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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 13 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4332 4419 4684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.46% 9.18% 8.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.18% 9.89% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2949 3015 2974
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 69
Average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.08% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £18.08 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £46.50 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.58% -21.62%
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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 2038 £475 - 324
South East +1 862 £404 -2.12% 134
East of England -2 311 £425 +6.25% 48
South West -3 265 £413 +4.43% 49
North West -4 249 £400 +3.22% 67
West Midlands +4 216 £400 +1.13% 41
Yorkshire -5 191 £375 -5.30% 61
East Midlands -9 113 £400 - 26
North East -6 55 £400 -5.88% 6
Midlands +3 11 £450 +11.11% 2
South Coast +5 2 - -
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4115 (47.59%) Project Management
2 2696 (31.18%) PRINCE2
3 2551 (29.50%) Finance
4 1905 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1089 (12.60%) Banking
6 815 (9.43%) Migration
7 733 (8.48%) Retail
8 656 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
9 621 (7.18%) MS Project
10 613 (7.09%) Change Management
11 592 (6.85%) Microsoft
12 570 (6.59%) PMI Certification
13 548 (6.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 519 (6.00%) ITIL
15 497 (5.75%) SAP
16 487 (5.63%) Oracle
17 476 (5.51%) Security Cleared
18 463 (5.36%) Risk Management
19 460 (5.32%) Telecoms
20 449 (5.19%) Project Planning
21 429 (4.96%) Scrum
22 409 (4.73%) Windows
23 394 (4.56%) PMP
24 392 (4.53%) E-Commerce
25 376 (4.35%) MS Excel
26 364 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
27 347 (4.01%) SC Cleared
28 338 (3.91%) Investment Banking
29 334 (3.86%) Business Analysis
30 329 (3.81%) CRM

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 242 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 110 (1.27%) CMS
3 60 (0.69%) WebSphere
4 57 (0.66%) Lync
5 51 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 46 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 33 (0.38%) Drupal
8 25 (0.29%) SAS
9 22 (0.25%) MS Project Server
9 22 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (0.23%) FileNet
11 17 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
12 16 (0.19%) IBM Notes
13 15 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (0.16%) Documentum
15 13 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.15%) Alfresco
16 12 (0.14%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.12%) WordPress
17 10 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 621 (7.18%) MS Project
2 376 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 263 (3.04%) MS Office
4 170 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 124 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 44 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.046%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.035%) SPSS
9 3 (0.035%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.035%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.023%) Maya
10 2 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.012%) FastStats
11 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.012%) Windchill
11 1 (0.012%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 79 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 37 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 35 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 31 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 28 (0.32%) Agresso
7 26 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 23 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
9 19 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
10 18 (0.21%) SAP ERP
11 14 (0.16%) Maximo
11 14 (0.16%) SAP SD
12 12 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
12 12 (0.14%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.14%) SAP FI
12 12 (0.14%) SAP CRM
12 12 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
12 12 (0.14%) SAP HR
12 12 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 65 (0.75%) SaaS
2 45 (0.52%) Office 365
3 20 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.21%) Force.com
5 12 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.12%) PaaS
7 8 (0.093%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.058%) IaaS
9 4 (0.046%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.023%) Taleo
10 2 (0.023%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.012%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.012%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 178 (2.06%) WAN
2 133 (1.54%) LAN
3 96 (1.11%) Firewall
4 93 (1.08%) Internet
5 81 (0.94%) Intranet
6 58 (0.67%) SAN
7 54 (0.62%) VoIP
8 42 (0.49%) Unified Communications
9 41 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (0.43%) Wireless
11 29 (0.34%) MPLS
12 27 (0.31%) DNS
13 24 (0.28%) 3G
13 24 (0.28%) 4G
14 19 (0.22%) ATM
15 17 (0.20%) VPN
16 15 (0.17%) MVNO
16 15 (0.17%) Extranet
16 15 (0.17%) IP Telephony
17 14 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
2 78 (0.90%) SQL Server
3 35 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 34 (0.39%) Data Mining
5 33 (0.38%) QlikView
6 28 (0.32%) Big Data
7 23 (0.27%) SAP BW
8 21 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.19%) EDRMS
9 16 (0.19%) DB2
10 13 (0.15%) SAP BI
11 11 (0.13%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.13%) Hadoop
11 11 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.093%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.081%) SAP HANA
14 7 (0.081%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (0.58%) JIRA
2 11 (0.13%) Eclipse
3 7 (0.081%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.069%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.046%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.046%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.035%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.035%) Toad
6 3 (0.035%) RequisitePro
6 3 (0.035%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.035%) Ant
6 3 (0.035%) Subversion
6 3 (0.035%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.023%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.023%) Maven
7 2 (0.023%) MSI
7 2 (0.023%) JMeter
7 2 (0.023%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.023%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.012%) Jenkins
General
1 2551 (29.50%) Finance
2 1089 (12.60%) Banking
3 733 (8.48%) Retail
4 460 (5.32%) Telecoms
5 338 (3.91%) Investment Banking
6 243 (2.81%) Marketing
7 173 (2.00%) Front Office
8 159 (1.84%) Legal
9 153 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 131 (1.52%) Back Office
11 125 (1.45%) Retail Banking
12 98 (1.13%) Publishing
13 92 (1.06%) Advertising
14 87 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
15 85 (0.98%) Billing
16 79 (0.91%) Financial Institution
17 69 (0.80%) Local Government
18 56 (0.65%) Automotive
19 51 (0.59%) Games
20 50 (0.58%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (1.48%) .NET
2 67 (0.77%) Middleware
3 64 (0.74%) HTML
4 54 (0.62%) Web Services
5 52 (0.60%) J2EE
6 32 (0.37%) XML
7 29 (0.34%) CSS
8 24 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
9 17 (0.20%) Application Packaging
9 17 (0.20%) Mason
10 12 (0.14%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.13%) HTML5
11 11 (0.13%) EDI
11 11 (0.13%) LAMP
12 10 (0.12%) JSP
13 9 (0.10%) Velocity
14 7 (0.081%) JRules
14 7 (0.081%) Apache Flex
15 6 (0.069%) Spring
15 6 (0.069%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 295 (3.41%) PMI
2 269 (3.11%) NHS
3 173 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 116 (1.34%) Mobile App
5 99 (1.15%) Derivative
6 75 (0.87%) Economics
7 64 (0.74%) FMCG
8 61 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 61 (0.71%) Mainframe
9 54 (0.62%) Social Media
10 52 (0.60%) Fixed Income
10 52 (0.60%) EPoS
11 44 (0.51%) Digital Media
12 43 (0.50%) Credit Risk
13 38 (0.44%) DTV
13 38 (0.44%) Market Risk
14 36 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
15 35 (0.40%) Equities
15 35 (0.40%) Open Source
16 33 (0.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 409 (4.73%) Windows
2 171 (1.98%) Windows 7
3 131 (1.52%) UNIX
4 116 (1.34%) Linux
5 43 (0.50%) Apple iOS
5 43 (0.50%) Android
6 36 (0.42%) Windows XP
7 34 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (0.28%) AIX
9 24 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.23%) Solaris
11 17 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (0.093%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.069%) HPUX
15 4 (0.046%) SUSE
16 3 (0.035%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.035%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.023%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4115 (47.59%) Project Management
2 2696 (31.18%) PRINCE2
3 1905 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 815 (9.43%) Migration
5 656 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
6 613 (7.09%) Change Management
7 519 (6.00%) ITIL
8 463 (5.36%) Risk Management
9 449 (5.19%) Project Planning
10 429 (4.96%) Scrum
11 392 (4.53%) E-Commerce
12 334 (3.86%) Business Analysis
13 329 (3.81%) CRM
14 325 (3.76%) PRINCE
15 291 (3.37%) Supplier Management
16 277 (3.20%) Programme Management
17 276 (3.19%) Waterfall
18 269 (3.11%) Change Control
19 266 (3.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 244 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 196 (2.27%) SQL
2 183 (2.12%) Java
3 144 (1.67%) C
4 32 (0.37%) PHP
5 28 (0.32%) JavaScript
6 27 (0.31%) C#
7 16 (0.19%) PL/SQL
7 16 (0.19%) VB
8 13 (0.15%) Python
9 9 (0.10%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.081%) VBA
11 6 (0.069%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.058%) C++
13 4 (0.046%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.046%) RPG
13 4 (0.046%) Perl
13 4 (0.046%) ABAP
13 4 (0.046%) R
14 3 (0.035%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.035%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 570 (6.59%) PMI Certification
2 548 (6.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 476 (5.51%) Security Cleared
4 394 (4.56%) PMP
5 364 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 347 (4.01%) SC Cleared
7 305 (3.53%) Degree
8 74 (0.86%) APMP
9 69 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 53 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 46 (0.53%) ISEB
12 21 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
13 19 (0.22%) CISSP
14 17 (0.20%) HND
14 17 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.19%) CISA
16 15 (0.17%) HNC
17 14 (0.16%) MBA
18 11 (0.13%) CCNA
19 10 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (2.12%) QA
2 65 (0.75%) SLA
3 49 (0.57%) EMIR
4 40 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.43%) Solvency II
6 35 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
7 34 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 34 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (0.21%) FATCA
9 17 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.17%) MiFID
11 14 (0.16%) Basel III
12 11 (0.13%) ISO 14001
13 10 (0.12%) COBIT
13 10 (0.12%) GxP
14 7 (0.081%) AIFMD
14 7 (0.081%) COREP
15 6 (0.069%) WCAG
15 6 (0.069%) WAI
System Software
1 109 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 60 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.16%) XenApp
5 8 (0.093%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.093%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.081%) vSphere
7 5 (0.058%) GPFS
8 4 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.046%) XenServer
9 3 (0.035%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.035%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.035%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.023%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.023%) UAG
10 2 (0.023%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.012%) Postfix
11 1 (0.012%) vCloud
11 1 (0.012%) NDS
11 1 (0.012%) Snort
Systems Management
1 47 (0.54%) SCCM
2 11 (0.13%) Tivoli
3 10 (0.12%) SCOM
3 10 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.093%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 6 (0.069%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.058%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (0.058%) Netcool
7 5 (0.058%) Control-M
8 4 (0.046%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.035%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.035%) OPNET
10 2 (0.023%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.023%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.012%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.012%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.012%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.012%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.012%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 592 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 497 (5.75%) SAP
3 487 (5.63%) Oracle
4 170 (1.97%) Cisco
5 142 (1.64%) Citrix
6 116 (1.34%) VMware
7 110 (1.27%) IBM
8 105 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 66 (0.76%) HP
10 48 (0.56%) Avaya
11 35 (0.40%) EMC
12 30 (0.35%) Business Objects
12 30 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
13 27 (0.31%) Cognos
13 27 (0.31%) Remedy
14 26 (0.30%) Informatica
15 25 (0.29%) Metastorm
16 24 (0.28%) Hyperion
16 24 (0.28%) CheckPoint
17 23 (0.27%) BT
Berkshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: £550 to £600 per day - + travel expenses
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 1 hour ago
Middlesex
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West
Futures
Rate: £150 - £350 + N/A
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £470 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £430 - £530 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago