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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 10 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 274 254 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.35% 8.21% 11.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.97% 10.55% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 184 209
Average daily rate £385 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £292 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £511 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.73 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -25.71%
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
2289 2408 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 77.80% 79.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1559 1584
Average daily rate £388 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 110
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
Bristol -1 81 £375 -6.01% 22
Wiltshire -2 61 £375 +7.14% 8
Gloucestershire +19 49 £375 - 5
Dorset +4 30 £400 -3.03% 7
Somerset +17 21 £410 +12.32% 9
Devon -5 9 £400 +17.64% 7
Cornwall +4 1 - - 2
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 190 (37.48%) PRINCE2
2 152 (29.98%) Security Cleared
3 151 (29.78%) Finance
4 95 (18.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (14.40%) SC Cleared
7 72 (14.20%) Microsoft
8 69 (13.61%) MS Excel
9 66 (13.02%) ITIL
10 65 (12.82%) DV Cleared
11 63 (12.43%) Telecoms
12 46 (9.07%) Change Management
13 45 (8.88%) Management Information System
14 44 (8.68%) MS Project
15 42 (8.28%) Migration
16 41 (8.09%) Programme Management
17 36 (7.10%) QA
17 36 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (6.71%) Degree
19 33 (6.51%) Scrum
19 33 (6.51%) Risk Management
19 33 (6.51%) MS Office
20 32 (6.31%) C
21 30 (5.92%) SQL
21 30 (5.92%) SAP
21 30 (5.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 29 (5.72%) Business Analysis
22 29 (5.72%) Cisco
23 28 (5.52%) Data Centre
24 27 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (4.93%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.38%) CMS
2 7 (1.38%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.18%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.79%) IIS
5 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.20%) SAS
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 69 (13.61%) MS Excel
2 44 (8.68%) MS Project
3 33 (6.51%) MS Office
4 16 (3.16%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.39%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.97%) Primavera
2 9 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.38%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.59%) Magento
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.20%) BASE24
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.20%) ProductWriter
7 1 (0.20%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.20%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.17%) Office 365
2 5 (0.99%) IaaS
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.39%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.34%) LAN
2 21 (4.14%) WAN
3 16 (3.16%) Firewall
4 13 (2.56%) Unified Communications
4 13 (2.56%) Wireless
5 12 (2.37%) Skype
6 11 (2.17%) Internet
7 8 (1.58%) IP Telephony
7 8 (1.58%) WLAN
8 7 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.99%) MPLS
9 5 (0.99%) VLAN
9 5 (0.99%) VPN
10 4 (0.79%) BGP
10 4 (0.79%) OSPF
10 4 (0.79%) VoIP
11 3 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.59%) ISUP
12 2 (0.39%) Network Security
12 2 (0.39%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.99%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.39%) DTS
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.20%) MySQL
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Capybara
1 3 (0.59%) Cucumber
1 3 (0.59%) HP UFT
1 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
1 3 (0.59%) JIRA
1 3 (0.59%) Travis CI
2 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 151 (29.78%) Finance
2 63 (12.43%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.33%) Banking
4 21 (4.14%) Retail
5 15 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.56%) Marketing
7 9 (1.78%) Electronics
8 8 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.38%) Billing
10 6 (1.18%) Local Government
10 6 (1.18%) Military
11 5 (0.99%) Back Office
11 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.79%) Advertising
12 4 (0.79%) Publishing
13 3 (0.59%) Legal
14 2 (0.39%) Law
14 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 226 (44.58%) Project Manager
2 43 (8.48%) Analyst
3 38 (7.50%) IT Manager
4 34 (6.71%) IT Project Manager
5 27 (5.33%) Coordinator
5 27 (5.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 27 (5.33%) Project Coordinator
6 26 (5.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 25 (4.93%) Business Analyst
8 24 (4.73%) Architect
9 20 (3.94%) Developer
10 19 (3.75%) Project Planner
11 17 (3.35%) DV Cleared Project Manager
12 16 (3.16%) Consultant
12 16 (3.16%) Digital Project Manager
12 16 (3.16%) Senior Manager
13 15 (2.96%) Change Manager
13 15 (2.96%) Implementation Manager
14 14 (2.76%) Business Manager
15 11 (2.17%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.56%) XML
2 10 (1.97%) .NET
3 9 (1.78%) Web Services
4 5 (0.99%) CSS
4 5 (0.99%) EDI
4 5 (0.99%) J2EE
4 5 (0.99%) LINQ
5 4 (0.79%) EDIFACT
5 4 (0.79%) jQuery
5 4 (0.79%) XSLT
6 3 (0.59%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.59%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.59%) Middleware
7 2 (0.39%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (0.39%) JFC
7 2 (0.39%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (0.39%) NHibernate
7 2 (0.39%) XForms
7 2 (0.39%) XSD
7 2 (0.39%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.88%) Management Information System
2 36 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.52%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.16%) NHS
5 11 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.97%) User Experience
7 7 (1.38%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.99%) iPad
9 5 (0.99%) PMI
10 4 (0.79%) Blog
10 4 (0.79%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.79%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.79%) Economics
10 4 (0.79%) Life Science
11 3 (0.59%) BYOD
11 3 (0.59%) Chemistry
11 3 (0.59%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.75%) Windows
2 12 (2.37%) Linux
3 11 (2.17%) Unix
4 7 (1.38%) Solaris
5 5 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.39%) Android
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.20%) VMS
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (37.48%) PRINCE2
2 95 (18.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 88 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (13.02%) ITIL
5 46 (9.07%) Change Management
6 42 (8.28%) Migration
7 41 (8.09%) Programme Management
8 33 (6.51%) Risk Management
8 33 (6.51%) Scrum
9 29 (5.72%) Business Analysis
10 27 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 26 (5.13%) Coaching
12 25 (4.93%) Service Management
13 24 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (4.34%) ERP
15 20 (3.94%) Change Control
15 20 (3.94%) Waterfall
16 17 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (3.16%) Mentoring
17 16 (3.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.31%) C
2 30 (5.92%) SQL
3 13 (2.56%) Java
4 7 (1.38%) C#
5 6 (1.18%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.79%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.79%) Python
7 3 (0.59%) PHP
7 3 (0.59%) Ruby
8 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.39%) XPath
8 2 (0.39%) XQuery
9 1 (0.20%) AWK
9 1 (0.20%) C++
9 1 (0.20%) Perl
9 1 (0.20%) sed
9 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.20%) VB
9 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (29.98%) Security Cleared
2 73 (14.40%) SC Cleared
3 65 (12.82%) DV Cleared
4 34 (6.71%) Degree
5 30 (5.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 25 (4.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 24 (4.73%) APMP
8 20 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (3.75%) ISEB
10 18 (3.55%) CCNP
11 16 (3.16%) CCNA
11 16 (3.16%) PMP
12 15 (2.96%) PMI Certification
13 11 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.58%) ISTQB
15 6 (1.18%) APMG
16 3 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 2 (0.39%) CCSE
17 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.10%) QA
2 12 (2.37%) JSP 440
3 8 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.18%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.59%) SLA
8 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.39%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.20%) GCP
9 1 (0.20%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.20%) RMADS
9 1 (0.20%) SEPA
9 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.18%) Firmware
3 4 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.79%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.79%) vSphere
4 2 (0.39%) vCloud
4 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.20%) NFS
5 1 (0.20%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (1.97%) NetBackup
2 6 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.39%) vMotion
6 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.20%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 72 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.92%) SAP
3 29 (5.72%) Cisco
4 26 (5.13%) Oracle
5 11 (2.17%) NetApp
5 11 (2.17%) Nortel
5 11 (2.17%) VMware
6 9 (1.78%) Polycom
7 8 (1.58%) Symantec
8 7 (1.38%) Siemens
9 6 (1.18%) HP
9 6 (1.18%) Veritas
10 5 (0.99%) CA
10 5 (0.99%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.99%) Ericsson
10 5 (0.99%) Juniper
10 5 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.99%) SonicWALL
11 4 (0.79%) BMC
11 4 (0.79%) Genesys
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