Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 67 55
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 2,421 3,506 3,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.54% 3.54% 3.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 4.05% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,545 2,254 2,633
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +6.32%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £310
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 60 44
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.95 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.22% -1.64% +11.67%
10th Percentile £14.33 £14.05 £18.40
90th Percentile £68.75 £46.38 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.20% -4.57% +16.67%

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 58,217 86,577 87,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.05% 87.35% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,630 57,241 58,557
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,922 2,248 2,146
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +2.13% -3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.39 £11.41
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% -5.21% +3.30%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Delivery.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Delivery over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Delivery.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Delivery over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor 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 21 February 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 +5 2,178 £475 -2.31% 690
UK excluding London +3 1,524 £450 - 519
London +10 845 £500 -4.76% 214
South East +3 461 £475 +4.97% 142
North of England +17 345 £431 -4.17% 118
South West +9 214 £475 +5.56% 76
Midlands +5 205 £475 +7.95% 88
North West +14 172 £400 -11.11% 51
Scotland -5 149 £425 -0.58% 24
Yorkshire +27 130 £475 +5.56% 55
West Midlands -15 115 £450 - 56
East of England -19 99 £450 -10.00% 52
East Midlands +45 90 £475 +28.38% 30
North East +23 46 £400 -8.05% 12
Wales +4 44 £450 -6.25% 17
Northern Ireland +8 5 £425 - 2
Channel Islands -2 4 £415 -43.54%

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 895 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (29.78%) Project Management
3 653 (26.97%) Finance
4 390 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 372 (15.37%) Security Cleared
6 356 (14.70%) Microsoft
7 344 (14.21%) PRINCE2
8 280 (11.57%) SC Cleared
8 280 (11.57%) Azure
9 277 (11.44%) Windows
10 269 (11.11%) Migration
11 247 (10.20%) Public Sector
12 244 (10.08%) Scrum
13 237 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
14 227 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
15 212 (8.76%) Change Management
16 199 (8.22%) SQL
17 192 (7.93%) DevOps
18 191 (7.89%) Oracle
19 182 (7.52%) Java
20 176 (7.27%) ITIL
21 171 (7.06%) Degree
22 170 (7.02%) Telecoms
23 167 (6.90%) SAP
24 163 (6.73%) AWS
25 162 (6.69%) PMO
26 157 (6.48%) Waterfall
26 157 (6.48%) Analytics
27 150 (6.20%) JIRA
28 149 (6.15%) Programme Management

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 76 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 71 (2.93%) Confluence
3 31 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 28 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 24 (0.99%) Skype for Business
6 23 (0.95%) Apache
7 22 (0.91%) MS Exchange
8 17 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.66%) SAS
10 14 (0.58%) IIS
11 13 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.50%) Mendix
13 11 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.45%) CMS
14 8 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.29%) Jupyter
16 6 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.25%) WordPress
17 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (0.21%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 130 (5.37%) Microsoft Project
2 114 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
3 109 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 62 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 55 (2.27%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.50%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.21%) InDesign
9 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.083%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.041%) Gliffy
11 1 (0.041%) HipChat
11 1 (0.041%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 45 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
3 17 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.58%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 10 (0.41%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.33%) SAP MDG
9 7 (0.29%) SAP MDM
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.21%) Maximo
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.17%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 280 (11.57%) Azure
2 163 (6.73%) AWS
3 124 (5.12%) Office 365
4 61 (2.52%) Power Platform
4 61 (2.52%) SaaS
5 46 (1.90%) PaaS
6 44 (1.82%) GCP
7 42 (1.73%) IaaS
8 31 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
9 24 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (0.78%) OneDrive
13 18 (0.74%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.66%) Serverless
15 13 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.45%) GitHub
16 11 (0.45%) PowerApps
16 11 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
17 10 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (4.67%) Firewall
2 81 (3.35%) WAN
3 76 (3.14%) LAN
4 51 (2.11%) DNS
5 40 (1.65%) Internet
6 37 (1.53%) Wireless
7 35 (1.45%) DHCP
7 35 (1.45%) VPN
8 34 (1.40%) VoIP
9 30 (1.24%) MPLS
10 29 (1.20%) BGP
11 28 (1.16%) SAN
12 27 (1.12%) TCP/IP
13 26 (1.07%) Skype
14 24 (0.99%) OSPF
14 24 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (0.95%) SSL
15 23 (0.95%) VLAN
16 22 (0.91%) Network Security
17 19 (0.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (3.51%) Big Data
2 82 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 59 (2.44%) Power BI
4 55 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (1.86%) Hadoop
6 41 (1.69%) Data Lake
7 31 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.16%) Oracle Database
9 24 (0.99%) Apache Hive
9 24 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 17 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.66%) MySQL
13 13 (0.54%) HDInsight
14 12 (0.50%) HBase
14 12 (0.50%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.50%) SAP HANA
15 11 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.45%) GIS
16 10 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 150 (6.20%) JIRA
2 95 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 93 (3.84%) Jenkins
4 45 (1.86%) Maven
5 34 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
6 24 (0.99%) Selenium
6 24 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 20 (0.83%) Gradle
7 20 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.74%) SonarQube
8 18 (0.74%) Subversion
9 17 (0.70%) Grunt
10 13 (0.54%) JMeter
11 12 (0.50%) GitLab
11 12 (0.50%) Mercurial
11 12 (0.50%) PostCSS
11 12 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (0.45%) FindBugs
12 11 (0.45%) IBM UrbanCode
12 11 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 653 (26.97%) Finance
2 247 (10.20%) Public Sector
3 170 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 122 (5.04%) Banking
5 89 (3.68%) Retail
6 72 (2.97%) Marketing
7 61 (2.52%) Legal
8 50 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 34 (1.40%) Local Government
10 33 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 31 (1.28%) Law
12 26 (1.07%) Back Office
13 21 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.78%) Electronics
14 19 (0.78%) Front Office
15 16 (0.66%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.50%) Advertising
16 12 (0.50%) Billing
17 11 (0.45%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 657 (27.14%) Project Manager
2 245 (10.12%) Analyst
3 195 (8.05%) Architect
4 144 (5.95%) Developer
5 143 (5.91%) Business Analyst
6 123 (5.08%) Delivery Manager
7 121 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 95 (3.92%) IT Project Manager
9 91 (3.76%) Consultant
10 87 (3.59%) Programme Manager
11 75 (3.10%) Senior Manager
12 74 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
13 59 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 55 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
15 53 (2.19%) Technical Manager
16 49 (2.02%) Network Engineer
17 44 (1.82%) Infrastructure Manager
18 40 (1.65%) Agile Project Manager
18 40 (1.65%) Delivery Project Manager
18 40 (1.65%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.47%) HTML
2 78 (3.22%) .NET
3 73 (3.02%) CSS
4 68 (2.81%) Web Services
5 45 (1.86%) Middleware
6 42 (1.73%) RESTful
6 42 (1.73%) Spring
7 38 (1.57%) Kafka
8 35 (1.45%) XML
9 34 (1.40%) React
9 34 (1.40%) REST
10 30 (1.24%) Sass
11 26 (1.07%) AngularJS
12 25 (1.03%) JSON
13 21 (0.87%) Spring Boot
14 20 (0.83%) HTML5
14 20 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
15 19 (0.78%) Node.js
16 17 (0.70%) SOAP
16 17 (0.70%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 237 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 103 (4.25%) Data Centre
4 91 (3.76%) User Experience
5 72 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (1.78%) Mobile App
7 38 (1.57%) PMI
8 31 (1.28%) Public Cloud
9 25 (1.03%) Virtual Team
10 22 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.78%) Clustering
13 18 (0.74%) NHS
14 16 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
14 16 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
14 16 (0.66%) FMCG
14 16 (0.66%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.62%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 277 (11.44%) Windows
2 143 (5.91%) Linux
3 97 (4.01%) Windows 10
4 96 (3.97%) Windows Server
5 70 (2.89%) Unix
6 60 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 33 (1.36%) CentOS
9 27 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 25 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 24 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.91%) Android
13 14 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.50%) Debian
14 12 (0.50%) Solaris
15 11 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.41%) AIX
17 4 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 895 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (29.78%) Project Management
3 390 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 344 (14.21%) PRINCE2
5 269 (11.11%) Migration
6 244 (10.08%) Scrum
7 227 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
8 212 (8.76%) Change Management
9 192 (7.93%) DevOps
10 176 (7.27%) ITIL
11 157 (6.48%) Analytics
11 157 (6.48%) Waterfall
12 149 (6.15%) Programme Management
13 140 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 139 (5.74%) ERP
15 135 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
16 133 (5.49%) Business Analysis
17 132 (5.45%) Service Delivery
18 128 (5.29%) Data Modelling
19 120 (4.96%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 199 (8.22%) SQL
2 182 (7.52%) Java
3 92 (3.80%) JavaScript
4 73 (3.02%) PowerShell
4 73 (3.02%) Python
5 60 (2.48%) C#
6 47 (1.94%) C
7 20 (0.83%) PL/SQL
8 16 (0.66%) R
9 14 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 14 (0.58%) C++
9 14 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 12 (0.50%) PHP
10 12 (0.50%) Scala
11 10 (0.41%) XQuery
12 9 (0.37%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.33%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.29%) Ruby
14 7 (0.29%) XPath
15 4 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 372 (15.37%) Security Cleared
2 280 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 171 (7.06%) Degree
4 85 (3.51%) PMI Certification
5 75 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (2.93%) PMP
7 52 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 51 (2.11%) CCNA
9 49 (2.02%) CCNP
10 39 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 36 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 33 (1.36%) APMP
13 32 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
14 27 (1.12%) ISTQB
15 25 (1.03%) CCIE
15 25 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
16 24 (0.99%) HNC
16 24 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (6.69%) PMO
2 63 (2.60%) QA
3 46 (1.90%) SLA
4 38 (1.57%) GDPR
5 31 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 16 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.33%) WCAG
10 7 (0.29%) IFRS
10 7 (0.29%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.25%) WAI
12 5 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.21%) NIST
13 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.17%) GAAP
13 4 (0.17%) GxP
13 4 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 128 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 61 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.94%) Docker
4 22 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.74%) XenApp
6 15 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.58%) vSphere
8 12 (0.50%) HDFS
9 10 (0.41%) DFS Replication
10 9 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.29%) Firmware
11 7 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.12%) Snort
15 2 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 74 (3.06%) SCCM
2 57 (2.35%) Ansible
3 34 (1.40%) Terraform
4 31 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (1.20%) Kubernetes
6 19 (0.78%) Puppet
7 17 (0.70%) WSUS
8 16 (0.66%) Nagios
9 14 (0.58%) AirWatch
9 14 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.54%) Grafana
10 13 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
10 13 (0.54%) Prometheus
11 12 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.37%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.37%) Oozie
14 8 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (0.33%) SCOM
15 5 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 356 (14.70%) Microsoft
2 191 (7.89%) Oracle
3 167 (6.90%) SAP
4 115 (4.75%) Cisco
5 96 (3.97%) VMware
6 66 (2.73%) Citrix
7 53 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (1.49%) Adobe
9 35 (1.45%) IBM
9 35 (1.45%) Informatica
10 34 (1.40%) Google
10 34 (1.40%) Juniper
11 33 (1.36%) Red Hat
12 29 (1.20%) ServiceNow
13 25 (1.03%) hybris
14 24 (0.99%) Palo Alto
15 21 (0.87%) Tableau
16 20 (0.83%) Atlassian
16 20 (0.83%) Hortonworks
16 20 (0.83%) StreamSets