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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 13 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4398 4329 4126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.72% 9.17% 9.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.69% 12.34% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2942 2715 2531
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 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 85 120
Average hourly rate £26.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £55.46 £52.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -10.76%
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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -1 1884 £450 -3.84% 458
South East -4 1019 £375 -6.25% 215
North West -1 292 £390 +9.09% 97
East of England +3 279 £410 +2.50% 72
Yorkshire +2 265 £400 +3.22% 94
South West -4 251 £425 +13.33% 81
West Midlands +2 197 £375 - 69
East Midlands +7 134 £375 +16.27% 44
North East -2 59 £428 +14.76% 8
Midlands 0 12 £440 +17.26% 12
South Coast - 2 - -
Project Management
UK

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2775 (30.52%) Finance
2 2483 (27.31%) PRINCE2
3 1720 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 1579 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 1173 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 1002 (11.02%) Banking
7 989 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
8 971 (10.68%) MS Excel
9 902 (9.92%) MS Project
10 897 (9.87%) Change Management
11 895 (9.84%) ITIL
12 846 (9.30%) Degree
13 790 (8.69%) Security Cleared
14 640 (7.04%) Business Analysis
15 639 (7.03%) MS Office
16 612 (6.73%) Migration
17 601 (6.61%) Retail
18 597 (6.57%) Oracle
19 560 (6.16%) Telecoms
20 543 (5.97%) SAP
21 542 (5.96%) SC Cleared
22 540 (5.94%) PMI Certification
23 539 (5.93%) Risk Management
24 533 (5.86%) Project Planning
25 522 (5.74%) Programme Management
26 515 (5.66%) Windows
27 512 (5.63%) SQL
28 499 (5.49%) Scrum
29 453 (4.98%) SharePoint
29 453 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 453 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 129 (1.42%) CMS
3 80 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 75 (0.82%) IIS
5 70 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 64 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 52 (0.57%) SAS
8 48 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 43 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 43 (0.47%) Apache
9 43 (0.47%) MS Project Server
10 41 (0.45%) Lync
11 38 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
12 36 (0.40%) IBM Notes
13 30 (0.33%) Confluence
14 26 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
15 24 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (0.26%) Drupal
16 21 (0.23%) JBoss
16 21 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 971 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 902 (9.92%) MS Project
3 639 (7.03%) MS Office
4 453 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 313 (3.44%) MS Visio
6 42 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.12%) Open Workbench
10 9 (0.099%) Adobe Captivate
10 9 (0.099%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.077%) InDesign
11 7 (0.077%) SPSS
11 7 (0.077%) ArcInfo
12 5 (0.055%) FastStats
12 5 (0.055%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.044%) PowerPivot
13 4 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.044%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.022%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 98 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 78 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 44 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 29 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 28 (0.31%) Agresso
7 26 (0.29%) SAP ERP
8 24 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 24 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
9 23 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 22 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
10 22 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 20 (0.22%) CA Clarity
12 17 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 17 (0.19%) WebTrends
13 16 (0.18%) SAP SD
13 16 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
13 16 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
13 16 (0.18%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 66 (0.73%) SaaS
2 40 (0.44%) Office 365
3 30 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.19%) PaaS
6 13 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.12%) Force.com
8 9 (0.099%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.066%) IaaS
9 6 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.055%) GitHub
11 4 (0.044%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.044%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.033%) Heroku
13 2 (0.022%) Taleo
14 1 (0.011%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 181 (1.99%) LAN
2 176 (1.94%) Internet
3 175 (1.92%) Firewall
4 174 (1.91%) WAN
5 122 (1.34%) SAN
6 111 (1.22%) DNS
7 109 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 104 (1.14%) Intranet
9 91 (1.00%) 3G
10 69 (0.76%) VPN
10 69 (0.76%) MPLS
11 67 (0.74%) Wireless
12 62 (0.68%) DHCP
13 56 (0.62%) VoIP
14 54 (0.59%) 4G
15 53 (0.58%) Broadband
15 53 (0.58%) LTE
16 51 (0.56%) Network Security
17 41 (0.45%) BGP
18 38 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 179 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 134 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
4 94 (1.03%) MySQL
5 74 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 71 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 67 (0.74%) QlikView
8 57 (0.63%) Big Data
9 46 (0.51%) MS Access
10 44 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 35 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 33 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (0.36%) DB2
13 32 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (0.31%) Data Mining
15 27 (0.30%) SAP BW
16 23 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
17 21 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
17 21 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
17 21 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 130 (1.43%) JIRA
2 85 (0.93%) Subversion
3 55 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 48 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 48 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 41 (0.45%) ClearCase
6 39 (0.43%) NUnit
7 34 (0.37%) Visual Studio
8 33 (0.36%) JUnit
9 30 (0.33%) Ant
10 29 (0.32%) Jenkins
11 28 (0.31%) Selenium
12 26 (0.29%) ClearQuest
12 26 (0.29%) Rational Rose
13 23 (0.25%) Eclipse
13 23 (0.25%) GoogleTest
14 22 (0.24%) CppUnit
15 19 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
15 19 (0.21%) Maven
15 19 (0.21%) SpecFlow
General
1 2775 (30.52%) Finance
2 1002 (11.02%) Banking
3 601 (6.61%) Retail
4 560 (6.16%) Telecoms
5 315 (3.46%) Marketing
6 285 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 251 (2.76%) Legal
8 182 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 142 (1.56%) Back Office
10 132 (1.45%) Publishing
11 128 (1.41%) Front Office
12 110 (1.21%) Billing
13 106 (1.17%) Retail Banking
14 99 (1.09%) Law
15 96 (1.06%) Advertising
16 89 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
17 84 (0.92%) Automotive
18 71 (0.78%) Financial Institution
19 55 (0.60%) Local Government
20 52 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 3982 (43.80%) Project Manager
2 1366 (15.02%) Analyst
3 784 (8.62%) Business Analyst
4 360 (3.96%) Senior Manager
5 328 (3.61%) Developer
6 295 (3.24%) Senior Project Manager
6 295 (3.24%) IT Project Manager
7 287 (3.16%) Consultant
8 282 (3.10%) Programme Manager
9 280 (3.08%) Architect
10 246 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
11 229 (2.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 202 (2.22%) Technical Manager
13 195 (2.14%) Delivery Manager
14 193 (2.12%) Business Manager
15 190 (2.09%) Coordinator
16 170 (1.87%) PMO Analyst
17 157 (1.73%) Technical Project Manager
18 154 (1.69%) Agile Project Manager
19 146 (1.61%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (3.72%) HTML
1 338 (3.72%) .NET
2 170 (1.87%) Web Services
3 162 (1.78%) ASP.NET
4 158 (1.74%) CSS
5 150 (1.65%) JSP
6 142 (1.56%) XML
7 121 (1.33%) jQuery
8 114 (1.25%) Middleware
9 92 (1.01%) HTML5
10 65 (0.71%) J2EE
11 53 (0.58%) Ajax
12 50 (0.55%) .NET Framework
13 41 (0.45%) CSS3
13 41 (0.45%) Spring
14 39 (0.43%) REST
15 36 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
16 32 (0.35%) Hibernate
17 25 (0.27%) Spring MVC
17 25 (0.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 989 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 398 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 232 (2.55%) PMI
4 202 (2.22%) NHS
5 171 (1.88%) Open Source
6 164 (1.80%) User Experience
7 162 (1.78%) Computer Science
8 98 (1.08%) Derivative
9 92 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 87 (0.96%) Economics
11 78 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 77 (0.85%) Social Media
13 64 (0.70%) FMCG
14 60 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
15 57 (0.63%) Mainframe
16 55 (0.60%) Equities
17 50 (0.55%) Credit Risk
18 48 (0.53%) Fixed Income
19 44 (0.48%) Visualisation
20 43 (0.47%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 515 (5.66%) Windows
2 264 (2.90%) UNIX
3 250 (2.75%) Linux
4 101 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (1.06%) Windows 7
6 94 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 45 (0.49%) Windows XP
10 45 (0.49%) Android
11 34 (0.37%) Solaris
12 22 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 19 (0.21%) AIX
14 11 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (0.11%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.099%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.088%) zOS
18 6 (0.066%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.055%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2483 (27.31%) PRINCE2
2 1720 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 1579 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 897 (9.87%) Change Management
5 895 (9.84%) ITIL
6 640 (7.04%) Business Analysis
7 612 (6.73%) Migration
8 539 (5.93%) Risk Management
9 533 (5.86%) Project Planning
10 522 (5.74%) Programme Management
11 499 (5.49%) Scrum
12 447 (4.92%) Waterfall
13 404 (4.44%) Service Management
14 393 (4.32%) Service Delivery
15 378 (4.16%) E-Commerce
16 341 (3.75%) Change Control
17 330 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
18 315 (3.46%) CRM
19 314 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
20 309 (3.40%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 512 (5.63%) SQL
2 263 (2.89%) JavaScript
3 251 (2.76%) Java
4 196 (2.16%) C#
5 186 (2.05%) C
6 96 (1.06%) Python
7 72 (0.79%) C++
8 70 (0.77%) PL/SQL
8 70 (0.77%) VBA
9 68 (0.75%) PHP
10 57 (0.63%) VB
11 50 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 43 (0.47%) PowerShell
13 42 (0.46%) Ruby
14 38 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 37 (0.41%) Perl
16 34 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 29 (0.32%) VBScript
18 12 (0.13%) PHP5
19 11 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 846 (9.30%) Degree
2 790 (8.69%) Security Cleared
3 542 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 540 (5.94%) PMI Certification
5 391 (4.30%) PMP
6 386 (4.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 327 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 215 (2.36%) ISEB
9 125 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 114 (1.25%) DV Cleared
11 113 (1.24%) ISTQB
12 107 (1.18%) APMP
13 89 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
14 88 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
15 61 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 46 (0.51%) CISSP
17 45 (0.49%) HND
18 44 (0.48%) CCNA
19 42 (0.46%) CCNP
20 37 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 453 (4.98%) QA
2 99 (1.09%) SLA
3 50 (0.55%) P3O
4 49 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 48 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 32 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 29 (0.32%) EMIR
9 27 (0.30%) COBIT
10 26 (0.29%) PCI DSS
10 26 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 20 (0.22%) JSP 440
12 18 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
13 14 (0.15%) FATCA
14 11 (0.12%) ISO 9000
15 10 (0.11%) GAAP
15 10 (0.11%) GxP
15 10 (0.11%) Basel III
16 8 (0.088%) FINREP
17 7 (0.077%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 183 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 104 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.29%) XenApp
4 23 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 20 (0.22%) vSphere
6 17 (0.19%) XenServer
7 13 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 9 (0.099%) ProxySG
9 9 (0.099%) Terminal Server
10 8 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.066%) NFS
12 6 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.055%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.055%) Docker
14 4 (0.044%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.044%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.033%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 72 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 63 (0.69%) SCCM
3 41 (0.45%) SCOM
4 17 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (0.14%) Puppet
6 11 (0.12%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.11%) Nagios
7 10 (0.11%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.099%) FortiGate
9 8 (0.088%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (0.088%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.077%) HP SIM
10 7 (0.077%) HP Data Protector
10 7 (0.077%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.077%) EdgeSight
11 6 (0.066%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.055%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.055%) NSN NetAct
13 4 (0.044%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1173 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 597 (6.57%) Oracle
3 543 (5.97%) SAP
4 276 (3.04%) HP
5 240 (2.64%) Cisco
6 179 (1.97%) VMware
7 168 (1.85%) IBM
8 144 (1.58%) Citrix
9 107 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 93 (1.02%) CheckPoint
11 70 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 69 (0.76%) Google
13 66 (0.73%) Cognos
14 63 (0.69%) Business Objects
15 61 (0.67%) Adobe
16 46 (0.51%) F5
17 45 (0.49%) CA
18 42 (0.46%) Primavera
19 39 (0.43%) BMC
19 39 (0.43%) Remedy
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £150 to £175 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £180 - £250 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday