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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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 20 24 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7,116 5,043 2,022
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 8.03% 6.82% 5.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.95% 7.63% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,973 3,508 1,291
10th Percentile £350 £304 £288
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £522 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.89% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £610 £588 £556
90th Percentile £700 £668 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £450 £446
% change year-on-year +8.89% +0.90% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 109 69
10th Percentile £15.90 £16.58 £17.67
25th Percentile £21.00 £20.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.38% +16.36% -12.48%
75th Percentile £50.00 £44.50 £39.25
90th Percentile £72.15 £66.81 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.19 £31.80 £27.25
% change year-on-year -8.21% +16.70% -14.84%

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 79,509 66,061 30,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.67% 89.37% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,850 45,517 20,122
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £410 £398
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £576
90th Percentile £750 £689 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,680 1,694 868
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £12.35
25th Percentile £17.00 £14.55 £16.25
Median hourly rate £30.75 £23.13 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +32.97% -7.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £57.50 £46.53 £46.00
90th Percentile £69.53 £62.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.95% -8.89% -

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Top 18 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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +3 5,906 £525 +7.69% 1,216
Work from Home +9 3,270 £500 +5.26% 410
UK excluding London +4 2,991 £490 +8.89% 936
London +3 2,970 £550 +4.76% 353
South East +4 861 £513 +7.89% 181
North of England -1 587 £486 +8.00% 229
Midlands -2 490 £475 +11.76% 219
South West +15 377 £500 +7.53% 138
West Midlands -3 362 £488 +14.71% 163
North West +4 358 £475 +5.56% 119
Scotland +2 357 £425 +2.41% 62
East of England +12 236 £495 +16.47% 74
Yorkshire -5 197 £490 +3.16% 81
East Midlands +3 129 £475 +11.76% 55
Wales +5 86 £475 +11.76% 28
North East -4 33 £500 +40.25% 30
Northern Ireland -7 14 £431 +3.42% 6
Isle of Man - 6 £550 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 2,600 (36.54%) Agile
2 2,382 (33.47%) Finance
3 2,350 (33.02%) Social Skills
4 1,697 (23.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,523 (21.40%) Project Delivery
6 1,322 (18.58%) PRINCE2
7 1,039 (14.60%) Microsoft
8 833 (11.71%) Change Management
9 824 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
10 799 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
11 781 (10.98%) Scrum
12 774 (10.88%) Migration
13 755 (10.61%) Degree
14 750 (10.54%) Public Sector
15 704 (9.89%) PMO
16 675 (9.49%) Waterfall
17 637 (8.95%) JIRA
18 620 (8.71%) Security Cleared
19 615 (8.64%) Risk Management
20 530 (7.45%) Azure
21 527 (7.41%) ITIL
22 526 (7.39%) Banking
23 502 (7.05%) SC Cleared
24 496 (6.97%) Microsoft Project
25 488 (6.86%) Programme Management
26 486 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
27 475 (6.68%) Decision-Making
28 473 (6.65%) SAP
29 464 (6.52%) Business Case
30 458 (6.44%) PMI Certification

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
1 315 (4.43%) Confluence
2 237 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 54 (0.76%) CMS
4 17 (0.24%) Headless CMS
5 16 (0.22%) SAS
6 15 (0.21%) MS Project Server
7 12 (0.17%) Apache
7 12 (0.17%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.14%) IIS
9 9 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.11%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.11%) Drupal
11 6 (0.084%) JBoss
11 6 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.070%) Appian
12 5 (0.070%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.070%) nginx
12 5 (0.070%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.056%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.056%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 496 (6.97%) Microsoft Project
2 486 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 444 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
4 397 (5.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 163 (2.29%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 12 (0.17%) UXPin
8 10 (0.14%) Sketch
9 7 (0.098%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.056%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.056%) InVision
10 4 (0.056%) Open Workbench
11 3 (0.042%) CATIA
11 3 (0.042%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.042%) Windchill
12 2 (0.028%) Maya
Business Applications
1 90 (1.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 53 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 25 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 21 (0.30%) SAP SD
7 20 (0.28%) SAP FI
8 19 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 19 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 19 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 18 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 16 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
10 16 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 16 (0.22%) Primavera
10 16 (0.22%) Shopify
10 16 (0.22%) Workday HCM
11 13 (0.18%) CA PPM
11 13 (0.18%) Maximo
12 12 (0.17%) Teamcenter
13 11 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 530 (7.45%) Azure
2 283 (3.98%) Microsoft 365
3 271 (3.81%) AWS
4 166 (2.33%) Power Platform
5 163 (2.29%) SaaS
6 104 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
7 91 (1.28%) GCP
8 88 (1.24%) Azure DevOps
9 67 (0.94%) PaaS
10 61 (0.86%) IaaS
11 56 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
12 51 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
13 46 (0.65%) GitHub
13 46 (0.65%) Serverless
14 42 (0.59%) Smartsheet
15 40 (0.56%) PowerApps
16 32 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
17 29 (0.41%) Amazon S3
18 27 (0.38%) Google Workspace
19 26 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 184 (2.59%) Firewall
2 126 (1.77%) WAN
3 107 (1.50%) LAN
4 90 (1.26%) Network Security
5 81 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
6 63 (0.89%) 4G
7 57 (0.80%) Internet
8 55 (0.77%) Wireless
9 53 (0.74%) 5G
9 53 (0.74%) SD-WAN
10 47 (0.66%) VPN
11 43 (0.60%) 3G
12 41 (0.58%) LTE
13 40 (0.56%) Skype
14 39 (0.55%) DNS
15 37 (0.52%) 2G
15 37 (0.52%) TCP/IP
16 35 (0.49%) VoLTE
17 30 (0.42%) Multicast
18 27 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (1.97%) Power BI
2 118 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
3 84 (1.18%) SQL Server
4 55 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 53 (0.74%) Tableau
6 48 (0.67%) Big Data
7 34 (0.48%) Data Lake
8 31 (0.44%) MySQL
9 30 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 30 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (0.35%) SAP HANA
11 24 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
11 24 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
12 22 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (0.25%) MongoDB
14 17 (0.24%) Data Hub
15 15 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
15 15 (0.21%) Metadata
15 15 (0.21%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 637 (8.95%) JIRA
2 80 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 49 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 32 (0.45%) Selenium
5 26 (0.37%) JUnit
6 25 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (0.31%) Bitbucket
7 22 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 18 (0.25%) Maven
8 18 (0.25%) Postman
9 15 (0.21%) Gradle
10 13 (0.18%) GitLab
11 12 (0.17%) Balsamiq
11 12 (0.17%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.15%) Cypress.io
12 11 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.11%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.11%) Zephyr
14 7 (0.098%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.098%) Xcode
General
1 2,382 (33.47%) Finance
2 2,350 (33.02%) Social Skills
3 799 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
4 750 (10.54%) Public Sector
5 526 (7.39%) Banking
6 410 (5.76%) Telecoms
7 354 (4.97%) Presentation Skills
8 346 (4.86%) Influencing Skills
9 325 (4.57%) Organisational Skills
10 293 (4.12%) Retail
11 249 (3.50%) Legal
12 232 (3.26%) Marketing
13 165 (2.32%) Manufacturing
14 145 (2.04%) Investment Banking
15 116 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 112 (1.57%) Law
17 110 (1.55%) Automotive
18 87 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
19 86 (1.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 76 (1.07%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,343 (46.98%) Project Manager
2 681 (9.57%) Analyst
3 515 (7.24%) IT Manager
4 441 (6.20%) IT Project Manager
5 366 (5.14%) Business Analyst
6 330 (4.64%) Senior Manager
7 294 (4.13%) Senior Project Manager
8 270 (3.79%) Infrastructure Manager
9 247 (3.47%) Delivery Manager
10 237 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 237 (3.33%) Programme Manager
11 227 (3.19%) Technical Manager
12 225 (3.16%) Architect
13 209 (2.94%) Consultant
14 181 (2.54%) Technical Project Manager
15 165 (2.32%) Security Manager
16 136 (1.91%) Developer
17 134 (1.88%) Security Project Manager
18 129 (1.81%) Scrum Master
19 124 (1.74%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (1.08%) HTML
2 74 (1.04%) .NET
3 56 (0.79%) Velocity
4 54 (0.76%) XML
5 49 (0.69%) CSS
6 45 (0.63%) Web Services
7 39 (0.55%) Spring
8 38 (0.53%) REST
9 35 (0.49%) JSON
10 34 (0.48%) React
11 32 (0.45%) RESTful
12 31 (0.44%) Middleware
13 28 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
14 27 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
15 26 (0.37%) LDAP
16 25 (0.35%) Node.js
17 23 (0.32%) J2EE
18 22 (0.31%) OAuth
19 20 (0.28%) Rendezvous
20 18 (0.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 356 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 295 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 236 (3.32%) PMI
4 188 (2.64%) User Experience
5 176 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
6 139 (1.95%) NHS
7 133 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 86 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
9 70 (0.98%) FMCG
10 64 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 58 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
12 57 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
13 55 (0.77%) Public Cloud
14 54 (0.76%) Mobile App
15 50 (0.70%) Life Science
16 45 (0.63%) Private Cloud
17 40 (0.56%) Social Media
18 39 (0.55%) Data Structures
19 34 (0.48%) Fixed Income
19 34 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 332 (4.67%) Windows
2 153 (2.15%) Linux
3 107 (1.50%) Windows Server
4 60 (0.84%) Windows 10
5 52 (0.73%) Unix
6 36 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 21 (0.30%) Android
10 20 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.17%) CentOS
11 12 (0.17%) Solaris
12 11 (0.15%) AIX
12 11 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
13 10 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.13%) VMS
15 8 (0.11%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.098%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,600 (36.54%) Agile
2 1,697 (23.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,523 (21.40%) Project Delivery
4 1,322 (18.58%) PRINCE2
5 833 (11.71%) Change Management
6 824 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
7 781 (10.98%) Scrum
8 774 (10.88%) Migration
9 675 (9.49%) Waterfall
10 615 (8.64%) Risk Management
11 527 (7.41%) ITIL
12 488 (6.86%) Programme Management
13 475 (6.68%) Decision-Making
14 464 (6.52%) Business Case
15 383 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
16 379 (5.33%) Project Governance
17 377 (5.30%) DevOps
18 341 (4.79%) ERP
19 340 (4.78%) Analytics
19 340 (4.78%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 346 (4.86%) SQL
2 174 (2.45%) Python
3 150 (2.11%) Java
4 97 (1.36%) JavaScript
5 88 (1.24%) C
6 62 (0.87%) PowerShell
7 57 (0.80%) C#
8 35 (0.49%) R
9 28 (0.39%) Scala
10 26 (0.37%) Bash
11 20 (0.28%) TypeScript
12 19 (0.27%) VBA
13 18 (0.25%) Perl
13 18 (0.25%) Ruby
14 17 (0.24%) PHP
15 16 (0.22%) ABAP
15 16 (0.22%) Apple Swift
15 16 (0.22%) C++
15 16 (0.22%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 755 (10.61%) Degree
2 620 (8.71%) Security Cleared
3 502 (7.05%) SC Cleared
4 458 (6.44%) PMI Certification
5 387 (5.44%) PMP
6 192 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 151 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 115 (1.62%) APMP
9 104 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 94 (1.32%) CISSP
10 94 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 66 (0.93%) CISM
12 61 (0.86%) ISEB
13 49 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
14 42 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 38 (0.53%) CISA
16 37 (0.52%) Master's Degree
17 36 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
18 28 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 27 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 704 (9.89%) PMO
2 309 (4.34%) QA
3 101 (1.42%) GDPR
4 79 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 75 (1.05%) SLA
6 74 (1.04%) NIST
7 70 (0.98%) Data Quality
8 55 (0.77%) GRC
9 38 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
10 36 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 27 (0.38%) Accessibility
12 23 (0.32%) PCI DSS
13 17 (0.24%) COBIT
13 17 (0.24%) P3O
14 16 (0.22%) PMBOK
15 15 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
15 15 (0.21%) MiFID
16 11 (0.15%) GxP
17 9 (0.13%) ISO 31000
17 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 177 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 112 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
4 39 (0.55%) Docker
5 29 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.27%) XenApp
8 15 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.11%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.098%) MetaFrame
11 7 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.098%) vSphere
12 6 (0.084%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.070%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.042%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.042%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.028%) NFS
16 2 (0.028%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 42 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
2 39 (0.55%) Terraform
3 34 (0.48%) Kubernetes
4 30 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 29 (0.41%) Ansible
6 27 (0.38%) SCCM
7 23 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
8 13 (0.18%) Puppet
9 12 (0.17%) vCenter Server
9 12 (0.17%) WSUS
10 11 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (0.15%) SCOM
11 8 (0.11%) PowerCLI
12 7 (0.098%) HP ALM
12 7 (0.098%) Kibana
13 6 (0.084%) Jamf Pro
13 6 (0.084%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.084%) Oozie
13 6 (0.084%) vRealize
13 6 (0.084%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,039 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 473 (6.65%) SAP
3 218 (3.06%) Oracle
4 199 (2.80%) VMware
5 176 (2.47%) Cisco
6 165 (2.32%) ServiceNow
7 162 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
8 101 (1.42%) Google
9 98 (1.38%) Citrix
10 94 (1.32%) Remedy
11 69 (0.97%) Workday
12 59 (0.83%) Atlassian
13 47 (0.66%) Adobe
14 41 (0.58%) Red Hat
15 39 (0.55%) CheckPoint
16 36 (0.51%) Bloomberg
16 36 (0.51%) Palo Alto
17 34 (0.48%) Splunk
18 33 (0.46%) IBM
19 31 (0.44%) Ariba