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 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 229 255 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.39% 8.55% 9.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.24% 10.86% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 180 206
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
Median hourly rate £42.00 £28.00 £18.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +48.77%  
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 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 2236 2349 2424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.87% 78.80% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1554 1645
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 107 109
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
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 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 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
Wiltshire +9 93 £418 +11.33% 12
Bristol -4 67 £388 +2.99% 29
Devon +6 19 £386 +8.04% 3
Gloucestershire -7 19 £375 - 5
Dorset -11 6 £270 -35.90% 6
Somerset -23 2 £388 +4.37% 3
Cornwall - 1 £360 - 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 West region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 179 (36.53%) Finance
1 179 (36.53%) Security Cleared
2 169 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (33.88%) PRINCE2
4 133 (27.14%) SC Cleared
5 84 (17.14%) Microsoft Project
6 77 (15.71%) Programme Management
7 67 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 61 (12.45%) Telecoms
9 60 (12.24%) DV Cleared
10 57 (11.63%) Project Planning
11 55 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
12 51 (10.41%) Marketing
13 48 (9.80%) Risk Management
14 46 (9.39%) Microsoft
14 46 (9.39%) PMO
15 45 (9.18%) SAP
16 44 (8.98%) Manufacturing
16 44 (8.98%) Office 365
17 42 (8.57%) ITIL
18 40 (8.16%) PMI Certification
18 40 (8.16%) Electronics
19 39 (7.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 39 (7.96%) Digital Marketing
20 36 (7.35%) Migration
20 36 (7.35%) SharePoint
21 34 (6.94%) PMI
21 34 (6.94%) Degree
22 33 (6.73%) Management Information System

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 36 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.53%) SharePoint Server
3 12 (2.45%) Confluence
4 10 (2.04%) CMS
5 5 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.61%) Alfresco
6 3 (0.61%) IIS
6 3 (0.61%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.61%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.41%) Captiva
7 2 (0.41%) Documentum
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.41%) JBoss
7 2 (0.41%) SAS
8 1 (0.20%) Apache
8 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 84 (17.14%) Microsoft Project
2 51 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 39 (7.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.22%) Primavera
3 5 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) Maximo
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.41%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.41%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.98%) Office 365
2 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Boomi
4 1 (0.20%) Firebase
4 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.45%) Firewall
2 6 (1.22%) DNS
2 6 (1.22%) LDAP
2 6 (1.22%) NetScaler
3 5 (1.02%) LAN
3 5 (1.02%) SMS
3 5 (1.02%) VPN
3 5 (1.02%) WAN
4 4 (0.82%) Internet
4 4 (0.82%) VLAN
4 4 (0.82%) Wireless
5 3 (0.61%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.61%) Skype
5 3 (0.61%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.61%) WinSCP
6 2 (0.41%) 3G
6 2 (0.41%) 4G
6 2 (0.41%) DHCP
6 2 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.43%) Big Data
3 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.61%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.61%) HBase
6 3 (0.61%) Neo4j
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.41%) DB2
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (3.06%) JIRA
2 10 (2.04%) Bitbucket
3 9 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.82%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.61%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.61%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.61%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.61%) Selenium
5 3 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.41%) Ant
6 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.41%) TestNG
6 2 (0.41%) Toad
7 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.20%) Hudson
7 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 179 (36.53%) Finance
2 61 (12.45%) Telecoms
3 51 (10.41%) Marketing
4 44 (8.98%) Manufacturing
5 40 (8.16%) Electronics
6 16 (3.27%) Retail
7 15 (3.06%) Banking
8 10 (2.04%) Military
9 7 (1.43%) Legal
10 5 (1.02%) Back Office
10 5 (1.02%) Local Government
10 5 (1.02%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.82%) Automotive
11 4 (0.82%) Billing
12 3 (0.61%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.61%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.41%) Avionics
14 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 201 (41.02%) Project Manager
2 49 (10.00%) Analyst
3 40 (8.16%) Coordinator
4 31 (6.33%) Business Analyst
4 31 (6.33%) Project Planner
5 30 (6.12%) Project Coordinator
6 25 (5.10%) Senior Manager
6 25 (5.10%) Senior Project Manager
7 22 (4.49%) Project Officer
8 21 (4.29%) Project Support Officer
8 21 (4.29%) Support Officer
9 18 (3.67%) IT Manager
9 18 (3.67%) Programme Manager
10 16 (3.27%) Architect
10 16 (3.27%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 15 (3.06%) IT Project Manager
12 14 (2.86%) DV Cleared Project Manager
12 14 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
12 14 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 13 (2.65%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.04%) .NET
2 8 (1.63%) HTML
3 7 (1.43%) CSS
4 6 (1.22%) HTML5
4 6 (1.22%) REST
5 5 (1.02%) Ajax
5 5 (1.02%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (1.02%) Lucene
5 5 (1.02%) Middleware
6 4 (0.82%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (0.82%) JFC
6 4 (0.82%) JSON
6 4 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.41%) CSS3
8 2 (0.41%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.41%) Sass
8 2 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.94%) PMI
2 33 (6.73%) Management Information System
3 31 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.24%) User Experience
6 5 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.82%) NHS
8 3 (0.61%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.61%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.61%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.61%) Social Media
9 2 (0.41%) Clustering
10 1 (0.20%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.20%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.20%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.20%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.51%) Windows
2 14 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 12 (2.45%) Linux
4 10 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.41%) AIX
9 2 (0.41%) Android
9 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.41%) Solaris
9 2 (0.41%) Unix
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (33.88%) PRINCE2
3 77 (15.71%) Programme Management
4 67 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 57 (11.63%) Project Planning
6 55 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
7 48 (9.80%) Risk Management
8 42 (8.57%) ITIL
9 39 (7.96%) Digital Marketing
10 36 (7.35%) Migration
11 33 (6.73%) Change Management
12 30 (6.12%) Scrum
13 29 (5.92%) Work Breakdown Structure
14 23 (4.69%) Critical Path Analysis
14 23 (4.69%) Product Breakdown Structure
15 21 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
16 20 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (3.88%) Change Control
17 19 (3.88%) Workflow
18 18 (3.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.06%) C
2 13 (2.65%) SQL
3 7 (1.43%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.43%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.02%) C#
5 3 (0.61%) F#
5 3 (0.61%) VB
6 2 (0.41%) ES6
6 2 (0.41%) Java
6 2 (0.41%) Ruby
6 2 (0.41%) VBScript
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.20%) Python
7 1 (0.20%) R
7 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 179 (36.53%) Security Cleared
2 133 (27.14%) SC Cleared
3 60 (12.24%) DV Cleared
4 40 (8.16%) PMI Certification
5 34 (6.94%) Degree
6 30 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (4.69%) PMP
8 22 (4.49%) APMP
9 17 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (2.24%) Chartered Engineer
10 11 (2.24%) CITP
10 11 (2.24%) MBCS
11 10 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.22%) ISEB
13 5 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.82%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.82%) HND
15 3 (0.61%) HNC
15 3 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 3 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.39%) PMO
2 24 (4.90%) QA
3 17 (3.47%) JSP 440
4 10 (2.04%) SLA
5 6 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.41%) GDPR
7 2 (0.41%) IFRS
7 2 (0.41%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.22%) vSphere
4 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.41%) Firmware
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.20%) GFS2
7 1 (0.20%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (1.63%) Ansible
1 8 (1.63%) Puppet
2 4 (0.82%) vRealize
3 3 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.61%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.18%) SAP
3 18 (3.67%) Oracle
3 18 (3.67%) VMware
4 16 (3.27%) Cisco
5 12 (2.45%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.24%) Citrix
7 6 (1.22%) HP
7 6 (1.22%) Pegasus
8 5 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.02%) Remedy
9 4 (0.82%) IBM
10 3 (0.61%) BT
10 3 (0.61%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 3 (0.61%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.61%) MapR
10 3 (0.61%) NetApp
10 3 (0.61%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.61%) Splunk
10 3 (0.61%) TIBCO
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