Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 61 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 1,705 1,686 2,948
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.81% 3.60% 3.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 4.20% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,257 1,128 1,916
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
25th Percentile £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £488 £486
Median % change year-on-year -1.54% +0.26% +2.37%
75th Percentile £570 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 47
10th Percentile £18.69 £21.70 £14.10
25th Percentile £28.68 £29.71 £17.90
Median hourly rate £42.75 £40.30 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.08% +34.33% +10.46%
75th Percentile £63.40 £65.00 £33.40
90th Percentile £70.48 £68.75 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +41.67% +11.03%

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 39,117 40,102 74,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.52% 85.57% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,934 26,977 50,344
10th Percentile £309 £300 £306
25th Percentile £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,233 1,169 1,776
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.37 £11.53
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.31 £21.50 £22.65
Median % change year-on-year +17.72% -5.08% +5.35%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.00 £44.76
90th Percentile £58.71 £54.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +20.45% -4.06% +9.19%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +5 821 £505 +1.00% 143
South East +8 288 £473 -0.53% 86
North of England +7 183 £463 +5.71% 122
Midlands +18 172 £450 -7.12% 71
West Midlands +21 122 £450 -5.26% 57
North West +17 118 £475 +18.75% 67
South West +3 103 £445 -6.32% 35
East of England +8 59 £500 +6.84% 26
Yorkshire 0 57 £450 -10.04% 41
East Midlands +1 44 £450 -7.12% 14
North East +2 8 £350 -12.50% 14
Project Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 648 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 534 (31.32%) Project Management
3 506 (29.68%) Social Skills
4 503 (29.50%) Finance
5 358 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 282 (16.54%) Microsoft
7 267 (15.66%) Azure
8 256 (15.01%) Security Cleared
9 226 (13.26%) Migration
10 199 (11.67%) PRINCE2
11 189 (11.09%) Change Management
12 188 (11.03%) Business Case
13 172 (10.09%) SC Cleared
14 170 (9.97%) Scrum
15 166 (9.74%) Public Sector
16 162 (9.50%) ITIL
17 160 (9.38%) DevOps
18 158 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
19 149 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
20 139 (8.15%) AWS
20 139 (8.15%) Waterfall
21 132 (7.74%) Banking
22 131 (7.68%) Telecoms
23 127 (7.45%) SQL
24 122 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
25 120 (7.04%) Microsoft 365
26 116 (6.80%) Microsoft Project
26 116 (6.80%) Windows
27 114 (6.69%) JIRA
28 110 (6.45%) Business Intelligence

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 73 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 50 (2.93%) Confluence
3 23 (1.35%) CMS
4 20 (1.17%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 13 (0.76%) Apache
7 11 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.35%) IIS
10 4 (0.23%) Drupal
10 4 (0.23%) Mendix
10 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.18%) WordPress
12 2 (0.12%) Appian
12 2 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.12%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 116 (6.80%) Microsoft Project
2 97 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 45 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.35%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.35%) Revit
6 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.059%) InVision
7 1 (0.059%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.59%) HFM
4 9 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.47%) Magento
6 7 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.29%) Cerner Millennium
8 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 3 (0.18%) Primavera
9 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.12%) SAP PLM
11 1 (0.059%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 267 (15.66%) Azure
2 139 (8.15%) AWS
3 120 (7.04%) Microsoft 365
4 79 (4.63%) GCP
5 76 (4.46%) Power Platform
6 43 (2.52%) SaaS
7 25 (1.47%) IaaS
8 24 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (1.41%) PaaS
8 24 (1.41%) Serverless
9 22 (1.29%) OneDrive
10 19 (1.11%) GitHub
11 18 (1.06%) PowerApps
12 17 (1.00%) Azure Logic Apps
12 17 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (1.00%) Oracle CX
13 15 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
14 13 (0.76%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 11 (0.65%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.05%) Firewall
2 43 (2.52%) 2G
3 38 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
4 36 (2.11%) 3G
4 36 (2.11%) 4G
5 32 (1.88%) DNS
5 32 (1.88%) LAN
5 32 (1.88%) WAN
6 28 (1.64%) LTE
6 28 (1.64%) SAN
7 27 (1.58%) VoLTE
8 22 (1.29%) 5G
9 20 (1.17%) Internet
9 20 (1.17%) Network Security
10 18 (1.06%) MPLS
11 15 (0.88%) VPN
11 15 (0.88%) Wireless
12 14 (0.82%) FTP
13 13 (0.76%) Skype
13 13 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
2 55 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 48 (2.82%) Power BI
4 40 (2.35%) Big Data
5 27 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.29%) Data Lake
7 21 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.11%) MySQL
9 17 (1.00%) Tableau
10 15 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
12 13 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
12 13 (0.76%) MongoDB
12 13 (0.76%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.76%) Star Schema
13 12 (0.70%) BigQuery
13 12 (0.70%) DB2
14 11 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
14 11 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 114 (6.69%) JIRA
2 34 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 26 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (0.94%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.65%) Maven
7 9 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.41%) GitLab
8 7 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.29%) Mocha
9 5 (0.29%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.23%) Bitbucket Server
10 4 (0.23%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.23%) Gradle
10 4 (0.23%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.18%) Selenium
11 3 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 506 (29.68%) Social Skills
2 503 (29.50%) Finance
3 166 (9.74%) Public Sector
4 149 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
5 132 (7.74%) Banking
6 131 (7.68%) Telecoms
7 96 (5.63%) Presentation Skills
8 79 (4.63%) Marketing
9 72 (4.22%) Legal
10 70 (4.11%) Retail
11 62 (3.64%) Influencing Skills
12 42 (2.46%) Law
13 38 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
14 31 (1.82%) Manufacturing
15 29 (1.70%) Police
16 23 (1.35%) Local Government
17 22 (1.29%) Automotive
18 17 (1.00%) Electronics
19 16 (0.94%) Billing
19 16 (0.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 507 (29.74%) Project Manager
2 173 (10.15%) Analyst
3 167 (9.79%) Architect
4 108 (6.33%) Business Analyst
5 95 (5.57%) Consultant
6 88 (5.16%) Delivery Manager
7 74 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
8 68 (3.99%) Senior Manager
8 68 (3.99%) Technical Manager
9 65 (3.81%) IT Manager
10 64 (3.75%) Developer
11 56 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
12 48 (2.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 48 (2.82%) Technical Project Manager
13 47 (2.76%) IT Project Manager
13 47 (2.76%) Senior Project Manager
14 45 (2.64%) Programme Manager
15 40 (2.35%) Scrum Master
15 40 (2.35%) Service Manager
16 35 (2.05%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.29%) HTML
2 38 (2.23%) .NET
3 31 (1.82%) CSS
4 30 (1.76%) Node.js
5 23 (1.35%) AngularJS
6 22 (1.29%) REST
7 20 (1.17%) Middleware
8 19 (1.11%) JSON
9 18 (1.06%) React
9 18 (1.06%) SailPoint
9 18 (1.06%) Web Services
10 12 (0.70%) jQuery
10 12 (0.70%) RESTful
10 12 (0.70%) SOAP
11 11 (0.65%) XML
12 10 (0.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 10 (0.59%) Spring
12 10 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (0.59%) Velocity
13 9 (0.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 78 (4.57%) Management Information System
2 43 (2.52%) Data Centre
3 42 (2.46%) NHS
3 42 (2.46%) Virtual Team
4 32 (1.88%) User Experience
5 31 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 31 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (1.29%) Public Cloud
7 19 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.06%) PMI
9 17 (1.00%) Replication
10 16 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.70%) Cloud Native
13 11 (0.65%) Derivative
14 10 (0.59%) iSeries
14 10 (0.59%) Oracle Exalytics
14 10 (0.59%) Reference Data
15 9 (0.53%) LPAR
15 9 (0.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 116 (6.80%) Windows
2 44 (2.58%) Windows Server
3 43 (2.52%) Linux
4 31 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 19 (1.11%) Unix
6 13 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.59%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.35%) Solaris
10 5 (0.29%) AIX
10 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.18%) SUSE
12 2 (0.12%) CentOS
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.059%) Android
13 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 534 (31.32%) Project Management
3 358 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 226 (13.26%) Migration
5 199 (11.67%) PRINCE2
6 189 (11.09%) Change Management
7 188 (11.03%) Business Case
8 170 (9.97%) Scrum
9 162 (9.50%) ITIL
10 160 (9.38%) DevOps
11 158 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
12 139 (8.15%) Waterfall
13 122 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 110 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
15 95 (5.57%) Programme Management
16 89 (5.22%) Coaching
17 86 (5.04%) Service Delivery
18 85 (4.99%) Business Analysis
19 84 (4.93%) Analytics
20 76 (4.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (7.45%) SQL
2 84 (4.93%) Java
3 44 (2.58%) Python
4 37 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 33 (1.94%) C
6 30 (1.76%) C#
7 25 (1.47%) PowerShell
8 19 (1.11%) PHP
9 13 (0.76%) Go
10 12 (0.70%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.47%) Apex Code
12 7 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.35%) C++
13 6 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.29%) Perl
14 5 (0.29%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.23%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.23%) SHACL
15 4 (0.23%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 256 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 172 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 106 (6.22%) Degree
4 40 (2.35%) PMP
5 33 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 30 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.17%) DV Cleared
10 19 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (1.06%) ISEB
12 17 (1.00%) ISTQB
13 16 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
14 13 (0.76%) APMP
14 13 (0.76%) CCNP
14 13 (0.76%) CISSP
14 13 (0.76%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.53%) CCNA
16 9 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.51%) PMO
2 69 (4.05%) QA
3 47 (2.76%) GDPR
4 34 (1.99%) SLA
5 29 (1.70%) Data Quality
6 28 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.59%) NIST
9 5 (0.29%) NCSC
9 5 (0.29%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.29%) WCAG
10 4 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.23%) MiFID
10 4 (0.23%) RMADS
11 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.12%) EMIR
12 2 (0.12%) GRC
12 2 (0.12%) NEBOSH
12 2 (0.12%) UCITS
System Software
1 82 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 47 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.64%) Docker
4 16 (0.94%) VMware NSX
5 13 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.59%) HDFS
7 9 (0.53%) PowerHA
8 8 (0.47%) vSphere
9 5 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.29%) XenApp
9 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.23%) Firmware
10 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.18%) Veritas File System
11 3 (0.18%) VMFS
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 47 (2.76%) Kubernetes
2 46 (2.70%) Ansible
3 39 (2.29%) Terraform
4 23 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.11%) Grafana
5 19 (1.11%) Prometheus
6 14 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (0.82%) SCCM
7 13 (0.76%) Nagios
8 12 (0.70%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.53%) Puppet
10 7 (0.41%) BladeLogic
10 7 (0.41%) Istio
11 6 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.29%) Oozie
12 5 (0.29%) SCOM
12 5 (0.29%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 282 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 80 (4.69%) Oracle
3 68 (3.99%) SAP
3 68 (3.99%) VMware
4 61 (3.58%) Cisco
5 47 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (1.99%) Remedy
7 26 (1.52%) Ericsson
8 25 (1.47%) F5
9 24 (1.41%) Citrix
9 24 (1.41%) Google
10 20 (1.17%) Databricks
10 20 (1.17%) IBM
11 18 (1.06%) Informatica
11 18 (1.06%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.00%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.94%) Fortinet
13 16 (0.94%) MuleSoft
14 15 (0.88%) CheckPoint
15 12 (0.70%) HP