Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 28 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -11
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,813 5,326 6,709
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.80% 6.41% 7.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 7.35% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,110 3,551 4,354
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £288
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £468 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 129 171
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £17.95 £17.60 £13.75
90th Percentile £41.00 £55.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +6.45% +12.73%

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 26,987 72,448 81,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 87.19% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,159 48,212 54,251
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1,999 2,205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.92 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.48% +15.88% -6.52%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +45.83% +12.94% -11.88%

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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 -18 774 £500 - 93
South East 0 332 £450 +2.86% 86
North of England -3 214 £425 -5.56% 82
South West +14 195 £475 +15.15% 57
Midlands +6 175 £419 -1.47% 59
North West -2 120 £425 -5.56% 33
West Midlands +2 116 £435 -3.33% 31
East of England -6 95 £450 - 46
Yorkshire +5 88 £411 -8.56% 43
East Midlands +8 58 £413 +5.10% 28
North East -22 6 £438 -1.91% 6
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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.

1 594 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (27.25%) Finance
3 399 (22.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 387 (21.35%) PRINCE2
5 359 (19.80%) Project Delivery
6 290 (16.00%) Security Cleared
7 276 (15.22%) Microsoft
8 231 (12.74%) Public Sector
9 207 (11.42%) Migration
10 198 (10.92%) SC Cleared
11 193 (10.65%) Change Management
12 189 (10.42%) Risk Management
13 181 (9.98%) Degree
14 169 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
15 167 (9.21%) Scrum
16 155 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
17 151 (8.33%) Waterfall
18 150 (8.27%) Microsoft Project
19 143 (7.89%) Azure
20 137 (7.56%) Telecoms
20 137 (7.56%) Programme Management
21 134 (7.39%) Microsoft Excel
21 134 (7.39%) JIRA
22 133 (7.34%) ITIL
23 129 (7.12%) SAP
24 125 (6.89%) PMO
25 123 (6.78%) Decision-Making
26 118 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
26 118 (6.51%) SQL
26 118 (6.51%) Banking

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 91 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 72 (3.97%) Confluence
3 22 (1.21%) CMS
4 21 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.33%) IIS
7 5 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.28%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.28%) Mule
7 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.22%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.22%) SAS
9 3 (0.17%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.17%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 150 (8.27%) Microsoft Project
2 134 (7.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 118 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
4 82 (4.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 52 (2.87%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.055%) LibreOffice
8 1 (0.055%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (0.72%) SAP HR
3 12 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
5 10 (0.55%) SAP HCM
6 9 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.50%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.28%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.28%) Teamcenter
9 4 (0.22%) Magento
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle iSupplier
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.22%) Primavera
9 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 143 (7.89%) Azure
2 104 (5.74%) AWS
3 77 (4.25%) Office 365
4 50 (2.76%) Power Platform
5 27 (1.49%) GitHub
5 27 (1.49%) SaaS
6 26 (1.43%) GCP
7 22 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (1.21%) OneDrive
7 22 (1.21%) PaaS
8 16 (0.88%) IaaS
9 15 (0.83%) Slack
10 14 (0.77%) PowerApps
11 11 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.61%) Serverless
12 10 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.55%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.33%) Yammer
14 5 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.43%) WAN
2 39 (2.15%) LAN
3 35 (1.93%) Firewall
3 35 (1.93%) Internet
4 33 (1.82%) Skype
5 31 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.32%) DNS
7 23 (1.27%) VoIP
8 18 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (0.83%) Intranet
10 14 (0.77%) Unified Communications
11 13 (0.72%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.66%) Broadband
12 12 (0.66%) Ethernet
12 12 (0.66%) Wireless
13 11 (0.61%) 4G
13 11 (0.61%) BGP
13 11 (0.61%) MPLS
13 11 (0.61%) VPN
14 9 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.48%) Power BI
3 39 (2.15%) MySQL
4 34 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.21%) Big Data
7 17 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.61%) MS Access
9 10 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.44%) SAP BW
11 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.39%) DB2
12 7 (0.39%) GIS
12 7 (0.39%) SQLite
13 6 (0.33%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.33%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 134 (7.39%) JIRA
2 46 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.16%) JUnit
4 16 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.83%) Mockito
5 15 (0.83%) Selenium
6 12 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.33%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.33%) GitLab
9 6 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.28%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.28%) Maven
10 5 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.28%) Subversion
11 4 (0.22%) Ant
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.17%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 494 (27.25%) Finance
2 231 (12.74%) Public Sector
3 137 (7.56%) Telecoms
4 118 (6.51%) Banking
5 64 (3.53%) Marketing
6 52 (2.87%) Retail
7 51 (2.81%) Legal
7 51 (2.81%) Manufacturing
8 39 (2.15%) Law
9 35 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 26 (1.43%) Local Government
11 22 (1.21%) Electronics
12 21 (1.16%) Military
13 18 (0.99%) Aerospace
14 16 (0.88%) Billing
14 16 (0.88%) Front Office
15 15 (0.83%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.77%) Back Office
17 13 (0.72%) French Language
18 11 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 764 (42.14%) Project Manager
2 139 (7.67%) Analyst
3 107 (5.90%) IT Manager
4 102 (5.63%) Architect
5 100 (5.52%) IT Project Manager
6 92 (5.07%) Delivery Manager
7 79 (4.36%) Developer
8 74 (4.08%) Business Analyst
9 67 (3.70%) Senior Manager
10 63 (3.47%) Programme Manager
10 63 (3.47%) Technical Manager
11 57 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
12 53 (2.92%) Senior Project Manager
13 50 (2.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 47 (2.59%) Consultant
15 44 (2.43%) Digital Project Manager
16 42 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
17 37 (2.04%) Technical Project Manager
18 34 (1.88%) SAP Manager
19 29 (1.60%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.32%) HTML
2 30 (1.65%) Web Services
3 26 (1.43%) XML
4 25 (1.38%) .NET
5 24 (1.32%) CSS
6 19 (1.05%) LDAP
6 19 (1.05%) Node.js
6 19 (1.05%) SOAP
7 18 (0.99%) EDI
8 15 (0.83%) SailPoint
9 14 (0.77%) JSP
9 14 (0.77%) Middleware
9 14 (0.77%) REST
10 13 (0.72%) AngularJS
10 13 (0.72%) JSON
11 12 (0.66%) Servlets
12 11 (0.61%) React
12 11 (0.61%) Spring
13 10 (0.55%) Retrofit
13 10 (0.55%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 48 (2.65%) Data Centre
4 35 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (1.88%) User Experience
6 32 (1.77%) PMI
7 30 (1.65%) NHS
8 29 (1.60%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 18 (0.99%) Public Cloud
12 18 (0.99%) Social Media
13 12 (0.66%) CMDB
13 12 (0.66%) FMCG
14 11 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (0.61%) Replication
15 8 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.44%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 117 (6.45%) Windows
2 63 (3.47%) Linux
3 41 (2.26%) Unix
4 40 (2.21%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.65%) Windows 10
6 23 (1.27%) Android
7 17 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (0.61%) AIX
9 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.55%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.33%) Solaris
13 6 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (22.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 387 (21.35%) PRINCE2
4 359 (19.80%) Project Delivery
5 207 (11.42%) Migration
6 193 (10.65%) Change Management
7 189 (10.42%) Risk Management
8 167 (9.21%) Scrum
9 155 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
10 151 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 137 (7.56%) Programme Management
12 133 (7.34%) ITIL
13 123 (6.78%) Decision-Making
14 106 (5.85%) Project Planning
15 105 (5.79%) DevOps
16 97 (5.35%) Analytics
17 96 (5.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 86 (4.74%) Business Analysis
19 85 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
20 84 (4.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 118 (6.51%) SQL
2 65 (3.59%) Java
3 58 (3.20%) Python
4 43 (2.37%) JavaScript
5 38 (2.10%) C
6 30 (1.65%) PowerShell
7 18 (0.99%) Kotlin
7 18 (0.99%) PHP
8 17 (0.94%) C#
9 13 (0.72%) Perl
10 12 (0.66%) R
10 12 (0.66%) Ruby
11 9 (0.50%) Apple Swift
11 9 (0.50%) BeanShell
11 9 (0.50%) C++
11 9 (0.50%) VBA
12 8 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.39%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.39%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 290 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 198 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 181 (9.98%) Degree
4 87 (4.80%) DV Cleared
5 80 (4.41%) PMI Certification
6 74 (4.08%) PMP
7 54 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 50 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 36 (1.99%) APMP
10 35 (1.93%) CISSP
11 33 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (1.27%) CISM
14 19 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
15 17 (0.94%) CCNP
15 17 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.83%) CCIE
17 15 (0.83%) CISA
18 13 (0.72%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.89%) PMO
2 66 (3.64%) QA
3 24 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.99%) GDPR
5 17 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.77%) P3O
7 12 (0.66%) NIST
7 12 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.61%) SLA
9 10 (0.55%) COBIT
9 10 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.39%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.22%) EMIR
11 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.17%) GxP
12 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 87 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.66%) Docker
5 11 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.50%) vSphere
7 7 (0.39%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.22%) RACF
9 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.17%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.17%) XenApp
11 2 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.11%) NFS
11 2 (0.11%) Samba
11 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.055%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (0.88%) SCCM
2 13 (0.72%) Ansible
3 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (0.61%) Puppet
4 9 (0.50%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.39%) EnCase
6 7 (0.39%) FTK
6 7 (0.39%) Terraform
7 5 (0.28%) CASB
8 4 (0.22%) Nagios
8 4 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.22%) SCOM
8 4 (0.22%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.22%) vRealize
9 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.17%) Kibana
10 2 (0.11%) Aspera SmartTrack
Vendors
1 276 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 129 (7.12%) SAP
3 93 (5.13%) Oracle
4 56 (3.09%) Cisco
5 39 (2.15%) VMware
6 32 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 26 (1.43%) IBM
9 21 (1.16%) Google
10 20 (1.10%) Remedy
11 18 (0.99%) Citrix
12 17 (0.94%) HP
13 16 (0.88%) Adobe
13 16 (0.88%) F5
14 15 (0.83%) Tableau
15 13 (0.72%) NEC
15 13 (0.72%) Splunk
16 12 (0.66%) Capita
17 11 (0.61%) Blue Coat
17 11 (0.61%) Workday