Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 48 51
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 527 750 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.92% 4.50% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 5.18% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 452 434
South East median daily rate £450 £443 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +2.22% +1.88%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £315
90th Percentile £638 £638 £554
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 4
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £31.00 £24.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +29.06% -54.25%
10th Percentile £14.33 £21.25 £16.13
90th Percentile £82.50 £60.00 £28.21
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year +47.99% -21.17% +35.50%

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 11,525 14,469 14,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.83% 86.90% 84.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,805 8,714 8,529
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £261 £279 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 476 474
South East median hourly rate £26.69 £27.12 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +20.53% -10.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.93 £11.25
90th Percentile £64.63 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.69 £22.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +7.67% -4.93% +0.61%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 -13 210 £440 +3.53% 50
Berkshire -12 158 £425 +0.59% 24
Hampshire +4 137 £401 -2.73% 16
Surrey -2 97 £528 +5.60% 20
Buckinghamshire -8 46 £450 - 17
West Sussex +15 37 £485 +17.58% 8
Kent +9 15 £420 -30.00% 4
East Sussex +6 14 £425 +15.25% 2
Oxfordshire +19 6 £375 -21.05% 9
Middlesex +3 2 £550 +37.50% 2
Sussex -5 1 £575 +25.68%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Project Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 179 (33.97%) Project Management
2 134 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (22.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 102 (19.35%) Finance
5 94 (17.84%) PRINCE2
6 84 (15.94%) Telecoms
7 81 (15.37%) Microsoft
8 72 (13.66%) PMO
9 61 (11.57%) Security Cleared
10 56 (10.63%) Degree
11 55 (10.44%) Windows
12 54 (10.25%) ITIL
12 54 (10.25%) SAP
13 51 (9.68%) Azure
14 47 (8.92%) SC Cleared
14 47 (8.92%) Oracle
15 43 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
16 42 (7.97%) Waterfall
17 41 (7.78%) Scrum
18 40 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
18 40 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (7.40%) Linux
20 38 (7.21%) PMI Certification
21 37 (7.02%) SQL
21 37 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
22 36 (6.83%) Service Management
22 36 (6.83%) Change Management
23 35 (6.64%) QA
24 34 (6.45%) Project Planning
24 34 (6.45%) Firewall

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 28 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.47%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.52%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.33%) Jupyter
4 7 (1.33%) SAS
5 6 (1.14%) MS Project Server
5 6 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.95%) JBoss
7 4 (0.76%) Documentum
7 4 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.57%) Apache
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.38%) CMS
9 2 (0.38%) Confluence
9 2 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (5.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (5.69%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (2.85%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.95%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.71%) SAP ERP
2 7 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.76%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.76%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.76%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.38%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.68%) Azure
2 31 (5.88%) AWS
3 25 (4.74%) Office 365
4 24 (4.55%) SaaS
5 17 (3.23%) PaaS
6 14 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (2.09%) Amazon S3
7 11 (2.09%) IaaS
8 7 (1.33%) Amazon Cognito
8 7 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.33%) Serverless
9 6 (1.14%) Yammer
10 5 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.76%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.76%) Slack
12 3 (0.57%) Coveralls
12 3 (0.57%) GCP
12 3 (0.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.45%) Firewall
2 25 (4.74%) DNS
3 21 (3.98%) WAN
4 17 (3.23%) 4G
4 17 (3.23%) Skype
5 16 (3.04%) 2G
5 16 (3.04%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (3.04%) SAN
6 15 (2.85%) 3G
6 15 (2.85%) LAN
7 14 (2.66%) DHCP
8 13 (2.47%) Network Security
8 13 (2.47%) VPN
9 12 (2.28%) Unified Communications
10 10 (1.90%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.71%) VLAN
12 8 (1.52%) Internet
12 8 (1.52%) VoIP
12 8 (1.52%) Wireless
13 7 (1.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.17%) Big Data
1 22 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.66%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.71%) Apache Hive
6 9 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.33%) Apache Zeppelin
7 7 (1.33%) Data Lake
7 7 (1.33%) Impala
8 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.14%) SSDT
9 5 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.76%) Cloudera CDH
10 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.66%) JIRA
2 13 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.52%) Maven
4 8 (1.52%) SonarQube
5 5 (0.95%) FindBugs
5 5 (0.95%) Log4j
5 5 (0.95%) Mercurial
5 5 (0.95%) Subversion
6 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.57%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (0.57%) Gradle
8 2 (0.38%) Grunt
8 2 (0.38%) gulp
8 2 (0.38%) JUnit
8 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 102 (19.35%) Finance
2 84 (15.94%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.98%) Legal
4 20 (3.80%) Retail
5 17 (3.23%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.47%) Marketing
7 8 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.14%) Banking
9 4 (0.76%) Automotive
9 4 (0.76%) Billing
10 3 (0.57%) Back Office
10 3 (0.57%) German Language
10 3 (0.57%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 2 (0.38%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 163 (30.93%) Project Manager
2 47 (8.92%) Analyst
3 43 (8.16%) IT Manager
4 40 (7.59%) Architect
5 32 (6.07%) Delivery Manager
5 32 (6.07%) IT Project Manager
6 30 (5.69%) Developer
7 22 (4.17%) Senior Manager
8 20 (3.80%) Senior Project Manager
9 19 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (3.42%) Business Analyst
11 17 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (3.04%) Delivery Project Manager
13 15 (2.85%) Network Engineer
14 14 (2.66%) Consultant
14 14 (2.66%) Programme Manager
14 14 (2.66%) Telecoms Manager
15 12 (2.28%) Coordinator
15 12 (2.28%) Infrastructure Manager
15 12 (2.28%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.98%) Web Services
2 15 (2.85%) Middleware
3 11 (2.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (1.90%) XML
5 9 (1.71%) Spring
6 7 (1.33%) Apache NiFi
6 7 (1.33%) Kafka
7 6 (1.14%) CSS
7 6 (1.14%) HTML
7 6 (1.14%) REST
8 5 (0.95%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.76%) jQuery
9 4 (0.76%) Spring Boot
9 4 (0.76%) XSD
10 3 (0.57%) .NET
10 3 (0.57%) Spring Cloud
10 3 (0.57%) WSDL
10 3 (0.57%) XSLT
11 2 (0.38%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.74%) Data Centre
4 23 (4.36%) PMI
5 18 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.28%) Virtual Team
7 11 (2.09%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.90%) User Experience
9 7 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.14%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.14%) Life Science
10 6 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.95%) Replication
12 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.76%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.57%) FMCG
13 3 (0.57%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.44%) Windows
2 39 (7.40%) Linux
3 24 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.98%) Windows 10
5 15 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.85%) Unix
6 12 (2.28%) CentOS
7 8 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.33%) Android
8 7 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.95%) Debian
9 5 (0.95%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) pSOS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (33.97%) Project Management
2 134 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (22.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (17.84%) PRINCE2
5 54 (10.25%) ITIL
6 42 (7.97%) Waterfall
7 41 (7.78%) Scrum
8 37 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (6.83%) Change Management
9 36 (6.83%) Service Management
10 34 (6.45%) Project Planning
11 33 (6.26%) ERP
11 33 (6.26%) Mentoring
11 33 (6.26%) Service Delivery
12 32 (6.07%) Project Governance
13 31 (5.88%) Decision-Making
13 31 (5.88%) Migration
13 31 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (5.88%) Risk Management
14 30 (5.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.02%) SQL
2 28 (5.31%) Java
3 19 (3.61%) PowerShell
4 14 (2.66%) C
4 14 (2.66%) Python
5 10 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.14%) C#
6 6 (1.14%) Korn
7 4 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.76%) C++
7 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.76%) XQuery
8 3 (0.57%) Java 8
8 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.19%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.19%) VB
9 1 (0.19%) VBScript
9 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.63%) Degree
3 47 (8.92%) SC Cleared
4 38 (7.21%) PMI Certification
5 27 (5.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 20 (3.80%) PMP
7 17 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.47%) CCNP
9 10 (1.90%) CCNA
9 10 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.52%) HNC
10 8 (1.52%) ISEB
11 7 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (1.14%) CCA
12 6 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.14%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.95%) APMP
13 5 (0.95%) CCIE
13 5 (0.95%) CISSP
14 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (13.66%) PMO
2 35 (6.64%) QA
3 19 (3.61%) Data Quality
4 16 (3.04%) SLA
5 15 (2.85%) GDPR
6 8 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.14%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.95%) GxP
9 3 (0.57%) P3O
10 2 (0.38%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.38%) PSD2
11 1 (0.19%) GAMP
11 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
3 8 (1.52%) XenApp
4 7 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.14%) DFS Replication
6 5 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.76%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.57%) Docker
8 3 (0.57%) Snort
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.19%) NFS
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (2.85%) SCCM
2 9 (1.71%) Ansible
2 9 (1.71%) Oozie
3 7 (1.33%) AirWatch
3 7 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.38%) Netcool
5 2 (0.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.19%) Cacti
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) Icinga
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.19%) Nagios
6 1 (0.19%) Nessus
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 81 (15.37%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.25%) SAP
3 47 (8.92%) Oracle
4 31 (5.88%) Cisco
5 23 (4.36%) Citrix
6 15 (2.85%) VMware
7 13 (2.47%) Remedy
8 12 (2.28%) Cloudera
8 12 (2.28%) Workday
9 10 (1.90%) Informatica
9 10 (1.90%) Juniper
10 8 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.33%) Hortonworks
11 7 (1.33%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.33%) StreamSets
12 6 (1.14%) F5
12 6 (1.14%) Tableau
13 5 (0.95%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.95%) Niku
14 4 (0.76%) TIBCO