Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 29 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 3,148 5,727 7,030
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.78% 6.47% 7.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.78% 7.39% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,977 3,797 4,588
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £300
90th Percentile £644 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 159 155
Median hourly rate £31.86 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £16.29 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.52 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.12 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.58% +13.15% -

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 46,426 77,546 80,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.26% 87.60% 86.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,887 51,948 53,584
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,612 1,895 2,035
Median hourly rate £25.38 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.68 £51.50 £50.15
Median hourly rate £25.68 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.72% +11.11% -10.00%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 -13 1,283 £500 - 135
South East +2 674 £450 - 106
North of England -1 430 £416 -2.06% 96
South West +7 299 £450 +8.11% 68
Midlands 0 242 £450 +5.88% 80
North West -7 210 £400 -5.88% 43
East of England -7 196 £475 +5.56% 64
Yorkshire +5 181 £425 - 41
West Midlands -2 149 £450 +2.86% 49
East Midlands +6 92 £450 +12.50% 31
North East +8 44 £400 -5.88% 12
South Coast - 2 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 979 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
2 862 (27.38%) Finance
3 680 (21.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 668 (21.22%) PRINCE2
5 574 (18.23%) Project Delivery
6 422 (13.41%) Microsoft
7 375 (11.91%) Security Cleared
8 345 (10.96%) Public Sector
9 338 (10.74%) Migration
10 337 (10.71%) Change Management
11 324 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
12 317 (10.07%) Degree
13 301 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
14 293 (9.31%) Scrum
15 274 (8.70%) PMO
16 267 (8.48%) Risk Management
17 254 (8.07%) SC Cleared
18 250 (7.94%) Programme Management
19 246 (7.81%) ITIL
20 243 (7.72%) SAP
21 237 (7.53%) Microsoft Project
22 232 (7.37%) JIRA
23 227 (7.21%) Waterfall
24 226 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
25 218 (6.93%) Telecoms
26 215 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
27 213 (6.77%) Oracle
28 211 (6.70%) Windows
29 198 (6.29%) SQL
30 194 (6.16%) Azure

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
1 126 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 111 (3.53%) Confluence
3 67 (2.13%) CMS
4 24 (0.76%) IIS
5 22 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 17 (0.54%) JBoss
7 16 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 16 (0.51%) SAS
8 13 (0.41%) Apache
8 13 (0.41%) MQSeries
8 13 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
8 13 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.25%) MS Project Server
11 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.22%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.22%) WordPress
12 6 (0.19%) Drupal
12 6 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 237 (7.53%) Microsoft Project
2 226 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
3 215 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 127 (4.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 115 (3.65%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.57%) Sketch
7 16 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.13%) InVision
12 3 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.095%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.095%) InDesign
12 3 (0.095%) Siemens NX
12 3 (0.095%) SPSS
13 2 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 34 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 28 (0.89%) SAP HCM
2 28 (0.89%) SAP Payroll
3 27 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.83%) SAP HR
5 25 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 22 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
6 22 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (0.48%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.41%) Magento
9 12 (0.38%) Primavera
10 11 (0.35%) SAP ERP
11 9 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
12 8 (0.25%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.25%) SAP SD
12 8 (0.25%) Teamcenter
13 7 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 194 (6.16%) Azure
2 135 (4.29%) AWS
3 115 (3.65%) Office 365
4 52 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
4 52 (1.65%) Power Platform
5 47 (1.49%) SaaS
6 31 (0.98%) PaaS
7 29 (0.92%) GCP
8 25 (0.79%) IaaS
9 18 (0.57%) OneDrive
10 16 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.48%) GitHub
12 13 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.41%) Serverless
12 13 (0.41%) Slack
12 13 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
13 12 (0.38%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (0.35%) Route 53
15 10 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.38%) WAN
2 74 (2.35%) Firewall
3 68 (2.16%) Internet
4 60 (1.91%) LAN
5 51 (1.62%) TCP/IP
6 37 (1.18%) DNS
6 37 (1.18%) Wireless
7 36 (1.14%) MPLS
8 35 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
9 30 (0.95%) HTTP
10 25 (0.79%) BGP
10 25 (0.79%) DHCP
10 25 (0.79%) VPN
11 23 (0.73%) 4G
11 23 (0.73%) Network Security
12 22 (0.70%) Ethernet
13 20 (0.64%) Broadband
14 19 (0.60%) Intranet
15 18 (0.57%) 3G
15 18 (0.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 48 (1.52%) Power BI
5 47 (1.49%) MySQL
6 36 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 34 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (1.02%) Big Data
9 28 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
10 24 (0.76%) SAP BW
11 19 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (0.57%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.51%) Spotfire
14 14 (0.44%) GIS
15 12 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 12 (0.38%) SAP HANA
16 11 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
17 10 (0.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.32%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 232 (7.37%) JIRA
2 66 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 40 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 26 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.41%) Postman
5 13 (0.41%) Selenium
6 12 (0.38%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (0.32%) InstallShield
9 9 (0.29%) AdminStudio
9 9 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.29%) JUnit
9 9 (0.29%) Subversion
10 8 (0.25%) GitLab
10 8 (0.25%) VersionOne
11 6 (0.19%) Ant
11 6 (0.19%) ER Studio
12 5 (0.16%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.16%) PowerBuilder
12 5 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 862 (27.38%) Finance
2 345 (10.96%) Public Sector
3 218 (6.93%) Telecoms
4 158 (5.02%) Banking
5 131 (4.16%) Retail
6 124 (3.94%) Marketing
7 94 (2.99%) Legal
7 94 (2.99%) Manufacturing
8 68 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 54 (1.72%) Law
10 44 (1.40%) Local Government
11 38 (1.21%) Military
12 32 (1.02%) Electronics
13 29 (0.92%) Billing
14 27 (0.86%) Aerospace
15 23 (0.73%) Investment Banking
16 22 (0.70%) Back Office
17 20 (0.64%) Publishing
18 18 (0.57%) Retail Banking
19 17 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,292 (41.04%) Project Manager
2 291 (9.24%) Analyst
3 209 (6.64%) IT Manager
4 185 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 152 (4.83%) Business Analyst
6 142 (4.51%) Architect
7 141 (4.48%) Developer
8 120 (3.81%) Senior Manager
9 119 (3.78%) Programme Manager
10 113 (3.59%) Consultant
11 106 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
12 96 (3.05%) Senior Project Manager
13 92 (2.92%) Technical Manager
14 77 (2.45%) Coordinator
15 75 (2.38%) Migration Manager
16 73 (2.32%) Infrastructure Manager
17 70 (2.22%) Digital Project Manager
18 67 (2.13%) Migration Project Manager
19 65 (2.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
20 64 (2.03%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (2.54%) XML
2 68 (2.16%) HTML
3 64 (2.03%) .NET
4 59 (1.87%) Web Services
5 42 (1.33%) SOAP
6 38 (1.21%) JSON
7 37 (1.18%) CSS
8 31 (0.98%) Middleware
8 31 (0.98%) REST
9 20 (0.64%) JMS
9 20 (0.64%) SAP Fiori
9 20 (0.64%) TIBCO EMS
10 19 (0.60%) ASP.NET
10 19 (0.60%) jQuery
10 19 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
11 18 (0.57%) AngularJS
11 18 (0.57%) Node.js
12 16 (0.51%) Hibernate
13 15 (0.48%) EDI
13 15 (0.48%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 324 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (4.54%) Management Information System
3 115 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 88 (2.80%) User Experience
5 80 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 79 (2.51%) PMI
7 52 (1.65%) NHS
8 50 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 28 (0.89%) Public Cloud
10 27 (0.86%) Mobile App
11 26 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
12 21 (0.67%) CCTV
13 20 (0.64%) Life Science
14 19 (0.60%) Algorithms
15 16 (0.51%) Driving Licence
15 16 (0.51%) FMCG
15 16 (0.51%) Replication
15 16 (0.51%) Robotics
16 14 (0.44%) Social Media
17 13 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 211 (6.70%) Windows
2 124 (3.94%) Linux
3 66 (2.10%) Windows 10
4 63 (2.00%) Unix
5 53 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 29 (0.92%) Android
7 25 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 22 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.38%) AIX
10 12 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
12 10 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.13%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.095%) Solaris
15 3 (0.095%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.064%) CentOS
16 2 (0.064%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 979 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
2 680 (21.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 668 (21.22%) PRINCE2
4 574 (18.23%) Project Delivery
5 338 (10.74%) Migration
6 337 (10.71%) Change Management
7 301 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
8 293 (9.31%) Scrum
9 267 (8.48%) Risk Management
10 250 (7.94%) Programme Management
11 246 (7.81%) ITIL
12 227 (7.21%) Waterfall
13 181 (5.75%) Project Planning
14 167 (5.30%) Analytics
14 167 (5.30%) Business Analysis
15 163 (5.18%) Decision-Making
16 151 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
17 148 (4.70%) ERP
18 145 (4.61%) Service Delivery
19 135 (4.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 198 (6.29%) SQL
2 107 (3.40%) Java
3 70 (2.22%) Python
4 65 (2.06%) C
5 64 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 53 (1.68%) PowerShell
7 42 (1.33%) C#
8 39 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 22 (0.70%) PHP
10 21 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 16 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 15 (0.48%) XPath
13 14 (0.44%) Kotlin
13 14 (0.44%) VB
14 11 (0.35%) C++
14 11 (0.35%) R
14 11 (0.35%) VBA
15 9 (0.29%) Perl
16 8 (0.25%) BeanShell
16 8 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 375 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 317 (10.07%) Degree
3 254 (8.07%) SC Cleared
4 183 (5.81%) PMI Certification
5 154 (4.89%) PMP
6 92 (2.92%) DV Cleared
7 90 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 70 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 59 (1.87%) APMP
10 40 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (0.79%) CCNA
12 25 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (0.76%) CCNP
13 24 (0.76%) ISEB
14 23 (0.73%) CISM
15 22 (0.70%) CISSP
15 22 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
16 21 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
16 21 (0.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (8.70%) PMO
2 125 (3.97%) QA
3 41 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 39 (1.24%) GDPR
5 34 (1.08%) SLA
6 33 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.44%) P3O
9 12 (0.38%) NIST
10 9 (0.29%) PSD2
11 7 (0.22%) GxP
11 7 (0.22%) RMADS
12 6 (0.19%) COBIT
12 6 (0.19%) HL7
12 6 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.16%) GAMP
14 4 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.13%) IFRS
System Software
1 89 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 45 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
6 16 (0.51%) Docker
7 13 (0.41%) vSphere
8 10 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.25%) XenApp
10 7 (0.22%) HDFS
11 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.16%) Firmware
12 5 (0.16%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.13%) RACF
13 4 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.095%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.064%) NFS
15 2 (0.064%) Samba
15 2 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (1.11%) SCCM
2 16 (0.51%) WSUS
3 15 (0.48%) Puppet
4 14 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (0.38%) Kubernetes
5 12 (0.38%) Terraform
6 9 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.29%) ThinApp
7 8 (0.25%) Ansible
7 8 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.22%) HP ALM
8 7 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.19%) EnCase
9 6 (0.19%) SCOM
9 6 (0.19%) vRealize
10 5 (0.16%) FTK
10 5 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.13%) CASB
11 4 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 422 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 243 (7.72%) SAP
3 213 (6.77%) Oracle
4 82 (2.60%) Cisco
5 68 (2.16%) VMware
6 60 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (1.30%) Citrix
7 41 (1.30%) Google
8 34 (1.08%) Adobe
9 33 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 32 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 30 (0.95%) IBM
12 29 (0.92%) Remedy
13 28 (0.89%) TIBCO
14 24 (0.76%) Workday
15 22 (0.70%) HP
16 20 (0.64%) Capita
17 19 (0.60%) MuleSoft
17 19 (0.60%) Sybase
18 17 (0.54%) NEC