Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 45 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 477 742 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.07% 4.64% 4.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.80% 5.32% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 443 451
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.02%
10th Percentile £290 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £638 £570
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 4
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £33.40 £27.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% +23.66% -50.89%
10th Percentile £14.33 £14.05 £24.02
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £28.42
% change year-on-year +45.83% -15.54% -5.28%

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 9,944 13,955 14,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.78% 87.22% 84.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,973 8,340 8,476
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 463 423
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £27.00 £24.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.41% +6.76%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £61.75 £52.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £22.85 £23.42 £23.14
% change year-on-year -2.43% +1.21% -2.57%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Project Delivery as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Delivery in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Delivery in the South East

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Delivery in the South East over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in the South East

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Delivery in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in the South East

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Delivery in the South East over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor 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 17 January 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 -10 205 £443 +4.12% 51
Berkshire -13 164 £432 +1.71% 26
Hampshire -9 129 £400 -7.51% 20
Surrey +16 89 £527 +0.29% 22
Buckinghamshire -6 34 £466 +10.54% 16
Kent +6 16 £419 -23.86% 7
West Sussex +1 15 £550 +33.33% 5
East Sussex +12 11 £400 +8.47% 1
Oxfordshire +21 7 £292 -38.47% 9
Middlesex +4 1 £550 +15.79% 1
Sussex -6 1 £575 +27.78%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Project Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 157 (32.91%) Project Management
2 129 (27.04%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (19.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (18.03%) PRINCE2
5 83 (17.40%) Finance
6 82 (17.19%) Microsoft
7 78 (16.35%) Telecoms
8 74 (15.51%) Windows
9 64 (13.42%) Azure
10 59 (12.37%) Security Cleared
11 54 (11.32%) Degree
12 53 (11.11%) PMO
13 49 (10.27%) SC Cleared
14 47 (9.85%) ITIL
14 47 (9.85%) SQL
15 45 (9.43%) Scrum
16 44 (9.22%) Oracle
17 43 (9.01%) Analytics
18 41 (8.60%) DevOps
19 40 (8.39%) Migration
20 39 (8.18%) Firewall
20 39 (8.18%) Change Management
20 39 (8.18%) SAP
21 37 (7.76%) DNS
22 34 (7.13%) PMI Certification
22 34 (7.13%) Linux
22 34 (7.13%) Project Planning
22 34 (7.13%) AWS
23 32 (6.71%) Mentoring
23 32 (6.71%) Data Modelling

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 23 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.47%) Jupyter
3 7 (1.47%) SAS
4 6 (1.26%) Confluence
4 6 (1.26%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.05%) JBoss
5 5 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.21%) CMS
8 1 (0.21%) Documentum
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 32 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (5.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (5.03%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.89%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.26%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.26%) SAP MDG
3 6 (1.26%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.63%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.21%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (13.42%) Azure
2 34 (7.13%) AWS
3 31 (6.50%) PaaS
4 25 (5.24%) IaaS
5 24 (5.03%) Office 365
6 22 (4.61%) SaaS
7 13 (2.73%) Amazon S3
7 13 (2.73%) Power Platform
8 9 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.89%) Serverless
9 8 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.47%) Amazon Cognito
10 7 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.26%) Yammer
12 5 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (0.84%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.84%) Slack
14 3 (0.63%) GCP
14 3 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.18%) Firewall
2 37 (7.76%) DNS
3 24 (5.03%) WAN
4 22 (4.61%) DHCP
5 18 (3.77%) LAN
5 18 (3.77%) SAN
6 17 (3.56%) VLAN
7 15 (3.14%) 4G
8 14 (2.94%) 3G
9 13 (2.73%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (2.52%) 2G
10 12 (2.52%) Wireless
11 11 (2.31%) Internet
11 11 (2.31%) VPN
12 9 (1.89%) 5G
12 9 (1.89%) TCP/IP
13 8 (1.68%) NAS
13 8 (1.68%) VoIP
14 7 (1.47%) SSL
14 7 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.98%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.77%) Data Lake
4 17 (3.56%) Big Data
4 17 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 13 (2.73%) HDInsight
6 12 (2.52%) Power BI
7 9 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.68%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.47%) Apache Zeppelin
9 7 (1.47%) Impala
10 6 (1.26%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.05%) Cloudera CDH
11 5 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.05%) SSDT
12 4 (0.84%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (3.35%) JIRA
2 14 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.89%) SonarQube
4 8 (1.68%) Maven
5 5 (1.05%) FindBugs
5 5 (1.05%) Log4j
5 5 (1.05%) Mercurial
5 5 (1.05%) Subversion
6 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.63%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (0.63%) Gradle
8 2 (0.42%) JUnit
8 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.21%) JMeter
9 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 83 (17.40%) Finance
2 78 (16.35%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.35%) Legal
3 16 (3.35%) Retail
4 15 (3.14%) Marketing
4 15 (3.14%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.26%) Banking
5 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.42%) Automotive
8 2 (0.42%) German Language
8 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Avionics
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
9 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 142 (29.77%) Project Manager
2 44 (9.22%) Architect
3 35 (7.34%) Analyst
4 30 (6.29%) Delivery Manager
5 29 (6.08%) IT Manager
6 26 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (4.82%) Developer
8 21 (4.40%) IT Project Manager
8 21 (4.40%) Programme Manager
9 19 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (3.35%) Senior Manager
11 15 (3.14%) Consultant
11 15 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (3.14%) Telecoms Manager
12 12 (2.52%) Coordinator
13 11 (2.31%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.31%) Senior Project Manager
13 11 (2.31%) Technical Manager
14 10 (2.10%) Agile Project Manager
14 10 (2.10%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.40%) Web Services
2 13 (2.73%) Middleware
3 10 (2.10%) Oracle Fusion
4 9 (1.89%) XML
5 7 (1.47%) Apache NiFi
5 7 (1.47%) Kafka
5 7 (1.47%) Spring
6 5 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (1.05%) REST
7 4 (0.84%) .NET
7 4 (0.84%) HTML
7 4 (0.84%) jQuery
8 3 (0.63%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.63%) CSS
8 3 (0.63%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.63%) WSDL
8 3 (0.63%) XSD
8 3 (0.63%) XSLT
9 2 (0.42%) SAP Fiori
9 2 (0.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.61%) PMI
4 14 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.52%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.52%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.31%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.10%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.89%) PKI
10 7 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.26%) Replication
11 6 (1.26%) User Experience
12 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.63%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.63%) Fibre Optics
13 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (15.51%) Windows
2 34 (7.13%) Linux
3 26 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 24 (5.03%) Windows 10
5 15 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.73%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.52%) CentOS
8 9 (1.89%) Android
8 9 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.68%) Unix
10 5 (1.05%) Debian
10 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) pSOS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (32.91%) Project Management
2 129 (27.04%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (19.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (18.03%) PRINCE2
5 47 (9.85%) ITIL
6 45 (9.43%) Scrum
7 43 (9.01%) Analytics
8 41 (8.60%) DevOps
9 40 (8.39%) Migration
10 39 (8.18%) Change Management
11 34 (7.13%) Project Planning
12 32 (6.71%) Data Modelling
12 32 (6.71%) Mentoring
13 29 (6.08%) Coaching
13 29 (6.08%) ERP
13 29 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (6.08%) Waterfall
14 27 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (5.66%) Decision-Making
14 27 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.85%) SQL
2 31 (6.50%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.03%) Java
4 20 (4.19%) Python
5 17 (3.56%) C
6 7 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.26%) C#
8 5 (1.05%) C++
8 5 (1.05%) Korn
9 4 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.63%) XQuery
11 2 (0.42%) ABAP
11 2 (0.42%) Java 8
11 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.21%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) VB
12 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 54 (11.32%) Degree
3 49 (10.27%) SC Cleared
4 34 (7.13%) PMI Certification
5 21 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (3.56%) PMP
7 15 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (2.31%) CCNP
10 10 (2.10%) CCNA
11 8 (1.68%) HNC
12 7 (1.47%) APMP
13 6 (1.26%) CCA
13 6 (1.26%) CCIE
13 6 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
16 3 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (11.11%) PMO
2 24 (5.03%) QA
3 16 (3.35%) SLA
4 14 (2.94%) Data Quality
4 14 (2.94%) GDPR
5 5 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.63%) P3O
8 2 (0.42%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.42%) PSD2
9 1 (0.21%) GAMP
9 1 (0.21%) GxP
9 1 (0.21%) IFRS
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (5.87%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.14%) XenApp
4 12 (2.52%) DFS Replication
4 12 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.31%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.10%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.26%) Docker
10 5 (1.05%) vSphere
11 4 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.84%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.63%) Snort
13 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.21%) NFS
13 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (5.24%) SCCM
2 10 (2.10%) Ansible
3 9 (1.89%) AirWatch
4 8 (1.68%) Oozie
5 7 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.63%) Netcool
7 3 (0.63%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.42%) Terraform
9 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.21%) Cacti
9 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.21%) Icinga
9 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.21%) Nagios
9 1 (0.21%) Nessus
9 1 (0.21%) QRadar
Vendors
1 82 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.22%) Oracle
3 39 (8.18%) SAP
4 29 (6.08%) Cisco
4 29 (6.08%) Citrix
5 24 (5.03%) VMware
6 19 (3.98%) Informatica
7 14 (2.94%) Juniper
8 12 (2.52%) Cloudera
8 12 (2.52%) Workday
9 10 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.89%) Remedy
11 7 (1.47%) Hortonworks
11 7 (1.47%) StreamSets
12 6 (1.26%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.05%) Google
14 4 (0.84%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.84%) SolarWinds
15 3 (0.63%) Aruba
15 3 (0.63%) Capita