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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 11 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4563 4684 4125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.03% 9.31% 9.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.78% 10.08% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2999 3191 2590
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £318 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £407 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 42 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.40 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.16% +4.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.74 £19.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £66.53 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +0.80%
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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -2 1891 £475 - 344
South East +1 959 £425 - 187
North West -1 435 £400 - 90
West Midlands +3 269 £400 - 59
South West -3 260 £400 - 57
East of England +1 250 £450 +5.88% 52
Yorkshire -9 223 £400 +1.01% 58
East Midlands +1 174 £400 +6.66% 26
North East +3 75 £381 -9.92% 8
Midlands -6 6 £506 +15.71% 1
South Coast -5 2 - -
Project Manager
UK

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4016 (47.81%) Project Management
2 2563 (30.51%) Finance
3 2545 (30.30%) PRINCE2
4 1950 (23.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 1432 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
6 1041 (12.39%) Banking
7 761 (9.06%) Retail
8 759 (9.04%) Migration
9 691 (8.23%) MS Project
10 617 (7.35%) Microsoft
11 572 (6.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 538 (6.40%) Change Management
12 538 (6.40%) PMI Certification
13 508 (6.05%) ITIL
14 500 (5.95%) SAP
15 486 (5.79%) Project Planning
16 468 (5.57%) E-Commerce
17 462 (5.50%) Security Cleared
18 453 (5.39%) Scrum
19 444 (5.29%) MS Excel
20 439 (5.23%) Telecoms
21 411 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
22 406 (4.83%) PMP
23 402 (4.79%) Risk Management
24 395 (4.70%) Waterfall
25 387 (4.61%) Degree
26 364 (4.33%) Oracle
27 344 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
28 334 (3.98%) Windows
29 333 (3.96%) CRM

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 261 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 98 (1.17%) CMS
3 59 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 51 (0.61%) Lync
5 42 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 32 (0.38%) IBM Notes
7 31 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 24 (0.29%) SAS
9 20 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 19 (0.23%) Confluence
10 19 (0.23%) Drupal
11 18 (0.21%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.14%) MS Project Server
12 12 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.12%) Documentum
13 10 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.095%) Alfresco
15 8 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 691 (8.23%) MS Project
2 444 (5.29%) MS Excel
3 293 (3.49%) MS Office
4 192 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 140 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.048%) SPSS
8 3 (0.036%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.036%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.024%) Windchill
9 2 (0.024%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.024%) Niku Workbench
9 2 (0.024%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.012%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.012%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.012%) InDesign
10 1 (0.012%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 75 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 37 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 33 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 32 (0.38%) Agresso
7 27 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 22 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 22 (0.26%) SAP CRM
9 21 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
10 20 (0.24%) ION MarketView
11 19 (0.23%) SAP SD
11 19 (0.23%) Maximo
11 19 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
11 19 (0.23%) SAP CO
12 17 (0.20%) Magento
13 16 (0.19%) SAP HCM
14 15 (0.18%) SAP HR
15 14 (0.17%) Primavera
15 14 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 79 (0.94%) Office 365
2 57 (0.68%) SaaS
3 35 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
6 13 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.13%) PaaS
8 6 (0.071%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.071%) Basecamp
9 5 (0.060%) Boomi
10 4 (0.048%) Taleo
10 4 (0.048%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.048%) Trello
10 4 (0.048%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.036%) IaaS
11 3 (0.036%) Veeva
12 2 (0.024%) Force.com
12 2 (0.024%) Yammer
13 1 (0.012%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.012%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 161 (1.92%) WAN
2 148 (1.76%) LAN
3 108 (1.29%) Firewall
4 80 (0.95%) Internet
5 66 (0.79%) Intranet
6 59 (0.70%) SAN
7 45 (0.54%) Wireless
7 45 (0.54%) VoIP
8 40 (0.48%) Unified Communications
9 39 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
10 38 (0.45%) 4G
11 31 (0.37%) MPLS
11 31 (0.37%) VPN
12 28 (0.33%) TCP/IP
13 27 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
13 27 (0.32%) DNS
13 27 (0.32%) 3G
14 21 (0.25%) ATM
15 19 (0.23%) LTE
15 19 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
2 91 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 78 (0.93%) Big Data
4 34 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 29 (0.35%) Oracle Database
5 29 (0.35%) SAP BW
5 29 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (0.35%) QlikView
6 26 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
6 26 (0.31%) Hadoop
7 21 (0.25%) DataStage
8 20 (0.24%) Data Mining
9 19 (0.23%) DB2
10 17 (0.20%) SAP HANA
10 17 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (0.14%) EDMS
12 12 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 96 (1.14%) JIRA
2 9 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (0.11%) LoadRunner
3 6 (0.071%) Eclipse
3 6 (0.071%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.048%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.036%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.036%) Selenium
5 3 (0.036%) Maven
6 2 (0.024%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.024%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.024%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.012%) UltraEdit
7 1 (0.012%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.012%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.012%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.012%) Hudson
7 1 (0.012%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.012%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.012%) RequisitePro
General
1 2563 (30.51%) Finance
2 1041 (12.39%) Banking
3 761 (9.06%) Retail
4 439 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 256 (3.05%) Marketing
6 238 (2.83%) Investment Banking
7 221 (2.63%) Legal
8 164 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 133 (1.58%) Retail Banking
10 127 (1.51%) Front Office
11 113 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 92 (1.10%) Local Government
13 87 (1.04%) Publishing
14 84 (1.00%) Back Office
15 75 (0.89%) Law
16 72 (0.86%) Advertising
17 63 (0.75%) Billing
17 63 (0.75%) Financial Institution
18 58 (0.69%) Automotive
19 56 (0.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (1.29%) .NET
2 72 (0.86%) Middleware
3 43 (0.51%) Web Services
4 26 (0.31%) HTML
5 21 (0.25%) XML
6 16 (0.19%) Application Packaging
6 16 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 15 (0.18%) J2EE
8 12 (0.14%) EDI
9 11 (0.13%) CSS
9 11 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.11%) Mason
11 7 (0.083%) RESTful
11 7 (0.083%) SAP PI
11 7 (0.083%) XMPP
12 6 (0.071%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.071%) Velocity
12 6 (0.071%) Apache Flex
12 6 (0.071%) LAMP
12 6 (0.071%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 411 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (2.64%) NHS
3 202 (2.40%) PMI
4 149 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 100 (1.19%) User Experience
6 98 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 73 (0.87%) Derivative
8 67 (0.80%) Fixed Income
9 63 (0.75%) Economics
9 63 (0.75%) FMCG
10 56 (0.67%) Credit Risk
11 47 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 40 (0.48%) Equities
13 39 (0.46%) Mainframe
14 36 (0.43%) Data Integration
15 34 (0.40%) Private Cloud
16 33 (0.39%) EPoS
17 32 (0.38%) Market Risk
17 32 (0.38%) E-Learning
18 31 (0.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 334 (3.98%) Windows
2 111 (1.32%) Linux
3 88 (1.05%) Windows 7
3 88 (1.05%) UNIX
4 53 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (0.46%) Android
6 31 (0.37%) Solaris
7 29 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 16 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 16 (0.19%) AIX
11 14 (0.17%) Windows XP
11 14 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.11%) VME
13 4 (0.048%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.036%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.036%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.036%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4016 (47.81%) Project Management
2 2545 (30.30%) PRINCE2
3 1950 (23.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 1432 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
5 759 (9.04%) Migration
6 538 (6.40%) Change Management
7 508 (6.05%) ITIL
8 486 (5.79%) Project Planning
9 468 (5.57%) E-Commerce
10 453 (5.39%) Scrum
11 402 (4.79%) Risk Management
12 395 (4.70%) Waterfall
13 333 (3.96%) CRM
14 328 (3.90%) Programme Management
15 310 (3.69%) PRINCE
16 297 (3.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 287 (3.42%) Supplier Management
18 259 (3.08%) Change Control
19 244 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
20 235 (2.80%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 175 (2.08%) SQL
2 124 (1.48%) Java
3 108 (1.29%) C
4 32 (0.38%) C#
5 17 (0.20%) PL/SQL
6 16 (0.19%) JavaScript
7 15 (0.18%) PHP
8 10 (0.12%) COBOL
9 9 (0.11%) Python
10 8 (0.095%) Ruby
10 8 (0.095%) ABAP
10 8 (0.095%) VBA
11 5 (0.060%) Apex Code
11 5 (0.060%) C++
12 4 (0.048%) VB
13 3 (0.036%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.036%) Lingo
14 2 (0.024%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.024%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.012%) R
Qualifications
1 572 (6.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 538 (6.40%) PMI Certification
3 462 (5.50%) Security Cleared
4 406 (4.83%) PMP
5 387 (4.61%) Degree
6 344 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 326 (3.88%) SC Cleared
8 97 (1.15%) APMP
9 74 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 62 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 41 (0.49%) ISEB
12 32 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 31 (0.37%) CISSP
14 27 (0.32%) CCNA
15 19 (0.23%) CISM
16 15 (0.18%) HND
17 14 (0.17%) BC Cleared
18 13 (0.15%) HNC
19 11 (0.13%) GIAC
20 10 (0.12%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (2.21%) QA
2 49 (0.58%) Solvency II
3 40 (0.48%) SLA
4 30 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 29 (0.35%) FATCA
5 29 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.27%) GxP
7 19 (0.23%) EMIR
7 19 (0.23%) GAMP
8 17 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 17 (0.20%) PMBOK
9 16 (0.19%) MiFID
10 15 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (0.13%) GMP
13 9 (0.11%) Basel III
14 8 (0.095%) P3O
15 7 (0.083%) Basel II
16 6 (0.071%) COBIT
System Software
1 117 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 67 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.13%) vSphere
5 7 (0.083%) XenApp
6 5 (0.060%) XenServer
7 4 (0.048%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.048%) vCloud
8 3 (0.036%) Firmware
8 3 (0.036%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.036%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.024%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.024%) NFS
9 2 (0.024%) SRDF
9 2 (0.024%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.012%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.012%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 35 (0.42%) SCCM
2 11 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
3 9 (0.11%) MOM
3 9 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
3 9 (0.11%) SCOM
4 7 (0.083%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.071%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.071%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.071%) Puppet
6 5 (0.060%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.048%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.036%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.036%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.036%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.036%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.036%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.024%) Nessus
9 2 (0.024%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.024%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.024%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 617 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 500 (5.95%) SAP
3 364 (4.33%) Oracle
4 173 (2.06%) Cisco
5 142 (1.69%) VMware
6 130 (1.55%) Citrix
7 101 (1.20%) HP
8 83 (0.99%) IBM
8 83 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (0.60%) Cognos
10 41 (0.49%) CheckPoint
10 41 (0.49%) F5
11 39 (0.46%) EMC
12 35 (0.42%) Business Objects
12 35 (0.42%) Lotus
13 30 (0.36%) Hyperion
14 29 (0.35%) Adobe
15 25 (0.30%) hybris
15 25 (0.30%) ION Trading
16 24 (0.29%) Informatica
London
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Posted: 6 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
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Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £510 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Venn Group
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £565.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£500 per day negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday