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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Project Manager
Rank 303 282 253
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -29
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 422 474 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.83% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.88% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 322 327
Median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Median hourly rate £38.50 £47.00 £28.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.08% +64.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £34.10 £26.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £125.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 -22 390 £450 +2.85% 67
London -16 180 £475 +5.55% 15
South East +19 76 £445 +6.58% 10
City of London +17 29 £545 +11.79% 4
Scotland +2 29 £375 -11.76% 3
West Midlands -15 28 £451 +6.00% 6
Yorkshire -8 26 £400 -4.76% 6
North West -24 24 £400 -11.11% 9
East of England +11 22 £380 -20.00% 5
West Yorkshire +3 17 £406 +0.30% 3
South West -8 17 £388 -4.32% 6
Hampshire +9 16 £443 +31.11% 4
Edinburgh -6 16 £413 -2.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 15 £460 +6.35% 2
Berkshire -10 15 £438 +30.11% 2
Milton Keynes +16 12 £460 +6.35% 2
Manchester -11 12 £463 +2.77% 5
East Midlands -5 10 £459 +19.15% 8
Surrey -12 10 £451 +4.63% 1
Hertfordshire +10 8 £375 -25.00% 1
Leeds -2 8 £400 -8.57% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 7 £438 +9.37% 1
West Sussex -6 7 £473 -0.52%
Wiltshire -10 7 £375 -10.34% 2
Birmingham -11 7 £438 -2.77% 2
Essex +2 6 £420 +7.34% 1
South Yorkshire -8 6 £450 +3.44% 1
Sheffield -15 6 £450 - 1
Cambridge +16 5 £463 +15.62% 1
Kent +5 5 £438 +16.66% 1

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 523 (54.76%) Project Management
2 352 (36.86%) Finance
3 339 (35.50%) PRINCE2
4 260 (27.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 230 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (17.38%) Banking
7 106 (11.10%) Migration
8 101 (10.58%) MS Project
8 101 (10.58%) Retail
9 88 (9.21%) PMI Certification
10 83 (8.69%) PMP
11 82 (8.59%) Microsoft
12 79 (8.27%) ITIL
13 75 (7.85%) SDLC
14 68 (7.12%) Change Management
15 66 (6.91%) Waterfall
16 64 (6.70%) Business Analysis
17 59 (6.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 58 (6.07%) Data Centre
18 58 (6.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 55 (5.76%) Risk Management
20 53 (5.55%) Degree
21 50 (5.24%) Project Planning
21 50 (5.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 48 (5.03%) MS Excel
23 47 (4.92%) CRM
23 47 (4.92%) ERP
23 47 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
24 45 (4.71%) Windows
25 43 (4.50%) MS Office

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 28 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.47%) MS Project Server
3 9 (0.94%) Confluence
4 8 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.63%) SAS
6 5 (0.52%) CMS
7 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.31%) Apache
8 3 (0.31%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.21%) IIS
9 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.10%) Documentum
10 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.10%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.10%) Moodle
10 1 (0.10%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.10%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 101 (10.58%) MS Project
2 48 (5.03%) MS Excel
3 43 (4.50%) MS Office
4 17 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.63%) CA PPM
3 5 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.52%) Summit
4 4 (0.42%) TrackWise
5 3 (0.31%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.21%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.21%) Maximo
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.21%) Primavera
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.10%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.10%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.10%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.36%) Office 365
2 9 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.52%) SaaS
5 2 (0.21%) PaaS
5 2 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) IaaS
6 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.88%) WAN
2 15 (1.57%) Firewall
3 14 (1.47%) LAN
4 13 (1.36%) Intranet
5 12 (1.26%) SAN
6 11 (1.15%) Internet
6 11 (1.15%) Network Security
7 10 (1.05%) Wireless
8 8 (0.84%) Skype
9 7 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.52%) Extranet
11 3 (0.31%) ATM
11 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.31%) VoIP
11 3 (0.31%) VPN
12 2 (0.21%) DMZ
12 2 (0.21%) DNS
12 2 (0.21%) LDAP
12 2 (0.21%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (1.57%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.73%) Big Data
4 5 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.42%) DataStage
6 3 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.21%) DB2
7 2 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.10%) KDB
8 1 (0.10%) MS Access
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.10%) QlikView
8 1 (0.10%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (1.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 352 (36.86%) Finance
2 166 (17.38%) Banking
3 101 (10.58%) Retail
4 37 (3.87%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.56%) Investment Banking
6 25 (2.62%) Front Office
7 21 (2.20%) Retail Banking
8 20 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.99%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.99%) Law
10 18 (1.88%) Back Office
11 17 (1.78%) Automotive
11 17 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (1.68%) Legal
13 13 (1.36%) Advertising
14 12 (1.26%) Billing
15 8 (0.84%) Marketing
16 4 (0.42%) French Language
16 4 (0.42%) Publishing
17 3 (0.31%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.09%) .NET
1 20 (2.09%) Middleware
2 6 (0.63%) Web Services
3 3 (0.31%) XBRL
4 2 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (0.21%) Velocity
5 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.10%) CGI
5 1 (0.10%) COM
5 1 (0.10%) Flash
5 1 (0.10%) HTML
5 1 (0.10%) HTML5
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.07%) Data Centre
2 47 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.08%) PMI
4 17 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.36%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 12 (1.26%) NHS
8 11 (1.15%) FMCG
9 10 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (0.94%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.94%) EPoS
10 9 (0.94%) Equities
11 8 (0.84%) Derivative
12 7 (0.73%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.73%) Market Risk
12 7 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (0.73%) Smart Meter
12 7 (0.73%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.63%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (4.71%) Windows
2 20 (2.09%) Unix
3 13 (1.36%) Linux
3 13 (1.36%) Windows Server
4 8 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.31%) OpenVMS
5 3 (0.31%) Solaris
6 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.10%) AIX
7 1 (0.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (54.76%) Project Management
2 339 (35.50%) PRINCE2
3 260 (27.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 230 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (11.10%) Migration
6 79 (8.27%) ITIL
7 75 (7.85%) SDLC
8 68 (7.12%) Change Management
9 66 (6.91%) Waterfall
10 64 (6.70%) Business Analysis
11 59 (6.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 55 (5.76%) Risk Management
13 50 (5.24%) Project Planning
14 47 (4.92%) CRM
14 47 (4.92%) ERP
15 39 (4.08%) Change Control
16 38 (3.98%) Matrix Organization
16 38 (3.98%) Scrum
17 36 (3.77%) Programme Management
18 34 (3.56%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (3.14%) SQL
2 12 (1.26%) Java
3 4 (0.42%) C
3 4 (0.42%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.31%) C#
5 2 (0.21%) PHP
5 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.21%) VBA
6 1 (0.10%) COBOL
6 1 (0.10%) Python
6 1 (0.10%) Scala
6 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (9.21%) PMI Certification
2 83 (8.69%) PMP
3 58 (6.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 53 (5.55%) Degree
5 50 (5.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 42 (4.40%) Security Cleared
7 35 (3.66%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.47%) APMP
9 12 (1.26%) CISSP
10 10 (1.05%) CISM
11 9 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.84%) CISA
13 6 (0.63%) CCNA
13 6 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.52%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.52%) ISEB
15 4 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.42%) CITP
16 3 (0.31%) APMG
17 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.72%) QA
2 19 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.84%) MiFID
5 6 (0.63%) COREP
5 6 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.52%) SEPA
7 4 (0.42%) EMIR
7 4 (0.42%) FATCA
7 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.31%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.31%) FINREP
9 2 (0.21%) COBIT
9 2 (0.21%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.21%) SLA
10 1 (0.10%) GAMP
10 1 (0.10%) GxP
10 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) RACF
5 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (0.21%) SCCM
2 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 82 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 38 (3.98%) Oracle
3 30 (3.14%) SAP
4 13 (1.36%) Cisco
5 12 (1.26%) IBM
6 11 (1.15%) Citrix
6 11 (1.15%) VMware
7 6 (0.63%) Bloomberg
7 6 (0.63%) Google
7 6 (0.63%) Rally
8 5 (0.52%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.42%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.42%) HP
9 4 (0.42%) ION Trading
9 4 (0.42%) JDA
9 4 (0.42%) Platfora
10 3 (0.31%) Adobe
10 3 (0.31%) Calypso
10 3 (0.31%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.31%) Lotus
West Midlands
APM Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
North London
Yoh
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago