Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 15 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7,741 7,384 9,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.69% 8.13% 9.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.97% 9.61% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,996 4,901 6,664
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £286 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 156 134
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.64% -1.79% -3.45%
10th Percentile £14.70 £16.10 £15.12
90th Percentile £52.00 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +7.27% -1.79% -5.08%

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 86,330 76,829 88,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 84.61% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,972 50,371 58,252
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,261 2,090 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -18.00% -6.82% +22.96%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -6 7,029 £450 - 1,510
UK excluding London -2 4,269 £425 +3.03% 1,053
London -4 3,318 £500 +5.26% 560
South East +2 1,477 £450 +2.86% 272
North of England -2 865 £400 - 247
Midlands -5 667 £428 +0.71% 171
Scotland +4 451 £390 -2.50% 75
North West +1 447 £422 +5.49% 126
West Midlands -7 422 £450 +5.88% 119
East of England 0 354 £435 +2.35% 122
South West -12 319 £413 +5.77% 137
Yorkshire -17 281 £400 -3.61% 91
East Midlands -4 222 £413 +3.13% 52
North East +13 150 £375 -6.25% 30
Wales -1 116 £380 +8.57% 20
Northern Ireland -12 24 £420 +28.83% 8
Channel Islands +4 11 £475 -5.00%

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 2,445 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2,340 (30.23%) Finance
3 1,858 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,769 (22.85%) PRINCE2
5 948 (12.25%) Microsoft
6 813 (10.50%) Change Management
7 805 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
8 764 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
9 742 (9.59%) ITIL
10 737 (9.52%) Degree
11 722 (9.33%) PMO
12 717 (9.26%) Scrum
13 673 (8.69%) Security Cleared
14 653 (8.44%) Business Analysis
15 634 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
16 628 (8.11%) Migration
17 567 (7.32%) Waterfall
18 564 (7.29%) Microsoft Project
19 524 (6.77%) Banking
20 483 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
21 479 (6.19%) SC Cleared
22 476 (6.15%) Risk Management
23 463 (5.98%) PMP
23 463 (5.98%) Retail
24 453 (5.85%) PMI Certification
25 448 (5.79%) Project Planning
26 446 (5.76%) SQL
27 443 (5.72%) SAP
28 437 (5.65%) SDLC
29 433 (5.59%) Programme Management

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
1 276 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 139 (1.80%) Confluence
3 134 (1.73%) CMS
4 73 (0.94%) IIS
5 62 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 44 (0.57%) SAS
7 42 (0.54%) Apache
8 41 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 30 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 29 (0.37%) OpenStack
11 25 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 25 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.31%) WordPress
13 22 (0.28%) Apache Spark
13 22 (0.28%) MS Project Server
14 19 (0.25%) Documentum
15 17 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
17 13 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 634 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 564 (7.29%) Microsoft Project
3 483 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
4 392 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 316 (4.08%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 10 (0.13%) SPSS
10 7 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.065%) InVision
12 5 (0.065%) Open Workbench
12 5 (0.065%) Revit
12 5 (0.065%) Vectorworks
13 4 (0.052%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.052%) CATIA
14 3 (0.039%) InDesign
15 2 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 81 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.34%) SAP HR
3 26 (0.34%) Sonata
4 25 (0.32%) Primavera
4 25 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
5 24 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 24 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 24 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 22 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 22 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 21 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 19 (0.25%) SAP FI
9 17 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 15 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 15 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 15 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 14 (0.18%) RMDS
12 13 (0.17%) CA PPM
13 12 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 280 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 277 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
3 243 (3.14%) Office 365
4 164 (2.12%) SaaS
5 88 (1.14%) PaaS
6 64 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 64 (0.83%) IaaS
7 42 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 39 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 31 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
10 27 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (0.28%) G Suite
13 21 (0.27%) GitHub
14 19 (0.25%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.22%) OneDrive
15 17 (0.22%) Slack
16 15 (0.19%) npm
17 14 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 12 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 169 (2.18%) WAN
2 160 (2.07%) Firewall
3 137 (1.77%) LAN
4 104 (1.34%) DNS
4 104 (1.34%) SMS
5 93 (1.20%) Internet
6 79 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 73 (0.94%) MPLS
7 73 (0.94%) Skype
8 70 (0.90%) SAN
9 67 (0.87%) VoIP
10 63 (0.81%) DHCP
11 62 (0.80%) Intranet
12 59 (0.76%) Unified Communications
13 58 (0.75%) VPN
14 54 (0.70%) Network Security
15 48 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
16 44 (0.57%) BGP
17 41 (0.53%) OSPF
18 39 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 160 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 137 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 98 (1.27%) Big Data
5 75 (0.97%) Power BI
6 57 (0.74%) MySQL
7 56 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 55 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
9 45 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 45 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 42 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (0.41%) DB2
12 30 (0.39%) Oracle Database
13 29 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
13 29 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (0.36%) Redis
15 27 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (0.34%) SAP HANA
17 23 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 354 (4.57%) JIRA
2 99 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 72 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 45 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 40 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (0.50%) Maven
7 32 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 30 (0.39%) Selenium
9 29 (0.37%) Subversion
10 19 (0.25%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.19%) Gradle
11 15 (0.19%) SoapUI
12 14 (0.18%) Eclipse
12 14 (0.18%) Grunt
13 13 (0.17%) Axure RP
14 12 (0.16%) JUnit
14 12 (0.16%) WebDriver
15 11 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (0.14%) webpack
16 10 (0.13%) Liquibase
General
1 2,340 (30.23%) Finance
2 524 (6.77%) Banking
3 463 (5.98%) Retail
4 338 (4.37%) Marketing
5 315 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 286 (3.69%) Legal
7 161 (2.08%) Law
8 145 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 124 (1.60%) Investment Banking
10 98 (1.27%) Front Office
10 98 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 84 (1.09%) Retail Banking
12 69 (0.89%) Advertising
13 66 (0.85%) Billing
14 62 (0.80%) Automotive
14 62 (0.80%) Back Office
15 57 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 48 (0.62%) French Language
16 48 (0.62%) German Language
16 48 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,307 (42.72%) Project Manager
2 968 (12.50%) Analyst
3 607 (7.84%) Business Analyst
4 449 (5.80%) IT Manager
5 368 (4.75%) IT Project Manager
6 344 (4.44%) Developer
7 321 (4.15%) Senior Manager
8 298 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
9 279 (3.60%) Architect
10 277 (3.58%) Senior Project Manager
11 262 (3.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 260 (3.36%) Consultant
13 237 (3.06%) Delivery Manager
14 188 (2.43%) Programme Manager
15 187 (2.42%) Digital Project Manager
16 174 (2.25%) Coordinator
16 174 (2.25%) Technical Manager
17 153 (1.98%) GDPR Project Manager
18 150 (1.94%) Scrum Master
18 150 (1.94%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (2.36%) Web Services
2 182 (2.35%) HTML
3 168 (2.17%) .NET
4 157 (2.03%) CSS
5 86 (1.11%) XML
6 78 (1.01%) Middleware
7 76 (0.98%) JSON
8 69 (0.89%) AngularJS
9 62 (0.80%) RESTful
9 62 (0.80%) Spring
10 57 (0.74%) ASP.NET
11 49 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
12 45 (0.58%) .NET Framework
13 44 (0.57%) Hibernate
14 43 (0.56%) jQuery
15 40 (0.52%) Node.js
16 39 (0.50%) HTML5
17 38 (0.49%) REST
18 37 (0.48%) J2EE
19 30 (0.39%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 805 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 390 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 275 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 211 (2.73%) User Experience
5 192 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 189 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 185 (2.39%) PMI
8 130 (1.68%) Virtual Team
9 105 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
10 83 (1.07%) NHS
11 69 (0.89%) Mobile App
12 65 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 58 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 52 (0.67%) FMCG
15 44 (0.57%) Fintech
15 44 (0.57%) Mainframe
16 41 (0.53%) Fixed Income
16 41 (0.53%) Social Media
17 40 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
18 35 (0.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 404 (5.22%) Windows
2 235 (3.04%) Linux
3 167 (2.16%) Unix
4 137 (1.77%) Windows 10
5 97 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 50 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 43 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (0.49%) AIX
10 36 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 35 (0.45%) Android
12 30 (0.39%) Solaris
13 22 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.12%) CentOS
17 7 (0.090%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.052%) SUSE
18 4 (0.052%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,445 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,858 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,769 (22.85%) PRINCE2
4 813 (10.50%) Change Management
5 764 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
6 742 (9.59%) ITIL
7 717 (9.26%) Scrum
8 653 (8.44%) Business Analysis
9 628 (8.11%) Migration
10 567 (7.32%) Waterfall
11 476 (6.15%) Risk Management
12 448 (5.79%) Project Planning
13 437 (5.65%) SDLC
14 433 (5.59%) Programme Management
15 371 (4.79%) Service Delivery
16 355 (4.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 346 (4.47%) Decision-Making
18 343 (4.43%) Agile Project Management
19 304 (3.93%) CRM
20 303 (3.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 446 (5.76%) SQL
2 270 (3.49%) Java
3 213 (2.75%) JavaScript
4 144 (1.86%) Python
5 132 (1.71%) C
6 131 (1.69%) C#
7 77 (0.99%) PHP
8 58 (0.75%) PowerShell
9 55 (0.71%) C++
10 43 (0.56%) Java 8
11 41 (0.53%) Perl
12 38 (0.49%) VBA
13 35 (0.45%) Ruby
14 30 (0.39%) R
15 28 (0.36%) Bash Shell
16 23 (0.30%) VB
17 22 (0.28%) Shell Script
18 21 (0.27%) VB.NET
19 20 (0.26%) Apple Swift
20 17 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 737 (9.52%) Degree
2 673 (8.69%) Security Cleared
3 479 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 463 (5.98%) PMP
5 453 (5.85%) PMI Certification
6 256 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 214 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 152 (1.96%) CISSP
9 125 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
10 119 (1.54%) ISEB
11 100 (1.29%) APMP
12 98 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
13 88 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
14 86 (1.11%) CISM
14 86 (1.11%) DV Cleared
15 85 (1.10%) CCNP
16 72 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
17 63 (0.81%) CISA
18 62 (0.80%) CCNA
19 61 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 722 (9.33%) PMO
2 363 (4.69%) GDPR
3 352 (4.55%) QA
4 85 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 82 (1.06%) SLA
6 76 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 72 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
8 70 (0.90%) Data Quality
9 25 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 22 (0.28%) MiFID
10 22 (0.28%) PMBOK
11 16 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 15 (0.19%) EMIR
12 15 (0.19%) P3O
13 14 (0.18%) GxP
13 14 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 14 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 14 (0.18%) JSP 440
14 13 (0.17%) COBIT
14 13 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 194 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 118 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (0.70%) Docker
4 50 (0.65%) XenApp
5 36 (0.47%) XenDesktop
6 35 (0.45%) vSphere
7 32 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 25 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (0.21%) Firmware
11 13 (0.17%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.065%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.065%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.052%) HDFS
15 4 (0.052%) OpenSSH
16 3 (0.039%) Snort
Systems Management
1 61 (0.79%) SCCM
2 34 (0.44%) Ansible
3 33 (0.43%) Puppet
4 32 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (0.40%) Terraform
6 28 (0.36%) Kubernetes
6 28 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
7 25 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 22 (0.28%) HP ALM
9 17 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (0.16%) AirWatch
12 12 (0.16%) Nagios
13 10 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (0.12%) IBM BigFix
15 8 (0.10%) Cisco UCCE
15 8 (0.10%) Icinga
16 7 (0.090%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 7 (0.090%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 948 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 443 (5.72%) SAP
3 369 (4.77%) Oracle
4 234 (3.02%) Cisco
5 169 (2.18%) Citrix
6 162 (2.09%) VMware
7 136 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
8 84 (1.09%) HP
9 81 (1.05%) Google
10 76 (0.98%) ServiceNow
11 69 (0.89%) Adobe
12 67 (0.87%) IBM
13 61 (0.79%) Tableau
14 56 (0.72%) Workday
15 45 (0.58%) Juniper
16 39 (0.50%) Red Hat
17 37 (0.48%) Ivanti
17 37 (0.48%) Progress
18 35 (0.45%) Bloomberg
19 34 (0.44%) CheckPoint