Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 20 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 -9
Contract jobs citing Project Management 481 463 1,076
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 8.00% 7.00% 7.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.13% 8.30% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 321 660
10th Percentile £299 £300 £275
25th Percentile £370 £375 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £563 £525 £530
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 39
10th Percentile £23.23 £19.87 £14.11
25th Percentile £26.25 £20.98 £16.63
Median hourly rate £36.00 £28.50 £26.80
Median % change year-on-year +26.32% +6.34% -19.57%
75th Percentile £40.94 £34.38 £35.00
90th Percentile £58.91 £35.98 £44.75
England median hourly rate £27.25 £24.20 £29.90
% change year-on-year +12.60% -19.06% +8.73%

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 5,268 5,579 12,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.65% 84.34% 87.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,305 3,525 7,794
10th Percentile £275 £263 £282
25th Percentile £363 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £548 £538 £538
90th Percentile £625 £619 £608
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 239 469
10th Percentile £11.98 £12.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.20 £15.02 £15.33
Median hourly rate £27.87 £20.00 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +39.33% -27.27% +17.02%
75th Percentile £48.47 £43.88 £47.50
90th Percentile £61.95 £56.25 £54.00
England median hourly rate £24.30 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.45% -2.22% +7.14%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Project Management as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Management in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Management in the South East over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Management in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Management in the South East over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 +2 246 £450 - 88
Berkshire -1 151 £425 -5.56% 38
Hampshire -1 99 £500 +11.11% 27
Buckinghamshire +7 83 £475 +18.75% 34
Surrey +6 64 £525 +5.00% 31
West Sussex +12 36 £450 +8.43% 10
Oxfordshire +4 14 £385 -23.57% 16
Kent -7 7 £285 -34.86% 17
East Sussex 0 5 £550 +79.59% 6
Home Counties - 2 £750 -
Sussex -2 1 £550 +22.22% 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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.

1 183 (38.05%) Social Skills
2 134 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (24.74%) Project Delivery
4 108 (22.45%) PRINCE2
5 105 (21.83%) Finance
6 90 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 72 (14.97%) Microsoft
8 69 (14.35%) Telecoms
9 66 (13.72%) Security Cleared
10 65 (13.51%) ITIL
11 63 (13.10%) Migration
12 61 (12.68%) Change Management
13 60 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (11.23%) Degree
15 53 (11.02%) Management Information System
15 53 (11.02%) Microsoft Project
16 49 (10.19%) Presentation Skills
17 48 (9.98%) Waterfall
18 46 (9.56%) Programme Management
19 44 (9.15%) JIRA
19 44 (9.15%) PMP
20 43 (8.94%) SC Cleared
21 40 (8.32%) Scrum
22 39 (8.11%) PMO
23 38 (7.90%) Azure
23 38 (7.90%) Continuous Improvement
24 37 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
24 37 (7.69%) PMI Certification
25 36 (7.48%) Windows
26 35 (7.28%) Microsoft Office

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 20 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.91%) Confluence
3 9 (1.87%) CMS
4 4 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.42%) Drupal
6 2 (0.42%) SAS
6 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.21%) IIS
7 1 (0.21%) Jadu
7 1 (0.21%) JBoss
7 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 53 (11.02%) Microsoft Project
2 35 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (2.91%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.42%) Figma
6 2 (0.42%) Sketch
7 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.21%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.21%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 11 (2.29%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.42%) SAP IBP
4 2 (0.42%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.42%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.21%) Demantra
5 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.21%) Sonata
5 1 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.90%) Azure
2 22 (4.57%) AWS
3 17 (3.53%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (2.91%) GCP
5 13 (2.70%) SaaS
6 9 (1.87%) Power Platform
6 9 (1.87%) Serverless
7 6 (1.25%) Trello
8 5 (1.04%) Snowflake
9 4 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.62%) Azure Sentinel
10 3 (0.62%) GitHub
10 3 (0.62%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.42%) npm
12 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.21%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.99%) 3G
1 24 (4.99%) 4G
1 24 (4.99%) Wi-Fi
2 23 (4.78%) 2G
3 22 (4.57%) VoLTE
4 19 (3.95%) LTE
5 18 (3.74%) LAN
6 17 (3.53%) WAN
7 12 (2.49%) Firewall
8 9 (1.87%) 5G
9 8 (1.66%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.25%) Network Security
10 6 (1.25%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (1.25%) Wireless
11 5 (1.04%) WebEx
12 4 (0.83%) MPLS
12 4 (0.83%) Node B
12 4 (0.83%) RNC
12 4 (0.83%) SD-WAN
13 3 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.70%) Tableau
2 11 (2.29%) Big Data
3 8 (1.66%) MySQL
3 8 (1.66%) Power BI
4 7 (1.46%) Data Lake
4 7 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.25%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.83%) Electronic Patient Records
7 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.62%) GIS
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.42%) DB2
9 2 (0.42%) OLAP
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (9.15%) JIRA
2 5 (1.04%) Bitbucket
2 5 (1.04%) ERwin
2 5 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.62%) CircleCI
4 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.62%) Selenium
4 3 (0.62%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.42%) Ant
5 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.42%) Gradle
5 2 (0.42%) gulp
5 2 (0.42%) JUnit
5 2 (0.42%) Maven
6 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.21%) GCC
6 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
General
1 183 (38.05%) Social Skills
2 105 (21.83%) Finance
3 69 (14.35%) Telecoms
4 49 (10.19%) Presentation Skills
5 37 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (6.03%) Influencing Skills
7 25 (5.20%) Marketing
7 25 (5.20%) Public Sector
8 16 (3.33%) Automotive
9 15 (3.12%) Legal
9 15 (3.12%) Manufacturing
10 12 (2.49%) Organisational Skills
10 12 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (2.29%) Electronics
12 10 (2.08%) Banking
12 10 (2.08%) Billing
12 10 (2.08%) Games
13 9 (1.87%) Retail
14 8 (1.66%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (1.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 188 (39.09%) Project Manager
2 32 (6.65%) Analyst
2 32 (6.65%) Architect
3 31 (6.44%) IT Manager
4 24 (4.99%) IT Project Manager
5 23 (4.78%) Consultant
6 22 (4.57%) Business Analyst
7 20 (4.16%) Infrastructure Manager
7 20 (4.16%) Voice Project Manager
8 18 (3.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 18 (3.74%) Senior Manager
8 18 (3.74%) Telecoms Manager
9 17 (3.53%) Programme Manager
9 17 (3.53%) Service Manager
9 17 (3.53%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 16 (3.33%) Developer
11 15 (3.12%) Delivery Manager
12 12 (2.49%) Scrum Master
12 12 (2.49%) Transition Manager
13 11 (2.29%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.87%) .NET
1 9 (1.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (1.66%) Node.js
2 8 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (1.46%) Middleware
4 6 (1.25%) .NET Core
4 6 (1.25%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.83%) Angular 2
5 4 (0.83%) React
5 4 (0.83%) Vue.js
6 3 (0.62%) HTML
6 3 (0.62%) SOAP
6 3 (0.62%) Velocity
6 3 (0.62%) Web Services
7 2 (0.42%) CSS
7 2 (0.42%) jQuery
7 2 (0.42%) JSP
7 2 (0.42%) LDAP
7 2 (0.42%) Servlets
7 2 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.02%) Management Information System
2 19 (3.95%) PMI
3 15 (3.12%) NHS
4 13 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.49%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.87%) Analytical Mindset
7 8 (1.66%) PKI
8 7 (1.46%) Mobile Games
8 7 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.46%) User Experience
9 6 (1.25%) Marketing Technology
10 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.04%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.83%) FMCG
11 4 (0.83%) Life Science
12 3 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.62%) Smartcard
13 2 (0.42%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.48%) Windows
2 12 (2.49%) Windows Server
3 11 (2.29%) Unix
4 9 (1.87%) Linux
5 7 (1.46%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.21%) Android
8 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (24.74%) Project Delivery
3 108 (22.45%) PRINCE2
4 90 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (13.51%) ITIL
6 63 (13.10%) Migration
7 61 (12.68%) Change Management
8 60 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
9 48 (9.98%) Waterfall
10 46 (9.56%) Programme Management
11 40 (8.32%) Scrum
12 38 (7.90%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (7.28%) Decision-Making
14 31 (6.44%) DevOps
15 29 (6.03%) Analytics
16 28 (5.82%) Business Case
16 28 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
16 28 (5.82%) Coaching
16 28 (5.82%) Service Delivery
17 25 (5.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.12%) C
2 14 (2.91%) SQL
3 13 (2.70%) Python
4 7 (1.46%) Java
4 7 (1.46%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.04%) Perl
7 4 (0.83%) C#
7 4 (0.83%) Go
7 4 (0.83%) PHP
7 4 (0.83%) sed
8 3 (0.62%) Groovy
8 3 (0.62%) VB
9 2 (0.42%) BeanShell
9 2 (0.42%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.42%) Korn
9 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.21%) Scala
10 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (13.72%) Security Cleared
2 54 (11.23%) Degree
3 44 (9.15%) PMP
4 43 (8.94%) SC Cleared
5 37 (7.69%) PMI Certification
6 17 (3.53%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (2.70%) APMP
8 13 (2.70%) TOGAF Certification
9 12 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (2.08%) CCNA
11 9 (1.87%) CCNP
12 8 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.25%) Master's Degree
14 5 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.83%) ISEB
15 4 (0.83%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.83%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.11%) PMO
2 11 (2.29%) QA
3 10 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.66%) GDPR
5 5 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.83%) SLA
7 2 (0.42%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.42%) GxP
7 2 (0.42%) P3O
8 1 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.21%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.66%) Docker
4 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.42%) Firmware
5 2 (0.42%) RACF
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.25%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.04%) SCCM
3 4 (0.83%) Ansible
3 4 (0.83%) Terraform
4 3 (0.62%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.42%) OPNET
5 2 (0.42%) vMotion
6 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.21%) LiteSpeed
6 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.21%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.21%) Puppet
6 1 (0.21%) SCOM
6 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.65%) SAP
3 31 (6.44%) Oracle
4 26 (5.41%) Ericsson
4 26 (5.41%) Remedy
5 19 (3.95%) VMware
6 17 (3.53%) Cisco
7 13 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.29%) Google
9 9 (1.87%) Huawei
9 9 (1.87%) Workday
10 8 (1.66%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.25%) CA
11 6 (1.25%) F5
11 6 (1.25%) Juniper
12 5 (1.04%) Adobe
12 5 (1.04%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.04%) EMC
12 5 (1.04%) Mapinfo
12 5 (1.04%) Planview