Period
to 28 November 2020

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 28 November 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 Management
UK
6 months to
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 27 29
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,981 5,057 7,028
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.41% 6.16% 6.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.30% 7.15% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,401 3,363 4,602
Median daily rate £450 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £250 £281 £275
90th Percentile £638 £638 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -5.71% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 147 187
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.96 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.82% -9.21% +22.22%
10th Percentile £20.70 £16.25 £15.53
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.00 £51.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.45% +5.45%

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 31,465 70,705 90,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.95% 86.13% 87.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,653 46,184 60,002
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £296 £291 £300
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -1.15% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,195 2,296 2,363
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.94 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.20% +8.82% -4.35%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.62
% change year-on-year +22.22% +9.10% -10.48%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Management.

Daily rate trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Management over the 6 months to 28 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Management.

Hourly rate trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Management over the 6 months to 28 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 28 November 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 -12 1,658 £454 -3.08% 597
UK excluding London +1 942 £413 -5.71% 513
London -16 810 £500 - 141
Work from Home -19 394 £450 -0.55% 81
South East -3 246 £450 - 125
North of England -11 191 £400 -5.88% 109
Midlands +3 152 £400 -9.09% 123
South West +18 144 £463 +7.56% 51
Scotland +10 121 £375 -6.25% 30
North West -5 111 £400 -11.11% 68
West Midlands +3 105 £394 -12.50% 66
Yorkshire -5 75 £400 -5.88% 38
East of England -24 50 £375 -16.67% 50
East Midlands +1 43 £400 -3.90% 56
Wales +10 26 £450 -18.18% 21
Northern Ireland -5 13 £403 -6.40% 6
North East -27 5 £450 +5.88% 3

For the 6 months to 28 November 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management 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 Management.

1 725 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (27.01%) Finance
3 420 (21.20%) PRINCE2
4 415 (20.95%) Project Delivery
5 407 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 334 (16.86%) Security Cleared
7 323 (16.30%) Public Sector
8 301 (15.19%) Microsoft
9 240 (12.12%) SC Cleared
10 231 (11.66%) Change Management
11 218 (11.00%) Scrum
12 203 (10.25%) Migration
13 197 (9.94%) Degree
14 192 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
14 192 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
15 169 (8.53%) Programme Management
15 169 (8.53%) Risk Management
15 169 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
16 168 (8.48%) PMO
17 167 (8.43%) Microsoft Project
18 162 (8.18%) Business Case
19 155 (7.82%) JIRA
20 154 (7.77%) Waterfall
21 153 (7.72%) ITIL
22 147 (7.42%) Telecoms
23 145 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
24 142 (7.17%) Azure
25 131 (6.61%) DevOps
26 126 (6.36%) Banking
27 124 (6.26%) Decision-Making

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
1 108 (5.45%) Confluence
2 105 (5.30%) SharePoint
3 29 (1.46%) CMS
4 18 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.40%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.40%) Drupal
6 7 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (0.35%) Mule
7 6 (0.30%) IIS
7 6 (0.30%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.30%) SAS
7 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.20%) Jadu
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.15%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.15%) Documentum
10 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 169 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 167 (8.43%) Microsoft Project
3 145 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
4 101 (5.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (3.18%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.25%) Gephi
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.10%) Sketch
8 2 (0.10%) SPSS
9 1 (0.050%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.050%) Blender
9 1 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.050%) Maya
9 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.050%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.050%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 9 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.30%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.20%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.15%) Aligne
8 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.15%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 142 (7.17%) Azure
2 86 (4.34%) AWS
3 72 (3.63%) Office 365
4 51 (2.57%) Power Platform
5 33 (1.67%) SaaS
6 32 (1.62%) GCP
7 29 (1.46%) GitHub
8 20 (1.01%) PaaS
9 19 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (0.71%) OneDrive
12 12 (0.61%) G Suite
13 11 (0.56%) Google Analytics
13 11 (0.56%) PowerApps
14 9 (0.45%) Serverless
14 9 (0.45%) Slack
15 8 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.40%) IaaS
15 8 (0.40%) npm
15 8 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.92%) Firewall
2 34 (1.72%) LAN
3 33 (1.67%) WAN
4 30 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
5 25 (1.26%) 4G
5 25 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.21%) 3G
6 24 (1.21%) DNS
6 24 (1.21%) HTTPS
7 23 (1.16%) 2G
7 23 (1.16%) LTE
7 23 (1.16%) Skype
8 21 (1.06%) Internet
9 20 (1.01%) VoLTE
10 15 (0.76%) VoIP
11 14 (0.71%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.66%) DHCP
13 12 (0.61%) SAN
13 12 (0.61%) Wireless
14 11 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (2.37%) Power BI
2 33 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 30 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (1.26%) Big Data
5 24 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.76%) MySQL
6 15 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 14 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.66%) Tableau
9 10 (0.50%) Data Lake
9 10 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.40%) Geospatial Data
12 7 (0.35%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.35%) Qlik Sense
12 7 (0.35%) QlikView
13 6 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 155 (7.82%) JIRA
2 29 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 27 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.16%) JUnit
5 22 (1.11%) Mockito
6 10 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.45%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.45%) Selenium
7 9 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.40%) Maven
8 8 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.35%) GitLab
9 7 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.30%) LabVIEW
11 5 (0.25%) Postman
12 4 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.20%) fastlane
12 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 4 (0.20%) Xcode
12 4 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 535 (27.01%) Finance
2 323 (16.30%) Public Sector
3 147 (7.42%) Telecoms
4 126 (6.36%) Banking
5 100 (5.05%) Marketing
6 79 (3.99%) Manufacturing
7 60 (3.03%) Legal
8 52 (2.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 48 (2.42%) Retail
10 44 (2.22%) Law
11 39 (1.97%) Electronics
12 27 (1.36%) Local Government
13 22 (1.11%) Back Office
14 19 (0.96%) Military
15 15 (0.76%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.71%) Front Office
17 12 (0.61%) Advertising
17 12 (0.61%) German Language
18 10 (0.50%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.50%) Police
Job Titles
1 699 (35.29%) Project Manager
2 154 (7.77%) Analyst
3 105 (5.30%) Delivery Manager
4 102 (5.15%) IT Manager
5 101 (5.10%) Business Analyst
6 82 (4.14%) Programme Manager
7 81 (4.09%) Architect
8 80 (4.04%) IT Project Manager
9 70 (3.53%) Senior Manager
10 67 (3.38%) Developer
11 60 (3.03%) Consultant
12 55 (2.78%) Senior Project Manager
13 54 (2.73%) Technical Manager
14 47 (2.37%) Infrastructure Manager
15 45 (2.27%) Project Officer
16 44 (2.22%) Coordinator
17 42 (2.12%) SC Cleared Project Manager
18 41 (2.07%) Support Officer
19 40 (2.02%) Infrastructure Project Manager
20 39 (1.97%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.17%) HTML
2 36 (1.82%) .NET
3 34 (1.72%) CSS
3 34 (1.72%) Web Services
4 30 (1.51%) REST
5 21 (1.06%) JSON
6 19 (0.96%) XML
7 17 (0.86%) AngularJS
8 16 (0.81%) Dagger
8 16 (0.81%) Retrofit
8 16 (0.81%) RxJava
9 15 (0.76%) HTML5
9 15 (0.76%) Material Design
10 14 (0.71%) Spring
11 12 (0.61%) J2EE
11 12 (0.61%) Node.js
11 12 (0.61%) SOAP
12 10 (0.50%) React
12 10 (0.50%) Spring Boot
13 9 (0.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 192 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 64 (3.23%) User Experience
4 56 (2.83%) NHS
5 55 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 43 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (1.62%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.16%) PMI
10 23 (1.16%) Social Media
11 22 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
12 16 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (0.76%) FMCG
14 14 (0.71%) Life Science
15 13 (0.66%) Cloud Native
15 13 (0.66%) CMDB
15 13 (0.66%) Freedom of Information Act
16 10 (0.50%) e-Learning
17 9 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 88 (4.44%) Windows
2 34 (1.72%) Linux
3 30 (1.51%) Unix
3 30 (1.51%) Windows 10
4 29 (1.46%) Android
5 22 (1.11%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (0.45%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.15%) Solaris
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.10%) VMS
14 1 (0.050%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (21.20%) PRINCE2
3 415 (20.95%) Project Delivery
4 407 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 231 (11.66%) Change Management
6 218 (11.00%) Scrum
7 203 (10.25%) Migration
8 192 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
9 169 (8.53%) Programme Management
9 169 (8.53%) Risk Management
10 162 (8.18%) Business Case
11 154 (7.77%) Waterfall
12 153 (7.72%) ITIL
13 131 (6.61%) DevOps
14 124 (6.26%) Decision-Making
15 121 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
16 120 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 108 (5.45%) Agile Project Management
18 100 (5.05%) Business Analysis
19 99 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 121 (6.11%) SQL
2 67 (3.38%) Python
3 53 (2.68%) Java
4 42 (2.12%) JavaScript
5 30 (1.51%) C
6 25 (1.26%) C#
7 20 (1.01%) Kotlin
8 17 (0.86%) PHP
9 16 (0.81%) PowerShell
10 15 (0.76%) Apple Swift
10 15 (0.76%) R
11 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.50%) Ruby
13 9 (0.45%) C++
13 9 (0.45%) Objective-C
13 9 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.40%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.40%) VBA
15 6 (0.30%) ES6
15 6 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 334 (16.86%) Security Cleared
2 240 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 197 (9.94%) Degree
4 76 (3.84%) DV Cleared
4 76 (3.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 74 (3.74%) PMI Certification
6 70 (3.53%) PMP
7 53 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 33 (1.67%) APMP
9 30 (1.51%) CISSP
10 23 (1.16%) CISM
11 20 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.71%) ISEB
15 11 (0.56%) CISA
15 11 (0.56%) Postgraduate
16 10 (0.50%) ECDL
16 10 (0.50%) HNC
17 9 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (8.48%) PMO
2 92 (4.64%) QA
3 38 (1.92%) GDPR
4 29 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.06%) NIST
6 16 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.76%) COBIT
7 15 (0.76%) GxP
8 13 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.61%) SLA
10 10 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.45%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.45%) P3O
11 9 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.25%) IFRS
13 5 (0.25%) NCSC
13 5 (0.25%) RMADS
14 4 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 42 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.50%) Docker
4 9 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.30%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
6 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.15%) HDFS
7 3 (0.15%) vSphere
8 2 (0.10%) Firmware
8 2 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.050%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (1.21%) Ansible
2 16 (0.81%) SCCM
3 13 (0.66%) Kubernetes
3 13 (0.66%) Puppet
4 12 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.40%) Terraform
6 6 (0.30%) CASB
7 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.25%) Nagios
8 4 (0.20%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.20%) Kibana
8 4 (0.20%) OpenView
9 2 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.10%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.10%) QRadar
9 2 (0.10%) SCOM
9 2 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.10%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 301 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 118 (5.96%) SAP
3 87 (4.39%) Oracle
4 69 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (2.07%) ServiceNow
6 36 (1.82%) Remedy
7 34 (1.72%) Google
8 29 (1.46%) Cisco
9 25 (1.26%) VMware
10 22 (1.11%) Ericsson
11 20 (1.01%) Splunk
12 19 (0.96%) Citrix
13 17 (0.86%) F5
14 16 (0.81%) Adobe
15 13 (0.66%) IBM
16 12 (0.61%) Cadence
16 12 (0.61%) Sparx
17 11 (0.56%) CheckPoint
18 10 (0.50%) Atlassian
18 10 (0.50%) CA Agile Central