Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 23 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5,360 6,767 6,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.46% 7.42% 8.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.40% 8.56% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,475 4,365 4,621
England median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £297 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 142 133
England median hourly rate £31.42 £30.00 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +10.46% +8.64%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.07 £16.15
90th Percentile £49.37 £51.25 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +0.82% +10.91% -

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 72,435 79,074 71,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.37% 86.75% 85.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,103 52,496 47,365
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,944 2,160 1,911
England median hourly rate £25.06 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.91% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -14.00% -

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -8 2,472 £500 - 159
South East -9 1,072 £450 - 103
North of England -7 658 £425 +6.25% 85
Midlands -6 502 £420 -4.00% 70
South West -5 345 £405 -3.57% 54
West Midlands -5 343 £438 -2.78% 42
North West -6 338 £431 +4.55% 47
East of England -3 289 £450 +5.88% 48
Yorkshire 0 253 £425 +6.25% 29
East Midlands +6 151 £384 -6.40% 27
North East -19 68 £450 +12.50% 9
South Coast +1 4 £275 -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 1,796 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,651 (30.80%) Finance
3 1,217 (22.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,081 (20.17%) PRINCE2
5 660 (12.31%) Microsoft
6 563 (10.50%) Security Cleared
7 545 (10.17%) Change Management
8 531 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
9 522 (9.74%) PMO
10 505 (9.42%) Scrum
11 496 (9.25%) Degree
12 488 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
13 469 (8.75%) Migration
14 442 (8.25%) ITIL
15 431 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
16 421 (7.85%) Waterfall
17 420 (7.84%) SC Cleared
18 396 (7.39%) Microsoft Project
19 384 (7.16%) Microsoft Office
20 365 (6.81%) JIRA
21 352 (6.57%) Risk Management
22 346 (6.46%) Banking
23 342 (6.38%) Business Analysis
23 342 (6.38%) Telecoms
24 337 (6.29%) Windows
25 336 (6.27%) SAP
26 320 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
27 315 (5.88%) Programme Management
27 315 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
28 314 (5.86%) Retail

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
1 247 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 171 (3.19%) Confluence
3 53 (0.99%) CMS
4 50 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 36 (0.67%) MS Project Server
6 33 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 31 (0.58%) Apache
8 28 (0.52%) Apache Spark
8 28 (0.52%) IIS
8 28 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 27 (0.50%) SAS
10 21 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 18 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.22%) Drupal
14 8 (0.15%) nginx
14 8 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
15 7 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 431 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 396 (7.39%) Microsoft Project
3 384 (7.16%) Microsoft Office
4 320 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 127 (2.37%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.32%) Sketch
8 16 (0.30%) Open Workbench
9 14 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 11 (0.21%) Camtasia
10 11 (0.21%) XMetaL
11 7 (0.13%) InVision
12 5 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.093%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.075%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.075%) InDesign
13 4 (0.075%) Maya
13 4 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.075%) UXPin
13 4 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 70 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
3 37 (0.69%) Primavera
4 25 (0.47%) SAP FI
5 23 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.43%) SAP CO
5 23 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 20 (0.37%) SAP ERP
7 17 (0.32%) SAP BPC
8 16 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
10 14 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
11 13 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
12 12 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
12 12 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
14 10 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 270 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (3.71%) Office 365
3 165 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
4 108 (2.01%) SaaS
5 82 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
6 61 (1.14%) Power Platform
7 55 (1.03%) IaaS
8 39 (0.73%) PaaS
9 31 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
11 24 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 22 (0.41%) GitHub
12 22 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 21 (0.39%) Trello
14 20 (0.37%) Slack
15 18 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (0.32%) Google Analytics
17 16 (0.30%) OpenShift
18 15 (0.28%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 129 (2.41%) WAN
2 103 (1.92%) LAN
3 100 (1.87%) Firewall
4 80 (1.49%) DNS
5 66 (1.23%) Skype
6 57 (1.06%) Internet
6 57 (1.06%) Network Security
7 47 (0.88%) DHCP
8 44 (0.82%) VPN
9 41 (0.76%) TCP/IP
10 40 (0.75%) MPLS
11 39 (0.73%) Intranet
11 39 (0.73%) VoIP
12 36 (0.67%) Unified Communications
13 33 (0.62%) Wireless
14 31 (0.58%) 4G
15 28 (0.52%) 2G
15 28 (0.52%) 3G
16 26 (0.49%) BGP
17 24 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 118 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (1.29%) Big Data
4 60 (1.12%) Power BI
5 42 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
6 41 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (0.71%) MySQL
8 35 (0.65%) Relational Database
9 33 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 24 (0.45%) Oracle Database
13 23 (0.43%) NoSQL
14 22 (0.41%) SAP BW
15 21 (0.39%) Data Lake
16 20 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
16 20 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
16 20 (0.37%) SAP HANA
17 19 (0.35%) QlikView
18 15 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 365 (6.81%) JIRA
2 105 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 61 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 39 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 32 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 30 (0.56%) Subversion
7 26 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (0.39%) Selenium
8 21 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 15 (0.28%) VersionOne
10 13 (0.24%) Eclipse
11 12 (0.22%) Ant
12 11 (0.21%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.21%) NUnit
13 10 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.15%) Maven
14 8 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.13%) ClearCase
15 7 (0.13%) JUnit
15 7 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 1,651 (30.80%) Finance
2 346 (6.46%) Banking
3 342 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 314 (5.86%) Retail
5 234 (4.37%) Marketing
6 145 (2.71%) Manufacturing
7 128 (2.39%) Legal
8 104 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 85 (1.59%) Law
10 79 (1.47%) Financial Institution
11 75 (1.40%) Investment Banking
12 61 (1.14%) Billing
13 47 (0.88%) Front Office
14 42 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 41 (0.76%) Advertising
16 34 (0.63%) Electronics
16 34 (0.63%) Military
17 30 (0.56%) Publishing
18 28 (0.52%) French Language
19 27 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,235 (41.70%) Project Manager
2 583 (10.88%) Analyst
3 313 (5.84%) Business Analyst
3 313 (5.84%) IT Manager
4 261 (4.87%) Delivery Manager
5 250 (4.66%) IT Project Manager
6 209 (3.90%) Architect
7 192 (3.58%) Developer
8 191 (3.56%) Infrastructure Manager
9 184 (3.43%) Consultant
10 178 (3.32%) Senior Manager
11 175 (3.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 146 (2.72%) Technical Manager
13 143 (2.67%) Programme Manager
13 143 (2.67%) Senior Project Manager
14 128 (2.39%) Technical Project Manager
15 122 (2.28%) Digital Project Manager
16 118 (2.20%) Coordinator
17 113 (2.11%) Business Manager
18 108 (2.01%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (1.87%) HTML
2 88 (1.64%) CSS
3 77 (1.44%) .NET
4 74 (1.38%) Web Services
5 73 (1.36%) XML
6 59 (1.10%) Middleware
7 35 (0.65%) Node.js
8 34 (0.63%) AngularJS
9 32 (0.60%) J2EE
9 32 (0.60%) JSON
10 30 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
11 28 (0.52%) jQuery
11 28 (0.52%) REST
11 28 (0.52%) SOAP
12 23 (0.43%) Velocity
13 22 (0.41%) SAML
14 21 (0.39%) React
14 21 (0.39%) WCF
15 20 (0.37%) LDAP
16 18 (0.34%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 488 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 266 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 188 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 158 (2.95%) User Experience
5 157 (2.93%) PMI
6 141 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
7 89 (1.66%) NHS
8 87 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 77 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 56 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 47 (0.88%) FMCG
12 44 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
13 41 (0.76%) Social Media
14 38 (0.71%) Public Cloud
15 30 (0.56%) Hedge funds
16 29 (0.54%) Data Structures
16 29 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
17 27 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 25 (0.47%) Life Science
19 24 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 337 (6.29%) Windows
2 145 (2.71%) Windows 10
3 132 (2.46%) Linux
4 88 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 73 (1.36%) Unix
6 52 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 33 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (0.56%) Android
9 27 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.30%) Solaris
12 13 (0.24%) AIX
13 12 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.075%) CentOS
16 4 (0.075%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.075%) VMS
16 4 (0.075%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,796 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,217 (22.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,081 (20.17%) PRINCE2
4 545 (10.17%) Change Management
5 531 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
6 505 (9.42%) Scrum
7 469 (8.75%) Migration
8 442 (8.25%) ITIL
9 421 (7.85%) Waterfall
10 352 (6.57%) Risk Management
11 342 (6.38%) Business Analysis
12 315 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
12 315 (5.88%) Programme Management
13 279 (5.21%) Analytics
14 264 (4.93%) Decision-Making
15 263 (4.91%) SDLC
16 250 (4.66%) Project Planning
17 243 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
18 241 (4.50%) ERP
19 239 (4.46%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 277 (5.17%) SQL
2 152 (2.84%) Java
3 121 (2.26%) C
4 119 (2.22%) Python
5 102 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 81 (1.51%) C#
7 71 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 40 (0.75%) C++
9 26 (0.49%) R
10 25 (0.47%) PHP
11 21 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 19 (0.35%) PL/SQL
13 16 (0.30%) Perl
13 16 (0.30%) Shell Script
13 16 (0.30%) VBA
14 15 (0.28%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.22%) Apex Code
16 10 (0.19%) Go
16 10 (0.19%) Scala
17 9 (0.17%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 563 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 496 (9.25%) Degree
3 420 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 312 (5.82%) PMI Certification
5 263 (4.91%) PMP
6 197 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 111 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 110 (2.05%) DV Cleared
9 71 (1.32%) APMP
9 71 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 69 (1.29%) ISEB
11 55 (1.03%) Master's Degree
12 50 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 47 (0.88%) CISSP
14 45 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
15 37 (0.69%) CCNP
16 32 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
17 31 (0.58%) ISTQB
17 31 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (0.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 522 (9.74%) PMO
2 229 (4.27%) QA
3 77 (1.44%) GDPR
4 62 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 58 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 45 (0.84%) SLA
7 26 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.24%) COBIT
9 13 (0.24%) GxP
10 11 (0.21%) PMBOK
10 11 (0.21%) PSD2
10 11 (0.21%) SEPA
11 10 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.19%) NIST
12 9 (0.17%) IFRS
13 8 (0.15%) P3O
14 7 (0.13%) CDISC
14 7 (0.13%) ISO 9000
15 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 170 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 94 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.71%) Docker
4 34 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.37%) XenApp
7 17 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.28%) vSphere
10 14 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (0.22%) Firmware
12 11 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (0.15%) Squid
13 8 (0.15%) Varnish
14 7 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.093%) RACF
16 4 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.075%) Slurm Workload Manager
17 3 (0.056%) BitLocker
18 2 (0.037%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 50 (0.93%) SCCM
2 37 (0.69%) Kubernetes
3 32 (0.60%) Puppet
4 28 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
5 26 (0.49%) Ansible
6 23 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (0.39%) vCenter Server
8 15 (0.28%) Terraform
9 12 (0.22%) HP ALM
9 12 (0.22%) SCOM
9 12 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 10 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (0.19%) vRealize
11 9 (0.17%) Nagios
11 9 (0.17%) WSUS
12 8 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.11%) Control-M
14 6 (0.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 660 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 336 (6.27%) SAP
3 268 (5.00%) Oracle
4 159 (2.97%) Cisco
5 137 (2.56%) VMware
6 128 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
7 76 (1.42%) Citrix
7 76 (1.42%) IBM
8 69 (1.29%) ServiceNow
9 65 (1.21%) Tableau
10 61 (1.14%) Google
11 56 (1.04%) Adobe
12 49 (0.91%) Workday
13 47 (0.88%) HP
14 45 (0.84%) Atlassian
15 36 (0.67%) Remedy
16 33 (0.62%) Splunk
17 31 (0.58%) Dell
17 31 (0.58%) Red Hat
18 30 (0.56%) Ariba