Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 28 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 3,593 6,310 7,741
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.84% 6.51% 7.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.87% 7.46% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,280 4,182 5,054
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.70%
10th Percentile £281 £293 £288
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 174 169
Median hourly rate £29.83 £31.06 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +12.94% -
10th Percentile £16.50 £14.19 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +1.82% -3.51% +3.64%

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 52,284 84,570 88,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.91% 87.24% 86.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,260 56,014 58,292
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.29%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £289
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £428 £415
% change year-on-year +2.34% +3.01% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,883 2,135 2,214
Median hourly rate £25.27 £24.96 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +10.93% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.18
Median hourly rate £22.20 £23.49 £22.00
% change year-on-year -5.51% +6.77% -12.00%

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 5 April 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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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 -1 3,247 £475 +2.70% 669
UK excluding London +1 2,175 £435 +1.16% 538
London -10 1,319 £500 - 186
South East +2 693 £450 - 137
North of England -1 450 £425 - 112
South West +7 311 £450 +7.14% 81
Midlands +1 250 £450 +5.88% 89
North West -8 220 £400 -5.88% 60
East of England -11 200 £468 +4.00% 65
Scotland -9 196 £400 - 26
Yorkshire +7 185 £425 - 37
West Midlands -3 155 £463 +5.71% 51
Work from Home -7 96 £450 -4.00% 48
East Midlands +3 94 £438 +9.38% 38
Wales +2 52 £475 -15.18% 27
North East +14 50 £400 -3.03% 15
Northern Ireland +7 20 £431 +4.49% 4
Channel Islands +1 2 - -

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 1,147 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,006 (28.00%) Finance
3 790 (21.99%) PRINCE2
4 755 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 665 (18.51%) Project Delivery
6 492 (13.69%) Microsoft
7 469 (13.05%) Public Sector
8 430 (11.97%) Security Cleared
9 382 (10.63%) Change Management
10 381 (10.60%) Migration
11 378 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
12 364 (10.13%) Degree
13 356 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
14 339 (9.44%) Scrum
15 302 (8.41%) Risk Management
16 301 (8.38%) SC Cleared
17 299 (8.32%) PMO
18 298 (8.29%) Programme Management
19 283 (7.88%) ITIL
20 282 (7.85%) Microsoft Project
21 273 (7.60%) SAP
22 262 (7.29%) JIRA
23 253 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
24 251 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
24 251 (6.99%) Waterfall
25 247 (6.87%) Oracle
26 245 (6.82%) Windows
27 229 (6.37%) Azure
28 227 (6.32%) Telecoms
29 224 (6.23%) SQL

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
1 145 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 117 (3.26%) Confluence
3 69 (1.92%) CMS
4 28 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 25 (0.70%) IIS
6 19 (0.53%) SAS
7 18 (0.50%) JBoss
8 16 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 16 (0.45%) Apache
8 16 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.36%) MQSeries
9 13 (0.36%) Red Hat Fuse
9 13 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.33%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.25%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.25%) WordPress
12 8 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.22%) MS Project Server
13 7 (0.19%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 282 (7.85%) Microsoft Project
2 253 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
3 251 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 151 (4.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 130 (3.62%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.58%) Sketch
6 21 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
8 12 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.14%) InVision
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.083%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.083%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.083%) InDesign
11 3 (0.083%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.083%) SPSS
12 2 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 36 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 30 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (0.78%) SAP HCM
3 28 (0.78%) SAP Payroll
4 27 (0.75%) SAP HR
5 26 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 22 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
7 18 (0.50%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.36%) Magento
8 13 (0.36%) Primavera
9 11 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
9 11 (0.31%) SAP ERP
10 10 (0.28%) Teamcenter
11 9 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
11 9 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (0.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 229 (6.37%) Azure
2 156 (4.34%) AWS
3 139 (3.87%) Office 365
4 55 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
4 55 (1.53%) Power Platform
5 52 (1.45%) SaaS
6 42 (1.17%) GCP
7 31 (0.86%) PaaS
8 27 (0.75%) IaaS
9 23 (0.64%) OneDrive
10 18 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
11 16 (0.45%) GitHub
12 15 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.39%) Google Analytics
14 13 (0.36%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.36%) Serverless
14 13 (0.36%) Slack
15 12 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.39%) WAN
2 82 (2.28%) Firewall
3 73 (2.03%) Internet
4 72 (2.00%) LAN
5 53 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 39 (1.09%) DNS
7 38 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 37 (1.03%) Wireless
9 36 (1.00%) MPLS
10 32 (0.89%) HTTP
11 30 (0.83%) VPN
12 26 (0.72%) BGP
12 26 (0.72%) Network Security
13 25 (0.70%) 4G
13 25 (0.70%) DHCP
14 23 (0.64%) Ethernet
15 21 (0.58%) Intranet
16 20 (0.56%) Broadband
16 20 (0.56%) Skype
17 19 (0.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 84 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 50 (1.39%) Power BI
5 49 (1.36%) MySQL
6 44 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 37 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (1.00%) Big Data
9 31 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
10 25 (0.70%) SAP BW
11 21 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 20 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (0.53%) NoSQL
14 16 (0.45%) GIS
14 16 (0.45%) Spotfire
15 14 (0.39%) DB2
15 14 (0.39%) Electronic Patient Records
15 14 (0.39%) SAP HANA
16 13 (0.36%) Data Lake
16 13 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 262 (7.29%) JIRA
2 69 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 43 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 39 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.36%) Postman
5 13 (0.36%) Selenium
6 12 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 11 (0.31%) JUnit
7 11 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (0.31%) Subversion
8 10 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 9 (0.25%) AdminStudio
10 8 (0.22%) GitLab
10 8 (0.22%) VersionOne
10 8 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.19%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.17%) Ant
12 6 (0.17%) ER Studio
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,006 (28.00%) Finance
2 469 (13.05%) Public Sector
3 227 (6.32%) Telecoms
4 177 (4.93%) Banking
5 145 (4.04%) Retail
6 132 (3.67%) Marketing
7 105 (2.92%) Legal
8 101 (2.81%) Manufacturing
9 74 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 65 (1.81%) Law
11 48 (1.34%) Local Government
12 41 (1.14%) Military
13 33 (0.92%) Electronics
14 32 (0.89%) Aerospace
15 30 (0.83%) Billing
16 28 (0.78%) Back Office
16 28 (0.78%) Investment Banking
17 23 (0.64%) Publishing
18 19 (0.53%) Advertising
18 19 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,478 (41.14%) Project Manager
2 344 (9.57%) Analyst
3 245 (6.82%) IT Manager
4 218 (6.07%) IT Project Manager
5 180 (5.01%) Business Analyst
6 153 (4.26%) Developer
7 148 (4.12%) Architect
8 133 (3.70%) Programme Manager
9 132 (3.67%) Senior Manager
10 131 (3.65%) Delivery Manager
11 128 (3.56%) Consultant
12 107 (2.98%) Technical Manager
13 105 (2.92%) Senior Project Manager
14 86 (2.39%) Coordinator
15 84 (2.34%) Digital Project Manager
16 79 (2.20%) Migration Manager
17 78 (2.17%) Infrastructure Manager
18 75 (2.09%) Technical Project Manager
19 71 (1.98%) Migration Project Manager
20 70 (1.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (2.45%) XML
2 78 (2.17%) HTML
3 72 (2.00%) .NET
4 70 (1.95%) Web Services
5 44 (1.22%) CSS
6 42 (1.17%) JSON
6 42 (1.17%) SOAP
7 32 (0.89%) REST
8 31 (0.86%) Middleware
9 22 (0.61%) JMS
10 20 (0.56%) AngularJS
10 20 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 20 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
10 20 (0.56%) SAP Fiori
10 20 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
11 19 (0.53%) jQuery
12 18 (0.50%) Node.js
13 16 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
13 16 (0.45%) Hibernate
14 15 (0.42%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 378 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 134 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 98 (2.73%) User Experience
5 95 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
6 83 (2.31%) PMI
7 59 (1.64%) NHS
8 55 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 29 (0.81%) Public Cloud
10 28 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 22 (0.61%) Life Science
12 21 (0.58%) CCTV
13 20 (0.56%) Driving Licence
13 20 (0.56%) FMCG
14 19 (0.53%) Algorithms
15 17 (0.47%) Robotics
16 16 (0.45%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.45%) Replication
17 14 (0.39%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 245 (6.82%) Windows
2 139 (3.87%) Linux
3 80 (2.23%) Windows 10
4 73 (2.03%) Unix
5 64 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 30 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 28 (0.78%) Android
8 23 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 18 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.42%) AIX
11 13 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.14%) Solaris
15 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.11%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.083%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.056%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,147 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 790 (21.99%) PRINCE2
3 755 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 665 (18.51%) Project Delivery
5 382 (10.63%) Change Management
6 381 (10.60%) Migration
7 356 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
8 339 (9.44%) Scrum
9 302 (8.41%) Risk Management
10 298 (8.29%) Programme Management
11 283 (7.88%) ITIL
12 251 (6.99%) Waterfall
13 200 (5.57%) Project Planning
14 198 (5.51%) Business Analysis
15 186 (5.18%) Analytics
16 183 (5.09%) Decision-Making
17 165 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
18 162 (4.51%) ERP
19 158 (4.40%) Service Delivery
20 156 (4.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 224 (6.23%) SQL
2 117 (3.26%) Java
3 77 (2.14%) Python
4 75 (2.09%) C
5 72 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 56 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 50 (1.39%) C#
8 43 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 24 (0.67%) PHP
10 21 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 18 (0.50%) R
12 16 (0.45%) VB.NET
13 15 (0.42%) VB
13 15 (0.42%) XPath
14 14 (0.39%) Kotlin
14 14 (0.39%) VBA
15 11 (0.31%) C++
16 9 (0.25%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.25%) Perl
17 8 (0.22%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 430 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 364 (10.13%) Degree
3 301 (8.38%) SC Cleared
4 203 (5.65%) PMI Certification
5 182 (5.07%) PMP
6 112 (3.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 95 (2.64%) DV Cleared
8 84 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 68 (1.89%) APMP
10 47 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
12 30 (0.83%) CCNP
13 26 (0.72%) CCNA
13 26 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (0.72%) ISEB
14 25 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
14 25 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (0.67%) Master's Degree
16 21 (0.58%) CISM
17 20 (0.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (8.32%) PMO
2 147 (4.09%) QA
3 47 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 47 (1.31%) GDPR
4 36 (1.00%) SLA
5 33 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.42%) P3O
8 13 (0.36%) NIST
9 10 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 9 (0.25%) HL7
10 9 (0.25%) PSD2
11 7 (0.19%) GxP
11 7 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.19%) RMADS
12 6 (0.17%) COBIT
12 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.14%) GAMP
13 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 99 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.61%) Docker
3 22 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (0.36%) vSphere
7 11 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.22%) XenApp
9 7 (0.19%) HDFS
10 6 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.14%) Firmware
11 5 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.11%) RACF
12 4 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.083%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.056%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.056%) NFS
14 2 (0.056%) Samba
Systems Management
1 40 (1.11%) SCCM
2 26 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 17 (0.47%) WSUS
4 15 (0.42%) Puppet
5 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (0.33%) Terraform
7 10 (0.28%) Ansible
8 9 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.25%) ThinApp
9 8 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.19%) HP ALM
10 7 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.14%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.14%) SCOM
11 5 (0.14%) vRealize
12 4 (0.11%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.11%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.083%) CASB
13 3 (0.083%) EnCase
Vendors
1 492 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 273 (7.60%) SAP
3 247 (6.87%) Oracle
4 92 (2.56%) Cisco
5 74 (2.06%) VMware
6 68 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 57 (1.59%) Google
8 52 (1.45%) Citrix
9 44 (1.22%) IBM
10 41 (1.14%) TIBCO
11 36 (1.00%) Adobe
11 36 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 34 (0.95%) Red Hat
13 30 (0.83%) MuleSoft
14 29 (0.81%) Remedy
15 26 (0.72%) Workday
16 23 (0.64%) HP
17 20 (0.56%) Capita
17 20 (0.56%) Tableau
18 19 (0.53%) Sybase