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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 13 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4337 4374 4205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.95% 9.08% 9.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.69% 9.81% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 3000 2697
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 51
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £22.95 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £56.18 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £36.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.72% -2.77%
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
44745 44574 39549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28306 28035 23377
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1751 1849 2014
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 1940 £475 +2.70% 335
South East 0 793 £425 +2.40% 148
North West -1 367 £405 +1.25% 70
West Midlands +6 289 £400 -4.76% 51
South West 0 254 £400 - 52
Yorkshire -6 232 £400 +1.01% 52
East of England 0 225 £460 +8.23% 52
East Midlands +3 142 £400 +6.66% 28
North East -2 60 £419 -1.47% 4
Midlands +1 12 £450 -10.00% 2
South Coast -5 2 - -
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4112 (47.91%) Project Management
2 2677 (31.19%) Finance
3 2598 (30.27%) PRINCE2
4 2006 (23.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 1518 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1088 (12.68%) Banking
7 794 (9.25%) Retail
7 794 (9.25%) Migration
8 682 (7.95%) MS Project
9 602 (7.01%) Microsoft
10 568 (6.62%) PMI Certification
11 567 (6.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 542 (6.32%) Change Management
13 530 (6.18%) ITIL
14 476 (5.55%) Data Centre
15 466 (5.43%) Scrum
16 462 (5.38%) SAP
17 459 (5.35%) E-Commerce
18 456 (5.31%) Telecoms
18 456 (5.31%) Project Planning
19 453 (5.28%) Security Cleared
20 434 (5.06%) MS Excel
21 428 (4.99%) PMP
22 420 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
23 410 (4.78%) Risk Management
24 399 (4.65%) Waterfall
25 377 (4.39%) Degree
26 358 (4.17%) CRM
27 355 (4.14%) Programme Management
28 353 (4.11%) Windows

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 256 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 96 (1.12%) CMS
3 66 (0.77%) Lync
4 53 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 43 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 29 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (0.34%) IBM Notes
7 27 (0.31%) SAS
8 26 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 23 (0.27%) Confluence
10 17 (0.20%) Drupal
11 15 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.12%) Alfresco
14 10 (0.12%) Documentum
15 9 (0.10%) MS Project Server
16 8 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.093%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.082%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 682 (7.95%) MS Project
2 434 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 305 (3.55%) MS Office
4 179 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 135 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.047%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.035%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.035%) SPSS
9 2 (0.023%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.023%) Niku Workbench
9 2 (0.023%) Windchill
9 2 (0.023%) Mingle
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 82 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 32 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 28 (0.33%) Agresso
6 28 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 28 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 25 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 25 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 21 (0.24%) SAP CRM
9 17 (0.20%) ION MarketView
9 17 (0.20%) Primavera
10 16 (0.19%) SAP SD
11 15 (0.17%) Magento
11 15 (0.17%) Maximo
12 14 (0.16%) SAP HR
13 13 (0.15%) SAP BPC
13 13 (0.15%) SAP HCM
14 12 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 91 (1.06%) Office 365
2 60 (0.70%) SaaS
3 34 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
6 15 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.13%) PaaS
8 6 (0.070%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.070%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.070%) Basecamp
9 5 (0.058%) Trello
9 5 (0.058%) IaaS
10 4 (0.047%) Boomi
11 3 (0.035%) Silverpop
11 3 (0.035%) Taleo
12 2 (0.023%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.012%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.012%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.012%) Veeva
13 1 (0.012%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 174 (2.03%) WAN
2 152 (1.77%) LAN
3 106 (1.24%) Firewall
4 79 (0.92%) Internet
5 71 (0.83%) SAN
6 69 (0.80%) Intranet
7 53 (0.62%) Unified Communications
8 51 (0.59%) VoIP
9 45 (0.52%) Wireless
10 41 (0.48%) 4G
11 37 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (0.38%) TCP/IP
13 32 (0.37%) DNS
14 28 (0.33%) 3G
15 27 (0.31%) VPN
16 26 (0.30%) MPLS
16 26 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
17 23 (0.27%) Network Security
18 22 (0.26%) Structured Cabling
19 20 (0.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
2 88 (1.03%) SQL Server
3 85 (0.99%) Big Data
4 34 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 30 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
5 30 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (0.33%) Hadoop
7 26 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (0.29%) SAP BW
9 23 (0.27%) QlikView
10 21 (0.24%) Data Mining
11 19 (0.22%) DataStage
12 18 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
12 18 (0.21%) DB2
13 17 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.16%) EDMS
15 13 (0.15%) Relational Database
15 13 (0.15%) SAP HANA
15 13 (0.15%) MySQL
16 11 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 95 (1.11%) JIRA
2 10 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.10%) LoadRunner
4 7 (0.082%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.047%) Subversion
5 4 (0.047%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.035%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.023%) Selenium
7 2 (0.023%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.023%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.012%) UltraEdit
8 1 (0.012%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.012%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.012%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.012%) Hudson
8 1 (0.012%) MSI
8 1 (0.012%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.012%) RequisitePro
8 1 (0.012%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.012%) ProC
General
1 2677 (31.19%) Finance
2 1088 (12.68%) Banking
3 794 (9.25%) Retail
4 456 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 285 (3.32%) Marketing
6 247 (2.88%) Investment Banking
7 226 (2.63%) Legal
8 179 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 142 (1.65%) Retail Banking
10 119 (1.39%) Front Office
11 115 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 98 (1.14%) Local Government
13 92 (1.07%) Law
14 89 (1.04%) Publishing
15 87 (1.01%) Back Office
16 72 (0.84%) Advertising
17 69 (0.80%) Billing
17 69 (0.80%) Automotive
18 58 (0.68%) Financial Institution
19 55 (0.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (1.37%) .NET
2 63 (0.73%) Middleware
3 47 (0.55%) Web Services
4 35 (0.41%) XML
5 33 (0.38%) HTML
6 20 (0.23%) Application Packaging
6 20 (0.23%) CSS
7 19 (0.22%) J2EE
8 18 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 10 (0.12%) EDI
10 9 (0.10%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.10%) Velocity
11 7 (0.082%) HTML5
11 7 (0.082%) XMPP
12 6 (0.070%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.070%) JSON
12 6 (0.070%) Apache Flex
12 6 (0.070%) jQuery
12 6 (0.070%) Mason
12 6 (0.070%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 476 (5.55%) Data Centre
2 420 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (2.60%) NHS
4 222 (2.59%) PMI
5 154 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 102 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 100 (1.17%) User Experience
8 74 (0.86%) FMCG
9 70 (0.82%) Derivative
10 67 (0.78%) Fixed Income
11 62 (0.72%) Credit Risk
12 58 (0.68%) Economics
13 52 (0.61%) Mainframe
14 49 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 43 (0.50%) Market Risk
16 41 (0.48%) Equities
17 38 (0.44%) Data Integration
18 34 (0.40%) Smart Meter
19 33 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
20 32 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 353 (4.11%) Windows
2 99 (1.15%) UNIX
3 96 (1.12%) Windows 7
4 95 (1.11%) Linux
5 60 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (0.50%) Android
7 33 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 31 (0.36%) Solaris
9 23 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (0.23%) Windows 8
11 19 (0.22%) AIX
12 17 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
13 15 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.14%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.12%) VME
17 4 (0.047%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.035%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.035%) Mac OS
19 2 (0.023%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4112 (47.91%) Project Management
2 2598 (30.27%) PRINCE2
3 2006 (23.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 1518 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
5 794 (9.25%) Migration
6 542 (6.32%) Change Management
7 530 (6.18%) ITIL
8 466 (5.43%) Scrum
9 459 (5.35%) E-Commerce
10 456 (5.31%) Project Planning
11 410 (4.78%) Risk Management
12 399 (4.65%) Waterfall
13 358 (4.17%) CRM
14 355 (4.14%) Programme Management
15 308 (3.59%) PRINCE
16 304 (3.54%) Supplier Management
16 304 (3.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 288 (3.36%) SDLC
18 258 (3.01%) Change Control
19 247 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 186 (2.17%) SQL
2 139 (1.62%) Java
3 121 (1.41%) C
4 32 (0.37%) C#
5 24 (0.28%) JavaScript
5 24 (0.28%) PHP
6 15 (0.17%) PL/SQL
7 13 (0.15%) COBOL
8 10 (0.12%) Python
9 9 (0.10%) ABAP
10 7 (0.082%) VB
10 7 (0.082%) VBA
11 4 (0.047%) Ruby
11 4 (0.047%) C++
12 3 (0.035%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.035%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.035%) Lingo
12 3 (0.035%) NATURAL
13 2 (0.023%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.023%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 568 (6.62%) PMI Certification
2 567 (6.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 453 (5.28%) Security Cleared
4 428 (4.99%) PMP
5 377 (4.39%) Degree
6 343 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 331 (3.86%) SC Cleared
8 93 (1.08%) APMP
9 74 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 58 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 37 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (0.43%) ISEB
12 33 (0.38%) CISSP
13 30 (0.35%) CCNA
14 20 (0.23%) CISM
15 16 (0.19%) HNC
15 16 (0.19%) HND
16 12 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (0.13%) GIAC
18 10 (0.12%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (2.18%) QA
2 44 (0.51%) SLA
3 43 (0.50%) Solvency II
4 31 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.35%) FATCA
6 29 (0.34%) MiFID
6 29 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (0.31%) EMIR
8 26 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 23 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
10 20 (0.23%) PMBOK
11 17 (0.20%) GxP
11 17 (0.20%) GAMP
12 13 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 12 (0.14%) GMP
14 10 (0.12%) P3O
15 9 (0.10%) COBIT
16 7 (0.082%) Basel III
16 7 (0.082%) Basel II
System Software
1 135 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 70 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.12%) vSphere
4 10 (0.12%) XenApp
5 6 (0.070%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.047%) VMware Server
6 4 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.047%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.035%) XenServer
8 2 (0.023%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.023%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.012%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.012%) HDFS
9 1 (0.012%) vCloud
9 1 (0.012%) SRDF
9 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.012%) IAG
9 1 (0.012%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 36 (0.42%) SCCM
2 11 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
2 11 (0.13%) MOM
3 9 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (0.093%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (0.082%) SCOM
6 6 (0.070%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.070%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.047%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.047%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.035%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.035%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.035%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.023%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.023%) Nessus
9 2 (0.023%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.023%) Puppet
9 2 (0.023%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.023%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.023%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 602 (7.01%) Microsoft
2 462 (5.38%) SAP
3 352 (4.10%) Oracle
4 175 (2.04%) Cisco
5 149 (1.74%) VMware
6 135 (1.57%) Citrix
7 101 (1.18%) HP
8 99 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 83 (0.97%) IBM
10 48 (0.56%) Cognos
11 38 (0.44%) CheckPoint
12 35 (0.41%) EMC
13 34 (0.40%) F5
14 32 (0.37%) Lotus
15 31 (0.36%) Business Objects
15 31 (0.36%) Adobe
16 27 (0.31%) ServiceNow
16 27 (0.31%) Hyperion
17 26 (0.30%) Google
18 23 (0.27%) hybris
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