Period
to 21 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 16 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 6,947 6,924 9,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.64% 7.76% 9.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.03% 9.24% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,620 4,671 6,135
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 164 150
England median hourly rate £26.87 £27.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.31% -12.53% +12.29%
10th Percentile £16.17 £15.24 £15.98
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.23 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -1.82% -12.53% +10.32%

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 76,923 74,958 81,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.61% 84.03% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,982 50,021 53,901
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,774 2,044 2,501
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.62 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -1 3,368 £500 +5.26% 693
South East 0 1,355 £425 +2.35% 305
North of England +2 791 £425 +6.25% 299
Midlands +2 641 £414 -0.30% 276
West Midlands -6 378 £425 +1.61% 195
South West +3 375 £410 +2.76% 151
East of England +4 374 £425 +1.80% 126
North West -5 363 £445 +7.88% 161
Yorkshire -4 292 £425 +3.34% 103
East Midlands +4 253 £385 -4.94% 80
North East +16 139 £425 +13.33% 35
South Coast +5 4 £400 +33.33%
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 2,265 (32.60%) Finance
2 2,102 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1,601 (23.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,572 (22.63%) PRINCE2
5 875 (12.60%) Microsoft
6 827 (11.90%) Change Management
7 795 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
8 689 (9.92%) Degree
9 662 (9.53%) PMO
10 642 (9.24%) Security Cleared
11 619 (8.91%) ITIL
12 575 (8.28%) Banking
13 571 (8.22%) Scrum
14 563 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
15 527 (7.59%) Migration
16 514 (7.40%) Microsoft Project
17 492 (7.08%) Programme Management
18 485 (6.98%) Risk Management
19 483 (6.95%) Business Analysis
20 462 (6.65%) Waterfall
21 461 (6.64%) SAP
22 459 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
23 451 (6.49%) SC Cleared
24 405 (5.83%) PMI Certification
25 403 (5.80%) PMP
26 375 (5.40%) Management Information System
27 374 (5.38%) SQL
28 371 (5.34%) Project Planning
29 365 (5.25%) QA
29 365 (5.25%) SDLC

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
1 283 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 157 (2.26%) CMS
3 123 (1.77%) Confluence
4 42 (0.60%) SAS
5 39 (0.56%) MS Project Server
6 38 (0.55%) IIS
7 34 (0.49%) Skype for Business
8 33 (0.48%) WebSphere
9 32 (0.46%) Apache
10 31 (0.45%) MS Exchange
11 27 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 26 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 20 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
14 19 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
15 18 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
16 17 (0.24%) JBoss
16 17 (0.24%) nginx
17 16 (0.23%) Apache Spark
18 15 (0.22%) Drupal
19 14 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 563 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 514 (7.40%) Microsoft Project
3 459 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
4 361 (5.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 236 (3.40%) MS Visio
6 49 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.072%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.072%) InVision
10 5 (0.072%) Revit
10 5 (0.072%) Vectorworks
11 4 (0.058%) Maya
11 4 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.043%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.043%) SmartSuite
13 2 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.029%) Mingle
13 2 (0.029%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 78 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.49%) Primavera
4 28 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 28 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 28 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 23 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 22 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
7 20 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 20 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
8 18 (0.26%) NetSuite
9 17 (0.24%) Maximo
9 17 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 17 (0.24%) SAP MM
9 17 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 14 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
10 14 (0.20%) CA PPM
10 14 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
10 14 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
11 13 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 228 (3.28%) Office 365
2 177 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
4 109 (1.57%) SaaS
5 55 (0.79%) PaaS
6 45 (0.65%) IaaS
7 37 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
8 32 (0.46%) Google Analytics
9 30 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (0.29%) Slack
12 17 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.22%) GitHub
13 15 (0.22%) Trello
14 14 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 13 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.19%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.17%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 126 (1.81%) WAN
2 105 (1.51%) Firewall
2 105 (1.51%) LAN
3 104 (1.50%) SMS
4 84 (1.21%) Internet
5 63 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 54 (0.78%) DNS
7 47 (0.68%) SAN
7 47 (0.68%) VPN
7 47 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
8 43 (0.62%) Network Security
9 42 (0.60%) MPLS
10 40 (0.58%) Intranet
10 40 (0.58%) Skype
11 37 (0.53%) VoIP
12 33 (0.48%) LTE
13 32 (0.46%) SSL
14 30 (0.43%) Wireless
15 29 (0.42%) DHCP
15 29 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 109 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
3 92 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 91 (1.31%) Big Data
5 61 (0.88%) Power BI
6 45 (0.65%) MySQL
7 43 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 39 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
9 36 (0.52%) NoSQL
10 35 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 32 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
12 31 (0.45%) SAP BW
13 29 (0.42%) Blockchain
14 23 (0.33%) MongoDB
15 21 (0.30%) SAP HANA
16 20 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
16 20 (0.29%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 14 (0.20%) GIS
Development Applications
1 304 (4.38%) JIRA
2 71 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 55 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 35 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (0.48%) Subversion
6 18 (0.26%) Grunt
7 16 (0.23%) Axure RP
7 16 (0.23%) Selenium
8 15 (0.22%) Babel
8 15 (0.22%) Maven
8 15 (0.22%) TeamCity
9 13 (0.19%) Eclipse
10 12 (0.17%) Appium
10 12 (0.17%) Cucumber
10 12 (0.17%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.17%) WebDriver
11 10 (0.14%) Ant
11 10 (0.14%) JIRA Agile
11 10 (0.14%) webpack
12 9 (0.13%) Xcode
General
1 2,265 (32.60%) Finance
2 575 (8.28%) Banking
3 359 (5.17%) Retail
4 331 (4.76%) Marketing
5 311 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 261 (3.76%) Legal
7 191 (2.75%) Investment Banking
8 170 (2.45%) Manufacturing
9 131 (1.89%) Law
10 113 (1.63%) Front Office
11 86 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 82 (1.18%) Advertising
13 74 (1.07%) Billing
14 73 (1.05%) Financial Institution
15 70 (1.01%) Back Office
16 69 (0.99%) Retail Banking
17 68 (0.98%) Automotive
18 51 (0.73%) Electronics
18 51 (0.73%) Publishing
19 40 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,870 (41.31%) Project Manager
2 925 (13.32%) Analyst
3 561 (8.08%) Business Analyst
4 404 (5.82%) IT Manager
5 348 (5.01%) Senior Manager
6 318 (4.58%) IT Project Manager
7 305 (4.39%) Architect
8 289 (4.16%) Delivery Manager
9 282 (4.06%) Senior Project Manager
10 278 (4.00%) Consultant
11 241 (3.47%) Developer
12 186 (2.68%) Programme Manager
13 173 (2.49%) Infrastructure Manager
14 161 (2.32%) Coordinator
15 157 (2.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 155 (2.23%) Digital Project Manager
17 147 (2.12%) Technical Manager
18 123 (1.77%) Project Coordinator
19 122 (1.76%) Business Manager
20 120 (1.73%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (2.75%) HTML
2 148 (2.13%) CSS
3 146 (2.10%) .NET
4 143 (2.06%) Web Services
5 85 (1.22%) Middleware
6 82 (1.18%) XML
7 51 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 49 (0.71%) Node.js
9 48 (0.69%) J2EE
10 46 (0.66%) HTML5
10 46 (0.66%) jQuery
11 35 (0.50%) JSON
11 35 (0.50%) RESTful
12 34 (0.49%) Ajax
12 34 (0.49%) AngularJS
12 34 (0.49%) REST
13 30 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
14 29 (0.42%) Spring
15 28 (0.40%) Sass
16 26 (0.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 795 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 375 (5.40%) Management Information System
3 202 (2.91%) User Experience
4 191 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 174 (2.50%) PMI
6 161 (2.32%) Computer Science
7 135 (1.94%) Virtual Team
8 92 (1.32%) NHS
9 86 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 82 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 77 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 61 (0.88%) FMCG
13 54 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
14 52 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 45 (0.65%) Market Risk
16 44 (0.63%) Fixed Income
17 43 (0.62%) Derivative
18 41 (0.59%) Credit Risk
19 39 (0.56%) Social Media
20 30 (0.43%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 305 (4.39%) Windows
2 195 (2.81%) Linux
3 126 (1.81%) Unix
4 89 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 69 (0.99%) Windows Server
6 55 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 45 (0.65%) Android
8 41 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 27 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.35%) Solaris
11 14 (0.20%) AIX
11 14 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.12%) CentOS
14 6 (0.086%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.043%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.029%) pSOS
16 2 (0.029%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.029%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,102 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,601 (23.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,572 (22.63%) PRINCE2
4 827 (11.90%) Change Management
5 619 (8.91%) ITIL
6 571 (8.22%) Scrum
7 527 (7.59%) Migration
8 492 (7.08%) Programme Management
9 485 (6.98%) Risk Management
10 483 (6.95%) Business Analysis
11 462 (6.65%) Waterfall
12 371 (5.34%) Project Planning
13 365 (5.25%) SDLC
14 363 (5.23%) Service Delivery
15 356 (5.12%) CRM
16 327 (4.71%) Agile Project Management
17 325 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
18 318 (4.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 294 (4.23%) Project Governance
20 291 (4.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 374 (5.38%) SQL
2 248 (3.57%) Java
3 186 (2.68%) JavaScript
4 122 (1.76%) C#
4 122 (1.76%) Python
5 106 (1.53%) C
6 55 (0.79%) Perl
7 48 (0.69%) VBA
8 45 (0.65%) C++
9 41 (0.59%) PHP
10 33 (0.48%) PowerShell
11 31 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 26 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 25 (0.36%) R
14 20 (0.29%) Apple Swift
14 20 (0.29%) ES6
14 20 (0.29%) ES7
15 18 (0.26%) Ruby
16 17 (0.24%) Bash Shell
17 16 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 689 (9.92%) Degree
2 642 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 451 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 405 (5.83%) PMI Certification
5 403 (5.80%) PMP
6 221 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 216 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 109 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 102 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 101 (1.45%) CISSP
11 86 (1.24%) APMP
12 76 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
13 74 (1.07%) ISEB
14 71 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
15 61 (0.88%) CISM
16 60 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
17 51 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
18 44 (0.63%) CISA
19 40 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
20 36 (0.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 662 (9.53%) PMO
2 365 (5.25%) QA
3 305 (4.39%) GDPR
4 97 (1.40%) SLA
5 88 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 83 (1.19%) Data Quality
7 76 (1.09%) MiFID
8 69 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
9 65 (0.94%) PCI DSS
10 36 (0.52%) EMIR
11 25 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 25 (0.36%) P3O
12 23 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 23 (0.33%) PMBOK
13 20 (0.29%) COBIT
14 19 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 18 (0.26%) IFRS
16 16 (0.23%) GxP
17 13 (0.19%) JSP 440
18 10 (0.14%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 125 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 61 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (0.52%) Docker
4 27 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (0.27%) XenApp
7 18 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.13%) Firmware
10 8 (0.12%) vSphere
11 6 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.072%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.058%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.058%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.043%) XenServer
15 2 (0.029%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.029%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 65 (0.94%) SCCM
2 32 (0.46%) Ansible
3 31 (0.45%) Puppet
4 24 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (0.26%) Nagios
7 16 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 15 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (0.14%) MOM
10 10 (0.14%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.14%) Terraform
11 9 (0.13%) Data Guard
11 9 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
11 9 (0.13%) SCOM
12 8 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.10%) WSUS
14 6 (0.086%) Icinga
14 6 (0.086%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 875 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 461 (6.64%) SAP
3 311 (4.48%) Oracle
4 174 (2.50%) Cisco
5 148 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 116 (1.67%) VMware
7 91 (1.31%) Citrix
8 82 (1.18%) IBM
9 81 (1.17%) Adobe
10 74 (1.07%) Google
11 65 (0.94%) ServiceNow
12 64 (0.92%) Workday
13 63 (0.91%) HP
14 59 (0.85%) Tableau
15 39 (0.56%) CheckPoint
15 39 (0.56%) hybris
16 37 (0.53%) NetApp
17 36 (0.52%) Sitecore
18 28 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
19 25 (0.36%) Progress