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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Project Manager
Rank 252 268 274
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 531 458 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.82% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.87% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 298 271
Median daily rate £432 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £405 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £21.25 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £27.30 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.65 £32.40 £60.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.38 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-32.08% -14.28%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +8 489 £438 +2.94% 57
London +20 203 £500 +8.10% 17
South East +20 85 £440 +3.52% 9
East of England +21 50 £425 -10.52% 7
City of London +42 41 £550 +4.76% 5
South West +7 38 £375 -0.66% 7
North West -24 37 £425 +12.58% 10
Scotland -10 34 £378 -9.03%
Edinburgh -1 28 £414 -2.64%
Yorkshire +12 27 £420 +5.00% 4
West Midlands -13 26 £400 +4.30% 1
Berkshire +24 25 £469 +7.14% 6
Buckinghamshire +23 22 £400 -5.88% 3
West Yorkshire +16 22 £414 +3.43% 3
Milton Keynes +11 17 £400 -5.88% 1
Hertfordshire +13 16 £348 -30.50% 1
East Midlands +9 15 £400 - 2
Manchester -19 15 £450 +28.57% 5
Cambridgeshire +13 14 £438 +6.18% 3
Leeds +4 14 £414 +3.43% 1
Birmingham +2 14 £400 +15.10%
Bristol +16 12 £410 +5.12% 2
Uxbridge +13 12 £575 -
Surrey 0 12 £450 +12.50%
Cambridge +6 11 £438 +6.18% 1
West Sussex -13 11 £430 -
Cheshire -13 8 £425 +9.67% 1
Northamptonshire +16 7 £400 +13.47%
Bedfordshire +5 7 £463 -
Liverpool +2 7 £325 -21.21%

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 511 (53.45%) Project Management
2 381 (39.85%) PRINCE2
3 324 (33.89%) Finance
4 254 (26.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 222 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (14.54%) Banking
7 108 (11.30%) Retail
8 103 (10.77%) PMI Certification
9 95 (9.94%) Migration
10 87 (9.10%) MS Project
11 77 (8.05%) PMP
12 76 (7.95%) ITIL
13 69 (7.22%) SDLC
14 66 (6.90%) Change Management
15 65 (6.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 64 (6.69%) Waterfall
17 63 (6.59%) Microsoft
17 63 (6.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 57 (5.96%) Risk Management
19 55 (5.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 54 (5.65%) Business Analysis
21 51 (5.33%) Project Planning
21 51 (5.33%) Data Centre
22 49 (5.13%) Scrum
23 48 (5.02%) ERP
24 45 (4.71%) Programme Management
24 45 (4.71%) Logistics
25 43 (4.50%) Telecoms
26 41 (4.29%) Degree
27 40 (4.18%) 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 23 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.94%) MS Project Server
3 6 (0.63%) CMS
3 6 (0.63%) Confluence
4 5 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.31%) SAS
7 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.10%) Documentum
8 1 (0.10%) Drupal
8 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.10%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 87 (9.10%) MS Project
2 39 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 32 (3.35%) MS Office
4 16 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.21%) Windchill
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.73%) CA PPM
1 7 (0.73%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.31%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.21%) Maximo
5 2 (0.21%) Primavera
5 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.21%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.21%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.10%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.26%) Office 365
2 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.42%) SaaS
5 3 (0.31%) Silverpop
6 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.21%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.10%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.10%) PaaS
7 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.09%) WAN
2 15 (1.57%) LAN
3 12 (1.26%) SAN
4 11 (1.15%) Firewall
5 6 (0.63%) Internet
5 6 (0.63%) Wireless
6 5 (0.52%) Intranet
6 5 (0.52%) Network Security
7 4 (0.42%) VoIP
7 4 (0.42%) VPN
7 4 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.31%) Skype
9 2 (0.21%) ATM
9 2 (0.21%) DMZ
9 2 (0.21%) DNS
9 2 (0.21%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.21%) LDAP
9 2 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.10%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (0.73%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.63%) Big Data
4 4 (0.42%) DataStage
5 3 (0.31%) DB2
5 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.21%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.10%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.10%) MS Access
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (1.99%) JIRA
2 3 (0.31%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 324 (33.89%) Finance
2 139 (14.54%) Banking
3 108 (11.30%) Retail
4 43 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.30%) Back Office
8 21 (2.20%) Front Office
9 20 (2.09%) Law
9 20 (2.09%) Legal
9 20 (2.09%) Marketing
9 20 (2.09%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.46%) Advertising
11 13 (1.36%) Automotive
12 9 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.84%) Billing
14 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.73%) Games
15 6 (0.63%) Electronics
16 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.99%) Middleware
2 14 (1.46%) .NET
3 4 (0.42%) Web Services
4 3 (0.31%) XBRL
5 2 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.21%) HTML
5 2 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
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%) FpML
6 1 (0.10%) HTML5
6 1 (0.10%) Mason
6 1 (0.10%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.33%) Data Centre
2 37 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.56%) PMI
4 21 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.78%) NHS
6 13 (1.36%) Derivative
7 12 (1.26%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.05%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.84%) Credit Risk
9 8 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.84%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.73%) FMCG
10 7 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.73%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.63%) EPoS
11 6 (0.63%) Equities
11 6 (0.63%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.24%) Windows
2 14 (1.46%) Windows Server
3 13 (1.36%) Unix
4 8 (0.84%) Linux
5 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.21%) Solaris
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.10%) Android
6 1 (0.10%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (53.45%) Project Management
2 381 (39.85%) PRINCE2
3 254 (26.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 222 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (9.94%) Migration
6 76 (7.95%) ITIL
7 69 (7.22%) SDLC
8 66 (6.90%) Change Management
9 64 (6.69%) Waterfall
10 57 (5.96%) Risk Management
11 55 (5.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 54 (5.65%) Business Analysis
13 51 (5.33%) Project Planning
14 49 (5.13%) Scrum
15 48 (5.02%) ERP
16 45 (4.71%) Logistics
16 45 (4.71%) Programme Management
17 40 (4.18%) Change Control
18 32 (3.35%) PRINCE
19 30 (3.14%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.30%) SQL
2 7 (0.73%) Java
3 6 (0.63%) C
4 4 (0.42%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.42%) VBA
5 3 (0.31%) C#
6 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.10%) PHP
7 1 (0.10%) Python
7 1 (0.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 103 (10.77%) PMI Certification
2 77 (8.05%) PMP
3 65 (6.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 63 (6.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 41 (4.29%) Degree
6 37 (3.87%) Security Cleared
7 29 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.88%) APMP
9 10 (1.05%) CISSP
10 8 (0.84%) CISM
11 7 (0.73%) CISA
12 6 (0.63%) HND
13 5 (0.52%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.52%) HNC
14 4 (0.42%) CITP
15 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.21%) APMG
16 2 (0.21%) CCNA
16 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.20%) QA
2 15 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.63%) MiFID
5 5 (0.52%) COBIT
5 5 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.52%) PMBOK
6 4 (0.42%) EMIR
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.42%) SLA
7 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.31%) GxP
7 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.21%) COREP
8 2 (0.21%) FINREP
8 2 (0.21%) SEPA
9 1 (0.10%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.10%) GAMP
9 1 (0.10%) P3O
9 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 21 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.10%) RACF
4 1 (0.10%) Terminal Server
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 63 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 37 (3.87%) SAP
3 24 (2.51%) Oracle
4 15 (1.57%) VMware
5 14 (1.46%) IBM
6 10 (1.05%) Citrix
7 9 (0.94%) Cisco
8 7 (0.73%) Rally
8 7 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.52%) Google
10 4 (0.42%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.42%) Cognos
10 4 (0.42%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.42%) Pega
10 4 (0.42%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.31%) Adobe
11 3 (0.31%) Autodesk
11 3 (0.31%) JDA
11 3 (0.31%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 2 (0.21%) Calypso
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