Period
to 30 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 6 months to 30 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 Management
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 40 31
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 249 122 403
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.23% 5.19% 6.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.95% 5.87% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 80 297
10th Percentile £313 £374 £350
25th Percentile £413 £459 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £538 £520
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +3.37% +4.00%
75th Percentile £683 £600 £594
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £530 £531 £500
% change year-on-year -0.24% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
10th Percentile £31.48 £23.30 £15.25
25th Percentile £32.19 £32.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate £34.25 £38.50 £25.25
Median % change year-on-year -11.04% +52.48% -1.94%
75th Percentile £36.19 £52.50 £37.94
90th Percentile £36.83 £54.90 £45.93
Central London median hourly rate £28.50 £38.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year -25.97% +52.48% +38.36%

Project Management 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 3,132 2,079 5,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.97% 88.43% 90.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,300 1,539 4,651
10th Percentile £363 £342 £350
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £644 £603 £600
90th Percentile £725 £688 £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 40 69
10th Percentile £10.10 £12.49 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.88 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.45 £35.75 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -34.41% +88.16% +1.60%
75th Percentile £33.75 £44.28 £37.50
90th Percentile £53.80 £52.90 £47.30
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £34.59 £19.50
% change year-on-year -34.95% +77.37% +4.28%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the City of London

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Project Management in the City of London

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Project Management in the City of London

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Hourly rate trend for Project Management in the City of London

Project Management
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 Management within the City of London region over the 6 months to 30 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 - 5 £700 -
Project Management
Central London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management 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 Management.

1 128 (51.41%) Finance
2 114 (45.78%) Social Skills
3 103 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (24.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (19.68%) Change Management
6 44 (17.67%) Project Delivery
7 43 (17.27%) Business Analysis
8 42 (16.87%) PRINCE2
9 37 (14.86%) Asset Management
10 36 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (13.25%) Migration
12 31 (12.45%) Degree
13 30 (12.05%) Tandem
13 30 (12.05%) Requirements Gathering
14 29 (11.65%) Matrix Organization
14 29 (11.65%) Banking
15 27 (10.84%) Business Case
16 26 (10.44%) Microsoft Project
16 26 (10.44%) Microsoft
16 26 (10.44%) Waterfall
17 25 (10.04%) SDLC
17 25 (10.04%) Scrum
18 24 (9.64%) JIRA
18 24 (9.64%) PMO
19 23 (9.24%) Project Governance
19 23 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
19 23 (9.24%) ITIL
19 23 (9.24%) Salesforce.com
20 22 (8.84%) Risk Management
21 21 (8.43%) GAP Analysis

Project Management
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 (2.01%) Confluence
2 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.80%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) Apache
4 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.40%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) nginx
4 1 (0.40%) SAS
4 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (10.44%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (4.42%) MS Visio
5 10 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.40%) Figma
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.01%) Maximo
2 4 (1.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (1.20%) Cloudability
4 2 (0.80%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.40%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.40%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.43%) Azure
2 14 (5.62%) IaaS
3 12 (4.82%) AWS
4 11 (4.42%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (3.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (1.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (1.20%) PaaS
8 2 (0.80%) GCP
8 2 (0.80%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.80%) SaaS
8 2 (0.80%) Trello
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.40%) Apigee
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.40%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.40%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.61%) FTP
1 9 (3.61%) NAS
1 9 (3.61%) SAN
2 3 (1.20%) WebEx
3 2 (0.80%) Internet
3 2 (0.80%) LAN
3 2 (0.80%) WAN
3 2 (0.80%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) 3G
4 1 (0.40%) Broadband
4 1 (0.40%) DHCP
4 1 (0.40%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.40%) MPLS
4 1 (0.40%) Skype
4 1 (0.40%) SSL
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.61%) DB2
2 6 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.01%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.80%) Power BI
4 2 (0.80%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.40%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.40%) GIS
5 1 (0.40%) MS Access
5 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.40%) QGIS
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.40%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 24 (9.64%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) LSMW
General
1 128 (51.41%) Finance
2 114 (45.78%) Social Skills
3 29 (11.65%) Banking
4 17 (6.83%) Influencing Skills
5 16 (6.43%) Public Sector
6 14 (5.62%) Marketing
6 14 (5.62%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (4.42%) Financial Institution
7 11 (4.42%) Legal
8 10 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (3.61%) Organisational Skills
10 8 (3.21%) Front Office
11 7 (2.81%) Investment Banking
11 7 (2.81%) Retail
11 7 (2.81%) Telecoms
12 6 (2.41%) Billing
13 5 (2.01%) Back Office
14 4 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (1.61%) Law
15 2 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (45.78%) Project Manager
2 56 (22.49%) Analyst
3 47 (18.88%) Business Analyst
4 17 (6.83%) Business Manager
4 17 (6.83%) Project Analyst
5 16 (6.43%) IT Manager
6 15 (6.02%) Architect
6 15 (6.02%) Asset Management Analyst
6 15 (6.02%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 15 (6.02%) Business Project Manager
7 13 (5.22%) IT Project Manager
8 12 (4.82%) Technical Manager
9 10 (4.02%) Programme Manager
10 9 (3.61%) CRM Analyst
10 9 (3.61%) CRM Business Analyst
10 9 (3.61%) Finance Manager
10 9 (3.61%) Finance Project Manager
11 8 (3.21%) Consultant
11 8 (3.21%) Product Manager
11 8 (3.21%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.61%) Middleware
2 2 (0.80%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.40%) Cocoa
3 1 (0.40%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (0.40%) Django
3 1 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.40%) gRPC
3 1 (0.40%) LDAP
3 1 (0.40%) OAuth
3 1 (0.40%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.40%) OpenID
3 1 (0.40%) REST
3 1 (0.40%) RESTful
3 1 (0.40%) SAML
3 1 (0.40%) SOAP
3 1 (0.40%) SPNEGO
3 1 (0.40%) UIKit
3 1 (0.40%) WCF
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.05%) Tandem
2 17 (6.83%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.82%) User Experience
4 9 (3.61%) AS400
4 9 (3.61%) iSeries
4 9 (3.61%) LPAR
4 9 (3.61%) Replication
5 7 (2.81%) PMI
6 6 (2.41%) CMDB
6 6 (2.41%) Credit Risk
6 6 (2.41%) Derivative
6 6 (2.41%) Enterprise Cloud
6 6 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.01%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.61%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.61%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.61%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.61%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.02%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.80%) Linux
2 2 (0.80%) Unix
2 2 (0.80%) Windows
3 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (24.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (19.68%) Change Management
4 44 (17.67%) Project Delivery
5 43 (17.27%) Business Analysis
6 42 (16.87%) PRINCE2
7 37 (14.86%) Asset Management
8 36 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (13.25%) Migration
10 30 (12.05%) Requirements Gathering
11 29 (11.65%) Matrix Organization
12 27 (10.84%) Business Case
13 26 (10.44%) Waterfall
14 25 (10.04%) Scrum
14 25 (10.04%) SDLC
15 23 (9.24%) ITIL
15 23 (9.24%) Project Governance
16 22 (8.84%) Risk Management
17 21 (8.43%) GAP Analysis
18 19 (7.63%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.61%) SQL
2 4 (1.61%) Java
2 4 (1.61%) Python
3 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
3 1 (0.40%) C++
3 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
3 1 (0.40%) Perl
3 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (12.45%) Degree
2 15 (6.02%) PMP
3 12 (4.82%) PMI Certification
4 9 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.61%) CISSP
6 4 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (1.20%) CISA
7 3 (1.20%) CISM
7 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.80%) APMP
8 2 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.64%) PMO
2 17 (6.83%) QA
3 5 (2.01%) GRC
4 4 (1.61%) Accessibility
4 4 (1.61%) GDPR
4 4 (1.61%) NIST
5 3 (1.20%) SLA
6 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.40%) Basel III
7 1 (0.40%) EMIR
7 1 (0.40%) IFRS
7 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.40%) UCITS
System Software
1 9 (3.61%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.40%) Docker
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) Kubernetes
1 4 (1.61%) SCCM
2 2 (0.80%) Ansible
2 2 (0.80%) Nessus
3 1 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.40%) EnCase
3 1 (0.40%) FTK
3 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.24%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (5.22%) IBM
4 11 (4.42%) SAP
5 7 (2.81%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.61%) Citrix
6 4 (1.61%) Sparx
6 4 (1.61%) VMware
7 3 (1.20%) Cisco
7 3 (1.20%) Remedy
8 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.80%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.80%) Google
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle
9 1 (0.40%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.40%) Civica
9 1 (0.40%) hybris
9 1 (0.40%) iManage
9 1 (0.40%) Kenexa
9 1 (0.40%) Proofpoint