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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Project Manager
Rank 329 320 318
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 303 287 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.60% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 186 157
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£400 £408 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £41.13 - £41.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 - £28.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 - £53.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.13 - £40.00

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
50887 47919 48399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.76% 92.66% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32224 29016 27128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2084 2089 2613
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -6 278 £400 -4.76% 61
London -13 102 £475 +5.55% 17
South East -6 58 £395 -1.25% 13
North West +3 37 £350 -6.66% 10
City of London +19 31 £456 -17.04% 6
East of England +4 26 £450 -0.55% 5
South West -18 26 £363 -3.33% 4
Berkshire +12 18 £375 +2.73% 3
Scotland -3 17 £358 -10.62% 4
Manchester -13 17 £250 -31.03% 5
Edinburgh +1 12 £463 -
Surrey -11 12 £398 +13.57% 2
Bristol -3 11 £400 - 1
Hampshire -24 10 £400 +9.58% 2
Yorkshire -16 9 £438 +22.12% 5
West Midlands -19 9 £375 +3.44% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 8 £350 -6.66% 1
East Midlands -1 7 £210 -23.63% 4
Bedfordshire -6 7 £550 -
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £310 -0.80% 1
West Yorkshire -7 6 £500 +39.56% 2
Lancashire -17 6 £550 +120.00%
Reading - 6 £400 - 2
Cheshire +9 5 £315 -16.00% 1
Hertfordshire -4 5 £355 -23.65%
Blackpool - 5 £700 -
Somerset -2 4 £325 -13.33%
Essex -10 4 £404 -15.00% 3
Milton Keynes -12 4 £350 -6.66%
South Wales -17 4 £475 +21.79% 1

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 347 (54.82%) Project Management
2 243 (38.39%) PRINCE2
3 181 (28.59%) Finance
4 133 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 82 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (9.48%) Banking
6 60 (9.48%) ITIL
7 55 (8.69%) PMI Certification
7 55 (8.69%) Retail
8 53 (8.37%) Migration
9 49 (7.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 48 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 42 (6.64%) Windows
12 41 (6.48%) PMP
13 37 (5.85%) Microsoft
14 36 (5.69%) MS Project
15 35 (5.53%) NHS
16 34 (5.37%) Change Management
16 34 (5.37%) Degree
17 32 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 31 (4.90%) Risk Management
19 30 (4.74%) Oracle
19 30 (4.74%) MS Excel
20 29 (4.58%) SAP
20 29 (4.58%) Change Control
21 28 (4.42%) Project Planning
21 28 (4.42%) E-Commerce
21 28 (4.42%) Telecoms
22 27 (4.27%) SharePoint
22 27 (4.27%) PMI

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 27 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.58%) CMS
3 8 (1.26%) Lync
3 8 (1.26%) Drupal
4 7 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.63%) FileNet
6 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.32%) Confluence
7 2 (0.32%) WorkSite
7 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Moodle
8 1 (0.16%) Liferay
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (5.69%) MS Project
2 30 (4.74%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.16%) MS Office
3 20 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.26%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.63%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.32%) CA Clarity
4 2 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.32%) Maximo
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.32%) Agresso
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) assyst
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.16%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.53%) SaaS
2 6 (0.95%) Office 365
3 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.74%) Firewall
2 8 (1.26%) LAN
2 8 (1.26%) WAN
3 6 (0.95%) VPN
3 6 (0.95%) MPLS
3 6 (0.95%) SAN
4 4 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.63%) Internet
5 3 (0.47%) Intranet
5 3 (0.47%) VoIP
5 3 (0.47%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.32%) Wireless
6 2 (0.32%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.16%) Extranet
7 1 (0.16%) SMS
7 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.32%) Big Data
4 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.32%) DB2
4 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.16%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.16%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.16%) YouTrack
2 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 181 (28.59%) Finance
2 60 (9.48%) Banking
3 55 (8.69%) Retail
4 28 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.79%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.63%) Manufacturing
7 20 (3.16%) Front Office
8 15 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (2.21%) Legal
10 12 (1.90%) Marketing
11 10 (1.58%) Local Government
12 8 (1.26%) Back Office
13 7 (1.11%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.79%) French Language
15 4 (0.63%) German Language
15 4 (0.63%) Law
16 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.47%) Electronics
16 3 (0.47%) Billing
17 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.11%) .NET
2 3 (0.47%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.32%) J2EE
4 1 (0.16%) Struts
4 1 (0.16%) Web Services
4 1 (0.16%) XML
4 1 (0.16%) HTML
4 1 (0.16%) LAMP
4 1 (0.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.53%) NHS
2 27 (4.27%) PMI
3 19 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.53%) Derivative
5 13 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.74%) Economics
6 11 (1.74%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.26%) FMCG
8 7 (1.11%) Market Risk
9 6 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.79%) EPoS
10 5 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.47%) Equities
12 3 (0.47%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.47%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.47%) CCTV
12 3 (0.47%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.64%) Windows
2 17 (2.69%) Windows 7
3 8 (1.26%) UNIX
4 5 (0.79%) Linux
5 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.16%) AIX
7 1 (0.16%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (54.82%) Project Management
2 243 (38.39%) PRINCE2
3 133 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 82 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (9.48%) ITIL
6 53 (8.37%) Migration
7 34 (5.37%) Change Management
8 32 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 31 (4.90%) Risk Management
10 29 (4.58%) Change Control
11 28 (4.42%) Project Planning
11 28 (4.42%) E-Commerce
12 25 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (3.63%) Programme Management
14 22 (3.48%) Scrum
15 21 (3.32%) PRINCE
16 20 (3.16%) Supplier Management
17 18 (2.84%) ERP
18 17 (2.69%) Waterfall
18 17 (2.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.53%) SQL
2 11 (1.74%) Java
3 4 (0.63%) C
4 2 (0.32%) C++
5 1 (0.16%) PHP
5 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 55 (8.69%) PMI Certification
2 49 (7.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 48 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 41 (6.48%) PMP
5 34 (5.37%) Degree
6 22 (3.48%) Security Cleared
7 14 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.63%) APMP
9 4 (0.63%) CAPM
9 4 (0.63%) CISSP
10 2 (0.32%) HNC
10 2 (0.32%) CISA
11 1 (0.16%) CISM
11 1 (0.16%) ISEB
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.16%) GIAC
11 1 (0.16%) APMG
11 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.58%) QA
2 4 (0.63%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) P3O
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.32%) vSphere
4 2 (0.32%) XenServer
5 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (1.42%) SCCM
2 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (5.85%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.74%) Oracle
3 29 (4.58%) SAP
4 15 (2.37%) VMware
4 15 (2.37%) Citrix
5 9 (1.42%) Cisco
5 9 (1.42%) ION Trading
6 5 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.79%) HP
6 5 (0.79%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (0.47%) Lotus
7 3 (0.47%) JDA
7 3 (0.47%) Avaya
7 3 (0.47%) Intel
7 3 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (0.47%) Capita
7 3 (0.47%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.32%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.32%) AppSense
8 2 (0.32%) Sybase
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