Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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.

Project Management
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 14 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1470 1495 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.80% 8.93% 10.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.62% 10.81% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 956 1260
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £244 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 31
South East median hourly rate £26.93 £28.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.32% -14.18% +59.52%
10th Percentile £15.30 £16.25 £17.00
90th Percentile £40.40 £55.38 £57.50
England median hourly rate £26.93 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -2.06% -12.53% +14.33%

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 13836 13829 15777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.87% 82.62% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8286 8360 9398
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 551 603
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.65
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 November 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 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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -2 630 £425 +2.29% 41
Berkshire +1 376 £425 - 17
Hampshire +3 367 £400 +6.67% 25
Surrey 0 254 £475 +5.56% 14
Buckinghamshire -7 172 £438 +9.38% 12
West Sussex -11 82 £425 - 8
Oxfordshire -11 80 £475 +5.56% 12
East Sussex +4 56 £414 +2.67% 1
Kent -20 32 £500 +11.11% 3
Middlesex +8 25 £500 +11.11% 2
Sussex -7 1 £475 -5.00%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 397 (27.01%) Finance
2 349 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (21.90%) PRINCE2
4 303 (20.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 211 (14.35%) Microsoft
6 182 (12.38%) Telecoms
6 182 (12.38%) Security Cleared
7 180 (12.24%) Change Management
8 163 (11.09%) PMO
9 158 (10.75%) ITIL
9 158 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
10 141 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
11 132 (8.98%) Microsoft Project
12 123 (8.37%) Degree
13 111 (7.55%) Migration
14 109 (7.41%) PMI Certification
15 108 (7.35%) Programme Management
16 106 (7.21%) PMP
17 103 (7.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 101 (6.87%) Oracle
19 98 (6.67%) Scrum
20 95 (6.46%) SAP
21 94 (6.39%) Microsoft Office
21 94 (6.39%) Business Analysis
22 92 (6.26%) SC Cleared
23 91 (6.19%) Collaborative Working
24 89 (6.05%) Waterfall
25 88 (5.99%) Service Delivery
26 79 (5.37%) CRM
27 77 (5.24%) SharePoint

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 77 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.84%) CMS
3 26 (1.77%) MS Project Server
4 18 (1.22%) Confluence
5 16 (1.09%) Drupal
6 15 (1.02%) Apache
6 15 (1.02%) Skype for Business
7 14 (0.95%) SAS
8 11 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.54%) nginx
11 7 (0.48%) IIS
11 7 (0.48%) JBoss
12 6 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.41%) Documentum
12 6 (0.41%) NetWeaver
12 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.34%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 158 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 132 (8.98%) Microsoft Project
3 103 (7.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 94 (6.39%) Microsoft Office
5 45 (3.06%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.27%) Maya
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (1.16%) Primavera
2 13 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
3 12 (0.82%) FastStats
4 11 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.75%) Sonata
5 10 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
6 9 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.41%) HFM
8 6 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
8 6 (0.41%) Magento
9 5 (0.34%) Maximo
9 5 (0.34%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.27%) PlanetPress Connect
10 4 (0.27%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.81%) Office 365
2 32 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.36%) SaaS
5 12 (0.82%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.61%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.48%) IaaS
7 7 (0.48%) Silverpop
8 6 (0.41%) PaaS
9 5 (0.34%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.34%) Yammer
10 3 (0.20%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.068%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.068%) GitHub
12 1 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.068%) Route 53
12 1 (0.068%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
2 27 (1.84%) WAN
3 25 (1.70%) Internet
4 24 (1.63%) LAN
5 23 (1.56%) LTE
5 23 (1.56%) Network Security
6 22 (1.50%) DNS
7 20 (1.36%) VoIP
8 19 (1.29%) Firewall
9 16 (1.09%) Wireless
10 14 (0.95%) DHCP
10 14 (0.95%) SMS
10 14 (0.95%) TCP/IP
11 13 (0.88%) MVNO
12 12 (0.82%) 3G
13 11 (0.75%) SAN
13 11 (0.75%) Skype
14 10 (0.68%) Intranet
14 10 (0.68%) VPN
14 10 (0.68%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.56%) Big Data
3 19 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 13 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 13 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (0.82%) Power BI
5 12 (0.82%) SAP BW
6 11 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
7 10 (0.68%) MySQL
8 9 (0.61%) MS Access
8 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.41%) Essbase
10 6 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.27%) Cloudera CDH
12 4 (0.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 40 (2.72%) JIRA
2 13 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.75%) GitLab
4 7 (0.48%) Android Studio
4 7 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.48%) Xcode
5 6 (0.41%) Subversion
6 3 (0.20%) Appium
6 3 (0.20%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.20%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.14%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (0.14%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.14%) eggPlant
7 2 (0.14%) Gatling
7 2 (0.14%) Gradle
7 2 (0.14%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.14%) PHPUnit
General
1 397 (27.01%) Finance
2 182 (12.38%) Telecoms
3 77 (5.24%) Marketing
4 71 (4.83%) Retail
5 43 (2.93%) Banking
6 39 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 38 (2.59%) Legal
8 25 (1.70%) Billing
9 20 (1.36%) Publishing
10 17 (1.16%) Electronics
11 15 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.95%) Advertising
13 13 (0.88%) Back Office
14 11 (0.75%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.48%) Automotive
15 7 (0.48%) Law
16 6 (0.41%) German Language
17 5 (0.34%) Games
18 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 637 (43.33%) Project Manager
2 186 (12.65%) Analyst
3 84 (5.71%) Business Analyst
4 78 (5.31%) IT Manager
5 69 (4.69%) Architect
6 62 (4.22%) IT Project Manager
7 53 (3.61%) Delivery Manager
8 49 (3.33%) Developer
8 49 (3.33%) Programme Manager
9 48 (3.27%) Technical Manager
10 47 (3.20%) Consultant
11 39 (2.65%) Infrastructure Manager
12 38 (2.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 38 (2.59%) Senior Manager
12 38 (2.59%) Technical Project Manager
13 34 (2.31%) Coordinator
14 32 (2.18%) Senior Project Manager
14 32 (2.18%) Telecoms Manager
15 30 (2.04%) PMO Analyst
16 28 (1.90%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.65%) HTML
2 31 (2.11%) CSS
3 28 (1.90%) Web Services
4 21 (1.43%) Ajax
5 18 (1.22%) .NET
6 15 (1.02%) XML
7 14 (0.95%) RESTful
8 12 (0.82%) Middleware
9 11 (0.75%) Node.js
10 10 (0.68%) AngularJS
10 10 (0.68%) Flash
10 10 (0.68%) HTML5
10 10 (0.68%) jQuery
11 7 (0.48%) REST
12 6 (0.41%) CSS3
12 6 (0.41%) EJB
12 6 (0.41%) JNDI
12 6 (0.41%) JSON
12 6 (0.41%) JSTL
12 6 (0.41%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 141 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 43 (2.93%) PMI
4 39 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 29 (1.97%) User Experience
6 26 (1.77%) Virtual Team
7 21 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.29%) Social Media
9 15 (1.02%) CMDB
10 14 (0.95%) NHS
11 13 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (0.68%) FMCG
12 10 (0.68%) Life Science
13 9 (0.61%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.54%) IVR
14 8 (0.54%) Web 2.0
15 7 (0.48%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.48%) Marketing Technology
16 6 (0.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (5.03%) Windows
2 43 (2.93%) Linux
3 31 (2.11%) Unix
4 17 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.02%) Windows 10
5 15 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.75%) Android
9 10 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.41%) Solaris
10 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) pSOS
11 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.068%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.068%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (21.90%) PRINCE2
3 303 (20.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 180 (12.24%) Change Management
5 158 (10.75%) ITIL
6 111 (7.55%) Migration
7 108 (7.35%) Programme Management
8 98 (6.67%) Scrum
9 94 (6.39%) Business Analysis
10 91 (6.19%) Collaborative Working
11 89 (6.05%) Waterfall
12 88 (5.99%) Service Delivery
13 79 (5.37%) CRM
14 74 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
15 72 (4.90%) Service Management
16 71 (4.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 68 (4.63%) Matrix Organization
17 68 (4.63%) Risk Management
18 64 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
19 63 (4.29%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 65 (4.42%) SQL
2 32 (2.18%) JavaScript
3 31 (2.11%) Java
4 23 (1.56%) PHP
5 20 (1.36%) Perl
6 19 (1.29%) Python
7 17 (1.16%) C
8 14 (0.95%) C#
9 10 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.61%) PowerShell
11 8 (0.54%) Apple Swift
11 8 (0.54%) Objective-C
11 8 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.34%) Ruby
13 4 (0.27%) C++
13 4 (0.27%) VBA
14 3 (0.20%) ABAP
14 3 (0.20%) Scala
15 2 (0.14%) Groovy
15 2 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 182 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 123 (8.37%) Degree
3 109 (7.41%) PMI Certification
4 106 (7.21%) PMP
5 92 (6.26%) SC Cleared
6 63 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 45 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 43 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 29 (1.97%) DV Cleared
10 25 (1.70%) CISSP
11 22 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (1.43%) APMP
13 19 (1.29%) CCNA
14 17 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
16 13 (0.88%) CISM
17 12 (0.82%) ISEB
18 9 (0.61%) CISA
19 7 (0.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (11.09%) PMO
2 64 (4.35%) QA
3 63 (4.29%) GDPR
4 40 (2.72%) SLA
5 23 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.36%) PCI DSS
7 16 (1.09%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (0.68%) COBIT
9 10 (0.68%) GxP
9 10 (0.68%) P3O
10 8 (0.54%) IFRS
11 6 (0.41%) Basel II
11 6 (0.41%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.34%) MiFID
12 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.27%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 36 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.82%) Docker
5 11 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.27%) XenApp
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.14%) NFS
9 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.14%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.068%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.068%) KVM
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.068%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.068%) vSphere
10 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (1.02%) Ansible
2 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (0.61%) NetBackup
3 9 (0.61%) Netcool
3 9 (0.61%) Puppet
4 7 (0.48%) SCCM
5 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.14%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.14%) Kibana
7 2 (0.14%) QRadar
7 2 (0.14%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.14%) SELinux
7 2 (0.14%) SnapMirror
7 2 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 211 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 101 (6.87%) Oracle
3 95 (6.46%) SAP
4 61 (4.15%) Cisco
5 56 (3.81%) Motorola
6 34 (2.31%) VMware
7 33 (2.24%) Workday
8 27 (1.84%) Remedy
9 18 (1.22%) NetApp
10 15 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.88%) Google
13 12 (0.82%) Ericsson
13 12 (0.82%) HP
13 12 (0.82%) IBM
14 11 (0.75%) Adobe
14 11 (0.75%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.68%) Apple
15 10 (0.68%) BMC
16 9 (0.61%) Tableau