Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 69 59
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 2,178 3,170 3,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.51% 3.49% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 3.99% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,399 2,038 2,419
England median daily rate £475 £486 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +4.01% +3.89%
10th Percentile £313 £318 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 54 34
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% -4.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £13.92 £14.07 £18.25
90th Percentile £65.38 £45.50 £66.15
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.95 £33.50
% change year-on-year +6.22% -1.64% +11.67%

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 52,834 79,460 80,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.24% 87.54% 86.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,603 53,140 54,351
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £290 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,694 1,992 1,969
England median hourly rate £23.00 £24.04 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +0.17% -2.04%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +2.13% -3.73%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Delivery in England

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Delivery in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Delivery in England

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Delivery in England over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in England

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Delivery in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in England

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Delivery in England over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor 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 21 February 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 +10 845 £500 -4.76% 214
South East +3 461 £475 +4.97% 142
North of England +17 345 £431 -4.17% 118
South West +9 214 £475 +5.56% 76
Midlands +5 205 £475 +7.95% 88
North West +14 172 £400 -11.11% 51
Yorkshire +27 130 £475 +5.56% 55
West Midlands -15 115 £450 - 56
East of England -19 99 £450 -10.00% 52
East Midlands +45 90 £475 +28.38% 30
North East +23 46 £400 -8.05% 12
Project Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 791 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (29.52%) Project Management
3 591 (27.13%) Finance
4 362 (16.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 340 (15.61%) Security Cleared
6 308 (14.14%) PRINCE2
7 306 (14.05%) Microsoft
8 260 (11.94%) Azure
9 253 (11.62%) SC Cleared
10 240 (11.02%) Migration
11 237 (10.88%) Windows
12 222 (10.19%) Scrum
13 216 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
14 210 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
15 190 (8.72%) Change Management
16 181 (8.31%) Public Sector
17 180 (8.26%) SQL
18 176 (8.08%) DevOps
19 173 (7.94%) Java
20 167 (7.67%) Oracle
21 161 (7.39%) SAP
22 160 (7.35%) Degree
23 159 (7.30%) ITIL
24 153 (7.02%) AWS
25 147 (6.75%) Telecoms
26 146 (6.70%) PMO
27 142 (6.52%) Analytics
28 138 (6.34%) Waterfall
28 138 (6.34%) ERP
28 138 (6.34%) JIRA

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 68 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 66 (3.03%) Confluence
3 31 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 25 (1.15%) Apache Spark
5 23 (1.06%) Skype for Business
6 22 (1.01%) Apache
7 16 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 16 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.64%) IIS
9 13 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.60%) SAS
10 9 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.37%) Mendix
11 8 (0.37%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.32%) CMS
13 6 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.23%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.23%) WordPress
15 4 (0.18%) Jupyter
Applications
1 106 (4.87%) Microsoft Project
2 99 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 92 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 56 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.55%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.23%) InDesign
8 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 45 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
3 17 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.64%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.46%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.37%) SAP MDG
7 8 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 7 (0.32%) SAP MDM
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.23%) Maximo
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
11 4 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.18%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 260 (11.94%) Azure
2 153 (7.02%) AWS
3 105 (4.82%) Office 365
4 61 (2.80%) Power Platform
5 54 (2.48%) SaaS
6 42 (1.93%) PaaS
7 41 (1.88%) GCP
8 38 (1.74%) IaaS
9 29 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (0.78%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.73%) Serverless
14 15 (0.69%) OneDrive
15 13 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.51%) PowerApps
16 11 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
17 10 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
17 10 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 113 (5.19%) Firewall
2 80 (3.67%) WAN
3 75 (3.44%) LAN
4 51 (2.34%) DNS
5 40 (1.84%) Internet
6 37 (1.70%) Wireless
7 35 (1.61%) DHCP
8 34 (1.56%) VPN
9 33 (1.52%) VoIP
10 30 (1.38%) MPLS
11 29 (1.33%) BGP
12 24 (1.10%) OSPF
13 23 (1.06%) SAN
13 23 (1.06%) Skype
13 23 (1.06%) VLAN
13 23 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (1.01%) Network Security
15 20 (0.92%) SSL
16 18 (0.83%) TCP/IP
16 18 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (3.76%) Big Data
2 74 (3.40%) SQL Server
3 59 (2.71%) Power BI
4 55 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (1.93%) Hadoop
6 37 (1.70%) Data Lake
7 31 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 23 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (0.96%) Apache Hive
11 19 (0.87%) Relational Database
12 17 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.60%) HDInsight
14 12 (0.55%) HBase
14 12 (0.55%) MySQL
15 11 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.51%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.51%) SAP HANA
16 10 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 138 (6.34%) JIRA
2 91 (4.18%) Jenkins
3 78 (3.58%) Git (software)
4 45 (2.07%) Maven
5 33 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 24 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 22 (1.01%) Selenium
8 20 (0.92%) Gradle
9 18 (0.83%) SonarQube
10 17 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.55%) JMeter
11 12 (0.55%) Mercurial
11 12 (0.55%) PostCSS
11 12 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (0.51%) FindBugs
12 11 (0.51%) IBM UrbanCode
12 11 (0.51%) Log4j
12 11 (0.51%) Subversion
13 10 (0.46%) GitLab
14 9 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 591 (27.13%) Finance
2 181 (8.31%) Public Sector
3 147 (6.75%) Telecoms
4 107 (4.91%) Banking
5 88 (4.04%) Retail
6 61 (2.80%) Marketing
7 57 (2.62%) Legal
8 48 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 31 (1.42%) Law
11 27 (1.24%) Local Government
12 25 (1.15%) Back Office
13 21 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.87%) Front Office
15 18 (0.83%) Electronics
16 13 (0.60%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.51%) Billing
18 10 (0.46%) Advertising
19 9 (0.41%) Retail Banking
20 8 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 600 (27.55%) Project Manager
2 220 (10.10%) Analyst
3 176 (8.08%) Architect
4 136 (6.24%) Business Analyst
5 126 (5.79%) Developer
6 117 (5.37%) IT Manager
7 106 (4.87%) Delivery Manager
8 92 (4.22%) IT Project Manager
9 82 (3.76%) Programme Manager
10 77 (3.54%) Consultant
11 68 (3.12%) Senior Manager
12 64 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
13 56 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 52 (2.39%) Technical Manager
15 49 (2.25%) Senior Project Manager
16 46 (2.11%) Network Engineer
17 41 (1.88%) Infrastructure Manager
18 40 (1.84%) DevOps Engineer
19 37 (1.70%) Delivery Project Manager
20 36 (1.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.12%) .NET
2 65 (2.98%) Web Services
3 63 (2.89%) HTML
4 44 (2.02%) CSS
4 44 (2.02%) Middleware
5 42 (1.93%) RESTful
6 41 (1.88%) Spring
7 35 (1.61%) Kafka
8 32 (1.47%) REST
9 31 (1.42%) XML
10 24 (1.10%) React
11 23 (1.06%) JSON
12 21 (0.96%) Spring Boot
13 20 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
14 17 (0.78%) Spring Batch
15 16 (0.73%) AngularJS
15 16 (0.73%) Node.js
15 16 (0.73%) SOAP
16 15 (0.69%) Gherkin
17 14 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 216 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 87 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 67 (3.08%) User Experience
5 58 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 36 (1.65%) PMI
8 30 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 22 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 20 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (0.83%) NHS
12 17 (0.78%) Clustering
13 16 (0.73%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
14 15 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.64%) Replication
16 13 (0.60%) PKI
17 12 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 237 (10.88%) Windows
2 130 (5.97%) Linux
3 86 (3.95%) Windows Server
4 74 (3.40%) Windows 10
5 59 (2.71%) Unix
6 55 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.38%) CentOS
8 27 (1.24%) Ubuntu
9 26 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 25 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 22 (1.01%) Android
12 21 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.64%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.55%) Debian
14 12 (0.55%) Solaris
15 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.37%) AIX
17 4 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 791 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (29.52%) Project Management
3 362 (16.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 308 (14.14%) PRINCE2
5 240 (11.02%) Migration
6 222 (10.19%) Scrum
7 210 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
8 190 (8.72%) Change Management
9 176 (8.08%) DevOps
10 159 (7.30%) ITIL
11 142 (6.52%) Analytics
12 138 (6.34%) ERP
12 138 (6.34%) Waterfall
13 133 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
14 127 (5.83%) Data Modelling
14 127 (5.83%) Programme Management
15 125 (5.74%) Service Delivery
16 121 (5.56%) Business Analysis
17 111 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
18 108 (4.96%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 180 (8.26%) SQL
2 173 (7.94%) Java
3 73 (3.35%) Python
4 63 (2.89%) PowerShell
5 62 (2.85%) JavaScript
6 51 (2.34%) C#
7 47 (2.16%) C
8 19 (0.87%) PL/SQL
9 16 (0.73%) R
10 14 (0.64%) C++
10 14 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.55%) PHP
12 11 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.51%) Scala
13 10 (0.46%) XQuery
14 9 (0.41%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.37%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.32%) Ruby
16 7 (0.32%) XPath
17 4 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 340 (15.61%) Security Cleared
2 253 (11.62%) SC Cleared
3 160 (7.35%) Degree
4 81 (3.72%) PMI Certification
5 69 (3.17%) PMP
6 64 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 47 (2.16%) CCNP
9 41 (1.88%) CCNA
10 35 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 35 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 29 (1.33%) APMP
12 28 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 25 (1.15%) CCIE
13 25 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 24 (1.10%) HNC
15 23 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (0.78%) ISEB
18 16 (0.73%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (6.70%) PMO
2 56 (2.57%) QA
3 46 (2.11%) SLA
4 31 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 30 (1.38%) GDPR
6 17 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 16 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.32%) IFRS
9 7 (0.32%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.23%) NIST
12 4 (0.18%) GAAP
12 4 (0.18%) GxP
12 4 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.18%) P3O
13 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.14%) HL7
13 3 (0.14%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 112 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 59 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.11%) Docker
4 22 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.83%) XenApp
6 15 (0.69%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.60%) vSphere
8 12 (0.55%) HDFS
9 10 (0.46%) DFS Replication
10 8 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.23%) Firmware
13 4 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.18%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.14%) Snort
15 2 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 60 (2.75%) SCCM
2 54 (2.48%) Ansible
3 31 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (1.42%) Terraform
4 24 (1.10%) Kubernetes
5 18 (0.83%) Puppet
6 17 (0.78%) WSUS
7 16 (0.73%) Nagios
8 13 (0.60%) AirWatch
8 13 (0.60%) Grafana
8 13 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
8 13 (0.60%) Prometheus
8 13 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (0.37%) Data Guard
10 8 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.32%) SCOM
12 6 (0.28%) Oozie
13 5 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 306 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 167 (7.67%) Oracle
3 161 (7.39%) SAP
4 109 (5.00%) Cisco
5 92 (4.22%) VMware
6 63 (2.89%) Citrix
7 51 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (1.56%) Informatica
8 34 (1.56%) Juniper
9 31 (1.42%) Adobe
9 31 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 30 (1.38%) IBM
11 26 (1.19%) Google
12 25 (1.15%) hybris
13 24 (1.10%) ServiceNow
14 21 (0.96%) Palo Alto
14 21 (0.96%) Tableau
15 18 (0.83%) CheckPoint
15 18 (0.83%) F5
15 18 (0.83%) Workday