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 3 months to 30 March 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 West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 261 260 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.04% 8.93% 7.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.33% 11.22% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 188 159
Median daily rate £390 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £274 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £484 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year -21.42% +23.89%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2117 2317 2460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.42% 79.59% 78.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1532 1584
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 136 88
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Wiltshire +10 102 £400 +14.28% 11
Bristol +1 76 £390 +7.58% 20
Devon +5 18 £372 -12.47% 7
Gloucestershire -15 18 £388 -7.18% 1
Somerset -8 7 £350 -17.64% 5
Dorset -5 6 £390 -11.36% 4
Cornwall -3 3 £300 - 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 West region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 190 (40.95%) Finance
2 161 (34.70%) PRINCE2
3 156 (33.62%) Security Cleared
4 144 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (23.06%) SC Cleared
6 73 (15.73%) MS Project
7 72 (15.52%) Programme Management
8 61 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 58 (12.50%) Project Planning
10 56 (12.07%) Telecoms
11 55 (11.85%) MS Office
11 55 (11.85%) DV Cleared
12 52 (11.21%) PMO
13 50 (10.78%) Microsoft
14 45 (9.70%) Risk Management
14 45 (9.70%) Office 365
15 43 (9.27%) Management Information System
16 41 (8.84%) MS Excel
17 39 (8.41%) SharePoint
17 39 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (7.97%) Migration
18 37 (7.97%) Marketing
19 36 (7.76%) ITIL
20 35 (7.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 34 (7.33%) QA
21 34 (7.33%) SharePoint Server
22 33 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
22 33 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (6.90%) Change Management
24 31 (6.68%) Scrum

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 39 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 34 (7.33%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (1.51%) CMS
4 4 (0.86%) Alfresco
4 4 (0.86%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.65%) Documentum
5 3 (0.65%) IIS
5 3 (0.65%) JBoss
5 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.43%) Captiva
6 2 (0.43%) Confluence
6 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.22%) Liferay
7 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 73 (15.73%) MS Project
2 55 (11.85%) MS Office
3 41 (8.84%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (5.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.51%) Primavera
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.43%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.43%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.70%) Office 365
2 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.94%) SaaS
3 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.59%) VoIP
2 10 (2.16%) Firewall
3 7 (1.51%) DNS
4 6 (1.29%) LDAP
5 5 (1.08%) Internet
5 5 (1.08%) VPN
5 5 (1.08%) Wireless
6 4 (0.86%) DHCP
6 4 (0.86%) LAN
6 4 (0.86%) VLAN
6 4 (0.86%) WAN
7 3 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.65%) MPLS
7 3 (0.65%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.65%) Network Security
7 3 (0.65%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.65%) Skype
7 3 (0.65%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.43%) FabricPath
8 2 (0.43%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.51%) OLAP
4 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.29%) Big Data
5 6 (1.29%) NonStop SQL
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (0.43%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.08%) SpecFlow
3 4 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.86%) JIRA
3 4 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (0.86%) Selenium
4 3 (0.65%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.65%) TestNG
5 2 (0.43%) Ant
5 2 (0.43%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.43%) Toad
5 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.22%) JUnit
6 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 190 (40.95%) Finance
2 56 (12.07%) Telecoms
3 37 (7.97%) Marketing
4 29 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 26 (5.60%) Electronics
6 14 (3.02%) Banking
7 9 (1.94%) Retail
8 6 (1.29%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.29%) Military
9 5 (1.08%) Legal
9 5 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.86%) Local Government
11 3 (0.65%) Automotive
12 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.43%) Avionics
12 2 (0.43%) Billing
12 2 (0.43%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) International Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 181 (39.01%) Project Manager
2 52 (11.21%) Coordinator
3 49 (10.56%) Analyst
3 49 (10.56%) Project Coordinator
4 33 (7.11%) Business Analyst
5 30 (6.47%) Project Officer
6 24 (5.17%) Project Support Officer
6 24 (5.17%) Support Officer
7 22 (4.74%) Senior Manager
7 22 (4.74%) Senior Project Manager
8 19 (4.09%) IT Manager
9 18 (3.88%) Project Planner
10 16 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
11 15 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
12 14 (3.02%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 13 (2.80%) Architect
13 13 (2.80%) Programme Manager
14 12 (2.59%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 11 (2.37%) DV Cleared Project Manager
16 9 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.51%) .NET
2 5 (1.08%) Middleware
3 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.65%) HTML
3 3 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.43%) JFC
4 2 (0.43%) Web Services
4 2 (0.43%) XML
5 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.22%) Ajax
5 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.22%) HTML5
5 1 (0.22%) jQuery
5 1 (0.22%) JSON
5 1 (0.22%) Modernizr
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.27%) Management Information System
2 33 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.51%) CESG
6 6 (1.29%) CESG CLAS
6 6 (1.29%) PMI
6 6 (1.29%) User Experience
7 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.65%) Clustering
8 3 (0.65%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.65%) Replication
9 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.43%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.43%) NHS
9 2 (0.43%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.88%) Windows
2 12 (2.59%) Linux
3 9 (1.94%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.86%) Solaris
6 4 (0.86%) Unix
6 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.43%) AIX
7 2 (0.43%) Android
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (34.70%) PRINCE2
2 144 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (15.52%) Programme Management
4 61 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 45 (9.70%) Risk Management
7 39 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (7.97%) Migration
9 36 (7.76%) ITIL
10 33 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (6.90%) Change Management
12 31 (6.68%) Scrum
13 30 (6.47%) Change Control
14 29 (6.25%) Document Management
15 24 (5.17%) Digital Marketing
16 22 (4.74%) Requirements Management
17 20 (4.31%) Performance Monitoring
17 20 (4.31%) Resource Allocation
18 19 (4.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 18 (3.88%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.25%) C
2 26 (5.60%) SQL
3 6 (1.29%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.86%) C#
4 4 (0.86%) PL/SQL
4 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.65%) F#
5 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.65%) VBScript
6 2 (0.43%) Java
6 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.43%) VB
7 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.22%) Perl
7 1 (0.22%) Python
7 1 (0.22%) Ruby
7 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 156 (33.62%) Security Cleared
2 107 (23.06%) SC Cleared
3 55 (11.85%) DV Cleared
4 35 (7.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 26 (5.60%) Degree
6 22 (4.74%) APMP
7 15 (3.23%) PMP
7 15 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (2.59%) ISEB
9 11 (2.37%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.29%) CISSP
10 6 (1.29%) CLAS
11 4 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.65%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.65%) HNC
12 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.65%) RHCE
12 3 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.21%) PMO
2 34 (7.33%) QA
3 14 (3.02%) JSP 440
4 10 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.72%) SLA
6 6 (1.29%) IFRS
6 6 (1.29%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.86%) GxP
8 3 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.22%) P3O
10 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.29%) vSphere
4 3 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.43%) Firmware
5 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.22%) GFS2
6 1 (0.22%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (1.51%) Ansible
2 6 (1.29%) Puppet
3 4 (0.86%) vRealize
4 3 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.68%) SAP
3 22 (4.74%) Oracle
4 21 (4.53%) VMware
5 16 (3.45%) Cisco
6 7 (1.51%) HP
6 7 (1.51%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.29%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.29%) Pegasus
8 5 (1.08%) Citrix
8 5 (1.08%) IBM
9 4 (0.86%) IFS
10 3 (0.65%) BT
10 3 (0.65%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 3 (0.65%) Huawei
10 3 (0.65%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.43%) CA
11 2 (0.43%) Epicor
11 2 (0.43%) Juniper
11 2 (0.43%) Northgate
South West
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Spring Technology
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