Period
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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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 45 58 59
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 3,480 2,047 1,363
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.83% 3.92% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 4.39% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,393 1,491 915
10th Percentile £380 £315 £313
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +2.83%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £678 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 32 24
10th Percentile £21.82 £21.06 £22.00
25th Percentile £32.50 £29.75 £30.69
Median hourly rate £44.50 £44.75 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year -0.56% +2.29% +57.66%
75th Percentile £55.69 £61.59 £65.00
90th Percentile £68.74 £66.00 £68.75
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -4.44% +34.73%

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 64,691 46,650 32,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.80% 89.25% 87.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,164 32,236 21,831
10th Percentile £350 £313 £302
25th Percentile £448 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,576 1,381 849
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.86 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.69 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £22.74
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% +5.56% -0.79%
75th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £29.47 £24.80 £23.00
% change year-on-year +18.83% +7.83% +0.72%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +18 1,739 £550 +4.76% 167
South East +15 606 £500 +6.38% 92
North of England +3 358 £500 +5.26% 77
Midlands -2 271 £475 +5.56% 66
North West -8 209 £475 - 37
West Midlands 0 205 £490 +8.89% 51
South West -2 162 £529 +17.56% 40
Yorkshire +7 135 £500 +9.59% 30
East of England -13 80 £475 +24.18% 34
East Midlands -2 65 £445 -1.11% 15
North East +6 23 £538 +56.71% 10
Project Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1,478 (42.47%) Agile
2 1,236 (35.52%) Project Management
3 1,146 (32.93%) Finance
4 1,113 (31.98%) Social Skills
5 880 (25.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 561 (16.12%) Microsoft
7 525 (15.09%) PRINCE2
8 424 (12.18%) Azure
9 409 (11.75%) Scrum
10 400 (11.49%) Migration
11 384 (11.03%) Waterfall
12 376 (10.80%) Change Management
13 354 (10.17%) Security Cleared
14 350 (10.06%) ITIL
15 322 (9.25%) PMO
16 320 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
17 314 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
18 306 (8.79%) DevOps
19 305 (8.76%) Continuous Improvement
20 278 (7.99%) Risk Management
21 273 (7.84%) Banking
22 269 (7.73%) Public Sector
23 268 (7.70%) Telecoms
24 256 (7.36%) SC Cleared
25 246 (7.07%) Degree
26 244 (7.01%) JIRA
27 236 (6.78%) SQL
28 226 (6.49%) Business Case
29 225 (6.47%) Programme Management
30 224 (6.44%) Project Governance

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
1 119 (3.42%) Confluence
2 115 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 24 (0.69%) CMS
4 20 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 19 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 19 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 17 (0.49%) Apache
6 17 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.29%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
9 8 (0.23%) MS Project Server
9 8 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.17%) IBM Domino
11 6 (0.17%) Jupyter
11 6 (0.17%) SAS
11 6 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.14%) IIS
Applications
1 209 (6.01%) Microsoft Project
2 180 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 156 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
4 140 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.086%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.057%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.057%) Maya
8 2 (0.057%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.057%) Revit
9 1 (0.029%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.029%) Simulink
9 1 (0.029%) Sketch
9 1 (0.029%) SPSS
9 1 (0.029%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 7 (0.20%) C-CURE
6 7 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.20%) Workfront
7 6 (0.17%) CA PPM
8 5 (0.14%) Maximo
8 5 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 4 (0.11%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.11%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 424 (12.18%) Azure
2 210 (6.03%) AWS
3 181 (5.20%) Microsoft 365
4 130 (3.74%) SaaS
5 114 (3.28%) Power Platform
6 86 (2.47%) Azure DevOps
7 69 (1.98%) GCP
8 54 (1.55%) IaaS
8 54 (1.55%) PaaS
9 34 (0.98%) Serverless
10 33 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
11 24 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
13 19 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (0.55%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 17 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (0.40%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 112 (3.22%) Firewall
2 84 (2.41%) DNS
3 69 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
4 68 (1.95%) WAN
5 65 (1.87%) LAN
6 58 (1.67%) DHCP
7 55 (1.58%) 4G
8 50 (1.44%) 2G
8 50 (1.44%) 3G
9 47 (1.35%) Network Security
10 40 (1.15%) TCP/IP
11 39 (1.12%) LTE
11 39 (1.12%) VoLTE
11 39 (1.12%) VPN
12 37 (1.06%) BGP
12 37 (1.06%) MPLS
13 35 (1.01%) 5G
14 32 (0.92%) SD-WAN
15 29 (0.83%) Wireless
16 27 (0.78%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (3.02%) Power BI
2 70 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 37 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 35 (1.01%) Data Lake
6 29 (0.83%) Big Data
7 28 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 22 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 19 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
10 18 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
10 18 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 18 (0.52%) Tableau
11 14 (0.40%) GIS
12 13 (0.37%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.32%) MySQL
13 11 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 244 (7.01%) JIRA
2 54 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 30 (0.86%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.40%) Subversion
5 13 (0.37%) GitLab
6 12 (0.34%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.34%) Selenium
7 10 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.26%) Gradle
8 9 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
8 9 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.20%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.17%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.17%) git-flow
10 6 (0.17%) Maven
11 5 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.11%) TestComplete
General
1 1,146 (32.93%) Finance
2 1,113 (31.98%) Social Skills
3 314 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
4 273 (7.84%) Banking
5 269 (7.73%) Public Sector
6 268 (7.70%) Telecoms
7 186 (5.34%) Presentation Skills
8 185 (5.32%) Influencing Skills
9 170 (4.89%) Retail
10 116 (3.33%) Legal
11 109 (3.13%) Marketing
12 102 (2.93%) Organisational Skills
13 60 (1.72%) Investment Banking
13 60 (1.72%) Manufacturing
14 35 (1.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 34 (0.98%) Automotive
15 34 (0.98%) Law
15 34 (0.98%) Local Government
16 33 (0.95%) Billing
16 33 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,351 (38.82%) Project Manager
2 394 (11.32%) Analyst
3 277 (7.96%) Architect
4 248 (7.13%) Business Analyst
4 248 (7.13%) Delivery Manager
5 215 (6.18%) IT Manager
6 178 (5.11%) IT Project Manager
7 151 (4.34%) Senior Manager
8 129 (3.71%) Senior Project Manager
9 126 (3.62%) Infrastructure Manager
10 113 (3.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 111 (3.19%) Technical Manager
12 98 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
13 89 (2.56%) Consultant
14 88 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 86 (2.47%) Delivery Project Manager
16 85 (2.44%) Technical Project Manager
17 83 (2.39%) Developer
18 81 (2.33%) Change Manager
18 81 (2.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (1.64%) .NET
2 51 (1.47%) Middleware
3 33 (0.95%) REST
4 32 (0.92%) Web Services
5 27 (0.78%) Node.js
6 26 (0.75%) HTML
7 25 (0.72%) RESTful
8 23 (0.66%) Velocity
9 21 (0.60%) React Native
10 19 (0.55%) React
11 18 (0.52%) AngularJS
12 17 (0.49%) CSS
12 17 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
13 16 (0.46%) GraphQL
13 16 (0.46%) JSON
14 15 (0.43%) SailPoint
14 15 (0.43%) SOAP
15 13 (0.37%) Kafka
15 13 (0.37%) LDAP
15 13 (0.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 171 (4.91%) Data Centre
2 133 (3.82%) Management Information System
3 114 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (2.76%) Virtual Team
5 95 (2.73%) PMI
6 73 (2.10%) User Experience
7 53 (1.52%) Legacy Systems
8 50 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 47 (1.35%) NHS
10 45 (1.29%) Public Cloud
11 28 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (0.80%) Renewable Energy
12 27 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
12 27 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (0.75%) Cloud Native
13 26 (0.75%) Equities
14 24 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
15 23 (0.66%) FMCG
16 22 (0.63%) IoT
17 21 (0.60%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 203 (5.83%) Windows
2 162 (4.66%) Linux
3 94 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 78 (2.24%) Unix
5 49 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 41 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 26 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 24 (0.69%) Android
12 22 (0.63%) CentOS
13 21 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
15 14 (0.40%) Solaris
16 13 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
17 8 (0.23%) Debian
18 7 (0.20%) SUSE
19 5 (0.14%) AIX
20 4 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,478 (42.47%) Agile
2 1,236 (35.52%) Project Management
3 880 (25.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 525 (15.09%) PRINCE2
5 409 (11.75%) Scrum
6 400 (11.49%) Migration
7 384 (11.03%) Waterfall
8 376 (10.80%) Change Management
9 350 (10.06%) ITIL
10 320 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
11 306 (8.79%) DevOps
12 305 (8.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 278 (7.99%) Risk Management
14 226 (6.49%) Business Case
15 225 (6.47%) Programme Management
16 224 (6.44%) Project Governance
17 221 (6.35%) Service Delivery
18 216 (6.21%) Decision-Making
19 191 (5.49%) Business Analysis
20 176 (5.06%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 236 (6.78%) SQL
2 105 (3.02%) Python
3 75 (2.16%) Java
4 66 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 55 (1.58%) Bash
6 53 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 47 (1.35%) C
7 47 (1.35%) C#
8 28 (0.80%) Perl
9 23 (0.66%) Ruby
10 22 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 19 (0.55%) VBScript
12 18 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.43%) Go
14 13 (0.37%) R
15 12 (0.34%) Scala
16 10 (0.29%) C++
17 8 (0.23%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.17%) TypeScript
19 5 (0.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 354 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 256 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 246 (7.07%) Degree
4 189 (5.43%) PMI Certification
5 168 (4.83%) PMP
6 108 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 58 (1.67%) APMP
8 57 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 50 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 49 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (1.15%) ISEB
12 38 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
13 31 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
14 27 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
15 25 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (0.69%) CCNP
17 22 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
18 19 (0.55%) MCSE
19 17 (0.49%) ISTQB
20 16 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (9.25%) PMO
2 177 (5.09%) QA
3 75 (2.16%) GDPR
4 49 (1.41%) SLA
5 42 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 42 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (0.72%) Accessibility
7 20 (0.57%) NIST
8 19 (0.55%) COBIT
9 15 (0.43%) GRC
9 15 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.37%) GMP
11 9 (0.26%) ISO 20022
11 9 (0.26%) SEPA
12 8 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.23%) P3O
12 8 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.17%) EMIR
13 6 (0.17%) MiFID
14 5 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 129 (3.71%) Active Directory
2 103 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.21%) Docker
4 30 (0.86%) XenApp
5 28 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 24 (0.69%) vSphere
8 17 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.26%) DFS Replication
10 8 (0.23%) Firmware
11 7 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.086%) HDFS
15 2 (0.057%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.029%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 1 (0.029%) PowerHA
16 1 (0.029%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 70 (2.01%) Terraform
2 68 (1.95%) Kubernetes
3 62 (1.78%) Ansible
4 55 (1.58%) SCCM
5 27 (0.78%) Puppet
6 23 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 10 (0.29%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.26%) Grafana
11 8 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.20%) Data Guard
12 7 (0.20%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.20%) Rancher
12 7 (0.20%) SCOM
12 7 (0.20%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.17%) SELinux
14 5 (0.14%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.14%) vRealize
14 5 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 561 (16.12%) Microsoft
2 198 (5.69%) VMware
3 141 (4.05%) SAP
4 128 (3.68%) Cisco
5 103 (2.96%) Oracle
6 93 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
7 92 (2.64%) ServiceNow
8 89 (2.56%) Citrix
9 78 (2.24%) Remedy
10 52 (1.49%) Google
11 38 (1.09%) IBM
12 35 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 35 (1.01%) SolarWinds
13 34 (0.98%) Ericsson
13 34 (0.98%) F5
14 28 (0.80%) CheckPoint
14 28 (0.80%) Symantec
15 27 (0.78%) Splunk
16 26 (0.75%) Databricks
17 24 (0.69%) HP