Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 37 28
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 6,146 2,167 4,324
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.03% 5.34% 5.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.90% 6.14% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,201 1,448 2,869
10th Percentile £313 £246 £275
25th Percentile £405 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £588 £550 £550
90th Percentile £675 £638 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 74 120
10th Percentile £20.25 £19.81 £16.20
25th Percentile £26.10 £23.29 £19.60
Median hourly rate £40.01 £27.50 £27.47
Median % change year-on-year +45.47% +0.13% +3.06%
75th Percentile £49.44 £42.81 £44.06
90th Percentile £69.26 £58.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% +7.84% -3.46%

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 77,834 35,308 62,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.03% 86.95% 86.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,668 24,059 41,734
10th Percentile £325 £300 £281
25th Percentile £421 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £431
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.42% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,610 1,157 1,914
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.75 £11.97
25th Percentile £15.07 £15.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £27.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -3.49%
75th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.01 £60.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +21.50% -5.94%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 5,007 £500 +11.11% 1,213
UK excluding London +12 2,722 £450 +9.09% 893
London +17 2,423 £530 +6.00% 412
Work from Home +18 1,557 £500 +11.11% 172
South East +8 791 £470 +4.44% 214
North of England +19 529 £425 +6.25% 198
Midlands +15 458 £475 +18.75% 186
Scotland +6 382 £425 +13.33% 70
West Midlands +20 335 £483 +32.19% 133
North West +20 323 £425 +6.25% 94
South West -1 276 £463 +2.78% 108
Yorkshire +11 185 £438 +9.33% 76
East of England +17 183 £450 +20.00% 81
East Midlands +8 118 £470 +13.25% 49
Wales +8 101 £450 -5.26% 28
North East +13 22 £395 -4.24% 28
Northern Ireland -4 12 £433 -3.89% 8

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 2,386 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2,257 (36.72%) Social Skills
3 1,911 (31.09%) Finance
4 1,444 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,213 (19.74%) Project Delivery
6 1,110 (18.06%) PRINCE2
7 845 (13.75%) Microsoft
8 766 (12.46%) Public Sector
9 756 (12.30%) Change Management
10 706 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
11 681 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
12 667 (10.85%) Scrum
13 609 (9.91%) Migration
14 604 (9.83%) Security Cleared
15 602 (9.79%) PMO
16 581 (9.45%) Waterfall
17 578 (9.40%) Degree
18 494 (8.04%) Azure
19 470 (7.65%) JIRA
20 448 (7.29%) Programme Management
21 434 (7.06%) Risk Management
22 433 (7.05%) ITIL
23 429 (6.98%) Business Case
24 425 (6.92%) SC Cleared
25 420 (6.83%) Microsoft Project
26 410 (6.67%) Decision-Making
27 403 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
28 389 (6.33%) Presentation Skills
29 388 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement
30 385 (6.26%) PMP

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
1 236 (3.84%) SharePoint
2 224 (3.64%) Confluence
3 94 (1.53%) CMS
4 28 (0.46%) SAS
5 20 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 17 (0.28%) Appian
6 17 (0.28%) Moodle
7 14 (0.23%) IIS
8 12 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.16%) Apache
10 10 (0.16%) CICS
10 10 (0.16%) IBM Domino
10 10 (0.16%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.15%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.15%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.11%) Drupal
12 7 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.098%) Headless CMS
13 6 (0.098%) WebSphere
Applications
1 420 (6.83%) Microsoft Project
2 403 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 366 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
4 302 (4.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 150 (2.44%) MS Visio
6 56 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
8 16 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
8 16 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
9 15 (0.24%) Camtasia
10 14 (0.23%) InDesign
10 14 (0.23%) Snagit
11 11 (0.18%) Chatbot
11 11 (0.18%) Siemens NX
12 9 (0.15%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.13%) Open Workbench
13 8 (0.13%) Sketch
14 7 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 5 (0.081%) Revit
Business Applications
1 62 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 40 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 17 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.26%) Primavera
5 16 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 16 (0.26%) Teamcenter
6 15 (0.24%) Maximo
7 14 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 14 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 12 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.20%) SAP CO
8 12 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
9 11 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
10 9 (0.15%) SAP MDG
11 8 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
12 7 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 494 (8.04%) Azure
2 256 (4.17%) AWS
3 232 (3.77%) Microsoft 365
4 162 (2.64%) Power Platform
5 141 (2.29%) SaaS
6 83 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
7 61 (0.99%) GCP
8 51 (0.83%) Serverless
9 43 (0.70%) IaaS
10 41 (0.67%) PaaS
11 39 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
12 38 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 35 (0.57%) GitHub
14 34 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
14 34 (0.55%) Google Analytics
15 29 (0.47%) Smartsheet
16 28 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
17 26 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
18 22 (0.36%) AWS Step Functions
19 21 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 137 (2.23%) Firewall
2 106 (1.72%) WAN
3 94 (1.53%) LAN
4 58 (0.94%) Network Security
5 43 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
6 40 (0.65%) Internet
7 38 (0.62%) DNS
8 35 (0.57%) VPN
9 34 (0.55%) SAN
10 31 (0.50%) Intranet
11 25 (0.41%) 4G
11 25 (0.41%) Wireless
12 24 (0.39%) 5G
13 23 (0.37%) LTE
14 21 (0.34%) 3G
14 21 (0.34%) SD-WAN
14 21 (0.34%) VoLTE
15 20 (0.33%) TCP/IP
16 19 (0.31%) VoIP
17 18 (0.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (2.39%) Power BI
2 120 (1.95%) SQL Server
3 118 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 68 (1.11%) Tableau
5 59 (0.96%) Big Data
6 54 (0.88%) Data Lake
7 41 (0.67%) Oracle Database
8 37 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 35 (0.57%) SAP HANA
10 34 (0.55%) Metadata
10 34 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
11 29 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
11 29 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (0.46%) GIS
13 26 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (0.37%) MongoDB
14 23 (0.37%) NoSQL
15 18 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 18 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
15 18 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 470 (7.65%) JIRA
2 88 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 65 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 28 (0.46%) Bitbucket
5 24 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (0.31%) REST Assured
7 18 (0.29%) Artifactory
7 18 (0.29%) GitLab
8 17 (0.28%) JMeter
9 14 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.23%) webpack
10 13 (0.21%) Gatling
10 13 (0.21%) Maven
10 13 (0.21%) Mocha
10 13 (0.21%) Subversion
10 13 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.20%) Cypress.io
11 12 (0.20%) Spock
11 12 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2,257 (36.72%) Social Skills
2 1,911 (31.09%) Finance
3 766 (12.46%) Public Sector
4 681 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
5 389 (6.33%) Presentation Skills
6 373 (6.07%) Banking
7 335 (5.45%) Marketing
8 300 (4.88%) Telecoms
9 293 (4.77%) Influencing Skills
10 279 (4.54%) Organisational Skills
11 225 (3.66%) Retail
12 186 (3.03%) Legal
13 148 (2.41%) Manufacturing
14 102 (1.66%) Law
15 97 (1.58%) Local Government
16 94 (1.53%) Investment Banking
17 72 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
18 54 (0.88%) Front Office
19 53 (0.86%) Billing
19 53 (0.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,696 (43.87%) Project Manager
2 629 (10.23%) Analyst
3 508 (8.27%) IT Manager
4 427 (6.95%) IT Project Manager
5 322 (5.24%) Senior Manager
6 313 (5.09%) Business Analyst
7 258 (4.20%) Senior Project Manager
8 242 (3.94%) Delivery Manager
9 228 (3.71%) Infrastructure Manager
10 214 (3.48%) Architect
11 206 (3.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 186 (3.03%) Technical Manager
13 183 (2.98%) Programme Manager
14 162 (2.64%) Developer
15 151 (2.46%) Consultant
16 135 (2.20%) Technical Project Manager
17 128 (2.08%) Digital Project Manager
18 127 (2.07%) Security Manager
19 118 (1.92%) Change Manager
20 113 (1.84%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (1.72%) HTML
2 93 (1.51%) CSS
3 79 (1.29%) .NET
4 42 (0.68%) Web Services
5 40 (0.65%) AngularJS
5 40 (0.65%) Middleware
6 39 (0.63%) React
7 33 (0.54%) Velocity
8 32 (0.52%) RESTful
9 31 (0.50%) Kafka
10 30 (0.49%) XML
11 26 (0.42%) JSON
11 26 (0.42%) Node.js
11 26 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
12 25 (0.41%) REST
13 23 (0.37%) GraphQL
14 21 (0.34%) ASP.NET
15 18 (0.29%) HTML5
16 17 (0.28%) ADO
16 17 (0.28%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 297 (4.83%) Management Information System
2 222 (3.61%) Data Centre
3 201 (3.27%) NHS
4 191 (3.11%) User Experience
5 160 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 137 (2.23%) PMI
7 128 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 117 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
9 70 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
10 54 (0.88%) FMCG
11 45 (0.73%) Hedge funds
11 45 (0.73%) Social Media
12 41 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 40 (0.65%) Public Cloud
14 33 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
14 33 (0.54%) Life Science
15 31 (0.50%) LIMS
16 30 (0.49%) e-Learning
16 30 (0.49%) Learning Management System
17 29 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 284 (4.62%) Windows
2 109 (1.77%) Linux
3 85 (1.38%) Windows Server
4 77 (1.25%) Unix
5 61 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 24 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (0.34%) Android
8 18 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 15 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (0.18%) CentOS
11 10 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.098%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.081%) VMS
17 4 (0.065%) zOS
18 2 (0.033%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,386 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,444 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,213 (19.74%) Project Delivery
4 1,110 (18.06%) PRINCE2
5 756 (12.30%) Change Management
6 706 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
7 667 (10.85%) Scrum
8 609 (9.91%) Migration
9 581 (9.45%) Waterfall
10 448 (7.29%) Programme Management
11 434 (7.06%) Risk Management
12 433 (7.05%) ITIL
13 429 (6.98%) Business Case
14 410 (6.67%) Decision-Making
15 388 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 376 (6.12%) Analytics
17 363 (5.91%) DevOps
18 331 (5.39%) Business Analysis
19 290 (4.72%) Agile Project Management
19 290 (4.72%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 312 (5.08%) SQL
2 162 (2.64%) Python
3 103 (1.68%) JavaScript
4 91 (1.48%) C
5 87 (1.42%) Java
6 61 (0.99%) C#
7 52 (0.85%) PowerShell
8 45 (0.73%) R
9 27 (0.44%) Bash
10 21 (0.34%) TypeScript
10 21 (0.34%) VBA
11 18 (0.29%) T-SQL
12 17 (0.28%) Scala
13 16 (0.26%) Perl
14 14 (0.23%) Ruby
15 13 (0.21%) PHP
16 12 (0.20%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.16%) C++
17 10 (0.16%) COBOL
18 9 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 604 (9.83%) Security Cleared
2 578 (9.40%) Degree
3 425 (6.92%) SC Cleared
4 385 (6.26%) PMP
5 366 (5.96%) PMI Certification
6 139 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 122 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 83 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 81 (1.32%) APMP
10 71 (1.16%) Master's Degree
11 69 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
12 67 (1.09%) DV Cleared
13 61 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
14 47 (0.76%) CISSP
15 42 (0.68%) ISEB
16 37 (0.60%) DBS Check
17 36 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (0.44%) CISM
19 26 (0.42%) MBA
20 25 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 602 (9.79%) PMO
2 308 (5.01%) QA
3 147 (2.39%) Data Quality
4 118 (1.92%) GDPR
5 53 (0.86%) Accessibility
6 46 (0.75%) SLA
7 44 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 42 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
9 30 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 29 (0.47%) NIST
11 27 (0.44%) P3O
12 21 (0.34%) GRC
13 20 (0.33%) PMBOK
14 19 (0.31%) MiFID
15 17 (0.28%) COBIT
16 12 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
16 12 (0.20%) HL7
16 12 (0.20%) NCSC
16 12 (0.20%) PCI DSS
17 11 (0.18%) IFRS
System Software
1 130 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 117 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (0.78%) Docker
4 23 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.28%) vSphere
7 12 (0.20%) Firmware
8 11 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.098%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.081%) Xen
13 3 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.049%) RACF
13 3 (0.049%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.049%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.049%) XenApp
14 2 (0.033%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.033%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 57 (0.93%) Kubernetes
1 57 (0.93%) Terraform
2 49 (0.80%) Ansible
3 29 (0.47%) SCCM
4 21 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (0.26%) Tivoli
6 14 (0.23%) Puppet
7 12 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
8 11 (0.18%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (0.13%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.13%) QRadar
9 8 (0.13%) VxRail
9 8 (0.13%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 8 (0.13%) WSUS
10 7 (0.11%) Grafana
10 7 (0.11%) SCOM
11 6 (0.098%) Nessus
11 6 (0.098%) vRealize
Vendors
1 845 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 363 (5.91%) SAP
3 253 (4.12%) Oracle
4 153 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
5 150 (2.44%) VMware
6 138 (2.25%) Cisco
7 136 (2.21%) ServiceNow
8 120 (1.95%) Google
9 68 (1.11%) IBM
10 66 (1.07%) Adobe
11 62 (1.01%) Citrix
12 37 (0.60%) CheckPoint
13 34 (0.55%) Atlassian
14 33 (0.54%) JD Edwards
15 31 (0.50%) Cadence
15 31 (0.50%) HP
16 28 (0.46%) BT
16 28 (0.46%) Palo Alto
17 26 (0.42%) Red Hat
17 26 (0.42%) Splunk