Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 78 87
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 695 745 1,250
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.22% 3.06% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 3.47% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 520 877
10th Percentile £350 £332 £363
25th Percentile £413 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +2.44%
75th Percentile £598 £600 £613
90th Percentile £713 £675 £673
England median daily rate £475 £490 £488
% change year-on-year -3.06% +0.51% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
10th Percentile £32.43 £19.73 £17.66
25th Percentile £37.23 £28.71 £18.72
Median hourly rate £46.08 £38.16 £22.67
Median % change year-on-year +20.76% +68.32% -15.66%
75th Percentile £55.33 £41.16 £31.50
90th Percentile £60.38 £42.72 £39.18
England median hourly rate £50.59 £41.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year +22.20% +38.00% +10.46%

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 19,250 21,471 37,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.28% 88.06% 89.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,845 15,524 27,589
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £619 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 274 356
10th Percentile £16.82 £13.15 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.35 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £23.48
Median % change year-on-year +22.64% +12.85% +4.37%
75th Percentile £51.52 £47.83 £38.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £49.91
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.34 £22.50
% change year-on-year +17.15% -5.16% +4.59%

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 12 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Delivery in London over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 12 April 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 +35 125 £515 -1.90% 35
West London +4 15 £450 -5.26% 19
South London +21 8 £525 +23.53%
East London +15 4 £381 -30.73% 14
North London +1 4 £331 -36.90% 2
Project Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 306 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (33.67%) Finance
3 195 (28.06%) Project Management
4 155 (22.30%) Azure
5 139 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 128 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 111 (15.97%) Security Cleared
8 104 (14.96%) Banking
9 92 (13.24%) Scrum
10 87 (12.52%) Migration
11 86 (12.37%) Change Management
12 85 (12.23%) SC Cleared
13 69 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
14 68 (9.78%) PRINCE2
14 68 (9.78%) JIRA
15 67 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
15 67 (9.64%) Public Sector
16 66 (9.50%) DevOps
17 65 (9.35%) Microsoft 365
18 62 (8.92%) Waterfall
19 57 (8.20%) Business Case
20 56 (8.06%) AWS
20 56 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
21 54 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
22 50 (7.19%) ITIL
23 49 (7.05%) Windows
23 49 (7.05%) SQL
23 49 (7.05%) Coaching
23 49 (7.05%) PMO
24 48 (6.91%) Programme Management

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 33 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.45%) Confluence
3 14 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.86%) CMS
5 4 (0.58%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.58%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.29%) Apache
6 2 (0.29%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.14%) Drupal
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (4.89%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.72%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.72%) Revit
5 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.15%) HFM
3 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.58%) Primavera
4 4 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.43%) Aligne
5 3 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.29%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP BRIM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.29%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.14%) HealthRoster
7 1 (0.14%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 155 (22.30%) Azure
2 65 (9.35%) Microsoft 365
3 56 (8.06%) AWS
4 45 (6.47%) Power Platform
5 38 (5.47%) GCP
6 20 (2.88%) PowerApps
7 17 (2.45%) Logic Apps
8 14 (2.01%) Serverless
9 10 (1.44%) Oracle CX
9 10 (1.44%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 10 (1.44%) SaaS
10 9 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.29%) GitHub
10 9 (1.29%) IaaS
11 8 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
11 8 (1.15%) PaaS
12 7 (1.01%) Azure Stack
13 6 (0.86%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.46%) Firewall
2 21 (3.02%) DNS
3 17 (2.45%) SAN
4 14 (2.01%) MPLS
5 12 (1.73%) FTP
5 12 (1.73%) Internet
5 12 (1.73%) Network Security
6 11 (1.58%) 5G
7 10 (1.44%) LAN
7 10 (1.44%) NAS
7 10 (1.44%) WAN
7 10 (1.44%) Wireless
8 9 (1.29%) VoIP
9 8 (1.15%) GSM
9 8 (1.15%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.01%) 2G
10 7 (1.01%) MVNO
11 6 (0.86%) Broadband
11 6 (0.86%) Packet Switching
11 6 (0.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.45%) Power BI
5 15 (2.16%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.58%) Big Data
6 11 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
7 10 (1.44%) Tableau
8 9 (1.29%) DB2
8 9 (1.29%) Essbase
9 8 (1.15%) Endeca
9 8 (1.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 8 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.15%) Oracle Discoverer
9 8 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
9 8 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (1.15%) Star Schema
10 7 (1.01%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 68 (9.78%) JIRA
2 17 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.01%) Maven
6 6 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.72%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.72%) GitLab
8 4 (0.58%) Gerrit
8 4 (0.58%) Gradle
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.43%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.29%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.29%) Postman
10 2 (0.29%) Selenium
10 2 (0.29%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 234 (33.67%) Finance
2 104 (14.96%) Banking
3 67 (9.64%) Public Sector
4 42 (6.04%) Marketing
4 42 (6.04%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.45%) Law
6 21 (3.02%) Retail
7 17 (2.45%) Legal
8 14 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.73%) Front Office
10 11 (1.58%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.58%) Local Government
11 10 (1.44%) Electronics
11 10 (1.44%) Publishing
12 7 (1.01%) Back Office
12 7 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.72%) International Banking
15 4 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 178 (25.61%) Project Manager
2 74 (10.65%) Analyst
3 72 (10.36%) Architect
4 55 (7.91%) Consultant
5 53 (7.63%) Business Analyst
6 42 (6.04%) Delivery Manager
7 36 (5.18%) Technical Manager
8 34 (4.89%) Senior Manager
9 25 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (3.45%) Scrum Master
11 23 (3.31%) IT Manager
12 22 (3.17%) Programme Manager
12 22 (3.17%) Technical Project Manager
13 21 (3.02%) Agile Project Manager
13 21 (3.02%) Developer
14 19 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
14 19 (2.73%) Data Architect
14 19 (2.73%) Senior Project Manager
15 17 (2.45%) Agile Scrum Master
15 17 (2.45%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.17%) JSON
2 16 (2.30%) HTML
3 15 (2.16%) SailPoint
4 14 (2.01%) Middleware
5 10 (1.44%) CSS
5 10 (1.44%) Node.js
6 9 (1.29%) AngularJS
6 9 (1.29%) HTML5 Canvas
7 8 (1.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 7 (1.01%) XML
9 6 (0.86%) Highcharts JS
9 6 (0.86%) Redux
9 6 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (0.86%) Velocity
9 6 (0.86%) Web Services
10 4 (0.58%) GraphQL
10 4 (0.58%) HTML5
10 4 (0.58%) React
10 4 (0.58%) REST
10 4 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.02%) Data Centre
3 20 (2.88%) User Experience
4 17 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.45%) Virtual Team
5 14 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.01%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.01%) Replication
6 11 (1.58%) PMI
7 10 (1.44%) NHS
8 8 (1.15%) AS400
8 8 (1.15%) iSeries
8 8 (1.15%) LPAR
8 8 (1.15%) Oracle Exalytics
8 8 (1.15%) Reference Data
9 7 (1.01%) Market Risk
9 7 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.86%) FMCG
10 6 (0.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 49 (7.05%) Windows
2 19 (2.73%) Linux
3 12 (1.73%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.29%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.15%) Unix
7 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.43%) AIX
8 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.29%) CentOS
9 2 (0.29%) Solaris
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) SUSE
10 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (28.06%) Project Management
3 139 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (13.24%) Scrum
5 87 (12.52%) Migration
6 86 (12.37%) Change Management
7 68 (9.78%) PRINCE2
8 67 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (9.50%) DevOps
10 62 (8.92%) Waterfall
11 57 (8.20%) Business Case
12 56 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 50 (7.19%) ITIL
15 49 (7.05%) Coaching
16 48 (6.91%) Programme Management
17 44 (6.33%) Requirements Gathering
18 42 (6.04%) Business Analysis
19 36 (5.18%) Service Delivery
20 35 (5.04%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 49 (7.05%) SQL
2 31 (4.46%) Java
3 18 (2.59%) Python
4 13 (1.87%) C
5 10 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.15%) C#
6 8 (1.15%) PHP
6 8 (1.15%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.01%) Go
7 7 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.43%) Perl
8 3 (0.43%) SHACL
8 3 (0.43%) SPARQL
8 3 (0.43%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.29%) BeanShell
9 2 (0.29%) Kotlin
9 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.29%) VBScript
10 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (15.97%) Security Cleared
2 85 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.76%) Degree
4 22 (3.17%) PMP
5 20 (2.88%) PMI Certification
6 14 (2.01%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.73%) ISEB
8 9 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.15%) CISSP
10 7 (1.01%) CISM
10 7 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.86%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.72%) BICSI Certification
12 5 (0.72%) BICSI RCDD
12 5 (0.72%) CCNP
13 4 (0.58%) APMP
13 4 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.05%) PMO
2 45 (6.47%) QA
3 20 (2.88%) GDPR
4 13 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.58%) SLA
6 9 (1.29%) Data Quality
7 7 (1.01%) NIST
8 5 (0.72%) PMBOK
8 5 (0.72%) WCAG
9 4 (0.58%) MiFID
10 3 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.29%) EMIR
11 2 (0.29%) GRC
11 2 (0.29%) NCSC
11 2 (0.29%) UCITS
12 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 44 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.17%) Docker
4 8 (1.15%) PowerHA
5 7 (1.01%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.43%) Firmware
7 3 (0.43%) VMFS
7 3 (0.43%) vSphere
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.29%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.14%) GPFS
9 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.14%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.14%) XenApp
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.01%) Terraform
3 12 (1.73%) Ansible
4 8 (1.15%) SCCM
5 7 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.86%) Grafana
6 6 (0.86%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.86%) Puppet
7 5 (0.72%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.58%) Istio
8 4 (0.58%) Salt
9 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.29%) Control-M
10 2 (0.29%) SCOM
11 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 128 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (5.18%) Oracle
3 34 (4.89%) SAP
4 31 (4.46%) VMware
5 28 (4.03%) Cisco
6 22 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (2.01%) Citrix
7 14 (2.01%) F5
7 14 (2.01%) Informatica
8 12 (1.73%) Databricks
8 12 (1.73%) Google
8 12 (1.73%) Okta
9 11 (1.58%) Fortinet
10 10 (1.44%) IBM
10 10 (1.44%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.15%) CyberArk
11 8 (1.15%) Hyperion
11 8 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.15%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 7 (1.01%) CheckPoint