Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 22 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5,844 7,536 7,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.41% 7.48% 8.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.37% 8.64% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,793 4,847 4,955
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 165 145
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £30.50 £27.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.82% +11.68% -0.69%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.56 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.90 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -0.33% +9.09% -1.79%

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 79,325 87,229 78,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.04% 86.59% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,144 57,508 51,410
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,203 2,369 2,105
UK median hourly rate £25.34 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.84% -14.00% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% -7.41%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

Contractor 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 26 June 2019. 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 -4 5,370 £465 +3.33% 545
UK excluding London -7 3,235 £434 +2.06% 418
London -7 2,481 £500 - 170
South East -8 1,066 £450 - 104
North of England -5 656 £425 +6.25% 78
Midlands -2 508 £425 -2.86% 73
West Midlands -5 347 £441 -1.94% 43
South West -6 345 £405 -3.57% 65
North West -4 344 £438 +6.12% 44
East of England -5 292 £450 +5.88% 56
Scotland -14 262 £425 +6.25% 26
Yorkshire 0 248 £425 +6.25% 27
East Midlands +8 153 £391 -3.99% 30
Wales -21 71 £550 +41.03% 8
North East -18 65 £444 +17.55% 7
Northern Ireland +11 30 £375 -12.99% 10
Channel Islands -9 7 £569 +13.75%

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,958 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,808 (30.94%) Finance
3 1,332 (22.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,185 (20.28%) PRINCE2
5 722 (12.35%) Microsoft
6 581 (9.94%) Security Cleared
7 574 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
8 570 (9.75%) Change Management
9 564 (9.65%) PMO
10 548 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
11 540 (9.24%) Degree
12 533 (9.12%) Scrum
13 524 (8.97%) Migration
14 480 (8.21%) ITIL
15 471 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
16 458 (7.84%) Waterfall
17 434 (7.43%) Microsoft Project
18 427 (7.31%) SC Cleared
19 414 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
20 407 (6.96%) Banking
21 390 (6.67%) JIRA
22 385 (6.59%) Risk Management
23 376 (6.43%) Business Analysis
24 370 (6.33%) SAP
25 363 (6.21%) Windows
26 356 (6.09%) Programme Management
27 354 (6.06%) Telecoms
28 345 (5.90%) PMI Certification
29 344 (5.89%) SQL
30 339 (5.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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
1 261 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 169 (2.89%) Confluence
3 61 (1.04%) CMS
4 53 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 38 (0.65%) MS Project Server
6 32 (0.55%) Apache
6 32 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 31 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 30 (0.51%) SAS
9 29 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 29 (0.50%) IIS
10 21 (0.36%) MS Exchange
11 17 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.19%) Drupal
14 10 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.14%) nginx
15 8 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
16 7 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 471 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 434 (7.43%) Microsoft Project
3 414 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
4 339 (5.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 148 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.39%) Sketch
8 16 (0.27%) Open Workbench
9 15 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 12 (0.21%) Camtasia
11 11 (0.19%) XMetaL
12 9 (0.15%) InVision
13 6 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.086%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.086%) Figma
15 4 (0.068%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.068%) InDesign
15 4 (0.068%) Maya
15 4 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.068%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 72 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
3 38 (0.65%) Primavera
4 29 (0.50%) SAP FI
5 28 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 27 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 26 (0.44%) SAP CO
8 25 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
9 21 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
10 20 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
10 20 (0.34%) SAP ERP
11 18 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
11 18 (0.31%) SAP BPC
12 17 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
13 16 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
13 16 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
14 15 (0.26%) NetSuite
14 15 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
15 14 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
16 13 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 283 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 218 (3.73%) Office 365
3 186 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 115 (1.97%) SaaS
5 91 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
6 67 (1.15%) Power Platform
7 59 (1.01%) IaaS
8 42 (0.72%) PaaS
9 37 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 27 (0.46%) GitHub
11 27 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
12 25 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 22 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 20 (0.34%) Slack
14 20 (0.34%) Trello
15 19 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
16 18 (0.31%) Google Analytics
17 17 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 16 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 142 (2.43%) WAN
2 114 (1.95%) Firewall
2 114 (1.95%) LAN
3 79 (1.35%) DNS
4 67 (1.15%) Skype
5 60 (1.03%) Internet
5 60 (1.03%) Network Security
6 50 (0.86%) MPLS
6 50 (0.86%) VPN
7 47 (0.80%) TCP/IP
8 46 (0.79%) DHCP
9 42 (0.72%) Intranet
10 41 (0.70%) Wireless
11 40 (0.68%) VoIP
12 39 (0.67%) Unified Communications
13 36 (0.62%) 4G
14 34 (0.58%) 2G
15 33 (0.56%) 3G
16 31 (0.53%) BGP
17 25 (0.43%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 121 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (1.33%) Big Data
4 66 (1.13%) Power BI
5 54 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 42 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 40 (0.68%) MySQL
9 36 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
11 28 (0.48%) Oracle Database
12 26 (0.44%) Hadoop
13 25 (0.43%) DB2
14 22 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
14 22 (0.38%) SAP BW
15 21 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
16 20 (0.34%) Data Lake
16 20 (0.34%) QlikView
16 20 (0.34%) SAP HANA
17 19 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 390 (6.67%) JIRA
2 104 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 63 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 48 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 34 (0.58%) Subversion
5 34 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (0.56%) Visual Studio
7 32 (0.55%) Bitbucket
8 22 (0.38%) Selenium
9 14 (0.24%) Ant
9 14 (0.24%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.24%) VersionOne
10 12 (0.21%) NUnit
11 11 (0.19%) ClearCase
11 11 (0.19%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.17%) Axure RP
12 10 (0.17%) Hudson
12 10 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.15%) Maven
14 8 (0.14%) JUnit
General
1 1,808 (30.94%) Finance
2 407 (6.96%) Banking
3 354 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 331 (5.66%) Retail
5 246 (4.21%) Marketing
6 163 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 136 (2.33%) Legal
8 107 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 92 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 87 (1.49%) Law
11 82 (1.40%) Financial Institution
12 71 (1.21%) Billing
13 56 (0.96%) Retail Banking
14 53 (0.91%) Front Office
15 47 (0.80%) Advertising
16 33 (0.56%) Electronics
16 33 (0.56%) Military
17 32 (0.55%) Publishing
18 29 (0.50%) Back Office
18 29 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,415 (41.32%) Project Manager
2 635 (10.87%) Analyst
3 343 (5.87%) Business Analyst
3 343 (5.87%) IT Manager
4 271 (4.64%) Delivery Manager
5 270 (4.62%) IT Project Manager
6 250 (4.28%) Architect
7 218 (3.73%) Developer
8 213 (3.64%) Consultant
8 213 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
9 194 (3.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 194 (3.32%) Senior Manager
10 171 (2.93%) Programme Manager
11 163 (2.79%) Technical Manager
12 156 (2.67%) Senior Project Manager
13 138 (2.36%) Technical Project Manager
14 128 (2.19%) Coordinator
15 122 (2.09%) Digital Project Manager
16 119 (2.04%) Business Manager
16 119 (2.04%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (2.04%) HTML
2 106 (1.81%) .NET
3 100 (1.71%) CSS
3 100 (1.71%) XML
4 88 (1.51%) Web Services
5 64 (1.10%) Middleware
6 38 (0.65%) JSON
7 37 (0.63%) AngularJS
8 36 (0.62%) Node.js
8 36 (0.62%) SOAP
9 35 (0.60%) ASP.NET
9 35 (0.60%) REST
10 34 (0.58%) J2EE
11 31 (0.53%) jQuery
12 28 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
12 28 (0.48%) Velocity
13 24 (0.41%) WCF
14 23 (0.39%) SAML
15 22 (0.38%) React
16 21 (0.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 548 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 199 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 174 (2.98%) User Experience
5 169 (2.89%) PMI
6 150 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
7 99 (1.69%) NHS
8 93 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 78 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 57 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 50 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
12 49 (0.84%) FMCG
13 42 (0.72%) Robotics
13 42 (0.72%) Social Media
14 40 (0.68%) Public Cloud
15 38 (0.65%) Derivative
16 31 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
17 30 (0.51%) Data Structures
17 30 (0.51%) Hedge funds
18 27 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 363 (6.21%) Windows
2 154 (2.64%) Windows 10
3 146 (2.50%) Linux
4 89 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 81 (1.39%) Unix
6 54 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 35 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.50%) Android
9 25 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.29%) Solaris
12 15 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.24%) AIX
14 8 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.086%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.068%) CentOS
16 4 (0.068%) SUSE
16 4 (0.068%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.068%) VMS
16 4 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,958 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,332 (22.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,185 (20.28%) PRINCE2
4 574 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
5 570 (9.75%) Change Management
6 533 (9.12%) Scrum
7 524 (8.97%) Migration
8 480 (8.21%) ITIL
9 458 (7.84%) Waterfall
10 385 (6.59%) Risk Management
11 376 (6.43%) Business Analysis
12 356 (6.09%) Programme Management
13 334 (5.72%) Agile Project Management
14 297 (5.08%) Analytics
15 287 (4.91%) Decision-Making
16 277 (4.74%) SDLC
17 273 (4.67%) Project Planning
18 267 (4.57%) ERP
19 256 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
20 247 (4.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 344 (5.89%) SQL
2 160 (2.74%) Java
3 134 (2.29%) Python
4 123 (2.10%) C
5 106 (1.81%) JavaScript
6 105 (1.80%) C#
7 82 (1.40%) PowerShell
8 41 (0.70%) C++
9 34 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 28 (0.48%) R
11 26 (0.44%) PHP
12 24 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 22 (0.38%) Bash Shell
14 18 (0.31%) VBA
15 17 (0.29%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.27%) Perl
16 16 (0.27%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.21%) Apex Code
17 12 (0.21%) Scala
18 10 (0.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 581 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 540 (9.24%) Degree
3 427 (7.31%) SC Cleared
4 345 (5.90%) PMI Certification
5 292 (5.00%) PMP
6 209 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 124 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 105 (1.80%) DV Cleared
9 83 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
10 81 (1.39%) APMP
11 73 (1.25%) ISEB
12 59 (1.01%) Master's Degree
13 55 (0.94%) CISSP
14 51 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 48 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
16 47 (0.80%) CCNP
17 42 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
18 40 (0.68%) CCNA
19 35 (0.60%) CISM
20 33 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 564 (9.65%) PMO
2 230 (3.94%) QA
3 78 (1.33%) GDPR
4 66 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 60 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 53 (0.91%) SLA
7 33 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (0.29%) COBIT
10 14 (0.24%) GxP
11 12 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
11 12 (0.21%) NIST
11 12 (0.21%) PMBOK
11 12 (0.21%) PSD2
11 12 (0.21%) SEPA
12 9 (0.15%) IFRS
12 9 (0.15%) P3O
13 8 (0.14%) ISO 9000
14 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 170 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 100 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (0.70%) Docker
4 33 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.34%) XenApp
7 19 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.27%) vSphere
9 16 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.21%) Firmware
11 10 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.14%) Squid
12 8 (0.14%) Varnish
12 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.086%) RACF
14 4 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.068%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 3 (0.051%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.051%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 48 (0.82%) SCCM
2 40 (0.68%) Kubernetes
3 32 (0.55%) Puppet
4 28 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
5 27 (0.46%) Ansible
6 24 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 15 (0.26%) Terraform
9 13 (0.22%) HP ALM
10 12 (0.21%) SCOM
10 12 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.17%) vRealize
13 9 (0.15%) Nagios
13 9 (0.15%) WSUS
14 8 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (0.10%) Control-M
15 6 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 722 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 370 (6.33%) SAP
3 299 (5.12%) Oracle
4 177 (3.03%) Cisco
5 142 (2.43%) VMware
6 128 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
7 85 (1.45%) IBM
8 76 (1.30%) Citrix
9 67 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 65 (1.11%) Tableau
11 64 (1.10%) Google
12 62 (1.06%) Adobe
13 48 (0.82%) HP
13 48 (0.82%) Workday
14 44 (0.75%) Atlassian
15 43 (0.74%) Remedy
16 35 (0.60%) Ariba
16 35 (0.60%) Splunk
17 34 (0.58%) Dell
18 32 (0.55%) Red Hat