Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 20 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 837 1,245 1,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.27% 7.84% 8.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.57% 8.98% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 773 901
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £263 £305 £275
90th Percentile £604 £600 £588
England median daily rate £463 £469 £450
% change year-on-year -1.39% +4.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 27
South East median hourly rate £25.33 £27.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.20% -3.57% +9.80%
10th Percentile £14.33 £14.93 £17.62
90th Percentile £79.13 £62.25 £40.70
England median hourly rate £29.84 £31.12 £26.87
% change year-on-year -4.11% +15.82% -2.31%

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 9,762 13,862 14,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.79% 87.28% 84.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,866 8,289 8,427
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £261 £275 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £576
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 467 422
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £26.91 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.80% +12.10% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £11.23
90th Percentile £62.50 £52.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £22.55 £23.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year -4.06% +1.56% -3.13%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 0 386 £425 -5.56% 118
Berkshire -7 244 £416 -7.50% 61
Hampshire -3 196 £450 +4.35% 57
Surrey -10 135 £480 -4.00% 51
Buckinghamshire +12 120 £450 +2.86% 24
West Sussex +14 41 £413 -2.94% 23
Kent +22 36 £438 -27.08% 13
East Sussex +5 24 £388 -22.50% 15
Oxfordshire +26 22 £463 +15.63% 33
Middlesex -1 3 £550 +15.79%
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 225 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (26.76%) Finance
3 214 (25.57%) PRINCE2
4 210 (25.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 152 (18.16%) Project Delivery
6 135 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 133 (15.89%) Telecoms
8 115 (13.74%) Security Cleared
9 97 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
9 97 (11.59%) Degree
10 87 (10.39%) SC Cleared
10 87 (10.39%) PMO
11 84 (10.04%) SAP
12 81 (9.68%) ITIL
13 78 (9.32%) Migration
14 77 (9.20%) Oracle
15 76 (9.08%) Microsoft Project
16 74 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
17 72 (8.60%) PMI Certification
17 72 (8.60%) Scrum
18 69 (8.24%) Azure
19 68 (8.12%) Change Management
20 67 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
21 65 (7.77%) QA
21 65 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
22 64 (7.65%) Programme Management
22 64 (7.65%) Public Sector
23 62 (7.41%) SQL
24 60 (7.17%) Project Planning
25 59 (7.05%) Risk Management

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 33 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.55%) Confluence
3 11 (1.31%) IIS
3 11 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.19%) Apache
4 10 (1.19%) SAS
4 10 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.08%) CMS
6 5 (0.60%) Drupal
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.12%) JBoss
10 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 97 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (9.08%) Microsoft Project
3 74 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 39 (4.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (2.75%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.48%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.12%) Figma
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (1.91%) SAP Payroll
2 15 (1.79%) SAP HCM
2 15 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (1.43%) SAP HR
4 11 (1.31%) SAP MDG
5 10 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.84%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.72%) SAP MDM
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 69 (8.24%) Azure
2 24 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
3 23 (2.75%) AWS
3 23 (2.75%) SaaS
4 17 (2.03%) PaaS
5 16 (1.91%) Office 365
6 13 (1.55%) Power Platform
7 10 (1.19%) IaaS
8 9 (1.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 8 (0.96%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.72%) Trello
11 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.48%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.24%) G Suite
13 2 (0.24%) GCP
13 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.24%) Smartsheet
14 1 (0.12%) Force.com
14 1 (0.12%) Route 53
14 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.11%) WAN
2 23 (2.75%) Firewall
3 19 (2.27%) 3G
3 19 (2.27%) 4G
4 18 (2.15%) 2G
5 16 (1.91%) DNS
5 16 (1.91%) Internet
5 16 (1.91%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.79%) LAN
7 14 (1.67%) SAN
7 14 (1.67%) VPN
8 12 (1.43%) 5G
8 12 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
9 11 (1.31%) Ethernet
9 11 (1.31%) NAS
10 9 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.96%) LTE
11 8 (0.96%) MPLS
12 6 (0.72%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.18%) Oracle Database
2 22 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.39%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (1.79%) SAP BW
6 12 (1.43%) Power BI
7 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (0.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 7 (0.84%) GIS
10 6 (0.72%) Big Data
10 6 (0.72%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
12 4 (0.48%) MySQL
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.48%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (3.82%) JIRA
2 9 (1.08%) Ant
3 6 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.72%) VersionOne
4 5 (0.60%) Maven
4 5 (0.60%) MSBuild
4 5 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (0.60%) Postman
5 4 (0.48%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.48%) CppUnit
5 4 (0.48%) GoogleTest
5 4 (0.48%) NUnit
5 4 (0.48%) Subversion
6 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.36%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (0.36%) Toad
7 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.24%) ProC
7 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 224 (26.76%) Finance
2 133 (15.89%) Telecoms
3 64 (7.65%) Public Sector
4 38 (4.54%) Marketing
5 36 (4.30%) Retail
6 34 (4.06%) Legal
7 25 (2.99%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.43%) Banking
10 11 (1.31%) Electronics
10 11 (1.31%) Military
11 10 (1.19%) Billing
11 10 (1.19%) Local Government
12 6 (0.72%) Automotive
12 6 (0.72%) Law
12 6 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
13 5 (0.60%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.60%) Publishing
14 4 (0.48%) French Language
14 4 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 349 (41.70%) Project Manager
2 79 (9.44%) Analyst
3 59 (7.05%) IT Manager
4 56 (6.69%) IT Project Manager
5 47 (5.62%) Architect
6 43 (5.14%) Developer
7 42 (5.02%) Coordinator
8 34 (4.06%) Project Coordinator
9 30 (3.58%) Consultant
10 27 (3.23%) Business Analyst
11 26 (3.11%) Senior Manager
12 25 (2.99%) Delivery Manager
13 23 (2.75%) Senior Project Manager
14 22 (2.63%) SAP Manager
15 21 (2.51%) Digital Project Manager
15 21 (2.51%) Programme Manager
16 20 (2.39%) Change Manager
16 20 (2.39%) SAP Project Manager
17 18 (2.15%) Infrastructure Manager
17 18 (2.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.58%) Oracle Fusion
2 27 (3.23%) HTML
3 18 (2.15%) .NET
4 17 (2.03%) CSS
4 17 (2.03%) Middleware
5 15 (1.79%) SAP Fiori
6 12 (1.43%) Web Services
7 9 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.08%) REST
7 9 (1.08%) XSLT
8 8 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (0.72%) HTML5
10 5 (0.60%) CSS3
10 5 (0.60%) OAuth
10 5 (0.60%) OAuth2
11 4 (0.48%) LDAP
11 4 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (0.36%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.24%) 802.1X
13 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 47 (5.62%) PMI
4 24 (2.87%) Data Centre
5 16 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.19%) NHS
8 9 (1.08%) Derivative
8 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Licensing
8 9 (1.08%) Replication
9 8 (0.96%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.96%) e-Learning
9 8 (0.96%) User Experience
10 7 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.72%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.60%) Life Science
13 4 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (6.81%) Windows
2 38 (4.54%) Linux
3 18 (2.15%) Unix
4 15 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.60%) AIX
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.12%) pSOS
8 1 (0.12%) VMS
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (25.57%) PRINCE2
3 210 (25.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 152 (18.16%) Project Delivery
5 81 (9.68%) ITIL
6 78 (9.32%) Migration
7 72 (8.60%) Scrum
8 68 (8.12%) Change Management
9 67 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
10 64 (7.65%) Programme Management
11 60 (7.17%) Project Planning
12 59 (7.05%) Risk Management
13 57 (6.81%) Decision-Making
14 55 (6.57%) ERP
15 54 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
15 54 (6.45%) Waterfall
16 52 (6.21%) Change Control
17 50 (5.97%) Analytics
17 50 (5.97%) Mentoring
18 39 (4.66%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 62 (7.41%) SQL
2 31 (3.70%) C
3 23 (2.75%) PL/SQL
4 22 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.03%) Python
6 14 (1.67%) C#
6 14 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 13 (1.55%) Java
8 6 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.72%) C++
9 5 (0.60%) Perl
10 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.24%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.24%) Scala
12 1 (0.12%) Java 8
12 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.12%) PHP
12 1 (0.12%) R
12 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 97 (11.59%) Degree
3 87 (10.39%) SC Cleared
4 72 (8.60%) PMI Certification
5 59 (7.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 39 (4.66%) PMP
7 27 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 19 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.67%) APMP
9 14 (1.67%) ISEB
10 10 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.96%) CCNA
12 8 (0.96%) HND
13 7 (0.84%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.72%) CCNP
14 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.60%) CIPD
15 5 (0.60%) CISM
15 5 (0.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (10.39%) PMO
2 65 (7.77%) QA
3 19 (2.27%) SLA
4 13 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.96%) GDPR
5 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.96%) P3O
6 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.48%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.48%) NIST
8 2 (0.24%) COBIT
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) BS7799
9 1 (0.12%) GxP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.84%) Docker
3 6 (0.72%) HDFS
4 3 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.24%) vSphere
5 2 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (0.60%) Puppet
2 4 (0.48%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.24%) Terraform
3 2 (0.24%) WSUS
4 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.12%) MOM
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 135 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 84 (10.04%) SAP
3 77 (9.20%) Oracle
4 35 (4.18%) VMware
5 26 (3.11%) Remedy
6 21 (2.51%) Cisco
7 17 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.55%) Google
9 10 (1.19%) Ericsson
10 9 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 8 (0.96%) Riverbed
12 7 (0.84%) Apple
12 7 (0.84%) Blue Coat
12 7 (0.84%) BT
12 7 (0.84%) Workday
13 6 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
13 6 (0.72%) Citrix
13 6 (0.72%) Hotjar
13 6 (0.72%) Huawei
14 5 (0.60%) Ariba