Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 19 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 3,108 3,185 4,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.73% 7.62% 8.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.70% 8.76% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 2,226 2,890
London median daily rate £499 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 34 37
London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.16 £23.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% +15.01% -10.89%
10th Percentile £19.40 £19.25 £14.80
90th Percentile £53.51 £55.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.16 £27.38
% change year-on-year +10.46% -0.80% -5.59%

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 40,353 36,357 39,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.34% 86.99% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,275 25,994 28,449
London median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 388 359
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.12 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +13.00% +8.24%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £49.29
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -6 601 £485 +2.11% 138
West London +3 210 £425 - 76
South London -17 109 £550 +15.79% 16
East London -15 62 £500 +11.11% 32
North London +1 16 £450 +14.29% 6
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 1,042 (33.53%) Finance
2 994 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
3 746 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 659 (21.20%) PRINCE2
5 352 (11.33%) Change Management
6 336 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 320 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
8 313 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
9 306 (9.85%) Scrum
10 293 (9.43%) Banking
11 286 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
12 282 (9.07%) Migration
13 274 (8.82%) Degree
14 271 (8.72%) ITIL
15 263 (8.46%) Business Analysis
16 253 (8.14%) PMO
17 244 (7.85%) SQL
18 221 (7.11%) Waterfall
19 215 (6.92%) Microsoft Project
20 208 (6.69%) PMP
21 197 (6.34%) Security Cleared
22 190 (6.11%) Windows
23 188 (6.05%) PMI Certification
24 181 (5.82%) Risk Management
25 175 (5.63%) Retail
26 174 (5.60%) SDLC
27 169 (5.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
27 169 (5.44%) JIRA
28 164 (5.28%) Agile Project Management
29 163 (5.24%) Project Planning

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
1 136 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 76 (2.45%) Confluence
3 54 (1.74%) CMS
4 25 (0.80%) Skype for Business
5 22 (0.71%) IIS
6 17 (0.55%) Apache
6 17 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.51%) WordPress
8 12 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (0.39%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.35%) nginx
9 11 (0.35%) SAS
10 8 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.23%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.19%) Documentum
12 6 (0.19%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.13%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 286 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 215 (6.92%) Microsoft Project
3 169 (5.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 160 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
5 135 (4.34%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.13%) SPSS
9 3 (0.097%) InVision
9 3 (0.097%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.064%) Gliffy
10 2 (0.064%) InDesign
10 2 (0.064%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.064%) Revit
11 1 (0.032%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.032%) Maya
11 1 (0.032%) Stata
11 1 (0.032%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 45 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 10 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 10 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 8 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
7 7 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
7 7 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.23%) ION MarketView
7 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.19%) CA PPM
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.19%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.19%) SAP HCM
8 6 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 146 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (3.02%) Office 365
4 62 (1.99%) SaaS
5 43 (1.38%) IaaS
6 42 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 40 (1.29%) PaaS
8 20 (0.64%) Google Analytics
9 18 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
10 16 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
12 14 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.42%) G Suite
13 13 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
14 11 (0.35%) GitHub
15 10 (0.32%) npm
16 8 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.32%) Firewall
2 69 (2.22%) WAN
3 68 (2.19%) LAN
4 39 (1.25%) SMS
5 36 (1.16%) DNS
5 36 (1.16%) MPLS
6 34 (1.09%) Skype
7 32 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (1.00%) Internet
9 25 (0.80%) VoIP
10 24 (0.77%) BGP
11 23 (0.74%) TCP/IP
11 23 (0.74%) VPN
12 22 (0.71%) Intranet
12 22 (0.71%) SSL
13 21 (0.68%) Network Security
13 21 (0.68%) OSPF
14 20 (0.64%) Multicast
15 17 (0.55%) Wireless
16 16 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 87 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (1.80%) Big Data
4 49 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 28 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
6 24 (0.77%) Hadoop
6 24 (0.77%) MySQL
7 21 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 19 (0.61%) Power BI
9 17 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (0.45%) Spotfire
11 13 (0.42%) Blockchain
12 12 (0.39%) Adabas
12 12 (0.39%) Data Mining
12 12 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.32%) QlikView
15 8 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.26%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 169 (5.44%) JIRA
2 36 (1.16%) Jenkins
3 31 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.39%) Bitbucket
6 11 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (0.35%) Selenium
6 11 (0.35%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.32%) webpack
8 7 (0.23%) Subversion
9 6 (0.19%) JMeter
9 6 (0.19%) JUnit
9 6 (0.19%) TestNG
9 6 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.16%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.16%) Maven
10 5 (0.16%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.13%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.13%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.13%) WebDriver
General
1 1,042 (33.53%) Finance
2 293 (9.43%) Banking
3 175 (5.63%) Retail
4 161 (5.18%) Marketing
5 110 (3.54%) Legal
6 98 (3.15%) Law
7 92 (2.96%) Investment Banking
8 85 (2.73%) Front Office
9 74 (2.38%) Telecoms
10 52 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 48 (1.54%) Advertising
12 46 (1.48%) Financial Institution
13 39 (1.25%) Back Office
14 31 (1.00%) Publishing
15 27 (0.87%) Billing
16 24 (0.77%) Manufacturing
17 23 (0.74%) Retail Banking
18 22 (0.71%) German Language
19 20 (0.64%) French Language
20 11 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,322 (42.54%) Project Manager
2 412 (13.26%) Analyst
3 264 (8.49%) Business Analyst
4 170 (5.47%) IT Manager
5 146 (4.70%) Senior Manager
6 143 (4.60%) Infrastructure Manager
7 138 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
8 126 (4.05%) Senior Project Manager
9 124 (3.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 120 (3.86%) Developer
11 110 (3.54%) Consultant
12 101 (3.25%) Architect
13 95 (3.06%) Delivery Manager
14 92 (2.96%) Programme Manager
15 75 (2.41%) Digital Project Manager
15 75 (2.41%) Technical Manager
16 70 (2.25%) Business Manager
16 70 (2.25%) Technical Project Manager
17 68 (2.19%) Security Manager
18 64 (2.06%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (3.12%) HTML
2 79 (2.54%) .NET
3 76 (2.45%) CSS
4 59 (1.90%) Web Services
5 44 (1.42%) XML
6 26 (0.84%) AngularJS
7 25 (0.80%) JSON
8 23 (0.74%) SailPoint
9 22 (0.71%) HTML5
10 19 (0.61%) Velocity
11 18 (0.58%) ASP.NET
11 18 (0.58%) CSS3
11 18 (0.58%) LDAP
11 18 (0.58%) Middleware
11 18 (0.58%) Sass
12 16 (0.51%) jQuery
13 15 (0.48%) SAML
14 14 (0.45%) SOAP
15 12 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 320 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 121 (3.89%) Data Centre
4 99 (3.19%) User Experience
5 80 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
6 77 (2.48%) PMI
7 56 (1.80%) Virtual Team
8 55 (1.77%) Computer Science
9 51 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 39 (1.25%) Fintech
10 39 (1.25%) FMCG
11 38 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
12 37 (1.19%) Reinsurance
13 33 (1.06%) Fixed Income
13 33 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 32 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
15 27 (0.87%) NHS
16 26 (0.84%) Social Media
17 23 (0.74%) PKI
18 22 (0.71%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 190 (6.11%) Windows
2 89 (2.86%) Linux
3 76 (2.45%) Windows 10
4 71 (2.28%) Unix
5 30 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 28 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 27 (0.87%) Android
8 21 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.55%) Mac OS
10 16 (0.51%) Solaris
10 16 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.29%) CentOS
12 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.064%) AIX
14 2 (0.064%) VMS
14 2 (0.064%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.064%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.032%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 746 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 659 (21.20%) PRINCE2
4 352 (11.33%) Change Management
5 313 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
6 306 (9.85%) Scrum
7 282 (9.07%) Migration
8 271 (8.72%) ITIL
9 263 (8.46%) Business Analysis
10 221 (7.11%) Waterfall
11 181 (5.82%) Risk Management
12 174 (5.60%) SDLC
13 164 (5.28%) Agile Project Management
14 163 (5.24%) Project Planning
15 153 (4.92%) Programme Management
16 147 (4.73%) Analytics
17 146 (4.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 142 (4.57%) CRM
19 133 (4.28%) Decision-Making
20 131 (4.21%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 244 (7.85%) SQL
2 100 (3.22%) Python
3 94 (3.02%) JavaScript
4 73 (2.35%) Java
5 45 (1.45%) C#
6 44 (1.42%) C
7 43 (1.38%) PowerShell
8 36 (1.16%) C++
9 28 (0.90%) VB
10 26 (0.84%) VB.NET
11 23 (0.74%) Perl
12 22 (0.71%) VBA
13 18 (0.58%) VB6
14 15 (0.48%) Bash Shell
15 14 (0.45%) R
16 13 (0.42%) PHP
16 13 (0.42%) TypeScript
17 12 (0.39%) Natural
18 11 (0.35%) Apple Swift
19 10 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 274 (8.82%) Degree
2 208 (6.69%) PMP
3 197 (6.34%) Security Cleared
4 188 (6.05%) PMI Certification
5 155 (4.99%) SC Cleared
6 71 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 62 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 53 (1.71%) CISSP
9 52 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (1.61%) ISEB
11 40 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
12 36 (1.16%) CISA
13 32 (1.03%) APMP
13 32 (1.03%) CCNP
14 31 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
15 29 (0.93%) CISM
16 28 (0.90%) DV Cleared
17 24 (0.77%) CCNA
17 24 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
18 21 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (8.14%) PMO
2 142 (4.57%) QA
3 141 (4.54%) GDPR
4 37 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.93%) SLA
6 28 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.58%) MiFID
9 14 (0.45%) CDISC
10 9 (0.29%) COBIT
11 8 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (0.26%) PMBOK
11 8 (0.26%) SEPA
12 7 (0.23%) GCP
13 6 (0.19%) EMIR
13 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.16%) GAAP
14 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.16%) P3O
15 4 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 96 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.84%) Docker
4 9 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.23%) XenApp
7 4 (0.13%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.097%) HDFS
8 3 (0.097%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.097%) vSphere
9 2 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.064%) Firmware
9 2 (0.064%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.032%) RHEV
10 1 (0.032%) Snort
10 1 (0.032%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (1.00%) SCCM
2 26 (0.84%) Ansible
3 24 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
4 20 (0.64%) Kubernetes
4 20 (0.64%) Terraform
5 12 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.29%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.23%) Puppet
9 6 (0.19%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.19%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.13%) CASB
11 4 (0.13%) WSUS
12 3 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.097%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.097%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.097%) Oozie
12 3 (0.097%) Rancher
Vendors
1 336 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 120 (3.86%) SAP
3 109 (3.51%) Oracle
4 86 (2.77%) Cisco
5 83 (2.67%) Citrix
6 69 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 54 (1.74%) VMware
8 41 (1.32%) Tableau
9 39 (1.25%) ServiceNow
10 38 (1.22%) Google
11 26 (0.84%) Bloomberg
12 25 (0.80%) Adobe
13 24 (0.77%) Workday
14 20 (0.64%) IBM
14 20 (0.64%) Juniper
14 20 (0.64%) Progress
15 18 (0.58%) CA
15 18 (0.58%) Splunk
16 17 (0.55%) F5
16 17 (0.55%) HP