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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 10 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4861 4918 4772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.49% 9.55% 9.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.62% 12.08% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3353 3127 3008
Average daily rate £435 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £586 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 83 57
Average hourly rate £24.31 £25.06 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -28.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £13.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.76 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -23.57%
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
41831 40715 38755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 79.06% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27968 25808 24622
Average daily rate £445 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1188 1141
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 2128 £475 +5.55% 447
South East -3 911 £420 +5.00% 198
North West 0 438 £425 +6.25% 85
West Midlands -1 282 £413 +10.00% 66
South West +5 274 £385 +2.66% 68
Yorkshire -2 248 £425 +9.67% 64
East of England 0 230 £425 +3.03% 89
North East +3 167 £315 -21.25% 21
East Midlands +3 138 £400 - 33
Midlands +8 23 £425 -5.55%
Project Management
UK

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (32.13%) Finance
2 2473 (27.63%) PRINCE2
3 2086 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
4 1597 (17.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1101 (12.30%) Microsoft
6 1019 (11.39%) ITIL
7 978 (10.93%) Security Cleared
8 953 (10.65%) Change Management
9 921 (10.29%) MS Excel
10 893 (9.98%) Degree
11 877 (9.80%) Banking
12 846 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
13 774 (8.65%) MS Project
14 723 (8.08%) Migration
15 680 (7.60%) SC Cleared
16 660 (7.38%) Business Analysis
17 656 (7.33%) PMI Certification
18 622 (6.95%) Risk Management
19 596 (6.66%) MS Office
20 558 (6.24%) Management Information System
21 539 (6.02%) Windows
22 528 (5.90%) Telecoms
23 524 (5.86%) Programme Management
24 521 (5.82%) Waterfall
25 515 (5.75%) Scrum
26 509 (5.69%) Oracle
27 488 (5.45%) SAP
28 484 (5.41%) SQL
29 462 (5.16%) PMP
30 449 (5.02%) Retail

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 401 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 120 (1.34%) CMS
3 89 (0.99%) Skype for Business
4 81 (0.91%) Confluence
5 71 (0.79%) IIS
6 63 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 60 (0.67%) Apache
8 55 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 48 (0.54%) SAS
10 41 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 38 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 37 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
13 29 (0.32%) MS Project Server
14 28 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 27 (0.30%) JBoss
16 23 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
17 22 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
18 21 (0.23%) IBM Notes
19 20 (0.22%) IBM Domino
20 18 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 921 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 774 (8.65%) MS Project
3 596 (6.66%) MS Office
4 428 (4.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 351 (3.92%) MS Visio
6 60 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 41 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 35 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 27 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.20%) AutoCAD
11 15 (0.17%) SPSS
12 14 (0.16%) Open Workbench
13 11 (0.12%) Fireworks
14 10 (0.11%) Acrobat
15 9 (0.10%) ProjectWise
16 5 (0.056%) SmartSuite
17 3 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
17 3 (0.034%) InfoPath
17 3 (0.034%) Simulink
18 2 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 103 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 46 (0.51%) Primavera
4 38 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 37 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 34 (0.38%) Magento
7 29 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 28 (0.31%) SAP ERP
9 24 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
10 22 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
11 19 (0.21%) SAP FI
12 18 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
13 15 (0.17%) CA PPM
14 14 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 14 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 14 (0.16%) SAP CO
14 14 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
14 14 (0.16%) SAP SD
15 13 (0.15%) Maximo
15 13 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 170 (1.90%) Office 365
2 82 (0.92%) SaaS
3 65 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 44 (0.49%) IaaS
6 34 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
8 24 (0.27%) PaaS
9 22 (0.25%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.13%) Force.com
11 11 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.12%) Taleo
12 10 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.11%) Google Apps
13 9 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.089%) Route 53
15 7 (0.078%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.078%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.078%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 216 (2.41%) Firewall
2 204 (2.28%) LAN
3 201 (2.25%) WAN
4 150 (1.68%) Internet
5 118 (1.32%) DNS
6 99 (1.11%) SAN
7 73 (0.82%) VPN
7 73 (0.82%) Wireless
8 71 (0.79%) Intranet
9 68 (0.76%) MPLS
9 68 (0.76%) Network Security
10 67 (0.75%) DHCP
11 66 (0.74%) VoIP
12 59 (0.66%) Skype
12 59 (0.66%) TCP/IP
13 50 (0.56%) LDAP
14 47 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
15 46 (0.51%) LTE
15 46 (0.51%) SSL
16 44 (0.49%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 180 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
3 86 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 83 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 77 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
6 70 (0.78%) Big Data
7 66 (0.74%) MS Access
7 66 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 64 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 62 (0.69%) MySQL
9 62 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 55 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 49 (0.55%) Data Mining
12 40 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (0.44%) DB2
14 33 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
15 31 (0.35%) RDBMS
16 29 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
17 28 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
17 28 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 208 (2.32%) JIRA
2 73 (0.82%) Subversion
3 61 (0.68%) Axure RP
4 57 (0.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 50 (0.56%) Git (software)
6 43 (0.48%) ClearCase
7 40 (0.45%) Ant
8 35 (0.39%) GoogleTest
8 35 (0.39%) NUnit
9 33 (0.37%) CppUnit
9 33 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (0.31%) Jenkins
11 22 (0.25%) Visual Studio
12 21 (0.23%) Selenium
13 20 (0.22%) Cucumber
14 15 (0.17%) JUnit
15 14 (0.16%) Toad
16 13 (0.15%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.15%) HP UFT
17 12 (0.13%) IntelliJ
General
1 2875 (32.13%) Finance
2 877 (9.80%) Banking
3 528 (5.90%) Telecoms
4 449 (5.02%) Retail
5 322 (3.60%) Marketing
6 287 (3.21%) Legal
7 222 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 203 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 159 (1.78%) Law
10 132 (1.48%) Front Office
11 118 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 113 (1.26%) Back Office
13 109 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 85 (0.95%) Advertising
14 85 (0.95%) Publishing
15 81 (0.91%) Automotive
16 78 (0.87%) Billing
17 67 (0.75%) Local Government
18 61 (0.68%) Retail Banking
19 59 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3891 (43.48%) Project Manager
2 1283 (14.34%) Analyst
3 771 (8.62%) Business Analyst
4 565 (6.31%) IT Manager
5 475 (5.31%) IT Project Manager
6 447 (4.99%) Senior Manager
7 417 (4.66%) Infrastructure Manager
8 393 (4.39%) Architect
9 375 (4.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 356 (3.98%) Senior Project Manager
11 314 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
12 300 (3.35%) Consultant
13 262 (2.93%) Developer
14 245 (2.74%) Technical Manager
15 237 (2.65%) Business Manager
16 217 (2.42%) Programme Manager
17 207 (2.31%) Digital Project Manager
18 195 (2.18%) Technical Project Manager
19 189 (2.11%) Project Analyst
20 168 (1.88%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (2.70%) HTML
2 237 (2.65%) .NET
3 185 (2.07%) Web Services
4 170 (1.90%) CSS
5 161 (1.80%) XML
6 100 (1.12%) Middleware
7 66 (0.74%) HTML5
8 58 (0.65%) ASP.NET
9 57 (0.64%) J2EE
10 55 (0.61%) SOAP
11 54 (0.60%) jQuery
12 40 (0.45%) JSP
13 38 (0.42%) REST
14 33 (0.37%) .NET Framework
15 32 (0.36%) RESTful
16 31 (0.35%) AngularJS
17 30 (0.34%) JSON
18 29 (0.32%) CSS3
19 28 (0.31%) Ajax
20 25 (0.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 846 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 558 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 403 (4.50%) Data Centre
4 315 (3.52%) PMI
5 238 (2.66%) User Experience
6 179 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 171 (1.91%) NHS
8 103 (1.15%) Derivative
9 89 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 77 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 72 (0.80%) FMCG
12 70 (0.78%) Equities
13 65 (0.73%) Fixed Income
13 65 (0.73%) Mainframe
14 57 (0.64%) Smart Meter
15 55 (0.61%) Visualisation
16 54 (0.60%) Psychology
17 51 (0.57%) Driving Licence
17 51 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
18 48 (0.54%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 539 (6.02%) Windows
2 328 (3.67%) Linux
3 255 (2.85%) Unix
4 207 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 115 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 106 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 77 (0.86%) Windows 7
9 69 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 62 (0.69%) Solaris
11 47 (0.53%) AIX
11 47 (0.53%) Android
12 41 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 20 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 18 (0.20%) zOS
16 14 (0.16%) VME
16 14 (0.16%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.078%) CentOS
17 7 (0.078%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2473 (27.63%) PRINCE2
2 2086 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 1597 (17.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1019 (11.39%) ITIL
5 953 (10.65%) Change Management
6 723 (8.08%) Migration
7 660 (7.38%) Business Analysis
8 622 (6.95%) Risk Management
9 524 (5.86%) Programme Management
10 521 (5.82%) Waterfall
11 515 (5.75%) Scrum
12 447 (4.99%) SDLC
13 434 (4.85%) Service Delivery
14 404 (4.51%) Change Control
14 404 (4.51%) Service Management
15 394 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
16 390 (4.36%) Project Planning
17 373 (4.17%) Agile Project Management
17 373 (4.17%) CRM
18 365 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 484 (5.41%) SQL
2 263 (2.94%) Java
3 219 (2.45%) JavaScript
4 175 (1.96%) C
5 155 (1.73%) C#
6 136 (1.52%) Python
7 94 (1.05%) C++
8 75 (0.84%) PowerShell
9 70 (0.78%) PHP
10 52 (0.58%) VB
11 42 (0.47%) Perl
12 38 (0.42%) Ruby
13 35 (0.39%) VBA
14 34 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 31 (0.35%) Bash Shell
16 29 (0.32%) Shell Script
17 24 (0.27%) COBOL
18 21 (0.23%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.20%) R
20 17 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 978 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 893 (9.98%) Degree
3 680 (7.60%) SC Cleared
4 656 (7.33%) PMI Certification
5 462 (5.16%) PMP
6 407 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 322 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 189 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 156 (1.74%) APMP
10 142 (1.59%) ISEB
11 129 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
12 115 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
13 114 (1.27%) CISSP
14 105 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
15 62 (0.69%) CCNP
15 62 (0.69%) CISM
16 57 (0.64%) CCNA
17 52 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 49 (0.55%) CISA
19 36 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (3.51%) QA
2 135 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 123 (1.37%) SLA
4 116 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 107 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 57 (0.64%) MiFID
7 46 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 43 (0.48%) COBIT
9 40 (0.45%) JSP 440
10 39 (0.44%) PMBOK
11 31 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 24 (0.27%) SEPA
13 23 (0.26%) P3O
14 22 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
14 22 (0.25%) GxP
15 21 (0.23%) EMIR
16 18 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 15 (0.17%) ISO 9001
18 13 (0.15%) FATCA
18 13 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 244 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 176 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (0.73%) XenApp
4 55 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 41 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (0.44%) vSphere
7 37 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 36 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 29 (0.32%) XenServer
10 15 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.15%) NFS
12 10 (0.11%) Firmware
13 9 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.089%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.078%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.067%) Docker
16 6 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.067%) UAG
16 6 (0.067%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 69 (0.77%) SCCM
2 54 (0.60%) Puppet
3 42 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
3 42 (0.47%) SCOM
4 41 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (0.45%) XenMobile
6 28 (0.31%) EdgeSight
6 28 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 18 (0.20%) AirWatch
8 15 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 13 (0.15%) Nagios
10 12 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (0.13%) HP SIM
10 12 (0.13%) MOM
10 12 (0.13%) Tivoli
11 11 (0.12%) WMI
12 9 (0.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 9 (0.10%) WSUS
13 8 (0.089%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1101 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 509 (5.69%) Oracle
3 488 (5.45%) SAP
4 251 (2.80%) VMware
5 245 (2.74%) Cisco
6 224 (2.50%) Citrix
7 210 (2.35%) HP
8 140 (1.56%) IBM
9 122 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
10 107 (1.20%) Adobe
11 79 (0.88%) Red Hat
12 64 (0.72%) CheckPoint
12 64 (0.72%) NetApp
13 60 (0.67%) Cognos
14 48 (0.54%) F5
15 47 (0.53%) Google
16 42 (0.47%) BT
16 42 (0.47%) Remedy
17 37 (0.41%) CA
17 37 (0.41%) Sun
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Templecombe, Somerset
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Cheadle, Cheshire
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Chelmsford, Essex
Anglia Ruskin University
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London
AmadeusITGroup
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Lockton Companies
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North Yorkshire County Council
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