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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management
England / South East
Rank 15 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 679 913 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.76% 9.98% 10.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.75% 12.29% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 611 568
Median daily rate £450 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 18
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.56% +114.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.70 £13.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.37 £62.25 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.13% +39.42%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 204 £450 +12.50% 21
Hampshire -9 130 £400 +6.66% 38
Surrey +3 93 £500 +17.64% 25
Buckinghamshire -11 81 £425 +1.19% 18
West Sussex -3 49 £425 +6.25% 11
Oxfordshire -15 35 £475 +29.25% 18
Kent +17 33 £525 +16.66% 6
East Sussex +2 13 £388 +24.00% 5
Middlesex -2 12 £484 +16.62% 2
Home Counties +1 10 £375 -
M4 Corridor +4 1 £500 +73.91%
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 425 (31.14%) PRINCE2
2 378 (27.69%) Finance
3 275 (20.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 269 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
5 228 (16.70%) ITIL
5 228 (16.70%) Microsoft
6 188 (13.77%) Telecoms
7 184 (13.48%) MS Excel
8 175 (12.82%) Change Management
9 162 (11.87%) MS Project
10 160 (11.72%) Security Cleared
11 145 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
12 141 (10.33%) Degree
13 133 (9.74%) SC Cleared
14 128 (9.38%) PMO
15 127 (9.30%) MS Office
15 127 (9.30%) Migration
16 112 (8.21%) Scrum
16 112 (8.21%) SAP
17 107 (7.84%) PMI Certification
17 107 (7.84%) Management Information System
18 98 (7.18%) Mentoring
19 95 (6.96%) PMP
20 90 (6.59%) Risk Management
20 90 (6.59%) Service Management
20 90 (6.59%) ITIL V3
21 89 (6.52%) Programme Management
21 89 (6.52%) Oracle
22 87 (6.37%) Business Analysis
23 72 (5.27%) Continuous Improvement

Project Management
Top Related 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 69 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.56%) CMS
3 17 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (1.03%) Confluence
5 13 (0.95%) IIS
6 11 (0.81%) NetWeaver
7 7 (0.51%) JBoss
7 7 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.44%) Apache
8 6 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.44%) SAS
9 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.29%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.22%) LiveCycle
11 3 (0.22%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.15%) Jetty
12 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 184 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 162 (11.87%) MS Project
3 127 (9.30%) MS Office
4 49 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (3.30%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.37%) Maya
9 4 (0.29%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
1 12 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.81%) Maximo
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.29%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.29%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.29%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.22%) HFM
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.22%) Sonata
5 3 (0.22%) Staffware
5 3 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.71%) Office 365
3 25 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.39%) SaaS
5 8 (0.59%) IaaS
6 6 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.29%) PaaS
8 2 (0.15%) Boomi
8 2 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.15%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.15%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.073%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.073%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.073%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.073%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.073%) Taleo
9 1 (0.073%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.74%) LTE
2 47 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
3 38 (2.78%) VoLTE
4 35 (2.56%) Firewall
5 30 (2.20%) LAN
5 30 (2.20%) WAN
6 23 (1.68%) Internet
7 22 (1.61%) HTTP
8 21 (1.54%) VoIP
9 17 (1.25%) DNS
9 17 (1.25%) Network Security
10 15 (1.10%) SAN
10 15 (1.10%) Unified Communications
11 13 (0.95%) LDAP
12 12 (0.88%) GSM
13 11 (0.81%) 3G
13 11 (0.81%) HSPA
13 11 (0.81%) MPLS
13 11 (0.81%) WCDMA
14 10 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 17 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 12 (0.88%) Big Data
7 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.66%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.44%) EDRMS
10 6 (0.44%) GIS
10 6 (0.44%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.37%) DB2
11 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (2.56%) JIRA
2 25 (1.83%) Selenium
3 23 (1.68%) Ant
4 19 (1.39%) WebDriver
5 18 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 17 (1.25%) Apache Ivy
6 17 (1.25%) Gradle
6 17 (1.25%) JMeter
6 17 (1.25%) Maven
7 16 (1.17%) eggPlant
8 11 (0.81%) Android Studio
8 11 (0.81%) NeoLoad
8 11 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.81%) Xcode
9 10 (0.73%) Axure RP
10 8 (0.59%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.59%) NUnit
11 7 (0.51%) GoogleTest
11 7 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 378 (27.69%) Finance
2 188 (13.77%) Telecoms
3 64 (4.69%) Retail
4 61 (4.47%) Marketing
5 34 (2.49%) Banking
6 32 (2.34%) Legal
7 29 (2.12%) Publishing
8 26 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 21 (1.54%) Billing
11 18 (1.32%) Automotive
12 12 (0.88%) German Language
13 11 (0.81%) Back Office
13 11 (0.81%) French Language
14 8 (0.59%) Local Government
15 6 (0.44%) Advertising
15 6 (0.44%) Electronics
16 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.29%) Law
17 3 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 613 (44.91%) Project Manager
2 151 (11.06%) Analyst
3 75 (5.49%) IT Manager
4 66 (4.84%) Business Analyst
5 60 (4.40%) IT Project Manager
6 54 (3.96%) Architect
7 50 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
8 49 (3.59%) Developer
8 49 (3.59%) Senior Manager
9 46 (3.37%) Consultant
9 46 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
10 42 (3.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 41 (3.00%) Technical Manager
12 37 (2.71%) Technical Project Manager
13 35 (2.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 35 (2.56%) Voice Project Manager
14 31 (2.27%) Development Manager
15 29 (2.12%) SAP Manager
16 28 (2.05%) Administrator
16 28 (2.05%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.56%) XML
2 31 (2.27%) HTML
3 28 (2.05%) CSS
4 20 (1.47%) .NET
4 20 (1.47%) Web Services
5 19 (1.39%) REST
6 17 (1.25%) JSON
7 15 (1.10%) SAP Basis
8 12 (0.88%) AngularJS
8 12 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (0.81%) Middleware
10 10 (0.73%) Sass
11 9 (0.66%) Ember.js
12 6 (0.44%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.37%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.37%) React
14 4 (0.29%) OAuth2
14 4 (0.29%) WSDL
15 3 (0.22%) OAuth
15 3 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 67 (4.91%) Data Centre
4 57 (4.18%) PMI
5 28 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.83%) User Experience
7 20 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 17 (1.25%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.03%) Public Cloud
10 13 (0.95%) e-Learning
11 12 (0.88%) Life Science
11 12 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.66%) CMDB
13 8 (0.59%) Derivative
13 8 (0.59%) NHS
14 7 (0.51%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.44%) FMCG
15 6 (0.44%) Social Media
16 5 (0.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 70 (5.13%) Windows
2 61 (4.47%) Linux
3 31 (2.27%) Unix
4 20 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.39%) Android
6 16 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.29%) zOS
13 3 (0.22%) Solaris
14 2 (0.15%) AIX
14 2 (0.15%) CentOS
14 2 (0.15%) SUSE
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (31.14%) PRINCE2
2 275 (20.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 269 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (16.70%) ITIL
5 175 (12.82%) Change Management
6 127 (9.30%) Migration
7 112 (8.21%) Scrum
8 98 (7.18%) Mentoring
9 90 (6.59%) ITIL V3
9 90 (6.59%) Risk Management
9 90 (6.59%) Service Management
10 89 (6.52%) Programme Management
11 87 (6.37%) Business Analysis
12 72 (5.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 71 (5.20%) Coaching
14 69 (5.05%) Service Delivery
15 64 (4.69%) Project Planning
16 58 (4.25%) Waterfall
17 56 (4.10%) SDLC
18 53 (3.88%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 59 (4.32%) Java
2 47 (3.44%) SQL
3 44 (3.22%) C
4 36 (2.64%) JavaScript
5 33 (2.42%) Python
6 20 (1.47%) C#
6 20 (1.47%) C++
7 18 (1.32%) Ruby
8 17 (1.25%) Groovy
9 11 (0.81%) Apple Swift
9 11 (0.81%) Objective-C
10 8 (0.59%) VB
11 6 (0.44%) Perl
12 5 (0.37%) PHP
13 4 (0.29%) ABAP
13 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.22%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.15%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 160 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 141 (10.33%) Degree
3 133 (9.74%) SC Cleared
4 107 (7.84%) PMI Certification
5 95 (6.96%) PMP
6 57 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 44 (3.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 37 (2.71%) APMP
9 25 (1.83%) DV Cleared
9 25 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.95%) CISSP
12 12 (0.88%) CCNA
12 12 (0.88%) ISEB
13 10 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.59%) CCIE
15 7 (0.51%) CCNP
15 7 (0.51%) GCIH
15 7 (0.51%) GIAC
15 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (9.38%) PMO
2 67 (4.91%) QA
3 28 (2.05%) SLA
4 21 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.88%) GDPR
5 12 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.73%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.73%) P3O
7 9 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.59%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.29%) COBIT
10 4 (0.29%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.22%) GAAP
11 3 (0.22%) GMP
12 2 (0.15%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.15%) NEBOSH
13 1 (0.073%) ISO19770
System Software
1 25 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.66%) Docker
4 4 (0.29%) vSphere
5 3 (0.22%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.15%) XenApp
6 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.073%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.073%) vCloud
7 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (0.73%) Puppet
2 6 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (0.44%) SCCM
3 5 (0.37%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.37%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.29%) WSUS
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.22%) OPNET
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 2 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.15%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.073%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 228 (16.70%) Microsoft
2 112 (8.21%) SAP
3 89 (6.52%) Oracle
4 56 (4.10%) Remedy
5 43 (3.15%) VMware
6 37 (2.71%) Ericsson
7 32 (2.34%) HP
8 27 (1.98%) Cisco
9 20 (1.47%) Adobe
10 18 (1.32%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.25%) Sitecore
11 17 (1.25%) Splunk
12 16 (1.17%) Apple
13 15 (1.10%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.10%) Workday
14 13 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.81%) Blue Coat
15 11 (0.81%) Citrix
16 10 (0.73%) Palo Alto
17 9 (0.66%) Google
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Sopra Steria Recruitment
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Rate: £350 - £420 per day
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South East
Rullion
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Comtecs
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Middlesex
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Rate: £400 per day
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Surrey
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Southampton
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Rate: Up to £340pd
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Rate: £Market Rate DOE
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Elevate Direct
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South East
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
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People Source Consulting
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