Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 16 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7229 7523 9536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.61% 7.85% 9.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.98% 9.33% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4834 5005 6517
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £289 £265 £269
90th Percentile £625 £607 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 172 155
England median hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -12.53% +10.32%
10th Percentile £16.10 £15.01 £13.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.61 £55.78
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year - -12.53% +8.06%

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 80470 80635 85371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.16% 82.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54303 53686 56383
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1821 2142 2548
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.41 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +10.67% +16.09%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.28 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 3478 £490 +3.16% 370
South East 0 1429 £425 +1.19% 140
North of England +2 799 £425 +6.25% 137
Midlands +4 688 £413 -2.83% 102
South West +3 421 £413 +10.00% 62
West Midlands +2 406 £425 +0.24% 70
East of England +1 375 £425 +6.25% 78
North West -8 363 £425 +3.03% 77
Yorkshire +1 311 £425 +6.25% 55
East Midlands +4 272 £375 -9.64% 32
North East +15 129 £375 +7.14% 5
South Coast +3 5 £400 +33.33%
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 2392 (33.09%) Finance
2 2137 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1628 (22.52%) PRINCE2
4 1604 (22.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 904 (12.51%) Microsoft
6 853 (11.80%) Change Management
7 831 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
8 731 (10.11%) Degree
9 692 (9.57%) PMO
10 671 (9.28%) Security Cleared
11 669 (9.25%) ITIL
12 636 (8.80%) Banking
13 614 (8.49%) Scrum
14 589 (8.15%) Microsoft Excel
15 537 (7.43%) Migration
16 514 (7.11%) Microsoft Project
16 514 (7.11%) Programme Management
17 482 (6.67%) Risk Management
18 481 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
19 479 (6.63%) Business Analysis
20 476 (6.58%) SAP
21 456 (6.31%) Waterfall
22 441 (6.10%) SC Cleared
23 405 (5.60%) PMI Certification
24 400 (5.53%) PMP
25 390 (5.39%) Management Information System
26 389 (5.38%) Service Delivery
27 381 (5.27%) SQL
28 376 (5.20%) Project Planning
29 373 (5.16%) QA

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
1 295 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 142 (1.96%) CMS
3 121 (1.67%) Confluence
4 45 (0.62%) MS Project Server
5 43 (0.59%) Skype for Business
6 42 (0.58%) SAS
7 40 (0.55%) IIS
8 38 (0.53%) Apache
8 38 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 30 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 26 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 24 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 24 (0.33%) Drupal
12 20 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
13 19 (0.26%) JBoss
14 18 (0.25%) nginx
14 18 (0.25%) WordPress
15 17 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
16 16 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
17 15 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 589 (8.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 514 (7.11%) Microsoft Project
3 481 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
4 360 (4.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 215 (2.97%) MS Visio
6 58 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.083%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.069%) InVision
11 5 (0.069%) SmartSuite
12 4 (0.055%) Maya
13 3 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.041%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.041%) Windchill
14 2 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.028%) EViews
14 2 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 90 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.53%) Primavera
4 31 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 31 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 31 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 22 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
5 22 (0.30%) SAP ERP
6 21 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
7 19 (0.26%) SAP HR
8 17 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 17 (0.24%) SAP MM
8 17 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 16 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
9 16 (0.22%) CA PPM
9 16 (0.22%) Magento
9 16 (0.22%) Maximo
10 15 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 15 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 13 (0.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 243 (3.36%) Office 365
2 172 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 116 (1.60%) SaaS
5 52 (0.72%) PaaS
6 39 (0.54%) IaaS
7 36 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
8 32 (0.44%) Google Analytics
9 25 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
10 21 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (0.28%) GitHub
11 20 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.24%) Slack
13 16 (0.22%) OpenShift
14 15 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (0.19%) Trello
16 12 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 12 (0.17%) Silverpop
17 10 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (2.01%) WAN
2 131 (1.81%) LAN
3 118 (1.63%) SMS
4 100 (1.38%) Internet
5 98 (1.36%) Firewall
6 65 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
7 63 (0.87%) SAN
8 61 (0.84%) TCP/IP
9 55 (0.76%) DNS
10 54 (0.75%) Network Security
10 54 (0.75%) VPN
11 51 (0.71%) VoIP
12 43 (0.59%) Skype
13 38 (0.53%) DHCP
14 36 (0.50%) Intranet
15 33 (0.46%) MPLS
15 33 (0.46%) Wireless
16 32 (0.44%) NAS
17 31 (0.43%) Unified Communications
18 30 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 102 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (1.23%) Big Data
4 75 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 54 (0.75%) MySQL
6 52 (0.72%) Power BI
7 45 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 34 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 34 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 28 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 27 (0.37%) SAP BW
11 24 (0.33%) Blockchain
12 23 (0.32%) NoSQL
13 22 (0.30%) MongoDB
13 22 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (0.29%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.25%) GIS
15 18 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (0.24%) Data Mining
16 17 (0.24%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 314 (4.34%) JIRA
2 77 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 56 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 36 (0.50%) Subversion
5 30 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.26%) Grunt
7 17 (0.24%) Babel
7 17 (0.24%) Cucumber
7 17 (0.24%) Selenium
8 16 (0.22%) Axure RP
9 13 (0.18%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.17%) Appium
10 12 (0.17%) GitLab
11 11 (0.15%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.15%) webpack
12 9 (0.12%) Eclipse
12 9 (0.12%) Maven
12 9 (0.12%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.12%) WebDriver
12 9 (0.12%) Xcode
General
1 2392 (33.09%) Finance
2 636 (8.80%) Banking
3 364 (5.04%) Retail
4 359 (4.97%) Marketing
5 345 (4.77%) Telecoms
6 261 (3.61%) Legal
7 211 (2.92%) Investment Banking
8 202 (2.79%) Manufacturing
9 122 (1.69%) Law
10 116 (1.60%) Front Office
11 94 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 83 (1.15%) Advertising
13 81 (1.12%) Back Office
14 79 (1.09%) Billing
15 73 (1.01%) Electronics
15 73 (1.01%) Financial Institution
16 71 (0.98%) Retail Banking
17 70 (0.97%) Automotive
18 50 (0.69%) Publishing
19 40 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3000 (41.50%) Project Manager
2 941 (13.02%) Analyst
3 559 (7.73%) Business Analyst
4 438 (6.06%) IT Manager
5 351 (4.86%) IT Project Manager
6 332 (4.59%) Senior Manager
7 318 (4.40%) Delivery Manager
8 305 (4.22%) Architect
9 284 (3.93%) Consultant
10 261 (3.61%) Senior Project Manager
11 256 (3.54%) Developer
12 216 (2.99%) Programme Manager
13 194 (2.68%) Infrastructure Manager
14 171 (2.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 162 (2.24%) Technical Manager
16 150 (2.07%) Business Manager
17 149 (2.06%) Digital Project Manager
18 147 (2.03%) Coordinator
19 128 (1.77%) Project Analyst
20 127 (1.76%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (2.92%) HTML
2 155 (2.14%) CSS
3 151 (2.09%) .NET
4 149 (2.06%) Web Services
5 83 (1.15%) Middleware
5 83 (1.15%) XML
6 66 (0.91%) HTML5
7 60 (0.83%) jQuery
8 59 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 50 (0.69%) Node.js
10 45 (0.62%) J2EE
11 42 (0.58%) AngularJS
12 39 (0.54%) Ajax
13 37 (0.51%) REST
14 34 (0.47%) Sass
15 33 (0.46%) JSON
16 32 (0.44%) RESTful
17 31 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
18 28 (0.39%) SOAP
19 27 (0.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 831 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 390 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 210 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 198 (2.74%) User Experience
5 178 (2.46%) PMI
6 171 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 161 (2.23%) Virtual Team
8 109 (1.51%) NHS
9 86 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 83 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 81 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 64 (0.89%) FMCG
13 63 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
14 51 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 50 (0.69%) Derivative
16 43 (0.59%) Fixed Income
16 43 (0.59%) Market Risk
17 42 (0.58%) Social Media
18 35 (0.48%) Data Structures
19 34 (0.47%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 351 (4.86%) Windows
2 213 (2.95%) Linux
3 127 (1.76%) Unix
4 95 (1.31%) Windows 10
4 95 (1.31%) Windows Server
5 53 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 46 (0.64%) Android
7 45 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 45 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (0.39%) Solaris
10 20 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.12%) AIX
12 9 (0.12%) CentOS
13 7 (0.097%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.083%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.083%) VMS
15 3 (0.041%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.028%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2137 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1628 (22.52%) PRINCE2
3 1604 (22.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 853 (11.80%) Change Management
5 669 (9.25%) ITIL
6 614 (8.49%) Scrum
7 537 (7.43%) Migration
8 514 (7.11%) Programme Management
9 482 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 479 (6.63%) Business Analysis
11 456 (6.31%) Waterfall
12 389 (5.38%) Service Delivery
13 376 (5.20%) Project Planning
14 369 (5.10%) CRM
15 357 (4.94%) SDLC
16 349 (4.83%) Agile Project Management
17 332 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
18 314 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
19 311 (4.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 310 (4.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 381 (5.27%) SQL
2 225 (3.11%) Java
3 214 (2.96%) JavaScript
4 127 (1.76%) C#
5 126 (1.74%) Python
6 104 (1.44%) C
7 63 (0.87%) Perl
8 60 (0.83%) PHP
9 53 (0.73%) VBA
10 52 (0.72%) C++
11 45 (0.62%) PowerShell
12 35 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 27 (0.37%) Shell Script
14 24 (0.33%) ES6
15 23 (0.32%) R
16 21 (0.29%) VB.NET
17 20 (0.28%) Apple Swift
18 19 (0.26%) Ruby
19 16 (0.22%) PL/SQL
20 12 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 731 (10.11%) Degree
2 671 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 441 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 405 (5.60%) PMI Certification
5 400 (5.53%) PMP
6 224 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 220 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 127 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 118 (1.63%) DV Cleared
10 96 (1.33%) CISSP
11 86 (1.19%) APMP
12 84 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
13 73 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
14 69 (0.95%) ISEB
15 66 (0.91%) CISM
16 59 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
17 54 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
18 53 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
19 43 (0.59%) CISA
20 38 (0.53%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 692 (9.57%) PMO
2 373 (5.16%) QA
3 310 (4.29%) GDPR
4 102 (1.41%) SLA
5 93 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 86 (1.19%) MiFID
7 84 (1.16%) Data Quality
8 73 (1.01%) PCI DSS
9 56 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
10 38 (0.53%) EMIR
11 26 (0.36%) P3O
12 25 (0.35%) COBIT
13 24 (0.33%) PMBOK
14 23 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 22 (0.30%) ISO 9001
16 19 (0.26%) JSP 440
17 18 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 15 (0.21%) IFRS
19 14 (0.19%) GxP
20 10 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 132 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 58 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 35 (0.48%) Docker
5 27 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (0.24%) XenApp
8 14 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.14%) Firmware
9 10 (0.14%) vSphere
10 8 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.083%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.069%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.041%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.041%) XenServer
14 2 (0.028%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 62 (0.86%) SCCM
2 41 (0.57%) Ansible
3 39 (0.54%) Puppet
4 20 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (0.26%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.24%) Nagios
7 15 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (0.21%) SCOM
8 10 (0.14%) MOM
8 10 (0.14%) NetBackup
8 10 (0.14%) Terraform
9 9 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (0.11%) Kibana
10 8 (0.11%) SCVMM
10 8 (0.11%) WSUS
11 7 (0.097%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.083%) Netcool
Vendors
1 904 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 476 (6.58%) SAP
3 299 (4.14%) Oracle
4 178 (2.46%) Cisco
5 141 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
6 114 (1.58%) VMware
7 87 (1.20%) Citrix
8 83 (1.15%) IBM
9 72 (1.00%) Adobe
10 70 (0.97%) Google
11 69 (0.95%) ServiceNow
11 69 (0.95%) Workday
12 67 (0.93%) HP
13 52 (0.72%) Tableau
14 45 (0.62%) NetApp
15 32 (0.44%) Remedy
15 32 (0.44%) Sitecore
16 31 (0.43%) CheckPoint
17 30 (0.41%) Apple
18 29 (0.40%) Progress