Period
to 21 October 2018

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 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 22 17
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 2,889 3,300 3,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.32% 7.32% 8.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.22% 8.32% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,920 2,299 2,460
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £663
England median daily rate £460 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 19 40
London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.16 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% +18.51% -16.66%
10th Percentile £18.50 £20.96 £14.30
90th Percentile £55.88 £40.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £26.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +19.23% -2.80% -14.92%

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 40,032 39,667 38,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.51% 88.03% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,904 28,710 27,958
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.99% +2.89%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £642
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 362 408
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +5.75% +7.85%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.02 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in London

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in London

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in London

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in London

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor 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 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
Central London -8 540 £500 +5.26% 159
West London +3 192 £425 -2.30% 85
South London -14 88 £550 +10.00% 9
East London -33 52 £500 +8.70% 22
North London +3 24 £450 -5.26% 6
Project Management
England

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

1 978 (33.85%) Finance
2 905 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 600 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 514 (17.79%) PRINCE2
5 340 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
6 337 (11.66%) Microsoft
7 311 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
8 309 (10.70%) Change Management
9 306 (10.59%) Microsoft Excel
10 298 (10.31%) Banking
11 278 (9.62%) Degree
12 277 (9.59%) Migration
13 267 (9.24%) Scrum
14 252 (8.72%) SQL
15 237 (8.20%) ITIL
16 227 (7.86%) PMO
17 218 (7.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 204 (7.06%) Security Cleared
19 203 (7.03%) JIRA
20 197 (6.82%) Business Analysis
21 196 (6.78%) Microsoft Project
22 183 (6.33%) Waterfall
23 176 (6.09%) Windows
24 175 (6.06%) Agile Project Management
25 171 (5.92%) Marketing
26 169 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
27 167 (5.78%) SC Cleared
28 158 (5.47%) Programme Management
29 157 (5.43%) Risk Management
29 157 (5.43%) SDLC

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
1 137 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 69 (2.39%) Confluence
3 36 (1.25%) Apache
3 36 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 34 (1.18%) CMS
5 32 (1.11%) IIS
6 18 (0.62%) Drupal
7 16 (0.55%) nginx
8 14 (0.48%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.31%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.28%) SAS
10 8 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.24%) JBoss
11 7 (0.24%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.24%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.24%) WordPress
12 6 (0.21%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 306 (10.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 218 (7.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 196 (6.78%) Microsoft Project
4 169 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
5 125 (4.33%) MS Visio
6 31 (1.07%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.42%) InVision
9 11 (0.38%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.21%) SPSS
11 5 (0.17%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.10%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.069%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.069%) UserZoom
15 1 (0.035%) InDesign
15 1 (0.035%) Stata
Business Applications
1 43 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
4 12 (0.42%) HiPortfolio
4 12 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
7 8 (0.28%) CA PPM
7 8 (0.28%) SAP HR
8 7 (0.24%) ION MarketView
8 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 7 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.17%) Endur
10 5 (0.17%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.17%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 156 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
3 108 (3.74%) Office 365
4 49 (1.70%) SaaS
5 27 (0.93%) PaaS
6 25 (0.87%) IaaS
7 21 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
8 19 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.48%) OneDrive
10 13 (0.45%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
12 11 (0.38%) GitHub
13 10 (0.35%) npm
13 10 (0.35%) Yammer
14 9 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
16 7 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.18%) Firewall
2 61 (2.11%) WAN
3 53 (1.83%) LAN
4 26 (0.90%) Wireless
5 25 (0.87%) MPLS
6 24 (0.83%) VPN
7 22 (0.76%) SMS
8 21 (0.73%) DNS
8 21 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (0.69%) SSL
9 20 (0.69%) TCP/IP
10 19 (0.66%) Kerberos
10 19 (0.66%) Network Security
11 18 (0.62%) BGP
11 18 (0.62%) Multicast
12 17 (0.59%) Internet
13 16 (0.55%) DHCP
13 16 (0.55%) VoIP
14 15 (0.52%) Intranet
14 15 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 69 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (1.80%) Big Data
4 47 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 38 (1.32%) MySQL
6 26 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (0.76%) Power BI
8 21 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
9 17 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 17 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.55%) Adabas
10 16 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.48%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.45%) QlikView
13 12 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.38%) Spotfire
15 10 (0.35%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.31%) Data Mining
16 9 (0.31%) DB2
16 9 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 203 (7.03%) JIRA
2 75 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 40 (1.38%) Jenkins
4 28 (0.97%) Maven
5 24 (0.83%) Bitbucket
6 14 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
6 14 (0.48%) Selenium
7 13 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.42%) gulp
9 9 (0.31%) SoapUI
10 8 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.28%) webpack
11 7 (0.24%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.24%) PeopleTools
11 7 (0.24%) Subversion
12 5 (0.17%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.17%) JUnit
12 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.17%) Zephyr
13 4 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 978 (33.85%) Finance
2 298 (10.31%) Banking
3 171 (5.92%) Marketing
4 149 (5.16%) Retail
5 94 (3.25%) Legal
6 89 (3.08%) Law
7 83 (2.87%) Investment Banking
8 79 (2.73%) Telecoms
9 61 (2.11%) Front Office
10 50 (1.73%) Back Office
11 49 (1.70%) Financial Institution
12 48 (1.66%) Advertising
13 40 (1.38%) Publishing
14 39 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 30 (1.04%) Manufacturing
16 23 (0.80%) Billing
17 22 (0.76%) Games
18 18 (0.62%) French Language
19 16 (0.55%) Retail Banking
20 14 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,137 (39.36%) Project Manager
2 394 (13.64%) Analyst
3 249 (8.62%) Business Analyst
4 178 (6.16%) IT Manager
5 151 (5.23%) IT Project Manager
6 148 (5.12%) Developer
7 119 (4.12%) Senior Manager
8 114 (3.95%) Consultant
9 109 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
10 96 (3.32%) Senior Project Manager
11 93 (3.22%) Delivery Manager
12 92 (3.18%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 83 (2.87%) Programme Manager
14 71 (2.46%) Architect
15 67 (2.32%) Technical Manager
16 63 (2.18%) Scrum Master
16 63 (2.18%) Technical Project Manager
17 61 (2.11%) Business Manager
18 57 (1.97%) Change Manager
19 56 (1.94%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (4.29%) HTML
2 91 (3.15%) CSS
3 45 (1.56%) .NET
4 44 (1.52%) Spring
4 44 (1.52%) XML
5 40 (1.38%) HTML5
5 40 (1.38%) Web Services
6 39 (1.35%) SailPoint
7 36 (1.25%) AngularJS
8 33 (1.14%) REST
9 29 (1.00%) CSS3
9 29 (1.00%) Sass
10 28 (0.97%) RESTful
11 26 (0.90%) jQuery
12 25 (0.87%) LDAP
13 23 (0.80%) Hibernate
14 21 (0.73%) SAML
14 21 (0.73%) Spring Boot
15 20 (0.69%) Velocity
16 18 (0.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 311 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (5.09%) Management Information System
3 107 (3.70%) User Experience
4 102 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 85 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 72 (2.49%) PMI
7 54 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 47 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 47 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
8 47 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 45 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 41 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 33 (1.14%) Fixed Income
11 33 (1.14%) FMCG
12 31 (1.07%) Fintech
12 31 (1.07%) NHS
13 28 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 27 (0.93%) Social Media
15 24 (0.83%) PKI
16 22 (0.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 176 (6.09%) Windows
2 78 (2.70%) Linux
3 70 (2.42%) Unix
4 57 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 29 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 28 (0.97%) Solaris
7 25 (0.87%) Android
8 24 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.24%) CentOS
11 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.17%) AIX
13 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.10%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.069%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.035%) HPUX
16 1 (0.035%) VMS
16 1 (0.035%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 600 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 514 (17.79%) PRINCE2
4 340 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
5 309 (10.70%) Change Management
6 277 (9.59%) Migration
7 267 (9.24%) Scrum
8 237 (8.20%) ITIL
9 197 (6.82%) Business Analysis
10 183 (6.33%) Waterfall
11 175 (6.06%) Agile Project Management
12 158 (5.47%) Programme Management
13 157 (5.43%) Risk Management
13 157 (5.43%) SDLC
14 151 (5.23%) Project Planning
15 144 (4.98%) Analytics
16 139 (4.81%) CRM
16 139 (4.81%) Decision-Making
16 139 (4.81%) DevOps
17 131 (4.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 252 (8.72%) SQL
2 133 (4.60%) JavaScript
3 112 (3.88%) Java
4 106 (3.67%) Python
5 44 (1.52%) C
6 39 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 32 (1.11%) C#
8 31 (1.07%) PHP
9 23 (0.80%) TypeScript
10 22 (0.76%) Java 8
11 21 (0.73%) Shell Script
12 20 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 20 (0.69%) VB
13 17 (0.59%) Perl
14 14 (0.48%) Go
14 14 (0.48%) VBA
15 13 (0.45%) Korn
15 13 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.45%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.42%) Natural
Qualifications
1 278 (9.62%) Degree
2 204 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 167 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 143 (4.95%) PMI Certification
5 132 (4.57%) PMP
6 69 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 60 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 34 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (1.14%) CISSP
10 28 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 24 (0.83%) APMP
14 22 (0.76%) ISEB
15 21 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
16 20 (0.69%) CISM
17 18 (0.62%) CISA
18 17 (0.59%) CCNP
19 16 (0.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (7.86%) PMO
2 138 (4.78%) QA
3 84 (2.91%) GDPR
4 38 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 38 (1.32%) SLA
5 22 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.38%) MiFID
7 10 (0.35%) PMBOK
8 8 (0.28%) CDISC
8 8 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.24%) COBIT
10 4 (0.14%) EMIR
10 4 (0.14%) GAAP
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.14%) P3O
11 3 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.10%) Basel III
11 3 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 80 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.18%) Docker
3 22 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.14%) Firmware
6 4 (0.14%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.14%) vSphere
7 3 (0.10%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.10%) XenApp
7 3 (0.10%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.069%) HDFS
8 2 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.069%) StorNext
8 2 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.035%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.035%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (1.32%) SCCM
2 36 (1.25%) Ansible
2 36 (1.25%) Kubernetes
2 36 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
3 22 (0.76%) Terraform
4 18 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
5 13 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
6 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (0.35%) Mesos
8 8 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.28%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.17%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.17%) Puppet
9 5 (0.17%) Salt
10 4 (0.14%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.14%) Nagios
10 4 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 337 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 131 (4.53%) Oracle
2 131 (4.53%) SAP
3 77 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
4 53 (1.83%) Citrix
5 52 (1.80%) Cisco
6 51 (1.77%) ServiceNow
7 43 (1.49%) Tableau
8 34 (1.18%) Workday
9 33 (1.14%) CA
9 33 (1.14%) VMware
10 32 (1.11%) Google
11 26 (0.90%) Adobe
12 22 (0.76%) hybris
12 22 (0.76%) Sybase
13 21 (0.73%) Atlassian
13 21 (0.73%) IBM
14 20 (0.69%) Axway
15 19 (0.66%) Bloomberg
16 18 (0.62%) TIBCO