
14 2 (0.021%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 75 (0.79%) SCCM
2 44 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (0.29%) SCOM
4 22 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 18 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 15 (0.16%) Data Guard
7 13 (0.14%) WSUS
8 12 (0.13%) MOM
8 12 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
9 9 (0.095%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.095%) Puppet
10 7 (0.074%) HP UCMDB
10 7 (0.074%) WMI
11 6 (0.063%) Control-M
11 6 (0.063%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.063%) Netcool
11 6 (0.063%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.063%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.063%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.053%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1195 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 621 (6.56%) SAP
3 602 (6.36%) Oracle
4 222 (2.35%) Cisco
5 216 (2.28%) HP
6 171 (1.81%) VMware
7 154 (1.63%) IBM
8 141 (1.49%) Citrix
9 122 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 71 (0.75%) Business Objects
11 66 (0.70%) CheckPoint
12 59 (0.62%) Cognos
12 59 (0.62%) Remedy
13 54 (0.57%) Google
14 51 (0.54%) Adobe
15 50 (0.53%) Lotus
16 49 (0.52%) Red Hat
17 47 (0.50%) EMC
18 46 (0.49%) Avaya
19 39 (0.41%) Sybase
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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