The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 8 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5074 4869 5383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.57% 9.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.90% 13.13% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3063 3001 3122
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 90 108
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.40 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.22 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39338 37094 40713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.94% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24409 22472 23326
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1062 1420
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +4 4558 £415 -2.35% 1283
London 0 2111 £450 - 537
South East 0 978 £375 -6.25% 258
City of London +4 528 £450 -1.63% 170
South West +3 308 £389 +2.91% 79
Berkshire +3 300 £375 -7.46% 65
Scotland -2 286 £400 +1.01% 59
North West -1 255 £381 +3.04% 101
East of England -4 245 £425 +13.33% 89
West Midlands +7 240 £381 +1.66% 74
Hampshire -2 196 £394 -1.44% 44
Yorkshire -2 184 £363 -3.33% 86
Buckinghamshire +6 148 £375 +0.67% 29
Surrey +1 143 £425 - 47
West Yorkshire 0 142 £375 -3.35% 53
Edinburgh -1 141 £405 +1.25% 30
East Midlands 0 135 £375 -6.83% 36
Milton Keynes +10 108 £350 -6.66% 22
Manchester -2 107 £375 -6.25% 56
Wales -1 98 £400 +6.66% 23
Reading +5 94 £390 -5.16% 27
Leeds +4 91 £363 +3.94% 35
Wiltshire +2 83 £368 -8.12% 14
Birmingham +9 81 £350 -3.44% 21
Bristol -2 79 £375 +2.17% 27
South Wales -5 79 £390 +4.00% 18
Glasgow +3 66 £400 +10.34% 16
Hertfordshire +3 64 £408 -1.21% 16
Cardiff 0 59 £390 +4.00% 12
Coventry +1 56 £420 -23.63% 3

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3342 (31.65%) Finance
2 2904 (27.51%) PRINCE2
3 1864 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 1358 (12.86%) Microsoft
5 1228 (11.63%) Banking
6 1080 (10.23%) MS Excel
7 1066 (10.10%) Change Management
8 1052 (9.96%) MS Project
9 1023 (9.69%) ITIL
10 971 (9.20%) Degree
11 922 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
12 846 (8.01%) Business Analysis
13 813 (7.70%) Security Cleared
14 773 (7.32%) MS Office
15 745 (7.06%) Migration
16 706 (6.69%) Oracle
17 693 (6.56%) PMI Certification
18 665 (6.30%) Retail
19 661 (6.26%) SAP
20 630 (5.97%) Windows
21 617 (5.84%) SharePoint
22 614 (5.82%) Risk Management
23 610 (5.78%) SQL
24 604 (5.72%) Telecoms
25 598 (5.66%) Scrum
26 567 (5.37%) SC Cleared
27 546 (5.17%) Project Planning
28 541 (5.12%) Programme Management
29 500 (4.74%) PMP
30 492 (4.66%) Service Management

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 617 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 136 (1.29%) CMS
3 94 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 86 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 79 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 72 (0.68%) MS Project Server
7 67 (0.63%) IIS
8 58 (0.55%) SAS
9 55 (0.52%) Lync
10 51 (0.48%) IBM Notes
10 51 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 36 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 34 (0.32%) Apache
13 33 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 32 (0.30%) Confluence
14 32 (0.30%) Drupal
15 26 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
16 25 (0.24%) WebLogic
17 22 (0.21%) WordPress
18 19 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1080 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 1052 (9.96%) MS Project
3 773 (7.32%) MS Office
4 483 (4.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 358 (3.39%) MS Visio
6 91 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.16%) Open Workbench
8 17 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.10%) SPSS
10 10 (0.095%) InDesign
11 8 (0.076%) Fireworks
11 8 (0.076%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
13 6 (0.057%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.038%) CATIA
14 4 (0.038%) Windchill
14 4 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 83 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 42 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 34 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 32 (0.30%) CA Clarity
6 30 (0.28%) ENOVIA
7 28 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 27 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 27 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
9 26 (0.25%) SAP FI
10 24 (0.23%) WebTrends
11 21 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
11 21 (0.20%) SAP CO
12 20 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
12 20 (0.19%) Agresso
12 20 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 19 (0.18%) SAP SD
14 18 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
14 18 (0.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 59 (0.56%) SaaS
2 48 (0.45%) Office 365
3 34 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.14%) PaaS
6 14 (0.13%) IaaS
7 13 (0.12%) Force.com
8 12 (0.11%) Google Apps
9 9 (0.085%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
10 7 (0.066%) IBM Blueworks
11 6 (0.057%) Taleo
12 5 (0.047%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.028%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.028%) Heroku
14 2 (0.019%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.019%) GitHub
15 1 (0.009%) Responsys
15 1 (0.009%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.009%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 173 (1.64%) Firewall
2 163 (1.54%) WAN
3 151 (1.43%) Intranet
4 149 (1.41%) LAN
5 143 (1.35%) Internet
6 102 (0.97%) SAN
7 99 (0.94%) DNS
8 72 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 69 (0.65%) 3G
10 68 (0.64%) VPN
11 67 (0.63%) VoIP
11 67 (0.63%) Wireless
12 65 (0.62%) MPLS
13 62 (0.59%) DHCP
14 50 (0.47%) LTE
15 49 (0.46%) HTTP
16 41 (0.39%) SDH
17 40 (0.38%) 4G
17 40 (0.38%) Network Security
18 39 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 230 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
3 109 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 91 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 78 (0.74%) MySQL
6 77 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
7 71 (0.67%) QlikView
8 61 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 60 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 59 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 58 (0.55%) Data Mining
12 49 (0.46%) Big Data
13 46 (0.44%) MS Access
14 41 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
15 40 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 32 (0.30%) DB2
17 30 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
18 29 (0.27%) RDBMS
19 27 (0.26%) MongoDB
19 27 (0.26%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 85 (0.81%) JIRA
1 85 (0.81%) Subversion
2 58 (0.55%) Visual Studio
3 49 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 42 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 35 (0.33%) Maven
7 32 (0.30%) NUnit
8 30 (0.28%) Ant
9 29 (0.27%) JUnit
9 29 (0.27%) ClearCase
9 29 (0.27%) Rational Rose
10 25 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
11 21 (0.20%) Jenkins
11 21 (0.20%) Selenium
12 17 (0.16%) MSI
12 17 (0.16%) TestDirector
13 15 (0.14%) ClearQuest
14 14 (0.13%) Cucumber
14 14 (0.13%) GoogleTest
General
1 3342 (31.65%) Finance
2 1228 (11.63%) Banking
3 665 (6.30%) Retail
4 604 (5.72%) Telecoms
5 397 (3.76%) Marketing
6 373 (3.53%) Investment Banking
7 260 (2.46%) Legal
8 244 (2.31%) Manufacturing
9 173 (1.64%) Front Office
10 172 (1.63%) Back Office
11 147 (1.39%) Publishing
12 130 (1.23%) Retail Banking
13 125 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 119 (1.13%) Advertising
15 105 (0.99%) Financial Institution
16 96 (0.91%) Billing
17 88 (0.83%) German Language
18 84 (0.80%) Law
19 81 (0.77%) Automotive
20 67 (0.63%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4768 (45.16%) Project Manager
2 1619 (15.33%) Analyst
3 899 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 419 (3.97%) Senior Manager
5 373 (3.53%) Consultant
6 363 (3.44%) IT Project Manager
7 340 (3.22%) Senior Project Manager
8 336 (3.18%) Developer
9 332 (3.14%) Programme Manager
10 328 (3.11%) Architect
11 292 (2.77%) Infrastructure Manager
12 267 (2.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 267 (2.53%) Business Manager
13 242 (2.29%) Technical Manager
14 224 (2.12%) PMO Analyst
15 195 (1.85%) Delivery Manager
16 194 (1.84%) Technical Project Manager
17 193 (1.83%) Coordinator
18 185 (1.75%) Change Manager
19 174 (1.65%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (3.37%) .NET
2 325 (3.08%) HTML
3 233 (2.21%) XML
4 217 (2.06%) Web Services
5 176 (1.67%) CSS
6 131 (1.24%) ASP.NET
7 116 (1.10%) JSP
8 103 (0.98%) jQuery
9 94 (0.89%) Middleware
10 87 (0.82%) J2EE
11 81 (0.77%) Ajax
12 75 (0.71%) HTML5
13 59 (0.56%) JSON
14 58 (0.55%) Spring
15 56 (0.53%) SOAP
16 54 (0.51%) REST
17 51 (0.48%) RESTful
18 49 (0.46%) XSLT
19 46 (0.44%) .NET Framework
20 45 (0.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 481 (4.56%) Management Information System
2 350 (3.32%) PMI
3 205 (1.94%) NHS
4 177 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 134 (1.27%) Open Source
6 104 (0.99%) Derivative
6 104 (0.99%) Social Media
7 101 (0.96%) FMCG
8 94 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 87 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 82 (0.78%) Economics
11 80 (0.76%) Equities
12 71 (0.67%) Fixed Income
13 70 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
14 68 (0.64%) Credit Risk
15 54 (0.51%) Mainframe
16 53 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
17 51 (0.48%) Data Integration
18 50 (0.47%) Blackberry
19 49 (0.46%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 630 (5.97%) Windows
2 275 (2.60%) Linux
3 251 (2.38%) UNIX
4 153 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 128 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 62 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 58 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 56 (0.53%) Android
11 44 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 39 (0.37%) Solaris
13 35 (0.33%) AIX
14 19 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.11%) SUSE
18 11 (0.10%) HPUX
19 9 (0.085%) CentOS
19 9 (0.085%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2904 (27.51%) PRINCE2
2 1864 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 1066 (10.10%) Change Management
4 1023 (9.69%) ITIL
5 922 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
6 846 (8.01%) Business Analysis
7 745 (7.06%) Migration
8 614 (5.82%) Risk Management
9 598 (5.66%) Scrum
10 546 (5.17%) Project Planning
11 541 (5.12%) Programme Management
12 492 (4.66%) Service Management
13 443 (4.20%) Service Delivery
14 438 (4.15%) Change Control
15 424 (4.02%) CRM
16 415 (3.93%) E-Commerce
17 403 (3.82%) PRINCE
18 367 (3.48%) Time Management
19 363 (3.44%) Waterfall
20 360 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 610 (5.78%) SQL
2 375 (3.55%) Java
3 239 (2.26%) JavaScript
4 191 (1.81%) C
5 188 (1.78%) C#
6 80 (0.76%) Python
7 76 (0.72%) VBA
8 73 (0.69%) PHP
9 72 (0.68%) VB
10 58 (0.55%) Perl
11 56 (0.53%) PowerShell
12 43 (0.41%) C++
13 42 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 38 (0.36%) T-SQL
15 31 (0.29%) Ruby
16 27 (0.26%) VB.NET
17 17 (0.16%) R
17 17 (0.16%) Shell Script
17 17 (0.16%) VBScript
18 14 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 971 (9.20%) Degree
2 813 (7.70%) Security Cleared
3 693 (6.56%) PMI Certification
4 567 (5.37%) SC Cleared
5 500 (4.74%) PMP
6 450 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 359 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 191 (1.81%) ISEB
9 132 (1.25%) DV Cleared
10 130 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 117 (1.11%) ISTQB
12 108 (1.02%) APMP
13 98 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 77 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
15 60 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 59 (0.56%) MCSE
17 55 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 36 (0.34%) CISSP
18 36 (0.34%) CCNP
18 36 (0.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 454 (4.30%) QA
2 137 (1.30%) SLA
3 58 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 42 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (0.38%) EMIR
6 37 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 34 (0.32%) COBIT
8 33 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 32 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
10 27 (0.26%) P3O
11 25 (0.24%) PCI DSS
12 24 (0.23%) Solvency II
13 20 (0.19%) Basel III
14 19 (0.18%) FATCA
15 14 (0.13%) Basel II
15 14 (0.13%) ISO 14001
16 10 (0.095%) MiFID
17 9 (0.085%) GxP
18 7 (0.066%) JSP 440
19 6 (0.057%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 188 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 115 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 28 (0.27%) vSphere
5 26 (0.25%) XenApp
6 20 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (0.14%) XenServer
7 15 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.085%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.057%) UAG
11 6 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.047%) Varnish
13 4 (0.038%) Xen
14 3 (0.028%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.028%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.019%) Samba
15 2 (0.019%) RACF
Systems Management
1 81 (0.77%) SCCM
2 50 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (0.27%) SCOM
4 24 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 15 (0.14%) Puppet
6 15 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 12 (0.11%) MOM
7 12 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
7 12 (0.11%) WSUS
7 12 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.10%) Vagrant
8 11 (0.10%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.076%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.076%) WMI
9 8 (0.076%) HP UCMDB
10 7 (0.066%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.057%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.057%) Control-M
11 6 (0.057%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1358 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 706 (6.69%) Oracle
3 661 (6.26%) SAP
4 230 (2.18%) HP
5 229 (2.17%) Cisco
6 194 (1.84%) VMware
7 168 (1.59%) IBM
8 156 (1.48%) Citrix
9 127 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 87 (0.82%) Cognos
11 80 (0.76%) Business Objects
12 69 (0.65%) CheckPoint
13 62 (0.59%) Remedy
14 57 (0.54%) Red Hat
15 54 (0.51%) Google
16 52 (0.49%) Lotus
16 52 (0.49%) Adobe
16 52 (0.49%) EMC
17 46 (0.44%) Avaya
18 44 (0.42%) Sybase
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