Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 26 24
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 -10
Contract jobs citing Project Management 1,624 5,523 7,278
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.46% 6.32% 7.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.33% 7.28% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,067 3,704 4,734
Median daily rate £453 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +1.67% +0.56%
10th Percentile £263 £291 £280
90th Percentile £638 £638 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 142 189
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.30 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% -0.63% +21.12%
10th Percentile £17.95 £15.13 £14.39
90th Percentile £52.75 £55.00 £53.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +11.94%

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 25,674 75,817 88,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.38% 86.79% 86.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,184 49,694 58,524
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 927 2,267 2,449
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.37 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.62% +18.88% -14.58%
10th Percentile £12.67 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00% -16.67%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Project Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Management.

Daily rate trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Management over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Management.

Hourly rate trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Management over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 1,418 £475 +2.15% 495
UK excluding London +1 834 £425 - 412
London -20 665 £500 - 132
Work from Home -12 218 £450 - 50
South East -5 214 £450 +5.88% 97
North of England -10 161 £400 -11.11% 111
South West +14 147 £488 +18.18% 40
Midlands +5 144 £400 -5.88% 60
West Midlands +9 104 £400 -6.43% 41
North West -9 87 £400 -11.11% 43
Scotland +2 86 £380 -10.59% 22
Yorkshire +7 70 £400 -11.11% 50
East of England -28 46 £450 - 53
East Midlands +8 38 £413 +3.13% 19
Wales +13 23 £450 -18.18% 21
Northern Ireland -4 14 £375 -9.09% 8
North East -26 4 £388 -7.85% 19

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 577 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (27.89%) Finance
3 353 (21.74%) PRINCE2
4 328 (20.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 305 (18.78%) Project Delivery
6 300 (18.47%) Security Cleared
7 264 (16.26%) Public Sector
8 259 (15.95%) Microsoft
9 201 (12.38%) SC Cleared
10 188 (11.58%) Change Management
11 182 (11.21%) Migration
12 176 (10.84%) Risk Management
13 171 (10.53%) Degree
14 166 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
15 155 (9.54%) Business Case
16 148 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
17 143 (8.81%) Waterfall
17 143 (8.81%) Scrum
18 138 (8.50%) Programme Management
19 132 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
20 129 (7.94%) Microsoft Project
21 126 (7.76%) JIRA
22 124 (7.64%) Azure
22 124 (7.64%) PMO
23 123 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
24 118 (7.27%) ITIL
24 118 (7.27%) Telecoms
25 117 (7.20%) Decision-Making
26 109 (6.71%) Banking
27 105 (6.47%) 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 99 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 77 (4.74%) Confluence
3 23 (1.42%) CMS
3 23 (1.42%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (0.49%) IIS
4 8 (0.49%) SAS
4 8 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (0.37%) Mule
7 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.31%) Drupal
7 5 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.25%) Jadu
8 4 (0.25%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.18%) Alfresco
Applications
1 132 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 129 (7.94%) Microsoft Project
3 123 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
4 89 (5.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (3.02%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.062%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.062%) Blender
8 1 (0.062%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.062%) LibreOffice
8 1 (0.062%) Maya
8 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.062%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.062%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.43%) SAP Payroll
5 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.37%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.31%) SAP HCM
6 5 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.18%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.12%) iTrent
8 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.12%) OPENHousing
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 124 (7.64%) Azure
2 82 (5.05%) AWS
3 70 (4.31%) Office 365
4 46 (2.83%) Power Platform
5 25 (1.54%) SaaS
6 24 (1.48%) GitHub
7 23 (1.42%) GCP
8 19 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (1.05%) OneDrive
10 16 (0.99%) PaaS
11 13 (0.80%) PowerApps
12 10 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.62%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.55%) G Suite
13 9 (0.55%) Serverless
14 8 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.49%) npm
14 8 (0.49%) Slack
15 6 (0.37%) Yammer
16 5 (0.31%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.16%) WAN
2 33 (2.03%) LAN
3 31 (1.91%) Skype
4 30 (1.85%) Firewall
5 28 (1.72%) Internet
6 27 (1.66%) TCP/IP
7 20 (1.23%) VoIP
8 17 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (0.99%) DNS
10 15 (0.92%) HTTPS
11 13 (0.80%) Ethernet
11 13 (0.80%) Intranet
12 12 (0.74%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.68%) 4G
14 10 (0.62%) Broadband
14 10 (0.62%) VPN
15 9 (0.55%) LTE
16 8 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (0.49%) DHCP
16 8 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.59%) Power BI
2 39 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 30 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 25 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (1.11%) MySQL
6 17 (1.05%) Big Data
7 11 (0.68%) MS Access
8 9 (0.55%) DB2
8 9 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
9 7 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.43%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.43%) SAP BW
10 6 (0.37%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.31%) BigQuery
11 5 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 126 (7.76%) JIRA
2 28 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.42%) JUnit
4 17 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.05%) Mockito
5 12 (0.74%) Selenium
5 12 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.43%) Maven
7 7 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.37%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.31%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.31%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 4 (0.25%) LabVIEW
10 4 (0.25%) Postman
10 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.18%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.18%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 453 (27.89%) Finance
2 264 (16.26%) Public Sector
3 118 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 109 (6.71%) Banking
5 69 (4.25%) Marketing
6 55 (3.39%) Manufacturing
7 51 (3.14%) Legal
8 40 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 38 (2.34%) Law
10 34 (2.09%) Retail
11 33 (2.03%) Electronics
12 23 (1.42%) Military
13 19 (1.17%) Local Government
14 16 (0.99%) Back Office
14 16 (0.99%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.80%) Front Office
15 13 (0.80%) German Language
16 10 (0.62%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.55%) French Language
18 8 (0.49%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 565 (34.79%) Project Manager
2 127 (7.82%) Analyst
3 95 (5.85%) Architect
4 93 (5.73%) Delivery Manager
5 78 (4.80%) IT Manager
6 75 (4.62%) Business Analyst
7 69 (4.25%) Programme Manager
8 67 (4.13%) IT Project Manager
9 64 (3.94%) Developer
10 58 (3.57%) Senior Manager
11 53 (3.26%) Consultant
12 50 (3.08%) Technical Manager
13 49 (3.02%) Senior Project Manager
14 46 (2.83%) Infrastructure Manager
15 39 (2.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 33 (2.03%) Project Officer
17 32 (1.97%) Support Officer
18 31 (1.91%) SC Cleared Project Manager
19 30 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
20 27 (1.66%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.40%) HTML
1 39 (2.40%) Web Services
2 31 (1.91%) XML
3 28 (1.72%) CSS
4 26 (1.60%) .NET
5 21 (1.29%) REST
6 18 (1.11%) Spring
7 17 (1.05%) JSON
8 16 (0.99%) Middleware
9 14 (0.86%) HTML5
10 13 (0.80%) AngularJS
10 13 (0.80%) Node.js
11 11 (0.68%) Dagger
11 11 (0.68%) Retrofit
11 11 (0.68%) RxJava
12 10 (0.62%) EDI
12 10 (0.62%) JSP
12 10 (0.62%) React
12 10 (0.62%) SOAP
13 9 (0.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (6.10%) Management Information System
3 44 (2.71%) Data Centre
4 39 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.16%) User Experience
6 29 (1.79%) NHS
7 27 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (1.42%) Social Media
8 23 (1.42%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (1.17%) PMI
10 18 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 15 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
11 15 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 14 (0.86%) CMDB
13 12 (0.74%) FMCG
14 10 (0.62%) e-Learning
14 10 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.55%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 93 (5.73%) Windows
2 45 (2.77%) Linux
3 30 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 26 (1.60%) Unix
5 21 (1.29%) Android
5 21 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.49%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.37%) AIX
9 6 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.18%) Solaris
13 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (21.74%) PRINCE2
3 328 (20.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 305 (18.78%) Project Delivery
5 188 (11.58%) Change Management
6 182 (11.21%) Migration
7 176 (10.84%) Risk Management
8 155 (9.54%) Business Case
9 148 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
10 143 (8.81%) Scrum
10 143 (8.81%) Waterfall
11 138 (8.50%) Programme Management
12 118 (7.27%) ITIL
13 117 (7.20%) Decision-Making
14 104 (6.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 99 (6.10%) Project Planning
16 98 (6.03%) DevOps
17 81 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
17 81 (4.99%) Change Control
17 81 (4.99%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (6.47%) SQL
2 63 (3.88%) Python
3 62 (3.82%) Java
4 41 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 32 (1.97%) C
6 23 (1.42%) C#
7 15 (0.92%) R
8 14 (0.86%) PHP
8 14 (0.86%) Ruby
9 13 (0.80%) Kotlin
9 13 (0.80%) PowerShell
9 13 (0.80%) VBA
10 12 (0.74%) PL/SQL
11 11 (0.68%) Perl
11 11 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.62%) Apple Swift
12 10 (0.62%) C++
13 7 (0.43%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.37%) ES6
14 6 (0.37%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 300 (18.47%) Security Cleared
2 201 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 171 (10.53%) Degree
4 88 (5.42%) DV Cleared
5 60 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 59 (3.63%) PMP
7 56 (3.45%) PMI Certification
8 50 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 41 (2.52%) CISSP
10 39 (2.40%) APMP
11 25 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (1.42%) CISM
13 22 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.99%) CISA
16 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (0.86%) CCNP
18 13 (0.80%) GIAC
19 12 (0.74%) CCIE
19 12 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (7.64%) PMO
2 66 (4.06%) QA
3 28 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.23%) GDPR
6 17 (1.05%) NIST
7 13 (0.80%) COBIT
8 11 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.68%) SLA
9 10 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.55%) GxP
10 9 (0.55%) P3O
11 8 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
11 8 (0.49%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.31%) NCSC
13 4 (0.25%) RMADS
14 3 (0.18%) IFRS
14 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 66 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.55%) Docker
5 7 (0.43%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.31%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.12%) vSphere
10 1 (0.062%) HDFS
10 1 (0.062%) RACF
10 1 (0.062%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (0.92%) Ansible
1 15 (0.92%) SCCM
2 11 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.68%) Puppet
3 9 (0.55%) CASB
4 8 (0.49%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.31%) EnCase
6 5 (0.31%) FTK
6 5 (0.31%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.31%) Nagios
7 4 (0.25%) Kibana
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.18%) OpenView
8 3 (0.18%) SCOM
8 3 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.18%) vRealize
9 2 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.12%) Netcool
9 2 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 259 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 104 (6.40%) SAP
3 77 (4.74%) Oracle
4 47 (2.89%) Cisco
5 39 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
6 30 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 29 (1.79%) VMware
8 24 (1.48%) Google
9 22 (1.35%) IBM
10 20 (1.23%) Remedy
11 16 (0.99%) F5
11 16 (0.99%) NEC
11 16 (0.99%) Splunk
12 14 (0.86%) Citrix
13 13 (0.80%) Adobe
14 11 (0.68%) Tableau
15 10 (0.62%) HP
16 9 (0.55%) Blue Coat
16 9 (0.55%) Capita
16 9 (0.55%) CheckPoint