Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 29 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 4,359 6,675 7,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.99% 6.71% 7.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.02% 7.69% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,812 4,230 5,054
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £275 £281 £288
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.41% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 182 149
UK median hourly rate £29.84 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.55% +11.11% -1.82%
10th Percentile £16.50 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £54.00 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.17 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.22% - +0.92%

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 62,121 86,750 86,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.30% 87.25% 86.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40,433 57,261 57,808
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,066 2,205 2,029
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.49 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.09% +2.13% +0.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.26 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.43 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% -6.54% +6.67%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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 +3 3,982 £463 -0.96% 1,295
UK excluding London +1 2,582 £431 +1.41% 1,012
London -3 1,676 £500 - 361
South East +1 858 £450 - 280
North of England +3 564 £410 -3.53% 217
South West -2 328 £430 +4.24% 131
Midlands -8 283 £475 +11.76% 186
North West -7 257 £400 -2.44% 127
East of England +3 249 £461 +2.50% 118
Yorkshire 0 227 £425 - 67
Scotland -12 208 £400 +6.67% 41
West Midlands -9 190 £475 +8.57% 123
North East +22 87 £405 +4.52% 23
East Midlands -10 82 £463 +15.63% 61
Wales +3 64 £475 +5.56% 34
Northern Ireland +8 24 £431 +4.61% 6
Channel Islands 0 6 £415 -36.15% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 1,417 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1,321 (30.31%) Finance
3 960 (22.02%) PRINCE2
4 926 (21.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 784 (17.99%) Project Delivery
6 657 (15.07%) Microsoft
7 517 (11.86%) Security Cleared
8 511 (11.72%) Public Sector
9 447 (10.25%) Migration
10 438 (10.05%) Change Management
11 431 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
12 410 (9.41%) Degree
13 406 (9.31%) Scrum
14 395 (9.06%) PMO
15 386 (8.86%) ITIL
16 371 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
17 369 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
18 363 (8.33%) SC Cleared
19 359 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
20 348 (7.98%) SAP
21 341 (7.82%) Microsoft Project
22 340 (7.80%) Programme Management
23 309 (7.09%) Risk Management
24 299 (6.86%) Oracle
25 298 (6.84%) Waterfall
26 296 (6.79%) Azure
27 283 (6.49%) Windows
28 278 (6.38%) Business Analysis
29 275 (6.31%) Telecoms
30 266 (6.10%) Management Information System

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
1 220 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 105 (2.41%) Confluence
3 87 (2.00%) CMS
4 33 (0.76%) IIS
5 30 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 24 (0.55%) Skype for Business
7 21 (0.48%) SAS
8 20 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 19 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.37%) Apache
11 14 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.30%) JBoss
12 13 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
13 12 (0.28%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.25%) Drupal
14 11 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
15 10 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 369 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
2 359 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 341 (7.82%) Microsoft Project
4 250 (5.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 140 (3.21%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.73%) Sketch
7 28 (0.64%) Photoshop
8 24 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.28%) InVision
11 9 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
12 6 (0.14%) Camtasia
12 6 (0.14%) InDesign
12 6 (0.14%) XMetaL
13 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.092%) Open Workbench
15 3 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.069%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 51 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 45 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.60%) SAP HCM
6 21 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
6 21 (0.48%) SAP ERP
7 19 (0.44%) SAP HR
7 19 (0.44%) SAP Payroll
8 18 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
9 17 (0.39%) SAP MDG
10 16 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
11 15 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 14 (0.32%) Primavera
12 14 (0.32%) Teamcenter
13 13 (0.30%) NetSuite
13 13 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
13 13 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
14 11 (0.25%) Magento
14 11 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 296 (6.79%) Azure
2 184 (4.22%) Office 365
3 165 (3.79%) AWS
4 98 (2.25%) SaaS
5 75 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
6 70 (1.61%) Power Platform
7 46 (1.06%) PaaS
8 41 (0.94%) GCP
9 38 (0.87%) IaaS
10 27 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
11 24 (0.55%) GitHub
12 23 (0.53%) Google Analytics
13 19 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (0.41%) Trello
15 17 (0.39%) Serverless
16 14 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
16 14 (0.32%) Slack
17 13 (0.30%) Amazon S3
17 13 (0.30%) OneDrive
17 13 (0.30%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.48%) Firewall
2 106 (2.43%) WAN
3 87 (2.00%) LAN
4 65 (1.49%) Internet
5 61 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 54 (1.24%) DNS
7 53 (1.22%) Wireless
8 49 (1.12%) MPLS
9 48 (1.10%) VPN
10 42 (0.96%) Ethernet
11 37 (0.85%) BGP
11 37 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (0.76%) Network Security
12 33 (0.76%) Skype
13 31 (0.71%) HTTP
13 31 (0.71%) SAN
14 28 (0.64%) DHCP
15 27 (0.62%) 4G
16 24 (0.55%) 3G
16 24 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 83 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (1.54%) Power BI
4 56 (1.28%) Big Data
4 56 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 55 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 53 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 43 (0.99%) MySQL
8 26 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 26 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 25 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (0.50%) Data Lake
12 21 (0.48%) SAP BW
13 20 (0.46%) SAP HANA
13 20 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (0.37%) QlikView
15 16 (0.37%) Spotfire
16 15 (0.34%) GIS
Development Applications
1 262 (6.01%) JIRA
2 63 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 52 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 21 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.34%) Subversion
7 14 (0.32%) Postman
8 13 (0.30%) InstallShield
8 13 (0.30%) Selenium
9 11 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (0.23%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.23%) JUnit
11 9 (0.21%) AdminStudio
11 9 (0.21%) Ant
12 8 (0.18%) Maven
12 8 (0.18%) Rational Team Concert
12 8 (0.18%) SpecFlow
13 7 (0.16%) Mockito
13 7 (0.16%) VersionOne
14 6 (0.14%) ER Studio
General
1 1,321 (30.31%) Finance
2 511 (11.72%) Public Sector
3 275 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 226 (5.18%) Banking
5 178 (4.08%) Retail
6 162 (3.72%) Marketing
7 154 (3.53%) Manufacturing
8 136 (3.12%) Legal
9 84 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 57 (1.31%) Law
11 49 (1.12%) Local Government
12 48 (1.10%) Investment Banking
13 43 (0.99%) Military
14 41 (0.94%) Electronics
15 30 (0.69%) Billing
16 26 (0.60%) Publishing
17 25 (0.57%) Back Office
18 24 (0.55%) Games
19 22 (0.50%) Advertising
20 20 (0.46%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,705 (39.11%) Project Manager
2 457 (10.48%) Analyst
3 282 (6.47%) IT Manager
4 250 (5.74%) Business Analyst
5 243 (5.57%) IT Project Manager
6 203 (4.66%) Architect
7 190 (4.36%) Developer
8 169 (3.88%) Programme Manager
8 169 (3.88%) Senior Manager
9 148 (3.40%) Delivery Manager
10 141 (3.23%) Consultant
11 131 (3.01%) Coordinator
11 131 (3.01%) Senior Project Manager
12 116 (2.66%) SAP Manager
13 103 (2.36%) Project Coordinator
14 97 (2.23%) Infrastructure Manager
15 91 (2.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 90 (2.06%) Digital Project Manager
17 89 (2.04%) SAP Project Manager
18 86 (1.97%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (2.41%) .NET
2 99 (2.27%) HTML
3 90 (2.06%) Web Services
4 86 (1.97%) XML
5 75 (1.72%) CSS
6 45 (1.03%) JSON
7 44 (1.01%) Middleware
7 44 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
8 39 (0.89%) ASP.NET
9 31 (0.71%) SOAP
10 29 (0.67%) jQuery
10 29 (0.67%) Node.js
11 27 (0.62%) REST
12 26 (0.60%) AngularJS
13 25 (0.57%) HTML5
14 24 (0.55%) JMS
15 21 (0.48%) 802.1X
16 20 (0.46%) SAP Fiori
17 19 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
18 17 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 431 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 266 (6.10%) Management Information System
3 180 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 119 (2.73%) User Experience
5 106 (2.43%) PMI
6 103 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 70 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 64 (1.47%) NHS
9 50 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
10 33 (0.76%) Public Cloud
11 31 (0.71%) Life Science
12 27 (0.62%) FMCG
13 24 (0.55%) Algorithms
13 24 (0.55%) Mobile App
14 22 (0.50%) e-Learning
15 21 (0.48%) Data Structures
16 20 (0.46%) CCTV
16 20 (0.46%) Replication
17 19 (0.44%) Derivative
18 17 (0.39%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 283 (6.49%) Windows
2 146 (3.35%) Linux
3 103 (2.36%) Windows 10
4 82 (1.88%) Unix
5 51 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 36 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 34 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 30 (0.69%) Android
9 20 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.21%) AIX
12 9 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.16%) CentOS
14 7 (0.16%) Solaris
15 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.069%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.069%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,417 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 960 (22.02%) PRINCE2
3 926 (21.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 784 (17.99%) Project Delivery
5 447 (10.25%) Migration
6 438 (10.05%) Change Management
7 406 (9.31%) Scrum
8 386 (8.86%) ITIL
9 371 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
10 340 (7.80%) Programme Management
11 309 (7.09%) Risk Management
12 298 (6.84%) Waterfall
13 278 (6.38%) Business Analysis
14 249 (5.71%) ERP
15 236 (5.41%) Analytics
16 228 (5.23%) Decision-Making
17 227 (5.21%) Project Planning
18 225 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
19 195 (4.47%) DevOps
20 187 (4.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 254 (5.83%) SQL
2 126 (2.89%) Java
3 100 (2.29%) JavaScript
4 85 (1.95%) C
5 84 (1.93%) Python
6 82 (1.88%) PowerShell
7 81 (1.86%) C#
8 36 (0.83%) PL/SQL
9 27 (0.62%) VBA
10 21 (0.48%) PHP
10 21 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 18 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 16 (0.37%) C++
12 16 (0.37%) TypeScript
13 15 (0.34%) R
13 15 (0.34%) XPath
14 14 (0.32%) Perl
14 14 (0.32%) VB
15 13 (0.30%) Scala
15 13 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 517 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 410 (9.41%) Degree
3 363 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 262 (6.01%) PMI Certification
5 246 (5.64%) PMP
6 146 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 105 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 81 (1.86%) DV Cleared
9 72 (1.65%) APMP
10 50 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
11 48 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 39 (0.89%) ISEB
13 38 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 32 (0.73%) CISSP
14 32 (0.73%) Master's Degree
15 31 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
16 30 (0.69%) CCNA
16 30 (0.69%) CCNP
17 26 (0.60%) HND
18 25 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (9.06%) PMO
2 203 (4.66%) QA
3 68 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 60 (1.38%) GDPR
5 57 (1.31%) SLA
6 51 (1.17%) Data Quality
7 25 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.39%) NIST
9 16 (0.37%) MiFID
10 11 (0.25%) P3O
11 10 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.23%) HL7
11 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.18%) COBIT
12 8 (0.18%) EMIR
13 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
14 6 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.14%) GxP
14 6 (0.14%) ISO 22301
14 6 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 92 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 76 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.01%) Docker
4 19 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.25%) vSphere
8 10 (0.23%) VMware NSX
9 9 (0.21%) XenApp
10 7 (0.16%) HDFS
11 6 (0.14%) Firmware
11 6 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.11%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.092%) Xen
14 3 (0.069%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.046%) LXC
15 2 (0.046%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (1.06%) SCCM
2 32 (0.73%) Kubernetes
3 26 (0.60%) WSUS
4 20 (0.46%) Puppet
5 15 (0.34%) Ansible
6 14 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (0.30%) WMI
8 11 (0.25%) vRealize
9 10 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (0.21%) ThinApp
11 8 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.18%) Terraform
11 8 (0.18%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.16%) SCOM
13 6 (0.14%) Grafana
14 5 (0.11%) EnCase
14 5 (0.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 657 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 348 (7.98%) SAP
3 299 (6.86%) Oracle
4 135 (3.10%) Cisco
5 109 (2.50%) VMware
6 81 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
7 70 (1.61%) Google
8 54 (1.24%) Adobe
9 50 (1.15%) Citrix
10 43 (0.99%) IBM
11 39 (0.89%) ServiceNow
11 39 (0.89%) Workday
12 35 (0.80%) Remedy
12 35 (0.80%) TIBCO
13 33 (0.76%) MuleSoft
13 33 (0.76%) Tableau
14 27 (0.62%) Ariba
14 27 (0.62%) Red Hat
15 24 (0.55%) CheckPoint
16 18 (0.41%) CA