The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 20 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 412 471 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.83% 8.11% 8.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.43% 8.81% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 346 418
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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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
4890 5349 6613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.10% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3890 4809
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 90 145
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 4 September 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title.

1 400 (44.20%) Project Management
2 362 (40.00%) Finance
3 233 (25.75%) Banking
4 212 (23.43%) PRINCE2
5 206 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 177 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
7 94 (10.39%) Migration
8 69 (7.62%) PMI Certification
9 67 (7.40%) Investment Banking
10 66 (7.29%) Data Centre
11 64 (7.07%) SDLC
11 64 (7.07%) Microsoft
12 60 (6.63%) Oracle
13 58 (6.41%) MS Project
13 58 (6.41%) Scrum
14 51 (5.64%) Change Management
15 50 (5.52%) ITIL
15 50 (5.52%) Retail
16 49 (5.41%) Project Planning
16 49 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 45 (4.97%) MS Excel
18 42 (4.64%) PMP
19 40 (4.42%) Windows
20 39 (4.31%) Risk Management
21 38 (4.20%) CRM
21 38 (4.20%) PMI
22 36 (3.98%) Waterfall
23 35 (3.87%) E-Commerce
24 32 (3.54%) Front Office
24 32 (3.54%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.66%) CMS
3 9 (0.99%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.99%) Lync
4 6 (0.66%) Confluence
5 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.55%) SAS
5 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.22%) CICS
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.22%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.11%) Documentum
8 1 (0.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 58 (6.41%) MS Project
2 45 (4.97%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.31%) MS Office
4 25 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 23 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) SAP BPC
2 6 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.44%) Summit
4 4 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.33%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.22%) SunGard Martini
6 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.22%) Magento
6 2 (0.22%) Exstream
7 1 (0.11%) HFM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.10%) Office 365
2 7 (0.77%) SaaS
3 3 (0.33%) PaaS
3 3 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.22%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.11%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.10%) WAN
2 17 (1.88%) Firewall
3 16 (1.77%) LAN
4 12 (1.33%) SAN
5 10 (1.10%) VoIP
6 9 (0.99%) Unified Communications
7 8 (0.88%) Intranet
8 7 (0.77%) Internet
8 7 (0.77%) BGP
9 6 (0.66%) MPLS
9 6 (0.66%) OSPF
9 6 (0.66%) Network Security
10 5 (0.55%) Multicast
11 4 (0.44%) HSRP
11 4 (0.44%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (0.44%) Wireless
11 4 (0.44%) IPsec
11 4 (0.44%) EIGRP
11 4 (0.44%) RIP
11 4 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (1.99%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.77%) Big Data
4 7 (0.77%) DB2
5 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.33%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.33%) IDOL
7 3 (0.33%) QlikView
7 3 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.22%) DataStage
8 2 (0.22%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.22%) EDMS
8 2 (0.22%) MS Access
9 1 (0.11%) MySQL
9 1 (0.11%) Adabas
9 1 (0.11%) OLAP
9 1 (0.11%) Informix
Development Applications
1 18 (1.99%) JIRA
2 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.11%) FogBugz
General
1 362 (40.00%) Finance
2 233 (25.75%) Banking
3 67 (7.40%) Investment Banking
4 50 (5.52%) Retail
5 32 (3.54%) Legal
5 32 (3.54%) Front Office
5 32 (3.54%) Marketing
6 31 (3.43%) Telecoms
7 30 (3.31%) Advertising
8 19 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.99%) Law
10 12 (1.33%) Back Office
10 12 (1.33%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.88%) Publishing
12 6 (0.66%) French Language
12 6 (0.66%) Billing
13 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.55%) Local Government
14 4 (0.44%) Games
14 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.76%) .NET
2 8 (0.88%) HTML
3 5 (0.55%) Middleware
3 5 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (0.55%) HTML5
4 4 (0.44%) Web Services
4 4 (0.44%) XML
5 3 (0.33%) CSS
6 2 (0.22%) DOM
6 2 (0.22%) JSON
6 2 (0.22%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.11%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.11%) JRules
7 1 (0.11%) XMPP
7 1 (0.11%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.29%) Data Centre
2 38 (4.20%) PMI
3 32 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.43%) User Experience
6 18 (1.99%) NHS
7 17 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.77%) Credit Risk
9 15 (1.66%) Derivative
10 13 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.22%) Market Risk
12 10 (1.10%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.99%) CMDB
13 9 (0.99%) SWIFT
14 8 (0.88%) Social Media
15 7 (0.77%) Mainframe
16 5 (0.55%) DTV
16 5 (0.55%) Equities
16 5 (0.55%) Visualisation
17 4 (0.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.42%) Windows
2 14 (1.55%) UNIX
2 14 (1.55%) Linux
2 14 (1.55%) Android
3 12 (1.33%) Windows 7
3 12 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 8 (0.88%) Solaris
5 5 (0.55%) AIX
5 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (44.20%) Project Management
2 212 (23.43%) PRINCE2
3 206 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 177 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (10.39%) Migration
6 64 (7.07%) SDLC
7 58 (6.41%) Scrum
8 51 (5.64%) Change Management
9 50 (5.52%) ITIL
10 49 (5.41%) Project Planning
11 39 (4.31%) Risk Management
12 38 (4.20%) CRM
13 36 (3.98%) Waterfall
14 35 (3.87%) E-Commerce
15 32 (3.54%) Asset Management
16 31 (3.43%) Business Analysis
17 30 (3.31%) Data Migration
18 29 (3.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 25 (2.76%) Analytics
19 25 (2.76%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.32%) SQL
2 16 (1.77%) Java
3 13 (1.44%) C#
4 9 (0.99%) C
5 8 (0.88%) VBA
6 6 (0.66%) COBOL
7 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.22%) VB
9 2 (0.22%) Python
9 2 (0.22%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 69 (7.62%) PMI Certification
2 49 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 42 (4.64%) PMP
4 27 (2.98%) Degree
5 20 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 15 (1.66%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.22%) ISEB
8 8 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.55%) APMP
11 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.44%) CCIE
12 3 (0.33%) CISSP
12 3 (0.33%) CAPM
13 2 (0.22%) CCNP
13 2 (0.22%) CCNA
13 2 (0.22%) MCP
13 2 (0.22%) CISA
13 2 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.54%) QA
2 17 (1.88%) EMIR
3 13 (1.44%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (1.10%) MiFID
5 5 (0.55%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.44%) SLA
7 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.33%) COBIT
8 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) FATCA
9 1 (0.11%) P3O
9 1 (0.11%) Basel III
9 1 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (2.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.33%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.11%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.11%) MOM
2 1 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.11%) SCCM
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 64 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.63%) Oracle
3 28 (3.09%) SAP
4 21 (2.32%) Cisco
5 16 (1.77%) IBM
6 14 (1.55%) VMware
7 12 (1.33%) Cognos
8 9 (0.99%) Citrix
9 8 (0.88%) HP
9 8 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 8 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.66%) Juniper
10 6 (0.66%) OpenText
11 5 (0.55%) Informatica
11 5 (0.55%) BT
11 5 (0.55%) Metastorm
12 4 (0.44%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.44%) WorldPay
12 4 (0.44%) Dell
13 3 (0.33%) Calypso
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