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 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Project Manager
Rank 295 278 262
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -16
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 420 447 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.80% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.84% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 295 325
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £403
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Median hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.90 £26.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.60 £38.10 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -1.42%

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 July 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 1 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
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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 +3 388 £450 +5.88% 76
London -16 167 £500 +4.71% 25
South East +27 82 £438 +4.79% 4
East of England +12 31 £431 -9.21% 9
City of London +7 30 £550 +10.00% 7
South West -4 30 £376 -6.52% 8
Scotland -28 30 £375 -11.76% 1
North West -15 27 £400 +6.66% 6
Edinburgh -6 19 £376 -15.92% 1
West Midlands -14 19 £450 +5.94% 10
Buckinghamshire +22 18 £400 -7.51%
Yorkshire -9 18 £450 +10.09% 9
Berkshire -2 17 £481 +28.76% 1
Milton Keynes +19 14 £400 -7.51%
Surrey +2 14 £414 -5.42% 1
Hampshire +14 13 £456 +25.42%
West Yorkshire -2 13 £450 +11.80% 6
Hertfordshire +16 12 £375 -24.05% 3
West Sussex -2 10 £440 -7.36% 1
Cambridge +20 9 £438 +7.81% 1
Cambridgeshire +18 9 £438 +7.81% 2
Wiltshire -3 9 £400 -4.36%
East Midlands -6 9 £453 +17.53% 4
Manchester -10 9 £450 +5.88% 4
Cheshire -4 8 £425 +13.33% 1
Leeds -5 7 £450 +11.11% 2
Essex +10 6 £403 +7.33% 2
Reading -3 6 £500 +8.10%
Dorset -9 6 £375 +11.11% 2
Oxfordshire +11 5 £485 +10.85%

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 522 (54.09%) Project Management
2 348 (36.06%) PRINCE2
3 344 (35.65%) Finance
4 254 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 226 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
6 162 (16.79%) Banking
7 117 (12.12%) Retail
8 108 (11.19%) PMI Certification
9 107 (11.09%) Migration
10 94 (9.74%) MS Project
11 84 (8.70%) PMP
12 74 (7.67%) Microsoft
12 74 (7.67%) ITIL
13 72 (7.46%) SDLC
14 64 (6.63%) Business Analysis
14 64 (6.63%) Change Management
15 63 (6.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 61 (6.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 61 (6.32%) Waterfall
17 55 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 54 (5.60%) Data Centre
19 53 (5.49%) Project Planning
20 52 (5.39%) Risk Management
21 49 (5.08%) Degree
22 47 (4.87%) ERP
23 44 (4.56%) Programme Management
23 44 (4.56%) Scrum
24 43 (4.46%) Telecoms
24 43 (4.46%) MS Excel
24 43 (4.46%) Change Control

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 25 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.24%) MS Project Server
3 8 (0.83%) Confluence
3 8 (0.83%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.62%) CMS
5 4 (0.41%) SAS
5 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.10%) Documentum
7 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.10%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.10%) Moodle
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 94 (9.74%) MS Project
2 43 (4.46%) MS Excel
3 34 (3.52%) MS Office
4 16 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.62%) CA PPM
3 5 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.41%) TrackWise
5 3 (0.31%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.31%) Maximo
5 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.31%) Summit
6 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.21%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.21%) Primavera
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.10%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.10%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.24%) Office 365
2 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.52%) SaaS
5 3 (0.31%) Silverpop
5 3 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.21%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.10%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.66%) WAN
2 14 (1.45%) LAN
3 12 (1.24%) Firewall
4 11 (1.14%) Wireless
5 10 (1.04%) SAN
6 9 (0.93%) Intranet
7 8 (0.83%) Network Security
7 8 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.73%) Internet
9 5 (0.52%) Skype
10 4 (0.41%) VoIP
10 4 (0.41%) VPN
11 3 (0.31%) ATM
11 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.21%) DMZ
12 2 (0.21%) DNS
12 2 (0.21%) Extranet
12 2 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.21%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.24%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.73%) Big Data
4 4 (0.41%) DataStage
5 3 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.21%) DB2
6 2 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.10%) MS Access
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.10%) QlikView
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (1.76%) JIRA
2 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 344 (35.65%) Finance
2 162 (16.79%) Banking
3 117 (12.12%) Retail
4 43 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 37 (3.83%) Investment Banking
6 25 (2.59%) Front Office
7 21 (2.18%) Retail Banking
8 20 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.97%) Law
10 18 (1.87%) Back Office
10 18 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (1.66%) Automotive
11 16 (1.66%) Legal
12 15 (1.55%) Financial Institution
13 14 (1.45%) Advertising
13 14 (1.45%) Marketing
14 9 (0.93%) Billing
15 5 (0.52%) Games
16 4 (0.41%) Publishing
17 3 (0.31%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.87%) Middleware
2 14 (1.45%) .NET
3 5 (0.52%) Web Services
4 3 (0.31%) XBRL
5 2 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (0.21%) Velocity
6 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.10%) CGI
6 1 (0.10%) COM
6 1 (0.10%) Flash
6 1 (0.10%) HTML
6 1 (0.10%) HTML5
6 1 (0.10%) Mason
6 1 (0.10%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.60%) Data Centre
2 40 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.04%) PMI
4 22 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.55%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.35%) NHS
7 12 (1.24%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.24%) FMCG
7 12 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 11 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.04%) EPoS
10 9 (0.93%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.93%) Derivative
10 9 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 9 (0.93%) Equities
10 9 (0.93%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (0.73%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.62%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 35 (3.63%) Windows
2 16 (1.66%) Unix
3 11 (1.14%) Linux
4 10 (1.04%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.31%) OpenVMS
7 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.21%) Solaris
7 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.10%) Android
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (54.09%) Project Management
2 348 (36.06%) PRINCE2
3 254 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 226 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (11.09%) Migration
6 74 (7.67%) ITIL
7 72 (7.46%) SDLC
8 64 (6.63%) Business Analysis
8 64 (6.63%) Change Management
9 61 (6.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 61 (6.32%) Waterfall
10 53 (5.49%) Project Planning
11 52 (5.39%) Risk Management
12 47 (4.87%) ERP
13 44 (4.56%) Programme Management
13 44 (4.56%) Scrum
14 43 (4.46%) Change Control
15 39 (4.04%) CRM
15 39 (4.04%) Logistics
16 38 (3.94%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 25 (2.59%) SQL
2 7 (0.73%) Java
3 4 (0.41%) C
4 2 (0.21%) C#
4 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.10%) PHP
5 1 (0.10%) Python
5 1 (0.10%) Scala
5 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 108 (11.19%) PMI Certification
2 84 (8.70%) PMP
3 63 (6.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 55 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 49 (5.08%) Degree
6 38 (3.94%) Security Cleared
7 32 (3.32%) SC Cleared
8 15 (1.55%) APMP
9 11 (1.14%) CISSP
10 9 (0.93%) CISM
11 8 (0.83%) CISA
12 6 (0.62%) CCNA
12 6 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.41%) CITP
14 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.31%) APMG
15 3 (0.31%) MCSE
15 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.18%) QA
2 17 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.93%) MiFID
5 6 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.52%) COREP
6 5 (0.52%) SEPA
7 4 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.41%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.31%) COBIT
8 3 (0.31%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.31%) EMIR
8 3 (0.31%) SLA
9 2 (0.21%) FATCA
9 2 (0.21%) FINREP
10 1 (0.10%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.10%) P3O
10 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 21 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.10%) RACF
5 1 (0.10%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.31%) SCCM
2 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 74 (7.67%) Microsoft
2 31 (3.21%) Oracle
3 29 (3.01%) SAP
4 14 (1.45%) Cisco
5 12 (1.24%) IBM
6 9 (0.93%) VMware
7 8 (0.83%) Citrix
8 7 (0.73%) Google
9 6 (0.62%) Rally
9 6 (0.62%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.41%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.41%) HP
11 4 (0.41%) JDA
11 4 (0.41%) Pega
12 3 (0.31%) Guidewire
12 3 (0.31%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.31%) ION Trading
12 3 (0.31%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 2 (0.21%) Platfora
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