Period
to 28 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Project Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Delivery over the 6 months to 28 March 2020 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 Delivery
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 66 55
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 2,236 3,424 3,907
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.54% 3.54% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 4.05% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,437 2,198 2,598
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 62 52
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +22.97% -13.09%
10th Percentile £23.05 £14.05 £18.28
90th Percentile £68.75 £47.38 £62.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £33.50
% change year-on-year +4.79% -0.30% +11.67%

Project Delivery 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 53,531 84,443 87,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.86% 87.31% 86.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,123 55,915 58,127
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,902 2,142 2,213
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.28 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +5.57% -8.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.23 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £22.67
% change year-on-year -1.47% +0.72% -9.31%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Project Delivery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery.

Daily rate trend for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Delivery over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery.

Hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Delivery over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Delivery within the UK over the 6 months to 28 March 2020. 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
England +4 2,034 £480 -1.03% 438
UK excluding London +1 1,382 £450 - 320
London +14 810 £500 -4.76% 138
South East +1 422 £475 +5.56% 71
North of England +8 317 £446 -0.83% 85
South West +11 203 £475 +10.47% 41
Midlands +8 188 £485 +10.11% 69
North West +5 150 £400 -11.11% 44
Yorkshire +23 122 £500 +17.65% 32
Scotland -19 113 £415 -5.14% 12
West Midlands -14 105 £488 +8.33% 41
East of England -12 92 £459 -10.44% 32
East Midlands +37 83 £485 +22.66% 27
North East +28 49 £400 -11.11% 9
Work from Home +17 46 £450 +5.88% 34
Wales +7 44 £470 -6.00% 9
Northern Ireland +4 5 £425 +0.35% 1

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Project Delivery 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 with a requirement for Project Delivery.

1 824 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 686 (30.68%) Project Management
3 598 (26.74%) Finance
4 365 (16.32%) Security Cleared
5 356 (15.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 323 (14.45%) PRINCE2
7 321 (14.36%) Microsoft
8 281 (12.57%) SC Cleared
9 257 (11.49%) Migration
10 250 (11.18%) Azure
11 243 (10.87%) Windows
12 239 (10.69%) Scrum
13 225 (10.06%) Public Sector
14 206 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
15 204 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
16 189 (8.45%) SQL
17 187 (8.36%) Change Management
18 178 (7.96%) Java
19 176 (7.87%) DevOps
20 170 (7.60%) Oracle
21 167 (7.47%) ITIL
22 162 (7.25%) Telecoms
23 154 (6.89%) Programme Management
24 153 (6.84%) SAP
24 153 (6.84%) Degree
25 148 (6.62%) Analytics
26 140 (6.26%) Waterfall
27 139 (6.22%) JIRA
28 137 (6.13%) AWS
29 133 (5.95%) PMO

Project Delivery
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 67 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 60 (2.68%) Confluence
3 27 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 18 (0.81%) Apache Spark
4 18 (0.81%) Skype for Business
5 17 (0.76%) CMS
5 17 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 16 (0.72%) Apache
6 16 (0.72%) IIS
6 16 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 15 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (0.54%) Mendix
9 11 (0.49%) SAS
10 7 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.31%) WordPress
11 5 (0.22%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.22%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 121 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
2 100 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 53 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.54%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.45%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.22%) InDesign
11 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.089%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.045%) Abaqus
13 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.045%) Gliffy
13 1 (0.045%) HipChat
13 1 (0.045%) Sketch
13 1 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 40 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.36%) SAP MDG
7 7 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.31%) SAP MDM
7 7 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 6 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.18%) Maximo
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.18%) PolarLake
10 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 250 (11.18%) Azure
2 137 (6.13%) AWS
3 106 (4.74%) Office 365
4 58 (2.59%) Power Platform
5 52 (2.33%) SaaS
6 44 (1.97%) PaaS
7 43 (1.92%) IaaS
8 36 (1.61%) GCP
9 26 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (0.76%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.76%) OneDrive
12 15 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.58%) Boomi
13 13 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.58%) Serverless
14 11 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (0.49%) PowerApps
15 10 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 94 (4.20%) Firewall
2 77 (3.44%) WAN
3 68 (3.04%) LAN
4 41 (1.83%) DNS
5 36 (1.61%) Wireless
6 35 (1.57%) Internet
7 34 (1.52%) VoIP
8 33 (1.48%) DHCP
9 29 (1.30%) BGP
10 27 (1.21%) VPN
11 26 (1.16%) MPLS
12 23 (1.03%) OSPF
13 21 (0.94%) TCP/IP
13 21 (0.94%) VLAN
14 20 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (0.85%) Network Security
15 19 (0.85%) Skype
15 19 (0.85%) SSL
16 17 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (3.31%) Big Data
2 72 (3.22%) SQL Server
3 56 (2.50%) Power BI
4 54 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (1.65%) Data Lake
6 34 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 31 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 19 (0.85%) Apache Hive
8 19 (0.85%) HDInsight
9 17 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 14 (0.63%) MySQL
11 14 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 13 (0.58%) SAP HANA
13 12 (0.54%) GIS
13 12 (0.54%) HBase
13 12 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 139 (6.22%) JIRA
2 85 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 77 (3.44%) Jenkins
4 42 (1.88%) Maven
5 31 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
6 27 (1.21%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.81%) Gradle
8 18 (0.81%) Selenium
9 17 (0.76%) Grunt
10 16 (0.72%) Subversion
11 13 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.54%) PostCSS
12 12 (0.54%) SonarQube
13 11 (0.49%) IBM UrbanCode
14 10 (0.45%) gulp
14 10 (0.45%) Mercurial
15 9 (0.40%) FindBugs
15 9 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 598 (26.74%) Finance
2 225 (10.06%) Public Sector
3 162 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 124 (5.55%) Banking
5 79 (3.53%) Retail
6 69 (3.09%) Marketing
7 55 (2.46%) Legal
8 37 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.39%) Local Government
10 30 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 28 (1.25%) Front Office
12 26 (1.16%) Back Office
13 23 (1.03%) Law
14 16 (0.72%) Electronics
14 16 (0.72%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.54%) Publishing
17 11 (0.49%) Billing
17 11 (0.49%) Military
18 8 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 628 (28.09%) Project Manager
2 215 (9.62%) Analyst
3 182 (8.14%) Architect
4 136 (6.08%) Developer
5 131 (5.86%) Business Analyst
6 120 (5.37%) Delivery Manager
7 112 (5.01%) IT Manager
8 89 (3.98%) IT Project Manager
9 83 (3.71%) Consultant
10 74 (3.31%) Programme Manager
11 66 (2.95%) Senior Manager
12 63 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
13 52 (2.33%) Technical Manager
14 51 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 48 (2.15%) Senior Project Manager
16 44 (1.97%) Infrastructure Manager
17 40 (1.79%) Network Engineer
18 37 (1.65%) Delivery Project Manager
18 37 (1.65%) Designer
18 37 (1.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (3.44%) .NET
2 75 (3.35%) HTML
3 60 (2.68%) CSS
4 57 (2.55%) Web Services
5 43 (1.92%) Spring
6 39 (1.74%) Middleware
7 38 (1.70%) RESTful
8 36 (1.61%) Kafka
8 36 (1.61%) React
8 36 (1.61%) XML
9 34 (1.52%) REST
10 28 (1.25%) AngularJS
10 28 (1.25%) Sass
11 27 (1.21%) Spring Boot
12 25 (1.12%) JSON
13 22 (0.98%) HTML5
14 21 (0.94%) Node.js
15 20 (0.89%) SOAP
16 17 (0.76%) Spring Batch
17 14 (0.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (4.16%) Management Information System
3 86 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 83 (3.71%) User Experience
5 74 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 31 (1.39%) PMI
8 29 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 24 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (0.94%) Public Cloud
11 19 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (0.81%) Clustering
13 16 (0.72%) NHS
14 13 (0.58%) Cyber Defence
14 13 (0.58%) Fixed Income
14 13 (0.58%) Replication
15 12 (0.54%) PKI
16 11 (0.49%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.49%) Life Science
16 11 (0.49%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 243 (10.87%) Windows
2 118 (5.28%) Linux
3 79 (3.53%) Windows 10
4 77 (3.44%) Windows Server
5 55 (2.46%) Unix
6 52 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 22 (0.98%) CentOS
10 20 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.85%) Android
12 17 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
13 16 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.54%) Solaris
14 12 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.49%) AIX
15 11 (0.49%) Debian
16 10 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.36%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 686 (30.68%) Project Management
3 356 (15.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 323 (14.45%) PRINCE2
5 257 (11.49%) Migration
6 239 (10.69%) Scrum
7 204 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
8 187 (8.36%) Change Management
9 176 (7.87%) DevOps
10 167 (7.47%) ITIL
11 154 (6.89%) Programme Management
12 148 (6.62%) Analytics
13 140 (6.26%) Waterfall
14 130 (5.81%) Business Analysis
14 130 (5.81%) Data Modelling
15 129 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
16 123 (5.50%) Service Delivery
17 117 (5.23%) Risk Management
18 114 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
19 109 (4.87%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 189 (8.45%) SQL
2 178 (7.96%) Java
3 83 (3.71%) JavaScript
4 73 (3.26%) PowerShell
5 65 (2.91%) C#
6 57 (2.55%) Python
7 49 (2.19%) C
8 23 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 13 (0.58%) PHP
9 13 (0.58%) Scala
9 13 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.58%) XQuery
10 11 (0.49%) T-SQL
10 11 (0.49%) XPath
11 10 (0.45%) C++
11 10 (0.45%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.36%) R
13 7 (0.31%) VB
14 6 (0.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 365 (16.32%) Security Cleared
2 281 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 153 (6.84%) Degree
4 73 (3.26%) PMI Certification
5 69 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (2.73%) PMP
7 55 (2.46%) DV Cleared
8 48 (2.15%) CCNP
9 44 (1.97%) CCNA
10 42 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 36 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 30 (1.34%) APMP
12 30 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 25 (1.12%) CCIE
13 25 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (0.98%) ISTQB
15 21 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
16 20 (0.89%) HNC
17 18 (0.81%) ISEB
18 17 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (5.95%) PMO
2 60 (2.68%) QA
3 35 (1.57%) GDPR
4 31 (1.39%) SLA
5 22 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 15 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.36%) WCAG
9 7 (0.31%) GxP
9 7 (0.31%) IFRS
10 6 (0.27%) NIST
10 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.27%) WAI
11 5 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.22%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.22%) P3O
12 4 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 111 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.88%) Docker
4 25 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.54%) HDFS
6 12 (0.54%) vSphere
7 11 (0.49%) XenApp
8 9 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.27%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.18%) Firmware
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.13%) Snort
12 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.089%) NFS
13 2 (0.089%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 61 (2.73%) SCCM
2 43 (1.92%) Ansible
3 29 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 26 (1.16%) Terraform
5 23 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.72%) WSUS
7 15 (0.67%) Puppet
8 14 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
9 13 (0.58%) Nagios
10 12 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.49%) Grafana
11 11 (0.49%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.45%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.40%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.31%) SCOM
15 6 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
16 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 321 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 170 (7.60%) Oracle
3 153 (6.84%) SAP
4 104 (4.65%) Cisco
5 80 (3.58%) VMware
6 57 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
7 55 (2.46%) Citrix
8 38 (1.70%) Informatica
9 33 (1.48%) Adobe
9 33 (1.48%) Red Hat
10 29 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 28 (1.25%) Juniper
12 25 (1.12%) Google
12 25 (1.12%) hybris
12 25 (1.12%) Palo Alto
13 24 (1.07%) IBM
14 23 (1.03%) Atlassian
15 20 (0.89%) Dell
16 19 (0.85%) CheckPoint
16 19 (0.85%) F5