Period
to 15 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7,030 7,843 8,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.75% 7.60% 7.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.78% 8.85% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,516 5,230 5,411
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £279 £283 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 158 183
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% - -12.53%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £15.20
90th Percentile £52.52 £45.00 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 90,417 88,646 87,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.77% 85.88% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,910 59,173 57,843
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,314 2,065 2,482
UK median hourly rate £22.47 £24.02 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +5.97% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £11.07
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.65 £48.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -12 6,347 £463 +2.78% 1,578
UK excluding London -12 3,952 £425 - 1,158
London -11 2,894 £500 +1.27% 509
South East -5 1,356 £450 +5.88% 287
North of England -11 737 £420 -1.18% 276
Midlands -11 595 £435 +5.45% 240
West Midlands -7 424 £450 +5.88% 145
Scotland -2 406 £375 - 58
South West -15 391 £425 +3.03% 143
North West -6 361 £425 - 164
East of England -7 337 £450 +5.88% 125
Yorkshire -6 299 £423 -0.59% 85
East Midlands -15 162 £400 +6.67% 95
Wales +1 119 £430 +14.67% 24
North East -21 81 £388 +3.33% 27
Northern Ireland +36 30 £412 +3.00% 7
Isle of Man -3 1 £375 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 2,332 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 2,182 (31.04%) Finance
3 1,529 (21.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,476 (21.00%) PRINCE2
5 939 (13.36%) Microsoft
6 744 (10.58%) PMO
7 737 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
8 702 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
9 688 (9.79%) Migration
9 688 (9.79%) Security Cleared
10 677 (9.63%) Scrum
11 652 (9.27%) Microsoft Excel
12 643 (9.15%) Change Management
13 614 (8.73%) Degree
14 535 (7.61%) Microsoft Project
15 532 (7.57%) ITIL
16 526 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
17 521 (7.41%) Waterfall
18 501 (7.13%) SC Cleared
19 457 (6.50%) Risk Management
20 445 (6.33%) Banking
20 445 (6.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 440 (6.26%) Programme Management
22 438 (6.23%) SQL
23 433 (6.16%) JIRA
24 430 (6.12%) Business Analysis
25 425 (6.05%) Oracle
26 420 (5.97%) SAP
27 415 (5.90%) Agile Project Management
28 380 (5.41%) Windows

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
1 327 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 156 (2.22%) Confluence
3 87 (1.24%) CMS
4 63 (0.90%) IIS
4 63 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 61 (0.87%) Apache
6 49 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 47 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 35 (0.50%) Drupal
9 32 (0.46%) SAS
10 31 (0.44%) MS Exchange
11 24 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 20 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 17 (0.24%) nginx
14 16 (0.23%) JBoss
15 15 (0.21%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
15 15 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
16 13 (0.18%) MS Project Server
17 11 (0.16%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 652 (9.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 535 (7.61%) Microsoft Project
3 526 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
4 445 (6.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 250 (3.56%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.28%) InVision
9 17 (0.24%) Open Workbench
10 16 (0.23%) AutoCAD
11 13 (0.18%) Maya
12 11 (0.16%) Fireworks
13 9 (0.13%) Siemens NX
14 6 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (0.085%) SPSS
15 5 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
15 5 (0.071%) Camtasia
16 4 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
16 4 (0.057%) InfoPath
17 3 (0.043%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 104 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 46 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.40%) SAP HR
5 27 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 24 (0.34%) Primavera
7 23 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 23 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 20 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 20 (0.28%) SAP ERP
9 17 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
9 17 (0.24%) SAP MM
10 16 (0.23%) Eloqua
10 16 (0.23%) Workday HCM
11 15 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 14 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
12 14 (0.20%) SAP FI
13 13 (0.18%) CA PPM
13 13 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
13 13 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 317 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 277 (3.94%) Office 365
3 258 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
4 99 (1.41%) SaaS
5 58 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
6 43 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 42 (0.60%) PaaS
8 35 (0.50%) IaaS
9 27 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 24 (0.34%) Yammer
11 23 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
12 19 (0.27%) GitHub
13 18 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
14 17 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
16 14 (0.20%) Amazon S3
17 13 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 11 (0.16%) Trello
19 9 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 150 (2.13%) WAN
2 139 (1.98%) Firewall
3 134 (1.91%) LAN
4 77 (1.10%) DNS
5 64 (0.91%) Internet
6 62 (0.88%) VPN
7 58 (0.83%) Skype
8 57 (0.81%) Wireless
9 56 (0.80%) TCP/IP
10 47 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
11 45 (0.64%) VoIP
12 43 (0.61%) OSPF
13 41 (0.58%) Network Security
14 37 (0.53%) SAN
15 35 (0.50%) DHCP
16 33 (0.47%) Unified Communications
17 32 (0.46%) MPLS
18 31 (0.44%) BGP
18 31 (0.44%) Intranet
19 26 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
2 177 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 97 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 96 (1.37%) Big Data
5 75 (1.07%) MySQL
6 69 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
7 63 (0.90%) Power BI
8 55 (0.78%) Oracle Database
9 50 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
10 42 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
11 37 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 34 (0.48%) DB2
13 29 (0.41%) MS Access
13 29 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (0.36%) Hadoop
15 22 (0.31%) MongoDB
16 21 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (0.28%) Data Lake
18 19 (0.27%) NoSQL
18 19 (0.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 433 (6.16%) JIRA
2 144 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 83 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 62 (0.88%) Subversion
5 47 (0.67%) Maven
6 44 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (0.58%) Selenium
8 40 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 29 (0.41%) Bitbucket
9 29 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 28 (0.40%) JUnit
11 26 (0.37%) Ant
11 26 (0.37%) Visual Studio
12 24 (0.34%) NUnit
13 23 (0.33%) Eclipse
14 20 (0.28%) GoogleTest
14 20 (0.28%) Grunt
15 19 (0.27%) ClearCase
15 19 (0.27%) CppUnit
15 19 (0.27%) Jasmine
General
1 2,182 (31.04%) Finance
2 445 (6.33%) Banking
3 326 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 318 (4.52%) Marketing
5 313 (4.45%) Retail
6 195 (2.77%) Legal
7 193 (2.75%) Manufacturing
8 113 (1.61%) Law
9 108 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 81 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 74 (1.05%) Billing
12 67 (0.95%) Publishing
13 66 (0.94%) Back Office
13 66 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 65 (0.92%) Advertising
15 55 (0.78%) Games
16 52 (0.74%) Front Office
17 46 (0.65%) Automotive
18 44 (0.63%) Electronics
19 38 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,805 (39.90%) Project Manager
2 870 (12.38%) Analyst
3 465 (6.61%) IT Manager
4 464 (6.60%) Business Analyst
5 374 (5.32%) IT Project Manager
6 342 (4.86%) Developer
7 293 (4.17%) Senior Manager
8 250 (3.56%) Delivery Manager
9 237 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
10 228 (3.24%) Consultant
11 220 (3.13%) Architect
12 215 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
13 207 (2.94%) Technical Manager
14 206 (2.93%) Programme Manager
15 197 (2.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 168 (2.39%) Technical Project Manager
17 150 (2.13%) Coordinator
18 149 (2.12%) PMO Analyst
19 147 (2.09%) Scrum Master
20 119 (1.69%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (2.90%) HTML
2 170 (2.42%) CSS
3 130 (1.85%) Web Services
4 117 (1.66%) .NET
5 115 (1.64%) XML
6 94 (1.34%) Spring
7 81 (1.15%) Middleware
8 75 (1.07%) AngularJS
9 69 (0.98%) jQuery
10 68 (0.97%) RESTful
11 65 (0.92%) HTML5
12 62 (0.88%) REST
13 50 (0.71%) Hibernate
14 48 (0.68%) SailPoint
15 46 (0.65%) ASP.NET
16 44 (0.63%) LDAP
17 42 (0.60%) Velocity
18 40 (0.57%) SOAP
19 39 (0.55%) Node.js
20 35 (0.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 702 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
2 311 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 286 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 201 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 190 (2.70%) User Experience
6 174 (2.48%) PMI
7 137 (1.95%) NHS
8 124 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 85 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 80 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 77 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
12 52 (0.74%) FMCG
13 48 (0.68%) PKI
14 47 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 46 (0.65%) Derivative
16 42 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 36 (0.51%) Fintech
18 35 (0.50%) Social Media
19 31 (0.44%) Fixed Income
19 31 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 380 (5.41%) Windows
2 172 (2.45%) Linux
3 157 (2.23%) Unix
4 121 (1.72%) Windows 10
5 80 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 52 (0.74%) Android
7 47 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 44 (0.63%) Solaris
9 41 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 27 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.28%) AIX
13 13 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.11%) CentOS
15 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.071%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.057%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.057%) Mac OS X Server
18 3 (0.043%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,332 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1,529 (21.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,476 (21.00%) PRINCE2
4 737 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
5 688 (9.79%) Migration
6 677 (9.63%) Scrum
7 643 (9.15%) Change Management
8 532 (7.57%) ITIL
9 521 (7.41%) Waterfall
10 457 (6.50%) Risk Management
11 440 (6.26%) Programme Management
12 430 (6.12%) Business Analysis
13 415 (5.90%) Agile Project Management
14 367 (5.22%) SDLC
15 361 (5.14%) Project Planning
16 360 (5.12%) Decision-Making
17 339 (4.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 337 (4.79%) Service Delivery
19 310 (4.41%) CRM
20 302 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 438 (6.23%) SQL
2 285 (4.05%) Java
3 250 (3.56%) JavaScript
4 152 (2.16%) Python
5 148 (2.11%) C
6 90 (1.28%) PHP
7 89 (1.27%) C#
8 68 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 42 (0.60%) C++
10 41 (0.58%) VB
11 40 (0.57%) Perl
11 40 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 36 (0.51%) Java 8
13 34 (0.48%) VBA
14 33 (0.47%) Shell Script
15 30 (0.43%) Bash Shell
16 26 (0.37%) TypeScript
17 23 (0.33%) T-SQL
18 21 (0.30%) Ruby
19 19 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 688 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 614 (8.73%) Degree
3 501 (7.13%) SC Cleared
4 330 (4.69%) PMI Certification
5 301 (4.28%) PMP
6 228 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 189 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 150 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 102 (1.45%) APMP
10 81 (1.15%) ISEB
11 75 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
12 64 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
13 60 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 59 (0.84%) CISSP
15 57 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
16 48 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
17 44 (0.63%) Master's Degree
18 37 (0.53%) CCNP
19 36 (0.51%) CISM
20 30 (0.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 744 (10.58%) PMO
2 344 (4.89%) QA
3 152 (2.16%) GDPR
4 94 (1.34%) SLA
5 91 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 61 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 44 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.34%) JSP 440
9 21 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 19 (0.27%) GxP
11 17 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 17 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.23%) P3O
13 15 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 14 (0.20%) PMBOK
15 13 (0.18%) COBIT
15 13 (0.18%) IFRS
16 12 (0.17%) MiFID
17 6 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
17 6 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 180 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 75 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (0.63%) Docker
4 19 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.20%) Firmware
7 11 (0.16%) XenApp
8 10 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
9 9 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.11%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.100%) vSphere
12 5 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.057%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.043%) KVM
15 2 (0.028%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.028%) NFS
15 2 (0.028%) StorNext
15 2 (0.028%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.028%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 76 (1.08%) SCCM
2 54 (0.77%) Ansible
3 47 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
4 44 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 25 (0.36%) Puppet
6 24 (0.34%) Terraform
7 23 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
8 18 (0.26%) HP ALM
8 18 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
9 14 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
10 12 (0.17%) SCOM
10 12 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.16%) Mesos
12 9 (0.13%) SELinux
13 8 (0.11%) Prometheus
14 7 (0.100%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.085%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 939 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 425 (6.05%) Oracle
3 420 (5.97%) SAP
4 144 (2.05%) Cisco
5 121 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 119 (1.69%) VMware
7 112 (1.59%) Workday
8 88 (1.25%) ServiceNow
9 78 (1.11%) Citrix
10 64 (0.91%) HP
11 62 (0.88%) Adobe
12 61 (0.87%) IBM
12 61 (0.87%) Tableau
13 59 (0.84%) CA
14 53 (0.75%) Google
15 44 (0.63%) Atlassian
16 38 (0.54%) CheckPoint
17 37 (0.53%) Red Hat
18 31 (0.44%) hybris
18 31 (0.44%) Sybase