Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 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 West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 19 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 347 438 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.74% 8.04% 7.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.39% 9.80% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 321 353
South West median daily rate £413 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% -3.13%
10th Percentile £291 £235 £262
90th Percentile £575 £538 £505
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 5
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.49% +26.83%
10th Percentile £22.50 £23.25 £32.75
90th Percentile £33.50 £40.50 £41.53
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year - -12.53% +11.53%

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 4,135 4,468 5,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.35% 82.01% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,548 2,991 3,465
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £515
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 276 247
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25% +31.15%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.07
90th Percentile £47.85 £48.13 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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
Bristol -3 115 £400 - 45
Wiltshire -4 108 £425 +16.04% 10
Gloucestershire +7 37 £325 -15.03% 18
Cornwall +3 24 £375 +25.00% 6
Devon -4 19 £469 +29.31% 13
Somerset -8 16 £388 -6.06% 15
Dorset -15 5 £375 -16.67% 9
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 West region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 117 (33.72%) Finance
2 116 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (32.85%) PRINCE2
4 81 (23.34%) Security Cleared
5 80 (23.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (15.85%) Risk Management
7 42 (12.10%) Microsoft
7 42 (12.10%) SC Cleared
7 42 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (11.53%) Programme Management
9 39 (11.24%) Change Management
10 35 (10.09%) PMO
11 34 (9.80%) Management Information System
12 33 (9.51%) ITIL
12 33 (9.51%) Degree
13 32 (9.22%) Change Control
14 30 (8.65%) Microsoft Excel
15 28 (8.07%) SAP
15 28 (8.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 27 (7.78%) C
17 26 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
18 24 (6.92%) Process Improvement
18 24 (6.92%) DV Cleared
18 24 (6.92%) Scrum
18 24 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
19 23 (6.63%) Manufacturing
19 23 (6.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 22 (6.34%) Project Planning
20 22 (6.34%) Migration
20 22 (6.34%) Microsoft Project

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 14 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.46%) Confluence
3 11 (3.17%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (1.73%) CMS
5 5 (1.44%) JBoss
5 5 (1.44%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.86%) IIS
7 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.58%) SAS
7 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (8.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (6.34%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Maximo
1 4 (1.15%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (0.86%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.86%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.86%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.58%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.58%) SAP CRM for Utilities
4 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.29%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.48%) Office 365
2 7 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.29%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.73%) Intranet
1 6 (1.73%) Skype
2 5 (1.44%) SMS
3 3 (0.86%) DNS
4 2 (0.58%) 3G
4 2 (0.58%) 4G
4 2 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.58%) DHCP
4 2 (0.58%) Firewall
4 2 (0.58%) NGN
4 2 (0.58%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.58%) VoIP
5 1 (0.29%) 2G
5 1 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) VPN
5 1 (0.29%) WAN
5 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.86%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.58%) Clusterpoint
4 2 (0.58%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.58%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.29%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.29%) GIS
5 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (4.61%) JIRA
2 4 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.29%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.29%) Subversion
3 1 (0.29%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 117 (33.72%) Finance
2 23 (6.63%) Manufacturing
3 20 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.48%) Retail
5 16 (4.61%) Legal
6 12 (3.46%) Automotive
6 12 (3.46%) Banking
7 10 (2.88%) Military
8 9 (2.59%) Billing
9 8 (2.31%) Marketing
10 7 (2.02%) Electronics
11 6 (1.73%) Law
11 6 (1.73%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.58%) Back Office
12 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.58%) Local Government
13 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 154 (44.38%) Project Manager
2 40 (11.53%) Analyst
3 26 (7.49%) Delivery Manager
4 23 (6.63%) Senior Manager
5 22 (6.34%) IT Manager
6 21 (6.05%) Senior Project Manager
7 18 (5.19%) Business Analyst
8 16 (4.61%) Coordinator
8 16 (4.61%) IT Project Manager
9 14 (4.03%) Project Officer
10 13 (3.75%) Programme Manager
11 11 (3.17%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 11 (3.17%) Project Control Officer
12 10 (2.88%) ERP Manager
12 10 (2.88%) SAP Manager
12 10 (2.88%) SAP Project Manager
12 10 (2.88%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 9 (2.59%) Administrator
13 9 (2.59%) ERP Project Manager
14 8 (2.31%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.02%) Middleware
2 5 (1.44%) CSS
3 4 (1.15%) .NET
3 4 (1.15%) HTML
4 3 (0.86%) Web Services
5 2 (0.58%) CSS3
5 2 (0.58%) HTML5
6 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.29%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.29%) Enzyme
6 1 (0.29%) Jest
6 1 (0.29%) JFC
6 1 (0.29%) LINQ
6 1 (0.29%) Node.js
6 1 (0.29%) React
6 1 (0.29%) Redux
6 1 (0.29%) Sass
6 1 (0.29%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.88%) PMI
3 10 (2.88%) User Experience
4 8 (2.31%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (2.02%) Freedom of Information Act
6 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.15%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.15%) NHS
8 3 (0.86%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.58%) Clustering
9 2 (0.58%) Replication
10 1 (0.29%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.29%) FMCG
10 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.17%) Windows
2 10 (2.88%) Unix
3 8 (2.31%) Solaris
4 7 (2.02%) Linux
4 7 (2.02%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.58%) Android
5 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (32.85%) PRINCE2
3 80 (23.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (15.85%) Risk Management
5 40 (11.53%) Programme Management
6 39 (11.24%) Change Management
7 33 (9.51%) ITIL
8 32 (9.22%) Change Control
9 26 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (6.92%) Process Improvement
10 24 (6.92%) Scrum
11 23 (6.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 22 (6.34%) Migration
12 22 (6.34%) Project Planning
13 20 (5.76%) Data Protection
14 19 (5.48%) Collaborative Working
14 19 (5.48%) ERP
14 19 (5.48%) Waterfall
15 17 (4.90%) Agile Project Management
15 17 (4.90%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.78%) C
2 19 (5.48%) SQL
3 3 (0.86%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.58%) C#
4 2 (0.58%) Java
4 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.29%) ES6
5 1 (0.29%) ES7
5 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.29%) R
5 1 (0.29%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (23.34%) Security Cleared
2 42 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 33 (9.51%) Degree
4 28 (8.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 24 (6.92%) DV Cleared
6 14 (4.03%) PMI Certification
7 11 (3.17%) PMP
8 10 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (2.88%) ISEB
9 9 (2.59%) APMP
10 8 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.44%) CISM
11 5 (1.44%) CISSP
12 4 (1.15%) ISACA
12 4 (1.15%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.58%) CCIE
14 2 (0.58%) CIPD
14 2 (0.58%) MBA
14 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.09%) PMO
2 17 (4.90%) QA
3 13 (3.75%) GDPR
4 6 (1.73%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.58%) GxP
7 2 (0.58%) P3O
8 1 (0.29%) BS25999
8 1 (0.29%) COBIT
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.29%) Firmware
3 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
1 3 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 42 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.07%) SAP
3 5 (1.44%) Capita
3 5 (1.44%) Cisco
4 4 (1.15%) WSO2
5 3 (0.86%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.58%) Citrix
6 2 (0.58%) HP
6 2 (0.58%) hybris
6 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe
7 1 (0.29%) BEA
7 1 (0.29%) Cognos
7 1 (0.29%) IBM
7 1 (0.29%) NetApp
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle
7 1 (0.29%) Progress
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.29%) Sencha
7 1 (0.29%) Splunk