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Project Management Census 2015

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Project Management Benchmark Report 2015

Project Management Benchmark Report 2015

Back for the tenth year, the Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR) from Arras People is an independent report into the lives and careers of PPM practitioners.

Would you like to know about your peers?

For the tenth edition we take a look at different roles within project management, show comparisons in the industry across the globe and bring unrivalled insights into areas that impact the project professional.

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Special Report for April 2015 now available

The Project Management Salary Guide also availabe when you download the Project Management Benchmark Report.

Project Management Salary Guide 2015"Fantastic insight every year into the progress and changes in philosophy of our slowly maturing profession"

Since 2005, the Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report has served as the UK's lone official declaration of the status of project management in the UK.

"I really love what you guys are doing with the PM Census – a great piece of work. I think the presentation and content is great"

Informative, relevant and wide-ranging in area coverage, the PPM community regularly turn to the Arras People PM Benchmark Report because of its unrivalled ability to take the pulse of Programme and Project Management practitioners.

No other report or study can match the independent window that the Benchmark Report provides into this expanding professional area.

Previous feedback from readers of past Benchmark Reports:

"Arras People have done another outstanding job with this year's report. Some very interesting results. Very much like how some of the contradictions many of us experience out there in the market have been exposed by the stats. Excellent."

"Congratulations to you and your team for producing such an excellent publication. I’ve just perused the digital version and it accurately reflects the state of the PPM practitioner profession in the UK. Let’s just hope things continue to improve after the slow downs of recent years."

"Arras People are viewed by PPM practitioners as progressing the profession; the Project Management Benchmark Report is just another example of this great work."

The 2015 PM Benchmark Report

The 2015 Project Management Benchmark Report

The 2015 PMBR

Some of the highlights from this year's PMBR include:

  • 24% of UK based practitioners say they are using Agile concepts in their day to day activities, yet only 8% have a recognised Agile Project Management accreditation.
  • 3.6% of UK based practitioners say all programmes and projects undertaken in their organisation use Agile, yet only 50% believe their organisations have made the required philosophical shift to support its use.
  • UK based programme and project management practitioners continue to over deliver, with the average practitioner delivering +20% on top of their contracted hours.
  • Despite only 37% of UK based contractors seeing their day rates rise above inflation during 2014, 82% of them enter 2015 with a smile according to the Arras People positivity index.
  • Amongst UK based employees, 16% of Public sector workers saw their salary increase by more than inflation compared to 43% of their peers in the Private sector.

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