Period
to 11 August 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 11 August 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 22 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 320 1,076 1,487
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.57% 7.31% 8.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.77% 8.38% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 669 970
Median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £268 £300
90th Percentile £588 £600 £590
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 26
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £32.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -7.07% +52.65%
10th Percentile £27.38 £17.54 £15.00
90th Percentile £56.38 £64.38 £53.13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +19.43%

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 4,120 12,839 14,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.55% 87.17% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,404 7,597 8,622
Median daily rate £451 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.22% +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £275
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 491 509
Median hourly rate £32.06 £31.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +34.04% +17.50%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.27 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.38 £60.87 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -8.99%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Project Management as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Management in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Management in the South East over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Management in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Project Management in the South East

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Management in the South East over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 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 +1 147 £450 +5.88% 47
Berkshire 0 98 £472 +10.94% 14
Hampshire -7 81 £444 +11.99% 19
Surrey +1 48 £500 +3.31% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 42 £450 - 24
West Sussex -1 18 £415 -2.35% 5
Kent +10 13 £365 -24.74% 3
Oxfordshire +27 7 £454 +136.02% 9
East Sussex +17 7 £213 -54.30% 2
Middlesex +11 3 £509 +39.38%
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 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 92 (28.75%) Stakeholder Management
1 92 (28.75%) PRINCE2
2 88 (27.50%) Finance
3 87 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (17.81%) Project Delivery
5 45 (14.06%) Telecoms
5 45 (14.06%) Microsoft
6 39 (12.19%) Change Management
7 37 (11.56%) Scrum
8 36 (11.25%) Migration
8 36 (11.25%) Security Cleared
9 35 (10.94%) Microsoft Excel
9 35 (10.94%) ITIL
10 33 (10.31%) SAP
10 33 (10.31%) Risk Management
10 33 (10.31%) Waterfall
11 32 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (9.69%) Microsoft Project
12 31 (9.69%) Degree
13 27 (8.44%) SDLC
13 27 (8.44%) PMO
13 27 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (7.81%) Azure
15 24 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
16 23 (7.19%) PMI Certification
16 23 (7.19%) Public Sector
16 23 (7.19%) Coaching
17 21 (6.56%) Business Transformation
17 21 (6.56%) Analytics
17 21 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 14 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.50%) Confluence
3 5 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.94%) CMS
5 2 (0.63%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.63%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (10.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (9.69%) Microsoft Project
3 24 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (5.31%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.81%) SAP Payroll
2 7 (2.19%) SAP HCM
2 7 (2.19%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.63%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.63%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.63%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.31%) Maximo
6 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.31%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle iSupplier
6 1 (0.31%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.81%) Azure
2 13 (4.06%) AWS
3 12 (3.75%) Office 365
4 8 (2.50%) Power Platform
5 7 (2.19%) SaaS
6 6 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.88%) PaaS
7 3 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.94%) IaaS
8 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.63%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.31%) Asana
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.31%) Serverless
9 1 (0.31%) Silverpop
9 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.50%) 4G
1 8 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (2.19%) DNS
2 7 (2.19%) Firewall
2 7 (2.19%) WAN
2 7 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.56%) 3G
3 5 (1.56%) DHCP
3 5 (1.56%) LTE
3 5 (1.56%) VoLTE
4 4 (1.25%) 2G
4 4 (1.25%) VoIP
4 4 (1.25%) Wireless
5 3 (0.94%) 5G
5 3 (0.94%) Broadband
5 3 (0.94%) Internet
5 3 (0.94%) LAN
5 3 (0.94%) SDH
5 3 (0.94%) Skype
5 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.19%) Power BI
2 7 (2.19%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.19%) SAP BW
3 6 (1.88%) MySQL
4 5 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.25%) Big Data
5 4 (1.25%) Blockchain
5 4 (1.25%) DB2
5 4 (1.25%) DB2 UDB
5 4 (1.25%) GIS
5 4 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.94%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (0.94%) OLAP
6 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (5.94%) JIRA
2 5 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.25%) Ant
3 4 (1.25%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.25%) JUnit
3 4 (1.25%) Selenium
4 2 (0.63%) PowerBuilder
4 2 (0.63%) Toad
5 1 (0.31%) GitLab
5 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.31%) MSI
5 1 (0.31%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 88 (27.50%) Finance
2 45 (14.06%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.19%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.13%) Marketing
4 10 (3.13%) Military
4 10 (3.13%) Retail
5 8 (2.50%) Banking
6 7 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.88%) Billing
7 6 (1.88%) Electronics
7 6 (1.88%) Legal
7 6 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.63%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Environmental Health
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (42.19%) Project Manager
2 25 (7.81%) Analyst
2 25 (7.81%) IT Manager
2 25 (7.81%) IT Project Manager
3 15 (4.69%) Consultant
4 13 (4.06%) Architect
5 11 (3.44%) Senior Manager
5 11 (3.44%) Senior Project Manager
6 10 (3.13%) Change Manager
6 10 (3.13%) Developer
6 10 (3.13%) Technical Manager
7 9 (2.81%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (2.50%) Agile Coach
8 8 (2.50%) Business Analyst
8 8 (2.50%) Digital Project Manager
8 8 (2.50%) Implementation Manager
8 8 (2.50%) Programme Manager
8 8 (2.50%) SAP Manager
8 8 (2.50%) Service Manager
8 8 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.44%) HTML
2 7 (2.19%) Web Services
3 6 (1.88%) CSS
3 6 (1.88%) SAP Fiori
3 6 (1.88%) XML
4 5 (1.56%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.56%) LDAP
4 5 (1.56%) SOAP
5 4 (1.25%) .NET
5 4 (1.25%) Electron Framework
5 4 (1.25%) JSP
5 4 (1.25%) Middleware
5 4 (1.25%) Node.js
5 4 (1.25%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.25%) Servlets
6 3 (0.94%) SAML
6 3 (0.94%) Velocity
7 2 (0.63%) OAuth
7 2 (0.63%) OpenID
8 1 (0.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.13%) PMI
4 8 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.88%) User Experience
6 5 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.56%) Robotics
6 5 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.63%) Blog
9 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Social Media
9 2 (0.63%) Tandem
10 1 (0.31%) Animation
10 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.31%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.00%) Windows
2 8 (2.50%) Unix
2 8 (2.50%) Windows 10
2 8 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.19%) Linux
4 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.94%) Solaris
6 2 (0.63%) AIX
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (28.75%) PRINCE2
1 92 (28.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 87 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (17.81%) Project Delivery
4 39 (12.19%) Change Management
5 37 (11.56%) Scrum
6 36 (11.25%) Migration
7 35 (10.94%) ITIL
8 33 (10.31%) Risk Management
8 33 (10.31%) Waterfall
9 27 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (8.44%) SDLC
10 23 (7.19%) Coaching
11 21 (6.56%) Analytics
11 21 (6.56%) Business Transformation
12 19 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (5.94%) Mentoring
12 19 (5.94%) Project Planning
13 18 (5.63%) DevOps
14 17 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.25%) SQL
2 8 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.19%) Java
4 6 (1.88%) C
4 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.88%) Python
5 5 (1.56%) Perl
5 5 (1.56%) PHP
6 4 (1.25%) BeanShell
6 4 (1.25%) Bourne shell
6 4 (1.25%) Korn
7 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.63%) VB
8 1 (0.31%) C#
8 1 (0.31%) C++
8 1 (0.31%) Java 8
8 1 (0.31%) R
8 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.69%) Degree
3 23 (7.19%) PMI Certification
4 16 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.69%) PMP
6 13 (4.06%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (2.50%) APMP
9 6 (1.88%) HND
9 6 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.56%) CCNA
10 5 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.56%) CISSP
11 4 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.25%) HNC
11 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.94%) CCNP
12 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.44%) PMO
2 6 (1.88%) QA
3 4 (1.25%) GDPR
3 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.25%) SLA
4 3 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.94%) P3O
5 2 (0.63%) GAMP
5 2 (0.63%) GxP
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.63%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.31%) HL7
6 1 (0.31%) IFRS
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.31%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.25%) RACF
4 3 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) SCCM
2 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.63%) Ansible
3 2 (0.63%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.31%) Terraform
4 1 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.31%) SAP
3 18 (5.63%) Oracle
4 12 (3.75%) Cisco
5 9 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.50%) Remedy
7 7 (2.19%) VMware
8 6 (1.88%) Blue Coat
8 6 (1.88%) Riverbed
9 5 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.56%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.25%) Ericsson
10 4 (1.25%) IBM
11 3 (0.94%) HP
11 3 (0.94%) Tableau
12 2 (0.63%) Capita
12 2 (0.63%) ForgeRock
12 2 (0.63%) Google
12 2 (0.63%) Greenplum
12 2 (0.63%) NEC