Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 12 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,392 1,484 1,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.46% 9.12% 8.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.85% 10.83% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 932 952
South East median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £260 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £574
England median daily rate £460 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 32
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £25.12 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.38% +3.59% -27.61%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.45 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.88 £40.35 £58.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +13.21% -1.85% -14.12%

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 14,135 13,702 14,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.92% 84.21% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,517 8,185 8,689
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 468 589
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.73
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -2 540 £436 +1.45% 131
Surrey +3 379 £513 +7.89% 53
Berkshire -1 359 £425 - 56
Hampshire -14 264 £440 +10.00% 59
Buckinghamshire +3 132 £429 +0.94% 43
West Sussex +6 102 £413 -2.94% 20
East Sussex +3 53 £450 +9.09% 11
Oxfordshire -11 48 £500 +5.26% 32
Kent -12 20 £650 +31.98% 21
Middlesex +1 19 £475 +1.71%
Home Counties - 1 £450 -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 435 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (29.89%) Finance
3 313 (22.49%) PRINCE2
4 298 (21.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 223 (16.02%) Microsoft
6 170 (12.21%) Degree
7 168 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
8 152 (10.92%) Migration
9 143 (10.27%) PMO
10 140 (10.06%) Scrum
10 140 (10.06%) Microsoft Excel
11 137 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
12 135 (9.70%) Oracle
13 133 (9.55%) SAP
14 129 (9.27%) Change Management
15 118 (8.48%) Telecoms
16 117 (8.41%) Waterfall
17 116 (8.33%) ITIL
18 107 (7.69%) PMP
19 105 (7.54%) Microsoft Project
20 104 (7.47%) Security Cleared
21 99 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
22 97 (6.97%) PMI Certification
23 96 (6.90%) Business Analysis
24 91 (6.54%) Marketing
25 89 (6.39%) Retail
25 89 (6.39%) SDLC
26 87 (6.25%) Project Planning
27 85 (6.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
28 82 (5.89%) Matrix Organization

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 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.80%) CMS
3 16 (1.15%) Apache
3 16 (1.15%) IIS
4 12 (0.86%) Confluence
4 12 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 12 (0.86%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.79%) Drupal
5 11 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (0.65%) Umbraco
7 7 (0.50%) JBoss
7 7 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.36%) IBM Notes
8 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 140 (10.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 105 (7.54%) Microsoft Project
3 99 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
4 85 (6.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 67 (4.81%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.50%) Maya
7 3 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) CATIA
8 2 (0.14%) InVision
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (1.51%) SAP HR
2 18 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.86%) PlanetPress Connect
4 11 (0.79%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.57%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.50%) Eloqua
8 7 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.43%) CA PPM
9 6 (0.43%) Sonata
9 6 (0.43%) Workday HCM
10 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.36%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 69 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (2.59%) SaaS
4 29 (2.08%) Office 365
5 13 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.93%) Yammer
6 11 (0.79%) PaaS
6 11 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (0.50%) Azure Functions
7 7 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 7 (0.50%) Serverless
7 7 (0.50%) Slack
8 6 (0.43%) IaaS
9 5 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 4 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.29%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 4 (0.29%) Datadog
10 4 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.81%) WAN
2 48 (3.45%) LAN
3 26 (1.87%) Firewall
4 23 (1.65%) SAN
5 19 (1.36%) DNS
6 18 (1.29%) Internet
6 18 (1.29%) Wireless
7 16 (1.15%) TCP/IP
8 15 (1.08%) Skype
9 14 (1.01%) Network Security
10 13 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.79%) IPsec
11 11 (0.79%) SNMP
11 11 (0.79%) WLAN
12 10 (0.72%) OSPF
12 10 (0.72%) VPN
13 9 (0.65%) SSH
13 9 (0.65%) Telnet
13 9 (0.65%) VRRP
13 9 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
4 25 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 23 (1.65%) Big Data
6 17 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
7 14 (1.01%) Power BI
8 13 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (0.93%) EDMS
9 11 (0.79%) MS Access
10 9 (0.65%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.57%) DB2
12 7 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.50%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 7 (0.50%) Oracle Discoverer
12 7 (0.50%) SAP HANA
13 6 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.43%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 48 (3.45%) JIRA
2 26 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.58%) Maven
5 19 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.57%) Toad
9 7 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
10 4 (0.29%) GitLab
10 4 (0.29%) Gradle
10 4 (0.29%) Liquibase
10 4 (0.29%) Subversion
11 3 (0.22%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.14%) CMake
12 2 (0.14%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.072%) Robot Framework
General
1 416 (29.89%) Finance
2 118 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 91 (6.54%) Marketing
4 89 (6.39%) Retail
5 45 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 35 (2.51%) Legal
7 33 (2.37%) Manufacturing
8 32 (2.30%) Banking
9 30 (2.16%) Billing
10 11 (0.79%) Mandarin Language
11 10 (0.72%) Automotive
11 10 (0.72%) Electronics
12 9 (0.65%) German Language
13 8 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.57%) Games
13 8 (0.57%) Publishing
14 7 (0.50%) Advertising
15 6 (0.43%) French Language
16 5 (0.36%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 537 (38.58%) Project Manager
2 189 (13.58%) Analyst
3 108 (7.76%) Business Analyst
4 82 (5.89%) IT Manager
5 74 (5.32%) Developer
6 61 (4.38%) Senior Manager
7 57 (4.09%) IT Project Manager
8 54 (3.88%) Delivery Manager
9 48 (3.45%) Programme Manager
9 48 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
10 42 (3.02%) Coordinator
11 41 (2.95%) Technical Manager
12 36 (2.59%) Scrum Master
13 34 (2.44%) Architect
13 34 (2.44%) Consultant
13 34 (2.44%) Project Coordinator
14 32 (2.30%) Infrastructure Manager
15 31 (2.23%) Implementation Manager
15 31 (2.23%) Technical Project Manager
16 30 (2.16%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.51%) HTML
2 33 (2.37%) Spring
3 30 (2.16%) CSS
4 27 (1.94%) Middleware
5 26 (1.87%) Hibernate
5 26 (1.87%) Spring Boot
6 25 (1.80%) Web Services
7 24 (1.72%) .NET
8 22 (1.58%) RESTful
9 19 (1.36%) REST
10 18 (1.29%) JSON
11 16 (1.15%) HTML5
11 16 (1.15%) jQuery
12 14 (1.01%) CSS3
13 13 (0.93%) ASP.NET
13 13 (0.93%) SAML
14 12 (0.86%) XML
15 11 (0.79%) Ajax
15 11 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (0.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 168 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.10%) Data Centre
2 71 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 66 (4.74%) Computer Science
4 44 (3.16%) PMI
5 43 (3.09%) Virtual Team
6 41 (2.95%) Mobile App
7 38 (2.73%) User Experience
8 34 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
9 33 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.36%) Smart Meter
12 15 (1.08%) Life Science
13 13 (0.93%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.79%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.72%) Reference Data
16 9 (0.65%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.65%) NHS
16 9 (0.65%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (4.74%) Windows
2 54 (3.88%) Linux
3 46 (3.30%) Unix
4 20 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.22%) Solaris
6 12 (0.86%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.65%) AIX
9 8 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.36%) Android
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.14%) zOS
15 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.072%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.072%) SUSE
15 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.072%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (22.49%) PRINCE2
3 298 (21.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 152 (10.92%) Migration
5 140 (10.06%) Scrum
6 137 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
7 129 (9.27%) Change Management
8 117 (8.41%) Waterfall
9 116 (8.33%) ITIL
10 96 (6.90%) Business Analysis
11 89 (6.39%) SDLC
12 87 (6.25%) Project Planning
13 82 (5.89%) Matrix Organization
14 75 (5.39%) CRM
15 73 (5.24%) Decision-Making
15 73 (5.24%) Programme Management
16 72 (5.17%) Service Delivery
17 69 (4.96%) Project Governance
17 69 (4.96%) Risk Management
18 68 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 80 (5.75%) SQL
2 69 (4.96%) Java
3 51 (3.66%) JavaScript
4 43 (3.09%) C
5 28 (2.01%) Java 8
5 28 (2.01%) Python
6 17 (1.22%) C#
6 17 (1.22%) PL/SQL
7 13 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 12 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 11 (0.79%) VB
10 9 (0.65%) PHP
10 9 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.57%) ABAP
11 8 (0.57%) Perl
12 5 (0.36%) Scala
13 4 (0.29%) Lua
13 4 (0.29%) Ruby
13 4 (0.29%) VBA
14 3 (0.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 170 (12.21%) Degree
2 107 (7.69%) PMP
3 104 (7.47%) Security Cleared
4 97 (6.97%) PMI Certification
5 67 (4.81%) SC Cleared
6 43 (3.09%) DV Cleared
6 43 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 36 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 32 (2.30%) APMP
9 30 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (1.72%) ISEB
11 17 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (0.79%) CCNP
13 11 (0.79%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.72%) HNC
15 9 (0.65%) CCNA
15 9 (0.65%) HP MASE
16 8 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 7 (0.50%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (10.27%) PMO
2 68 (4.89%) QA
3 33 (2.37%) SLA
4 30 (2.16%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.58%) GDPR
6 20 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 15 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.57%) GxP
8 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 7 (0.50%) COBIT
10 6 (0.43%) IFRS
11 4 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.22%) MISRA
12 3 (0.22%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.14%) P3O
14 1 (0.072%) GAMP
14 1 (0.072%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.86%) Docker
4 9 (0.65%) FreeRADIUS
4 9 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.43%) Firmware
6 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) KVM
8 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.14%) XenApp
9 1 (0.072%) HDFS
9 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.072%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.072%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.072%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (1.36%) SCCM
2 15 (1.08%) Puppet
3 9 (0.65%) SCOM
4 8 (0.57%) Terraform
5 7 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
5 7 (0.50%) SELinux
6 6 (0.43%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.22%) Ansible
9 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.14%) Netcool
10 2 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 223 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 135 (9.70%) Oracle
3 133 (9.55%) SAP
4 43 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
5 40 (2.87%) VMware
6 39 (2.80%) Workday
7 28 (2.01%) HP
8 25 (1.80%) Cisco
9 20 (1.44%) Citrix
10 19 (1.36%) NetApp
11 18 (1.29%) Adobe
12 16 (1.15%) Remedy
13 15 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
14 14 (1.01%) IBM
14 14 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.01%) Xerox
15 13 (0.93%) Huawei
16 11 (0.79%) Brocade
16 11 (0.79%) Fortinet
16 11 (0.79%) Tableau