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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 10 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5365 5209 4869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.40% 9.52% 9.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.11% 12.50% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3506 3143 3002
Average daily rate
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£420 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £562 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 90
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £42.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -11.11%

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
44305 41683 38116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.65% 76.19% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28755 25832 23078
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1177 1114
Average hourly rate £28.85 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -1 4848 £422 +1.65% 1325
London +1 2104 £450 - 535
South East 0 995 £400 +6.66% 242
City of London +1 550 £458 +1.66% 173
North West +3 374 £413 +8.19% 131
Scotland +3 338 £384 -4.06% 42
Yorkshire +5 329 £400 +10.34% 85
Berkshire -1 299 £400 +6.66% 62
South West -2 291 £375 -2.28% 87
West Midlands +2 264 £400 +4.91% 72
Hampshire +3 250 £375 -4.87% 34
West Yorkshire +7 244 £398 +6.13% 56
East of England +1 236 £413 -2.94% 107
Leeds +3 166 £400 +6.66% 47
Manchester +7 156 £414 +10.33% 76
Edinburgh -2 153 £413 +1.85% 21
Buckinghamshire -1 135 £400 +6.66% 21
Surrey -4 124 £434 +5.09% 46
East Midlands -6 117 £410 +9.45% 48
North East +8 102 £440 +14.28% 9
Milton Keynes -2 101 £400 +14.28% 13
Cheshire +9 90 £433 +8.12% 27
Bristol -3 90 £370 -1.33% 32
Reading 0 89 £425 +7.59% 28
Tyne and Wear +12 83 £440 +35.38% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 83 £440 +37.50% 6
Glasgow +7 82 £350 -14.63% 13
Birmingham -3 72 £403 +15.00% 28
Hertfordshire -2 71 £525 +28.83% 26
Wales -8 70 £358 -8.20% 12

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 3639 (34.05%) Finance
2 3010 (28.17%) PRINCE2
3 1968 (18.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 1921 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
5 1291 (12.08%) Banking
6 1224 (11.45%) Microsoft
7 1167 (10.92%) MS Excel
8 1161 (10.86%) ITIL
9 1048 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
10 999 (9.35%) Change Management
11 993 (9.29%) MS Project
12 927 (8.67%) Degree
13 854 (7.99%) Migration
14 846 (7.92%) Business Analysis
15 838 (7.84%) MS Office
16 817 (7.64%) Security Cleared
17 806 (7.54%) PMI Certification
18 715 (6.69%) Retail
19 706 (6.61%) Programme Management
20 687 (6.43%) Windows
21 679 (6.35%) Risk Management
22 675 (6.32%) SQL
23 620 (5.80%) Project Planning
24 609 (5.70%) Oracle
24 609 (5.70%) SAP
25 595 (5.57%) PMP
26 572 (5.35%) SC Cleared
27 571 (5.34%) SharePoint
28 553 (5.17%) Telecoms
29 545 (5.10%) Scrum

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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
1 571 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 120 (1.12%) CMS
3 98 (0.92%) SAS
4 81 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 77 (0.72%) Lync
6 73 (0.68%) IIS
7 60 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 60 (0.56%) Confluence
8 49 (0.46%) Apache
9 40 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 38 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 36 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 35 (0.33%) IBM Notes
13 31 (0.29%) MS Project Server
14 30 (0.28%) WebLogic
14 30 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
15 27 (0.25%) Tomcat
16 24 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
17 21 (0.20%) Documentum
18 15 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1167 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 993 (9.29%) MS Project
3 838 (7.84%) MS Office
4 519 (4.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 406 (3.80%) MS Visio
6 51 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 24 (0.22%) Open Workbench
9 19 (0.18%) SPSS
10 11 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.056%) Mingle
11 6 (0.056%) InDesign
11 6 (0.056%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.056%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.037%) Simulink
13 3 (0.028%) Stateflow
13 3 (0.028%) Maya
13 3 (0.028%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.028%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 106 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 37 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 36 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 34 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 32 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 31 (0.29%) Primavera
9 29 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 27 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 27 (0.25%) SAP CO
11 25 (0.23%) Agresso
12 22 (0.21%) SAP CRM
12 22 (0.21%) SAP BPC
13 21 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
14 19 (0.18%) Markit EDM
14 19 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
15 18 (0.17%) SAP MM
16 17 (0.16%) SAP HR
16 17 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 122 (1.14%) Office 365
2 67 (0.63%) SaaS
3 43 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 26 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.20%) PaaS
7 21 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
8 14 (0.13%) IaaS
8 14 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.094%) Yammer
10 6 (0.056%) Heroku
11 5 (0.047%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.037%) GitHub
12 4 (0.037%) Taleo
13 3 (0.028%) Force.com
13 3 (0.028%) Basecamp
14 2 (0.019%) SmartFocus
14 2 (0.019%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 240 (2.25%) Firewall
2 205 (1.92%) WAN
3 191 (1.79%) LAN
4 144 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 143 (1.34%) Internet
6 128 (1.20%) SAN
7 127 (1.19%) Intranet
8 120 (1.12%) DNS
9 87 (0.81%) VPN
10 68 (0.64%) MPLS
11 64 (0.60%) DHCP
11 64 (0.60%) Network Security
12 62 (0.58%) VoIP
13 61 (0.57%) Wireless
14 53 (0.50%) LDAP
15 49 (0.46%) Unified Communications
16 46 (0.43%) NAS
17 44 (0.41%) VLAN
18 40 (0.37%) SSL
19 38 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 217 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 96 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 87 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 83 (0.78%) Big Data
7 82 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 70 (0.66%) MySQL
9 57 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 57 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 50 (0.47%) Data Mining
11 43 (0.40%) SAP BW
12 42 (0.39%) MS Access
12 42 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
13 41 (0.38%) QlikView
14 37 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 34 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
15 34 (0.32%) DB2
15 34 (0.32%) RDBMS
16 31 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 158 (1.48%) JIRA
2 64 (0.60%) Subversion
3 53 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 29 (0.27%) Selenium
5 29 (0.27%) ClearCase
6 28 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 26 (0.24%) Rational Rose
8 23 (0.22%) NUnit
9 21 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
10 20 (0.19%) Ant
11 18 (0.17%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.17%) Cucumber
12 17 (0.16%) GoogleTest
13 16 (0.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 16 (0.15%) HP UFT
14 15 (0.14%) Axure RP
14 15 (0.14%) CppUnit
15 13 (0.12%) SpecFlow
16 12 (0.11%) JMeter
General
1 3639 (34.05%) Finance
2 1291 (12.08%) Banking
3 715 (6.69%) Retail
4 553 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 436 (4.08%) Marketing
6 298 (2.79%) Investment Banking
7 267 (2.50%) Legal
8 245 (2.29%) Manufacturing
9 173 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 159 (1.49%) Retail Banking
11 147 (1.38%) Back Office
12 130 (1.22%) Law
13 128 (1.20%) Front Office
14 99 (0.93%) Advertising
15 98 (0.92%) Publishing
16 96 (0.90%) Billing
17 93 (0.87%) Financial Institution
18 84 (0.79%) Local Government
19 69 (0.65%) Automotive
20 54 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4902 (45.87%) Project Manager
2 1552 (14.52%) Analyst
3 851 (7.96%) Business Analyst
4 412 (3.86%) Senior Manager
5 407 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
6 406 (3.80%) IT Project Manager
7 375 (3.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 361 (3.38%) Consultant
9 356 (3.33%) Developer
10 353 (3.30%) Senior Project Manager
11 351 (3.28%) Architect
12 270 (2.53%) Programme Manager
12 270 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
13 241 (2.26%) Technical Manager
14 239 (2.24%) Coordinator
15 234 (2.19%) Business Manager
16 208 (1.95%) PMO Analyst
17 199 (1.86%) Technical Project Manager
18 193 (1.81%) Agile Project Manager
19 179 (1.67%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (3.03%) .NET
2 267 (2.50%) HTML
3 183 (1.71%) Middleware
4 179 (1.67%) Web Services
5 166 (1.55%) XML
6 155 (1.45%) CSS
7 106 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 73 (0.68%) jQuery
9 66 (0.62%) HTML5
10 63 (0.59%) JSP
11 53 (0.50%) .NET Framework
12 47 (0.44%) J2EE
13 42 (0.39%) SOAP
14 36 (0.34%) RESTful
15 32 (0.30%) JSON
15 32 (0.30%) WCF
16 31 (0.29%) CSS3
17 30 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
18 28 (0.26%) Java EE
18 28 (0.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1048 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 499 (4.67%) Management Information System
2 499 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 362 (3.39%) PMI
4 237 (2.22%) NHS
5 200 (1.87%) User Experience
6 149 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 111 (1.04%) FMCG
8 100 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 100 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 97 (0.91%) Equities
10 95 (0.89%) Economics
11 94 (0.88%) Derivative
12 84 (0.79%) Fixed Income
13 66 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
14 61 (0.57%) Credit Risk
15 60 (0.56%) Mainframe
16 59 (0.55%) Data Integration
17 57 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
18 56 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 687 (6.43%) Windows
2 342 (3.20%) Linux
3 290 (2.71%) UNIX
4 115 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 112 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 103 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 99 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (0.68%) Solaris
9 64 (0.60%) Android
10 60 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 55 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 50 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 45 (0.42%) AIX
14 34 (0.32%) Windows 8
15 23 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (0.10%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.084%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.075%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.075%) Debian
19 7 (0.066%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3010 (28.17%) PRINCE2
2 1968 (18.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 1921 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
4 1161 (10.86%) ITIL
5 999 (9.35%) Change Management
6 854 (7.99%) Migration
7 846 (7.92%) Business Analysis
8 706 (6.61%) Programme Management
9 679 (6.35%) Risk Management
10 620 (5.80%) Project Planning
11 545 (5.10%) Scrum
12 517 (4.84%) Waterfall
13 509 (4.76%) Service Management
14 482 (4.51%) Service Delivery
15 428 (4.00%) Change Control
16 408 (3.82%) CRM
17 402 (3.76%) SDLC
18 385 (3.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 374 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
20 373 (3.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 675 (6.32%) SQL
2 306 (2.86%) Java
3 250 (2.34%) JavaScript
4 190 (1.78%) C
5 134 (1.25%) C#
6 117 (1.09%) PowerShell
7 97 (0.91%) Python
8 75 (0.70%) Perl
9 74 (0.69%) PHP
10 57 (0.53%) VB
11 53 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 53 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 52 (0.49%) C++
12 52 (0.49%) VBA
13 50 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 33 (0.31%) VBScript
15 30 (0.28%) Ruby
16 25 (0.23%) R
17 24 (0.22%) COBOL
18 23 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 927 (8.67%) Degree
2 817 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 806 (7.54%) PMI Certification
4 595 (5.57%) PMP
5 572 (5.35%) SC Cleared
6 463 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 321 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 165 (1.54%) ISEB
9 149 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
10 146 (1.37%) APMP
11 136 (1.27%) DV Cleared
12 122 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
13 116 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 96 (0.90%) CCNA
15 76 (0.71%) CISSP
16 66 (0.62%) MCSE
17 48 (0.45%) ISTQB
18 40 (0.37%) MCITP
19 39 (0.36%) CCNP
20 36 (0.34%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 487 (4.56%) QA
2 149 (1.39%) SLA
3 81 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (0.46%) P3O
5 48 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 45 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 38 (0.36%) COBIT
8 36 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 29 (0.27%) GxP
10 27 (0.25%) PMBOK
11 25 (0.23%) EMIR
12 24 (0.22%) MiFID
13 22 (0.21%) GMP
14 21 (0.20%) JSP 440
15 20 (0.19%) FATCA
16 19 (0.18%) ISO 9001
16 19 (0.18%) Solvency II
17 17 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
18 13 (0.12%) ISO 9000
19 12 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 278 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 172 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 57 (0.53%) XenApp
5 37 (0.35%) vSphere
6 29 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 22 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (0.17%) Terminal Server
9 15 (0.14%) XenServer
10 14 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 14 (0.13%) VMware ESX
11 12 (0.11%) vCloud
12 11 (0.10%) Firmware
12 11 (0.10%) NFS
13 10 (0.094%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.084%) Varnish
15 8 (0.075%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.056%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 58 (0.54%) SCCM
2 46 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 41 (0.38%) Puppet
4 26 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.22%) Tivoli
6 18 (0.17%) MOM
6 18 (0.17%) SCOM
7 17 (0.16%) Control-M
8 16 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
9 12 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (0.10%) AirWatch
10 11 (0.10%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.094%) OpenView
11 10 (0.094%) Cisco UCCE
12 9 (0.084%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.075%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.066%) Cisco UCCX
14 7 (0.066%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1224 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 609 (5.70%) Oracle
2 609 (5.70%) SAP
3 307 (2.87%) Cisco
4 273 (2.55%) VMware
5 270 (2.53%) HP
6 218 (2.04%) Citrix
7 187 (1.75%) IBM
8 113 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 110 (1.03%) CheckPoint
10 86 (0.80%) Business Objects
11 85 (0.80%) Adobe
12 75 (0.70%) Remedy
13 65 (0.61%) Google
14 61 (0.57%) Cognos
14 61 (0.57%) Red Hat
15 54 (0.51%) NetApp
16 53 (0.50%) F5
16 53 (0.50%) ServiceNow
17 50 (0.47%) Dell
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