Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 27 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 2,401 5,955 7,739
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.81% 6.38% 7.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.77% 7.32% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,467 3,953 5,042
Median daily rate £465 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% +1.12%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 163 177
Median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% +9.85%
10th Percentile £17.55 £15.00 £14.36
90th Percentile £44.50 £49.30 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £29.90 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.03% -0.33% +9.09%

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 35,440 81,359 90,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.82% 87.12% 86.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,281 53,571 59,377
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £303 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,234 2,284 2,457
Median hourly rate £32.15 £24.73 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.01% +15.00% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.48 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.71 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.96% +20.00% -20.00%

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 4 July 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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 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 -5 2,158 £475 +2.15% 350
UK excluding London +1 1,388 £438 +0.57% 298
London -12 913 £500 - 87
South East 0 410 £450 - 66
North of England -3 258 £425 -2.30% 46
South West +17 217 £475 +15.50% 47
Midlands +4 210 £436 +2.65% 52
North West -3 149 £425 -5.29% 23
West Midlands +3 141 £435 -1.42% 35
East of England -8 123 £450 - 50
Scotland -3 119 £400 -5.88% 19
Work from Home -8 117 £400 -15.79% 30
Yorkshire +7 101 £438 +2.94% 16
East Midlands +4 68 £438 +12.18% 17
Wales +8 36 £475 -22.45% 14
Northern Ireland +4 15 £375 - 4
North East -13 10 £405 -7.43% 7
Channel Islands +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 789 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 680 (28.32%) Finance
3 507 (21.12%) PRINCE2
4 505 (21.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 437 (18.20%) Project Delivery
6 356 (14.83%) Security Cleared
7 353 (14.70%) Microsoft
8 315 (13.12%) Public Sector
9 278 (11.58%) Change Management
10 275 (11.45%) Migration
11 257 (10.70%) Degree
12 254 (10.58%) SC Cleared
13 235 (9.79%) Risk Management
14 229 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
15 224 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
16 218 (9.08%) Scrum
17 199 (8.29%) JIRA
18 198 (8.25%) Microsoft Project
19 182 (7.58%) SAP
20 178 (7.41%) Programme Management
21 175 (7.29%) ITIL
21 175 (7.29%) Waterfall
22 172 (7.16%) PMO
23 171 (7.12%) Azure
24 167 (6.96%) Telecoms
25 166 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
25 166 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
26 161 (6.71%) SQL
27 159 (6.62%) Windows
28 158 (6.58%) Decision-Making

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
1 114 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 95 (3.96%) Confluence
3 34 (1.42%) CMS
4 20 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 13 (0.54%) WebLogic
6 12 (0.50%) IIS
7 9 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.37%) SAS
7 9 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.29%) JBoss
8 7 (0.29%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.29%) MS Project Server
8 7 (0.29%) Mule
8 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Fuse
8 7 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.21%) Apache
10 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 198 (8.25%) Microsoft Project
2 166 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 166 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
3 99 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 83 (3.46%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.083%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.083%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.042%) InVision
9 1 (0.042%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.042%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.042%) Sketch
9 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.71%) SAP HR
5 15 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.58%) SAP HCM
6 14 (0.58%) SAP Payroll
7 13 (0.54%) NetSuite
8 12 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.37%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.37%) SAP SD
10 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (0.33%) Primavera
11 7 (0.29%) Magento
12 6 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.25%) SAP MDG
12 6 (0.25%) Teamcenter
13 5 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 171 (7.12%) Azure
2 125 (5.21%) AWS
3 102 (4.25%) Office 365
4 56 (2.33%) Power Platform
5 42 (1.75%) GCP
6 29 (1.21%) OneDrive
7 28 (1.17%) GitHub
7 28 (1.17%) SaaS
8 27 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
9 20 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (0.83%) Slack
10 19 (0.79%) PaaS
11 18 (0.75%) IaaS
12 15 (0.62%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.58%) PowerApps
14 13 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.50%) Serverless
16 11 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
17 7 (0.29%) Yammer
18 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.46%) WAN
2 55 (2.29%) Firewall
3 48 (2.00%) Internet
4 44 (1.83%) LAN
5 31 (1.29%) TCP/IP
6 30 (1.25%) Skype
7 28 (1.17%) DNS
7 28 (1.17%) Wireless
8 25 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (0.87%) VoIP
10 19 (0.79%) Intranet
11 18 (0.75%) MPLS
12 17 (0.71%) VPN
13 16 (0.67%) Broadband
13 16 (0.67%) HTTPS
14 15 (0.62%) BGP
15 13 (0.54%) 4G
15 13 (0.54%) OSPF
15 13 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
15 13 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.12%) Power BI
3 46 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 40 (1.67%) MySQL
6 28 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (0.92%) Big Data
8 18 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 15 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.46%) DB2
10 11 (0.46%) MS Access
10 11 (0.46%) SAP BW
10 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.37%) GIS
12 9 (0.37%) SAP HANA
13 8 (0.33%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 8 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.29%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 199 (8.29%) JIRA
2 56 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.00%) JUnit
5 21 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.71%) Selenium
7 15 (0.62%) Mockito
8 10 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.37%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.33%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.29%) GitLab
12 6 (0.25%) Maven
12 6 (0.25%) Subversion
13 5 (0.21%) Ant
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.21%) Postman
13 5 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
13 5 (0.21%) Toad
General
1 680 (28.32%) Finance
2 315 (13.12%) Public Sector
3 167 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 147 (6.12%) Banking
5 87 (3.62%) Retail
6 79 (3.29%) Marketing
7 71 (2.96%) Legal
8 60 (2.50%) Manufacturing
9 50 (2.08%) Law
10 48 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 34 (1.42%) Local Government
12 30 (1.25%) Military
13 26 (1.08%) Investment Banking
14 24 (1.00%) Back Office
15 22 (0.92%) Aerospace
16 21 (0.87%) Billing
17 19 (0.79%) Electronics
18 18 (0.75%) Front Office
19 17 (0.71%) Retail Banking
20 15 (0.62%) French Language
Job Titles
1 998 (41.57%) Project Manager
2 193 (8.04%) Analyst
3 155 (6.46%) IT Manager
4 136 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
5 134 (5.58%) Delivery Manager
6 120 (5.00%) Architect
7 106 (4.41%) Developer
8 102 (4.25%) Senior Manager
9 96 (4.00%) Business Analyst
10 90 (3.75%) Technical Manager
11 83 (3.46%) Senior Project Manager
12 82 (3.42%) Consultant
12 82 (3.42%) Programme Manager
13 66 (2.75%) Infrastructure Manager
14 63 (2.62%) Digital Project Manager
15 56 (2.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 55 (2.29%) Technical Project Manager
17 48 (2.00%) Migration Manager
18 46 (1.92%) SAP Manager
19 44 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.54%) XML
2 51 (2.12%) Web Services
3 48 (2.00%) HTML
4 36 (1.50%) .NET
5 28 (1.17%) CSS
6 27 (1.12%) JSON
7 26 (1.08%) REST
7 26 (1.08%) SOAP
8 24 (1.00%) Middleware
9 19 (0.79%) EDI
9 19 (0.79%) LDAP
9 19 (0.79%) Node.js
10 18 (0.75%) JSP
11 16 (0.67%) SailPoint
11 16 (0.67%) Spring
12 15 (0.62%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.58%) Servlets
14 11 (0.46%) IBM Integration Bus
14 11 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (0.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 229 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 63 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (2.50%) User Experience
5 59 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 57 (2.37%) PMI
7 43 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 40 (1.67%) NHS
9 31 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 17 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (0.62%) CMDB
13 15 (0.62%) Social Media
14 14 (0.58%) FMCG
15 12 (0.50%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.50%) Replication
16 11 (0.46%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 159 (6.62%) Windows
2 97 (4.04%) Linux
3 51 (2.12%) Unix
4 50 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 44 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 22 (0.92%) Android
7 17 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.67%) AIX
9 15 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (0.50%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.21%) Solaris
15 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
16 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (21.12%) PRINCE2
3 505 (21.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 437 (18.20%) Project Delivery
5 278 (11.58%) Change Management
6 275 (11.45%) Migration
7 235 (9.79%) Risk Management
8 224 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
9 218 (9.08%) Scrum
10 178 (7.41%) Programme Management
11 175 (7.29%) ITIL
11 175 (7.29%) Waterfall
12 158 (6.58%) Decision-Making
13 132 (5.50%) Project Planning
14 128 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 122 (5.08%) DevOps
16 116 (4.83%) Change Control
17 115 (4.79%) Analytics
17 115 (4.79%) Business Analysis
18 107 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 161 (6.71%) SQL
2 81 (3.37%) Java
3 70 (2.92%) Python
4 60 (2.50%) C
5 45 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 33 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 26 (1.08%) C#
8 20 (0.83%) PL/SQL
9 19 (0.79%) R
10 18 (0.75%) PHP
11 17 (0.71%) Kotlin
12 16 (0.67%) Perl
13 11 (0.46%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.46%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.42%) BeanShell
14 10 (0.42%) VBA
15 8 (0.33%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.33%) C++
15 8 (0.33%) Ruby
16 7 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 356 (14.83%) Security Cleared
2 257 (10.70%) Degree
3 254 (10.58%) SC Cleared
4 121 (5.04%) PMI Certification
5 102 (4.25%) PMP
6 93 (3.87%) DV Cleared
7 66 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 65 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 50 (2.08%) APMP
10 35 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 32 (1.33%) CISSP
13 24 (1.00%) CCNP
14 23 (0.96%) CISM
15 22 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
16 21 (0.87%) HND
17 19 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (0.75%) CCIE
19 15 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (7.16%) PMO
2 83 (3.46%) QA
3 29 (1.21%) GDPR
4 27 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.62%) SLA
7 14 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.54%) P3O
9 12 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 9 (0.37%) COBIT
10 9 (0.37%) NIST
11 8 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
11 8 (0.33%) PSD2
12 7 (0.29%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.21%) HL7
13 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.12%) GxP
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 96 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.42%) Docker
5 10 (0.42%) vSphere
6 7 (0.29%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.21%) RACF
8 5 (0.21%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.21%) XenApp
9 3 (0.12%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.083%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.083%) NFS
10 2 (0.083%) Samba
10 2 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 18 (0.75%) SCCM
3 14 (0.58%) Puppet
4 10 (0.42%) Ansible
4 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.42%) Terraform
5 8 (0.33%) HP ALM
5 8 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.29%) EnCase
6 7 (0.29%) FTK
7 5 (0.21%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.21%) SCOM
8 4 (0.17%) CASB
8 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.17%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.17%) vRealize
9 3 (0.12%) DatAdvantage
9 3 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 353 (14.70%) Microsoft
2 182 (7.58%) SAP
3 151 (6.29%) Oracle
4 78 (3.25%) Cisco
5 57 (2.37%) VMware
6 46 (1.92%) IBM
7 40 (1.67%) Google
8 36 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.29%) Citrix
10 30 (1.25%) ServiceNow
11 28 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 26 (1.08%) Remedy
13 25 (1.04%) TIBCO
14 24 (1.00%) HP
15 21 (0.87%) MuleSoft
16 19 (0.79%) Sybase
17 18 (0.75%) Tableau
18 17 (0.71%) Adobe
19 16 (0.67%) NEC
20 15 (0.62%) F5