Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 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 Delivery
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 64 67
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 2,809 942 2,788
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.20% 3.56% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.70% 4.07% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,987 626 1,887
10th Percentile £328 £311 £325
25th Percentile £413 £384 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 33
10th Percentile £20.60 £22.00 £14.50
25th Percentile £25.44 £25.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +40.35% +3.64% +22.22%
75th Percentile £56.50 £47.50 £53.75
90th Percentile £66.00 £65.00 £81.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £30.72 £30.00
% change year-on-year +38.35% +2.40% +29.20%

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 59,789 23,168 68,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.35% 87.46% 87.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,977 15,930 46,227
10th Percentile £315 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.15%
75th Percentile £623 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £510 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,486 646 1,893
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.36
25th Percentile £14.42 £15.50 £14.32
Median hourly rate £24.18 £25.67 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.81% +14.07% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.44 £45.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.80 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.80% +11.11% +15.38%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 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 +17 1,316 £550 +8.91% 277
South East -1 464 £475 +5.56% 101
North of England +42 341 £450 - 130
Midlands -9 233 £450 +5.39% 101
North West +37 193 £450 +5.88% 67
South West +15 181 £425 -10.53% 74
West Midlands -1 176 £450 +9.09% 73
Yorkshire +17 132 £472 +4.78% 51
East of England -3 95 £450 +2.86% 58
East Midlands -17 55 £439 -2.44% 27
North East +5 17 £374 -25.25% 12
Project Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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 1,274 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 858 (30.54%) Social Skills
3 847 (30.15%) Project Management
4 829 (29.51%) Finance
5 758 (26.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 411 (14.63%) PRINCE2
7 372 (13.24%) Microsoft
8 344 (12.25%) Azure
9 306 (10.89%) Security Cleared
10 303 (10.79%) Scrum
11 297 (10.57%) Waterfall
12 294 (10.47%) Migration
13 291 (10.36%) Change Management
14 266 (9.47%) DevOps
15 262 (9.33%) Business Case
16 259 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
17 244 (8.69%) Public Sector
18 237 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
19 231 (8.22%) Telecoms
20 229 (8.15%) PMO
21 228 (8.12%) ITIL
22 227 (8.08%) AWS
23 220 (7.83%) JIRA
24 201 (7.16%) SC Cleared
25 191 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
25 191 (6.80%) Analytics
26 190 (6.76%) SQL
27 174 (6.19%) Business Analysis
28 173 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
29 171 (6.09%) Windows

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
1 139 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 120 (4.27%) Confluence
3 30 (1.07%) CMS
4 26 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 18 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 17 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.43%) Apache
8 10 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.32%) IIS
9 9 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.25%) Documentum
12 6 (0.21%) Drupal
12 6 (0.21%) SAS
13 4 (0.14%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.14%) Mattermost
13 4 (0.14%) nginx
13 4 (0.14%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.11%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 147 (5.23%) Microsoft Project
2 130 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 120 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
4 93 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 69 (2.46%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.43%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.14%) ProjectWise
7 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.11%) Sketch
9 2 (0.071%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.071%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.071%) Revit
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.036%) Figma
Business Applications
1 34 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.39%) Magento
5 10 (0.36%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.28%) HFM
7 8 (0.28%) Maximo
8 7 (0.25%) Endur
8 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
9 6 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
10 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.14%) BASE24
11 4 (0.14%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
11 4 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 344 (12.25%) Azure
2 227 (8.08%) AWS
3 160 (5.70%) Microsoft 365
4 105 (3.74%) Power Platform
5 88 (3.13%) SaaS
6 59 (2.10%) GCP
7 58 (2.06%) PaaS
8 49 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 46 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
10 44 (1.57%) IaaS
11 38 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 36 (1.28%) Serverless
13 33 (1.17%) PowerApps
14 28 (1.00%) GitHub
15 19 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
16 17 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (0.61%) Azure Logic Apps
17 16 (0.57%) OpenShift
18 13 (0.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 13 (0.46%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 89 (3.17%) 5G
2 76 (2.71%) 2G
3 71 (2.53%) Firewall
4 66 (2.35%) GSM
4 66 (2.35%) MVNO
5 49 (1.74%) Packet Switching
6 35 (1.25%) Network Security
7 33 (1.17%) DNS
7 33 (1.17%) LAN
8 28 (1.00%) Internet
8 28 (1.00%) WAN
9 24 (0.85%) TCP/IP
10 23 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (0.78%) SAN
12 21 (0.75%) Wireless
13 19 (0.68%) MPLS
14 18 (0.64%) FTP
15 17 (0.61%) 4G
15 17 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
15 17 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
2 88 (3.13%) Power BI
3 81 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 65 (2.31%) Big Data
5 52 (1.85%) Data Lake
6 51 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 32 (1.14%) Hadoop
8 31 (1.10%) MySQL
9 30 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 29 (1.03%) Tableau
11 27 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 22 (0.78%) SAP HANA
13 21 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 21 (0.75%) RDBMS
14 19 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
14 19 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (0.64%) Endeca
15 18 (0.64%) SAP BW
16 17 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 220 (7.83%) JIRA
2 75 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 65 (2.31%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.78%) Maven
5 17 (0.61%) Bitbucket
5 17 (0.61%) GitLab
6 14 (0.50%) PowerDesigner
7 13 (0.46%) Subversion
7 13 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.28%) Hudson
8 8 (0.28%) IntelliJ
8 8 (0.28%) Selenium
8 8 (0.28%) SonarQube
8 8 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.28%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.25%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.25%) Checkstyle
9 7 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.18%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 858 (30.54%) Social Skills
2 829 (29.51%) Finance
3 244 (8.69%) Public Sector
4 237 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
5 231 (8.22%) Telecoms
6 168 (5.98%) Presentation Skills
7 141 (5.02%) Retail
8 139 (4.95%) Banking
9 137 (4.88%) Influencing Skills
10 103 (3.67%) Marketing
11 83 (2.95%) Organisational Skills
12 74 (2.63%) Legal
13 50 (1.78%) Manufacturing
14 36 (1.28%) Automotive
15 35 (1.25%) Investment Banking
15 35 (1.25%) Law
16 32 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
17 28 (1.00%) Local Government
18 21 (0.75%) Back Office
19 18 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 933 (33.21%) Project Manager
2 389 (13.85%) Analyst
3 273 (9.72%) Business Analyst
4 212 (7.55%) Architect
5 157 (5.59%) Delivery Manager
5 157 (5.59%) IT Manager
6 126 (4.49%) IT Project Manager
7 119 (4.24%) Developer
8 116 (4.13%) Senior Manager
9 107 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
10 103 (3.67%) Consultant
11 88 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
12 86 (3.06%) Technical Manager
13 75 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
14 72 (2.56%) Delivery Project Manager
14 72 (2.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 69 (2.46%) Service Manager
16 68 (2.42%) Technical Project Manager
17 58 (2.06%) Programme Manager
18 54 (1.92%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (2.24%) .NET
2 57 (2.03%) Web Services
3 53 (1.89%) HTML
4 40 (1.42%) REST
4 40 (1.42%) RESTful
5 36 (1.28%) CSS
5 36 (1.28%) Spring
6 31 (1.10%) React
7 28 (1.00%) Node.js
8 27 (0.96%) JSON
9 23 (0.82%) Kafka
10 21 (0.75%) Spring Boot
11 18 (0.64%) Middleware
11 18 (0.64%) React Native
12 16 (0.57%) AngularJS
13 15 (0.53%) SOAP
13 15 (0.53%) Swagger
13 15 (0.53%) XML
14 14 (0.50%) Java SE
14 14 (0.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 110 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 102 (3.63%) Virtual Team
3 97 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 72 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (2.28%) User Experience
6 58 (2.06%) PMI
7 56 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 53 (1.89%) NHS
9 37 (1.32%) Public Cloud
10 34 (1.21%) Cloud Native
11 33 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
12 22 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (0.75%) CMDB
14 18 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
15 17 (0.61%) Legacy Applications
15 17 (0.61%) Replication
16 15 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.53%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.50%) Fibre Optics
17 14 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 171 (6.09%) Windows
2 89 (3.17%) Linux
3 84 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 50 (1.78%) Unix
5 29 (1.03%) Windows 10
6 24 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 19 (0.68%) Android
8 17 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.57%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.14%) Solaris
14 4 (0.14%) VMS
15 3 (0.11%) AIX
15 3 (0.11%) CentOS
16 2 (0.071%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,274 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 847 (30.15%) Project Management
3 758 (26.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 411 (14.63%) PRINCE2
5 303 (10.79%) Scrum
6 297 (10.57%) Waterfall
7 294 (10.47%) Migration
8 291 (10.36%) Change Management
9 266 (9.47%) DevOps
10 262 (9.33%) Business Case
11 259 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
12 228 (8.12%) ITIL
13 191 (6.80%) Analytics
13 191 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 174 (6.19%) Business Analysis
15 173 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
16 164 (5.84%) SDLC
17 163 (5.80%) Risk Management
18 150 (5.34%) Decision-Making
19 147 (5.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 190 (6.76%) SQL
2 137 (4.88%) Java
3 103 (3.67%) Python
4 101 (3.60%) C
5 65 (2.31%) JavaScript
6 56 (1.99%) C#
6 56 (1.99%) PowerShell
7 41 (1.46%) Bash Shell
8 21 (0.75%) Java 8
8 21 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 20 (0.71%) PHP
10 17 (0.61%) AWK
11 15 (0.53%) sed
12 13 (0.46%) Kotlin
12 13 (0.46%) R
13 12 (0.43%) Perl
14 11 (0.39%) Go
14 11 (0.39%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 306 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 201 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 141 (5.02%) Degree
4 123 (4.38%) PMI Certification
5 109 (3.88%) PMP
6 60 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 58 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 40 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 37 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 30 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.68%) APMP
13 18 (0.64%) CCNA
13 18 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (0.61%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.57%) ISEB
16 15 (0.53%) RHCE
17 14 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (0.50%) MCSE
18 13 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (8.15%) PMO
2 104 (3.70%) QA
3 43 (1.53%) SLA
4 37 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 31 (1.10%) GDPR
6 30 (1.07%) PMBOK
7 22 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.75%) Accessibility
8 21 (0.75%) NCSC
9 13 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.39%) GRC
11 8 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (0.25%) COBIT
12 7 (0.25%) ISO 22301
12 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.18%) NIST
13 5 (0.18%) P3O
14 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
14 4 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 125 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 71 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (2.10%) Docker
4 17 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.36%) XenApp
8 9 (0.32%) vSphere
9 8 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.11%) Firmware
14 3 (0.11%) HDFS
14 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.071%) IAG
15 2 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.071%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (2.49%) Kubernetes
2 68 (2.42%) Terraform
3 59 (2.10%) Ansible
4 35 (1.25%) SCCM
5 17 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.61%) Puppet
6 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 13 (0.46%) Grafana
10 10 (0.36%) Nagios
11 9 (0.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 9 (0.32%) Kibana
12 8 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.28%) logstash
13 7 (0.25%) Packer
13 7 (0.25%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.21%) Control-M
14 6 (0.21%) Oozie
15 5 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 372 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 154 (5.48%) SAP
3 139 (4.95%) Oracle
4 111 (3.95%) VMware
5 69 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (2.35%) Cisco
7 46 (1.64%) Citrix
7 46 (1.64%) Google
8 39 (1.39%) IBM
9 38 (1.35%) ServiceNow
10 23 (0.82%) Adobe
10 23 (0.82%) Informatica
11 22 (0.78%) CheckPoint
11 22 (0.78%) Databricks
12 21 (0.75%) HP
13 18 (0.64%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.61%) F5
14 17 (0.61%) Splunk
15 16 (0.57%) MuleSoft
16 15 (0.53%) Red Hat