Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7,444 7,614 9,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.27% 7.96% 8.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.44% 9.31% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,762 5,057 6,519
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.79%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £273
90th Percentile £625 £613 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 147 180
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.16 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% +0.59% -10.00%
10th Percentile £14.13 £15.20 £14.93
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.30 £51.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.83 £27.00
% change year-on-year +11.80% -0.62% -14.01%

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 88,232 81,747 92,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.51% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,227 53,555 61,062
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,384 2,072 2,297
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% - +12.23%

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 15 August 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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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 -10 6,689 £450 - 1,358
UK excluding London -4 4,279 £425 +3.03% 958
London -9 3,001 £500 +5.26% 480
South East -1 1,466 £450 +5.88% 221
North of England -4 833 £400 - 203
Midlands -5 656 £438 +6.06% 187
Scotland +7 471 £400 +4.23% 59
West Midlands -3 456 £450 +5.88% 122
North West +1 434 £413 +3.13% 100
East of England -5 353 £425 - 118
South West -11 353 £420 +5.00% 145
Yorkshire -6 312 £400 - 81
East Midlands -11 179 £400 - 65
Wales +15 138 £400 +14.29% 20
North East -6 99 £400 +6.67% 22
Northern Ireland +37 23 £391 +11.79% 4
Channel Islands +2 8 £400 -20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 2,392 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
2 2,310 (31.03%) Finance
3 1,691 (22.72%) PRINCE2
4 1,688 (22.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 925 (12.43%) Microsoft
6 760 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
7 757 (10.17%) Scrum
8 747 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
9 720 (9.67%) Change Management
10 707 (9.50%) Degree
11 694 (9.32%) ITIL
12 688 (9.24%) Migration
13 682 (9.16%) PMO
14 625 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
15 590 (7.93%) Security Cleared
16 583 (7.83%) Business Analysis
17 548 (7.36%) Waterfall
18 547 (7.35%) Microsoft Project
19 502 (6.74%) Banking
20 472 (6.34%) SQL
21 464 (6.23%) Microsoft Office
22 460 (6.18%) PMP
23 457 (6.14%) Risk Management
24 454 (6.10%) PMI Certification
25 422 (5.67%) SC Cleared
26 413 (5.55%) Oracle
27 409 (5.49%) SDLC
28 405 (5.44%) Windows
28 405 (5.44%) Programme Management
29 399 (5.36%) Project Planning

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
1 283 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 119 (1.60%) Confluence
3 81 (1.09%) CMS
4 73 (0.98%) IIS
5 59 (0.79%) Apache
6 56 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 45 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 43 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 35 (0.47%) MS Exchange
10 33 (0.44%) Documentum
11 32 (0.43%) SAS
12 26 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
14 18 (0.24%) nginx
15 17 (0.23%) Apache Spark
16 16 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 14 (0.19%) Drupal
18 13 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
18 13 (0.17%) Umbraco
18 13 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 625 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 547 (7.35%) Microsoft Project
3 464 (6.23%) Microsoft Office
4 370 (4.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 282 (3.79%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.17%) Open Workbench
9 11 (0.15%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.13%) SPSS
11 9 (0.12%) InVision
12 6 (0.081%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.054%) CATIA
15 3 (0.040%) InDesign
15 3 (0.040%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.040%) Maya
16 2 (0.027%) Revit
16 2 (0.027%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 99 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 26 (0.35%) SAP HR
5 25 (0.34%) Sonata
6 20 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 19 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 18 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 18 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 18 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
9 17 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
9 17 (0.23%) Primavera
10 16 (0.21%) CA PPM
11 15 (0.20%) Magento
11 15 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
12 14 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
13 13 (0.17%) SAP FI
14 12 (0.16%) PlanetPress Connect
15 11 (0.15%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 328 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 320 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 230 (3.09%) Office 365
4 157 (2.11%) SaaS
5 88 (1.18%) PaaS
6 70 (0.94%) IaaS
7 58 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 43 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
9 27 (0.36%) GitHub
10 25 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
11 23 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (0.30%) OneDrive
13 20 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 20 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (0.27%) Yammer
14 17 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 17 (0.23%) npm
15 16 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 16 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 13 (0.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 165 (2.22%) WAN
2 153 (2.06%) LAN
3 150 (2.02%) Firewall
4 96 (1.29%) SMS
5 84 (1.13%) DNS
6 82 (1.10%) Internet
7 64 (0.86%) Network Security
8 63 (0.85%) VPN
9 62 (0.83%) MPLS
10 60 (0.81%) Skype
11 59 (0.79%) TCP/IP
12 53 (0.71%) DHCP
12 53 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
13 52 (0.70%) SAN
14 47 (0.63%) VoIP
15 45 (0.60%) Wireless
16 44 (0.59%) BGP
17 42 (0.56%) OSPF
17 42 (0.56%) Unified Communications
18 38 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 185 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
3 114 (1.53%) Big Data
3 114 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 74 (0.99%) MySQL
5 62 (0.83%) Power BI
6 57 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
7 47 (0.63%) DB2
8 45 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 44 (0.59%) Hadoop
10 39 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
11 38 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
12 37 (0.50%) MongoDB
12 37 (0.50%) Oracle Database
13 36 (0.48%) NoSQL
14 32 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (0.34%) MS Access
15 25 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (0.31%) QlikView
17 22 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 336 (4.51%) JIRA
2 109 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 74 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 56 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 46 (0.62%) Maven
6 39 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
8 34 (0.46%) Selenium
9 29 (0.39%) Cucumber
10 27 (0.36%) Subversion
11 17 (0.23%) Gradle
11 17 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (0.21%) Bitbucket
12 16 (0.21%) Eclipse
12 16 (0.21%) JUnit
13 15 (0.20%) Liquibase
13 15 (0.20%) webpack
14 12 (0.16%) SoapUI
15 10 (0.13%) JMeter
15 10 (0.13%) Zephyr
General
1 2,310 (31.03%) Finance
2 502 (6.74%) Banking
3 398 (5.35%) Retail
4 336 (4.51%) Marketing
5 293 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 278 (3.73%) Legal
7 174 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 123 (1.65%) Law
8 123 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 117 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 81 (1.09%) Front Office
11 72 (0.97%) Advertising
12 71 (0.95%) Billing
13 65 (0.87%) Automotive
14 64 (0.86%) Military
15 60 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 57 (0.77%) Back Office
16 57 (0.77%) Retail Banking
17 55 (0.74%) Publishing
18 45 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 3,264 (43.85%) Project Manager
2 858 (11.53%) Analyst
3 532 (7.15%) IT Manager
4 517 (6.95%) Business Analyst
5 447 (6.00%) IT Project Manager
6 360 (4.84%) Developer
7 315 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
8 312 (4.19%) Senior Manager
9 276 (3.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 267 (3.59%) Senior Project Manager
11 234 (3.14%) Architect
12 217 (2.92%) Delivery Manager
13 209 (2.81%) Consultant
14 205 (2.75%) Programme Manager
15 202 (2.71%) Technical Manager
16 173 (2.32%) Technical Project Manager
17 164 (2.20%) Coordinator
18 153 (2.06%) Scrum Master
19 139 (1.87%) Digital Project Manager
20 137 (1.84%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (2.50%) HTML
2 174 (2.34%) .NET
3 167 (2.24%) Web Services
4 163 (2.19%) CSS
5 101 (1.36%) XML
6 91 (1.22%) Middleware
7 89 (1.20%) AngularJS
8 86 (1.16%) Spring
9 83 (1.11%) JSON
10 79 (1.06%) ASP.NET
11 71 (0.95%) HTML5
12 68 (0.91%) RESTful
13 62 (0.83%) jQuery
14 61 (0.82%) Hibernate
15 50 (0.67%) CSS3
16 46 (0.62%) .NET Framework
17 43 (0.58%) REST
18 40 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
18 40 (0.54%) Velocity
19 39 (0.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 760 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 348 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 284 (3.82%) Data Centre
4 191 (2.57%) User Experience
5 185 (2.49%) PMI
6 181 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 175 (2.35%) Computer Science
8 143 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 103 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 101 (1.36%) NHS
11 80 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 58 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 58 (0.78%) FMCG
13 51 (0.69%) Mainframe
13 51 (0.69%) Social Media
14 45 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 42 (0.56%) Fintech
16 36 (0.48%) Reinsurance
17 35 (0.47%) PKI
18 33 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 405 (5.44%) Windows
2 193 (2.59%) Linux
3 185 (2.49%) Unix
4 130 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 95 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 53 (0.71%) Solaris
7 49 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 40 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 35 (0.47%) Android
9 35 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 32 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.30%) AIX
13 19 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 18 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.13%) CentOS
17 8 (0.11%) HPUX
18 5 (0.067%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.067%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,392 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,691 (22.72%) PRINCE2
3 1,688 (22.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 757 (10.17%) Scrum
5 747 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
6 720 (9.67%) Change Management
7 694 (9.32%) ITIL
8 688 (9.24%) Migration
9 583 (7.83%) Business Analysis
10 548 (7.36%) Waterfall
11 457 (6.14%) Risk Management
12 409 (5.49%) SDLC
13 405 (5.44%) Programme Management
14 399 (5.36%) Project Planning
15 370 (4.97%) Service Delivery
16 347 (4.66%) Decision-Making
17 331 (4.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 328 (4.41%) Agile Project Management
19 326 (4.38%) CRM
20 289 (3.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 472 (6.34%) SQL
2 238 (3.20%) JavaScript
3 232 (3.12%) Java
4 149 (2.00%) Python
5 119 (1.60%) C#
6 118 (1.59%) C
7 92 (1.24%) PHP
8 69 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 55 (0.74%) Java 8
10 36 (0.48%) VB
11 35 (0.47%) C++
11 35 (0.47%) TypeScript
12 34 (0.46%) Perl
13 31 (0.42%) VBA
14 26 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 24 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 23 (0.31%) Shell Script
17 22 (0.30%) Bash Shell
18 21 (0.28%) R
19 19 (0.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 707 (9.50%) Degree
2 590 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 460 (6.18%) PMP
4 454 (6.10%) PMI Certification
5 422 (5.67%) SC Cleared
6 226 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 224 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 113 (1.52%) APMP
9 108 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
10 100 (1.34%) CISSP
11 97 (1.30%) DV Cleared
12 96 (1.29%) ISEB
13 81 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
14 70 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
15 63 (0.85%) CCNP
16 61 (0.82%) CISM
17 56 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
18 52 (0.70%) Master's Degree
19 48 (0.64%) CCNA
20 42 (0.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 682 (9.16%) PMO
2 319 (4.29%) QA
3 265 (3.56%) GDPR
4 89 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 80 (1.07%) SLA
6 58 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 51 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 36 (0.48%) JSP 440
9 29 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 24 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
11 22 (0.30%) COBIT
12 15 (0.20%) GxP
12 15 (0.20%) MiFID
13 12 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 12 (0.16%) P3O
14 11 (0.15%) CDISC
14 11 (0.15%) PMBOK
15 10 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 10 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 9 (0.12%) GCP
System Software
1 196 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 111 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (0.79%) Docker
4 32 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 30 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (0.40%) XenApp
6 23 (0.31%) vSphere
7 21 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.15%) Firmware
10 9 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.094%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.081%) HDFS
12 6 (0.081%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.067%) NFS
14 3 (0.040%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.040%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.040%) KVM
Systems Management
1 71 (0.95%) SCCM
2 52 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
3 42 (0.56%) Ansible
4 26 (0.35%) Terraform
5 25 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 25 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 23 (0.31%) Puppet
7 20 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.21%) HP ALM
10 13 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.16%) SCOM
12 11 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (0.12%) AirWatch
14 9 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (0.12%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.11%) CASB
15 8 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 8 (0.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 925 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 413 (5.55%) Oracle
3 392 (5.27%) SAP
4 184 (2.47%) Cisco
5 159 (2.14%) VMware
6 151 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 141 (1.89%) Citrix
8 101 (1.36%) ServiceNow
9 74 (0.99%) Workday
10 71 (0.95%) IBM
11 68 (0.91%) HP
12 59 (0.79%) Tableau
13 55 (0.74%) Google
14 49 (0.66%) Adobe
15 44 (0.59%) NetApp
16 43 (0.58%) Red Hat
17 38 (0.51%) Xerox
18 34 (0.46%) Juniper
19 33 (0.44%) Ivanti
20 31 (0.42%) Zend