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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 10 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5316 4981 5415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.43% 9.34% 9.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.71% 12.75% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3247 3100 3191
Average daily rate
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£415 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 89 105
Average hourly rate £30.10 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.40 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £44.67 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £29.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+2.37% +5.35%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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
England +5 4831 £420 +0.59% 1394
London +1 2255 £450 - 603
South East -1 963 £390 -2.50% 228
City of London +2 516 £450 -4.76% 206
Berkshire +3 314 £383 -4.37% 54
East of England +2 314 £414 +3.43% 102
South West +8 312 £388 -0.62% 86
North West +4 291 £373 +0.81% 118
Scotland -4 269 £400 +1.01% 55
West Midlands +10 255 £375 - 72
Yorkshire +2 196 £350 -6.66% 113
Hampshire -2 195 £398 -0.39% 38
West Yorkshire -1 138 £350 -7.28% 82
Surrey 0 132 £425 +6.25% 49
Buckinghamshire +1 131 £381 +1.53% 25
Manchester 0 127 £369 -1.66% 77
East Midlands +3 125 £380 -5.00% 36
Edinburgh -6 119 £415 +4.79% 22
Milton Keynes +6 103 £375 - 17
Reading +4 103 £425 +6.25% 18
Hertfordshire +5 85 £414 -8.05% 32
Glasgow +1 84 £386 +6.34% 21
Leeds +1 83 £350 - 51
Bristol -4 78 £388 +3.33% 29
Bedfordshire 0 75 £450 +28.57% 23
Wales -6 70 £400 +6.66% 21
Wiltshire +3 69 £368 -8.12% 13
Birmingham +9 67 £350 -11.11% 18
Cheshire -6 66 £400 +15.10% 17
Cambridgeshire +7 59 £400 -4.19% 23

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3197 (31.10%) Finance
2 2810 (27.33%) PRINCE2
3 1818 (17.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 1323 (12.87%) Microsoft
5 1174 (11.42%) Banking
6 1085 (10.55%) MS Excel
7 1051 (10.22%) MS Project
8 1000 (9.73%) Change Management
9 977 (9.50%) ITIL
10 939 (9.13%) Degree
11 905 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
12 812 (7.90%) Business Analysis
13 805 (7.83%) Security Cleared
14 755 (7.34%) MS Office
15 747 (7.27%) Migration
16 703 (6.84%) Oracle
17 669 (6.51%) Retail
18 666 (6.48%) PMI Certification
19 648 (6.30%) SAP
20 618 (6.01%) Windows
21 596 (5.80%) Scrum
22 591 (5.75%) SharePoint
23 590 (5.74%) SQL
24 583 (5.67%) Telecoms
25 576 (5.60%) Risk Management
26 558 (5.43%) SC Cleared
27 553 (5.38%) Project Planning
28 542 (5.27%) Programme Management
29 481 (4.68%) MS PowerPoint
30 471 (4.58%) QA

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 591 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 139 (1.35%) CMS
3 84 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 82 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 74 (0.72%) WebSphere
6 66 (0.64%) IIS
7 56 (0.54%) SAS
8 52 (0.51%) Lync
9 51 (0.50%) MS Project Server
10 48 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 45 (0.44%) IBM Notes
12 35 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 35 (0.34%) Apache
12 35 (0.34%) Confluence
13 34 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 29 (0.28%) Drupal
15 22 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (0.19%) WordPress
16 20 (0.19%) Documentum
17 18 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1085 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 1051 (10.22%) MS Project
3 755 (7.34%) MS Office
4 481 (4.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 368 (3.58%) MS Visio
6 81 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 34 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.16%) Open Workbench
10 12 (0.12%) SPSS
11 11 (0.11%) InDesign
11 11 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
12 10 (0.097%) InfoPath
12 10 (0.097%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.078%) Fireworks
14 7 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
15 6 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
16 5 (0.049%) FastStats
17 3 (0.029%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.029%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 83 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 46 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 43 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 33 (0.32%) CA Clarity
5 33 (0.32%) ENOVIA
6 29 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 28 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 27 (0.26%) Agresso
9 26 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 25 (0.24%) SAP HR
11 24 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 24 (0.23%) WebTrends
12 23 (0.22%) SAP SD
12 23 (0.22%) Google Analytics
12 23 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
13 22 (0.21%) SAP FI
14 21 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
15 20 (0.19%) SAP ERP
15 20 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 54 (0.53%) SaaS
2 53 (0.52%) Office 365
3 35 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.18%) PaaS
6 16 (0.16%) Force.com
7 13 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (0.097%) Google Apps
8 10 (0.097%) IaaS
9 7 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
10 5 (0.049%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.049%) Rackspace Cloud
11 4 (0.039%) GitHub
11 4 (0.039%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.039%) Heroku
12 3 (0.029%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.010%) Taleo
13 1 (0.010%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.010%) Responsys
13 1 (0.010%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 187 (1.82%) Firewall
2 168 (1.63%) WAN
3 160 (1.56%) Internet
4 153 (1.49%) LAN
5 146 (1.42%) Intranet
6 108 (1.05%) DNS
7 101 (0.98%) SAN
8 85 (0.83%) 3G
9 80 (0.78%) TCP/IP
10 70 (0.68%) VPN
11 65 (0.63%) Wireless
12 63 (0.61%) DHCP
13 62 (0.60%) VoIP
13 62 (0.60%) LTE
14 58 (0.56%) MPLS
15 51 (0.50%) 4G
16 47 (0.46%) HTTP
17 41 (0.40%) Network Security
18 40 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
19 38 (0.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 205 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
3 104 (1.01%) Relational Database
4 90 (0.88%) MySQL
5 89 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 82 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 68 (0.66%) QlikView
8 55 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 54 (0.53%) Data Mining
10 53 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 52 (0.51%) Big Data
12 48 (0.47%) MS Access
13 47 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 39 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
15 34 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 31 (0.30%) DB2
17 28 (0.27%) SAP BW
18 25 (0.24%) Hadoop
18 25 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (0.24%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 109 (1.06%) JIRA
2 85 (0.83%) Subversion
3 55 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 53 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 41 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 37 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (0.32%) JUnit
8 29 (0.28%) NUnit
8 29 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
9 27 (0.26%) ClearCase
10 26 (0.25%) Ant
11 23 (0.22%) Rational Rose
11 23 (0.22%) Selenium
12 21 (0.20%) Jenkins
13 20 (0.19%) Maven
14 18 (0.18%) TestDirector
15 17 (0.17%) ClearQuest
16 15 (0.15%) Cucumber
17 14 (0.14%) SpecFlow
17 14 (0.14%) MSI
General
1 3197 (31.10%) Finance
2 1174 (11.42%) Banking
3 669 (6.51%) Retail
4 583 (5.67%) Telecoms
5 398 (3.87%) Marketing
6 372 (3.62%) Investment Banking
7 245 (2.38%) Legal
8 242 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 161 (1.57%) Back Office
10 150 (1.46%) Front Office
11 139 (1.35%) Publishing
12 128 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 117 (1.14%) Retail Banking
13 117 (1.14%) Advertising
14 98 (0.95%) Financial Institution
15 96 (0.93%) Billing
16 85 (0.83%) Law
17 81 (0.79%) Automotive
18 65 (0.63%) Games
18 65 (0.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4602 (44.76%) Project Manager
2 1594 (15.50%) Analyst
3 892 (8.68%) Business Analyst
4 390 (3.79%) Senior Manager
5 360 (3.50%) IT Project Manager
6 350 (3.40%) Developer
7 341 (3.32%) Programme Manager
8 320 (3.11%) Consultant
9 317 (3.08%) Senior Project Manager
10 302 (2.94%) Architect
11 279 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
12 257 (2.50%) Business Manager
13 251 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 235 (2.29%) Technical Manager
15 224 (2.18%) PMO Analyst
16 193 (1.88%) Technical Project Manager
17 188 (1.83%) Coordinator
18 180 (1.75%) Delivery Manager
19 164 (1.60%) Change Manager
20 158 (1.54%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (3.41%) .NET
2 340 (3.31%) HTML
3 216 (2.10%) XML
4 208 (2.02%) Web Services
5 166 (1.61%) CSS
6 148 (1.44%) ASP.NET
7 138 (1.34%) JSP
8 111 (1.08%) jQuery
9 105 (1.02%) Middleware
10 88 (0.86%) J2EE
11 77 (0.75%) HTML5
12 68 (0.66%) Ajax
13 53 (0.52%) .NET Framework
14 51 (0.50%) SOAP
15 47 (0.46%) Spring
15 47 (0.46%) RESTful
16 46 (0.45%) REST
17 45 (0.44%) JSON
18 39 (0.38%) CSS3
19 37 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 466 (4.53%) Management Information System
2 344 (3.35%) PMI
3 202 (1.96%) NHS
4 180 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 135 (1.31%) Open Source
6 107 (1.04%) Social Media
7 101 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 95 (0.92%) Economics
9 92 (0.89%) FMCG
9 92 (0.89%) Derivative
10 86 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 80 (0.78%) Fixed Income
12 72 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
13 63 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
14 59 (0.57%) Credit Risk
15 57 (0.55%) Equities
16 53 (0.52%) Data Integration
17 51 (0.50%) Mainframe
17 51 (0.50%) Digital Media
18 47 (0.46%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 618 (6.01%) Windows
2 259 (2.52%) Linux
3 239 (2.32%) UNIX
4 152 (1.48%) Windows 7
5 138 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 105 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 69 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 65 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 63 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (0.59%) Android
11 57 (0.55%) Windows XP
12 36 (0.35%) Solaris
13 34 (0.33%) AIX
14 20 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.16%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.097%) Windows Vista
16 10 (0.097%) SUSE
17 9 (0.088%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.088%) HPUX
17 9 (0.088%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2810 (27.33%) PRINCE2
2 1818 (17.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 1000 (9.73%) Change Management
4 977 (9.50%) ITIL
5 905 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
6 812 (7.90%) Business Analysis
7 747 (7.27%) Migration
8 596 (5.80%) Scrum
9 576 (5.60%) Risk Management
10 553 (5.38%) Project Planning
11 542 (5.27%) Programme Management
12 443 (4.31%) Service Delivery
13 435 (4.23%) Service Management
14 428 (4.16%) Change Control
15 422 (4.10%) CRM
16 402 (3.91%) E-Commerce
17 372 (3.62%) Waterfall
18 368 (3.58%) PRINCE
19 363 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
20 351 (3.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 590 (5.74%) SQL
2 342 (3.33%) Java
3 246 (2.39%) JavaScript
4 201 (1.96%) C#
5 170 (1.65%) C
6 81 (0.79%) PHP
7 80 (0.78%) Python
8 77 (0.75%) VBA
9 76 (0.74%) VB
10 52 (0.51%) Perl
11 49 (0.48%) PowerShell
12 46 (0.45%) C++
13 44 (0.43%) PL/SQL
14 43 (0.42%) T-SQL
15 33 (0.32%) Ruby
16 27 (0.26%) VB.NET
17 24 (0.23%) VBScript
18 23 (0.22%) Shell Script
19 17 (0.17%) PHP5
20 14 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 939 (9.13%) Degree
2 805 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 666 (6.48%) PMI Certification
4 558 (5.43%) SC Cleared
5 466 (4.53%) PMP
6 424 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 348 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 213 (2.07%) ISEB
9 129 (1.25%) ISTQB
10 128 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 121 (1.18%) DV Cleared
12 100 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
13 96 (0.93%) APMP
14 78 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
15 71 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 61 (0.59%) MCSE
17 48 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 41 (0.40%) CCNA
19 37 (0.36%) CCNP
20 33 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 471 (4.58%) QA
2 123 (1.20%) SLA
3 61 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 54 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (0.42%) COBIT
6 42 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 39 (0.38%) EMIR
8 37 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 30 (0.29%) P3O
10 29 (0.28%) Solvency II
10 29 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
11 21 (0.20%) Basel III
12 20 (0.19%) PCI DSS
13 15 (0.15%) FATCA
14 12 (0.12%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.097%) Basel II
16 9 (0.088%) GxP
16 9 (0.088%) JSP 440
16 9 (0.088%) MiFID
17 6 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 190 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 97 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 25 (0.24%) vSphere
5 24 (0.23%) XenApp
6 20 (0.19%) XenServer
7 18 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.11%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.068%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.058%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.049%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.039%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.039%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.029%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.029%) FreeRADIUS
16 2 (0.019%) GPFS
16 2 (0.019%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 87 (0.85%) SCCM
2 59 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (0.30%) SCOM
4 29 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 15 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 14 (0.14%) Puppet
7 12 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
8 11 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 11 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.097%) Vagrant
10 9 (0.088%) MOM
10 9 (0.088%) WSUS
10 9 (0.088%) HP UCMDB
11 8 (0.078%) WMI
11 8 (0.078%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.068%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.058%) Netcool
13 6 (0.058%) Control-M
14 5 (0.049%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.049%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1323 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 703 (6.84%) Oracle
3 648 (6.30%) SAP
4 246 (2.39%) HP
5 212 (2.06%) Cisco
6 161 (1.57%) VMware
7 159 (1.55%) IBM
8 144 (1.40%) Citrix
9 134 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 76 (0.74%) Cognos
11 66 (0.64%) Business Objects
12 63 (0.61%) Adobe
13 62 (0.60%) CheckPoint
14 60 (0.58%) Red Hat
15 58 (0.56%) Remedy
16 56 (0.54%) Google
17 48 (0.47%) EMC
18 46 (0.45%) Lotus
19 43 (0.42%) Avaya
20 42 (0.41%) Sybase
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