Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Project Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Delivery 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 Delivery
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 84 87
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 1,299 431 1,181
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.82% 3.22% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 3.60% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 299 852
10th Percentile £375 £319 £363
25th Percentile £463 £418 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £625
90th Percentile £750 £675 £699
England median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
10th Percentile £22.71 " £21.10
25th Percentile £22.76 " £26.13
Median hourly rate £22.84 - £35.50
75th Percentile £22.92 " £45.13
90th Percentile £22.97 " £50.30
England median hourly rate £41.36 £27.75 £26.82
% change year-on-year +49.05% +3.49% +13.38%

Project Delivery 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 30,972 11,974 34,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.11% 89.38% 88.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,267 8,537 25,102
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £514
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -0.34% +2.85%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £734 £713 £688
England median daily rate £513 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +6.77% +1.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 116 387
10th Percentile £14.39 £13.13 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.50 £19.74 £15.25
Median hourly rate £34.50 £33.81 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.03% +53.69% +5.79%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.81 £44.28
90th Percentile £66.35 £53.88 £53.00
England median hourly rate £24.29 £26.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year -6.60% +13.39% +16.10%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Project Delivery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Project Delivery in London

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in London.

Daily rate trend for Project Delivery in London

Project Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Delivery in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in London

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in London.

Hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in London

Project Delivery
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Delivery within the London 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
Central London +11 155 £530 -1.40% 70
East London +8 24 £625 +31.58% 17
South London +14 15 £425 +21.43% 6
West London -15 15 £475 -8.43% 26
North London -4 2 £438 -11.17% 7
Project Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Project Delivery 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 London region with a requirement for Project Delivery.

1 666 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (35.26%) Finance
3 394 (30.33%) Social Skills
4 391 (30.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 357 (27.48%) Project Management
6 191 (14.70%) Azure
7 174 (13.39%) PRINCE2
8 162 (12.47%) Microsoft
9 156 (12.01%) Scrum
10 139 (10.70%) Change Management
11 137 (10.55%) Waterfall
12 134 (10.32%) Migration
13 130 (10.01%) SQL
14 129 (9.93%) DevOps
14 129 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
15 123 (9.47%) Analytics
16 120 (9.24%) SDLC
17 116 (8.93%) Business Case
18 113 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
18 113 (8.70%) Banking
19 107 (8.24%) JIRA
20 104 (8.01%) Telecoms
21 102 (7.85%) PMO
22 101 (7.78%) AWS
23 95 (7.31%) Coaching
24 93 (7.16%) Presentation Skills
25 90 (6.93%) Business Analysis
26 89 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
27 88 (6.77%) Public Sector
28 86 (6.62%) Windows

Project Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 50 (3.85%) Confluence
2 45 (3.46%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.69%) CMS
4 20 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.00%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.54%) Apache
8 7 (0.54%) IIS
9 6 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.31%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.31%) Mattermost
11 4 (0.31%) nginx
11 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.23%) Drupal
12 3 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.15%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (3.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 47 (3.62%) Microsoft Project
4 30 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.31%) Revit
5 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.15%) Sketch
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.077%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (1.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.46%) Cerner Millennium
4 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.31%) BASE24
5 4 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.23%) HFM
6 3 (0.23%) Magento
6 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.23%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 191 (14.70%) Azure
2 101 (7.78%) AWS
3 76 (5.85%) Microsoft 365
4 52 (4.00%) Power Platform
5 41 (3.16%) SaaS
6 35 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (2.46%) GCP
7 32 (2.46%) PaaS
8 23 (1.77%) IaaS
9 21 (1.62%) Serverless
10 18 (1.39%) GitHub
10 18 (1.39%) PowerApps
11 16 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
12 13 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
13 11 (0.85%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.77%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.69%) Azure Logic Apps
15 9 (0.69%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 8 (0.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.85%) 5G
1 63 (4.85%) GSM
2 62 (4.77%) 2G
2 62 (4.77%) MVNO
3 48 (3.70%) Packet Switching
4 25 (1.92%) Firewall
5 21 (1.62%) SAN
6 19 (1.46%) DNS
6 19 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.39%) Internet
7 18 (1.39%) LAN
8 17 (1.31%) MPLS
9 16 (1.23%) WAN
10 15 (1.15%) FTP
10 15 (1.15%) VLAN
10 15 (1.15%) VoIP
10 15 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (1.00%) Wireless
12 11 (0.85%) Broadband
12 11 (0.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
2 47 (3.62%) Big Data
3 45 (3.46%) SQL Server
4 43 (3.31%) Power BI
5 33 (2.54%) Data Lake
6 32 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 17 (1.31%) Tableau
9 16 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.15%) SAP HANA
11 13 (1.00%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.92%) MySQL
13 11 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (0.85%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.85%) SAP BW
14 10 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.69%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 107 (8.24%) JIRA
2 39 (3.00%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.62%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.23%) Maven
5 15 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (1.00%) PowerDesigner
7 12 (0.92%) Subversion
8 11 (0.85%) GitLab
9 7 (0.54%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.46%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.46%) Hudson
10 6 (0.46%) Selenium
11 5 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.31%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.31%) CircleCI
12 4 (0.31%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.23%) Terragrunt
General
1 458 (35.26%) Finance
2 394 (30.33%) Social Skills
3 129 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (8.70%) Banking
5 104 (8.01%) Telecoms
6 93 (7.16%) Presentation Skills
7 88 (6.77%) Public Sector
8 70 (5.39%) Influencing Skills
9 66 (5.08%) Retail
10 59 (4.54%) Marketing
11 33 (2.54%) Investment Banking
12 31 (2.39%) Organisational Skills
13 27 (2.08%) Manufacturing
14 25 (1.92%) Legal
15 19 (1.46%) Law
16 18 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
17 17 (1.31%) Back Office
17 17 (1.31%) Front Office
18 12 (0.92%) Local Government
19 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 412 (31.72%) Project Manager
2 202 (15.55%) Analyst
3 144 (11.09%) Business Analyst
4 112 (8.62%) Architect
5 90 (6.93%) Delivery Manager
6 67 (5.16%) Technical Manager
7 65 (5.00%) Developer
7 65 (5.00%) Senior Manager
8 61 (4.70%) IT Manager
9 55 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
10 54 (4.16%) Technical Project Manager
11 49 (3.77%) Consultant
11 49 (3.77%) IT Project Manager
12 43 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
13 36 (2.77%) Transformation Manager
14 34 (2.62%) Delivery Project Manager
15 33 (2.54%) Infrastructure Manager
15 33 (2.54%) Programme Manager
16 31 (2.39%) Change Manager
16 31 (2.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.16%) HTML
2 28 (2.16%) CSS
2 28 (2.16%) Web Services
3 27 (2.08%) .NET
4 25 (1.92%) Node.js
4 25 (1.92%) RESTful
5 24 (1.85%) REST
6 19 (1.46%) JSON
6 19 (1.46%) React
6 19 (1.46%) Spring
7 14 (1.08%) AngularJS
8 13 (1.00%) SailPoint
8 13 (1.00%) XML
9 11 (0.85%) Middleware
10 10 (0.77%) Spring Boot
11 9 (0.69%) SOAP
12 8 (0.62%) Kafka
12 8 (0.62%) OAuth
12 8 (0.62%) OAuth2
12 8 (0.62%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 56 (4.31%) Virtual Team
2 49 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 39 (3.00%) Mobile App
4 38 (2.93%) PMI
5 37 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (2.39%) User Experience
7 29 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.46%) NHS
9 16 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.15%) Cloud Native
10 15 (1.15%) Legacy Applications
11 14 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
12 13 (1.00%) Derivative
13 12 (0.92%) Replication
14 11 (0.85%) CCTV
14 11 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
14 11 (0.85%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (0.77%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 86 (6.62%) Windows
2 35 (2.69%) Windows Server
3 33 (2.54%) Linux
4 31 (2.39%) Unix
5 17 (1.31%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.85%) Android
8 9 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.23%) VMS
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.15%) CentOS
13 2 (0.15%) HPUX
13 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.077%) AIX
14 1 (0.077%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (30.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 357 (27.48%) Project Management
4 174 (13.39%) PRINCE2
5 156 (12.01%) Scrum
6 139 (10.70%) Change Management
7 137 (10.55%) Waterfall
8 134 (10.32%) Migration
9 129 (9.93%) DevOps
10 123 (9.47%) Analytics
11 120 (9.24%) SDLC
12 116 (8.93%) Business Case
13 113 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
14 95 (7.31%) Coaching
15 90 (6.93%) Business Analysis
16 89 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 84 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
17 84 (6.47%) ITIL
18 77 (5.93%) Risk Management
19 76 (5.85%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 130 (10.01%) SQL
2 83 (6.39%) C
3 69 (5.31%) Java
4 55 (4.23%) Python
5 43 (3.31%) JavaScript
6 24 (1.85%) C#
6 24 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 16 (1.23%) PL/SQL
8 12 (0.92%) Go
8 12 (0.92%) Java 8
9 10 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 10 (0.77%) PHP
10 8 (0.62%) C++
10 8 (0.62%) Kotlin
10 8 (0.62%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.62%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.54%) R
11 7 (0.54%) Scala
11 7 (0.54%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.85%) Degree
3 71 (5.47%) PMI Certification
4 57 (4.39%) PMP
5 55 (4.23%) SC Cleared
6 28 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 22 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (1.15%) CCNA
10 15 (1.15%) Master's Degree
11 13 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.00%) MCSE
11 13 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (0.77%) APMP
14 8 (0.62%) CISSP
15 7 (0.54%) CCNP
15 7 (0.54%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (7.85%) PMO
2 40 (3.08%) QA
3 27 (2.08%) PMBOK
4 21 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.62%) GDPR
5 20 (1.54%) SLA
6 13 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.69%) Accessibility
9 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.46%) COBIT
11 4 (0.31%) EMIR
12 3 (0.23%) GRC
12 3 (0.23%) IFRS
12 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.23%) MiFID
12 3 (0.23%) NIST
13 2 (0.15%) Basel III
13 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.46%) Docker
4 10 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (0.69%) XenApp
6 8 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.46%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.31%) vSphere
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.15%) IAG
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.15%) Xen
11 1 (0.077%) NFS
11 1 (0.077%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.077%) Varnish
11 1 (0.077%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (3.62%) Kubernetes
2 36 (2.77%) Terraform
3 30 (2.31%) Ansible
4 20 (1.54%) SCCM
5 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (0.54%) Kibana
6 7 (0.54%) Puppet
6 7 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.54%) vCenter Server
7 6 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.46%) logstash
7 6 (0.46%) Oozie
8 5 (0.38%) Control-M
9 4 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.31%) SCOM
9 4 (0.31%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.23%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.15%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 162 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 68 (5.23%) SAP
3 67 (5.16%) Oracle
4 57 (4.39%) VMware
5 51 (3.93%) Cisco
6 47 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
7 42 (3.23%) Citrix
8 28 (2.16%) Google
9 21 (1.62%) Adobe
10 14 (1.08%) F5
10 14 (1.08%) Ping Identity
11 13 (1.00%) IBM
12 12 (0.92%) Databricks
12 12 (0.92%) Informatica
13 11 (0.85%) CheckPoint
13 11 (0.85%) HP
13 11 (0.85%) Juniper
13 11 (0.85%) Okta
13 11 (0.85%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.77%) BiZZdesign