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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 9 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4838 4531 4982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.47% 9.28% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.66% 12.50% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3035 2891 2983
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 86 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £14.25 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.63 £44.79 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
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
38226 36235 38251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.81% 74.18% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24168 22715 22586
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1011 1398
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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 2263 £450 - 597
South East 0 975 £390 -2.50% 245
East of England +3 309 £414 +3.43% 95
South West +7 303 £393 +4.66% 87
North West +3 288 £375 +2.73% 109
West Midlands +12 257 £375 - 74
Yorkshire 0 204 £350 -6.66% 95
East Midlands +3 123 £380 +0.66% 36
North East -7 52 £375 +3.44% 22
Midlands -8 9 £450 +12.50% 2
South Coast - 4 - -
Project Management
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Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 2875 (30.72%) Finance
2 2560 (27.35%) PRINCE2
3 1631 (17.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 1190 (12.71%) Microsoft
5 1040 (11.11%) Banking
6 971 (10.37%) MS Excel
7 934 (9.98%) MS Project
8 907 (9.69%) Change Management
9 895 (9.56%) ITIL
10 855 (9.13%) Degree
11 811 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
12 757 (8.09%) Business Analysis
13 686 (7.33%) Security Cleared
14 663 (7.08%) Migration
15 661 (7.06%) MS Office
16 611 (6.53%) Retail
17 603 (6.44%) SAP
18 597 (6.38%) PMI Certification
19 592 (6.32%) Oracle
20 555 (5.93%) Telecoms
21 553 (5.91%) Windows
22 542 (5.79%) Risk Management
23 538 (5.75%) SharePoint
24 537 (5.74%) SQL
25 524 (5.60%) Scrum
26 514 (5.49%) Programme Management
27 508 (5.43%) Project Planning
28 471 (5.03%) SC Cleared
29 460 (4.91%) QA
30 448 (4.79%) MS PowerPoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 538 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 132 (1.41%) CMS
3 85 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 81 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 69 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 57 (0.61%) SAS
7 54 (0.58%) IIS
8 48 (0.51%) Lync
9 47 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 46 (0.49%) MS Project Server
11 40 (0.43%) IBM Notes
12 39 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 37 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
14 36 (0.38%) Apache
15 35 (0.37%) Confluence
16 29 (0.31%) Drupal
17 23 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
18 18 (0.19%) WordPress
18 18 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
19 16 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 971 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 934 (9.98%) MS Project
3 661 (7.06%) MS Office
4 448 (4.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 347 (3.71%) MS Visio
6 77 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.16%) Open Workbench
10 11 (0.12%) InDesign
10 11 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 11 (0.12%) SPSS
11 10 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
12 8 (0.085%) 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 74 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 35 (0.37%) ENOVIA
6 34 (0.36%) CA Clarity
7 27 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
8 26 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 25 (0.27%) WebTrends
10 24 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 22 (0.24%) SAP FI
11 22 (0.24%) SAP HR
12 18 (0.19%) SAP SD
12 18 (0.19%) Agresso
12 18 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
12 18 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
12 18 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
13 17 (0.18%) SAP ERP
14 16 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
14 16 (0.17%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 53 (0.57%) SaaS
2 46 (0.49%) Office 365
3 33 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.22%) PaaS
6 17 (0.18%) Force.com
7 12 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (0.12%) IaaS
9 9 (0.096%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
10 5 (0.053%) Rackspace Cloud
11 4 (0.043%) GitHub
11 4 (0.043%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.032%) Heroku
12 3 (0.032%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.032%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.011%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.011%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.011%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.011%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 178 (1.90%) Firewall
2 158 (1.69%) Internet
3 151 (1.61%) WAN
4 140 (1.50%) LAN
5 135 (1.44%) Intranet
6 98 (1.05%) DNS
7 86 (0.92%) SAN
8 82 (0.88%) 3G
9 66 (0.71%) TCP/IP
10 60 (0.64%) VPN
11 59 (0.63%) MPLS
11 59 (0.63%) Wireless
11 59 (0.63%) LTE
12 57 (0.61%) DHCP
12 57 (0.61%) VoIP
13 47 (0.50%) 4G
14 40 (0.43%) Network Security
15 37 (0.40%) Multicast
16 35 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
17 33 (0.35%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 172 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (0.96%) MySQL
4 86 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 85 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
6 83 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 72 (0.77%) QlikView
8 53 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 52 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 51 (0.54%) Data Mining
10 51 (0.54%) Big Data
11 47 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 37 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
12 37 (0.40%) MS Access
13 33 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 31 (0.33%) DB2
15 25 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
16 24 (0.26%) Hadoop
17 23 (0.25%) MongoDB
17 23 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 107 (1.14%) JIRA
2 75 (0.80%) Subversion
3 57 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
4 50 (0.53%) Visual Studio
5 35 (0.37%) Git (software)
6 32 (0.34%) JUnit
7 31 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
8 28 (0.30%) NUnit
9 27 (0.29%) ClearCase
10 23 (0.25%) Rational Rose
11 19 (0.20%) Ant
11 19 (0.20%) Selenium
12 17 (0.18%) ClearQuest
13 14 (0.15%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.15%) Jenkins
14 13 (0.14%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.14%) Rhino Mocks
14 13 (0.14%) Maven
15 10 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 2875 (30.72%) Finance
2 1040 (11.11%) Banking
3 611 (6.53%) Retail
4 555 (5.93%) Telecoms
5 366 (3.91%) Marketing
6 352 (3.76%) Investment Banking
7 237 (2.53%) Legal
8 225 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 147 (1.57%) Back Office
10 137 (1.46%) Front Office
11 132 (1.41%) Publishing
12 119 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 100 (1.07%) Advertising
14 90 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 89 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 89 (0.95%) Billing
16 85 (0.91%) Automotive
17 84 (0.90%) Law
18 63 (0.67%) Games
19 56 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4153 (44.37%) Project Manager
2 1451 (15.50%) Analyst
3 826 (8.82%) Business Analyst
4 366 (3.91%) Senior Manager
5 335 (3.58%) IT Project Manager
6 309 (3.30%) Programme Manager
7 299 (3.19%) Developer
8 296 (3.16%) Senior Project Manager
9 291 (3.11%) Consultant
10 275 (2.94%) Architect
11 263 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
12 238 (2.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 222 (2.37%) Business Manager
14 214 (2.29%) Technical Manager
15 198 (2.12%) PMO Analyst
16 176 (1.88%) Technical Project Manager
16 176 (1.88%) Coordinator
17 169 (1.81%) Delivery Manager
18 142 (1.52%) Agile Project Manager
19 139 (1.49%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (3.47%) HTML
2 314 (3.35%) .NET
3 185 (1.98%) Web Services
4 178 (1.90%) XML
5 152 (1.62%) CSS
6 142 (1.52%) ASP.NET
7 139 (1.49%) JSP
8 107 (1.14%) jQuery
9 103 (1.10%) Middleware
10 75 (0.80%) J2EE
11 67 (0.72%) Ajax
12 63 (0.67%) HTML5
13 51 (0.54%) .NET Framework
14 48 (0.51%) Spring
15 37 (0.40%) REST
16 35 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (0.37%) XSLT
17 33 (0.35%) RESTful
18 30 (0.32%) XSD
19 29 (0.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 417 (4.46%) Management Information System
2 304 (3.25%) PMI
3 200 (2.14%) NHS
4 172 (1.84%) Computer Science
5 118 (1.26%) Open Source
6 108 (1.15%) Social Media
7 97 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 88 (0.94%) Derivative
9 82 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 79 (0.84%) Economics
11 73 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
12 72 (0.77%) Fixed Income
12 72 (0.77%) FMCG
13 60 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
14 57 (0.61%) Credit Risk
15 54 (0.58%) Mainframe
16 51 (0.54%) Equities
17 50 (0.53%) Data Integration
18 46 (0.49%) E-Learning
19 44 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 553 (5.91%) Windows
2 228 (2.44%) UNIX
3 226 (2.41%) Linux
4 122 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 116 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 69 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 64 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 61 (0.65%) Android
10 60 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 29 (0.31%) Solaris
13 25 (0.27%) AIX
14 15 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.096%) zOS
16 8 (0.085%) CentOS
16 8 (0.085%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.075%) SUSE
18 6 (0.064%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.064%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2560 (27.35%) PRINCE2
2 1631 (17.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 907 (9.69%) Change Management
4 895 (9.56%) ITIL
5 811 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
6 757 (8.09%) Business Analysis
7 663 (7.08%) Migration
8 542 (5.79%) Risk Management
9 524 (5.60%) Scrum
10 514 (5.49%) Programme Management
11 508 (5.43%) Project Planning
12 413 (4.41%) Service Delivery
13 409 (4.37%) Service Management
14 388 (4.15%) E-Commerce
15 381 (4.07%) Change Control
16 379 (4.05%) CRM
17 334 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
18 331 (3.54%) Time Management
19 327 (3.49%) Waterfall
19 327 (3.49%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 537 (5.74%) SQL
2 300 (3.21%) Java
3 232 (2.48%) JavaScript
4 193 (2.06%) C#
5 155 (1.66%) C
6 82 (0.88%) Python
7 81 (0.87%) PHP
8 77 (0.82%) VB
9 74 (0.79%) VBA
10 51 (0.54%) Perl
11 43 (0.46%) C++
11 43 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 43 (0.46%) PowerShell
12 41 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 30 (0.32%) Ruby
14 25 (0.27%) VB.NET
15 24 (0.26%) Shell Script
16 23 (0.25%) VBScript
17 17 (0.18%) PHP5
18 15 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 855 (9.13%) Degree
2 686 (7.33%) Security Cleared
3 597 (6.38%) PMI Certification
4 471 (5.03%) SC Cleared
5 418 (4.47%) PMP
6 391 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 318 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 196 (2.09%) ISEB
9 123 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 121 (1.29%) ISTQB
11 117 (1.25%) DV Cleared
12 95 (1.01%) APMP
13 92 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 76 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
15 75 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 56 (0.60%) MCSE
17 41 (0.44%) CCNA
18 38 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 34 (0.36%) CCNP
20 33 (0.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 460 (4.91%) QA
2 104 (1.11%) SLA
3 61 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 53 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (0.42%) COBIT
6 36 (0.38%) EMIR
7 33 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 33 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 29 (0.31%) Solvency II
9 28 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
10 26 (0.28%) P3O
11 21 (0.22%) PCI DSS
12 19 (0.20%) Basel III
13 14 (0.15%) FATCA
14 12 (0.13%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.11%) Basel II
16 8 (0.085%) MiFID
17 7 (0.075%) JSP 440
17 7 (0.075%) GxP
18 6 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 177 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 92 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 22 (0.24%) vSphere
5 21 (0.22%) XenApp
6 20 (0.21%) XenServer
7 12 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.064%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.064%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.053%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.043%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.032%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.032%) FreeRADIUS
15 2 (0.021%) Novell eDirectory
15 2 (0.021%) StorNext
15 2 (0.021%) GPFS
15 2 (0.021%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 73 (0.78%) SCCM
2 50 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (0.28%) SCOM
4 25 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 12 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
7 11 (0.12%) Data Guard
8 10 (0.11%) Puppet
9 8 (0.085%) MOM
9 8 (0.085%) WSUS
10 7 (0.075%) WMI
10 7 (0.075%) HP UCMDB
11 6 (0.064%) Netcool
11 6 (0.064%) Control-M
11 6 (0.064%) Nagios
12 5 (0.053%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.053%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.053%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.053%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.043%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1190 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 603 (6.44%) SAP
3 592 (6.32%) Oracle
4 228 (2.44%) HP
5 206 (2.20%) Cisco
6 151 (1.61%) VMware
7 142 (1.52%) IBM
8 128 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
9 124 (1.32%) Citrix
10 63 (0.67%) Business Objects
11 61 (0.65%) CheckPoint
12 59 (0.63%) Adobe
12 59 (0.63%) Google
13 58 (0.62%) Red Hat
14 55 (0.59%) Cognos
14 55 (0.59%) Remedy
15 45 (0.48%) EMC
16 44 (0.47%) Avaya
17 41 (0.44%) Lotus
18 38 (0.41%) Juniper
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