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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 12 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4162 4219 3620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.01% 9.48% 8.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.94% 12.69% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2729 2604 2191
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £595 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 90 119
Average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.32% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £60.99 £52.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -15.38%
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
34844 33254 29955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.43% 74.76% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22736 20646 18101
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1059 1253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 -3 1765 £450 -2.70% 574
South East -1 1013 £395 -1.25% 291
North West 0 283 £375 - 113
Yorkshire +3 272 £400 - 106
East of England +4 243 £414 +3.43% 84
South West -10 215 £420 +8.38% 119
West Midlands -4 170 £375 - 80
East Midlands +6 125 £363 -3.33% 51
North East +2 53 £425 +20.05% 18
Midlands -6 9 £463 +23.33% 13
South Coast - 2 - -
Project Management
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Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 2658 (30.47%) Finance
2 2380 (27.29%) PRINCE2
3 1670 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
4 1583 (18.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 1121 (12.85%) Microsoft
6 959 (11.00%) Banking
7 946 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
8 931 (10.67%) MS Excel
9 857 (9.83%) MS Project
10 855 (9.80%) Change Management
11 842 (9.65%) ITIL
12 796 (9.13%) Security Cleared
13 758 (8.69%) Degree
14 615 (7.05%) MS Office
15 603 (6.91%) Migration
16 594 (6.81%) Retail
17 582 (6.67%) Business Analysis
18 549 (6.29%) Oracle
19 547 (6.27%) SC Cleared
20 527 (6.04%) Risk Management
21 517 (5.93%) Telecoms
22 515 (5.90%) SQL
22 515 (5.90%) PMI Certification
23 502 (5.76%) Project Planning
24 499 (5.72%) Programme Management
25 486 (5.57%) SAP
26 477 (5.47%) Windows
27 467 (5.35%) Scrum
28 461 (5.29%) Waterfall
29 429 (4.92%) SharePoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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
1 429 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 110 (1.26%) CMS
3 68 (0.78%) IIS
4 66 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 57 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 56 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 48 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 47 (0.54%) SAS
9 42 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 40 (0.46%) Lync
11 35 (0.40%) Apache
12 34 (0.39%) MS Project Server
12 34 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 29 (0.33%) Confluence
14 26 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 24 (0.28%) IBM Notes
16 23 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
17 21 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
18 19 (0.22%) Drupal
19 17 (0.19%) CICS
Applications
1 931 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 857 (9.83%) MS Project
3 615 (7.05%) MS Office
4 412 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 325 (3.73%) MS Visio
6 33 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 33 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
9 9 (0.10%) Open Workbench
9 9 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.080%) InDesign
10 7 (0.080%) ArcInfo
11 5 (0.057%) Shockwave
12 4 (0.046%) SPSS
12 4 (0.046%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.046%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.034%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.023%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 103 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 81 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 35 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 27 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 25 (0.29%) Agresso
6 25 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 24 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 20 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 19 (0.22%) Markit EDM
9 19 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
9 19 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
10 18 (0.21%) SAP SD
10 18 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 18 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
10 18 (0.21%) SAP CO
10 18 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 17 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
12 16 (0.18%) CA Clarity
13 14 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (0.76%) SaaS
2 41 (0.47%) Office 365
3 25 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.15%) PaaS
7 10 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (0.092%) IaaS
8 8 (0.092%) GitHub
8 8 (0.092%) Force.com
8 8 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.080%) Heroku
10 5 (0.057%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.034%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.023%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.023%) Taleo
12 2 (0.023%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.011%) Trello
13 1 (0.011%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 175 (2.01%) LAN
2 169 (1.94%) Firewall
3 167 (1.91%) WAN
4 165 (1.89%) Internet
5 124 (1.42%) SAN
6 116 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 98 (1.12%) Intranet
8 91 (1.04%) DNS
9 67 (0.77%) 3G
10 66 (0.76%) VPN
11 58 (0.66%) MPLS
12 54 (0.62%) DHCP
13 53 (0.61%) VoIP
13 53 (0.61%) Wireless
14 47 (0.54%) Network Security
15 45 (0.52%) 4G
16 42 (0.48%) Broadband
17 40 (0.46%) LTE
18 39 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
19 34 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 168 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
3 129 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
4 91 (1.04%) MySQL
5 73 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 64 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 58 (0.66%) QlikView
8 57 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 53 (0.61%) Big Data
10 42 (0.48%) DB2
11 41 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 39 (0.45%) MS Access
13 36 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 33 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
15 28 (0.32%) SAP BW
16 24 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
17 23 (0.26%) Data Mining
18 22 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
19 21 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
20 20 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 128 (1.47%) JIRA
2 83 (0.95%) Subversion
3 57 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 51 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (0.48%) ClearCase
6 41 (0.47%) NUnit
7 40 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
8 33 (0.38%) Ant
8 33 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 28 (0.32%) JUnit
10 27 (0.31%) GoogleTest
11 26 (0.30%) CppUnit
12 25 (0.29%) Rational Rose
13 24 (0.28%) ClearQuest
13 24 (0.28%) Selenium
14 19 (0.22%) Visual Studio
15 18 (0.21%) Eclipse
15 18 (0.21%) TeamCity
16 17 (0.19%) Maven
17 16 (0.18%) Moq
General
1 2658 (30.47%) Finance
2 959 (11.00%) Banking
3 594 (6.81%) Retail
4 517 (5.93%) Telecoms
5 290 (3.32%) Marketing
6 261 (2.99%) Legal
7 259 (2.97%) Investment Banking
8 147 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 126 (1.44%) Publishing
9 126 (1.44%) Back Office
10 125 (1.43%) Front Office
11 118 (1.35%) Billing
12 105 (1.20%) Retail Banking
13 102 (1.17%) Law
14 89 (1.02%) Advertising
15 81 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
16 76 (0.87%) Automotive
17 57 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 53 (0.61%) Local Government
19 48 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 3785 (43.40%) Project Manager
2 1345 (15.42%) Analyst
3 768 (8.81%) Business Analyst
4 329 (3.77%) Developer
5 321 (3.68%) Senior Manager
6 282 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
7 274 (3.14%) Consultant
8 273 (3.13%) Programme Manager
9 270 (3.10%) Architect
10 267 (3.06%) Senior Project Manager
11 240 (2.75%) Infrastructure Manager
12 222 (2.55%) Delivery Manager
13 218 (2.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 205 (2.35%) Technical Manager
15 195 (2.24%) Coordinator
16 191 (2.19%) Business Manager
17 164 (1.88%) PMO Analyst
18 151 (1.73%) Technical Project Manager
19 149 (1.71%) Service Manager
20 143 (1.64%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (3.66%) .NET
2 317 (3.63%) HTML
3 167 (1.91%) Web Services
4 160 (1.83%) CSS
5 153 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 144 (1.65%) JSP
7 130 (1.49%) Middleware
8 126 (1.44%) XML
9 121 (1.39%) jQuery
10 85 (0.97%) HTML5
11 56 (0.64%) J2EE
12 49 (0.56%) Ajax
13 48 (0.55%) REST
14 44 (0.50%) Spring
15 38 (0.44%) .NET Framework
15 38 (0.44%) CSS3
16 31 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (0.36%) Hibernate
17 26 (0.30%) Motif
18 25 (0.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 946 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 357 (4.09%) Management Information System
3 210 (2.41%) PMI
4 194 (2.22%) NHS
5 160 (1.83%) User Experience
6 158 (1.81%) Open Source
7 144 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 94 (1.08%) Derivative
9 81 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 71 (0.81%) Economics
10 71 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 66 (0.76%) Social Media
12 59 (0.68%) Equities
13 56 (0.64%) Mainframe
13 56 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
13 56 (0.64%) FMCG
14 49 (0.56%) Fixed Income
15 48 (0.55%) Credit Risk
16 46 (0.53%) Visualisation
17 45 (0.52%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 477 (5.47%) Windows
2 275 (3.15%) UNIX
3 254 (2.91%) Linux
4 95 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 90 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 46 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 36 (0.41%) Android
10 36 (0.41%) Solaris
11 22 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 19 (0.22%) AIX
13 11 (0.13%) Windows Phone
14 10 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (0.10%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.080%) zOS
17 5 (0.057%) OS/400
17 5 (0.057%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2380 (27.29%) PRINCE2
2 1670 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
3 1583 (18.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 855 (9.80%) Change Management
5 842 (9.65%) ITIL
6 603 (6.91%) Migration
7 582 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 527 (6.04%) Risk Management
9 502 (5.76%) Project Planning
10 499 (5.72%) Programme Management
11 467 (5.35%) Scrum
12 461 (5.29%) Waterfall
13 399 (4.57%) Service Delivery
14 383 (4.39%) E-Commerce
15 365 (4.18%) Service Management
16 345 (3.96%) Change Control
17 311 (3.57%) CRM
18 295 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
19 286 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
20 284 (3.26%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 515 (5.90%) SQL
2 259 (2.97%) JavaScript
3 236 (2.71%) Java
4 183 (2.10%) C
5 179 (2.05%) C#
6 104 (1.19%) Python
7 77 (0.88%) C++
8 60 (0.69%) VBA
9 58 (0.66%) PHP
9 58 (0.66%) PL/SQL
10 55 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 50 (0.57%) VB
12 46 (0.53%) Ruby
12 46 (0.53%) PowerShell
13 41 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 37 (0.42%) Perl
15 31 (0.36%) VBScript
16 26 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.16%) ABAP
18 12 (0.14%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 796 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 758 (8.69%) Degree
3 547 (6.27%) SC Cleared
4 515 (5.90%) PMI Certification
5 375 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 365 (4.18%) PMP
7 307 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 220 (2.52%) ISEB
9 117 (1.34%) DV Cleared
10 113 (1.30%) ISTQB
11 107 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
12 106 (1.22%) APMP
13 86 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
14 77 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
15 61 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 50 (0.57%) CISSP
17 43 (0.49%) HND
17 43 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 38 (0.44%) CCNP
19 37 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 416 (4.77%) QA
2 103 (1.18%) SLA
3 48 (0.55%) P3O
4 33 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 32 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (0.33%) COBIT
6 29 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 25 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 23 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 21 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 21 (0.24%) EMIR
10 13 (0.15%) FATCA
10 13 (0.15%) ISO 9000
11 12 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.11%) Basel III
12 10 (0.11%) GAAP
13 8 (0.092%) GxP
13 8 (0.092%) FINREP
14 6 (0.069%) MiFID
System Software
1 162 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 106 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.39%) XenApp
4 28 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.25%) XenDesktop
6 20 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 17 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 16 (0.18%) vSphere
9 14 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.16%) Docker
10 12 (0.14%) XenServer
11 9 (0.10%) ProxySG
12 8 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.092%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.069%) NFS
15 5 (0.057%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.046%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (0.046%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 78 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 59 (0.68%) SCCM
3 39 (0.45%) SCOM
4 19 (0.22%) Puppet
5 14 (0.16%) SCVMM
6 13 (0.15%) HP SIM
6 13 (0.15%) Vagrant
6 13 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.15%) EdgeSight
7 11 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.11%) Nagios
9 9 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
9 9 (0.10%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.080%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.080%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.069%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.069%) NSN NetAct
11 6 (0.069%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.069%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.057%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1121 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 549 (6.29%) Oracle
3 486 (5.57%) SAP
4 274 (3.14%) HP
5 243 (2.79%) Cisco
6 183 (2.10%) VMware
7 162 (1.86%) IBM
8 147 (1.69%) Citrix
9 104 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
10 98 (1.12%) CheckPoint
11 73 (0.84%) Adobe
12 66 (0.76%) Red Hat
13 64 (0.73%) Business Objects
14 63 (0.72%) Cognos
15 56 (0.64%) Google
16 52 (0.60%) F5
17 41 (0.47%) Juniper
17 41 (0.47%) CA
18 39 (0.45%) EMC
19 38 (0.44%) BMC
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £275.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Lincolnshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per day + .
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate + expenses
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £11 - £14.15 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Essex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicestershire
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Salt
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £315 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago