Period
to 21 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 14 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,041 1,450 1,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.26% 8.77% 9.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.36% 10.14% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 915 959
South East median daily rate £425 £457 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +7.41% -
10th Percentile £274 £302 £259
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £467 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +1.41% +2.22% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 32
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +51.16% -3.80%
10th Percentile £15.85 £16.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £64.13 £54.25 £39.43
England median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year +4.62% +29.38% -8.65%

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 12,447 14,305 13,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.80% 86.49% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,411 8,580 8,236
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.87% +5.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £279 £258
90th Percentile £610 £588 £569
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 523 469
South East median hourly rate £31.35 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.38% +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £65.50 £51.00 £50.03
England median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +17.39% -8.71% -

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -4 475 £425 -2.30% 115
Berkshire -9 325 £425 - 61
Hampshire -4 250 £385 -14.44% 59
Surrey -10 171 £484 -7.81% 33
Buckinghamshire +5 136 £450 - 30
West Sussex -7 67 £400 -3.03% 16
Kent +18 38 £500 -23.08% 19
East Sussex -15 26 £465 +3.33% 10
Oxfordshire -11 14 £375 -27.88% 24
Middlesex -1 4 £230 -51.83%
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 316 (30.36%) Finance
2 315 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (25.36%) PRINCE2
4 237 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 187 (17.96%) Microsoft
5 187 (17.96%) Project Delivery
6 172 (16.52%) Telecoms
7 153 (14.70%) Security Cleared
8 120 (11.53%) Degree
9 118 (11.34%) PMO
10 117 (11.24%) SC Cleared
11 112 (10.76%) Migration
12 109 (10.47%) Microsoft Office
12 109 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
13 107 (10.28%) Microsoft Excel
14 106 (10.18%) ITIL
15 104 (9.99%) PMI Certification
16 93 (8.93%) Azure
17 92 (8.84%) SAP
18 91 (8.74%) Scrum
19 89 (8.55%) Microsoft Project
19 89 (8.55%) Change Management
20 87 (8.36%) Risk Management
21 83 (7.97%) Oracle
21 83 (7.97%) Windows
21 83 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
22 79 (7.59%) Decision-Making
22 79 (7.59%) Management Information System
22 79 (7.59%) Programme Management
23 78 (7.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 57 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.25%) Confluence
2 13 (1.25%) MS Project Server
3 10 (0.96%) IIS
3 10 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.77%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.67%) CMS
6 6 (0.58%) Drupal
7 3 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.096%) Apache
9 1 (0.096%) JBoss
9 1 (0.096%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.096%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 109 (10.47%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (10.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 89 (8.55%) Microsoft Project
4 53 (5.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.15%) Open Workbench
6 5 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.096%) Sketch
8 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.096%) UXPin
8 1 (0.096%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 13 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.06%) SAP MDG
2 11 (1.06%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.77%) Primavera
4 7 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.67%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.58%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.58%) SAP MDM
6 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.48%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 93 (8.93%) Azure
2 40 (3.84%) SaaS
3 29 (2.79%) AWS
4 26 (2.50%) Office 365
5 24 (2.31%) PaaS
6 22 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (1.73%) IaaS
8 16 (1.54%) Power Platform
9 11 (1.06%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (0.38%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.38%) Veeva
14 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Flow
15 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.19%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.98%) WAN
2 30 (2.88%) Firewall
3 29 (2.79%) LAN
4 23 (2.21%) 2G
5 21 (2.02%) 3G
6 20 (1.92%) 4G
7 18 (1.73%) DNS
8 17 (1.63%) TCP/IP
9 16 (1.54%) Internet
9 16 (1.54%) VPN
10 15 (1.44%) Radio Access Network
11 14 (1.34%) Ethernet
11 14 (1.34%) Skype
12 13 (1.25%) 5G
12 13 (1.25%) SAN
13 12 (1.15%) Unified Communications
14 11 (1.06%) MPLS
15 10 (0.96%) DWDM
15 10 (0.96%) NAS
15 10 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
3 18 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (1.34%) Power BI
6 11 (1.06%) MySQL
7 10 (0.96%) Big Data
8 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 7 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
9 7 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.48%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.48%) DB2
10 5 (0.48%) DB2 UDB
10 5 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.38%) OLAP
11 4 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 50 (4.80%) JIRA
2 18 (1.73%) Ant
3 11 (1.06%) ClearCase
3 11 (1.06%) CppUnit
3 11 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.06%) GoogleTest
3 11 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.06%) NUnit
3 11 (1.06%) Subversion
4 8 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.67%) Eclipse
5 7 (0.67%) PowerBuilder
5 7 (0.67%) Selenium
5 7 (0.67%) Toad
6 6 (0.58%) VersionOne
6 6 (0.58%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.48%) JUnit
7 5 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 316 (30.36%) Finance
2 172 (16.52%) Telecoms
3 49 (4.71%) Marketing
4 46 (4.42%) Public Sector
5 29 (2.79%) Legal
5 29 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 29 (2.79%) Retail
6 23 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 20 (1.92%) Banking
8 16 (1.54%) Billing
9 11 (1.06%) Local Government
10 10 (0.96%) Automotive
10 10 (0.96%) Military
11 8 (0.77%) Electronics
11 8 (0.77%) French Language
11 8 (0.77%) German Language
11 8 (0.77%) Law
12 7 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.38%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 400 (38.42%) Project Manager
2 111 (10.66%) Analyst
3 85 (8.17%) IT Manager
4 71 (6.82%) IT Project Manager
5 54 (5.19%) Architect
6 41 (3.94%) Coordinator
7 39 (3.75%) Business Analyst
8 37 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
9 34 (3.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 32 (3.07%) Developer
11 30 (2.88%) Scrum Master
11 30 (2.88%) Senior Manager
12 28 (2.69%) Delivery Manager
12 28 (2.69%) Project Coordinator
12 28 (2.69%) Senior Project Manager
13 25 (2.40%) PMO Analyst
13 25 (2.40%) SAP Manager
14 23 (2.21%) Change Manager
14 23 (2.21%) Programme Manager
15 22 (2.11%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.31%) HTML
2 22 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
3 18 (1.73%) CSS
3 18 (1.73%) Web Services
4 15 (1.44%) .NET
5 11 (1.06%) XML
6 10 (0.96%) LDAP
6 10 (0.96%) Middleware
7 9 (0.86%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.86%) Kafka
7 9 (0.86%) Node.js
7 9 (0.86%) SOAP
8 7 (0.67%) HTML5
9 6 (0.58%) REST
10 5 (0.48%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.48%) CSS3
10 5 (0.48%) Electron Framework
10 5 (0.48%) JSP
10 5 (0.48%) Servlets
10 5 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 109 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 60 (5.76%) PMI
4 42 (4.03%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (2.40%) User Experience
7 22 (2.11%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.44%) NHS
9 11 (1.06%) Derivative
9 11 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.86%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.77%) Life Science
11 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
11 8 (0.77%) Replication
12 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.58%) FMCG
13 6 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.58%) Social Media
14 5 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.97%) Windows
2 55 (5.28%) Linux
3 29 (2.79%) Unix
4 22 (2.11%) Windows 10
4 22 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.86%) AIX
6 7 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.38%) Solaris
8 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.096%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (25.36%) PRINCE2
3 237 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 187 (17.96%) Project Delivery
5 112 (10.76%) Migration
6 106 (10.18%) ITIL
7 91 (8.74%) Scrum
8 89 (8.55%) Change Management
9 87 (8.36%) Risk Management
10 83 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
11 79 (7.59%) Decision-Making
11 79 (7.59%) Programme Management
12 69 (6.63%) Change Control
12 69 (6.63%) Waterfall
13 61 (5.86%) Project Planning
14 56 (5.38%) Business Analysis
15 54 (5.19%) Configuration Management
16 52 (5.00%) DevOps
16 52 (5.00%) ERP
17 47 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 50 (4.80%) SQL
2 42 (4.03%) C
3 31 (2.98%) Python
4 24 (2.31%) Java
5 19 (1.83%) JavaScript
5 19 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 13 (1.25%) C++
7 11 (1.06%) C#
7 11 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 10 (0.96%) Perl
9 8 (0.77%) PHP
10 7 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.48%) BeanShell
12 5 (0.48%) Bourne shell
12 5 (0.48%) Korn
13 3 (0.29%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.19%) Ruby
14 2 (0.19%) Scala
14 2 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 153 (14.70%) Security Cleared
2 120 (11.53%) Degree
3 117 (11.24%) SC Cleared
4 104 (9.99%) PMI Certification
5 78 (7.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 67 (6.44%) PMP
7 22 (2.11%) APMP
7 22 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 20 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (1.92%) ISEB
9 19 (1.83%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.63%) ISTQB
11 16 (1.54%) CISSP
11 16 (1.54%) HND
12 12 (1.15%) CISM
12 12 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.96%) CCNA
15 9 (0.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (11.34%) PMO
2 62 (5.96%) QA
3 18 (1.73%) SLA
4 14 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.34%) GDPR
5 11 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.86%) NIST
7 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.58%) P3O
8 5 (0.48%) COBIT
8 5 (0.48%) GxP
8 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.38%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.29%) ITGC
10 3 (0.29%) MISRA
11 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 44 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.58%) Docker
5 5 (0.48%) RACF
6 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.29%) Firmware
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.096%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.67%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.38%) SCOM
2 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.29%) Puppet
3 3 (0.29%) vRealize
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.19%) SCCM
4 2 (0.19%) Terraform
4 2 (0.19%) WSUS
5 1 (0.096%) Ansible
5 1 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.096%) MOM
Vendors
1 187 (17.96%) Microsoft
2 92 (8.84%) SAP
3 83 (7.97%) Oracle
4 58 (5.57%) VMware
5 38 (3.65%) Cisco
6 20 (1.92%) Remedy
7 17 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.54%) HP
9 15 (1.44%) Workday
10 12 (1.15%) Niku
11 11 (1.06%) Citrix
11 11 (1.06%) Google
11 11 (1.06%) IBM
11 11 (1.06%) Sparx
12 10 (0.96%) Ariba
13 8 (0.77%) Hotjar
13 8 (0.77%) Tableau
14 7 (0.67%) Ericsson
14 7 (0.67%) Riverbed
14 7 (0.67%) ServiceNow