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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 11 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5719 5301 4913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.37% 9.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.35% 12.32% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3756 3264 3042
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.84% +0.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 93 90
Average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.80% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £15.10 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.80 £44.80 £44.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.72 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% +3.44%

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
46308 43027 39494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.00% 76.06% 74.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30197 26668 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1250 1176 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 0 5201 £425 +1.37% 1262
London +1 2257 £450 - 554
South East 0 1059 £400 +2.56% 221
City of London +1 489 £450 - 124
North West +4 443 £425 +14.78% 100
Scotland +5 355 £400 -0.24% 46
Yorkshire +3 320 £413 +17.85% 88
Berkshire -1 313 £400 +6.66% 55
West Midlands +1 301 £400 +6.66% 69
South West -5 287 £375 -5.36% 96
East of England -5 260 £425 +2.40% 81
Hampshire +1 241 £375 -6.25% 46
West Yorkshire -1 229 £413 +17.85% 54
Manchester +1 166 £401 +8.81% 58
Buckinghamshire +1 162 £400 +6.66% 16
Edinburgh -1 162 £425 - 20
Leeds +1 153 £425 +21.42% 45
Surrey -2 137 £429 +1.00% 29
North East +5 134 £440 +17.33% 13
East Midlands -4 129 £425 +10.38% 33
Cheshire +6 112 £440 +10.00% 19
Milton Keynes -1 112 £390 +4.00% 4
Reading -1 107 £418 -1.18% 17
Tyne and Wear +6 102 £458 +30.92% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 100 £465 +32.85% 7
Bristol -2 94 £379 -1.30% 28
Glasgow +6 84 £350 -6.66% 16
Hertfordshire +2 78 £525 +27.27% 21
Lancashire +5 77 £440 +35.38% 5
Birmingham +8 75 £403 +3.87% 33

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3738 (34.95%) Finance
2 3076 (28.76%) PRINCE2
3 2044 (19.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2020 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1306 (12.21%) Banking
6 1222 (11.42%) Microsoft
7 1198 (11.20%) ITIL
8 1126 (10.53%) MS Excel
9 1064 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
10 1006 (9.41%) Change Management
11 895 (8.37%) MS Project
12 883 (8.26%) Degree
13 834 (7.80%) Business Analysis
14 833 (7.79%) Migration
15 816 (7.63%) MS Office
16 812 (7.59%) Security Cleared
17 809 (7.56%) PMI Certification
18 700 (6.54%) Retail
19 679 (6.35%) Programme Management
20 677 (6.33%) Windows
21 666 (6.23%) Risk Management
22 639 (5.97%) SQL
23 623 (5.82%) Project Planning
24 621 (5.81%) SAP
25 608 (5.68%) Oracle
26 578 (5.40%) PMP
27 576 (5.39%) Scrum
28 558 (5.22%) Waterfall
29 554 (5.18%) SharePoint
30 544 (5.09%) SC Cleared

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 554 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 142 (1.33%) CMS
3 100 (0.93%) SAS
4 79 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 79 (0.74%) IIS
5 71 (0.66%) Lync
6 67 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 58 (0.54%) Confluence
8 44 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 43 (0.40%) Apache
10 34 (0.32%) IBM Notes
11 33 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
12 31 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 30 (0.28%) WebLogic
14 27 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 26 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
16 20 (0.19%) Documentum
16 20 (0.19%) Tomcat
16 20 (0.19%) MS Project Server
17 17 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1126 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 895 (8.37%) MS Project
3 816 (7.63%) MS Office
4 506 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 386 (3.61%) MS Visio
6 54 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 44 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.19%) Open Workbench
9 17 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.14%) SPSS
11 10 (0.093%) InDesign
12 9 (0.084%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.065%) Maya
13 7 (0.065%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.056%) Mingle
15 5 (0.047%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.047%) Simulink
16 3 (0.028%) Stateflow
16 3 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 112 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 33 (0.31%) Primavera
6 32 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 31 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 30 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
8 30 (0.28%) SAP CO
9 28 (0.26%) Agresso
9 28 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
10 25 (0.23%) SAP CRM
11 24 (0.22%) SAP ERP
12 23 (0.22%) SAP BPC
13 21 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
14 19 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
15 18 (0.17%) CA PPM
15 18 (0.17%) SAP HR
16 16 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
16 16 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 126 (1.18%) Office 365
2 73 (0.68%) SaaS
3 44 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (0.32%) PaaS
6 31 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 26 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.19%) IaaS
8 20 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
10 11 (0.10%) Taleo
11 9 (0.084%) Veeva
12 6 (0.056%) Yammer
12 6 (0.056%) Force.com
13 4 (0.037%) Heroku
13 4 (0.037%) GitHub
14 2 (0.019%) Basecamp
14 2 (0.019%) IBM Blueworks
14 2 (0.019%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.019%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 253 (2.37%) Firewall
2 211 (1.97%) WAN
3 190 (1.78%) LAN
4 144 (1.35%) Internet
5 137 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 133 (1.24%) SAN
7 120 (1.12%) Intranet
8 110 (1.03%) DNS
9 87 (0.81%) MPLS
10 81 (0.76%) VPN
10 81 (0.76%) VoIP
11 75 (0.70%) Network Security
12 68 (0.64%) Wireless
13 57 (0.53%) LDAP
14 55 (0.51%) DHCP
14 55 (0.51%) Unified Communications
15 49 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
16 46 (0.43%) BGP
16 46 (0.43%) HTTP
17 43 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 202 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 106 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 96 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 95 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 93 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 82 (0.77%) Big Data
8 75 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 73 (0.68%) MySQL
10 57 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
11 56 (0.52%) Data Mining
12 53 (0.50%) SAP BW
13 44 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 42 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
14 42 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 40 (0.37%) RDBMS
16 39 (0.36%) DB2
17 38 (0.36%) QlikView
18 36 (0.34%) MS Access
19 34 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 161 (1.51%) JIRA
2 69 (0.65%) Subversion
3 60 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 36 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
6 33 (0.31%) Selenium
7 32 (0.30%) Jenkins
8 23 (0.22%) Rational Rose
9 20 (0.19%) ClearCase
10 19 (0.18%) Ant
11 18 (0.17%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.17%) Maven
12 17 (0.16%) Axure RP
12 17 (0.16%) Cucumber
13 15 (0.14%) NUnit
14 13 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 12 (0.11%) Toad
15 12 (0.11%) Redmine
16 11 (0.10%) FogBugz
16 11 (0.10%) Trac
General
1 3738 (34.95%) Finance
2 1306 (12.21%) Banking
3 700 (6.54%) Retail
4 529 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 441 (4.12%) Marketing
6 337 (3.15%) Investment Banking
7 282 (2.64%) Legal
8 212 (1.98%) Manufacturing
9 165 (1.54%) Retail Banking
10 160 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 145 (1.36%) Front Office
12 139 (1.30%) Back Office
13 129 (1.21%) Law
14 107 (1.00%) Billing
15 102 (0.95%) Publishing
16 100 (0.93%) Advertising
17 89 (0.83%) Financial Institution
18 85 (0.79%) Automotive
19 63 (0.59%) Local Government
20 50 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4974 (46.50%) Project Manager
2 1564 (14.62%) Analyst
3 875 (8.18%) Business Analyst
4 419 (3.92%) Senior Manager
5 401 (3.75%) IT Project Manager
6 399 (3.73%) Infrastructure Manager
7 368 (3.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 357 (3.34%) Architect
9 356 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
10 332 (3.10%) Developer
11 329 (3.08%) Consultant
12 288 (2.69%) Delivery Manager
13 285 (2.66%) Programme Manager
14 250 (2.34%) Technical Manager
15 239 (2.23%) Business Manager
16 213 (1.99%) Coordinator
17 208 (1.94%) Technical Project Manager
18 204 (1.91%) PMO Analyst
19 194 (1.81%) Agile Project Manager
20 187 (1.75%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (2.71%) .NET
2 274 (2.56%) HTML
3 210 (1.96%) Web Services
4 163 (1.52%) XML
4 163 (1.52%) Middleware
5 145 (1.36%) CSS
6 91 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 70 (0.65%) JSP
8 68 (0.64%) HTML5
9 63 (0.59%) jQuery
10 51 (0.48%) SOAP
11 47 (0.44%) J2EE
11 47 (0.44%) .NET Framework
12 39 (0.36%) REST
13 38 (0.36%) JSON
14 37 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
15 30 (0.28%) RESTful
15 30 (0.28%) WCF
16 29 (0.27%) AngularJS
17 28 (0.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1064 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 508 (4.75%) Management Information System
3 498 (4.66%) Data Centre
4 380 (3.55%) PMI
5 246 (2.30%) NHS
6 204 (1.91%) User Experience
7 135 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 111 (1.04%) Mobile App
9 110 (1.03%) FMCG
10 88 (0.82%) Equities
11 87 (0.81%) Derivative
12 86 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 77 (0.72%) Economics
14 74 (0.69%) Fixed Income
14 74 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
15 72 (0.67%) Mainframe
16 61 (0.57%) Credit Risk
17 59 (0.55%) CMDB
18 55 (0.51%) Social Media
19 54 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 677 (6.33%) Windows
2 360 (3.37%) Linux
3 277 (2.59%) UNIX
4 101 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 98 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 94 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 83 (0.78%) Solaris
9 69 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (0.59%) Android
11 52 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 51 (0.48%) AIX
13 49 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 28 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
16 12 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.084%) VMS
18 8 (0.075%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.065%) Debian
20 6 (0.056%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3076 (28.76%) PRINCE2
2 2044 (19.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2020 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
4 1198 (11.20%) ITIL
5 1006 (9.41%) Change Management
6 834 (7.80%) Business Analysis
7 833 (7.79%) Migration
8 679 (6.35%) Programme Management
9 666 (6.23%) Risk Management
10 623 (5.82%) Project Planning
11 576 (5.39%) Scrum
12 558 (5.22%) Waterfall
13 513 (4.80%) Service Management
14 470 (4.39%) Service Delivery
15 440 (4.11%) SDLC
16 430 (4.02%) CRM
17 422 (3.95%) Change Control
18 376 (3.52%) PRINCE
19 375 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
20 371 (3.47%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 639 (5.97%) SQL
2 286 (2.67%) Java
3 254 (2.37%) JavaScript
4 156 (1.46%) C
5 121 (1.13%) PowerShell
6 117 (1.09%) C#
7 104 (0.97%) Python
8 88 (0.82%) Perl
9 71 (0.66%) PHP
10 58 (0.54%) VBA
11 54 (0.50%) C++
11 54 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 51 (0.48%) VB
13 45 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 39 (0.36%) Ruby
15 38 (0.36%) PL/SQL
16 29 (0.27%) VBScript
17 26 (0.24%) VB.NET
18 25 (0.23%) R
19 24 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 883 (8.26%) Degree
2 812 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 809 (7.56%) PMI Certification
4 578 (5.40%) PMP
5 544 (5.09%) SC Cleared
6 475 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 362 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 183 (1.71%) ISEB
9 151 (1.41%) APMP
10 142 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
11 140 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
12 135 (1.26%) DV Cleared
13 102 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
14 91 (0.85%) CCNA
15 73 (0.68%) CISSP
16 58 (0.54%) MCSE
16 58 (0.54%) ISTQB
17 46 (0.43%) CCNP
18 38 (0.36%) CISM
19 34 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 510 (4.77%) QA
2 137 (1.28%) SLA
3 80 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (0.51%) P3O
5 47 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 43 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 39 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 38 (0.36%) COBIT
9 37 (0.35%) MiFID
10 32 (0.30%) EMIR
11 25 (0.23%) GxP
11 25 (0.23%) PMBOK
12 22 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
13 21 (0.20%) JSP 440
14 20 (0.19%) Solvency II
15 19 (0.18%) GMP
16 18 (0.17%) ISO 9001
17 17 (0.16%) FATCA
18 15 (0.14%) ISO 9000
19 11 (0.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 269 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 172 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (0.54%) XenApp
4 48 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 41 (0.38%) vSphere
6 29 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 23 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.18%) VMware ESX
10 16 (0.15%) XenServer
11 14 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 13 (0.12%) NFS
12 13 (0.12%) Terminal Server
13 12 (0.11%) vCloud
14 11 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.10%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.075%) Firmware
16 6 (0.056%) Varnish
16 6 (0.056%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.056%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 51 (0.48%) SCCM
2 46 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 44 (0.41%) Puppet
4 25 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (0.22%) Tivoli
6 14 (0.13%) Control-M
6 14 (0.13%) SCOM
6 14 (0.13%) FortiGate
7 12 (0.11%) OPNET
8 11 (0.10%) BladeLogic
8 11 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (0.093%) Cisco UCCE
9 10 (0.093%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.093%) Nagios
9 10 (0.093%) OpenView
9 10 (0.093%) MOM
10 9 (0.084%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (0.084%) SCVMM
10 9 (0.084%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.075%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1222 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 621 (5.81%) SAP
3 608 (5.68%) Oracle
4 324 (3.03%) Cisco
5 280 (2.62%) VMware
6 276 (2.58%) HP
7 223 (2.08%) Citrix
8 205 (1.92%) IBM
9 137 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
10 125 (1.17%) CheckPoint
11 80 (0.75%) Adobe
12 76 (0.71%) Remedy
13 73 (0.68%) Red Hat
14 59 (0.55%) Cognos
14 59 (0.55%) Google
15 53 (0.50%) ServiceNow
16 52 (0.49%) NetApp
17 50 (0.47%) Dell
17 50 (0.47%) F5
18 46 (0.43%) EMC
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