Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,460 1,431 1,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.81% 9.28% 9.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.41% 11.13% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 865 1,132
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +2.44%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 40
South East median hourly rate £33.50 £25.06 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.68% -32.72% +39.25%
10th Percentile £15.20 £14.75 £15.36
90th Percentile £56.75 £40.33 £60.23
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.29% -7.16%

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 14,030 12,858 14,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.70% 83.35% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,282 7,427 9,191
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 492 563
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -24.53% +20.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.48 £53.60
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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 0 623 £425 -4.17% 132
Berkshire 0 420 £425 -5.56% 78
Surrey -1 319 £513 +7.89% 49
Hampshire -5 304 £450 +12.50% 59
Buckinghamshire -6 129 £435 +2.35% 26
West Sussex +13 113 £425 - 15
Oxfordshire +10 76 £500 +11.11% 28
Kent 0 35 £650 +30.00% 18
East Sussex +5 27 £356 -5.07% 14
Middlesex -3 16 £450 -1.64% 2
Sussex 0 2 £523 - 1
Home Counties 0 1 £450 +20.00%
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 437 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (27.53%) Finance
3 352 (24.11%) PRINCE2
4 297 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 212 (14.52%) Microsoft
6 182 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
7 168 (11.51%) Degree
8 167 (11.44%) ITIL
9 157 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
10 149 (10.21%) Change Management
11 145 (9.93%) Retail
12 134 (9.18%) PMO
13 133 (9.11%) Telecoms
14 128 (8.77%) Migration
15 125 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
15 125 (8.56%) Oracle
15 125 (8.56%) Security Cleared
16 124 (8.49%) PMP
16 124 (8.49%) PMI Certification
17 121 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
18 118 (8.08%) Microsoft Project
19 117 (8.01%) Scrum
20 107 (7.33%) SAP
21 100 (6.85%) Java
22 98 (6.71%) SQL
23 93 (6.37%) SC Cleared
23 93 (6.37%) Project Planning
24 89 (6.10%) Business Analysis
25 87 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
26 83 (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 58 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.71%) CMS
3 16 (1.10%) Confluence
4 13 (0.89%) IIS
4 13 (0.89%) SAS
5 10 (0.68%) Apache
5 10 (0.68%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.48%) NetWeaver
7 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.41%) MS Project Server
8 6 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.41%) WordPress
9 5 (0.34%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 125 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 118 (8.08%) Microsoft Project
4 74 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 56 (3.84%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.21%) SPSS
8 2 (0.14%) CATIA
9 1 (0.068%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.068%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.068%) Revit
9 1 (0.068%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 14 (0.96%) Sonata
2 11 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.55%) BusinessWare
4 8 (0.55%) Primavera
4 8 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.48%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.41%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.27%) Infor M3
8 4 (0.27%) RMDS
8 4 (0.27%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 87 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.81%) SaaS
4 33 (2.26%) Office 365
5 18 (1.23%) PaaS
6 16 (1.10%) IaaS
7 9 (0.62%) Yammer
8 8 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.34%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 5 (0.34%) npm
11 5 (0.34%) Serverless
11 5 (0.34%) Slack
11 5 (0.34%) Yarn
12 4 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.27%) Datadog
13 3 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.26%) WAN
2 25 (1.71%) LAN
3 24 (1.64%) Firewall
4 23 (1.58%) VoIP
5 19 (1.30%) Internet
6 18 (1.23%) Network Security
7 17 (1.16%) Unified Communications
8 16 (1.10%) VPN
9 15 (1.03%) SAN
10 14 (0.96%) IP Telephony
11 12 (0.82%) DNS
11 12 (0.82%) VoLTE
12 10 (0.68%) Skype
12 10 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (0.68%) TCP/IP
13 9 (0.62%) Intranet
14 8 (0.55%) 3G
14 8 (0.55%) 4G
14 8 (0.55%) SMS
14 8 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.60%) Big Data
2 29 (1.99%) Power BI
3 24 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 21 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 13 (0.89%) Data Lake
6 13 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.75%) SAP HANA
8 10 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (0.62%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.62%) MySQL
10 7 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.48%) DB2
10 7 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.48%) Redis
10 7 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.41%) HBase
Development Applications
1 51 (3.49%) JIRA
2 31 (2.12%) Maven
3 22 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.51%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.55%) GitLab
8 5 (0.34%) Bower
8 5 (0.34%) Gradle
8 5 (0.34%) Grunt
8 5 (0.34%) Jasmine
8 5 (0.34%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (0.34%) Liquibase
8 5 (0.34%) Mocha
8 5 (0.34%) Subversion
9 4 (0.27%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.27%) Selenium
9 4 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.21%) Zephyr
General
1 402 (27.53%) Finance
2 145 (9.93%) Retail
3 133 (9.11%) Telecoms
4 81 (5.55%) Marketing
5 47 (3.22%) Legal
6 35 (2.40%) Banking
7 30 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 25 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.30%) Billing
10 15 (1.03%) German Language
11 12 (0.82%) French Language
12 11 (0.75%) Publishing
13 9 (0.62%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.55%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.55%) Automotive
15 7 (0.48%) Law
15 7 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
16 6 (0.41%) Advertising
16 6 (0.41%) Back Office
16 6 (0.41%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 637 (43.63%) Project Manager
2 149 (10.21%) Analyst
3 104 (7.12%) Developer
4 90 (6.16%) Business Analyst
5 89 (6.10%) IT Manager
6 81 (5.55%) IT Project Manager
7 61 (4.18%) Senior Manager
8 54 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 54 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
9 50 (3.42%) Lead Developer
10 49 (3.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 49 (3.36%) Java Developer
11 48 (3.29%) Architect
12 45 (3.08%) Coordinator
12 45 (3.08%) Lead Java Developer
13 39 (2.67%) Technical Manager
14 37 (2.53%) Consultant
15 36 (2.47%) Scrum Master
16 35 (2.40%) Project Coordinator
16 35 (2.40%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.74%) Spring
2 36 (2.47%) Hibernate
3 35 (2.40%) .NET
3 35 (2.40%) RESTful
4 33 (2.26%) Spring Boot
4 33 (2.26%) Web Services
5 31 (2.12%) HTML
6 26 (1.78%) CSS
7 17 (1.16%) ASP.NET
7 17 (1.16%) Middleware
8 16 (1.10%) AngularJS
8 16 (1.10%) JSON
9 14 (0.96%) HTML5
10 12 (0.82%) CSS3
10 12 (0.82%) Kafka
10 12 (0.82%) XML
11 11 (0.75%) jQuery
11 11 (0.75%) SAML
12 10 (0.68%) .NET Framework
13 9 (0.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 182 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 64 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 63 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 62 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
6 51 (3.49%) PMI
7 44 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
8 39 (2.67%) User Experience
9 33 (2.26%) Virtual Team
10 30 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.96%) Social Media
13 13 (0.89%) Life Science
14 11 (0.75%) Smart Meter
15 9 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
15 9 (0.62%) FMCG
15 9 (0.62%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.55%) EPoS
16 8 (0.55%) IVR
16 8 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (4.11%) Windows
2 47 (3.22%) Linux
3 45 (3.08%) Unix
4 22 (1.51%) AIX
5 16 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.03%) Solaris
7 13 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.21%) zOS
13 2 (0.14%) Android
13 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.068%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (24.11%) PRINCE2
3 297 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 167 (11.44%) ITIL
5 157 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
6 149 (10.21%) Change Management
7 128 (8.77%) Migration
8 117 (8.01%) Scrum
9 93 (6.37%) Project Planning
10 89 (6.10%) Business Analysis
11 83 (5.68%) Service Delivery
12 81 (5.55%) Waterfall
13 75 (5.14%) CRM
14 71 (4.86%) Decision-Making
15 69 (4.73%) Matrix Organization
16 68 (4.66%) Programme Management
17 65 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
17 65 (4.45%) SDLC
18 63 (4.32%) Coaching
18 63 (4.32%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 100 (6.85%) Java
2 98 (6.71%) SQL
3 62 (4.25%) JavaScript
4 37 (2.53%) Java 8
5 34 (2.33%) C
6 33 (2.26%) Python
7 23 (1.58%) C#
8 11 (0.75%) PowerShell
8 11 (0.75%) Ruby
9 7 (0.48%) ABAP
9 7 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.48%) PHP
9 7 (0.48%) Scala
10 6 (0.41%) R
11 5 (0.34%) Perl
11 5 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.34%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.27%) AWK
12 4 (0.27%) C++
12 4 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (11.51%) Degree
2 125 (8.56%) Security Cleared
3 124 (8.49%) PMI Certification
3 124 (8.49%) PMP
4 93 (6.37%) SC Cleared
5 54 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 49 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 30 (2.05%) DV Cleared
8 27 (1.85%) APMP
9 20 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.37%) ISEB
10 18 (1.23%) CISSP
11 15 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.82%) CCNP
13 11 (0.75%) CISM
14 9 (0.62%) CCDP
14 9 (0.62%) CISA
14 9 (0.62%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (9.18%) PMO
2 62 (4.25%) QA
3 47 (3.22%) GDPR
4 24 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.44%) SLA
6 14 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.75%) GxP
8 11 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 6 (0.41%) COBIT
11 5 (0.34%) IFRS
11 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.27%) P3O
13 3 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.21%) ISO 13485
13 3 (0.21%) MISRA
14 2 (0.14%) GAMP
14 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.62%) Docker
5 7 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.48%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.41%) Firmware
7 5 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.27%) XenApp
9 3 (0.21%) HDFS
10 2 (0.14%) NFS
10 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.14%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.068%) vSphere
11 1 (0.068%) Xen
11 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.068%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (1.03%) Puppet
2 13 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (0.89%) Terraform
3 9 (0.62%) SCCM
4 8 (0.55%) Ansible
5 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
6 6 (0.41%) HP ALM
6 6 (0.41%) SnapMirror
6 6 (0.41%) SnapVault
7 5 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.27%) MIIS
8 4 (0.27%) Netcool
8 4 (0.27%) SCOM
8 4 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.21%) Kibana
9 3 (0.21%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 212 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 125 (8.56%) Oracle
3 107 (7.33%) SAP
4 53 (3.63%) Cisco
5 47 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (2.19%) VMware
7 25 (1.71%) Workday
8 22 (1.51%) webMethods
9 18 (1.23%) Citrix
9 18 (1.23%) NetApp
9 18 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 15 (1.03%) Remedy
11 14 (0.96%) Adobe
11 14 (0.96%) FNZ
11 14 (0.96%) Tableau
12 13 (0.89%) HP
13 11 (0.75%) Brocade
13 11 (0.75%) IBM
14 10 (0.68%) Cognos
14 10 (0.68%) Juniper