The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Project Manager
Rank 272 283 254
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -29
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 428 389 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.76% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.80% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 289 236
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

IT Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

IT Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

IT Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England +28 407 £425 - 82
London +32 162 £500 +5.26% 27
South East -1 75 £413 -2.94% 16
Yorkshire +12 34 £425 +2.40% 4
West Midlands +7 33 £415 +4.79% 6
East of England +10 32 £425 -2.85% 3
East Midlands +8 25 £405 +11.72% 5
West Yorkshire +7 23 £425 +2.40% 4
City of London +41 22 £550 +15.78% 4
South West -7 20 £420 +10.39% 9
North West -27 20 £405 +1.25% 11
Berkshire +11 19 £500 +15.60% 5
Cambridgeshire +19 17 £419 +13.94% 2
Hampshire +16 17 £388 -7.46% 7
Surrey -8 17 £413 -2.94% 1
Scotland -28 14 £415 +2.15% 3
Leeds -8 12 £370 -1.33% 4
Uxbridge +7 11 - -
Nottingham - 11 £438 -
Nottinghamshire - 11 £438 -
Northampton +18 10 £400 -3.03%
Northamptonshire +15 10 £400 -3.03%
Edinburgh -24 10 £415 -7.77% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £410 -3.52% 1
North Yorkshire - 9 £463 -
Cambridge +1 8 £413 +98.79%
Southampton +14 7 £375 - 1
Wiltshire +4 7 £390 -8.77%
Essex -3 7 £438 +2.94%
Manchester -30 7 £400 - 8

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Project Manager in their job title.

1 451 (50.96%) Project Management
2 323 (36.50%) PRINCE2
3 282 (31.86%) Finance
4 232 (26.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 179 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
6 106 (11.98%) Banking
7 91 (10.28%) Retail
7 91 (10.28%) PMI Certification
8 80 (9.04%) Migration
9 74 (8.36%) ITIL
10 70 (7.91%) MS Project
11 65 (7.34%) PMP
12 62 (7.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 55 (6.21%) Microsoft
13 55 (6.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 55 (6.21%) Waterfall
14 53 (5.99%) Risk Management
15 51 (5.76%) Change Management
15 51 (5.76%) Project Planning
15 51 (5.76%) SDLC
16 43 (4.86%) Security Cleared
17 42 (4.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 42 (4.75%) Programme Management
18 41 (4.63%) Data Centre
19 40 (4.52%) Business Analysis
20 37 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
21 36 (4.07%) Telecoms
22 35 (3.95%) PRINCE
23 34 (3.84%) PMI
23 34 (3.84%) Scrum

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.90%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.56%) Confluence
3 5 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.56%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.34%) CMS
4 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.11%) Drupal
6 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 70 (7.91%) MS Project
2 31 (3.50%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.37%) MS Office
4 15 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Windchill
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.23%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.23%) Maximo
5 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.23%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) Primavera
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.47%) Office 365
2 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.56%) SaaS
3 4 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.34%) Silverpop
5 2 (0.23%) IaaS
5 2 (0.23%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.69%) WAN
2 12 (1.36%) LAN
3 10 (1.13%) Firewall
4 9 (1.02%) SAN
5 6 (0.68%) Wireless
6 5 (0.56%) Network Security
6 5 (0.56%) VoIP
6 5 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.45%) Internet
7 4 (0.45%) Intranet
8 2 (0.23%) 4G
8 2 (0.23%) Extranet
8 2 (0.23%) Skype
8 2 (0.23%) VPN
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.11%) DNS
9 1 (0.11%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.11%) RTP
9 1 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.34%) QlikView
3 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.23%) Big Data
4 2 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.23%) DataStage
4 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.11%) DB2
5 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.11%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (1.92%) JIRA
2 4 (0.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 282 (31.86%) Finance
2 106 (11.98%) Banking
3 91 (10.28%) Retail
4 36 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.39%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.05%) Legal
7 22 (2.49%) Law
8 19 (2.15%) Marketing
8 19 (2.15%) Retail Banking
9 18 (2.03%) Front Office
10 14 (1.58%) Back Office
10 14 (1.58%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.02%) Billing
11 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.79%) Advertising
12 7 (0.79%) Electronics
12 7 (0.79%) Publishing
13 6 (0.68%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.36%) .NET
2 10 (1.13%) Middleware
3 3 (0.34%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.23%) WAP
4 2 (0.23%) Web Services
4 2 (0.23%) XBRL
5 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.11%) FpML
5 1 (0.11%) HTML
5 1 (0.11%) Mason
5 1 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.63%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.84%) PMI
4 23 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.69%) NHS
6 10 (1.13%) Chip and PIN
7 8 (0.90%) Driving Licence
8 7 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.79%) Equities
8 7 (0.79%) Market Risk
9 6 (0.68%) EPoS
9 6 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.56%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.56%) Derivative
10 5 (0.56%) Economics
10 5 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.45%) SCADA
11 4 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.34%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 28 (3.16%) Windows
2 12 (1.36%) Windows Server
3 5 (0.56%) Linux
4 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.23%) Unix
6 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) HPUX
7 1 (0.11%) Solaris
7 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (50.96%) Project Management
2 323 (36.50%) PRINCE2
3 232 (26.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 179 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (9.04%) Migration
6 74 (8.36%) ITIL
7 55 (6.21%) Waterfall
8 53 (5.99%) Risk Management
9 51 (5.76%) Change Management
9 51 (5.76%) Project Planning
9 51 (5.76%) SDLC
10 42 (4.75%) Programme Management
10 42 (4.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 40 (4.52%) Business Analysis
12 35 (3.95%) PRINCE
13 34 (3.84%) Scrum
14 33 (3.73%) Logistics
15 31 (3.50%) ERP
16 30 (3.39%) Change Control
17 28 (3.16%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (1.92%) SQL
2 7 (0.79%) C
3 5 (0.56%) Java
3 5 (0.56%) VBA
4 4 (0.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 91 (10.28%) PMI Certification
2 65 (7.34%) PMP
3 62 (7.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 55 (6.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 43 (4.86%) Security Cleared
6 31 (3.50%) SC Cleared
7 26 (2.94%) Degree
8 17 (1.92%) APMP
9 10 (1.13%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.79%) HND
11 6 (0.68%) HNC
12 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.45%) MCSE
13 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.34%) ISEB
14 3 (0.34%) MCITP
15 2 (0.23%) CAPM
15 2 (0.23%) CISSP
15 2 (0.23%) MCP
15 2 (0.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.05%) QA
2 7 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (0.79%) SEPA
2 7 (0.79%) SLA
3 6 (0.68%) COBIT
3 6 (0.68%) MiFID
4 5 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.45%) EMIR
5 4 (0.45%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.34%) GxP
7 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.11%) FATCA
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.11%) P3O
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.23%) IAG
4 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.11%) Control-M
1 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.11%) SCCM
1 1 (0.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 55 (6.21%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.05%) SAP
3 19 (2.15%) Oracle
4 15 (1.69%) VMware
5 13 (1.47%) IBM
6 10 (1.13%) Cisco
6 10 (1.13%) Citrix
7 6 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.68%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.45%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.45%) Cognos
8 4 (0.45%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.34%) Autodesk
9 3 (0.34%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.34%) Rally
9 3 (0.34%) RedPrairie
9 3 (0.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (0.23%) Aruba
10 2 (0.23%) BT
10 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Hertfordshire
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London
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Berkshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Please quote
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East Midlands
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Bristol
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London
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Gloucester
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Chester
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Leeds
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