Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 14 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7187 9178 9628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.15% 9.04% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.65% 10.81% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 6225 6357
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £275 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 144 172
England median hourly rate £26.33 £27.44 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.05% -5.38% -3.33%
10th Percentile £15.63 £14.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.22 £52.25 £51.65
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -8.33% -

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74491 84865 82746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.44% 83.62% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 49154 56633 53328
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
10th Percentile £281 £270 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 1983 2343
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.10% +6.88%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £48.75 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -6 3189 £475 - 359
South East -1 1503 £437 +2.88% 146
North of England -7 798 £400 - 144
Midlands +1 750 £420 +1.20% 110
South West -2 499 £400 +6.67% 41
West Midlands +4 441 £425 +3.03% 71
East of England -3 409 £425 - 67
North West -10 405 £400 -3.03% 82
Yorkshire -2 301 £400 -2.44% 51
East Midlands +1 292 £400 -3.61% 38
North East -13 94 £384 +19.92% 11
South Coast - 4 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 2227 (30.99%) Finance
2 1883 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
3 1790 (24.91%) PRINCE2
4 1498 (20.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 885 (12.31%) Microsoft
6 824 (11.47%) Change Management
7 776 (10.80%) ITIL
8 773 (10.76%) Security Cleared
9 728 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
10 666 (9.27%) Degree
11 658 (9.16%) PMO
12 633 (8.81%) Banking
13 627 (8.72%) Microsoft Project
14 580 (8.07%) Migration
15 561 (7.81%) Scrum
16 534 (7.43%) Programme Management
17 527 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
18 525 (7.30%) Microsoft Excel
19 507 (7.05%) SC Cleared
20 506 (7.04%) SAP
21 500 (6.96%) Business Analysis
22 485 (6.75%) PMI Certification
23 440 (6.12%) Risk Management
24 430 (5.98%) Telecoms
25 420 (5.84%) Retail
26 409 (5.69%) Windows
27 403 (5.61%) SQL
28 390 (5.43%) PMP
29 373 (5.19%) Waterfall
30 364 (5.06%) Management Information System

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
1 313 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 107 (1.49%) CMS
3 101 (1.41%) Confluence
4 63 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 59 (0.82%) IIS
6 45 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 42 (0.58%) SAS
8 39 (0.54%) MS Project Server
9 37 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
10 31 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
11 30 (0.42%) Apache
12 24 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 20 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 20 (0.28%) Drupal
14 20 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 20 (0.28%) NetWeaver
15 19 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 627 (8.72%) Microsoft Project
2 527 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
3 525 (7.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 311 (4.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 264 (3.67%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.13%) SPSS
11 8 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.11%) Stata
12 6 (0.083%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.070%) InVision
13 5 (0.070%) Open Workbench
14 4 (0.056%) SmartSuite
15 3 (0.042%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.028%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 125 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.70%) Primavera
3 40 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 26 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 20 (0.28%) SAP ERP
8 19 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
9 18 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 17 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 17 (0.24%) NetSuite
11 16 (0.22%) SAP CO
11 16 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
12 15 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
13 14 (0.19%) Actimize
13 14 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
14 13 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
15 12 (0.17%) SAP HR
16 11 (0.15%) CA PPM
16 11 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 283 (3.94%) Office 365
2 172 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (1.13%) SaaS
5 55 (0.77%) IaaS
6 40 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 36 (0.50%) PaaS
8 34 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
9 31 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (0.31%) GitHub
11 18 (0.25%) Google Analytics
12 17 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
12 17 (0.24%) OpenShift
13 15 (0.21%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.18%) Yammer
16 12 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (0.097%) G Suite
17 7 (0.097%) IBM Blueworks
18 6 (0.083%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 137 (1.91%) Firewall
2 133 (1.85%) WAN
3 122 (1.70%) LAN
4 106 (1.47%) Internet
5 77 (1.07%) DNS
6 67 (0.93%) VoIP
7 66 (0.92%) SAN
8 63 (0.88%) Skype
9 62 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
10 61 (0.85%) Network Security
11 53 (0.74%) Intranet
12 50 (0.70%) TCP/IP
13 41 (0.57%) SMS
13 41 (0.57%) VPN
14 40 (0.56%) DHCP
15 39 (0.54%) Unified Communications
16 33 (0.46%) HTTP
17 31 (0.43%) Wireless
18 26 (0.36%) MPLS
19 23 (0.32%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 88 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (1.18%) Big Data
3 85 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 45 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 44 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 43 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (0.58%) MySQL
8 41 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 38 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 33 (0.46%) SAP HANA
11 31 (0.43%) GIS
11 31 (0.43%) MS Access
12 29 (0.40%) Oracle Database
13 25 (0.35%) DB2
13 25 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
14 21 (0.29%) EDRMS
14 21 (0.29%) NoSQL
14 21 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 238 (3.31%) JIRA
2 70 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 41 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 41 (0.57%) Selenium
3 41 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (0.43%) Bitbucket
4 31 (0.43%) Subversion
5 28 (0.39%) Visual Studio
6 25 (0.35%) Axure RP
6 25 (0.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 24 (0.33%) Maven
8 17 (0.24%) Ant
8 17 (0.24%) GitLab
8 17 (0.24%) WebDriver
9 14 (0.19%) Grunt
10 13 (0.18%) Gradle
10 13 (0.18%) Hudson
10 13 (0.18%) JMeter
11 12 (0.17%) Apache Ivy
12 11 (0.15%) eggPlant
General
1 2227 (30.99%) Finance
2 633 (8.81%) Banking
3 430 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 420 (5.84%) Retail
5 350 (4.87%) Marketing
6 240 (3.34%) Legal
7 219 (3.05%) Manufacturing
8 215 (2.99%) Investment Banking
9 110 (1.53%) Front Office
10 108 (1.50%) Law
11 101 (1.41%) Electronics
12 97 (1.35%) Back Office
13 95 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 70 (0.97%) Advertising
15 63 (0.88%) Billing
16 58 (0.81%) Automotive
17 52 (0.72%) Publishing
18 50 (0.70%) Retail Banking
19 44 (0.61%) Local Government
20 42 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3047 (42.40%) Project Manager
2 880 (12.24%) Analyst
3 527 (7.33%) Business Analyst
4 408 (5.68%) IT Manager
5 319 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
6 301 (4.19%) Senior Manager
7 279 (3.88%) Architect
8 265 (3.69%) Consultant
8 265 (3.69%) Infrastructure Manager
9 250 (3.48%) Programme Manager
10 243 (3.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 242 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
12 235 (3.27%) Delivery Manager
13 225 (3.13%) Developer
14 200 (2.78%) Technical Manager
15 157 (2.18%) Business Manager
16 154 (2.14%) Project Analyst
17 153 (2.13%) Coordinator
18 148 (2.06%) Technical Project Manager
19 143 (1.99%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (2.59%) HTML
2 149 (2.07%) .NET
3 147 (2.05%) Web Services
4 124 (1.73%) CSS
5 114 (1.59%) XML
6 81 (1.13%) HTML5
7 65 (0.90%) jQuery
8 63 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 53 (0.74%) AngularJS
10 52 (0.72%) REST
11 51 (0.71%) Middleware
12 38 (0.53%) JSON
13 37 (0.51%) Node.js
14 32 (0.45%) SOAP
15 31 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (0.42%) .NET Framework
17 29 (0.40%) Sass
18 26 (0.36%) CSS3
19 25 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
20 24 (0.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 728 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 364 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 263 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 260 (3.62%) PMI
5 196 (2.73%) User Experience
6 138 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 119 (1.66%) Virtual Team
8 91 (1.27%) NHS
9 68 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 67 (0.93%) FMCG
10 67 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 60 (0.83%) Derivative
12 55 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
13 54 (0.75%) Social Media
14 53 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
15 49 (0.68%) Equities
16 47 (0.65%) Fixed Income
17 45 (0.63%) Data Structures
18 44 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
19 40 (0.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 409 (5.69%) Windows
2 212 (2.95%) Linux
3 124 (1.73%) Unix
3 124 (1.73%) Windows Server
4 118 (1.64%) Windows 10
5 100 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (0.85%) Android
8 51 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 39 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 23 (0.32%) CentOS
11 21 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.22%) Solaris
13 15 (0.21%) AIX
14 6 (0.083%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.083%) OS/2
14 6 (0.083%) VMS
14 6 (0.083%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1883 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1790 (24.91%) PRINCE2
3 1498 (20.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 824 (11.47%) Change Management
5 776 (10.80%) ITIL
6 580 (8.07%) Migration
7 561 (7.81%) Scrum
8 534 (7.43%) Programme Management
9 500 (6.96%) Business Analysis
10 440 (6.12%) Risk Management
11 373 (5.19%) Waterfall
12 359 (5.00%) Service Management
13 352 (4.90%) SDLC
14 346 (4.81%) Project Planning
15 342 (4.76%) CRM
16 331 (4.61%) Service Delivery
17 318 (4.42%) Agile Project Management
18 314 (4.37%) ERP
19 282 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 279 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 403 (5.61%) SQL
2 215 (2.99%) Java
3 204 (2.84%) JavaScript
4 142 (1.98%) Python
5 120 (1.67%) C#
6 115 (1.60%) C
7 78 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 54 (0.75%) Perl
9 53 (0.74%) PHP
10 50 (0.70%) VBA
11 49 (0.68%) Ruby
12 43 (0.60%) C++
13 41 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 28 (0.39%) VB
15 27 (0.38%) Bash Shell
16 19 (0.26%) ABAP
16 19 (0.26%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.22%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.19%) Apex Code
18 14 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 773 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 666 (9.27%) Degree
3 507 (7.05%) SC Cleared
4 485 (6.75%) PMI Certification
5 390 (5.43%) PMP
6 248 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 217 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 152 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 121 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 98 (1.36%) APMP
11 96 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 93 (1.29%) ISEB
13 66 (0.92%) CISSP
14 63 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
15 56 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
16 53 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
17 42 (0.58%) CISM
18 36 (0.50%) Master's Degree
18 36 (0.50%) MCSE
19 31 (0.43%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 658 (9.16%) PMO
2 318 (4.42%) QA
3 127 (1.77%) GDPR
4 99 (1.38%) SLA
5 91 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 87 (1.21%) MiFID
7 66 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 61 (0.85%) PCI DSS
9 34 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
10 33 (0.46%) JSP 440
11 23 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 21 (0.29%) P3O
13 19 (0.26%) COBIT
14 17 (0.24%) PMBOK
15 15 (0.21%) GxP
15 15 (0.21%) Solvency II
16 14 (0.19%) IFRS
17 13 (0.18%) IFRS 9
18 11 (0.15%) EMIR
19 10 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 153 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 81 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 27 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
5 24 (0.33%) Docker
6 21 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (0.28%) vSphere
8 19 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (0.25%) XenApp
10 13 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.097%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.056%) vCloud
16 3 (0.042%) Firmware
16 3 (0.042%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.042%) KVM
16 3 (0.042%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 51 (0.71%) Ansible
1 51 (0.71%) Puppet
2 47 (0.65%) SCCM
3 30 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (0.26%) SCOM
5 18 (0.25%) MOM
6 17 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (0.21%) Netcool
9 14 (0.19%) Kubernetes
10 11 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.14%) AirWatch
11 10 (0.14%) Nagios
12 9 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
12 9 (0.13%) HP Fortify
12 9 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (0.097%) Kibana
14 6 (0.083%) BladeLogic
14 6 (0.083%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.083%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 885 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 506 (7.04%) SAP
3 289 (4.02%) Oracle
4 199 (2.77%) Cisco
5 142 (1.98%) VMware
6 108 (1.50%) Citrix
7 104 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 85 (1.18%) HP
9 79 (1.10%) Remedy
10 68 (0.95%) IBM
11 66 (0.92%) Workday
12 65 (0.90%) Adobe
13 58 (0.81%) Motorola
14 51 (0.71%) Google
15 50 (0.70%) Red Hat
16 42 (0.58%) Sitecore
17 40 (0.56%) Splunk
18 37 (0.51%) ServiceNow
19 32 (0.45%) Avaya
19 32 (0.45%) Tableau
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £28000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £21.03 - £26.06 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hiring Ideas
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Manchester Metropolitan University
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £615 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £155 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Martin & Conley
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Morson International
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday