Period
to 22 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 27 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4,913 6,419 7,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.35% 6.80% 7.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.32% 7.83% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,204 4,129 4,857
England median daily rate £468 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +2.22% +3.45%
10th Percentile £285 £281 £283
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 167 132
England median hourly rate £33.00 £31.37 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +20.65% -1.89%
10th Percentile £17.81 £14.00 £16.10
90th Percentile £54.90 £49.25 £44.88
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £27.16
% change year-on-year -3.85% +19.66% +2.49%

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 67,089 82,006 78,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.67% 86.86% 86.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,576 54,741 52,825
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £644 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £452 £450
% change year-on-year +5.20% +0.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,008 2,192 1,860
England median hourly rate £24.24 £21.00 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.42% -14.85% +9.60%
10th Percentile £11.83 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.60 £24.66
% change year-on-year +16.50% -16.46% +9.60%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +1 2,217 £500 - 412
South East -8 988 £431 -6.25% 286
North of England +5 623 £450 +12.50% 210
Midlands +1 394 £425 - 201
South West -3 377 £425 +2.41% 136
North West +1 326 £450 +12.50% 108
East of England +5 292 £450 +2.86% 129
West Midlands -5 268 £439 -2.50% 134
Yorkshire -4 213 £450 +9.09% 71
East Midlands +1 112 £413 +3.13% 66
North East +16 86 £417 +4.13% 31
South Coast - 3 £438 -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 1,596 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,491 (30.35%) Finance
3 1,109 (22.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,022 (20.80%) PRINCE2
5 908 (18.48%) Project Delivery
6 716 (14.57%) Microsoft
7 609 (12.40%) Security Cleared
8 503 (10.24%) PMO
9 494 (10.05%) Change Management
10 462 (9.40%) Migration
11 459 (9.34%) Degree
12 456 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
13 441 (8.98%) SC Cleared
14 439 (8.94%) Scrum
15 432 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
16 407 (8.28%) ITIL
17 402 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
18 401 (8.16%) SAP
19 398 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
20 380 (7.73%) Public Sector
21 346 (7.04%) Microsoft Project
22 343 (6.98%) Waterfall
23 342 (6.96%) Azure
24 336 (6.84%) Risk Management
25 324 (6.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
26 307 (6.25%) Programme Management
27 306 (6.23%) PMI Certification
28 305 (6.21%) Business Analysis
29 300 (6.11%) Telecoms
30 297 (6.05%) Windows

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
1 275 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 106 (2.16%) Confluence
3 64 (1.30%) CMS
4 42 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 30 (0.61%) MS Project Server
6 29 (0.59%) IIS
7 26 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 26 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 25 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 24 (0.49%) SAS
10 22 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 19 (0.39%) Apache
12 14 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
16 10 (0.20%) Drupal
16 10 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 432 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 402 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
3 346 (7.04%) Microsoft Project
4 324 (6.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 123 (2.50%) MS Visio
6 33 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.51%) Sketch
9 12 (0.24%) InVision
10 10 (0.20%) Open Workbench
11 9 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.12%) InDesign
13 5 (0.10%) Camtasia
13 5 (0.10%) XMetaL
14 4 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.081%) Windchill
15 3 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.061%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 62 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 30 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.57%) SAP ERP
5 26 (0.53%) Primavera
6 19 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 19 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 19 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 18 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 18 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
7 18 (0.37%) SAP MDG
8 17 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
8 17 (0.35%) SAP CO
8 17 (0.35%) SAP FI
8 17 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 17 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 16 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
10 14 (0.28%) SAP HR
11 13 (0.26%) SAP BPC
11 13 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 342 (6.96%) Azure
2 214 (4.36%) Office 365
3 162 (3.30%) AWS
4 104 (2.12%) SaaS
5 98 (1.99%) Power Platform
6 75 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
7 63 (1.28%) IaaS
8 46 (0.94%) PaaS
9 33 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
10 32 (0.65%) GCP
11 25 (0.51%) Google Analytics
12 20 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (0.41%) GitHub
13 18 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (0.37%) OpenShift
14 16 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.33%) Slack
15 15 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
15 15 (0.31%) Trello
16 14 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.46%) Firewall
2 109 (2.22%) WAN
3 82 (1.67%) LAN
4 68 (1.38%) Wireless
5 62 (1.26%) Internet
6 60 (1.22%) DNS
7 59 (1.20%) Skype
8 57 (1.16%) VPN
9 47 (0.96%) VoIP
10 46 (0.94%) MPLS
10 46 (0.94%) TCP/IP
11 41 (0.83%) Ethernet
12 40 (0.81%) BGP
13 39 (0.79%) Intranet
13 39 (0.79%) SAN
14 34 (0.69%) Network Security
15 30 (0.61%) 4G
16 28 (0.57%) 2G
16 28 (0.57%) DHCP
16 28 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 118 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 96 (1.95%) Power BI
4 80 (1.63%) Big Data
5 50 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
6 40 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 33 (0.67%) MySQL
7 33 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 33 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (0.57%) Data Lake
9 28 (0.57%) QlikView
10 23 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
10 23 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (0.45%) Hadoop
12 21 (0.43%) NoSQL
13 20 (0.41%) SAP HANA
14 17 (0.35%) MS Access
15 16 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
15 16 (0.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 272 (5.54%) JIRA
2 76 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 56 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 38 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (0.69%) Subversion
5 34 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 28 (0.57%) Visual Studio
7 26 (0.53%) Selenium
8 18 (0.37%) Ant
9 16 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 12 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.24%) NUnit
11 11 (0.22%) ClearCase
11 11 (0.22%) CppUnit
11 11 (0.22%) GoogleTest
12 10 (0.20%) VersionOne
13 9 (0.18%) JUnit
14 8 (0.16%) Gerrit
14 8 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.16%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 1,491 (30.35%) Finance
2 380 (7.73%) Public Sector
3 300 (6.11%) Telecoms
4 270 (5.50%) Banking
5 216 (4.40%) Retail
6 195 (3.97%) Marketing
7 160 (3.26%) Manufacturing
8 128 (2.61%) Legal
9 88 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 66 (1.34%) Law
11 60 (1.22%) Investment Banking
12 50 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 49 (1.00%) Local Government
14 46 (0.94%) Billing
15 40 (0.81%) Front Office
16 35 (0.71%) Games
17 33 (0.67%) Electronics
17 33 (0.67%) Military
18 30 (0.61%) Advertising
19 26 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,903 (38.73%) Project Manager
2 534 (10.87%) Analyst
3 301 (6.13%) IT Manager
4 285 (5.80%) Business Analyst
5 241 (4.91%) IT Project Manager
6 217 (4.42%) Architect
7 206 (4.19%) Developer
8 173 (3.52%) Senior Manager
9 172 (3.50%) Delivery Manager
10 152 (3.09%) Consultant
11 148 (3.01%) Programme Manager
12 145 (2.95%) Coordinator
13 140 (2.85%) Senior Project Manager
14 130 (2.65%) SAP Manager
15 119 (2.42%) Infrastructure Manager
16 113 (2.30%) Project Coordinator
17 109 (2.22%) SAP Project Manager
18 108 (2.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 108 (2.20%) Technical Manager
19 96 (1.95%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (2.14%) HTML
2 98 (1.99%) .NET
3 89 (1.81%) CSS
4 87 (1.77%) Web Services
5 73 (1.49%) XML
6 52 (1.06%) Middleware
7 48 (0.98%) JSON
8 41 (0.83%) Node.js
9 39 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
10 37 (0.75%) AngularJS
11 35 (0.71%) ASP.NET
12 34 (0.69%) jQuery
13 30 (0.61%) HTML5
14 28 (0.57%) J2EE
15 27 (0.55%) SOAP
16 25 (0.51%) React
16 25 (0.51%) REST
17 23 (0.47%) Kafka
17 23 (0.47%) SAML
18 21 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 456 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 293 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 179 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 155 (3.15%) User Experience
5 140 (2.85%) PMI
6 128 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 84 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 65 (1.32%) NHS
9 58 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
10 47 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 44 (0.90%) Public Cloud
12 32 (0.65%) Derivative
12 32 (0.65%) FMCG
13 31 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
14 30 (0.61%) Social Media
15 28 (0.57%) Life Science
16 26 (0.53%) Data Structures
16 26 (0.53%) e-Learning
17 24 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 22 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 297 (6.05%) Windows
2 162 (3.30%) Linux
3 105 (2.14%) Windows 10
4 86 (1.75%) Unix
5 65 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 33 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 30 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 30 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (0.59%) Android
10 23 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.31%) Solaris
12 13 (0.26%) AIX
13 9 (0.18%) CentOS
13 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.16%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.10%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.081%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.081%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,596 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,109 (22.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,022 (20.80%) PRINCE2
4 908 (18.48%) Project Delivery
5 494 (10.05%) Change Management
6 462 (9.40%) Migration
7 439 (8.94%) Scrum
8 407 (8.28%) ITIL
9 398 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
10 343 (6.98%) Waterfall
11 336 (6.84%) Risk Management
12 307 (6.25%) Programme Management
13 305 (6.21%) Business Analysis
14 274 (5.58%) ERP
15 263 (5.35%) Analytics
16 242 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
17 234 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
18 226 (4.60%) DevOps
19 223 (4.54%) Decision-Making
20 217 (4.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 245 (4.99%) SQL
2 143 (2.91%) Java
3 116 (2.36%) JavaScript
4 110 (2.24%) C
4 110 (2.24%) Python
5 88 (1.79%) C#
6 76 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 36 (0.73%) C++
8 24 (0.49%) VBA
9 23 (0.47%) Perl
9 23 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 20 (0.41%) TypeScript
11 19 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 18 (0.37%) PHP
12 18 (0.37%) R
13 13 (0.26%) Scala
13 13 (0.26%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.24%) Apex Code
14 12 (0.24%) Kotlin
15 11 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 609 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 459 (9.34%) Degree
3 441 (8.98%) SC Cleared
4 306 (6.23%) PMI Certification
5 269 (5.48%) PMP
6 164 (3.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 102 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 74 (1.51%) DV Cleared
9 68 (1.38%) APMP
10 65 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
11 55 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 54 (1.10%) ISEB
13 45 (0.92%) CISSP
14 40 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (0.69%) CCNA
15 34 (0.69%) Master's Degree
16 32 (0.65%) CCNP
17 30 (0.61%) CISM
17 30 (0.61%) HND
18 28 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (10.24%) PMO
2 222 (4.52%) QA
3 62 (1.26%) GDPR
3 62 (1.26%) SLA
4 61 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 59 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.33%) MiFID
9 15 (0.31%) NIST
10 13 (0.26%) COBIT
11 12 (0.24%) P3O
12 9 (0.18%) EMIR
12 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (0.16%) ISO 9000
13 8 (0.16%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.14%) PMBOK
15 6 (0.12%) DO-178B
15 6 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 139 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 92 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.04%) Docker
4 26 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.28%) vSphere
7 13 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.26%) XenApp
8 9 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.18%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.12%) Firmware
9 6 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.10%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.081%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.081%) Xen
12 3 (0.061%) RACF
13 2 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 39 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 34 (0.69%) SCCM
3 27 (0.55%) Ansible
4 25 (0.51%) Puppet
4 25 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
5 17 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.31%) vCenter Server
6 15 (0.31%) vRealize
7 14 (0.28%) WSUS
8 13 (0.26%) SCOM
8 13 (0.26%) Terraform
8 13 (0.26%) WMI
9 11 (0.22%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
11 8 (0.16%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.12%) Grafana
Vendors
1 716 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 401 (8.16%) SAP
3 284 (5.78%) Oracle
4 174 (3.54%) Cisco
5 132 (2.69%) VMware
6 102 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 68 (1.38%) Google
8 67 (1.36%) IBM
9 62 (1.26%) Adobe
9 62 (1.26%) Citrix
10 54 (1.10%) Tableau
11 49 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 49 (1.00%) Workday
12 39 (0.79%) HP
13 33 (0.67%) Ariba
13 33 (0.67%) CA
14 32 (0.65%) Remedy
15 28 (0.57%) CheckPoint
16 25 (0.51%) Red Hat
17 24 (0.49%) Atlassian