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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Project Manager
Rank 333 299 310
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 321 335 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.64% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.69% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 236 174
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£428 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £290 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
Average hourly rate £41.00 £30.85 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.92% -22.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £19.52 £22.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £42.17 £53.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £30.85 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+32.92% -8.60%

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 -47 287 £425 - 70
London -15 110 £485 +7.77% 16
South East -36 61 £400 +6.66% 17
East of England 0 31 £448 -1.10% 8
City of London +11 29 £463 -15.90% 9
North West -13 28 £375 -3.22% 14
Scotland -6 23 £410 +2.50% 1
South West -30 21 £388 +19.23% 4
Hampshire -14 17 £400 +14.28% 3
Manchester -9 14 £300 -29.41% 9
Berkshire +8 13 £380 -10.58% 4
Yorkshire -5 12 £425 +25.00% 7
Bedfordshire - 12 £445 - 1
Edinburgh -3 11 £450 +5.88%
Surrey -10 11 £425 +41.66% 5
West Midlands -19 11 £400 - 2
Bristol -19 11 £431 +7.81% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £400 -23.07% 2
East Midlands -9 7 £385 +28.33% 2
Cheshire +7 6 £340 -9.33% 1
Birmingham -2 6 £400 +122.22%
Oxfordshire -7 6 £450 +12.50%
Lancashire -8 6 £550 +120.00% 1
Winchester +6 5 £390 -2.50%
West Sussex +5 5 £290 -26.58% 2
Maidenhead 0 5 £353 +9.30% 1
Glasgow -5 5 £450 +38.46%
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £395 +5.33% 3
Essex -13 5 £348 -26.84% 2
Blackpool - 5 £700 -

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 365 (54.80%) Project Management
2 246 (36.94%) PRINCE2
3 208 (31.23%) Finance
4 147 (22.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (11.56%) Banking
6 62 (9.31%) ITIL
7 59 (8.86%) Migration
8 57 (8.56%) Retail
9 56 (8.41%) PMI Certification
10 50 (7.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 50 (7.51%) Windows
11 48 (7.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 43 (6.46%) PMP
13 41 (6.16%) Oracle
14 39 (5.86%) Change Management
15 37 (5.56%) NHS
16 35 (5.26%) Microsoft
17 34 (5.11%) MS Project
17 34 (5.11%) Degree
18 32 (4.80%) Investment Banking
19 30 (4.50%) MS Excel
19 30 (4.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 29 (4.35%) Programme Management
21 28 (4.20%) Risk Management
21 28 (4.20%) Project Planning
21 28 (4.20%) Change Control
22 26 (3.90%) Manufacturing
22 26 (3.90%) SAP
22 26 (3.90%) PMI

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 24 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.65%) CMS
3 10 (1.50%) Drupal
4 7 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.05%) Lync
5 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.45%) FileNet
7 2 (0.30%) Confluence
7 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.30%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Moodle
8 1 (0.15%) SAS
8 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.15%) Apache
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (5.11%) MS Project
2 30 (4.50%) MS Excel
3 21 (3.15%) MS Office
4 20 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.05%) Maximo
2 5 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (0.75%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.45%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.30%) CA Clarity
4 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.30%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.30%) Agresso
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) assyst
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.70%) SaaS
2 5 (0.75%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.50%) Firewall
2 8 (1.20%) WAN
3 7 (1.05%) LAN
4 5 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.75%) VoIP
5 4 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.45%) SAN
6 3 (0.45%) Internet
7 2 (0.30%) Intranet
7 2 (0.30%) MPLS
7 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.15%) Wireless
8 1 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.15%) Network Security
8 1 (0.15%) Extranet
8 1 (0.15%) VPN
8 1 (0.15%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.60%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.30%) DB2
5 2 (0.30%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.15%) QlikView
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.15%) EDMS
6 1 (0.15%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
General
1 208 (31.23%) Finance
2 77 (11.56%) Banking
3 57 (8.56%) Retail
4 32 (4.80%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.90%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.45%) Front Office
7 21 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (2.40%) Legal
9 13 (1.95%) Local Government
10 11 (1.65%) Back Office
10 11 (1.65%) Marketing
11 7 (1.05%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.75%) Billing
12 5 (0.75%) Law
13 3 (0.45%) Automotive
13 3 (0.45%) Electronics
13 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.90%) .NET
2 4 (0.60%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.30%) J2EE
4 1 (0.15%) Struts
4 1 (0.15%) XML
4 1 (0.15%) Middleware
4 1 (0.15%) LAMP
4 1 (0.15%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.56%) NHS
2 26 (3.90%) PMI
3 21 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.10%) Derivative
6 12 (1.80%) Economics
7 9 (1.35%) Market Risk
8 8 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.20%) FMCG
9 7 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.75%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.60%) EPoS
12 4 (0.60%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.60%) Equities
13 3 (0.45%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.45%) SCADA
13 3 (0.45%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.45%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.51%) Windows
2 22 (3.30%) Windows 7
3 11 (1.65%) UNIX
4 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.75%) Linux
6 4 (0.60%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) Solaris
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (54.80%) Project Management
2 246 (36.94%) PRINCE2
3 147 (22.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (9.31%) ITIL
6 59 (8.86%) Migration
7 39 (5.86%) Change Management
8 30 (4.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 29 (4.35%) Programme Management
10 28 (4.20%) Project Planning
10 28 (4.20%) Risk Management
10 28 (4.20%) Change Control
11 25 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (3.30%) ERP
13 20 (3.00%) E-Commerce
14 19 (2.85%) PRINCE
14 19 (2.85%) Asset Management
15 18 (2.70%) CRM
15 18 (2.70%) Scrum
16 17 (2.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.85%) SQL
2 14 (2.10%) Java
3 4 (0.60%) C
4 2 (0.30%) C#
4 2 (0.30%) C++
5 1 (0.15%) Perl
5 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (8.41%) PMI Certification
2 50 (7.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 48 (7.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 43 (6.46%) PMP
5 34 (5.11%) Degree
6 24 (3.60%) Security Cleared
7 16 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (2.10%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.60%) APMP
9 4 (0.60%) CAPM
10 3 (0.45%) CISSP
11 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.30%) HNC
11 2 (0.30%) CISA
12 1 (0.15%) CISM
12 1 (0.15%) GIAC
12 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) CCNP
12 1 (0.15%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.80%) QA
2 4 (0.60%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.30%) EMIR
3 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (6.16%) Oracle
2 35 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.90%) SAP
4 18 (2.70%) Citrix
5 12 (1.80%) Cisco
6 9 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.35%) VMware
7 8 (1.20%) IBM
7 8 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (1.05%) Hyperion
9 6 (0.90%) ION Trading
10 5 (0.75%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (0.45%) Capita
11 3 (0.45%) Kenexa
11 3 (0.45%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.45%) Informatica
11 3 (0.45%) Avaya
11 3 (0.45%) Intel
11 3 (0.45%) HP
11 3 (0.45%) Sybase
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