Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 25 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 119 79 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.85% 6.39% 7.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.83% 7.69% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 56 82
Wales median daily rate £430 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £263
90th Percentile £600 £519 £925
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Wales median hourly rate £26.11 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.39% +29.31% -
10th Percentile £24.66 £31.50 £20.02
90th Percentile £27.55 £43.33 £54.03
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -12.53%

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 1,520 1,027 1,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.51% 83.09% 85.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,050 688 841
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £285 £177 £210
90th Percentile £588 £557 £563
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 40 51
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.89% +26.06% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.83 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £41.10 £53.35 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +16 111 £430 +14.67% 23
Mid Wales - 6 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 71 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.97%) Test Automation
3 29 (24.37%) Technical Leadership
4 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 28 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (22.69%) Web Services
5 27 (22.69%) Scrum
6 26 (21.85%) PRINCE2
7 25 (21.01%) PHP
7 25 (21.01%) Microsoft
7 25 (21.01%) Kanban
7 25 (21.01%) TDD
7 25 (21.01%) Software Engineering
8 24 (20.17%) SOA
8 24 (20.17%) Finance
9 21 (17.65%) Zend
10 20 (16.81%) Test Management
11 19 (15.97%) Degree
11 19 (15.97%) JIRA
11 19 (15.97%) QA
11 19 (15.97%) SQL
12 18 (15.13%) Oracle
12 18 (15.13%) Regression Testing
12 18 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (15.13%) Git (software)
12 18 (15.13%) Customer-Centricity
12 18 (15.13%) Relational Database
12 18 (15.13%) Customer-Centric Approach
13 17 (14.29%) Product Management
13 17 (14.29%) MySQL

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 4 (3.36%) Confluence
2 2 (1.68%) Apache
2 2 (1.68%) SAS
2 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) IIS
3 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.36%) SaaS
3 3 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.84%) Intranet
2 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.84%) VoIP
2 1 (0.84%) VPN
2 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
1 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.13%) Relational Database
3 17 (14.29%) MySQL
4 13 (10.92%) Big Data
5 7 (5.88%) HPCC
6 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 19 (15.97%) JIRA
2 18 (15.13%) Git (software)
3 16 (13.45%) Cucumber
4 13 (10.92%) Subversion
5 11 (9.24%) Selenium
6 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.68%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (20.17%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Games
2 6 (5.04%) Publishing
3 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.68%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.84%) Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Front Office
5 1 (0.84%) Local Government
5 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (20.17%) Developer
2 22 (18.49%) Analyst
2 22 (18.49%) PHP Developer
2 22 (18.49%) Project Manager
3 16 (13.45%) Test Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) PHP Software Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) Agile Developer
5 11 (9.24%) Business Analyst
5 11 (9.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) PHP Zend Developer
5 11 (9.24%) Software Developer
5 11 (9.24%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Business Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.04%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.69%) Web Services
2 9 (7.56%) Laravel
3 4 (3.36%) .NET
3 4 (3.36%) XML
4 3 (2.52%) Symfony
5 2 (1.68%) jQuery
5 2 (1.68%) LAMP
5 2 (1.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.84%) Apache FOP
6 1 (0.84%) CSS
6 1 (0.84%) HTML
6 1 (0.84%) JSON
6 1 (0.84%) Middleware
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.84%) RESTful
6 1 (0.84%) Velocity
6 1 (0.84%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.24%) NHS
3 7 (5.88%) PKI
4 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.52%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.20%) Linux
2 4 (3.36%) Windows
3 3 (2.52%) Unix
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.84%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.97%) Test Automation
3 29 (24.37%) Technical Leadership
4 27 (22.69%) Scrum
5 26 (21.85%) PRINCE2
6 25 (21.01%) Kanban
6 25 (21.01%) Software Engineering
6 25 (21.01%) TDD
7 24 (20.17%) SOA
8 20 (16.81%) Test Management
9 18 (15.13%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 18 (15.13%) Customer-Centricity
9 18 (15.13%) Regression Testing
9 18 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (14.29%) Product Management
11 16 (13.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (12.61%) SDLC
13 14 (11.76%) Change Management
14 12 (10.08%) Migration
15 11 (9.24%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.01%) PHP
2 19 (15.97%) SQL
3 4 (3.36%) C#
4 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.68%) Python
5 1 (0.84%) C
5 1 (0.84%) Java
5 1 (0.84%) Perl
5 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (15.97%) Degree
2 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.88%) Postgraduate
6 5 (4.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.52%) CISSP
7 3 (2.52%) PMP
8 2 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.68%) HND
8 2 (1.68%) ISEB
8 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.68%) MCP
8 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.97%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.20%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.52%) PMO
4 2 (1.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.84%) GDPR
5 1 (0.84%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) HP ALM
1 6 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.68%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.68%) Mesos
3 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (21.01%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.65%) Zend
3 18 (15.13%) Oracle
4 6 (5.04%) HP
5 4 (3.36%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.36%) SAP
6 2 (1.68%) Cognizant