Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7,094 7,745 8,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.93% 7.80% 8.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 9.09% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,547 5,191 5,831
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £279 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 147 198
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.16 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% +2.49% -15.71%
10th Percentile £14.65 £16.18 £14.34
90th Percentile £51.25 £45.00 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year +8.18% +4.76% -19.23%

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 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 -13 6,372 £460 +2.22% 1,670
UK excluding London -7 4,054 £425 +1.19% 1,239
London -11 2,889 £500 +5.26% 519
South East -5 1,381 £460 +8.24% 305
North of England -12 760 £401 +0.30% 262
Midlands -14 580 £425 +3.03% 247
Scotland +6 456 £375 -1.32% 55
West Midlands -10 404 £450 +5.88% 170
South West -11 386 £418 +1.83% 180
North West -3 383 £400 -1.23% 135
East of England -7 343 £435 +2.35% 158
Yorkshire -10 296 £413 +1.85% 108
East Midlands -14 164 £400 +6.67% 77
Wales +7 130 £425 +15.65% 21
North East -17 85 £400 +6.67% 19
Northern Ireland +43 31 £412 +3.00% 12
Channel Islands -2 6 £350 -30.00%
Isle of Man -2 1 £375 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 2,318 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 2,194 (30.93%) Finance
3 1,555 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,490 (21.00%) PRINCE2
5 927 (13.07%) Microsoft
6 743 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
7 733 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
8 708 (9.98%) Scrum
9 706 (9.95%) Migration
10 699 (9.85%) Degree
11 694 (9.78%) Microsoft Excel
12 671 (9.46%) Change Management
13 658 (9.28%) PMO
14 595 (8.39%) ITIL
15 582 (8.20%) Security Cleared
16 541 (7.63%) Microsoft Project
17 533 (7.51%) Waterfall
18 512 (7.22%) Business Analysis
19 495 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
20 492 (6.94%) Banking
21 481 (6.78%) SQL
22 475 (6.70%) Risk Management
23 434 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 428 (6.03%) Oracle
25 414 (5.84%) SC Cleared
26 406 (5.72%) Programme Management
27 404 (5.69%) JIRA
28 395 (5.57%) Windows
29 394 (5.55%) SAP
30 389 (5.48%) SDLC

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
1 312 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 136 (1.92%) Confluence
3 73 (1.03%) Apache
3 73 (1.03%) CMS
4 69 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 60 (0.85%) IIS
6 48 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 36 (0.51%) MS Exchange
8 35 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 35 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 32 (0.45%) Drupal
9 32 (0.45%) SAS
10 22 (0.31%) Documentum
11 18 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
12 17 (0.24%) nginx
12 17 (0.24%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.23%) Apache Spark
13 16 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 14 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 694 (9.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 541 (7.63%) Microsoft Project
3 495 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
4 434 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 275 (3.88%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 34 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.28%) InVision
9 19 (0.27%) Open Workbench
10 11 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 11 (0.16%) Fireworks
11 7 (0.099%) Maya
12 6 (0.085%) SPSS
13 5 (0.070%) CATIA
14 4 (0.056%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.056%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.056%) Siemens NX
15 3 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.042%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 104 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 31 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 30 (0.42%) SAP HR
6 24 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 22 (0.31%) Primavera
8 19 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
9 18 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 18 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
10 17 (0.24%) SAP ERP
11 16 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 15 (0.21%) CA PPM
12 15 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
13 13 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
14 12 (0.17%) HiPortfolio
14 12 (0.17%) Magento
14 12 (0.17%) PlanetPress Connect
15 11 (0.16%) SAP FI
16 10 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 332 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 319 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 241 (3.40%) Office 365
4 122 (1.72%) SaaS
5 57 (0.80%) PaaS
6 55 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
7 51 (0.72%) IaaS
8 47 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
10 24 (0.34%) Yammer
11 23 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (0.31%) GitHub
12 22 (0.31%) OneDrive
13 17 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (0.21%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.21%) npm
15 14 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
15 14 (0.20%) Serverless
16 13 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 10 (0.14%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 165 (2.33%) WAN
2 151 (2.13%) LAN
3 142 (2.00%) Firewall
4 67 (0.94%) DNS
5 62 (0.87%) SMS
6 60 (0.85%) Wireless
7 55 (0.78%) Skype
8 54 (0.76%) VPN
8 54 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
9 52 (0.73%) Internet
9 52 (0.73%) Network Security
9 52 (0.73%) TCP/IP
10 44 (0.62%) MPLS
11 43 (0.61%) SAN
12 42 (0.59%) OSPF
13 39 (0.55%) DHCP
14 36 (0.51%) VoIP
15 33 (0.47%) BGP
16 30 (0.42%) VLAN
17 29 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 198 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
3 125 (1.76%) Relational Database
4 111 (1.56%) Big Data
5 85 (1.20%) MySQL
6 65 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
7 54 (0.76%) Power BI
8 49 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
9 48 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (0.59%) DB2
10 42 (0.59%) Oracle Database
11 36 (0.51%) MongoDB
12 34 (0.48%) Hadoop
12 34 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 33 (0.47%) MS Access
14 32 (0.45%) NoSQL
15 31 (0.44%) RDBMS
16 30 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 22 (0.31%) QlikView
17 22 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 404 (5.69%) JIRA
2 153 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 91 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 57 (0.80%) Maven
5 42 (0.59%) Cucumber
6 41 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (0.56%) Selenium
7 40 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 36 (0.51%) Subversion
8 36 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 27 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 24 (0.34%) JUnit
11 23 (0.32%) Eclipse
12 16 (0.23%) Gradle
12 16 (0.23%) Grunt
13 15 (0.21%) Jasmine
14 14 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
14 14 (0.20%) Liquibase
14 14 (0.20%) SoapUI
15 13 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 2,194 (30.93%) Finance
2 492 (6.94%) Banking
3 345 (4.86%) Retail
4 333 (4.69%) Marketing
5 289 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 221 (3.12%) Legal
7 178 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 124 (1.75%) Law
9 121 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 106 (1.49%) Investment Banking
11 73 (1.03%) Billing
12 72 (1.01%) Front Office
13 71 (1.00%) Back Office
14 69 (0.97%) Advertising
14 69 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 63 (0.89%) Publishing
16 58 (0.82%) Automotive
16 58 (0.82%) Military
17 51 (0.72%) Games
18 43 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,893 (40.78%) Project Manager
2 907 (12.79%) Analyst
3 503 (7.09%) Business Analyst
4 481 (6.78%) IT Manager
5 390 (5.50%) IT Project Manager
6 379 (5.34%) Developer
7 280 (3.95%) Senior Manager
8 262 (3.69%) Infrastructure Manager
9 230 (3.24%) Senior Project Manager
10 228 (3.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 224 (3.16%) Consultant
12 219 (3.09%) Delivery Manager
13 205 (2.89%) Architect
13 205 (2.89%) Technical Manager
14 198 (2.79%) Programme Manager
15 174 (2.45%) Technical Project Manager
16 157 (2.21%) Coordinator
17 151 (2.13%) Scrum Master
18 125 (1.76%) PMO Analyst
19 122 (1.72%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (3.17%) HTML
2 189 (2.66%) CSS
3 151 (2.13%) .NET
4 147 (2.07%) Web Services
5 115 (1.62%) Spring
6 106 (1.49%) XML
7 89 (1.25%) AngularJS
8 88 (1.24%) HTML5
8 88 (1.24%) Middleware
9 79 (1.11%) jQuery
10 76 (1.07%) Hibernate
11 74 (1.04%) RESTful
12 70 (0.99%) ASP.NET
13 64 (0.90%) REST
14 60 (0.85%) JSON
15 56 (0.79%) CSS3
16 47 (0.66%) Spring Boot
17 44 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 43 (0.61%) Velocity
19 41 (0.58%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 733 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 341 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 289 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 201 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
5 181 (2.55%) User Experience
6 160 (2.26%) PMI
7 159 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 147 (2.07%) Virtual Team
9 120 (1.69%) NHS
10 93 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
11 88 (1.24%) Mobile App
12 75 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 57 (0.80%) FMCG
14 47 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 45 (0.63%) Social Media
16 41 (0.58%) Mainframe
17 40 (0.56%) Data Structures
18 36 (0.51%) Fintech
19 33 (0.47%) Fixed Income
20 30 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 395 (5.57%) Windows
2 186 (2.62%) Linux
3 157 (2.21%) Unix
4 118 (1.66%) Windows 10
5 83 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 52 (0.73%) Solaris
7 45 (0.63%) Android
8 44 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 42 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 26 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (0.35%) AIX
12 22 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.11%) CentOS
16 5 (0.070%) HPUX
17 4 (0.056%) SUSE
18 3 (0.042%) Mac OS X Server
18 3 (0.042%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,318 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,555 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,490 (21.00%) PRINCE2
4 743 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
5 708 (9.98%) Scrum
6 706 (9.95%) Migration
7 671 (9.46%) Change Management
8 595 (8.39%) ITIL
9 533 (7.51%) Waterfall
10 512 (7.22%) Business Analysis
11 475 (6.70%) Risk Management
12 406 (5.72%) Programme Management
13 389 (5.48%) SDLC
14 372 (5.24%) Project Planning
15 355 (5.00%) Decision-Making
16 353 (4.98%) Agile Project Management
17 329 (4.64%) CRM
18 325 (4.58%) Service Delivery
19 322 (4.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 300 (4.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 481 (6.78%) SQL
2 273 (3.85%) Java
3 266 (3.75%) JavaScript
4 152 (2.14%) Python
5 137 (1.93%) C
6 119 (1.68%) C#
7 97 (1.37%) PHP
8 66 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 60 (0.85%) Java 8
10 40 (0.56%) VB
11 39 (0.55%) TypeScript
12 38 (0.54%) PL/SQL
12 38 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 36 (0.51%) Perl
14 32 (0.45%) VBA
15 28 (0.39%) C++
16 26 (0.37%) Bash Shell
17 24 (0.34%) T-SQL
18 19 (0.27%) VB.NET
19 18 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 699 (9.85%) Degree
2 582 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 414 (5.84%) SC Cleared
4 356 (5.02%) PMI Certification
5 348 (4.91%) PMP
6 207 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 187 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 126 (1.78%) DV Cleared
9 102 (1.44%) APMP
10 84 (1.18%) ISEB
11 81 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
12 65 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 63 (0.89%) CISSP
14 57 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
15 50 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
16 48 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
17 45 (0.63%) CCNP
18 44 (0.62%) Master's Degree
19 36 (0.51%) CISM
20 32 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 658 (9.28%) PMO
2 334 (4.71%) QA
3 174 (2.45%) GDPR
4 104 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 90 (1.27%) SLA
6 50 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 47 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 39 (0.55%) JSP 440
9 22 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.28%) COBIT
11 19 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
12 17 (0.24%) GxP
13 15 (0.21%) PMBOK
14 13 (0.18%) P3O
15 12 (0.17%) MiFID
16 11 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 11 (0.16%) IFRS
17 10 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
18 9 (0.13%) CDISC
19 8 (0.11%) GAMP
System Software
1 197 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (0.96%) Docker
4 25 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.18%) XenApp
7 11 (0.16%) Firmware
7 11 (0.16%) vSphere
8 10 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
9 9 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.056%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.042%) HDFS
13 3 (0.042%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.042%) KVM
14 2 (0.028%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.028%) NFS
14 2 (0.028%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 80 (1.13%) SCCM
2 52 (0.73%) Ansible
3 49 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
4 42 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 34 (0.48%) Terraform
6 26 (0.37%) Puppet
7 19 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
9 17 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (0.20%) HP ALM
11 14 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (0.18%) Oracle ZFS
12 13 (0.18%) SCOM
13 10 (0.14%) Mesos
13 10 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
14 9 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
15 8 (0.11%) Prometheus
16 7 (0.099%) FortiGate
16 7 (0.099%) SELinux
Vendors
1 927 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 428 (6.03%) Oracle
3 394 (5.55%) SAP
4 147 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
5 143 (2.02%) Cisco
6 140 (1.97%) VMware
7 102 (1.44%) Citrix
8 85 (1.20%) ServiceNow
9 80 (1.13%) Workday
10 69 (0.97%) HP
11 63 (0.89%) Tableau
12 57 (0.80%) IBM
13 50 (0.70%) Adobe
14 45 (0.63%) CA
15 41 (0.58%) Google
15 41 (0.58%) Red Hat
16 37 (0.52%) Atlassian
17 36 (0.51%) CheckPoint
18 35 (0.49%) Zend
19 34 (0.48%) Xerox