Period
to 21 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 16 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7195 8024 9726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.88% 8.16% 9.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.30% 9.70% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4858 5381 6676
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.03%
10th Percentile £283 £269 £271
90th Percentile £613 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 182 159
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.75 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.80% -14.92% +12.29%
10th Percentile £16.10 £14.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £44.88 £45.98 £57.08
UK median hourly rate £27.16 £26.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +2.49% -15.71% +5.68%

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 77368 82747 85075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.11% 81.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 51851 55206 56142
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £608 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 2124 2474
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.66 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.51
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -5 3300 £475 - 267
South East +2 1465 £425 - 107
North of England 0 821 £400 +3.23% 110
Midlands +9 747 £413 -2.94% 60
South West +2 428 £410 +9.33% 41
West Midlands +7 426 £425 - 36
East of England -3 393 £425 +6.25% 44
North West -10 392 £405 +1.25% 50
Yorkshire +5 317 £405 +1.25% 47
East Midlands +7 308 £375 -9.64% 24
North East +10 115 £375 +17.19% 13
South Coast +1 6 £400 +33.33%
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 2302 (31.99%) Finance
2 1989 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
3 1651 (22.95%) PRINCE2
4 1515 (21.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 907 (12.61%) Microsoft
6 851 (11.83%) Change Management
7 754 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
8 750 (10.42%) ITIL
9 702 (9.76%) Degree
10 683 (9.49%) Security Cleared
10 683 (9.49%) PMO
11 668 (9.28%) Banking
12 584 (8.12%) Scrum
13 577 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
14 572 (7.95%) Migration
15 542 (7.53%) Microsoft Project
16 533 (7.41%) Programme Management
17 508 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
18 482 (6.70%) Business Analysis
19 475 (6.60%) SAP
20 459 (6.38%) Risk Management
21 448 (6.23%) PMI Certification
22 432 (6.00%) SC Cleared
23 421 (5.85%) Waterfall
24 417 (5.80%) SQL
25 407 (5.66%) Windows
26 403 (5.60%) PMP
27 377 (5.24%) Retail
28 373 (5.18%) Telecoms
29 371 (5.16%) Service Delivery

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
1 311 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 118 (1.64%) CMS
3 99 (1.38%) Confluence
4 48 (0.67%) IIS
5 47 (0.65%) Skype for Business
6 45 (0.63%) MS Project Server
7 42 (0.58%) SAS
8 40 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 39 (0.54%) Apache
10 35 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 28 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 23 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 23 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
12 23 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
13 20 (0.28%) Drupal
13 20 (0.28%) nginx
14 18 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.24%) Documentum
15 17 (0.24%) WordPress
16 15 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 577 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 542 (7.53%) Microsoft Project
3 508 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
4 349 (4.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 224 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 51 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.097%) SmartSuite
10 6 (0.083%) SPSS
11 5 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.069%) InVision
11 5 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.069%) Stata
12 4 (0.056%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.042%) Maya
13 3 (0.042%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 106 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.50%) Primavera
4 24 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 22 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 20 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 20 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 20 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 20 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 19 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.25%) Maximo
9 17 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 17 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 16 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
10 16 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
11 13 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
12 12 (0.17%) CA PPM
12 12 (0.17%) Magento
13 11 (0.15%) FastStats
13 11 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 257 (3.57%) Office 365
2 179 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 95 (1.32%) SaaS
5 53 (0.74%) IaaS
6 49 (0.68%) PaaS
7 33 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 32 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
9 30 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (0.35%) Google Analytics
11 21 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.24%) GitHub
13 15 (0.21%) OneDrive
13 15 (0.21%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.17%) Yammer
15 9 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
16 8 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (0.11%) G Suite
16 8 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 126 (1.75%) LAN
1 126 (1.75%) WAN
2 100 (1.39%) SMS
3 98 (1.36%) Internet
4 97 (1.35%) Firewall
5 67 (0.93%) VoIP
5 67 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
6 65 (0.90%) SAN
7 63 (0.88%) DNS
8 57 (0.79%) Network Security
9 53 (0.74%) TCP/IP
10 50 (0.69%) Skype
11 46 (0.64%) DHCP
12 45 (0.63%) VPN
13 41 (0.57%) Intranet
13 41 (0.57%) Unified Communications
14 30 (0.42%) NAS
15 29 (0.40%) Wireless
16 28 (0.39%) LTE
17 27 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 106 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (1.32%) Big Data
4 90 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 51 (0.71%) MySQL
6 40 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 34 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 32 (0.44%) MongoDB
9 30 (0.42%) MS Access
10 28 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 28 (0.39%) Power BI
11 27 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.28%) RDBMS
14 20 (0.28%) SAP BW
15 19 (0.26%) Blockchain
15 19 (0.26%) DB2
15 19 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 259 (3.60%) JIRA
2 63 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 34 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 28 (0.39%) Subversion
5 26 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (0.29%) Selenium
7 20 (0.28%) Axure RP
8 19 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.24%) Grunt
10 15 (0.21%) Babel
11 14 (0.19%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.19%) GitLab
12 13 (0.18%) Bitbucket
13 12 (0.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 12 (0.17%) Maven
14 11 (0.15%) Ant
15 10 (0.14%) gulp
15 10 (0.14%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.14%) WebDriver
15 10 (0.14%) webpack
General
1 2302 (31.99%) Finance
2 668 (9.28%) Banking
3 377 (5.24%) Retail
4 373 (5.18%) Telecoms
5 361 (5.02%) Marketing
6 255 (3.54%) Legal
7 235 (3.27%) Investment Banking
8 231 (3.21%) Manufacturing
9 120 (1.67%) Front Office
10 115 (1.60%) Law
10 115 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 97 (1.35%) Electronics
12 86 (1.20%) Back Office
13 69 (0.96%) Advertising
14 68 (0.95%) Billing
15 66 (0.92%) Automotive
15 66 (0.92%) Retail Banking
16 59 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 58 (0.81%) Publishing
18 47 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3013 (41.88%) Project Manager
2 914 (12.70%) Analyst
3 522 (7.26%) Business Analyst
4 424 (5.89%) IT Manager
5 339 (4.71%) IT Project Manager
6 324 (4.50%) Architect
7 310 (4.31%) Senior Manager
8 284 (3.95%) Delivery Manager
9 280 (3.89%) Consultant
10 265 (3.68%) Senior Project Manager
11 246 (3.42%) Developer
12 232 (3.22%) Infrastructure Manager
13 215 (2.99%) Programme Manager
14 214 (2.97%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 186 (2.59%) Technical Manager
16 159 (2.21%) Coordinator
17 155 (2.15%) Business Manager
18 144 (2.00%) Project Analyst
19 135 (1.88%) Technical Project Manager
20 133 (1.85%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (2.68%) HTML
2 149 (2.07%) .NET
3 139 (1.93%) CSS
4 136 (1.89%) Web Services
5 102 (1.42%) XML
6 76 (1.06%) jQuery
7 71 (0.99%) HTML5
8 70 (0.97%) Middleware
9 68 (0.95%) ASP.NET
10 55 (0.76%) Node.js
11 48 (0.67%) AngularJS
12 42 (0.58%) REST
13 39 (0.54%) J2EE
14 35 (0.49%) Sass
14 35 (0.49%) SOAP
15 33 (0.46%) Ajax
16 32 (0.44%) JSON
17 31 (0.43%) .NET Framework
18 28 (0.39%) CSS3
18 28 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 754 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 359 (4.99%) Management Information System
3 228 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 210 (2.92%) PMI
5 181 (2.52%) User Experience
6 155 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 148 (2.06%) Virtual Team
8 101 (1.40%) NHS
9 86 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 83 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 79 (1.10%) FMCG
12 63 (0.88%) Derivative
13 61 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
14 60 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
15 51 (0.71%) Social Media
16 48 (0.67%) Fixed Income
17 43 (0.60%) Equities
18 42 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
19 38 (0.53%) Market Risk
20 35 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 407 (5.66%) Windows
2 213 (2.96%) Linux
3 138 (1.92%) Unix
4 121 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 114 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 72 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 45 (0.63%) Android
9 44 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 38 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (0.29%) Solaris
12 19 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.21%) CentOS
14 11 (0.15%) AIX
14 11 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.097%) VMS
16 5 (0.069%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.069%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.042%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 1989 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1651 (22.95%) PRINCE2
3 1515 (21.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 851 (11.83%) Change Management
5 750 (10.42%) ITIL
6 584 (8.12%) Scrum
7 572 (7.95%) Migration
8 533 (7.41%) Programme Management
9 482 (6.70%) Business Analysis
10 459 (6.38%) Risk Management
11 421 (5.85%) Waterfall
12 371 (5.16%) Service Delivery
13 346 (4.81%) Project Planning
14 341 (4.74%) SDLC
15 340 (4.73%) CRM
16 332 (4.61%) Service Management
17 321 (4.46%) ERP
18 318 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
19 316 (4.39%) Agile Project Management
20 301 (4.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 417 (5.80%) SQL
2 229 (3.18%) Java
3 209 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 133 (1.85%) Python
5 132 (1.83%) C#
6 88 (1.22%) C
7 76 (1.06%) Perl
8 69 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 61 (0.85%) VBA
10 60 (0.83%) PHP
11 49 (0.68%) C++
12 37 (0.51%) T-SQL
13 29 (0.40%) Shell Script
14 22 (0.31%) ES6
15 21 (0.29%) R
16 19 (0.26%) Ruby
17 18 (0.25%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.24%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.24%) VB
19 14 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 702 (9.76%) Degree
2 683 (9.49%) Security Cleared
3 448 (6.23%) PMI Certification
4 432 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 403 (5.60%) PMP
6 210 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 196 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 143 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 111 (1.54%) DV Cleared
10 93 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
11 81 (1.13%) APMP
11 81 (1.13%) CISSP
12 68 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
13 66 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 60 (0.83%) ISEB
15 56 (0.78%) CISM
16 54 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
17 45 (0.63%) MCSE
18 37 (0.51%) CISA
19 30 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 683 (9.49%) PMO
2 350 (4.86%) QA
3 244 (3.39%) GDPR
4 107 (1.49%) SLA
5 101 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 94 (1.31%) MiFID
7 80 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 71 (0.99%) PCI DSS
9 45 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
10 27 (0.38%) EMIR
11 24 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 23 (0.32%) COBIT
12 23 (0.32%) P3O
13 22 (0.31%) GxP
14 20 (0.28%) JSP 440
15 18 (0.25%) IFRS
16 15 (0.21%) PMBOK
17 13 (0.18%) IFRS 9
17 13 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 12 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 148 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 63 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 30 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (0.40%) Docker
6 23 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (0.18%) XenApp
7 13 (0.18%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (0.17%) vSphere
9 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.097%) Firmware
11 6 (0.083%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.069%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.042%) HDFS
13 3 (0.042%) KVM
13 3 (0.042%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.028%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 54 (0.75%) SCCM
2 43 (0.60%) Puppet
3 40 (0.56%) Ansible
4 24 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 16 (0.22%) Netcool
7 15 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 14 (0.19%) MOM
8 14 (0.19%) SCOM
9 13 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.17%) Kubernetes
10 12 (0.17%) Nagios
11 11 (0.15%) SCVMM
12 9 (0.13%) WSUS
13 8 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (0.11%) Kibana
13 8 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (0.097%) BladeLogic
14 7 (0.097%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 907 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 475 (6.60%) SAP
3 276 (3.84%) Oracle
4 197 (2.74%) Cisco
5 116 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 114 (1.58%) VMware
7 85 (1.18%) IBM
8 80 (1.11%) Citrix
9 72 (1.00%) Adobe
10 71 (0.99%) HP
11 70 (0.97%) Workday
12 69 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 64 (0.89%) Google
14 59 (0.82%) Motorola
15 54 (0.75%) Remedy
16 45 (0.63%) Red Hat
17 41 (0.57%) Tableau
18 40 (0.56%) NetApp
18 40 (0.56%) Sitecore
19 28 (0.39%) Splunk