That’s just one of the areas we look at in this year’s Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People, launched today.
We’ve also covered what practitioners think about:
- the new Chartered Status, recently awarded to the Association of Project Management (APM)
- the new Off-Payroll Workers regulation which will impact freelance project practitioners working in the public sector
- how career breaks affect a project practitioner’s career
- how gender issues impact project management careers
- how project management as a career of choice impacts project management
- what’s happening with the unemployed project practitioners
- what’s happening with the marketplace in today’s economy
- how project practitioners are faring at the moment
- how much they’re earning
It’s the twelfth annual report on the Project Management domain from Arras People – and it’s been fascinating to see how the landscape for project management has changed over that time. Throughout the year we’ll be bringing further insights – the ones that didn’t make the final cut – plus taking a look at then and now.
2016 was an interesting year with ‘Project Fear’ failing to dissuade the UK’s voters from returning a Brexit vote; a new Prime Minister installed and then the election of Donald Trump as the President-elect of the United States of America. At the same time the forecasted end of the world did not materialise, the UK economy confounded the experts post Brexit after stagnating in the first six months due to the economic uncertainty. The pound fell, the stock market’s rose, employment rose, unemployment rose, inflation rose and interest rates dropped again.
2017 looks set to deliver more instability, with the triggering of Article 50 to commence the formal process of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union being just one of the many actions that will initiate further change.
With this as the backdrop, the report is underlined by continuing austerity in the public sector and mixed fortunes in the private sector. 2016 delivered much of the same for many practitioners in terms of low, if any rises in living standards and many challenges for those working as contractors; a picture that does not look set improve in 2017.
However, the spirits remain high for the majority as we head forwards into more change, the very lifeblood of the project management domain.
Many thanks to this year’s Report sponsors: