The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Project Manager
Rank 317 267 289
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +22
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 375 514 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.89% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.93% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 365 281
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £30.50 £54.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.51% +29.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £43.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-29.06% +2.99%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

IT Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Project Manager in the job title.

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 25 September 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -42 350 £450 +2.85% 56
London -23 149 £478 +0.52% 21
South East -31 53 £450 +5.88% 11
West Midlands -5 38 £425 +4.93% 4
East of England +12 34 £425 -5.55% 3
City of London -3 26 £533 +2.40% 7
Yorkshire +8 19 £388 -4.32% 8
North West -13 19 £375 -20.42% 5
Scotland +8 17 £450 +5.88% 1
East Midlands -18 16 £425 +6.25% 2
South West -2 14 £400 - 2
West Yorkshire +6 12 £375 -6.25% 8
Cambridgeshire +26 11 £425 +6.25%
Coventry -4 11 £400 +45.45% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 10 £450 +8.43% 2
Milton Keynes +10 10 £450 +8.43% 2
Essex +9 10 £435 -
Manchester -12 10 £456 -3.43% 3
Edinburgh +4 8 £450 +5.88%
Hampshire -1 8 £413 +3.12% 2
Berkshire -3 8 £483 +7.27% 4
Birmingham -5 8 £443 +4.11% 2
Nottinghamshire -8 8 £450 +16.12%
Reading +18 7 £501 +5.36% 1
Nottingham -12 7 £450 +16.12%
North East -19 7 £305 -39.60%
Kent +6 6 £500 +33.33%
Leeds -1 6 £388 -13.88% 8
Surrey -3 6 £469 +7.14%
Hertfordshire -12 6 £325 -37.34% 1

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 431 (54.35%) Project Management
2 287 (36.19%) Finance
3 282 (35.56%) PRINCE2
4 190 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (22.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 126 (15.89%) Banking
7 90 (11.35%) Migration
8 87 (10.97%) MS Project
9 84 (10.59%) Retail
10 78 (9.84%) PMI Certification
11 77 (9.71%) Microsoft
12 74 (9.33%) PMP
13 67 (8.45%) ITIL
14 64 (8.07%) Change Management
15 63 (7.94%) SDLC
16 55 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 55 (6.94%) Waterfall
17 51 (6.43%) Business Analysis
18 47 (5.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 45 (5.67%) MS Excel
19 45 (5.67%) MS Office
19 45 (5.67%) CRM
19 45 (5.67%) Risk Management
19 45 (5.67%) Degree
19 45 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (5.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 40 (5.04%) ERP
22 39 (4.92%) Security Cleared
23 38 (4.79%) Project Planning
23 38 (4.79%) Data Centre

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.14%) MS Project Server
3 9 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.01%) Confluence
5 6 (0.76%) CMS
5 6 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.50%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.38%) Apache
7 3 (0.38%) SAS
8 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) Documentum
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 87 (10.97%) MS Project
2 45 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.67%) MS Office
3 12 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.63%) SAP ERP
1 5 (0.63%) Summit
2 2 (0.25%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
2 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.25%) Primavera
2 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (0.25%) TrackWise
2 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.13%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.39%) Office 365
2 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.63%) Yammer
4 4 (0.50%) SaaS
5 3 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.25%) PaaS
6 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.77%) Firewall
1 14 (1.77%) Intranet
2 11 (1.39%) Network Security
2 11 (1.39%) WAN
3 10 (1.26%) LAN
3 10 (1.26%) Skype
4 9 (1.13%) Internet
4 9 (1.13%) Wireless
5 5 (0.63%) Extranet
5 5 (0.63%) SAN
5 5 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.50%) WebEx
7 3 (0.38%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.25%) MPLS
8 2 (0.25%) NAS
8 2 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.26%) Big Data
3 8 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.25%) Flink
6 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.13%) DataStage
7 1 (0.13%) KDB
7 1 (0.13%) MS Access
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 287 (36.19%) Finance
2 126 (15.89%) Banking
3 84 (10.59%) Retail
4 27 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.28%) Front Office
6 19 (2.40%) Legal
6 19 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.27%) Financial Institution
8 17 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (1.77%) Back Office
10 13 (1.64%) Retail Banking
11 12 (1.51%) Law
11 12 (1.51%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.39%) Advertising
13 10 (1.26%) Automotive
14 7 (0.88%) Billing
15 6 (0.76%) Marketing
16 5 (0.63%) French Language
17 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.38%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.27%) .NET
2 9 (1.13%) Middleware
3 3 (0.38%) Web Services
4 2 (0.25%) Kafka
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.25%) Spark Streaming
4 2 (0.25%) Velocity
5 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.13%) jQuery
5 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 34 (4.29%) PMI
4 16 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.89%) Virtual Team
6 12 (1.51%) Fixed Income
7 11 (1.39%) EPoS
7 11 (1.39%) FMCG
7 11 (1.39%) NHS
8 9 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.01%) Equities
9 8 (1.01%) Market Risk
10 6 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.76%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (0.76%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.63%) User Experience
12 4 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (4.04%) Windows
2 13 (1.64%) Unix
3 12 (1.51%) Linux
4 8 (1.01%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.01%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.38%) OpenVMS
7 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.25%) Solaris
7 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.13%) AIX
8 1 (0.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (54.35%) Project Management
2 282 (35.56%) PRINCE2
3 190 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (22.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 90 (11.35%) Migration
6 67 (8.45%) ITIL
7 64 (8.07%) Change Management
8 63 (7.94%) SDLC
9 55 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 55 (6.94%) Waterfall
10 51 (6.43%) Business Analysis
11 45 (5.67%) CRM
11 45 (5.67%) Risk Management
12 40 (5.04%) ERP
13 38 (4.79%) Project Planning
14 36 (4.54%) Programme Management
15 31 (3.91%) Change Control
15 31 (3.91%) Matrix Management
15 31 (3.91%) Scrum
16 29 (3.66%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.40%) SQL
2 10 (1.26%) Java
3 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.25%) C
4 2 (0.25%) C#
4 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.25%) VBA
5 1 (0.13%) COBOL
5 1 (0.13%) PHP
5 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (9.84%) PMI Certification
2 74 (9.33%) PMP
3 47 (5.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 45 (5.67%) Degree
5 43 (5.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 39 (4.92%) Security Cleared
7 33 (4.16%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.51%) APMP
9 11 (1.39%) CISSP
10 8 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.88%) CISM
12 5 (0.63%) CCNA
12 5 (0.63%) CISA
12 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.50%) CITP
13 4 (0.50%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.50%) ISEB
14 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.25%) CAPM
15 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.28%) QA
2 14 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.88%) MiFID
5 5 (0.63%) COREP
5 5 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.63%) FATCA
6 4 (0.50%) EMIR
6 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.50%) SEPA
7 3 (0.38%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.25%) FINREP
8 2 (0.25%) SLA
9 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.13%) GAMP
9 1 (0.13%) GxP
9 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.13%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 77 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.16%) Oracle
3 24 (3.03%) SAP
4 15 (1.89%) Cisco
5 11 (1.39%) IBM
6 7 (0.88%) Citrix
7 6 (0.76%) Bloomberg
8 5 (0.63%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.63%) VMware
9 4 (0.50%) HP
9 4 (0.50%) Lotus
10 3 (0.38%) Google
10 3 (0.38%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.38%) ION Trading
10 3 (0.38%) JDA
10 3 (0.38%) LANDesk
10 3 (0.38%) Pega
10 3 (0.38%) Platfora
10 3 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.25%) WorldPay
Bedford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £999999 per day + Good Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £170.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £480.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arnold Ash
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Seven Principles AG
Rate: £425 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago