Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 65 64
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 1,097 2,965 3,870
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.43% 3.50% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 4.04% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 1,998 2,534
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £324 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -3.85% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 54
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.93% -26.97%
10th Percentile £22.00 £15.91 £13.32
90th Percentile £64.41 £62.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.94 £35.00 £25.56
% change year-on-year -5.89% +36.93% -26.97%

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 27,639 73,370 90,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.38% 86.60% 87.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,462 48,150 59,411
Median daily rate £475 £475 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.63% +0.89%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 987 2,291 2,439
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.31% -15.58%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.88 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £20.08
% change year-on-year +19.57% +14.57% -19.70%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -1 961 £475 - 299
UK excluding London +6 582 £433 -3.85% 238
London -3 430 £513 -2.38% 76
South East +20 189 £445 - 68
Work from Home -19 173 £442 -11.63% 34
Midlands +4 109 £427 -5.11% 52
North of England -16 95 £425 -2.86% 54
West Midlands +15 75 £416 -3.48% 35
South West +10 72 £434 -8.68% 32
Scotland +18 59 £425 - 10
North West -21 51 £414 -8.06% 31
Yorkshire +18 42 £441 +3.77% 17
East of England +6 38 £450 -2.70% 14
East Midlands +3 33 £450 - 16
Wales +15 18 £475 +5.56% 6
Northern Ireland +7 3 £431 +1.41% 3
North East +18 2 £500 +17.65% 6

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 437 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (30.36%) Project Management
3 236 (21.51%) Finance
4 234 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 231 (21.06%) Microsoft
6 210 (19.14%) Security Cleared
7 171 (15.59%) PRINCE2
8 164 (14.95%) Public Sector
9 156 (14.22%) SC Cleared
10 151 (13.76%) Azure
11 137 (12.49%) Scrum
12 121 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
13 115 (10.48%) Change Management
14 112 (10.21%) Business Case
15 109 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
16 108 (9.85%) Migration
17 98 (8.93%) Telecoms
18 96 (8.75%) DevOps
19 89 (8.11%) PMO
20 87 (7.93%) Risk Management
21 84 (7.66%) Windows
22 83 (7.57%) Waterfall
23 81 (7.38%) ITIL
24 80 (7.29%) Kanban
24 80 (7.29%) Business Analysis
24 80 (7.29%) Degree
25 77 (7.02%) Microsoft Project
25 77 (7.02%) Decision-Making
26 73 (6.65%) Programme Management
27 72 (6.56%) Business Intelligence

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 58 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.74%) Confluence
3 12 (1.09%) CMS
4 11 (1.00%) Apache
5 9 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.64%) IIS
7 6 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.55%) JBoss
7 6 (0.55%) Mule
7 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.46%) WordPress
9 4 (0.36%) nginx
10 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.18%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 77 (7.02%) Microsoft Project
2 64 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.27%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.091%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.091%) InDesign
8 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.091%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 15 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.55%) Primavera
4 5 (0.46%) Magento
4 5 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.27%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.091%) Aligne
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle iSupplier
8 1 (0.091%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.091%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.091%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.091%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 151 (13.76%) Azure
2 65 (5.93%) AWS
3 53 (4.83%) Office 365
4 37 (3.37%) Power Platform
5 23 (2.10%) SaaS
6 18 (1.64%) GCP
6 18 (1.64%) IaaS
6 18 (1.64%) Serverless
7 17 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (1.46%) PaaS
9 15 (1.37%) Azure Functions
10 13 (1.19%) Logic Apps
11 12 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.09%) PowerApps
12 10 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.91%) GitHub
12 10 (0.91%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.73%) Slack
14 7 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.19%) Firewall
2 32 (2.92%) 2G
3 31 (2.83%) DNS
4 28 (2.55%) WAN
5 20 (1.82%) 4G
5 20 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
6 19 (1.73%) 3G
7 18 (1.64%) LAN
8 17 (1.55%) 5G
9 16 (1.46%) GSM
9 16 (1.46%) VoIP
10 15 (1.37%) MVNO
11 14 (1.28%) Packet Switching
12 13 (1.19%) SSL
13 12 (1.09%) DHCP
13 12 (1.09%) LTE
13 12 (1.09%) Skype
14 11 (1.00%) Network Security
14 11 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
14 11 (1.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (2.83%) Power BI
3 27 (2.46%) Big Data
4 22 (2.01%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.64%) Data Lake
6 15 (1.37%) RDBMS
6 15 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.82%) Cosmos DB
8 9 (0.82%) MySQL
8 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.64%) GIS
9 7 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.46%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.46%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 68 (6.20%) JIRA
2 54 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 49 (4.47%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (1.37%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.09%) JUnit
5 12 (1.09%) Maven
5 12 (1.09%) Selenium
5 12 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (0.55%) Ant
8 6 (0.55%) Mockito
8 6 (0.55%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.46%) Jasmine
9 5 (0.46%) Mocha
9 5 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.36%) Gradle
10 4 (0.36%) Postman
General
1 236 (21.51%) Finance
2 164 (14.95%) Public Sector
3 98 (8.93%) Telecoms
4 66 (6.02%) Banking
5 61 (5.56%) Marketing
6 24 (2.19%) Retail
7 23 (2.10%) Legal
8 22 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.55%) Local Government
11 12 (1.09%) Electronics
11 12 (1.09%) Law
12 11 (1.00%) Front Office
13 10 (0.91%) Advertising
13 10 (0.91%) Back Office
13 10 (0.91%) Publishing
14 7 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.46%) Digital Economy
16 5 (0.46%) Police
Job Titles
1 289 (26.34%) Project Manager
2 115 (10.48%) Analyst
3 82 (7.47%) Business Analyst
4 79 (7.20%) Developer
5 71 (6.47%) Architect
5 71 (6.47%) Delivery Manager
6 69 (6.29%) Consultant
7 36 (3.28%) Technical Manager
8 32 (2.92%) IT Manager
9 26 (2.37%) Project Delivery Manager
9 26 (2.37%) Senior Manager
10 25 (2.28%) IT Project Manager
10 25 (2.28%) Technical Project Manager
11 24 (2.19%) Network Engineer
11 24 (2.19%) Programme Manager
12 21 (1.91%) Azure Developer
13 20 (1.82%) Coordinator
14 19 (1.73%) Senior Project Manager
15 18 (1.64%) C# Developer
15 18 (1.64%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.83%) .NET
2 40 (3.65%) HTML
3 26 (2.37%) Kafka
4 25 (2.28%) JSON
5 24 (2.19%) Web Services
6 23 (2.10%) HTML5
7 21 (1.91%) REST
7 21 (1.91%) XML
8 19 (1.73%) Velocity
9 17 (1.55%) Middleware
10 15 (1.37%) Spring
11 14 (1.28%) AngularJS
11 14 (1.28%) Spring Boot
12 13 (1.19%) CSS
13 11 (1.00%) Node.js
13 11 (1.00%) Redux
14 10 (0.91%) SOAP
15 8 (0.73%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.73%) Express
15 8 (0.73%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 121 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 31 (2.83%) Virtual Team
4 28 (2.55%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.10%) PMI
6 17 (1.55%) User Experience
7 15 (1.37%) Public Cloud
7 15 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.19%) Driving Licence
9 10 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.91%) NHS
10 9 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.73%) Replication
12 7 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.64%) FMCG
12 7 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
12 7 (0.64%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 84 (7.66%) Windows
2 45 (4.10%) Windows 10
3 38 (3.46%) Linux
4 17 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.28%) Unix
6 13 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.73%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.36%) Android
10 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.27%) AIX
11 3 (0.27%) Solaris
11 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.18%) SUSE
13 1 (0.091%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (30.36%) Project Management
3 234 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 171 (15.59%) PRINCE2
5 137 (12.49%) Scrum
6 115 (10.48%) Change Management
7 112 (10.21%) Business Case
8 109 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
9 108 (9.85%) Migration
10 96 (8.75%) DevOps
11 87 (7.93%) Risk Management
12 83 (7.57%) Waterfall
13 81 (7.38%) ITIL
14 80 (7.29%) Business Analysis
14 80 (7.29%) Kanban
15 77 (7.02%) Decision-Making
16 73 (6.65%) Programme Management
17 72 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
18 68 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
19 67 (6.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (5.10%) SQL
2 50 (4.56%) C
3 47 (4.28%) Java
4 40 (3.65%) C#
5 22 (2.01%) Python
6 21 (1.91%) JavaScript
6 21 (1.91%) PowerShell
7 9 (0.82%) Apex Code
8 8 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.55%) C++
9 6 (0.55%) ES6
9 6 (0.55%) Perl
9 6 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.36%) PHP
12 3 (0.27%) Java 8
12 3 (0.27%) Korn
12 3 (0.27%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.18%) Ruby
13 2 (0.18%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 210 (19.14%) Security Cleared
2 156 (14.22%) SC Cleared
3 80 (7.29%) Degree
4 56 (5.10%) DV Cleared
5 34 (3.10%) PMI Certification
6 27 (2.46%) PMP
7 24 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 20 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 18 (1.64%) Master's Degree
10 14 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.00%) APMP
11 11 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.82%) CCNA
13 9 (0.82%) HNC
14 8 (0.73%) CCNP
14 8 (0.73%) CISM
14 8 (0.73%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.64%) CISSP
16 6 (0.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (8.11%) PMO
2 58 (5.29%) QA
3 21 (1.91%) SLA
4 16 (1.46%) GDPR
5 14 (1.28%) PMBOK
6 10 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (0.82%) NEBOSH
8 7 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.55%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.55%) NIST
10 5 (0.46%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.36%) COBIT
11 4 (0.36%) NCSC
11 4 (0.36%) RMADS
12 3 (0.27%) P3O
13 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (4.74%) Docker
2 46 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.91%) vSphere
5 7 (0.64%) NFS
5 7 (0.64%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.27%) vCloud
8 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.18%) Samba
9 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.091%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.091%) Postfix
10 1 (0.091%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.091%) XenApp
10 1 (0.091%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (1.55%) Ansible
2 11 (1.00%) SCCM
3 10 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.82%) Puppet
5 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (0.64%) vRealize
7 6 (0.55%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.46%) Terraform
9 4 (0.36%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.36%) SCOM
9 4 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.36%) WSUS
10 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.18%) Nessus
11 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 231 (21.06%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.38%) Cisco
3 42 (3.83%) Databricks
4 38 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (2.92%) SAP
6 31 (2.83%) VMware
7 28 (2.55%) Oracle
8 23 (2.10%) StreamSets
9 16 (1.46%) Remedy
10 14 (1.28%) Dell
10 14 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.28%) ServiceNow
11 13 (1.19%) F5
11 13 (1.19%) Juniper
11 13 (1.19%) Splunk
12 12 (1.09%) Atlassian
12 12 (1.09%) Citrix
12 12 (1.09%) IBM
13 10 (0.91%) Ericsson
13 10 (0.91%) SolarWinds