Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 6,354 7,226 7,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.67% 7.63% 8.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.72% 8.88% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,115 4,855 5,283
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £285 £270
90th Percentile £638 £620 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 139 181
England median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.64% -3.64% -12.53%
10th Percentile £15.00 £16.03 £14.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £43.52 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £27.05 £26.87
% change year-on-year +21.09% +0.64% -17.32%

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 82,271 81,375 84,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 85.91% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,116 54,618 56,145
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,111 1,937 2,260
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -10 2,906 £500 +5.26% 569
South East -7 1,357 £450 +4.65% 306
North of England -12 754 £413 - 285
Midlands -15 589 £430 +4.24% 224
West Midlands -9 415 £450 +5.88% 150
South West -14 379 £415 +1.22% 171
North West -6 374 £425 +3.03% 172
East of England -9 328 £438 +2.94% 145
Yorkshire -5 300 £414 -0.90% 98
East Midlands -13 165 £400 +9.59% 72
North East -21 85 £384 -1.60% 15
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 2,028 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,949 (30.67%) Finance
3 1,397 (21.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,356 (21.34%) PRINCE2
5 849 (13.36%) Microsoft
6 665 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
7 654 (10.29%) PMO
8 645 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
9 627 (9.87%) Microsoft Excel
10 622 (9.79%) Migration
11 616 (9.69%) Change Management
12 582 (9.16%) Security Cleared
13 579 (9.11%) Scrum
14 569 (8.95%) Degree
15 514 (8.09%) ITIL
16 484 (7.62%) Microsoft Project
17 473 (7.44%) Waterfall
18 468 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
19 423 (6.66%) Business Analysis
20 411 (6.47%) SC Cleared
21 407 (6.41%) Risk Management
22 401 (6.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 397 (6.25%) SQL
24 386 (6.07%) Programme Management
25 379 (5.96%) Banking
26 377 (5.93%) SAP
27 371 (5.84%) JIRA
28 364 (5.73%) Windows
28 364 (5.73%) Oracle
29 343 (5.40%) SDLC

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
1 292 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 129 (2.03%) Confluence
3 73 (1.15%) CMS
4 64 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 61 (0.96%) Apache
6 58 (0.91%) IIS
7 46 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 35 (0.55%) Drupal
9 33 (0.52%) MS Exchange
10 23 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 21 (0.33%) SAS
12 19 (0.30%) Documentum
13 17 (0.27%) nginx
14 15 (0.24%) JBoss
15 14 (0.22%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
15 14 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
16 13 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (0.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 627 (9.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 484 (7.62%) Microsoft Project
3 468 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
4 401 (6.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 233 (3.67%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 29 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.31%) InVision
9 18 (0.28%) Open Workbench
10 11 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 11 (0.17%) Fireworks
11 10 (0.16%) Maya
12 9 (0.14%) Siemens NX
13 6 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.094%) SPSS
14 5 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.079%) Camtasia
15 4 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.063%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.047%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 102 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
4 29 (0.46%) SAP HR
5 24 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 23 (0.36%) Primavera
7 21 (0.33%) NetSuite
8 16 (0.25%) SAP ERP
8 16 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
9 15 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 14 (0.22%) CA PPM
10 14 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
11 13 (0.20%) HiPortfolio
11 13 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
11 13 (0.20%) Workday HCM
12 12 (0.19%) PlanetPress Connect
12 12 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.17%) Eloqua
13 11 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 281 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 258 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
3 234 (3.68%) Office 365
4 102 (1.61%) SaaS
5 57 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
6 45 (0.71%) PaaS
7 42 (0.66%) IaaS
8 38 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (0.42%) OneDrive
10 23 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
11 21 (0.33%) Yammer
12 20 (0.31%) GitHub
13 15 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
14 14 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 10 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 150 (2.36%) WAN
2 129 (2.03%) LAN
3 127 (2.00%) Firewall
4 68 (1.07%) DNS
5 55 (0.87%) Wireless
6 54 (0.85%) Skype
7 52 (0.82%) Internet
8 50 (0.79%) TCP/IP
9 49 (0.77%) VPN
10 40 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
11 39 (0.61%) Network Security
12 38 (0.60%) SAN
13 37 (0.58%) OSPF
13 37 (0.58%) SMS
14 35 (0.55%) MPLS
15 34 (0.54%) DHCP
16 33 (0.52%) VoIP
17 29 (0.46%) Intranet
18 25 (0.39%) BGP
19 24 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 149 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (1.34%) Big Data
4 72 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 65 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 51 (0.80%) MySQL
6 51 (0.80%) Power BI
7 49 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 43 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 42 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 31 (0.49%) Hadoop
11 28 (0.44%) MS Access
12 26 (0.41%) MongoDB
12 26 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (0.35%) DB2
13 22 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (0.31%) SAP HANA
15 19 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
16 18 (0.28%) NoSQL
17 17 (0.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 371 (5.84%) JIRA
2 135 (2.12%) Git (software)
3 92 (1.45%) Jenkins
4 53 (0.83%) Maven
5 37 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (0.49%) Subversion
7 30 (0.47%) Bitbucket
8 29 (0.46%) Selenium
9 25 (0.39%) Visual Studio
10 20 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (0.28%) Ant
12 14 (0.22%) Dreamweaver
12 14 (0.22%) gulp
13 13 (0.20%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.19%) NUnit
15 11 (0.17%) JUnit
15 11 (0.17%) Xcode
16 10 (0.16%) GoogleTest
16 10 (0.16%) Gradle
17 9 (0.14%) Artifactory
General
1 1,949 (30.67%) Finance
2 379 (5.96%) Banking
3 319 (5.02%) Marketing
4 312 (4.91%) Retail
5 264 (4.15%) Telecoms
6 198 (3.12%) Legal
7 170 (2.68%) Manufacturing
8 117 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 112 (1.76%) Law
10 87 (1.37%) Investment Banking
11 69 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 62 (0.98%) Back Office
13 61 (0.96%) Advertising
13 61 (0.96%) Billing
14 60 (0.94%) Front Office
14 60 (0.94%) Games
15 51 (0.80%) Military
16 50 (0.79%) Automotive
17 49 (0.77%) Publishing
18 43 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2,587 (40.71%) Project Manager
2 820 (12.91%) Analyst
3 465 (7.32%) Business Analyst
4 444 (6.99%) IT Manager
5 361 (5.68%) IT Project Manager
6 304 (4.78%) Developer
7 256 (4.03%) Senior Manager
8 223 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
9 214 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
10 206 (3.24%) Consultant
11 205 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
12 184 (2.90%) Architect
13 183 (2.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 182 (2.86%) Programme Manager
15 166 (2.61%) Technical Manager
16 137 (2.16%) Technical Project Manager
17 132 (2.08%) Scrum Master
18 128 (2.01%) Coordinator
19 121 (1.90%) PMO Analyst
20 109 (1.72%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (3.04%) HTML
2 150 (2.36%) CSS
3 118 (1.86%) .NET
4 87 (1.37%) Spring
5 85 (1.34%) XML
6 83 (1.31%) Web Services
7 73 (1.15%) Middleware
8 66 (1.04%) HTML5
9 64 (1.01%) AngularJS
10 59 (0.93%) jQuery
11 57 (0.90%) RESTful
12 55 (0.87%) REST
13 48 (0.76%) ASP.NET
14 47 (0.74%) Hibernate
15 45 (0.71%) SailPoint
16 44 (0.69%) CSS3
17 40 (0.63%) Spring Boot
18 38 (0.60%) Node.js
18 38 (0.60%) Velocity
19 37 (0.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 645 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 308 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 242 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 197 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 168 (2.64%) User Experience
6 158 (2.49%) PMI
7 136 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 122 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 121 (1.90%) NHS
10 87 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
11 86 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 69 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 52 (0.82%) FMCG
14 46 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 42 (0.66%) Data Structures
16 41 (0.65%) Social Media
17 36 (0.57%) Fixed Income
17 36 (0.57%) PKI
18 35 (0.55%) Derivative
19 34 (0.54%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 364 (5.73%) Windows
2 159 (2.50%) Linux
3 152 (2.39%) Unix
4 121 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 73 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 49 (0.77%) Solaris
7 46 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 45 (0.71%) Android
9 40 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 39 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (0.36%) AIX
13 15 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.13%) CentOS
16 7 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.079%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.063%) HPUX
19 3 (0.047%) Mac OS X Server
19 3 (0.047%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,028 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,397 (21.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,356 (21.34%) PRINCE2
4 665 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
5 622 (9.79%) Migration
6 616 (9.69%) Change Management
7 579 (9.11%) Scrum
8 514 (8.09%) ITIL
9 473 (7.44%) Waterfall
10 423 (6.66%) Business Analysis
11 407 (6.41%) Risk Management
12 386 (6.07%) Programme Management
13 343 (5.40%) SDLC
14 340 (5.35%) Agile Project Management
15 325 (5.11%) Decision-Making
16 324 (5.10%) Project Planning
17 299 (4.71%) CRM
18 289 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 287 (4.52%) Service Delivery
20 267 (4.20%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 397 (6.25%) SQL
2 258 (4.06%) Java
3 218 (3.43%) JavaScript
4 149 (2.34%) Python
5 129 (2.03%) C
6 86 (1.35%) C#
7 64 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 57 (0.90%) PHP
9 47 (0.74%) Java 8
10 39 (0.61%) VB
11 35 (0.55%) C++
11 35 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 34 (0.54%) PL/SQL
13 33 (0.52%) Perl
14 30 (0.47%) TypeScript
15 27 (0.42%) Bash Shell
16 26 (0.41%) VBA
17 21 (0.33%) Ruby
18 18 (0.28%) T-SQL
19 16 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 582 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 569 (8.95%) Degree
3 411 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 307 (4.83%) PMI Certification
5 274 (4.31%) PMP
6 189 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 185 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 130 (2.05%) DV Cleared
9 92 (1.45%) APMP
10 76 (1.20%) ISEB
11 64 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
12 61 (0.96%) CISSP
12 61 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 52 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
14 51 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
15 45 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 38 (0.60%) CISM
17 36 (0.57%) Master's Degree
18 32 (0.50%) CCNP
19 30 (0.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 654 (10.29%) PMO
2 273 (4.30%) QA
3 153 (2.41%) GDPR
4 85 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 84 (1.32%) SLA
6 38 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.30%) GxP
9 18 (0.28%) COBIT
10 15 (0.24%) P3O
10 15 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.22%) MiFID
12 13 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 12 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
13 12 (0.19%) PMBOK
14 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.14%) CDISC
15 9 (0.14%) IFRS
16 7 (0.11%) ISO 9001
17 6 (0.094%) SEPA
System Software
1 177 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 73 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (0.82%) Docker
4 20 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.16%) vSphere
6 10 (0.16%) XenApp
7 9 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
7 9 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.094%) Firmware
10 5 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.063%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.047%) HDFS
12 3 (0.047%) KVM
12 3 (0.047%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.031%) NFS
13 2 (0.031%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 82 (1.29%) SCCM
2 55 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
3 51 (0.80%) Ansible
4 44 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 31 (0.49%) Terraform
6 23 (0.36%) Puppet
7 21 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
10 13 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
10 13 (0.20%) SCOM
11 12 (0.19%) HP ALM
11 12 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.17%) Mesos
13 9 (0.14%) SELinux
14 8 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (0.13%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.094%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 849 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 377 (5.93%) SAP
3 364 (5.73%) Oracle
4 135 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
5 133 (2.09%) Cisco
6 121 (1.90%) VMware
7 94 (1.48%) Workday
8 87 (1.37%) Citrix
9 83 (1.31%) ServiceNow
10 63 (0.99%) Adobe
10 63 (0.99%) Tableau
11 55 (0.87%) HP
12 53 (0.83%) IBM
13 52 (0.82%) CA
14 44 (0.69%) Google
15 35 (0.55%) Atlassian
15 35 (0.55%) Red Hat
16 30 (0.47%) CheckPoint
16 30 (0.47%) hybris
16 30 (0.47%) Remedy