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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 18 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 449 535 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.19% 8.55% 8.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.81% 9.24% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 391 420
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£500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £407 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £23.62 £41.15 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.61% -43.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £39.27 £48.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £43.03 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-9.33% -0.39%
Project Manager
London

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
5096 5792 5931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.01% 92.57% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 4236 4342
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 81 121
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £42.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 339 (44.20%) Project Management
2 311 (40.55%) Finance
3 194 (25.29%) PRINCE2
4 180 (23.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 180 (23.47%) Banking
5 123 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (10.30%) Migration
7 59 (7.69%) PMI Certification
8 57 (7.43%) Investment Banking
9 55 (7.17%) Microsoft
10 48 (6.26%) MS Project
11 47 (6.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 43 (5.61%) Retail
13 42 (5.48%) Change Management
14 41 (5.35%) Scrum
14 41 (5.35%) ITIL
15 38 (4.95%) PMP
16 37 (4.82%) Risk Management
17 34 (4.43%) MS Excel
17 34 (4.43%) Asset Management
18 33 (4.30%) Waterfall
18 33 (4.30%) Windows
18 33 (4.30%) Oracle
18 33 (4.30%) PRINCE
19 32 (4.17%) CRM
19 32 (4.17%) Project Planning
20 31 (4.04%) SharePoint
21 30 (3.91%) Marketing
21 30 (3.91%) Degree
22 29 (3.78%) PMI

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 31 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.17%) Lync
4 8 (1.04%) CMS
5 5 (0.65%) Confluence
6 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.26%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.26%) CICS
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.13%) SAS
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 48 (6.26%) MS Project
2 34 (4.43%) MS Excel
3 28 (3.65%) MS Office
4 19 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.52%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.39%) Agresso
4 3 (0.39%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.26%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.26%) Exstream
5 2 (0.26%) Endur
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Summit
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.09%) SaaS
2 8 (1.04%) Office 365
3 4 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.52%) PaaS
4 3 (0.39%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.69%) Unified Communications
1 13 (1.69%) SAN
2 12 (1.56%) WAN
3 8 (1.04%) LAN
4 7 (0.91%) Firewall
4 7 (0.91%) VoIP
5 5 (0.65%) Internet
6 4 (0.52%) NAS
6 4 (0.52%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.52%) Intranet
6 4 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.39%) Wireless
7 3 (0.39%) BGP
7 3 (0.39%) DNS
7 3 (0.39%) MVNO
8 2 (0.26%) Multicast
8 2 (0.26%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.91%) Big Data
4 6 (0.78%) DB2
5 5 (0.65%) SAP BW
5 5 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.39%) MySQL
7 3 (0.39%) QlikView
7 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) OLAP
8 2 (0.26%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.26%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.26%) EDMS
9 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.43%) JIRA
2 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.13%) FogBugz
General
1 311 (40.55%) Finance
2 180 (23.47%) Banking
3 57 (7.43%) Investment Banking
4 43 (5.61%) Retail
5 30 (3.91%) Marketing
6 27 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.87%) Legal
7 22 (2.87%) Back Office
8 21 (2.74%) Advertising
9 17 (2.22%) Retail Banking
9 17 (2.22%) Front Office
10 11 (1.43%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.30%) French Language
12 7 (0.91%) Law
13 6 (0.78%) Local Government
13 6 (0.78%) Publishing
14 5 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.65%) German Language
15 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.26%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.91%) .NET
2 5 (0.65%) Middleware
3 3 (0.39%) HTML
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.26%) SAP PI
4 2 (0.26%) Mason
4 2 (0.26%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.13%) COM
5 1 (0.13%) CSS
5 1 (0.13%) Web Services
5 1 (0.13%) XML
5 1 (0.13%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.13%) MDX
5 1 (0.13%) XMPP
5 1 (0.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (3.78%) PMI
1 29 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.35%) NHS
3 13 (1.69%) Credit Risk
3 13 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.30%) Market Risk
6 9 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.17%) User Experience
7 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (0.78%) Derivative
7 6 (0.78%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.65%) Equities
8 5 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.65%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.52%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.52%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.30%) Windows
2 15 (1.96%) UNIX
3 9 (1.17%) Linux
3 9 (1.17%) Windows 7
4 5 (0.65%) Android
5 4 (0.52%) Solaris
6 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.13%) AIX
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (44.20%) Project Management
2 194 (25.29%) PRINCE2
3 180 (23.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 123 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (10.30%) Migration
6 42 (5.48%) Change Management
7 41 (5.35%) Scrum
7 41 (5.35%) ITIL
8 37 (4.82%) Risk Management
9 34 (4.43%) Asset Management
10 33 (4.30%) Waterfall
10 33 (4.30%) PRINCE
11 32 (4.17%) CRM
11 32 (4.17%) Project Planning
12 25 (3.26%) Information Security
12 25 (3.26%) Programme Management
13 24 (3.13%) E-Commerce
13 24 (3.13%) Supplier Management
14 21 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (2.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.09%) SQL
2 7 (0.91%) Java
3 4 (0.52%) COBOL
4 3 (0.39%) C#
5 2 (0.26%) C
5 2 (0.26%) C++
6 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.13%) VB
6 1 (0.13%) VBA
6 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.13%) Python
6 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 59 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 47 (6.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 38 (4.95%) PMP
4 30 (3.91%) Degree
5 16 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 13 (1.69%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.30%) CISSP
8 8 (1.04%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.91%) CISA
9 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.52%) APMP
10 4 (0.52%) CISM
10 4 (0.52%) GIAC
11 3 (0.39%) MCP
11 3 (0.39%) CCNA
11 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.26%) PgMP
12 2 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.83%) Solvency II
2 11 (1.43%) QA
3 6 (0.78%) EMIR
4 5 (0.65%) MiFID
4 5 (0.65%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.39%) SLA
5 3 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) FATCA
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Basel II
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
System Software
1 11 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) vSphere
3 2 (0.26%) XenApp
3 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.39%) Tivoli
1 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.13%) SCCM
3 1 (0.13%) SCOM
3 1 (0.13%) Puppet
3 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 55 (7.17%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.30%) Oracle
3 27 (3.52%) SAP
4 19 (2.48%) Cisco
5 17 (2.22%) VMware
6 14 (1.83%) Citrix
7 13 (1.69%) Cognos
8 10 (1.30%) IBM
9 9 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.91%) Dell
11 6 (0.78%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.65%) HP
12 5 (0.65%) EMC
13 4 (0.52%) WorldPay
13 4 (0.52%) Avaloq
13 4 (0.52%) Informatica
13 4 (0.52%) Adobe
13 4 (0.52%) BT
14 3 (0.39%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.39%) Cyber-Ark
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