Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 67 61
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 2,034 3,091 3,533
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.58% 3.50% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 3.99% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,319 1,982 2,391
Median daily rate £480 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 53 41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +22.97% -9.47%
10th Percentile £21.25 £14.05 £17.43
90th Percentile £68.75 £47.25 £63.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £27.16
% change year-on-year +4.79% +22.97% -13.09%

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 48,351 77,380 80,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.09% 87.55% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,242 51,811 53,856
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,654 1,911 2,042
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +0.90% -4.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.28 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +5.57% -8.00%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 +14 810 £500 -4.76% 137
South East +1 422 £475 +5.56% 71
North of England +8 317 £446 -0.83% 85
South West +11 203 £475 +10.47% 41
Midlands +8 188 £485 +10.11% 69
North West +5 150 £400 -11.11% 44
Yorkshire +23 122 £500 +17.65% 32
West Midlands -14 105 £488 +8.33% 41
East of England -12 92 £459 -10.44% 32
East Midlands +37 83 £485 +22.66% 27
North East +28 49 £400 -11.11% 9
Project Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 738 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (30.43%) Project Management
3 547 (26.89%) Finance
4 337 (16.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 333 (16.37%) Security Cleared
6 290 (14.26%) PRINCE2
7 282 (13.86%) Microsoft
8 251 (12.34%) SC Cleared
9 235 (11.55%) Azure
10 230 (11.31%) Migration
11 217 (10.67%) Scrum
12 210 (10.32%) Windows
13 189 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
13 189 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
14 174 (8.55%) SQL
15 171 (8.41%) Java
15 171 (8.41%) Change Management
16 166 (8.16%) Public Sector
17 163 (8.01%) DevOps
18 150 (7.37%) ITIL
19 148 (7.28%) Oracle
20 147 (7.23%) SAP
21 142 (6.98%) Degree
22 141 (6.93%) Telecoms
23 136 (6.69%) Analytics
24 132 (6.49%) Programme Management
25 130 (6.39%) Data Modelling
25 130 (6.39%) AWS
26 126 (6.19%) JIRA
27 122 (6.00%) Waterfall

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 61 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 55 (2.70%) Confluence
3 27 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 17 (0.84%) Skype for Business
5 16 (0.79%) IIS
6 15 (0.74%) Apache
6 15 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 15 (0.74%) CMS
6 15 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.39%) Mendix
8 8 (0.39%) SAS
9 6 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.29%) WordPress
10 5 (0.25%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.25%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 103 (5.06%) Microsoft Project
2 88 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (1.92%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.59%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.49%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.39%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.25%) InDesign
11 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.098%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.049%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.049%) Stata
Business Applications
1 40 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.49%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.39%) SAP MDG
7 7 (0.34%) SAP MDM
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.20%) PolarLake
10 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 235 (11.55%) Azure
2 130 (6.39%) AWS
3 88 (4.33%) Office 365
4 58 (2.85%) Power Platform
5 45 (2.21%) SaaS
6 40 (1.97%) PaaS
7 39 (1.92%) IaaS
8 33 (1.62%) GCP
9 25 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (0.79%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.69%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.64%) Boomi
14 13 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.64%) Serverless
15 11 (0.54%) PowerApps
16 10 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 93 (4.57%) Firewall
2 75 (3.69%) WAN
3 66 (3.24%) LAN
4 41 (2.02%) DNS
5 36 (1.77%) Wireless
6 35 (1.72%) Internet
7 33 (1.62%) DHCP
8 32 (1.57%) VoIP
9 29 (1.43%) BGP
10 26 (1.28%) MPLS
10 26 (1.28%) VPN
11 23 (1.13%) OSPF
12 21 (1.03%) VLAN
13 19 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (0.93%) Network Security
13 19 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (0.88%) SSL
15 17 (0.84%) Skype
16 14 (0.69%) 4G
16 14 (0.69%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (3.49%) Big Data
2 65 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 56 (2.75%) Power BI
4 54 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (1.62%) Data Lake
7 28 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 27 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 19 (0.93%) HDInsight
10 17 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (0.79%) Apache Hive
12 14 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (0.64%) Relational Database
14 12 (0.59%) HBase
14 12 (0.59%) SAP HANA
14 12 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.49%) MySQL
15 10 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
16 9 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 126 (6.19%) JIRA
2 77 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 68 (3.34%) Git (software)
4 42 (2.06%) Maven
5 30 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
6 27 (1.33%) Visual Studio
7 22 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.88%) Gradle
9 15 (0.74%) Selenium
10 13 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (0.59%) PostCSS
11 12 (0.59%) SonarQube
12 11 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.54%) IBM UrbanCode
13 10 (0.49%) Mercurial
14 9 (0.44%) FindBugs
14 9 (0.44%) Log4j
14 9 (0.44%) Subversion
14 9 (0.44%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.39%) JMeter
General
1 547 (26.89%) Finance
2 166 (8.16%) Public Sector
3 141 (6.93%) Telecoms
4 118 (5.80%) Banking
5 77 (3.79%) Retail
6 63 (3.10%) Marketing
7 53 (2.61%) Legal
8 35 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 28 (1.38%) Front Office
11 24 (1.18%) Back Office
11 24 (1.18%) Local Government
12 22 (1.08%) Law
13 16 (0.79%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.74%) Electronics
15 13 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.54%) Military
16 11 (0.54%) Publishing
17 10 (0.49%) Billing
18 8 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 591 (29.06%) Project Manager
2 190 (9.34%) Analyst
3 167 (8.21%) Architect
4 124 (6.10%) Business Analyst
5 121 (5.95%) Developer
6 109 (5.36%) IT Manager
7 105 (5.16%) Delivery Manager
8 87 (4.28%) IT Project Manager
9 71 (3.49%) Consultant
10 68 (3.34%) Programme Manager
11 60 (2.95%) Senior Manager
12 57 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
13 49 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 49 (2.41%) Technical Manager
14 44 (2.16%) Infrastructure Manager
15 43 (2.11%) Senior Project Manager
16 39 (1.92%) Network Engineer
17 37 (1.82%) DevOps Engineer
17 37 (1.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 35 (1.72%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.39%) .NET
2 56 (2.75%) HTML
3 54 (2.65%) Web Services
4 42 (2.06%) Spring
5 39 (1.92%) Middleware
6 38 (1.87%) RESTful
7 34 (1.67%) CSS
7 34 (1.67%) XML
8 33 (1.62%) Kafka
9 32 (1.57%) REST
10 27 (1.33%) Spring Boot
11 25 (1.23%) React
12 23 (1.13%) JSON
13 19 (0.93%) SOAP
14 18 (0.88%) AngularJS
14 18 (0.88%) Node.js
15 17 (0.84%) Spring Batch
16 15 (0.74%) HTML5
17 14 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
17 14 (0.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 189 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 79 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 64 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (2.95%) User Experience
6 34 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 29 (1.43%) PMI
8 26 (1.28%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 18 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (0.79%) Clustering
12 16 (0.79%) NHS
13 13 (0.64%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.64%) Replication
14 12 (0.59%) PKI
15 11 (0.54%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.54%) Life Science
15 11 (0.54%) Robotics
16 10 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 210 (10.32%) Windows
2 107 (5.26%) Linux
3 67 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 59 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 49 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (2.26%) Unix
7 23 (1.13%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 19 (0.93%) Android
9 19 (0.93%) CentOS
10 17 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 17 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.59%) Solaris
12 12 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.54%) Debian
14 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.39%) AIX
15 8 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (30.43%) Project Management
3 337 (16.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 290 (14.26%) PRINCE2
5 230 (11.31%) Migration
6 217 (10.67%) Scrum
7 189 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
8 171 (8.41%) Change Management
9 163 (8.01%) DevOps
10 150 (7.37%) ITIL
11 136 (6.69%) Analytics
12 132 (6.49%) Programme Management
13 130 (6.39%) Data Modelling
14 122 (6.00%) Waterfall
15 118 (5.80%) Business Analysis
16 116 (5.70%) Service Delivery
17 113 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
18 108 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
19 107 (5.26%) ERP
20 100 (4.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (8.55%) SQL
2 171 (8.41%) Java
3 63 (3.10%) PowerShell
4 58 (2.85%) C#
5 57 (2.80%) Python
6 56 (2.75%) JavaScript
7 49 (2.41%) C
8 22 (1.08%) PL/SQL
9 13 (0.64%) PHP
9 13 (0.64%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.64%) XQuery
10 12 (0.59%) Scala
11 11 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 11 (0.54%) XPath
12 10 (0.49%) C++
12 10 (0.49%) TypeScript
13 8 (0.39%) R
14 7 (0.34%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.29%) ABAP
15 6 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 333 (16.37%) Security Cleared
2 251 (12.34%) SC Cleared
3 142 (6.98%) Degree
4 71 (3.49%) PMI Certification
5 60 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (2.95%) PMP
6 53 (2.61%) DV Cleared
7 46 (2.26%) CCNP
8 38 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 36 (1.77%) CCNA
9 36 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 27 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 26 (1.28%) APMP
12 25 (1.23%) CCIE
13 22 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (0.98%) HNC
16 17 (0.84%) ISEB
16 17 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.95%) PMO
2 54 (2.65%) QA
3 31 (1.52%) SLA
4 28 (1.38%) GDPR
5 22 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 15 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.34%) GxP
8 7 (0.34%) IFRS
9 6 (0.29%) NIST
9 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.25%) P3O
11 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.20%) GAAP
11 4 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.20%) PSD2
12 3 (0.15%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 96 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 44 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.02%) Docker
4 25 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.59%) HDFS
7 11 (0.54%) vSphere
7 11 (0.54%) XenApp
8 9 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.29%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.20%) Firmware
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.15%) Snort
12 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.098%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 2 (0.098%) NFS
13 2 (0.098%) vCloud
14 1 (0.049%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 50 (2.46%) SCCM
2 43 (2.11%) Ansible
3 26 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 26 (1.28%) Terraform
4 23 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.79%) WSUS
6 14 (0.69%) Puppet
7 13 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (0.64%) Nagios
8 11 (0.54%) Grafana
8 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (0.54%) Prometheus
8 11 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.44%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.44%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (0.29%) SCOM
11 5 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 282 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 148 (7.28%) Oracle
3 147 (7.23%) SAP
4 100 (4.92%) Cisco
5 76 (3.74%) VMware
6 53 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
7 52 (2.56%) Citrix
8 38 (1.87%) Informatica
9 33 (1.62%) Red Hat
10 30 (1.47%) Adobe
11 28 (1.38%) Juniper
12 25 (1.23%) hybris
12 25 (1.23%) ServiceNow
13 22 (1.08%) Palo Alto
14 21 (1.03%) IBM
15 20 (0.98%) Atlassian
15 20 (0.98%) Dell
16 19 (0.93%) CheckPoint
16 19 (0.93%) F5
17 17 (0.84%) Google