Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 6 months to 19 May 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 Management
UK > England
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 20 26 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5,680 2,982 2,504
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 8.06% 6.51% 5.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.00% 7.34% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,908 2,040 1,605
10th Percentile £336 £300 £300
25th Percentile £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% - +1.71%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £690 £650 £644
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 98 83
10th Percentile £15.90 £15.85 £16.16
25th Percentile £21.00 £20.54 £19.56
Median hourly rate £33.00 £26.65 £28.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.83% -6.49% -1.64%
75th Percentile £49.25 £41.13 £46.38
90th Percentile £67.69 £60.41 £54.00
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £26.98 £26.87
% change year-on-year +22.31% +0.41% -2.29%

Project Management 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 63,142 40,637 38,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.58% 88.77% 86.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,948 27,997 25,668
10th Percentile £350 £311 £300
25th Percentile £433 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £750 £681 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +8.59% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,585 1,249 1,095
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.75 £12.39
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.25 £15.73
Median hourly rate £27.00 £24.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.20% +13.95% -4.44%
75th Percentile £51.00 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.28 £58.72 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £25.41 £22.29
% change year-on-year +10.21% +14.00% -0.96%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Project Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in England

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Management in England.

Daily rate trend for Project Management in England

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Management in England over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Project Management in England

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Management in England.

Hourly rate trend for Project Management in England

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Management in England over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Management in England

Project Management
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 Management within the England region over the 6 months to 19 May 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 +14 2,842 £548 +9.60% 273
South East +8 848 £500 +10.50% 156
North of England +5 584 £450 -4.26% 149
Midlands +1 461 £475 +18.75% 125
North West +9 356 £450 -5.26% 78
West Midlands -4 331 £475 +18.01% 89
South West +10 327 £500 +6.95% 105
East of England +11 239 £495 +10.00% 63
Yorkshire +1 206 £475 - 58
East Midlands -1 126 £465 +16.25% 34
North East -12 22 £538 +36.51% 13
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management 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 Management.

1 2,126 (37.43%) Agile
2 1,934 (34.05%) Social Skills
3 1,880 (33.10%) Finance
4 1,434 (25.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,209 (21.29%) Project Delivery
6 1,119 (19.70%) PRINCE2
7 890 (15.67%) Microsoft
8 655 (11.53%) Scrum
9 642 (11.30%) Change Management
10 617 (10.86%) Migration
11 607 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
12 580 (10.21%) Degree
13 565 (9.95%) Waterfall
14 548 (9.65%) PMO
15 547 (9.63%) Public Sector
16 530 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
17 503 (8.86%) JIRA
18 485 (8.54%) Security Cleared
19 466 (8.20%) Banking
20 464 (8.17%) Risk Management
21 458 (8.06%) Microsoft Project
22 428 (7.54%) Programme Management
23 417 (7.34%) Azure
24 400 (7.04%) ITIL
25 389 (6.85%) PMI Certification
26 376 (6.62%) PMP
27 374 (6.58%) SC Cleared
28 373 (6.57%) Microsoft Excel
29 371 (6.53%) Decision-Making
30 340 (5.99%) Presentation Skills

Project Management
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
1 248 (4.37%) Confluence
2 203 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 65 (1.14%) CMS
4 14 (0.25%) Moodle
4 14 (0.25%) Skype for Business
5 13 (0.23%) SAS
6 12 (0.21%) IBM Domino
7 11 (0.19%) Apache
7 11 (0.19%) Drupal
7 11 (0.19%) Headless CMS
8 10 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.18%) MS Project Server
9 8 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.11%) IIS
11 6 (0.11%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.11%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.088%) Appian
12 5 (0.088%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 458 (8.06%) Microsoft Project
2 373 (6.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 335 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
4 291 (5.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 117 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.26%) InDesign
8 14 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
9 13 (0.23%) Camtasia
10 12 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
10 12 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
10 12 (0.21%) AutoCAD
10 12 (0.21%) Snagit
11 8 (0.14%) Sketch
12 6 (0.11%) Adobe XD
12 6 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 6 (0.11%) Open Workbench
12 6 (0.11%) Revit
13 5 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 35 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 31 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 19 (0.33%) Maximo
5 18 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.25%) Shopify
7 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.21%) Primavera
8 11 (0.19%) CA PPM
8 11 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
8 11 (0.19%) Workday HCM
9 10 (0.18%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.18%) SAP HR
9 10 (0.18%) Workfront
10 9 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 8 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
11 8 (0.14%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 417 (7.34%) Azure
2 235 (4.14%) Microsoft 365
3 215 (3.79%) AWS
4 139 (2.45%) SaaS
5 130 (2.29%) Power Platform
6 60 (1.06%) GCP
7 51 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 50 (0.88%) IaaS
9 43 (0.76%) Serverless
10 42 (0.74%) GitHub
11 41 (0.72%) PaaS
12 34 (0.60%) Smartsheet
13 31 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
13 31 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
14 29 (0.51%) Amazon S3
14 29 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
15 28 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
16 27 (0.48%) PowerApps
17 25 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
18 17 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 126 (2.22%) Firewall
2 113 (1.99%) WAN
3 98 (1.73%) LAN
4 73 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
5 71 (1.25%) Network Security
6 65 (1.14%) Internet
7 48 (0.85%) 4G
8 42 (0.74%) VoLTE
9 41 (0.72%) 3G
10 40 (0.70%) 2G
11 35 (0.62%) 5G
12 34 (0.60%) SD-WAN
13 31 (0.55%) Wireless
14 29 (0.51%) VPN
15 28 (0.49%) DNS
16 27 (0.48%) Broadband
16 27 (0.48%) LTE
16 27 (0.48%) Skype
17 26 (0.46%) TCP/IP
18 22 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (2.06%) Power BI
2 74 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 48 (0.85%) Tableau
5 37 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 32 (0.56%) Big Data
7 31 (0.55%) Data Lake
8 24 (0.42%) Metadata
9 23 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (0.37%) NoSQL
10 21 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
11 20 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
11 20 (0.35%) Oracle Database
12 18 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
13 17 (0.30%) GIS
13 17 (0.30%) Looker
13 17 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (0.28%) MySQL
15 15 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 503 (8.86%) JIRA
2 62 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 37 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 26 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (0.44%) Bitbucket
6 14 (0.25%) Selenium
7 12 (0.21%) Postman
7 12 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.19%) Cucumber
8 11 (0.19%) GitLab
8 11 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.18%) JUnit
9 10 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.16%) JMeter
10 9 (0.16%) Subversion
11 8 (0.14%) git-flow
11 8 (0.14%) REST Assured
12 7 (0.12%) Maven
12 7 (0.12%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,934 (34.05%) Social Skills
2 1,880 (33.10%) Finance
3 547 (9.63%) Public Sector
4 530 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 466 (8.20%) Banking
6 340 (5.99%) Presentation Skills
7 316 (5.56%) Telecoms
8 289 (5.09%) Influencing Skills
9 248 (4.37%) Marketing
10 245 (4.31%) Retail
11 237 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
12 214 (3.77%) Legal
13 135 (2.38%) Investment Banking
14 120 (2.11%) Law
15 114 (2.01%) Manufacturing
16 101 (1.78%) Local Government
17 81 (1.43%) Automotive
18 74 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 52 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 49 (0.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,650 (46.65%) Project Manager
2 571 (10.05%) Analyst
3 425 (7.48%) IT Manager
4 362 (6.37%) IT Project Manager
5 322 (5.67%) Business Analyst
6 294 (5.18%) Senior Manager
7 247 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
8 245 (4.31%) Senior Project Manager
9 223 (3.93%) Delivery Manager
10 216 (3.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 193 (3.40%) Programme Manager
12 191 (3.36%) Technical Manager
13 186 (3.27%) Architect
14 155 (2.73%) Technical Project Manager
15 127 (2.24%) Security Manager
16 120 (2.11%) Consultant
17 117 (2.06%) Scrum Master
18 115 (2.02%) Project Officer
19 108 (1.90%) Service Manager
20 106 (1.87%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (1.00%) .NET
2 53 (0.93%) HTML
3 47 (0.83%) Velocity
4 45 (0.79%) XML
5 36 (0.63%) Web Services
6 32 (0.56%) CSS
6 32 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 31 (0.55%) Middleware
8 28 (0.49%) REST
9 27 (0.48%) JSON
10 25 (0.44%) Spring
11 22 (0.39%) Node.js
12 17 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
12 17 (0.30%) React
13 16 (0.28%) Kafka
13 16 (0.28%) Rendezvous
14 14 (0.25%) GraphQL
14 14 (0.25%) HTML5
15 13 (0.23%) RESTful
16 12 (0.21%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 283 (4.98%) Management Information System
2 264 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 152 (2.68%) NHS
4 151 (2.66%) PMI
5 143 (2.52%) User Experience
6 124 (2.18%) Virtual Team
7 121 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 84 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
9 62 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
10 53 (0.93%) FMCG
11 52 (0.92%) Public Cloud
12 43 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 40 (0.70%) Life Science
14 38 (0.67%) Social Media
15 37 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 32 (0.56%) Derivative
17 31 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
18 30 (0.53%) Kinect
19 28 (0.49%) Learning Management System
20 26 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 261 (4.60%) Windows
2 96 (1.69%) Linux
3 76 (1.34%) Windows Server
4 58 (1.02%) Windows 10
5 37 (0.65%) Unix
6 27 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (0.28%) Android
10 14 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (0.18%) CentOS
12 10 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.16%) VMS
13 9 (0.16%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.088%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,126 (37.43%) Agile
2 1,434 (25.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,209 (21.29%) Project Delivery
4 1,119 (19.70%) PRINCE2
5 655 (11.53%) Scrum
6 642 (11.30%) Change Management
7 617 (10.86%) Migration
8 607 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
9 565 (9.95%) Waterfall
10 464 (8.17%) Risk Management
11 428 (7.54%) Programme Management
12 400 (7.04%) ITIL
13 371 (6.53%) Decision-Making
14 331 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
15 311 (5.48%) Business Case
16 310 (5.46%) Project Planning
17 306 (5.39%) DevOps
18 265 (4.67%) Project Governance
19 263 (4.63%) Business Analysis
20 257 (4.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 301 (5.30%) SQL
2 133 (2.34%) Python
3 90 (1.58%) Java
4 79 (1.39%) C
5 56 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 51 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 49 (0.86%) C#
8 26 (0.46%) R
9 19 (0.33%) Bash
10 18 (0.32%) VBA
11 16 (0.28%) Scala
11 16 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 16 (0.28%) TypeScript
12 14 (0.25%) Perl
13 13 (0.23%) C++
14 11 (0.19%) Apple Swift
14 11 (0.19%) Ruby
15 10 (0.18%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.18%) VB
16 8 (0.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 580 (10.21%) Degree
2 485 (8.54%) Security Cleared
3 389 (6.85%) PMI Certification
4 376 (6.62%) PMP
5 374 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 148 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 143 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 121 (2.13%) APMP
9 73 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 66 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 53 (0.93%) CISSP
12 51 (0.90%) ISEB
13 41 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 41 (0.72%) Master's Degree
14 37 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
15 31 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
16 29 (0.51%) CISM
17 22 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 15 (0.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 548 (9.65%) PMO
2 248 (4.37%) QA
3 101 (1.78%) GDPR
4 78 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 64 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 63 (1.11%) SLA
7 42 (0.74%) NIST
8 33 (0.58%) Accessibility
9 28 (0.49%) GRC
10 23 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.32%) P3O
12 16 (0.28%) MiFID
13 15 (0.26%) PMBOK
14 14 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
15 10 (0.18%) COBIT
16 9 (0.16%) GxP
17 8 (0.14%) JSP 440
17 8 (0.14%) PCI DSS
18 7 (0.12%) IFRS
18 7 (0.12%) IFRS 17
System Software
1 131 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 41 (0.72%) Docker
4 28 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 27 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.33%) XenApp
7 18 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.14%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.11%) vSphere
11 5 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.070%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.053%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.053%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.053%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.053%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.035%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 40 (0.70%) Terraform
2 36 (0.63%) Kubernetes
3 30 (0.53%) Ansible
4 23 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (0.32%) SCCM
7 15 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
8 12 (0.21%) Puppet
9 9 (0.16%) Kibana
9 9 (0.16%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.14%) WSUS
11 7 (0.12%) CASB
11 7 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.12%) PowerCLI
11 7 (0.12%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.11%) Grafana
12 6 (0.11%) SCOM
12 6 (0.11%) vRealize
12 6 (0.11%) VxRail
13 5 (0.088%) Oozie
Vendors
1 890 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 329 (5.79%) SAP
3 206 (3.63%) Oracle
4 194 (3.42%) VMware
5 145 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
6 140 (2.46%) Cisco
7 122 (2.15%) ServiceNow
8 74 (1.30%) Remedy
9 71 (1.25%) Google
10 60 (1.06%) Citrix
11 54 (0.95%) Adobe
12 41 (0.72%) IBM
13 39 (0.69%) Workday
14 38 (0.67%) Red Hat
15 36 (0.63%) Atlassian
16 30 (0.53%) Splunk
17 27 (0.48%) Bloomberg
17 27 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
18 26 (0.46%) CheckPoint
19 25 (0.44%) Ericsson