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Since 2005, Arras People have been tracking, reporting and analysing the Project Management sector both in the UK and latterly globally.

Whilst there may be other reports available, The Project Management Benchmark Report is unique in that it has no underlying agenda to push product, nor is it targeting a single aligned group; something you can clearly see when reading reports from organisations such as PMI and APM.  As such it has served as the UK's lone official declaration of the status of project management in the UK and built a solid reputation amongst practitioners and those serving and using those in the profession.

"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 archive below gives you free access to our archive in .pdf format, whilst the current edition can be found here.

The 2016 Project Management Benchmark Report

The 2016 PMBR

Back for the eleventh year, the 2016 Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People once again provides an independent survey into the lives and careers of Programme and Project Management practitioners in the UK and across the globe.

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After 11 years of producing this research and seeing the changes that have happened in the domain, it is hard not to be drawn to the fact that project management is still an exciting and evolving practice. The fact that projects are still failing suggests that even with all the effort and time expended we are still searching for that magic bullet which will ensure we deliver. In some ways you would expect that project management as a profession would now be at the point where it was formalising the investments made in tools, methods and learning, but from this side of the table it feels that the opposite is happening, with fragmentation/disruption being the order of the day.

The 2016 PMO Benchmark Report

The 2016 PMO Benchmark Report

Working with PMO Flashmob the 2016 Project Management Benchmark data collected by Arras People has been cut to provide a unique insight into the specialism of PMO.

This report  once again provides an independent window into the lives and careers of PMO Practitioners based in the UK.

 

 

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The 2015 Project Management Benchmark Report

The 2015 PMBR

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

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Is Agile Project Management gaining traction?

24% of UK based practitioners say they are using some Agile concepts in their day to day activities, yet only 8% have a recognised Agile Project Management accreditation.

Meanwhile 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.

The 50 Greatest Project Management Interview Questions

The 50 Greatest Project Management Interview Questions 

Whether preparing for a project management interview or preparing to meet project management practitioners to interview them for an open role in your organisation, being prepared puts you on the front foot.

This document from Arras People provides anyone involved in the recruitment of project management practitioners with 50 great questions which may make your interviews a great experience for all involved. 

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The 2015 Project Management Salary Guide

Project Management Salary Guide 2015

2015 Project Management Salary Guide

The 2015 Project Management Salary Guide presents a deeper analysis of the UK PM practitioner data we collected for the 2015 Project Management Benchmark Report.

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The report offers an in depth analysis of:

  • Project management salaries and benefits for those in permanent employment
  • Day rate data for project management practitioners who are engaged as contractors
  • Age, Gender and Location data for Project Management practitioners
  • Impact of Education, Training and Experience on PM practitioner remuneration

2014 Project Management Confidence Index

2014 PM Confidence Index - July 2014

As we approached the half-way point of 2014 it seemed an opportune time to check in with the UK’s Programme and Project Management (PPM) community to see how the economic recovery is impacting them and to check how this compares to the views expressed during the collection of data for the 2014 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report (2014 PMBR).

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The battle for PM Talent

55% of respondents involved in recruiting programme and project management practitioners in 2014 reported that filling roles has been very difficult/difficult.

2014 Project Management Benchmark Report

2014 Project Management Benchmark Report

The ninth-  2014 Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People  In addition to remuneration and rewards across the sectors we also looked at the project management career in much more detail. We covered career aspirations, where project management practitioners work in organisations, new blood into the industry and the value of education.

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Is ‘gut feel’ a good enough way to manage a professional career? 54% of PPM Practitioners surveyed rank their professional capability in comparison to their peers on mere ‘gut feel’. 2% admitted to ‘guessing’.

The report is packed with insights into the Project Management domain.

2014 Project Management Training Report

Project Management Training Report

2014 Project Management Training Report

The Project Management Training Report provides further insight into the data collected around project management training for the 2014 Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People.

 

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Why do Project Managers take training?

We are consistently asked by PPM Practitioners for advice about which learning path they should adopt to attain the best opportunities and of course the best compensation for their efforts. Like many of the questions in the field of PPM, the answer always includes “well, that depends….”.

2013 Project Management Benchmark Report

2013 Project Management Benchmark Report

The eighth -  2013 Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People  In addition to remuneration and rewards across the sectors we also looked at generations in project management; took another look at the subject of PMOs; uncovered recruitment challenges that organisations face and spotlighted the unemployed project practitioners.

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Generation Project?

At this stage, we would say that the practitioner group does exhibit a core set of personal and work related values irrespective of their generational cohort, which is worthy of further investigation. These shared values exhibited by the group may help in recruitment; however the practitioners should still be cognisant of the generational impact on their stakeholders.

2012 Project Management Benchmark Report

2012 Project Management Benchmark Report

The seventh -  2012 Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People  In addition to remuneration and rewards across the sectors we also looked at the latest developments in project management that impact you, the project professional. We also trolled those on the periphery of PPM - trainers, educators, hiring managers and students with practitioner aspirations.

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What makes the difference?

Recruiters and practitioners agree that programme and project management experience, specifically the ability to show a track record of delivery is #1 when it comes to candidate selection. Formal education comes in at #5!

2011 Project Management Benchmark Report

2011 Project Management Benchmark Report

The sixth 2011 Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People once again provided the most comprehensive report available for the project management marketplace in the UK. In addition to remuneration and rewards across the sectors we also looked at the latest developments in project management that impact you, the project professional.

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PRINCE2, is it worth it?

Training budgets under further strain in 2011, but PRINCE2 still holds it dominating position as the de-facto standard in the UK.

2010 Project Management Benchmark Report

2010 Project Management Benchmark Report

As the impact on individual practitioners seems to have been so variable the 5th Annual Arras People survey of the UK Project Management Community will give us all a snapshot of how you and your peers fared during 2009 and at the end of the noughties the general mood looking forward into 2010.

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Project failure, who is to blame?

The short answer appeared to be “not me”! Programme and Project Management Practitioners highlighted a lack of executive support as the biggest single cause of project failure.

2009 Project Management Benchmark Report

2009 Project Management Benchmark Report

In the 2009 Project Management Benchmark report from Arras People the data confirmed that the vast majority of us are in some way feeling the effects of the credit crunch and the impact of recession on the UK economy. The gloom built steadily during 2008 and its impact started to bite in many sectors of the economy, even though officially we were not in recessionary times until January 2009.

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• 38% of respondents expect hard times or contraction over the next year, and 27% expect
the market to remain neutral. Only 6.5% expect the market to be buoyant.
• 60% of respondents expect cuts and redundancies in their sectors.
• 27% of employees have noted a decrease in employment opportunities.

2008 Project Management Benchmark Report

2008 Project Management Benchmark Report

The 2008 Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People Contains detailed information in areas such as experience levels, accreditation, age groups, gender impact, work/life balance, commutes, transport, home working and nights away from home

 

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The winning formula?

An acceptable work/life balance for a PM is achieved with:
- Flexible working
- The ability to manage and control one’s workload
- Self employment – being one’s own boss
- Only the occasional night away
- Earnings between £500- £650 per day for contractors or
- An annual salary under £30k, or way over £100k!

2007 Project Management Benchmark Report

2007 Project Management Benchmark Report

We entered 2007 with a Project Management market which is still growing, as is the recognition that “projects exist in all walks of life, and need to be managed” grows. Government speak about Projects, Local Government has many initiatives around achieving deliverables through effective projects, Lord Coe was recently on the radio talking about the Olympics in 2012 in the context of what it is “a big project”. A further example of this could be “the apprentice” where all tasks were defined as “projects” and each task had a declared “project Manager” who had to take responsibility. Tim Campbell, who won the final round because he was the better organiser, strategic thinker and team leader, is now Project Director for Sir Alan Sugar at Amstrad Plc.

 

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2006 Project Management Benchmark Report

2006 Project Management Benchmark Report

The start of a journey - the first Arras People PMBR

We wanted a snapshot of the project management profession and the issues facing it half way through the first decade of the 21st Century. We wanted to find out what had changed since the millennium. We covered market trends, remuneration, and the positioning of PM within a professional context.

Several issues stand out. Against the general increase in salaries and day rates, there is an undoubted desire for “more for less” from employers. There is real competition out there, with consequent downward pressures on rates, and there are winners and losers. And then there is the question of accreditation. A good or bad thing? Read on.

 

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