The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 13 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4629 4333 4450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.98% 8.78% 9.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.71% 9.48% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3246 2954 2985
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £577 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 46
Average hourly rate £42.00 £29.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.37% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £20.10 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.40 £44.30 £50.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +3.44%
Project Manager
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in England

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 2085 £465 +3.21% 356
South East -2 870 £425 +1.19% 115
North West +2 354 £425 +6.25% 102
South West -2 290 £403 -1.82% 50
Yorkshire +1 274 £400 +3.22% 51
West Midlands +5 273 £400 - 51
East of England -1 222 £450 +2.85% 62
East Midlands +7 154 £408 +1.93% 30
North East -5 82 £425 +6.25% 4
Midlands +4 13 £463 -7.50% 1
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4540 (49.07%) Project Management
2 2974 (32.14%) Finance
3 2783 (30.08%) PRINCE2
4 2162 (23.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 1604 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1204 (13.01%) Banking
7 917 (9.91%) Migration
8 822 (8.88%) Retail
9 723 (7.81%) MS Project
10 679 (7.34%) Microsoft
11 661 (7.14%) PMI Certification
12 622 (6.72%) Change Management
13 599 (6.47%) Data Centre
14 578 (6.25%) ITIL
15 560 (6.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 521 (5.63%) Security Cleared
17 508 (5.49%) PMP
18 500 (5.40%) Project Planning
19 481 (5.20%) SAP
20 479 (5.18%) Scrum
21 469 (5.07%) MS Excel
22 457 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
23 451 (4.87%) Telecoms
24 435 (4.70%) Waterfall
25 423 (4.57%) Risk Management
26 422 (4.56%) Degree
27 410 (4.43%) Programme Management
28 407 (4.40%) Windows
29 397 (4.29%) Oracle
29 397 (4.29%) E-Commerce

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 301 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 113 (1.22%) CMS
3 62 (0.67%) Lync
4 60 (0.65%) WebSphere
5 50 (0.54%) MS Exchange
6 36 (0.39%) Confluence
7 35 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 30 (0.32%) SAS
9 25 (0.27%) IBM Notes
9 25 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (0.17%) MS Project Server
11 14 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.13%) Drupal
13 11 (0.12%) Documentum
13 11 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.097%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.097%) Alfresco
14 9 (0.097%) LiveLink
15 8 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 723 (7.81%) MS Project
2 469 (5.07%) MS Excel
3 371 (4.01%) MS Office
4 183 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 132 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.097%) SPSS
8 7 (0.076%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.076%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.032%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.022%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.022%) InDesign
10 2 (0.022%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.022%) Mingle
11 1 (0.011%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.011%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 96 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 33 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 32 (0.35%) Agresso
6 27 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 26 (0.28%) SAP CRM
8 25 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 25 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 24 (0.26%) SAP CO
9 24 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
10 21 (0.23%) Primavera
11 20 (0.22%) SAP BPC
12 19 (0.21%) Maximo
13 14 (0.15%) SAP HR
13 14 (0.15%) SAP SD
14 13 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
15 12 (0.13%) SAP MM
15 12 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
16 11 (0.12%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 122 (1.32%) Office 365
2 69 (0.75%) SaaS
3 49 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
6 16 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.16%) PaaS
8 8 (0.086%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.065%) IaaS
10 5 (0.054%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.043%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.043%) Trello
12 3 (0.032%) SmartFocus
12 3 (0.032%) Boomi
12 3 (0.032%) Silverpop
13 2 (0.022%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.022%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.022%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.011%) Yammer
14 1 (0.011%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 197 (2.13%) WAN
2 164 (1.77%) LAN
3 124 (1.34%) Firewall
4 86 (0.93%) Intranet
5 82 (0.89%) SAN
6 81 (0.88%) Internet
7 64 (0.69%) Unified Communications
8 59 (0.64%) VoIP
9 50 (0.54%) Wireless
10 39 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (0.40%) TCP/IP
11 37 (0.40%) 4G
12 36 (0.39%) DNS
12 36 (0.39%) Network Security
13 31 (0.34%) MPLS
14 27 (0.29%) VPN
15 26 (0.28%) 3G
16 25 (0.27%) BGP
17 24 (0.26%) OSPF
18 23 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
2 91 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 72 (0.78%) Big Data
4 43 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 41 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 29 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
7 28 (0.30%) QlikView
8 26 (0.28%) Hadoop
8 26 (0.28%) SAP BW
8 26 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (0.24%) Data Mining
11 19 (0.21%) DB2
11 19 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
12 17 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.17%) DataStage
14 14 (0.15%) MySQL
15 13 (0.14%) EDMS
15 13 (0.14%) SAP HANA
15 13 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 95 (1.03%) JIRA
2 17 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.065%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (0.065%) Subversion
4 5 (0.054%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.054%) MSI
5 4 (0.043%) ERwin
6 3 (0.032%) ProC
6 3 (0.032%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.032%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.022%) Selenium
7 2 (0.022%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.022%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.022%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.022%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.011%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.011%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.011%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.011%) RequisitePro
8 1 (0.011%) ClearQuest
General
1 2974 (32.14%) Finance
2 1204 (13.01%) Banking
3 822 (8.88%) Retail
4 451 (4.87%) Telecoms
5 314 (3.39%) Marketing
6 250 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 229 (2.47%) Legal
8 188 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 153 (1.65%) Retail Banking
10 146 (1.58%) Front Office
11 127 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 114 (1.23%) Law
13 107 (1.16%) Back Office
14 101 (1.09%) Local Government
15 92 (0.99%) Publishing
16 91 (0.98%) Advertising
17 86 (0.93%) Automotive
18 77 (0.83%) Financial Institution
19 74 (0.80%) Billing
20 53 (0.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (1.63%) .NET
2 61 (0.66%) Web Services
3 56 (0.61%) Middleware
4 53 (0.57%) HTML
5 48 (0.52%) XML
6 29 (0.31%) CSS
7 22 (0.24%) Application Packaging
8 19 (0.21%) J2EE
9 17 (0.18%) HTML5
10 16 (0.17%) Velocity
11 15 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (0.12%) ASP.NET
13 10 (0.11%) EDI
13 10 (0.11%) JSON
14 9 (0.097%) SOAP
15 8 (0.086%) JSP
15 8 (0.086%) XMPP
16 7 (0.076%) jQuery
17 6 (0.065%) .NET Framework
17 6 (0.065%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 599 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 457 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 268 (2.90%) PMI
4 217 (2.35%) NHS
5 184 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 128 (1.38%) User Experience
7 97 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 88 (0.95%) FMCG
9 73 (0.79%) Derivative
10 65 (0.70%) Fixed Income
11 64 (0.69%) Credit Risk
12 61 (0.66%) Economics
12 61 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 58 (0.63%) Mainframe
14 48 (0.52%) Equities
15 45 (0.49%) Data Integration
16 44 (0.48%) Market Risk
17 41 (0.44%) Smart Meter
18 39 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
19 37 (0.40%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 407 (4.40%) Windows
2 111 (1.20%) Linux
2 111 (1.20%) Windows 7
3 108 (1.17%) UNIX
4 54 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (0.55%) Android
6 43 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 34 (0.37%) Solaris
8 24 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 23 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 22 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.22%) AIX
12 18 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.043%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.043%) VME
16 3 (0.032%) HPUX
17 2 (0.022%) VMS
17 2 (0.022%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4540 (49.07%) Project Management
2 2783 (30.08%) PRINCE2
3 2162 (23.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 1604 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
5 917 (9.91%) Migration
6 622 (6.72%) Change Management
7 578 (6.25%) ITIL
8 500 (5.40%) Project Planning
9 479 (5.18%) Scrum
10 435 (4.70%) Waterfall
11 423 (4.57%) Risk Management
12 410 (4.43%) Programme Management
13 397 (4.29%) E-Commerce
14 386 (4.17%) CRM
15 343 (3.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 318 (3.44%) SDLC
17 308 (3.33%) Change Control
18 292 (3.16%) Supplier Management
19 290 (3.13%) PRINCE
20 284 (3.07%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 190 (2.05%) SQL
2 144 (1.56%) Java
3 130 (1.40%) C
4 37 (0.40%) C#
5 34 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 26 (0.28%) PHP
7 15 (0.16%) PL/SQL
8 13 (0.14%) COBOL
9 12 (0.13%) VBA
10 10 (0.11%) Python
10 10 (0.11%) VB
11 6 (0.065%) C++
12 4 (0.043%) ABAP
12 4 (0.043%) Ruby
12 4 (0.043%) R
13 3 (0.032%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.032%) NATURAL
13 3 (0.032%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.032%) Lingo
13 3 (0.032%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 661 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 560 (6.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 521 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 508 (5.49%) PMP
5 422 (4.56%) Degree
6 379 (4.10%) SC Cleared
7 373 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 97 (1.05%) APMP
9 85 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 75 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 50 (0.54%) ISEB
12 42 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
13 33 (0.36%) CCNA
14 25 (0.27%) CISSP
15 14 (0.15%) CISM
16 12 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (0.12%) HNC
18 10 (0.11%) HND
18 10 (0.11%) CISA
18 10 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (2.22%) QA
2 49 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 48 (0.52%) SLA
4 42 (0.45%) MiFID
5 38 (0.41%) EMIR
6 35 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
7 33 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 31 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 29 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 27 (0.29%) PMBOK
11 25 (0.27%) Data Quality
12 24 (0.26%) FATCA
13 14 (0.15%) P3O
13 14 (0.15%) GxP
14 9 (0.097%) GAMP
15 7 (0.076%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.076%) COBIT
16 6 (0.065%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.065%) Basel III
17 5 (0.054%) GMP
System Software
1 156 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 70 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.15%) XenApp
5 10 (0.11%) vSphere
6 9 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.076%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.076%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.054%) XenServer
9 4 (0.043%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.032%) vCloud
11 2 (0.022%) Snort
11 2 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.022%) Firmware
12 1 (0.011%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.011%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.011%) SRDF
12 1 (0.011%) HDFS
12 1 (0.011%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.011%) IAG
Systems Management
1 42 (0.45%) SCCM
2 18 (0.19%) MOM
3 11 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (0.086%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.076%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (0.076%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (0.065%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.065%) SCOM
7 5 (0.054%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (0.054%) CiscoWorks
8 4 (0.043%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.043%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.032%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.032%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.032%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.032%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.022%) Control-M
10 2 (0.022%) Nagios
10 2 (0.022%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.022%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 679 (7.34%) Microsoft
2 481 (5.20%) SAP
3 397 (4.29%) Oracle
4 170 (1.84%) Cisco
5 160 (1.73%) Citrix
6 150 (1.62%) VMware
7 108 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 103 (1.11%) IBM
9 93 (1.01%) HP
10 59 (0.64%) Cognos
11 46 (0.50%) CheckPoint
12 35 (0.38%) Informatica
13 33 (0.36%) Google
14 32 (0.35%) ServiceNow
15 29 (0.31%) Adobe
16 28 (0.30%) Lotus
17 26 (0.28%) EMC
18 25 (0.27%) Remedy
19 24 (0.26%) PeopleSoft
19 24 (0.26%) hybris
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