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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 8 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5340 4448 5745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.33% 9.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.33% 12.87% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3290 2560 3331
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 143 113
Average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £18.20 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £26.28
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +40.79%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40055 34550 41999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.44% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24990 20571 23942
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1039 1411
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +3 4833 £425 - 625
London +4 2189 £450 -5.26% 284
South East 0 985 £400 - 121
City of London +2 562 £475 - 67
South West +17 353 £386 +1.64% 37
Scotland +10 326 £400 +6.66% 20
North West 0 311 £400 +14.28% 41
Berkshire -3 278 £416 +4.06% 22
East of England -3 275 £425 +6.25% 40
West Midlands -1 232 £363 -9.37% 29
Yorkshire -7 190 £375 -3.16% 35
Hampshire -1 183 £375 - 22
Edinburgh +6 182 £405 +1.25% 10
Surrey -4 163 £400 -5.88% 23
East Midlands +1 161 £375 -6.25% 24
West Yorkshire -5 144 £388 - 24
Buckinghamshire +3 141 £400 +10.72% 13
Manchester -8 131 £375 +7.14% 25
Milton Keynes +4 117 £400 +11.11% 7
Reading -6 108 £425 +13.33% 7
Bristol +12 100 £399 +22.69% 10
Cheshire +5 93 £400 +14.28% 7
Leeds 0 89 £400 +2.56% 19
Hertfordshire +2 88 £425 -5.02% 11
Wales 0 79 £378 -2.07% 17
Essex -2 77 £415 +24.34% 2
Birmingham +8 74 £395 -4.24% 10
South Wales +3 74 £396 - 17
North East -4 71 £363 -19.44% 12
Wiltshire -1 69 £350 -17.15% 8

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3226 (32.34%) Finance
2 2819 (28.26%) PRINCE2
3 1822 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1279 (12.82%) Banking
5 1186 (11.89%) Microsoft
6 1084 (10.87%) Change Management
7 1029 (10.31%) MS Excel
8 972 (9.74%) ITIL
9 944 (9.46%) MS Project
10 875 (8.77%) Degree
11 829 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
12 771 (7.73%) Business Analysis
13 746 (7.48%) Migration
14 718 (7.20%) MS Office
15 713 (7.15%) Security Cleared
16 666 (6.68%) Oracle
17 657 (6.59%) SAP
18 641 (6.43%) PMI Certification
19 627 (6.29%) Retail
20 607 (6.08%) SharePoint
20 607 (6.08%) Windows
21 557 (5.58%) Scrum
22 556 (5.57%) Risk Management
22 556 (5.57%) SQL
23 548 (5.49%) Telecoms
24 517 (5.18%) Project Planning
25 493 (4.94%) Programme Management
26 489 (4.90%) SC Cleared
27 478 (4.79%) Service Management
28 468 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 607 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 106 (1.06%) CMS
3 102 (1.02%) WebSphere
4 87 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 74 (0.74%) MS Project Server
5 74 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 69 (0.69%) IIS
7 68 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 53 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 53 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 50 (0.50%) Lync
10 46 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 45 (0.45%) Apache
12 42 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
13 27 (0.27%) WebLogic
14 24 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 21 (0.21%) Confluence
16 18 (0.18%) Drupal
16 18 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
17 16 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1029 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 944 (9.46%) MS Project
3 718 (7.20%) MS Office
4 460 (4.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 333 (3.34%) MS Visio
6 83 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 15 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 12 (0.12%) Open Workbench
12 9 (0.090%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.060%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.060%) CATIA
13 6 (0.060%) InDesign
14 5 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.040%) Mingle
15 4 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.030%) SPSS
17 2 (0.020%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 73 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 30 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 28 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 28 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 28 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 27 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 24 (0.24%) CA Clarity
8 24 (0.24%) Magento
9 23 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 23 (0.23%) SAP CO
10 22 (0.22%) SAP SD
11 21 (0.21%) Maximo
11 21 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
12 18 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 18 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
13 17 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
13 17 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 60 (0.60%) SaaS
2 43 (0.43%) Office 365
3 24 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.13%) IaaS
6 12 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.090%) PaaS
8 7 (0.070%) Force.com
8 7 (0.070%) Taleo
9 5 (0.050%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.040%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.030%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.030%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.010%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.010%) Heroku
12 1 (0.010%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.010%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.010%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.010%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 194 (1.94%) Internet
2 169 (1.69%) WAN
3 167 (1.67%) LAN
4 166 (1.66%) Firewall
5 140 (1.40%) Intranet
6 90 (0.90%) SAN
7 84 (0.84%) TCP/IP
8 82 (0.82%) DNS
9 73 (0.73%) VoIP
10 63 (0.63%) VPN
10 63 (0.63%) MPLS
11 56 (0.56%) Wireless
12 52 (0.52%) Multicast
13 51 (0.51%) Network Security
14 45 (0.45%) DHCP
15 44 (0.44%) Ethernet
15 44 (0.44%) SDH
16 40 (0.40%) HTTP
17 39 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
18 34 (0.34%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 234 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 99 (0.99%) Relational Database
5 71 (0.71%) MySQL
6 66 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
7 60 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 58 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 50 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 49 (0.49%) RDBMS
11 37 (0.37%) Data Mining
11 37 (0.37%) MS Access
11 37 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 34 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (0.31%) DB2
13 31 (0.31%) SAP BW
14 30 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
15 29 (0.29%) QlikView
16 27 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
17 24 (0.24%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 109 (1.09%) JIRA
2 76 (0.76%) Subversion
3 41 (0.41%) Ant
4 37 (0.37%) Maven
5 32 (0.32%) NUnit
6 29 (0.29%) ClearCase
7 27 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 27 (0.27%) Git (software)
8 26 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (0.25%) Rational Rose
10 23 (0.23%) JUnit
11 22 (0.22%) Selenium
11 22 (0.22%) Jenkins
12 21 (0.21%) Axure RP
13 19 (0.19%) MSI
13 19 (0.19%) GoogleTest
14 18 (0.18%) TestDirector
14 18 (0.18%) Hudson
14 18 (0.18%) CppUnit
15 16 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 3226 (32.34%) Finance
2 1279 (12.82%) Banking
3 627 (6.29%) Retail
4 548 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 401 (4.02%) Investment Banking
6 340 (3.41%) Marketing
7 242 (2.43%) Legal
8 215 (2.16%) Manufacturing
9 194 (1.94%) Front Office
10 159 (1.59%) Retail Banking
11 158 (1.58%) Back Office
12 138 (1.38%) Publishing
13 125 (1.25%) Financial Institution
14 116 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 108 (1.08%) Advertising
16 105 (1.05%) Billing
17 87 (0.87%) German Language
18 84 (0.84%) Law
19 72 (0.72%) French Language
20 57 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 4553 (45.64%) Project Manager
2 1509 (15.13%) Analyst
3 856 (8.58%) Business Analyst
4 398 (3.99%) Consultant
5 391 (3.92%) Senior Manager
6 341 (3.42%) Architect
7 330 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
8 329 (3.30%) IT Project Manager
9 312 (3.13%) Programme Manager
10 287 (2.88%) Developer
11 257 (2.58%) Infrastructure Manager
12 246 (2.47%) Technical Manager
13 245 (2.46%) Business Manager
14 225 (2.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 213 (2.14%) Change Manager
16 201 (2.01%) Coordinator
17 194 (1.94%) Technical Project Manager
18 193 (1.93%) Delivery Manager
19 192 (1.92%) SAP Manager
20 177 (1.77%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (3.36%) .NET
2 251 (2.52%) HTML
3 246 (2.47%) XML
4 167 (1.67%) CSS
5 164 (1.64%) Web Services
6 109 (1.09%) Middleware
7 99 (0.99%) jQuery
8 98 (0.98%) Ajax
9 94 (0.94%) J2EE
10 77 (0.77%) ASP.NET
11 69 (0.69%) Spring
12 62 (0.62%) HTML5
13 60 (0.60%) SOAP
14 54 (0.54%) JSP
15 53 (0.53%) REST
16 49 (0.49%) Velocity
17 47 (0.47%) JSON
18 45 (0.45%) Flash
19 44 (0.44%) CSS3
20 38 (0.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 412 (4.13%) Management Information System
2 339 (3.40%) PMI
3 188 (1.88%) NHS
4 132 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 108 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 108 (1.08%) Derivative
6 97 (0.97%) Equities
7 95 (0.95%) FMCG
7 95 (0.95%) Social Media
8 92 (0.92%) Fixed Income
9 86 (0.86%) Open Source
10 75 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 73 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 62 (0.62%) Mainframe
13 58 (0.58%) Credit Risk
14 55 (0.55%) Blackberry
15 47 (0.47%) Reference Data
16 45 (0.45%) Hedge funds
17 44 (0.44%) Digital Media
17 44 (0.44%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 607 (6.08%) Windows
2 329 (3.30%) Linux
3 326 (3.27%) UNIX
4 138 (1.38%) Windows 7
5 98 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (0.63%) Windows XP
8 59 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (0.50%) AIX
10 44 (0.44%) Solaris
11 36 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 31 (0.31%) Android
13 24 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 15 (0.15%) HPUX
15 13 (0.13%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.10%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.090%) OS/400
18 8 (0.080%) zOS
18 8 (0.080%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2819 (28.26%) PRINCE2
2 1822 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1084 (10.87%) Change Management
4 972 (9.74%) ITIL
5 829 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
6 771 (7.73%) Business Analysis
7 746 (7.48%) Migration
8 557 (5.58%) Scrum
9 556 (5.57%) Risk Management
10 517 (5.18%) Project Planning
11 493 (4.94%) Programme Management
12 478 (4.79%) Service Management
13 467 (4.68%) Change Control
14 462 (4.63%) E-Commerce
15 437 (4.38%) Service Delivery
16 434 (4.35%) CRM
17 407 (4.08%) PRINCE
18 350 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
19 347 (3.48%) Time Management
20 343 (3.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 556 (5.57%) SQL
2 378 (3.79%) Java
3 193 (1.93%) JavaScript
4 191 (1.91%) C
5 128 (1.28%) C#
6 78 (0.78%) Python
7 73 (0.73%) Perl
7 73 (0.73%) PHP
8 65 (0.65%) PowerShell
9 58 (0.58%) VBA
10 44 (0.44%) C++
11 33 (0.33%) PL/SQL
12 32 (0.32%) VB
13 29 (0.29%) Ruby
14 28 (0.28%) ABAP
15 22 (0.22%) VB.NET
16 21 (0.21%) T-SQL
17 19 (0.19%) Shell Script
18 17 (0.17%) ActionScript
19 15 (0.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 875 (8.77%) Degree
2 713 (7.15%) Security Cleared
3 641 (6.43%) PMI Certification
4 489 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 468 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 441 (4.42%) PMP
7 322 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 171 (1.71%) ISEB
9 116 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
10 113 (1.13%) APMP
11 88 (0.88%) DV Cleared
12 83 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 72 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
14 56 (0.56%) ISTQB
15 45 (0.45%) MCSE
16 42 (0.42%) CISSP
17 38 (0.38%) CCNP
18 30 (0.30%) CCNA
19 27 (0.27%) HND
19 27 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (3.77%) QA
2 169 (1.69%) SLA
3 39 (0.39%) EMIR
4 37 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 31 (0.31%) COBIT
7 30 (0.30%) P3O
8 28 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
10 23 (0.23%) FATCA
11 22 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 21 (0.21%) GxP
13 14 (0.14%) Basel III
14 11 (0.11%) ISO 14001
15 9 (0.090%) MiFID
16 8 (0.080%) Solvency II
16 8 (0.080%) WAI
17 7 (0.070%) BS25999
17 7 (0.070%) Basel II
System Software
1 208 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 148 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 41 (0.41%) XenApp
5 30 (0.30%) vSphere
6 25 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 23 (0.23%) VMware ESX
8 19 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (0.13%) XenServer
10 11 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.070%) Xen
12 7 (0.070%) PowerHA
13 6 (0.060%) UAG
14 5 (0.050%) Varnish
14 5 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.050%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.040%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.040%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.030%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 78 (0.78%) SCCM
2 59 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (0.27%) SCOM
4 23 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 21 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 19 (0.19%) WSUS
6 19 (0.19%) Puppet
7 16 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.12%) Vagrant
9 11 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 11 (0.11%) MOM
9 11 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (0.11%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 9 (0.090%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (0.090%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.090%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.090%) Oracle EDQ
11 8 (0.080%) HP UCMDB
12 7 (0.070%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1186 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 666 (6.68%) Oracle
3 657 (6.59%) SAP
4 214 (2.15%) VMware
5 210 (2.11%) Cisco
6 180 (1.80%) IBM
7 170 (1.70%) HP
8 159 (1.59%) Citrix
9 106 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
10 87 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 84 (0.84%) Business Objects
11 84 (0.84%) Cognos
12 78 (0.78%) Remedy
13 63 (0.63%) EMC
14 59 (0.59%) Adobe
15 57 (0.57%) CheckPoint
16 49 (0.49%) TIBCO
17 47 (0.47%) Avaya
18 46 (0.46%) Lotus
19 45 (0.45%) NetApp
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.97 - £16.61 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Vertex Solutions
Rate: £250.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West London
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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West London
McGregor Boyall
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London
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London
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