The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 10 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 295 193 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.91% 8.40% 9.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.08% 11.65% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 137 204
Average daily rate
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£383 £367 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £259 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.88 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% -13.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £11.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £30.50 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -6.25%
Project Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2443 1656 2129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.81% 72.06% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1128 1253
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 88 151
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management across the South West region.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the South West region.

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Project Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Bristol -3 79 £380 +3.55% 24
Wiltshire +1 55 £350 -5.08% 20
Devon 0 50 £400 +11.11% 5
Gloucestershire +3 43 £380 +45.98% 24
Somerset +3 26 £408 +8.66% 7
Dorset +8 18 £260 -35.00% 15
Cornwall +2 3 £275 -18.51%
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 219 (34.22%) PRINCE2
2 183 (28.59%) Finance
3 161 (25.16%) Security Cleared
4 123 (19.22%) SC Cleared
5 114 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (16.72%) Microsoft
7 87 (13.59%) MS Project
8 85 (13.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 77 (12.03%) Change Management
10 68 (10.63%) Risk Management
11 60 (9.38%) MS Excel
12 52 (8.13%) ITIL
12 52 (8.13%) Business Analysis
13 47 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (7.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 46 (7.19%) Programme Management
15 45 (7.03%) MS Office
15 45 (7.03%) SQL
16 43 (6.72%) SAP
16 43 (6.72%) SharePoint
16 43 (6.72%) Project Planning
16 43 (6.72%) Banking
17 41 (6.41%) Service Delivery
18 40 (6.25%) Management Information System
19 38 (5.94%) Scrum
19 38 (5.94%) Oracle
20 36 (5.63%) Windows
20 36 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 36 (5.63%) Degree
21 34 (5.31%) MS Visio

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 43 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.72%) SAS
3 10 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.09%) MS Project Server
7 6 (0.94%) Confluence
7 6 (0.94%) IIS
8 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.63%) Lync
9 4 (0.63%) CMS
9 4 (0.63%) Apache
10 3 (0.47%) Node.js
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.31%) CICS
12 1 (0.16%) Documentum
12 1 (0.16%) nginx
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.16%) Liferay
Applications
1 87 (13.59%) MS Project
2 60 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 45 (7.03%) MS Office
4 34 (5.31%) MS Visio
5 23 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.31%) Windchill
8 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Summit
1 6 (0.94%) Maximo
2 4 (0.63%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.63%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.63%) Agresso
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.47%) Office 365
3 2 (0.31%) PaaS
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.19%) LAN
2 9 (1.41%) WAN
3 8 (1.25%) Firewall
4 5 (0.78%) Internet
4 5 (0.78%) LTE
5 4 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.63%) Network Security
5 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.47%) DMZ
6 3 (0.47%) DHCP
6 3 (0.47%) DNS
6 3 (0.47%) Wireless
7 2 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.31%) PPP
7 2 (0.31%) SAN
7 2 (0.31%) LDAP
8 1 (0.16%) Intranet
8 1 (0.16%) GPRS
8 1 (0.16%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.56%) Oracle Discoverer
3 8 (1.25%) MySQL
4 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.63%) Big Data
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.47%) DB2
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.16%) DTS
10 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (1.41%) JUnit
2 7 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.09%) JIRA
2 7 (1.09%) Subversion
3 6 (0.94%) SpecFlow
4 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.63%) Toad
5 4 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.47%) Ant
6 3 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.31%) Selenium
7 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.31%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.16%) JMeter
8 1 (0.16%) Hudson
8 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 183 (28.59%) Finance
2 43 (6.72%) Banking
3 33 (5.16%) Retail
4 28 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.50%) Marketing
6 13 (2.03%) Military
7 9 (1.41%) Legal
8 8 (1.25%) Back Office
9 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.78%) Local Government
10 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.47%) Advertising
11 3 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 288 (45.00%) Project Manager
2 87 (13.59%) Analyst
3 44 (6.88%) Architect
4 38 (5.94%) Business Analyst
5 31 (4.84%) Developer
6 27 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (3.59%) IT Project Manager
8 21 (3.28%) PMO Analyst
9 18 (2.81%) Service Manager
9 18 (2.81%) Senior Manager
10 17 (2.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 17 (2.66%) Project Planner
10 17 (2.66%) Infrastructure Manager
11 16 (2.50%) Technical Manager
12 15 (2.34%) Technical Project Manager
12 15 (2.34%) Senior Project Manager
13 14 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (1.88%) Business Manager
14 12 (1.88%) Transition Manager
14 12 (1.88%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.97%) .NET
2 14 (2.19%) Middleware
3 13 (2.03%) HTML
4 10 (1.56%) Spring
4 10 (1.56%) Spring MVC
4 10 (1.56%) Web Services
4 10 (1.56%) CSS
5 9 (1.41%) JSP
5 9 (1.41%) XML
6 8 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (1.25%) jQuery
7 6 (0.94%) Gherkin
7 6 (0.94%) Ajax
7 6 (0.94%) XSD
8 5 (0.78%) MSMQ
8 5 (0.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (0.63%) LAMP
10 3 (0.47%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.47%) Java EE
11 2 (0.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.81%) Economics
4 15 (2.34%) Open Source
5 14 (2.19%) NHS
6 13 (2.03%) PMI
6 13 (2.03%) User Experience
7 11 (1.72%) GIS
8 9 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.09%) CMDB
9 7 (1.09%) Social Media
9 7 (1.09%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.78%) FMCG
10 5 (0.78%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.78%) Wiki
10 5 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.63%) Web 2.0
11 4 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.63%) Windows
2 20 (3.13%) UNIX
3 17 (2.66%) Linux
4 13 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.78%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.47%) zOS
8 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.16%) Debian
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (34.22%) PRINCE2
2 114 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (13.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (12.03%) Change Management
5 68 (10.63%) Risk Management
6 52 (8.13%) ITIL
6 52 (8.13%) Business Analysis
7 46 (7.19%) Programme Management
8 43 (6.72%) Project Planning
9 41 (6.41%) Service Delivery
10 38 (5.94%) Scrum
11 27 (4.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (4.22%) Change Control
12 26 (4.06%) Service Management
13 25 (3.91%) Time Management
14 22 (3.44%) MVC
14 22 (3.44%) PRINCE
15 20 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (2.97%) Migration
16 19 (2.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.03%) SQL
2 32 (5.00%) Java
3 22 (3.44%) C#
4 16 (2.50%) C
5 7 (1.09%) PHP
6 6 (0.94%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.78%) Delphi
8 4 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.47%) VBA
9 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.31%) JCL
10 2 (0.31%) REXX
10 2 (0.31%) VB
10 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.31%) ABAP
11 1 (0.16%) Python
11 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.16%) Ruby
11 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 161 (25.16%) Security Cleared
2 123 (19.22%) SC Cleared
3 46 (7.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 36 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 36 (5.63%) Degree
5 33 (5.16%) ISEB
5 33 (5.16%) PMI Certification
6 27 (4.22%) PMP
7 21 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.88%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (1.25%) APMP
11 6 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.63%) MBA
13 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.47%) CCNP
15 2 (0.31%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.06%) QA
2 16 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.09%) SLA
4 6 (0.94%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.94%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.47%) P3O
7 1 (0.16%) BS15000
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) Basel II
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.09%) vSphere
4 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.47%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.47%) MetaFrame
5 3 (0.47%) XenApp
5 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.47%) Novell eDirectory
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.31%) RACF
7 1 (0.16%) Samba
7 1 (0.16%) XenServer
7 1 (0.16%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.63%) Netcool
2 4 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.31%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) MOM
4 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 107 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.72%) SAP
3 38 (5.94%) Oracle
4 16 (2.50%) HP
5 14 (2.19%) Citrix
6 11 (1.72%) Cisco
7 10 (1.56%) Casewise
7 10 (1.56%) VMware
7 10 (1.56%) IBM
8 7 (1.09%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.09%) EMC
8 7 (1.09%) SolarWinds
9 6 (0.94%) hybris
9 6 (0.94%) Primavera
10 5 (0.78%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.63%) Omniture
11 4 (0.63%) Google
12 3 (0.47%) Avaya
12 3 (0.47%) Nokia
12 3 (0.47%) Novell
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £230 - £270 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
National Trust
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £380 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CRL
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Rate: £32277 - £45954 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CRL
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
networx
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: £36 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Exeter
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
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