Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 31 March 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 > South East
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 44 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 0
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 423 700 694
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.33% 4.47% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.17% 5.10% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 407 423
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £317 £313
90th Percentile £641 £618 £588
England median daily rate £480 £480 £475
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 6
Median hourly rate £67.50 £33.40 £50.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.10% -34.19% +142.59%
10th Percentile £31.25 £14.05 £24.02
90th Percentile £68.75 £44.80 £63.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £29.58
% change year-on-year +4.79% +12.91% -5.34%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,180 13,719 14,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.67% 87.58% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,770 8,297 8,449
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £254 £275 £281
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 481 445
Median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +6.67% -0.04%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £54.88 £52.50 £50.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.11 £23.50
% change year-on-year +3.69% +2.60% -6.00%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Delivery in the South East

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Daily rate trend for Project Delivery in the South East

Project Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Delivery in the South East over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in the South East

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in the South East

Project Delivery
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Delivery in the South East over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Delivery in the South East

Project Delivery
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 31 March 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
Thames Valley +10 198 £465 +9.41% 37
Berkshire +6 153 £465 +6.29% 17
Hampshire -11 95 £475 +6.74% 14
Surrey +14 70 £525 +5.00% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 37 £450 +8.82% 8
West Sussex +12 18 £469 +11.94% 4
East Sussex +25 17 £500 +21.21% 2
Kent +16 16 £438 -20.45% 7
Oxfordshire +17 8 £508 +6.84% 12
Middlesex +8 2 £496 +4.47%
Sussex -4 1 £575 +27.78%
Project Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Project Delivery.

1 138 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (31.44%) Project Management
3 81 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (17.26%) PRINCE2
5 70 (16.55%) Microsoft
6 66 (15.60%) Windows
7 65 (15.37%) Security Cleared
8 59 (13.95%) Telecoms
8 59 (13.95%) Azure
9 58 (13.71%) Scrum
10 56 (13.24%) Finance
11 55 (13.00%) ITIL
12 46 (10.87%) SC Cleared
13 45 (10.64%) Degree
14 44 (10.40%) Data Modelling
15 42 (9.93%) Analytics
16 40 (9.46%) Migration
17 39 (9.22%) SQL
17 39 (9.22%) DevOps
18 37 (8.75%) Change Management
19 35 (8.27%) SAP
19 35 (8.27%) Waterfall
20 32 (7.57%) Cisco
21 30 (7.09%) Oracle
21 30 (7.09%) Project Planning
22 29 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (6.86%) PMO
23 28 (6.62%) Test Automation
24 27 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
24 27 (6.38%) Business Intelligence

Project Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.42%) CMS
3 6 (1.42%) Confluence
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.95%) WordPress
5 3 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.47%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.24%) Apache
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.24%) Documentum
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) IIS
7 1 (0.24%) JBoss
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 25 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
1 25 (5.91%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.71%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 13 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.60%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (1.65%) SAP MDG
3 7 (1.65%) SAP MDM
4 5 (1.18%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.24%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 59 (13.95%) Azure
2 26 (6.15%) Office 365
3 25 (5.91%) PaaS
4 24 (5.67%) IaaS
5 21 (4.96%) AWS
6 18 (4.26%) Power Platform
7 12 (2.84%) SaaS
8 6 (1.42%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.42%) Serverless
9 4 (0.95%) Amazon Cognito
9 4 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.67%) Firewall
2 23 (5.44%) WAN
3 21 (4.96%) LAN
4 20 (4.73%) VoIP
5 15 (3.55%) 5G
5 15 (3.55%) DNS
6 14 (3.31%) DHCP
6 14 (3.31%) VLAN
7 13 (3.07%) 4G
7 13 (3.07%) Wireless
8 12 (2.84%) 3G
9 9 (2.13%) 2G
9 9 (2.13%) IPsec
10 8 (1.89%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (1.65%) SSL
11 7 (1.65%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.42%) BGP
12 6 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (1.42%) Internet
12 6 (1.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.96%) Data Lake
1 21 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (4.49%) HDInsight
3 18 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (4.02%) Power BI
5 15 (3.55%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.36%) Big Data
7 9 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.89%) SAP HANA
9 6 (1.42%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.18%) Cloudera CDH
10 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.71%) GIS
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.47%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (3.78%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.84%) JIRA
3 7 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.42%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.18%) FindBugs
5 5 (1.18%) Log4j
5 5 (1.18%) Maven
5 5 (1.18%) Mercurial
5 5 (1.18%) Subversion
6 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.24%) Appium
7 1 (0.24%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium
7 1 (0.24%) Snyk
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 59 (13.95%) Telecoms
2 56 (13.24%) Finance
3 17 (4.02%) Marketing
4 13 (3.07%) Retail
5 10 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.13%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.89%) Legal
8 6 (1.42%) Billing
9 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.95%) Banking
10 4 (0.95%) Publishing
11 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.47%) Automotive
12 2 (0.47%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.47%) Games
12 2 (0.47%) German Language
13 1 (0.24%) Avionics
13 1 (0.24%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.24%) Front Office
13 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 134 (31.68%) Project Manager
2 30 (7.09%) Architect
2 30 (7.09%) IT Manager
3 26 (6.15%) Delivery Manager
4 25 (5.91%) Analyst
5 24 (5.67%) IT Project Manager
6 22 (5.20%) Developer
7 21 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (3.78%) Consultant
10 13 (3.07%) Senior Manager
11 12 (2.84%) Programme Manager
11 12 (2.84%) Technical Manager
12 11 (2.60%) Telecoms Manager
13 10 (2.36%) Business Analyst
14 9 (2.13%) Coordinator
14 9 (2.13%) Network Architect
14 9 (2.13%) Network Engineer
14 9 (2.13%) OBIEE Developer
15 8 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.07%) Middleware
2 10 (2.36%) Web Services
3 7 (1.65%) Spring
4 6 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (1.42%) SAP Basis
5 5 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.18%) XML
6 4 (0.95%) .NET
6 4 (0.95%) Django
6 4 (0.95%) HTML
7 3 (0.71%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (0.47%) CSS
8 2 (0.47%) REST
8 2 (0.47%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.47%) WSDL
8 2 (0.47%) XSD
8 2 (0.47%) XSLT
9 1 (0.24%) jQuery
9 1 (0.24%) ODBC
9 1 (0.24%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.78%) PMI
3 14 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.13%) PKI
6 9 (2.13%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (1.42%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.42%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.42%) User Experience
8 5 (1.18%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.71%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.71%) Replication
10 2 (0.47%) Clustering
10 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.47%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 66 (15.60%) Windows
2 20 (4.73%) Windows 10
2 20 (4.73%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.31%) Linux
4 10 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.13%) Android
6 8 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.18%) CentOS
8 5 (1.18%) Debian
8 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.95%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.71%) Unix
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.24%) pSOS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (31.44%) Project Management
3 81 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (17.26%) PRINCE2
5 58 (13.71%) Scrum
6 55 (13.00%) ITIL
7 44 (10.40%) Data Modelling
8 42 (9.93%) Analytics
9 40 (9.46%) Migration
10 39 (9.22%) DevOps
11 37 (8.75%) Change Management
12 35 (8.27%) Waterfall
13 30 (7.09%) Project Planning
14 28 (6.62%) Test Automation
15 27 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (5.91%) Decision-Making
17 23 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (5.44%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.22%) SQL
2 25 (5.91%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.55%) Java
3 15 (3.55%) Python
4 12 (2.84%) C
5 4 (0.95%) C#
5 4 (0.95%) C++
5 4 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.71%) ABAP
7 2 (0.47%) Java 8
7 2 (0.47%) Korn
7 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.47%) XQuery
8 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (15.37%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 45 (10.64%) Degree
4 27 (6.38%) PMI Certification
5 21 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.31%) PMP
6 14 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (3.07%) CCNP
8 12 (2.84%) CCNA
9 11 (2.60%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (2.13%) CCIE
10 9 (2.13%) HNC
11 7 (1.65%) APMP
11 7 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.18%) MCSE
14 4 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.86%) PMO
2 15 (3.55%) SLA
3 12 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.84%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.60%) GDPR
5 10 (2.36%) QA
6 4 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.71%) GxP
8 2 (0.47%) IFRS
8 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.47%) P3O
8 2 (0.47%) PSD2
9 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 24 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.65%) XenApp
3 7 (1.65%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.42%) DFS Replication
4 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.18%) vSphere
6 4 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.71%) Docker
7 3 (0.71%) Snort
8 2 (0.47%) NFS
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.24%) vCloud
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (3.78%) SCCM
2 8 (1.89%) Ansible
3 7 (1.65%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.71%) Netcool
5 3 (0.71%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 3 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.47%) Terraform
7 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.24%) Oozie
7 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.24%) Puppet
7 1 (0.24%) SCOM
7 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 70 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.27%) SAP
3 32 (7.57%) Cisco
4 30 (7.09%) Oracle
5 25 (5.91%) Informatica
6 21 (4.96%) Citrix
7 14 (3.31%) Juniper
7 14 (3.31%) VMware
8 7 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.42%) Capita
9 6 (1.42%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.18%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.18%) F5
10 5 (1.18%) Remedy
11 4 (0.95%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.95%) Palo Alto
11 4 (0.95%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.95%) Virgin Media
11 4 (0.95%) Workday
12 3 (0.71%) Avaya