Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 66 62
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 1,285 2,969 3,573
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.63% 3.50% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 4.01% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 1,932 2,355
Median daily rate £485 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £318
90th Percentile £649 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £478 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +0.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +40.00%
10th Percentile £22.00 £14.84 £13.11
90th Percentile £68.75 £52.25 £64.80
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% -4.57% +35.06%

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 30,529 74,120 82,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.27% 87.38% 87.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,512 49,358 54,803
Median daily rate £482 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,011 2,015 2,263
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.47% +13.23% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.66 £21.50
% change year-on-year +31.79% +14.70% -14.00%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +5 553 £500 -4.76% 48
South East +14 290 £485 +7.78% 30
North of England +8 153 £445 -1.11% 39
Midlands +8 122 £476 +5.83% 25
South West +6 97 £463 +2.78% 27
West Midlands +5 78 £460 +2.22% 18
North West -4 75 £400 -11.11% 21
Yorkshire +22 64 £500 +17.65% 14
East of England -7 58 £483 +1.58% 14
East Midlands +28 44 £485 +14.00% 6
North East +24 16 £575 +35.61% 4
Project Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 471 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (29.96%) Project Management
3 330 (25.68%) Finance
4 217 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 213 (16.58%) Security Cleared
6 202 (15.72%) Microsoft
7 170 (13.23%) PRINCE2
8 159 (12.37%) Migration
9 154 (11.98%) Azure
10 146 (11.36%) Scrum
11 141 (10.97%) SC Cleared
12 134 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
13 129 (10.04%) Public Sector
14 117 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
15 114 (8.87%) SQL
16 108 (8.40%) Telecoms
17 106 (8.25%) Change Management
18 103 (8.02%) Windows
19 99 (7.70%) Degree
20 95 (7.39%) Waterfall
21 94 (7.32%) DevOps
21 94 (7.32%) Business Analysis
22 90 (7.00%) Java
23 89 (6.93%) ITIL
24 88 (6.85%) Oracle
25 86 (6.69%) PMO
26 85 (6.61%) Banking
27 83 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
28 81 (6.30%) Risk Management
29 80 (6.23%) 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 70 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.42%) Confluence
3 17 (1.32%) CMS
4 15 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 12 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.78%) IIS
7 8 (0.62%) Apache
8 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.47%) WordPress
9 5 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.39%) Mule
10 4 (0.31%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.16%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.16%) nginx
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (5.76%) Microsoft Project
2 63 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
4 34 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.95%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.54%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.39%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.16%) InDesign
11 1 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.078%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.078%) Revit
11 1 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.47%) Magento
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.47%) Primavera
4 6 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.31%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.23%) Endur
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.23%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.23%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 154 (11.98%) Azure
2 72 (5.60%) AWS
3 67 (5.21%) Office 365
4 36 (2.80%) Power Platform
5 27 (2.10%) PaaS
6 24 (1.87%) IaaS
7 22 (1.71%) SaaS
8 18 (1.40%) GCP
9 15 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (1.01%) Boomi
11 12 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.93%) GitHub
11 12 (0.93%) OneDrive
12 9 (0.70%) Serverless
13 8 (0.62%) Oracle CX
13 8 (0.62%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 7 (0.54%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.47%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 6 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.11%) WAN
2 35 (2.72%) Firewall
3 29 (2.26%) LAN
4 28 (2.18%) VoIP
5 21 (1.63%) DNS
6 17 (1.32%) BGP
7 14 (1.09%) OSPF
7 14 (1.09%) Skype
8 13 (1.01%) VPN
9 12 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (0.93%) MPLS
10 11 (0.86%) EIGRP
10 11 (0.86%) Unified Communications
10 11 (0.86%) Wireless
11 10 (0.78%) 5G
11 10 (0.78%) Internet
11 10 (0.78%) SSL
12 9 (0.70%) DHCP
12 9 (0.70%) SAN
12 9 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.27%) Big Data
3 38 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (2.72%) Power BI
5 26 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 25 (1.95%) Data Lake
7 24 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.01%) HDInsight
9 13 (1.01%) MySQL
10 12 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (0.86%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (0.78%) GIS
12 10 (0.78%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
13 8 (0.62%) SAP HANA
13 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 80 (6.23%) JIRA
2 46 (3.58%) Jenkins
3 41 (3.19%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.48%) Visual Studio
5 17 (1.32%) Maven
6 15 (1.17%) Selenium
7 12 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 12 (0.93%) JUnit
7 12 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.47%) Gradle
11 6 (0.47%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.47%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.39%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.39%) Mockito
12 5 (0.39%) Postman
13 4 (0.31%) PostCSS
General
1 330 (25.68%) Finance
2 129 (10.04%) Public Sector
3 108 (8.40%) Telecoms
4 85 (6.61%) Banking
5 47 (3.66%) Marketing
6 36 (2.80%) Retail
7 28 (2.18%) Local Government
8 25 (1.95%) Legal
9 22 (1.71%) Front Office
10 21 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (1.32%) Manufacturing
12 16 (1.25%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.93%) Publishing
14 8 (0.62%) Billing
14 8 (0.62%) Law
14 8 (0.62%) Military
14 8 (0.62%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.54%) Electronics
15 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 369 (28.72%) Project Manager
2 125 (9.73%) Analyst
3 98 (7.63%) Architect
3 98 (7.63%) Developer
4 85 (6.61%) Business Analyst
5 79 (6.15%) Delivery Manager
6 61 (4.75%) Consultant
7 59 (4.59%) IT Manager
8 51 (3.97%) IT Project Manager
9 33 (2.57%) Senior Manager
10 31 (2.41%) Technical Manager
11 30 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
12 29 (2.26%) Senior Project Manager
13 26 (2.02%) Programme Manager
14 25 (1.95%) Infrastructure Manager
15 22 (1.71%) Senior Analyst
16 21 (1.63%) Digital Project Manager
17 20 (1.56%) DevOps Engineer
17 20 (1.56%) Technical Project Manager
18 19 (1.48%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.12%) .NET
2 42 (3.27%) HTML
3 37 (2.88%) REST
4 36 (2.80%) XML
5 35 (2.72%) Kafka
6 31 (2.41%) Middleware
7 30 (2.33%) Web Services
8 29 (2.26%) Spring Boot
9 23 (1.79%) JSON
9 23 (1.79%) SOAP
9 23 (1.79%) Spring
10 22 (1.71%) Velocity
11 17 (1.32%) HTML5
12 16 (1.25%) CSS
13 15 (1.17%) XSD
14 12 (0.93%) Node.js
14 12 (0.93%) Visualforce
14 12 (0.93%) XSL
15 10 (0.78%) AngularJS
15 10 (0.78%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 117 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.80%) Virtual Team
4 33 (2.57%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.02%) User Experience
7 17 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 17 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.01%) PMI
9 12 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.78%) Replication
11 8 (0.62%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.62%) FMCG
12 7 (0.54%) Clustering
12 7 (0.54%) Derivative
12 7 (0.54%) Life Science
12 7 (0.54%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.54%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 103 (8.02%) Windows
2 65 (5.06%) Linux
3 35 (2.72%) Unix
3 35 (2.72%) Windows 10
4 28 (2.18%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (0.70%) Android
8 8 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.47%) Solaris
9 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.16%) AIX
13 2 (0.16%) Debian
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (29.96%) Project Management
3 217 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 170 (13.23%) PRINCE2
5 159 (12.37%) Migration
6 146 (11.36%) Scrum
7 134 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
8 106 (8.25%) Change Management
9 95 (7.39%) Waterfall
10 94 (7.32%) Business Analysis
10 94 (7.32%) DevOps
11 89 (6.93%) ITIL
12 83 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 81 (6.30%) Risk Management
14 77 (5.99%) Analytics
15 75 (5.84%) Service Delivery
16 66 (5.14%) Decision-Making
17 65 (5.06%) Data Modelling
17 65 (5.06%) Programme Management
17 65 (5.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 114 (8.87%) SQL
2 90 (7.00%) Java
3 55 (4.28%) C#
4 42 (3.27%) Python
5 34 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 29 (2.26%) PowerShell
7 28 (2.18%) C
8 23 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 19 (1.48%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.09%) XQuery
11 12 (0.93%) Apex Code
11 12 (0.93%) XPath
12 11 (0.86%) PHP
13 10 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.62%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.54%) ABAP
15 7 (0.54%) Java 8
15 7 (0.54%) VB
16 6 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 213 (16.58%) Security Cleared
2 141 (10.97%) SC Cleared
3 99 (7.70%) Degree
4 56 (4.36%) DV Cleared
5 35 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (2.65%) PMP
7 31 (2.41%) PMI Certification
8 26 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 24 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 22 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 22 (1.71%) CCNP
11 20 (1.56%) CCNA
12 18 (1.40%) APMP
12 18 (1.40%) HNC
13 15 (1.17%) CCIE
14 14 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.93%) ISEB
16 12 (0.93%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.93%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.69%) PMO
2 59 (4.59%) QA
3 23 (1.79%) SLA
4 21 (1.63%) GDPR
5 15 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 13 (1.01%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.78%) NEBOSH
9 9 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.54%) NIST
11 5 (0.39%) GxP
11 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.31%) COBIT
12 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.31%) GAAP
12 4 (0.31%) IFRS
13 3 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.23%) P3O
14 2 (0.16%) Basel III
14 2 (0.16%) CRD IV
System Software
1 43 (3.35%) Docker
2 41 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.47%) vSphere
8 3 (0.23%) HDFS
9 2 (0.16%) NFS
9 2 (0.16%) Samba
9 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.16%) XenApp
10 1 (0.078%) Firmware
10 1 (0.078%) Postfix
10 1 (0.078%) RHEV
10 1 (0.078%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.078%) vCloud
10 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.078%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (1.63%) Ansible
2 19 (1.48%) SCCM
3 16 (1.25%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.86%) Terraform
6 10 (0.78%) Puppet
7 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.62%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.54%) Data Guard
8 7 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.39%) WSUS
11 4 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.31%) vRealize
12 3 (0.23%) DatAdvantage
12 3 (0.23%) Grafana
12 3 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.23%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 202 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 88 (6.85%) Oracle
3 70 (5.45%) SAP
4 51 (3.97%) Cisco
5 44 (3.42%) VMware
6 43 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 23 (1.79%) StreamSets
9 22 (1.71%) Citrix
9 22 (1.71%) Informatica
10 21 (1.63%) Dell
11 18 (1.40%) Databricks
12 15 (1.17%) F5
13 13 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.93%) Juniper
15 11 (0.86%) IBM
16 10 (0.78%) Adobe
16 10 (0.78%) Palo Alto
16 10 (0.78%) ServiceNow
16 10 (0.78%) Splunk