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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Project Manager
Rank 290 328 315
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 428 329 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.64% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 226 197
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£438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £54.50 £26.98 £31.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.03% -15.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £24.79 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £42.60 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.00 £26.98 £31.78
% change year-on-year
+100.18% -15.11%

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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 +44 395 £438 +2.94% 68
London +28 158 £450 - 24
South East -17 81 £425 +6.25% 8
City of London +3 43 £450 +5.88% 3
North West -8 39 £470 +22.07% 9
East of England +12 35 £475 +14.45% 7
Scotland -11 29 £425 +6.25% 8
South West +12 26 £400 -4.47% 5
Surrey +9 22 £438 -1.96%
Yorkshire -22 22 £413 +8.55% 5
East Midlands +3 21 £385 +2.66% 3
Edinburgh -4 21 £425 +11.47% 2
West Midlands +6 19 £400 - 6
Hertfordshire +15 17 £500 +13.63% 2
Cheshire +6 17 £475 +25.00% 1
Berkshire -5 15 £413 +7.84% 1
West Yorkshire -21 13 £425 +30.76% 5
West Sussex -18 12 £463 +71.29%
Hampshire -10 11 £363 -25.64% 2
Manchester -18 10 £461 +8.52% 7
Crawley 0 9 £450 +50.00%
Leeds -19 9 £460 +47.20% 5
Leicestershire +5 8 £594 +58.33% 1
Wiltshire +2 8 £418 -9.56%
Canary Wharf -4 8 £475 +23.37%
Leicester +6 7 £563 +50.00%
Bristol -5 7 £368 -10.90% 1
Oxfordshire -22 7 £430 -14.00% 2
Derbyshire - 7 £385 - 1
Stevenage - 7 £650 -

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 401 (52.49%) Project Management
2 270 (35.34%) Finance
3 255 (33.38%) PRINCE2
4 205 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 120 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (12.96%) Banking
7 77 (10.08%) ITIL
8 73 (9.55%) Retail
9 59 (7.72%) Microsoft
9 59 (7.72%) PMI Certification
10 58 (7.59%) Migration
11 53 (6.94%) Programme Management
11 53 (6.94%) SDLC
12 51 (6.68%) Change Management
13 49 (6.41%) MS Project
13 49 (6.41%) Waterfall
14 46 (6.02%) Degree
15 45 (5.89%) Data Centre
16 43 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 40 (5.24%) SAP
18 38 (4.97%) PMP
18 38 (4.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 37 (4.84%) Service Management
19 37 (4.84%) CRM
20 36 (4.71%) PRINCE
20 36 (4.71%) Business Analysis
21 34 (4.45%) MS Excel
21 34 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (4.19%) E-Commerce
23 31 (4.06%) Windows

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.79%) CMS
3 5 (0.65%) Lync
4 3 (0.39%) Confluence
4 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.26%) Apache
5 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.13%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.13%) SAS
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.13%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 49 (6.41%) MS Project
2 34 (4.45%) MS Excel
3 31 (4.06%) MS Office
4 15 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Maximo
2 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.26%) Agresso
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.01%) Office 365
2 8 (1.05%) SaaS
3 2 (0.26%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.18%) WAN
1 9 (1.18%) Firewall
2 7 (0.92%) SAN
2 7 (0.92%) Intranet
2 7 (0.92%) Internet
3 5 (0.65%) LAN
4 4 (0.52%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.39%) Network Security
6 2 (0.26%) WebEx
6 2 (0.26%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.26%) Wireless
6 2 (0.26%) Extranet
7 1 (0.13%) MPLS
7 1 (0.13%) VoIP
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) HTTP
7 1 (0.13%) Softphone
7 1 (0.13%) VLAN
7 1 (0.13%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.05%) Big Data
3 7 (0.92%) QlikView
4 4 (0.52%) DB2
4 4 (0.52%) DataStage
4 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.26%) IDOL
6 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.26%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.26%) CouchDB
6 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.26%) HBase
7 1 (0.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.18%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 270 (35.34%) Finance
2 99 (12.96%) Banking
3 73 (9.55%) Retail
4 30 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.27%) Legal
7 24 (3.14%) Marketing
8 21 (2.75%) Retail Banking
8 21 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (2.09%) Front Office
10 15 (1.96%) Law
11 13 (1.70%) Back Office
12 12 (1.57%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.57%) Advertising
13 10 (1.31%) Financial Institution
14 9 (1.18%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.92%) Billing
16 6 (0.79%) Local Government
16 6 (0.79%) Automotive
17 4 (0.52%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.27%) .NET
2 5 (0.65%) EDI
2 5 (0.65%) Middleware
3 4 (0.52%) Web Services
4 3 (0.39%) XML
4 3 (0.39%) Velocity
5 2 (0.26%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.26%) XMPP
6 1 (0.13%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.13%) CSS
6 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.13%) XSD
6 1 (0.13%) XSLT
6 1 (0.13%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.13%) Spring
6 1 (0.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.89%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.53%) PMI
4 22 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.09%) NHS
6 12 (1.57%) CESG
7 10 (1.31%) Derivative
7 10 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (0.92%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.79%) Market Risk
10 6 (0.79%) FMCG
10 6 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.79%) Equities
11 5 (0.65%) EPoS
11 5 (0.65%) User Experience
11 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.52%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.52%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.06%) Windows
2 9 (1.18%) Windows 7
2 9 (1.18%) UNIX
3 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (0.65%) Linux
3 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.26%) Android
5 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.26%) AIX
5 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (52.49%) Project Management
2 255 (33.38%) PRINCE2
3 205 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 120 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (10.08%) ITIL
6 58 (7.59%) Migration
7 53 (6.94%) Programme Management
7 53 (6.94%) SDLC
8 51 (6.68%) Change Management
9 49 (6.41%) Waterfall
10 37 (4.84%) Service Management
10 37 (4.84%) CRM
11 36 (4.71%) PRINCE
11 36 (4.71%) Business Analysis
12 32 (4.19%) E-Commerce
13 31 (4.06%) Project Planning
14 30 (3.93%) Change Control
14 30 (3.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 29 (3.80%) Matrix Management
15 29 (3.80%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (1.96%) SQL
2 9 (1.18%) Java
3 7 (0.92%) C
4 3 (0.39%) C#
4 3 (0.39%) COBOL
4 3 (0.39%) PHP
4 3 (0.39%) R
5 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.13%) Perl
5 1 (0.13%) VBA
5 1 (0.13%) Python
5 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (7.72%) PMI Certification
2 46 (6.02%) Degree
3 43 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 38 (4.97%) PMP
4 38 (4.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 22 (2.88%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.65%) APMP
9 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (0.26%) ISEB
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCP
10 1 (0.13%) HND
10 1 (0.13%) CCNA
10 1 (0.13%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.57%) QA
3 7 (0.92%) SLA
4 5 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.65%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.26%) GxP
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) P3O
6 1 (0.13%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 12 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.52%) XenApp
3 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.26%) SCCM
2 1 (0.13%) vMotion
2 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 59 (7.72%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.24%) SAP
3 28 (3.66%) Oracle
4 15 (1.96%) Citrix
5 10 (1.31%) Cisco
6 9 (1.18%) VMware
7 7 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (0.79%) IBM
9 4 (0.52%) JDA
10 3 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.39%) Informatica
10 3 (0.39%) Juniper
10 3 (0.39%) Adobe
10 3 (0.39%) Sun
10 3 (0.39%) HP
10 3 (0.39%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.39%) Symantec
10 3 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.26%) Charles River
11 2 (0.26%) Infor
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