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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Project Manager
Rank 295 326 300
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -26
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 359 299 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.55% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 189 169
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£425 £431 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £594 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £378
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +66.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £37.00 £24.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £63.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +48.28%

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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +33 330 £434 -0.85% 58
London +1 135 £463 - 13
North West +12 47 £395 -3.65% 10
South East -34 45 £425 - 14
City of London +7 29 £550 +4.76% 3
East of England +21 28 £450 -2.70% 7
West Midlands -6 26 £380 +5.41% 3
Manchester +7 23 £350 -9.67% 5
South West +2 22 £400 -0.62% 5
Scotland +5 18 £430 +22.85%
Hertfordshire +17 13 £500 +7.52% 1
Merseyside -4 12 £413 +10.00% 2
Edinburgh -3 11 £445 +18.66%
West Yorkshire -8 11 £415 -0.89% 4
Hampshire -12 11 £375 -11.76% 1
Yorkshire -26 11 £415 -7.77% 5
Birmingham -8 10 £350 -15.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 9 £413 -9.34% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £425 +9.67% 1
Cheshire -4 8 £395 +7.48% 1
Berkshire -7 7 £438 +2.94% 3
Liverpool -5 6 £413 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -6 6 £375 -11.76% 1
Southampton -9 6 £375 +11.11%
Somerset +11 5 £420 +52.72%
Cambridge +4 5 £413 -8.83% 1
Essex +3 5 £406 -13.33%
Glasgow 0 5 £400 +15.94%
North East -1 5 £356 -14.67%
Wales -2 5 £435 +8.75% 4

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 323 (51.35%) Project Management
2 226 (35.93%) PRINCE2
3 199 (31.64%) Finance
4 146 (23.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 91 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (11.76%) Banking
7 71 (11.29%) Retail
8 55 (8.74%) PMI Certification
9 48 (7.63%) Migration
9 48 (7.63%) Microsoft
10 47 (7.47%) ITIL
11 45 (7.15%) MS Project
12 42 (6.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 40 (6.36%) PMP
14 39 (6.20%) E-Commerce
15 36 (5.72%) Waterfall
16 34 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 34 (5.41%) Programme Management
17 33 (5.25%) PRINCE
17 33 (5.25%) SAP
17 33 (5.25%) Degree
18 32 (5.09%) Project Planning
19 30 (4.77%) Supplier Management
19 30 (4.77%) MS Excel
19 30 (4.77%) Investment Banking
20 29 (4.61%) Scrum
20 29 (4.61%) Telecoms
20 29 (4.61%) Change Management
21 28 (4.45%) CRM
21 28 (4.45%) Windows

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 23 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.64%) IBM Notes
3 4 (0.64%) CMS
4 3 (0.48%) FileNet
5 2 (0.32%) SAS
5 2 (0.32%) WorkSite
5 2 (0.32%) Confluence
5 2 (0.32%) Lync
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.16%) Drupal
6 1 (0.16%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.16%) Liferay
6 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (7.15%) MS Project
2 30 (4.77%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.86%) MS Office
4 16 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.32%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.32%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.59%) ION MarketView
2 7 (1.11%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.64%) Eagle PACE
3 4 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.48%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.32%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.27%) Office 365
2 2 (0.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.43%) LAN
2 8 (1.27%) WAN
3 7 (1.11%) VPN
4 6 (0.95%) SAN
5 5 (0.79%) Intranet
6 4 (0.64%) Internet
6 4 (0.64%) MPLS
6 4 (0.64%) Firewall
6 4 (0.64%) Wireless
6 4 (0.64%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.48%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.48%) Network Security
7 3 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.32%) ATM
8 2 (0.32%) HTTP
8 2 (0.32%) MVNO
9 1 (0.16%) WebEx
9 1 (0.16%) 4G
9 1 (0.16%) PABX
9 1 (0.16%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.27%) Big Data
2 7 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.64%) QlikView
3 4 (0.64%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.48%) DataStage
4 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.32%) IDOL
5 2 (0.32%) Ingres
5 2 (0.32%) CouchDB
5 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.32%) HBase
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.16%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (0.95%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.16%) YouTrack
General
1 199 (31.64%) Finance
2 74 (11.76%) Banking
3 71 (11.29%) Retail
4 30 (4.77%) Investment Banking
5 29 (4.61%) Telecoms
6 24 (3.82%) Front Office
7 16 (2.54%) Manufacturing
8 15 (2.38%) Legal
9 12 (1.91%) Marketing
10 11 (1.75%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.27%) Back Office
12 7 (1.11%) Law
13 6 (0.95%) French Language
14 5 (0.79%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.79%) Automotive
14 5 (0.79%) Electronics
15 4 (0.64%) Billing
15 4 (0.64%) German Language
15 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.79%) .NET
2 2 (0.32%) J2EE
2 2 (0.32%) Web Services
2 2 (0.32%) HTML
3 1 (0.16%) XML
3 1 (0.16%) EDI
3 1 (0.16%) LAMP
3 1 (0.16%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.16%) Spring
3 1 (0.16%) XMPP
3 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.16%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.16%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.82%) PMI
1 24 (3.82%) NHS
2 22 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.02%) Fixed Income
3 19 (3.02%) Derivative
4 12 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.75%) FMCG
6 6 (0.95%) Equities
7 5 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.64%) EPoS
8 4 (0.64%) DTV
8 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.48%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.48%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.48%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.32%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.32%) Open Source
10 2 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.32%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.45%) Windows
2 6 (0.95%) Linux
2 6 (0.95%) UNIX
3 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (0.79%) Windows 7
3 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (0.48%) Android
4 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.48%) AIX
5 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (51.35%) Project Management
2 226 (35.93%) PRINCE2
3 146 (23.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (7.63%) Migration
6 47 (7.47%) ITIL
7 39 (6.20%) E-Commerce
8 36 (5.72%) Waterfall
9 34 (5.41%) Programme Management
10 33 (5.25%) PRINCE
11 32 (5.09%) Project Planning
12 30 (4.77%) Supplier Management
13 29 (4.61%) Scrum
13 29 (4.61%) Change Management
14 28 (4.45%) CRM
15 26 (4.13%) Asset Management
15 26 (4.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 25 (3.97%) Business Analysis
17 24 (3.82%) Risk Management
18 22 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (1.91%) Java
1 12 (1.91%) SQL
2 4 (0.64%) C
3 2 (0.32%) PHP
4 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.16%) C++
4 1 (0.16%) COBOL
4 1 (0.16%) VB
4 1 (0.16%) VBA
4 1 (0.16%) Python
4 1 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (8.74%) PMI Certification
2 42 (6.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 40 (6.36%) PMP
4 34 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 33 (5.25%) Degree
6 23 (3.66%) Security Cleared
7 18 (2.86%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.95%) CISSP
9 6 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.64%) APMP
10 4 (0.64%) CISA
10 4 (0.64%) CISM
11 2 (0.32%) HND
12 1 (0.16%) HNC
12 1 (0.16%) GIAC
12 1 (0.16%) GCIA
12 1 (0.16%) CAPM
12 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.59%) QA
2 6 (0.95%) SLA
3 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.32%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) P3O
6 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.48%) XenApp
5 2 (0.32%) XenServer
5 2 (0.32%) vSphere
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.95%) SCCM
2 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.16%) MOM
2 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 48 (7.63%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.25%) SAP
3 20 (3.18%) Oracle
4 19 (3.02%) VMware
5 13 (2.07%) ION Trading
6 10 (1.59%) Citrix
7 6 (0.95%) Charles River
7 6 (0.95%) Cisco
7 6 (0.95%) HP
8 5 (0.79%) IBM
8 5 (0.79%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.64%) Lotus
10 3 (0.48%) Kronos
10 3 (0.48%) Sophis
11 2 (0.32%) Vermilion
11 2 (0.32%) MobileIron
11 2 (0.32%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.32%) JDA
11 2 (0.32%) Motorola
11 2 (0.32%) OpenText
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
adviserplus
Rate: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago