Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Project Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Delivery over the 6 months to 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Delivery
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 64 75
Rank change year-on-year +18 +11 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 123 102 220
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.43% 3.11% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.88% 3.56% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 68 168
10th Percentile £366 £339 £363
25th Percentile £456 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £538 £520
Median % change year-on-year -3.26% +3.37% +1.46%
75th Percentile £588 £641 £600
90th Percentile £713 £660 £641
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £520
% change year-on-year -0.95% +0.96% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.71
Central London median hourly rate - - £29.71

Project Delivery is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,520 2,863 5,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.81% 87.26% 89.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,833 2,128 4,522
10th Percentile £340 £330 £338
25th Percentile £432 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £514 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% +3.96%
75th Percentile £625 £602 £600
90th Percentile £706 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 51 54
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.09 £14.19 £12.94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +21.52% +5.61%
75th Percentile £28.38 £39.00 £36.75
90th Percentile £40.13 £52.25 £44.26
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.12 £19.75
% change year-on-year -17.08% +22.13% +1.28%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Project Delivery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Project Delivery in the City of London

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Project Delivery in the City of London

Project Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Delivery in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in the City of London

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in the City of London

Project Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Delivery within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -4 1 £650 +8.33%
Project Delivery
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Project Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Project Delivery.

1 54 (43.90%) Finance
2 46 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (34.96%) Social Skills
4 37 (30.08%) Project Management
5 26 (21.14%) Microsoft
5 26 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (18.70%) Azure
7 20 (16.26%) Migration
8 19 (15.45%) Business Case
9 18 (14.63%) Windows
10 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Project
10 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (13.82%) PRINCE2
10 17 (13.82%) Active Directory
10 17 (13.82%) QA
10 17 (13.82%) Influencing Skills
11 16 (13.01%) ITIL
12 15 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (12.20%) Microsoft 365
13 13 (10.57%) Project Governance
13 13 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 13 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (10.57%) Banking
14 12 (9.76%) Service Delivery
15 11 (8.94%) TOGAF
15 11 (8.94%) Matrix Organization
15 11 (8.94%) Patch Management
16 10 (8.13%) Mobile App
16 10 (8.13%) PCI DSS
16 10 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery

Project Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.07%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (0.81%) Confluence
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.63%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.63%) Revit
4 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.81%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.70%) Azure
2 15 (12.20%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (5.69%) IaaS
3 7 (5.69%) Power Platform
4 6 (4.88%) AWS
5 5 (4.07%) GCP
6 2 (1.63%) Cloud Functions
6 2 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.63%) Serverless
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (0.81%) Datadog
7 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.81%) npm
7 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.81%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) DNS
1 9 (7.32%) FTP
1 9 (7.32%) NAS
1 9 (7.32%) SAN
2 8 (6.50%) Firewall
3 6 (4.88%) MPLS
4 2 (1.63%) LAN
4 2 (1.63%) Network Security
4 2 (1.63%) WAN
4 2 (1.63%) Wireless
5 1 (0.81%) Broadband
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.81%) HTTP
5 1 (0.81%) SD-WAN
5 1 (0.81%) Skype
5 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) DB2
2 6 (4.88%) Power BI
3 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.81%) Big Data
5 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.81%) Gerrit
2 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.81%) GitLab
2 1 (0.81%) Gradle
2 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.81%) Maven
2 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 54 (43.90%) Finance
2 43 (34.96%) Social Skills
3 17 (13.82%) Influencing Skills
4 13 (10.57%) Banking
5 10 (8.13%) Legal
6 7 (5.69%) Public Sector
7 6 (4.88%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.07%) Law
9 4 (3.25%) International Banking
10 3 (2.44%) Marketing
11 2 (1.63%) Front Office
11 2 (1.63%) General Ledger
11 2 (1.63%) Retail
12 1 (0.81%) Back Office
12 1 (0.81%) Billing
12 1 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.81%) Local Government
12 1 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 17 (13.82%) Architect
3 13 (10.57%) Technical Manager
4 12 (9.76%) Analyst
5 11 (8.94%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Digital Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 9 (7.32%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.32%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) Delivery Manager
7 9 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Delivery Project Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Technical Project Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) Middleware
2 4 (3.25%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.81%) BAPI
3 1 (0.81%) LDAP
3 1 (0.81%) Node.js
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.32%) AS400
2 9 (7.32%) iSeries
2 9 (7.32%) LPAR
2 9 (7.32%) Replication
3 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.63%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.63%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.81%) Life Science
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.63%) Windows
2 9 (7.32%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.81%) Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (30.08%) Project Management
3 26 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (16.26%) Migration
5 19 (15.45%) Business Case
6 17 (13.82%) PRINCE2
7 16 (13.01%) ITIL
8 15 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (10.57%) Project Governance
10 12 (9.76%) Service Delivery
11 11 (8.94%) Matrix Organization
11 11 (8.94%) Patch Management
11 11 (8.94%) TOGAF
12 10 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (8.13%) Scrum
13 9 (7.32%) Business Continuity
13 9 (7.32%) Coaching
13 9 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
1 5 (4.07%) SQL
2 2 (1.63%) Java
2 2 (1.63%) VBScript
3 1 (0.81%) ABAP
3 1 (0.81%) BeanShell
3 1 (0.81%) Go
3 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.81%) Python
3 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.88%) PMP
1 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.25%) Degree
3 3 (2.44%) CCNA
3 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.44%) CISSP
3 3 (2.44%) MCSE
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.63%) BICSI Certification
4 2 (1.63%) BICSI RCDD
4 2 (1.63%) FFIEC
4 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.82%) QA
2 10 (8.13%) PCI DSS
3 9 (7.32%) GDPR
4 5 (4.07%) PMO
5 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.63%) NIST
5 2 (1.63%) SLA
5 2 (1.63%) UCITS
6 1 (0.81%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.81%) Basel III
6 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.81%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.32%) PowerHA
3 5 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.25%) XenApp
4 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.81%) Docker
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.81%) VMFS
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) SCCM
2 4 (3.25%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) Ansible
3 1 (0.81%) Grafana
3 1 (0.81%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) Salt
3 1 (0.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (21.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.32%) IBM
3 7 (5.69%) SAP
4 5 (4.07%) Citrix
4 5 (4.07%) VMware
5 4 (3.25%) Cisco
6 3 (2.44%) Google
6 3 (2.44%) Okta
6 3 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.44%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.63%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (1.63%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.81%) Aruba
8 1 (0.81%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.81%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.81%) hybris
8 1 (0.81%) iManage
8 1 (0.81%) Veeam
8 1 (0.81%) Yardi