The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 9 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5002 5047 4186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.52% 9.97% 9.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.53% 13.31% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3129 3012 2480
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 91 138
Average hourly rate £28.22 £28.16 £34.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.23% -18.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £59.90 £60.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -11.76%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management within the UK.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Management within the UK.

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Project Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
England -1 4472 £425 - 1439
London -3 1879 £450 - 539
South East -1 1046 £400 - 275
City of London -3 385 £475 +2.70% 196
North West +1 358 £400 +6.66% 144
Scotland +2 353 £400 - 37
Yorkshire +3 298 £400 +3.22% 102
Berkshire +2 281 £400 -5.88% 55
South West -4 248 £400 - 103
East of England +6 242 £413 -1.78% 82
Hampshire +1 223 £375 +4.89% 49
West Yorkshire +3 211 £400 +6.66% 72
Edinburgh -2 179 £420 +2.43% 18
West Midlands -5 178 £400 +8.10% 109
Surrey -1 158 £430 +5.84% 64
Manchester +4 154 £400 +3.22% 88
East Midlands 0 151 £375 -3.22% 51
Buckinghamshire -5 138 £400 +3.22% 29
Leeds -3 119 £410 +9.33% 44
Cheshire -1 95 £400 +14.28% 28
Oxfordshire +4 92 £425 +9.67% 20
Glasgow -2 85 £375 - 10
Milton Keynes -7 84 £400 +3.22% 18
Reading -1 81 £415 +2.46% 27
Cambridgeshire +11 79 £380 -5.00% 23
Wiltshire +5 74 £360 -4.00% 23
Wales -3 67 £375 -5.30% 26
Bristol -14 59 £410 +5.74% 32
Oxford +2 57 £425 +11.47% 4
Bedfordshire +4 53 £500 +17.64% 9

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3039 (30.88%) Finance
2 2673 (27.16%) PRINCE2
3 1810 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 1798 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
5 1195 (12.14%) Microsoft
6 1133 (11.51%) Banking
7 1081 (10.99%) MS Excel
8 1036 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 994 (10.10%) ITIL
9 994 (10.10%) MS Project
10 958 (9.74%) Change Management
11 923 (9.38%) Security Cleared
12 870 (8.84%) Degree
13 733 (7.45%) MS Office
14 722 (7.34%) Migration
15 711 (7.23%) Business Analysis
16 672 (6.83%) SC Cleared
17 664 (6.75%) Risk Management
18 660 (6.71%) Retail
19 636 (6.46%) PMI Certification
20 630 (6.40%) SQL
21 594 (6.04%) Oracle
22 593 (6.03%) Programme Management
23 587 (5.97%) Project Planning
24 566 (5.75%) Telecoms
25 539 (5.48%) Windows
26 535 (5.44%) SAP
27 511 (5.19%) Scrum
28 490 (4.98%) Waterfall
29 482 (4.90%) SharePoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 482 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 109 (1.11%) CMS
3 71 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 70 (0.71%) IIS
5 69 (0.70%) SAS
6 61 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 54 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 53 (0.54%) Lync
9 50 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 44 (0.45%) MS Project Server
11 39 (0.40%) Apache
12 36 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 34 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
14 32 (0.33%) IBM Notes
15 31 (0.32%) Confluence
16 27 (0.27%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
18 21 (0.21%) Drupal
19 20 (0.20%) OpenStack
20 17 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 1081 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 994 (10.10%) MS Project
3 733 (7.45%) MS Office
4 474 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 351 (3.57%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.14%) Open Workbench
9 10 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.081%) SPSS
10 8 (0.081%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.071%) ArcInfo
12 6 (0.061%) Shockwave
12 6 (0.061%) InDesign
13 5 (0.051%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.051%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.051%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.020%) Simulink
14 2 (0.020%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 111 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 82 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 50 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 38 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 36 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 28 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 28 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 25 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 24 (0.24%) Agresso
9 23 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 23 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 23 (0.23%) Google Analytics
10 22 (0.22%) SAP CO
10 22 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
11 21 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
12 17 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
13 16 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
14 15 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
14 15 (0.15%) SAP HCM
14 15 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 72 (0.73%) SaaS
2 53 (0.54%) Office 365
3 27 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.16%) PaaS
7 14 (0.14%) IaaS
8 12 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.081%) Heroku
12 6 (0.061%) GitHub
12 6 (0.061%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.051%) Yammer
14 4 (0.041%) Force.com
15 3 (0.030%) IBM Blueworks
15 3 (0.030%) Taleo
16 2 (0.020%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.020%) Basecamp
17 1 (0.010%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 187 (1.90%) Firewall
2 186 (1.89%) LAN
3 181 (1.84%) WAN
4 154 (1.57%) Internet
5 142 (1.44%) SAN
6 132 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 100 (1.02%) DNS
8 94 (0.96%) Intranet
9 82 (0.83%) VPN
10 64 (0.65%) MPLS
11 62 (0.63%) 3G
12 56 (0.57%) Network Security
13 55 (0.56%) DHCP
14 54 (0.55%) VoIP
14 54 (0.55%) Wireless
15 48 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
16 46 (0.47%) 4G
17 41 (0.42%) NAS
18 39 (0.40%) Broadband
18 39 (0.40%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 200 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
3 114 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
4 84 (0.85%) MySQL
5 77 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 74 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (0.71%) Relational Database
8 68 (0.69%) Big Data
9 64 (0.65%) QlikView
10 56 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (0.55%) MS Access
12 39 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
13 38 (0.39%) DB2
14 36 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
15 33 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 31 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
17 30 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
18 29 (0.29%) SAP BW
19 28 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
20 23 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 130 (1.32%) JIRA
2 96 (0.98%) Subversion
3 70 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 62 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 52 (0.53%) ClearCase
6 46 (0.47%) NUnit
7 43 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
8 41 (0.42%) Ant
9 39 (0.40%) Jenkins
10 34 (0.35%) Selenium
10 34 (0.35%) GoogleTest
11 33 (0.34%) CppUnit
12 31 (0.32%) Rational Rose
13 24 (0.24%) JUnit
13 24 (0.24%) ClearQuest
14 21 (0.21%) TeamCity
14 21 (0.21%) Visual Studio
14 21 (0.21%) Maven
15 18 (0.18%) Axure RP
16 17 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 3039 (30.88%) Finance
2 1133 (11.51%) Banking
3 660 (6.71%) Retail
4 566 (5.75%) Telecoms
5 343 (3.49%) Marketing
6 278 (2.83%) Legal
7 263 (2.67%) Investment Banking
8 189 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 135 (1.37%) Retail Banking
10 132 (1.34%) Law
10 132 (1.34%) Front Office
11 131 (1.33%) Back Office
12 121 (1.23%) Publishing
13 111 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 111 (1.13%) Billing
14 93 (0.95%) Advertising
15 83 (0.84%) Local Government
16 72 (0.73%) Automotive
17 68 (0.69%) Financial Institution
18 52 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 4309 (43.79%) Project Manager
2 1486 (15.10%) Analyst
3 843 (8.57%) Business Analyst
4 368 (3.74%) Developer
5 348 (3.54%) Consultant
6 347 (3.53%) Senior Manager
7 328 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
8 295 (3.00%) Programme Manager
9 293 (2.98%) Senior Project Manager
10 292 (2.97%) Infrastructure Manager
11 276 (2.80%) Architect
12 267 (2.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 264 (2.68%) Delivery Manager
14 250 (2.54%) Coordinator
15 220 (2.24%) Technical Manager
16 213 (2.16%) Business Manager
17 174 (1.77%) PMO Analyst
18 170 (1.73%) Service Manager
19 165 (1.68%) Agile Project Manager
20 160 (1.63%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (3.56%) .NET
2 301 (3.06%) HTML
3 169 (1.72%) CSS
4 159 (1.62%) Web Services
5 155 (1.58%) ASP.NET
6 142 (1.44%) Middleware
7 128 (1.30%) XML
8 120 (1.22%) jQuery
9 118 (1.20%) JSP
10 81 (0.82%) HTML5
11 57 (0.58%) .NET Framework
12 54 (0.55%) J2EE
13 48 (0.49%) Spring
14 44 (0.45%) Ajax
14 44 (0.45%) REST
15 42 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 41 (0.42%) CSS3
17 32 (0.33%) Java EE
18 29 (0.29%) Hibernate
19 28 (0.28%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 1036 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 392 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 227 (2.31%) PMI
4 214 (2.17%) NHS
5 181 (1.84%) User Experience
6 178 (1.81%) Open Source
7 167 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 104 (1.06%) Derivative
9 99 (1.01%) Economics
10 80 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 79 (0.80%) FMCG
12 73 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 69 (0.70%) Social Media
14 65 (0.66%) Equities
15 60 (0.61%) Data Integration
16 52 (0.53%) Visualisation
16 52 (0.53%) Credit Risk
17 48 (0.49%) Fixed Income
18 44 (0.45%) Market Risk
18 44 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 539 (5.48%) Windows
2 287 (2.92%) UNIX
3 278 (2.83%) Linux
4 112 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 108 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 107 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 50 (0.51%) Windows XP
10 48 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (0.43%) Android
12 41 (0.42%) Solaris
13 31 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.15%) AIX
15 14 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (0.11%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.081%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.071%) OS/400
19 6 (0.061%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2673 (27.16%) PRINCE2
2 1810 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 1798 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
4 994 (10.10%) ITIL
5 958 (9.74%) Change Management
6 722 (7.34%) Migration
7 711 (7.23%) Business Analysis
8 664 (6.75%) Risk Management
9 593 (6.03%) Programme Management
10 587 (5.97%) Project Planning
11 511 (5.19%) Scrum
12 490 (4.98%) Waterfall
13 456 (4.63%) Service Delivery
14 414 (4.21%) Service Management
15 400 (4.07%) E-Commerce
16 365 (3.71%) Change Control
17 342 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
18 337 (3.42%) CRM
19 333 (3.38%) PRINCE
20 308 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 630 (6.40%) SQL
2 268 (2.72%) Java
3 261 (2.65%) JavaScript
4 231 (2.35%) C
5 197 (2.00%) C#
6 108 (1.10%) Python
7 82 (0.83%) C++
8 72 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 66 (0.67%) PHP
10 64 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 61 (0.62%) VBA
12 56 (0.57%) PowerShell
13 48 (0.49%) VB
14 45 (0.46%) Ruby
15 44 (0.45%) Shell Script
16 34 (0.35%) VBScript
17 32 (0.33%) Perl
18 22 (0.22%) VB.NET
19 20 (0.20%) ABAP
20 13 (0.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 923 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 870 (8.84%) Degree
3 672 (6.83%) SC Cleared
4 636 (6.46%) PMI Certification
5 475 (4.83%) PMP
6 424 (4.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 346 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 245 (2.49%) ISEB
9 154 (1.57%) VCP4
10 131 (1.33%) APMP
11 125 (1.27%) DV Cleared
12 118 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
13 113 (1.15%) ISTQB
14 91 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
15 87 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
16 59 (0.60%) CISSP
17 52 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 50 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 49 (0.50%) HND
20 43 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (4.55%) QA
2 140 (1.42%) SLA
3 56 (0.57%) P3O
4 45 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 42 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 41 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 25 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 24 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 23 (0.23%) COBIT
10 23 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 21 (0.21%) EMIR
12 19 (0.19%) PMBOK
13 17 (0.17%) ISO 9000
14 16 (0.16%) GxP
14 16 (0.16%) FATCA
15 14 (0.14%) GAMP
16 10 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
17 9 (0.091%) FINREP
17 9 (0.091%) GAAP
System Software
1 195 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 122 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 43 (0.44%) XenApp
5 31 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 22 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 18 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 16 (0.16%) vSphere
10 15 (0.15%) Docker
11 10 (0.10%) Terminal Server
12 9 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.061%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.061%) XenServer
14 5 (0.051%) PowerHA
14 5 (0.051%) Varnish
14 5 (0.051%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.051%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 88 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 66 (0.67%) SCCM
3 40 (0.41%) SCOM
4 22 (0.22%) Puppet
5 17 (0.17%) SCVMM
6 15 (0.15%) EdgeSight
6 15 (0.15%) HP SIM
7 13 (0.13%) Vagrant
7 13 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
8 11 (0.11%) MOM
9 9 (0.091%) FortiGate
9 9 (0.091%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (0.091%) Tivoli
9 9 (0.091%) Control-M
9 9 (0.091%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (0.081%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.081%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.071%) Ansible
11 7 (0.071%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1195 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 594 (6.04%) Oracle
3 535 (5.44%) SAP
4 285 (2.90%) Cisco
5 283 (2.88%) HP
6 211 (2.14%) VMware
7 176 (1.79%) Citrix
8 166 (1.69%) IBM
9 114 (1.16%) CheckPoint
10 96 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
11 80 (0.81%) Adobe
12 71 (0.72%) Business Objects
13 70 (0.71%) Cognos
14 65 (0.66%) F5
15 63 (0.64%) Google
16 61 (0.62%) Red Hat
17 57 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
18 55 (0.56%) Remedy
19 49 (0.50%) EMC
19 49 (0.50%) BMC
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