Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 7818 8406 10442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.58% 8.03% 9.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.97% 9.57% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5202 5615 6959
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £280 £269 £269
90th Percentile £617 £604 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 197 172
UK median hourly rate £27.16 £27.00 £31.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -14.88% +6.62%
10th Percentile £16.10 £14.33 £14.05
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.32 £56.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +2.82% -18.95% +10.00%

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -2 7229 £450 +2.86% 841
UK excluding London +3 4290 £425 +6.25% 545
London -6 3374 £475 - 343
South East +1 1477 £433 +1.76% 146
North of England +1 820 £420 +5.99% 146
Midlands +6 715 £413 -2.83% 90
South West 0 427 £410 +5.81% 48
West Midlands +3 421 £425 - 58
North West -9 386 £420 +2.44% 66
East of England -2 381 £425 +6.25% 67
Scotland 0 377 £375 - 38
Yorkshire +3 315 £420 +5.00% 65
East Midlands +5 285 £370 -10.84% 32
North East +14 122 £390 +18.63% 15
Wales +2 78 £368 -10.64% 6
Northern Ireland -48 21 £395 +19.34% 5
Channel Islands +4 5 £500 +5.26%
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2591 (33.14%) Finance
2 2270 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1826 (23.36%) PRINCE2
4 1681 (21.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1032 (13.20%) Microsoft
6 919 (11.75%) Change Management
7 856 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
8 776 (9.93%) ITIL
9 771 (9.86%) Degree
10 755 (9.66%) PMO
11 722 (9.24%) Banking
12 698 (8.93%) Security Cleared
13 642 (8.21%) Scrum
14 636 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
15 604 (7.73%) Migration
16 599 (7.66%) Microsoft Project
17 549 (7.02%) Programme Management
18 543 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
19 529 (6.77%) Business Analysis
20 515 (6.59%) Risk Management
21 496 (6.34%) Waterfall
22 470 (6.01%) SAP
23 449 (5.74%) SQL
24 444 (5.68%) PMI Certification
25 443 (5.67%) SC Cleared
26 438 (5.60%) Windows
27 423 (5.41%) PMP
28 414 (5.30%) Service Delivery
29 409 (5.23%) Management Information System
30 405 (5.18%) SDLC

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
1 347 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 147 (1.88%) CMS
3 112 (1.43%) Confluence
4 57 (0.73%) IIS
5 54 (0.69%) SAS
6 50 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 49 (0.63%) Skype for Business
8 48 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 41 (0.52%) MS Project Server
10 34 (0.43%) Apache
11 27 (0.35%) Drupal
12 26 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
13 24 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 23 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
15 22 (0.28%) Tomcat
16 19 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
17 18 (0.23%) JBoss
17 18 (0.23%) nginx
18 17 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 636 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 599 (7.66%) Microsoft Project
3 543 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
4 384 (4.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 247 (3.16%) MS Visio
6 53 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.090%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.090%) SmartSuite
10 6 (0.077%) SPSS
11 5 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.064%) Stata
12 4 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.051%) InVision
12 4 (0.051%) Maya
12 4 (0.051%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.038%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 107 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.42%) Primavera
4 30 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 30 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 30 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 25 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 23 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
7 21 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 20 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
9 17 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
10 15 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
10 15 (0.19%) Magento
10 15 (0.19%) Maximo
11 14 (0.18%) NetSuite
11 14 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
11 14 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 14 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 12 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 273 (3.49%) Office 365
2 181 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (1.36%) SaaS
4 53 (0.68%) PaaS
5 44 (0.56%) IaaS
6 35 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 33 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
8 30 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (0.23%) Trello
12 17 (0.22%) GitHub
13 16 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 15 (0.19%) OneDrive
15 12 (0.15%) Slack
16 11 (0.14%) Yammer
17 10 (0.13%) AdWords
18 9 (0.12%) G Suite
18 9 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 158 (2.02%) WAN
2 148 (1.89%) LAN
3 127 (1.62%) Firewall
4 117 (1.50%) SMS
5 113 (1.45%) Internet
6 77 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 75 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
8 68 (0.87%) VPN
9 67 (0.86%) Network Security
10 65 (0.83%) DNS
11 64 (0.82%) SAN
11 64 (0.82%) VoIP
12 50 (0.64%) Skype
13 47 (0.60%) DHCP
14 46 (0.59%) Wireless
15 44 (0.56%) MPLS
16 41 (0.52%) Intranet
17 34 (0.43%) Unified Communications
18 32 (0.41%) NAS
19 28 (0.36%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 114 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
3 104 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 93 (1.19%) Big Data
5 58 (0.74%) MySQL
6 47 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 43 (0.55%) Power BI
8 37 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 31 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 31 (0.40%) RDBMS
10 31 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
12 26 (0.33%) MongoDB
13 25 (0.32%) MS Access
14 23 (0.29%) Blockchain
14 23 (0.29%) GIS
15 22 (0.28%) DB2
15 22 (0.28%) NoSQL
16 20 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 304 (3.89%) JIRA
2 63 (0.81%) Git (software)
3 43 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 31 (0.40%) Subversion
5 29 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (0.33%) Grunt
7 24 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 21 (0.27%) SoapUI
9 16 (0.20%) Axure RP
9 16 (0.20%) Babel
9 16 (0.20%) Selenium
10 15 (0.19%) Eclipse
11 14 (0.18%) GitLab
12 13 (0.17%) TeamCity
12 13 (0.17%) Visual Studio
13 12 (0.15%) JUnit
14 11 (0.14%) Appium
14 11 (0.14%) webpack
15 9 (0.12%) gulp
15 9 (0.12%) Jasmine
General
1 2591 (33.14%) Finance
2 722 (9.24%) Banking
3 398 (5.09%) Telecoms
4 393 (5.03%) Retail
5 357 (4.57%) Marketing
6 273 (3.49%) Legal
7 235 (3.01%) Investment Banking
8 218 (2.79%) Manufacturing
9 115 (1.47%) Front Office
10 104 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 102 (1.30%) Law
12 89 (1.14%) Back Office
13 85 (1.09%) Advertising
14 80 (1.02%) Electronics
14 80 (1.02%) Financial Institution
15 79 (1.01%) Retail Banking
16 76 (0.97%) Billing
17 74 (0.95%) Automotive
18 68 (0.87%) Publishing
19 47 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3301 (42.22%) Project Manager
2 1017 (13.01%) Analyst
3 589 (7.53%) Business Analyst
4 474 (6.06%) IT Manager
5 384 (4.91%) IT Project Manager
6 323 (4.13%) Senior Manager
7 318 (4.07%) Architect
8 303 (3.88%) Delivery Manager
9 286 (3.66%) Consultant
10 285 (3.65%) Developer
11 265 (3.39%) Senior Project Manager
12 230 (2.94%) Programme Manager
13 222 (2.84%) Infrastructure Manager
14 200 (2.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 184 (2.35%) Technical Manager
16 166 (2.12%) Business Manager
17 165 (2.11%) Coordinator
18 150 (1.92%) Digital Project Manager
18 150 (1.92%) Project Analyst
19 145 (1.85%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (3.06%) HTML
2 182 (2.33%) CSS
3 168 (2.15%) Web Services
4 158 (2.02%) .NET
5 118 (1.51%) XML
6 88 (1.13%) HTML5
7 83 (1.06%) Middleware
8 80 (1.02%) jQuery
9 67 (0.86%) AngularJS
9 67 (0.86%) ASP.NET
10 55 (0.70%) Node.js
11 50 (0.64%) SOAP
12 47 (0.60%) REST
13 44 (0.56%) J2EE
14 43 (0.55%) Ajax
15 39 (0.50%) JSON
16 38 (0.49%) RESTful
16 38 (0.49%) Sass
17 34 (0.43%) CSS3
18 31 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 856 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 409 (5.23%) Management Information System
3 231 (2.95%) Data Centre
4 221 (2.83%) PMI
5 198 (2.53%) User Experience
6 186 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 168 (2.15%) Virtual Team
8 112 (1.43%) NHS
9 81 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 81 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 80 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
11 71 (0.91%) FMCG
12 62 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
13 52 (0.67%) Derivative
13 52 (0.67%) Social Media
14 48 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
14 48 (0.61%) Fixed Income
15 43 (0.55%) Equities
16 39 (0.50%) Data Structures
17 38 (0.49%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 438 (5.60%) Windows
2 246 (3.15%) Linux
3 150 (1.92%) Unix
4 127 (1.62%) Windows Server
5 126 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 81 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 54 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (0.60%) Android
9 47 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 31 (0.40%) Solaris
12 20 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (0.18%) AIX
14 11 (0.14%) CentOS
15 9 (0.12%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.10%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.090%) VMS
18 6 (0.077%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.064%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2270 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1826 (23.36%) PRINCE2
3 1681 (21.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 919 (11.75%) Change Management
5 776 (9.93%) ITIL
6 642 (8.21%) Scrum
7 604 (7.73%) Migration
8 549 (7.02%) Programme Management
9 529 (6.77%) Business Analysis
10 515 (6.59%) Risk Management
11 496 (6.34%) Waterfall
12 414 (5.30%) Service Delivery
13 405 (5.18%) SDLC
14 397 (5.08%) CRM
15 380 (4.86%) Project Planning
16 356 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
17 354 (4.53%) Agile Project Management
18 339 (4.34%) ERP
19 337 (4.31%) Service Management
20 329 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 449 (5.74%) SQL
2 252 (3.22%) JavaScript
3 237 (3.03%) Java
4 144 (1.84%) Python
5 130 (1.66%) C#
6 107 (1.37%) C
7 85 (1.09%) Perl
8 63 (0.81%) PHP
9 62 (0.79%) PowerShell
10 60 (0.77%) C++
11 59 (0.75%) VBA
12 44 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 30 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 25 (0.32%) ES6
14 25 (0.32%) R
15 20 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 20 (0.26%) VB.NET
16 18 (0.23%) Ruby
17 12 (0.15%) Apple Swift
17 12 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 771 (9.86%) Degree
2 698 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 444 (5.68%) PMI Certification
4 443 (5.67%) SC Cleared
5 423 (5.41%) PMP
6 244 (3.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 214 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 160 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 114 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 101 (1.29%) APMP
11 91 (1.16%) CISSP
12 90 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
13 83 (1.06%) ISEB
14 78 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
15 69 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
16 64 (0.82%) CISM
17 63 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 44 (0.56%) CCNA
19 40 (0.51%) MCSE
20 37 (0.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 755 (9.66%) PMO
2 396 (5.07%) QA
3 296 (3.79%) GDPR
4 105 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 104 (1.33%) SLA
6 91 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 91 (1.16%) MiFID
7 84 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
8 71 (0.91%) PCI DSS
9 34 (0.43%) EMIR
10 26 (0.33%) COBIT
10 26 (0.33%) P3O
11 21 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 21 (0.27%) JSP 440
12 20 (0.26%) GxP
13 19 (0.24%) IFRS
13 19 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.18%) PMBOK
15 13 (0.17%) ISO 9001
16 11 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 166 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 82 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 36 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.41%) Docker
6 30 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (0.29%) vSphere
8 16 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (0.20%) XenApp
9 15 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (0.10%) Firmware
14 6 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.077%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.064%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.038%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.038%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 84 (1.07%) SCCM
2 39 (0.50%) Ansible
3 37 (0.47%) Puppet
4 35 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 31 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 23 (0.29%) SCOM
7 20 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 15 (0.19%) Nagios
8 15 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 14 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.17%) IBM BigFix
10 13 (0.17%) RSA Archer
11 10 (0.13%) Netcool
11 10 (0.13%) SCVMM
12 9 (0.12%) Data Guard
12 9 (0.12%) MOM
13 8 (0.10%) Kibana
13 8 (0.10%) WSUS
14 7 (0.090%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1032 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 470 (6.01%) SAP
3 349 (4.46%) Oracle
4 213 (2.72%) Cisco
5 142 (1.82%) VMware
6 137 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 99 (1.27%) IBM
8 92 (1.18%) HP
9 83 (1.06%) Citrix
10 76 (0.97%) Google
10 76 (0.97%) ServiceNow
11 68 (0.87%) Adobe
11 68 (0.87%) Workday
12 56 (0.72%) Motorola
13 52 (0.67%) Tableau
14 45 (0.58%) NetApp
15 44 (0.56%) Red Hat
16 43 (0.55%) Remedy
17 37 (0.47%) Sitecore
18 29 (0.37%) BMC