Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7,563 7,458 9,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.56% 7.83% 9.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.92% 9.34% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,938 5,030 6,566
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
10th Percentile £290 £269 £263
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 164 151
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.38% +13.66%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.98 £16.25
90th Percentile £46.30 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £34.28
% change year-on-year +1.82% -19.77% +14.25%

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 84,764 79,812 89,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.84% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,572 52,927 58,164
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,044 2,187 2,615
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +20.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -4 6,957 £450 +4.65% 1,727
UK excluding London +2 4,016 £425 +3.66% 1,294
London -3 3,404 £500 +5.26% 561
South East 0 1,406 £448 +5.29% 309
North of England -2 790 £425 +6.25% 294
Midlands -5 631 £425 - 255
Scotland +3 375 £375 - 83
West Midlands -7 374 £425 - 186
North West -7 366 £450 +5.88% 163
East of England 0 349 £438 +4.79% 181
South West -2 347 £413 +5.77% 124
Yorkshire -13 269 £425 +1.67% 106
East Midlands -1 245 £400 -3.61% 67
North East +22 161 £400 +2.56% 25
Wales -4 91 £368 +3.16% 42
Northern Ireland -17 28 £389 +19.25% 4
Channel Islands +9 10 £500 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 2,419 (31.98%) Finance
2 2,331 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
3 1,781 (23.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,780 (23.54%) PRINCE2
5 974 (12.88%) Microsoft
6 843 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
7 837 (11.07%) Change Management
8 735 (9.72%) PMO
9 705 (9.32%) Degree
10 701 (9.27%) Security Cleared
11 678 (8.96%) ITIL
12 622 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
13 611 (8.08%) Scrum
14 595 (7.87%) Microsoft Project
15 585 (7.74%) Banking
16 580 (7.67%) Business Analysis
17 575 (7.60%) Migration
18 532 (7.03%) Waterfall
19 526 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
20 505 (6.68%) Risk Management
21 498 (6.58%) Programme Management
22 478 (6.32%) SC Cleared
23 450 (5.95%) SAP
24 422 (5.58%) PMI Certification
25 420 (5.55%) Retail
25 420 (5.55%) SDLC
26 413 (5.46%) Management Information System
27 410 (5.42%) PMP
28 399 (5.28%) Project Planning
29 398 (5.26%) 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
1 310 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 171 (2.26%) CMS
3 139 (1.84%) Confluence
4 64 (0.85%) IIS
5 53 (0.70%) SAS
5 53 (0.70%) Skype for Business
6 42 (0.56%) MS Exchange
7 34 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 31 (0.41%) MS Project Server
9 26 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 26 (0.34%) Apache
10 25 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.30%) WordPress
12 20 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (0.26%) JBoss
13 19 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
14 16 (0.21%) Apache Spark
14 16 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.19%) Drupal
15 14 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 622 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 595 (7.87%) Microsoft Project
3 526 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
4 385 (5.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 279 (3.69%) MS Visio
6 47 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.093%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.079%) InVision
11 5 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.066%) Open Workbench
11 5 (0.066%) SPSS
11 5 (0.066%) Vectorworks
12 4 (0.053%) Maya
12 4 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.040%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.040%) Revit
13 3 (0.040%) SmartSuite
14 2 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 74 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.38%) Primavera
3 29 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 28 (0.37%) SAP CO
4 28 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 26 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 25 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 24 (0.32%) Elite 3E
7 24 (0.32%) NetSuite
8 23 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
9 21 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 21 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 18 (0.24%) Maximo
10 18 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
11 16 (0.21%) RMDS
12 15 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
12 15 (0.20%) SAP HCM
12 15 (0.20%) SAP MM
13 14 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 250 (3.31%) Office 365
2 218 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 201 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 132 (1.75%) SaaS
5 68 (0.90%) PaaS
6 47 (0.62%) IaaS
7 41 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 40 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 39 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
10 33 (0.44%) Google Analytics
11 24 (0.32%) Slack
12 21 (0.28%) OpenShift
13 20 (0.26%) GitHub
13 20 (0.26%) Trello
14 19 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (0.21%) OneDrive
16 15 (0.20%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.19%) G Suite
17 14 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 144 (1.90%) WAN
2 137 (1.81%) Firewall
3 117 (1.55%) LAN
4 108 (1.43%) SMS
5 94 (1.24%) Internet
6 79 (1.04%) DNS
7 77 (1.02%) TCP/IP
8 70 (0.93%) SAN
9 58 (0.77%) Skype
10 57 (0.75%) VoIP
11 55 (0.73%) Intranet
11 55 (0.73%) VPN
12 50 (0.66%) MPLS
13 48 (0.63%) DHCP
14 47 (0.62%) Network Security
15 42 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (0.53%) Wireless
17 39 (0.52%) Unified Communications
18 35 (0.46%) SSL
19 31 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 126 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 123 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 86 (1.14%) Big Data
5 77 (1.02%) Power BI
6 49 (0.65%) MySQL
7 43 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 39 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
8 39 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 34 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (0.44%) NoSQL
11 28 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
11 28 (0.37%) SAP BW
12 27 (0.36%) MongoDB
13 26 (0.34%) Blockchain
13 26 (0.34%) SAP HANA
14 24 (0.32%) RDBMS
15 21 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (0.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 343 (4.54%) JIRA
2 79 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 62 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 37 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (0.40%) Subversion
6 23 (0.30%) Maven
7 20 (0.26%) Grunt
8 19 (0.25%) Selenium
9 18 (0.24%) Visual Studio
10 15 (0.20%) Axure RP
11 14 (0.19%) WebDriver
12 13 (0.17%) Appium
12 13 (0.17%) SoapUI
12 13 (0.17%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.16%) Cucumber
13 12 (0.16%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.15%) JUnit
15 10 (0.13%) GitLab
16 9 (0.12%) Jasmine
16 9 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 2,419 (31.98%) Finance
2 585 (7.74%) Banking
3 420 (5.55%) Retail
4 328 (4.34%) Telecoms
5 315 (4.17%) Marketing
6 277 (3.66%) Legal
7 163 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 157 (2.08%) Law
9 148 (1.96%) Manufacturing
10 120 (1.59%) Front Office
11 90 (1.19%) Advertising
12 88 (1.16%) Retail Banking
13 83 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 76 (1.00%) Back Office
15 71 (0.94%) Billing
16 66 (0.87%) Automotive
16 66 (0.87%) Financial Institution
17 51 (0.67%) Publishing
18 43 (0.57%) French Language
19 36 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,177 (42.01%) Project Manager
2 1,005 (13.29%) Analyst
3 633 (8.37%) Business Analyst
4 432 (5.71%) IT Manager
5 354 (4.68%) Senior Manager
6 344 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
7 309 (4.09%) Architect
8 294 (3.89%) Consultant
9 288 (3.81%) Senior Project Manager
10 278 (3.68%) Developer
11 267 (3.53%) Delivery Manager
12 202 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
13 199 (2.63%) Programme Manager
14 182 (2.41%) Digital Project Manager
15 178 (2.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 167 (2.21%) Coordinator
17 150 (1.98%) Technical Manager
18 137 (1.81%) Scrum Master
19 136 (1.80%) GDPR Project Manager
20 134 (1.77%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (2.58%) HTML
2 183 (2.42%) Web Services
3 158 (2.09%) .NET
4 150 (1.98%) CSS
5 91 (1.20%) XML
6 80 (1.06%) Middleware
7 48 (0.63%) jQuery
8 47 (0.62%) ASP.NET
9 46 (0.61%) Node.js
10 45 (0.60%) AngularJS
10 45 (0.60%) JSON
11 42 (0.56%) HTML5
11 42 (0.56%) REST
12 41 (0.54%) J2EE
13 40 (0.53%) RESTful
14 39 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
15 36 (0.48%) Spring
16 31 (0.41%) SOAP
17 30 (0.40%) Ajax
18 24 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 843 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 413 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 215 (2.84%) Data Centre
3 215 (2.84%) User Experience
4 194 (2.57%) PMI
5 163 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 146 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 99 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
7 99 (1.31%) NHS
8 73 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 70 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 66 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
11 60 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 52 (0.69%) FMCG
13 47 (0.62%) Credit Risk
13 47 (0.62%) Fixed Income
14 43 (0.57%) Derivative
15 39 (0.52%) Social Media
16 38 (0.50%) Market Risk
17 35 (0.46%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 379 (5.01%) Windows
2 229 (3.03%) Linux
3 133 (1.76%) Unix
4 122 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 97 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 59 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 46 (0.61%) Android
8 42 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 36 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (0.44%) AIX
12 31 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (0.37%) Solaris
14 10 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.093%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.079%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.053%) CentOS
18 4 (0.053%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.040%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,331 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,781 (23.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,780 (23.54%) PRINCE2
4 837 (11.07%) Change Management
5 678 (8.96%) ITIL
6 611 (8.08%) Scrum
7 580 (7.67%) Business Analysis
8 575 (7.60%) Migration
9 532 (7.03%) Waterfall
10 505 (6.68%) Risk Management
11 498 (6.58%) Programme Management
12 420 (5.55%) SDLC
13 399 (5.28%) Project Planning
14 384 (5.08%) Service Delivery
15 369 (4.88%) Agile Project Management
16 354 (4.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 347 (4.59%) CRM
18 345 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
19 303 (4.01%) Analytics
20 295 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 398 (5.26%) SQL
2 294 (3.89%) Java
3 203 (2.68%) JavaScript
4 135 (1.79%) C#
5 133 (1.76%) Python
6 122 (1.61%) C
7 62 (0.82%) Perl
8 61 (0.81%) C++
9 50 (0.66%) VBA
10 45 (0.60%) PHP
11 40 (0.53%) PowerShell
12 34 (0.45%) Ruby
13 32 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 31 (0.41%) R
15 23 (0.30%) Bash Shell
15 23 (0.30%) Shell Script
16 20 (0.26%) Apple Swift
16 20 (0.26%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.19%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 705 (9.32%) Degree
2 701 (9.27%) Security Cleared
3 478 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 422 (5.58%) PMI Certification
5 410 (5.42%) PMP
6 247 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 236 (3.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 123 (1.63%) CISSP
9 116 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 114 (1.51%) ISEB
11 106 (1.40%) DV Cleared
12 102 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
13 96 (1.27%) APMP
14 74 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
15 69 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
16 65 (0.86%) CISM
16 65 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
17 60 (0.79%) CCNP
18 55 (0.73%) CCNA
19 49 (0.65%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 735 (9.72%) PMO
2 383 (5.06%) QA
3 339 (4.48%) GDPR
4 108 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 97 (1.28%) SLA
6 80 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 80 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 69 (0.91%) PCI DSS
8 64 (0.85%) MiFID
9 33 (0.44%) EMIR
10 24 (0.32%) P3O
11 23 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 23 (0.30%) PMBOK
12 22 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 21 (0.28%) GxP
14 19 (0.25%) IFRS
15 14 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 10 (0.13%) COBIT
16 10 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 10 (0.13%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 165 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 92 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.50%) Docker
4 35 (0.46%) XenApp
5 31 (0.41%) vSphere
6 28 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 22 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 22 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.20%) Firmware
10 14 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.093%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.053%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.053%) OpenSSH
15 4 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.040%) Snort
Systems Management
1 77 (1.02%) SCCM
2 35 (0.46%) Ansible
3 34 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 33 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (0.40%) Puppet
6 28 (0.37%) HP ALM
7 24 (0.32%) Kubernetes
7 24 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
8 23 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 19 (0.25%) Terraform
10 16 (0.21%) SCOM
11 15 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
11 15 (0.20%) Nagios
12 10 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
12 10 (0.13%) MOM
13 8 (0.11%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 8 (0.11%) Icinga
13 8 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 974 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 450 (5.95%) SAP
3 345 (4.56%) Oracle
4 212 (2.80%) Cisco
5 156 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 145 (1.92%) VMware
7 121 (1.60%) Citrix
8 99 (1.31%) HP
9 80 (1.06%) Adobe
10 75 (0.99%) Google
11 71 (0.94%) IBM
12 61 (0.81%) Tableau
13 58 (0.77%) Workday
14 55 (0.73%) ServiceNow
15 42 (0.56%) CheckPoint
16 35 (0.46%) hybris
17 31 (0.41%) Red Hat
17 31 (0.41%) Remedy
18 30 (0.40%) NetApp
19 29 (0.38%) Sitecore