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 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 13 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4739 4360 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.94% 8.52% 9.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.63% 9.25% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 2957 3034
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £314 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 41
Average hourly rate £43.00 £29.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.76% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £20.55 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.61 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
Project Manager
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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 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
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1828 1869 1981
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +3 2099 £475 - 361
South East -1 939 £420 +5.00% 126
North West +2 392 £425 +6.25% 80
West Midlands +8 266 £400 - 49
East of England +2 264 £450 +5.88% 49
Yorkshire -3 262 £400 +6.66% 50
South West -3 253 £408 -1.21% 39
East Midlands +8 168 £425 +6.25% 24
North East -8 75 £425 +6.25% 8
Midlands +8 13 £500 +11.11% 1
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4553 (49.34%) Project Management
2 2994 (32.45%) Finance
3 2745 (29.75%) PRINCE2
4 2199 (23.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 1585 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
6 1238 (13.42%) Banking
7 903 (9.79%) Migration
8 778 (8.43%) Retail
9 694 (7.52%) PMI Certification
10 646 (7.00%) MS Project
11 640 (6.94%) Microsoft
12 613 (6.64%) Change Management
13 597 (6.47%) Data Centre
14 572 (6.20%) ITIL
15 544 (5.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 516 (5.59%) Security Cleared
17 500 (5.42%) PMP
18 493 (5.34%) Project Planning
19 478 (5.18%) Scrum
20 475 (5.15%) SAP
21 457 (4.95%) MS Excel
22 438 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
23 435 (4.71%) Waterfall
24 434 (4.70%) Telecoms
25 410 (4.44%) Risk Management
26 404 (4.38%) Oracle
27 402 (4.36%) Windows
28 397 (4.30%) Programme Management
29 390 (4.23%) Degree
30 386 (4.18%) CRM

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 290 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 126 (1.37%) CMS
3 63 (0.68%) Lync
4 56 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 41 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 40 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 32 (0.35%) Confluence
8 27 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 24 (0.26%) IBM Notes
10 18 (0.20%) SAS
11 17 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 16 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.13%) Documentum
14 11 (0.12%) MS Project Server
15 10 (0.11%) Drupal
15 10 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.098%) LiveLink
16 9 (0.098%) Alfresco
17 7 (0.076%) WebLogic
18 5 (0.054%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 646 (7.00%) MS Project
2 457 (4.95%) MS Excel
3 335 (3.63%) MS Office
4 176 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 132 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.087%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.087%) SPSS
8 6 (0.065%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.065%) Open Workbench
8 6 (0.065%) Mingle
9 2 (0.022%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.022%) InDesign
9 2 (0.022%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.011%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 93 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 37 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 27 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.28%) SAP CRM
7 25 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 25 (0.27%) Agresso
7 25 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 24 (0.26%) Primavera
9 23 (0.25%) SAP BPC
10 21 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
11 19 (0.21%) SAP ERP
12 17 (0.18%) Maximo
13 16 (0.17%) SAP HR
14 14 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
15 12 (0.13%) SAP SD
15 12 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
16 11 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
17 10 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 136 (1.47%) Office 365
2 74 (0.80%) SaaS
3 47 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (0.21%) PaaS
6 16 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
7 15 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.11%) IaaS
10 5 (0.054%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.043%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.043%) Taleo
12 3 (0.033%) SmartFocus
12 3 (0.033%) Silverpop
13 2 (0.022%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.022%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.022%) Veeva
14 1 (0.011%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.011%) Force.com
14 1 (0.011%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 206 (2.23%) WAN
2 175 (1.90%) LAN
3 134 (1.45%) Firewall
4 89 (0.96%) Internet
5 86 (0.93%) Intranet
6 76 (0.82%) SAN
7 67 (0.73%) Unified Communications
8 63 (0.68%) VoIP
9 54 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
10 46 (0.50%) Wireless
11 41 (0.44%) Network Security
12 37 (0.40%) TCP/IP
13 32 (0.35%) MPLS
14 30 (0.33%) DNS
15 27 (0.29%) BGP
16 25 (0.27%) OSPF
16 25 (0.27%) 4G
17 20 (0.22%) 3G
18 19 (0.21%) PABX
19 18 (0.20%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
2 68 (0.74%) SQL Server
2 68 (0.74%) Big Data
3 60 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 41 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
5 33 (0.36%) QlikView
6 30 (0.33%) SAP BW
7 23 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 22 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
9 21 (0.23%) Hadoop
10 20 (0.22%) DB2
11 18 (0.20%) SAP HANA
12 16 (0.17%) MySQL
13 15 (0.16%) Oracle Database 12c
14 14 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.14%) EDMS
15 13 (0.14%) DataStage
16 12 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 89 (0.96%) JIRA
2 19 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.087%) Subversion
4 6 (0.065%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.065%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.065%) ERwin
5 5 (0.054%) MSI
6 4 (0.043%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.033%) ProC
8 2 (0.022%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.022%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.022%) Selenium
8 2 (0.022%) AccuRev
8 2 (0.022%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.011%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.011%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.011%) Hudson
9 1 (0.011%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.011%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.011%) Visual Studio
General
1 2994 (32.45%) Finance
2 1238 (13.42%) Banking
3 778 (8.43%) Retail
4 434 (4.70%) Telecoms
5 313 (3.39%) Marketing
6 280 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 223 (2.42%) Legal
8 176 (1.91%) Manufacturing
9 154 (1.67%) Front Office
10 146 (1.58%) Retail Banking
11 133 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 117 (1.27%) Law
13 111 (1.20%) Back Office
14 103 (1.12%) Automotive
15 102 (1.11%) Advertising
16 99 (1.07%) Publishing
17 87 (0.94%) Local Government
18 77 (0.83%) Billing
19 73 (0.79%) Financial Institution
20 50 (0.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (1.50%) .NET
2 61 (0.66%) HTML
3 60 (0.65%) Web Services
4 55 (0.60%) Middleware
5 49 (0.53%) XML
6 28 (0.30%) CSS
7 23 (0.25%) HTML5
8 19 (0.21%) J2EE
9 18 (0.20%) Application Packaging
10 17 (0.18%) Velocity
10 17 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
11 10 (0.11%) JSON
12 9 (0.098%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.098%) Flash
12 9 (0.098%) XMPP
13 8 (0.087%) JRules
13 8 (0.087%) EDI
14 7 (0.076%) JSP
14 7 (0.076%) SOAP
14 7 (0.076%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 597 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 438 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 309 (3.35%) PMI
4 212 (2.30%) NHS
5 182 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 124 (1.34%) User Experience
7 107 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 74 (0.80%) FMCG
9 72 (0.78%) Derivative
10 59 (0.64%) Credit Risk
11 54 (0.59%) Mainframe
12 53 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 51 (0.55%) Fixed Income
14 48 (0.52%) Market Risk
14 48 (0.52%) Economics
15 43 (0.47%) Data Integration
16 42 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
17 41 (0.44%) Smart Meter
17 41 (0.44%) Equities
18 39 (0.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 402 (4.36%) Windows
2 123 (1.33%) Linux
3 108 (1.17%) Windows 7
4 103 (1.12%) UNIX
5 51 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (0.55%) Android
6 47 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 44 (0.48%) Solaris
8 30 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (0.29%) Windows XP
10 26 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 21 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.17%) AIX
13 14 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.043%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.033%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.033%) HPUX
17 2 (0.022%) VMS
17 2 (0.022%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4553 (49.34%) Project Management
2 2745 (29.75%) PRINCE2
3 2199 (23.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 1585 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
5 903 (9.79%) Migration
6 613 (6.64%) Change Management
7 572 (6.20%) ITIL
8 493 (5.34%) Project Planning
9 478 (5.18%) Scrum
10 435 (4.71%) Waterfall
11 410 (4.44%) Risk Management
12 397 (4.30%) Programme Management
13 386 (4.18%) CRM
14 379 (4.11%) E-Commerce
15 342 (3.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 339 (3.67%) SDLC
17 306 (3.32%) PRINCE
18 292 (3.16%) Change Control
19 286 (3.10%) Supplier Management
20 284 (3.08%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 170 (1.84%) SQL
2 130 (1.41%) Java
3 112 (1.21%) C
4 35 (0.38%) JavaScript
5 32 (0.35%) C#
6 27 (0.29%) PHP
7 16 (0.17%) PL/SQL
7 16 (0.17%) VBA
8 11 (0.12%) COBOL
9 10 (0.11%) VB
10 9 (0.098%) Python
11 8 (0.087%) C++
12 5 (0.054%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.054%) R
13 4 (0.043%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.033%) ABAP
14 3 (0.033%) Perl
14 3 (0.033%) NATURAL
14 3 (0.033%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.033%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 694 (7.52%) PMI Certification
2 544 (5.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 516 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 500 (5.42%) PMP
5 390 (4.23%) Degree
6 385 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 365 (3.96%) SC Cleared
8 93 (1.01%) APMP
9 84 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 78 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 65 (0.70%) ISEB
12 40 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
13 31 (0.34%) CCNA
14 15 (0.16%) CISSP
14 15 (0.16%) HNC
15 14 (0.15%) HND
16 9 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.098%) CTC Cleared
17 8 (0.087%) CISM
18 7 (0.076%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (2.21%) QA
2 53 (0.57%) MiFID
3 48 (0.52%) EMIR
4 43 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 41 (0.44%) SLA
5 41 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
6 37 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (0.34%) Solvency II
8 30 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 26 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 26 (0.28%) PMBOK
10 20 (0.22%) FATCA
11 17 (0.18%) P3O
12 13 (0.14%) GxP
13 10 (0.11%) Basel III
14 7 (0.076%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.054%) ISO 9000
15 5 (0.054%) COBIT
16 4 (0.043%) GAMP
16 4 (0.043%) CRD IV
System Software
1 143 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 62 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.14%) XenApp
5 10 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.087%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.076%) vSphere
7 7 (0.076%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.043%) XenServer
8 4 (0.043%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.033%) Firmware
9 3 (0.033%) vCloud
10 2 (0.022%) Snort
10 2 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.011%) HDFS
11 1 (0.011%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.011%) IAG
11 1 (0.011%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.011%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.011%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (0.39%) SCCM
2 12 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.098%) MOM
4 8 (0.087%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (0.076%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (0.054%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (0.054%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.054%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (0.043%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.043%) SCOM
7 4 (0.043%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.033%) TeamSite
8 3 (0.033%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.033%) Puppet
8 3 (0.033%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.033%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.022%) vMotion
9 2 (0.022%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.022%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 640 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 475 (5.15%) SAP
3 404 (4.38%) Oracle
4 175 (1.90%) Cisco
5 142 (1.54%) Citrix
6 141 (1.53%) VMware
7 126 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
8 117 (1.27%) IBM
9 90 (0.98%) HP
10 56 (0.61%) Cognos
11 42 (0.46%) CheckPoint
12 41 (0.44%) Informatica
13 36 (0.39%) ServiceNow
14 33 (0.36%) Google
15 29 (0.31%) BT
16 26 (0.28%) Adobe
17 25 (0.27%) PeopleSoft
17 25 (0.27%) Lotus
18 24 (0.26%) EMC
18 24 (0.26%) Remedy
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