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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 7 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5551 4478 5751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 9.37% 9.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.43% 12.92% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3406 2578 3365
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 £585 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 146 120
Average hourly rate £28.49 £37.50 £27.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.04% +36.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.25 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.54 £35.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +27.45%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
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 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 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 17 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 17 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 +4 5038 £425 - 1486
London +4 2307 £450 -5.26% 660
South East 0 1024 £400 - 284
City of London +2 592 £475 - 200
South West +14 361 £386 +1.64% 115
Scotland +9 326 £400 +6.66% 56
North West -1 323 £400 +14.28% 106
Berkshire -3 295 £425 +6.25% 60
East of England -1 279 £425 +6.25% 94
West Midlands -2 231 £361 -9.68% 92
Yorkshire -6 206 £388 +3.33% 67
Hampshire -1 186 £375 - 48
Edinburgh +7 184 £400 -3.03% 18
Surrey -4 171 £400 -5.88% 49
East Midlands +1 165 £378 +7.85% 44
West Yorkshire -9 153 £388 - 51
Buckinghamshire +1 142 £400 +11.11% 36
Manchester -7 131 £375 +10.54% 58
Milton Keynes +4 119 £400 +11.11% 20
Reading -6 108 £425 +8.97% 26
Bristol +14 106 £398 +22.30% 29
Cheshire +2 100 £400 +9.21% 21
Leeds -3 97 £400 +1.26% 37
Hertfordshire 0 91 £425 -5.02% 25
Essex +1 81 £414 +25.53% 11
Wales +1 79 £396 +5.60% 29
North East -2 74 £360 -20.00% 9
South Wales +4 73 £396 +5.60% 27
Birmingham +6 69 £395 -4.24% 34
Wiltshire -4 68 £360 -14.54% 25

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 3280 (32.38%) Finance
2 2850 (28.13%) PRINCE2
3 1857 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1298 (12.81%) Banking
5 1202 (11.86%) Microsoft
6 1114 (11.00%) Change Management
7 1051 (10.37%) MS Excel
8 998 (9.85%) ITIL
9 960 (9.48%) MS Project
10 871 (8.60%) Degree
11 846 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
12 778 (7.68%) Business Analysis
13 748 (7.38%) Migration
14 722 (7.13%) MS Office
15 714 (7.05%) Security Cleared
16 673 (6.64%) Oracle
17 667 (6.58%) SAP
18 657 (6.49%) PMI Certification
19 640 (6.32%) Retail
20 626 (6.18%) Windows
21 611 (6.03%) SharePoint
22 569 (5.62%) SQL
23 567 (5.60%) Risk Management
24 566 (5.59%) Telecoms
25 558 (5.51%) Scrum
26 531 (5.24%) Project Planning
27 504 (4.97%) Programme Management
28 491 (4.85%) SC Cleared
29 489 (4.83%) Service Management
30 480 (4.74%) PRINCE2 Certification

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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
1 611 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 113 (1.12%) CMS
3 102 (1.01%) WebSphere
4 94 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 76 (0.75%) MS Project Server
6 73 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 69 (0.68%) IIS
8 68 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 57 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 56 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 50 (0.49%) Lync
12 47 (0.46%) IBM Notes
13 46 (0.45%) Apache
14 43 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 25 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 23 (0.23%) Confluence
18 20 (0.20%) Adobe CQ
19 19 (0.19%) Drupal
20 17 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 1051 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 960 (9.48%) MS Project
3 722 (7.13%) MS Office
4 470 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 340 (3.36%) MS Visio
6 86 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 36 (0.36%) 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 (0.089%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.069%) Mingle
14 6 (0.059%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.059%) CATIA
14 6 (0.059%) InDesign
15 5 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
17 3 (0.030%) SPSS
18 2 (0.020%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 76 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 30 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 29 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 28 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 28 (0.28%) SAP HR
7 28 (0.28%) SAP FI
8 24 (0.24%) Magento
9 23 (0.23%) CA Clarity
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 19 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
13 18 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 17 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
14 17 (0.17%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 66 (0.65%) SaaS
2 42 (0.41%) Office 365
3 27 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.14%) IaaS
6 10 (0.099%) PaaS
7 9 (0.089%) Taleo
8 7 (0.069%) Force.com
9 5 (0.049%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.039%) 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
1 201 (1.98%) Internet
2 174 (1.72%) WAN
3 170 (1.68%) LAN
4 167 (1.65%) Firewall
5 144 (1.42%) Intranet
6 98 (0.97%) SAN
7 89 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 87 (0.86%) DNS
9 77 (0.76%) VoIP
10 66 (0.65%) MPLS
11 63 (0.62%) VPN
12 57 (0.56%) Wireless
13 54 (0.53%) Multicast
14 53 (0.52%) Network Security
15 46 (0.45%) DHCP
15 46 (0.45%) Ethernet
16 44 (0.43%) SDH
17 41 (0.40%) HTTP
18 37 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
18 37 (0.37%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 243 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 104 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 97 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 73 (0.72%) MySQL
6 67 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
7 62 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 61 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 51 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 50 (0.49%) RDBMS
11 38 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 36 (0.36%) Data Mining
13 35 (0.35%) MS Access
13 35 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 31 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
14 31 (0.31%) SAP BW
15 30 (0.30%) DB2
16 29 (0.29%) QlikView
17 28 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
18 24 (0.24%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 113 (1.12%) JIRA
2 79 (0.78%) Subversion
3 39 (0.38%) Ant
4 36 (0.36%) Maven
5 31 (0.31%) NUnit
6 30 (0.30%) Git (software)
7 29 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 27 (0.27%) ClearCase
8 27 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (0.24%) JUnit
9 24 (0.24%) Jenkins
10 22 (0.22%) Rational Rose
11 21 (0.21%) Selenium
11 21 (0.21%) Axure RP
12 19 (0.19%) Hudson
12 19 (0.19%) MSI
13 18 (0.18%) GoogleTest
14 17 (0.17%) CppUnit
15 16 (0.16%) TeamCity
16 15 (0.15%) Cucumber
General
1 3280 (32.38%) Finance
2 1298 (12.81%) Banking
3 640 (6.32%) Retail
4 566 (5.59%) Telecoms
5 409 (4.04%) Investment Banking
6 354 (3.49%) Marketing
7 243 (2.40%) Legal
8 219 (2.16%) Manufacturing
9 194 (1.91%) Front Office
10 163 (1.61%) Back Office
11 160 (1.58%) Retail Banking
12 145 (1.43%) Publishing
13 129 (1.27%) Financial Institution
14 118 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 112 (1.11%) Advertising
16 107 (1.06%) Billing
17 87 (0.86%) German Language
18 85 (0.84%) Law
19 73 (0.72%) French Language
20 64 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 4620 (45.60%) Project Manager
2 1525 (15.05%) Analyst
3 869 (8.58%) Business Analyst
4 405 (4.00%) Consultant
5 396 (3.91%) Senior Manager
6 341 (3.37%) Architect
7 336 (3.32%) Senior Project Manager
8 331 (3.27%) IT Project Manager
9 321 (3.17%) Programme Manager
10 293 (2.89%) Developer
11 266 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
12 252 (2.49%) Business Manager
13 249 (2.46%) Technical Manager
14 233 (2.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 218 (2.15%) Change Manager
16 206 (2.03%) Coordinator
17 204 (2.01%) Delivery Manager
18 196 (1.93%) Technical Project Manager
19 192 (1.90%) SAP Manager
20 178 (1.76%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (3.32%) .NET
2 260 (2.57%) HTML
3 250 (2.47%) XML
4 177 (1.75%) CSS
5 170 (1.68%) Web Services
6 113 (1.12%) Middleware
7 102 (1.01%) jQuery
8 99 (0.98%) Ajax
9 94 (0.93%) J2EE
10 79 (0.78%) ASP.NET
11 70 (0.69%) Spring
12 66 (0.65%) HTML5
13 59 (0.58%) SOAP
14 54 (0.53%) JSP
15 52 (0.51%) REST
16 50 (0.49%) Velocity
17 49 (0.48%) JSON
18 48 (0.47%) Flash
19 44 (0.43%) CSS3
20 38 (0.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 420 (4.15%) Management Information System
2 342 (3.38%) PMI
3 190 (1.88%) NHS
4 130 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 109 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 109 (1.08%) Derivative
6 106 (1.05%) Equities
7 99 (0.98%) Fixed Income
7 99 (0.98%) FMCG
8 95 (0.94%) Social Media
9 90 (0.89%) Open Source
10 80 (0.79%) Mobile App
11 73 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 64 (0.63%) Mainframe
13 60 (0.59%) Credit Risk
14 56 (0.55%) Blackberry
15 49 (0.48%) Reference Data
16 46 (0.45%) Digital Media
17 45 (0.44%) Hedge funds
18 44 (0.43%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 626 (6.18%) Windows
2 335 (3.31%) Linux
3 325 (3.21%) UNIX
4 144 (1.42%) Windows 7
5 104 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 80 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 63 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 50 (0.49%) AIX
10 44 (0.43%) Solaris
11 39 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 35 (0.35%) Android
13 23 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.15%) Windows Vista
15 14 (0.14%) HPUX
16 13 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.089%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.079%) zOS
19 8 (0.079%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2850 (28.13%) PRINCE2
2 1857 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1114 (11.00%) Change Management
4 998 (9.85%) ITIL
5 846 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
6 778 (7.68%) Business Analysis
7 748 (7.38%) Migration
8 567 (5.60%) Risk Management
9 558 (5.51%) Scrum
10 531 (5.24%) Project Planning
11 504 (4.97%) Programme Management
12 489 (4.83%) Service Management
13 471 (4.65%) Change Control
14 467 (4.61%) E-Commerce
15 448 (4.42%) Service Delivery
16 440 (4.34%) CRM
17 419 (4.14%) PRINCE
18 360 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
19 353 (3.48%) Time Management
20 347 (3.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 569 (5.62%) SQL
2 384 (3.79%) Java
3 199 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 194 (1.91%) C
5 134 (1.32%) C#
6 79 (0.78%) Python
7 78 (0.77%) PHP
8 74 (0.73%) Perl
9 66 (0.65%) PowerShell
10 61 (0.60%) VBA
11 48 (0.47%) C++
12 34 (0.34%) VB
13 33 (0.33%) PL/SQL
14 29 (0.29%) ABAP
14 29 (0.29%) Ruby
15 24 (0.24%) VB.NET
16 23 (0.23%) T-SQL
17 20 (0.20%) ActionScript
18 18 (0.18%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 871 (8.60%) Degree
2 714 (7.05%) Security Cleared
3 657 (6.49%) PMI Certification
4 491 (4.85%) SC Cleared
5 480 (4.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 457 (4.51%) PMP
7 325 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 172 (1.70%) ISEB
9 114 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
10 111 (1.10%) APMP
11 91 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 89 (0.88%) DV Cleared
13 76 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
14 54 (0.53%) ISTQB
15 53 (0.52%) MCSE
16 43 (0.42%) CISSP
17 39 (0.38%) CCNP
18 34 (0.34%) CCNA
19 26 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
19 26 (0.26%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (3.71%) QA
2 177 (1.75%) SLA
3 40 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 40 (0.39%) EMIR
4 36 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (0.31%) P3O
6 30 (0.30%) COBIT
7 28 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
7 28 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.24%) FATCA
9 23 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 22 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 20 (0.20%) GxP
12 14 (0.14%) Basel III
13 11 (0.11%) ISO 14001
14 9 (0.089%) MiFID
15 8 (0.079%) WAI
15 8 (0.079%) Solvency II
16 7 (0.069%) ISO 9000
16 7 (0.069%) BS25999
System Software
1 219 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 154 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 42 (0.41%) XenApp
5 30 (0.30%) vSphere
6 27 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 24 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 19 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (0.14%) XenServer
10 12 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.079%) Xen
11 8 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.069%) PowerHA
13 6 (0.059%) UAG
14 5 (0.049%) Varnish
14 5 (0.049%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.039%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.039%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.039%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.039%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 81 (0.80%) SCCM
2 57 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (0.28%) SCOM
4 24 (0.24%) Tivoli
5 21 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (0.20%) Puppet
7 19 (0.19%) WSUS
8 17 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.12%) Vagrant
9 12 (0.12%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 11 (0.11%) MOM
10 11 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 9 (0.089%) Oracle EDQ
11 9 (0.089%) Data Guard
11 9 (0.089%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.089%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.069%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.069%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1202 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 673 (6.64%) Oracle
3 667 (6.58%) SAP
4 223 (2.20%) VMware
5 217 (2.14%) Cisco
6 182 (1.80%) IBM
7 175 (1.73%) HP
8 165 (1.63%) Citrix
9 110 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 88 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 86 (0.85%) Cognos
12 81 (0.80%) Business Objects
13 78 (0.77%) Remedy
14 63 (0.62%) EMC
15 60 (0.59%) Adobe
16 57 (0.56%) CheckPoint
17 51 (0.50%) TIBCO
18 47 (0.46%) Lotus
18 47 (0.46%) NetApp
19 46 (0.45%) Siebel
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