Period
to 9 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 31 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 2,895 2,672 5,460
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.51% 5.74% 6.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.44% 6.70% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,962 1,711 3,649
10th Percentile £300 £298 £300
25th Percentile £368 £376 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £556
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK median daily rate £468 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 91 127
10th Percentile £15.90 £16.08 £15.00
25th Percentile £20.47 £18.48 £20.67
Median hourly rate £26.65 £25.60 £29.90
Median % change year-on-year +4.12% -14.40% +10.09%
75th Percentile £40.00 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £59.00 £54.00 £49.25
UK median hourly rate £26.96 £26.87 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.33% -7.34% +6.77%

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 38,931 39,854 74,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.54% 85.58% 87.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,797 26,820 50,370
10th Percentile £308 £300 £306
25th Percentile £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,226 1,165 1,790
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.36 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £22.65
Median % change year-on-year +16.28% -5.08% +6.21%
75th Percentile £46.44 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.71 £53.90 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +20.45% -4.06% +11.01%

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 May 2021.

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 May 2021.

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 May 2021. 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 +14 1,456 £500 - 222
South East +4 419 £448 -0.56% 204
North of England +10 289 £450 +5.88% 175
Midlands +14 283 £400 -15.79% 152
West Midlands +15 201 £405 -19.00% 104
South West +1 176 £468 +3.89% 84
North West +14 169 £450 +12.50% 98
East of England +2 114 £450 -5.26% 75
Yorkshire -1 103 £450 - 57
East Midlands +10 78 £400 -11.11% 47
North East +19 18 £388 +1.31% 20
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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.

1 972 (33.58%) Agile Software Development
2 931 (32.16%) Social Skills
3 881 (30.43%) Finance
4 614 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 531 (18.34%) Project Delivery
6 484 (16.72%) PRINCE2
7 407 (14.06%) Change Management
8 356 (12.30%) Microsoft
9 350 (12.09%) Security Cleared
10 317 (10.95%) Migration
10 317 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
11 314 (10.85%) Degree
12 301 (10.40%) Scrum
13 279 (9.64%) Public Sector
14 265 (9.15%) SC Cleared
15 259 (8.95%) Azure
16 253 (8.74%) Business Case
17 252 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
18 245 (8.46%) JIRA
19 234 (8.08%) PMO
20 229 (7.91%) ITIL
21 213 (7.36%) Waterfall
22 195 (6.74%) Programme Management
23 192 (6.63%) Decision-Making
24 191 (6.60%) Banking
25 185 (6.39%) Microsoft Project
26 178 (6.15%) Risk Management
27 172 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
28 170 (5.87%) SQL
29 169 (5.84%) DevOps

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
1 121 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 105 (3.63%) Confluence
3 30 (1.04%) CMS
4 18 (0.62%) SAS
5 13 (0.45%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.28%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.24%) Drupal
8 7 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.17%) Apache
9 5 (0.17%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.17%) WordPress
10 4 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.14%) Luigi
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 185 (6.39%) Microsoft Project
2 172 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
3 167 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 106 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 58 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.28%) Sketch
9 7 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.14%) Adobe XD
11 3 (0.10%) Figma
11 3 (0.10%) Gephi
11 3 (0.10%) Maya
12 2 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.035%) Blender
13 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.035%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.035%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 33 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.45%) ION MarketView
4 11 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 9 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
6 7 (0.24%) Magento
7 6 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.21%) Workfront
8 5 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.17%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.14%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 259 (8.95%) Azure
2 133 (4.59%) Microsoft 365
3 130 (4.49%) AWS
4 70 (2.42%) GCP
5 64 (2.21%) SaaS
6 63 (2.18%) Power Platform
7 28 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (0.97%) PaaS
8 24 (0.83%) GitHub
9 22 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (0.76%) IaaS
9 22 (0.76%) Serverless
10 19 (0.66%) OneDrive
11 12 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
12 11 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.38%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.38%) Google Docs
12 11 (0.38%) Trello
13 10 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.04%) Firewall
2 51 (1.76%) WAN
3 49 (1.69%) LAN
4 33 (1.14%) 4G
5 32 (1.11%) 3G
6 31 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (1.04%) LTE
8 29 (1.00%) Internet
8 29 (1.00%) VoLTE
9 28 (0.97%) 2G
10 27 (0.93%) SAN
11 22 (0.76%) Multicast
11 22 (0.76%) Wireless
12 21 (0.73%) Network Security
13 20 (0.69%) DNS
13 20 (0.69%) Intranet
14 19 (0.66%) Unified Communications
15 17 (0.59%) Skype
16 16 (0.55%) 5G
16 16 (0.55%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
2 51 (1.76%) Power BI
3 47 (1.62%) SQL Server
4 41 (1.42%) Big Data
5 27 (0.93%) Tableau
6 25 (0.86%) Data Lake
7 24 (0.83%) MySQL
8 18 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 16 (0.55%) GIS
9 16 (0.55%) Snowflake Schema
10 15 (0.52%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.48%) Oracle Database
11 14 (0.48%) Relational Database
12 12 (0.41%) SQLite
13 11 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
14 10 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 245 (8.46%) JIRA
2 46 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 39 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.52%) JUnit
4 15 (0.52%) Mockito
5 13 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.31%) CircleCI
6 9 (0.31%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.28%) ERwin
7 8 (0.28%) Selenium
7 8 (0.28%) Travis CI
8 7 (0.24%) Maven
8 7 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.21%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.17%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.17%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 931 (32.16%) Social Skills
2 881 (30.43%) Finance
3 279 (9.64%) Public Sector
4 252 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 191 (6.60%) Banking
6 157 (5.42%) Presentation Skills
7 151 (5.22%) Marketing
7 151 (5.22%) Telecoms
8 124 (4.28%) Legal
9 123 (4.25%) Retail
10 122 (4.21%) Influencing Skills
11 103 (3.56%) Organisational Skills
12 76 (2.63%) Manufacturing
13 52 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 51 (1.76%) Law
15 48 (1.66%) Local Government
16 45 (1.55%) Front Office
17 42 (1.45%) Investment Banking
18 32 (1.11%) Electronics
19 28 (0.97%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,183 (40.86%) Project Manager
2 271 (9.36%) Analyst
3 159 (5.49%) IT Manager
4 151 (5.22%) Architect
5 148 (5.11%) Business Analyst
6 132 (4.56%) IT Project Manager
7 121 (4.18%) Senior Manager
8 120 (4.15%) Delivery Manager
9 104 (3.59%) Technical Manager
10 100 (3.45%) Developer
11 94 (3.25%) Senior Project Manager
12 92 (3.18%) Consultant
13 83 (2.87%) Programme Manager
14 82 (2.83%) Infrastructure Manager
15 77 (2.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 77 (2.66%) Technical Project Manager
16 56 (1.93%) Change Manager
16 56 (1.93%) Scrum Master
16 56 (1.93%) Service Manager
17 51 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (1.69%) HTML
2 47 (1.62%) .NET
3 38 (1.31%) CSS
4 31 (1.07%) RESTful
5 27 (0.93%) Middleware
5 27 (0.93%) REST
6 26 (0.90%) AngularJS
7 25 (0.86%) Web Services
8 23 (0.79%) Node.js
9 19 (0.66%) Kafka
9 19 (0.66%) React
10 17 (0.59%) SOAP
11 16 (0.55%) Material Design
11 16 (0.55%) Velocity
12 15 (0.52%) Dagger
12 15 (0.52%) Retrofit
12 15 (0.52%) RxJava
13 14 (0.48%) Rendezvous
14 13 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
15 12 (0.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 151 (5.22%) Management Information System
2 91 (3.14%) User Experience
3 89 (3.07%) NHS
4 77 (2.66%) Data Centre
5 71 (2.45%) Virtual Team
6 67 (2.31%) PMI
7 57 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (0.90%) FMCG
9 24 (0.83%) CMDB
9 24 (0.83%) Social Media
9 24 (0.83%) Tandem
10 21 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 17 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (0.59%) Life Science
12 16 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.55%) Fixed Income
13 15 (0.52%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.48%) Cloud Native
14 14 (0.48%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 156 (5.39%) Windows
2 88 (3.04%) Linux
3 54 (1.87%) Unix
4 41 (1.42%) Windows 10
5 36 (1.24%) Android
6 30 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 18 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
10 17 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.35%) Solaris
13 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.069%) AIX
15 2 (0.069%) SUSE
15 2 (0.069%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 972 (33.58%) Agile Software Development
2 614 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 531 (18.34%) Project Delivery
4 484 (16.72%) PRINCE2
5 407 (14.06%) Change Management
6 317 (10.95%) Migration
6 317 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
7 301 (10.40%) Scrum
8 253 (8.74%) Business Case
9 229 (7.91%) ITIL
10 213 (7.36%) Waterfall
11 195 (6.74%) Programme Management
12 192 (6.63%) Decision-Making
13 178 (6.15%) Risk Management
14 169 (5.84%) DevOps
15 161 (5.56%) Analytics
15 161 (5.56%) Business Analysis
16 149 (5.15%) SDLC
17 147 (5.08%) Agile Project Management
18 142 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 170 (5.87%) SQL
2 97 (3.35%) Python
3 75 (2.59%) Java
4 49 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 45 (1.55%) C
6 29 (1.00%) Kotlin
7 28 (0.97%) C#
8 25 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 19 (0.66%) C++
10 15 (0.52%) TypeScript
11 14 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 14 (0.48%) R
11 14 (0.48%) Scala
12 13 (0.45%) PHP
13 11 (0.38%) Perl
14 10 (0.35%) Go
15 9 (0.31%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.31%) VB
16 8 (0.28%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 350 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 314 (10.85%) Degree
3 265 (9.15%) SC Cleared
4 156 (5.39%) PMP
5 136 (4.70%) PMI Certification
6 60 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 54 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 40 (1.38%) DV Cleared
9 39 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (1.17%) APMP
11 26 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
13 22 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (0.76%) CISSP
14 18 (0.62%) CISM
14 18 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
15 13 (0.45%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.45%) ISEB
16 12 (0.41%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (8.08%) PMO
2 138 (4.77%) QA
3 56 (1.93%) Data Quality
4 48 (1.66%) GDPR
5 37 (1.28%) SLA
6 19 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.66%) NIST
7 8 (0.28%) IFRS
7 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.24%) MiFID
9 6 (0.21%) COBIT
9 6 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.21%) GRC
9 6 (0.21%) GxP
9 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.14%) EMIR
10 4 (0.14%) P3O
10 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 71 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.83%) Docker
4 16 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.31%) PowerHA
7 9 (0.31%) vSphere
8 6 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.14%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.14%) XenApp
11 3 (0.10%) Firmware
11 3 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.069%) NFS
12 2 (0.069%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.069%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.035%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (1.00%) Ansible
2 28 (0.97%) Terraform
3 26 (0.90%) Kubernetes
4 25 (0.86%) SCCM
5 16 (0.55%) NetBackup
6 15 (0.52%) Puppet
7 13 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
8 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.31%) SCOM
10 8 (0.28%) RSA Archer
11 7 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.17%) EnCase
12 5 (0.17%) FTK
12 5 (0.17%) SCSM
13 4 (0.14%) OPNET
13 4 (0.14%) SELinux
14 3 (0.10%) Nagios
14 3 (0.10%) Nessus
14 3 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 356 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 151 (5.22%) SAP
3 129 (4.46%) Oracle
4 107 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 92 (3.18%) VMware
6 57 (1.97%) Google
7 52 (1.80%) Cisco
7 52 (1.80%) ServiceNow
8 38 (1.31%) Red Hat
8 38 (1.31%) Remedy
9 34 (1.17%) Adobe
10 32 (1.11%) Workday
11 31 (1.07%) IBM
12 28 (0.97%) Ericsson
13 27 (0.93%) Citrix
14 18 (0.62%) MuleSoft
15 17 (0.59%) CheckPoint
16 16 (0.55%) Splunk
17 15 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
17 15 (0.52%) ION Trading