Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 29 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 3,496 5,869 7,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.73% 6.52% 7.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.73% 7.45% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,219 3,776 4,637
England median daily rate £463 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +4.65%
10th Percentile £281 £285 £300
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 166 141
England median hourly rate £30.00 £31.06 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +14.35% -1.24%
10th Percentile £16.20 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £45.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -

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 51,951 78,814 80,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.20% 87.53% 86.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,032 52,700 54,238
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,670 1,972 1,964
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.86 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.59% -0.59% -2.04%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.94 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.84% -0.25% -1.72%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 -6 1,497 £488 -2.50% 354
South East -2 723 £450 - 318
North of England -1 483 £425 - 253
South West -2 295 £425 - 168
Midlands -5 257 £450 +5.88% 186
North West -10 231 £401 -2.91% 151
East of England +2 215 £475 +4.68% 142
Yorkshire +4 196 £425 - 79
West Midlands -6 169 £450 +2.86% 112
East Midlands +2 84 £450 +20.00% 72
North East +12 61 £400 - 23
South Coast - 2 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,101 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
2 971 (27.77%) Finance
3 761 (21.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 749 (21.42%) PRINCE2
5 629 (17.99%) Project Delivery
6 478 (13.67%) Microsoft
7 424 (12.13%) Security Cleared
8 381 (10.90%) Change Management
9 366 (10.47%) Public Sector
10 362 (10.35%) Migration
11 356 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
12 332 (9.50%) Scrum
12 332 (9.50%) Degree
13 331 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
14 322 (9.21%) PMO
15 287 (8.21%) SC Cleared
16 276 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
17 275 (7.87%) ITIL
18 272 (7.78%) Microsoft Project
19 267 (7.64%) SAP
20 266 (7.61%) Programme Management
21 264 (7.55%) Waterfall
22 259 (7.41%) Risk Management
23 252 (7.21%) Oracle
23 252 (7.21%) Microsoft Excel
24 244 (6.98%) JIRA
25 227 (6.49%) Windows
26 218 (6.24%) Telecoms
26 218 (6.24%) Azure
27 212 (6.06%) 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
1 146 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 106 (3.03%) Confluence
3 66 (1.89%) CMS
4 29 (0.83%) IIS
5 24 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 23 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 19 (0.54%) SAS
8 18 (0.51%) JBoss
9 17 (0.49%) Apache
10 14 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.37%) MQSeries
11 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
12 12 (0.34%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.29%) MS Project Server
13 10 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.23%) Skype for Business
16 7 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 276 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 272 (7.78%) Microsoft Project
3 252 (7.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 173 (4.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 124 (3.55%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.80%) Sketch
7 19 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
8 15 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.31%) InVision
10 6 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.17%) InDesign
11 5 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.11%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.086%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.086%) Siemens NX
13 3 (0.086%) SPSS
14 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 35 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 31 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (0.74%) SAP HCM
5 22 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
6 19 (0.54%) SAP ERP
6 19 (0.54%) SAP HR
6 19 (0.54%) SAP Payroll
7 16 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (0.40%) Magento
8 14 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
9 13 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
9 13 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.34%) Primavera
11 11 (0.31%) NetSuite
12 10 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
12 10 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 9 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
13 9 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 218 (6.24%) Azure
2 139 (3.98%) AWS
3 136 (3.89%) Office 365
4 67 (1.92%) SaaS
5 62 (1.77%) Power Platform
6 58 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
7 32 (0.92%) PaaS
8 31 (0.89%) IaaS
9 27 (0.77%) GCP
10 23 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
11 18 (0.51%) GitHub
11 18 (0.51%) Slack
12 14 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.37%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.37%) Trello
14 11 (0.31%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.31%) OneDrive
14 11 (0.31%) Serverless
15 10 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 83 (2.37%) Firewall
2 78 (2.23%) WAN
3 69 (1.97%) Internet
4 65 (1.86%) LAN
5 50 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 47 (1.34%) DNS
7 43 (1.23%) Wireless
8 39 (1.12%) MPLS
9 33 (0.94%) VPN
10 31 (0.89%) Ethernet
10 31 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
11 28 (0.80%) HTTP
12 26 (0.74%) DHCP
12 26 (0.74%) Network Security
13 24 (0.69%) BGP
14 22 (0.63%) 4G
14 22 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
14 22 (0.63%) SAN
15 20 (0.57%) 3G
16 19 (0.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 85 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (1.72%) Power BI
4 52 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 46 (1.32%) MySQL
5 46 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 40 (1.14%) Big Data
7 38 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
8 37 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (0.66%) NoSQL
10 21 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.51%) SAP BW
13 16 (0.46%) Data Lake
13 16 (0.46%) Spotfire
13 16 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.43%) SAP HANA
15 13 (0.37%) GIS
16 12 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
16 12 (0.34%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 244 (6.98%) JIRA
2 58 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 35 (1.00%) Jenkins
4 26 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.37%) InstallShield
5 13 (0.37%) Postman
5 13 (0.37%) Selenium
6 11 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (0.29%) Subversion
8 9 (0.26%) AdminStudio
8 9 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.26%) JUnit
8 9 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.23%) VersionOne
10 7 (0.20%) Maven
11 6 (0.17%) Ant
11 6 (0.17%) ER Studio
11 6 (0.17%) Mockito
12 5 (0.14%) GitLab
12 5 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 971 (27.77%) Finance
2 366 (10.47%) Public Sector
3 218 (6.24%) Telecoms
4 179 (5.12%) Banking
5 163 (4.66%) Retail
6 125 (3.58%) Marketing
7 115 (3.29%) Manufacturing
8 100 (2.86%) Legal
9 73 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 62 (1.77%) Law
11 42 (1.20%) Local Government
12 41 (1.17%) Military
13 30 (0.86%) Billing
13 30 (0.86%) Electronics
14 29 (0.83%) Back Office
15 28 (0.80%) Investment Banking
16 23 (0.66%) Aerospace
17 22 (0.63%) Publishing
18 19 (0.54%) Advertising
19 15 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,377 (39.39%) Project Manager
2 362 (10.35%) Analyst
3 239 (6.84%) IT Manager
4 205 (5.86%) IT Project Manager
5 199 (5.69%) Business Analyst
6 163 (4.66%) Architect
7 157 (4.49%) Developer
8 138 (3.95%) Senior Manager
9 131 (3.75%) Programme Manager
10 117 (3.35%) Consultant
11 109 (3.12%) Coordinator
12 107 (3.06%) Senior Project Manager
13 100 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
14 85 (2.43%) Project Coordinator
15 79 (2.26%) Technical Manager
16 77 (2.20%) SAP Manager
17 76 (2.17%) Infrastructure Manager
18 74 (2.12%) Migration Manager
19 73 (2.09%) Digital Project Manager
20 69 (1.97%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (2.26%) HTML
2 76 (2.17%) .NET
3 73 (2.09%) XML
4 58 (1.66%) Web Services
5 51 (1.46%) CSS
6 41 (1.17%) JSON
7 34 (0.97%) REST
8 33 (0.94%) Middleware
9 32 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
10 31 (0.89%) SOAP
11 29 (0.83%) ASP.NET
12 21 (0.60%) jQuery
12 21 (0.60%) Node.js
13 20 (0.57%) TIBCO EMS
14 19 (0.54%) JMS
15 18 (0.51%) AngularJS
16 17 (0.49%) HTML5
17 16 (0.46%) SAP Fiori
18 15 (0.43%) Hibernate
18 15 (0.43%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 356 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 172 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 141 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 96 (2.75%) User Experience
5 86 (2.46%) PMI
6 80 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
7 56 (1.60%) NHS
7 56 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 39 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 24 (0.69%) FMCG
11 23 (0.66%) CCTV
12 22 (0.63%) Life Science
13 21 (0.60%) Public Cloud
14 20 (0.57%) Algorithms
15 19 (0.54%) Data Structures
16 18 (0.51%) Replication
17 16 (0.46%) e-Learning
17 16 (0.46%) Fibre Optics
18 13 (0.37%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 227 (6.49%) Windows
2 123 (3.52%) Linux
3 76 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 60 (1.72%) Unix
5 44 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 32 (0.92%) Android
7 27 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 26 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 15 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.20%) AIX
12 7 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.11%) CentOS
15 3 (0.086%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.086%) Solaris
16 2 (0.057%) VMS
16 2 (0.057%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.057%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,101 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
2 761 (21.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 749 (21.42%) PRINCE2
4 629 (17.99%) Project Delivery
5 381 (10.90%) Change Management
6 362 (10.35%) Migration
7 332 (9.50%) Scrum
8 331 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
9 275 (7.87%) ITIL
10 266 (7.61%) Programme Management
11 264 (7.55%) Waterfall
12 259 (7.41%) Risk Management
13 212 (6.06%) Business Analysis
14 203 (5.81%) ERP
15 191 (5.46%) Project Planning
16 179 (5.12%) Decision-Making
17 176 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
18 174 (4.98%) Analytics
19 152 (4.35%) Service Delivery
20 146 (4.18%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (5.98%) SQL
2 102 (2.92%) Java
3 77 (2.20%) Python
4 76 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 68 (1.95%) C
6 58 (1.66%) C#
7 56 (1.60%) PowerShell
8 43 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 23 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 19 (0.54%) PHP
11 16 (0.46%) VB.NET
12 15 (0.43%) XPath
13 13 (0.37%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.37%) TypeScript
13 13 (0.37%) VB
14 12 (0.34%) Kotlin
14 12 (0.34%) R
14 12 (0.34%) VBA
15 10 (0.29%) C++
16 8 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 424 (12.13%) Security Cleared
2 332 (9.50%) Degree
3 287 (8.21%) SC Cleared
4 210 (6.01%) PMI Certification
5 192 (5.49%) PMP
6 103 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 88 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 87 (2.49%) DV Cleared
9 68 (1.95%) APMP
10 38 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (1.09%) ISEB
11 35 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (0.72%) CCNA
13 25 (0.72%) CCNP
14 24 (0.69%) CISSP
15 23 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
16 21 (0.60%) CISM
17 20 (0.57%) Master's Degree
18 19 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (9.21%) PMO
2 144 (4.12%) QA
3 50 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 49 (1.40%) GDPR
5 41 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (1.14%) SLA
7 14 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.37%) NIST
9 12 (0.34%) P3O
10 8 (0.23%) COBIT
10 8 (0.23%) PSD2
11 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.17%) GxP
12 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.17%) MiFID
12 6 (0.17%) RMADS
13 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.14%) HL7
13 5 (0.14%) IFRS
14 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 70 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 54 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.69%) Docker
4 18 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.29%) XenApp
8 8 (0.23%) vSphere
9 7 (0.20%) HDFS
9 7 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.14%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.14%) Firmware
11 5 (0.14%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.11%) Xen
13 2 (0.057%) LXC
13 2 (0.057%) RACF
13 2 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (0.97%) SCCM
2 22 (0.63%) WSUS
3 20 (0.57%) Kubernetes
4 17 (0.49%) Puppet
5 12 (0.34%) Terraform
6 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.26%) ThinApp
9 8 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.20%) Ansible
10 7 (0.20%) HP ALM
10 7 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (0.17%) SCOM
11 6 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.14%) Grafana
12 5 (0.14%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.11%) Perfmon
13 4 (0.11%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 478 (13.67%) Microsoft
2 267 (7.64%) SAP
3 252 (7.21%) Oracle
4 94 (2.69%) Cisco
5 83 (2.37%) VMware
6 67 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 50 (1.43%) Google
8 49 (1.40%) Citrix
9 41 (1.17%) Adobe
10 33 (0.94%) Workday
11 30 (0.86%) Red Hat
11 30 (0.86%) Remedy
12 28 (0.80%) TIBCO
13 27 (0.77%) ServiceNow
14 25 (0.72%) IBM
14 25 (0.72%) Tableau
15 20 (0.57%) MuleSoft
16 17 (0.49%) HP
16 17 (0.49%) McAfee
17 15 (0.43%) Ariba