The survey takes a snapshot of the UK Project Management marketplace which is followed up by a report which is published in late January.
The 2009 Project Management Benchmark Report explored how the credit crunch and economic down turn was affecting the project management community, their earning, their aspirations and professional issues.
2009 Survey Highlights
- Recession has hit the project management market, with the majority of professionals fearing redundancies and cuts.
- Over a third of all respondents said they were ‘worse off’ last year and 22% of freelancer experienced decreased rates, with a significant number (11%) experiencing cuts of more than 10%.
- Employees feared better than contractors with salary expectations being met in 2008.
- Project Managers are a resilient lot. Despite the widespread doom and gloom, only 8% described their personal situation as ‘gloomy’, 63% described their situation as ‘steady’ and 18% as ‘neutral’.
- A massive 84% of Project Management Professionals believe they have a significant role to play in.
- Public sector employees are better protected than private. Twice as many private sector employees and 5% more contractors expect rewards to fall in 2009.
This year we are taking an in-depth look at current issues and hot topics within the PPM field, issues such as work/life balance, gender equality, public vs. private sector, training and accreditation, along with the usual data points on salaries, remuneration and day rates so that we can add to the databank and provide comparisons to last year and predictions for 2010.
As ever we are dependent upon the UK PPM community to help us by completing the annual survey from which the report is compiled.
If you haven’t yet given your perspective on the marketplace please visit http://www.arraspeople.co.uk/PMReport/ where you will find the survey.
The data collected will provide the input into the annual Project Management Benchmark report 2010 which will be available at the end of January 2010.