Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 13 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,355 1,322 1,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.35% 8.67% 10.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.08% 10.54% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 864 1,225
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.81% +1.91%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £556 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 34
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -42.05% +83.33%
10th Percentile £17.62 £16.25 £17.50
90th Percentile £40.70 £55.00 £63.53
England median hourly rate £26.87 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -2.31% -12.53% +12.29%

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 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 13,447 12,541 14,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.83% 82.23% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,103 7,517 8,872
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £251
90th Percentile £585 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 506 624
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.21 £11.06 £11.86
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £52.50
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
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 Management in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
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 Management in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
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 Management within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Thames Valley -6 571 £425 +2.35% 127
Berkshire -2 359 £425 +4.29% 73
Hampshire +4 326 £400 +6.67% 59
Surrey -2 251 £500 +11.11% 68
Buckinghamshire -15 140 £425 +3.03% 25
West Sussex 0 96 £425 - 11
Oxfordshire -11 71 £441 -7.11% 29
East Sussex +11 44 £420 +20.00% 8
Kent -27 27 £500 +11.11% 20
Middlesex +8 23 £500 +23.08% 2
M4 Corridor -1 1 - -
Sussex -2 1 £475 -5.00% 2
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 374 (27.60%) Finance
2 356 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (23.54%) PRINCE2
4 296 (21.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 186 (13.73%) Microsoft
6 161 (11.88%) Telecoms
7 159 (11.73%) PMO
8 141 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
9 136 (10.04%) Change Management
10 130 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
11 126 (9.30%) ITIL
11 126 (9.30%) Degree
12 117 (8.63%) Security Cleared
13 116 (8.56%) Microsoft Project
14 108 (7.97%) PMP
15 107 (7.90%) Scrum
16 102 (7.53%) PMI Certification
17 101 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
18 100 (7.38%) Oracle
18 100 (7.38%) Waterfall
19 98 (7.23%) SAP
20 97 (7.16%) CRM
21 95 (7.01%) Migration
21 95 (7.01%) Service Delivery
22 91 (6.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 86 (6.35%) Business Analysis
24 84 (6.20%) SC Cleared
25 83 (6.13%) Marketing
26 79 (5.83%) Retail
27 73 (5.39%) Programme Management

Project Management
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 73 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.29%) CMS
3 24 (1.77%) MS Project Server
4 21 (1.55%) Confluence
5 14 (1.03%) Apache
6 10 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (0.59%) Drupal
7 8 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.59%) nginx
7 8 (0.59%) SAS
7 8 (0.59%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.44%) IIS
9 6 (0.44%) JBoss
9 6 (0.44%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.37%) Documentum
11 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 130 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (8.56%) Microsoft Project
3 101 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
4 91 (6.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (3.39%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.30%) Maya
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.074%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
1 12 (0.89%) Sonata
2 11 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.74%) FastStats
3 10 (0.74%) Primavera
4 9 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
5 8 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.44%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.44%) HFM
7 6 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
7 6 (0.44%) SAP HCM
7 6 (0.44%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.37%) Maximo
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.30%) SAP APO
9 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.54%) Office 365
2 37 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.55%) SaaS
5 16 (1.18%) Google Analytics
6 13 (0.96%) IaaS
6 13 (0.96%) PaaS
7 12 (0.89%) Silverpop
8 8 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.59%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.074%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.074%) GitHub
11 1 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.074%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.074%) Route 53
11 1 (0.074%) Taleo
11 1 (0.074%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.92%) LTE
2 22 (1.62%) DNS
2 22 (1.62%) Firewall
3 20 (1.48%) Internet
4 17 (1.25%) LAN
4 17 (1.25%) VoLTE
4 17 (1.25%) WAN
5 16 (1.18%) 3G
6 15 (1.11%) GSM
6 15 (1.11%) HSPA
6 15 (1.11%) WCDMA
6 15 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (1.03%) 4G
7 14 (1.03%) Network Security
7 14 (1.03%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.96%) SAN
8 13 (0.96%) VoWiFi
9 12 (0.89%) Wireless
10 10 (0.74%) VoIP
11 9 (0.66%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.55%) Big Data
2 19 (1.40%) Power BI
3 18 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (1.11%) SAP BW
4 15 (1.11%) SQL Server
5 14 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.89%) Hadoop
7 11 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
8 9 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.66%) MySQL
8 9 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.52%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.44%) Essbase
10 6 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.44%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.30%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 45 (3.32%) JIRA
2 12 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.59%) GitLab
5 7 (0.52%) Android Studio
5 7 (0.52%) Xcode
6 4 (0.30%) Appium
6 4 (0.30%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.30%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.22%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.22%) Subversion
8 2 (0.15%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.15%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.074%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.074%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.074%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.074%) TestRail
General
1 374 (27.60%) Finance
2 161 (11.88%) Telecoms
3 83 (6.13%) Marketing
4 79 (5.83%) Retail
5 34 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 32 (2.36%) Banking
7 30 (2.21%) Legal
8 26 (1.92%) Billing
9 18 (1.33%) Back Office
10 16 (1.18%) Publishing
11 14 (1.03%) Advertising
12 12 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.74%) Electronics
14 8 (0.59%) German Language
14 8 (0.59%) Law
14 8 (0.59%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.44%) Automotive
16 5 (0.37%) French Language
17 4 (0.30%) Military
18 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 595 (43.91%) Project Manager
2 183 (13.51%) Analyst
3 95 (7.01%) Business Analyst
4 62 (4.58%) IT Manager
5 59 (4.35%) Architect
6 53 (3.91%) Developer
7 50 (3.69%) IT Project Manager
8 44 (3.25%) Senior Manager
9 41 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
9 41 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
10 38 (2.80%) Consultant
11 35 (2.58%) Technical Manager
12 33 (2.44%) PMO Analyst
13 32 (2.36%) Digital Project Manager
14 31 (2.29%) Scrum Master
15 30 (2.21%) Programme Manager
15 30 (2.21%) Telecoms Manager
16 29 (2.14%) SC Cleared Project Manager
17 28 (2.07%) Coordinator
17 28 (2.07%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.29%) HTML
2 26 (1.92%) Web Services
3 23 (1.70%) CSS
4 17 (1.25%) .NET
4 17 (1.25%) Middleware
5 14 (1.03%) Ajax
5 14 (1.03%) RESTful
6 9 (0.66%) AngularJS
6 9 (0.66%) Node.js
7 8 (0.59%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.59%) XML
8 6 (0.44%) SAP Basis
9 5 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.37%) Flash
9 5 (0.37%) HTML5
9 5 (0.37%) jQuery
9 5 (0.37%) SAPUI5
10 4 (0.30%) CSS3
10 4 (0.30%) Kafka
10 4 (0.30%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 141 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 40 (2.95%) User Experience
4 39 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.44%) PMI
6 28 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 25 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 17 (1.25%) Social Media
9 14 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 13 (0.96%) FMCG
11 12 (0.89%) Marketing Technology
12 9 (0.66%) NHS
13 7 (0.52%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (0.52%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.52%) Handset
13 7 (0.52%) IVR
14 6 (0.44%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 46 (3.39%) Windows
2 33 (2.44%) Linux
3 28 (2.07%) Unix
4 12 (0.89%) Apple iOS
4 12 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (0.81%) AIX
5 11 (0.81%) Android
6 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.52%) Solaris
8 7 (0.52%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.15%) pSOS
10 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (23.54%) PRINCE2
3 296 (21.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 136 (10.04%) Change Management
5 126 (9.30%) ITIL
6 107 (7.90%) Scrum
7 100 (7.38%) Waterfall
8 97 (7.16%) CRM
9 95 (7.01%) Migration
9 95 (7.01%) Service Delivery
10 86 (6.35%) Business Analysis
11 73 (5.39%) Programme Management
12 67 (4.94%) Coaching
12 67 (4.94%) Project Governance
12 67 (4.94%) SDLC
13 66 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
13 66 (4.87%) Mentoring
14 65 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 63 (4.65%) Matrix Organization
16 59 (4.35%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 60 (4.43%) SQL
2 30 (2.21%) Java
3 24 (1.77%) Perl
4 23 (1.70%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.48%) C
6 15 (1.11%) Python
7 10 (0.74%) C#
8 9 (0.66%) PHP
8 9 (0.66%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.59%) Apple Swift
9 8 (0.59%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.30%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.30%) VBA
11 3 (0.22%) ABAP
11 3 (0.22%) C++
11 3 (0.22%) Scala
11 3 (0.22%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.15%) COBOL
12 2 (0.15%) JCL
Qualifications
1 126 (9.30%) Degree
2 117 (8.63%) Security Cleared
3 108 (7.97%) PMP
4 102 (7.53%) PMI Certification
5 84 (6.20%) SC Cleared
6 51 (3.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 48 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 24 (1.77%) APMP
9 22 (1.62%) CISSP
10 20 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (1.40%) DV Cleared
12 18 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
13 15 (1.11%) CCNA
14 14 (1.03%) ISEB
15 13 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (0.74%) CCNP
18 9 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
19 8 (0.59%) CISA
19 8 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (11.73%) PMO
2 62 (4.58%) GDPR
3 61 (4.50%) QA
4 26 (1.92%) SLA
5 18 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.33%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.81%) GxP
8 9 (0.66%) P3O
9 8 (0.59%) COBIT
10 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.30%) IFRS
12 4 (0.30%) MiFID
13 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.15%) Basel II
14 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 24 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.74%) Docker
2 10 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.15%) NFS
5 2 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.15%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.074%) KVM
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (0.89%) Ansible
2 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (0.66%) NetBackup
3 8 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (0.59%) Puppet
4 7 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (0.37%) SCCM
6 4 (0.30%) SELinux
7 3 (0.22%) Kibana
7 3 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.15%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.15%) QRadar
8 2 (0.15%) SnapMirror
8 2 (0.15%) SnapVault
8 2 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.074%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.074%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 186 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 100 (7.38%) Oracle
3 98 (7.23%) SAP
4 46 (3.39%) Cisco
5 29 (2.14%) VMware
6 24 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (1.55%) Workday
8 19 (1.40%) Google
8 19 (1.40%) NetApp
9 15 (1.11%) IBM
9 15 (1.11%) Remedy
10 13 (0.96%) Juniper
10 13 (0.96%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.89%) Hootsuite
11 12 (0.89%) HP
12 11 (0.81%) Apple
13 10 (0.74%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.66%) Adobe
14 9 (0.66%) Cloudera
15 8 (0.59%) webMethods