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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 11 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5117 4925 5475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.85% 9.34% 9.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.97% 12.61% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3206 3026 3249
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 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 92 131
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.09 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +2 4674 £416 -2.11% 1392
London +1 2221 £450 - 555
South East 0 930 £397 -0.69% 286
City of London -3 468 £450 -5.26% 185
South West +7 299 £388 +3.33% 86
North West +3 287 £390 +5.40% 139
East of England +4 284 £400 +6.66% 96
Berkshire +2 278 £375 -6.25% 44
Scotland -6 243 £401 +1.26% 44
West Midlands +8 235 £375 - 76
Hampshire +2 223 £400 - 72
Yorkshire -2 194 £375 - 100
Manchester 0 136 £400 +9.58% 74
East Midlands +3 132 £400 +14.28% 38
West Yorkshire -6 129 £375 -3.35% 76
Buckinghamshire +4 128 £366 -2.33% 26
Surrey -8 112 £425 +3.34% 73
Edinburgh -7 105 £450 +13.63% 23
Milton Keynes +7 96 £381 +1.53% 9
Reading +7 92 £413 +10.00% 23
Hertfordshire +6 86 £400 +6.66% 28
Bristol -3 82 £380 +1.33% 26
Glasgow +1 77 £360 +6.66% 10
Cheshire -7 68 £400 +8.10% 31
Leeds -8 67 £363 -6.45% 52
Wales -12 67 £400 +6.66% 12
Bedfordshire +4 65 £463 +32.14% 8
Wiltshire 0 60 £375 - 13
Oxfordshire 0 58 £340 +4.61% 26
North East -17 53 £350 -3.44% 8

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3177 (30.96%) Finance
2 2775 (27.04%) PRINCE2
3 1797 (17.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 1782 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
5 1344 (13.10%) Microsoft
6 1139 (11.10%) Banking
7 1098 (10.70%) MS Excel
8 1089 (10.61%) MS Project
9 1036 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
10 965 (9.40%) Degree
11 959 (9.34%) Change Management
12 939 (9.15%) ITIL
13 845 (8.23%) Security Cleared
14 806 (7.85%) Business Analysis
15 754 (7.35%) MS Office
16 733 (7.14%) Migration
17 712 (6.94%) Oracle
18 659 (6.42%) Retail
19 652 (6.35%) SAP
20 620 (6.04%) Windows
21 614 (5.98%) PMI Certification
22 600 (5.85%) Project Planning
23 598 (5.83%) Telecoms
24 597 (5.82%) Risk Management
24 597 (5.82%) SharePoint
25 586 (5.71%) SC Cleared
26 578 (5.63%) SQL
27 576 (5.61%) Scrum
28 544 (5.30%) Programme Management
29 505 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 597 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 138 (1.34%) CMS
3 95 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 79 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 69 (0.67%) IIS
5 69 (0.67%) SAS
6 66 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 54 (0.53%) MS Project Server
8 49 (0.48%) Lync
9 44 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 40 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 39 (0.38%) IBM Notes
12 38 (0.37%) Apache
12 38 (0.37%) Confluence
13 36 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
14 27 (0.26%) Drupal
15 23 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (0.19%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.19%) WordPress
17 19 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1098 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 1089 (10.61%) MS Project
3 754 (7.35%) MS Office
4 505 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 371 (3.61%) MS Visio
6 72 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 41 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.13%) Open Workbench
10 12 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 12 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
11 11 (0.11%) InDesign
11 11 (0.11%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.088%) SPSS
13 8 (0.078%) Fireworks
14 7 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
15 6 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.039%) FastStats
16 4 (0.039%) ArcInfo
17 3 (0.029%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 84 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 42 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 34 (0.33%) ENOVIA
5 34 (0.33%) CA Clarity
6 32 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 29 (0.28%) Agresso
7 29 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 25 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 25 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 25 (0.24%) WebTrends
8 25 (0.24%) SAP FI
9 24 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 24 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
10 19 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 17 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 17 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
11 17 (0.17%) SAP CO
11 17 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (0.61%) SaaS
2 54 (0.53%) Office 365
3 32 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (0.22%) PaaS
6 15 (0.15%) Force.com
7 13 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (0.12%) IaaS
9 7 (0.068%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
11 4 (0.039%) GitHub
11 4 (0.039%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.039%) Heroku
11 4 (0.039%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.029%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.029%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.010%) Responsys
13 1 (0.010%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.010%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.010%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 189 (1.84%) Firewall
2 172 (1.68%) Internet
3 164 (1.60%) WAN
4 156 (1.52%) LAN
5 131 (1.28%) Intranet
6 113 (1.10%) DNS
7 100 (0.97%) 3G
8 99 (0.96%) SAN
9 84 (0.82%) TCP/IP
10 69 (0.67%) Wireless
10 69 (0.67%) LTE
11 68 (0.66%) DHCP
12 63 (0.61%) VoIP
13 61 (0.59%) VPN
13 61 (0.59%) 4G
14 56 (0.55%) MPLS
15 46 (0.45%) HTTP
15 46 (0.45%) Network Security
16 42 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
17 41 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 194 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 107 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 96 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
5 92 (0.90%) MySQL
6 81 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 74 (0.72%) QlikView
8 57 (0.56%) Data Mining
9 55 (0.54%) Big Data
10 51 (0.50%) MS Access
11 47 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 45 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 43 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 35 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
15 30 (0.29%) DB2
16 26 (0.25%) SAP BW
17 25 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 25 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
18 23 (0.22%) Hadoop
19 22 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 129 (1.26%) JIRA
2 91 (0.89%) Subversion
3 61 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 58 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 47 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 43 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (0.38%) JUnit
8 28 (0.27%) NUnit
9 26 (0.25%) Selenium
9 26 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
9 26 (0.25%) ClearCase
10 23 (0.22%) Ant
11 20 (0.19%) Rational Rose
11 20 (0.19%) Jenkins
12 18 (0.18%) Maven
12 18 (0.18%) ClearQuest
13 17 (0.17%) TestDirector
14 16 (0.16%) Axure RP
15 15 (0.15%) SpecFlow
16 14 (0.14%) Toad
General
1 3177 (30.96%) Finance
2 1139 (11.10%) Banking
3 659 (6.42%) Retail
4 598 (5.83%) Telecoms
5 387 (3.77%) Marketing
6 347 (3.38%) Investment Banking
7 251 (2.45%) Legal
8 231 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 156 (1.52%) Back Office
10 149 (1.45%) Front Office
11 127 (1.24%) Publishing
12 125 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 114 (1.11%) Retail Banking
14 106 (1.03%) Billing
15 105 (1.02%) Advertising
16 94 (0.92%) Financial Institution
17 87 (0.85%) Automotive
18 79 (0.77%) Law
19 60 (0.58%) Local Government
20 52 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 4565 (44.48%) Project Manager
2 1614 (15.73%) Analyst
3 905 (8.82%) Business Analyst
4 398 (3.88%) Senior Manager
5 365 (3.56%) IT Project Manager
6 364 (3.55%) Developer
7 324 (3.16%) Senior Project Manager
8 315 (3.07%) Programme Manager
9 302 (2.94%) Consultant
10 298 (2.90%) Architect
11 266 (2.59%) Infrastructure Manager
12 240 (2.34%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 238 (2.32%) Business Manager
14 234 (2.28%) PMO Analyst
15 227 (2.21%) Technical Manager
16 188 (1.83%) Technical Project Manager
17 186 (1.81%) Coordinator
18 165 (1.61%) Delivery Manager
19 160 (1.56%) Service Manager
20 154 (1.50%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (3.48%) HTML
2 343 (3.34%) .NET
3 214 (2.09%) Web Services
4 206 (2.01%) XML
5 170 (1.66%) CSS
6 162 (1.58%) ASP.NET
7 154 (1.50%) JSP
8 117 (1.14%) Middleware
9 109 (1.06%) jQuery
10 81 (0.79%) HTML5
11 74 (0.72%) J2EE
12 63 (0.61%) Ajax
13 61 (0.59%) .NET Framework
14 49 (0.48%) Spring
15 45 (0.44%) RESTful
16 42 (0.41%) JSON
17 41 (0.40%) SOAP
18 40 (0.39%) REST
19 39 (0.38%) CSS3
20 37 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1036 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 477 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 303 (2.95%) PMI
4 221 (2.15%) NHS
5 197 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 181 (1.76%) User Experience
7 136 (1.33%) Open Source
8 107 (1.04%) Social Media
9 100 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 98 (0.95%) Economics
11 95 (0.93%) Derivative
12 87 (0.85%) FMCG
13 82 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 79 (0.77%) Fixed Income
14 79 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
15 59 (0.57%) Credit Risk
15 59 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
16 53 (0.52%) Mainframe
17 51 (0.50%) Equities
17 51 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 620 (6.04%) Windows
2 267 (2.60%) Linux
3 239 (2.33%) UNIX
4 141 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 128 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 70 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 68 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 58 (0.57%) Android
11 44 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 34 (0.33%) Solaris
13 26 (0.25%) AIX
14 20 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.11%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.097%) HPUX
18 9 (0.088%) zOS
19 8 (0.078%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.078%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2775 (27.04%) PRINCE2
2 1797 (17.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 1782 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
4 959 (9.34%) Change Management
5 939 (9.15%) ITIL
6 806 (7.85%) Business Analysis
7 733 (7.14%) Migration
8 600 (5.85%) Project Planning
9 597 (5.82%) Risk Management
10 576 (5.61%) Scrum
11 544 (5.30%) Programme Management
12 433 (4.22%) Service Management
13 426 (4.15%) Service Delivery
14 409 (3.99%) Change Control
15 407 (3.97%) CRM
16 392 (3.82%) Waterfall
17 381 (3.71%) E-Commerce
18 368 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
19 358 (3.49%) PRINCE
20 326 (3.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 578 (5.63%) SQL
2 325 (3.17%) Java
3 259 (2.52%) JavaScript
4 216 (2.10%) C#
5 167 (1.63%) C
6 88 (0.86%) VBA
7 83 (0.81%) PHP
8 81 (0.79%) VB
9 80 (0.78%) Python
10 53 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 53 (0.52%) Perl
11 47 (0.46%) C++
12 39 (0.38%) PowerShell
13 37 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 36 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 27 (0.26%) VBScript
16 26 (0.25%) Shell Script
17 24 (0.23%) Ruby
18 18 (0.18%) PHP5
19 14 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 965 (9.40%) Degree
2 845 (8.23%) Security Cleared
3 614 (5.98%) PMI Certification
4 586 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 439 (4.28%) PMP
6 434 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 346 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 232 (2.26%) ISEB
9 143 (1.39%) ISTQB
10 130 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
11 125 (1.22%) DV Cleared
12 96 (0.94%) APMP
12 96 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 84 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
14 80 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 54 (0.53%) MCSE
16 47 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 44 (0.43%) CCNA
18 40 (0.39%) CCNP
19 38 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 493 (4.80%) QA
2 122 (1.19%) SLA
3 62 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 50 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 39 (0.38%) COBIT
7 37 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 36 (0.35%) EMIR
9 35 (0.34%) P3O
10 30 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 24 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
12 22 (0.21%) PCI DSS
13 20 (0.19%) Basel III
14 17 (0.17%) JSP 440
15 12 (0.12%) FATCA
16 10 (0.097%) Basel II
16 10 (0.097%) ISO 14001
16 10 (0.097%) GxP
17 6 (0.058%) MiFID
18 4 (0.039%) WCAG
System Software
1 175 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 92 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 23 (0.22%) vSphere
5 21 (0.20%) XenApp
6 20 (0.19%) XenServer
7 13 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.11%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.068%) ProxySG
12 6 (0.058%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.058%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.049%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.039%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.039%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.029%) Varnish
15 3 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.029%) FreeRADIUS
15 3 (0.029%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 81 (0.79%) SCCM
2 66 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (0.24%) SCOM
4 23 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 12 (0.12%) Puppet
7 11 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
7 11 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.088%) Nagios
9 7 (0.068%) Netcool
9 7 (0.068%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.068%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.049%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.049%) HP UCMDB
11 5 (0.049%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.049%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.049%) Control-M
11 5 (0.049%) MOM
12 4 (0.039%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1344 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 712 (6.94%) Oracle
3 652 (6.35%) SAP
4 265 (2.58%) HP
5 220 (2.14%) Cisco
6 165 (1.61%) VMware
7 151 (1.47%) IBM
8 139 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
9 137 (1.33%) Citrix
10 66 (0.64%) Cognos
11 65 (0.63%) Business Objects
12 63 (0.61%) Adobe
12 63 (0.61%) Red Hat
13 62 (0.60%) CheckPoint
14 61 (0.59%) Remedy
15 59 (0.57%) Google
16 51 (0.50%) Primavera
17 48 (0.47%) EMC
18 40 (0.39%) Avaya
18 40 (0.39%) Lotus
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