Period
to 28 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 70 67
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 3,458 997 3,038
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.27% 3.39% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.80% 3.88% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,472 684 2,059
10th Percentile £328 £313 £319
25th Percentile £413 £389 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £589 £569 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 20 49
10th Percentile £20.39 £20.05 £15.01
25th Percentile £31.00 £22.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate £42.25 £27.75 £33.00
Median % change year-on-year +52.25% -15.91% +38.51%
75th Percentile £56.13 £45.25 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.12 £65.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +57.41% -35.71% +76.29%

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 72,110 25,673 76,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.99% 87.18% 87.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,889 17,288 50,862
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £386 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,716 727 2,170
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.01 £11.49
25th Percentile £14.75 £15.93 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.90 £26.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.23% +15.56% +15.38%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £45.09
90th Percentile £63.63 £55.98 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.91 £22.40
% change year-on-year -8.34% +2.28% +19.21%

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 September 2021.

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 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021. 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 +14 2,774 £500 +5.26% 642
UK excluding London +21 1,615 £450 - 437
London +16 1,319 £550 +10.00% 250
Work from Home +15 867 £500 +5.26% 92
South East +2 453 £475 - 83
North of England +41 335 £450 -1.64% 108
Scotland +21 275 £450 +5.88% 31
Midlands -10 231 £450 +4.11% 78
North West +36 188 £450 +5.88% 60
West Midlands -2 173 £450 +9.09% 59
South West +14 172 £430 -9.47% 73
Yorkshire +30 130 £470 -3.69% 35
East of England +13 98 £450 - 46
East Midlands -22 55 £439 -2.44% 18
Wales +6 49 £504 +0.85% 15
North East +1 18 £388 -22.50% 13
Northern Ireland - 5 £440 - 3
Channel Islands - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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 1,560 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,068 (30.88%) Project Management
3 1,044 (30.19%) Social Skills
4 959 (27.73%) Finance
5 901 (26.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 487 (14.08%) PRINCE2
7 462 (13.36%) Microsoft
8 436 (12.61%) Azure
9 410 (11.86%) Public Sector
10 379 (10.96%) Scrum
11 374 (10.82%) Waterfall
11 374 (10.82%) Security Cleared
12 357 (10.32%) Migration
13 339 (9.80%) Change Management
14 332 (9.60%) Business Case
15 304 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
16 293 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
17 285 (8.24%) DevOps
18 282 (8.16%) PMO
19 280 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
20 279 (8.07%) JIRA
21 278 (8.04%) AWS
22 275 (7.95%) ITIL
23 251 (7.26%) Telecoms
24 250 (7.23%) SC Cleared
25 238 (6.88%) Analytics
26 214 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
27 213 (6.16%) Risk Management
28 210 (6.07%) SQL
29 209 (6.04%) Degree

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
1 165 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 152 (4.40%) Confluence
3 41 (1.19%) CMS
4 25 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 23 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 17 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (0.40%) Apache
8 13 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.26%) IIS
11 7 (0.20%) Documentum
11 7 (0.20%) SAS
11 7 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.17%) nginx
12 6 (0.17%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.17%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.14%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.14%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.12%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 168 (4.86%) Microsoft Project
2 149 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 143 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 100 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 80 (2.31%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.35%) Open Workbench
7 8 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.20%) Sketch
9 5 (0.14%) ProjectWise
10 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.12%) Revit
11 2 (0.058%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.029%) Figma
12 1 (0.029%) InVision
12 1 (0.029%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 38 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 30 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.32%) Magento
5 10 (0.29%) HFM
6 9 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
7 8 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.17%) Maximo
8 6 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.14%) Primavera
10 4 (0.12%) BASE24
10 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
10 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 436 (12.61%) Azure
2 278 (8.04%) AWS
3 192 (5.55%) Microsoft 365
4 131 (3.79%) Power Platform
5 107 (3.09%) SaaS
6 74 (2.14%) GCP
7 66 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 62 (1.79%) PaaS
9 52 (1.50%) IaaS
10 51 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
11 44 (1.27%) PowerApps
12 43 (1.24%) Serverless
13 42 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 29 (0.84%) GitHub
15 25 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
16 24 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (0.64%) Azure Logic Apps
18 19 (0.55%) Power Automate
19 18 (0.52%) Trello
20 17 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.63%) 5G
2 79 (2.28%) Firewall
3 78 (2.26%) 2G
4 66 (1.91%) GSM
4 66 (1.91%) MVNO
5 51 (1.47%) Packet Switching
6 50 (1.45%) Network Security
7 48 (1.39%) WAN
8 46 (1.33%) LAN
9 37 (1.07%) SAN
10 36 (1.04%) DNS
11 34 (0.98%) Internet
12 29 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (0.84%) Wireless
13 26 (0.75%) TCP/IP
14 23 (0.67%) MPLS
15 18 (0.52%) 4G
15 18 (0.52%) Broadband
15 18 (0.52%) VLAN
15 18 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 110 (3.18%) Power BI
3 99 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 70 (2.02%) Big Data
5 54 (1.56%) Data Lake
6 50 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 35 (1.01%) Tableau
8 33 (0.95%) MySQL
9 32 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 31 (0.90%) Hadoop
11 30 (0.87%) Oracle Database
12 25 (0.72%) SAP HANA
13 22 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 22 (0.64%) MongoDB
13 22 (0.64%) SAP BW
14 21 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
15 20 (0.58%) RDBMS
16 19 (0.55%) Endeca
17 18 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
17 18 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 279 (8.07%) JIRA
2 80 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 69 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 24 (0.69%) Maven
5 20 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (0.49%) GitLab
7 14 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
8 13 (0.38%) Subversion
9 12 (0.35%) Bitbucket
10 10 (0.29%) Ant
11 9 (0.26%) Selenium
12 8 (0.23%) IntelliJ
12 8 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.20%) Checkstyle
13 7 (0.20%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.17%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.17%) Hudson
14 6 (0.17%) SonarQube
15 5 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 1,044 (30.19%) Social Skills
2 959 (27.73%) Finance
3 410 (11.86%) Public Sector
4 293 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
5 251 (7.26%) Telecoms
6 192 (5.55%) Presentation Skills
7 184 (5.32%) Banking
8 169 (4.89%) Influencing Skills
9 139 (4.02%) Retail
10 120 (3.47%) Marketing
11 100 (2.89%) Organisational Skills
12 91 (2.63%) Legal
13 60 (1.74%) Manufacturing
14 43 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
15 41 (1.19%) Investment Banking
16 39 (1.13%) Automotive
17 35 (1.01%) Law
17 35 (1.01%) Local Government
18 25 (0.72%) Billing
18 25 (0.72%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,118 (32.33%) Project Manager
2 457 (13.22%) Analyst
3 314 (9.08%) Business Analyst
4 290 (8.39%) Architect
5 218 (6.30%) Delivery Manager
6 197 (5.70%) IT Manager
7 154 (4.45%) IT Project Manager
8 150 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
9 141 (4.08%) Senior Manager
10 139 (4.02%) Developer
11 134 (3.88%) Consultant
12 104 (3.01%) Senior Project Manager
13 103 (2.98%) Infrastructure Manager
14 102 (2.95%) Technical Manager
15 98 (2.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 87 (2.52%) Delivery Project Manager
17 82 (2.37%) Technical Project Manager
18 81 (2.34%) Programme Manager
19 79 (2.28%) Service Manager
20 59 (1.71%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.05%) .NET
2 63 (1.82%) HTML
3 56 (1.62%) Web Services
4 49 (1.42%) REST
5 48 (1.39%) CSS
6 45 (1.30%) Spring
7 43 (1.24%) Node.js
8 40 (1.16%) RESTful
9 35 (1.01%) React
10 26 (0.75%) Middleware
10 26 (0.75%) Spring Boot
11 25 (0.72%) JSON
12 22 (0.64%) AngularJS
12 22 (0.64%) Kafka
13 19 (0.55%) SOAP
13 19 (0.55%) XML
14 16 (0.46%) OAuth
15 15 (0.43%) React Native
16 14 (0.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 14 (0.40%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 130 (3.76%) Management Information System
2 127 (3.67%) Data Centre
3 103 (2.98%) Virtual Team
4 82 (2.37%) User Experience
5 79 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
6 73 (2.11%) NHS
7 69 (2.00%) PMI
8 63 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 56 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 39 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
11 29 (0.84%) Cloud Native
12 24 (0.69%) CMDB
12 24 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
12 24 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
13 21 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
14 20 (0.58%) Driving Licence
15 16 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.46%) FMCG
15 16 (0.46%) Reference Data
15 16 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 206 (5.96%) Windows
2 104 (3.01%) Linux
3 101 (2.92%) Windows Server
4 61 (1.76%) Unix
5 41 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 25 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 20 (0.58%) Android
8 18 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
11 14 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.12%) AIX
13 4 (0.12%) Solaris
13 4 (0.12%) VMS
14 3 (0.087%) CentOS
15 2 (0.058%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,560 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,068 (30.88%) Project Management
3 901 (26.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 487 (14.08%) PRINCE2
5 379 (10.96%) Scrum
6 374 (10.82%) Waterfall
7 357 (10.32%) Migration
8 339 (9.80%) Change Management
9 332 (9.60%) Business Case
10 304 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
11 285 (8.24%) DevOps
12 280 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 275 (7.95%) ITIL
14 238 (6.88%) Analytics
15 214 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
16 213 (6.16%) Risk Management
17 205 (5.93%) Business Analysis
18 204 (5.90%) SDLC
19 199 (5.75%) Decision-Making
20 187 (5.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (6.07%) SQL
2 173 (5.00%) Java
3 116 (3.35%) Python
4 104 (3.01%) C
5 76 (2.20%) JavaScript
6 74 (2.14%) PowerShell
7 59 (1.71%) C#
8 39 (1.13%) Bash Shell
9 26 (0.75%) Java 8
10 20 (0.58%) PHP
11 19 (0.55%) PL/SQL
12 18 (0.52%) R
13 15 (0.43%) AWK
13 15 (0.43%) Go
14 14 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.38%) Kotlin
15 13 (0.38%) sed
16 12 (0.35%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.32%) Perl
18 10 (0.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 374 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 250 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 209 (6.04%) Degree
4 142 (4.11%) PMI Certification
5 128 (3.70%) PMP
6 64 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 64 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 58 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 47 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 42 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (0.78%) ISTQB
12 25 (0.72%) CISSP
13 24 (0.69%) CCNA
14 23 (0.67%) Master's Degree
15 21 (0.61%) APMP
15 21 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (0.46%) CCNP
17 16 (0.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (8.16%) PMO
2 117 (3.38%) QA
3 49 (1.42%) SLA
4 48 (1.39%) GDPR
5 47 (1.36%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
8 30 (0.87%) PMBOK
9 29 (0.84%) Accessibility
10 24 (0.69%) NCSC
11 23 (0.67%) PCI DSS
12 11 (0.32%) NIST
13 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (0.26%) COBIT
14 9 (0.26%) GRC
15 8 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.23%) P3O
16 7 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
16 7 (0.20%) NEBOSH
17 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 145 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 89 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (1.85%) Docker
4 23 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 21 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.32%) XenApp
8 10 (0.29%) vSphere
9 8 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.20%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.20%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.14%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.087%) Firmware
13 3 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.058%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.058%) HDFS
14 2 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.058%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (2.26%) Kubernetes
2 74 (2.14%) Terraform
3 72 (2.08%) Ansible
4 39 (1.13%) SCCM
5 24 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.64%) Puppet
7 17 (0.49%) Grafana
7 17 (0.49%) Prometheus
8 15 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.38%) Nagios
10 12 (0.35%) Kibana
11 8 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 8 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.23%) logstash
12 7 (0.20%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.17%) Oozie
14 5 (0.14%) Packer
14 5 (0.14%) QRadar
14 5 (0.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 462 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 184 (5.32%) SAP
3 167 (4.83%) Oracle
4 129 (3.73%) VMware
5 98 (2.83%) Cisco
6 92 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
7 61 (1.76%) Google
8 56 (1.62%) Citrix
9 47 (1.36%) IBM
10 44 (1.27%) ServiceNow
11 32 (0.93%) Informatica
12 30 (0.87%) CheckPoint
13 28 (0.81%) F5
14 27 (0.78%) Adobe
15 23 (0.67%) Databricks
16 21 (0.61%) Atlassian
17 20 (0.58%) MuleSoft
18 19 (0.55%) Palo Alto
18 19 (0.55%) Splunk
19 18 (0.52%) HP