Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 6,611 7,258 8,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.04% 7.99% 8.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.16% 9.32% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,235 4,899 5,686
England median daily rate £460 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £273
90th Percentile £638 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 133 170
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.12 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.38% -8.65% -12.53%
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.11 £15.11
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.00 £47.30
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £26.87 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.98% -2.31% -12.53%

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 80,968 77,917 84,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.78% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,000 51,766 56,751
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,215 1,893 2,149
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.55 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.59% +3.26% +4.55%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -10 2,956 £500 +5.26% 480
South East -2 1,450 £457 +7.41% 279
North of England -4 824 £400 - 214
Midlands -8 638 £435 +5.45% 230
West Midlands -4 442 £450 +5.88% 145
North West +4 416 £414 +3.44% 114
South West -11 367 £418 +4.38% 180
East of England -10 342 £435 +2.35% 136
Yorkshire -8 317 £400 - 76
East Midlands -12 179 £400 +6.67% 84
North East -12 101 £394 +5.00% 24
South Coast -4 1 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 2,090 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 2,051 (31.02%) Finance
3 1,505 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,458 (22.05%) PRINCE2
5 817 (12.36%) Microsoft
6 680 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
7 672 (10.16%) Migration
8 663 (10.03%) Degree
9 656 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
10 641 (9.70%) Change Management
11 640 (9.68%) Scrum
12 624 (9.44%) PMO
13 618 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
14 598 (9.05%) ITIL
15 538 (8.14%) Security Cleared
16 518 (7.84%) Business Analysis
17 476 (7.20%) Microsoft Project
18 471 (7.12%) Waterfall
19 441 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
20 435 (6.58%) Banking
21 429 (6.49%) SQL
22 393 (5.94%) SC Cleared
23 389 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 387 (5.85%) Risk Management
25 377 (5.70%) Programme Management
26 376 (5.69%) Oracle
27 372 (5.63%) Windows
28 367 (5.55%) SAP
29 366 (5.54%) PMI Certification
30 359 (5.43%) PMP

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 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 128 (1.94%) Confluence
3 68 (1.03%) CMS
3 68 (1.03%) IIS
4 62 (0.94%) Apache
5 61 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 50 (0.76%) Skype for Business
7 30 (0.45%) Drupal
7 30 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 26 (0.39%) Documentum
9 25 (0.38%) SAS
10 22 (0.33%) OpenStack
11 20 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
11 20 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.26%) Apache Spark
12 17 (0.26%) nginx
13 15 (0.23%) WordPress
14 14 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 13 (0.20%) Umbraco
16 12 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 618 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 476 (7.20%) Microsoft Project
3 441 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
4 389 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 257 (3.89%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.29%) Open Workbench
9 18 (0.27%) InVision
10 14 (0.21%) AutoCAD
11 9 (0.14%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.11%) SPSS
13 6 (0.091%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.076%) Maya
14 5 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.061%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.045%) CATIA
16 3 (0.045%) Pixate
17 2 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
17 2 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 90 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.50%) SAP HR
3 32 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 23 (0.35%) Primavera
6 22 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 21 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 20 (0.30%) CA PPM
9 19 (0.29%) NetSuite
9 19 (0.29%) SAP ERP
10 16 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 15 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
12 13 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 12 (0.18%) PlanetPress Connect
13 12 (0.18%) Sonata
14 11 (0.17%) Eloqua
14 11 (0.17%) Workday HCM
15 9 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
15 9 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 316 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 313 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
3 206 (3.12%) Office 365
4 119 (1.80%) SaaS
5 57 (0.86%) PaaS
6 52 (0.79%) IaaS
7 44 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
8 41 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
10 24 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 24 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (0.35%) GitHub
12 22 (0.33%) OneDrive
13 21 (0.32%) Yammer
14 18 (0.27%) Google Analytics
15 16 (0.24%) npm
16 15 (0.23%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 13 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 162 (2.45%) WAN
2 152 (2.30%) LAN
3 138 (2.09%) Firewall
4 74 (1.12%) SMS
5 73 (1.10%) DNS
6 60 (0.91%) Network Security
6 60 (0.91%) Skype
7 59 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
8 55 (0.83%) Internet
9 53 (0.80%) TCP/IP
10 51 (0.77%) SAN
11 50 (0.76%) MPLS
12 47 (0.71%) Wireless
13 44 (0.67%) VPN
14 39 (0.59%) OSPF
15 38 (0.57%) VoIP
16 35 (0.53%) BGP
17 34 (0.51%) DHCP
18 32 (0.48%) Unified Communications
19 31 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 147 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 108 (1.63%) Big Data
4 70 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 63 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
6 57 (0.86%) MySQL
7 52 (0.79%) Power BI
8 45 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 44 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 42 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
11 41 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 39 (0.59%) DB2
12 39 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 34 (0.51%) MS Access
14 33 (0.50%) NoSQL
15 30 (0.45%) MongoDB
16 29 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 23 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
17 23 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 348 (5.26%) JIRA
2 106 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 81 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 60 (0.91%) Maven
5 44 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 36 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 35 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (0.30%) Bitbucket
9 19 (0.29%) Selenium
10 17 (0.26%) Gradle
11 16 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (0.23%) Liquibase
12 15 (0.23%) webpack
13 14 (0.21%) Subversion
14 12 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
15 11 (0.17%) gulp
16 9 (0.14%) Ant
16 9 (0.14%) Axure RP
16 9 (0.14%) JUnit
16 9 (0.14%) SoapUI
General
1 2,051 (31.02%) Finance
2 435 (6.58%) Banking
3 359 (5.43%) Retail
4 346 (5.23%) Marketing
5 274 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 239 (3.62%) Legal
7 146 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 133 (2.01%) Law
9 132 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 101 (1.53%) Investment Banking
11 68 (1.03%) Billing
12 67 (1.01%) Advertising
12 67 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 67 (1.01%) Front Office
13 63 (0.95%) Automotive
14 61 (0.92%) Military
15 55 (0.83%) Back Office
16 46 (0.70%) Games
16 46 (0.70%) Publishing
17 38 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,798 (42.32%) Project Manager
2 837 (12.66%) Analyst
3 495 (7.49%) Business Analyst
4 452 (6.84%) IT Manager
5 373 (5.64%) IT Project Manager
6 315 (4.76%) Developer
7 272 (4.11%) Senior Manager
8 251 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
9 230 (3.48%) Senior Project Manager
10 215 (3.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 209 (3.16%) Delivery Manager
12 192 (2.90%) Architect
13 190 (2.87%) Consultant
14 185 (2.80%) Technical Manager
15 178 (2.69%) Programme Manager
16 158 (2.39%) Technical Project Manager
17 148 (2.24%) Scrum Master
18 136 (2.06%) Coordinator
19 122 (1.85%) Digital Project Manager
20 119 (1.80%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (3.06%) HTML
2 161 (2.44%) CSS
3 151 (2.28%) .NET
4 98 (1.48%) Spring
5 96 (1.45%) Web Services
6 91 (1.38%) Middleware
7 78 (1.18%) XML
8 71 (1.07%) AngularJS
8 71 (1.07%) ASP.NET
9 70 (1.06%) HTML5
10 66 (1.00%) RESTful
11 65 (0.98%) Hibernate
12 58 (0.88%) jQuery
13 54 (0.82%) JSON
14 52 (0.79%) Spring Boot
15 49 (0.74%) CSS3
16 48 (0.73%) REST
17 37 (0.56%) Sass
18 36 (0.54%) .NET Framework
18 36 (0.54%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 680 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 331 (5.01%) Management Information System
3 267 (4.04%) Data Centre
4 179 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 176 (2.66%) User Experience
6 171 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 164 (2.48%) PMI
8 138 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 96 (1.45%) NHS
10 91 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
11 90 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 69 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 54 (0.82%) FMCG
14 47 (0.71%) Mainframe
14 47 (0.71%) Social Media
15 46 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 38 (0.57%) Data Structures
17 34 (0.51%) Fintech
18 29 (0.44%) Fixed Income
18 29 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 372 (5.63%) Windows
2 173 (2.62%) Linux
3 158 (2.39%) Unix
4 116 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 86 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 50 (0.76%) Solaris
7 42 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (0.54%) Android
9 35 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 35 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.33%) AIX
12 20 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.12%) CentOS
15 8 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.091%) HPUX
17 5 (0.076%) zOS
18 4 (0.061%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,090 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,505 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,458 (22.05%) PRINCE2
4 672 (10.16%) Migration
5 656 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
6 641 (9.70%) Change Management
7 640 (9.68%) Scrum
8 598 (9.05%) ITIL
9 518 (7.84%) Business Analysis
10 471 (7.12%) Waterfall
11 387 (5.85%) Risk Management
12 377 (5.70%) Programme Management
13 357 (5.40%) SDLC
14 352 (5.32%) Project Planning
15 330 (4.99%) Service Delivery
16 324 (4.90%) Decision-Making
17 323 (4.89%) CRM
18 313 (4.73%) Agile Project Management
19 279 (4.22%) Change Control
20 274 (4.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 429 (6.49%) SQL
2 246 (3.72%) JavaScript
3 225 (3.40%) Java
4 147 (2.22%) Python
5 122 (1.85%) C
6 110 (1.66%) C#
7 64 (0.97%) Java 8
8 57 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 44 (0.67%) PHP
10 38 (0.57%) TypeScript
11 36 (0.54%) VB
12 33 (0.50%) Perl
12 33 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 31 (0.47%) C++
14 30 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 21 (0.32%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.27%) ABAP
16 18 (0.27%) VB.NET
16 18 (0.27%) VBA
17 16 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 663 (10.03%) Degree
2 538 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 393 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 366 (5.54%) PMI Certification
5 359 (5.43%) PMP
6 205 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 189 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 107 (1.62%) DV Cleared
9 103 (1.56%) APMP
10 85 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 85 (1.29%) ISEB
11 75 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 73 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
13 71 (1.07%) CISSP
14 47 (0.71%) CCNP
15 44 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 42 (0.64%) CISM
17 41 (0.62%) Master's Degree
18 36 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
19 34 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 624 (9.44%) PMO
2 271 (4.10%) QA
3 214 (3.24%) GDPR
4 96 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 75 (1.13%) SLA
6 51 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.32%) COBIT
10 14 (0.21%) GxP
11 13 (0.20%) GCP
11 13 (0.20%) P3O
12 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.17%) MiFID
12 11 (0.17%) PMBOK
13 10 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.14%) IFRS
15 8 (0.12%) CDISC
15 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 179 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 104 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (0.98%) Docker
4 28 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 26 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.38%) XenApp
7 21 (0.32%) vSphere
8 15 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.15%) Firmware
10 8 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.11%) FreeRADIUS
12 6 (0.091%) HDFS
12 6 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.076%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.061%) KVM
14 4 (0.061%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.045%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.030%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 72 (1.09%) SCCM
2 46 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
3 35 (0.53%) Ansible
4 34 (0.51%) Kubernetes
5 25 (0.38%) Terraform
6 23 (0.35%) Puppet
7 17 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
7 17 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 15 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.18%) SCOM
11 10 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
11 10 (0.15%) HP ALM
12 9 (0.14%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
12 9 (0.14%) vCenter Server
13 8 (0.12%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 817 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 376 (5.69%) Oracle
3 367 (5.55%) SAP
4 156 (2.36%) Cisco
4 156 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
5 147 (2.22%) VMware
6 109 (1.65%) Citrix
7 90 (1.36%) ServiceNow
8 81 (1.23%) Workday
9 67 (1.01%) IBM
10 61 (0.92%) Tableau
11 58 (0.88%) Google
12 56 (0.85%) HP
13 48 (0.73%) Adobe
14 41 (0.62%) CA
15 38 (0.57%) NetApp
15 38 (0.57%) Red Hat
16 36 (0.54%) Xerox
17 32 (0.48%) Juniper
18 30 (0.45%) Atlassian