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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 12 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4720 4456 5094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.06% 9.23% 9.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.16% 12.39% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2978 2815 3051
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 89 121
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.97 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% -13.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.69 £13.90 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+0.66% -6.25%
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
38820 35961 39230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 74.48% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24656 22601 23180
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1012 1434
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +2 2246 £450 - 554
South East 0 940 £390 -2.50% 283
East of England +2 296 £400 +6.66% 96
North West +2 291 £388 +8.39% 110
South West +8 286 £388 +3.33% 90
West Midlands +7 233 £368 -2.00% 82
Yorkshire -2 197 £375 - 93
East Midlands 0 124 £400 +12.28% 37
North East -16 53 £350 -3.44% 12
Midlands -6 12 £425 +4.93% 4
Project Management
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Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2849 (30.45%) Finance
2 2543 (27.18%) PRINCE2
3 1614 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1605 (17.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 1199 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 1032 (11.03%) Banking
7 982 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
8 968 (10.35%) MS Excel
9 942 (10.07%) MS Project
10 899 (9.61%) Change Management
11 882 (9.43%) ITIL
12 868 (9.28%) Degree
13 749 (8.01%) Business Analysis
14 706 (7.55%) Security Cleared
15 660 (7.06%) MS Office
16 654 (6.99%) Migration
17 604 (6.46%) SAP
17 604 (6.46%) Oracle
18 588 (6.29%) Retail
19 577 (6.17%) PMI Certification
20 558 (5.96%) Windows
20 558 (5.96%) Telecoms
21 547 (5.85%) Risk Management
22 533 (5.70%) SQL
23 527 (5.63%) Project Planning
24 526 (5.62%) SharePoint
25 518 (5.54%) Scrum
26 513 (5.48%) Programme Management
27 482 (5.15%) SC Cleared
28 466 (4.98%) QA

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 526 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 134 (1.43%) CMS
3 86 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 77 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 62 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 59 (0.63%) SAS
7 57 (0.61%) IIS
8 47 (0.50%) Lync
9 45 (0.48%) MS Project Server
10 43 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 40 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 39 (0.42%) IBM Notes
13 38 (0.41%) Apache
14 37 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
15 34 (0.36%) Confluence
16 27 (0.29%) Drupal
17 24 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
18 19 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
19 18 (0.19%) WordPress
19 18 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 968 (10.35%) MS Excel
2 942 (10.07%) MS Project
3 660 (7.06%) MS Office
4 453 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 348 (3.72%) MS Visio
6 74 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 38 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.14%) Open Workbench
10 11 (0.12%) InDesign
10 11 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.11%) SPSS
11 10 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
12 8 (0.086%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.043%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.043%) FastStats
16 3 (0.032%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.032%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 72 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 42 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 36 (0.38%) CA Clarity
6 35 (0.37%) ENOVIA
7 28 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 28 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
8 25 (0.27%) WebTrends
8 25 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 23 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 21 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 20 (0.21%) Agresso
11 20 (0.21%) SAP HR
12 18 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
12 18 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
13 17 (0.18%) SAP CO
14 16 (0.17%) SAP ERP
14 16 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
15 15 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (0.65%) SaaS
2 44 (0.47%) Office 365
3 33 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.24%) PaaS
4 22 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.17%) Force.com
6 13 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.13%) IaaS
8 9 (0.096%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.053%) Rackspace Cloud
10 4 (0.043%) GitHub
10 4 (0.043%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.032%) Heroku
11 3 (0.032%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.032%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.021%) Taleo
13 1 (0.011%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.011%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.011%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 183 (1.96%) Firewall
2 164 (1.75%) Internet
3 155 (1.66%) WAN
4 146 (1.56%) LAN
5 130 (1.39%) Intranet
6 101 (1.08%) DNS
7 88 (0.94%) 3G
8 87 (0.93%) SAN
9 72 (0.77%) TCP/IP
10 66 (0.71%) Wireless
11 60 (0.64%) VoIP
11 60 (0.64%) LTE
12 58 (0.62%) DHCP
13 57 (0.61%) VPN
14 56 (0.60%) MPLS
15 50 (0.53%) 4G
16 43 (0.46%) Network Security
17 37 (0.40%) Multicast
17 37 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 170 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 91 (0.97%) MySQL
4 86 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 81 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 77 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 71 (0.76%) QlikView
8 53 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 50 (0.53%) Big Data
10 49 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 47 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 40 (0.43%) MS Access
13 35 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
14 29 (0.31%) DB2
15 26 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 25 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
17 24 (0.26%) Hadoop
17 24 (0.26%) MongoDB
18 20 (0.21%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 110 (1.18%) JIRA
2 74 (0.79%) Subversion
3 56 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 52 (0.56%) Visual Studio
5 39 (0.42%) Git (software)
6 33 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (0.35%) JUnit
7 28 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
8 27 (0.29%) NUnit
9 25 (0.27%) ClearCase
10 21 (0.22%) Rational Rose
11 18 (0.19%) Selenium
12 17 (0.18%) Ant
12 17 (0.18%) ClearQuest
13 14 (0.15%) Axure RP
13 14 (0.15%) Jenkins
13 14 (0.15%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.14%) Rhino Mocks
15 12 (0.13%) Cucumber
15 12 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 2849 (30.45%) Finance
2 1032 (11.03%) Banking
3 588 (6.29%) Retail
4 558 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 361 (3.86%) Marketing
6 343 (3.67%) Investment Banking
7 244 (2.61%) Legal
8 225 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 146 (1.56%) Back Office
10 136 (1.45%) Front Office
11 128 (1.37%) Publishing
12 123 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 93 (0.99%) Advertising
14 91 (0.97%) Billing
15 90 (0.96%) Automotive
16 86 (0.92%) Retail Banking
17 85 (0.91%) Financial Institution
18 83 (0.89%) Law
19 60 (0.64%) Local Government
20 58 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 4147 (44.33%) Project Manager
2 1471 (15.72%) Analyst
3 840 (8.98%) Business Analyst
4 373 (3.99%) Senior Manager
5 340 (3.63%) IT Project Manager
6 305 (3.26%) Senior Project Manager
7 298 (3.19%) Developer
8 286 (3.06%) Programme Manager
9 285 (3.05%) Architect
10 283 (3.03%) Consultant
11 251 (2.68%) Infrastructure Manager
12 227 (2.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 218 (2.33%) Business Manager
14 214 (2.29%) Technical Manager
15 196 (2.10%) PMO Analyst
16 177 (1.89%) Technical Project Manager
17 170 (1.82%) Coordinator
18 156 (1.67%) Delivery Manager
19 144 (1.54%) Service Manager
20 139 (1.49%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (3.54%) HTML
2 315 (3.37%) .NET
3 192 (2.05%) Web Services
4 179 (1.91%) XML
5 156 (1.67%) CSS
6 144 (1.54%) JSP
7 143 (1.53%) ASP.NET
8 108 (1.15%) jQuery
9 105 (1.12%) Middleware
10 70 (0.75%) J2EE
11 65 (0.69%) HTML5
12 64 (0.68%) Ajax
13 52 (0.56%) .NET Framework
14 49 (0.52%) Spring
15 37 (0.40%) REST
16 35 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (0.37%) XSLT
17 32 (0.34%) RESTful
18 31 (0.33%) Spring MVC
19 30 (0.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 982 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 435 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 286 (3.06%) PMI
4 216 (2.31%) NHS
5 187 (2.00%) User Experience
6 173 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 120 (1.28%) Open Source
8 107 (1.14%) Social Media
9 97 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 86 (0.92%) Derivative
11 81 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 80 (0.86%) Economics
13 77 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
14 72 (0.77%) Fixed Income
15 71 (0.76%) FMCG
16 61 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
17 54 (0.58%) Credit Risk
18 53 (0.57%) Equities
19 52 (0.56%) Mainframe
20 49 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 558 (5.96%) Windows
2 231 (2.47%) Linux
3 220 (2.35%) UNIX
4 125 (1.34%) Windows 7
5 111 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 88 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 69 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 61 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (0.64%) Android
10 43 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 31 (0.33%) Solaris
12 21 (0.22%) AIX
13 15 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.096%) zOS
15 8 (0.086%) CentOS
15 8 (0.086%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.064%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.064%) HPUX
16 6 (0.064%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2543 (27.18%) PRINCE2
2 1614 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1605 (17.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 899 (9.61%) Change Management
5 882 (9.43%) ITIL
6 749 (8.01%) Business Analysis
7 654 (6.99%) Migration
8 547 (5.85%) Risk Management
9 527 (5.63%) Project Planning
10 518 (5.54%) Scrum
11 513 (5.48%) Programme Management
12 411 (4.39%) Service Management
13 393 (4.20%) Service Delivery
14 378 (4.04%) E-Commerce
15 377 (4.03%) CRM
16 368 (3.93%) Change Control
17 338 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
18 336 (3.59%) Waterfall
19 331 (3.54%) PRINCE
20 325 (3.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 533 (5.70%) SQL
2 297 (3.17%) Java
3 236 (2.52%) JavaScript
4 193 (2.06%) C#
5 152 (1.62%) C
6 85 (0.91%) Python
7 84 (0.90%) PHP
8 79 (0.84%) VB
9 76 (0.81%) VBA
10 52 (0.56%) Perl
11 47 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 47 (0.50%) C++
12 38 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 38 (0.41%) PowerShell
13 31 (0.33%) VB.NET
14 29 (0.31%) Ruby
15 25 (0.27%) VBScript
16 24 (0.26%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.19%) PHP5
18 15 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 868 (9.28%) Degree
2 706 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 577 (6.17%) PMI Certification
4 482 (5.15%) SC Cleared
5 407 (4.35%) PMP
6 394 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 308 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 195 (2.08%) ISEB
9 126 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 119 (1.27%) DV Cleared
11 114 (1.22%) ISTQB
12 89 (0.95%) APMP
13 87 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 83 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
15 72 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 55 (0.59%) MCSE
17 47 (0.50%) CCNA
18 37 (0.40%) CCNP
19 36 (0.38%) CISSP
20 33 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 466 (4.98%) QA
2 103 (1.10%) SLA
3 63 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 55 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 38 (0.41%) COBIT
6 35 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 35 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 35 (0.37%) EMIR
7 28 (0.30%) Solvency II
8 25 (0.27%) P3O
9 24 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
10 21 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 18 (0.19%) Basel III
12 14 (0.15%) FATCA
13 13 (0.14%) JSP 440
14 12 (0.13%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.11%) Basel II
16 9 (0.096%) GxP
17 6 (0.064%) MiFID
18 4 (0.043%) COREP
System Software
1 174 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 88 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 22 (0.24%) XenApp
5 21 (0.22%) vSphere
6 20 (0.21%) XenServer
7 13 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.11%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.096%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.064%) ProxySG
10 6 (0.064%) Terminal Server
10 6 (0.064%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.053%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.043%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.032%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.032%) Novell eDirectory
13 3 (0.032%) Varnish
13 3 (0.032%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.021%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 70 (0.75%) SCCM
2 50 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (0.25%) SCOM
3 23 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 16 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 11 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
5 11 (0.12%) Data Guard
6 10 (0.11%) Puppet
7 8 (0.086%) Nagios
8 7 (0.075%) Netcool
8 7 (0.075%) WSUS
9 6 (0.064%) MOM
10 5 (0.053%) Control-M
10 5 (0.053%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.053%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.053%) WMI
10 5 (0.053%) HP UCMDB
11 4 (0.043%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.043%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.043%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1199 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 604 (6.46%) SAP
2 604 (6.46%) Oracle
3 226 (2.42%) HP
4 214 (2.29%) Cisco
5 151 (1.61%) VMware
6 135 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
7 132 (1.41%) IBM
8 129 (1.38%) Citrix
9 63 (0.67%) Google
10 62 (0.66%) CheckPoint
11 60 (0.64%) Business Objects
12 58 (0.62%) Adobe
13 56 (0.60%) Remedy
14 55 (0.59%) Red Hat
14 55 (0.59%) Cognos
15 46 (0.49%) EMC
16 44 (0.47%) Primavera
17 42 (0.45%) Avaya
18 41 (0.44%) Juniper
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 13 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £540 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £540 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £540 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £540 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 14 hours ago