We would like to put on record our thanks to all those practitioners and people aligned to the project management domain who took the time to participate in the 2017 PM Census, sharing their experiences of 2017 and what they are anticipating will happen in 2018. Without the contribution of these people we would not be able to create this unique annual report which is consumed around the globe.
From the many responses we have been able to create the 2018 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report, unbelievably our 13th edition. As ever, in this year’s report we cover a breadth of topics reflecting the data gathered from UK-based respondents as well as others from around the globe.
Some of the topics covered include:
- Project Management recruitment trends
- Gender impact in Project Management
- Trends in PM Education & Qualifications
- An update on the impact of the Off-Payroll Workers Legislation
- The aging profile of PM practitioners
As well as this we also once again cover the situation around unemployed practitioners, living standards and confidence, with overviews on both freelancer’s and employees and their remuneration. Packed with information and data as well as Project Management Practitioner Infographics we hope this will be another useful snapshot of the domain.
2017 was for many another challenging year where remuneration failed to keep pace with inflation, though there were of course winners and losers in the remuneration stakes. Amongst the winners were those who decided to change employers who saw inflation busting increases in their remuneration. Many freelancers continued to battle in a challenging market with continued pressures from competition and for some the significant cut in rewards associated with the introduction of the Off-Payroll Worker Legislation.
The anticipation is that 2018 will continue to be a challenging market for many, with continued uncertainty around Brexit and other global influencers. Near full employment in the UK is starting to create some much-needed churn though, which may kick-start the war for talent and bring with it more wage inflation. As ever the practitioner community approach 2018 with a smile on their faces, ready to face whatever challenges and opportunities that come their way.
We hope you enjoy the 2108 PMBR and as ever look forward to your feedback.