Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 67 61
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 2,649 3,399 3,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.46% 3.60% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.01% 4.14% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,736 2,228 2,333
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £319 £313 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £617
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 28
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.65 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.99% -21.17% +33.33%
10th Percentile £14.33 £13.50 £17.93
90th Percentile £80.75 £46.25 £55.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.06 £30.00
% change year-on-year +39.66% -16.47% +37.87%

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 65,985 82,098 80,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.29% 86.94% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,713 54,993 54,082
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,029 2,093 1,911
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.93% +1.34%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.35% +2.22%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 +3 1,100 £525 - 116
South East -8 531 £450 +2.25% 94
North of England +13 361 £425 -5.56% 115
Midlands +2 256 £450 +0.22% 77
South West -10 232 £475 +6.74% 59
North West +23 217 £425 -5.56% 52
East of England -6 146 £450 -10.00% 36
West Midlands -18 143 £425 -5.56% 46
Yorkshire +1 116 £438 -2.78% 46
East Midlands +40 108 £450 +12.50% 31
North East +7 31 £400 - 17
Project Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 974 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
2 879 (33.18%) Project Management
3 765 (28.88%) Finance
4 472 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 397 (14.99%) PRINCE2
6 362 (13.67%) Security Cleared
7 347 (13.10%) Microsoft
8 311 (11.74%) Migration
9 308 (11.63%) Azure
10 296 (11.17%) Scrum
11 253 (9.55%) Windows
12 241 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
13 240 (9.06%) SC Cleared
13 240 (9.06%) ITIL
14 222 (8.38%) PMO
15 221 (8.34%) Change Management
16 217 (8.19%) Public Sector
17 215 (8.12%) AWS
17 215 (8.12%) DevOps
18 210 (7.93%) Degree
19 203 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
20 189 (7.13%) SAP
21 185 (6.98%) Waterfall
22 182 (6.87%) Oracle
23 181 (6.83%) Linux
24 174 (6.57%) Java
25 166 (6.27%) SQL
26 161 (6.08%) Telecoms
27 159 (6.00%) Programme Management
28 153 (5.78%) ERP

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
1 101 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 73 (2.76%) Confluence
3 44 (1.66%) Skype for Business
4 30 (1.13%) Apache Spark
5 29 (1.09%) MS Exchange
6 28 (1.06%) Apache
7 24 (0.91%) Tomcat
8 20 (0.76%) WebSphere
9 17 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.57%) SAS
11 14 (0.53%) IIS
12 11 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (0.42%) CMS
12 11 (0.42%) MS Project Server
13 10 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.30%) JBoss
15 7 (0.26%) Jupyter
15 7 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.23%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 149 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (5.21%) Microsoft Project
3 126 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
4 93 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.49%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) InDesign
8 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.038%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.038%) InVision
9 1 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.038%) Sketch
9 1 (0.038%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 50 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.98%) SAP ERP
3 25 (0.94%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 14 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.38%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.26%) Primavera
9 7 (0.26%) SAP HR
9 7 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
11 5 (0.19%) SAP MDG
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.15%) SAP HCM
12 4 (0.15%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 308 (11.63%) Azure
2 215 (8.12%) AWS
3 131 (4.95%) Office 365
4 61 (2.30%) SaaS
5 53 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
6 50 (1.89%) Power Platform
7 48 (1.81%) GCP
8 37 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 36 (1.36%) IaaS
10 34 (1.28%) PaaS
11 26 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 17 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (0.64%) OpenShift
14 16 (0.60%) GitHub
15 15 (0.57%) OneDrive
16 14 (0.53%) Serverless
17 13 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
18 12 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
18 12 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 140 (5.29%) Firewall
2 94 (3.55%) WAN
3 82 (3.10%) LAN
4 62 (2.34%) DNS
5 55 (2.08%) VPN
6 49 (1.85%) Skype
7 48 (1.81%) Internet
8 44 (1.66%) Wireless
9 43 (1.62%) MPLS
10 33 (1.25%) Network Security
10 33 (1.25%) Unified Communications
11 32 (1.21%) BGP
11 32 (1.21%) DHCP
12 27 (1.02%) VoIP
13 26 (0.98%) TCP/IP
14 24 (0.91%) SAN
15 23 (0.87%) OSPF
15 23 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (0.79%) 4G
17 19 (0.72%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (4.23%) Big Data
2 85 (3.21%) SQL Server
3 66 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 48 (1.81%) Power BI
6 38 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 30 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 26 (0.98%) Data Lake
9 25 (0.94%) MySQL
10 24 (0.91%) Oracle Database
11 22 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (0.72%) Apache Hive
13 17 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (0.57%) SAP HANA
16 11 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 146 (5.51%) JIRA
2 110 (4.15%) Git (software)
3 108 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.06%) Selenium
5 21 (0.79%) Maven
5 21 (0.79%) SonarQube
6 18 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (0.60%) Artifactory
7 16 (0.60%) JMeter
7 16 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.53%) Bitbucket
9 12 (0.45%) Mercurial
9 12 (0.45%) Subversion
10 11 (0.42%) FindBugs
10 11 (0.42%) Log4j
10 11 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.42%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.38%) Gatling
11 10 (0.38%) GitLab
General
1 765 (28.88%) Finance
2 217 (8.19%) Public Sector
3 161 (6.08%) Telecoms
4 148 (5.59%) Banking
5 126 (4.76%) Retail
6 69 (2.60%) Marketing
7 68 (2.57%) Legal
8 53 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.66%) Law
10 34 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 29 (1.09%) Local Government
12 25 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.83%) Front Office
14 21 (0.79%) Back Office
14 21 (0.79%) Electronics
15 19 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.53%) Advertising
16 14 (0.53%) Billing
17 13 (0.49%) Police
17 13 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 752 (28.39%) Project Manager
2 285 (10.76%) Analyst
3 230 (8.68%) Architect
4 164 (6.19%) Business Analyst
5 160 (6.04%) IT Manager
6 146 (5.51%) Delivery Manager
7 145 (5.47%) Developer
8 117 (4.42%) IT Project Manager
9 94 (3.55%) Senior Manager
10 92 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
11 84 (3.17%) Programme Manager
12 83 (3.13%) Consultant
13 77 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
14 67 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 63 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
16 56 (2.11%) DevOps Engineer
17 55 (2.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 55 (2.08%) Network Engineer
18 53 (2.00%) Delivery Project Manager
19 51 (1.93%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (3.21%) Web Services
2 70 (2.64%) .NET
3 63 (2.38%) HTML
4 57 (2.15%) Middleware
5 46 (1.74%) CSS
6 45 (1.70%) XML
7 44 (1.66%) JSON
8 41 (1.55%) Kafka
9 36 (1.36%) Spring
10 29 (1.09%) React
11 28 (1.06%) REST
12 27 (1.02%) SOAP
13 26 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
14 25 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (0.79%) ASP.NET
16 20 (0.76%) HTML5
16 20 (0.76%) Spring Boot
17 19 (0.72%) RESTful
18 18 (0.68%) SAML
19 16 (0.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 241 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 115 (4.34%) Management Information System
4 79 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
5 72 (2.72%) User Experience
6 62 (2.34%) PMI
7 46 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 38 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 30 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (1.09%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (0.83%) Data Structures
13 21 (0.79%) FMCG
14 19 (0.72%) Clustering
14 19 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
15 16 (0.60%) NHS
16 15 (0.57%) Blog
16 15 (0.57%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.57%) PKI
16 15 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 253 (9.55%) Windows
2 181 (6.83%) Linux
3 101 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 80 (3.02%) Unix
5 68 (2.57%) Windows 10
6 65 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (1.59%) CentOS
8 34 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 30 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 17 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.57%) AIX
13 15 (0.57%) Debian
14 11 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.34%) Android
15 9 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.26%) Solaris
17 6 (0.23%) zOS
18 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
2 879 (33.18%) Project Management
3 472 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 397 (14.99%) PRINCE2
5 311 (11.74%) Migration
6 296 (11.17%) Scrum
7 240 (9.06%) ITIL
8 221 (8.34%) Change Management
9 215 (8.12%) DevOps
10 203 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
11 185 (6.98%) Waterfall
12 159 (6.00%) Programme Management
13 153 (5.78%) ERP
14 148 (5.59%) Project Planning
15 147 (5.55%) Analytics
15 147 (5.55%) Risk Management
16 144 (5.44%) Service Delivery
17 142 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
17 142 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
18 136 (5.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 174 (6.57%) Java
2 166 (6.27%) SQL
3 85 (3.21%) Python
4 77 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 54 (2.04%) C
5 54 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 51 (1.93%) C#
7 20 (0.76%) C++
7 20 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 17 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 15 (0.57%) PHP
9 15 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.49%) Java 8
11 12 (0.45%) R
12 11 (0.42%) Ruby
13 10 (0.38%) Perl
13 10 (0.38%) Scala
14 9 (0.34%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.26%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 362 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 240 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 210 (7.93%) Degree
4 130 (4.91%) PMI Certification
5 99 (3.74%) PMP
6 71 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (2.38%) DV Cleared
8 49 (1.85%) CCNP
9 44 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 43 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 42 (1.59%) CCNA
12 36 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 34 (1.28%) APMP
14 31 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
15 27 (1.02%) CCIE
16 26 (0.98%) CISSP
16 26 (0.98%) ISEB
17 22 (0.83%) Master's Degree
18 20 (0.76%) HNC
19 19 (0.72%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (8.38%) PMO
2 107 (4.04%) QA
3 48 (1.81%) SLA
4 38 (1.43%) GDPR
5 33 (1.25%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.83%) JSP 440
7 21 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (0.60%) HMG Infosec
9 16 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.30%) GxP
11 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.23%) P3O
12 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.15%) IFRS
13 4 (0.15%) NIST
13 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.11%) COREP
14 3 (0.11%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 134 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 64 (2.42%) Docker
3 48 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.87%) XenApp
5 17 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 8 (0.30%) DFS Replication
11 7 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.23%) vSphere
13 5 (0.19%) Firmware
13 5 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.15%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.15%) Postfix
14 4 (0.15%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.11%) HDFS
15 3 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 68 (2.57%) Ansible
2 60 (2.27%) SCCM
3 59 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (1.96%) Terraform
5 42 (1.59%) Kubernetes
6 24 (0.91%) Puppet
7 21 (0.79%) Nagios
8 19 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (0.68%) Prometheus
10 13 (0.49%) Grafana
11 10 (0.38%) Consul
11 10 (0.38%) linkerd
11 10 (0.38%) Oozie
12 9 (0.34%) Kibana
12 9 (0.34%) SCOM
13 8 (0.30%) AirWatch
13 8 (0.30%) Salt
14 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.26%) yum
Vendors
1 347 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 189 (7.13%) SAP
3 182 (6.87%) Oracle
4 131 (4.95%) Cisco
5 79 (2.98%) VMware
6 69 (2.60%) Citrix
7 61 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (1.43%) Google
9 37 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 35 (1.32%) IBM
11 28 (1.06%) Tableau
12 27 (1.02%) Workday
13 25 (0.94%) Sparx
14 24 (0.91%) CheckPoint
14 24 (0.91%) Juniper
15 21 (0.79%) Cloudera
15 21 (0.79%) Informatica
15 21 (0.79%) Splunk
16 20 (0.76%) Palo Alto
17 19 (0.72%) F5