Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 49 36
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 -12
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,449 1,085 2,543
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.23% 5.07% 6.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.94% 5.74% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 722 1,756
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 17
10th Percentile £21.25 £15.95 £19.88
25th Percentile £25.00 £18.28 £28.50
Median hourly rate £26.65 £27.45 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.91% -31.38% +48.15%
75th Percentile £37.50 £40.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £49.15 £46.38 £51.80
England median hourly rate £26.65 £25.60 £29.90
% change year-on-year +4.12% -14.40% +10.09%

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 20,865 18,886 36,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.65% 88.27% 89.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,961 13,596 26,704
10th Percentile £350 £325 £330
25th Percentile £425 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £520
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 251 363
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.75 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.00 £18.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £34.88 £26.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.62% +17.78% -1.96%
75th Percentile £54.50 £47.44 £39.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £51.39
England median hourly rate £25.07 £21.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year +16.60% -4.85% +5.74%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +23 230 £525 - 61
West London 0 40 £550 +4.76% 22
South London +32 25 £525 +31.25% 9
East London +21 17 £381 -23.80% 17
North London -3 3 £375 -28.57% 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 534 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (36.58%) Finance
3 455 (31.40%) Social Skills
4 275 (18.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 218 (15.04%) Project Delivery
6 204 (14.08%) PRINCE2
7 202 (13.94%) Change Management
8 188 (12.97%) Scrum
9 184 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
10 162 (11.18%) Degree
11 158 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
12 157 (10.84%) JIRA
12 157 (10.84%) Microsoft
13 155 (10.70%) Banking
14 150 (10.35%) Migration
15 148 (10.21%) Azure
16 143 (9.87%) Security Cleared
17 119 (8.21%) SC Cleared
18 116 (8.01%) Business Case
19 115 (7.94%) SQL
20 114 (7.87%) Public Sector
21 112 (7.73%) PMO
22 107 (7.38%) Requirements Gathering
23 106 (7.32%) Waterfall
23 106 (7.32%) Business Analysis
24 104 (7.18%) Analytics
25 103 (7.11%) DevOps
25 103 (7.11%) SDLC
26 93 (6.42%) Programme Management
27 92 (6.35%) ITIL

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 72 (4.97%) Confluence
2 68 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.24%) CMS
4 13 (0.90%) SAS
5 8 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.48%) ArcGIS
6 7 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.35%) Drupal
9 4 (0.28%) Apache
9 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.28%) WordPress
10 3 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.21%) Headless CMS
10 3 (0.21%) Luigi
10 3 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.14%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.14%) Jupyter
Applications
1 91 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
4 47 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.41%) Sketch
9 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.21%) Gephi
11 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.14%) Maya
12 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.069%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.069%) Figma
12 1 (0.069%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.069%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (0.90%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.41%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.35%) Workfront
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.28%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.21%) Aligne
9 3 (0.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
10 2 (0.14%) Salerio
10 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 148 (10.21%) Azure
2 84 (5.80%) AWS
3 60 (4.14%) Microsoft 365
4 43 (2.97%) GCP
5 37 (2.55%) Power Platform
6 35 (2.42%) SaaS
7 22 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.04%) GitHub
9 14 (0.97%) IaaS
9 14 (0.97%) PaaS
10 11 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.62%) Google Docs
11 9 (0.62%) Serverless
12 8 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.48%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.41%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.62%) Firewall
2 22 (1.52%) Internet
2 22 (1.52%) Multicast
3 15 (1.04%) SAN
4 14 (0.97%) Intranet
5 13 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 13 (0.90%) WAN
6 12 (0.83%) LAN
6 12 (0.83%) Wireless
7 11 (0.76%) Network Security
8 10 (0.69%) DNS
8 10 (0.69%) FTP
8 10 (0.69%) NAS
8 10 (0.69%) VoIP
9 6 (0.41%) DHCP
9 6 (0.41%) tcpdump
9 6 (0.41%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.35%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.35%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.28%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 27 (1.86%) Power BI
4 26 (1.79%) Big Data
5 15 (1.04%) Data Lake
6 12 (0.83%) SQLite
7 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.69%) Tableau
9 9 (0.62%) DB2
9 9 (0.62%) GIS
9 9 (0.62%) MySQL
9 9 (0.62%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.55%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
11 7 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (0.48%) Neo4j
11 7 (0.48%) Snowflake Schema
12 6 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 157 (10.84%) JIRA
2 33 (2.28%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.76%) JUnit
4 11 (0.76%) Mockito
5 8 (0.55%) CircleCI
6 7 (0.48%) Travis CI
6 7 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.41%) Axure RP
8 5 (0.35%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.28%) Gradle
9 4 (0.28%) Maven
9 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.21%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
General
1 530 (36.58%) Finance
2 455 (31.40%) Social Skills
3 158 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
4 155 (10.70%) Banking
5 114 (7.87%) Public Sector
6 89 (6.14%) Marketing
7 76 (5.24%) Influencing Skills
8 64 (4.42%) Presentation Skills
9 63 (4.35%) Legal
10 52 (3.59%) Organisational Skills
11 47 (3.24%) Telecoms
12 45 (3.11%) Front Office
13 42 (2.90%) Investment Banking
14 39 (2.69%) Retail
15 28 (1.93%) Law
16 24 (1.66%) Manufacturing
17 22 (1.52%) Local Government
18 21 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
19 16 (1.10%) Back Office
20 15 (1.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 562 (38.79%) Project Manager
2 175 (12.08%) Analyst
3 100 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 83 (5.73%) Architect
5 72 (4.97%) IT Manager
6 59 (4.07%) IT Project Manager
7 58 (4.00%) Technical Manager
8 57 (3.93%) Delivery Manager
9 55 (3.80%) Consultant
10 49 (3.38%) Developer
10 49 (3.38%) Senior Manager
11 44 (3.04%) Technical Project Manager
12 42 (2.90%) Programme Manager
13 39 (2.69%) Senior Project Manager
14 37 (2.55%) Scrum Master
15 29 (2.00%) Digital Project Manager
15 29 (2.00%) Project Analyst
16 27 (1.86%) Change Manager
16 27 (1.86%) Infrastructure Manager
16 27 (1.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.00%) HTML
2 24 (1.66%) CSS
3 22 (1.52%) .NET
4 20 (1.38%) REST
5 18 (1.24%) RESTful
6 15 (1.04%) Kafka
6 15 (1.04%) Middleware
7 14 (0.97%) AngularJS
7 14 (0.97%) Rendezvous
8 13 (0.90%) SOAP
9 12 (0.83%) Web Services
10 11 (0.76%) Dagger
10 11 (0.76%) Material Design
10 11 (0.76%) Retrofit
10 11 (0.76%) RxJava
10 11 (0.76%) Velocity
11 9 (0.62%) JSON
11 9 (0.62%) Node.js
11 9 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.42%) Management Information System
2 63 (4.35%) User Experience
3 39 (2.69%) Data Centre
4 35 (2.42%) Virtual Team
5 34 (2.35%) PMI
6 30 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (1.93%) NHS
8 23 (1.59%) Tandem
9 19 (1.31%) Social Media
10 17 (1.17%) FMCG
11 15 (1.04%) CMDB
12 14 (0.97%) Derivative
12 14 (0.97%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.83%) Credit Risk
14 12 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.76%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (5.24%) Windows
2 52 (3.59%) Linux
3 33 (2.28%) Unix
4 30 (2.07%) Android
5 21 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.83%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.14%) VMS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.069%) AIX
14 1 (0.069%) Solaris
14 1 (0.069%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (18.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 218 (15.04%) Project Delivery
4 204 (14.08%) PRINCE2
5 202 (13.94%) Change Management
6 188 (12.97%) Scrum
7 184 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
8 150 (10.35%) Migration
9 116 (8.01%) Business Case
10 107 (7.38%) Requirements Gathering
11 106 (7.32%) Business Analysis
11 106 (7.32%) Waterfall
12 104 (7.18%) Analytics
13 103 (7.11%) DevOps
13 103 (7.11%) SDLC
14 93 (6.42%) Programme Management
15 92 (6.35%) ITIL
16 91 (6.28%) Decision-Making
17 88 (6.07%) Risk Management
18 75 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 115 (7.94%) SQL
2 62 (4.28%) Python
3 41 (2.83%) Java
4 24 (1.66%) JavaScript
5 23 (1.59%) Kotlin
6 19 (1.31%) C
7 15 (1.04%) C++
8 14 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.76%) C#
9 11 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.55%) R
10 8 (0.55%) Scala
11 7 (0.48%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.41%) Perl
12 6 (0.41%) VB
12 6 (0.41%) VBA
13 5 (0.35%) Apple Swift
13 5 (0.35%) PHP
14 4 (0.28%) Groovy
14 4 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 162 (11.18%) Degree
2 143 (9.87%) Security Cleared
3 119 (8.21%) SC Cleared
4 75 (5.18%) PMP
5 71 (4.90%) PMI Certification
6 29 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 27 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 23 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 20 (1.38%) CISSP
10 17 (1.17%) CISM
11 10 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.62%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
14 7 (0.48%) APMP
15 6 (0.41%) CISA
15 6 (0.41%) GIAC
15 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.41%) SAFe Agilist
16 5 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (7.73%) PMO
2 88 (6.07%) QA
3 32 (2.21%) GDPR
4 28 (1.93%) Data Quality
5 24 (1.66%) SLA
6 15 (1.04%) NIST
7 11 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.48%) MiFID
10 6 (0.41%) IFRS
11 5 (0.35%) GRC
12 4 (0.28%) EMIR
12 4 (0.28%) GxP
12 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.28%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.21%) COBIT
13 3 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.21%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 29 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.04%) Docker
4 9 (0.62%) PowerHA
5 8 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.48%) vSphere
7 5 (0.35%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.28%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.069%) Ceph
11 1 (0.069%) vCloud
11 1 (0.069%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (1.66%) Terraform
2 21 (1.45%) Kubernetes
3 19 (1.31%) Ansible
4 14 (0.97%) SCCM
5 10 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (0.69%) Puppet
6 8 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.55%) RSA Archer
7 7 (0.48%) SCOM
8 5 (0.35%) EnCase
8 5 (0.35%) FTK
8 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.35%) SCSM
8 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.21%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.14%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 157 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 76 (5.24%) Oracle
3 73 (5.04%) SAP
4 57 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (2.69%) Google
6 30 (2.07%) ServiceNow
7 27 (1.86%) Cisco
7 27 (1.86%) VMware
8 25 (1.73%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.66%) Adobe
10 23 (1.59%) IBM
11 15 (1.04%) ION Trading
12 14 (0.97%) TIBCO
13 13 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
13 13 (0.90%) Splunk
14 12 (0.83%) HP
14 12 (0.83%) Workday
15 10 (0.69%) Ariba
15 10 (0.69%) Citrix
15 10 (0.69%) Informatica