Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 16 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7,008 6,826 8,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.57% 8.01% 9.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.82% 9.47% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,514 4,527 6,109
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £300 £280 £269
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 146 122
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.90% -1.67%
10th Percentile £16.00 £16.19 £15.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £28.42 £29.50
% change year-on-year -3.25% -3.65% +2.61%

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 79,443 72,046 81,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.77% 84.55% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,810 47,678 54,210
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,049 1,933 2,213
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +11.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.34%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -2 3,357 £500 +5.26% 562
South East -2 1,421 £450 +4.65% 290
North of England -1 858 £410 +2.50% 265
Midlands -3 652 £425 - 228
North West +3 431 £439 +9.01% 150
West Midlands -6 408 £450 +5.88% 154
East of England +2 349 £438 +2.94% 131
South West -9 341 £419 +7.37% 137
Yorkshire -12 282 £400 -5.88% 97
East Midlands -5 224 £413 +3.13% 74
North East +13 157 £375 -6.25% 18
South Coast 0 2 £450 -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2,204 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2,188 (31.22%) Finance
3 1,699 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,685 (24.04%) PRINCE2
5 848 (12.10%) Microsoft
6 776 (11.07%) Change Management
7 774 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
8 698 (9.96%) PMO
9 690 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
10 689 (9.83%) ITIL
11 674 (9.62%) Security Cleared
12 663 (9.46%) Degree
13 609 (8.69%) Scrum
14 578 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
15 564 (8.05%) Business Analysis
16 549 (7.83%) Migration
17 524 (7.48%) Microsoft Project
18 480 (6.85%) Banking
19 479 (6.84%) Waterfall
20 472 (6.74%) SC Cleared
21 465 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
22 449 (6.41%) Retail
23 435 (6.21%) PMP
24 432 (6.16%) PMI Certification
25 430 (6.14%) Risk Management
26 421 (6.01%) Programme Management
27 414 (5.91%) SAP
28 401 (5.72%) Project Planning
29 373 (5.32%) Management Information System
30 369 (5.27%) SQL

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
1 263 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 152 (2.17%) CMS
3 126 (1.80%) Confluence
4 63 (0.90%) IIS
5 55 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 46 (0.66%) SAS
7 28 (0.40%) MS Exchange
8 27 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 26 (0.37%) WordPress
10 24 (0.34%) Apache
11 23 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 23 (0.33%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.31%) MS Project Server
13 20 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.24%) Apache Spark
16 16 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
17 15 (0.21%) Documentum
17 15 (0.21%) JBoss
18 14 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 578 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 524 (7.48%) Microsoft Project
3 465 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
4 351 (5.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 276 (3.94%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 10 (0.14%) SPSS
10 5 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.071%) Revit
10 5 (0.071%) Vectorworks
11 4 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.057%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.043%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.043%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.029%) InDesign
13 2 (0.029%) Maya
Business Applications
1 71 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.41%) Primavera
4 26 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 25 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 25 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
6 24 (0.34%) SAP HR
7 22 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 22 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
8 21 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 20 (0.29%) NetSuite
10 17 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
11 16 (0.23%) RMDS
12 15 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 15 (0.21%) Sonata
13 14 (0.20%) SAP ERP
14 13 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
15 12 (0.17%) CA PPM
15 12 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 233 (3.32%) Office 365
2 227 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 216 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 132 (1.88%) SaaS
5 81 (1.16%) PaaS
6 61 (0.87%) IaaS
7 54 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
9 38 (0.54%) Google Analytics
10 30 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
11 25 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (0.33%) Slack
13 21 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
14 20 (0.29%) G Suite
15 18 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 18 (0.26%) GitHub
16 17 (0.24%) OpenShift
17 16 (0.23%) OneDrive
17 16 (0.23%) Trello
18 14 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 157 (2.24%) WAN
2 141 (2.01%) Firewall
3 125 (1.78%) LAN
4 100 (1.43%) SMS
5 96 (1.37%) Internet
6 95 (1.36%) DNS
7 71 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 67 (0.96%) Skype
8 67 (0.96%) VoIP
9 62 (0.88%) Intranet
9 62 (0.88%) MPLS
9 62 (0.88%) SAN
10 58 (0.83%) DHCP
11 54 (0.77%) VPN
12 52 (0.74%) Network Security
12 52 (0.74%) Unified Communications
13 45 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
14 34 (0.49%) BGP
14 34 (0.49%) IP Telephony
14 34 (0.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 108 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (1.26%) Big Data
4 80 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 73 (1.04%) Power BI
6 50 (0.71%) MySQL
7 49 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
8 44 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 41 (0.59%) NoSQL
10 31 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 30 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (0.36%) Oracle Database
12 25 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (0.33%) Blockchain
14 22 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (0.30%) DB2
15 21 (0.30%) Redis
16 20 (0.29%) SAP BW
16 20 (0.29%) SAP HANA
16 20 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 316 (4.51%) JIRA
2 63 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 55 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 43 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (0.46%) Visual Studio
6 26 (0.37%) Maven
7 25 (0.36%) Subversion
8 21 (0.30%) Selenium
9 13 (0.19%) WebDriver
10 12 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (0.16%) GitLab
11 11 (0.16%) Grunt
12 10 (0.14%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.14%) SoapUI
12 10 (0.14%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.13%) Appium
13 9 (0.13%) Axure RP
14 8 (0.11%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.11%) Gradle
14 8 (0.11%) JUnit
General
1 2,188 (31.22%) Finance
2 480 (6.85%) Banking
3 449 (6.41%) Retail
4 329 (4.69%) Marketing
5 316 (4.51%) Telecoms
6 274 (3.91%) Legal
7 151 (2.15%) Law
8 138 (1.97%) Manufacturing
9 123 (1.76%) Investment Banking
10 99 (1.41%) Front Office
11 89 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 74 (1.06%) Retail Banking
13 73 (1.04%) Advertising
14 67 (0.96%) Billing
15 64 (0.91%) Financial Institution
16 58 (0.83%) Back Office
17 55 (0.78%) Automotive
18 46 (0.66%) French Language
19 43 (0.61%) Publishing
20 39 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,986 (42.61%) Project Manager
2 895 (12.77%) Analyst
3 573 (8.18%) Business Analyst
4 392 (5.59%) IT Manager
5 318 (4.54%) IT Project Manager
6 308 (4.39%) Senior Manager
7 271 (3.87%) Architect
8 264 (3.77%) Developer
9 255 (3.64%) Senior Project Manager
10 244 (3.48%) Consultant
11 233 (3.32%) Delivery Manager
12 223 (3.18%) Infrastructure Manager
13 196 (2.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 188 (2.68%) Digital Project Manager
15 180 (2.57%) Programme Manager
16 164 (2.34%) Coordinator
17 154 (2.20%) GDPR Project Manager
18 143 (2.04%) Technical Manager
19 132 (1.88%) Project Coordinator
20 131 (1.87%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (2.58%) HTML
2 148 (2.11%) CSS
3 147 (2.10%) .NET
4 138 (1.97%) Web Services
5 79 (1.13%) Middleware
6 63 (0.90%) XML
7 46 (0.66%) AngularJS
8 42 (0.60%) JSON
9 40 (0.57%) ASP.NET
9 40 (0.57%) RESTful
10 39 (0.56%) Spring
11 38 (0.54%) J2EE
12 37 (0.53%) Node.js
12 37 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
13 34 (0.49%) HTML5
14 31 (0.44%) .NET Framework
14 31 (0.44%) REST
15 30 (0.43%) jQuery
16 26 (0.37%) Velocity
17 21 (0.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 774 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 373 (5.32%) Management Information System
3 221 (3.15%) Data Centre
4 198 (2.83%) User Experience
5 184 (2.63%) PMI
6 178 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 172 (2.45%) Computer Science
8 117 (1.67%) Virtual Team
9 99 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 81 (1.16%) NHS
11 63 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 61 (0.87%) Mobile App
13 57 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 49 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
15 46 (0.66%) FMCG
16 40 (0.57%) Fintech
17 38 (0.54%) Social Media
18 35 (0.50%) Fixed Income
19 33 (0.47%) Credit Risk
20 32 (0.46%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 360 (5.14%) Windows
2 191 (2.73%) Linux
3 132 (1.88%) Unix
4 124 (1.77%) Windows 10
5 92 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 51 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 40 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (0.51%) Android
9 33 (0.47%) AIX
10 32 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 28 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (0.39%) Solaris
13 26 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.13%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.086%) CentOS
18 4 (0.057%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.043%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,204 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,699 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,685 (24.04%) PRINCE2
4 776 (11.07%) Change Management
5 690 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
6 689 (9.83%) ITIL
7 609 (8.69%) Scrum
8 564 (8.05%) Business Analysis
9 549 (7.83%) Migration
10 479 (6.84%) Waterfall
11 430 (6.14%) Risk Management
12 421 (6.01%) Programme Management
13 401 (5.72%) Project Planning
14 369 (5.27%) SDLC
15 357 (5.09%) Service Delivery
16 340 (4.85%) Decision-Making
17 336 (4.79%) Agile Project Management
17 336 (4.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 289 (4.12%) CRM
19 285 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 369 (5.27%) SQL
2 229 (3.27%) Java
3 188 (2.68%) JavaScript
4 129 (1.84%) Python
5 110 (1.57%) C
6 108 (1.54%) C#
7 50 (0.71%) C++
8 48 (0.68%) PowerShell
9 41 (0.59%) PHP
9 41 (0.59%) VBA
10 40 (0.57%) Perl
11 36 (0.51%) Ruby
12 29 (0.41%) R
13 25 (0.36%) Bash Shell
14 22 (0.31%) Java 8
14 22 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 20 (0.29%) Apple Swift
15 20 (0.29%) Shell Script
16 19 (0.27%) VB
17 14 (0.20%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 674 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 663 (9.46%) Degree
3 472 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 435 (6.21%) PMP
5 432 (6.16%) PMI Certification
6 267 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 208 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 146 (2.08%) CISSP
9 119 (1.70%) ISEB
10 117 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
11 98 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
12 94 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 92 (1.31%) DV Cleared
14 87 (1.24%) APMP
15 84 (1.20%) CISM
16 76 (1.08%) CCNP
17 68 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
18 61 (0.87%) CISA
18 61 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
19 60 (0.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 698 (9.96%) PMO
2 357 (5.09%) GDPR
3 328 (4.68%) QA
4 78 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 72 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 72 (1.03%) SLA
6 55 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 42 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
8 30 (0.43%) MiFID
9 20 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (0.27%) EMIR
10 19 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 17 (0.24%) PMBOK
12 16 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 16 (0.23%) P3O
13 12 (0.17%) COBIT
14 11 (0.16%) CDISC
14 11 (0.16%) IFRS
15 10 (0.14%) GxP
16 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 167 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 106 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (0.77%) XenApp
4 39 (0.56%) XenDesktop
5 36 (0.51%) Docker
6 35 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 35 (0.50%) vSphere
7 26 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.17%) VMware NSX
10 11 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.13%) Firmware
12 6 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.086%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.071%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.057%) OpenSSH
14 4 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.043%) HDFS
15 3 (0.043%) NFS
Systems Management
1 65 (0.93%) SCCM
2 31 (0.44%) Ansible
3 29 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
4 28 (0.40%) Puppet
5 23 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 23 (0.33%) Terraform
6 21 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 20 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (0.27%) HP ALM
9 16 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
10 12 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (0.17%) Nagios
11 10 (0.14%) AirWatch
11 10 (0.14%) IBM BigFix
12 9 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
13 8 (0.11%) Icinga
13 8 (0.11%) SCOM
14 7 (0.100%) Rancher
Vendors
1 848 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 414 (5.91%) SAP
3 311 (4.44%) Oracle
4 234 (3.34%) Cisco
5 162 (2.31%) Citrix
6 153 (2.18%) VMware
7 139 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
8 86 (1.23%) Google
9 85 (1.21%) HP
10 70 (1.00%) IBM
11 69 (0.98%) ServiceNow
12 66 (0.94%) Adobe
13 55 (0.78%) Workday
14 54 (0.77%) Tableau
15 40 (0.57%) Juniper
16 38 (0.54%) Ivanti
17 36 (0.51%) CheckPoint
18 35 (0.50%) NetApp
18 35 (0.50%) Progress
19 34 (0.49%) Bloomberg