Period
to 21 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 October 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 Management
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 52 32
Rank change year-on-year +22 -20 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 2,314 696 2,220
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.45% 4.94% 6.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.06% 5.54% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,556 441 1,584
10th Percentile £350 £305 £310
25th Percentile £431 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £586
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £463 £465
% change year-on-year +8.11% -0.59% +3.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 25
10th Percentile £31.00 £28.38 £15.35
25th Percentile £32.13 £32.06 £18.75
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.25 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year +15.44% +24.33% -14.40%
75th Percentile £50.50 £39.39 £36.70
90th Percentile £59.75 £48.75 £50.55
England median hourly rate £33.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% +9.09%

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 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 32,761 12,569 32,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.32% 89.27% 88.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,653 9,050 23,964
10th Percentile £368 £321 £325
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -0.54% +2.55%
75th Percentile £650 £619 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £523 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.11% - +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 104 380
10th Percentile £15.29 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.32 £20.38 £15.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.33 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.96% +52.57% +12.50%
75th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £43.75
90th Percentile £66.05 £51.87 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.36 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% +11.11% +12.50%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in London

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Project Management in London

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Management in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Project Management in London

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Project Management in London

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Management in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Management in London

Project Management
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 Management within the London region over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +10 274 £538 +4.88% 112
West London -8 50 £445 -15.24% 37
South London +28 39 £523 +4.50% 12
East London +13 36 £500 +25.00% 42
North London -7 1 £280 -39.13% 11
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 961 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
2 895 (38.68%) Finance
3 877 (37.90%) Social Skills
4 536 (23.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 372 (16.08%) Project Delivery
6 305 (13.18%) PRINCE2
7 280 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
8 277 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
9 276 (11.93%) Change Management
10 271 (11.71%) Scrum
11 262 (11.32%) Microsoft
12 259 (11.19%) Degree
12 259 (11.19%) Azure
13 228 (9.85%) JIRA
14 218 (9.42%) Analytics
15 209 (9.03%) Migration
16 207 (8.95%) PMO
17 197 (8.51%) Banking
18 196 (8.47%) Presentation Skills
19 194 (8.38%) Risk Management
20 181 (7.82%) Business Case
21 177 (7.65%) Marketing
22 174 (7.52%) DevOps
23 166 (7.17%) Security Cleared
24 165 (7.13%) Microsoft Excel
25 164 (7.09%) Waterfall
26 157 (6.78%) PMP
27 156 (6.74%) Public Sector
28 152 (6.57%) Decision-Making
29 145 (6.27%) Programme Management

Project Management
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 85 (3.67%) Confluence
2 74 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 53 (2.29%) CMS
4 15 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 14 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
6 12 (0.52%) Luigi
6 12 (0.52%) SAS
7 11 (0.48%) Appian
8 7 (0.30%) IIS
9 6 (0.26%) Apache
9 6 (0.26%) Headless CMS
9 6 (0.26%) nginx
9 6 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.13%) Documentum
12 3 (0.13%) MTS
13 2 (0.086%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.086%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 165 (7.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 139 (6.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 133 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
4 122 (5.27%) Microsoft Project
5 59 (2.55%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.26%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.17%) Open Workbench
11 3 (0.13%) Sketch
12 1 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.043%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.043%) Figma
12 1 (0.043%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 24 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (0.52%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
6 7 (0.30%) Cloudability
6 7 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 7 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 7 (0.30%) Workfront
7 6 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.17%) Maximo
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.17%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 259 (11.19%) Azure
2 144 (6.22%) AWS
3 84 (3.63%) Microsoft 365
4 77 (3.33%) Power Platform
5 76 (3.28%) SaaS
6 38 (1.64%) GCP
7 36 (1.56%) Serverless
8 33 (1.43%) IaaS
9 32 (1.38%) Amazon S3
9 32 (1.38%) PaaS
10 28 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (1.04%) Google Analytics
12 23 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (0.73%) Amazon EKS
15 16 (0.69%) Google Workspace
16 15 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
16 15 (0.65%) GitHub
17 14 (0.61%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.03%) Firewall
2 35 (1.51%) Multicast
3 21 (0.91%) WAN
4 20 (0.86%) Intranet
4 20 (0.86%) LAN
5 19 (0.82%) Network Security
6 17 (0.73%) Internet
6 17 (0.73%) VPN
7 13 (0.56%) Wireless
8 12 (0.52%) SSL
9 10 (0.43%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.39%) SMS
10 9 (0.39%) Wireshark
11 8 (0.35%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.35%) SAN
11 8 (0.35%) Skype
11 8 (0.35%) tcpdump
11 8 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.30%) Broadband
12 7 (0.30%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (2.81%) Power BI
2 46 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (1.86%) Tableau
4 42 (1.82%) Big Data
5 32 (1.38%) SQL Server
6 26 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 23 (0.99%) SAP HANA
8 22 (0.95%) Metadata
8 22 (0.95%) Relational Database
9 20 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
9 20 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (0.82%) Data Lake
11 16 (0.69%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.52%) Azkaban
12 12 (0.52%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.43%) QlikView
14 9 (0.39%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.39%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 228 (9.85%) JIRA
2 47 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.69%) Bitbucket
5 15 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (0.65%) webpack
6 13 (0.56%) GitLab
7 12 (0.52%) Gatling
7 12 (0.52%) JMeter
7 12 (0.52%) REST Assured
8 11 (0.48%) Cypress.io
8 11 (0.48%) Mocha
8 11 (0.48%) Spock
9 8 (0.35%) Artifactory
9 8 (0.35%) JUnit
9 8 (0.35%) Maven
9 8 (0.35%) Mockito
9 8 (0.35%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 895 (38.68%) Finance
2 877 (37.90%) Social Skills
3 277 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
4 197 (8.51%) Banking
5 196 (8.47%) Presentation Skills
6 177 (7.65%) Marketing
7 156 (6.74%) Public Sector
8 117 (5.06%) Retail
9 111 (4.80%) Organisational Skills
10 99 (4.28%) Influencing Skills
11 86 (3.72%) Legal
12 54 (2.33%) Telecoms
13 51 (2.20%) Investment Banking
14 44 (1.90%) Front Office
14 44 (1.90%) Law
15 36 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 35 (1.51%) Manufacturing
17 27 (1.17%) German Language
18 26 (1.12%) French Language
19 25 (1.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 944 (40.80%) Project Manager
2 297 (12.83%) Analyst
3 162 (7.00%) Business Analyst
4 135 (5.83%) IT Manager
5 117 (5.06%) Senior Manager
6 111 (4.80%) IT Project Manager
7 99 (4.28%) Senior Project Manager
8 96 (4.15%) Technical Manager
9 89 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
10 83 (3.59%) Architect
11 82 (3.54%) Developer
12 73 (3.15%) Digital Project Manager
13 69 (2.98%) Consultant
14 68 (2.94%) Technical Project Manager
15 67 (2.90%) Programme Manager
16 63 (2.72%) Agile Project Manager
17 59 (2.55%) Infrastructure Manager
18 55 (2.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
19 54 (2.33%) Business Manager
20 50 (2.16%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.68%) CSS
2 57 (2.46%) HTML
3 35 (1.51%) AngularJS
4 34 (1.47%) Kafka
5 31 (1.34%) .NET
6 30 (1.30%) GraphQL
6 30 (1.30%) RESTful
7 29 (1.25%) Web Services
8 27 (1.17%) Node.js
9 24 (1.04%) React
10 19 (0.82%) Rendezvous
10 19 (0.82%) Velocity
11 17 (0.73%) JSON
12 16 (0.69%) SailPoint
13 15 (0.65%) EDI
14 14 (0.61%) gRPC
14 14 (0.61%) Middleware
15 13 (0.56%) LitElement
16 12 (0.52%) COM
16 12 (0.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.32%) Management Information System
2 95 (4.11%) User Experience
3 75 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
4 65 (2.81%) Data Centre
5 54 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 40 (1.73%) PMI
7 38 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
8 31 (1.34%) NHS
9 30 (1.30%) Tandem
10 27 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (0.95%) FMCG
13 21 (0.91%) Fixed Income
14 20 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 20 (0.86%) Legacy Systems
15 19 (0.82%) Taxonomies
16 18 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
16 18 (0.78%) Equities
16 18 (0.78%) Marketing Technology
17 16 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 99 (4.28%) Windows
2 76 (3.28%) Linux
3 34 (1.47%) Unix
4 31 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (0.73%) Android
6 12 (0.52%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.26%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.22%) VMS
10 2 (0.086%) CentOS
10 2 (0.086%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.086%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.086%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.043%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (23.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 372 (16.08%) Project Delivery
4 305 (13.18%) PRINCE2
5 280 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
6 276 (11.93%) Change Management
7 271 (11.71%) Scrum
8 218 (9.42%) Analytics
9 209 (9.03%) Migration
10 194 (8.38%) Risk Management
11 181 (7.82%) Business Case
12 174 (7.52%) DevOps
13 164 (7.09%) Waterfall
14 152 (6.57%) Decision-Making
15 145 (6.27%) Business Analysis
15 145 (6.27%) Programme Management
16 125 (5.40%) Agile Project Management
16 125 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
17 109 (4.71%) Coaching
18 108 (4.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 134 (5.79%) SQL
2 105 (4.54%) Python
3 60 (2.59%) Java
4 51 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 28 (1.21%) C
6 17 (0.73%) R
7 16 (0.69%) C#
7 16 (0.69%) PowerShell
8 14 (0.61%) Scala
9 13 (0.56%) Kotlin
10 11 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.48%) C++
10 11 (0.48%) VBA
11 8 (0.35%) Perl
11 8 (0.35%) TypeScript
12 7 (0.30%) MATLAB
12 7 (0.30%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.26%) Julia
13 6 (0.26%) Ruby
14 5 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 259 (11.19%) Degree
2 166 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 157 (6.78%) PMP
4 129 (5.57%) PMI Certification
5 123 (5.32%) SC Cleared
6 46 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 43 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 31 (1.34%) CISSP
10 22 (0.95%) MBA
11 21 (0.91%) CISM
12 19 (0.82%) Master's Degree
13 17 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.65%) APMP
15 13 (0.56%) CISA
16 12 (0.52%) ACCA
16 12 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
17 11 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (8.95%) PMO
2 132 (5.70%) QA
3 76 (3.28%) Data Quality
4 49 (2.12%) GDPR
5 29 (1.25%) NIST
6 26 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.99%) SLA
8 20 (0.86%) MiFID
9 19 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.73%) PCI DSS
11 16 (0.69%) GRC
12 15 (0.65%) COBIT
13 13 (0.56%) Accessibility
14 10 (0.43%) PMBOK
15 8 (0.35%) EMIR
16 5 (0.22%) ISO 22301
16 5 (0.22%) P3O
17 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
18 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 3 (0.13%) IFRS
System Software
1 41 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.51%) Docker
3 25 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.26%) vSphere
5 4 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.086%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.086%) Xen
7 1 (0.043%) IAG
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.043%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.043%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.043%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 46 (1.99%) Kubernetes
2 40 (1.73%) Ansible
3 28 (1.21%) Terraform
4 16 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
5 13 (0.56%) SCCM
6 12 (0.52%) Puppet
7 10 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.26%) Nessus
9 6 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.22%) QRadar
11 4 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.13%) Grafana
12 3 (0.13%) Nmap
13 2 (0.086%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.086%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.086%) RSA Archer
13 2 (0.086%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 262 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 117 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
3 110 (4.75%) SAP
4 85 (3.67%) Oracle
5 72 (3.11%) Google
6 46 (1.99%) Adobe
7 42 (1.82%) VMware
8 35 (1.51%) Red Hat
8 35 (1.51%) ServiceNow
9 34 (1.47%) Citrix
10 31 (1.34%) Cisco
11 23 (0.99%) CA
12 22 (0.95%) IBM
13 20 (0.86%) CA Agile Central
14 19 (0.82%) Informatica
14 19 (0.82%) TIBCO
15 18 (0.78%) Bloomberg
16 16 (0.69%) Marketo
17 15 (0.65%) Cadence
17 15 (0.65%) Splunk