The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 24 12
Rank change year-on-year -5 -12  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 44 32 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.14% 6.78% 9.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.17% 8.47% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 38
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £184 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.13 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -9.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -20.28%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 394 378 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.78% 80.08% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 183 295
Median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 93 40
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in Essex

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Management in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Essex

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Essex over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in Essex

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Essex

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Essex over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Management in Essex

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea -17 16 £426 +93.75%
Chelmsford - 3 £500 -
Colchester +9 2 £419 +19.64%
Brentwood +3 2 - -
Basildon +4 1 - -
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Project Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) PRINCE2
2 18 (30.51%) Agile Project Management
3 17 (28.81%) Finance
4 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
5 15 (25.42%) Change Management
5 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
6 13 (22.03%) Coaching
7 11 (18.64%) Skype for Business
8 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (16.95%) Office 365
8 10 (16.95%) SDLC
8 10 (16.95%) Windows
9 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (15.25%) Windows 10
9 9 (15.25%) Skype
9 9 (15.25%) IaaS
9 9 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
9 9 (15.25%) PaaS
9 9 (15.25%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (13.56%) PMO
10 8 (13.56%) Information Assurance
10 8 (13.56%) Waterfall
10 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
10 8 (13.56%) DevOps
10 8 (13.56%) Local Government
10 8 (13.56%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Project

Project Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 11 (18.64%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.39%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (16.95%) Office 365
2 9 (15.25%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (15.25%) IaaS
2 9 (15.25%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) Skype
2 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications
2 3 (5.08%) VoIP
3 2 (3.39%) ISDN
3 2 (3.39%) LAN
3 2 (3.39%) Telepresence
3 2 (3.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) BGP
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Local Government
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.08%) Automotive
5 2 (3.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Electronics
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Project Manager
2 10 (16.95%) Programme Manager
3 8 (13.56%) Technical Manager
3 8 (13.56%) Technical Programme Manager
4 7 (11.86%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (11.86%) Product Manager
5 6 (10.17%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Development Manager
5 6 (10.17%) Product Development Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) Agile Coach
8 2 (3.39%) Audit Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Compliance Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Compliance Business Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Compliance Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) PMO Lead
8 2 (3.39%) Scrum Master
8 2 (3.39%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Middleware
1 2 (3.39%) XMPP
2 1 (1.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) PMI
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) Life Science
4 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Agile Project Management
2 18 (30.51%) PRINCE2
3 15 (25.42%) Change Management
3 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
4 13 (22.03%) Coaching
5 10 (16.95%) SDLC
6 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
7 8 (13.56%) DevOps
7 8 (13.56%) Information Assurance
7 8 (13.56%) Waterfall
8 7 (11.86%) Dependency Management
8 7 (11.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 6 (10.17%) Programme Management
10 5 (8.47%) ITIL
10 5 (8.47%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
10 5 (8.47%) Wealth Management
11 4 (6.78%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.39%) C#
2 2 (3.39%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.69%) Perl
3 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (5.08%) CCNP
2 3 (5.08%) CCNP Voice
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.39%) PMP
4 1 (1.69%) CCIE
4 1 (1.69%) CCVP
4 1 (1.69%) CISA
4 1 (1.69%) PhD
4 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) PMO
2 7 (11.86%) GDPR
3 1 (1.69%) IFRS
3 1 (1.69%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.69%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.69%) Nagios
3 1 (1.69%) OpenView
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Cisco
3 3 (5.08%) Red Box
4 2 (3.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) Infor
5 1 (1.69%) Northgate
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com