Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 385 433 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.37% 7.86% 7.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 9.45% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 282 321
South West median daily rate £420 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +8.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £296 £260 £263
90th Percentile £575 £544 £523
England median daily rate £460 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 30
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% - -9.57%
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £21.07
90th Percentile £48.23 £40.88 £42.33
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.65 £27.00
% change year-on-year +12.57% -1.30% -14.12%

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 5,161 4,583 4,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.40% 83.18% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,188 2,898 3,168
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 189 267
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.79 £12.48
90th Percentile £49.63 £49.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -4 130 £400 - 69
Wiltshire -28 79 £425 - 20
Gloucestershire +21 67 £400 +10.34% 22
Devon +8 31 £445 +2.53% 24
Cornwall -4 19 £350 - 8
Dorset +8 18 £420 -1.18% 10
Somerset -8 16 £425 +13.33% 16
Avon - 2 £550 -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 149 (38.70%) PRINCE2
2 135 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (29.87%) Security Cleared
4 112 (29.09%) Finance
5 92 (23.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 47 (12.21%) Microsoft
8 46 (11.95%) Microsoft Project
9 44 (11.43%) Risk Management
10 43 (11.17%) Migration
11 38 (9.87%) ITIL
12 37 (9.61%) PMO
13 36 (9.35%) DV Cleared
14 34 (8.83%) Scrum
15 31 (8.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 30 (7.79%) Degree
17 29 (7.53%) Waterfall
17 29 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
18 28 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
19 26 (6.75%) Service Management
19 26 (6.75%) Change Management
19 26 (6.75%) Project Planning
20 25 (6.49%) Change Control
20 25 (6.49%) Office 365
20 25 (6.49%) Programme Management
20 25 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
21 24 (6.23%) Telecoms
21 24 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
22 23 (5.97%) Manufacturing

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 20 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.04%) SAS
2 4 (1.04%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.78%) Confluence
3 3 (0.78%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.26%) Apache
5 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.26%) CMS
5 1 (0.26%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.26%) IIS
5 1 (0.26%) nginx
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (11.95%) Microsoft Project
2 29 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.04%) InVision
7 3 (0.78%) Pixate
8 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Primavera
2 7 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.26%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.49%) Office 365
2 19 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.42%) WAN
2 10 (2.60%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (1.82%) Firewall
3 7 (1.82%) LAN
4 6 (1.56%) DNS
5 5 (1.30%) ADSL
5 5 (1.30%) BGP
5 5 (1.30%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.30%) MPLS
5 5 (1.30%) OSPF
5 5 (1.30%) Skype
5 5 (1.30%) VDSL
5 5 (1.30%) VLAN
6 4 (1.04%) HSRP
6 4 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.78%) DHCP
7 3 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.78%) VoIP
7 3 (0.78%) VPN
8 2 (0.52%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.56%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.30%) Power BI
4 4 (1.04%) SQLite
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.26%) DataStage
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (2.60%) JIRA
2 7 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.04%) Subversion
5 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.52%) Ant
6 2 (0.52%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 112 (29.09%) Finance
2 24 (6.23%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 22 (5.71%) Military
5 17 (4.42%) Banking
5 17 (4.42%) Marketing
6 10 (2.60%) Aerospace
6 10 (2.60%) Electronics
6 10 (2.60%) Legal
7 6 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.56%) Games
7 6 (1.56%) Retail
8 4 (1.04%) Automotive
9 3 (0.78%) Avionics
9 3 (0.78%) Billing
9 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 173 (44.94%) Project Manager
2 29 (7.53%) Analyst
3 27 (7.01%) IT Manager
4 23 (5.97%) IT Project Manager
5 19 (4.94%) Junior
5 19 (4.94%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 17 (4.42%) Consultant
7 15 (3.90%) Junior Project Manager
8 14 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
8 14 (3.64%) Service Manager
9 13 (3.38%) Business Analyst
10 12 (3.12%) Architect
10 12 (3.12%) Project Officer
11 10 (2.60%) Coordinator
11 10 (2.60%) Developer
11 10 (2.60%) Release Manager
11 10 (2.60%) Technical Manager
12 9 (2.34%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (2.34%) Project Coordinator
12 9 (2.34%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.08%) HTML
2 7 (1.82%) CSS
2 7 (1.82%) Velocity
3 5 (1.30%) jQuery
4 3 (0.78%) .NET
4 3 (0.78%) Framer.js
4 3 (0.78%) HTML5
4 3 (0.78%) Middleware
5 2 (0.52%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.52%) EJB
5 2 (0.52%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (0.52%) Spring
5 2 (0.52%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.26%) Flash
6 1 (0.26%) JFC
6 1 (0.26%) LDAP
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (2.60%) NHS
4 9 (2.34%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.34%) PMI
5 4 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.78%) User Experience
6 3 (0.78%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.52%) Handset
7 2 (0.52%) IVR
7 2 (0.52%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.52%) Social Media
7 2 (0.52%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.52%) TMS320
8 1 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.26%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.19%) Windows
2 10 (2.60%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.82%) Android
4 6 (1.56%) Linux
5 4 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.26%) SUSE
7 1 (0.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (38.70%) PRINCE2
2 135 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (23.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (11.43%) Risk Management
5 43 (11.17%) Migration
6 38 (9.87%) ITIL
7 34 (8.83%) Scrum
8 29 (7.53%) Waterfall
9 26 (6.75%) Change Management
9 26 (6.75%) Project Planning
9 26 (6.75%) Service Management
10 25 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (6.49%) Change Control
10 25 (6.49%) Programme Management
11 23 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 20 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (5.19%) PRINCE
13 19 (4.94%) CRM
13 19 (4.94%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.71%) C
2 9 (2.34%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.82%) Java
4 5 (1.30%) C++
5 1 (0.26%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.26%) COBOL
5 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 115 (29.87%) Security Cleared
2 70 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 36 (9.35%) DV Cleared
4 31 (8.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 30 (7.79%) Degree
6 22 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 19 (4.94%) PMP
8 13 (3.38%) APMP
8 13 (3.38%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.56%) Postgraduate
10 5 (1.30%) ISEB
11 4 (1.04%) MOS
12 3 (0.78%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.52%) CISSP
13 2 (0.52%) HNC
13 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.61%) PMO
2 16 (4.16%) QA
3 5 (1.30%) GDPR
4 2 (0.52%) COBIT
4 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.52%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.52%) SEPA
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.26%) MISRA
5 1 (0.26%) TARGET2
System Software
1 8 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.26%) Docker
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (1.30%) SCCM
3 3 (0.78%) SCOM
3 3 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.78%) vRealize
4 1 (0.26%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) Nagios
4 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 47 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.16%) Cisco
3 10 (2.60%) Oracle
4 9 (2.34%) SAP
4 9 (2.34%) Serena
5 7 (1.82%) VMware
6 5 (1.30%) IBM
7 4 (1.04%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.78%) HP
8 3 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.52%) Avaya
9 2 (0.52%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.52%) GENBAND
9 2 (0.52%) Genesys
9 2 (0.52%) Informatica
9 2 (0.52%) Progress
10 1 (0.26%) F5
10 1 (0.26%) Fiserv
10 1 (0.26%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.26%) Planview