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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 9 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5322 5334 4448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.79% 9.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.52% 13.10% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3317 3285 2560
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 66 143
Average hourly rate £26.00 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.96% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.75 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £34.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-20.86% -6.08%

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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 4852 £424 -0.29% 1371
London -1 2038 £450 - 530
South East -2 1017 £405 +1.25% 276
City of London -1 508 £475 - 176
North West +2 441 £400 - 115
Yorkshire +4 297 £386 +2.93% 102
Scotland -5 288 £400 - 51
Berkshire +3 278 £400 -3.90% 62
East of England +8 275 £413 -2.94% 94
West Midlands +2 262 £375 +3.44% 74
South West -5 258 £375 -2.91% 89
Hampshire +6 257 £388 +3.33% 49
West Yorkshire +10 221 £386 -0.32% 69
Manchester +10 214 £400 +6.66% 54
East Midlands -5 155 £400 +6.66% 54
Buckinghamshire -3 150 £400 - 31
Edinburgh -6 137 £400 -1.23% 22
Leeds +4 133 £385 -3.75% 53
Milton Keynes -1 110 £389 -2.81% 18
Cheshire -4 110 £400 - 29
Surrey -5 108 £450 +12.50% 43
Oxfordshire +7 96 £475 +39.70% 36
Cambridgeshire +19 95 £344 -8.33% 24
Reading -5 86 £420 -1.17% 33
Birmingham -1 83 £400 +1.26% 27
Bristol -2 78 £398 -0.31% 37
Glasgow +3 75 £400 +7.74% 20
Wiltshire +3 75 £350 - 22
Hertfordshire +3 70 £460 +8.23% 35
Wales -5 67 £375 -0.66% 8

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 3114 (31.32%) Finance
2 2745 (27.61%) PRINCE2
3 1867 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 1791 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
5 1206 (12.13%) Microsoft
6 1176 (11.83%) Banking
7 1107 (11.14%) MS Excel
8 1058 (10.64%) ITIL
9 1000 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
10 961 (9.67%) MS Project
11 952 (9.58%) Change Management
12 842 (8.47%) Degree
13 833 (8.38%) Security Cleared
14 770 (7.75%) MS Office
15 744 (7.48%) Business Analysis
16 729 (7.33%) Retail
17 726 (7.30%) Migration
18 704 (7.08%) PMI Certification
19 662 (6.66%) Risk Management
20 611 (6.15%) SQL
21 601 (6.05%) SC Cleared
22 591 (5.95%) Programme Management
23 577 (5.80%) Windows
24 576 (5.79%) Project Planning
25 573 (5.76%) Telecoms
26 571 (5.74%) SAP
27 559 (5.62%) Oracle
28 522 (5.25%) Waterfall
29 503 (5.06%) PMP
30 501 (5.04%) SharePoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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
1 501 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 106 (1.07%) CMS
3 81 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 75 (0.75%) SAS
5 67 (0.67%) Lync
6 60 (0.60%) IIS
6 60 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 41 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 39 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 35 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 35 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 35 (0.35%) Confluence
10 32 (0.32%) Apache
11 29 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 27 (0.27%) Tomcat
13 26 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 24 (0.24%) OpenStack
15 23 (0.23%) MS Project Server
16 21 (0.21%) Documentum
17 17 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1107 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 961 (9.67%) MS Project
3 770 (7.75%) MS Office
4 461 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 350 (3.52%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.11%) Open Workbench
11 7 (0.070%) SPSS
12 6 (0.060%) Shockwave
13 5 (0.050%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.050%) Fireworks
13 5 (0.050%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.040%) Simulink
14 4 (0.040%) InDesign
15 3 (0.030%) Windchill
15 3 (0.030%) Stateflow
15 3 (0.030%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 89 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 84 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 39 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 38 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 31 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 28 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 25 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 24 (0.24%) Primavera
8 24 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 23 (0.23%) Agresso
10 22 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 22 (0.22%) SAP CO
11 19 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 18 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
12 18 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
13 17 (0.17%) SAP CRM
13 17 (0.17%) SAP SD
13 17 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
13 17 (0.17%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 63 (0.63%) Office 365
2 56 (0.56%) SaaS
3 46 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
5 23 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 21 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.19%) PaaS
8 16 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.13%) IaaS
10 9 (0.091%) Heroku
10 9 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.080%) Yammer
12 6 (0.060%) GitHub
13 5 (0.050%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.050%) Force.com
14 3 (0.030%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.030%) Taleo
14 3 (0.030%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 208 (2.09%) Firewall
2 190 (1.91%) WAN
3 187 (1.88%) LAN
4 147 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 141 (1.42%) SAN
6 130 (1.31%) Internet
7 98 (0.99%) DNS
7 98 (0.99%) Intranet
8 83 (0.83%) VPN
9 59 (0.59%) VoIP
10 56 (0.56%) MPLS
11 55 (0.55%) DHCP
12 52 (0.52%) Network Security
12 52 (0.52%) NAS
13 49 (0.49%) Wireless
14 39 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
14 39 (0.39%) 4G
14 39 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
15 36 (0.36%) 3G
16 35 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 213 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (0.89%) Big Data
4 78 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 77 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 74 (0.74%) MySQL
7 72 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 64 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 63 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 52 (0.52%) QlikView
11 49 (0.49%) MS Access
12 41 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 40 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
13 40 (0.40%) DB2
14 38 (0.38%) SAP BW
15 36 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
16 28 (0.28%) Hadoop
16 28 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
17 27 (0.27%) Data Mining
18 26 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 120 (1.21%) JIRA
2 78 (0.78%) Subversion
3 57 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 56 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (0.41%) ClearCase
6 38 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 34 (0.34%) NUnit
8 29 (0.29%) Ant
9 28 (0.28%) Rational Rose
10 26 (0.26%) GoogleTest
10 26 (0.26%) CppUnit
11 20 (0.20%) TeamCity
12 19 (0.19%) Selenium
13 18 (0.18%) Visual Studio
13 18 (0.18%) Maven
14 17 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
14 17 (0.17%) LoadRunner
15 16 (0.16%) JUnit
15 16 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 14 (0.14%) Axure RP
General
1 3114 (31.32%) Finance
2 1176 (11.83%) Banking
3 729 (7.33%) Retail
4 573 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 368 (3.70%) Marketing
6 272 (2.74%) Legal
7 262 (2.64%) Investment Banking
8 206 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 143 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 135 (1.36%) Back Office
11 133 (1.34%) Retail Banking
12 127 (1.28%) Law
13 117 (1.18%) Front Office
14 98 (0.99%) Publishing
15 93 (0.94%) Advertising
16 92 (0.93%) Local Government
17 85 (0.86%) Financial Institution
18 82 (0.82%) Billing
19 67 (0.67%) Automotive
20 53 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4446 (44.72%) Project Manager
2 1437 (14.46%) Analyst
3 814 (8.19%) Business Analyst
4 372 (3.74%) Senior Manager
5 362 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
6 343 (3.45%) Developer
7 339 (3.41%) Consultant
8 328 (3.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 323 (3.25%) Programme Manager
9 323 (3.25%) IT Project Manager
10 322 (3.24%) Senior Project Manager
11 288 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
12 282 (2.84%) Architect
13 250 (2.51%) Coordinator
14 226 (2.27%) Technical Manager
15 221 (2.22%) Business Manager
16 184 (1.85%) Agile Project Manager
17 179 (1.80%) PMO Analyst
17 179 (1.80%) Service Manager
18 177 (1.78%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (3.24%) .NET
2 267 (2.69%) HTML
3 189 (1.90%) Web Services
4 153 (1.54%) CSS
5 148 (1.49%) Middleware
6 136 (1.37%) ASP.NET
7 125 (1.26%) XML
8 88 (0.89%) JSP
8 88 (0.89%) jQuery
9 58 (0.58%) HTML5
10 54 (0.54%) J2EE
11 45 (0.45%) .NET Framework
12 44 (0.44%) REST
13 42 (0.42%) Ajax
14 40 (0.40%) Spring
15 39 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (0.33%) JSON
17 32 (0.32%) SOAP
18 31 (0.31%) WCF
18 31 (0.31%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1000 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 417 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 291 (2.93%) PMI
4 224 (2.25%) NHS
5 203 (2.04%) User Experience
6 178 (1.79%) Open Source
7 150 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 104 (1.05%) Derivative
9 101 (1.02%) Economics
10 94 (0.95%) Equities
11 90 (0.91%) FMCG
12 87 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 78 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 68 (0.68%) Fixed Income
15 57 (0.57%) Social Media
16 56 (0.56%) Data Integration
17 49 (0.49%) Market Risk
17 49 (0.49%) Clustering
18 48 (0.48%) Credit Risk
18 48 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 577 (5.80%) Windows
2 309 (3.11%) UNIX
3 297 (2.99%) Linux
4 115 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 100 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 51 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 50 (0.50%) Solaris
11 49 (0.49%) Windows XP
11 49 (0.49%) Android
12 38 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 23 (0.23%) AIX
14 14 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (0.10%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.091%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.070%) Debian
17 7 (0.070%) OS/400
18 6 (0.060%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2745 (27.61%) PRINCE2
2 1867 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 1791 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
4 1058 (10.64%) ITIL
5 952 (9.58%) Change Management
6 744 (7.48%) Business Analysis
7 726 (7.30%) Migration
8 662 (6.66%) Risk Management
9 591 (5.95%) Programme Management
10 576 (5.79%) Project Planning
11 522 (5.25%) Waterfall
12 495 (4.98%) Service Delivery
13 489 (4.92%) Scrum
14 422 (4.25%) Service Management
15 397 (3.99%) E-Commerce
16 395 (3.97%) Change Control
17 355 (3.57%) PRINCE
18 349 (3.51%) CRM
19 339 (3.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 337 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 611 (6.15%) SQL
2 270 (2.72%) Java
3 234 (2.35%) JavaScript
4 214 (2.15%) C
5 170 (1.71%) C#
6 104 (1.05%) Python
7 92 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 74 (0.74%) C++
9 59 (0.59%) T-SQL
10 54 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 53 (0.53%) VBA
12 52 (0.52%) PHP
13 49 (0.49%) Perl
14 46 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 45 (0.45%) VB
16 44 (0.44%) Ruby
17 41 (0.41%) VBScript
18 24 (0.24%) ABAP
19 19 (0.19%) VB.NET
20 17 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 842 (8.47%) Degree
2 833 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 704 (7.08%) PMI Certification
4 601 (6.05%) SC Cleared
5 503 (5.06%) PMP
6 420 (4.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 327 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 203 (2.04%) ISEB
9 135 (1.36%) APMP
10 131 (1.32%) DV Cleared
11 119 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 113 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
13 108 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 80 (0.80%) ISTQB
15 69 (0.69%) CCNA
16 53 (0.53%) CISSP
17 48 (0.48%) MCSE
18 45 (0.45%) MCITP
19 42 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 40 (0.40%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 450 (4.53%) QA
2 156 (1.57%) SLA
3 51 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (0.45%) P3O
5 44 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 34 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (0.29%) COBIT
8 25 (0.25%) GxP
9 24 (0.24%) FATCA
9 24 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 21 (0.21%) EMIR
11 20 (0.20%) PMBOK
12 18 (0.18%) ISO 9000
12 18 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 17 (0.17%) GMP
13 17 (0.17%) JSP 440
14 15 (0.15%) GAMP
15 13 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 10 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 226 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 139 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 46 (0.46%) XenApp
5 36 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 25 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (0.24%) vSphere
8 23 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 18 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (0.17%) Terminal Server
11 15 (0.15%) Docker
12 14 (0.14%) VMware ESX
13 11 (0.11%) XenServer
14 9 (0.091%) Firmware
15 8 (0.080%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.080%) NFS
16 6 (0.060%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.060%) vCloud
17 5 (0.050%) Varnish
17 5 (0.050%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 66 (0.66%) SCCM
2 44 (0.44%) SCOM
3 43 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 28 (0.28%) Puppet
5 21 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.21%) SCVMM
6 16 (0.16%) EdgeSight
6 16 (0.16%) HP SIM
7 13 (0.13%) Vagrant
7 13 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
7 13 (0.13%) Control-M
8 12 (0.12%) Tivoli
9 11 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
9 11 (0.11%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.10%) MOM
10 10 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (0.10%) Cisco UCCE
11 8 (0.080%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (0.080%) AirWatch
11 8 (0.080%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1206 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 571 (5.74%) SAP
3 559 (5.62%) Oracle
4 299 (3.01%) Cisco
5 284 (2.86%) HP
6 232 (2.33%) VMware
7 196 (1.97%) Citrix
8 175 (1.76%) IBM
9 114 (1.15%) CheckPoint
10 92 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 82 (0.82%) Adobe
12 73 (0.73%) F5
13 72 (0.72%) Business Objects
14 69 (0.69%) Cognos
14 69 (0.69%) Remedy
15 66 (0.66%) Google
16 57 (0.57%) EMC
17 56 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
18 55 (0.55%) Red Hat
19 53 (0.53%) Dell
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