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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 10 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 279 181 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.56% 8.09% 8.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.77% 11.40% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 125 200
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£388 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £274 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £489 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £11.00 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £28.30 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -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
2371 1588 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.71% 70.96% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1069 1307
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -4 77 £375 - 25
Wiltshire -2 54 £371 -1.00% 20
Devon +2 43 £400 +20.75% 2
Gloucestershire +3 38 £390 +36.84% 16
Somerset +5 27 £420 +12.00% 15
Dorset +7 16 £255 -36.25% 8
Cornwall -1 3 £275 -18.51%
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 213 (33.23%) PRINCE2
2 189 (29.49%) Finance
3 164 (25.59%) Security Cleared
4 125 (19.50%) SC Cleared
5 114 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (16.22%) Microsoft
7 86 (13.42%) MS Project
8 85 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 82 (12.79%) Change Management
10 69 (10.76%) Risk Management
11 63 (9.83%) MS Excel
12 54 (8.42%) Business Analysis
13 50 (7.80%) ITIL
14 49 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
15 45 (7.02%) SharePoint
16 44 (6.86%) MS Office
16 44 (6.86%) SAP
16 44 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 42 (6.55%) Management Information System
17 42 (6.55%) Programme Management
17 42 (6.55%) Project Planning
18 41 (6.40%) SQL
19 39 (6.08%) Degree
19 39 (6.08%) Banking
20 38 (5.93%) Windows
20 38 (5.93%) Scrum
20 38 (5.93%) Service Delivery
21 37 (5.77%) Oracle
21 37 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 34 (5.30%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 45 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 10 (1.56%) SAS
3 8 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.09%) MS Project Server
5 6 (0.94%) IIS
5 6 (0.94%) Confluence
6 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.62%) CMS
7 4 (0.62%) Apache
7 4 (0.62%) Lync
8 3 (0.47%) Node.js
9 2 (0.31%) CICS
9 2 (0.31%) nginx
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.16%) Liferay
10 1 (0.16%) Documentum
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 86 (13.42%) MS Project
2 63 (9.83%) MS Excel
3 44 (6.86%) MS Office
4 33 (5.15%) MS Visio
5 25 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.31%) Windchill
8 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Maximo
1 6 (0.94%) Summit
2 5 (0.78%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.78%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.62%) Agresso
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.47%) Office 365
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.34%) LAN
2 10 (1.56%) WAN
3 7 (1.09%) Firewall
4 5 (0.78%) LTE
4 5 (0.78%) Internet
5 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.62%) Network Security
6 3 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.47%) Wireless
7 2 (0.31%) VPN
7 2 (0.31%) DHCP
7 2 (0.31%) PPP
7 2 (0.31%) DNS
7 2 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.16%) IMAP
8 1 (0.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.40%) Oracle Discoverer
3 8 (1.25%) MySQL
4 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.62%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.47%) Big Data
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.47%) DB2
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.31%) DTS
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (1.40%) Subversion
2 8 (1.25%) JUnit
3 7 (1.09%) JIRA
3 7 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.94%) SpecFlow
5 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.47%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.31%) Ant
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.31%) Hudson
7 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.16%) Selenium
8 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.16%) Toad
8 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.16%) JMeter
General
1 189 (29.49%) Finance
2 39 (6.08%) Banking
3 30 (4.68%) Retail
4 29 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.96%) Marketing
6 12 (1.87%) Military
7 9 (1.40%) Legal
8 8 (1.25%) Back Office
9 5 (0.78%) Local Government
10 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.47%) Advertising
10 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 292 (45.55%) Project Manager
2 99 (15.44%) Analyst
3 45 (7.02%) Architect
4 43 (6.71%) Business Analyst
5 27 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
6 25 (3.90%) Developer
7 23 (3.59%) IT Project Manager
8 22 (3.43%) PMO Analyst
9 19 (2.96%) Service Manager
10 18 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
10 18 (2.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 18 (2.81%) Senior Manager
11 17 (2.65%) Project Planner
12 16 (2.50%) Technical Manager
13 15 (2.34%) Senior Project Manager
13 15 (2.34%) Technical Project Manager
14 14 (2.18%) Business Manager
15 13 (2.03%) Transition Manager
15 13 (2.03%) Test Analyst
15 13 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.96%) .NET
2 14 (2.18%) Middleware
2 14 (2.18%) HTML
3 13 (2.03%) CSS
4 9 (1.40%) Spring
4 9 (1.40%) Spring MVC
4 9 (1.40%) Web Services
4 9 (1.40%) XML
5 8 (1.25%) JSP
5 8 (1.25%) jQuery
5 8 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (0.94%) XSD
6 6 (0.94%) Ajax
6 6 (0.94%) Gherkin
7 5 (0.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (0.78%) MSMQ
7 5 (0.78%) LAMP
8 3 (0.47%) SOAP
9 2 (0.31%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.31%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.55%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.28%) Economics
4 17 (2.65%) User Experience
5 15 (2.34%) Open Source
6 14 (2.18%) NHS
7 12 (1.87%) GIS
7 12 (1.87%) PMI
8 8 (1.25%) Social Media
8 8 (1.25%) Digital Media
9 7 (1.09%) CMDB
10 6 (0.94%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.78%) FMCG
11 5 (0.78%) Wiki
11 5 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.62%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.62%) Web 2.0
13 3 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.93%) Windows
2 21 (3.28%) UNIX
3 17 (2.65%) Linux
4 12 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.47%) zOS
10 2 (0.31%) Debian
10 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (33.23%) PRINCE2
2 114 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 82 (12.79%) Change Management
5 69 (10.76%) Risk Management
6 54 (8.42%) Business Analysis
7 50 (7.80%) ITIL
8 42 (6.55%) Programme Management
8 42 (6.55%) Project Planning
9 38 (5.93%) Scrum
9 38 (5.93%) Service Delivery
10 34 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (4.37%) Change Control
12 26 (4.06%) Service Management
13 23 (3.59%) Migration
14 22 (3.43%) PRINCE
14 22 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (3.28%) Time Management
16 20 (3.12%) Systems Analysis
16 20 (3.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.40%) SQL
2 30 (4.68%) Java
3 22 (3.43%) C#
4 15 (2.34%) C
5 7 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.09%) PHP
6 5 (0.78%) Delphi
7 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.31%) REXX
8 2 (0.31%) JCL
8 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.31%) VB
8 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.31%) ABAP
8 2 (0.31%) Ruby
8 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.16%) Python
9 1 (0.16%) VBA
9 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 164 (25.59%) Security Cleared
2 125 (19.50%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 39 (6.08%) Degree
5 37 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 34 (5.30%) ISEB
7 29 (4.52%) PMI Certification
8 24 (3.74%) PMP
9 22 (3.43%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.03%) ISTQB
11 11 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (1.09%) APMP
13 6 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.47%) MCSE
15 3 (0.47%) CCNP
15 3 (0.47%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.90%) QA
2 16 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.94%) ISO 14001
3 6 (0.94%) SLA
3 6 (0.94%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) P3O
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) Basel II
5 1 (0.16%) BS15000
System Software
1 10 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 10 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.25%) vSphere
3 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.47%) XenApp
4 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.47%) Novell eDirectory
4 3 (0.47%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.47%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.31%) Samba
5 2 (0.31%) RACF
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) XenServer
6 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.16%) Postfix
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.62%) Netcool
2 4 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.31%) CA Endevor
3 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.31%) SCCM
3 2 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) MOM
4 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 104 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.86%) SAP
3 37 (5.77%) Oracle
4 14 (2.18%) Citrix
4 14 (2.18%) HP
5 12 (1.87%) VMware
6 11 (1.72%) Cisco
7 10 (1.56%) IBM
8 9 (1.40%) Casewise
9 7 (1.09%) SolarWinds
9 7 (1.09%) EMC
10 6 (0.94%) Primavera
10 6 (0.94%) hybris
11 5 (0.78%) Omniture
11 5 (0.78%) Google
12 4 (0.62%) Sun
12 4 (0.62%) Business Objects
13 3 (0.47%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.47%) Avaya
13 3 (0.47%) Nokia
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £501 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £335 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £28 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Bluefish Communications
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: 20 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago