Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 63 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 2,350 1,175 2,975
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.08% 3.62% 3.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.59% 4.16% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,711 795 1,992
10th Percentile £320 £315 £325
25th Percentile £408 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year -0.50% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £588 £579
90th Percentile £680 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £485 £499 £475
% change year-on-year -2.81% +5.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 37
10th Percentile £21.06 £22.00 £15.61
25th Percentile £31.00 £25.44 £20.25
Median hourly rate £44.75 £38.88 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.11% +41.36% +3.77%
75th Percentile £61.59 £65.00 £47.25
90th Percentile £66.00 £68.75 £55.25
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £37.45 £33.40
% change year-on-year +14.82% +12.13% +24.26%

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 51,236 28,263 73,463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.98% 87.02% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,511 19,196 49,647
10th Percentile £313 £305 £300
25th Percentile £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,481 782 1,930
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.37 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.00 £14.42
Median hourly rate £22.81 £24.95 £22.92
Median % change year-on-year -8.58% +8.85% +11.95%
75th Percentile £46.54 £46.40 £46.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.31 £24.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.63% +9.78% +12.50%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +7 1,094 £533 +6.50% 219
South East +3 373 £470 -6.00% 103
North of England +31 287 £475 +5.56% 166
Midlands +13 241 £450 -3.74% 84
North West +32 175 £488 +17.12% 103
West Midlands +17 173 £450 - 64
South West +17 150 £430 -9.47% 72
Yorkshire +13 98 £475 -5.00% 54
East of England +5 83 £425 -10.53% 50
East Midlands +9 62 £450 -7.69% 19
North East -11 14 £463 -12.74% 9
Project Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 977 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (32.26%) Project Management
3 737 (31.36%) Social Skills
4 708 (30.13%) Finance
5 617 (26.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 309 (13.15%) PRINCE2
7 296 (12.60%) Microsoft
7 296 (12.60%) Azure
8 291 (12.38%) Migration
9 267 (11.36%) Security Cleared
10 246 (10.47%) Change Management
11 240 (10.21%) Business Case
12 230 (9.79%) Waterfall
13 228 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
14 225 (9.57%) Scrum
15 217 (9.23%) ITIL
16 206 (8.77%) Public Sector
17 194 (8.26%) PMO
18 193 (8.21%) DevOps
19 190 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
19 190 (8.09%) AWS
20 182 (7.74%) Telecoms
21 180 (7.66%) JIRA
22 158 (6.72%) SC Cleared
23 153 (6.51%) SQL
24 148 (6.30%) Microsoft Project
25 147 (6.26%) Continuous Improvement
25 147 (6.26%) Analytics
26 146 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
27 141 (6.00%) Presentation Skills

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 97 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 93 (3.96%) Confluence
3 30 (1.28%) CMS
4 21 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.38%) Apache
8 9 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.30%) IIS
10 6 (0.26%) Drupal
10 6 (0.26%) SAS
11 4 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.17%) WordPress
12 3 (0.13%) Documentum
12 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 148 (6.30%) Microsoft Project
2 116 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 74 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 48 (2.04%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.21%) Open Workbench
6 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.17%) Revit
8 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.13%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.085%) Sketch
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.043%) InVision
Business Applications
1 24 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.43%) Magento
5 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.34%) HFM
6 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
7 7 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
8 5 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.17%) BASE24
9 4 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
10 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.13%) Elite 3E
10 3 (0.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 296 (12.60%) Azure
2 190 (8.09%) AWS
3 127 (5.40%) Microsoft 365
4 89 (3.79%) Power Platform
5 76 (3.23%) GCP
6 46 (1.96%) SaaS
7 38 (1.62%) IaaS
8 36 (1.53%) PaaS
9 33 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
10 30 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 28 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (1.11%) Serverless
13 21 (0.89%) PowerApps
14 20 (0.85%) GitHub
15 19 (0.81%) OneDrive
16 14 (0.60%) Azure Logic Apps
17 13 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
18 12 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
19 11 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
19 11 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.77%) Firewall
2 59 (2.51%) 5G
3 55 (2.34%) 2G
4 43 (1.83%) MVNO
5 42 (1.79%) GSM
6 36 (1.53%) DNS
7 34 (1.45%) LAN
7 34 (1.45%) WAN
8 33 (1.40%) Packet Switching
9 29 (1.23%) SAN
10 28 (1.19%) Network Security
11 23 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (0.85%) Internet
12 20 (0.85%) Wireless
13 19 (0.81%) FTP
14 17 (0.72%) 4G
14 17 (0.72%) MPLS
15 15 (0.64%) 3G
15 15 (0.64%) Broadband
15 15 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
2 75 (3.19%) Power BI
3 54 (2.30%) SQL Server
4 52 (2.21%) Big Data
5 43 (1.83%) Data Lake
6 36 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.32%) Tableau
8 30 (1.28%) MySQL
9 22 (0.94%) SAP HANA
10 21 (0.89%) Hadoop
11 20 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 19 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 17 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
13 17 (0.72%) BigQuery
13 17 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
13 17 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
14 15 (0.64%) MongoDB
15 14 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 180 (7.66%) JIRA
2 65 (2.77%) Jenkins
3 46 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 21 (0.89%) Maven
5 17 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.47%) Bitbucket
6 11 (0.47%) GitLab
6 11 (0.47%) Subversion
6 11 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.30%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.21%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.21%) Mocha
9 5 (0.21%) ProC
10 4 (0.17%) CircleCI
10 4 (0.17%) Gradle
10 4 (0.17%) Hudson
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.17%) PowerDesigner
10 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 737 (31.36%) Social Skills
2 708 (30.13%) Finance
3 206 (8.77%) Public Sector
4 190 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
5 182 (7.74%) Telecoms
6 141 (6.00%) Presentation Skills
7 135 (5.74%) Banking
8 117 (4.98%) Influencing Skills
9 112 (4.77%) Retail
10 92 (3.91%) Marketing
11 81 (3.45%) Legal
12 65 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
13 44 (1.87%) Manufacturing
14 35 (1.49%) Local Government
15 33 (1.40%) Police
16 29 (1.23%) Automotive
17 27 (1.15%) Law
18 26 (1.11%) Investment Banking
19 22 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
20 21 (0.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 811 (34.51%) Project Manager
2 296 (12.60%) Analyst
3 207 (8.81%) Business Analyst
4 187 (7.96%) Architect
5 133 (5.66%) Delivery Manager
6 117 (4.98%) IT Manager
7 104 (4.43%) Senior Manager
8 96 (4.09%) Consultant
8 96 (4.09%) Technical Manager
9 94 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
10 91 (3.87%) IT Project Manager
11 87 (3.70%) Developer
12 79 (3.36%) Technical Project Manager
13 78 (3.32%) Infrastructure Manager
14 76 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
15 73 (3.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 64 (2.72%) Delivery Project Manager
17 50 (2.13%) Service Manager
18 48 (2.04%) Programme Manager
19 47 (2.00%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (1.96%) .NET
2 45 (1.91%) HTML
3 37 (1.57%) CSS
4 36 (1.53%) REST
4 36 (1.53%) Web Services
5 33 (1.40%) Node.js
6 28 (1.19%) React
6 28 (1.19%) Spring
7 27 (1.15%) Middleware
7 27 (1.15%) RESTful
8 23 (0.98%) AngularJS
9 19 (0.81%) SOAP
10 16 (0.68%) SailPoint
11 13 (0.55%) jQuery
12 12 (0.51%) JSON
12 12 (0.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 12 (0.51%) Spring Boot
13 11 (0.47%) Kafka
13 11 (0.47%) Velocity
13 11 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 85 (3.62%) Virtual Team
3 66 (2.81%) Data Centre
4 49 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 46 (1.96%) User Experience
7 45 (1.91%) Public Cloud
8 38 (1.62%) NHS
9 37 (1.57%) PMI
10 19 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
12 17 (0.72%) Legacy Systems
12 17 (0.72%) Replication
13 15 (0.64%) Derivative
14 14 (0.60%) CMDB
14 14 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.47%) Cloud Native
15 11 (0.47%) Oracle Exalytics
15 11 (0.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 121 (5.15%) Windows
2 66 (2.81%) Linux
3 54 (2.30%) Windows Server
4 38 (1.62%) Unix
5 28 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 20 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.30%) Solaris
13 5 (0.21%) AIX
14 3 (0.13%) Android
14 3 (0.13%) CentOS
14 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.13%) SUSE
15 2 (0.085%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 977 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (32.26%) Project Management
3 617 (26.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 309 (13.15%) PRINCE2
5 291 (12.38%) Migration
6 246 (10.47%) Change Management
7 240 (10.21%) Business Case
8 230 (9.79%) Waterfall
9 228 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
10 225 (9.57%) Scrum
11 217 (9.23%) ITIL
12 193 (8.21%) DevOps
13 147 (6.26%) Analytics
13 147 (6.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 146 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
15 134 (5.70%) Business Analysis
16 130 (5.53%) SDLC
17 123 (5.23%) Decision-Making
18 118 (5.02%) Risk Management
19 116 (4.94%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 153 (6.51%) SQL
2 112 (4.77%) Java
3 75 (3.19%) C
4 64 (2.72%) Python
5 53 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 44 (1.87%) PowerShell
7 28 (1.19%) C#
8 21 (0.89%) PHP
9 17 (0.72%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 13 (0.55%) Go
11 13 (0.55%) Kotlin
12 10 (0.43%) Java 8
13 9 (0.38%) Perl
13 9 (0.38%) R
13 9 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.34%) Apex Code
14 8 (0.34%) AWK
14 8 (0.34%) C++
15 7 (0.30%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 267 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 158 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 140 (5.96%) Degree
4 84 (3.57%) PMP
5 81 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 49 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 37 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 34 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 31 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 28 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (0.98%) DV Cleared
12 21 (0.89%) APMP
13 20 (0.85%) Master's Degree
14 17 (0.72%) ISEB
15 16 (0.68%) CCNA
16 15 (0.64%) CCNP
17 14 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (0.55%) ISTQB
19 10 (0.43%) MCSE
20 9 (0.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (8.26%) PMO
2 98 (4.17%) QA
3 52 (2.21%) GDPR
4 38 (1.62%) SLA
5 29 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (1.19%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.81%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.72%) PMBOK
9 12 (0.51%) Accessibility
9 12 (0.51%) NCSC
10 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.30%) NIST
11 5 (0.21%) EMIR
11 5 (0.21%) GRC
11 5 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.17%) MiFID
12 4 (0.17%) RMADS
13 3 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 97 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 66 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.96%) Docker
4 12 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.38%) PowerHA
5 9 (0.38%) XenApp
6 8 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.21%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.17%) Firmware
8 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.17%) vSphere
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.085%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.085%) HDFS
10 2 (0.085%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.043%) GPFS
11 1 (0.043%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 57 (2.43%) Ansible
2 52 (2.21%) Kubernetes
3 50 (2.13%) Terraform
4 31 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (1.06%) Prometheus
6 23 (0.98%) Grafana
7 22 (0.94%) SCCM
8 19 (0.81%) Nagios
9 14 (0.60%) Puppet
10 13 (0.55%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.26%) BladeLogic
13 6 (0.26%) Kibana
13 6 (0.26%) logstash
14 5 (0.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 5 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.21%) SCOM
15 4 (0.17%) Oozie
15 4 (0.17%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 296 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 130 (5.53%) SAP
3 105 (4.47%) Oracle
4 95 (4.04%) VMware
5 72 (3.06%) Cisco
6 64 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
7 44 (1.87%) Citrix
8 40 (1.70%) Google
9 28 (1.19%) IBM
10 27 (1.15%) ServiceNow
11 22 (0.94%) Adobe
12 21 (0.89%) CheckPoint
13 20 (0.85%) MuleSoft
14 19 (0.81%) Databricks
14 19 (0.81%) F5
14 19 (0.81%) Informatica
14 19 (0.81%) Red Hat
15 17 (0.72%) Remedy
16 16 (0.68%) Atlassian
17 15 (0.64%) HP