Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 41 28
Rank change year-on-year +19 -13 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4,480 1,409 5,154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.95% 5.45% 6.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.79% 6.23% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,080 908 3,483
10th Percentile £313 £279 £288
25th Percentile £400 £363 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £563 £550
90th Percentile £675 £640 £638
UK median daily rate £487 £453 £450
% change year-on-year +7.59% +0.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 58 117
10th Percentile £18.30 £16.47 £16.40
25th Percentile £21.25 £20.18 £21.50
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.25 £31.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.81% -10.32% +14.55%
75th Percentile £46.92 £39.35 £45.00
90th Percentile £67.24 £54.58 £56.00
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% +5.26%

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 57,490 22,629 71,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.24% 87.55% 87.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 40,157 15,452 48,035
10th Percentile £315 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £390 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.77% +1.05% +2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,508 638 1,925
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.75 £14.33
Median hourly rate £24.29 £26.00 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year -6.60% +13.39% +16.10%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.87 £46.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% +16.07%

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 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 2021. 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 +26 2,231 £525 +5.00% 388
South East +13 694 £475 +1.71% 200
North of England +19 496 £450 +12.50% 195
Midlands +1 395 £450 +12.50% 184
West Midlands -4 289 £444 +10.94% 127
North West +23 284 £450 +12.50% 113
South West -8 224 £450 -7.22% 98
Yorkshire +7 184 £475 +18.75% 60
East of England +22 147 £425 +3.03% 91
East Midlands +3 105 £470 +13.94% 56
North East +13 29 £375 +25.00% 22
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 1,695 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1,588 (35.45%) Social Skills
3 1,439 (32.12%) Finance
4 1,095 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 830 (18.53%) Project Delivery
6 739 (16.50%) PRINCE2
7 584 (13.04%) Change Management
8 532 (11.88%) Microsoft
9 509 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
10 453 (10.11%) Degree
11 445 (9.93%) Migration
12 444 (9.91%) Scrum
13 443 (9.89%) Security Cleared
14 429 (9.58%) PMO
15 428 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
16 401 (8.95%) JIRA
17 398 (8.88%) Azure
18 373 (8.33%) Public Sector
19 367 (8.19%) Waterfall
20 345 (7.70%) Presentation Skills
21 339 (7.57%) Business Case
22 318 (7.10%) Analytics
23 317 (7.08%) SC Cleared
24 314 (7.01%) ITIL
24 314 (7.01%) Decision-Making
25 306 (6.83%) Risk Management
26 300 (6.70%) DevOps
27 281 (6.27%) PMP
28 280 (6.25%) SAP
28 280 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement

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
1 159 (3.55%) Confluence
2 155 (3.46%) SharePoint
3 83 (1.85%) CMS
4 27 (0.60%) SAS
5 23 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 17 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
7 16 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 15 (0.33%) IIS
8 15 (0.33%) Luigi
9 11 (0.25%) Appian
9 11 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.22%) Apache
10 10 (0.22%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.20%) Drupal
12 7 (0.16%) Headless CMS
13 6 (0.13%) CICS
13 6 (0.13%) nginx
13 6 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 273 (6.09%) Microsoft Project
2 269 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 253 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
4 202 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 94 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.25%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.16%) Open Workbench
10 6 (0.13%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.067%) Sketch
12 2 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.045%) SPSS
13 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.022%) Figma
13 1 (0.022%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 51 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.36%) ION MarketView
3 16 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
7 10 (0.22%) Maximo
7 10 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.22%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 10 (0.22%) Workfront
8 9 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.20%) Primavera
9 8 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 8 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 8 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 398 (8.88%) Azure
2 217 (4.84%) AWS
3 164 (3.66%) Microsoft 365
4 125 (2.79%) Power Platform
4 125 (2.79%) SaaS
5 65 (1.45%) GCP
6 60 (1.34%) Serverless
7 49 (1.09%) PaaS
8 48 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
9 45 (1.00%) IaaS
10 40 (0.89%) Amazon S3
11 36 (0.80%) Google Analytics
12 32 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
13 31 (0.69%) GitHub
14 30 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
15 29 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
16 24 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 22 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
18 20 (0.45%) Google Workspace
18 20 (0.45%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 114 (2.54%) Firewall
2 74 (1.65%) WAN
3 65 (1.45%) LAN
4 39 (0.87%) Network Security
5 35 (0.78%) Multicast
6 33 (0.74%) Internet
7 32 (0.71%) 5G
7 32 (0.71%) Intranet
8 31 (0.69%) Wireless
9 30 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (0.51%) 4G
11 21 (0.47%) SAN
11 21 (0.47%) Unified Communications
11 21 (0.47%) VPN
12 19 (0.42%) 3G
13 18 (0.40%) 2G
13 18 (0.40%) SMS
13 18 (0.40%) SSL
14 17 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
14 17 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (2.46%) Power BI
2 91 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (1.74%) SQL Server
4 63 (1.41%) Big Data
5 55 (1.23%) Tableau
6 38 (0.85%) Data Lake
7 36 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 34 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 31 (0.69%) Metadata
10 31 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 31 (0.69%) SAP HANA
11 30 (0.67%) Relational Database
12 22 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
13 18 (0.40%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
14 17 (0.38%) MongoDB
15 15 (0.33%) Azkaban
15 15 (0.33%) SAP BW
15 15 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 401 (8.95%) JIRA
2 71 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 51 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.49%) webpack
5 17 (0.38%) Bitbucket
6 15 (0.33%) JUnit
6 15 (0.33%) REST Assured
6 15 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (0.29%) JMeter
8 13 (0.29%) Mockito
9 12 (0.27%) GitLab
9 12 (0.27%) Selenium
10 11 (0.25%) Gatling
10 11 (0.25%) Mocha
11 10 (0.22%) Cucumber
11 10 (0.22%) Cypress.io
11 10 (0.22%) Spock
11 10 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,588 (35.45%) Social Skills
2 1,439 (32.12%) Finance
3 428 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
4 373 (8.33%) Public Sector
5 345 (7.70%) Presentation Skills
6 266 (5.94%) Banking
7 254 (5.67%) Marketing
8 239 (5.33%) Telecoms
9 229 (5.11%) Organisational Skills
10 195 (4.35%) Retail
11 180 (4.02%) Influencing Skills
12 155 (3.46%) Legal
13 103 (2.30%) Manufacturing
14 69 (1.54%) Law
15 55 (1.23%) Local Government
16 54 (1.21%) Investment Banking
17 53 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 46 (1.03%) Front Office
19 43 (0.96%) Financial Institution
20 40 (0.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,930 (43.08%) Project Manager
2 487 (10.87%) Analyst
3 307 (6.85%) IT Manager
4 263 (5.87%) Business Analyst
5 251 (5.60%) IT Project Manager
6 223 (4.98%) Senior Manager
7 184 (4.11%) Senior Project Manager
8 178 (3.97%) Architect
9 177 (3.95%) Delivery Manager
10 144 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
11 139 (3.10%) Developer
12 136 (3.04%) Consultant
12 136 (3.04%) Technical Manager
13 131 (2.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 118 (2.63%) Programme Manager
15 103 (2.30%) Technical Project Manager
16 102 (2.28%) Business Manager
16 102 (2.28%) Digital Project Manager
17 93 (2.08%) Agile Project Manager
18 88 (1.96%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (1.94%) HTML
2 86 (1.92%) CSS
3 68 (1.52%) .NET
4 50 (1.12%) AngularJS
5 47 (1.05%) Node.js
6 42 (0.94%) Kafka
6 42 (0.94%) React
6 42 (0.94%) Web Services
7 37 (0.83%) Middleware
8 35 (0.78%) RESTful
9 30 (0.67%) GraphQL
9 30 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
10 23 (0.51%) EDI
11 22 (0.49%) Velocity
12 21 (0.47%) JSON
13 20 (0.45%) .NET Core
13 20 (0.45%) SailPoint
14 19 (0.42%) Rendezvous
14 19 (0.42%) XML
15 17 (0.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 218 (4.87%) Management Information System
2 139 (3.10%) User Experience
3 137 (3.06%) Data Centre
4 127 (2.83%) NHS
5 114 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 92 (2.05%) PMI
7 91 (2.03%) Virtual Team
8 88 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
9 52 (1.16%) Legacy Systems
10 44 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 42 (0.94%) Social Media
12 41 (0.92%) FMCG
13 35 (0.78%) Hedge funds
14 33 (0.74%) Tandem
15 28 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
16 27 (0.60%) Life Science
17 25 (0.56%) Legacy Applications
18 24 (0.54%) Mobile App
19 23 (0.51%) Marketing Technology
20 22 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 207 (4.62%) Windows
2 112 (2.50%) Linux
3 74 (1.65%) Unix
4 41 (0.92%) Windows 10
5 38 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 37 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (0.51%) Android
8 12 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.13%) VMS
11 6 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.089%) CentOS
13 3 (0.067%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.067%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.067%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.045%) MVS
14 2 (0.045%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.045%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,695 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1,095 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 830 (18.53%) Project Delivery
4 739 (16.50%) PRINCE2
5 584 (13.04%) Change Management
6 509 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
7 445 (9.93%) Migration
8 444 (9.91%) Scrum
9 367 (8.19%) Waterfall
10 339 (7.57%) Business Case
11 318 (7.10%) Analytics
12 314 (7.01%) Decision-Making
12 314 (7.01%) ITIL
13 306 (6.83%) Risk Management
14 300 (6.70%) DevOps
15 280 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 273 (6.09%) Business Analysis
17 244 (5.45%) Programme Management
18 236 (5.27%) Agile Project Management
19 209 (4.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 230 (5.13%) SQL
2 144 (3.21%) Python
3 99 (2.21%) Java
4 89 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 63 (1.41%) C
6 36 (0.80%) C#
7 34 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 27 (0.60%) Scala
9 23 (0.51%) C++
10 22 (0.49%) Kotlin
10 22 (0.49%) TypeScript
11 16 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 15 (0.33%) PL/SQL
12 15 (0.33%) Ruby
12 15 (0.33%) VBA
13 14 (0.31%) Perl
13 14 (0.31%) R
14 13 (0.29%) PHP
15 12 (0.27%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 453 (10.11%) Degree
2 443 (9.89%) Security Cleared
3 317 (7.08%) SC Cleared
4 281 (6.27%) PMP
5 246 (5.49%) PMI Certification
6 84 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 82 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 69 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 50 (1.12%) Master's Degree
10 48 (1.07%) CISSP
11 47 (1.05%) DV Cleared
12 45 (1.00%) APMP
13 42 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
14 40 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
15 35 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
16 34 (0.76%) CISM
17 33 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
18 28 (0.63%) CCNA
19 25 (0.56%) ISEB
20 22 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 429 (9.58%) PMO
2 201 (4.49%) QA
3 105 (2.34%) Data Quality
4 93 (2.08%) GDPR
5 44 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (0.87%) SLA
7 34 (0.76%) NIST
8 29 (0.65%) Accessibility
9 28 (0.63%) GRC
10 19 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.40%) PCI DSS
12 17 (0.38%) COBIT
12 17 (0.38%) MiFID
13 14 (0.31%) P3O
14 13 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
15 12 (0.27%) PMBOK
16 9 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
17 8 (0.18%) EMIR
18 6 (0.13%) GxP
19 5 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 81 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 72 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (1.16%) Docker
4 17 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.29%) vSphere
6 9 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.16%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.13%) Firmware
9 6 (0.13%) RACF
10 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.089%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.089%) Xen
12 2 (0.045%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.045%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.045%) XenApp
12 2 (0.045%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.022%) IAG
Systems Management
1 57 (1.27%) Kubernetes
2 48 (1.07%) Ansible
3 46 (1.03%) Terraform
4 29 (0.65%) SCCM
5 23 (0.51%) Puppet
6 18 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
8 15 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
10 10 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.18%) RSA Archer
13 7 (0.16%) SCOM
14 6 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.13%) Nessus
15 4 (0.089%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 4 (0.089%) Cisco CUCM
15 4 (0.089%) FortiGate
15 4 (0.089%) Grafana
15 4 (0.089%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 532 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 280 (6.25%) SAP
3 206 (4.60%) Oracle
4 174 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
5 98 (2.19%) VMware
6 95 (2.12%) ServiceNow
7 88 (1.96%) Google
8 85 (1.90%) Cisco
9 57 (1.27%) Adobe
10 54 (1.21%) Citrix
11 49 (1.09%) IBM
12 40 (0.89%) Red Hat
13 34 (0.76%) Workday
14 32 (0.71%) Atlassian
15 30 (0.67%) CheckPoint
16 28 (0.63%) BT
17 26 (0.58%) Remedy
18 24 (0.54%) CA
18 24 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
18 24 (0.54%) HP