Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 65 62
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 1,476 3,318 3,989
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.58% 3.53% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 4.06% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 2,145 2,594
Median daily rate £479 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% -4.57% +35.06%
10th Percentile £23.27 £14.13 £13.63
90th Percentile £68.75 £48.23 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% -4.57% +17.00%

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 35,422 81,764 90,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.84% 87.08% 86.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,293 53,831 59,541
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,230 2,305 2,460
Median hourly rate £31.61 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.02% +13.95% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.78 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.20 £23.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +19.78% -20.00%

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 9 July 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 +7 1,345 £488 +1.56% 200
UK excluding London +6 848 £475 +5.56% 150
London +10 576 £500 -4.76% 60
South East +11 310 £477 +6.00% 28
North of England +13 165 £450 - 34
Midlands +11 121 £476 +5.83% 32
South West +10 105 £475 +5.56% 25
North West -10 78 £416 -7.50% 18
Work from Home +18 77 £425 +14.86% 23
West Midlands -6 76 £460 +2.22% 24
Yorkshire +25 72 £500 +17.65% 11
Scotland -13 67 £400 -5.88% 7
East of England -7 58 £490 +1.82% 15
East Midlands +23 45 £485 +14.00% 8
Wales +10 23 £475 +5.56% 7
North East +18 17 £575 +35.61% 5
Northern Ireland +7 1 £425 +1.19% 2

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 547 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (29.27%) Project Management
3 382 (25.88%) Finance
4 252 (17.07%) Security Cleared
5 240 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 223 (15.11%) Microsoft
7 197 (13.35%) PRINCE2
8 181 (12.26%) SC Cleared
9 174 (11.79%) Azure
9 174 (11.79%) Migration
10 168 (11.38%) Scrum
11 164 (11.11%) Public Sector
12 154 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
13 135 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
14 130 (8.81%) Windows
15 129 (8.74%) SQL
16 120 (8.13%) Degree
17 119 (8.06%) Change Management
18 117 (7.93%) DevOps
19 115 (7.79%) Telecoms
20 109 (7.38%) Business Analysis
21 105 (7.11%) Oracle
21 105 (7.11%) ITIL
22 102 (6.91%) Java
23 101 (6.84%) JIRA
24 98 (6.64%) Banking
24 98 (6.64%) Waterfall
24 98 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
25 96 (6.50%) Risk Management
26 93 (6.30%) Analytics

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 81 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.25%) Confluence
3 19 (1.29%) CMS
4 16 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (1.02%) Skype for Business
6 13 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.68%) IIS
8 9 (0.61%) Apache
9 7 (0.47%) WordPress
10 6 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.41%) Mule
11 4 (0.27%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.27%) SAS
12 3 (0.20%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.20%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 86 (5.83%) Microsoft Project
2 69 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (1.90%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.47%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.34%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.14%) InDesign
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.068%) Revit
10 1 (0.068%) Sketch
10 1 (0.068%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.41%) Magento
6 6 (0.41%) Primavera
7 5 (0.34%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
8 4 (0.27%) Maximo
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.27%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.20%) Endur
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
9 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.20%) SAP MDG
9 3 (0.20%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 174 (11.79%) Azure
2 83 (5.62%) AWS
3 76 (5.15%) Office 365
4 39 (2.64%) Power Platform
5 35 (2.37%) PaaS
6 31 (2.10%) IaaS
7 28 (1.90%) SaaS
8 23 (1.56%) GCP
9 16 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (0.95%) npm
10 14 (0.95%) OneDrive
11 13 (0.88%) Boomi
11 13 (0.88%) GitHub
12 10 (0.68%) Serverless
13 9 (0.61%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.54%) Oracle CX
14 8 (0.54%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 6 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.98%) Firewall
2 43 (2.91%) WAN
3 31 (2.10%) LAN
3 31 (2.10%) VoIP
4 27 (1.83%) DNS
5 19 (1.29%) BGP
5 19 (1.29%) Skype
6 16 (1.08%) OSPF
7 14 (0.95%) SAN
7 14 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.95%) VPN
8 13 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (0.88%) MPLS
8 13 (0.88%) SSL
8 13 (0.88%) Wireless
9 12 (0.81%) EIGRP
10 11 (0.75%) 5G
10 11 (0.75%) Internet
10 11 (0.75%) Unified Communications
11 10 (0.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.18%) Big Data
3 41 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (2.57%) Power BI
5 31 (2.10%) Data Lake
6 29 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 28 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (1.15%) Hadoop
9 16 (1.08%) HDInsight
10 15 (1.02%) GIS
11 14 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (0.88%) MySQL
12 13 (0.88%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.61%) SAP HANA
15 8 (0.54%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 101 (6.84%) JIRA
2 61 (4.13%) Git (software)
3 52 (3.52%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.63%) Maven
5 22 (1.49%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.42%) Selenium
7 15 (1.02%) JUnit
7 15 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.88%) Grunt
9 12 (0.81%) Eclipse
9 12 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.75%) Subversion
11 9 (0.61%) Gradle
12 8 (0.54%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.47%) gulp
13 7 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (0.47%) SpecFlow
13 7 (0.47%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 382 (25.88%) Finance
2 164 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 115 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 98 (6.64%) Banking
5 49 (3.32%) Marketing
6 43 (2.91%) Retail
7 29 (1.96%) Local Government
8 27 (1.83%) Legal
9 22 (1.49%) Front Office
10 19 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (1.22%) Manufacturing
12 16 (1.08%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.81%) Publishing
14 10 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.61%) Billing
15 9 (0.61%) Law
16 8 (0.54%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.54%) Military
17 7 (0.47%) Back Office
17 7 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 402 (27.24%) Project Manager
2 154 (10.43%) Analyst
3 122 (8.27%) Architect
4 112 (7.59%) Developer
5 98 (6.64%) Business Analyst
6 92 (6.23%) Delivery Manager
7 74 (5.01%) Consultant
8 62 (4.20%) IT Manager
9 53 (3.59%) IT Project Manager
10 40 (2.71%) Senior Manager
11 39 (2.64%) Technical Manager
12 36 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
13 33 (2.24%) Senior Project Manager
14 32 (2.17%) Programme Manager
15 28 (1.90%) Infrastructure Manager
16 24 (1.63%) Designer
17 23 (1.56%) DevOps Engineer
17 23 (1.56%) Digital Project Manager
17 23 (1.56%) Senior Analyst
18 22 (1.49%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (3.66%) .NET
2 52 (3.52%) HTML
3 40 (2.71%) REST
4 37 (2.51%) Kafka
4 37 (2.51%) XML
5 35 (2.37%) Web Services
6 33 (2.24%) CSS
7 31 (2.10%) Middleware
7 31 (2.10%) Spring Boot
8 28 (1.90%) Spring
9 25 (1.69%) JSON
10 23 (1.56%) SOAP
11 21 (1.42%) HTML5
11 21 (1.42%) Velocity
12 20 (1.36%) AngularJS
12 20 (1.36%) React
12 20 (1.36%) Sass
13 17 (1.15%) Node.js
14 15 (1.02%) XSD
15 13 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 135 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.18%) User Experience
4 40 (2.71%) Virtual Team
5 38 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (2.51%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.36%) PMI
8 18 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 13 (0.88%) Driving Licence
9 13 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (0.75%) Fixed Income
11 10 (0.68%) Replication
12 9 (0.61%) NHS
12 9 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.54%) FMCG
14 7 (0.47%) Life Science
14 7 (0.47%) Robotics
14 7 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 130 (8.81%) Windows
2 85 (5.76%) Linux
3 42 (2.85%) Windows 10
4 41 (2.78%) Unix
4 41 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (0.75%) Android
8 10 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.47%) Solaris
10 7 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (0.34%) CentOS
12 4 (0.27%) AIX
12 4 (0.27%) Debian
12 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (29.27%) Project Management
3 240 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 197 (13.35%) PRINCE2
5 174 (11.79%) Migration
6 168 (11.38%) Scrum
7 154 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
8 119 (8.06%) Change Management
9 117 (7.93%) DevOps
10 109 (7.38%) Business Analysis
11 105 (7.11%) ITIL
12 98 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 98 (6.64%) Waterfall
13 96 (6.50%) Risk Management
14 93 (6.30%) Analytics
15 82 (5.56%) Service Delivery
16 76 (5.15%) Programme Management
16 76 (5.15%) Test Automation
17 73 (4.95%) Data Modelling
18 71 (4.81%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 129 (8.74%) SQL
2 102 (6.91%) Java
3 56 (3.79%) C#
4 51 (3.46%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.05%) Python
6 40 (2.71%) PowerShell
7 30 (2.03%) C
8 23 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 19 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 14 (0.95%) XQuery
11 12 (0.81%) Apex Code
11 12 (0.81%) XPath
12 11 (0.75%) PHP
12 11 (0.75%) TypeScript
13 10 (0.68%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.54%) VB
15 7 (0.47%) ABAP
15 7 (0.47%) ES6
15 7 (0.47%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 252 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 181 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 120 (8.13%) Degree
4 52 (3.52%) DV Cleared
5 41 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (2.64%) PMI Certification
7 35 (2.37%) PMP
8 29 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 27 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 25 (1.69%) CCNP
11 22 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 22 (1.49%) CCNA
12 20 (1.36%) APMP
12 20 (1.36%) HNC
13 18 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (1.15%) CCIE
15 16 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (1.02%) ISEB
17 14 (0.95%) ISTQB
18 11 (0.75%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.30%) PMO
2 64 (4.34%) QA
3 25 (1.69%) SLA
4 24 (1.63%) GDPR
5 16 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 15 (1.02%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.88%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.54%) NIST
10 7 (0.47%) WCAG
11 6 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.34%) GxP
12 5 (0.34%) NEBOSH
12 5 (0.34%) WAI
13 4 (0.27%) GAAP
13 4 (0.27%) IFRS
13 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 57 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.91%) Docker
3 24 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.41%) vSphere
7 4 (0.27%) HDFS
7 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.20%) XenApp
9 2 (0.14%) NFS
9 2 (0.14%) Samba
9 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.14%) vCloud
9 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.068%) RHEV
10 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.068%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (1.90%) Ansible
2 26 (1.76%) SCCM
3 21 (1.42%) Kubernetes
4 14 (0.95%) Terraform
5 13 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.75%) Puppet
7 8 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.54%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.54%) WSUS
8 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.27%) vRealize
10 3 (0.20%) DatAdvantage
10 3 (0.20%) Grafana
10 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.20%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 223 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 105 (7.11%) Oracle
3 79 (5.35%) SAP
4 57 (3.86%) Cisco
5 49 (3.32%) VMware
6 48 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (2.24%) Red Hat
8 27 (1.83%) Citrix
9 25 (1.69%) Informatica
10 24 (1.63%) StreamSets
11 22 (1.49%) Dell
12 19 (1.29%) F5
13 17 (1.15%) Atlassian
14 16 (1.08%) Databricks
14 16 (1.08%) Google
15 15 (1.02%) Adobe
15 15 (1.02%) IBM
16 14 (0.95%) Juniper
17 13 (0.88%) Hortonworks
17 13 (0.88%) Palo Alto