Period
to 14 November 2018

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 6 months to 14 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
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 56 11
Rank change year-on-year +7 -45 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 69 47 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.35% 5.88% 9.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 6.62% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 71
Essex median daily rate £490 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.29% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £254 £294 £220
90th Percentile £680 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 9
Essex median hourly rate £13.17 - £40.25
10th Percentile £12.55 - £34.05
90th Percentile £26.51 - £48.20
East of England median hourly rate £13.17 £25.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -47.34% -15.25% -10.61%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 964 710 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.68% 88.86% 87.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 483 461
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £224
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 63 158
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.62% +1.61% -3.13%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.48 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.71 £30.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year -41.45% -2.42% +31.91%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Project Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 6 months to 14 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
Southend-on-Sea -13 8 £476 +13.06% 2
Chelmsford +2 6 £500 +233.33% 7
Colchester -3 5 - - 2
Harlow -8 5 £225 -40.00% 2
Brentwood +12 4 - - 3
Witham -6 4 £445 -19.09% 2
Basildon +6 2 - -
Maldon - 2 - -
Grays - 1 - -
Project Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 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 Essex region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 30 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.09%) PRINCE2
4 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (24.64%) Finance
5 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
6 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (18.84%) Management Information System
7 13 (18.84%) Scrum
8 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
9 10 (14.49%) ITIL
9 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (14.49%) Windows
9 10 (14.49%) Degree
9 10 (14.49%) Agile Project Management
10 9 (13.04%) PMO
10 9 (13.04%) Waterfall
10 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
10 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (13.04%) Change Management
11 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
11 8 (11.59%) Cisco
11 8 (11.59%) QA
12 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
12 7 (10.14%) Migration
12 7 (10.14%) Service Management
12 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
13 6 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
13 6 (8.70%) ITSM

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 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.70%) Confluence
2 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.45%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Office 365
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) LAN
1 5 (7.25%) WAN
2 4 (5.80%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (5.80%) IP Telephony
3 3 (4.35%) Extranet
3 3 (4.35%) SNMP
4 2 (2.90%) DCCP
4 2 (2.90%) Firewall
4 2 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.45%) DHCP
5 1 (1.45%) DNS
5 1 (1.45%) Network Security
5 1 (1.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) MySQL
2 3 (4.35%) Big Data
2 3 (4.35%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) GitLab
1 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.90%) JIRA
2 2 (2.90%) PowerDesigner
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Project Manager
2 11 (15.94%) Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) PMO Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Release Manager
3 7 (10.14%) Technical Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Project Officer
5 5 (7.25%) Senior Project Officer
6 4 (5.80%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
7 3 (4.35%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.35%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) HTML
2 3 (4.35%) jQuery
3 2 (2.90%) J2EE
3 2 (2.90%) Middleware
3 2 (2.90%) XML
3 2 (2.90%) XML Schema
3 2 (2.90%) XSD
4 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) CSS3
4 1 (1.45%) HTML5
4 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (18.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.90%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) FMCG
5 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.09%) PRINCE2
3 13 (18.84%) Scrum
4 10 (14.49%) Agile Project Management
4 10 (14.49%) ITIL
5 9 (13.04%) Change Management
5 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
7 7 (10.14%) Migration
7 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.14%) Service Management
8 6 (8.70%) Change Control
8 6 (8.70%) Coaching
8 6 (8.70%) ITSM
8 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.70%) Runbook
8 6 (8.70%) SDLC
8 6 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (4.35%) PHP
3 2 (2.90%) C
3 2 (2.90%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) C#
4 1 (1.45%) C++
4 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.49%) Degree
4 4 (5.80%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (4.35%) PMP
6 1 (1.45%) ISEB
6 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) PMO
2 8 (11.59%) QA
3 5 (7.25%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.90%) GDPR
5 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) XenApp
2 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Ansible
1 5 (7.25%) Terraform
2 3 (4.35%) Cacti
3 2 (2.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) Cisco
3 6 (8.70%) VMware
4 3 (4.35%) CA
4 3 (4.35%) NetQoS
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) Apple
6 1 (1.45%) Civica
6 1 (1.45%) Huawei
6 1 (1.45%) Mercator
6 1 (1.45%) Niku
6 1 (1.45%) Sage
6 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow