Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,268 1,394 1,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.93% 8.41% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.14% 9.96% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 911 876
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.04% +4.13%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 27
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +9.80% -40.00%
10th Percentile £17.34 £17.62 £16.25
90th Percentile £62.25 £40.70 £55.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £26.87 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.98% -2.31% -12.53%

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 13,879 13,996 12,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.84% 84.45% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,304 8,458 7,697
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £596 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 427 539
South East median hourly rate £26.95 £24.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.21% +6.76% -20.35%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -1 489 £450 +5.88% 123
Berkshire -2 348 £450 +5.88% 58
Surrey +3 339 £500 +2.56% 48
Hampshire -12 288 £433 +7.32% 45
Buckinghamshire +6 118 £433 +1.94% 44
West Sussex -27 61 £425 - 15
East Sussex -12 37 £494 +17.56% 8
Oxfordshire -21 22 £413 -8.33% 21
Middlesex +7 21 £475 -5.00% 1
Kent 0 17 £600 +26.32% 17
Sussex +5 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £500 -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 346 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (26.10%) Finance
3 320 (25.24%) PRINCE2
4 306 (24.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 177 (13.96%) Microsoft
6 167 (13.17%) PMO
7 144 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
8 141 (11.12%) Telecoms
9 138 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
10 136 (10.73%) Security Cleared
11 130 (10.25%) Microsoft Excel
12 125 (9.86%) Change Management
13 123 (9.70%) SAP
14 120 (9.46%) Scrum
15 115 (9.07%) Degree
16 114 (8.99%) Migration
16 114 (8.99%) ITIL
17 106 (8.36%) Oracle
17 106 (8.36%) SC Cleared
18 105 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
19 101 (7.97%) PMI Certification
20 93 (7.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 89 (7.02%) Project Governance
22 84 (6.62%) Waterfall
23 83 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
24 79 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
25 77 (6.07%) Project Planning
26 72 (5.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
26 72 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
26 72 (5.68%) Service Delivery

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 43 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.42%) Confluence
3 17 (1.34%) CMS
4 13 (1.03%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.95%) IIS
5 12 (0.95%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.79%) Apache
6 10 (0.79%) Drupal
6 10 (0.79%) JBoss
7 7 (0.55%) SAS
8 6 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.39%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 130 (10.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 105 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (7.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 83 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (3.94%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.03%) Maya
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) InVision
8 2 (0.16%) Windchill
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (1.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (1.18%) SAP HR
3 11 (0.87%) Eloqua
3 11 (0.87%) SAP ERP
3 11 (0.87%) SAP MM
4 10 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.79%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.71%) Workday HCM
6 8 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.47%) CA PPM
7 6 (0.47%) PlanetPress Connect
8 5 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
8 5 (0.39%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.39%) TrackWise
9 4 (0.32%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.32%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.32%) SAP WM
10 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (3.08%) Office 365
3 24 (1.89%) SaaS
4 15 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.55%) Yammer
7 6 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.47%) IaaS
7 6 (0.47%) PaaS
8 5 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 5 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.39%) Trello
9 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.16%) BlueKai
10 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.16%) Slack
10 2 (0.16%) Taleo
11 1 (0.079%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.23%) LAN
2 40 (3.15%) WAN
3 29 (2.29%) DNS
4 28 (2.21%) Firewall
5 22 (1.74%) SAN
5 22 (1.74%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.34%) Internet
6 17 (1.34%) Skype
6 17 (1.34%) Wireless
7 16 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (1.18%) VPN
9 14 (1.10%) Value-Added Service
10 11 (0.87%) Broadband
10 11 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
10 11 (0.87%) SNMP
10 11 (0.87%) SSH
11 10 (0.79%) 4G
11 10 (0.79%) IPsec
11 10 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (0.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.84%) Oracle Database
2 25 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (1.66%) SQL Server
4 13 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (0.95%) Big Data
6 11 (0.87%) Power BI
7 10 (0.79%) MS Access
7 10 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (0.55%) EDMS
8 7 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 7 (0.55%) Oracle Discoverer
9 5 (0.39%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.32%) QlikView
10 4 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.24%) DataStage
11 3 (0.24%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (0.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 54 (4.26%) JIRA
2 32 (2.52%) Subversion
3 21 (1.66%) GoogleTest
3 21 (1.66%) NUnit
4 20 (1.58%) Ant
4 20 (1.58%) ClearCase
4 20 (1.58%) CppUnit
5 18 (1.42%) Git (software)
5 18 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.63%) Toad
7 7 (0.55%) PowerBuilder
8 5 (0.39%) PVCS
8 5 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.32%) HP UFT
9 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.24%) GitLab
10 3 (0.24%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.24%) VersionOne
General
1 331 (26.10%) Finance
2 141 (11.12%) Telecoms
3 58 (4.57%) Marketing
4 47 (3.71%) Retail
5 40 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 35 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 29 (2.29%) Banking
8 24 (1.89%) Billing
8 24 (1.89%) Legal
9 16 (1.26%) Electronics
10 5 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.32%) Advertising
11 4 (0.32%) Automotive
11 4 (0.32%) German Language
11 4 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.32%) Publishing
12 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.24%) French Language
12 3 (0.24%) Games
12 3 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 487 (38.41%) Project Manager
2 145 (11.44%) Analyst
3 84 (6.62%) IT Manager
4 66 (5.21%) Business Analyst
5 54 (4.26%) IT Project Manager
6 52 (4.10%) Architect
7 48 (3.79%) Developer
8 44 (3.47%) Senior Manager
9 42 (3.31%) Programme Manager
10 41 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
10 41 (3.23%) SAP Manager
11 37 (2.92%) Consultant
11 37 (2.92%) SAP Project Manager
12 36 (2.84%) Senior Project Manager
13 34 (2.68%) PMO Analyst
14 30 (2.37%) Coordinator
14 30 (2.37%) Scrum Master
15 28 (2.21%) Infrastructure Manager
15 28 (2.21%) Security Manager
16 27 (2.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.00%) Middleware
2 23 (1.81%) HTML
3 22 (1.74%) CSS
4 19 (1.50%) Web Services
5 18 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
6 13 (1.03%) XML
7 12 (0.95%) .NET
8 9 (0.71%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.63%) HTML5
10 7 (0.55%) REST
11 6 (0.47%) jQuery
11 6 (0.47%) LDAP
12 5 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.39%) EDI
13 4 (0.32%) Spring
13 4 (0.32%) Velocity
14 3 (0.24%) J2EE
14 3 (0.24%) SAP Basis
14 3 (0.24%) SOAP
14 3 (0.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 144 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.36%) PMI
3 62 (4.89%) Data Centre
4 59 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.68%) User Experience
6 28 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (2.13%) Virtual Team
8 22 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.58%) Derivative
11 13 (1.03%) Life Science
11 13 (1.03%) NHS
12 11 (0.87%) Reference Data
12 11 (0.87%) Smart Meter
13 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Licensing
13 9 (0.71%) Social Media
14 8 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.63%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (5.28%) Windows
2 58 (4.57%) Linux
3 57 (4.50%) Unix
4 15 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (0.95%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.79%) Solaris
7 8 (0.63%) AIX
8 7 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.24%) Android
10 3 (0.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.079%) SUSE
12 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.079%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (25.24%) PRINCE2
3 306 (24.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 138 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
5 125 (9.86%) Change Management
6 120 (9.46%) Scrum
7 114 (8.99%) ITIL
7 114 (8.99%) Migration
8 89 (7.02%) Project Governance
9 84 (6.62%) Waterfall
10 79 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
11 77 (6.07%) Project Planning
12 72 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 72 (5.68%) Service Delivery
12 72 (5.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 70 (5.52%) Matrix Organization
14 66 (5.21%) Programme Management
14 66 (5.21%) SDLC
15 65 (5.13%) Decision-Making
16 64 (5.05%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (5.21%) SQL
2 57 (4.50%) C
3 29 (2.29%) Java
4 28 (2.21%) Python
5 18 (1.42%) C++
5 18 (1.42%) JavaScript
6 16 (1.26%) PowerShell
7 11 (0.87%) Perl
8 10 (0.79%) C#
9 9 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 9 (0.71%) VB
10 7 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.47%) PHP
12 4 (0.32%) ABAP
13 3 (0.24%) Java 8
13 3 (0.24%) R
14 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.16%) VBA
15 1 (0.079%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.079%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 136 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 115 (9.07%) Degree
3 106 (8.36%) SC Cleared
4 101 (7.97%) PMI Certification
5 68 (5.36%) PMP
5 68 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 44 (3.47%) DV Cleared
7 29 (2.29%) APMP
8 28 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 26 (2.05%) ISEB
10 15 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.95%) CISSP
13 10 (0.79%) CISM
14 9 (0.71%) CCNA
14 9 (0.71%) CCNP
14 9 (0.71%) HP MASE
14 9 (0.71%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (13.17%) PMO
2 67 (5.28%) QA
3 26 (2.05%) SLA
4 24 (1.89%) GDPR
5 23 (1.81%) Data Quality
6 15 (1.18%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.87%) GxP
8 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.39%) COBIT
10 4 (0.32%) P3O
11 3 (0.24%) GPG13
11 3 (0.24%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.24%) WCAG
12 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 46 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.71%) FreeRADIUS
4 5 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.32%) Docker
5 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.24%) XenApp
7 2 (0.16%) KVM
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.079%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.079%) Firmware
8 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.079%) vSphere
8 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.10%) SCCM
2 10 (0.79%) Puppet
3 9 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
3 9 (0.71%) SELinux
4 7 (0.55%) SCOM
5 5 (0.39%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.39%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.24%) Ansible
7 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.16%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.16%) Netcool
8 2 (0.16%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.079%) Grafana
Vendors
1 177 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 123 (9.70%) SAP
3 106 (8.36%) Oracle
4 50 (3.94%) VMware
5 43 (3.39%) Workday
6 28 (2.21%) HP
7 26 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (1.74%) Remedy
9 20 (1.58%) Huawei
10 19 (1.50%) Cisco
11 16 (1.26%) NetApp
12 15 (1.18%) Citrix
12 15 (1.18%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.03%) CA
14 12 (0.95%) Planview
15 11 (0.87%) Adobe
15 11 (0.87%) Aruba
15 11 (0.87%) Fortinet
15 11 (0.87%) JD Edwards
15 11 (0.87%) MicroStrategy