Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 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 Management
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 16 16
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 6,055 7,030 6,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.64% 7.61% 7.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.64% 8.86% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,845 4,669 4,681
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £300 £265
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 135 169
England median hourly rate £32.50 £26.87 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.98% -2.31% -12.53%
10th Percentile £15.18 £16.16 £14.86
90th Percentile £50.26 £43.75 £45.89
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £27.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.78% -1.65% -12.53%

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 79,259 79,369 76,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.96% 85.96% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,940 53,613 51,048
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,949 1,842 2,154
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.34 £11.26 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year +2.17% +0.34% -0.34%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in England

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Management in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in England

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in England

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in England

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor 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 16 January 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 -11 2,773 £500 - 529
South East -6 1,268 £450 +5.88% 260
North of England -8 727 £425 - 304
Midlands -13 539 £425 +3.03% 217
South West -14 394 £413 +1.54% 140
West Midlands -8 379 £438 +2.94% 128
North West -3 354 £413 -6.25% 170
East of England -10 315 £450 +5.88% 132
Yorkshire +1 306 £425 - 109
East Midlands -10 155 £400 +6.67% 89
North East -28 72 £385 -9.41% 25
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 1,961 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1,853 (30.60%) Finance
3 1,357 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,252 (20.68%) PRINCE2
5 801 (13.23%) Microsoft
6 672 (11.10%) PMO
7 666 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
8 615 (10.16%) Security Cleared
9 591 (9.76%) Scrum
9 591 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
10 579 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
11 548 (9.05%) Change Management
12 537 (8.87%) Migration
13 519 (8.57%) ITIL
14 493 (8.14%) Degree
15 470 (7.76%) Microsoft Project
16 468 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
17 444 (7.33%) SC Cleared
18 442 (7.30%) Waterfall
19 417 (6.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 404 (6.67%) JIRA
21 378 (6.24%) Banking
22 376 (6.21%) Programme Management
23 371 (6.13%) Risk Management
24 360 (5.95%) SAP
25 348 (5.75%) Windows
26 345 (5.70%) Oracle
27 344 (5.68%) Agile Project Management
28 338 (5.58%) Business Analysis
29 328 (5.42%) Decision-Making

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
1 280 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 146 (2.41%) Confluence
3 71 (1.17%) CMS
4 57 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 55 (0.91%) Apache
5 55 (0.91%) IIS
6 48 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 36 (0.59%) Drupal
8 28 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 25 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 20 (0.33%) SAS
11 17 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (0.26%) JBoss
13 13 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (0.20%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.20%) nginx
15 10 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.17%) MS Project Server
16 9 (0.15%) Mule
17 8 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 591 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 470 (7.76%) Microsoft Project
3 468 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
4 417 (6.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 212 (3.50%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.30%) InVision
8 18 (0.30%) Open Workbench
9 13 (0.21%) Fireworks
9 13 (0.21%) Maya
10 10 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 9 (0.15%) Siemens NX
12 6 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.083%) Camtasia
13 5 (0.083%) SPSS
14 4 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.066%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.050%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 90 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
3 41 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.38%) Primavera
5 22 (0.36%) SAP HR
6 19 (0.31%) SAP MM
7 18 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 18 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 15 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 15 (0.25%) Workday HCM
9 13 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
9 13 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
10 12 (0.20%) Eloqua
10 12 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
11 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.17%) CA PPM
12 10 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
13 9 (0.15%) SAP FI
14 8 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 294 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 234 (3.86%) Office 365
3 189 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
4 86 (1.42%) SaaS
5 50 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
6 29 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (0.43%) Trello
8 25 (0.41%) IaaS
8 25 (0.41%) PaaS
9 21 (0.35%) OneDrive
10 19 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
12 14 (0.23%) Yammer
13 12 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
13 12 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 9 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 7 (0.12%) Boomi
15 7 (0.12%) iPaaS
15 7 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (2.41%) WAN
2 127 (2.10%) LAN
3 126 (2.08%) Firewall
4 77 (1.27%) DNS
5 58 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 56 (0.92%) Skype
7 55 (0.91%) VPN
8 51 (0.84%) Internet
9 50 (0.83%) Wireless
10 43 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
11 42 (0.69%) Network Security
11 42 (0.69%) VoIP
12 38 (0.63%) OSPF
12 38 (0.63%) SAN
13 33 (0.55%) MPLS
14 31 (0.51%) DHCP
15 28 (0.46%) Unified Communications
16 27 (0.45%) Intranet
17 26 (0.43%) BGP
18 20 (0.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 116 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 65 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
4 64 (1.06%) Big Data
5 56 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 52 (0.86%) Power BI
7 51 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 43 (0.71%) MySQL
9 41 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
10 28 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 26 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (0.36%) NoSQL
13 21 (0.35%) SAP HANA
14 20 (0.33%) MS Access
15 19 (0.31%) QlikView
16 18 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (0.23%) Data Lake
17 14 (0.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 14 (0.23%) RDBMS
18 13 (0.21%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 404 (6.67%) JIRA
2 120 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 69 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 50 (0.83%) Subversion
5 35 (0.58%) Maven
6 32 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (0.46%) Selenium
8 24 (0.40%) Bitbucket
9 22 (0.36%) Ant
10 21 (0.35%) GoogleTest
10 21 (0.35%) NUnit
11 20 (0.33%) ClearCase
11 20 (0.33%) CppUnit
12 19 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
13 16 (0.26%) gulp
14 13 (0.21%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.18%) JUnit
15 11 (0.18%) Visual Studio
16 10 (0.17%) GitLab
General
1 1,853 (30.60%) Finance
2 378 (6.24%) Banking
3 310 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 280 (4.62%) Retail
5 270 (4.46%) Marketing
6 170 (2.81%) Legal
7 160 (2.64%) Manufacturing
8 104 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 97 (1.60%) Law
10 79 (1.30%) Investment Banking
11 64 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 63 (1.04%) Billing
13 58 (0.96%) Advertising
14 52 (0.86%) Publishing
15 49 (0.81%) Back Office
16 44 (0.73%) Electronics
17 42 (0.69%) Games
18 38 (0.63%) Automotive
18 38 (0.63%) Front Office
19 33 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,399 (39.62%) Project Manager
2 753 (12.44%) Analyst
3 422 (6.97%) Business Analyst
4 395 (6.52%) IT Manager
5 310 (5.12%) IT Project Manager
6 256 (4.23%) Delivery Manager
7 252 (4.16%) Developer
8 217 (3.58%) Senior Manager
9 206 (3.40%) Consultant
10 204 (3.37%) Architect
11 175 (2.89%) Senior Project Manager
12 173 (2.86%) Technical Manager
13 169 (2.79%) Programme Manager
14 164 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
15 148 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 140 (2.31%) Technical Project Manager
17 130 (2.15%) Scrum Master
18 129 (2.13%) PMO Analyst
19 115 (1.90%) Coordinator
20 109 (1.80%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (2.61%) HTML
2 123 (2.03%) CSS
3 75 (1.24%) Web Services
4 74 (1.22%) Middleware
5 72 (1.19%) .NET
6 67 (1.11%) XML
7 56 (0.92%) Spring
8 52 (0.86%) REST
9 48 (0.79%) jQuery
10 46 (0.76%) AngularJS
11 39 (0.64%) RESTful
12 38 (0.63%) HTML5
12 38 (0.63%) SailPoint
13 37 (0.61%) Node.js
14 33 (0.55%) LDAP
15 32 (0.53%) J2EE
15 32 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
16 29 (0.48%) Velocity
17 25 (0.41%) ASP.NET
17 25 (0.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 579 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 277 (4.57%) Management Information System
3 226 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 190 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
5 171 (2.82%) User Experience
6 166 (2.74%) PMI
7 125 (2.06%) NHS
8 98 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 76 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 64 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 59 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
12 44 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 43 (0.71%) Derivative
14 39 (0.64%) FMCG
15 37 (0.61%) PKI
16 36 (0.59%) Fintech
16 36 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 31 (0.51%) Life Science
17 31 (0.51%) Social Media
18 29 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 348 (5.75%) Windows
2 141 (2.33%) Linux
3 126 (2.08%) Unix
4 119 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 74 (1.22%) Windows Server
6 45 (0.74%) Android
6 45 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 35 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 33 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (0.51%) Solaris
10 30 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.25%) AIX
13 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.099%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.099%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.083%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.066%) CentOS
16 4 (0.066%) SUSE
17 3 (0.050%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,961 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1,357 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,252 (20.68%) PRINCE2
4 666 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
5 591 (9.76%) Scrum
6 548 (9.05%) Change Management
7 537 (8.87%) Migration
8 519 (8.57%) ITIL
9 442 (7.30%) Waterfall
10 376 (6.21%) Programme Management
11 371 (6.13%) Risk Management
12 344 (5.68%) Agile Project Management
13 338 (5.58%) Business Analysis
14 328 (5.42%) Decision-Making
15 319 (5.27%) Project Planning
16 293 (4.84%) SDLC
16 293 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 278 (4.59%) Analytics
18 275 (4.54%) Service Delivery
19 273 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 311 (5.14%) SQL
2 218 (3.60%) Java
3 163 (2.69%) JavaScript
4 149 (2.46%) C
5 126 (2.08%) Python
6 61 (1.01%) PowerShell
7 60 (0.99%) PHP
8 51 (0.84%) C#
9 38 (0.63%) C++
10 30 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 29 (0.48%) VB
12 28 (0.46%) Perl
13 27 (0.45%) Java 8
14 25 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 24 (0.40%) VBA
16 21 (0.35%) R
17 20 (0.33%) Ruby
18 19 (0.31%) Bash Shell
19 18 (0.30%) T-SQL
19 18 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 615 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 493 (8.14%) Degree
3 444 (7.33%) SC Cleared
4 284 (4.69%) PMI Certification
5 238 (3.93%) PMP
6 214 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 155 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 150 (2.48%) DV Cleared
9 94 (1.55%) APMP
10 73 (1.21%) ISEB
11 60 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 59 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
13 52 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
14 49 (0.81%) CISSP
14 49 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
15 42 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
16 35 (0.58%) Master's Degree
17 33 (0.55%) CISM
18 30 (0.50%) CCNP
19 27 (0.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 672 (11.10%) PMO
2 291 (4.81%) QA
3 139 (2.30%) GDPR
4 82 (1.35%) SLA
5 73 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 65 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.28%) GxP
9 15 (0.25%) P3O
9 15 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 14 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 13 (0.21%) COBIT
11 13 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
11 13 (0.21%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.18%) IFRS
12 11 (0.18%) PMBOK
13 9 (0.15%) MiFID
14 8 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 167 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 77 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.56%) Docker
4 21 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.21%) Firmware
6 11 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.17%) XenApp
8 9 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
9 8 (0.13%) vSphere
10 6 (0.099%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.066%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.050%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.033%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.033%) KVM
13 2 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.033%) StorNext
13 2 (0.033%) Varnish
13 2 (0.033%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 76 (1.26%) SCCM
2 41 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
3 40 (0.66%) Ansible
4 37 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 27 (0.45%) Puppet
6 20 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (0.31%) Terraform
8 17 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.23%) Oracle ZFS
9 14 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
10 13 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.18%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.17%) HP ALM
13 10 (0.17%) SCOM
14 9 (0.15%) Mesos
14 9 (0.15%) SELinux
15 7 (0.12%) AirWatch
16 6 (0.099%) Salt
Vendors
1 801 (13.23%) Microsoft
2 360 (5.95%) SAP
3 345 (5.70%) Oracle
4 147 (2.43%) Cisco
5 123 (2.03%) VMware
6 101 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 100 (1.65%) Workday
8 85 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 70 (1.16%) Citrix
10 55 (0.91%) CA
11 54 (0.89%) Tableau
12 53 (0.88%) Adobe
13 52 (0.86%) HP
14 51 (0.84%) Google
15 48 (0.79%) IBM
16 41 (0.68%) Atlassian
17 35 (0.58%) Red Hat
17 35 (0.58%) Remedy
18 32 (0.53%) hybris
19 31 (0.51%) CheckPoint