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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 3497 4875 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.16% 9.48% 9.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.73% 11.44% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2285 3354 3075
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.04% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 47 87
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £15.57 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.81%  

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 35940 42624 40649
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.82% 82.91% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23765 28550 25665
Median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 953 1201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +8.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 1539 £490 +3.15% 329
South East -3 730 £440 +6.02% 143
South West -5 262 £400 +3.89% 64
West Midlands +2 219 £425 +3.03% 55
East of England -3 200 £425 - 70
North West -11 198 £400 -5.88% 79
Yorkshire -10 138 £425 - 57
East Midlands -8 129 £400 - 25
North East -21 49 £350 +9.37% 11
Midlands -9 6 £500 +17.64% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2218 (32.83%) Finance
2 1797 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
3 1733 (25.65%) PRINCE2
4 1453 (21.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 845 (12.51%) Microsoft
6 761 (11.26%) Change Management
7 740 (10.95%) Security Cleared
8 726 (10.75%) ITIL
9 703 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
10 650 (9.62%) PMO
11 628 (9.30%) Degree
12 601 (8.90%) Microsoft Project
13 566 (8.38%) Scrum
14 548 (8.11%) Migration
15 545 (8.07%) Banking
16 530 (7.84%) SC Cleared
17 504 (7.46%) Programme Management
18 499 (7.39%) SAP
19 487 (7.21%) Risk Management
20 479 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
21 467 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
22 451 (6.68%) Business Analysis
23 421 (6.23%) PMI Certification
24 402 (5.95%) Telecoms
25 386 (5.71%) Management Information System
26 380 (5.62%) Waterfall
27 351 (5.20%) Project Planning
28 350 (5.18%) CRM
29 348 (5.15%) QA
30 344 (5.09%) Windows

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
1 303 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 111 (1.64%) CMS
3 90 (1.33%) Confluence
4 50 (0.74%) Skype for Business
5 47 (0.70%) IIS
6 42 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
7 32 (0.47%) SAS
8 30 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 29 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 28 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 24 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 23 (0.34%) Apache
12 23 (0.34%) NetWeaver
12 23 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 22 (0.33%) MS Project Server
14 19 (0.28%) JBoss
14 19 (0.28%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 15 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 601 (8.90%) Microsoft Project
2 479 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
3 467 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 286 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 246 (3.64%) MS Visio
6 51 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.12%) Open Workbench
11 7 (0.10%) SPSS
12 6 (0.089%) AutoCAD
13 5 (0.074%) InVision
14 4 (0.059%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.059%) Stata
15 3 (0.044%) Doxygen
15 3 (0.044%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.044%) Maya
16 2 (0.030%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 116 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 51 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 41 (0.61%) Primavera
5 28 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 26 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 26 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 22 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 22 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 22 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
8 19 (0.28%) SAP HR
9 17 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 16 (0.24%) SAP CO
11 15 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
11 15 (0.22%) NetSuite
11 15 (0.22%) SAP ERP
11 15 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
12 14 (0.21%) Eloqua
12 14 (0.21%) Maximo
12 14 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 222 (3.29%) Office 365
2 139 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 89 (1.32%) SaaS
5 43 (0.64%) IaaS
6 33 (0.49%) PaaS
7 30 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
8 20 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 18 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
10 13 (0.19%) GitHub
11 11 (0.16%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.15%) OneDrive
13 9 (0.13%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
15 4 (0.059%) Force.com
15 4 (0.059%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.059%) Yammer
16 3 (0.044%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 159 (2.35%) Firewall
2 121 (1.79%) WAN
3 105 (1.55%) LAN
4 98 (1.45%) Internet
5 72 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
6 66 (0.98%) SAN
7 65 (0.96%) DNS
8 57 (0.84%) VoIP
9 56 (0.83%) Network Security
10 50 (0.74%) LTE
11 44 (0.65%) TCP/IP
12 43 (0.64%) Skype
13 42 (0.62%) HTTP
14 41 (0.61%) Wireless
15 38 (0.56%) Intranet
15 38 (0.56%) MPLS
16 37 (0.55%) VPN
17 33 (0.49%) VoLTE
18 30 (0.44%) Unified Communications
19 29 (0.43%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 98 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (1.41%) Big Data
4 75 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 53 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
6 48 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 47 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 46 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 45 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
11 33 (0.49%) SAP HANA
12 32 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (0.43%) RDBMS
15 28 (0.41%) MongoDB
16 24 (0.36%) GIS
17 23 (0.34%) MySQL
18 22 (0.33%) DB2
19 19 (0.28%) NoSQL
20 18 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 194 (2.87%) JIRA
2 62 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 55 (0.81%) Selenium
4 50 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 44 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (0.56%) Visual Studio
7 33 (0.49%) Axure RP
8 32 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 26 (0.38%) Maven
10 24 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 24 (0.36%) Subversion
11 20 (0.30%) Ant
12 18 (0.27%) Gradle
13 17 (0.25%) JUnit
13 17 (0.25%) WebDriver
14 16 (0.24%) Android Studio
14 16 (0.24%) Cucumber
14 16 (0.24%) JMeter
15 15 (0.22%) Apache Ivy
16 14 (0.21%) eggPlant
General
1 2218 (32.83%) Finance
2 545 (8.07%) Banking
3 402 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 344 (5.09%) Retail
5 301 (4.46%) Marketing
6 236 (3.49%) Legal
7 174 (2.58%) Manufacturing
8 160 (2.37%) Investment Banking
9 90 (1.33%) Front Office
10 84 (1.24%) Law
11 81 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 76 (1.12%) Automotive
13 70 (1.04%) Electronics
14 65 (0.96%) Advertising
15 62 (0.92%) Billing
15 62 (0.92%) Publishing
16 61 (0.90%) Back Office
17 44 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 36 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 32 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2799 (41.43%) Project Manager
2 837 (12.39%) Analyst
3 524 (7.76%) Business Analyst
4 397 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 305 (4.51%) IT Project Manager
6 289 (4.28%) Senior Manager
7 279 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
8 249 (3.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 245 (3.63%) Architect
10 237 (3.51%) Programme Manager
11 229 (3.39%) Senior Project Manager
12 228 (3.37%) Consultant
12 228 (3.37%) Developer
13 173 (2.56%) Technical Manager
14 167 (2.47%) Delivery Manager
15 148 (2.19%) Coordinator
16 139 (2.06%) Technical Project Manager
17 129 (1.91%) Business Manager
17 129 (1.91%) Project Coordinator
18 128 (1.89%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (2.46%) HTML
2 150 (2.22%) .NET
2 150 (2.22%) Web Services
3 115 (1.70%) XML
4 114 (1.69%) CSS
5 61 (0.90%) AngularJS
6 56 (0.83%) HTML5
7 51 (0.75%) JSON
8 49 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 49 (0.73%) REST
9 45 (0.67%) Middleware
10 43 (0.64%) jQuery
11 35 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 33 (0.49%) J2EE
13 31 (0.46%) SOAP
14 28 (0.41%) SAP Basis
15 27 (0.40%) Node.js
16 26 (0.38%) Sass
17 25 (0.37%) RESTful
18 22 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 703 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 386 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 272 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 242 (3.58%) PMI
5 192 (2.84%) User Experience
6 110 (1.63%) Virtual Team
7 106 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 82 (1.21%) NHS
9 63 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 62 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 57 (0.84%) Equities
12 56 (0.83%) FMCG
13 53 (0.78%) Derivative
14 50 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 50 (0.74%) Social Media
15 46 (0.68%) Fixed Income
16 45 (0.67%) Fintech
17 40 (0.59%) Data Structures
18 39 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
18 39 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 344 (5.09%) Windows
2 202 (2.99%) Linux
3 124 (1.84%) Unix
4 98 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 69 (1.02%) Android
6 67 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (0.96%) Windows 10
9 53 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 50 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 28 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (0.34%) CentOS
14 21 (0.31%) Solaris
15 18 (0.27%) AIX
16 12 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.10%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.089%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.089%) OS/2
19 5 (0.074%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1797 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1733 (25.65%) PRINCE2
3 1453 (21.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 761 (11.26%) Change Management
5 726 (10.75%) ITIL
6 566 (8.38%) Scrum
7 548 (8.11%) Migration
8 504 (7.46%) Programme Management
9 487 (7.21%) Risk Management
10 451 (6.68%) Business Analysis
11 380 (5.62%) Waterfall
12 351 (5.20%) Project Planning
13 350 (5.18%) CRM
14 330 (4.88%) Service Management
15 327 (4.84%) SDLC
16 317 (4.69%) Service Delivery
17 314 (4.65%) Agile Project Management
18 289 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
19 275 (4.07%) Change Control
20 271 (4.01%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 337 (4.99%) SQL
2 222 (3.29%) Java
3 169 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 138 (2.04%) C
5 105 (1.55%) Python
6 100 (1.48%) C#
7 46 (0.68%) Ruby
8 41 (0.61%) PowerShell
9 37 (0.55%) PHP
10 34 (0.50%) C++
10 34 (0.50%) T-SQL
11 27 (0.40%) VB
12 26 (0.38%) VBA
13 22 (0.33%) ABAP
14 21 (0.31%) Perl
14 21 (0.31%) Shell Script
15 20 (0.30%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.27%) Objective-C
17 17 (0.25%) Apple Swift
18 16 (0.24%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 740 (10.95%) Security Cleared
2 628 (9.30%) Degree
3 530 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 421 (6.23%) PMI Certification
5 333 (4.93%) PMP
6 272 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 204 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 151 (2.24%) DV Cleared
9 121 (1.79%) APMP
10 93 (1.38%) ISEB
11 90 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
12 73 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 61 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
14 45 (0.67%) CISSP
15 38 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
17 25 (0.37%) CCNP
18 24 (0.36%) CISM
19 20 (0.30%) CCNA
19 20 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 650 (9.62%) PMO
2 348 (5.15%) QA
3 99 (1.47%) MiFID
4 95 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 93 (1.38%) SLA
6 59 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 46 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 42 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
9 41 (0.61%) GDPR
10 40 (0.59%) JSP 440
11 27 (0.40%) PMBOK
12 24 (0.36%) P3O
13 20 (0.30%) GxP
14 16 (0.24%) COBIT
15 15 (0.22%) IFRS
15 15 (0.22%) IFRS 9
16 14 (0.21%) EMIR
16 14 (0.21%) ISO 9000
17 13 (0.19%) ISO 9001
18 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 131 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 114 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.44%) Docker
4 25 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.27%) vSphere
6 16 (0.24%) XenApp
7 13 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (0.12%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.10%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.089%) vCloud
12 5 (0.074%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.059%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.044%) Firmware
14 3 (0.044%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.044%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 45 (0.67%) Ansible
1 45 (0.67%) Puppet
2 42 (0.62%) SCCM
3 19 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.22%) AirWatch
4 15 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (0.18%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.18%) MOM
6 12 (0.18%) SCOM
7 11 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (0.12%) Nagios
9 7 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.10%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.089%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.089%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.089%) OPNET
10 6 (0.089%) WSUS
11 5 (0.074%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 845 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 499 (7.39%) SAP
3 339 (5.02%) Oracle
4 178 (2.63%) VMware
5 144 (2.13%) Cisco
6 103 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 96 (1.42%) Citrix
8 94 (1.39%) Remedy
9 89 (1.32%) HP
10 74 (1.10%) Adobe
11 67 (0.99%) CheckPoint
12 65 (0.96%) IBM
13 53 (0.78%) Google
13 53 (0.78%) Red Hat
14 42 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 36 (0.53%) Juniper
15 36 (0.53%) Splunk
15 36 (0.53%) Workday
16 35 (0.52%) Tableau
17 34 (0.50%) F5
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £600 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £590 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £620 - £670 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Midlands
Montash
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Rate: From £650 to £750 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Somerset
Granite Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
East Anglia
Venn Group
Rate: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £356.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
myBench Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £393 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday