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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Project Manager
Rank 289 298 331
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +33
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 416 352 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.64% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.70% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 242 169
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
Average hourly rate £47.00 £30.99 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.67% +1.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.45 £26.48 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £41.15 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +14.75%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +28 386 £425 - 77
London +27 174 £450 +5.88% 23
South East -14 63 £425 +6.25% 9
City of London +6 55 £500 +17.64% 6
North West -1 45 £450 +5.88% 13
East of England +4 28 £475 +7.95% 7
Yorkshire -10 27 £405 +8.72% 5
South West +1 25 £406 +1.56% 5
Scotland -16 23 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire +3 18 £336 -14.87%
East Midlands +3 16 £380 +1.33% 4
Cheshire +1 16 £483 - 3
Edinburgh -6 16 £425 +9.67%
West Yorkshire -14 16 £403 +8.05% 5
Hertfordshire +6 14 £500 +16.95% 2
West Midlands +5 14 £318 -24.28% 9
Surrey +3 14 £431 -1.42% 2
Manchester -5 13 £450 - 8
Leeds -17 9 £450 +29.03% 3
Wiltshire +2 8 £400 -17.94%
Bristol -1 8 £408 +63.00% 3
Merseyside -4 8 £400 +6.66% 1
Hampshire -7 8 £338 -28.94% 2
South Yorkshire -6 7 £403 +15.00%
Canary Wharf -7 7 £475 +23.37%
Leicestershire +6 6 £563 +50.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £450 +11.80% 2
Kent -1 6 £375 +3.44% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 6 £500 - 1
Sheffield -5 6 £385 -

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 410 (52.56%) Project Management
2 277 (35.51%) PRINCE2
3 266 (34.10%) Finance
4 201 (25.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 128 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (13.21%) Banking
7 80 (10.26%) Retail
8 79 (10.13%) ITIL
9 68 (8.72%) Microsoft
10 60 (7.69%) MS Project
10 60 (7.69%) Migration
11 59 (7.56%) PMI Certification
12 56 (7.18%) Programme Management
13 50 (6.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 50 (6.41%) Waterfall
14 49 (6.28%) Data Centre
15 47 (6.03%) SDLC
15 47 (6.03%) Change Management
16 45 (5.77%) Degree
17 42 (5.38%) PMP
18 41 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 40 (5.13%) Business Analysis
19 40 (5.13%) MS Excel
20 39 (5.00%) SAP
21 37 (4.74%) CRM
22 35 (4.49%) PRINCE
23 34 (4.36%) MS Office
23 34 (4.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 33 (4.23%) Supplier Management
24 33 (4.23%) Project Planning

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.03%) CMS
3 5 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.64%) Confluence
4 4 (0.51%) Lync
5 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.26%) Apache
6 2 (0.26%) SAS
6 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.13%) Drupal
7 1 (0.13%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.13%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 60 (7.69%) MS Project
2 40 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 34 (4.36%) MS Office
4 19 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Maximo
1 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.51%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.51%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.82%) Office 365
2 6 (0.77%) SaaS
3 2 (0.26%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.15%) WAN
2 7 (0.90%) SAN
2 7 (0.90%) Intranet
3 6 (0.77%) Internet
4 5 (0.64%) LAN
4 5 (0.64%) Firewall
5 4 (0.51%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.38%) Wireless
7 2 (0.26%) HTTP
7 2 (0.26%) Network Security
7 2 (0.26%) Extranet
7 2 (0.26%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.26%) MVNO
7 2 (0.26%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.26%) WebEx
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.13%) PABX
8 1 (0.13%) MPLS
8 1 (0.13%) VoIP
8 1 (0.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.15%) SQL Server
1 9 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.03%) Big Data
3 5 (0.64%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.51%) DB2
4 4 (0.51%) DataStage
4 4 (0.51%) QlikView
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.38%) Ingres
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
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
6 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.26%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 266 (34.10%) Finance
2 103 (13.21%) Banking
3 80 (10.26%) Retail
4 32 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 28 (3.59%) Marketing
7 23 (2.95%) Legal
8 19 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (2.31%) Front Office
10 16 (2.05%) Law
11 15 (1.92%) Retail Banking
12 14 (1.79%) Back Office
12 14 (1.79%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.54%) Financial Institution
14 10 (1.28%) Advertising
15 8 (1.03%) Aerospace
15 8 (1.03%) Automotive
16 6 (0.77%) Local Government
17 5 (0.64%) Billing
18 4 (0.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.08%) .NET
2 6 (0.77%) EDI
3 4 (0.51%) Middleware
4 3 (0.38%) Web Services
4 3 (0.38%) XML
4 3 (0.38%) 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%) J2EE
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 49 (6.28%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.08%) PMI
4 21 (2.69%) NHS
5 17 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.92%) Derivative
7 12 (1.54%) FMCG
7 12 (1.54%) CESG
8 9 (1.15%) Equities
8 9 (1.15%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.90%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.77%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.64%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.64%) User Experience
11 5 (0.64%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (0.51%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 32 (4.10%) Windows
2 9 (1.15%) UNIX
2 9 (1.15%) Windows 7
3 7 (0.90%) Linux
4 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.51%) Android
5 4 (0.51%) AIX
6 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (52.56%) Project Management
2 277 (35.51%) PRINCE2
3 201 (25.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 128 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (10.13%) ITIL
6 60 (7.69%) Migration
7 56 (7.18%) Programme Management
8 50 (6.41%) Waterfall
9 47 (6.03%) Change Management
9 47 (6.03%) SDLC
10 40 (5.13%) Business Analysis
11 37 (4.74%) CRM
12 35 (4.49%) PRINCE
13 34 (4.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 33 (4.23%) Project Planning
14 33 (4.23%) E-Commerce
14 33 (4.23%) Supplier Management
15 32 (4.10%) Scrum
16 31 (3.97%) ERP
16 31 (3.97%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.05%) SQL
2 10 (1.28%) Java
3 7 (0.90%) C
4 3 (0.38%) COBOL
4 3 (0.38%) R
5 2 (0.26%) PHP
5 2 (0.26%) C#
6 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.13%) Perl
6 1 (0.13%) VBA
6 1 (0.13%) Python
6 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (7.56%) PMI Certification
2 50 (6.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 45 (5.77%) Degree
4 42 (5.38%) PMP
5 41 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 25 (3.21%) Security Cleared
7 19 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.90%) APMP
10 5 (0.64%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.38%) CISA
11 3 (0.38%) CISM
11 3 (0.38%) CISSP
12 2 (0.26%) HND
12 2 (0.26%) NVQ Level 3
13 1 (0.13%) PgMP
13 1 (0.13%) CCNA
13 1 (0.13%) ISEB
13 1 (0.13%) MCP
13 1 (0.13%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.41%) QA
3 7 (0.90%) SLA
4 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.51%) 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%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.64%) XenApp
3 4 (0.51%) 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%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 68 (8.72%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.00%) SAP
3 27 (3.46%) Oracle
4 16 (2.05%) Citrix
5 11 (1.41%) VMware
6 8 (1.03%) Cisco
7 6 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (0.64%) IBM
8 5 (0.64%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.51%) Charles River
9 4 (0.51%) Adobe
9 4 (0.51%) HP
9 4 (0.51%) JDA
10 3 (0.38%) Symantec
10 3 (0.38%) Sophis
10 3 (0.38%) Lotus
10 3 (0.38%) MobileIron
10 3 (0.38%) Kronos
10 3 (0.38%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.26%) Capita
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