Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 25 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -8
Contract jobs citing Project Management 402 488 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.07% 6.98% 6.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.82% 7.87% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 328 297
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £306
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
City of London median hourly rate £31.00 £30.80 £28.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +8.64% +39.98%
10th Percentile £23.68 £15.83 £18.12
90th Percentile £34.70 £69.80 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.80 £28.35
% change year-on-year +7.16% +8.64% +39.98%

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 5,895 6,203 5,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.95% 88.66% 87.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,535 4,904 4,170
City of London median daily rate £525 £505 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +3.59% +2.63%
10th Percentile £325 £335 £313
90th Percentile £675 £695 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 90 44
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.75 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% -6.64% -3.36%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.81 £13.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £46.04 £47.43
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.97
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.70% -12.24%

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 26 April 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 26 April 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 171 (42.54%) Finance
2 159 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (24.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 93 (23.13%) PRINCE2
5 61 (15.17%) Banking
6 51 (12.69%) Microsoft
7 46 (11.44%) Scrum
8 45 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (10.70%) Migration
9 43 (10.70%) Change Management
10 42 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel
11 41 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (10.20%) Waterfall
12 39 (9.70%) Degree
13 36 (8.96%) PMI Certification
14 35 (8.71%) ITIL
15 34 (8.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 34 (8.46%) PMO
16 33 (8.21%) Microsoft Project
17 32 (7.96%) Windows
18 31 (7.71%) PMP
18 31 (7.71%) User Experience
19 29 (7.21%) Business Analysis
19 29 (7.21%) JIRA
20 28 (6.97%) Retail
21 26 (6.47%) Active Directory
22 25 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
22 25 (6.22%) Legal
22 25 (6.22%) Data Centre
22 25 (6.22%) Office 365

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 17 (4.23%) Confluence
2 15 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.99%) CMS
3 8 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.74%) Drupal
4 7 (1.74%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.24%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.50%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 42 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (8.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (8.21%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (5.47%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.75%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.25%) InVision
7 1 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.25%) HFM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.25%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.22%) Office 365
2 23 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.24%) SaaS
4 5 (1.24%) Trello
5 4 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.00%) PaaS
6 3 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.75%) IaaS
7 2 (0.50%) Apigee
7 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.50%) Slack
8 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.97%) WAN
2 20 (4.98%) LAN
3 10 (2.49%) DHCP
3 10 (2.49%) Internet
4 9 (2.24%) Unified Communications
5 8 (1.99%) DNS
5 8 (1.99%) Firewall
5 8 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.99%) VoIP
6 7 (1.74%) Ethernet
6 7 (1.74%) MPLS
6 7 (1.74%) Skype
6 7 (1.74%) VPN
7 6 (1.49%) BGP
7 6 (1.49%) OSPF
7 6 (1.49%) Wireless
8 5 (1.24%) Converged Networks
9 4 (1.00%) SAN
9 4 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.75%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.74%) Big Data
2 7 (1.74%) Power BI
2 7 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.00%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.00%) SQLite
4 3 (0.75%) Data Mart
4 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.50%) Pentaho
5 2 (0.50%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.25%) MS Access
6 1 (0.25%) OLAP
6 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 29 (7.21%) JIRA
2 7 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.00%) Subversion
4 3 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.75%) Selenium
4 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.75%) Xcode
5 2 (0.50%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.50%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.50%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.25%) Appium
6 1 (0.25%) Applitools
6 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.25%) fastlane
6 1 (0.25%) Hudson
6 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 171 (42.54%) Finance
2 61 (15.17%) Banking
3 28 (6.97%) Retail
4 25 (6.22%) Legal
5 24 (5.97%) Telecoms
6 19 (4.73%) Investment Banking
7 16 (3.98%) Law
8 14 (3.48%) Financial Institution
9 13 (3.23%) Front Office
9 13 (3.23%) Marketing
10 8 (1.99%) Back Office
10 8 (1.99%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.49%) Advertising
11 6 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.75%) Billing
12 3 (0.75%) Local Government
13 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.50%) Publishing
14 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 203 (50.50%) Project Manager
2 35 (8.71%) Analyst
2 35 (8.71%) IT Manager
3 31 (7.71%) IT Project Manager
4 26 (6.47%) Infrastructure Manager
5 24 (5.97%) Business Analyst
5 24 (5.97%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 16 (3.98%) Architect
6 16 (3.98%) Digital Project Manager
6 16 (3.98%) Senior Manager
7 15 (3.73%) Banking Project Manager
7 15 (3.73%) Senior Project Manager
8 14 (3.48%) Developer
9 12 (2.99%) Consultant
9 12 (2.99%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 12 (2.99%) Product Manager
10 11 (2.74%) Business Manager
10 11 (2.74%) Change Manager
10 11 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (2.74%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.99%) HTML
2 5 (1.24%) HTML5
2 5 (1.24%) REST
2 5 (1.24%) Spring
2 5 (1.24%) XML
3 4 (1.00%) CSS
3 4 (1.00%) J2EE
4 3 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.75%) JSON
4 3 (0.75%) MDX
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.75%) Web Services
5 2 (0.50%) .NET
5 2 (0.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.50%) jQuery
5 2 (0.50%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (0.50%) SOAP
5 2 (0.50%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.71%) User Experience
3 25 (6.22%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.49%) Fintech
5 10 (2.49%) PMI
6 7 (1.74%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.74%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.74%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.49%) Equities
7 6 (1.49%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.24%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.24%) Robotics
8 5 (1.24%) Tandem
8 5 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.96%) Windows
2 21 (5.22%) Windows 10
3 14 (3.48%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.99%) Android
5 5 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.24%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.00%) Linux
6 4 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.75%) Unix
7 3 (0.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (24.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 93 (23.13%) PRINCE2
4 46 (11.44%) Scrum
5 45 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (10.70%) Change Management
6 43 (10.70%) Migration
7 41 (10.20%) Waterfall
8 35 (8.71%) ITIL
9 29 (7.21%) Business Analysis
10 24 (5.97%) Asset Management
10 24 (5.97%) Risk Management
11 21 (5.22%) Product Management
11 21 (5.22%) Project Planning
11 21 (5.22%) Service Delivery
12 20 (4.98%) Project Governance
13 19 (4.73%) Mentoring
13 19 (4.73%) SDLC
13 19 (4.73%) Service Management
13 19 (4.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.73%) Java
2 14 (3.48%) SQL
3 9 (2.24%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.49%) Python
5 5 (1.24%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.00%) Kotlin
6 4 (1.00%) PHP
7 3 (0.75%) R
7 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.50%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.50%) C
8 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.50%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) ES6
9 1 (0.25%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (9.70%) Degree
2 36 (8.96%) PMI Certification
3 31 (7.71%) PMP
4 21 (5.22%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.23%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.99%) CCNA
6 12 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (2.49%) CCNP
8 9 (2.24%) BC Cleared
8 9 (2.24%) CCDA
8 9 (2.24%) CCDP
8 9 (2.24%) CCIE
9 8 (1.99%) CISSP
10 5 (1.24%) APMG
10 5 (1.24%) APMP
10 5 (1.24%) CISM
11 4 (1.00%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.46%) PMO
2 10 (2.49%) QA
3 3 (0.75%) IFRS
3 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.75%) SLA
4 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.50%) MiFID
4 2 (0.50%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.50%) SEPA
5 1 (0.25%) GAAP
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) PSD2
5 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.24%) XenApp
2 5 (1.24%) XenDesktop
3 4 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.25%) Docker
5 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.74%) SCCM
2 5 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.75%) Kibana
3 3 (0.75%) logstash
3 3 (0.75%) Nagios
3 3 (0.75%) RANCID
4 2 (0.50%) Cacti
4 2 (0.50%) Icinga
4 2 (0.50%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.50%) OpenView
4 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.25%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.73%) Citrix
3 18 (4.48%) Cisco
4 14 (3.48%) SAP
5 10 (2.49%) VMware
6 9 (2.24%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.24%) Oracle
7 8 (1.99%) Adobe
7 8 (1.99%) Apple
7 8 (1.99%) Reuters
8 7 (1.74%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (1.24%) Google
10 5 (1.24%) HP
10 5 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.24%) Symantec
11 4 (1.00%) Blue Prism
11 4 (1.00%) Tableau
11 4 (1.00%) UiPath
11 4 (1.00%) Workday