Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 29 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -8
Contract jobs citing Project Management 400 446 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.15% 6.33% 7.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.84% 7.21% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 322 354
City of London median daily rate £513 £513 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.22% -3.50%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £27.25 £25.75 £28.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.83% -9.16% +18.65%
10th Percentile £15.25 £19.78 £18.00
90th Percentile £46.38 £32.33 £32.98
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.25 £28.35
% change year-on-year +91.78% -35.61% +30.14%

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 5,852 6,189 5,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.99% 87.87% 89.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,558 4,890 4,566
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £321
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 109 56
City of London median hourly rate £20.67 £18.70 £20.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.51% -8.87% +2.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.30 £13.31
90th Percentile £56.50 £30.60 £31.13
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.30% - -6.50%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Project Management as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Management in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in the City of London

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in the City of London

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in the City of London

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 2019. 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 -24 8 £525 -8.70%
Project Management
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 162 (40.50%) Finance
2 147 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (24.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (19.25%) PRINCE2
5 54 (13.50%) Microsoft
6 53 (13.25%) Banking
7 44 (11.00%) Change Management
8 43 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
9 41 (10.25%) Scrum
9 41 (10.25%) Degree
10 39 (9.75%) PMO
11 35 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (8.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 33 (8.25%) Business Analysis
13 32 (8.00%) Migration
13 32 (8.00%) Data Centre
14 31 (7.75%) Waterfall
15 30 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (7.50%) Microsoft Project
16 29 (7.25%) PMI Certification
17 28 (7.00%) Windows
17 28 (7.00%) Risk Management
18 27 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
19 26 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
19 26 (6.50%) Coaching
20 25 (6.25%) Programme Management
21 24 (6.00%) ITIL
21 24 (6.00%) JIRA
21 24 (6.00%) Analytics
21 24 (6.00%) Project Governance

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 10 (2.50%) Confluence
2 9 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.25%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.75%) SAS
4 6 (1.50%) CMS
4 6 (1.50%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.50%) Drupal
6 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.25%) CICS
7 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.25%) Moodle
7 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 43 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (8.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (7.50%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (3.75%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.25%) Sketch
6 5 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.75%) InVision
7 3 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
1 5 (1.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.75%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) iTrent
5 1 (0.25%) Maximo
5 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.00%) Office 365
3 11 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.25%) IaaS
5 6 (1.50%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 5 (1.25%) PaaS
6 5 (1.25%) SaaS
7 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (0.50%) Apigee
9 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.50%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.50%) Route 53
9 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.50%) Trello
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.25%) WAN
2 17 (4.25%) LAN
3 16 (4.00%) Firewall
4 11 (2.75%) Wireless
5 10 (2.50%) Skype
6 9 (2.25%) BGP
6 9 (2.25%) DHCP
6 9 (2.25%) DNS
6 9 (2.25%) MPLS
6 9 (2.25%) OSPF
6 9 (2.25%) VPN
7 8 (2.00%) Ethernet
7 8 (2.00%) Internet
7 8 (2.00%) VoIP
8 7 (1.75%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.25%) Network Security
9 5 (1.25%) NX-OS
9 5 (1.25%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (1.75%) SQLite
2 6 (1.50%) Big Data
2 6 (1.50%) Power BI
3 3 (0.75%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.50%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.25%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.25%) Looker
5 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.25%) QlikView
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (6.00%) JIRA
2 12 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.00%) Subversion
4 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.50%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.50%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.50%) git-flow
5 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.50%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.25%) LSMW
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 162 (40.50%) Finance
2 53 (13.25%) Banking
3 23 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.50%) Retail
5 21 (5.25%) Marketing
6 18 (4.50%) Legal
7 16 (4.00%) Financial Institution
8 13 (3.25%) Front Office
8 13 (3.25%) Law
9 11 (2.75%) Advertising
9 11 (2.75%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.75%) Back Office
11 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.75%) Military
12 2 (0.50%) Billing
12 2 (0.50%) French Language
12 2 (0.50%) Publishing
12 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 174 (43.50%) Project Manager
2 39 (9.75%) Analyst
3 24 (6.00%) Business Analyst
4 23 (5.75%) IT Manager
5 22 (5.50%) Senior Manager
6 21 (5.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 20 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 20 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
8 19 (4.75%) Architect
9 17 (4.25%) Developer
9 17 (4.25%) IT Project Manager
10 14 (3.50%) Consultant
10 14 (3.50%) Digital Project Manager
11 13 (3.25%) Technical Manager
12 11 (2.75%) Product Manager
12 11 (2.75%) Technical Project Manager
13 10 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
13 10 (2.50%) Security Manager
14 9 (2.25%) Process Manager
14 9 (2.25%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.25%) CSS
1 5 (1.25%) HTML
2 4 (1.00%) JSON
2 4 (1.00%) Web Services
3 3 (0.75%) .NET
3 3 (0.75%) Django
3 3 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.75%) Flask
3 3 (0.75%) jQuery
3 3 (0.75%) Node.js
3 3 (0.75%) REST
3 3 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (0.75%) XML
4 2 (0.50%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.50%) CSS3
4 2 (0.50%) EDI
4 2 (0.50%) HTML5
4 2 (0.50%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.50%) React
4 2 (0.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.50%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.25%) User Experience
5 13 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.00%) PMI
7 10 (2.50%) Hedge funds
8 9 (2.25%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.75%) Robotics
10 5 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.00%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.00%) Equities
11 4 (1.00%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.00%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.00%) Tandem
12 3 (0.75%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.75%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.00%) Windows
2 16 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 10 (2.50%) Android
4 7 (1.75%) Linux
4 7 (1.75%) Unix
4 7 (1.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.50%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (24.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 77 (19.25%) PRINCE2
4 44 (11.00%) Change Management
5 41 (10.25%) Scrum
6 33 (8.25%) Business Analysis
7 32 (8.00%) Migration
8 31 (7.75%) Waterfall
9 30 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (7.00%) Risk Management
11 26 (6.50%) Coaching
12 25 (6.25%) Programme Management
13 24 (6.00%) Analytics
13 24 (6.00%) ITIL
13 24 (6.00%) Project Governance
14 23 (5.75%) Service Delivery
15 22 (5.50%) SDLC
16 21 (5.25%) Asset Management
17 19 (4.75%) Product Management
18 16 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.00%) Python
2 15 (3.75%) Java
3 13 (3.25%) SQL
4 7 (1.75%) Kotlin
4 7 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.50%) C
5 6 (1.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.75%) R
7 2 (0.50%) Perl
8 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.25%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) COBOL
8 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (10.25%) Degree
2 29 (7.25%) PMI Certification
3 20 (5.00%) PMP
4 17 (4.25%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (3.25%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.75%) CCNP
7 11 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (2.50%) CCIE
8 10 (2.50%) CCNA
9 8 (2.00%) CISSP
10 7 (1.75%) BC Cleared
10 7 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.75%) CCDA
10 7 (1.75%) CCDP
10 7 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.25%) CISM
12 4 (1.00%) CISA
13 3 (0.75%) IIBA
13 3 (0.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.75%) PMO
2 14 (3.50%) QA
3 8 (2.00%) GDPR
4 5 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.00%) IFRS
6 3 (0.75%) NIST
6 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.75%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.50%) SEPA
7 2 (0.50%) SLA
8 1 (0.25%) Basel III
8 1 (0.25%) ECSS
8 1 (0.25%) MiFID
8 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.25%) PSD2
System Software
1 17 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.25%) XenApp
3 5 (1.25%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.00%) vSphere
5 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (2.00%) SCCM
2 5 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.75%) Kibana
3 3 (0.75%) logstash
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.75%) Nagios
3 3 (0.75%) RANCID
3 3 (0.75%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.50%) Ansible
4 2 (0.50%) Cacti
4 2 (0.50%) Icinga
4 2 (0.50%) Iperf
4 2 (0.50%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.50%) OpenView
4 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.25%) SAP
3 16 (4.00%) Cisco
4 13 (3.25%) Citrix
5 11 (2.75%) Adobe
6 10 (2.50%) VMware
7 8 (2.00%) HP
7 8 (2.00%) Reuters
8 7 (1.75%) Bloomberg
8 7 (1.75%) Symantec
9 6 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.50%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.25%) F5
10 5 (1.25%) Juniper
10 5 (1.25%) Oracle
10 5 (1.25%) Sparx
11 4 (1.00%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.00%) CA
11 4 (1.00%) Dell
11 4 (1.00%) Google