Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 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 West
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 17 20
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 393 378 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.19% 7.25% 7.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.22% 8.78% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 238 288
South West median daily rate £410 £406 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +2.33% -0.75%
10th Percentile £281 £265 £225
90th Percentile £595 £560 £532
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 40
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% - -29.49%
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £22.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £33.75 £40.50
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,442 4,307 4,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.69% 82.60% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,496 2,686 2,914
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £255 £233
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 176 283
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -8.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.21 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £23.34
% change year-on-year - +0.69% +3.73%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Project Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the South West

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Management in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in the South West

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the South West over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in the South West

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in the South West

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the South West over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Management in the South West

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 15 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
Bristol -7 141 £400 - 47
Wiltshire -36 87 £450 +5.88% 39
Gloucestershire +3 74 £400 +23.08% 18
Devon +5 32 £369 -18.06% 20
Dorset +14 16 £363 -3.33% 10
Cornwall -8 15 £350 -3.45% 1
Somerset -2 14 £450 +20.00% 11
Avon - 2 £550 -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 West region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 142 (36.13%) Security Cleared
2 140 (35.62%) PRINCE2
3 131 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (32.57%) Finance
5 94 (23.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 89 (22.65%) SC Cleared
7 58 (14.76%) DV Cleared
8 52 (13.23%) Microsoft
9 51 (12.98%) Risk Management
10 49 (12.47%) Microsoft Project
11 42 (10.69%) Scrum
12 41 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (9.92%) Migration
14 38 (9.67%) C
15 36 (9.16%) PMO
16 35 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
17 34 (8.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 33 (8.40%) Project Planning
18 33 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
19 32 (8.14%) ITIL
19 32 (8.14%) Office 365
19 32 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
20 31 (7.89%) SharePoint
21 29 (7.38%) Change Management
21 29 (7.38%) Degree
22 28 (7.12%) Telecoms
23 27 (6.87%) Programme Management
23 27 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
23 27 (6.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 27 (6.87%) Decision-Making

Project Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 31 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.27%) Confluence
3 3 (0.76%) SAS
3 3 (0.76%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.51%) IIS
4 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.25%) CMS
5 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (12.47%) Microsoft Project
2 35 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.02%) InVision
7 3 (0.76%) Pixate
8 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (2.54%) Primavera
2 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.51%) assyst
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.14%) Office 365
2 19 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.51%) IaaS
6 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.56%) WAN
2 9 (2.29%) Software-Defined Networking
3 6 (1.53%) Firewall
4 5 (1.27%) Skype
5 4 (1.02%) DNS
6 3 (0.76%) LAN
6 3 (0.76%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.76%) SMTP
6 3 (0.76%) VoIP
7 2 (0.51%) 3G
7 2 (0.51%) 4G
7 2 (0.51%) BGP
7 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.51%) HSRP
7 2 (0.51%) MPLS
7 2 (0.51%) OSPF
7 2 (0.51%) SAN
7 2 (0.51%) VLAN
7 2 (0.51%) VPN
7 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.53%) Power BI
2 6 (1.53%) SQLite
3 5 (1.27%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.51%) QlikView
6 1 (0.25%) DataStage
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (4.58%) JIRA
2 8 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.53%) Subversion
4 5 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.76%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.51%) Ant
6 2 (0.51%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.25%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 128 (32.57%) Finance
2 28 (7.12%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.58%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.07%) Marketing
5 14 (3.56%) Banking
6 11 (2.80%) Electronics
7 9 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.29%) Military
8 7 (1.78%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.78%) Billing
8 7 (1.78%) Legal
9 5 (1.27%) Law
9 5 (1.27%) Retail
10 4 (1.02%) Avionics
10 4 (1.02%) Games
11 3 (0.76%) Back Office
11 3 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.76%) Local Government
12 2 (0.51%) Automotive
12 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (41.22%) Project Manager
2 37 (9.41%) Analyst
3 21 (5.34%) Business Analyst
4 20 (5.09%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 17 (4.33%) Delivery Manager
6 16 (4.07%) IT Manager
6 16 (4.07%) Senior Manager
7 15 (3.82%) Junior
8 14 (3.56%) Technical Manager
9 13 (3.31%) Architect
9 13 (3.31%) IT Project Manager
9 13 (3.31%) Project Officer
9 13 (3.31%) Technical Project Manager
10 12 (3.05%) Programme Manager
10 12 (3.05%) Senior Project Manager
10 12 (3.05%) Service Manager
11 11 (2.80%) Consultant
11 11 (2.80%) Junior Project Manager
12 10 (2.54%) Project Control Officer
12 10 (2.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.04%) HTML
2 7 (1.78%) CSS
3 5 (1.27%) jQuery
3 5 (1.27%) Velocity
4 3 (0.76%) Framer.js
4 3 (0.76%) HTML5
5 2 (0.51%) .NET
5 2 (0.51%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.51%) EJB
5 2 (0.51%) Middleware
5 2 (0.51%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (0.51%) Spring
5 2 (0.51%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.25%) Flash
6 1 (0.25%) REST
6 1 (0.25%) SOAP
6 1 (0.25%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.78%) NHS
5 7 (1.78%) PMI
5 7 (1.78%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.02%) Social Media
7 4 (1.02%) User Experience
8 3 (0.76%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.51%) Handset
9 2 (0.51%) IVR
9 2 (0.51%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.25%) CMDB
10 1 (0.25%) Fintech
10 1 (0.25%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.58%) Windows
2 13 (3.31%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.29%) Android
4 7 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.27%) Linux
7 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.62%) PRINCE2
2 131 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (23.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 51 (12.98%) Risk Management
5 42 (10.69%) Scrum
6 41 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (9.92%) Migration
8 33 (8.40%) Project Planning
9 32 (8.14%) ITIL
10 29 (7.38%) Change Management
11 27 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (6.87%) Decision-Making
11 27 (6.87%) Programme Management
12 25 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (6.36%) Waterfall
13 23 (5.85%) Change Control
14 21 (5.34%) Business Analysis
15 20 (5.09%) Process Improvement
16 19 (4.83%) CRM
16 19 (4.83%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.67%) C
2 13 (3.31%) C++
3 11 (2.80%) Java
4 9 (2.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.51%) C#
5 2 (0.51%) SQL
6 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.25%) Python
6 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 142 (36.13%) Security Cleared
2 89 (22.65%) SC Cleared
3 58 (14.76%) DV Cleared
4 34 (8.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 29 (7.38%) Degree
6 27 (6.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 18 (4.58%) APMP
8 10 (2.54%) PMP
9 9 (2.29%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.02%) Postgraduate
10 4 (1.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.76%) ISEB
11 3 (0.76%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 3 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.51%) CISM
12 2 (0.51%) CISSP
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.51%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.16%) PMO
2 18 (4.58%) QA
3 5 (1.27%) GDPR
4 4 (1.02%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.51%) COBIT
5 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.51%) SEPA
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) TARGET2
System Software
1 8 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.25%) Docker
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.78%) SCCM
2 3 (0.76%) SCOM
2 3 (0.76%) vRealize
3 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.25%) Ansible
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (13.23%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.33%) Serena
3 15 (3.82%) Cisco
3 15 (3.82%) SAP
4 10 (2.54%) VMware
5 9 (2.29%) Oracle
6 5 (1.27%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.76%) IBM
7 3 (0.76%) Splunk
8 2 (0.51%) Apple
8 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.51%) Avaya
8 2 (0.51%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.51%) GENBAND
8 2 (0.51%) Genesys
8 2 (0.51%) Informatica
8 2 (0.51%) Mitel
8 2 (0.51%) NEC
8 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.25%) CyberArk