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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 14 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4791 4743 4494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.68% 9.19% 9.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.66% 12.46% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3183 2931 2731
Average daily rate
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£413 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 93 124
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £51.45 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -10.76%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 4398 £420 -1.17% 1158
London -1 1884 £450 -3.84% 459
South East -4 1019 £375 -6.25% 216
City of London 0 425 £457 -3.78% 171
North West -1 292 £390 +9.09% 98
East of England +3 279 £410 +2.50% 70
Yorkshire +2 265 £400 +3.22% 93
Berkshire 0 264 £375 -6.25% 50
South West -4 251 £425 +13.33% 81
Scotland 0 246 £400 - 30
Hampshire +7 243 £360 +2.85% 46
West Yorkshire +3 209 £400 +6.66% 69
West Midlands +2 197 £375 - 69
Buckinghamshire +6 166 £361 -3.66% 21
East Midlands +7 134 £375 +16.27% 43
Leeds +5 133 £420 +7.21% 51
Manchester 0 129 £375 +6.00% 57
Surrey -12 127 £405 +1.25% 37
Milton Keynes +5 109 £350 -6.66% 10
Edinburgh -3 109 £425 +3.03% 13
Reading +12 100 £380 -5.00% 19
Oxfordshire +4 92 £400 - 30
Wiltshire +5 81 £450 +18.03% 20
Cheshire -4 76 £388 +3.33% 14
Glasgow +2 73 £329 -17.81% 7
Bristol -7 70 £420 +12.00% 31
Hertfordshire +5 69 £413 -2.94% 15
Wales -6 67 £350 -6.66% 30
Hook +2 62 £334 +1.50% 1
Essex +1 61 £388 -3.12% 7

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3035 (30.55%) Finance
2 2686 (27.04%) PRINCE2
3 1836 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
4 1732 (17.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 1259 (12.67%) Microsoft
6 1106 (11.13%) Banking
7 1064 (10.71%) MS Excel
8 1058 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
9 989 (9.96%) MS Project
10 981 (9.88%) ITIL
11 980 (9.87%) Change Management
12 915 (9.21%) Security Cleared
13 909 (9.15%) Degree
14 706 (7.11%) Business Analysis
15 697 (7.02%) MS Office
16 683 (6.88%) Migration
17 680 (6.85%) Oracle
18 644 (6.48%) SC Cleared
19 641 (6.45%) Retail
20 598 (6.02%) Project Planning
21 593 (5.97%) Telecoms
22 590 (5.94%) PMI Certification
23 589 (5.93%) SAP
24 588 (5.92%) Risk Management
25 561 (5.65%) SQL
26 556 (5.60%) Windows
27 555 (5.59%) Programme Management
28 551 (5.55%) Scrum
29 507 (5.10%) SharePoint
30 496 (4.99%) MS PowerPoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 507 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 135 (1.36%) CMS
3 83 (0.84%) MS Exchange
4 80 (0.81%) IIS
5 76 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 70 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 62 (0.62%) SAS
8 52 (0.52%) MS Project Server
9 51 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 46 (0.46%) Apache
11 43 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 42 (0.42%) Lync
13 40 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
14 39 (0.39%) IBM Notes
15 34 (0.34%) JBoss
16 30 (0.30%) Confluence
17 27 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
18 24 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.24%) Drupal
19 22 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1064 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 989 (9.96%) MS Project
3 697 (7.02%) MS Office
4 496 (4.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 341 (3.43%) MS Visio
6 45 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
9 11 (0.11%) Open Workbench
10 10 (0.10%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.091%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.070%) ArcInfo
12 7 (0.070%) SPSS
12 7 (0.070%) InDesign
13 5 (0.050%) FastStats
13 5 (0.050%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.040%) PowerPivot
15 2 (0.020%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 117 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 85 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 50 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 35 (0.35%) Agresso
6 32 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 30 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 29 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 28 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
10 27 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
11 24 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 24 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 24 (0.24%) SAP FI
12 22 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
13 20 (0.20%) CA Clarity
13 20 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
14 18 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
15 17 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 17 (0.17%) WebTrends
16 16 (0.16%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 71 (0.71%) SaaS
2 51 (0.51%) Office 365
3 30 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (0.21%) PaaS
6 16 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.11%) Force.com
8 10 (0.10%) IaaS
9 9 (0.091%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.050%) GitHub
11 5 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.040%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.040%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.030%) Heroku
14 2 (0.020%) Taleo
15 1 (0.010%) Trello
15 1 (0.010%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 185 (1.86%) LAN
2 184 (1.85%) Firewall
3 180 (1.81%) Internet
4 177 (1.78%) WAN
5 129 (1.30%) SAN
6 116 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 113 (1.14%) DNS
8 105 (1.06%) Intranet
9 99 (1.00%) 3G
10 72 (0.72%) VPN
11 70 (0.70%) Wireless
11 70 (0.70%) MPLS
12 64 (0.64%) DHCP
13 60 (0.60%) 4G
14 58 (0.58%) Network Security
15 57 (0.57%) VoIP
16 56 (0.56%) Broadband
16 56 (0.56%) LTE
17 41 (0.41%) BGP
18 40 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 195 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 135 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
4 96 (0.97%) MySQL
5 91 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 74 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 68 (0.68%) QlikView
8 57 (0.57%) MS Access
8 57 (0.57%) Big Data
9 44 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (0.34%) DB2
12 33 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 31 (0.31%) Data Mining
14 30 (0.30%) SAP BW
15 25 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
16 24 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
17 23 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
18 21 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 146 (1.47%) JIRA
2 96 (0.97%) Subversion
3 60 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 56 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 53 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 44 (0.44%) ClearCase
7 40 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 40 (0.40%) NUnit
7 40 (0.40%) Selenium
8 38 (0.38%) JUnit
8 38 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 35 (0.35%) Ant
10 26 (0.26%) Rational Rose
10 26 (0.26%) ClearQuest
11 24 (0.24%) Maven
12 23 (0.23%) Eclipse
12 23 (0.23%) GoogleTest
13 22 (0.22%) CppUnit
14 19 (0.19%) SpecFlow
14 19 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3035 (30.55%) Finance
2 1106 (11.13%) Banking
3 641 (6.45%) Retail
4 593 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 323 (3.25%) Marketing
6 300 (3.02%) Investment Banking
7 261 (2.63%) Legal
8 195 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 144 (1.45%) Back Office
10 142 (1.43%) Front Office
11 136 (1.37%) Publishing
12 132 (1.33%) Retail Banking
13 113 (1.14%) Billing
14 107 (1.08%) Advertising
15 102 (1.03%) Law
16 94 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
17 86 (0.87%) Automotive
18 74 (0.74%) Financial Institution
19 60 (0.60%) Local Government
20 52 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 4384 (44.13%) Project Manager
2 1480 (14.90%) Analyst
3 848 (8.54%) Business Analyst
4 381 (3.84%) Senior Manager
5 363 (3.65%) Developer
6 323 (3.25%) IT Project Manager
7 318 (3.20%) Consultant
8 310 (3.12%) Senior Project Manager
9 306 (3.08%) Programme Manager
10 291 (2.93%) Architect
11 266 (2.68%) Infrastructure Manager
12 249 (2.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 217 (2.18%) Technical Manager
14 211 (2.12%) Business Manager
15 209 (2.10%) Coordinator
16 208 (2.09%) Delivery Manager
17 179 (1.80%) PMO Analyst
18 168 (1.69%) Technical Project Manager
19 167 (1.68%) Service Manager
20 157 (1.58%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (3.67%) .NET
2 349 (3.51%) HTML
3 178 (1.79%) Web Services
4 169 (1.70%) ASP.NET
5 162 (1.63%) CSS
6 155 (1.56%) JSP
7 150 (1.51%) XML
8 123 (1.24%) Middleware
9 121 (1.22%) jQuery
10 95 (0.96%) HTML5
11 68 (0.68%) J2EE
12 64 (0.64%) .NET Framework
13 55 (0.55%) Ajax
14 43 (0.43%) CSS3
15 42 (0.42%) Spring
16 40 (0.40%) REST
17 37 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
18 33 (0.33%) Hibernate
19 27 (0.27%) XHTML
20 25 (0.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1058 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 438 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 250 (2.52%) PMI
4 214 (2.15%) NHS
5 189 (1.90%) Open Source
6 176 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 167 (1.68%) User Experience
8 108 (1.09%) Economics
8 108 (1.09%) Derivative
9 94 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 79 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 78 (0.79%) Social Media
12 65 (0.65%) FMCG
13 61 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
14 58 (0.58%) Mainframe
14 58 (0.58%) Equities
15 56 (0.56%) Credit Risk
16 55 (0.55%) Fixed Income
17 47 (0.47%) E-Learning
18 45 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 556 (5.60%) Windows
2 274 (2.76%) UNIX
3 263 (2.65%) Linux
4 112 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (1.06%) Windows 7
6 103 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 69 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 47 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 46 (0.46%) Android
12 36 (0.36%) Solaris
13 22 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 20 (0.20%) AIX
15 12 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.12%) Windows 2000
16 11 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
17 10 (0.10%) Windows Phone
18 8 (0.081%) zOS
19 5 (0.050%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2686 (27.04%) PRINCE2
2 1836 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
3 1732 (17.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 981 (9.88%) ITIL
5 980 (9.87%) Change Management
6 706 (7.11%) Business Analysis
7 683 (6.88%) Migration
8 598 (6.02%) Project Planning
9 588 (5.92%) Risk Management
10 555 (5.59%) Programme Management
11 551 (5.55%) Scrum
12 469 (4.72%) Waterfall
13 449 (4.52%) Service Management
14 432 (4.35%) Service Delivery
15 388 (3.91%) E-Commerce
16 375 (3.77%) Change Control
17 351 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
18 340 (3.42%) CRM
19 337 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
19 337 (3.39%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 561 (5.65%) SQL
2 279 (2.81%) Java
3 269 (2.71%) JavaScript
4 216 (2.17%) C#
5 200 (2.01%) C
6 96 (0.97%) Python
7 80 (0.81%) VBA
8 73 (0.73%) PL/SQL
8 73 (0.73%) C++
9 70 (0.70%) PHP
10 58 (0.58%) VB
11 50 (0.50%) T-SQL
12 44 (0.44%) PowerShell
13 42 (0.42%) Ruby
14 39 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 37 (0.37%) Perl
16 35 (0.35%) VB.NET
17 29 (0.29%) VBScript
18 13 (0.13%) PHP5
19 12 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 915 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 909 (9.15%) Degree
3 644 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 590 (5.94%) PMI Certification
5 434 (4.37%) PMP
6 416 (4.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 356 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 249 (2.51%) ISEB
9 138 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
10 130 (1.31%) ISTQB
11 115 (1.16%) DV Cleared
12 110 (1.11%) APMP
13 92 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 91 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
15 65 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 52 (0.52%) CISSP
17 45 (0.45%) HND
18 44 (0.44%) CCNP
18 44 (0.44%) CCNA
19 41 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 480 (4.83%) QA
2 115 (1.16%) SLA
3 55 (0.55%) P3O
4 54 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 52 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 46 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 44 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 31 (0.31%) EMIR
9 28 (0.28%) COBIT
9 28 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 27 (0.27%) Solvency II
11 23 (0.23%) JSP 440
12 18 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
13 15 (0.15%) ISO 9000
14 14 (0.14%) FATCA
15 12 (0.12%) Basel III
15 12 (0.12%) GxP
16 10 (0.10%) GAAP
17 8 (0.081%) FINREP
18 7 (0.070%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 188 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 108 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.26%) XenApp
4 24 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.20%) VMware ESX
5 20 (0.20%) vSphere
6 17 (0.17%) XenServer
7 13 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 9 (0.091%) Terminal Server
9 9 (0.091%) ProxySG
10 8 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.060%) NFS
13 5 (0.050%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.050%) Docker
14 4 (0.040%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.040%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.030%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 93 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 70 (0.70%) SCCM
3 42 (0.42%) SCOM
4 17 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (0.13%) Puppet
6 11 (0.11%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.10%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.10%) Nagios
8 9 (0.091%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.091%) FortiGate
9 8 (0.081%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.070%) HP Data Protector
10 7 (0.070%) HP SIM
10 7 (0.070%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.070%) EdgeSight
11 6 (0.060%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.050%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.050%) NSN NetAct
12 5 (0.050%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1259 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 680 (6.85%) Oracle
3 589 (5.93%) SAP
4 308 (3.10%) HP
5 247 (2.49%) Cisco
6 188 (1.89%) VMware
7 181 (1.82%) IBM
8 149 (1.50%) Citrix
9 113 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 98 (0.99%) CheckPoint
11 76 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 70 (0.70%) Cognos
12 70 (0.70%) Google
13 68 (0.68%) Business Objects
14 63 (0.63%) Adobe
15 49 (0.49%) F5
16 48 (0.48%) Primavera
17 47 (0.47%) CA
18 45 (0.45%) Remedy
19 42 (0.42%) BMC
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £150 to £175 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £180 - £250 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday