Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 27 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 2,510 3,116 3,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.10% 6.70% 7.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.87% 7.59% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,726 2,018 2,217
London median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £304
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 50 34
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.87% +18.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £20.30 £19.25
90th Percentile £52.55 £52.84 £55.50
England median hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 £26.33
% change year-on-year +15.00% +13.94% -2.48%

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 36,529 41,034 36,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.83% 88.25% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,146 29,760 26,258
London median daily rate £520 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 563 398
London median hourly rate £24.71 £25.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +4.71% +12.99%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £12.78
90th Percentile £54.95 £53.75 £52.15
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.49
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.14% +4.22%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 -3 536 £500 +3.09% 137
West London -9 139 £448 +5.29% 62
South London -1 76 £476 -13.41% 8
East London -13 42 £400 -20.00% 23
North London -11 7 £500 +11.11% 9
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 926 (36.89%) Finance
2 889 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 593 (23.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 442 (17.61%) PRINCE2
5 301 (11.99%) Microsoft
6 272 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
7 262 (10.44%) Change Management
8 253 (10.08%) Scrum
8 253 (10.08%) Banking
9 234 (9.32%) Degree
10 233 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
11 229 (9.12%) Migration
12 197 (7.85%) Security Cleared
12 197 (7.85%) PMO
13 193 (7.69%) Business Analysis
14 191 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
15 181 (7.21%) Waterfall
16 171 (6.81%) ITIL
17 169 (6.73%) Retail
18 163 (6.49%) Analytics
19 160 (6.37%) SAP
20 157 (6.25%) Risk Management
21 156 (6.22%) JIRA
22 154 (6.14%) Marketing
23 153 (6.10%) SQL
24 152 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 151 (6.02%) Microsoft Project
26 149 (5.94%) Windows
27 148 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
28 143 (5.70%) 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
1 117 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 66 (2.63%) Confluence
3 35 (1.39%) CMS
4 23 (0.92%) Apache
5 22 (0.88%) SAS
6 21 (0.84%) Skype for Business
7 20 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 18 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (0.52%) MS Project Server
10 12 (0.48%) MS Exchange
10 12 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.44%) IIS
12 10 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.28%) Drupal
14 7 (0.28%) nginx
14 7 (0.28%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 191 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 152 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 151 (6.02%) Microsoft Project
4 148 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
5 62 (2.47%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.56%) Sketch
7 13 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.44%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.16%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.16%) InVision
11 3 (0.12%) InDesign
11 3 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.12%) UXPin
12 2 (0.080%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.080%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.040%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.040%) Stata
Business Applications
1 48 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 20 (0.80%) SAP FI
4 18 (0.72%) SAP CO
4 18 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
5 14 (0.56%) SAP BPC
6 13 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.52%) Primavera
7 12 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
8 8 (0.32%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 7 (0.28%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 137 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (4.26%) Office 365
3 97 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
5 48 (1.91%) Power Platform
6 46 (1.83%) SaaS
7 42 (1.67%) IaaS
8 27 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 20 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.80%) PaaS
10 17 (0.68%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.64%) Slack
12 15 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
13 14 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
14 13 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
15 11 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 11 (0.44%) Boomi
16 9 (0.36%) GitHub
16 9 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.19%) Firewall
2 44 (1.75%) WAN
3 33 (1.31%) LAN
4 29 (1.16%) Skype
5 26 (1.04%) DNS
5 26 (1.04%) Intranet
5 26 (1.04%) Wireless
6 25 (1.00%) Internet
7 24 (0.96%) VoIP
8 23 (0.92%) MPLS
9 20 (0.80%) VPN
10 19 (0.76%) BGP
10 19 (0.76%) OSPF
11 18 (0.72%) DHCP
12 15 (0.60%) Network Security
13 13 (0.52%) TCP/IP
14 12 (0.48%) SAN
14 12 (0.48%) SSL
14 12 (0.48%) Unified Communications
14 12 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
2 56 (2.23%) SQL Server
3 48 (1.91%) Big Data
3 48 (1.91%) Power BI
4 23 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 22 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (0.84%) QlikView
7 17 (0.68%) Data Lake
8 16 (0.64%) NoSQL
8 16 (0.64%) SAP BW
9 15 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.56%) MySQL
11 12 (0.48%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.44%) InfluxDB
12 11 (0.44%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.44%) SAP HANA
13 9 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (0.36%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 156 (6.22%) JIRA
2 61 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 19 (0.76%) Bitbucket
6 17 (0.68%) Subversion
7 14 (0.56%) Selenium
8 13 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.40%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.28%) Balsamiq
10 7 (0.28%) Maven
10 7 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.24%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.24%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
13 4 (0.16%) GitLab
13 4 (0.16%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.16%) NUnit
13 4 (0.16%) Selenium IDE
General
1 926 (36.89%) Finance
2 253 (10.08%) Banking
3 169 (6.73%) Retail
4 154 (6.14%) Marketing
5 87 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 78 (3.11%) Legal
7 69 (2.75%) Financial Institution
8 66 (2.63%) Investment Banking
9 59 (2.35%) Law
10 56 (2.23%) Front Office
11 37 (1.47%) Advertising
12 32 (1.27%) Manufacturing
13 29 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.88%) Publishing
15 21 (0.84%) Back Office
15 21 (0.84%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.64%) Local Government
17 15 (0.60%) Billing
18 14 (0.56%) Games
19 12 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,008 (40.16%) Project Manager
2 292 (11.63%) Analyst
3 189 (7.53%) Business Analyst
4 125 (4.98%) Delivery Manager
5 112 (4.46%) IT Manager
6 103 (4.10%) Senior Manager
7 97 (3.86%) Consultant
8 91 (3.63%) Developer
9 87 (3.47%) Architect
10 85 (3.39%) Senior Project Manager
11 78 (3.11%) Technical Manager
12 77 (3.07%) IT Project Manager
13 72 (2.87%) Programme Manager
14 70 (2.79%) Infrastructure Manager
15 63 (2.51%) Technical Project Manager
16 62 (2.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 59 (2.35%) Business Manager
18 58 (2.31%) Project Analyst
19 56 (2.23%) Digital Project Manager
20 53 (2.11%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (2.23%) HTML
2 49 (1.95%) CSS
3 47 (1.87%) XML
4 38 (1.51%) Web Services
5 35 (1.39%) .NET
6 28 (1.12%) JSON
7 23 (0.92%) REST
8 22 (0.88%) SAML
9 21 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 21 (0.84%) jQuery
10 20 (0.80%) Middleware
11 19 (0.76%) SOAP
12 18 (0.72%) Node.js
12 18 (0.72%) React
13 17 (0.68%) HTML5
13 17 (0.68%) J2EE
14 14 (0.56%) WCF
15 13 (0.52%) Velocity
16 10 (0.40%) ASP.NET
16 10 (0.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 233 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.26%) User Experience
3 91 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 70 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 63 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (2.19%) PMI
7 47 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 44 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 32 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (1.27%) Social Media
10 31 (1.24%) Hedge funds
11 30 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 29 (1.16%) FMCG
13 27 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 24 (0.96%) Derivative
15 23 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
16 22 (0.88%) NHS
17 21 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
18 19 (0.76%) Data Structures
19 16 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 149 (5.94%) Windows
2 67 (2.67%) Windows 10
3 65 (2.59%) Linux
4 30 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.16%) Unix
6 22 (0.88%) Android
7 19 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 18 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.20%) VMS
13 3 (0.12%) AIX
13 3 (0.12%) CentOS
13 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.080%) Solaris
14 2 (0.080%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.040%) tvOS
15 1 (0.040%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (23.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 442 (17.61%) PRINCE2
4 272 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
5 262 (10.44%) Change Management
6 253 (10.08%) Scrum
7 229 (9.12%) Migration
8 193 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 181 (7.21%) Waterfall
10 171 (6.81%) ITIL
11 163 (6.49%) Analytics
12 157 (6.25%) Risk Management
13 143 (5.70%) Programme Management
14 136 (5.42%) Agile Project Management
15 131 (5.22%) SDLC
16 123 (4.90%) DevOps
17 119 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
18 116 (4.62%) CRM
19 113 (4.50%) Decision-Making
20 107 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 153 (6.10%) SQL
2 87 (3.47%) Java
3 73 (2.91%) Python
4 64 (2.55%) JavaScript
5 42 (1.67%) C
6 38 (1.51%) C#
7 32 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 21 (0.84%) C++
9 13 (0.52%) R
10 12 (0.48%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.44%) Go
11 11 (0.44%) Scala
11 11 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.36%) TypeScript
12 9 (0.36%) VBA
13 8 (0.32%) Perl
13 8 (0.32%) PHP
13 8 (0.32%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.28%) Kotlin
15 6 (0.24%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 234 (9.32%) Degree
2 197 (7.85%) Security Cleared
3 140 (5.58%) SC Cleared
4 128 (5.10%) PMI Certification
5 116 (4.62%) PMP
6 43 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 40 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 35 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 22 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 20 (0.80%) CCNA
11 20 (0.80%) CCNP
11 20 (0.80%) CISSP
11 20 (0.80%) Master's Degree
12 19 (0.76%) CCIE
13 18 (0.72%) APMP
13 18 (0.72%) MBA
14 17 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
15 14 (0.56%) CISM
16 13 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (7.85%) PMO
2 99 (3.94%) QA
3 37 (1.47%) GDPR
4 26 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.04%) SLA
5 16 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.44%) PSD2
6 11 (0.44%) SEPA
7 8 (0.32%) IFRS
7 8 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.32%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.28%) NIST
9 6 (0.24%) GxP
9 6 (0.24%) MiFID
9 6 (0.24%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.24%) TARGET2
10 5 (0.20%) P3O
11 4 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.16%) GAAP
System Software
1 90 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.08%) Docker
3 22 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.56%) XenApp
6 12 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (0.28%) vSphere
8 6 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.12%) Firmware
11 2 (0.080%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.080%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.080%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.040%) HDFS
12 1 (0.040%) IAG
12 1 (0.040%) Squid
12 1 (0.040%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 31 (1.24%) Kubernetes
2 21 (0.84%) SCCM
3 19 (0.76%) Puppet
4 15 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.56%) Ansible
5 14 (0.56%) Terraform
6 10 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.24%) Nagios
7 6 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.24%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
8 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.12%) Kibana
10 3 (0.12%) logstash
10 3 (0.12%) RANCID
10 3 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 301 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 160 (6.37%) SAP
3 119 (4.74%) Oracle
4 83 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
5 59 (2.35%) Cisco
6 55 (2.19%) Tableau
7 51 (2.03%) Adobe
8 45 (1.79%) IBM
9 44 (1.75%) Google
10 40 (1.59%) Citrix
10 40 (1.59%) VMware
11 38 (1.51%) ServiceNow
12 24 (0.96%) Splunk
12 24 (0.96%) Workday
13 21 (0.84%) CA
13 21 (0.84%) HP
14 19 (0.76%) Symantec
15 18 (0.72%) Ariba
15 18 (0.72%) Dell
15 18 (0.72%) Hyperion