Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 27 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5,378 7,094 7,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.33% 6.93% 7.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.33% 7.98% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,503 4,547 5,191
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £279 £280
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 189 147
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +19.66% +2.49%
10th Percentile £16.43 £14.65 £16.18
90th Percentile £54.30 £51.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.80 £29.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.87% +8.18% +4.76%

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 73,386 88,857 85,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.39% 86.82% 86.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,193 58,603 56,760
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,276 2,406 2,056
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.62 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% -16.37% +9.60%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.91 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.54% -20.00% +8.70%

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 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +1 4,932 £469 +1.85% 1,366
UK excluding London -5 3,035 £430 +1.18% 1,064
London +2 2,220 £500 - 409
South East -7 992 £428 -7.07% 291
North of England +5 621 £450 +12.16% 211
Midlands 0 400 £425 - 202
South West -4 382 £425 +1.80% 125
North West +3 324 £450 +12.50% 107
East of England +7 293 £450 +3.45% 132
West Midlands -5 274 £439 -2.50% 133
Scotland -10 252 £400 +6.67% 64
Yorkshire -5 213 £450 +9.09% 72
East Midlands -3 112 £413 +3.13% 68
North East +18 86 £421 +5.13% 32
Wales -14 63 £550 +29.41% 39
Northern Ireland +5 29 £413 +0.12% 7
Channel Islands -3 10 £451 +28.93%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,766 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,647 (30.62%) Finance
3 1,216 (22.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,125 (20.92%) PRINCE2
5 979 (18.20%) Project Delivery
6 797 (14.82%) Microsoft
7 647 (12.03%) Security Cleared
8 548 (10.19%) PMO
9 540 (10.04%) Change Management
10 514 (9.56%) Migration
11 512 (9.52%) Degree
12 506 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
13 489 (9.09%) Public Sector
14 476 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
15 472 (8.78%) Scrum
16 469 (8.72%) SC Cleared
17 442 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
18 439 (8.16%) SAP
18 439 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
19 433 (8.05%) ITIL
20 385 (7.16%) Microsoft Project
21 373 (6.94%) Waterfall
22 368 (6.84%) Risk Management
23 357 (6.64%) Azure
24 350 (6.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 343 (6.38%) Programme Management
26 338 (6.28%) Windows
27 329 (6.12%) Business Analysis
28 324 (6.02%) PMI Certification
29 320 (5.95%) Banking

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
1 296 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 117 (2.18%) Confluence
3 72 (1.34%) CMS
4 44 (0.82%) Skype for Business
5 31 (0.58%) MS Project Server
6 30 (0.56%) IIS
7 27 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 27 (0.50%) SAS
8 26 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 25 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 24 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 19 (0.35%) Apache
12 15 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (0.22%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (0.20%) Drupal
15 11 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
16 10 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 476 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 442 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
3 385 (7.16%) Microsoft Project
4 350 (6.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 148 (2.75%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.52%) Sketch
8 14 (0.26%) InVision
9 10 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.19%) Open Workbench
10 6 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.11%) InDesign
11 5 (0.093%) Camtasia
11 5 (0.093%) XMetaL
12 4 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.074%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.074%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 70 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 64 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 34 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.54%) Primavera
5 28 (0.52%) SAP ERP
6 20 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 19 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 19 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 19 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 19 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 18 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 18 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
8 18 (0.33%) SAP MDG
8 18 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 17 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
10 16 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
11 14 (0.26%) SAP BPC
11 14 (0.26%) SAP HR
12 13 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 357 (6.64%) Azure
2 241 (4.48%) Office 365
3 178 (3.31%) AWS
4 110 (2.05%) SaaS
5 104 (1.93%) Power Platform
6 80 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
7 64 (1.19%) IaaS
8 47 (0.87%) PaaS
9 37 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
10 32 (0.60%) GCP
11 26 (0.48%) Google Analytics
12 25 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (0.45%) GitHub
14 21 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
15 18 (0.33%) OpenShift
16 17 (0.32%) Slack
17 16 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
17 16 (0.30%) Amazon S3
17 16 (0.30%) Smartsheet
18 15 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 122 (2.27%) Firewall
2 109 (2.03%) WAN
3 89 (1.65%) LAN
4 73 (1.36%) Wireless
5 62 (1.15%) DNS
5 62 (1.15%) Internet
6 61 (1.13%) Skype
6 61 (1.13%) VPN
7 49 (0.91%) MPLS
8 48 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 48 (0.89%) VoIP
9 42 (0.78%) BGP
9 42 (0.78%) Ethernet
9 42 (0.78%) Intranet
10 40 (0.74%) SAN
11 34 (0.63%) Network Security
12 29 (0.54%) 4G
12 29 (0.54%) Unified Communications
13 28 (0.52%) DHCP
14 27 (0.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 119 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 101 (1.88%) Power BI
4 88 (1.64%) Big Data
5 53 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
6 43 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 39 (0.73%) Oracle Database
8 35 (0.65%) MySQL
9 33 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (0.58%) QlikView
11 29 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
12 28 (0.52%) Data Lake
13 24 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (0.43%) Hadoop
14 23 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
15 21 (0.39%) NoSQL
15 21 (0.39%) SAP HANA
16 17 (0.32%) MS Access
17 16 (0.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 300 (5.58%) JIRA
2 80 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 58 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 41 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 35 (0.65%) Subversion
7 30 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 27 (0.50%) Selenium
9 19 (0.35%) Ant
10 16 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.22%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.22%) NUnit
12 11 (0.20%) ClearCase
12 11 (0.20%) CppUnit
12 11 (0.20%) GoogleTest
13 10 (0.19%) JUnit
13 10 (0.19%) VersionOne
14 8 (0.15%) Gerrit
14 8 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.15%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 1,647 (30.62%) Finance
2 489 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 320 (5.95%) Banking
4 308 (5.73%) Telecoms
5 228 (4.24%) Retail
6 206 (3.83%) Marketing
7 175 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 137 (2.55%) Legal
9 91 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 73 (1.36%) Investment Banking
11 71 (1.32%) Law
12 54 (1.00%) Local Government
13 52 (0.97%) Billing
13 52 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 41 (0.76%) Front Office
15 38 (0.71%) Military
16 37 (0.69%) Games
17 35 (0.65%) Advertising
18 34 (0.63%) Electronics
19 28 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,088 (38.82%) Project Manager
2 579 (10.77%) Analyst
3 324 (6.02%) IT Manager
4 307 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 261 (4.85%) IT Project Manager
6 240 (4.46%) Architect
7 221 (4.11%) Developer
8 191 (3.55%) Senior Manager
9 189 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
10 170 (3.16%) Programme Manager
11 166 (3.09%) Consultant
12 155 (2.88%) Senior Project Manager
13 154 (2.86%) Coordinator
14 141 (2.62%) SAP Manager
15 138 (2.57%) Infrastructure Manager
16 124 (2.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 122 (2.27%) Technical Manager
18 121 (2.25%) Project Coordinator
19 117 (2.18%) SAP Project Manager
20 99 (1.84%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (2.27%) HTML
2 114 (2.12%) .NET
3 101 (1.88%) Web Services
4 98 (1.82%) CSS
5 90 (1.67%) XML
6 63 (1.17%) Middleware
7 54 (1.00%) JSON
8 44 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 43 (0.80%) Node.js
10 41 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
11 39 (0.73%) AngularJS
12 35 (0.65%) jQuery
12 35 (0.65%) SOAP
13 32 (0.60%) HTML5
14 30 (0.56%) REST
15 29 (0.54%) J2EE
16 25 (0.46%) React
17 23 (0.43%) Kafka
17 23 (0.43%) SAML
18 21 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 506 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 310 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 187 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 167 (3.11%) User Experience
5 152 (2.83%) PMI
6 144 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 93 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 69 (1.28%) NHS
9 62 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
10 48 (0.89%) Mobile App
11 44 (0.82%) Public Cloud
12 33 (0.61%) Derivative
13 32 (0.60%) FMCG
13 32 (0.60%) Social Media
14 31 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (0.58%) Life Science
14 31 (0.58%) Robotics
15 30 (0.56%) e-Learning
16 29 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 27 (0.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 338 (6.28%) Windows
2 178 (3.31%) Linux
3 126 (2.34%) Windows 10
4 98 (1.82%) Unix
5 71 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 39 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 34 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 32 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (0.54%) Android
10 24 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.30%) Solaris
12 14 (0.26%) AIX
13 10 (0.19%) CentOS
14 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.15%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.11%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.074%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.074%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,766 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,216 (22.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,125 (20.92%) PRINCE2
4 979 (18.20%) Project Delivery
5 540 (10.04%) Change Management
6 514 (9.56%) Migration
7 472 (8.78%) Scrum
8 439 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
9 433 (8.05%) ITIL
10 373 (6.94%) Waterfall
11 368 (6.84%) Risk Management
12 343 (6.38%) Programme Management
13 329 (6.12%) Business Analysis
14 293 (5.45%) ERP
15 282 (5.24%) Analytics
16 265 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
17 262 (4.87%) Decision-Making
18 246 (4.57%) Agile Project Management
19 240 (4.46%) Project Planning
20 235 (4.37%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 289 (5.37%) SQL
2 158 (2.94%) Java
3 127 (2.36%) Python
4 123 (2.29%) JavaScript
5 115 (2.14%) C
6 98 (1.82%) C#
7 87 (1.62%) PowerShell
8 36 (0.67%) C++
9 27 (0.50%) PL/SQL
10 25 (0.46%) Perl
11 24 (0.45%) VBA
12 22 (0.41%) PHP
13 20 (0.37%) R
13 20 (0.37%) TypeScript
14 19 (0.35%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.30%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.28%) Scala
17 12 (0.22%) Apex Code
17 12 (0.22%) Kotlin
18 11 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 647 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 512 (9.52%) Degree
3 469 (8.72%) SC Cleared
4 324 (6.02%) PMI Certification
5 283 (5.26%) PMP
6 175 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 111 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 82 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 72 (1.34%) APMP
10 66 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 58 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 56 (1.04%) ISEB
13 46 (0.86%) CISSP
14 42 (0.78%) Master's Degree
15 41 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
16 34 (0.63%) CCNA
17 33 (0.61%) CCNP
18 32 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
18 32 (0.60%) HND
19 31 (0.58%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 548 (10.19%) PMO
2 231 (4.30%) QA
3 67 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 66 (1.23%) GDPR
5 64 (1.19%) SLA
6 61 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 17 (0.32%) MiFID
10 16 (0.30%) NIST
11 14 (0.26%) COBIT
12 12 (0.22%) P3O
13 9 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
13 9 (0.17%) EMIR
13 9 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
14 8 (0.15%) HL7
14 8 (0.15%) ISO 9000
14 8 (0.15%) Solvency II
15 7 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 147 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 100 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (1.00%) Docker
4 27 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.28%) vSphere
7 14 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.26%) XenApp
8 9 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.17%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.11%) Firmware
9 6 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.093%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.074%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.074%) RACF
11 4 (0.074%) Xen
12 2 (0.037%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 43 (0.80%) SCCM
2 40 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 28 (0.52%) Ansible
4 26 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
5 25 (0.46%) Puppet
6 17 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (0.28%) vCenter Server
7 15 (0.28%) vRealize
8 14 (0.26%) WSUS
9 13 (0.24%) SCOM
9 13 (0.24%) Terraform
9 13 (0.24%) WMI
10 11 (0.20%) HP ALM
11 9 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.17%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
13 7 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 797 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 439 (8.16%) SAP
3 307 (5.71%) Oracle
4 184 (3.42%) Cisco
5 140 (2.60%) VMware
6 104 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
7 71 (1.32%) Google
8 69 (1.28%) Adobe
9 68 (1.26%) IBM
10 65 (1.21%) Citrix
11 57 (1.06%) Tableau
12 51 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 49 (0.91%) Workday
14 41 (0.76%) Ariba
15 40 (0.74%) HP
16 33 (0.61%) CA
17 32 (0.60%) Remedy
18 31 (0.58%) CheckPoint
19 29 (0.54%) Dell
20 28 (0.52%) Atlassian