Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 October 2018 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 > Wales
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 27 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 +7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 130 72 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.12% 6.31% 6.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.23% 7.50% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 56 71
Wales median daily rate £425 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.65% -8.13% +12.36%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £237
90th Percentile £565 £516 £925
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Wales median hourly rate £21.75 £38.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.87% +51.96% -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.16 £26.50
% change year-on-year +19.66% +2.49% -15.71%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,408 960 1,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.95% 84.14% 84.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,008 656 809
Wales median daily rate £415 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £288 £183 £213
90th Percentile £575 £540 £563
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 49
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.00 £17.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.83% +35.79% +26.25%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.49
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £65.20
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Project Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in Wales

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Management in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Wales

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Wales over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in Wales

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Wales

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
South Wales +7 120 £425 +15.65% 15
Mid Wales - 6 - - 2
West Wales +8 1 £550 +4.76% 3
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 90 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 46 (35.38%) Scrum
4 43 (33.08%) PHP
4 43 (33.08%) Kanban
5 42 (32.31%) Software Engineering
5 42 (32.31%) Web Services
5 42 (32.31%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (31.54%) TDD
7 40 (30.77%) SOA
8 32 (24.62%) Zend
9 29 (22.31%) Relational Database
10 28 (21.54%) Customer-Centric Approach
10 28 (21.54%) Customer-Centricity
11 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
12 25 (19.23%) QA
13 23 (17.69%) Oracle
13 23 (17.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (17.69%) Product Management
14 22 (16.92%) Git (software)
14 22 (16.92%) MySQL
14 22 (16.92%) Regression Testing
15 21 (16.15%) Test Management
15 21 (16.15%) Cucumber
15 21 (16.15%) JIRA
16 20 (15.38%) PRINCE2
16 20 (15.38%) SDLC
17 19 (14.62%) Finance
17 19 (14.62%) Continuous Improvement
18 18 (13.85%) Microsoft

Project Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.77%) Apache
2 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.77%) IIS
2 1 (0.77%) SAS
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) Office 365
2 2 (1.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.31%) VoIP
3 2 (1.54%) Internet
3 2 (1.54%) SNMP
4 1 (0.77%) Intranet
4 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.77%) VPN
4 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (32.31%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (22.31%) Relational Database
3 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
4 22 (16.92%) MySQL
5 12 (9.23%) Big Data
6 8 (6.15%) HPCC
7 1 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 22 (16.92%) Git (software)
2 21 (16.15%) Cucumber
2 21 (16.15%) JIRA
3 17 (13.08%) Selenium
3 17 (13.08%) Subversion
4 4 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.31%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.31%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (2.31%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.54%) GCC
6 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.54%) JMeter
6 2 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (14.62%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Publishing
3 6 (4.62%) Games
4 2 (1.54%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.77%) Local Government
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.77%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 41 (31.54%) Developer
2 38 (29.23%) PHP Developer
3 24 (18.46%) Software Engineer
4 22 (16.92%) PHP Software Engineer
5 21 (16.15%) Project Manager
6 19 (14.62%) Agile Developer
6 19 (14.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 19 (14.62%) PHP Zend Developer
6 19 (14.62%) Test Engineer
7 16 (12.31%) Analyst
8 13 (10.00%) Software Developer
9 11 (8.46%) Test Automation Engineer
10 9 (6.92%) Quality Engineer
11 8 (6.15%) QA Engineer
11 8 (6.15%) QA Test Engineer
12 7 (5.38%) Business Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) IT Manager
12 7 (5.38%) Test Analyst
13 6 (4.62%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 6 (4.62%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (32.31%) Web Services
2 11 (8.46%) Laravel
3 5 (3.85%) .NET
3 5 (3.85%) XML
4 4 (3.08%) Symfony
5 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.31%) JSON
5 3 (2.31%) RESTful
6 2 (1.54%) jQuery
7 1 (0.77%) Apache FOP
7 1 (0.77%) CSS
7 1 (0.77%) HTML
7 1 (0.77%) LAMP
7 1 (0.77%) Middleware
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.77%) SOAP
7 1 (0.77%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.85%) NHS
4 4 (3.08%) PKI
5 3 (2.31%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.31%) User Experience
6 2 (1.54%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.77%) Fintech
7 1 (0.77%) PMI
7 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.77%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.08%) Linux
1 4 (3.08%) Unix
1 4 (3.08%) Windows
2 1 (0.77%) AIX
2 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 46 (35.38%) Scrum
4 43 (33.08%) Kanban
5 42 (32.31%) Software Engineering
6 41 (31.54%) TDD
7 40 (30.77%) SOA
8 28 (21.54%) Customer-Centric Approach
8 28 (21.54%) Customer-Centricity
9 23 (17.69%) Product Management
9 23 (17.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (16.92%) Regression Testing
11 21 (16.15%) Test Management
12 20 (15.38%) PRINCE2
12 20 (15.38%) SDLC
13 19 (14.62%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (8.46%) Change Management
15 9 (6.92%) Business Analysis
15 9 (6.92%) Programme Management
15 9 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.08%) PHP
2 11 (8.46%) SQL
3 5 (3.85%) C#
4 4 (3.08%) C
5 3 (2.31%) Java
6 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.77%) Perl
7 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.00%) Degree
3 9 (6.92%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.38%) Postgraduate
5 6 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (3.85%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.08%) PMP
8 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.54%) CCNA
9 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.54%) CISSP
9 2 (1.54%) ISEB
9 2 (1.54%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.23%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) GDPR
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.77%) IFRS
4 1 (0.77%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.77%) Sendmail
1 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (24.62%) Zend
2 23 (17.69%) Oracle
3 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.08%) HP
5 3 (2.31%) SAP
6 2 (1.54%) EMC
7 1 (0.77%) Symantec
7 1 (0.77%) Trend Micro
7 1 (0.77%) VMware