Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 13 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,466 1,491 1,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.79% 9.27% 9.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.27% 11.01% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 932 1,048
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £259 £253
90th Percentile £595 £578 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 36
South East median hourly rate £33.14 £21.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.14% -3.80% -33.28%
10th Percentile £16.15 £14.50 £15.38
90th Percentile £52.75 £38.75 £58.75
England median hourly rate £30.75 £25.12 £27.00
% change year-on-year +22.41% -6.96% -6.90%

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 14,269 13,541 15,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.60% 84.18% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,511 7,857 9,324
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 494 562
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 0 604 £430 -0.81% 98
Berkshire 0 401 £425 -2.86% 44
Surrey +3 368 £525 +10.53% 39
Hampshire -13 279 £450 +12.50% 34
Buckinghamshire +1 143 £450 +5.88% 33
West Sussex +1 110 £425 - 24
Oxfordshire -5 62 £520 +18.86% 21
East Sussex +5 42 £438 +16.67% 8
Kent +1 31 £650 +36.84% 6
Middlesex -11 10 £433 -5.46% 1
Home Counties +5 1 £450 +20.00%
Sussex +1 1 £470 -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 468 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (31.72%) Finance
3 337 (22.99%) PRINCE2
4 288 (19.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 219 (14.94%) Microsoft
6 191 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
7 187 (12.76%) Degree
8 160 (10.91%) Oracle
9 151 (10.30%) Migration
10 145 (9.89%) Scrum
10 145 (9.89%) PMO
11 142 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
11 142 (9.69%) ITIL
12 135 (9.21%) Security Cleared
13 134 (9.14%) PMI Certification
14 133 (9.07%) PMP
15 132 (9.00%) Change Management
16 130 (8.87%) Telecoms
17 124 (8.46%) Retail
17 124 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
18 121 (8.25%) Microsoft Project
19 118 (8.05%) SAP
20 111 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
21 108 (7.37%) Waterfall
22 99 (6.75%) Project Planning
23 96 (6.55%) SC Cleared
24 95 (6.48%) Business Analysis
25 93 (6.34%) SQL
26 91 (6.21%) Marketing
27 89 (6.07%) SDLC

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 60 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.71%) CMS
3 18 (1.23%) IIS
4 17 (1.16%) Confluence
5 12 (0.82%) Apache
6 10 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 9 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.61%) Umbraco
8 8 (0.55%) SAS
8 8 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.41%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.34%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.34%) WordPress
11 4 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 124 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 121 (8.25%) Microsoft Project
3 111 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
4 67 (4.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (4.30%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) CATIA
8 2 (0.14%) Maya
9 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.068%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.068%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.068%) Revit
9 1 (0.068%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.09%) Sonata
2 14 (0.95%) SAP HR
3 12 (0.82%) PlanetPress Connect
3 12 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.68%) Eloqua
4 10 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.61%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.34%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.34%) Primavera
8 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.27%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.27%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.66%) SaaS
4 25 (1.71%) Office 365
5 15 (1.02%) PaaS
6 12 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
7 11 (0.75%) Yammer
8 8 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 7 (0.48%) Azure Functions
9 7 (0.48%) Serverless
10 6 (0.41%) IaaS
11 5 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
11 5 (0.34%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 5 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 5 (0.34%) Slack
12 4 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.27%) Datadog
13 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.93%) WAN
2 36 (2.46%) LAN
3 28 (1.91%) Internet
4 25 (1.71%) SAN
5 23 (1.57%) Firewall
6 15 (1.02%) Network Security
6 15 (1.02%) VoIP
7 14 (0.95%) VPN
8 13 (0.89%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.75%) DNS
10 10 (0.68%) Intranet
11 9 (0.61%) Unified Communications
12 8 (0.55%) IP Telephony
12 8 (0.55%) NAS
12 8 (0.55%) SMS
13 6 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (0.41%) Skype
13 6 (0.41%) VoLTE
13 6 (0.41%) Wireless
14 5 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.11%) Big Data
2 30 (2.05%) SQL Server
3 23 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.43%) Power BI
5 20 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.82%) EDMS
8 11 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (0.75%) Data Lake
8 11 (0.75%) DB2
9 10 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (0.48%) MySQL
12 6 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.41%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (0.41%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.41%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 52 (3.55%) JIRA
2 27 (1.84%) Maven
3 25 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.48%) GitLab
8 5 (0.34%) Gradle
8 5 (0.34%) Liquibase
9 4 (0.27%) Selenium
9 4 (0.27%) Subversion
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.20%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.20%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.14%) CMake
11 2 (0.14%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.068%) LabVIEW
12 1 (0.068%) LoadRunner
General
1 465 (31.72%) Finance
2 130 (8.87%) Telecoms
3 124 (8.46%) Retail
4 91 (6.21%) Marketing
5 46 (3.14%) Banking
6 45 (3.07%) Legal
7 38 (2.59%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 26 (1.77%) Billing
10 10 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
11 9 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.61%) Publishing
12 8 (0.55%) Automotive
12 8 (0.55%) Electronics
12 8 (0.55%) German Language
13 7 (0.48%) Advertising
14 6 (0.41%) French Language
15 5 (0.34%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.34%) Law
15 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 612 (41.75%) Project Manager
2 167 (11.39%) Analyst
3 106 (7.23%) Business Analyst
4 97 (6.62%) IT Manager
5 81 (5.53%) Developer
6 78 (5.32%) IT Project Manager
7 74 (5.05%) Senior Manager
8 60 (4.09%) Senior Project Manager
9 48 (3.27%) Coordinator
9 48 (3.27%) Technical Manager
10 46 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
11 45 (3.07%) Delivery Manager
12 41 (2.80%) Architect
12 41 (2.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 40 (2.73%) Project Coordinator
14 39 (2.66%) Scrum Master
14 39 (2.66%) Technical Project Manager
15 35 (2.39%) Lead Developer
15 35 (2.39%) Programme Manager
16 31 (2.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.66%) Spring
1 39 (2.66%) Web Services
2 33 (2.25%) .NET
3 32 (2.18%) Hibernate
4 31 (2.11%) RESTful
4 31 (2.11%) Spring Boot
5 25 (1.71%) HTML
6 23 (1.57%) Middleware
7 21 (1.43%) JSON
8 19 (1.30%) CSS
9 18 (1.23%) ASP.NET
10 17 (1.16%) REST
11 14 (0.95%) CSS3
11 14 (0.95%) HTML5
11 14 (0.95%) XML
12 13 (0.89%) SAML
13 12 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (0.82%) jQuery
13 12 (0.82%) Kafka
13 12 (0.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 191 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.84%) Computer Science
2 71 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 62 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 57 (3.89%) PMI
5 44 (3.00%) Virtual Team
6 41 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
7 39 (2.66%) User Experience
8 37 (2.52%) Mobile App
9 32 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.09%) Mainframe
12 13 (0.89%) Life Science
12 13 (0.89%) Smart Meter
13 12 (0.82%) Social Media
14 10 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.68%) Driving Licence
14 10 (0.68%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.55%) EPoS
16 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 74 (5.05%) Windows
2 65 (4.43%) Unix
3 63 (4.30%) Linux
4 25 (1.71%) Solaris
5 17 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 11 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.27%) zOS
10 3 (0.20%) Android
10 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
12 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.068%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (22.99%) PRINCE2
3 288 (19.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 151 (10.30%) Migration
5 145 (9.89%) Scrum
6 142 (9.69%) ITIL
6 142 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
7 132 (9.00%) Change Management
8 108 (7.37%) Waterfall
9 99 (6.75%) Project Planning
10 95 (6.48%) Business Analysis
11 89 (6.07%) Matrix Organization
11 89 (6.07%) SDLC
12 82 (5.59%) Programme Management
12 82 (5.59%) Service Delivery
13 80 (5.46%) CRM
14 74 (5.05%) Decision-Making
15 71 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
16 70 (4.77%) Coaching
17 68 (4.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 93 (6.34%) SQL
2 84 (5.73%) Java
3 56 (3.82%) JavaScript
4 38 (2.59%) C
5 34 (2.32%) Java 8
6 32 (2.18%) Python
7 20 (1.36%) C#
8 11 (0.75%) PowerShell
9 10 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.68%) Ruby
10 9 (0.61%) ABAP
10 9 (0.61%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.55%) PHP
12 7 (0.48%) Scala
13 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.41%) VB
14 4 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.27%) Lua
14 4 (0.27%) Perl
14 4 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 187 (12.76%) Degree
2 135 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 134 (9.14%) PMI Certification
4 133 (9.07%) PMP
5 96 (6.55%) SC Cleared
6 55 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 47 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 44 (3.00%) DV Cleared
9 32 (2.18%) APMP
10 29 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (1.36%) ISEB
12 16 (1.09%) Master's Degree
13 15 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.82%) HNC
15 11 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.75%) CISSP
16 9 (0.61%) CISM
16 9 (0.61%) HND
17 7 (0.48%) CCNA
17 7 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (9.89%) PMO
2 66 (4.50%) QA
3 35 (2.39%) GDPR
4 33 (2.25%) SLA
5 26 (1.77%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.36%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 6 (0.41%) GxP
11 5 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (0.34%) IFRS
11 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.27%) COBIT
12 4 (0.27%) P3O
13 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.20%) MISRA
14 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.068%) Actionable Recommendations
15 1 (0.068%) HIPAA
System Software
1 37 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.75%) Docker
5 6 (0.41%) Firmware
5 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.20%) HDFS
6 3 (0.20%) XenApp
7 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.14%) NFS
7 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.14%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.068%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.068%) KVM
8 1 (0.068%) vSphere
8 1 (0.068%) Xen
8 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.068%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (1.30%) SCCM
2 18 (1.23%) Puppet
3 13 (0.89%) Terraform
4 9 (0.61%) SCOM
5 7 (0.48%) Ansible
5 7 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.48%) HP ALM
5 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.34%) SnapMirror
7 5 (0.34%) SnapVault
7 5 (0.34%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.27%) MIIS
8 4 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.20%) Kibana
9 3 (0.20%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.20%) SELinux
Vendors
1 219 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 160 (10.91%) Oracle
3 118 (8.05%) SAP
4 47 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (2.80%) Workday
6 40 (2.73%) VMware
7 38 (2.59%) Cisco
8 24 (1.64%) NetApp
9 23 (1.57%) Citrix
10 21 (1.43%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.23%) HP
11 18 (1.23%) Remedy
12 17 (1.16%) IBM
13 15 (1.02%) Adobe
14 14 (0.95%) Xerox
15 13 (0.89%) FNZ
16 11 (0.75%) Cognos
16 11 (0.75%) Nimble Storage
16 11 (0.75%) Tableau
17 10 (0.68%) Red Hat