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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 10 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4866 4642 4433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.44% 9.40% 9.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.13% 12.30% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3251 2851 2822
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.43% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 84 86
Average hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.20 £42.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -11.11%
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
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 £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 2104 £450 - 559
South East +1 995 £400 +4.30% 228
North West +3 381 £405 +8.00% 125
Yorkshire +7 335 £400 +12.67% 96
South West -4 298 £376 -0.98% 92
West Midlands +2 268 £400 +3.22% 94
East of England -1 240 £413 -2.94% 111
East Midlands -4 116 £400 +5.26% 48
North East +4 95 £440 +14.28% 11
Midlands +1 11 £500 - 3
Project Management
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Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3325 (33.96%) Finance
2 2818 (28.78%) PRINCE2
3 1828 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1804 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
5 1123 (11.47%) Banking
6 1119 (11.43%) Microsoft
7 1073 (10.96%) ITIL
8 1065 (10.88%) MS Excel
9 968 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
10 939 (9.59%) Change Management
11 930 (9.50%) MS Project
12 875 (8.94%) Degree
13 774 (7.90%) Business Analysis
14 771 (7.87%) MS Office
15 751 (7.67%) Migration
16 736 (7.52%) PMI Certification
17 720 (7.35%) Security Cleared
18 658 (6.72%) Windows
19 655 (6.69%) Programme Management
20 652 (6.66%) Retail
21 607 (6.20%) SQL
22 592 (6.05%) Risk Management
23 567 (5.79%) Project Planning
24 564 (5.76%) SAP
25 560 (5.72%) Oracle
26 538 (5.49%) PMP
27 529 (5.40%) Telecoms
28 515 (5.26%) SharePoint
29 513 (5.24%) Scrum
30 500 (5.11%) Waterfall

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 515 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 117 (1.19%) CMS
3 86 (0.88%) SAS
4 79 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 75 (0.77%) Lync
6 61 (0.62%) IIS
7 59 (0.60%) WebSphere
8 58 (0.59%) Confluence
9 48 (0.49%) Apache
10 37 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 37 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 36 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 31 (0.32%) WebLogic
13 27 (0.28%) MS Project Server
14 25 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 24 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (0.22%) IBM Notes
17 17 (0.17%) Drupal
18 15 (0.15%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1065 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 930 (9.50%) MS Project
3 771 (7.87%) MS Office
4 473 (4.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 373 (3.81%) MS Visio
6 50 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 24 (0.25%) Open Workbench
9 17 (0.17%) SPSS
10 11 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.061%) Mingle
11 6 (0.061%) InDesign
11 6 (0.061%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.061%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.041%) Simulink
13 3 (0.031%) Stateflow
13 3 (0.031%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.031%) TargetLink
13 3 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 102 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 44 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 35 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 34 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 33 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 31 (0.32%) Primavera
8 29 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 26 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 24 (0.25%) Agresso
10 24 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 24 (0.25%) SAP CO
11 22 (0.22%) SAP BPC
12 20 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
12 20 (0.20%) SAP CRM
13 17 (0.17%) SAP MM
13 17 (0.17%) SAP HR
14 16 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
14 16 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
15 15 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 109 (1.11%) Office 365
2 64 (0.65%) SaaS
3 38 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 25 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.21%) PaaS
7 20 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
8 15 (0.15%) IaaS
8 15 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.10%) Yammer
10 4 (0.041%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.041%) GitHub
10 4 (0.041%) Heroku
10 4 (0.041%) Taleo
11 3 (0.031%) Force.com
11 3 (0.031%) Veeva
12 2 (0.020%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.020%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.020%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 232 (2.37%) Firewall
2 196 (2.00%) WAN
3 182 (1.86%) LAN
4 140 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 127 (1.30%) Internet
6 123 (1.26%) SAN
7 117 (1.19%) DNS
8 113 (1.15%) Intranet
9 86 (0.88%) VPN
10 69 (0.70%) MPLS
11 63 (0.64%) DHCP
11 63 (0.64%) Network Security
12 60 (0.61%) Wireless
13 58 (0.59%) VoIP
14 54 (0.55%) LDAP
15 49 (0.50%) Unified Communications
16 46 (0.47%) NAS
17 39 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
17 39 (0.40%) SSL
17 39 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 201 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
3 91 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 86 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 85 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
6 82 (0.84%) Big Data
6 82 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 76 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 69 (0.70%) MySQL
9 54 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
10 53 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 46 (0.47%) Data Mining
12 44 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
13 42 (0.43%) QlikView
14 40 (0.41%) SAP BW
15 35 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
16 31 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
16 31 (0.32%) NoSQL
16 31 (0.32%) RDBMS
17 30 (0.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 151 (1.54%) JIRA
2 60 (0.61%) Subversion
3 54 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 29 (0.30%) ClearCase
6 27 (0.28%) Selenium
7 26 (0.27%) Rational Rose
8 24 (0.25%) Jenkins
9 23 (0.23%) NUnit
10 21 (0.21%) Ant
10 21 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
11 17 (0.17%) GoogleTest
11 17 (0.17%) Visual Studio
12 16 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 15 (0.15%) CppUnit
13 15 (0.15%) HP UFT
14 14 (0.14%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.13%) Axure RP
16 11 (0.11%) LoadRunner
16 11 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3325 (33.96%) Finance
2 1123 (11.47%) Banking
3 652 (6.66%) Retail
4 529 (5.40%) Telecoms
5 425 (4.34%) Marketing
6 286 (2.92%) Investment Banking
7 253 (2.58%) Legal
8 236 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 177 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 146 (1.49%) Back Office
11 131 (1.34%) Retail Banking
12 121 (1.24%) Front Office
12 121 (1.24%) Law
13 96 (0.98%) Advertising
14 94 (0.96%) Publishing
15 85 (0.87%) Billing
15 85 (0.87%) Local Government
16 80 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 70 (0.71%) Automotive
18 52 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4540 (46.36%) Project Manager
2 1412 (14.42%) Analyst
3 786 (8.03%) Business Analyst
4 381 (3.89%) Senior Manager
5 378 (3.86%) IT Project Manager
6 369 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
7 345 (3.52%) Consultant
8 342 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 322 (3.29%) Senior Project Manager
10 321 (3.28%) Architect
11 302 (3.08%) Developer
12 261 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
13 252 (2.57%) Programme Manager
14 228 (2.33%) Technical Manager
15 220 (2.25%) Business Manager
16 215 (2.20%) Coordinator
17 187 (1.91%) Technical Project Manager
18 184 (1.88%) Agile Project Manager
19 181 (1.85%) PMO Analyst
20 170 (1.74%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (3.01%) .NET
2 245 (2.50%) HTML
3 181 (1.85%) Middleware
4 167 (1.71%) Web Services
5 149 (1.52%) XML
6 136 (1.39%) CSS
7 90 (0.92%) ASP.NET
8 60 (0.61%) JSP
9 56 (0.57%) HTML5
10 52 (0.53%) jQuery
11 49 (0.50%) J2EE
12 46 (0.47%) .NET Framework
13 41 (0.42%) SOAP
14 35 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
15 33 (0.34%) RESTful
16 28 (0.29%) CSS3
16 28 (0.29%) Java EE
17 27 (0.28%) JSON
18 26 (0.27%) WCF
19 25 (0.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 968 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 460 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 453 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 329 (3.36%) PMI
5 222 (2.27%) NHS
6 197 (2.01%) User Experience
7 137 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 101 (1.03%) FMCG
9 98 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 96 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 93 (0.95%) Equities
12 90 (0.92%) Derivative
13 81 (0.83%) Economics
14 79 (0.81%) Fixed Income
15 61 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
16 57 (0.58%) Social Media
17 56 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
18 52 (0.53%) Data Integration
19 51 (0.52%) Credit Risk
20 46 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 658 (6.72%) Windows
2 324 (3.31%) Linux
3 268 (2.74%) UNIX
4 108 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 106 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 95 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (0.70%) Solaris
9 60 (0.61%) Android
9 60 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 50 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 49 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 36 (0.37%) AIX
13 34 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 23 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (0.092%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.082%) VMS
16 8 (0.082%) Debian
16 8 (0.082%) Windows 2000
16 8 (0.082%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2818 (28.78%) PRINCE2
2 1828 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1804 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 1073 (10.96%) ITIL
5 939 (9.59%) Change Management
6 774 (7.90%) Business Analysis
7 751 (7.67%) Migration
8 655 (6.69%) Programme Management
9 592 (6.05%) Risk Management
10 567 (5.79%) Project Planning
11 513 (5.24%) Scrum
12 500 (5.11%) Waterfall
13 470 (4.80%) Service Management
14 444 (4.53%) Service Delivery
15 389 (3.97%) CRM
16 384 (3.92%) Change Control
17 367 (3.75%) SDLC
18 362 (3.70%) E-Commerce
19 357 (3.65%) ERP
20 351 (3.58%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 607 (6.20%) SQL
2 293 (2.99%) Java
3 216 (2.21%) JavaScript
4 173 (1.77%) C
5 114 (1.16%) C#
5 114 (1.16%) PowerShell
6 94 (0.96%) Python
7 76 (0.78%) Perl
8 72 (0.74%) PHP
9 57 (0.58%) VB
10 51 (0.52%) C++
11 49 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 46 (0.47%) PL/SQL
13 44 (0.45%) VBA
14 38 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 33 (0.34%) VBScript
16 28 (0.29%) Ruby
17 23 (0.23%) R
18 20 (0.20%) COBOL
19 18 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 875 (8.94%) Degree
2 736 (7.52%) PMI Certification
3 720 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 538 (5.49%) PMP
5 491 (5.01%) SC Cleared
6 409 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 314 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 141 (1.44%) ISEB
9 140 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
10 137 (1.40%) DV Cleared
11 135 (1.38%) APMP
12 109 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 106 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 93 (0.95%) CCNA
15 66 (0.67%) CISSP
16 64 (0.65%) MCSE
17 42 (0.43%) ISTQB
18 37 (0.38%) MCITP
19 35 (0.36%) CCNP
20 28 (0.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (4.39%) QA
2 144 (1.47%) SLA
3 74 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 44 (0.45%) P3O
6 43 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 33 (0.34%) COBIT
8 30 (0.31%) GxP
9 29 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 26 (0.27%) PMBOK
11 24 (0.25%) EMIR
11 24 (0.25%) MiFID
12 22 (0.22%) GMP
13 20 (0.20%) JSP 440
14 18 (0.18%) FATCA
14 18 (0.18%) Solvency II
15 17 (0.17%) ISO 9001
15 17 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
16 13 (0.13%) GAMP
17 12 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 264 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 165 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 57 (0.58%) XenApp
5 38 (0.39%) vSphere
6 30 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 23 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (0.18%) Terminal Server
9 16 (0.16%) XenServer
10 14 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 14 (0.14%) VMware ESX
11 11 (0.11%) NFS
11 11 (0.11%) vCloud
12 10 (0.10%) VMware Server
12 10 (0.10%) Firmware
13 9 (0.092%) Varnish
14 8 (0.082%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 54 (0.55%) SCCM
2 43 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
3 42 (0.43%) Puppet
4 25 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.22%) Tivoli
6 18 (0.18%) MOM
7 16 (0.16%) Control-M
7 16 (0.16%) SCOM
7 16 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
8 13 (0.13%) AirWatch
9 12 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (0.11%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.10%) OpenView
11 10 (0.10%) Cisco UCCE
12 9 (0.092%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.082%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (0.071%) Cisco UCCX
14 7 (0.071%) Ansible
14 7 (0.071%) BladeLogic
14 7 (0.071%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1119 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 564 (5.76%) SAP
3 560 (5.72%) Oracle
4 289 (2.95%) Cisco
5 265 (2.71%) VMware
6 257 (2.62%) HP
7 213 (2.18%) Citrix
8 171 (1.75%) IBM
9 108 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 102 (1.04%) CheckPoint
11 84 (0.86%) Adobe
12 72 (0.74%) Remedy
13 61 (0.62%) Cognos
14 59 (0.60%) Red Hat
14 59 (0.60%) Google
15 55 (0.56%) NetApp
16 50 (0.51%) Dell
16 50 (0.51%) F5
17 46 (0.47%) ServiceNow
17 46 (0.47%) Apple
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
LA International
Posted: 1 hour ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Poole, Dorset
RNLI
Rate: From £43,300 to £50,941 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 - 530 per day + .
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £439.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago