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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Project Manager
UK
Rank 285 259 265
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 342 471 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.91% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.95% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 320 298
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £348 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.88 £20.76 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.80 £45.55 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £41.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-31.32% +18.57%

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
42429 49412 49763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 95.00% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27681 31767 30512
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1511 1637 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 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 -41 301 £450 +5.88% 76
London -36 130 £510 +2.00% 29
South East -7 57 £405 -4.70% 16
City of London +1 29 £510 -1.68% 4
Scotland +25 26 £391 -5.72% 2
East of England -23 22 £418 +1.21% 6
North West +27 21 £425 -4.22% 2
South West -2 19 £375 -8.53% 4
Edinburgh +18 14 £375 -9.63% 1
Hampshire +8 14 £325 -17.46% 2
Yorkshire 0 14 £425 - 10
West Midlands -10 14 £425 - 6
Berkshire +7 13 £450 -10.00% 1
Manchester +11 12 £425 -5.55% 1
Surrey +8 11 £400 -3.03% 4
North East -2 10 £525 +50.00%
East Midlands -11 10 £450 +12.50% 3
Glasgow +16 9 £404 -
Wales +15 9 £363 +20.83%
Hertfordshire -6 9 £335 -15.18% 2
West Yorkshire -6 9 £425 - 9
South Wales +22 7 £363 +20.83%
Devon +2 7 £350 -17.64%
Kent +16 6 £400 -15.78%
Watford +5 6 £386 -
Milton Keynes +3 6 £451 +4.94% 3
Exeter -1 6 £356 -
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £451 +4.94% 3
Cardiff +27 5 £375 +25.00%
Bristol +2 5 £396 -3.35% 3

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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.

1 351 (55.10%) Project Management
2 226 (35.48%) PRINCE2
3 223 (35.01%) Finance
4 162 (25.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 149 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (11.77%) Banking
7 69 (10.83%) Migration
8 61 (9.58%) Retail
9 56 (8.79%) MS Project
10 52 (8.16%) Microsoft
11 51 (8.01%) Change Management
12 50 (7.85%) ITIL
13 49 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 43 (6.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 42 (6.59%) PMI Certification
15 42 (6.59%) Waterfall
15 42 (6.59%) SDLC
16 41 (6.44%) Data Centre
17 40 (6.28%) Matrix Organization
17 40 (6.28%) Project Planning
17 40 (6.28%) PMP
18 38 (5.97%) Business Analysis
19 36 (5.65%) Risk Management
20 34 (5.34%) Programme Management
21 33 (5.18%) Degree
22 32 (5.02%) Security Cleared
23 31 (4.87%) QA
24 30 (4.71%) Supplier Management
25 29 (4.55%) PMO
26 28 (4.40%) Project Governance

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 10 (1.57%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.41%) MS Project Server
3 4 (0.63%) Confluence
3 4 (0.63%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.47%) Documentum
4 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.31%) CMS
5 2 (0.31%) Moodle
6 1 (0.16%) Blackboard Learn
6 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.16%) FileNet
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (8.79%) MS Project
2 28 (4.40%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.98%) MS Office
4 10 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.31%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.31%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.16%) Primavera
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.16%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) SunGard APT
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.61%) Office 365
2 16 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.73%) SaaS
4 5 (0.78%) IaaS
5 4 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.47%) PaaS
7 2 (0.31%) Yammer
8 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.16%) Taleo
8 1 (0.16%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.51%) Firewall
2 14 (2.20%) WAN
3 13 (2.04%) LAN
4 4 (0.63%) Internet
4 4 (0.63%) VPN
4 4 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.47%) Intranet
5 3 (0.47%) Network Security
5 3 (0.47%) Skype
5 3 (0.47%) VoIP
6 2 (0.31%) MPLS
6 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.16%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
7 1 (0.16%) SAN
7 1 (0.16%) Softphone
7 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.10%) Big Data
2 6 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.63%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.63%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.47%) Flink
4 3 (0.47%) GIS
4 3 (0.47%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.16%) QlikView
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.04%) JIRA
2 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
General
1 223 (35.01%) Finance
2 75 (11.77%) Banking
3 61 (9.58%) Retail
4 28 (4.40%) Front Office
5 25 (3.92%) Legal
6 22 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.98%) Investment Banking
8 15 (2.35%) Retail Banking
9 14 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (2.04%) Manufacturing
10 13 (2.04%) Marketing
11 10 (1.57%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.10%) Law
13 6 (0.94%) Billing
14 5 (0.78%) Automotive
14 5 (0.78%) Back Office
15 4 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.63%) Electronics
15 4 (0.63%) Local Government
16 3 (0.47%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.10%) .NET
2 4 (0.63%) Middleware
3 3 (0.47%) Kafka
3 3 (0.47%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.16%) jQuery
4 1 (0.16%) REST
4 1 (0.16%) SOAP
4 1 (0.16%) Web Services
4 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.44%) Data Centre
2 23 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.98%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.35%) Virtual Team
5 14 (2.20%) NHS
5 14 (2.20%) PMI
6 9 (1.41%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.10%) Derivative
9 6 (0.94%) Equities
9 6 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.94%) User Experience
10 5 (0.78%) EPoS
10 5 (0.78%) FMCG
11 4 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.47%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.47%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.47%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.30%) Windows
2 6 (0.94%) Windows Server
3 5 (0.78%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.63%) Linux
5 3 (0.47%) Android
5 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.31%) Unix
6 2 (0.31%) VMS
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (55.10%) Project Management
2 226 (35.48%) PRINCE2
3 162 (25.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 149 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (10.83%) Migration
6 51 (8.01%) Change Management
7 50 (7.85%) ITIL
8 42 (6.59%) SDLC
8 42 (6.59%) Waterfall
9 40 (6.28%) Matrix Organization
9 40 (6.28%) Project Planning
10 38 (5.97%) Business Analysis
11 36 (5.65%) Risk Management
12 34 (5.34%) Programme Management
13 30 (4.71%) Supplier Management
14 28 (4.40%) Project Governance
15 26 (4.08%) CRM
15 26 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 24 (3.77%) Matrix Management
17 22 (3.45%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.83%) SQL
2 4 (0.63%) C
2 4 (0.63%) Java
3 1 (0.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 43 (6.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 42 (6.59%) PMI Certification
4 40 (6.28%) PMP
5 33 (5.18%) Degree
6 32 (5.02%) Security Cleared
7 24 (3.77%) SC Cleared
8 21 (3.30%) APMP
9 7 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.78%) MAPM
11 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.47%) HNC
11 3 (0.47%) ISEB
12 2 (0.31%) CISM
12 2 (0.31%) CISSP
12 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.31%) PgMP
13 1 (0.16%) CAPM
13 1 (0.16%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.87%) QA
2 29 (4.55%) PMO
3 10 (1.57%) MiFID
4 8 (1.26%) GxP
5 4 (0.63%) EMIR
5 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.47%) FATCA
6 3 (0.47%) IFRS
6 3 (0.47%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.31%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.31%) GDPR
7 2 (0.31%) GMP
7 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.31%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.31%) SCCM
1 2 (0.31%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.14%) Oracle
3 14 (2.20%) Cisco
4 12 (1.88%) SAP
5 5 (0.78%) BT
5 5 (0.78%) Computacenter
5 5 (0.78%) Demandware
5 5 (0.78%) VMware
6 4 (0.63%) hybris
6 4 (0.63%) IBM
6 4 (0.63%) Pega
6 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.63%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe
7 3 (0.47%) Blue Coat
7 3 (0.47%) Citrix
7 3 (0.47%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.31%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.31%) NICE Systems
8 2 (0.31%) Workday
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