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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 12 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4989 4885 5436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.72% 9.27% 9.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.84% 12.53% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3169 3002 3264
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£413 £423 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 93 120
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.20 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -6.25%

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
42151 38998 41410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.02% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26532 24183 24007
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1087 1536
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 4567 £413 -2.94% 1373
London +1 2184 £450 -2.17% 550
South East +1 900 £395 - 260
City of London -3 469 £450 -5.26% 208
North West +1 299 £400 +8.10% 119
South West +7 295 £383 +4.23% 102
East of England +7 280 £400 +6.66% 108
Berkshire +3 255 £375 +3.44% 61
Scotland -7 227 £420 +6.06% 44
West Midlands +5 221 £375 -0.66% 69
Hampshire +2 215 £400 - 48
Yorkshire -5 178 £375 - 113
Manchester +5 149 £400 +14.28% 64
Buckinghamshire +7 126 £375 - 23
East Midlands 0 122 £410 +17.14% 34
West Yorkshire -8 115 £360 -7.15% 86
Surrey -13 106 £425 +4.93% 53
Edinburgh -6 104 £450 +13.63% 16
Milton Keynes +6 95 £375 - 10
Reading +10 85 £413 +13.79% 24
Hertfordshire +2 82 £400 +8.47% 36
Bristol -3 79 £380 +3.55% 27
Cheshire -7 70 £400 +8.10% 26
Oxfordshire +2 68 £350 +7.69% 25
Glasgow -1 68 £375 - 12
Wales -16 68 £400 +7.02% 14
Bedfordshire +5 63 £450 +30.90% 11
Leeds -9 60 £375 - 59
Wiltshire +1 55 £350 -5.08% 22
North East -21 53 £379 +0.93% 8

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3132 (30.87%) Finance
2 2749 (27.10%) PRINCE2
3 1775 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1769 (17.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 1324 (13.05%) Microsoft
6 1131 (11.15%) Banking
7 1081 (10.66%) MS Excel
8 1065 (10.50%) MS Project
9 1022 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
10 952 (9.38%) Change Management
11 950 (9.36%) Degree
12 929 (9.16%) ITIL
13 853 (8.41%) Security Cleared
14 784 (7.73%) Business Analysis
15 736 (7.25%) MS Office
16 700 (6.90%) Migration
17 698 (6.88%) Oracle
18 651 (6.42%) Retail
19 638 (6.29%) SAP
20 617 (6.08%) Windows
21 610 (6.01%) Project Planning
22 596 (5.87%) PMI Certification
23 589 (5.81%) SC Cleared
24 585 (5.77%) Telecoms
25 580 (5.72%) SharePoint
26 577 (5.69%) Risk Management
27 576 (5.68%) Scrum
28 566 (5.58%) SQL
29 540 (5.32%) Programme Management
30 510 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 580 (5.72%) SharePoint
2 140 (1.38%) CMS
3 93 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 82 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 76 (0.75%) IIS
6 72 (0.71%) SAS
7 61 (0.60%) WebSphere
8 55 (0.54%) MS Project Server
9 47 (0.46%) Lync
10 44 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 41 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 39 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 38 (0.37%) Confluence
13 38 (0.37%) IBM Notes
14 36 (0.35%) Apache
15 27 (0.27%) Drupal
16 22 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
17 20 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
18 19 (0.19%) WebLogic
19 17 (0.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 1081 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 1065 (10.50%) MS Project
3 736 (7.25%) MS Office
4 510 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 367 (3.62%) MS Visio
6 66 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 44 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 12 (0.12%) Open Workbench
9 12 (0.12%) InDesign
10 10 (0.099%) AutoCAD
11 9 (0.089%) SPSS
11 9 (0.089%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.049%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.039%) FastStats
15 4 (0.039%) ArcInfo
Business Applications
1 90 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 42 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 34 (0.34%) ENOVIA
5 34 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 33 (0.33%) CA Clarity
7 31 (0.31%) Agresso
8 28 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 27 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 26 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
11 24 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 24 (0.24%) WebTrends
12 23 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
12 23 (0.23%) SAP HR
13 19 (0.19%) SAP CO
13 19 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
14 18 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
15 17 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
15 17 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 59 (0.58%) SaaS
2 49 (0.48%) Office 365
3 32 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (0.20%) PaaS
6 16 (0.16%) Force.com
7 15 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (0.099%) IaaS
9 7 (0.069%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.039%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.039%) GitHub
10 4 (0.039%) Heroku
10 4 (0.039%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.030%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.030%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.030%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.010%) Taleo
12 1 (0.010%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.010%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.010%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 186 (1.83%) Firewall
2 172 (1.70%) Internet
3 158 (1.56%) WAN
4 150 (1.48%) LAN
5 125 (1.23%) Intranet
6 109 (1.07%) DNS
7 103 (1.02%) SAN
8 96 (0.95%) 3G
9 85 (0.84%) TCP/IP
10 69 (0.68%) Wireless
11 66 (0.65%) LTE
12 65 (0.64%) DHCP
13 59 (0.58%) VoIP
13 59 (0.58%) VPN
13 59 (0.58%) 4G
14 55 (0.54%) MPLS
15 51 (0.50%) Network Security
16 45 (0.44%) HTTP
17 41 (0.40%) Broadband
18 40 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 190 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
3 106 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 99 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
5 93 (0.92%) MySQL
6 79 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 77 (0.76%) QlikView
8 58 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 55 (0.54%) MS Access
9 55 (0.54%) Big Data
10 47 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 44 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 43 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 35 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
14 30 (0.30%) DB2
15 27 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (0.26%) SAP BW
17 23 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 22 (0.22%) Hadoop
18 22 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 134 (1.32%) JIRA
2 91 (0.90%) Subversion
3 65 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 61 (0.60%) Visual Studio
5 48 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (0.46%) Git (software)
7 41 (0.40%) JUnit
8 32 (0.32%) Selenium
9 29 (0.29%) NUnit
10 27 (0.27%) ClearCase
11 26 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
12 23 (0.23%) Jenkins
12 23 (0.23%) Ant
12 23 (0.23%) Rational Rose
13 20 (0.20%) ClearQuest
14 18 (0.18%) Axure RP
14 18 (0.18%) TestDirector
14 18 (0.18%) Maven
15 16 (0.16%) SpecFlow
15 16 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 3132 (30.87%) Finance
2 1131 (11.15%) Banking
3 651 (6.42%) Retail
4 585 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 373 (3.68%) Marketing
6 348 (3.43%) Investment Banking
7 250 (2.46%) Legal
8 234 (2.31%) Manufacturing
9 152 (1.50%) Back Office
10 141 (1.39%) Front Office
11 134 (1.32%) Publishing
12 125 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 111 (1.09%) Retail Banking
14 101 (1.00%) Advertising
15 98 (0.97%) Billing
16 91 (0.90%) Automotive
17 90 (0.89%) Financial Institution
18 78 (0.77%) Law
19 57 (0.56%) Local Government
20 48 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 4498 (44.34%) Project Manager
2 1594 (15.71%) Analyst
3 883 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 396 (3.90%) Senior Manager
5 369 (3.64%) Developer
6 359 (3.54%) IT Project Manager
7 321 (3.16%) Senior Project Manager
8 303 (2.99%) Programme Manager
9 296 (2.92%) Consultant
10 286 (2.82%) Architect
11 257 (2.53%) Infrastructure Manager
12 236 (2.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 230 (2.27%) PMO Analyst
14 228 (2.25%) Business Manager
15 221 (2.18%) Technical Manager
16 190 (1.87%) Coordinator
17 183 (1.80%) Technical Project Manager
18 166 (1.64%) Service Manager
18 166 (1.64%) Delivery Manager
19 144 (1.42%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (3.51%) HTML
2 339 (3.34%) .NET
3 212 (2.09%) Web Services
4 205 (2.02%) XML
5 166 (1.64%) CSS
6 164 (1.62%) ASP.NET
7 156 (1.54%) JSP
8 116 (1.14%) Middleware
9 109 (1.07%) jQuery
10 83 (0.82%) HTML5
11 72 (0.71%) J2EE
12 66 (0.65%) .NET Framework
13 64 (0.63%) Ajax
14 49 (0.48%) Spring
15 44 (0.43%) RESTful
16 41 (0.40%) REST
16 41 (0.40%) JSON
17 39 (0.38%) SOAP
17 39 (0.38%) CSS3
18 37 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1022 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 473 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 293 (2.89%) PMI
4 214 (2.11%) NHS
5 199 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 174 (1.72%) User Experience
7 141 (1.39%) Open Source
8 107 (1.05%) Social Media
9 101 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 95 (0.94%) Economics
11 89 (0.88%) Derivative
12 85 (0.84%) FMCG
13 76 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
13 76 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 75 (0.74%) Fixed Income
15 59 (0.58%) Data Integration
15 59 (0.58%) Credit Risk
16 57 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
17 51 (0.50%) Mainframe
18 50 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 617 (6.08%) Windows
2 262 (2.58%) Linux
3 233 (2.30%) UNIX
4 134 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 128 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 107 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 66 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 62 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (0.58%) Android
11 46 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 32 (0.32%) Solaris
13 26 (0.26%) AIX
14 22 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 12 (0.12%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.099%) HPUX
18 8 (0.079%) zOS
19 7 (0.069%) SUSE
19 7 (0.069%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2749 (27.10%) PRINCE2
2 1775 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1769 (17.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 952 (9.38%) Change Management
5 929 (9.16%) ITIL
6 784 (7.73%) Business Analysis
7 700 (6.90%) Migration
8 610 (6.01%) Project Planning
9 577 (5.69%) Risk Management
10 576 (5.68%) Scrum
11 540 (5.32%) Programme Management
12 431 (4.25%) Service Management
13 422 (4.16%) Service Delivery
14 403 (3.97%) CRM
15 393 (3.87%) Waterfall
16 392 (3.86%) Change Control
17 376 (3.71%) E-Commerce
18 370 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
19 345 (3.40%) PRINCE
20 316 (3.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 566 (5.58%) SQL
2 318 (3.13%) Java
3 261 (2.57%) JavaScript
4 222 (2.19%) C#
5 165 (1.63%) C
6 94 (0.93%) VBA
7 81 (0.80%) VB
8 79 (0.78%) PHP
9 76 (0.75%) Python
10 58 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 50 (0.49%) Perl
12 46 (0.45%) C++
13 37 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 36 (0.35%) T-SQL
15 34 (0.34%) PowerShell
16 28 (0.28%) VBScript
17 26 (0.26%) Shell Script
18 24 (0.24%) Ruby
19 18 (0.18%) PHP5
20 14 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 950 (9.36%) Degree
2 853 (8.41%) Security Cleared
3 596 (5.87%) PMI Certification
4 589 (5.81%) SC Cleared
5 431 (4.25%) PMP
6 419 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 350 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 238 (2.35%) ISEB
9 146 (1.44%) ISTQB
10 125 (1.23%) DV Cleared
11 122 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 98 (0.97%) APMP
13 91 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 85 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
15 80 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 48 (0.47%) MCSE
17 46 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 43 (0.42%) CCNA
19 40 (0.39%) CCNP
19 40 (0.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 504 (4.97%) QA
2 118 (1.16%) SLA
3 63 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 49 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 37 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 36 (0.35%) EMIR
7 36 (0.35%) P3O
7 36 (0.35%) COBIT
8 30 (0.30%) Solvency II
9 24 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
10 21 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 18 (0.18%) Basel III
12 17 (0.17%) JSP 440
13 12 (0.12%) FATCA
14 11 (0.11%) GxP
15 10 (0.099%) Basel II
16 9 (0.089%) ISO 14001
17 7 (0.069%) ISO 9000
18 6 (0.059%) MiFID
System Software
1 178 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 85 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.23%) vSphere
3 23 (0.23%) XenApp
3 23 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.20%) XenServer
5 14 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.089%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.079%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.079%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.059%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.049%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.039%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.039%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.030%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.030%) Firmware
12 3 (0.030%) Novell eDirectory
12 3 (0.030%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 78 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 73 (0.72%) SCCM
3 28 (0.28%) SCOM
4 19 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 17 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
6 11 (0.11%) Puppet
6 11 (0.11%) Data Guard
7 10 (0.099%) Nagios
8 7 (0.069%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.069%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.069%) Netcool
9 6 (0.059%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.049%) Control-M
10 5 (0.049%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.049%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.039%) HP UCMDB
11 4 (0.039%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.039%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.039%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1324 (13.05%) Microsoft
2 698 (6.88%) Oracle
3 638 (6.29%) SAP
4 269 (2.65%) HP
5 222 (2.19%) Cisco
6 164 (1.62%) VMware
7 146 (1.44%) IBM
8 140 (1.38%) Citrix
9 139 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
10 69 (0.68%) Cognos
11 63 (0.62%) Business Objects
12 62 (0.61%) Adobe
13 61 (0.60%) CheckPoint
14 59 (0.58%) Red Hat
15 56 (0.55%) Google
16 51 (0.50%) Primavera
17 49 (0.48%) Remedy
18 45 (0.44%) EMC
19 39 (0.38%) Lotus
20 36 (0.35%) CA
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: 8 hours ago
Forest Row, East Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £50-55,000 + car + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £700 - 800 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £650 - 750 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
EPR Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago