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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 48 59 64
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 4,124 2,255 1,732
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.71% 3.86% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.27% 4.36% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,821 1,685 1,147
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £478
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -0.52% +0.53%
75th Percentile £623 £550 £575
90th Percentile £713 £652 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +8.76% -4.26% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 36 39
10th Percentile £22.02 £21.41 £21.90
25th Percentile £38.81 £32.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.75 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +4.09% +0.59% +54.55%
75th Percentile £49.25 £62.51 £65.00
90th Percentile £64.98 £66.00 £68.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.25 £36.23
% change year-on-year +9.47% +16.63% +8.46%

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 78,323 51,748 41,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.43% 88.50% 86.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,032 35,457 27,683
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £433 £400 £382
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.59% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +9.55% -1.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,745 1,515 1,268
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.01 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.50 £16.03
Median hourly rate £27.73 £25.31 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +9.56% +12.49% -
75th Percentile £51.75 £46.25 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.54 £58.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £20.14
% change year-on-year -2.22% +11.72% -10.49%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Delivery in the UK

Project Delivery
Top 18 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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +14 3,353 £525 +8.25% 491
Work from Home +21 2,061 £513 +10.81% 136
UK excluding London +8 1,755 £489 +8.76% 356
London +17 1,653 £550 +7.32% 155
South East +15 617 £495 +7.03% 104
North of England +10 345 £475 - 80
Midlands +1 282 £475 +5.56% 59
Scotland +8 227 £475 +11.76% 24
West Midlands +2 219 £475 +5.56% 42
North West 0 204 £460 -7.07% 36
South West -10 147 £512 +11.80% 46
Yorkshire +12 130 £500 +11.11% 36
East of England 0 89 £500 - 39
East Midlands -6 63 £468 +3.89% 17
Wales +10 49 £504 +1.87% 4
North East +3 16 £550 +57.14% 8
Northern Ireland -4 7 £425 +5.46% 2
Isle of Man - 4 £550 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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 1,787 (43.33%) Agile
2 1,460 (35.40%) Project Management
3 1,367 (33.15%) Social Skills
4 1,352 (32.78%) Finance
5 977 (23.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 710 (17.22%) Microsoft
7 657 (15.93%) PRINCE2
8 556 (13.48%) Azure
9 518 (12.56%) Scrum
10 485 (11.76%) Migration
11 462 (11.20%) Waterfall
12 431 (10.45%) Public Sector
13 424 (10.28%) Security Cleared
14 407 (9.87%) Change Management
15 394 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
16 392 (9.51%) ITIL
17 378 (9.17%) PMO
18 356 (8.63%) DevOps
19 345 (8.37%) JIRA
19 345 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
20 337 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
21 329 (7.98%) Banking
22 317 (7.69%) SC Cleared
23 310 (7.52%) Risk Management
24 307 (7.44%) Degree
25 283 (6.86%) Decision-Making
26 281 (6.81%) Service Delivery
27 277 (6.72%) AWS
28 268 (6.50%) Telecoms
28 268 (6.50%) Business Case

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
1 154 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 149 (3.61%) Confluence
3 32 (0.78%) CMS
4 29 (0.70%) MS Exchange
5 19 (0.46%) Apache Spark
5 19 (0.46%) WebSphere
6 17 (0.41%) Apache
6 17 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.34%) IBM Domino
8 12 (0.29%) IIS
9 9 (0.22%) SAS
9 9 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.12%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 261 (6.33%) Microsoft Project
2 207 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 196 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
4 162 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 65 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.097%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.073%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.073%) Sketch
9 2 (0.048%) Maya
9 2 (0.048%) Revit
10 1 (0.024%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.024%) Simulink
10 1 (0.024%) SPSS
10 1 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 43 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 9 (0.22%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.17%) C-CURE
7 7 (0.17%) Maximo
8 6 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.12%) CA PPM
9 5 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.097%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.097%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 556 (13.48%) Azure
2 277 (6.72%) AWS
3 231 (5.60%) Microsoft 365
4 144 (3.49%) SaaS
5 132 (3.20%) Power Platform
6 89 (2.16%) GCP
7 72 (1.75%) IaaS
8 69 (1.67%) PaaS
9 51 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
10 38 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
11 35 (0.85%) Serverless
12 30 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (0.68%) Power Automate
14 27 (0.65%) PowerApps
15 26 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
16 23 (0.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 21 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
18 20 (0.48%) GitHub
18 20 (0.48%) Mimecast
19 18 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 138 (3.35%) Firewall
2 96 (2.33%) DNS
3 75 (1.82%) Network Security
4 72 (1.75%) WAN
5 70 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
6 64 (1.55%) LAN
7 55 (1.33%) DHCP
8 54 (1.31%) 4G
9 49 (1.19%) 2G
9 49 (1.19%) 3G
10 44 (1.07%) MPLS
11 39 (0.95%) LTE
11 39 (0.95%) VoLTE
12 38 (0.92%) BGP
12 38 (0.92%) VPN
13 37 (0.90%) SAN
14 36 (0.87%) TCP/IP
15 35 (0.85%) Internet
16 34 (0.82%) 5G
17 28 (0.68%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (2.86%) Power BI
2 88 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 56 (1.36%) Big Data
5 51 (1.24%) Data Lake
6 44 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 37 (0.90%) NoSQL
8 26 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 23 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 22 (0.53%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.46%) Hadoop
12 17 (0.41%) GIS
13 16 (0.39%) Tableau
14 15 (0.36%) MongoDB
15 13 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 13 (0.32%) MySQL
16 11 (0.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 345 (8.37%) JIRA
2 66 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.07%) Jenkins
4 23 (0.56%) Subversion
5 18 (0.44%) Selenium
6 14 (0.34%) GitLab
7 12 (0.29%) Bitbucket
8 9 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
9 8 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.19%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.19%) Maven
9 8 (0.19%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.19%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.17%) Gradle
10 7 (0.17%) JUnit
10 7 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (0.17%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,367 (33.15%) Social Skills
2 1,352 (32.78%) Finance
3 431 (10.45%) Public Sector
4 337 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
5 329 (7.98%) Banking
6 268 (6.50%) Telecoms
7 218 (5.29%) Presentation Skills
8 210 (5.09%) Influencing Skills
9 157 (3.81%) Retail
10 144 (3.49%) Legal
11 142 (3.44%) Organisational Skills
12 127 (3.08%) Marketing
13 63 (1.53%) Investment Banking
14 56 (1.36%) Manufacturing
15 44 (1.07%) Local Government
16 43 (1.04%) Law
17 40 (0.97%) Automotive
18 39 (0.95%) Billing
18 39 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
19 34 (0.82%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 1,500 (36.37%) Project Manager
2 475 (11.52%) Analyst
3 354 (8.58%) Architect
4 305 (7.40%) Business Analyst
5 283 (6.86%) Delivery Manager
6 248 (6.01%) IT Manager
7 206 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
8 160 (3.88%) Senior Manager
9 152 (3.69%) Infrastructure Manager
10 141 (3.42%) Consultant
11 134 (3.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 133 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
13 125 (3.03%) Technical Manager
14 124 (3.01%) Senior Project Manager
15 104 (2.52%) Developer
16 99 (2.40%) Programme Manager
17 98 (2.38%) Delivery Project Manager
18 96 (2.33%) Security Manager
19 90 (2.18%) Service Manager
20 89 (2.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (1.67%) .NET
2 51 (1.24%) Middleware
2 51 (1.24%) Web Services
3 45 (1.09%) HTML
4 39 (0.95%) REST
5 34 (0.82%) JSON
6 32 (0.78%) Node.js
7 30 (0.73%) React
7 30 (0.73%) RESTful
7 30 (0.73%) XML
8 27 (0.65%) AngularJS
8 27 (0.65%) CSS
9 25 (0.61%) React Native
9 25 (0.61%) Spring
10 21 (0.51%) ADO
11 20 (0.48%) LDAP
12 19 (0.46%) Velocity
13 18 (0.44%) Kafka
14 17 (0.41%) GraphQL
15 15 (0.36%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 222 (5.38%) Management Information System
2 201 (4.87%) Data Centre
3 136 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 118 (2.86%) User Experience
5 110 (2.67%) Virtual Team
6 85 (2.06%) PMI
7 60 (1.45%) Legacy Systems
8 59 (1.43%) Public Cloud
9 55 (1.33%) NHS
10 50 (1.21%) Cloud Native
11 49 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 35 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
12 35 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (0.73%) Kinect
14 27 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (0.65%) Renewable Energy
15 25 (0.61%) Equities
16 23 (0.56%) FMCG
16 23 (0.56%) IoT
17 22 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 255 (6.18%) Windows
2 177 (4.29%) Linux
3 126 (3.06%) Windows Server
4 85 (2.06%) Unix
5 51 (1.24%) Windows 10
6 36 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 28 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (0.65%) Android
10 26 (0.63%) Windows 7
11 24 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
13 18 (0.44%) CentOS
13 18 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
14 17 (0.41%) Solaris
15 10 (0.24%) SUSE
16 9 (0.22%) Debian
17 6 (0.15%) AIX
18 5 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,787 (43.33%) Agile
2 1,460 (35.40%) Project Management
3 977 (23.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 657 (15.93%) PRINCE2
5 518 (12.56%) Scrum
6 485 (11.76%) Migration
7 462 (11.20%) Waterfall
8 407 (9.87%) Change Management
9 394 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
10 392 (9.51%) ITIL
11 356 (8.63%) DevOps
12 345 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
13 310 (7.52%) Risk Management
14 283 (6.86%) Decision-Making
15 281 (6.81%) Service Delivery
16 268 (6.50%) Business Case
17 260 (6.30%) Programme Management
18 249 (6.04%) Project Governance
19 224 (5.43%) Business Analysis
20 217 (5.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 260 (6.30%) SQL
2 115 (2.79%) Python
3 90 (2.18%) PowerShell
4 86 (2.09%) Java
5 76 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 53 (1.29%) C#
7 47 (1.14%) C
8 45 (1.09%) Bash
9 27 (0.65%) Perl
9 27 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 21 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 15 (0.36%) R
12 13 (0.32%) Ruby
12 13 (0.32%) VBScript
13 11 (0.27%) Scala
14 10 (0.24%) Go
14 10 (0.24%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.22%) C++
16 6 (0.15%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 424 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 317 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 307 (7.44%) Degree
4 235 (5.70%) PMI Certification
5 228 (5.53%) PMP
6 98 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 84 (2.04%) APMP
8 78 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 57 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 54 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
11 50 (1.21%) ISEB
12 44 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
13 41 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
14 36 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
15 29 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (0.65%) CCNP
16 27 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
17 23 (0.56%) CISSP
18 22 (0.53%) CCNA
18 22 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 378 (9.17%) PMO
2 202 (4.90%) QA
3 68 (1.65%) GDPR
4 55 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (1.33%) SLA
5 54 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 31 (0.75%) Accessibility
7 22 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 22 (0.53%) NIST
8 21 (0.51%) COBIT
9 17 (0.41%) GRC
10 14 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.29%) GMP
12 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.24%) ISO 20022
13 10 (0.24%) P3O
13 10 (0.24%) SEPA
14 8 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 6 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 147 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 136 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (1.41%) Docker
4 35 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 26 (0.63%) XenApp
6 22 (0.53%) vSphere
7 14 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.22%) Firmware
10 8 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.12%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.097%) HDFS
13 4 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.097%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.048%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.024%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 1 (0.024%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 95 (2.30%) Terraform
2 82 (1.99%) Kubernetes
3 77 (1.87%) Ansible
4 56 (1.36%) SCCM
5 22 (0.53%) Puppet
6 20 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
8 12 (0.29%) SCOM
9 10 (0.24%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.19%) Grafana
12 7 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 7 (0.17%) HP ALM
12 7 (0.17%) WSUS
13 6 (0.15%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.15%) Rancher
13 6 (0.15%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.12%) SELinux
14 5 (0.12%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 710 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 240 (5.82%) VMware
3 206 (5.00%) SAP
4 153 (3.71%) Oracle
5 140 (3.39%) Cisco
6 100 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
7 97 (2.35%) Citrix
8 96 (2.33%) ServiceNow
9 62 (1.50%) Remedy
10 59 (1.43%) Google
11 51 (1.24%) IBM
12 45 (1.09%) Red Hat
13 38 (0.92%) SolarWinds
14 36 (0.87%) CheckPoint
15 34 (0.82%) F5
16 33 (0.80%) Ericsson
16 33 (0.80%) Splunk
17 30 (0.73%) Atlassian
18 29 (0.70%) HP
19 25 (0.61%) Databricks