Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 354 468 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.51% 8.57% 8.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.70% 10.26% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 314 369
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £275
90th Percentile £538 £525 £515
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 21
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.57% +27.27% -9.57%
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.48 £22.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £45.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £30.75 £25.12 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.41% -5.21% -8.62%

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 4,595 4,562 4,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.47% 83.55% 81.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 2,897 3,177
South West median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £551
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 201 259
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +6.29%
10th Percentile £12.65 £13.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.51% - +8.60%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -17 101 £425 +13.33% 56
Wiltshire -18 81 £425 - 16
Gloucestershire +15 50 £450 +20.00% 19
Devon +2 35 £363 -13.17% 17
Cornwall -1 20 £338 -3.57% 3
Somerset +6 16 £425 +13.33% 13
Dorset -6 12 £420 +7.69% 18
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 136 (38.42%) PRINCE2
2 116 (32.77%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (31.07%) Security Cleared
4 109 (30.79%) Finance
5 80 (22.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 58 (16.38%) SC Cleared
7 50 (14.12%) Microsoft
8 39 (11.02%) Migration
9 37 (10.45%) ITIL
10 36 (10.17%) Microsoft Project
10 36 (10.17%) Risk Management
11 34 (9.60%) Military
12 30 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
12 30 (8.47%) Change Management
12 30 (8.47%) Waterfall
13 29 (8.19%) Service Management
13 29 (8.19%) PMO
14 28 (7.91%) Change Control
15 27 (7.63%) Infrastructure Management
15 27 (7.63%) Programme Management
16 26 (7.34%) Microsoft Excel
17 25 (7.06%) Windows
17 25 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (7.06%) Degree
18 24 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 24 (6.78%) Office 365
18 24 (6.78%) SDLC
19 23 (6.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 22 (6.21%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 17 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.98%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.85%) Confluence
3 3 (0.85%) IIS
4 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.28%) nginx
5 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (10.17%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (7.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Primavera
3 1 (0.28%) Maximo
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.78%) Office 365
2 18 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.13%) SaaS
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.54%) Software-Defined Networking
2 8 (2.26%) Skype
2 8 (2.26%) WAN
3 7 (1.98%) LAN
3 7 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.69%) Firewall
5 5 (1.41%) ADSL
5 5 (1.41%) BGP
5 5 (1.41%) DNS
5 5 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.41%) MPLS
5 5 (1.41%) OSPF
5 5 (1.41%) VDSL
5 5 (1.41%) VLAN
5 5 (1.41%) VoIP
6 4 (1.13%) HSRP
7 3 (0.85%) SMS
8 2 (0.56%) Broadband
8 2 (0.56%) DHCP
8 2 (0.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.13%) Big Data
2 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.56%) MySQL
3 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.28%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.28%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 4 (1.13%) JIRA
1 4 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 109 (30.79%) Finance
2 34 (9.60%) Military
3 21 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 20 (5.65%) Banking
4 20 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.67%) Marketing
6 10 (2.82%) Legal
7 8 (2.26%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.98%) Electronics
8 7 (1.98%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.69%) Games
10 4 (1.13%) Automotive
10 4 (1.13%) Retail
11 3 (0.85%) Billing
12 2 (0.56%) Avionics
12 2 (0.56%) Back Office
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) French Language
13 1 (0.28%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 180 (50.85%) Project Manager
2 24 (6.78%) IT Manager
3 23 (6.50%) Analyst
3 23 (6.50%) IT Project Manager
4 15 (4.24%) Delivery Manager
4 15 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
4 15 (4.24%) Junior
5 14 (3.95%) Consultant
5 14 (3.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 14 (3.95%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 12 (3.39%) Agile Project Manager
6 12 (3.39%) Junior Project Manager
6 12 (3.39%) Senior Manager
7 11 (3.11%) Architect
7 11 (3.11%) Business Analyst
7 11 (3.11%) Coordinator
7 11 (3.11%) Project Officer
8 10 (2.82%) Release Manager
8 10 (2.82%) Senior Project Manager
9 9 (2.54%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.41%) Velocity
2 4 (1.13%) Middleware
3 3 (0.85%) .NET
4 2 (0.56%) JFC
4 2 (0.56%) jQuery
4 2 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.28%) COM
5 1 (0.28%) LDAP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.28%) RESTful
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.11%) NHS
5 8 (2.26%) PMI
5 8 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.56%) Handset
6 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.56%) TMS320
7 1 (0.28%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.28%) Fintech
7 1 (0.28%) RIA
7 1 (0.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.06%) Windows
2 12 (3.39%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.85%) Linux
5 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (38.42%) PRINCE2
2 116 (32.77%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (22.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (11.02%) Migration
5 37 (10.45%) ITIL
6 36 (10.17%) Risk Management
7 30 (8.47%) Change Management
7 30 (8.47%) Waterfall
8 29 (8.19%) Service Management
9 28 (7.91%) Change Control
10 27 (7.63%) Infrastructure Management
10 27 (7.63%) Programme Management
11 25 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (6.78%) SDLC
12 24 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 19 (5.37%) Scrum
14 18 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (4.52%) PRINCE
16 15 (4.24%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.95%) C
2 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.56%) PHP
3 2 (0.56%) SQL
4 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
4 1 (0.28%) C++
4 1 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 110 (31.07%) Security Cleared
2 58 (16.38%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.06%) Degree
4 23 (6.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 22 (6.21%) PMP
5 22 (6.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 20 (5.65%) DV Cleared
7 15 (4.24%) APMP
8 11 (3.11%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.69%) ISEB
9 6 (1.69%) Postgraduate
10 4 (1.13%) CISSP
10 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.13%) MOS
11 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.85%) Server+ Certification
12 2 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.19%) PMO
2 12 (3.39%) QA
3 9 (2.54%) GDPR
4 4 (1.13%) COBIT
5 2 (0.56%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.56%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.28%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (4.24%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.85%) SCCM
4 2 (0.56%) SCOM
4 2 (0.56%) vRealize
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 50 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.11%) Cisco
3 9 (2.54%) SAP
4 5 (1.41%) Oracle
5 4 (1.13%) HP
5 4 (1.13%) Juniper
5 4 (1.13%) Serena
5 4 (1.13%) VMware
6 3 (0.85%) IBM
6 3 (0.85%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.85%) Sophos
7 2 (0.56%) Informatica
7 2 (0.56%) Progress
7 2 (0.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.28%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.28%) Aruba
8 1 (0.28%) Fiserv
8 1 (0.28%) NetApp
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.28%) Splunk