Period
to 7 May 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 7 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 Management
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 37 31
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 200 184 399
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.36% 5.25% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.11% 6.03% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 123 289
10th Percentile £324 £365 £313
25th Percentile £425 £416 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £561 £538 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.42% +7.50% -
75th Percentile £653 £600 £588
90th Percentile £727 £685 £653
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
10th Percentile " £13.33 £23.08
25th Percentile £35.75 £15.65 £23.98
Median hourly rate £36.50 £17.85 £27.98
Median % change year-on-year +104.48% -36.19% -18.91%
75th Percentile £37.25 £38.50 £31.98
90th Percentile " £52.83 £32.89
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £17.85 £27.98
% change year-on-year +40.06% -36.19% -18.91%

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 2,466 3,051 5,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.76% 87.02% 89.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,806 2,269 4,532
10th Percentile £339 £331 £325
25th Percentile £430 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £518 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +4.95%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £505 £525
% change year-on-year +3.96% -3.81% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 50
10th Percentile £9.05 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.28 £14.28 £13.61
Median hourly rate £20.48 £24.06 £20.57
Median % change year-on-year -14.90% +16.95% +9.14%
75th Percentile £28.94 £38.88 £37.50
90th Percentile £41.28 £52.25 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.12 £20.65
% change year-on-year -17.08% +16.83% +3.23%

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 7 May 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 7 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 - 2 £675 -
Project Management
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 97 (48.50%) Finance
2 89 (44.50%) Social Skills
3 87 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (23.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (20.50%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (17.50%) Project Delivery
7 34 (17.00%) Change Management
8 33 (16.50%) Business Analysis
9 31 (15.50%) Asset Management
10 29 (14.50%) PRINCE2
11 26 (13.00%) Requirements Gathering
12 25 (12.50%) Scrum
12 25 (12.50%) Degree
13 23 (11.50%) ITIL
14 22 (11.00%) Waterfall
15 21 (10.50%) Project Governance
15 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
15 21 (10.50%) Business Case
15 21 (10.50%) Matrix Organization
16 20 (10.00%) Azure
17 19 (9.50%) Microsoft
17 19 (9.50%) QA
17 19 (9.50%) Banking
17 19 (9.50%) Tandem
17 19 (9.50%) Migration
18 18 (9.00%) JIRA
18 18 (9.00%) SDLC
18 18 (9.00%) PMO
19 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Project
19 17 (8.50%) 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 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.00%) Confluence
3 2 (1.00%) SAS
4 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.00%) Sketch
8 1 (0.50%) Figma
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
1 3 (1.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) Q-Pulse
2 2 (1.00%) Salerio
3 1 (0.50%) Maximo
3 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.00%) Azure
2 12 (6.00%) AWS
3 8 (4.00%) IaaS
4 6 (3.00%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.50%) GCP
6 4 (2.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.50%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.50%) SaaS
8 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.00%) SAN
2 9 (4.50%) FTP
2 9 (4.50%) NAS
3 4 (2.00%) DNS
4 3 (1.50%) Internet
4 3 (1.50%) VSAN
4 3 (1.50%) WebEx
5 2 (1.00%) LAN
5 2 (1.00%) WAN
5 2 (1.00%) Wireless
6 1 (0.50%) Broadband
6 1 (0.50%) DHCP
6 1 (0.50%) Intranet
6 1 (0.50%) MPLS
6 1 (0.50%) Network Security
6 1 (0.50%) SD-WAN
6 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.50%) DB2
2 7 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.00%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (1.00%) SQLite
5 1 (0.50%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (0.50%) MS Access
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.50%) Power BI
5 1 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (9.00%) JIRA
2 5 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.00%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.50%) LSMW
4 1 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 97 (48.50%) Finance
2 89 (44.50%) Social Skills
3 19 (9.50%) Banking
4 15 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.50%) Influencing Skills
5 11 (5.50%) Financial Institution
6 10 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (5.00%) Public Sector
7 9 (4.50%) Front Office
7 9 (4.50%) Marketing
8 8 (4.00%) Legal
9 6 (3.00%) Back Office
10 5 (2.50%) Billing
10 5 (2.50%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (2.50%) Retail
11 4 (2.00%) Investment Banking
11 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
12 2 (1.00%) General Ledger
12 2 (1.00%) Local Government
13 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (41.50%) Project Manager
2 41 (20.50%) Analyst
3 31 (15.50%) Business Analyst
4 12 (6.00%) Architect
4 12 (6.00%) Asset Management Analyst
4 12 (6.00%) Business Manager
4 12 (6.00%) IT Manager
5 11 (5.50%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 11 (5.50%) Project Analyst
6 10 (5.00%) Business Project Manager
6 10 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
7 9 (4.50%) Programme Manager
8 8 (4.00%) Consultant
9 7 (3.50%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.00%) Senior Project Manager
10 6 (3.00%) Technical Manager
11 5 (2.50%) Finance Project Manager
11 5 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 5 (2.50%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (2.50%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.50%) Middleware
2 3 (1.50%) .NET
3 2 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.00%) Kafka
3 2 (1.00%) MSMQ
3 2 (1.00%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.00%) RESTful
4 1 (0.50%) Cocoa
4 1 (0.50%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.50%) REST
4 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.50%) UIKit
4 1 (0.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.50%) Tandem
2 12 (6.00%) User Experience
3 9 (4.50%) AS400
3 9 (4.50%) iSeries
3 9 (4.50%) LPAR
3 9 (4.50%) Replication
4 8 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.50%) PMI
6 6 (3.00%) Derivative
6 6 (3.00%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.50%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.00%) CMDB
8 4 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.50%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.50%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.50%) NHS
9 3 (1.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.50%) Apple iOS
2 10 (5.00%) Windows
3 6 (3.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.50%) Unix
5 3 (1.50%) Android
5 3 (1.50%) Linux
5 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (20.50%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (17.50%) Project Delivery
5 34 (17.00%) Change Management
6 33 (16.50%) Business Analysis
7 31 (15.50%) Asset Management
8 29 (14.50%) PRINCE2
9 26 (13.00%) Requirements Gathering
10 25 (12.50%) Scrum
11 23 (11.50%) ITIL
12 22 (11.00%) Waterfall
13 21 (10.50%) Business Case
13 21 (10.50%) Matrix Organization
13 21 (10.50%) Project Governance
14 19 (9.50%) Migration
15 18 (9.00%) SDLC
16 17 (8.50%) GAP Analysis
17 16 (8.00%) Analytics
18 15 (7.50%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.00%) SQL
2 6 (3.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.50%) Java
4 2 (1.00%) Kotlin
5 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.50%) Perl
5 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (12.50%) Degree
2 9 (4.50%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 7 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.50%) PMP
5 4 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.50%) SAFe Agilist
6 3 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.00%) CISSP
8 1 (0.50%) CISA
8 1 (0.50%) CISM
8 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) GCFA
8 1 (0.50%) GCIH
8 1 (0.50%) GIAC
8 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.50%) QA
2 18 (9.00%) PMO
3 5 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.50%) SLA
4 3 (1.50%) GDPR
4 3 (1.50%) MiFID
4 3 (1.50%) NIST
5 2 (1.00%) IFRS
6 1 (0.50%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.50%) Basel III
6 1 (0.50%) EMIR
6 1 (0.50%) GRC
6 1 (0.50%) UCITS
System Software
1 9 (4.50%) PowerHA
2 6 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.00%) vSphere
4 3 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.00%) SCCM
1 4 (2.00%) Terraform
2 3 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.50%) PowerCLI
2 3 (1.50%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.00%) Grafana
3 2 (1.00%) Nagios
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) EnCase
4 1 (0.50%) FTK
4 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.50%) IBM
2 11 (5.50%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (4.50%) SAP
4 6 (3.00%) Oracle
5 5 (2.50%) Splunk
5 5 (2.50%) VMware
6 4 (2.00%) HP
6 4 (2.00%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.50%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.50%) Sparx
8 2 (1.00%) Adobe
8 2 (1.00%) Cisco
8 2 (1.00%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.00%) Google
8 2 (1.00%) Linedata
9 1 (0.50%) Ariba
9 1 (0.50%) Citrix
9 1 (0.50%) Informatica
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas