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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 9 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 311 171 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.64% 7.73% 8.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.59% 10.94% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 114 196
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£396 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £277 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £11.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.72% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.75%
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
2288 1563 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 70.90% 70.63% 69.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1025 1300
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 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.68 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.45% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 78 £384 +2.33% 24
Wiltshire +2 69 £375 -6.25% 15
Gloucestershire +11 49 £372 -7.04% 11
Devon +6 46 £400 +20.75% 5
Somerset +6 27 £424 +30.46% 13
Dorset +7 16 £260 -36.58% 7
Cornwall -2 2 £250 -9.09%
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 220 (34.76%) PRINCE2
2 187 (29.54%) Finance
3 156 (24.64%) Security Cleared
4 114 (18.01%) SC Cleared
5 99 (15.64%) Microsoft
6 85 (13.43%) MS Project
7 81 (12.80%) Change Management
7 81 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (10.11%) MS Excel
9 57 (9.00%) Risk Management
9 57 (9.00%) Business Analysis
10 50 (7.90%) ITIL
11 48 (7.58%) MS Office
12 47 (7.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 45 (7.11%) SAP
13 45 (7.11%) SharePoint
14 41 (6.48%) Programme Management
14 41 (6.48%) SQL
15 40 (6.32%) Degree
15 40 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
16 39 (6.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 39 (6.16%) Scrum
17 38 (6.00%) Management Information System
17 38 (6.00%) Service Delivery
17 38 (6.00%) Project Planning
17 38 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 37 (5.85%) Banking
19 36 (5.69%) Oracle
19 36 (5.69%) Windows
20 35 (5.53%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (1.58%) SAS
4 8 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.11%) MS Project Server
6 6 (0.95%) IIS
6 6 (0.95%) Confluence
7 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.63%) CMS
8 4 (0.63%) Lync
9 3 (0.47%) Node.js
9 3 (0.47%) Apache
10 2 (0.32%) nginx
10 2 (0.32%) CICS
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.16%) Documentum
11 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 85 (13.43%) MS Project
2 64 (10.11%) MS Excel
3 48 (7.58%) MS Office
4 30 (4.74%) MS Visio
5 26 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.47%) Windchill
7 3 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Summit
1 6 (0.95%) Maximo
2 5 (0.79%) WebTrends
2 5 (0.79%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.47%) Agresso
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.47%) Office 365
3 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.90%) LAN
2 6 (0.95%) Firewall
2 6 (0.95%) WAN
3 5 (0.79%) Internet
3 5 (0.79%) LTE
4 4 (0.63%) Network Security
5 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.47%) Wireless
5 3 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.32%) Intranet
6 2 (0.32%) VPN
6 2 (0.32%) DHCP
6 2 (0.32%) PPP
6 2 (0.32%) DNS
6 2 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.32%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.16%) GPRS
7 1 (0.16%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.26%) MySQL
2 8 (1.26%) Oracle Discoverer
3 7 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.47%) Big Data
7 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.32%) DTS
8 2 (0.32%) DB2
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.16%) OLAP
9 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.16%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 11 (1.74%) Subversion
2 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.11%) JUnit
2 7 (1.11%) JIRA
3 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.95%) SpecFlow
4 4 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.32%) Hudson
7 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.16%) Toad
7 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.16%) Ant
7 1 (0.16%) JMeter
7 1 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 187 (29.54%) Finance
2 37 (5.85%) Banking
3 31 (4.90%) Retail
4 27 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.48%) Marketing
6 10 (1.58%) Military
7 8 (1.26%) Back Office
7 8 (1.26%) Legal
8 4 (0.63%) Local Government
8 4 (0.63%) Advertising
9 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.47%) Automotive
9 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Billing
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 297 (46.92%) Project Manager
2 101 (15.96%) Analyst
3 46 (7.27%) Business Analyst
4 42 (6.64%) Architect
5 27 (4.27%) IT Project Manager
6 24 (3.79%) Developer
7 23 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (3.16%) Senior Manager
9 19 (3.00%) Service Manager
9 19 (3.00%) Technical Manager
10 18 (2.84%) Infrastructure Manager
10 18 (2.84%) PMO Analyst
10 18 (2.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 18 (2.84%) Technical Project Manager
11 17 (2.69%) Senior Project Manager
12 14 (2.21%) Business Manager
13 13 (2.05%) Test Analyst
13 13 (2.05%) Transition Manager
14 12 (1.90%) Change Manager
14 12 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.32%) .NET
2 15 (2.37%) Middleware
3 14 (2.21%) HTML
4 13 (2.05%) CSS
5 10 (1.58%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (1.42%) Web Services
6 9 (1.42%) XML
7 8 (1.26%) jQuery
8 7 (1.11%) JSP
8 7 (1.11%) Spring MVC
8 7 (1.11%) Spring
9 6 (0.95%) Ajax
9 6 (0.95%) XSD
9 6 (0.95%) Gherkin
10 5 (0.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (0.79%) MSMQ
10 5 (0.79%) LAMP
11 3 (0.47%) SOAP
12 2 (0.32%) ISPF
12 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 22 (3.48%) Economics
3 14 (2.21%) Open Source
4 13 (2.05%) NHS
4 13 (2.05%) PMI
4 13 (2.05%) GIS
5 8 (1.26%) Social Media
6 7 (1.11%) Digital Media
6 7 (1.11%) CMDB
7 5 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.79%) Wiki
7 5 (0.79%) FMCG
8 4 (0.63%) Web 2.0
8 4 (0.63%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.47%) Health Informatics
9 3 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.47%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.47%) Informatics
9 3 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.69%) Windows
2 20 (3.16%) UNIX
3 17 (2.69%) Linux
4 11 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.79%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.32%) Debian
8 2 (0.32%) zOS
9 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (34.76%) PRINCE2
2 81 (12.80%) Change Management
2 81 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 57 (9.00%) Risk Management
3 57 (9.00%) Business Analysis
4 50 (7.90%) ITIL
5 41 (6.48%) Programme Management
6 40 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (6.16%) Scrum
8 38 (6.00%) Service Delivery
8 38 (6.00%) Project Planning
8 38 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (5.37%) Change Control
10 26 (4.11%) Migration
11 24 (3.79%) PRINCE
11 24 (3.79%) Service Management
12 22 (3.48%) Configuration Management
12 22 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (3.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.48%) SQL
2 30 (4.74%) Java
3 21 (3.32%) C#
4 14 (2.21%) C
5 8 (1.26%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.11%) PHP
7 4 (0.63%) Delphi
8 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.32%) Ruby
9 2 (0.32%) JCL
9 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.32%) VB
9 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.32%) ABAP
9 2 (0.32%) REXX
9 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.16%) R
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
10 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 156 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 114 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 47 (7.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 40 (6.32%) Degree
5 39 (6.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 35 (5.53%) ISEB
7 30 (4.74%) PMI Certification
8 26 (4.11%) PMP
9 23 (3.63%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.05%) ISTQB
11 11 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (1.58%) APMP
13 6 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.63%) MBA
15 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.47%) CCNP
16 3 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.32%) QA
2 16 (2.53%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.95%) ISO 14001
3 6 (0.95%) SLA
4 5 (0.79%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) P3O
6 1 (0.16%) BS15000
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) Basel II
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.26%) vSphere
4 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.47%) XenApp
5 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) Novell eDirectory
6 2 (0.32%) RACF
6 2 (0.32%) Samba
6 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.32%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) XenServer
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.63%) Netcool
2 4 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.32%) SCCM
4 2 (0.32%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.32%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.16%) MOM
5 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 99 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.11%) SAP
3 36 (5.69%) Oracle
4 13 (2.05%) HP
5 12 (1.90%) VMware
5 12 (1.90%) Citrix
5 12 (1.90%) Cisco
6 10 (1.58%) IBM
7 9 (1.42%) Casewise
8 7 (1.11%) EMC
8 7 (1.11%) SolarWinds
9 6 (0.95%) hybris
10 5 (0.79%) Primavera
10 5 (0.79%) Omniture
10 5 (0.79%) Google
11 4 (0.63%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.47%) Sun
12 3 (0.47%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.47%) Avaya
12 3 (0.47%) Nokia
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Netforte Consulting Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Exeter
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Gloucester
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £420 - £448 per day
Posted: 22 days ago