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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 12 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 298 177 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.80% 8.15% 8.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.99% 11.46% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 129 190
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£388 £370 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -5.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+4.21% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Average hourly rate £22.25 £30.50 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.04% -33.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £20.45 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £30.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.93% -6.15%
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
2485 1544 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.41% 71.09% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1680 1032 1230
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 89 155
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.75 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 -2 91 £403 +9.97% 32
Wiltshire 0 60 £375 - 28
Gloucestershire +2 39 £372 +43.00% 18
Devon -6 39 £393 +9.02% 2
Somerset -3 26 £385 +2.66% 12
Dorset +5 20 £288 -28.12% 13
Cornwall +2 3 £275 -18.51% 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 210 (34.77%) PRINCE2
2 172 (28.48%) Finance
3 148 (24.50%) Security Cleared
4 113 (18.71%) SC Cleared
4 113 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (15.07%) Microsoft
6 76 (12.58%) MS Project
6 76 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 72 (11.92%) Change Management
7 72 (11.92%) Risk Management
8 54 (8.94%) ITIL
9 52 (8.61%) Business Analysis
10 49 (8.11%) MS Excel
11 48 (7.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 47 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
13 46 (7.62%) Programme Management
14 44 (7.28%) SharePoint
15 43 (7.12%) SQL
16 41 (6.79%) MS Office
17 37 (6.13%) Project Planning
17 37 (6.13%) Banking
18 36 (5.96%) Management Information System
19 35 (5.79%) SAP
20 34 (5.63%) Degree
21 32 (5.30%) MS Visio
21 32 (5.30%) Windows
22 31 (5.13%) Oracle
22 31 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 31 (5.13%) Scrum
22 31 (5.13%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 44 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.82%) SAS
2 11 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.99%) MS Project Server
4 6 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.99%) IIS
5 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.66%) Apache
6 4 (0.66%) CMS
6 4 (0.66%) Confluence
7 3 (0.50%) Node.js
8 2 (0.33%) Lync
8 2 (0.33%) CICS
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.17%) Documentum
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.17%) nginx
9 1 (0.17%) Liferay
Applications
1 76 (12.58%) MS Project
2 49 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 41 (6.79%) MS Office
4 32 (5.30%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.33%) Windchill
8 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.49%) Agresso
2 6 (0.99%) Summit
3 5 (0.83%) Maximo
4 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.50%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.33%) PaaS
2 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.48%) LAN
2 10 (1.66%) WAN
2 10 (1.66%) Firewall
3 6 (0.99%) Internet
4 5 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.66%) LTE
5 4 (0.66%) Network Security
5 4 (0.66%) DNS
5 4 (0.66%) DHCP
6 3 (0.50%) VoIP
6 3 (0.50%) PPP
6 3 (0.50%) LDAP
6 3 (0.50%) SAN
6 3 (0.50%) DMZ
6 3 (0.50%) Wireless
7 2 (0.33%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.33%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.66%) Oracle Discoverer
2 10 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.16%) MySQL
4 6 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.66%) Big Data
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.50%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.50%) DB2
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.17%) ReportNet
9 1 (0.17%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.16%) JUnit
1 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.99%) SpecFlow
3 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.83%) Subversion
3 5 (0.83%) JIRA
4 4 (0.66%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.66%) Toad
5 3 (0.50%) Ant
6 2 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.33%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.33%) Selenium
6 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.17%) Hudson
7 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
General
1 172 (28.48%) Finance
2 37 (6.13%) Banking
3 31 (5.13%) Retail
4 26 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.15%) Military
6 12 (1.99%) Marketing
7 10 (1.66%) Legal
8 8 (1.32%) Back Office
9 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.83%) Local Government
10 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.50%) Advertising
10 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.50%) Automotive
11 2 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 276 (45.70%) Project Manager
2 74 (12.25%) Analyst
3 39 (6.46%) Architect
4 34 (5.63%) Business Analyst
5 27 (4.47%) Developer
6 25 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (3.97%) IT Project Manager
8 21 (3.48%) PMO Analyst
9 19 (3.15%) Infrastructure Manager
9 19 (3.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 18 (2.98%) Programme Manager
11 17 (2.81%) Senior Manager
11 17 (2.81%) Service Manager
12 14 (2.32%) Project Planner
12 14 (2.32%) Delivery Manager
13 13 (2.15%) Coordinator
14 12 (1.99%) Senior Project Manager
14 12 (1.99%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (1.99%) Project Coordinator
14 12 (1.99%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.66%) HTML
1 10 (1.66%) Web Services
2 9 (1.49%) Middleware
2 9 (1.49%) .NET
3 8 (1.32%) Spring
3 8 (1.32%) Spring MVC
4 7 (1.16%) JSP
5 6 (0.99%) CSS
5 6 (0.99%) jQuery
5 6 (0.99%) Gherkin
6 5 (0.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (0.83%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.66%) Ajax
7 4 (0.66%) LAMP
7 4 (0.66%) XML
7 4 (0.66%) XSD
8 3 (0.50%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.50%) Java EE
8 3 (0.50%) HTML5
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.15%) Open Source
4 15 (2.48%) Economics
5 14 (2.32%) NHS
6 10 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.66%) User Experience
7 8 (1.32%) PMI
8 7 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.16%) Mathematics
9 6 (0.99%) Social Media
9 6 (0.99%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.99%) GIS
10 5 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.83%) Wiki
10 5 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.83%) FMCG
10 5 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.66%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.30%) Windows
2 18 (2.98%) Linux
2 18 (2.98%) UNIX
3 15 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.16%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.50%) zOS
6 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (0.33%) Android
7 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Debian
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (34.77%) PRINCE2
2 113 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (11.92%) Change Management
4 72 (11.92%) Risk Management
5 54 (8.94%) ITIL
6 52 (8.61%) Business Analysis
7 46 (7.62%) Programme Management
8 37 (6.13%) Project Planning
9 31 (5.13%) Scrum
10 30 (4.97%) Service Delivery
11 27 (4.47%) Migration
12 26 (4.30%) Service Management
13 25 (4.14%) Change Control
14 24 (3.97%) Time Management
15 23 (3.81%) PRINCE
16 20 (3.31%) Configuration Management
16 20 (3.31%) Systems Analysis
17 19 (3.15%) Software Engineering
17 19 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.12%) SQL
2 22 (3.64%) Java
3 19 (3.15%) C#
4 14 (2.32%) C
5 6 (0.99%) PHP
5 6 (0.99%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.83%) Delphi
6 5 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.50%) VBA
8 2 (0.33%) VB
8 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.33%) REXX
8 2 (0.33%) JCL
8 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 148 (24.50%) Security Cleared
2 113 (18.71%) SC Cleared
3 48 (7.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 34 (5.63%) Degree
5 31 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 28 (4.64%) PMI Certification
7 25 (4.14%) ISEB
8 22 (3.64%) PMP
9 18 (2.98%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.99%) APMP
11 6 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.83%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.66%) CCNP
13 4 (0.66%) MBA
13 4 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.33%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.81%) QA
2 16 (2.65%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.16%) SLA
4 6 (0.99%) ISO 14001
4 6 (0.99%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.50%) P3O
7 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) Basel II
8 1 (0.17%) BS15000
System Software
1 8 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.99%) vSphere
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.50%) Novell eDirectory
3 3 (0.50%) MetaFrame
3 3 (0.50%) Terminal Server
3 3 (0.50%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.33%) RACF
4 2 (0.33%) Kerio MailServer
5 1 (0.17%) Samba
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
5 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.83%) Netcool
2 5 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.33%) Nagios
4 2 (0.33%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.17%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) SCOM
5 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.17%) MOM
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 91 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.79%) SAP
3 31 (5.13%) Oracle
4 14 (2.32%) Cisco
4 14 (2.32%) HP
5 12 (1.99%) Citrix
6 10 (1.66%) IBM
6 10 (1.66%) Casewise
7 9 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.32%) VMware
9 7 (1.16%) Business Objects
10 6 (0.99%) EMC
11 5 (0.83%) Primavera
12 4 (0.66%) Sun
12 4 (0.66%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.66%) hybris
13 3 (0.50%) webMethods
13 3 (0.50%) Omniture
13 3 (0.50%) Google
13 3 (0.50%) Nokia
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cornwall
Spring Technology
Rate: £22.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £215 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: Market Rates offered
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £22 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Chippenham
Vital Solutions
Rate: Good rates
Posted: 14 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £700 - 800 per day
Posted: 19 days ago