Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,419 1,435 1,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.45% 9.16% 9.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.03% 11.04% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 897 1,176
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 34
South East median hourly rate £26.87 £28.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.74% -35.23% +60.00%
10th Percentile £16.20 £15.05 £15.12
90th Percentile £51.50 £52.84 £63.53
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 14,144 12,998 14,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.26% 83.00% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,310 7,527 9,059
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 521 582
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.53% -17.36% +26.45%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.06 £11.27
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +11.52%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -5 602 £425 - 127
Berkshire -3 395 £425 - 75
Hampshire 0 332 £425 +6.25% 54
Surrey -6 283 £500 +5.26% 49
Buckinghamshire -11 138 £438 +5.42% 25
West Sussex +6 98 £425 - 20
Oxfordshire -12 71 £450 -5.26% 27
Kent -2 36 £650 +30.00% 13
East Sussex +7 24 £378 +4.28% 12
Middlesex +1 21 £475 +2.15% 2
Sussex - 2 £523 - 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management 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 Management.

1 408 (28.75%) Finance
2 382 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 370 (26.07%) PRINCE2
4 291 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 182 (12.83%) Microsoft
6 177 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
7 167 (11.77%) Telecoms
8 164 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
9 158 (11.13%) PMO
10 156 (10.99%) ITIL
11 152 (10.71%) Change Management
12 145 (10.22%) Security Cleared
13 139 (9.80%) Degree
14 136 (9.58%) Retail
14 136 (9.58%) Microsoft Office
15 119 (8.39%) SC Cleared
16 117 (8.25%) Scrum
17 116 (8.17%) Migration
17 116 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
18 111 (7.82%) Microsoft Project
19 110 (7.75%) PMI Certification
20 104 (7.33%) PMP
21 99 (6.98%) Oracle
21 99 (6.98%) Service Delivery
22 86 (6.06%) Project Planning
23 84 (5.92%) SAP
24 82 (5.78%) CRM
24 82 (5.78%) Business Analysis
25 78 (5.50%) Marketing
25 78 (5.50%) SQL

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 62 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.83%) CMS
3 13 (0.92%) Confluence
3 13 (0.92%) SAS
4 12 (0.85%) MS Project Server
5 9 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.42%) IIS
7 6 (0.42%) NetWeaver
7 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.42%) WordPress
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.28%) Apache
9 4 (0.28%) Drupal
9 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 136 (9.58%) Microsoft Office
2 116 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 111 (7.82%) Microsoft Project
4 73 (5.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 51 (3.59%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.21%) SPSS
9 1 (0.070%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.070%) Maya
9 1 (0.070%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.070%) Revit
9 1 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.06%) Sonata
2 12 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.63%) Primavera
4 8 (0.56%) BusinessWare
4 8 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.49%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.49%) SAP HCM
5 7 (0.49%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.42%) Workfront
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.28%) HFM
8 4 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.28%) RMDS
8 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.66%) Office 365
2 47 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (2.04%) SaaS
5 16 (1.13%) IaaS
5 16 (1.13%) PaaS
6 8 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.42%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.35%) npm
9 5 (0.35%) Silverpop
9 5 (0.35%) Yarn
10 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.14%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.14%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.14%) Yammer
12 1 (0.070%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.070%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.90%) VoIP
2 24 (1.69%) Firewall
2 24 (1.69%) Internet
2 24 (1.69%) WAN
3 20 (1.41%) LAN
4 19 (1.34%) Unified Communications
5 17 (1.20%) DNS
6 14 (0.99%) IP Telephony
6 14 (0.99%) Network Security
6 14 (0.99%) SAN
6 14 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.99%) VPN
7 13 (0.92%) 4G
8 11 (0.78%) LTE
9 10 (0.70%) 3G
9 10 (0.70%) MPLS
9 10 (0.70%) VoLTE
10 9 (0.63%) 2G
10 9 (0.63%) Skype
11 8 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (1.97%) Big Data
2 26 (1.83%) Power BI
3 16 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 11 (0.78%) MySQL
5 11 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (0.78%) SQL Server
6 9 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.49%) Redis
7 7 (0.49%) SAP HANA
8 6 (0.42%) Data Lake
8 6 (0.42%) HBase
8 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.35%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (3.52%) JIRA
2 13 (0.92%) Maven
3 11 (0.78%) GitLab
3 11 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.35%) Bower
6 5 (0.35%) Grunt
6 5 (0.35%) Jasmine
6 5 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (0.35%) Mocha
6 5 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.28%) Subversion
7 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.21%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.21%) Selenium
8 3 (0.21%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.21%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.14%) Appium
9 2 (0.14%) RubyGems
General
1 408 (28.75%) Finance
2 167 (11.77%) Telecoms
3 136 (9.58%) Retail
4 78 (5.50%) Marketing
5 36 (2.54%) Banking
6 35 (2.47%) Legal
7 22 (1.55%) Billing
7 22 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 21 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.92%) Back Office
9 13 (0.92%) German Language
10 12 (0.85%) French Language
11 11 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.63%) Publishing
13 8 (0.56%) Advertising
14 7 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.42%) Law
16 5 (0.35%) Digital Economy
17 3 (0.21%) Automotive
17 3 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 657 (46.30%) Project Manager
2 154 (10.85%) Analyst
3 87 (6.13%) Business Analyst
4 77 (5.43%) IT Manager
5 70 (4.93%) IT Project Manager
6 68 (4.79%) Developer
7 58 (4.09%) Architect
8 56 (3.95%) Senior Manager
9 52 (3.66%) Senior Project Manager
10 47 (3.31%) Infrastructure Manager
11 45 (3.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 38 (2.68%) Digital Project Manager
13 35 (2.47%) Consultant
13 35 (2.47%) Scrum Master
13 35 (2.47%) Technical Manager
14 34 (2.40%) Coordinator
14 34 (2.40%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 30 (2.11%) Java Developer
15 30 (2.11%) Technical Project Manager
16 29 (2.04%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.69%) Web Services
2 23 (1.62%) .NET
2 23 (1.62%) HTML
3 18 (1.27%) CSS
4 17 (1.20%) RESTful
5 15 (1.06%) Middleware
6 14 (0.99%) Hibernate
6 14 (0.99%) Spring
7 13 (0.92%) Spring Boot
8 11 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 10 (0.70%) AngularJS
10 9 (0.63%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.49%) Kafka
12 6 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (0.42%) SAP Basis
12 6 (0.42%) XML
13 5 (0.35%) Jest
13 5 (0.35%) JSON
13 5 (0.35%) React
13 5 (0.35%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 177 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 60 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 48 (3.38%) PMI
5 48 (3.38%) User Experience
6 40 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (1.83%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 13 (0.92%) Social Media
12 12 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (0.63%) Life Science
13 9 (0.63%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.56%) CMDB
14 8 (0.56%) FMCG
14 8 (0.56%) IVR
14 8 (0.56%) Video Editing
15 7 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 44 (3.10%) Windows
2 40 (2.82%) Linux
3 38 (2.68%) Unix
4 26 (1.83%) AIX
5 14 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 12 (0.85%) Solaris
7 10 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.14%) pSOS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.14%) zOS
14 1 (0.070%) Android
14 1 (0.070%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.070%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (26.07%) PRINCE2
3 291 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 164 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
5 156 (10.99%) ITIL
6 152 (10.71%) Change Management
7 117 (8.25%) Scrum
8 116 (8.17%) Migration
9 99 (6.98%) Service Delivery
10 86 (6.06%) Project Planning
11 82 (5.78%) Business Analysis
11 82 (5.78%) CRM
12 69 (4.86%) Decision-Making
12 69 (4.86%) Matrix Organization
13 67 (4.72%) Waterfall
14 65 (4.58%) SDLC
15 64 (4.51%) Programme Management
15 64 (4.51%) Project Governance
16 63 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
17 60 (4.23%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 78 (5.50%) SQL
2 58 (4.09%) Java
3 33 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 19 (1.34%) Python
5 16 (1.13%) C
6 14 (0.99%) Java 8
7 13 (0.92%) C#
7 13 (0.92%) Perl
8 8 (0.56%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.49%) Ruby
10 5 (0.35%) R
11 4 (0.28%) AWK
11 4 (0.28%) Go
11 4 (0.28%) sed
12 3 (0.21%) C++
12 3 (0.21%) F#
12 3 (0.21%) Groovy
13 2 (0.14%) ABAP
13 2 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 145 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 139 (9.80%) Degree
3 119 (8.39%) SC Cleared
4 110 (7.75%) PMI Certification
5 104 (7.33%) PMP
6 61 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 60 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 30 (2.11%) APMP
9 23 (1.62%) CISSP
10 21 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (1.48%) ISEB
11 20 (1.41%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.99%) CCNA
12 14 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.92%) CCNP
13 13 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (0.85%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.78%) CCDP
16 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (11.13%) PMO
2 59 (4.16%) GDPR
2 59 (4.16%) QA
3 22 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.99%) SLA
6 9 (0.63%) GxP
7 8 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.49%) P3O
9 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.21%) COBIT
11 3 (0.21%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.21%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.21%) MiFID
12 2 (0.14%) EMIR
12 2 (0.14%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.14%) IFRS
12 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 22 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.42%) VMware NSX
5 5 (0.35%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.28%) XenApp
7 2 (0.14%) HDFS
7 2 (0.14%) NFS
7 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.14%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.070%) Docker
8 1 (0.070%) KVM
8 1 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.070%) vSphere
8 1 (0.070%) Xen
8 1 (0.070%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.070%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (0.85%) Ansible
3 9 (0.63%) Puppet
4 7 (0.49%) HP ALM
4 7 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (0.42%) SCCM
5 6 (0.42%) SnapMirror
5 6 (0.42%) SnapVault
6 5 (0.35%) Netcool
6 5 (0.35%) Terraform
7 3 (0.21%) Kibana
7 3 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.21%) MIIS
7 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.21%) SCOM
7 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 182 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 99 (6.98%) Oracle
3 84 (5.92%) SAP
4 60 (4.23%) Cisco
5 33 (2.33%) VMware
6 30 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.90%) Workday
8 23 (1.62%) webMethods
9 20 (1.41%) NetApp
10 19 (1.34%) IBM
10 19 (1.34%) Remedy
11 16 (1.13%) HP
12 14 (0.99%) Juniper
12 14 (0.99%) ServiceNow
13 13 (0.92%) Brocade
14 12 (0.85%) FNZ
14 12 (0.85%) Google
15 11 (0.78%) Citrix
16 9 (0.63%) Cloudera
16 9 (0.63%) Red Hat