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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 13 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4951 4816 5221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.48% 9.18% 9.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.51% 12.38% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3245 2977 3189
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 90 116
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £14.90 £17.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £37.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.93% -6.15%

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +1 4560 £413 -2.94% 1386
London -1 2107 £450 -2.70% 543
South East +1 952 £390 -2.50% 273
City of London -2 476 £450 -5.26% 169
North West +1 299 £400 +14.28% 109
South West +5 296 £388 +6.89% 112
East of England +6 292 £400 - 102
Berkshire +3 252 £375 -3.84% 70
Hampshire +5 244 £388 -3.12% 54
West Midlands +3 230 £375 - 82
Scotland -7 217 £400 +0.50% 50
Yorkshire -8 190 £389 +3.66% 108
Buckinghamshire +7 146 £375 - 32
Manchester +3 143 £400 +25.39% 56
West Yorkshire -10 124 £365 -2.66% 71
East Midlands 0 119 £400 +25.00% 33
Surrey -15 112 £425 +6.25% 53
Milton Keynes +6 105 £375 - 17
Edinburgh -6 101 £450 +12.50% 23
Reading +9 98 £406 +1.56% 30
Bristol +1 93 £400 +9.00% 32
Hertfordshire +3 76 £400 +6.66% 32
Oxfordshire +5 75 £350 +27.27% 12
Wales -12 68 £350 -6.66% 30
Cheshire -4 67 £400 +6.66% 23
Leeds -10 67 £394 +3.27% 34
Glasgow +4 64 £375 -0.72% 17
Bedfordshire -2 63 £450 +10.42% 10
Wiltshire +6 61 £388 +19.23% 27
South Wales -3 58 £350 -6.66% 26

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3115 (30.66%) Finance
2 2729 (26.86%) PRINCE2
3 1798 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1749 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 1315 (12.94%) Microsoft
6 1125 (11.07%) Banking
7 1086 (10.69%) MS Excel
8 1035 (10.19%) MS Project
9 1034 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
10 950 (9.35%) Change Management
11 926 (9.11%) Degree
12 925 (9.10%) ITIL
13 855 (8.42%) Security Cleared
14 756 (7.44%) Business Analysis
15 748 (7.36%) MS Office
16 703 (6.92%) Oracle
17 699 (6.88%) Migration
18 646 (6.36%) Retail
19 615 (6.05%) SAP
20 602 (5.93%) Windows
21 600 (5.91%) PMI Certification
21 600 (5.91%) SC Cleared
22 586 (5.77%) Telecoms
23 583 (5.74%) SQL
24 582 (5.73%) Risk Management
25 580 (5.71%) Project Planning
26 578 (5.69%) SharePoint
27 566 (5.57%) Scrum
28 553 (5.44%) Programme Management
29 503 (4.95%) QA

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 578 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 142 (1.40%) CMS
3 101 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 83 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 79 (0.78%) SAS
6 75 (0.74%) IIS
7 68 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 60 (0.59%) MS Project Server
9 49 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 45 (0.44%) Lync
11 43 (0.42%) Apache
11 43 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 39 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 37 (0.36%) IBM Notes
14 35 (0.34%) Confluence
15 32 (0.31%) Drupal
16 31 (0.31%) JBoss
17 25 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
18 22 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
19 20 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1086 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 1035 (10.19%) MS Project
3 748 (7.36%) MS Office
4 501 (4.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 365 (3.59%) MS Visio
6 62 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 38 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.16%) Open Workbench
9 14 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 13 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.11%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.098%) SPSS
12 10 (0.098%) InfoPath
13 8 (0.079%) InDesign
14 6 (0.059%) Fireworks
15 5 (0.049%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.049%) ArcInfo
16 4 (0.039%) FastStats
16 4 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.030%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 102 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 94 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 45 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 37 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 36 (0.35%) Agresso
6 32 (0.31%) ENOVIA
7 28 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 27 (0.27%) CA Clarity
9 25 (0.25%) SAP HR
9 25 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
10 23 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 23 (0.23%) WebTrends
10 23 (0.23%) SAP FI
10 23 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
11 22 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 21 (0.21%) SAP ERP
13 20 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
14 19 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
15 17 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 70 (0.69%) SaaS
2 50 (0.49%) Office 365
3 24 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (0.20%) PaaS
5 17 (0.17%) Force.com
6 14 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (0.11%) IaaS
8 8 (0.079%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.039%) GitHub
9 4 (0.039%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.030%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.030%) Heroku
10 3 (0.030%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.020%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.020%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.010%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.010%) Taleo
12 1 (0.010%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 191 (1.88%) Firewall
2 167 (1.64%) Internet
3 163 (1.60%) WAN
4 156 (1.54%) LAN
5 121 (1.19%) Intranet
6 110 (1.08%) SAN
7 107 (1.05%) DNS
8 99 (0.97%) 3G
9 91 (0.90%) TCP/IP
10 76 (0.75%) Wireless
11 66 (0.65%) DHCP
12 63 (0.62%) MPLS
13 61 (0.60%) VPN
13 61 (0.60%) 4G
14 59 (0.58%) LTE
15 57 (0.56%) VoIP
16 55 (0.54%) Network Security
17 47 (0.46%) Broadband
18 39 (0.38%) SSL
19 38 (0.37%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 200 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 119 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
4 106 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 104 (1.02%) MySQL
6 85 (0.84%) QlikView
7 81 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 57 (0.56%) MS Access
9 56 (0.55%) Big Data
10 51 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 49 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 44 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 43 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 34 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
14 34 (0.33%) DB2
15 32 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
16 30 (0.30%) SAP BW
17 26 (0.26%) RDBMS
18 21 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 21 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 134 (1.32%) JIRA
2 101 (0.99%) Subversion
3 73 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 60 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 59 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 42 (0.41%) NUnit
8 38 (0.37%) Selenium
9 37 (0.36%) JUnit
10 36 (0.35%) ClearCase
11 31 (0.31%) Ant
12 28 (0.28%) ClearQuest
13 27 (0.27%) Rational Rose
13 27 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
14 24 (0.24%) Jenkins
15 20 (0.20%) SpecFlow
16 18 (0.18%) Rhino Mocks
16 18 (0.18%) TestDirector
17 17 (0.17%) Maven
17 17 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 3115 (30.66%) Finance
2 1125 (11.07%) Banking
3 646 (6.36%) Retail
4 586 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 382 (3.76%) Marketing
6 345 (3.40%) Investment Banking
7 252 (2.48%) Legal
8 223 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 148 (1.46%) Publishing
10 147 (1.45%) Front Office
11 143 (1.41%) Back Office
12 117 (1.15%) Retail Banking
13 112 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 106 (1.04%) Advertising
15 103 (1.01%) Billing
16 99 (0.97%) Automotive
17 84 (0.83%) Law
18 74 (0.73%) Financial Institution
19 60 (0.59%) Local Government
20 51 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 4473 (44.03%) Project Manager
2 1577 (15.52%) Analyst
3 877 (8.63%) Business Analyst
4 386 (3.80%) Senior Manager
5 381 (3.75%) Developer
6 367 (3.61%) IT Project Manager
7 308 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
8 305 (3.00%) Consultant
9 290 (2.85%) Programme Manager
10 286 (2.81%) Architect
11 257 (2.53%) Infrastructure Manager
12 238 (2.34%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 231 (2.27%) Business Manager
14 229 (2.25%) PMO Analyst
15 219 (2.16%) Technical Manager
16 200 (1.97%) Coordinator
17 187 (1.84%) Delivery Manager
18 182 (1.79%) Technical Project Manager
19 163 (1.60%) Service Manager
20 145 (1.43%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (3.79%) HTML
2 364 (3.58%) .NET
3 207 (2.04%) Web Services
4 186 (1.83%) XML
5 181 (1.78%) CSS
6 177 (1.74%) ASP.NET
7 165 (1.62%) JSP
8 125 (1.23%) jQuery
9 114 (1.12%) Middleware
10 99 (0.97%) HTML5
11 72 (0.71%) .NET Framework
12 68 (0.67%) Ajax
12 68 (0.67%) J2EE
13 46 (0.45%) CSS3
14 45 (0.44%) Spring
15 42 (0.41%) REST
16 37 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (0.36%) RESTful
16 37 (0.36%) XSLT
17 33 (0.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1034 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 468 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 281 (2.77%) PMI
4 211 (2.08%) NHS
5 190 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 168 (1.65%) User Experience
7 142 (1.40%) Open Source
8 109 (1.07%) Social Media
9 104 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 96 (0.94%) Economics
11 88 (0.87%) Derivative
12 82 (0.81%) FMCG
13 74 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 67 (0.66%) Fixed Income
14 67 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
15 63 (0.62%) Credit Risk
16 58 (0.57%) Data Integration
17 55 (0.54%) Data Structures
18 54 (0.53%) Mainframe
19 48 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 602 (5.93%) Windows
2 271 (2.67%) Linux
3 247 (2.43%) UNIX
4 133 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 115 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 68 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 66 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 63 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 56 (0.55%) Android
11 47 (0.46%) Windows XP
12 34 (0.33%) Solaris
13 28 (0.28%) AIX
14 16 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.12%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.12%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.098%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.098%) HPUX
17 7 (0.069%) SUSE
17 7 (0.069%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2729 (26.86%) PRINCE2
2 1798 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1749 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 950 (9.35%) Change Management
5 925 (9.10%) ITIL
6 756 (7.44%) Business Analysis
7 699 (6.88%) Migration
8 582 (5.73%) Risk Management
9 580 (5.71%) Project Planning
10 566 (5.57%) Scrum
11 553 (5.44%) Programme Management
12 441 (4.34%) Service Management
13 430 (4.23%) Service Delivery
14 409 (4.03%) CRM
15 393 (3.87%) Waterfall
16 376 (3.70%) Change Control
17 373 (3.67%) E-Commerce
18 363 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
19 344 (3.39%) PRINCE
20 309 (3.04%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 583 (5.74%) SQL
2 303 (2.98%) Java
3 294 (2.89%) JavaScript
4 238 (2.34%) C#
5 180 (1.77%) C
6 93 (0.92%) VBA
7 90 (0.89%) VB
8 87 (0.86%) Python
9 84 (0.83%) PHP
10 67 (0.66%) PL/SQL
11 54 (0.53%) C++
12 49 (0.48%) Perl
13 44 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 36 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 33 (0.32%) Shell Script
15 33 (0.32%) PowerShell
16 28 (0.28%) VBScript
17 26 (0.26%) Ruby
18 18 (0.18%) PHP5
19 14 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 926 (9.11%) Degree
2 855 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 600 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 600 (5.91%) PMI Certification
4 431 (4.24%) PMP
5 412 (4.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 355 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 237 (2.33%) ISEB
8 151 (1.49%) ISTQB
9 128 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 125 (1.23%) DV Cleared
11 100 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 94 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
13 93 (0.92%) APMP
14 87 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 51 (0.50%) MCSE
16 48 (0.47%) CISSP
17 47 (0.46%) CCNA
18 46 (0.45%) CCNP
19 42 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (4.95%) QA
2 111 (1.09%) SLA
3 67 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 52 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 48 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 44 (0.43%) P3O
7 42 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 33 (0.32%) COBIT
9 32 (0.31%) Solvency II
10 31 (0.31%) EMIR
11 27 (0.27%) PCI DSS
12 20 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
12 20 (0.20%) JSP 440
13 17 (0.17%) Basel III
14 13 (0.13%) FATCA
15 9 (0.089%) Basel II
15 9 (0.089%) ISO 14001
15 9 (0.089%) GxP
16 8 (0.079%) ISO 9000
17 7 (0.069%) FINREP
System Software
1 179 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 83 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.21%) vSphere
4 20 (0.20%) XenServer
5 19 (0.19%) XenApp
6 16 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 13 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.089%) ProxySG
8 9 (0.089%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.069%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.049%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.039%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.039%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.030%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.030%) Firmware
12 3 (0.030%) Novell eDirectory
12 3 (0.030%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 96 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 71 (0.70%) SCCM
3 28 (0.28%) SCOM
4 17 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
7 10 (0.098%) Nagios
7 10 (0.098%) Data Guard
7 10 (0.098%) Puppet
8 9 (0.089%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.079%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.079%) Netcool
10 6 (0.059%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.059%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.049%) Control-M
11 5 (0.049%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (0.049%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.039%) WSUS
12 4 (0.039%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.039%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1315 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 703 (6.92%) Oracle
3 615 (6.05%) SAP
4 286 (2.81%) HP
5 247 (2.43%) Cisco
6 166 (1.63%) VMware
7 159 (1.56%) IBM
8 138 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 130 (1.28%) Citrix
10 78 (0.77%) CheckPoint
11 73 (0.72%) Cognos
12 70 (0.69%) Red Hat
13 62 (0.61%) Business Objects
13 62 (0.61%) Adobe
14 57 (0.56%) Google
15 52 (0.51%) Primavera
16 41 (0.40%) Remedy
16 41 (0.40%) Sybase
17 39 (0.38%) Lotus
17 39 (0.38%) Symantec
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