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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Project Manager
Rank 333 299 319
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 287 301 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.59% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.64% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 185 141
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£425 £403 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Average hourly rate £41.13 £29.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.40% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £17.10 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £41.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.13 £29.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+39.40% -9.23%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -36 260 £425 +5.59% 64
London -18 94 £475 +5.55% 18
South East -16 67 £400 - 14
North West -2 36 £400 +10.34% 10
City of London -3 30 £456 -22.34% 4
South West -18 26 £381 +1.66% 5
East of England -5 22 £475 +6.44% 3
Scotland +3 21 £438 +5.10% 1
Berkshire -3 17 £375 -11.76% 1
Edinburgh -5 16 £480 +15.31%
Buckinghamshire -8 16 £350 -11.11% 4
Manchester -10 16 £413 +13.79% 6
Surrey -2 14 £398 +44.54% 2
Bristol -5 11 £413 +10.00% 1
Milton Keynes -8 9 £350 -9.67% 1
West Sussex +1 8 £413 +3.12% 1
Hampshire -20 8 £423 +13.42% 4
Bedfordshire -6 7 £550 -
Reading +16 6 £400 -11.11%
Hertfordshire +7 6 £440 -6.13% 1
Cheshire +5 6 £315 -16.00% 3
Lancashire -18 6 £550 +120.00% 1
West Midlands -19 6 £370 -1.33% 4
Wiltshire -12 5 £493 +9.44% 1
Yorkshire -16 5 £400 - 5
West Yorkshire -16 5 £400 - 4
Blackpool - 5 £700 -
East Midlands +4 4 £195 -29.09% 3
South Wales -12 4 £475 +39.70% 4
Cambridgeshire -13 4 £263 -32.25% 1

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 322 (52.87%) Project Management
2 224 (36.78%) PRINCE2
3 183 (30.05%) Finance
4 130 (21.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 84 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (10.84%) Banking
7 58 (9.52%) Retail
8 57 (9.36%) Migration
9 54 (8.87%) PMI Certification
10 50 (8.21%) ITIL
11 47 (7.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 42 (6.90%) PMP
12 42 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 37 (6.08%) Change Management
13 37 (6.08%) Windows
14 35 (5.75%) MS Project
14 35 (5.75%) Microsoft
15 34 (5.58%) Degree
16 33 (5.42%) E-Commerce
17 32 (5.25%) NHS
18 30 (4.93%) Project Planning
18 30 (4.93%) Telecoms
18 30 (4.93%) Oracle
19 28 (4.60%) SAP
19 28 (4.60%) MS Excel
20 27 (4.43%) Risk Management
20 27 (4.43%) Front Office
20 27 (4.43%) Investment Banking
21 26 (4.27%) PMI
21 26 (4.27%) Change Control

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.48%) CMS
3 7 (1.15%) Drupal
4 6 (0.99%) Lync
4 6 (0.99%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.82%) FileNet
6 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.33%) Confluence
7 2 (0.33%) WorkSite
7 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Liferay
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (5.75%) MS Project
2 28 (4.60%) MS Excel
3 22 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (3.12%) MS Office
5 9 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.97%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.49%) ResourceLink
2 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.33%) CA Clarity
3 2 (0.33%) Agresso
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.16%) assyst
4 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.16%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.81%) SaaS
2 3 (0.49%) Office 365
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.64%) Firewall
2 7 (1.15%) LAN
2 7 (1.15%) VPN
3 6 (0.99%) SAN
3 6 (0.99%) WAN
3 6 (0.99%) MPLS
4 4 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.33%) Wireless
5 2 (0.33%) VoIP
5 2 (0.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.33%) Intranet
5 2 (0.33%) Internet
6 1 (0.16%) Extranet
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) SMS
6 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.33%) DB2
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.33%) Big Data
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.16%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (0.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.16%) YouTrack
2 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
General
1 183 (30.05%) Finance
2 66 (10.84%) Banking
3 58 (9.52%) Retail
4 30 (4.93%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.43%) Front Office
5 27 (4.43%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.45%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (2.30%) Legal
9 12 (1.97%) Back Office
10 11 (1.81%) Marketing
11 8 (1.31%) Local Government
12 7 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.15%) French Language
13 6 (0.99%) Billing
14 5 (0.82%) Law
15 4 (0.66%) German Language
16 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.33%) Electronics
17 2 (0.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.99%) .NET
2 2 (0.33%) J2EE
3 1 (0.16%) Struts
3 1 (0.16%) Web Services
3 1 (0.16%) XML
3 1 (0.16%) LAMP
3 1 (0.16%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.16%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.25%) NHS
2 26 (4.27%) PMI
3 20 (3.28%) Derivative
4 17 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.79%) Fixed Income
5 14 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.81%) Economics
7 8 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.15%) FMCG
8 7 (1.15%) EPoS
9 5 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.82%) Market Risk
9 5 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.49%) Equities
10 3 (0.49%) SCADA
10 3 (0.49%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.33%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.08%) Windows
2 14 (2.30%) Windows 7
3 7 (1.15%) UNIX
4 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.49%) Linux
5 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.16%) AIX
6 1 (0.16%) Solaris
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (52.87%) Project Management
2 224 (36.78%) PRINCE2
3 130 (21.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 84 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (9.36%) Migration
6 50 (8.21%) ITIL
7 37 (6.08%) Change Management
8 33 (5.42%) E-Commerce
9 30 (4.93%) Project Planning
10 27 (4.43%) Risk Management
11 26 (4.27%) Change Control
12 25 (4.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 24 (3.94%) Scrum
14 22 (3.61%) Programme Management
14 22 (3.61%) PRINCE
15 20 (3.28%) Supplier Management
16 19 (3.12%) Waterfall
17 18 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (2.96%) Business Analysis
18 17 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.63%) SQL
2 14 (2.30%) Java
3 4 (0.66%) C
4 3 (0.49%) C++
5 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.16%) VB
6 1 (0.16%) VBA
6 1 (0.16%) C#
6 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (8.87%) PMI Certification
2 47 (7.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 42 (6.90%) PMP
3 42 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 34 (5.58%) Degree
5 20 (3.28%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.66%) CAPM
8 4 (0.66%) CISSP
9 3 (0.49%) APMP
10 2 (0.33%) HNC
10 2 (0.33%) CISA
11 1 (0.16%) CISM
11 1 (0.16%) GIAC
11 1 (0.16%) ISEB
11 1 (0.16%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.81%) QA
2 4 (0.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) GxP
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) XenServer
4 2 (0.33%) vSphere
5 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.48%) 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
Vendors
1 35 (5.75%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.93%) Oracle
3 28 (4.60%) SAP
4 17 (2.79%) VMware
5 15 (2.46%) Citrix
5 15 (2.46%) ION Trading
6 8 (1.31%) Cisco
6 8 (1.31%) HP
7 5 (0.82%) Cyber-Ark
8 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.49%) JDA
9 3 (0.49%) IBM
9 3 (0.49%) Intel
9 3 (0.49%) Capita
10 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.33%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.33%) CA
10 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.33%) Siebel
10 2 (0.33%) Sybase
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