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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 9 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5056 4982 4532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.46% 9.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.19% 12.65% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3240 3116 2669
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 60 115
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.63 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.30 £16.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.41 £42.05 £55.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.22
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -0.62%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 4615 £415 -1.19% 1405
London -1 1984 £450 - 566
South East -2 945 £400 - 289
City of London +1 526 £475 - 190
North West +2 394 £375 -6.25% 129
Yorkshire +11 286 £376 +0.33% 79
Scotland -3 271 £375 -6.25% 54
West Midlands 0 259 £350 -4.43% 72
East of England +4 258 £413 -2.94% 113
Berkshire +1 254 £400 +2.56% 63
Hampshire +3 250 £400 +6.66% 39
South West -7 239 £375 - 91
West Yorkshire +9 221 £375 -3.22% 47
Manchester +9 186 £400 +6.66% 67
Leeds +6 139 £370 -4.51% 30
Buckinghamshire -2 136 £375 -6.25% 29
Edinburgh -7 127 £389 -2.81% 26
East Midlands -2 123 £400 +9.58% 37
Milton Keynes -1 105 £363 -3.33% 22
Cheshire -3 101 £400 -4.76% 25
Surrey -6 99 £450 +12.50% 58
Reading -3 86 £425 - 25
Birmingham -3 85 £360 +2.85% 29
Oxfordshire +4 83 £450 +24.13% 24
Glasgow +8 82 £400 +3.22% 14
Cambridgeshire +12 76 £325 -13.33% 34
Bristol -4 75 £390 +1.29% 27
Hertfordshire +2 73 £450 +5.88% 44
North East +2 71 £375 -9.99% 9
Wiltshire +4 70 £350 +4.47% 18

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3270 (32.40%) Finance
2 2794 (27.68%) PRINCE2
3 1906 (18.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1823 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
5 1217 (12.06%) Banking
6 1179 (11.68%) Microsoft
7 1132 (11.22%) MS Excel
8 1050 (10.40%) ITIL
9 1007 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
10 969 (9.60%) MS Project
11 948 (9.39%) Change Management
12 852 (8.44%) Degree
13 830 (8.22%) Security Cleared
14 788 (7.81%) MS Office
15 761 (7.54%) Business Analysis
16 754 (7.47%) Migration
17 722 (7.15%) PMI Certification
18 717 (7.10%) Retail
19 670 (6.64%) Risk Management
20 620 (6.14%) SQL
21 603 (5.97%) Windows
22 602 (5.96%) Programme Management
23 598 (5.92%) SC Cleared
24 583 (5.78%) Project Planning
25 571 (5.66%) Telecoms
26 551 (5.46%) SAP
27 532 (5.27%) Oracle
28 523 (5.18%) Waterfall
29 521 (5.16%) PMP
30 517 (5.12%) SharePoint

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 517 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 100 (0.99%) CMS
3 80 (0.79%) SAS
3 80 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 75 (0.74%) Lync
5 70 (0.69%) IIS
6 58 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 41 (0.41%) IBM Notes
7 41 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 37 (0.37%) Confluence
8 37 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 37 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 36 (0.36%) Apache
10 28 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 25 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 23 (0.23%) OpenStack
13 22 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 22 (0.22%) MS Project Server
14 21 (0.21%) Documentum
15 19 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1132 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 969 (9.60%) MS Project
3 788 (7.81%) MS Office
4 489 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 356 (3.53%) MS Visio
6 41 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 15 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.089%) SPSS
11 6 (0.059%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.059%) Shockwave
12 5 (0.050%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.050%) InDesign
13 4 (0.040%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.040%) Simulink
14 3 (0.030%) Revit
14 3 (0.030%) Vectorworks
14 3 (0.030%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 92 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 46 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 39 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 34 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 34 (0.34%) SAP ERP
6 30 (0.30%) SAP FI
7 27 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 27 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 27 (0.27%) Markit EDM
8 24 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 23 (0.23%) Primavera
10 20 (0.20%) Agresso
11 18 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 17 (0.17%) SAP BPC
12 17 (0.17%) SAP MM
12 17 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
12 17 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
13 16 (0.16%) SAP CRM
13 16 (0.16%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 72 (0.71%) Office 365
2 56 (0.55%) SaaS
3 42 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
6 25 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 18 (0.18%) PaaS
9 14 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (0.14%) IaaS
10 8 (0.079%) Heroku
10 8 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.069%) Yammer
12 5 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.040%) GitHub
13 4 (0.040%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.030%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.030%) Force.com
14 3 (0.030%) IBM Blueworks
15 2 (0.020%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 221 (2.19%) Firewall
2 191 (1.89%) WAN
3 185 (1.83%) LAN
4 152 (1.51%) TCP/IP
5 138 (1.37%) SAN
6 130 (1.29%) Internet
7 109 (1.08%) DNS
8 107 (1.06%) Intranet
9 83 (0.82%) VPN
10 62 (0.61%) DHCP
11 57 (0.56%) MPLS
11 57 (0.56%) VoIP
12 55 (0.54%) NAS
13 54 (0.54%) Network Security
14 53 (0.53%) Wireless
15 42 (0.42%) 4G
16 41 (0.41%) VLAN
17 40 (0.40%) Unified Communications
17 40 (0.40%) LDAP
18 36 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 201 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
3 84 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 82 (0.81%) Big Data
5 69 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (0.68%) MySQL
6 68 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 66 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 60 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
9 51 (0.51%) DB2
10 48 (0.48%) MS Access
11 47 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 46 (0.46%) QlikView
13 38 (0.38%) SAP BW
14 32 (0.32%) Hadoop
14 32 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
15 31 (0.31%) Data Mining
16 30 (0.30%) NoSQL
16 30 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
17 29 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 134 (1.33%) JIRA
2 74 (0.73%) Subversion
3 60 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 57 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 36 (0.36%) ClearCase
7 29 (0.29%) NUnit
8 26 (0.26%) Ant
8 26 (0.26%) Rational Rose
9 24 (0.24%) GoogleTest
10 23 (0.23%) CppUnit
11 21 (0.21%) TeamCity
12 20 (0.20%) Selenium
13 18 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
13 18 (0.18%) LoadRunner
14 16 (0.16%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 15 (0.15%) Cucumber
16 13 (0.13%) Axure RP
16 13 (0.13%) JUnit
General
1 3270 (32.40%) Finance
2 1217 (12.06%) Banking
3 717 (7.10%) Retail
4 571 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 386 (3.82%) Marketing
6 277 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 272 (2.69%) Legal
8 204 (2.02%) Manufacturing
9 147 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 141 (1.40%) Retail Banking
11 135 (1.34%) Law
12 133 (1.32%) Back Office
13 111 (1.10%) Front Office
14 92 (0.91%) Publishing
15 88 (0.87%) Advertising
16 81 (0.80%) Local Government
16 81 (0.80%) Financial Institution
17 76 (0.75%) Billing
18 63 (0.62%) Automotive
19 52 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4561 (45.19%) Project Manager
2 1481 (14.67%) Analyst
3 822 (8.14%) Business Analyst
4 390 (3.86%) Senior Manager
5 378 (3.75%) Infrastructure Manager
6 354 (3.51%) Consultant
7 344 (3.41%) IT Project Manager
8 341 (3.38%) Senior Project Manager
9 335 (3.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 330 (3.27%) Developer
11 309 (3.06%) Programme Manager
12 302 (2.99%) Architect
13 267 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
14 243 (2.41%) Coordinator
15 226 (2.24%) Technical Manager
16 222 (2.20%) Business Manager
17 186 (1.84%) PMO Analyst
18 182 (1.80%) Agile Project Manager
18 182 (1.80%) Technical Project Manager
19 174 (1.72%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (3.23%) .NET
2 259 (2.57%) HTML
3 193 (1.91%) Web Services
4 154 (1.53%) Middleware
5 146 (1.45%) CSS
6 144 (1.43%) XML
7 124 (1.23%) ASP.NET
8 76 (0.75%) JSP
9 70 (0.69%) jQuery
10 52 (0.52%) .NET Framework
11 51 (0.51%) HTML5
11 51 (0.51%) J2EE
12 38 (0.38%) WCF
13 37 (0.37%) REST
14 36 (0.36%) Ajax
15 35 (0.35%) JSON
15 35 (0.35%) RESTful
16 34 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (0.33%) SOAP
18 32 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1007 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 440 (4.36%) Management Information System
3 307 (3.04%) PMI
4 244 (2.42%) NHS
5 206 (2.04%) User Experience
6 181 (1.79%) Open Source
7 152 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 105 (1.04%) Economics
9 104 (1.03%) FMCG
9 104 (1.03%) Derivative
10 87 (0.86%) Equities
11 85 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 76 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 71 (0.70%) Fixed Income
14 53 (0.53%) Credit Risk
15 52 (0.52%) Data Integration
15 52 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
15 52 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
16 49 (0.49%) Market Risk
17 48 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 603 (5.97%) Windows
2 303 (3.00%) Linux
3 300 (2.97%) UNIX
4 120 (1.19%) Windows 7
5 105 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 79 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (0.54%) Solaris
10 53 (0.53%) Android
11 52 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 46 (0.46%) Windows XP
13 36 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 32 (0.32%) AIX
15 15 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.099%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.079%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.069%) OS/400
18 7 (0.069%) Debian
19 6 (0.059%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2794 (27.68%) PRINCE2
2 1906 (18.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1823 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
4 1050 (10.40%) ITIL
5 948 (9.39%) Change Management
6 761 (7.54%) Business Analysis
7 754 (7.47%) Migration
8 670 (6.64%) Risk Management
9 602 (5.96%) Programme Management
10 583 (5.78%) Project Planning
11 523 (5.18%) Waterfall
12 476 (4.72%) Scrum
13 471 (4.67%) Service Delivery
14 427 (4.23%) Service Management
15 415 (4.11%) Change Control
16 383 (3.79%) E-Commerce
17 370 (3.67%) CRM
18 360 (3.57%) PRINCE
19 350 (3.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 319 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 620 (6.14%) SQL
2 272 (2.69%) Java
3 227 (2.25%) JavaScript
4 212 (2.10%) C
5 166 (1.64%) C#
6 117 (1.16%) Python
7 103 (1.02%) PowerShell
8 78 (0.77%) C++
9 57 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 57 (0.56%) PHP
10 56 (0.55%) VBA
11 55 (0.54%) Perl
12 53 (0.53%) VB
13 49 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 49 (0.49%) Ruby
14 41 (0.41%) VBScript
15 40 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 22 (0.22%) VB.NET
16 22 (0.22%) ABAP
17 21 (0.21%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 852 (8.44%) Degree
2 830 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 722 (7.15%) PMI Certification
4 598 (5.92%) SC Cleared
5 521 (5.16%) PMP
6 430 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 321 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 187 (1.85%) ISEB
9 137 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 134 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
10 134 (1.33%) APMP
11 115 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 108 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
13 86 (0.85%) CCNA
14 71 (0.70%) CISSP
15 67 (0.66%) ISTQB
16 53 (0.53%) MCITP
16 53 (0.53%) MCSE
17 37 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 35 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (4.44%) QA
2 162 (1.61%) SLA
3 55 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 39 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (0.36%) P3O
7 35 (0.35%) COBIT
7 35 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.26%) FATCA
9 25 (0.25%) Solvency II
9 25 (0.25%) EMIR
10 24 (0.24%) GxP
11 22 (0.22%) PMBOK
12 19 (0.19%) ISO 9001
13 18 (0.18%) GMP
14 17 (0.17%) MiFID
14 17 (0.17%) ISO 9000
15 16 (0.16%) JSP 440
16 13 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 13 (0.13%) GAMP
System Software
1 248 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 142 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 51 (0.51%) XenApp
5 36 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 24 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 23 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (0.22%) vSphere
9 18 (0.18%) Terminal Server
10 17 (0.17%) Docker
11 15 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.15%) VMware ESX
12 9 (0.089%) XenServer
12 9 (0.089%) NFS
12 9 (0.089%) Firmware
13 7 (0.069%) Varnish
13 7 (0.069%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.059%) vCloud
14 6 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.059%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 66 (0.65%) SCCM
2 43 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 37 (0.37%) Puppet
4 35 (0.35%) SCOM
5 29 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.19%) SCVMM
7 16 (0.16%) Control-M
8 13 (0.13%) HP SIM
8 13 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
8 13 (0.13%) EdgeSight
9 12 (0.12%) AirWatch
9 12 (0.12%) Vagrant
9 12 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
10 11 (0.11%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.099%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.099%) MOM
11 10 (0.099%) OpenView
12 8 (0.079%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.079%) Ansible
12 8 (0.079%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1179 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 551 (5.46%) SAP
3 532 (5.27%) Oracle
4 321 (3.18%) Cisco
5 266 (2.64%) HP
6 238 (2.36%) VMware
7 194 (1.92%) Citrix
8 180 (1.78%) IBM
9 108 (1.07%) CheckPoint
10 97 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 81 (0.80%) Adobe
12 74 (0.73%) Remedy
13 69 (0.68%) Business Objects
14 67 (0.66%) F5
15 63 (0.62%) Cognos
16 61 (0.60%) Red Hat
16 61 (0.60%) Google
17 57 (0.56%) EMC
18 54 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
19 51 (0.51%) Dell
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