Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 26 29
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -13
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,876 3,945 6,046
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.41% 5.97% 6.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.26% 6.96% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,466 2,690 4,033
Median daily rate £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £278 £285
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 117 142
Median hourly rate £27.87 £28.00 £26.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% +3.89% +1.34%
10th Percentile £20.83 £16.50 £14.20
90th Percentile £58.53 £54.00 £52.14
UK median hourly rate £27.63 £27.50 £26.65
% change year-on-year +0.47% +3.19% -0.80%

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 29,973 56,676 79,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.51% 85.74% 87.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,452 38,319 54,399
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 986 1,677 1,882
Median hourly rate £26.80 £20.50 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.72% -5.79% -0.14%
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £21.95
% change year-on-year +30.95% -4.33% +2.09%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -7 947 £500 - 204
South East -2 289 £443 -0.56% 131
North of England -16 197 £407 +1.63% 156
Midlands +5 149 £400 -11.11% 104
South West +15 141 £458 +6.40% 59
North West +2 116 £406 +1.56% 94
West Midlands +2 98 £388 -13.89% 64
Yorkshire -16 72 £413 -2.94% 48
East of England -20 67 £400 -13.28% 54
East Midlands +8 44 £413 -10.81% 39
North East -21 9 £400 +14.29% 14
South Coast +2 2 £250 -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 669 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (27.72%) Finance
3 391 (20.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 356 (18.98%) Project Delivery
5 350 (18.66%) PRINCE2
6 279 (14.87%) Microsoft
7 267 (14.23%) Security Cleared
8 219 (11.67%) Public Sector
9 212 (11.30%) Scrum
10 210 (11.19%) Change Management
11 197 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
12 193 (10.29%) Degree
13 185 (9.86%) SC Cleared
14 184 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
15 169 (9.01%) Programme Management
16 163 (8.69%) Microsoft Excel
17 162 (8.64%) Azure
18 160 (8.53%) JIRA
18 160 (8.53%) ITIL
19 151 (8.05%) Microsoft Project
19 151 (8.05%) PMO
20 150 (8.00%) Waterfall
21 145 (7.73%) Migration
22 141 (7.52%) Risk Management
23 140 (7.46%) Telecoms
24 139 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
25 123 (6.56%) Banking
25 123 (6.56%) Business Case
26 122 (6.50%) DevOps
27 121 (6.45%) Business Analysis

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 98 (5.22%) Confluence
2 95 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.01%) CMS
4 9 (0.48%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.37%) Drupal
7 6 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.27%) SAS
9 4 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.21%) IIS
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.16%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.16%) Documentum
10 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 163 (8.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 151 (8.05%) Microsoft Project
3 139 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
4 94 (5.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (2.67%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.27%) Gephi
7 5 (0.27%) Sketch
8 3 (0.16%) Maya
8 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.11%) Blender
9 2 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.11%) SPSS
10 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.053%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 26 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.27%) Workfront
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.21%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.21%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.16%) Aligne
8 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.16%) Primavera
8 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.16%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.16%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 162 (8.64%) Azure
2 72 (3.84%) AWS
3 56 (2.99%) Office 365
4 51 (2.72%) Power Platform
5 37 (1.97%) SaaS
6 36 (1.92%) GCP
7 22 (1.17%) PaaS
8 19 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (1.01%) GitHub
9 16 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (0.75%) IaaS
11 8 (0.43%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.37%) Asana
12 7 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.37%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (0.32%) G Suite
13 6 (0.32%) Smartsheet
14 5 (0.27%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
2 42 (2.24%) 3G
2 42 (2.24%) 4G
3 38 (2.03%) LTE
4 37 (1.97%) Firewall
5 36 (1.92%) 2G
6 35 (1.87%) VoLTE
7 25 (1.33%) LAN
8 24 (1.28%) DNS
9 23 (1.23%) TCP/IP
10 22 (1.17%) Internet
10 22 (1.17%) WAN
11 21 (1.12%) HTTPS
12 16 (0.85%) VoIP
13 14 (0.75%) SAN
13 14 (0.75%) Skype
13 14 (0.75%) Wireless
14 13 (0.69%) DHCP
15 12 (0.64%) Ethernet
16 11 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (2.29%) Power BI
2 34 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 33 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (1.33%) Big Data
5 18 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 17 (0.91%) Data Lake
7 16 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 15 (0.80%) MySQL
9 13 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 13 (0.69%) Qlik Sense
10 12 (0.64%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.53%) Tableau
12 9 (0.48%) Neo4j
12 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.43%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.43%) SQLite
14 7 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
14 7 (0.37%) GIS
14 7 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 160 (8.53%) JIRA
2 32 (1.71%) Jenkins
3 27 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.75%) Bitbucket
4 14 (0.75%) JUnit
4 14 (0.75%) Mockito
5 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.27%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.27%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.27%) GitLab
7 5 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.21%) LabVIEW
8 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 4 (0.21%) Xcode
8 4 (0.21%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.16%) Postman
9 3 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 520 (27.72%) Finance
2 219 (11.67%) Public Sector
3 140 (7.46%) Telecoms
4 123 (6.56%) Banking
5 110 (5.86%) Marketing
6 76 (4.05%) Manufacturing
7 56 (2.99%) Legal
7 56 (2.99%) Retail
8 48 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 36 (1.92%) Electronics
10 34 (1.81%) Law
11 31 (1.65%) Local Government
12 26 (1.39%) Investment Banking
13 21 (1.12%) Front Office
14 18 (0.96%) Back Office
15 15 (0.80%) Military
16 11 (0.59%) German Language
17 10 (0.53%) Advertising
17 10 (0.53%) Automotive
17 10 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 714 (38.06%) Project Manager
2 165 (8.80%) Analyst
3 105 (5.60%) Business Analyst
3 105 (5.60%) IT Manager
4 84 (4.48%) IT Project Manager
5 78 (4.16%) Architect
6 76 (4.05%) Programme Manager
7 67 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
7 67 (3.57%) Senior Manager
8 62 (3.30%) Consultant
9 56 (2.99%) Developer
10 55 (2.93%) Senior Project Manager
11 53 (2.83%) Technical Manager
12 47 (2.51%) Scrum Master
13 39 (2.08%) Coordinator
14 36 (1.92%) Business Manager
14 36 (1.92%) Infrastructure Manager
15 35 (1.87%) Project Officer
15 35 (1.87%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 35 (1.87%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.08%) HTML
2 31 (1.65%) .NET
3 29 (1.55%) CSS
4 28 (1.49%) Web Services
5 19 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 18 (0.96%) REST
7 17 (0.91%) RESTful
8 15 (0.80%) Material Design
8 15 (0.80%) XML
9 14 (0.75%) Dagger
9 14 (0.75%) HTML5
9 14 (0.75%) Retrofit
9 14 (0.75%) RxJava
10 10 (0.53%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.53%) J2EE
10 10 (0.53%) SOAP
11 9 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (0.48%) Velocity
12 8 (0.43%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 184 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 64 (3.41%) User Experience
4 59 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 56 (2.99%) NHS
6 44 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 41 (2.19%) Virtual Team
8 26 (1.39%) PMI
9 24 (1.28%) FMCG
10 21 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 19 (1.01%) Social Media
13 16 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
13 16 (0.85%) Life Science
14 13 (0.69%) Cloud Native
14 13 (0.69%) CMDB
15 12 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 11 (0.59%) Fixed Income
16 11 (0.59%) Freedom of Information Act
17 10 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (5.49%) Windows
2 40 (2.13%) Linux
2 40 (2.13%) Unix
3 34 (1.81%) Android
4 28 (1.49%) Windows 10
5 22 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.27%) Solaris
11 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.11%) SUSE
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (20.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 356 (18.98%) Project Delivery
4 350 (18.66%) PRINCE2
5 212 (11.30%) Scrum
6 210 (11.19%) Change Management
7 197 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
8 169 (9.01%) Programme Management
9 160 (8.53%) ITIL
10 150 (8.00%) Waterfall
11 145 (7.73%) Migration
12 141 (7.52%) Risk Management
13 123 (6.56%) Business Case
14 122 (6.50%) DevOps
15 121 (6.45%) Business Analysis
16 118 (6.29%) Decision-Making
17 111 (5.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 106 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
19 103 (5.49%) Requirements Gathering
20 102 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 114 (6.08%) SQL
2 57 (3.04%) Python
3 45 (2.40%) Java
4 35 (1.87%) JavaScript
5 33 (1.76%) C
6 26 (1.39%) C#
7 23 (1.23%) Kotlin
8 18 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 14 (0.75%) PHP
10 12 (0.64%) R
11 9 (0.48%) Apple Swift
11 9 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.48%) VBA
12 8 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.43%) Scala
12 8 (0.43%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.43%) VB
13 7 (0.37%) C++
14 5 (0.27%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 267 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 193 (10.29%) Degree
3 185 (9.86%) SC Cleared
4 81 (4.32%) PMI Certification
5 79 (4.21%) PMP
6 76 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 59 (3.14%) DV Cleared
8 47 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 32 (1.71%) APMP
10 21 (1.12%) CISSP
11 19 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (0.80%) CISM
14 13 (0.69%) ISEB
15 12 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (0.48%) CCNP
16 9 (0.48%) ECDL
17 8 (0.43%) CCNA
17 8 (0.43%) Postgraduate
18 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (8.05%) PMO
2 81 (4.32%) QA
3 32 (1.71%) GDPR
4 26 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.07%) SLA
6 16 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.85%) NIST
7 12 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.48%) GxP
9 8 (0.43%) COBIT
10 5 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.27%) IFRS
10 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.27%) MiFID
10 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.27%) RMADS
11 4 (0.21%) EMIR
12 3 (0.16%) NCSC
12 3 (0.16%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.53%) Docker
5 7 (0.37%) Terminal Server
5 7 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.27%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.27%) vSphere
7 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.16%) HDFS
9 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.053%) Firmware
10 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.053%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.053%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (1.17%) Ansible
2 21 (1.12%) SCCM
3 15 (0.80%) Puppet
4 13 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 11 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.48%) Terraform
7 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.27%) CASB
8 5 (0.27%) Nagios
8 5 (0.27%) PowerCLI
8 5 (0.27%) SCOM
8 5 (0.27%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.21%) SELinux
10 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.16%) Kibana
10 3 (0.16%) OpenView
10 3 (0.16%) OPNET
11 2 (0.11%) Grafana
11 2 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 279 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 115 (6.13%) SAP
3 81 (4.32%) Oracle
4 70 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (2.45%) VMware
6 45 (2.40%) Remedy
7 37 (1.97%) ServiceNow
8 33 (1.76%) Ericsson
9 32 (1.71%) Google
10 28 (1.49%) Cisco
11 21 (1.12%) Adobe
12 19 (1.01%) Citrix
13 16 (0.85%) Splunk
14 15 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
15 12 (0.64%) Atlassian
16 11 (0.59%) Cadence
16 11 (0.59%) CheckPoint
16 11 (0.59%) HP
16 11 (0.59%) Red Hat
16 11 (0.59%) Workday