Period
to 1 March 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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 40 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 -12
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,048 1,498 2,683
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.32% 5.38% 6.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.97% 6.13% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 1,093 1,868
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
England median daily rate £469 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +1.35% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 20
Median hourly rate £27.63 £36.70 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.71% -2.13% +38.89%
10th Percentile £25.10 £16.60 £18.91
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.10 £49.79
England median hourly rate £27.25 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +3.64% +1.85%

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 17,565 24,447 38,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.10% 87.83% 88.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,545 17,766 28,271
Median daily rate £505 £515 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +0.49% +2.50%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £325
90th Percentile £700 £695 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 299 388
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £17.93 £12.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £66.50 £53.95 £47.33
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.11
% change year-on-year +23.81% -5.01% -1.74%

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 1 March 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 1 March 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 1 March 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 +6 160 £500 - 45
West London +2 47 £538 +7.50% 15
South London +12 17 £475 +13.77% 5
East London +8 10 £525 +23.53% 25
North London +2 4 £375 -11.76% 4
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 1 March 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.

1 400 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (32.92%) Finance
3 203 (19.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 162 (15.46%) Project Delivery
5 152 (14.50%) PRINCE2
6 137 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
7 136 (12.98%) Scrum
8 125 (11.93%) Microsoft
9 123 (11.74%) JIRA
10 122 (11.64%) Banking
11 121 (11.55%) Security Cleared
12 118 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
13 117 (11.16%) Change Management
14 116 (11.07%) Degree
15 108 (10.31%) Migration
16 100 (9.54%) Azure
17 93 (8.87%) SC Cleared
18 92 (8.78%) Public Sector
19 90 (8.59%) Waterfall
19 90 (8.59%) Programme Management
20 85 (8.11%) PMO
21 82 (7.82%) Requirements Gathering
22 80 (7.63%) Business Case
23 79 (7.54%) Business Analysis
24 78 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
25 75 (7.16%) DevOps
26 73 (6.97%) Decision-Making
26 73 (6.97%) SQL
27 70 (6.68%) ITIL
27 70 (6.68%) Marketing

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 69 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 61 (5.82%) Confluence
3 14 (1.34%) CMS
4 7 (0.67%) ArcGIS
5 6 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.57%) Drupal
5 6 (0.57%) SAS
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.29%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.29%) Documentum
7 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.29%) WordPress
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.095%) Mule
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.095%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.095%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 78 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (4.58%) Microsoft Project
4 42 (4.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (2.67%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.57%) Sketch
8 5 (0.48%) Gephi
8 5 (0.48%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.19%) Maya
11 1 (0.095%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.095%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.095%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.095%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.095%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.29%) Aligne
5 3 (0.29%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.29%) Workfront
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.19%) Primavera
6 2 (0.19%) Salerio
6 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 100 (9.54%) Azure
2 48 (4.58%) AWS
3 40 (3.82%) Microsoft 365
4 33 (3.15%) Power Platform
5 24 (2.29%) GCP
6 18 (1.72%) SaaS
7 12 (1.15%) GitHub
8 11 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.86%) Google Docs
9 9 (0.86%) PaaS
10 8 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 8 (0.76%) IaaS
10 8 (0.76%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.57%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.48%) Asana
12 5 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.38%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.81%) Firewall
2 16 (1.53%) HTTPS
3 14 (1.34%) Internet
4 9 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.76%) Intranet
5 8 (0.76%) LAN
5 8 (0.76%) VoIP
6 7 (0.67%) Multicast
6 7 (0.67%) WAN
7 6 (0.57%) DNS
7 6 (0.57%) Network Security
7 6 (0.57%) SAN
8 5 (0.48%) FIX Connectivity
8 5 (0.48%) Wireless
9 4 (0.38%) BGP
9 4 (0.38%) FTP
9 4 (0.38%) MPLS
9 4 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.38%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.19%) Power BI
2 22 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 12 (1.15%) Big Data
4 12 (1.15%) SQLite
5 11 (1.05%) Data Lake
5 11 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.05%) Qlik Sense
6 10 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.86%) Neo4j
8 8 (0.76%) GIS
9 6 (0.57%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.57%) MySQL
9 6 (0.57%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.57%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.48%) QlikView
10 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.38%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 123 (11.74%) JIRA
2 27 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.10%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.05%) JUnit
4 11 (1.05%) Mockito
5 6 (0.57%) Axure RP
5 6 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.38%) GitLab
7 4 (0.38%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.29%) fastlane
8 3 (0.29%) Xcode
9 2 (0.19%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.19%) ER Studio
9 2 (0.19%) ERwin
9 2 (0.19%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.095%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 345 (32.92%) Finance
2 122 (11.64%) Banking
3 92 (8.78%) Public Sector
4 70 (6.68%) Marketing
5 44 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 41 (3.91%) Legal
7 31 (2.96%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.67%) Front Office
8 28 (2.67%) Retail
9 26 (2.48%) Investment Banking
10 22 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (1.72%) Local Government
12 15 (1.43%) Electronics
12 15 (1.43%) Law
13 13 (1.24%) Back Office
14 9 (0.86%) Billing
14 9 (0.86%) French Language
15 7 (0.67%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.48%) Publishing
16 5 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 391 (37.31%) Project Manager
2 124 (11.83%) Analyst
3 72 (6.87%) Business Analyst
4 45 (4.29%) Architect
4 45 (4.29%) IT Manager
5 43 (4.10%) Delivery Manager
5 43 (4.10%) Programme Manager
6 41 (3.91%) Consultant
7 37 (3.53%) Senior Manager
8 31 (2.96%) IT Project Manager
8 31 (2.96%) Senior Project Manager
9 30 (2.86%) Scrum Master
10 29 (2.77%) Developer
10 29 (2.77%) Technical Manager
11 25 (2.39%) Agile Project Manager
12 22 (2.10%) Infrastructure Manager
13 21 (2.00%) Project Analyst
14 20 (1.91%) Business Manager
14 20 (1.91%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 20 (1.91%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.10%) HTML
2 14 (1.34%) .NET
3 13 (1.24%) RESTful
4 12 (1.15%) CSS
5 11 (1.05%) Dagger
5 11 (1.05%) Material Design
5 11 (1.05%) Retrofit
5 11 (1.05%) RxJava
6 10 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (0.95%) HTML5
7 8 (0.76%) AngularJS
7 8 (0.76%) Kafka
7 8 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (0.67%) REST
8 7 (0.67%) Velocity
9 6 (0.57%) EDI
9 6 (0.57%) Web Services
10 5 (0.48%) D3.js
10 5 (0.48%) jQuery
10 5 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 118 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.10%) User Experience
4 32 (3.05%) NHS
4 32 (3.05%) Virtual Team
5 27 (2.58%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.72%) FMCG
7 18 (1.72%) PMI
7 18 (1.72%) Social Media
8 15 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.34%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.76%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.76%) Derivative
13 7 (0.67%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.67%) Life Science
13 7 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 56 (5.34%) Windows
2 30 (2.86%) Android
3 23 (2.19%) Linux
4 19 (1.81%) Unix
5 16 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.34%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.095%) AIX
13 1 (0.095%) Solaris
13 1 (0.095%) VMS
13 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (19.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 162 (15.46%) Project Delivery
4 152 (14.50%) PRINCE2
5 137 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
6 136 (12.98%) Scrum
7 117 (11.16%) Change Management
8 108 (10.31%) Migration
9 90 (8.59%) Programme Management
9 90 (8.59%) Waterfall
10 82 (7.82%) Requirements Gathering
11 80 (7.63%) Business Case
12 79 (7.54%) Business Analysis
13 75 (7.16%) DevOps
14 73 (6.97%) Decision-Making
15 70 (6.68%) ITIL
16 68 (6.49%) Risk Management
17 67 (6.39%) Analytics
18 64 (6.11%) SDLC
19 63 (6.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 73 (6.97%) SQL
2 31 (2.96%) Python
3 27 (2.58%) Java
4 24 (2.29%) Kotlin
5 14 (1.34%) C
6 13 (1.24%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.86%) Apple Swift
7 9 (0.86%) R
8 8 (0.76%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.48%) C++
10 5 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 5 (0.48%) PHP
10 5 (0.48%) VB
10 5 (0.48%) VBA
11 4 (0.38%) C#
11 4 (0.38%) Scala
12 3 (0.29%) Perl
12 3 (0.29%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.19%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 121 (11.55%) Security Cleared
2 116 (11.07%) Degree
3 93 (8.87%) SC Cleared
4 58 (5.53%) PMP
5 52 (4.96%) PMI Certification
6 35 (3.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.62%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.95%) CISSP
11 9 (0.86%) CISM
11 9 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.76%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.57%) APMP
14 5 (0.48%) MBA
14 5 (0.48%) SAFe Agilist
14 5 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 4 (0.38%) CCIE
15 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.11%) PMO
2 50 (4.77%) QA
3 22 (2.10%) GDPR
4 15 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.34%) SLA
6 9 (0.86%) NIST
7 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.48%) IFRS
9 5 (0.48%) MiFID
9 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.29%) EMIR
10 3 (0.29%) GxP
10 3 (0.29%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.29%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.19%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (1.34%) Active Directory
1 14 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.57%) Docker
2 6 (0.57%) Terminal Server
3 3 (0.29%) HDFS
3 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.29%) PowerHA
3 3 (0.29%) vSphere
4 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.095%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.095%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (1.34%) Ansible
2 13 (1.24%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.24%) Terraform
3 11 (1.05%) SCCM
4 10 (0.95%) Puppet
5 8 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.29%) Nagios
7 3 (0.29%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.29%) SCOM
7 3 (0.29%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.19%) Grafana
8 2 (0.19%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.095%) CASB
9 1 (0.095%) EnCase
9 1 (0.095%) FTK
9 1 (0.095%) Kibana
9 1 (0.095%) OpenView
9 1 (0.095%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 125 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 63 (6.01%) SAP
3 54 (5.15%) Oracle
4 37 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (2.77%) Google
6 18 (1.72%) VMware
7 15 (1.43%) Adobe
8 14 (1.34%) CA Agile Central
8 14 (1.34%) ServiceNow
9 13 (1.24%) Cisco
10 12 (1.15%) Splunk
11 11 (1.05%) IBM
12 9 (0.86%) Sparx
12 9 (0.86%) Workday
13 8 (0.76%) Remedy
14 7 (0.67%) Ariba
14 7 (0.67%) CyberArk
14 7 (0.67%) HP
15 6 (0.57%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.48%) Apple