Period
to 23 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 January 2022 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 52 64 66
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 2,894 1,229 2,317
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.22% 3.59% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 4.11% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,997 841 1,574
10th Percentile £334 £298 £313
25th Percentile £413 £389 £390
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% - -
75th Percentile £613 £550 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 15 25
10th Percentile £21.43 £23.89 £11.55
25th Percentile £39.75 £27.00 £14.33
Median hourly rate £44.50 £29.65 £29.71
Median % change year-on-year +50.08% -0.20% +25.13%
75th Percentile £51.79 £51.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £67.82 £63.06 £82.50
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £32.94 £32.75
% change year-on-year +35.09% +0.58% +38.48%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 61,239 29,931 57,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.28% 87.52% 86.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,471 20,637 38,638
10th Percentile £325 £300 £288
25th Percentile £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,450 983 1,683
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.02 £11.88
25th Percentile £15.01 £15.83 £14.94
Median hourly rate £25.50 £26.79 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.82% +30.68% -5.79%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.53 £27.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.31% +29.76% -4.55%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Project Delivery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Project Delivery in England

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in England.

Daily rate trend for Project Delivery in England

Project Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Delivery in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in England

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in England.

Hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in England

Project Delivery
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Delivery in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Delivery in England

Project Delivery
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +8 1,357 £550 +10.00% 228
South East +10 508 £475 +4.80% 111
North of England +22 316 £450 - 139
Midlands +5 260 £450 - 111
West Midlands +12 205 £450 +4.65% 84
North West +10 172 £450 -4.26% 75
South West -8 171 £450 +5.88% 52
Yorkshire +16 132 £450 +5.88% 50
East of England -6 91 £460 -0.54% 46
East Midlands -22 51 £462 +2.56% 26
North East +1 13 £438 +2.94% 15
Project Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for Project Delivery.

1 1,361 (47.03%) Agile Software Development
2 961 (33.21%) Project Management
3 918 (31.72%) Finance
4 859 (29.68%) Social Skills
5 708 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 497 (17.17%) PRINCE2
7 451 (15.58%) Microsoft
8 363 (12.54%) Azure
9 347 (11.99%) Security Cleared
10 345 (11.92%) Waterfall
11 343 (11.85%) Scrum
12 327 (11.30%) Change Management
13 299 (10.33%) Migration
14 264 (9.12%) DevOps
15 257 (8.88%) SC Cleared
16 255 (8.81%) PMO
17 246 (8.50%) Public Sector
18 243 (8.40%) Business Case
19 241 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
20 239 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
21 233 (8.05%) AWS
22 231 (7.98%) JIRA
23 230 (7.95%) ITIL
24 224 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
25 215 (7.43%) Windows
26 214 (7.39%) Telecoms
27 206 (7.12%) Risk Management
28 187 (6.46%) Service Delivery
29 186 (6.43%) SQL
30 181 (6.25%) Analytics

Project Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 147 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 91 (3.14%) Confluence
3 21 (0.73%) CMS
4 17 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 16 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.41%) Apache
7 11 (0.38%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.31%) IIS
10 7 (0.24%) IBM Domino
11 6 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.17%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.14%) Documentum
13 4 (0.14%) Mattermost
13 4 (0.14%) nginx
13 4 (0.14%) SAS
14 3 (0.10%) Appian
14 3 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.10%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 178 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
2 146 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 120 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
4 102 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 70 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.28%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.10%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.069%) Revit
9 2 (0.069%) Sketch
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.035%) Maya
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle Smart View
10 1 (0.035%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 34 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 29 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.41%) Maximo
5 9 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.21%) Endur
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
8 6 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.17%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
10 4 (0.14%) iTrent
10 4 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (0.10%) Magento
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.10%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 363 (12.54%) Azure
2 233 (8.05%) AWS
3 170 (5.87%) Microsoft 365
4 108 (3.73%) Power Platform
5 103 (3.56%) SaaS
6 64 (2.21%) GCP
7 58 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 53 (1.83%) PaaS
9 47 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
10 46 (1.59%) Serverless
11 42 (1.45%) IaaS
12 41 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 32 (1.11%) PowerApps
14 29 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
15 28 (0.97%) GitHub
16 22 (0.76%) Power Automate
17 21 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
18 20 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
18 20 (0.69%) OpenShift
19 18 (0.62%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.14%) Firewall
2 63 (2.18%) 2G
3 61 (2.11%) 5G
4 44 (1.52%) GSM
5 43 (1.49%) MVNO
6 40 (1.38%) LAN
7 39 (1.35%) DNS
8 37 (1.28%) WAN
9 31 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
10 30 (1.04%) Network Security
11 29 (1.00%) SAN
12 28 (0.97%) Packet Switching
13 26 (0.90%) 3G
13 26 (0.90%) 4G
14 24 (0.83%) TCP/IP
15 23 (0.79%) Internet
16 21 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
17 19 (0.66%) LTE
17 19 (0.66%) MPLS
17 19 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
2 83 (2.87%) Power BI
3 81 (2.80%) SQL Server
4 72 (2.49%) Big Data
5 40 (1.38%) Data Lake
6 37 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 33 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 24 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 23 (0.79%) Oracle Database
10 21 (0.73%) MongoDB
10 21 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 17 (0.59%) SAP HANA
12 15 (0.52%) GIS
12 15 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
13 13 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (0.45%) SAP BW
13 13 (0.45%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 231 (7.98%) JIRA
2 61 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 52 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.62%) Bitbucket
4 18 (0.62%) GitLab
5 16 (0.55%) Subversion
6 15 (0.52%) SonarQube
6 15 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.41%) PowerDesigner
8 11 (0.38%) Maven
8 11 (0.38%) Selenium
9 10 (0.35%) Artifactory
9 10 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.31%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.31%) JUnit
11 8 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.21%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.17%) Hudson
13 5 (0.17%) Log4j
13 5 (0.17%) Mercurial
General
1 918 (31.72%) Finance
2 859 (29.68%) Social Skills
3 246 (8.50%) Public Sector
4 224 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
5 214 (7.39%) Telecoms
6 172 (5.94%) Banking
7 169 (5.84%) Presentation Skills
8 131 (4.53%) Retail
9 127 (4.39%) Influencing Skills
10 122 (4.22%) Marketing
11 103 (3.56%) Organisational Skills
12 96 (3.32%) Legal
13 44 (1.52%) Law
14 43 (1.49%) Investment Banking
15 41 (1.42%) Local Government
16 39 (1.35%) Manufacturing
17 33 (1.14%) Automotive
18 32 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
19 29 (1.00%) Billing
20 20 (0.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 906 (31.31%) Project Manager
2 387 (13.37%) Analyst
3 247 (8.53%) Business Analyst
4 222 (7.67%) Architect
5 168 (5.81%) Delivery Manager
6 154 (5.32%) IT Manager
7 128 (4.42%) Developer
7 128 (4.42%) IT Project Manager
8 118 (4.08%) Senior Manager
9 103 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
10 93 (3.21%) Consultant
11 82 (2.83%) Senior Project Manager
12 81 (2.80%) Technical Manager
13 80 (2.76%) Programme Manager
14 78 (2.70%) Service Manager
15 71 (2.45%) Infrastructure Manager
16 66 (2.28%) Delivery Project Manager
17 61 (2.11%) Technical Project Manager
18 60 (2.07%) Infrastructure Project Manager
19 58 (2.00%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.35%) .NET
2 54 (1.87%) HTML
3 47 (1.62%) REST
4 42 (1.45%) Web Services
5 41 (1.42%) RESTful
6 33 (1.14%) JSON
6 33 (1.14%) Kafka
6 33 (1.14%) Spring
7 32 (1.11%) React
8 29 (1.00%) CSS
9 25 (0.86%) Middleware
10 23 (0.79%) Node.js
10 23 (0.79%) React Native
10 23 (0.79%) XML
11 20 (0.69%) Spring Boot
12 19 (0.66%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.48%) ASP.NET
13 14 (0.48%) Java SE
14 13 (0.45%) LDAP
14 13 (0.45%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 139 (4.80%) Management Information System
2 125 (4.32%) Data Centre
3 98 (3.39%) Virtual Team
4 74 (2.56%) User Experience
5 66 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
6 63 (2.18%) NHS
7 62 (2.14%) Cloud Native
8 59 (2.04%) PMI
9 53 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 49 (1.69%) Legacy Systems
11 30 (1.04%) Replication
12 27 (0.93%) Kinect
13 23 (0.79%) CMDB
14 19 (0.66%) Blog
15 18 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 17 (0.59%) Public Cloud
17 15 (0.52%) Legacy Applications
17 15 (0.52%) Private Cloud
17 15 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
18 14 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 215 (7.43%) Windows
2 116 (4.01%) Linux
3 104 (3.59%) Windows Server
4 42 (1.45%) Unix
5 39 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 30 (1.04%) Android
6 30 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 17 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.17%) Solaris
13 5 (0.17%) VMS
14 4 (0.14%) SUSE
15 3 (0.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,361 (47.03%) Agile Software Development
2 961 (33.21%) Project Management
3 708 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 497 (17.17%) PRINCE2
5 345 (11.92%) Waterfall
6 343 (11.85%) Scrum
7 327 (11.30%) Change Management
8 299 (10.33%) Migration
9 264 (9.12%) DevOps
10 243 (8.40%) Business Case
11 241 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 239 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
13 230 (7.95%) ITIL
14 206 (7.12%) Risk Management
15 187 (6.46%) Service Delivery
16 181 (6.25%) Analytics
17 171 (5.91%) Coaching
17 171 (5.91%) Decision-Making
18 164 (5.67%) Business Analysis
19 159 (5.49%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 186 (6.43%) SQL
2 130 (4.49%) Python
3 111 (3.84%) Java
4 80 (2.76%) PowerShell
5 72 (2.49%) C
6 63 (2.18%) C#
7 58 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 53 (1.83%) Bash
9 15 (0.52%) AWK
9 15 (0.52%) Java 8
9 15 (0.52%) PL/SQL
9 15 (0.52%) sed
9 15 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 14 (0.48%) Perl
11 13 (0.45%) R
12 12 (0.41%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.28%) Java 11
13 8 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.24%) PHP
14 7 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 347 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 257 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 164 (5.67%) Degree
4 160 (5.53%) PMI Certification
5 146 (5.04%) PMP
6 70 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 64 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 52 (1.80%) APMP
9 50 (1.73%) DV Cleared
10 42 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 26 (0.90%) CISSP
13 25 (0.86%) AWS Certification
13 25 (0.86%) ISEB
14 24 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (0.83%) RHCE
15 21 (0.73%) ISTQB
15 21 (0.73%) MCSE
16 20 (0.69%) CCNA
17 18 (0.62%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (8.81%) PMO
2 115 (3.97%) QA
3 41 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 38 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (1.24%) SLA
6 33 (1.14%) GDPR
7 28 (0.97%) NCSC
8 25 (0.86%) PMBOK
9 22 (0.76%) Accessibility
10 13 (0.45%) GRC
10 13 (0.45%) NIST
11 11 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 10 (0.35%) PCI DSS
13 9 (0.31%) ISO 22301
13 9 (0.31%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.31%) RMADS
13 9 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.28%) COBIT
14 8 (0.28%) P3O
15 6 (0.21%) IFRS
System Software
1 122 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 68 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (1.73%) Docker
4 18 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.55%) XenApp
7 12 (0.41%) vSphere
8 11 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.28%) Firmware
10 6 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.14%) HDFS
13 2 (0.069%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.069%) IAG
13 2 (0.069%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.069%) Xen
13 2 (0.069%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.035%) NFS
Systems Management
1 74 (2.56%) Terraform
2 57 (1.97%) Kubernetes
3 56 (1.94%) Ansible
4 31 (1.07%) SCCM
5 18 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (0.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (0.38%) Puppet
9 10 (0.35%) SCOM
9 10 (0.35%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.31%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.31%) Packer
11 7 (0.24%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 6 (0.21%) Control-M
12 6 (0.21%) Kibana
12 6 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.21%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.17%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 451 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 147 (5.08%) SAP
3 137 (4.73%) VMware
4 119 (4.11%) Oracle
5 70 (2.42%) Cisco
6 67 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
7 61 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 49 (1.69%) Citrix
9 45 (1.55%) IBM
10 44 (1.52%) Google
11 29 (1.00%) Databricks
12 26 (0.90%) CheckPoint
13 23 (0.79%) Ericsson
14 21 (0.73%) Splunk
15 20 (0.69%) HP
16 19 (0.66%) Juniper
17 18 (0.62%) MuleSoft
18 16 (0.55%) Informatica
18 16 (0.55%) SolarWinds
19 15 (0.52%) Red Hat