Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Project Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Delivery over the 6 months to 27 May 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 Delivery
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 53 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 129 276 377
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.01% 4.07% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 4.74% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 169 259
Median daily rate £488 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £383 £323 £306
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £483 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.41% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -24.37% +167.42%
10th Percentile £41.25 £18.10 £18.49
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.50 £87.45
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.95 £32.00
% change year-on-year +6.22% +2.97% +6.67%

Project Delivery 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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,632 5,823 6,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 81.89% 85.87% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,521 3,661 4,153
Median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 187 265
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.10% -20.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.95 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.62 £45.26
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.98% +13.64% -13.73%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Project Delivery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Project Delivery in the Midlands

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in the Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Project Delivery in the Midlands

Project Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Delivery in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in the Midlands

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in the Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in the Midlands

Project Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Delivery within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
West Midlands -13 75 £494 +6.76% 14
East Midlands +35 55 £488 +14.71% 6
Project Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Project Delivery 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Project Delivery.

1 43 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.46%) Finance
3 33 (25.58%) Project Management
4 21 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (16.28%) Oracle
4 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 20 (15.50%) Linux
6 19 (14.73%) Change Management
6 19 (14.73%) Security Cleared
7 17 (13.18%) SQL
7 17 (13.18%) Dell
8 15 (11.63%) Java
8 15 (11.63%) Unix
8 15 (11.63%) Scrum
9 14 (10.85%) SOA
9 14 (10.85%) JIRA
10 13 (10.08%) Degree
10 13 (10.08%) JSON
10 13 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (10.08%) QA
10 13 (10.08%) Red Hat
10 13 (10.08%) SOAP
10 13 (10.08%) XML
10 13 (10.08%) Shell Script
10 13 (10.08%) REST
10 13 (10.08%) Oracle Database
10 13 (10.08%) Boomi
11 12 (9.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (9.30%) Azure
11 12 (9.30%) Problem-Solving

Project Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 12 (9.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (7.75%) Confluence
3 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.10%) Open Workbench
3 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.55%) Magento
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.78%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.08%) Boomi
2 12 (9.30%) Azure
3 9 (6.98%) AWS
4 8 (6.20%) Office 365
5 5 (3.88%) Power Platform
6 4 (3.10%) GCP
6 4 (3.10%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.55%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.78%) GitHub
9 1 (0.78%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.78%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.78%) SaaS
9 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.20%) Firewall
1 8 (6.20%) WAN
2 7 (5.43%) BGP
2 7 (5.43%) LAN
2 7 (5.43%) OSPF
2 7 (5.43%) VPN
2 7 (5.43%) Wireless
3 6 (4.65%) Cisco ISE
3 6 (4.65%) EIGRP
4 5 (3.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (3.88%) Internet
4 5 (3.88%) IPsec
5 4 (3.10%) DMVPN
5 4 (3.10%) VoIP
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.78%) HSRP
7 1 (0.78%) Network Security
7 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.08%) Oracle Database
2 12 (9.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.88%) Power BI
4 3 (2.33%) Big Data
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
6 1 (0.78%) QlikView
6 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) JIRA
2 12 (9.30%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (29.46%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Public Sector
3 8 (6.20%) Retail
4 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.33%) Automotive
7 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.78%) Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (27.91%) Project Manager
2 13 (10.08%) Technical Engineer
3 12 (9.30%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (6.98%) Analyst
5 8 (6.20%) Architect
6 6 (4.65%) Engagement Manager
6 6 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 6 (4.65%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) Design Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Developer
7 5 (3.88%) IT Manager
7 5 (3.88%) IT Project Manager
7 5 (3.88%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (2.33%) Administrator
8 3 (2.33%) Programme Manager
8 3 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.33%) Senior Manager
8 3 (2.33%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (2.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.08%) JSON
1 13 (10.08%) REST
1 13 (10.08%) SOAP
1 13 (10.08%) XML
2 12 (9.30%) XSD
2 12 (9.30%) XSL
3 3 (2.33%) .NET
4 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.78%) CSS
5 1 (0.78%) HTML
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.78%) React
5 1 (0.78%) Web Services
5 1 (0.78%) WPF
5 1 (0.78%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.65%) User Experience
3 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.10%) CCTV
5 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.55%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) IVR
6 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Robotics
6 1 (0.78%) SCADA
6 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Linux
2 15 (11.63%) Unix
3 13 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (7.75%) Windows
5 4 (3.10%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.58%) Project Management
3 21 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (14.73%) Change Management
5 15 (11.63%) Scrum
6 14 (10.85%) SOA
7 12 (9.30%) EAI
7 12 (9.30%) Migration
7 12 (9.30%) OOA/OOD
7 12 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (9.30%) UML
8 11 (8.53%) Coaching
8 11 (8.53%) DevOps
9 10 (7.75%) PRINCE2
9 10 (7.75%) Risk Management
10 9 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (6.98%) Financial Modelling
11 8 (6.20%) Project Governance
12 7 (5.43%) Resource Management
12 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.18%) SQL
2 15 (11.63%) Java
3 13 (10.08%) Shell Script
4 12 (9.30%) PL/SQL
4 12 (9.30%) XPath
4 12 (9.30%) XQuery
5 5 (3.88%) C
5 5 (3.88%) Python
6 3 (2.33%) ABAP
6 3 (2.33%) C#
7 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (14.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.08%) Degree
3 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.20%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.65%) CCDP
5 6 (4.65%) CCNA
5 6 (4.65%) CCNP
6 4 (3.10%) CCDA
6 4 (3.10%) CCIE
6 4 (3.10%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (2.33%) APMP
7 3 (2.33%) HNC
7 3 (2.33%) HND
7 3 (2.33%) ISEB
8 1 (0.78%) CCDE
8 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.08%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) PMO
3 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.55%) P3O
4 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.78%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.78%) GDPR
5 1 (0.78%) NIST
5 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Ansible
1 1 (0.78%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.78%) Nagios
1 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.78%) Puppet
1 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
1 21 (16.28%) Oracle
2 17 (13.18%) Dell
3 13 (10.08%) Red Hat
4 12 (9.30%) Cisco
5 7 (5.43%) SAP
6 6 (4.65%) Juniper
7 5 (3.88%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.10%) Splunk
8 4 (3.10%) VMware
9 2 (1.55%) Ariba
9 2 (1.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.55%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.55%) Huawei
9 2 (1.55%) Meraki
9 2 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.55%) Trend Micro
9 2 (1.55%) Veeam