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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 749 804 939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.66% 8.94% 10.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.64% 10.90% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 485 590
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.63% -12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.42 £16.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £57.50 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -19.11%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6434 7379 7520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 82.05% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 4510 4350
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 273 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +7 204 £394 -3.07% 31
Berkshire +6 198 £440 +3.47% 29
Surrey +4 123 £450 - 23
Buckinghamshire -13 84 £469 +11.60% 16
West Sussex -4 39 £400 -11.11% 6
Oxfordshire -23 34 £445 +6.90% 16
Kent -11 21 £425 -10.52% 12
East Sussex +3 16 £275 -45.00% 6
Middlesex +11 11 £406 +12.84% 2
Home Counties -1 1 £375 -
Sussex -3 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 410 (28.65%) PRINCE2
2 347 (24.25%) Finance
3 291 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
4 254 (17.75%) ITIL
5 247 (17.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 211 (14.74%) Microsoft
7 199 (13.91%) Change Management
8 198 (13.84%) Security Cleared
9 197 (13.77%) Telecoms
10 150 (10.48%) PMO
11 148 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
12 146 (10.20%) Microsoft Project
13 132 (9.22%) Degree
14 126 (8.81%) SAP
15 124 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
16 120 (8.39%) PMI Certification
17 118 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
18 111 (7.76%) Migration
19 110 (7.69%) SC Cleared
20 105 (7.34%) Service Management
21 101 (7.06%) Programme Management
22 96 (6.71%) PMP
23 93 (6.50%) ITIL V3
24 92 (6.43%) Management Information System
25 85 (5.94%) Windows
25 85 (5.94%) Scrum
25 85 (5.94%) Business Analysis
26 82 (5.73%) Oracle
27 81 (5.66%) Service Delivery
28 78 (5.45%) 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 78 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.61%) CMS
3 20 (1.40%) NetWeaver
4 15 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (0.98%) IIS
6 11 (0.77%) SAS
7 10 (0.70%) Apache
7 10 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.49%) Confluence
10 6 (0.42%) JBoss
10 6 (0.42%) MS Project Server
10 6 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.35%) Drupal
11 5 (0.35%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.35%) FileNet
12 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.21%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 146 (10.20%) Microsoft Project
2 124 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 118 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
4 75 (5.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (3.42%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.28%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.070%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.63%) Primavera
4 8 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.42%) SAP APO
6 5 (0.35%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.35%) Maximo
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.28%) SAP SCM
8 3 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.21%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.21%) SAP PS
8 3 (0.21%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.42%) Office 365
3 24 (1.68%) SaaS
4 23 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.77%) OpenShift
6 10 (0.70%) IaaS
6 10 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.42%) PaaS
7 6 (0.42%) Yammer
8 5 (0.35%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.21%) G Suite
10 2 (0.14%) Boomi
10 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.14%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.14%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.070%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.31%) LTE
2 25 (1.75%) Firewall
2 25 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
3 23 (1.61%) MVNO
4 21 (1.47%) Internet
5 20 (1.40%) WAN
6 18 (1.26%) SAN
7 15 (1.05%) 4G
7 15 (1.05%) Network Security
8 14 (0.98%) 3G
8 14 (0.98%) HTTP
8 14 (0.98%) LAN
9 12 (0.84%) DNS
10 11 (0.77%) Intranet
10 11 (0.77%) VoLTE
10 11 (0.77%) VPN
11 10 (0.70%) LDAP
11 10 (0.70%) TCP/IP
11 10 (0.70%) VoIP
12 9 (0.63%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 17 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (0.84%) Big Data
6 12 (0.84%) SAP HANA
7 11 (0.77%) DB2
7 11 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.77%) Redis
8 10 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.63%) MS Access
9 9 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
11 7 (0.49%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.42%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 25 (1.75%) JIRA
2 16 (1.12%) Bitbucket
3 15 (1.05%) Selenium
3 15 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 14 (0.98%) Maven
4 14 (0.98%) NeoLoad
5 13 (0.91%) Ant
5 13 (0.91%) Apache Ivy
5 13 (0.91%) eggPlant
5 13 (0.91%) Gradle
5 13 (0.91%) JMeter
5 13 (0.91%) WebDriver
6 11 (0.77%) GitLab
7 10 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.63%) Android Studio
8 9 (0.63%) Gatling
8 9 (0.63%) Xcode
9 8 (0.56%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.35%) MSI
11 4 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 347 (24.25%) Finance
2 197 (13.77%) Telecoms
3 72 (5.03%) Marketing
4 69 (4.82%) Retail
5 48 (3.35%) Banking
6 33 (2.31%) Publishing
7 29 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 25 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.68%) Billing
10 19 (1.33%) Legal
11 17 (1.19%) Back Office
12 16 (1.12%) Electronics
13 12 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.77%) French Language
15 9 (0.63%) Advertising
16 8 (0.56%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.56%) Automotive
17 7 (0.49%) Digital Economy
18 4 (0.28%) German Language
18 4 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 607 (42.42%) Project Manager
2 144 (10.06%) Analyst
3 87 (6.08%) Architect
4 83 (5.80%) IT Manager
5 64 (4.47%) Business Analyst
6 58 (4.05%) Senior Manager
7 57 (3.98%) Consultant
8 56 (3.91%) IT Project Manager
9 53 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
10 44 (3.07%) Infrastructure Manager
10 44 (3.07%) Technical Manager
11 40 (2.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 39 (2.73%) Delivery Manager
13 36 (2.52%) Technical Project Manager
14 34 (2.38%) Programme Manager
15 33 (2.31%) Coordinator
16 30 (2.10%) Change Manager
17 29 (2.03%) Telecoms Manager
18 28 (1.96%) SAP Manager
19 26 (1.82%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.24%) Web Services
2 25 (1.75%) XML
3 24 (1.68%) SAP Basis
4 23 (1.61%) .NET
5 22 (1.54%) REST
6 20 (1.40%) HTML
7 17 (1.19%) JSON
8 15 (1.05%) CSS
9 12 (0.84%) React
10 8 (0.56%) AngularJS
10 8 (0.56%) SOAP
11 7 (0.49%) jQuery
11 7 (0.49%) Middleware
12 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (0.28%) HTML5
14 3 (0.21%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.21%) OAuth
14 3 (0.21%) RESTful
14 3 (0.21%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (6.43%) Management Information System
3 66 (4.61%) PMI
4 57 (3.98%) Data Centre
5 24 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 22 (1.54%) User Experience
7 19 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.12%) CMDB
9 13 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 12 (0.84%) Clustering
10 12 (0.84%) Social Media
11 11 (0.77%) FMCG
11 11 (0.77%) Life Science
11 11 (0.77%) NHS
12 9 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.63%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.56%) Replication
13 8 (0.56%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 85 (5.94%) Windows
2 51 (3.56%) Linux
3 24 (1.68%) Windows 10
4 16 (1.12%) Unix
4 16 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.63%) Android
6 9 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.28%) AIX
9 4 (0.28%) zOS
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.14%) CentOS
11 2 (0.14%) MVS
11 2 (0.14%) Solaris
11 2 (0.14%) SUSE
12 1 (0.070%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.070%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (28.65%) PRINCE2
2 291 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (17.75%) ITIL
4 247 (17.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 199 (13.91%) Change Management
6 111 (7.76%) Migration
7 105 (7.34%) Service Management
8 101 (7.06%) Programme Management
9 93 (6.50%) ITIL V3
10 85 (5.94%) Business Analysis
10 85 (5.94%) Scrum
11 81 (5.66%) Service Delivery
12 74 (5.17%) Risk Management
13 70 (4.89%) Mentoring
14 68 (4.75%) Continuous Improvement
15 61 (4.26%) SDLC
16 59 (4.12%) Coaching
17 58 (4.05%) Supplier Management
18 57 (3.98%) Change Control
18 57 (3.98%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 53 (3.70%) SQL
2 50 (3.49%) Java
3 30 (2.10%) Python
4 27 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.68%) C
6 20 (1.40%) C#
7 13 (0.91%) Groovy
7 13 (0.91%) Perl
7 13 (0.91%) Ruby
8 12 (0.84%) VB
9 9 (0.63%) ABAP
9 9 (0.63%) Apple Swift
9 9 (0.63%) Objective-C
9 9 (0.63%) PHP
10 7 (0.49%) C++
11 6 (0.42%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.35%) JCL
13 3 (0.21%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.14%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 198 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 132 (9.22%) Degree
3 120 (8.39%) PMI Certification
4 110 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 96 (6.71%) PMP
6 63 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 49 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 45 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 33 (2.31%) APMP
10 29 (2.03%) DV Cleared
11 20 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.19%) CISSP
13 14 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
14 13 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (0.77%) ISEB
16 10 (0.70%) CISA
16 10 (0.70%) CISM
17 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (0.42%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (10.48%) PMO
2 55 (3.84%) QA
3 38 (2.66%) SLA
4 25 (1.75%) GDPR
5 19 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 19 (1.33%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.70%) P3O
8 8 (0.56%) COBIT
9 7 (0.49%) Basel II
9 7 (0.49%) IFRS
9 7 (0.49%) IFRS 9
9 7 (0.49%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.42%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.28%) GxP
12 4 (0.28%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 34 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.84%) Docker
4 7 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.35%) XenApp
7 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.070%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.070%) KVM
10 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.070%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.070%) vCloud
10 1 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.070%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (1.05%) Netcool
2 13 (0.91%) Ansible
3 9 (0.63%) HP Fortify
4 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (0.56%) SCCM
5 7 (0.49%) Puppet
6 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.28%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.21%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.14%) WSUS
11 1 (0.070%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.070%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.070%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.070%) SCOM
11 1 (0.070%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.070%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 211 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 126 (8.81%) SAP
3 82 (5.73%) Oracle
4 57 (3.98%) Remedy
5 56 (3.91%) Motorola
6 42 (2.94%) VMware
7 31 (2.17%) Workday
8 27 (1.89%) Cisco
8 27 (1.89%) HP
9 22 (1.54%) Ericsson
10 20 (1.40%) Citrix
11 15 (1.05%) BMC
11 15 (1.05%) IBM
11 15 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.05%) Sitecore
12 13 (0.91%) Apple
12 13 (0.91%) Splunk
13 12 (0.84%) Adobe
14 10 (0.70%) Sybase
15 9 (0.63%) CA
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Pangbourne, Berkshire
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Revoco
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £440 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Ringwood, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £21300 per annum + Pension + Holiday + Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28.00 - £33.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £34.94 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day +
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £39000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £59,726 fixed term contract for 12 Months + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago