The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
London / City of London
Rank 37 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 149 252 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.12% 8.40% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 8.77% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 189 233
Median daily rate £525 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £30.75 £30.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-32.89% +1.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2778 2872 4792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 95.73% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2248 3700
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 76
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Manager across the City of London region.

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager across the City of London region.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 168 (44.44%) Project Management
2 153 (40.48%) Finance
3 119 (31.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 93 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (21.69%) PRINCE2
6 71 (18.78%) Banking
7 45 (11.90%) Programme Management
8 41 (10.85%) Migration
9 34 (8.99%) Retail
10 31 (8.20%) Waterfall
11 26 (6.88%) Front Office
11 26 (6.88%) Microsoft
12 25 (6.61%) Investment Banking
13 24 (6.35%) Business Analysis
13 24 (6.35%) Asset Management
14 23 (6.08%) Change Management
15 22 (5.82%) Risk Management
15 22 (5.82%) MS Project
16 20 (5.29%) Degree
16 20 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 20 (5.29%) Security Cleared
16 20 (5.29%) Data Centre
17 18 (4.76%) Windows
17 18 (4.76%) PMI Certification
17 18 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
18 17 (4.50%) SDLC
18 17 (4.50%) Project Governance
18 17 (4.50%) MS Excel
18 17 (4.50%) Marketing

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.12%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.06%) Confluence
5 2 (0.53%) CMS
5 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.26%) Drupal
6 1 (0.26%) IIS
6 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (5.82%) MS Project
2 17 (4.50%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.91%) MS Office
3 11 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.79%) Exstream
2 3 (0.79%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.53%) Magento
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Beauchamp
4 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.26%) Maximo
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.17%) Office 365
2 11 (2.91%) IaaS
3 8 (2.12%) PaaS
4 7 (1.85%) SaaS
5 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.38%) LAN
1 9 (2.38%) Skype
2 8 (2.12%) WAN
3 6 (1.59%) Intranet
4 4 (1.06%) MPLS
4 4 (1.06%) NAS
5 3 (0.79%) FTP
5 3 (0.79%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.79%) SAN
5 3 (0.79%) WebEx
6 2 (0.53%) DMVPN
6 2 (0.53%) SMS
7 1 (0.26%) Broadband
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.26%) Firewall
7 1 (0.26%) Network Security
7 1 (0.26%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.32%) Big Data
4 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.26%) Power BI
5 1 (0.26%) QlikView
5 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.65%) JIRA
2 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
2 3 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.79%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 153 (40.48%) Finance
2 71 (18.78%) Banking
3 34 (8.99%) Retail
4 26 (6.88%) Front Office
5 25 (6.61%) Investment Banking
6 17 (4.50%) Marketing
7 16 (4.23%) Legal
8 11 (2.91%) Advertising
9 8 (2.12%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.85%) Billing
10 7 (1.85%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.59%) Back Office
12 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.53%) French Language
13 2 (0.53%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.53%) Law
14 1 (0.26%) Automotive
14 1 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.26%) Publishing
14 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.32%) Middleware
2 4 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (0.79%) .NET
3 3 (0.79%) XMPP
4 2 (0.53%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.26%) HTML5
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.26%) jQuery
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.26%) Spring
5 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.29%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.23%) Virtual Team
4 14 (3.70%) PMI
5 13 (3.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.65%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.85%) Equities
7 7 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.85%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.32%) NHS
9 4 (1.06%) Tandem
10 3 (0.79%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.79%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.79%) User Experience
11 2 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.76%) Windows
2 9 (2.38%) Linux
3 7 (1.85%) Unix
3 7 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.06%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (44.44%) Project Management
2 119 (31.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 93 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (21.69%) PRINCE2
5 45 (11.90%) Programme Management
6 41 (10.85%) Migration
7 31 (8.20%) Waterfall
8 24 (6.35%) Asset Management
8 24 (6.35%) Business Analysis
9 23 (6.08%) Change Management
10 22 (5.82%) Risk Management
11 20 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 18 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
13 17 (4.50%) Project Governance
13 17 (4.50%) SDLC
14 16 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (4.23%) Project Planning
14 16 (4.23%) Scrum
15 14 (3.70%) Investment Management
16 13 (3.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.85%) SQL
2 3 (0.79%) Java
3 2 (0.53%) C
3 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.26%) C#
4 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (5.29%) Degree
1 20 (5.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 15 (3.97%) PMP
4 14 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.32%) ISEB
8 4 (1.06%) APMP
9 3 (0.79%) CISSP
10 2 (0.53%) CISM
10 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.26%) APMG
11 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.26%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.97%) MiFID
2 8 (2.12%) EMIR
3 4 (1.06%) FATCA
4 3 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.53%) AIFMD
5 2 (0.53%) GDPR
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.53%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.26%) DICOM
6 1 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.26%) QA
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) UCITS
System Software
1 6 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) SCCM
2 2 (0.53%) Nagios
2 2 (0.53%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (6.88%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.70%) Cisco
3 12 (3.17%) Oracle
4 8 (2.12%) Citrix
5 7 (1.85%) CheckPoint
5 7 (1.85%) Murex
6 6 (1.59%) SAP
7 5 (1.32%) Cyber-Ark
8 4 (1.06%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.06%) HP
8 4 (1.06%) Workday
9 3 (0.79%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.79%) Fidessa
9 3 (0.79%) iManage
9 3 (0.79%) Mitel
9 3 (0.79%) Polycom
10 2 (0.53%) FactSet
10 2 (0.53%) hybris
10 2 (0.53%) Splunk
10 2 (0.53%) Yardi
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