Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 15 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 6,926 7,224 9,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.32% 8.20% 9.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.52% 9.64% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,465 4,832 6,300
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £291 £275 £279
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 142 144
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.31 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.53% -7.34% -5.81%
10th Percentile £14.10 £15.75 £14.65
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.36 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.41 £27.50
% change year-on-year +18.59% -0.35% -8.33%

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 81,299 74,907 85,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.90% 85.02% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,026 49,306 57,151
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,237 1,961 2,071
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +13.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.60 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% - +16.28%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -8 3,157 £500 +5.26% 481
South East -1 1,517 £450 +4.65% 275
North of England -3 904 £400 - 247
Midlands -8 659 £450 +7.14% 173
North West +2 475 £413 +3.13% 140
West Midlands -7 441 £450 +5.88% 115
South West -13 332 £420 +5.00% 138
East of England -4 329 £425 -2.30% 127
Yorkshire -11 295 £400 - 93
East Midlands -10 197 £405 +1.25% 58
North East +14 145 £375 -3.23% 14
South Coast -4 1 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 2,203 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2,144 (30.96%) Finance
3 1,614 (23.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,590 (22.96%) PRINCE2
5 849 (12.26%) Microsoft
6 720 (10.40%) Change Management
7 704 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
8 689 (9.95%) ITIL
9 672 (9.70%) Degree
10 658 (9.50%) PMO
11 648 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
12 645 (9.31%) Scrum
13 631 (9.11%) Migration
14 597 (8.62%) Security Cleared
15 595 (8.59%) Microsoft Excel
16 571 (8.24%) Business Analysis
17 496 (7.16%) Microsoft Project
18 493 (7.12%) Waterfall
19 440 (6.35%) SQL
20 439 (6.34%) Banking
20 439 (6.34%) Retail
21 437 (6.31%) PMP
22 435 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
23 427 (6.17%) PMI Certification
23 427 (6.17%) SC Cleared
24 413 (5.96%) Risk Management
25 412 (5.95%) Windows
26 390 (5.63%) SAP
27 377 (5.44%) Project Planning
28 372 (5.37%) Programme Management

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
1 271 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 131 (1.89%) Confluence
3 94 (1.36%) CMS
4 79 (1.14%) IIS
5 58 (0.84%) Skype for Business
6 50 (0.72%) Apache
7 48 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 39 (0.56%) SAS
9 32 (0.46%) Documentum
10 27 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 26 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 22 (0.32%) WordPress
13 21 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 17 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
16 15 (0.22%) Apache Spark
17 12 (0.17%) nginx
18 11 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
18 11 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
19 10 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 595 (8.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 496 (7.16%) Microsoft Project
3 435 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
4 347 (5.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 259 (3.74%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.17%) SPSS
8 11 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 11 (0.16%) Open Workbench
9 5 (0.072%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.058%) InVision
11 3 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.043%) Revit
12 2 (0.029%) CATIA
12 2 (0.029%) Gliffy
12 2 (0.029%) InDesign
12 2 (0.029%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 83 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 21 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 19 (0.27%) SAP ERP
7 18 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 17 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 17 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 17 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
8 17 (0.25%) Sonata
8 17 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
9 16 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
9 16 (0.23%) Primavera
10 14 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
11 13 (0.19%) SAP FI
12 12 (0.17%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
13 11 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
13 11 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 321 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 277 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 226 (3.26%) Office 365
4 146 (2.11%) SaaS
5 90 (1.30%) PaaS
6 70 (1.01%) IaaS
7 67 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 43 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
9 29 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
10 25 (0.36%) Google Analytics
11 23 (0.33%) GitHub
11 23 (0.33%) OneDrive
12 21 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.30%) npm
13 20 (0.29%) Yammer
14 18 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.25%) G Suite
15 17 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 16 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
17 15 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 164 (2.37%) WAN
2 145 (2.09%) Firewall
3 138 (1.99%) LAN
4 107 (1.54%) SMS
5 90 (1.30%) DNS
6 74 (1.07%) Skype
7 70 (1.01%) Internet
8 61 (0.88%) DHCP
9 60 (0.87%) SAN
10 58 (0.84%) MPLS
10 58 (0.84%) VoIP
11 54 (0.78%) VPN
12 52 (0.75%) Network Security
12 52 (0.75%) Unified Communications
13 50 (0.72%) TCP/IP
14 48 (0.69%) Intranet
14 48 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
15 42 (0.61%) BGP
16 39 (0.56%) OSPF
16 39 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 143 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 110 (1.59%) Big Data
4 80 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 64 (0.92%) Power BI
6 60 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 54 (0.78%) MySQL
8 48 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (0.65%) Hadoop
10 40 (0.58%) DB2
11 38 (0.55%) MongoDB
12 37 (0.53%) NoSQL
12 37 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
13 35 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
14 32 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 29 (0.42%) Oracle Database
16 27 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (0.32%) Data Lake
17 22 (0.32%) MS Access
17 22 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 316 (4.56%) JIRA
2 80 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 71 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 52 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 41 (0.59%) Maven
6 34 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (0.26%) Selenium
9 17 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (0.23%) Gradle
10 16 (0.23%) webpack
11 15 (0.22%) Liquibase
11 15 (0.22%) Subversion
12 14 (0.20%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.13%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.12%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (0.10%) Ant
15 7 (0.10%) GitLab
15 7 (0.10%) Jasmine
15 7 (0.10%) Zephyr
General
1 2,144 (30.96%) Finance
2 439 (6.34%) Banking
2 439 (6.34%) Retail
3 320 (4.62%) Marketing
4 274 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 270 (3.90%) Legal
6 142 (2.05%) Law
7 140 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 120 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 106 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 89 (1.29%) Front Office
11 68 (0.98%) Advertising
12 62 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 61 (0.88%) Retail Banking
14 58 (0.84%) Automotive
14 58 (0.84%) Military
15 56 (0.81%) Billing
16 52 (0.75%) Back Office
17 46 (0.66%) Publishing
18 41 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 3,004 (43.37%) Project Manager
2 817 (11.80%) Analyst
3 495 (7.15%) Business Analyst
4 429 (6.19%) IT Manager
5 359 (5.18%) IT Project Manager
6 320 (4.62%) Developer
7 297 (4.29%) Senior Manager
8 282 (4.07%) Infrastructure Manager
9 255 (3.68%) Senior Project Manager
10 242 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 226 (3.26%) Architect
12 212 (3.06%) Consultant
13 209 (3.02%) Delivery Manager
14 179 (2.58%) Technical Manager
15 170 (2.45%) Programme Manager
16 160 (2.31%) Technical Project Manager
17 156 (2.25%) Digital Project Manager
18 154 (2.22%) Coordinator
19 142 (2.05%) Scrum Master
20 127 (1.83%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (2.76%) .NET
2 179 (2.58%) HTML
3 145 (2.09%) CSS
4 119 (1.72%) Web Services
5 84 (1.21%) Middleware
6 79 (1.14%) XML
7 78 (1.13%) AngularJS
8 77 (1.11%) ASP.NET
9 74 (1.07%) Spring
10 62 (0.90%) JSON
11 59 (0.85%) HTML5
12 53 (0.77%) RESTful
13 52 (0.75%) Hibernate
14 48 (0.69%) jQuery
15 41 (0.59%) .NET Framework
16 40 (0.58%) CSS3
17 39 (0.56%) Spring Boot
17 39 (0.56%) Velocity
18 34 (0.49%) .NET Core
18 34 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 704 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 338 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 251 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 179 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 176 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 175 (2.53%) PMI
7 164 (2.37%) User Experience
8 129 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 99 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
10 81 (1.17%) NHS
11 78 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 58 (0.84%) FMCG
13 55 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
14 53 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 51 (0.74%) Social Media
16 49 (0.71%) Mainframe
17 43 (0.62%) Fintech
18 39 (0.56%) Reinsurance
19 35 (0.51%) Fixed Income
20 31 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 412 (5.95%) Windows
2 197 (2.84%) Linux
3 156 (2.25%) Unix
4 137 (1.98%) Windows 10
5 103 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 48 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 39 (0.56%) Solaris
10 36 (0.52%) Android
11 32 (0.46%) AIX
12 30 (0.43%) Windows 7
13 20 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 20 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.13%) CentOS
16 8 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.10%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.087%) HPUX
19 4 (0.058%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,203 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,614 (23.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,590 (22.96%) PRINCE2
4 720 (10.40%) Change Management
5 689 (9.95%) ITIL
6 648 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
7 645 (9.31%) Scrum
8 631 (9.11%) Migration
9 571 (8.24%) Business Analysis
10 493 (7.12%) Waterfall
11 413 (5.96%) Risk Management
12 377 (5.44%) Project Planning
13 372 (5.37%) Programme Management
14 365 (5.27%) SDLC
15 349 (5.04%) Service Delivery
16 319 (4.61%) Agile Project Management
17 316 (4.56%) Decision-Making
18 314 (4.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 277 (4.00%) CRM
20 276 (3.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 440 (6.35%) SQL
2 236 (3.41%) Java
3 221 (3.19%) JavaScript
4 154 (2.22%) Python
5 131 (1.89%) C#
6 108 (1.56%) C
7 62 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 54 (0.78%) Java 8
9 51 (0.74%) C++
10 45 (0.65%) Perl
11 38 (0.55%) PHP
11 38 (0.55%) VB
11 38 (0.55%) VBA
12 30 (0.43%) Ruby
13 28 (0.40%) Bash Shell
14 27 (0.39%) VB.NET
15 26 (0.38%) TypeScript
16 25 (0.36%) R
17 20 (0.29%) PL/SQL
17 20 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 672 (9.70%) Degree
2 597 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 437 (6.31%) PMP
4 427 (6.17%) PMI Certification
4 427 (6.17%) SC Cleared
5 226 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 197 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 113 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 110 (1.59%) CISSP
9 100 (1.44%) ISEB
10 90 (1.30%) APMP
11 84 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
12 82 (1.18%) DV Cleared
13 74 (1.07%) CCNP
14 73 (1.05%) CISM
15 72 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
16 65 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
17 50 (0.72%) CCNA
18 47 (0.68%) CISA
18 47 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 658 (9.50%) PMO
2 295 (4.26%) GDPR
3 265 (3.83%) QA
4 82 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 78 (1.13%) SLA
6 63 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 53 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (0.27%) MiFID
10 17 (0.25%) COBIT
11 14 (0.20%) CDISC
11 14 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 13 (0.19%) GxP
13 12 (0.17%) IFRS
13 12 (0.17%) P3O
14 11 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
15 10 (0.14%) PMBOK
16 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 8 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 8 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 192 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 123 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (0.94%) Docker
4 51 (0.74%) XenApp
5 38 (0.55%) vSphere
6 37 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 31 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 30 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 12 (0.17%) Firmware
12 10 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.087%) HDFS
15 5 (0.072%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.072%) NFS
15 5 (0.072%) ProxySG
16 4 (0.058%) OpenSSH
17 3 (0.043%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 56 (0.81%) SCCM
2 48 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
3 36 (0.52%) Ansible
4 34 (0.49%) Terraform
5 31 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 26 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 25 (0.36%) Puppet
8 22 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (0.22%) HP ALM
10 13 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (0.17%) AirWatch
11 12 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (0.12%) SCOM
13 7 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 6 (0.087%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.087%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 849 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 390 (5.63%) SAP
3 354 (5.11%) Oracle
4 197 (2.84%) Cisco
5 164 (2.37%) VMware
6 157 (2.27%) Citrix
7 146 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 87 (1.26%) ServiceNow
9 71 (1.03%) HP
10 66 (0.95%) Google
11 65 (0.94%) IBM
12 61 (0.88%) Tableau
13 57 (0.82%) Workday
14 54 (0.78%) Adobe
15 43 (0.62%) Ivanti
16 42 (0.61%) Red Hat
17 35 (0.51%) Juniper
18 34 (0.49%) NetApp
19 32 (0.46%) Bloomberg
20 31 (0.45%) Remedy