Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 34 22
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,497 2,716 3,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.34% 6.21% 7.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.11% 7.00% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 1,793 2,270
London median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £463 £450
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 47
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.63% -18.87%
10th Percentile £18.87 £19.63 £16.96
90th Percentile £47.13 £48.75 £41.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £31.06 £27.16
% change year-on-year -3.40% +14.35% -1.24%

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 24,494 38,815 41,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.43% 88.81% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,346 27,777 30,135
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £321 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 437 490
London median hourly rate £27.25 £24.95 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.22% +5.05% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.65 £13.98
90th Percentile £53.28 £48.75 £53.53
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.86 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.59% -0.59% -2.04%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 -3 309 £480 +1.05% 77
West London +5 110 £494 +16.18% 68
South London +32 59 £410 -18.81% 11
East London +43 31 £400 -20.00% 22
North London +14 12 £425 - 9
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 500 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 488 (32.60%) Finance
3 274 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 245 (16.37%) PRINCE2
4 245 (16.37%) Project Delivery
5 193 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
6 178 (11.89%) Microsoft
7 169 (11.29%) Scrum
8 164 (10.96%) Security Cleared
9 162 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
10 140 (9.35%) Change Management
11 135 (9.02%) PMO
12 134 (8.95%) Migration
13 132 (8.82%) Banking
14 131 (8.75%) Degree
15 130 (8.68%) SC Cleared
16 121 (8.08%) JIRA
17 120 (8.02%) Public Sector
18 114 (7.62%) Programme Management
19 112 (7.48%) SQL
20 108 (7.21%) Waterfall
21 104 (6.95%) Oracle
22 102 (6.81%) Business Analysis
23 101 (6.75%) Analytics
24 100 (6.68%) Microsoft Project
25 97 (6.48%) Microsoft Excel
26 96 (6.41%) Windows
27 95 (6.35%) ERP
28 92 (6.15%) Risk Management
29 91 (6.08%) SAP

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 53 (3.54%) Confluence
2 47 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.34%) CMS
4 18 (1.20%) JBoss
5 16 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 13 (0.87%) MQSeries
6 13 (0.87%) Red Hat Fuse
6 13 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.40%) nginx
8 6 (0.40%) SAS
9 5 (0.33%) Apache
9 5 (0.33%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.33%) IIS
9 5 (0.33%) Moodle
10 4 (0.27%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.27%) Totara
10 4 (0.27%) WordPress
11 3 (0.20%) Drupal
11 3 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 100 (6.68%) Microsoft Project
2 97 (6.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
4 77 (5.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 73 (4.88%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.54%) Sketch
7 15 (1.00%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.87%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.60%) InVision
10 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.20%) SPSS
13 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.067%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.067%) InDesign
13 1 (0.067%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 20 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.53%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.40%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.33%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.27%) Magento
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.27%) Primavera
9 4 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 90 (6.01%) Azure
2 79 (5.28%) AWS
3 68 (4.54%) Office 365
4 39 (2.61%) Power Platform
5 28 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (1.27%) SaaS
7 18 (1.20%) GCP
7 18 (1.20%) Slack
8 16 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
9 15 (1.00%) IaaS
10 14 (0.94%) PaaS
11 11 (0.73%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.73%) GitHub
12 9 (0.60%) Route 53
13 8 (0.53%) Smartsheet
14 7 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.47%) AWS CodePipeline
14 7 (0.47%) Serverless
15 6 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.54%) Firewall
2 36 (2.40%) Internet
3 35 (2.34%) WAN
4 25 (1.67%) LAN
5 22 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 22 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.34%) MPLS
7 18 (1.20%) DNS
8 16 (1.07%) VPN
9 15 (1.00%) Wireless
10 14 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.87%) BGP
12 11 (0.73%) Intranet
12 11 (0.73%) Multicast
12 11 (0.73%) OSPF
12 11 (0.73%) SAN
13 8 (0.53%) Network Security
13 8 (0.53%) Skype
13 8 (0.53%) VoIP
14 7 (0.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (2.47%) Power BI
3 33 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (1.94%) MySQL
5 24 (1.60%) Big Data
6 22 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 14 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (0.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.60%) Redis
11 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.53%) Data Lake
13 7 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.47%) SAP HANA
14 6 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 121 (8.08%) JIRA
2 30 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.53%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.53%) Selenium
5 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.53%) Subversion
6 7 (0.47%) Postman
7 4 (0.27%) InstallShield
7 4 (0.27%) MSI
7 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.27%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.20%) GitLab
8 3 (0.20%) Maven
8 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 2 (0.13%) Gradle
9 2 (0.13%) gulp
General
1 488 (32.60%) Finance
2 132 (8.82%) Banking
3 120 (8.02%) Public Sector
4 70 (4.68%) Marketing
5 66 (4.41%) Retail
6 61 (4.07%) Legal
7 51 (3.41%) Telecoms
8 45 (3.01%) Law
9 26 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.74%) Local Government
9 26 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (1.00%) Advertising
11 15 (1.00%) Billing
11 15 (1.00%) Publishing
12 14 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.80%) Front Office
14 10 (0.67%) Games
14 10 (0.67%) Police
15 8 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 543 (36.27%) Project Manager
2 176 (11.76%) Analyst
3 122 (8.15%) Business Analyst
4 77 (5.14%) IT Manager
5 71 (4.74%) Architect
6 62 (4.14%) IT Project Manager
7 61 (4.07%) Programme Manager
8 59 (3.94%) Developer
9 57 (3.81%) Senior Manager
10 52 (3.47%) Consultant
11 45 (3.01%) Delivery Manager
12 44 (2.94%) Senior Project Manager
13 42 (2.81%) Technical Manager
14 36 (2.40%) Infrastructure Manager
15 33 (2.20%) Project Analyst
16 30 (2.00%) Business Manager
16 30 (2.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 29 (1.94%) Coordinator
17 29 (1.94%) Digital Project Manager
17 29 (1.94%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.54%) XML
2 35 (2.34%) .NET
3 32 (2.14%) JSON
4 26 (1.74%) HTML
5 25 (1.67%) REST
6 20 (1.34%) CSS
7 17 (1.14%) Web Services
8 15 (1.00%) Hibernate
9 14 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (0.87%) Apache Camel
10 13 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (0.87%) MSMQ
11 12 (0.80%) Node.js
12 9 (0.60%) jQuery
13 8 (0.53%) AngularJS
13 8 (0.53%) J2EE
13 8 (0.53%) Middleware
13 8 (0.53%) SOAP
14 6 (0.40%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 193 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (4.54%) Management Information System
3 65 (4.34%) Data Centre
4 50 (3.34%) User Experience
5 44 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.27%) PMI
7 26 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (1.60%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.07%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.00%) Fibre Optics
10 15 (1.00%) Mobile App
11 14 (0.94%) NHS
12 13 (0.87%) Replication
13 12 (0.80%) Fixed Income
13 12 (0.80%) FMCG
14 10 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.53%) Derivative
15 8 (0.53%) e-Learning
15 8 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.41%) Windows
2 62 (4.14%) Linux
3 34 (2.27%) Windows 10
4 21 (1.40%) Android
5 19 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.27%) Unix
6 16 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.20%) CentOS
10 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.13%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.067%) AIX
12 1 (0.067%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.067%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 245 (16.37%) PRINCE2
3 245 (16.37%) Project Delivery
4 169 (11.29%) Scrum
5 162 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
6 140 (9.35%) Change Management
7 134 (8.95%) Migration
8 114 (7.62%) Programme Management
9 108 (7.21%) Waterfall
10 102 (6.81%) Business Analysis
11 101 (6.75%) Analytics
12 95 (6.35%) ERP
13 92 (6.15%) Risk Management
14 85 (5.68%) ITIL
15 82 (5.48%) Decision-Making
16 75 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
17 74 (4.94%) DevOps
18 71 (4.74%) SDLC
19 69 (4.61%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (7.48%) SQL
2 73 (4.88%) Java
3 53 (3.54%) Python
4 32 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 28 (1.87%) PowerShell
6 25 (1.67%) C#
7 20 (1.34%) C
8 18 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 18 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.67%) R
10 9 (0.60%) TypeScript
11 6 (0.40%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.40%) PHP
11 6 (0.40%) Ruby
11 6 (0.40%) Scala
11 6 (0.40%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.33%) C++
12 5 (0.33%) Kotlin
12 5 (0.33%) VBA
13 4 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 164 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 131 (8.75%) Degree
3 130 (8.68%) SC Cleared
4 82 (5.48%) PMI Certification
5 74 (4.94%) PMP
6 35 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.07%) CCNP
9 15 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (1.00%) CISSP
10 14 (0.94%) APMP
10 14 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (0.87%) CISM
12 12 (0.80%) CCNA
13 9 (0.60%) BC Cleared
13 9 (0.60%) CCIE
13 9 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
13 9 (0.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (9.02%) PMO
2 52 (3.47%) QA
3 25 (1.67%) GDPR
4 23 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 16 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.00%) SLA
7 8 (0.53%) NIST
8 7 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.33%) IFRS
10 4 (0.27%) GxP
10 4 (0.27%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.27%) MiFID
10 4 (0.27%) WCAG
11 3 (0.20%) GAMP
11 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.20%) PSD2
12 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.13%) P3O
12 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 28 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.07%) Docker
4 11 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.47%) XenApp
5 7 (0.47%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.33%) DFS Replication
6 5 (0.33%) Firmware
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.27%) Xen
8 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.13%) LXC
9 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.067%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.067%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.067%) NFS
10 1 (0.067%) Samba
10 1 (0.067%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (1.07%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.94%) SCCM
3 8 (0.53%) Puppet
4 7 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
4 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.40%) SCOM
5 6 (0.40%) WSUS
6 5 (0.33%) Ansible
6 5 (0.33%) Grafana
6 5 (0.33%) XenMobile
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.27%) Perfmon
8 3 (0.20%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.20%) Terraform
9 2 (0.13%) Amdocs OSS
9 2 (0.13%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.13%) EnCase
9 2 (0.13%) Iperf
Vendors
1 178 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 104 (6.95%) Oracle
3 91 (6.08%) SAP
4 45 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (2.34%) Cisco
6 31 (2.07%) Google
7 29 (1.94%) Citrix
8 27 (1.80%) VMware
9 26 (1.74%) Adobe
10 23 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.54%) Workday
11 20 (1.34%) Tableau
12 17 (1.14%) MuleSoft
13 16 (1.07%) IBM
14 14 (0.94%) Sybase
15 13 (0.87%) Axway
15 13 (0.87%) Splunk
16 10 (0.67%) BMC
17 9 (0.60%) Ariba
17 9 (0.60%) CA