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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 9 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4429 4552 3826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.46% 9.83% 9.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.41% 13.04% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2836 2750 2311
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 90 131
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.35 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -16.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £15.40 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £59.91 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.24 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -12.70%
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
35681 34909 30371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.20% 75.38% 73.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22883 21377 18449
Average daily rate £425 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1091 1133
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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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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 1858 £450 - 579
South East -1 1049 £405 +1.25% 275
North West +4 353 £395 +5.33% 138
Yorkshire +4 291 £400 +3.22% 87
South West -5 247 £400 - 99
East of England +5 237 £400 -3.03% 80
West Midlands -3 175 £400 +8.10% 89
East Midlands +5 149 £375 -3.53% 44
North East -2 46 £425 +21.60% 17
Midlands -14 5 £463 +23.33% 2
South Coast - - - -
Project Management
UK

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 2721 (30.90%) Finance
2 2424 (27.53%) PRINCE2
3 1661 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
4 1624 (18.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 1089 (12.37%) Microsoft
6 971 (11.03%) Banking
7 955 (10.85%) MS Excel
8 941 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
9 897 (10.19%) MS Project
10 861 (9.78%) Change Management
11 857 (9.73%) ITIL
12 791 (8.98%) Degree
13 785 (8.92%) Security Cleared
14 644 (7.31%) MS Office
15 627 (7.12%) Migration
16 603 (6.85%) Business Analysis
17 600 (6.81%) Retail
18 575 (6.53%) Risk Management
19 567 (6.44%) PMI Certification
20 554 (6.29%) SC Cleared
21 551 (6.26%) SQL
22 543 (6.17%) Programme Management
23 536 (6.09%) Oracle
24 524 (5.95%) Telecoms
25 505 (5.74%) Project Planning
26 483 (5.49%) SAP
27 480 (5.45%) Windows
28 474 (5.38%) Waterfall
29 460 (5.22%) Scrum
30 432 (4.91%) SharePoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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
1 432 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 101 (1.15%) CMS
3 66 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 60 (0.68%) IIS
5 59 (0.67%) SAS
6 51 (0.58%) WebSphere
6 51 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 50 (0.57%) Lync
8 47 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 36 (0.41%) MS Project Server
10 35 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 34 (0.39%) Apache
12 32 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
13 29 (0.33%) Confluence
14 27 (0.31%) WebLogic
15 21 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
16 20 (0.23%) Drupal
16 20 (0.23%) IBM Notes
17 18 (0.20%) OpenStack
18 15 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 955 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 897 (10.19%) MS Project
3 644 (7.31%) MS Office
4 429 (4.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 325 (3.69%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.16%) Open Workbench
8 14 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.091%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.091%) SPSS
11 7 (0.080%) ArcInfo
12 6 (0.068%) InDesign
12 6 (0.068%) Shockwave
13 5 (0.057%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.045%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
16 2 (0.023%) TargetLink
16 2 (0.023%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 107 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 76 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 44 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 35 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 34 (0.39%) SAP ERP
6 25 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 23 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 23 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 22 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 22 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 22 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 20 (0.23%) Markit EDM
10 19 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 19 (0.22%) SAP CO
10 19 (0.22%) Agresso
11 17 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
12 16 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
12 16 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
13 15 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
13 15 (0.17%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 64 (0.73%) SaaS
2 46 (0.52%) Office 365
3 26 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
6 11 (0.12%) PaaS
7 10 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.10%) IaaS
8 9 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.091%) Heroku
10 6 (0.068%) GitHub
11 5 (0.057%) Yammer
12 4 (0.045%) Force.com
13 3 (0.034%) Taleo
13 3 (0.034%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.034%) IBM Blueworks
14 2 (0.023%) Basecamp
14 2 (0.023%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.011%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 174 (1.98%) LAN
2 170 (1.93%) WAN
3 169 (1.92%) Firewall
4 142 (1.61%) Internet
5 137 (1.56%) SAN
6 123 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 95 (1.08%) DNS
8 89 (1.01%) Intranet
9 76 (0.86%) VPN
10 60 (0.68%) 3G
10 60 (0.68%) MPLS
11 52 (0.59%) VoIP
12 49 (0.56%) DHCP
12 49 (0.56%) Network Security
13 47 (0.53%) Wireless
14 44 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
15 43 (0.49%) 4G
16 39 (0.44%) NAS
17 36 (0.41%) LTE
17 36 (0.41%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 175 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
3 119 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 83 (0.94%) MySQL
5 69 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 68 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 67 (0.76%) QlikView
8 64 (0.73%) Big Data
9 61 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 47 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 36 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 36 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 35 (0.40%) DB2
13 33 (0.37%) MS Access
14 30 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
15 28 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (0.31%) SAP BW
17 23 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
17 23 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
18 22 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 116 (1.32%) JIRA
2 85 (0.97%) Subversion
3 60 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 56 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (0.56%) ClearCase
6 46 (0.52%) NUnit
7 37 (0.42%) Ant
8 35 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
9 34 (0.39%) GoogleTest
10 33 (0.37%) CppUnit
11 31 (0.35%) Jenkins
11 31 (0.35%) Rational Rose
12 24 (0.27%) ClearQuest
13 22 (0.25%) Selenium
14 21 (0.24%) TeamCity
14 21 (0.24%) JUnit
15 18 (0.20%) Axure RP
16 17 (0.19%) Visual Studio
16 17 (0.19%) Maven
17 15 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 2721 (30.90%) Finance
2 971 (11.03%) Banking
3 600 (6.81%) Retail
4 524 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 313 (3.55%) Marketing
6 267 (3.03%) Legal
7 234 (2.66%) Investment Banking
8 164 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 122 (1.39%) Law
10 121 (1.37%) Back Office
11 120 (1.36%) Front Office
11 120 (1.36%) Publishing
12 110 (1.25%) Retail Banking
13 109 (1.24%) Billing
14 97 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
15 90 (1.02%) Advertising
16 76 (0.86%) Local Government
17 69 (0.78%) Automotive
18 62 (0.70%) Financial Institution
19 52 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 3862 (43.86%) Project Manager
2 1333 (15.14%) Analyst
3 761 (8.64%) Business Analyst
4 328 (3.73%) Developer
5 322 (3.66%) Senior Manager
6 307 (3.49%) Consultant
7 282 (3.20%) IT Project Manager
8 269 (3.06%) Senior Project Manager
9 262 (2.98%) Architect
10 261 (2.96%) Programme Manager
11 260 (2.95%) Infrastructure Manager
12 238 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 235 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
14 214 (2.43%) Coordinator
15 202 (2.29%) Technical Manager
16 198 (2.25%) Business Manager
17 156 (1.77%) PMO Analyst
18 155 (1.76%) Agile Project Manager
19 149 (1.69%) Service Manager
20 146 (1.66%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (3.54%) .NET
2 291 (3.30%) HTML
3 157 (1.78%) CSS
4 148 (1.68%) Web Services
5 146 (1.66%) ASP.NET
6 130 (1.48%) Middleware
7 120 (1.36%) JSP
8 118 (1.34%) XML
9 117 (1.33%) jQuery
10 79 (0.90%) HTML5
11 46 (0.52%) J2EE
11 46 (0.52%) Spring
12 44 (0.50%) Ajax
12 44 (0.50%) REST
13 40 (0.45%) CSS3
14 37 (0.42%) .NET Framework
15 34 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (0.34%) Java EE
17 28 (0.32%) Motif
18 27 (0.31%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 941 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 349 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 207 (2.35%) PMI
4 197 (2.24%) NHS
5 167 (1.90%) User Experience
6 154 (1.75%) Open Source
7 145 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 95 (1.08%) Derivative
9 77 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 75 (0.85%) Economics
11 74 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 65 (0.74%) Social Media
13 64 (0.73%) FMCG
14 57 (0.65%) Equities
15 56 (0.64%) Data Integration
16 52 (0.59%) Visualisation
17 45 (0.51%) Credit Risk
17 45 (0.51%) Market Risk
17 45 (0.51%) Mainframe
18 41 (0.47%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 480 (5.45%) Windows
2 273 (3.10%) UNIX
3 260 (2.95%) Linux
4 97 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 94 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 55 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (0.51%) Windows XP
8 44 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 38 (0.43%) Solaris
11 32 (0.36%) Android
12 26 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (0.12%) Windows Phone
14 11 (0.12%) AIX
15 8 (0.091%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.068%) zOS
16 6 (0.068%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.068%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2424 (27.53%) PRINCE2
2 1661 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1624 (18.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 861 (9.78%) Change Management
5 857 (9.73%) ITIL
6 627 (7.12%) Migration
7 603 (6.85%) Business Analysis
8 575 (6.53%) Risk Management
9 543 (6.17%) Programme Management
10 505 (5.74%) Project Planning
11 474 (5.38%) Waterfall
12 460 (5.22%) Scrum
13 408 (4.63%) Service Delivery
14 391 (4.44%) E-Commerce
15 359 (4.08%) Service Management
16 331 (3.76%) Change Control
17 317 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
18 316 (3.59%) CRM
19 307 (3.49%) PRINCE
20 291 (3.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 551 (6.26%) SQL
2 249 (2.83%) JavaScript
3 241 (2.74%) Java
4 203 (2.31%) C
5 173 (1.96%) C#
6 109 (1.24%) Python
7 80 (0.91%) C++
8 68 (0.77%) PL/SQL
9 59 (0.67%) PHP
10 54 (0.61%) T-SQL
11 50 (0.57%) PowerShell
12 48 (0.55%) VB
12 48 (0.55%) VBA
13 43 (0.49%) Ruby
14 38 (0.43%) Shell Script
15 33 (0.37%) Perl
16 32 (0.36%) VBScript
17 19 (0.22%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.18%) ABAP
19 9 (0.10%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 791 (8.98%) Degree
2 785 (8.92%) Security Cleared
3 567 (6.44%) PMI Certification
4 554 (6.29%) SC Cleared
5 412 (4.68%) PMP
6 392 (4.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 304 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 213 (2.42%) ISEB
9 124 (1.41%) DV Cleared
10 121 (1.37%) APMP
11 101 (1.15%) ISTQB
12 93 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
13 86 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 83 (0.94%) VCP4
15 79 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
16 53 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 51 (0.58%) HND
18 49 (0.56%) CISSP
19 44 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 40 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 413 (4.69%) QA
2 109 (1.24%) SLA
3 47 (0.53%) P3O
4 30 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 30 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 29 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 23 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 22 (0.25%) COBIT
9 17 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 17 (0.19%) EMIR
10 16 (0.18%) PMBOK
11 14 (0.16%) FATCA
11 14 (0.16%) GAMP
12 13 (0.15%) ISO 9000
13 12 (0.14%) GxP
14 10 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
15 9 (0.10%) FINREP
15 9 (0.10%) GAAP
System Software
1 171 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 108 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 38 (0.43%) XenApp
5 31 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 21 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 18 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (0.17%) Docker
9 15 (0.17%) vSphere
10 9 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.10%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.068%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.057%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.057%) Firmware
12 5 (0.057%) NFS
12 5 (0.057%) Varnish
12 5 (0.057%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (0.70%) SCCM
3 39 (0.44%) SCOM
4 20 (0.23%) Puppet
5 16 (0.18%) SCVMM
6 15 (0.17%) HP SIM
6 15 (0.17%) EdgeSight
7 13 (0.15%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
10 10 (0.11%) MOM
11 9 (0.10%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.091%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.091%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.080%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.080%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.080%) Capistrano
14 6 (0.068%) Ansible
14 6 (0.068%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1089 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 536 (6.09%) Oracle
3 483 (5.49%) SAP
4 263 (2.99%) Cisco
5 254 (2.88%) HP
6 190 (2.16%) VMware
7 167 (1.90%) Citrix
8 153 (1.74%) IBM
9 105 (1.19%) CheckPoint
10 89 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
11 75 (0.85%) Adobe
12 68 (0.77%) Business Objects
13 66 (0.75%) Cognos
14 61 (0.69%) Google
15 57 (0.65%) Red Hat
16 55 (0.62%) F5
17 44 (0.50%) BMC
17 44 (0.50%) EMC
18 43 (0.49%) Remedy
19 42 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
South East
Third Republic Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £490 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Posted: 6 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £301.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Volaris Exec
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £750.00 - £850.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago