Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 67 75
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 137 77 215
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.03% 3.15% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 3.57% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 54 176
10th Percentile £363 £274 £365
25th Percentile £414 £416 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £550 £520
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £633 £609 £595
90th Percentile £713 £658 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £534 £513
% change year-on-year -1.69% +4.20% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £38.78
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 - £38.78

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 3,094 2,155 5,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.05% 88.21% 90.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,275 1,601 4,675
10th Percentile £363 £331 £350
25th Percentile £450 £419 £426
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £640 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £681 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 67
10th Percentile £10.10 £12.44 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.47 £12.63
Median hourly rate £23.45 £26.97 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year -13.05% +40.10% +2.94%
75th Percentile £33.75 £39.44 £37.50
90th Percentile £53.80 £51.08 £47.76
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £28.78 £19.75
% change year-on-year -21.81% +45.70% +5.61%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -6 2 £550 -8.33%
Project Delivery
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 62 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (40.88%) Finance
3 50 (36.50%) Social Skills
4 41 (29.93%) Project Management
5 38 (27.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (23.36%) Microsoft
7 30 (21.90%) Migration
8 29 (21.17%) Azure
9 23 (16.79%) PRINCE2
10 22 (16.06%) Business Case
11 21 (15.33%) Influencing Skills
11 21 (15.33%) ITIL
11 21 (15.33%) Scrum
12 20 (14.60%) Microsoft Office
12 20 (14.60%) QA
13 18 (13.14%) Project Governance
14 17 (12.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (12.41%) Microsoft Project
14 17 (12.41%) Windows
15 16 (11.68%) Active Directory
15 16 (11.68%) TOGAF
15 16 (11.68%) Microsoft 365
15 16 (11.68%) Mobile App
15 16 (11.68%) Matrix Organization
16 15 (10.95%) IaaS
17 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 14 (10.22%) Citrix
18 13 (9.49%) Service Delivery
19 12 (8.76%) PMP
19 12 (8.76%) Problem-Solving

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 (3.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.19%) CMS
2 3 (2.19%) Confluence
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (14.60%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (12.41%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.73%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.17%) Azure
2 16 (11.68%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (10.95%) IaaS
4 7 (5.11%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.92%) GCP
6 3 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (2.19%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.46%) AWS
7 2 (1.46%) Azure Storage
7 2 (1.46%) Cloud Functions
7 2 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.46%) PaaS
7 2 (1.46%) Serverless
8 1 (0.73%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.73%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.03%) SAN
2 9 (6.57%) FTP
2 9 (6.57%) NAS
3 7 (5.11%) DNS
4 6 (4.38%) MPLS
5 5 (3.65%) Firewall
6 3 (2.19%) WAN
7 2 (1.46%) LAN
7 2 (1.46%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.46%) Wireless
8 1 (0.73%) Broadband
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.73%) HTTP
8 1 (0.73%) Network Security
8 1 (0.73%) SD-WAN
8 1 (0.73%) Skype
8 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) DB2
2 6 (4.38%) Power BI
3 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.46%) Big Data
5 1 (0.73%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.73%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (40.88%) Finance
2 50 (36.50%) Social Skills
3 21 (15.33%) Influencing Skills
4 10 (7.30%) Legal
5 9 (6.57%) Retail
6 7 (5.11%) Law
7 6 (4.38%) Banking
7 6 (4.38%) Public Sector
8 4 (2.92%) Marketing
8 4 (2.92%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.19%) Billing
9 3 (2.19%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.46%) Front Office
10 2 (1.46%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.73%) Local Government
11 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (41.61%) Project Manager
2 21 (15.33%) Architect
3 19 (13.87%) Delivery Manager
4 17 (12.41%) Technical Manager
5 16 (11.68%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (10.95%) Digital Architect
6 15 (10.95%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 14 (10.22%) Technical Project Manager
8 13 (9.49%) Analyst
8 13 (9.49%) Delivery Project Manager
9 11 (8.03%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 10 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (6.57%) Business Analyst
11 9 (6.57%) Salesforce Project Manager
11 9 (6.57%) Senior Manager
12 7 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (5.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (5.11%) Digital Project Manager
12 7 (5.11%) Senior Project Manager
13 6 (4.38%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.57%) Middleware
2 3 (2.19%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.73%) BAPI
3 1 (0.73%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.73%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.68%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.57%) AS400
2 9 (6.57%) iSeries
2 9 (6.57%) LPAR
2 9 (6.57%) Replication
3 5 (3.65%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.92%) EPoS
4 4 (2.92%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.19%) User Experience
6 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.46%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.73%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.73%) Life Science
7 1 (0.73%) NHS
7 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.41%) Windows
2 9 (6.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (2.92%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (1.46%) Linux
6 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.73%) Unix
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (29.93%) Project Management
3 38 (27.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (21.90%) Migration
5 23 (16.79%) PRINCE2
6 22 (16.06%) Business Case
7 21 (15.33%) ITIL
7 21 (15.33%) Scrum
8 18 (13.14%) Project Governance
9 17 (12.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (11.68%) Matrix Organization
10 16 (11.68%) TOGAF
11 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (9.49%) Service Delivery
13 12 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (7.30%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
14 10 (7.30%) CRM
14 10 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (7.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 9 (6.57%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.38%) PowerShell
1 6 (4.38%) SQL
2 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
2 2 (1.46%) VBScript
3 1 (0.73%) ABAP
3 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.76%) PMP
2 6 (4.38%) CCNA
2 6 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.38%) MCSE
2 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.92%) CISSP
3 4 (2.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.46%) APMP
4 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.73%) ACCA
5 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.73%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.73%) OCP
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.60%) QA
2 10 (7.30%) PMO
3 9 (6.57%) GDPR
4 8 (5.84%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.46%) UCITS
6 1 (0.73%) Basel III
6 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (11.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.57%) PowerHA
3 8 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.65%) XenApp
4 5 (3.65%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.73%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.73%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (7.30%) SCCM
2 4 (2.92%) SCOM
3 2 (1.46%) PowerCLI
3 2 (1.46%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.73%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.73%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 32 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.22%) Citrix
3 10 (7.30%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (7.30%) VMware
4 9 (6.57%) IBM
5 6 (4.38%) Cisco
5 6 (4.38%) SAP
6 5 (3.65%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.92%) HP
8 3 (2.19%) Google
8 3 (2.19%) Okta
9 2 (1.46%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.46%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (1.46%) Oracle
10 1 (0.73%) Avaya
10 1 (0.73%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.73%) Dell
10 1 (0.73%) EMC
10 1 (0.73%) Informatica
10 1 (0.73%) Red Hat