Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 18 16
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 6,423 7,690 7,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.58% 7.64% 7.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.56% 8.89% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,106 5,044 5,072
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £288 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 149 172
UK median hourly rate £29.45 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.09% - -13.30%
10th Percentile £14.46 £16.25 £15.53
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.90 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.95 £28.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.59% +2.73% -15.38%

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 85,014 86,460 81,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.06% 85.94% 85.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,141 57,673 53,944
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,220 2,105 2,357
UK median hourly rate £23.84 £24.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.69% - +1.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.37 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year -6.25% +4.80% -8.40%

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 17 February 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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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 -12 5,815 £465 +3.33% 1,752
UK excluding London -13 3,572 £425 - 1,271
London -13 2,678 £500 - 588
South East -9 1,183 £450 +5.88% 320
North of England -8 765 £425 - 332
Midlands -12 509 £425 - 223
North West +1 386 £413 -8.33% 176
South West -13 359 £418 +1.52% 173
Scotland -1 350 £375 - 42
West Midlands -9 347 £435 +2.35% 149
Yorkshire +2 307 £429 +0.88% 127
East of England -8 284 £450 +5.88% 123
East Midlands -13 156 £375 -6.25% 74
Wales -6 100 £450 +20.81% 53
North East -35 75 £400 +6.67% 29
Northern Ireland +14 27 £412 +4.30% 12
Channel Islands -8 2 £650 +30.00%
Isle of Man - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 2,166 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1,973 (30.72%) Finance
3 1,426 (22.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,300 (20.24%) PRINCE2
5 839 (13.06%) Microsoft
6 714 (11.12%) PMO
7 649 (10.10%) Security Cleared
8 641 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
9 604 (9.40%) Scrum
10 596 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
11 591 (9.20%) Change Management
12 576 (8.97%) Migration
13 575 (8.95%) Microsoft Excel
14 553 (8.61%) Degree
15 532 (8.28%) ITIL
16 493 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
17 487 (7.58%) Waterfall
18 474 (7.38%) SC Cleared
19 469 (7.30%) Microsoft Project
20 438 (6.82%) JIRA
21 433 (6.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 424 (6.60%) Banking
23 412 (6.41%) Agile Project Management
24 400 (6.23%) Programme Management
25 394 (6.13%) Risk Management
26 376 (5.85%) Business Analysis
27 374 (5.82%) Oracle
28 372 (5.79%) Windows
28 372 (5.79%) SAP
29 349 (5.43%) 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
1 284 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 176 (2.74%) Confluence
3 85 (1.32%) CMS
4 55 (0.86%) Apache
4 55 (0.86%) Tomcat
5 53 (0.83%) IIS
5 53 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 42 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 33 (0.51%) SAS
8 30 (0.47%) Drupal
9 21 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 17 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.22%) Apache Spark
11 14 (0.22%) JBoss
11 14 (0.22%) MS Project Server
12 12 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.16%) Mule
14 10 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 575 (8.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 493 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
3 469 (7.30%) Microsoft Project
4 433 (6.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 193 (3.00%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.30%) Open Workbench
9 15 (0.23%) AutoCAD
10 13 (0.20%) InVision
10 13 (0.20%) Maya
11 12 (0.19%) Fireworks
12 10 (0.16%) Camtasia
13 9 (0.14%) Siemens NX
14 7 (0.11%) XMetaL
15 6 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 5 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
16 5 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
17 4 (0.062%) Chatbot
18 3 (0.047%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 95 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
3 47 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.36%) Primavera
5 22 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 20 (0.31%) NetSuite
7 19 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 19 (0.30%) SAP ERP
7 19 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 18 (0.28%) SAP MM
9 17 (0.26%) Workday HCM
10 15 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
11 14 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
12 13 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
12 13 (0.20%) SAP FI
13 12 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
14 11 (0.17%) SAP CO
15 10 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
15 10 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
15 10 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 305 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 252 (3.92%) Office 365
3 197 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (1.45%) SaaS
5 60 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
6 32 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.45%) PaaS
8 28 (0.44%) IaaS
9 27 (0.42%) Trello
10 21 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (0.28%) OneDrive
12 16 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
13 14 (0.22%) Yammer
14 13 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
15 12 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.16%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.16%) iPaaS
17 9 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 9 (0.14%) Slack
18 8 (0.12%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 155 (2.41%) WAN
2 131 (2.04%) Firewall
3 124 (1.93%) LAN
4 95 (1.48%) DNS
5 65 (1.01%) Internet
6 63 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 63 (0.98%) VPN
7 60 (0.93%) Skype
8 48 (0.75%) Wireless
9 46 (0.72%) Network Security
9 46 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
10 44 (0.69%) DHCP
11 40 (0.62%) MPLS
11 40 (0.62%) VoIP
12 38 (0.59%) Unified Communications
13 37 (0.58%) OSPF
14 33 (0.51%) SAN
15 28 (0.44%) Intranet
16 27 (0.42%) BGP
17 26 (0.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 138 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (1.21%) Relational Database
4 73 (1.14%) Big Data
4 73 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
5 57 (0.89%) MySQL
6 55 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 47 (0.73%) Power BI
8 41 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 32 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 26 (0.40%) Hadoop
11 24 (0.37%) SAP HANA
12 22 (0.34%) NoSQL
12 22 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
13 21 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.31%) Oracle OWB
15 18 (0.28%) DB2
15 18 (0.28%) MS Access
16 16 (0.25%) Data Lake
17 14 (0.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 438 (6.82%) JIRA
2 124 (1.93%) Git (software)
3 65 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 60 (0.93%) Subversion
5 35 (0.54%) Selenium
6 31 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 29 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (0.36%) Ant
8 23 (0.36%) NUnit
9 22 (0.34%) GoogleTest
9 22 (0.34%) JUnit
9 22 (0.34%) Maven
10 21 (0.33%) ClearCase
10 21 (0.33%) CppUnit
11 20 (0.31%) Bitbucket
12 17 (0.26%) Grunt
13 16 (0.25%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.25%) Jasmine
13 16 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 1,973 (30.72%) Finance
2 424 (6.60%) Banking
3 322 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 302 (4.70%) Retail
5 248 (3.86%) Marketing
6 170 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 160 (2.49%) Legal
8 106 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 91 (1.42%) Law
10 84 (1.31%) Investment Banking
11 67 (1.04%) Billing
12 65 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 60 (0.93%) Publishing
14 52 (0.81%) Advertising
15 48 (0.75%) Back Office
16 46 (0.72%) Retail Banking
17 45 (0.70%) Electronics
18 42 (0.65%) Front Office
19 39 (0.61%) Games
20 32 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,548 (39.67%) Project Manager
2 773 (12.03%) Analyst
3 417 (6.49%) Business Analyst
4 404 (6.29%) IT Manager
5 322 (5.01%) IT Project Manager
6 299 (4.66%) Delivery Manager
7 284 (4.42%) Developer
8 242 (3.77%) Architect
9 227 (3.53%) Senior Manager
10 212 (3.30%) Consultant
11 198 (3.08%) Infrastructure Manager
12 194 (3.02%) Programme Manager
13 188 (2.93%) Senior Project Manager
14 180 (2.80%) Technical Manager
15 178 (2.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 151 (2.35%) Technical Project Manager
17 138 (2.15%) Scrum Master
18 136 (2.12%) PMO Analyst
19 132 (2.06%) Coordinator
19 132 (2.06%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (2.63%) HTML
2 144 (2.24%) CSS
3 109 (1.70%) Web Services
4 98 (1.53%) .NET
5 95 (1.48%) XML
6 82 (1.28%) Middleware
7 61 (0.95%) AngularJS
8 59 (0.92%) Spring
9 50 (0.78%) jQuery
9 50 (0.78%) REST
10 45 (0.70%) RESTful
11 41 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
12 40 (0.62%) Node.js
13 39 (0.61%) J2EE
14 38 (0.59%) HTML5
15 37 (0.58%) SailPoint
16 34 (0.53%) Velocity
17 32 (0.50%) LDAP
18 31 (0.48%) React
19 30 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 596 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 309 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 267 (4.16%) Data Centre
4 184 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 164 (2.55%) PMI
6 154 (2.40%) User Experience
7 130 (2.02%) NHS
8 95 (1.48%) Virtual Team
9 77 (1.20%) Mobile App
10 62 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 46 (0.72%) Derivative
11 46 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
12 44 (0.69%) PKI
13 41 (0.64%) Data Structures
13 41 (0.64%) FMCG
14 38 (0.59%) Fintech
15 35 (0.54%) Social Media
16 33 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 33 (0.51%) Life Science
16 33 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 372 (5.79%) Windows
2 149 (2.32%) Linux
3 134 (2.09%) Windows 10
4 106 (1.65%) Unix
5 84 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 48 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 47 (0.73%) Android
8 38 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 34 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.26%) Solaris
12 15 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.19%) AIX
13 12 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.078%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.062%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.047%) CentOS
17 3 (0.047%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.031%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,166 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1,426 (22.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,300 (20.24%) PRINCE2
4 641 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
5 604 (9.40%) Scrum
6 591 (9.20%) Change Management
7 576 (8.97%) Migration
8 532 (8.28%) ITIL
9 487 (7.58%) Waterfall
10 412 (6.41%) Agile Project Management
11 400 (6.23%) Programme Management
12 394 (6.13%) Risk Management
13 376 (5.85%) Business Analysis
14 335 (5.22%) Decision-Making
15 328 (5.11%) Project Planning
16 315 (4.90%) SDLC
17 304 (4.73%) Analytics
18 303 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
19 300 (4.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 282 (4.39%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 349 (5.43%) SQL
2 234 (3.64%) Java
3 174 (2.71%) JavaScript
4 152 (2.37%) C
5 128 (1.99%) Python
6 81 (1.26%) C#
7 74 (1.15%) PowerShell
8 66 (1.03%) PHP
9 41 (0.64%) C++
10 34 (0.53%) VB
11 31 (0.48%) VBA
12 30 (0.47%) PL/SQL
13 27 (0.42%) Perl
13 27 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 23 (0.36%) T-SQL
15 22 (0.34%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.33%) Ruby
17 19 (0.30%) Java 8
18 17 (0.26%) TypeScript
19 16 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 649 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 553 (8.61%) Degree
3 474 (7.38%) SC Cleared
4 319 (4.97%) PMI Certification
5 280 (4.36%) PMP
6 237 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 149 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 145 (2.26%) DV Cleared
9 92 (1.43%) APMP
10 82 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 76 (1.18%) ISEB
12 66 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
13 63 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
14 51 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 49 (0.76%) Master's Degree
16 47 (0.73%) CISSP
17 41 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (0.62%) CCNP
19 35 (0.54%) CISM
20 29 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 714 (11.12%) PMO
2 320 (4.98%) QA
3 134 (2.09%) GDPR
4 89 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 81 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 80 (1.25%) SLA
7 43 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 25 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 17 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.25%) PMBOK
11 15 (0.23%) GxP
12 14 (0.22%) IFRS
12 14 (0.22%) P3O
13 13 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 13 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 12 (0.19%) COBIT
15 9 (0.14%) CDISC
15 9 (0.14%) MiFID
16 7 (0.11%) JSP 440
16 7 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 160 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (0.62%) Docker
4 25 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.23%) XenApp
6 14 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.20%) Firmware
8 12 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.17%) vSphere
9 11 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
11 6 (0.093%) Squid
11 6 (0.093%) Varnish
12 4 (0.062%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.047%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.047%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.031%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 65 (1.01%) SCCM
2 41 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
3 39 (0.61%) Ansible
4 38 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 31 (0.48%) Puppet
6 23 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.31%) Terraform
8 15 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.20%) HP ALM
9 13 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (0.17%) Mesos
10 11 (0.17%) Red Hat Satellite
10 11 (0.17%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
12 9 (0.14%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.14%) WSUS
13 8 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.11%) Nagios
15 6 (0.093%) SCOM
Vendors
1 839 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 374 (5.82%) Oracle
3 372 (5.79%) SAP
4 164 (2.55%) Cisco
5 135 (2.10%) VMware
6 94 (1.46%) Workday
7 88 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
8 79 (1.23%) ServiceNow
9 67 (1.04%) Citrix
10 57 (0.89%) Google
11 55 (0.86%) Adobe
11 55 (0.86%) HP
12 54 (0.84%) Atlassian
12 54 (0.84%) IBM
13 52 (0.81%) CA
14 50 (0.78%) Tableau
15 43 (0.67%) Remedy
16 34 (0.53%) BMC
16 34 (0.53%) Red Hat
17 32 (0.50%) hybris