Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 6 months to 23 October 2017 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 Management
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 16 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7811 8647 10598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.80% 8.21% 9.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.22% 9.78% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 5789 7112
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £265
90th Percentile £613 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 197 166
UK median hourly rate £27.16 £26.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.49% -15.71% +9.59%
10th Percentile £16.20 £14.33 £12.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.40 £56.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +5.77% -19.38% +7.50%

Project Management 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 84677 88405 92997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.89% 81.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56261 58466 60205
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1985 2318 2697
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +6.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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 +2 7257 £450 +3.45% 644
UK excluding London +3 4310 £420 +5.00% 412
London -5 3344 £475 - 271
South East +3 1475 £425 - 111
North of England 0 825 £400 +3.23% 109
Midlands +8 749 £413 -2.94% 62
South West +2 428 £410 +9.33% 46
West Midlands +7 427 £425 - 38
North West -9 395 £405 +1.25% 51
East of England -4 394 £425 +6.25% 45
Scotland -5 352 £380 +7.04% 22
Yorkshire +4 317 £405 +1.25% 45
East Midlands +8 309 £375 -9.64% 24
North East +12 116 £376 +16.43% 13
Wales 0 72 £368 -8.13% 14
Northern Ireland -49 22 £400 +20.85% 2
Channel Islands +1 5 £500 +5.26% 1
Isle of Man 0 1 £450 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Project Management.

1 2526 (32.34%) Finance
2 2171 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1813 (23.21%) PRINCE2
4 1673 (21.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 1009 (12.92%) Microsoft
6 920 (11.78%) Change Management
7 819 (10.49%) ITIL
8 809 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
9 755 (9.67%) Degree
10 735 (9.41%) Banking
11 730 (9.35%) PMO
12 714 (9.14%) Security Cleared
13 636 (8.14%) Scrum
14 622 (7.96%) Migration
15 613 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
16 609 (7.80%) Microsoft Project
17 564 (7.22%) Programme Management
18 547 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
19 539 (6.90%) Business Analysis
20 502 (6.43%) Risk Management
21 494 (6.32%) SAP
22 488 (6.25%) PMI Certification
23 468 (5.99%) Waterfall
24 464 (5.94%) SQL
25 459 (5.88%) SC Cleared
26 450 (5.76%) Windows
27 430 (5.51%) PMP
28 424 (5.43%) Service Delivery
29 396 (5.07%) Telecoms
30 388 (4.97%) Project Planning

Project Management
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
1 337 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 124 (1.59%) CMS
3 101 (1.29%) Confluence
4 65 (0.83%) IIS
5 52 (0.67%) WebSphere
6 50 (0.64%) Skype for Business
7 47 (0.60%) SAS
8 46 (0.59%) MS Project Server
9 45 (0.58%) MS Exchange
10 39 (0.50%) Apache
11 28 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 27 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 25 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
14 23 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 22 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (0.26%) Drupal
16 20 (0.26%) nginx
16 20 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.22%) Documentum
17 17 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 613 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 609 (7.80%) Microsoft Project
3 547 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
4 369 (4.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 245 (3.14%) MS Visio
6 51 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.090%) SmartSuite
10 6 (0.077%) SPSS
11 5 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.064%) InVision
11 5 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.064%) Stata
12 4 (0.051%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.038%) Maya
13 3 (0.038%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 112 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.46%) Primavera
4 24 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 22 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 21 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 21 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 21 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 20 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
8 18 (0.23%) Maximo
8 18 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 18 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
9 17 (0.22%) NetSuite
9 17 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 16 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
11 14 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
12 12 (0.15%) CA PPM
12 12 (0.15%) Magento
12 12 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 274 (3.51%) Office 365
2 192 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 168 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 99 (1.27%) SaaS
5 53 (0.68%) IaaS
5 53 (0.68%) PaaS
6 36 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
7 34 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
8 31 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 21 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.22%) GitHub
12 16 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 15 (0.19%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.17%) Yammer
15 9 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
16 8 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (0.10%) Taleo
16 8 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 142 (1.82%) LAN
2 141 (1.81%) WAN
3 124 (1.59%) Firewall
4 113 (1.45%) Internet
5 104 (1.33%) SMS
6 74 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
7 73 (0.93%) VoIP
8 71 (0.91%) DNS
9 70 (0.90%) TCP/IP
10 68 (0.87%) SAN
11 62 (0.79%) Network Security
12 56 (0.72%) VPN
13 54 (0.69%) Skype
14 53 (0.68%) DHCP
15 42 (0.54%) Unified Communications
16 41 (0.52%) Intranet
17 39 (0.50%) Wireless
18 38 (0.49%) MPLS
19 33 (0.42%) NAS
20 28 (0.36%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 121 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 99 (1.27%) Big Data
5 54 (0.69%) MySQL
6 43 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 36 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
9 34 (0.44%) Power BI
10 32 (0.41%) MongoDB
11 30 (0.38%) MS Access
11 30 (0.38%) RDBMS
11 30 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (0.37%) Oracle Database
13 27 (0.35%) DB2
13 27 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
13 27 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (0.28%) SAP BW
15 21 (0.27%) Blockchain
16 20 (0.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 269 (3.44%) JIRA
2 65 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 34 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 29 (0.37%) Subversion
5 26 (0.33%) Grunt
5 26 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (0.32%) SoapUI
7 22 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 21 (0.27%) Selenium
9 20 (0.26%) Axure RP
9 20 (0.26%) Visual Studio
10 16 (0.20%) Eclipse
11 15 (0.19%) Babel
11 15 (0.19%) GitLab
12 13 (0.17%) Bitbucket
13 12 (0.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 12 (0.15%) JUnit
13 12 (0.15%) Maven
14 11 (0.14%) Ant
14 11 (0.14%) gulp
General
1 2526 (32.34%) Finance
2 735 (9.41%) Banking
3 396 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 381 (4.88%) Retail
5 365 (4.67%) Marketing
6 274 (3.51%) Legal
7 249 (3.19%) Investment Banking
8 243 (3.11%) Manufacturing
9 126 (1.61%) Front Office
10 118 (1.51%) Law
11 116 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 97 (1.24%) Electronics
13 87 (1.11%) Back Office
14 76 (0.97%) Advertising
15 74 (0.95%) Retail Banking
16 73 (0.93%) Billing
17 69 (0.88%) Publishing
18 67 (0.86%) Automotive
19 65 (0.83%) Financial Institution
20 53 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3274 (41.92%) Project Manager
2 1005 (12.87%) Analyst
3 569 (7.28%) Business Analyst
4 456 (5.84%) IT Manager
5 366 (4.69%) IT Project Manager
6 327 (4.19%) Architect
7 326 (4.17%) Senior Manager
8 299 (3.83%) Consultant
9 296 (3.79%) Delivery Manager
10 283 (3.62%) Developer
11 280 (3.58%) Senior Project Manager
12 253 (3.24%) Infrastructure Manager
13 234 (3.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 229 (2.93%) Programme Manager
15 200 (2.56%) Technical Manager
16 164 (2.10%) Business Manager
17 163 (2.09%) Coordinator
18 153 (1.96%) Project Analyst
19 148 (1.89%) Technical Project Manager
20 141 (1.81%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (2.79%) HTML
2 159 (2.04%) CSS
3 155 (1.98%) .NET
3 155 (1.98%) Web Services
4 131 (1.68%) XML
5 85 (1.09%) jQuery
6 77 (0.99%) HTML5
7 74 (0.95%) Middleware
8 71 (0.91%) ASP.NET
9 64 (0.82%) AngularJS
10 55 (0.70%) Node.js
11 53 (0.68%) SOAP
12 46 (0.59%) REST
13 41 (0.52%) Ajax
14 39 (0.50%) J2EE
15 36 (0.46%) RESTful
15 36 (0.46%) Sass
16 35 (0.45%) JSON
17 33 (0.42%) .NET Framework
18 32 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 809 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 385 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 241 (3.09%) PMI
4 239 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 192 (2.46%) User Experience
6 164 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 157 (2.01%) Virtual Team
8 106 (1.36%) NHS
9 88 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 86 (1.10%) FMCG
10 86 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 70 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 64 (0.82%) Derivative
13 63 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
14 51 (0.65%) Social Media
15 50 (0.64%) Fixed Income
16 47 (0.60%) Equities
17 43 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
18 40 (0.51%) Reference Data
19 38 (0.49%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 450 (5.76%) Windows
2 240 (3.07%) Linux
3 146 (1.87%) Unix
4 130 (1.66%) Windows Server
5 129 (1.65%) Windows 10
6 86 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 53 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (0.58%) Android
10 38 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 22 (0.28%) Solaris
12 19 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.19%) CentOS
14 13 (0.17%) AIX
15 11 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.090%) VMS
17 5 (0.064%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.064%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.038%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2171 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1813 (23.21%) PRINCE2
3 1673 (21.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 920 (11.78%) Change Management
5 819 (10.49%) ITIL
6 636 (8.14%) Scrum
7 622 (7.96%) Migration
8 564 (7.22%) Programme Management
9 539 (6.90%) Business Analysis
10 502 (6.43%) Risk Management
11 468 (5.99%) Waterfall
12 424 (5.43%) Service Delivery
13 388 (4.97%) Project Planning
14 367 (4.70%) CRM
15 364 (4.66%) Service Management
16 363 (4.65%) SDLC
17 349 (4.47%) ERP
18 341 (4.37%) Agile Project Management
19 338 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
20 318 (4.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 464 (5.94%) SQL
2 245 (3.14%) Java
3 241 (3.09%) JavaScript
4 155 (1.98%) Python
5 137 (1.75%) C#
6 93 (1.19%) C
6 93 (1.19%) Perl
7 79 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 67 (0.86%) C++
9 62 (0.79%) PHP
10 61 (0.78%) VBA
11 44 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 30 (0.38%) Shell Script
13 23 (0.29%) R
14 22 (0.28%) ES6
15 21 (0.27%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.24%) Ruby
17 18 (0.23%) VB
17 18 (0.23%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 755 (9.67%) Degree
2 714 (9.14%) Security Cleared
3 488 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 459 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 430 (5.51%) PMP
6 231 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 213 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 149 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 114 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 97 (1.24%) APMP
11 95 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 86 (1.10%) CISSP
13 74 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
14 68 (0.87%) ISEB
15 67 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
16 63 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
17 60 (0.77%) CISM
18 45 (0.58%) MCSE
19 37 (0.47%) CISA
20 33 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 730 (9.35%) PMO
2 377 (4.83%) QA
3 257 (3.29%) GDPR
4 115 (1.47%) SLA
5 104 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 101 (1.29%) MiFID
7 82 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 77 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
9 71 (0.91%) PCI DSS
10 29 (0.37%) EMIR
11 26 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 24 (0.31%) COBIT
13 23 (0.29%) P3O
14 22 (0.28%) GxP
15 20 (0.26%) JSP 440
16 19 (0.24%) IFRS
17 16 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 15 (0.19%) PMBOK
19 13 (0.17%) IFRS 9
20 12 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 163 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 85 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 40 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (0.38%) Docker
7 25 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (0.27%) vSphere
9 14 (0.18%) XenApp
9 14 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.10%) Firmware
13 6 (0.077%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.064%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.038%) HDFS
15 3 (0.038%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.038%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 69 (0.88%) SCCM
2 44 (0.56%) Puppet
3 41 (0.52%) Ansible
4 30 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 24 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (0.23%) SCOM
8 16 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 16 (0.20%) Netcool
8 16 (0.20%) RSA Archer
9 14 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.18%) MOM
10 13 (0.17%) Kubernetes
11 12 (0.15%) IBM BigFix
11 12 (0.15%) Nagios
12 11 (0.14%) SCVMM
13 9 (0.12%) WSUS
14 8 (0.10%) Cisco UCCX
14 8 (0.10%) Kibana
14 8 (0.10%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 1009 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 494 (6.32%) SAP
3 332 (4.25%) Oracle
4 217 (2.78%) Cisco
5 145 (1.86%) VMware
6 124 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
7 106 (1.36%) IBM
8 90 (1.15%) HP
9 84 (1.08%) Citrix
10 75 (0.96%) ServiceNow
11 74 (0.95%) Workday
12 73 (0.93%) Adobe
13 69 (0.88%) Google
14 59 (0.76%) Motorola
15 54 (0.69%) Remedy
16 49 (0.63%) Tableau
17 48 (0.61%) Red Hat
18 44 (0.56%) Sitecore
19 42 (0.54%) NetApp
20 32 (0.41%) BMC