Period
to 1 August 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 August 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 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 48 32
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,966 790 2,488
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.53% 5.01% 6.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.17% 5.58% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,326 497 1,778
10th Percentile £325 £314 £321
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £593 £588
90th Percentile £696 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 21
10th Percentile £20.61 £17.30 £13.75
25th Percentile £22.19 £21.98 £18.32
Median hourly rate £33.50 £35.06 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year -4.46% +17.03% -13.16%
75th Percentile £43.29 £39.81 £47.50
90th Percentile £51.85 £44.53 £51.25
England median hourly rate £27.25 £27.50 £31.17
% change year-on-year -0.91% -11.78% +9.38%

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 27,406 14,150 35,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 90.99% 89.82% 89.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,570 10,156 26,142
10th Percentile £363 £325 £338
25th Percentile £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £640 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 167 388
10th Percentile £15.29 £14.80 £12.02
25th Percentile £20.71 £20.50 £15.19
Median hourly rate £32.85 £35.93 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.56% +63.30% +2.33%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.75 £40.19
90th Percentile £66.20 £61.10 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.79
% change year-on-year -10.00% +9.70% +13.95%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +29 290 £530 +0.95% 106
West London -1 42 £455 -13.95% 31
South London +37 35 £511 +11.14% 9
East London +17 26 £381 -15.33% 30
North London -6 1 £375 -18.48% 5
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 745 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 726 (36.93%) Finance
3 666 (33.88%) Social Skills
4 392 (19.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 308 (15.67%) Project Delivery
6 285 (14.50%) PRINCE2
7 262 (13.33%) Change Management
8 230 (11.70%) Scrum
9 229 (11.65%) Migration
9 229 (11.65%) Microsoft
10 222 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
11 218 (11.09%) Degree
12 216 (10.99%) JIRA
13 207 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
14 206 (10.48%) Azure
15 185 (9.41%) Banking
16 177 (9.00%) Analytics
17 156 (7.93%) Security Cleared
18 148 (7.53%) SQL
19 143 (7.27%) Risk Management
19 143 (7.27%) DevOps
19 143 (7.27%) PMO
20 139 (7.07%) Waterfall
20 139 (7.07%) Business Case
21 134 (6.82%) Marketing
22 131 (6.66%) Presentation Skills
22 131 (6.66%) Public Sector
23 127 (6.46%) AWS
24 123 (6.26%) Business Analysis
25 122 (6.21%) SC Cleared

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 84 (4.27%) Confluence
2 61 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.78%) CMS
4 19 (0.97%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
6 14 (0.71%) Luigi
7 11 (0.56%) SAS
8 10 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.46%) Apache
10 8 (0.41%) IIS
11 7 (0.36%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.31%) nginx
12 6 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.25%) Headless CMS
14 4 (0.20%) Appian
14 4 (0.20%) MTS
14 4 (0.20%) WordPress
15 3 (0.15%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 121 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
2 115 (5.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
4 85 (4.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.31%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.15%) Sketch
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.051%) Figma
11 1 (0.051%) Maya
11 1 (0.051%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 22 (1.12%) ION MarketView
2 21 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
4 10 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.31%) Workfront
7 5 (0.25%) Cloudability
7 5 (0.25%) Maximo
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 5 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 206 (10.48%) Azure
2 127 (6.46%) AWS
3 88 (4.48%) Microsoft 365
4 67 (3.41%) Power Platform
5 50 (2.54%) SaaS
6 46 (2.34%) GCP
7 30 (1.53%) Serverless
8 27 (1.37%) Amazon S3
9 25 (1.27%) IaaS
10 22 (1.12%) PaaS
11 21 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
12 19 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (0.86%) GitHub
13 17 (0.86%) Google Analytics
14 15 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
15 13 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
15 13 (0.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 12 (0.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.15%) Firewall
2 39 (1.98%) Multicast
3 25 (1.27%) Internet
4 19 (0.97%) WAN
5 17 (0.86%) Intranet
5 17 (0.86%) LAN
6 14 (0.71%) SAN
6 14 (0.71%) VPN
6 14 (0.71%) Wireless
7 13 (0.66%) Network Security
8 12 (0.61%) NAS
8 12 (0.61%) SSL
9 10 (0.51%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.46%) FTP
11 8 (0.41%) DNS
11 8 (0.41%) SMS
11 8 (0.41%) tcpdump
11 8 (0.41%) Unified Communications
11 8 (0.41%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
1 56 (2.85%) Power BI
2 41 (2.09%) SQL Server
3 39 (1.98%) Big Data
4 32 (1.63%) Tableau
5 24 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 24 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (1.17%) Metadata
7 20 (1.02%) SAP HANA
8 17 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (0.86%) Relational Database
9 16 (0.81%) Data Lake
10 14 (0.71%) Azkaban
10 14 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (0.61%) MySQL
12 10 (0.51%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.46%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 216 (10.99%) JIRA
2 39 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 35 (1.78%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.56%) webpack
5 10 (0.51%) JUnit
5 10 (0.51%) Mockito
6 9 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.41%) CircleCI
7 8 (0.41%) Cypress.io
7 8 (0.41%) Gatling
7 8 (0.41%) JMeter
7 8 (0.41%) Mocha
7 8 (0.41%) REST Assured
7 8 (0.41%) Spock
8 7 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.36%) Travis CI
9 6 (0.31%) Gradle
9 6 (0.31%) Maven
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 726 (36.93%) Finance
2 666 (33.88%) Social Skills
3 207 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 185 (9.41%) Banking
5 134 (6.82%) Marketing
6 131 (6.66%) Presentation Skills
6 131 (6.66%) Public Sector
7 92 (4.68%) Influencing Skills
7 92 (4.68%) Organisational Skills
8 87 (4.43%) Retail
9 77 (3.92%) Legal
10 51 (2.59%) Investment Banking
11 47 (2.39%) Front Office
12 46 (2.34%) Telecoms
13 35 (1.78%) Law
14 28 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (1.27%) French Language
16 24 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
17 23 (1.17%) Manufacturing
18 21 (1.07%) Billing
Job Titles
1 818 (41.61%) Project Manager
2 229 (11.65%) Analyst
3 130 (6.61%) Business Analyst
4 101 (5.14%) IT Manager
5 96 (4.88%) Architect
6 93 (4.73%) Senior Manager
7 85 (4.32%) Technical Manager
8 84 (4.27%) IT Project Manager
9 76 (3.87%) Delivery Manager
9 76 (3.87%) Senior Project Manager
10 72 (3.66%) Technical Project Manager
11 70 (3.56%) Developer
12 63 (3.20%) Consultant
13 55 (2.80%) Programme Manager
14 54 (2.75%) Infrastructure Manager
15 49 (2.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 47 (2.39%) Agile Project Manager
17 46 (2.34%) Digital Project Manager
18 45 (2.29%) Business Manager
18 45 (2.29%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.24%) CSS
2 38 (1.93%) HTML
3 35 (1.78%) Kafka
4 29 (1.48%) .NET
5 25 (1.27%) RESTful
6 24 (1.22%) GraphQL
6 24 (1.22%) Node.js
7 23 (1.17%) Rendezvous
8 21 (1.07%) REST
9 20 (1.02%) AngularJS
9 20 (1.02%) React
9 20 (1.02%) Web Services
10 17 (0.86%) Middleware
10 17 (0.86%) Velocity
11 15 (0.76%) JSON
11 15 (0.76%) SailPoint
12 14 (0.71%) SOAP
13 12 (0.61%) EDI
13 12 (0.61%) gRPC
14 11 (0.56%) LitElement
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.48%) Management Information System
2 81 (4.12%) User Experience
3 65 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 60 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 42 (2.14%) PMI
7 33 (1.68%) Tandem
8 31 (1.58%) NHS
9 29 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
11 21 (1.07%) FMCG
11 21 (1.07%) Legacy Systems
11 21 (1.07%) Social Media
12 20 (1.02%) Derivative
13 18 (0.92%) Fixed Income
14 16 (0.81%) CMDB
14 16 (0.81%) Credit Risk
15 15 (0.76%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.66%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 91 (4.63%) Windows
2 84 (4.27%) Linux
3 41 (2.09%) Unix
4 35 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (0.92%) Android
6 17 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 12 (0.61%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.15%) VMS
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.051%) AIX
13 1 (0.051%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (19.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 308 (15.67%) Project Delivery
4 285 (14.50%) PRINCE2
5 262 (13.33%) Change Management
6 230 (11.70%) Scrum
7 229 (11.65%) Migration
8 222 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
9 177 (9.00%) Analytics
10 143 (7.27%) DevOps
10 143 (7.27%) Risk Management
11 139 (7.07%) Business Case
11 139 (7.07%) Waterfall
12 123 (6.26%) Business Analysis
13 118 (6.00%) ITIL
14 117 (5.95%) SDLC
15 116 (5.90%) Decision-Making
16 110 (5.60%) Requirements Gathering
17 102 (5.19%) Project Governance
18 98 (4.98%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (7.53%) SQL
2 105 (5.34%) Python
3 62 (3.15%) Java
4 37 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.02%) C
6 19 (0.97%) C++
6 19 (0.97%) Scala
7 17 (0.86%) C#
8 16 (0.81%) Kotlin
8 16 (0.81%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.51%) R
11 8 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.41%) Perl
11 8 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.36%) Ruby
13 6 (0.31%) VBA
14 5 (0.25%) Groovy
14 5 (0.25%) PHP
15 4 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 218 (11.09%) Degree
2 156 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 122 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 99 (5.04%) PMI Certification
4 99 (5.04%) PMP
5 39 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 32 (1.63%) CISSP
8 28 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 22 (1.12%) CISM
10 17 (0.86%) APMP
10 17 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.66%) MBA
12 11 (0.56%) CISA
12 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.46%) ACCA
13 9 (0.46%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
14 8 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (7.27%) PMO
2 120 (6.10%) QA
3 51 (2.59%) Data Quality
4 38 (1.93%) GDPR
5 25 (1.27%) SLA
6 23 (1.17%) NIST
7 21 (1.07%) Accessibility
8 19 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (0.76%) GRC
10 13 (0.66%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.51%) COBIT
12 10 (0.51%) MiFID
13 7 (0.36%) EMIR
13 7 (0.36%) GxP
14 5 (0.25%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.20%) IFRS
16 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (1.88%) Docker
2 35 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.46%) PowerHA
6 7 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.36%) vSphere
7 5 (0.25%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.051%) Ceph
11 1 (0.051%) vCloud
11 1 (0.051%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 43 (2.19%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.68%) Ansible
3 32 (1.63%) Terraform
4 18 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
5 14 (0.71%) SCCM
6 12 (0.61%) Puppet
7 10 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.41%) RSA Archer
9 6 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.25%) EnCase
10 5 (0.25%) FTK
10 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.25%) SCOM
10 5 (0.25%) SCSM
11 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.15%) Nessus
12 2 (0.10%) CloudHub
12 2 (0.10%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 229 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 109 (5.54%) Salesforce.com
3 106 (5.39%) SAP
4 95 (4.83%) Oracle
5 60 (3.05%) Google
6 41 (2.09%) Adobe
7 38 (1.93%) Red Hat
7 38 (1.93%) ServiceNow
7 38 (1.93%) VMware
8 32 (1.63%) IBM
9 29 (1.48%) Cisco
10 28 (1.42%) Citrix
11 24 (1.22%) ION Trading
12 23 (1.17%) TIBCO
13 20 (1.02%) CA
14 17 (0.86%) Marketo
15 13 (0.66%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.66%) CA Agile Central
15 13 (0.66%) Databricks
16 12 (0.61%) Cadence