Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 14 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7697 9523 10673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.01% 8.81% 9.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.50% 10.55% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5111 6382 7015
UK median daily rate £447 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +1.19% +1.82%
10th Percentile £275 £266 £263
90th Percentile £613 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 194 176
UK median hourly rate £26.87 £27.19 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% -9.37% -3.23%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £56.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £26.75 £31.44
% change year-on-year +0.31% -14.92% +0.61%

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 81053 90302 91082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.52% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53201 59638 58141
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2208 2606
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.11 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017.

Contractor 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 23 August 2017. 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 -1 7175 £450 +3.33% 851
UK excluding London -1 4313 £413 +3.13% 576
London -5 3228 £475 - 310
South East +1 1495 £425 - 150
North of England -4 821 £400 +2.89% 148
Midlands +3 717 £413 -0.60% 99
South West +1 471 £400 +5.96% 57
West Midlands +4 414 £425 +3.03% 82
East of England 0 413 £425 +3.03% 79
North West -13 403 £400 -3.03% 79
Scotland -5 321 £400 +6.67% 29
Yorkshire +2 313 £400 -2.44% 46
East Midlands +1 292 £388 -4.67% 17
North East -3 104 £375 +17.19% 23
Wales +6 74 £375 +7.14% 12
Northern Ireland -50 22 £350 -1.75% 2
Channel Islands +2 3 £500 +5.26%
Isle of Man 0 1 £450 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Project Management.

1 2413 (31.35%) Finance
2 2032 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
3 1809 (23.50%) PRINCE2
4 1617 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 963 (12.51%) Microsoft
6 911 (11.84%) Change Management
7 824 (10.71%) ITIL
8 789 (10.25%) Security Cleared
9 743 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
10 734 (9.54%) Degree
11 697 (9.06%) PMO
12 692 (8.99%) Banking
13 640 (8.31%) Microsoft Project
14 634 (8.24%) Migration
15 617 (8.02%) Scrum
16 594 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
17 551 (7.16%) Programme Management
18 544 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
19 543 (7.05%) Business Analysis
20 531 (6.90%) SAP
21 524 (6.81%) SC Cleared
22 494 (6.42%) PMI Certification
23 485 (6.30%) Risk Management
24 453 (5.89%) SQL
25 435 (5.65%) Windows
26 424 (5.51%) Telecoms
27 420 (5.46%) Retail
28 414 (5.38%) Waterfall
29 411 (5.34%) PMP
30 402 (5.22%) Service Delivery

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
1 323 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 113 (1.47%) CMS
3 95 (1.23%) Confluence
4 62 (0.81%) IIS
5 56 (0.73%) Skype for Business
6 48 (0.62%) SAS
7 42 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 42 (0.55%) MS Project Server
8 40 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 39 (0.51%) Apache
10 31 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
12 25 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 25 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
12 25 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 23 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (0.27%) Drupal
14 21 (0.27%) NetWeaver
15 19 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
16 18 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 640 (8.31%) Microsoft Project
2 594 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 544 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
4 362 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 273 (3.55%) MS Visio
6 41 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.10%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.10%) SPSS
10 8 (0.10%) Stata
11 6 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.065%) InVision
13 4 (0.052%) Open Workbench
13 4 (0.052%) SmartSuite
14 3 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.039%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.039%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 125 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.62%) Primavera
3 38 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 27 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 26 (0.34%) SAP ERP
7 24 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
8 23 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 21 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 19 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
11 17 (0.22%) NetSuite
11 17 (0.22%) SAP CO
11 17 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
11 17 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
12 14 (0.18%) Magento
12 14 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
13 13 (0.17%) Actimize
13 13 (0.17%) CA PPM
13 13 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
14 12 (0.16%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 278 (3.61%) Office 365
2 174 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (0.99%) SaaS
5 51 (0.66%) IaaS
6 43 (0.56%) PaaS
7 42 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
9 32 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
10 27 (0.35%) Google Analytics
11 20 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
12 19 (0.25%) GitHub
12 19 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 15 (0.19%) Yammer
15 13 (0.17%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.10%) G Suite
16 8 (0.10%) Silverpop
16 8 (0.10%) Trello
17 7 (0.091%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 147 (1.91%) WAN
2 140 (1.82%) Firewall
2 140 (1.82%) LAN
3 103 (1.34%) Internet
4 78 (1.01%) DNS
5 76 (0.99%) VoIP
6 75 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
7 69 (0.90%) TCP/IP
8 68 (0.88%) SAN
9 65 (0.84%) SMS
10 61 (0.79%) Network Security
11 58 (0.75%) Skype
12 52 (0.68%) Intranet
13 49 (0.64%) DHCP
14 45 (0.58%) VPN
15 43 (0.56%) Unified Communications
16 37 (0.48%) Wireless
17 32 (0.42%) MPLS
18 29 (0.38%) NAS
19 27 (0.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 98 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (1.21%) Relational Database
4 90 (1.17%) Big Data
5 50 (0.65%) MySQL
6 49 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
7 47 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 43 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 39 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 38 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 37 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 36 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
13 32 (0.42%) DB2
13 32 (0.42%) SAP HANA
14 30 (0.39%) MS Access
15 26 (0.34%) Oracle Database
16 24 (0.31%) GIS
17 23 (0.30%) Data Mining
17 23 (0.30%) NoSQL
18 22 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 251 (3.26%) JIRA
2 69 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 36 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 36 (0.47%) Subversion
4 34 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (0.40%) Selenium
6 23 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 22 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 22 (0.29%) Grunt
8 21 (0.27%) SoapUI
9 20 (0.26%) Axure RP
10 19 (0.25%) Cucumber
11 18 (0.23%) GitLab
12 16 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 14 (0.18%) Ant
13 14 (0.18%) Eclipse
13 14 (0.18%) gulp
13 14 (0.18%) Maven
14 12 (0.16%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.13%) Hudson
General
1 2413 (31.35%) Finance
2 692 (8.99%) Banking
3 424 (5.51%) Telecoms
4 420 (5.46%) Retail
5 373 (4.85%) Marketing
6 253 (3.29%) Manufacturing
7 246 (3.20%) Investment Banking
8 238 (3.09%) Legal
9 112 (1.46%) Law
10 111 (1.44%) Front Office
11 110 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 107 (1.39%) Electronics
13 98 (1.27%) Back Office
14 71 (0.92%) Billing
15 67 (0.87%) Advertising
16 64 (0.83%) Publishing
17 57 (0.74%) Retail Banking
18 56 (0.73%) Automotive
19 47 (0.61%) Local Government
20 46 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3237 (42.06%) Project Manager
2 967 (12.56%) Analyst
3 551 (7.16%) Business Analyst
4 425 (5.52%) IT Manager
5 340 (4.42%) IT Project Manager
6 308 (4.00%) Senior Manager
7 298 (3.87%) Consultant
8 290 (3.77%) Architect
9 275 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
10 267 (3.47%) Delivery Manager
11 264 (3.43%) Senior Project Manager
12 261 (3.39%) Developer
13 252 (3.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 225 (2.92%) Programme Manager
15 203 (2.64%) Technical Manager
16 164 (2.13%) Business Manager
17 153 (1.99%) Coordinator
18 151 (1.96%) Project Analyst
18 151 (1.96%) SAP Manager
18 151 (1.96%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (2.75%) HTML
2 154 (2.00%) .NET
3 144 (1.87%) CSS
4 136 (1.77%) XML
5 133 (1.73%) Web Services
6 84 (1.09%) HTML5
7 75 (0.97%) jQuery
8 68 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 64 (0.83%) AngularJS
10 58 (0.75%) Middleware
11 47 (0.61%) REST
12 45 (0.58%) Node.js
13 44 (0.57%) SOAP
14 40 (0.52%) Ajax
14 40 (0.52%) JSON
15 37 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (0.45%) RESTful
17 33 (0.43%) J2EE
17 33 (0.43%) Sass
18 32 (0.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 743 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 351 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 266 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 260 (3.38%) PMI
5 184 (2.39%) User Experience
6 163 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 136 (1.77%) Virtual Team
8 96 (1.25%) NHS
9 87 (1.13%) FMCG
10 79 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 75 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 58 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
13 56 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
14 55 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
15 54 (0.70%) Social Media
16 52 (0.68%) Derivative
17 48 (0.62%) Equities
18 46 (0.60%) Data Structures
19 44 (0.57%) Fixed Income
20 43 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 435 (5.65%) Windows
2 237 (3.08%) Linux
3 141 (1.83%) Unix
4 126 (1.64%) Windows 10
5 123 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 99 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 62 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 43 (0.56%) Android
11 33 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 24 (0.31%) CentOS
13 18 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.21%) Solaris
15 12 (0.16%) AIX
15 12 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.12%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.091%) VMS
18 5 (0.065%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.065%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2032 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1809 (23.50%) PRINCE2
3 1617 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 911 (11.84%) Change Management
5 824 (10.71%) ITIL
6 634 (8.24%) Migration
7 617 (8.02%) Scrum
8 551 (7.16%) Programme Management
9 543 (7.05%) Business Analysis
10 485 (6.30%) Risk Management
11 414 (5.38%) Waterfall
12 402 (5.22%) Service Delivery
13 386 (5.01%) Service Management
14 374 (4.86%) Project Planning
15 364 (4.73%) CRM
16 346 (4.50%) SDLC
17 341 (4.43%) ERP
18 329 (4.27%) Agile Project Management
19 306 (3.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 293 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 453 (5.89%) SQL
2 219 (2.85%) JavaScript
3 199 (2.59%) Java
4 154 (2.00%) Python
5 117 (1.52%) C#
6 98 (1.27%) C
7 86 (1.12%) PowerShell
8 80 (1.04%) Perl
9 59 (0.77%) PHP
10 55 (0.71%) VBA
11 48 (0.62%) C++
12 43 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 36 (0.47%) Ruby
14 28 (0.36%) Shell Script
15 25 (0.32%) VB
16 23 (0.30%) Bash Shell
17 20 (0.26%) ABAP
18 19 (0.25%) Apex Code
19 18 (0.23%) R
20 16 (0.21%) ES6
Qualifications
1 789 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 734 (9.54%) Degree
3 524 (6.81%) SC Cleared
4 494 (6.42%) PMI Certification
5 411 (5.34%) PMP
6 247 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 206 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 137 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 135 (1.75%) DV Cleared
10 107 (1.39%) APMP
11 98 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
12 73 (0.95%) CISSP
13 70 (0.91%) ISEB
14 69 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
15 63 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
16 59 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
17 49 (0.64%) CISM
18 39 (0.51%) MCSE
19 35 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
20 32 (0.42%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 697 (9.06%) PMO
2 341 (4.43%) QA
3 171 (2.22%) GDPR
4 113 (1.47%) SLA
5 91 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 86 (1.12%) MiFID
7 77 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 70 (0.91%) PCI DSS
9 59 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
10 29 (0.38%) COBIT
11 24 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 22 (0.29%) JSP 440
13 19 (0.25%) P3O
14 18 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 16 (0.21%) GxP
16 14 (0.18%) IFRS
16 14 (0.18%) PMBOK
17 13 (0.17%) Solvency II
18 12 (0.16%) EMIR
18 12 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 165 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 34 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
7 23 (0.30%) vSphere
8 22 (0.29%) Docker
9 20 (0.26%) XenApp
10 13 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 13 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.078%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (0.078%) Firmware
13 6 (0.078%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.052%) KVM
15 3 (0.039%) HDFS
15 3 (0.039%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 60 (0.78%) SCCM
2 55 (0.71%) Ansible
3 53 (0.69%) Puppet
4 27 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 17 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (0.21%) SCOM
8 15 (0.19%) Netcool
9 13 (0.17%) Kubernetes
9 13 (0.17%) MOM
9 13 (0.17%) RSA Archer
10 11 (0.14%) AirWatch
10 11 (0.14%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.13%) Nagios
12 9 (0.12%) IBM BigFix
12 9 (0.12%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.10%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.091%) vRealize
Vendors
1 963 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 531 (6.90%) SAP
3 323 (4.20%) Oracle
4 217 (2.82%) Cisco
5 156 (2.03%) VMware
6 110 (1.43%) Citrix
7 108 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 99 (1.29%) IBM
9 84 (1.09%) HP
10 69 (0.90%) Adobe
10 69 (0.90%) Workday
11 63 (0.82%) Google
12 59 (0.77%) Motorola
12 59 (0.77%) Remedy
12 59 (0.77%) ServiceNow
13 47 (0.61%) Tableau
14 45 (0.58%) Sitecore
15 44 (0.57%) Red Hat
16 35 (0.45%) NetApp
17 31 (0.40%) Splunk