Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 66 59
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 2,881 3,780 3,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.44% 3.66% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 4.21% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,889 2,452 2,538
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £644 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 39
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.06 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.66% -16.47% +37.87%
10th Percentile £15.40 £15.08 £18.22
90th Percentile £62.00 £44.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year +53.63% -28.40% +71.21%

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 72,108 89,730 87,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.03% 86.88% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,225 59,375 58,105
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,320 2,097
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.53 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.25% +2.84%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 2,649 £475 - 498
UK excluding London -10 1,713 £450 - 429
London +3 1,100 £525 - 116
South East -8 531 £450 +2.25% 94
North of England +13 361 £425 -5.56% 115
Midlands +2 256 £450 +0.22% 77
South West -10 232 £475 +6.74% 59
North West +23 217 £425 -5.56% 52
East of England -6 146 £450 -10.00% 37
West Midlands -18 143 £425 -5.56% 46
Scotland -18 130 £425 - 29
Yorkshire +1 116 £438 -2.78% 46
East Midlands +40 108 £450 +12.50% 31
Wales -8 46 £450 +9.09% 15
North East +7 31 £400 - 17
Northern Ireland -5 7 £425 - 3
Channel Islands -4 4 £415 -20.95%

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 1,059 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 941 (32.66%) Project Management
3 832 (28.88%) Finance
4 516 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 427 (14.82%) PRINCE2
6 397 (13.78%) Microsoft
7 392 (13.61%) Security Cleared
8 339 (11.77%) Migration
9 329 (11.42%) Azure
10 310 (10.76%) Scrum
11 305 (10.59%) Windows
12 268 (9.30%) Public Sector
13 261 (9.06%) SC Cleared
14 255 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
15 250 (8.68%) ITIL
16 248 (8.61%) Change Management
17 237 (8.23%) PMO
18 231 (8.02%) DevOps
19 229 (7.95%) Degree
20 226 (7.84%) AWS
21 218 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
22 212 (7.36%) Oracle
23 197 (6.84%) SAP
24 195 (6.77%) Waterfall
25 193 (6.70%) Java
26 187 (6.49%) Linux
27 186 (6.46%) SQL
28 180 (6.25%) Programme Management
29 177 (6.14%) Telecoms
30 166 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 107 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 80 (2.78%) Confluence
3 45 (1.56%) Skype for Business
4 34 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 30 (1.04%) Apache Spark
6 29 (1.01%) Apache
7 24 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 20 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 18 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (0.56%) SAS
11 15 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (0.52%) CMS
12 14 (0.49%) IIS
13 12 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.38%) MS Project Server
15 9 (0.31%) JBoss
16 8 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
17 7 (0.24%) Jupyter
17 7 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
18 6 (0.21%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 166 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 155 (5.38%) Microsoft Project
3 148 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
4 96 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 79 (2.74%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.45%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.17%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.10%) InDesign
9 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.035%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.035%) InVision
10 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.035%) Sketch
10 1 (0.035%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 50 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.97%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 26 (0.90%) SAP ERP
4 14 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 8 (0.28%) SAP HR
9 7 (0.24%) Primavera
9 7 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
11 5 (0.17%) SAP HCM
11 5 (0.17%) SAP MDG
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 329 (11.42%) Azure
2 226 (7.84%) AWS
3 157 (5.45%) Office 365
4 65 (2.26%) SaaS
5 54 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
6 52 (1.80%) Power Platform
7 48 (1.67%) GCP
8 37 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 37 (1.28%) IaaS
9 35 (1.21%) PaaS
10 27 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (0.69%) OpenShift
12 18 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 17 (0.59%) GitHub
13 17 (0.59%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.49%) Serverless
15 13 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
15 13 (0.45%) Yammer
16 12 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 144 (5.00%) Firewall
2 98 (3.40%) WAN
3 85 (2.95%) LAN
4 62 (2.15%) DNS
5 55 (1.91%) VPN
6 54 (1.87%) Skype
7 48 (1.67%) Internet
8 46 (1.60%) Wireless
9 43 (1.49%) MPLS
10 34 (1.18%) Network Security
11 33 (1.15%) TCP/IP
11 33 (1.15%) Unified Communications
12 32 (1.11%) BGP
12 32 (1.11%) DHCP
13 31 (1.08%) SAN
13 31 (1.08%) VoIP
14 25 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (0.80%) OSPF
16 21 (0.73%) 4G
17 20 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (4.03%) Big Data
2 93 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 66 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (1.80%) Hadoop
5 50 (1.74%) Power BI
6 40 (1.39%) NoSQL
7 31 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 29 (1.01%) MySQL
9 28 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 27 (0.94%) Data Lake
11 23 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (0.66%) Apache Hive
13 17 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (0.52%) SAP HANA
16 11 (0.38%) MongoDB
16 11 (0.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 158 (5.48%) JIRA
2 113 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 112 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.01%) Selenium
5 22 (0.76%) Maven
5 22 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 21 (0.73%) SonarQube
7 17 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 16 (0.56%) Artifactory
8 16 (0.56%) JMeter
8 16 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.45%) GitLab
10 12 (0.42%) Mercurial
10 12 (0.42%) Subversion
10 12 (0.42%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.38%) FindBugs
11 11 (0.38%) Log4j
11 11 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (0.38%) Visual Studio
12 10 (0.35%) Gatling
General
1 832 (28.88%) Finance
2 268 (9.30%) Public Sector
3 177 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 165 (5.73%) Banking
5 129 (4.48%) Retail
6 83 (2.88%) Marketing
7 76 (2.64%) Legal
8 58 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.53%) Law
10 34 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 31 (1.08%) Local Government
12 25 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 23 (0.80%) Front Office
13 23 (0.80%) Investment Banking
14 22 (0.76%) Back Office
14 22 (0.76%) Electronics
15 17 (0.59%) Advertising
16 15 (0.52%) Billing
16 15 (0.52%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 808 (28.05%) Project Manager
2 312 (10.83%) Analyst
3 244 (8.47%) Architect
4 178 (6.18%) Business Analyst
5 164 (5.69%) IT Manager
6 159 (5.52%) Delivery Manager
6 159 (5.52%) Developer
7 119 (4.13%) IT Project Manager
8 102 (3.54%) Senior Manager
9 100 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
10 93 (3.23%) Consultant
11 90 (3.12%) Programme Manager
12 83 (2.88%) Senior Project Manager
13 72 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 70 (2.43%) Infrastructure Manager
15 62 (2.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 61 (2.12%) Network Engineer
17 57 (1.98%) Delivery Project Manager
17 57 (1.98%) DevOps Engineer
18 56 (1.94%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (2.95%) .NET
1 85 (2.95%) Web Services
2 73 (2.53%) HTML
3 60 (2.08%) Middleware
4 59 (2.05%) CSS
5 49 (1.70%) XML
6 46 (1.60%) JSON
7 41 (1.42%) Kafka
8 39 (1.35%) Spring
9 31 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
10 30 (1.04%) REST
11 29 (1.01%) React
11 29 (1.01%) SOAP
12 26 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
13 22 (0.76%) HTML5
14 21 (0.73%) ASP.NET
15 20 (0.69%) RESTful
15 20 (0.69%) Spring Boot
16 18 (0.62%) SAML
17 17 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 255 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (4.62%) Data Centre
3 125 (4.34%) Management Information System
4 93 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 84 (2.92%) User Experience
6 67 (2.33%) PMI
7 46 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 45 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 34 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
10 31 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 24 (0.83%) FMCG
13 22 (0.76%) Clustering
13 22 (0.76%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (0.59%) NHS
15 17 (0.59%) PKI
16 16 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
16 16 (0.56%) Robotics
17 15 (0.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 305 (10.59%) Windows
2 187 (6.49%) Linux
3 117 (4.06%) Windows Server
4 93 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 89 (3.09%) Unix
6 71 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (1.46%) CentOS
8 37 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 34 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 34 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.52%) AIX
11 15 (0.52%) Debian
12 14 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.38%) Android
14 9 (0.31%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.24%) Solaris
16 6 (0.21%) zOS
17 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,059 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 941 (32.66%) Project Management
3 516 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 427 (14.82%) PRINCE2
5 339 (11.77%) Migration
6 310 (10.76%) Scrum
7 250 (8.68%) ITIL
8 248 (8.61%) Change Management
9 231 (8.02%) DevOps
10 218 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
11 195 (6.77%) Waterfall
12 180 (6.25%) Programme Management
13 166 (5.76%) Project Planning
14 162 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 161 (5.59%) Analytics
15 161 (5.59%) ERP
16 153 (5.31%) Risk Management
17 151 (5.24%) Business Analysis
18 150 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
19 149 (5.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 193 (6.70%) Java
2 186 (6.46%) SQL
3 90 (3.12%) JavaScript
4 87 (3.02%) Python
5 65 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 61 (2.12%) C#
7 54 (1.87%) C
8 21 (0.73%) Bash Shell
8 21 (0.73%) C++
8 21 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 16 (0.56%) PHP
10 15 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.45%) Java 8
12 12 (0.42%) R
12 12 (0.42%) Ruby
13 11 (0.38%) Scala
14 10 (0.35%) Perl
15 9 (0.31%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.24%) Apex Code
17 6 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 392 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 261 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 229 (7.95%) Degree
4 140 (4.86%) PMI Certification
5 108 (3.75%) PMP
6 79 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 73 (2.53%) DV Cleared
8 50 (1.74%) CCNA
9 49 (1.70%) CCNP
10 47 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 43 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 41 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 35 (1.21%) APMP
14 33 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
15 30 (1.04%) ISEB
16 29 (1.01%) ISTQB
17 28 (0.97%) CISSP
18 27 (0.94%) CCIE
19 22 (0.76%) Master's Degree
20 21 (0.73%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (8.23%) PMO
2 112 (3.89%) QA
3 48 (1.67%) SLA
4 42 (1.46%) GDPR
5 33 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.76%) JSP 440
7 21 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 20 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
9 16 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.28%) GxP
11 7 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.21%) P3O
13 4 (0.14%) IFRS
13 4 (0.14%) NIST
13 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.10%) COREP
14 3 (0.10%) PSD2
System Software
1 157 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 67 (2.33%) Docker
3 52 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.80%) XenApp
5 17 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.56%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 8 (0.28%) DFS Replication
11 7 (0.24%) Firmware
11 7 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.24%) vSphere
12 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.14%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.14%) Postfix
13 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 77 (2.67%) Ansible
2 76 (2.64%) SCCM
3 59 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (1.98%) Terraform
5 47 (1.63%) Kubernetes
6 25 (0.87%) Puppet
7 21 (0.73%) Nagios
8 19 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (0.62%) Prometheus
10 13 (0.45%) Grafana
11 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (0.35%) Consul
12 10 (0.35%) linkerd
12 10 (0.35%) Oozie
12 10 (0.35%) SCOM
13 9 (0.31%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.31%) Kibana
14 8 (0.28%) Salt
15 7 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.24%) yum
Vendors
1 397 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 212 (7.36%) Oracle
3 197 (6.84%) SAP
4 134 (4.65%) Cisco
5 84 (2.92%) VMware
6 75 (2.60%) Citrix
7 65 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 39 (1.35%) Google
10 37 (1.28%) IBM
11 28 (0.97%) Sparx
11 28 (0.97%) Tableau
11 28 (0.97%) Workday
12 25 (0.87%) CheckPoint
13 24 (0.83%) Juniper
14 23 (0.80%) Palo Alto
15 22 (0.76%) Informatica
16 21 (0.73%) Cloudera
16 21 (0.73%) Splunk
17 19 (0.66%) F5