Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 19 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 3,392 3,099 3,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.31% 7.43% 8.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.44% 8.63% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,283 2,086 2,733
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 40
London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +3.23% +16.10%
10th Percentile £18.72 £16.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £40.00 £55.00 £149.63
England median hourly rate £26.87 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -2.31% -12.53% +13.13%

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 40,206 35,902 37,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.61% 86.05% 84.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,349 25,851 26,433
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.11%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £295
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 419 453
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £51.80
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +1 643 £500 - 146
West London +3 202 £470 +10.59% 91
South London -9 127 £500 +17.65% 14
East London -2 77 £500 +11.11% 31
North London +10 24 £434 +15.67% 7
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 1,260 (37.15%) Finance
2 1,054 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 756 (22.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 686 (20.22%) PRINCE2
5 467 (13.77%) Banking
6 437 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
7 419 (12.35%) Change Management
8 379 (11.17%) Microsoft
9 334 (9.85%) Degree
10 299 (8.81%) Scrum
11 285 (8.40%) Security Cleared
12 277 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
13 275 (8.11%) PMO
14 273 (8.05%) Business Analysis
15 247 (7.28%) Programme Management
16 242 (7.13%) Microsoft Project
17 239 (7.05%) Migration
18 235 (6.93%) ITIL
19 232 (6.84%) QA
20 221 (6.52%) SQL
21 220 (6.49%) Waterfall
22 217 (6.40%) Risk Management
23 207 (6.10%) SDLC
24 200 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
25 199 (5.87%) PMP
25 199 (5.87%) SC Cleared
26 197 (5.81%) PMI Certification
27 195 (5.75%) JIRA
28 191 (5.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
29 190 (5.60%) 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
1 141 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 96 (2.83%) CMS
3 63 (1.86%) Confluence
4 27 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 25 (0.74%) IIS
5 25 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 23 (0.68%) SAS
7 20 (0.59%) Skype for Business
8 19 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.41%) Apache
11 13 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.32%) MS Project Server
12 11 (0.32%) WordPress
13 9 (0.27%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.27%) nginx
13 9 (0.27%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 277 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 242 (7.13%) Microsoft Project
3 200 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
4 191 (5.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 125 (3.69%) MS Visio
6 39 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.12%) Vectorworks
9 3 (0.088%) SmartSuite
10 2 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.059%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.059%) Mingle
10 2 (0.059%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.059%) Revit
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.029%) EViews
11 1 (0.029%) HipChat
11 1 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 44 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 17 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 17 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 14 (0.41%) SAP HR
5 12 (0.35%) CA PPM
5 12 (0.35%) SAP PM
6 11 (0.32%) Primavera
7 10 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 10 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
7 10 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.27%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
9 8 (0.24%) RMDS
10 7 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
10 7 (0.21%) SAP HCM
10 7 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 101 (2.98%) Office 365
2 100 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (1.80%) SaaS
5 21 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
6 20 (0.59%) PaaS
7 18 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (0.53%) IaaS
8 15 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (0.44%) GitHub
8 15 (0.44%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 12 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 11 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
12 11 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.00%) WAN
2 54 (1.59%) LAN
3 48 (1.42%) Internet
4 47 (1.39%) Firewall
5 46 (1.36%) SMS
6 39 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 30 (0.88%) SSL
8 27 (0.80%) VPN
9 24 (0.71%) MPLS
9 24 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (0.68%) Network Security
10 23 (0.68%) Skype
11 22 (0.65%) Intranet
12 19 (0.56%) VoIP
13 18 (0.53%) DNS
14 17 (0.50%) SAN
15 15 (0.44%) Wireless
16 13 (0.38%) HTTP
16 13 (0.38%) LDAP
17 11 (0.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 64 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (1.71%) Big Data
4 57 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 39 (1.15%) Power BI
6 34 (1.00%) MySQL
7 31 (0.91%) Blockchain
8 29 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 22 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
10 20 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 14 (0.41%) SAS EBI
13 12 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.32%) SAP HANA
15 10 (0.29%) MongoDB
15 10 (0.29%) Redis
15 10 (0.29%) SAP BW
15 10 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 195 (5.75%) JIRA
2 47 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 29 (0.85%) Subversion
5 17 (0.50%) Grunt
6 16 (0.47%) Babel
7 14 (0.41%) Maven
7 14 (0.41%) Selenium
8 12 (0.35%) WebDriver
9 11 (0.32%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.32%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.29%) Ant
10 10 (0.29%) webpack
11 9 (0.27%) JIRA Agile
11 9 (0.27%) SoapUI
12 8 (0.24%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.24%) Hudson
12 8 (0.24%) JUnit
13 7 (0.21%) Appium
General
1 1,260 (37.15%) Finance
2 467 (13.77%) Banking
3 190 (5.60%) Marketing
4 182 (5.37%) Investment Banking
5 171 (5.04%) Legal
6 166 (4.89%) Retail
7 110 (3.24%) Front Office
8 99 (2.92%) Law
9 84 (2.48%) Telecoms
10 65 (1.92%) Financial Institution
11 59 (1.74%) Advertising
12 48 (1.42%) Back Office
13 45 (1.33%) Manufacturing
14 44 (1.30%) Retail Banking
15 35 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
16 28 (0.83%) Publishing
17 23 (0.68%) Billing
18 21 (0.62%) Games
19 19 (0.56%) Electronics
19 19 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,356 (39.98%) Project Manager
2 473 (13.94%) Analyst
3 327 (9.64%) Business Analyst
4 197 (5.81%) IT Manager
5 176 (5.19%) Senior Manager
6 166 (4.89%) Consultant
7 152 (4.48%) Delivery Manager
8 151 (4.45%) IT Project Manager
9 143 (4.22%) Developer
10 138 (4.07%) Senior Project Manager
11 121 (3.57%) Architect
12 112 (3.30%) Programme Manager
13 83 (2.45%) Infrastructure Manager
14 75 (2.21%) Security Manager
15 73 (2.15%) Business Manager
16 71 (2.09%) Technical Manager
17 70 (2.06%) Digital Project Manager
17 70 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
18 69 (2.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
19 66 (1.95%) GDPR Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (3.89%) HTML
2 90 (2.65%) CSS
3 84 (2.48%) Web Services
4 82 (2.42%) .NET
5 65 (1.92%) XML
6 39 (1.15%) J2EE
7 32 (0.94%) HTML5
8 31 (0.91%) jQuery
9 30 (0.88%) Node.js
10 28 (0.83%) Middleware
11 27 (0.80%) Spring
12 25 (0.74%) ASP.NET
12 25 (0.74%) REST
13 22 (0.65%) Sass
14 21 (0.62%) JSON
15 20 (0.59%) RESTful
15 20 (0.59%) SOAP
16 18 (0.53%) AngularJS
17 16 (0.47%) Ajax
18 15 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 437 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
2 169 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 114 (3.36%) User Experience
4 94 (2.77%) PMI
5 89 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 86 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 78 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 71 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 48 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 48 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 47 (1.39%) Derivative
10 47 (1.39%) NHS
11 45 (1.33%) Fixed Income
12 43 (1.27%) Market Risk
13 38 (1.12%) FMCG
14 36 (1.06%) Credit Risk
15 33 (0.97%) Equities
16 30 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 27 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
18 26 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 162 (4.78%) Windows
2 125 (3.69%) Linux
3 72 (2.12%) Unix
4 45 (1.33%) Windows 10
5 43 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 32 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 26 (0.77%) Android
8 17 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.29%) Solaris
11 7 (0.21%) CentOS
12 5 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.088%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.059%) AIX
14 2 (0.059%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.059%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.029%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,054 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 756 (22.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 686 (20.22%) PRINCE2
4 419 (12.35%) Change Management
5 299 (8.81%) Scrum
6 273 (8.05%) Business Analysis
7 247 (7.28%) Programme Management
8 239 (7.05%) Migration
9 235 (6.93%) ITIL
10 220 (6.49%) Waterfall
11 217 (6.40%) Risk Management
12 207 (6.10%) SDLC
13 182 (5.37%) Analytics
14 172 (5.07%) Project Planning
15 171 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
15 171 (5.04%) CRM
16 168 (4.95%) Agile Project Management
17 155 (4.57%) E-Commerce
18 151 (4.45%) Project Governance
19 145 (4.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 221 (6.52%) SQL
2 183 (5.40%) Java
3 129 (3.80%) JavaScript
4 92 (2.71%) Python
5 75 (2.21%) C#
6 47 (1.39%) C
7 36 (1.06%) C++
8 35 (1.03%) VBA
9 29 (0.85%) PHP
10 25 (0.74%) Perl
11 23 (0.68%) PowerShell
12 20 (0.59%) ES6
12 20 (0.59%) ES7
13 16 (0.47%) R
13 16 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 16 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.38%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.35%) Apple Swift
15 12 (0.35%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 334 (9.85%) Degree
2 285 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 199 (5.87%) PMP
3 199 (5.87%) SC Cleared
4 197 (5.81%) PMI Certification
5 94 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 71 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 57 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
8 45 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 43 (1.27%) CISSP
10 42 (1.24%) DV Cleared
10 42 (1.24%) ISEB
11 36 (1.06%) APMP
12 29 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 28 (0.83%) CISM
13 28 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
14 21 (0.62%) CISA
15 19 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (0.50%) PhD
17 12 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (8.11%) PMO
2 232 (6.84%) QA
3 155 (4.57%) GDPR
4 73 (2.15%) MiFID
5 47 (1.39%) SLA
6 36 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 36 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (1.03%) EMIR
8 34 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
9 22 (0.65%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.38%) PMBOK
11 7 (0.21%) AIFMD
11 7 (0.21%) Basel III
11 7 (0.21%) FATCA
11 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.21%) P3O
11 7 (0.21%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.18%) IFRS
12 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 59 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.50%) Docker
3 16 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.21%) Firmware
7 6 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.18%) XenApp
8 5 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.15%) vSphere
9 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.088%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.059%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.059%) Snort
12 1 (0.029%) HDFS
12 1 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.029%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (1.33%) SCCM
2 17 (0.50%) Puppet
3 16 (0.47%) Ansible
4 15 (0.44%) Nagios
5 12 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.24%) Terraform
8 7 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.21%) SCOM
9 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.15%) Icinga
10 5 (0.15%) logstash
11 4 (0.12%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.12%) Rancher
11 4 (0.12%) vRealize
12 3 (0.088%) Ganglia
12 3 (0.088%) RSA Archer
12 3 (0.088%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 379 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 166 (4.89%) SAP
3 108 (3.18%) Oracle
4 101 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
5 83 (2.45%) Cisco
6 64 (1.89%) Adobe
7 55 (1.62%) Citrix
8 46 (1.36%) IBM
9 41 (1.21%) Tableau
10 40 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 39 (1.15%) Google
12 35 (1.03%) Workday
13 33 (0.97%) VMware
14 32 (0.94%) HP
15 29 (0.85%) hybris
16 25 (0.74%) CheckPoint
17 20 (0.59%) CA
18 19 (0.56%) Reuters
19 18 (0.53%) Bloomberg
20 17 (0.50%) Sitecore