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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 11 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4702 4636 3945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.21% 9.63% 8.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.23% 12.96% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3026 2804 2345
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 99 115
Average hourly rate £32.25 £27.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -16.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £13.70 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.65 £59.92 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -16.15%

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 4227 £425 - 1475
London -3 1804 £450 - 561
South East -1 1021 £400 - 283
City of London -1 364 £463 -0.80% 196
Scotland +4 330 £400 +1.01% 43
North West -2 289 £375 - 132
Yorkshire +4 269 £400 - 110
Berkshire -2 260 £400 -3.61% 65
East of England +3 241 £413 +3.12% 98
South West -7 230 £415 +7.09% 114
Hampshire +5 219 £361 +0.97% 48
West Yorkshire +2 210 £408 +4.48% 77
West Midlands -4 170 £375 +1.35% 79
Surrey -3 160 £456 +9.93% 42
Edinburgh 0 159 £423 +5.62% 19
Buckinghamshire -3 135 £375 -3.22% 40
Leeds +2 128 £410 +4.65% 46
East Midlands +3 127 £375 -1.31% 55
Manchester +1 120 £325 -13.33% 69
Reading +9 94 £410 +2.50% 20
Cheshire 0 90 £390 +4.00% 29
Glasgow +2 87 £350 -8.49% 18
Oxfordshire +2 84 £413 +3.25% 29
Wiltshire +5 82 £438 +12.90% 21
Milton Keynes -6 79 £375 -3.53% 18
Hertfordshire +4 68 £420 -4.27% 26
Cambridgeshire -3 57 £419 +8.06% 34
Wales -12 55 £375 -2.72% 27
Bedfordshire +7 54 £500 +21.21% 13
North East +1 53 £425 +20.05% 13

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2921 (30.62%) Finance
2 2569 (26.93%) PRINCE2
3 1760 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1751 (18.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 1187 (12.44%) Microsoft
6 1083 (11.35%) Banking
7 1018 (10.67%) MS Excel
8 1007 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
9 949 (9.95%) ITIL
10 934 (9.79%) Change Management
11 919 (9.63%) Security Cleared
12 918 (9.62%) MS Project
13 808 (8.47%) Degree
14 675 (7.08%) MS Office
15 667 (6.99%) Migration
16 661 (6.93%) Business Analysis
17 653 (6.85%) SC Cleared
18 638 (6.69%) Retail
19 600 (6.29%) Oracle
20 595 (6.24%) Risk Management
21 566 (5.93%) SQL
22 562 (5.89%) PMI Certification
23 559 (5.86%) Project Planning
24 543 (5.69%) Telecoms
25 526 (5.51%) Programme Management
26 517 (5.42%) SAP
27 511 (5.36%) Windows
28 499 (5.23%) Scrum
29 483 (5.06%) SharePoint
30 470 (4.93%) Waterfall

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 483 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 116 (1.22%) CMS
3 75 (0.79%) IIS
4 69 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 69 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 66 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 56 (0.59%) SAS
7 54 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 43 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 41 (0.43%) Lync
10 40 (0.42%) MS Project Server
11 37 (0.39%) Apache
12 36 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 34 (0.36%) IBM Notes
14 29 (0.30%) Confluence
15 28 (0.29%) JBoss
16 26 (0.27%) WebLogic
17 24 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
18 22 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
19 19 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1018 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 918 (9.62%) MS Project
3 675 (7.08%) MS Office
4 447 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 332 (3.48%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 10 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.10%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.094%) Open Workbench
11 9 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.073%) ArcInfo
12 7 (0.073%) InDesign
13 6 (0.063%) Shockwave
14 4 (0.042%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.042%) SPSS
15 3 (0.031%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.021%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 105 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 88 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 30 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 28 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 27 (0.28%) Agresso
8 25 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 22 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 22 (0.23%) SAP CO
9 22 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
10 20 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 20 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 20 (0.21%) Markit EDM
11 19 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
12 17 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
12 17 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
13 16 (0.17%) SAP SD
13 16 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
13 16 (0.17%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 70 (0.73%) SaaS
2 48 (0.50%) Office 365
3 26 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.17%) PaaS
7 13 (0.14%) IaaS
8 11 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
9 9 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.084%) GitHub
10 8 (0.084%) Heroku
10 8 (0.084%) Force.com
11 6 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.052%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.031%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.031%) IBM Blueworks
14 2 (0.021%) Basecamp
14 2 (0.021%) Taleo
15 1 (0.010%) Trello
15 1 (0.010%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 185 (1.94%) Firewall
2 178 (1.87%) LAN
3 171 (1.79%) WAN
4 166 (1.74%) Internet
5 127 (1.33%) SAN
6 120 (1.26%) TCP/IP
7 101 (1.06%) Intranet
8 97 (1.02%) DNS
9 72 (0.75%) VPN
10 68 (0.71%) 3G
11 60 (0.63%) MPLS
12 57 (0.60%) Wireless
13 56 (0.59%) DHCP
14 55 (0.58%) VoIP
15 51 (0.53%) Network Security
16 46 (0.48%) 4G
17 42 (0.44%) Broadband
18 40 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
19 39 (0.41%) LTE
20 38 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 188 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 129 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 92 (0.96%) MySQL
5 84 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 65 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 60 (0.63%) MS Access
8 59 (0.62%) QlikView
9 58 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 51 (0.53%) Big Data
11 42 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 41 (0.43%) DB2
13 36 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 34 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (0.31%) SAP BW
16 25 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
16 25 (0.26%) Data Mining
17 24 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
17 24 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
18 23 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 133 (1.39%) JIRA
2 93 (0.97%) Subversion
3 63 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 45 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 44 (0.46%) ClearCase
7 41 (0.43%) NUnit
7 41 (0.43%) Jenkins
8 36 (0.38%) Ant
9 34 (0.36%) Selenium
10 32 (0.34%) JUnit
11 27 (0.28%) GoogleTest
12 26 (0.27%) CppUnit
13 25 (0.26%) Visual Studio
13 25 (0.26%) Rational Rose
14 23 (0.24%) ClearQuest
15 21 (0.22%) Maven
16 20 (0.21%) TeamCity
17 16 (0.17%) Eclipse
17 16 (0.17%) Moq
General
1 2921 (30.62%) Finance
2 1083 (11.35%) Banking
3 638 (6.69%) Retail
4 543 (5.69%) Telecoms
5 303 (3.18%) Marketing
6 272 (2.85%) Legal
7 269 (2.82%) Investment Banking
8 160 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 131 (1.37%) Retail Banking
10 130 (1.36%) Front Office
11 127 (1.33%) Publishing
12 123 (1.29%) Back Office
13 118 (1.24%) Billing
14 106 (1.11%) Law
15 92 (0.96%) Advertising
16 88 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
17 75 (0.79%) Automotive
18 62 (0.65%) Local Government
19 57 (0.60%) Financial Institution
20 50 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 4157 (43.58%) Project Manager
2 1463 (15.34%) Analyst
3 841 (8.82%) Business Analyst
4 377 (3.95%) Developer
5 333 (3.49%) Senior Manager
6 309 (3.24%) IT Project Manager
7 308 (3.23%) Consultant
8 293 (3.07%) Programme Manager
9 275 (2.88%) Senior Project Manager
10 272 (2.85%) Architect
11 268 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
12 243 (2.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 232 (2.43%) Delivery Manager
14 221 (2.32%) Technical Manager
15 220 (2.31%) Coordinator
16 206 (2.16%) Business Manager
17 173 (1.81%) PMO Analyst
18 169 (1.77%) Service Manager
19 166 (1.74%) Technical Project Manager
20 155 (1.62%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (3.66%) .NET
2 326 (3.42%) HTML
3 173 (1.81%) Web Services
4 169 (1.77%) CSS
5 165 (1.73%) ASP.NET
6 142 (1.49%) JSP
7 138 (1.45%) Middleware
8 130 (1.36%) XML
9 125 (1.31%) jQuery
10 92 (0.96%) HTML5
11 57 (0.60%) .NET Framework
12 56 (0.59%) J2EE
13 50 (0.52%) REST
14 48 (0.50%) Ajax
15 47 (0.49%) Spring
16 41 (0.43%) CSS3
17 39 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 32 (0.34%) Hibernate
19 27 (0.28%) JSON
20 26 (0.27%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 1007 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 392 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 219 (2.30%) PMI
4 202 (2.12%) NHS
5 174 (1.82%) Open Source
6 159 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 158 (1.66%) User Experience
8 97 (1.02%) Derivative
9 92 (0.96%) Economics
10 81 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 71 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 68 (0.71%) Social Media
13 63 (0.66%) FMCG
14 60 (0.63%) Equities
15 54 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
15 54 (0.57%) Mainframe
16 51 (0.53%) Credit Risk
17 50 (0.52%) E-Learning
18 47 (0.49%) Fixed Income
19 46 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 511 (5.36%) Windows
2 286 (3.00%) UNIX
3 267 (2.80%) Linux
4 102 (1.07%) Windows 7
5 101 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 48 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 39 (0.41%) Android
12 38 (0.40%) Solaris
13 23 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 21 (0.22%) AIX
15 12 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 10 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.094%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.073%) OS/400
19 7 (0.073%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2569 (26.93%) PRINCE2
2 1760 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1751 (18.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 949 (9.95%) ITIL
5 934 (9.79%) Change Management
6 667 (6.99%) Migration
7 661 (6.93%) Business Analysis
8 595 (6.24%) Risk Management
9 559 (5.86%) Project Planning
10 526 (5.51%) Programme Management
11 499 (5.23%) Scrum
12 470 (4.93%) Waterfall
13 425 (4.46%) Service Delivery
14 412 (4.32%) Service Management
15 380 (3.98%) E-Commerce
16 368 (3.86%) Change Control
17 337 (3.53%) CRM
18 313 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
19 310 (3.25%) PRINCE
20 298 (3.12%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 566 (5.93%) SQL
2 269 (2.82%) JavaScript
3 258 (2.70%) Java
4 204 (2.14%) C
4 204 (2.14%) C#
5 105 (1.10%) Python
6 77 (0.81%) C++
7 75 (0.79%) VBA
8 62 (0.65%) PHP
9 60 (0.63%) PL/SQL
10 58 (0.61%) T-SQL
11 51 (0.53%) VB
12 48 (0.50%) PowerShell
13 47 (0.49%) Ruby
14 44 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 37 (0.39%) Perl
16 31 (0.32%) VBScript
17 28 (0.29%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.18%) ABAP
19 12 (0.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 919 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 808 (8.47%) Degree
3 653 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 562 (5.89%) PMI Certification
5 415 (4.35%) PMP
6 400 (4.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 336 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 256 (2.68%) ISEB
9 125 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 124 (1.30%) ISTQB
11 120 (1.26%) DV Cleared
12 111 (1.16%) APMP
13 86 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 82 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
15 64 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 55 (0.58%) CISSP
17 49 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 43 (0.45%) HND
19 41 (0.43%) CCNP
20 37 (0.39%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 442 (4.63%) QA
2 121 (1.27%) SLA
3 53 (0.56%) P3O
4 44 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 42 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 39 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (0.31%) COBIT
8 26 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 26 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 24 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 24 (0.25%) EMIR
10 17 (0.18%) ISO 9000
11 14 (0.15%) FATCA
12 12 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
13 10 (0.10%) GAAP
13 10 (0.10%) GxP
14 9 (0.094%) Basel III
15 8 (0.084%) FINREP
16 7 (0.073%) MiFID
System Software
1 173 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 108 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (0.37%) XenApp
4 31 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 20 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 18 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (0.16%) vSphere
8 15 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.15%) Docker
10 12 (0.13%) XenServer
11 9 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.094%) ProxySG
12 8 (0.084%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.063%) NFS
14 6 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.052%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.042%) PowerHA
16 4 (0.042%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 87 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 65 (0.68%) SCCM
3 40 (0.42%) SCOM
4 22 (0.23%) Puppet
5 16 (0.17%) SCVMM
6 14 (0.15%) EdgeSight
6 14 (0.15%) HP SIM
7 13 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.14%) Vagrant
8 11 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.10%) Nagios
10 9 (0.094%) BMC PATROL
10 9 (0.094%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.073%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (0.073%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.073%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.073%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.063%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (0.063%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (0.063%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1187 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 600 (6.29%) Oracle
3 517 (5.42%) SAP
4 296 (3.10%) HP
5 267 (2.80%) Cisco
6 189 (1.98%) VMware
7 175 (1.83%) IBM
8 154 (1.61%) Citrix
9 113 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 109 (1.14%) CheckPoint
11 76 (0.80%) Adobe
12 71 (0.74%) Business Objects
13 70 (0.73%) Red Hat
14 66 (0.69%) Cognos
15 61 (0.64%) F5
15 61 (0.64%) Google
16 46 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
16 46 (0.48%) Juniper
17 45 (0.47%) EMC
18 44 (0.46%) CA
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