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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Project Manager
Rank 304 269 262
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 418 502 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.86% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.91% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 344 303
Median daily rate £450 £444 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £39.00 £39.00 £26.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £26.30 £24.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £115.00 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
+9.85% +31.60%

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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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
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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 -36 387 £450 +1.12% 50
London -13 178 £475 +5.55% 20
South East -10 66 £440 +3.52% 9
West Midlands -16 37 £451 +6.00% 1
City of London +14 31 £540 +20.00% 6
East of England +3 30 £418 -12.10% 4
Scotland +14 26 £409 -9.16%
North West -12 20 £405 -11.23% 1
Yorkshire -7 19 £394 -6.80% 9
South West -2 17 £400 -1.84% 2
Edinburgh -2 15 £425 -2.85%
Buckinghamshire +20 13 £468 +11.30% 2
Hampshire +2 13 £413 +17.85% 1
Milton Keynes +18 12 £468 +6.85% 2
West Yorkshire +7 11 £394 -2.77% 4
Surrey -9 11 £428 -0.86% 1
East Midlands -15 11 £450 +12.50% 3
Manchester -15 10 £463 +2.77%
Cambridgeshire +21 9 £445 +11.25%
Hertfordshire -3 9 £370 -26.00% 2
Birmingham -7 9 £475 +8.57% 1
Coventry -12 9 £451 +89.68%
Essex +10 8 £415 -
Nottinghamshire +1 8 £456 +14.06% 3
Berkshire -6 8 £475 +11.82% 2
Nottingham +1 7 £456 +14.06% 1
Cambridge +19 6 £450 +12.50%
East Sussex +15 6 £550 +36.22% 2
Leeds +1 6 £394 -12.50% 3
Wiltshire +1 6 £400 -8.36%

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 496 (54.51%) Project Management
2 331 (36.37%) Finance
3 329 (36.15%) PRINCE2
4 227 (24.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 210 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (17.91%) Banking
7 101 (11.10%) Migration
8 93 (10.22%) Retail
9 90 (9.89%) PMI Certification
10 89 (9.78%) MS Project
11 84 (9.23%) PMP
12 80 (8.79%) Microsoft
13 77 (8.46%) ITIL
14 74 (8.13%) SDLC
15 72 (7.91%) Change Management
16 64 (7.03%) Waterfall
16 64 (7.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 59 (6.48%) Business Analysis
18 53 (5.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 51 (5.60%) Risk Management
20 48 (5.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 48 (5.27%) Degree
20 48 (5.27%) Data Centre
21 47 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
22 46 (5.05%) CRM
22 46 (5.05%) ERP
23 45 (4.95%) MS Excel
23 45 (4.95%) Project Planning
24 44 (4.84%) MS Office
25 42 (4.62%) PMI

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 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.76%) MS Project Server
3 10 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.88%) Confluence
5 6 (0.66%) SAS
5 6 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.55%) CMS
7 4 (0.44%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.33%) Apache
8 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.22%) IIS
9 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.11%) Documentum
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.11%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 89 (9.78%) MS Project
2 45 (4.95%) MS Excel
3 44 (4.84%) MS Office
4 13 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) CA PPM
1 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.66%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.55%) Summit
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.22%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.22%) Primavera
3 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (0.22%) TrackWise
3 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.32%) Office 365
2 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.55%) SaaS
4 3 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.33%) Yammer
5 2 (0.22%) PaaS
5 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.65%) WAN
2 14 (1.54%) Intranet
3 13 (1.43%) Firewall
4 11 (1.21%) Internet
4 11 (1.21%) LAN
4 11 (1.21%) Network Security
4 11 (1.21%) Skype
5 9 (0.99%) Wireless
6 7 (0.77%) SAN
7 6 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.55%) Extranet
9 3 (0.33%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.33%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.33%) VoIP
9 3 (0.33%) WebEx
10 2 (0.22%) ATM
10 2 (0.22%) DMZ
10 2 (0.22%) NAS
10 2 (0.22%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (0.88%) Big Data
4 5 (0.55%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.22%) DataStage
6 2 (0.22%) DB2
6 2 (0.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.22%) MS Access
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.11%) KDB
7 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.54%) JIRA
2 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 331 (36.37%) Finance
2 163 (17.91%) Banking
3 93 (10.22%) Retail
4 33 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.97%) Front Office
7 20 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.09%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.87%) Back Office
10 17 (1.87%) Law
10 17 (1.87%) Retail Banking
11 16 (1.76%) Automotive
12 15 (1.65%) Legal
13 12 (1.32%) Advertising
14 10 (1.10%) Billing
15 9 (0.99%) Marketing
16 5 (0.55%) French Language
17 4 (0.44%) Local Government
18 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.09%) .NET
2 17 (1.87%) Middleware
3 4 (0.44%) Web Services
4 2 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.22%) Velocity
5 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.11%) CGI
5 1 (0.11%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.27%) Data Centre
2 47 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.62%) PMI
4 17 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.54%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.43%) Fixed Income
6 13 (1.43%) NHS
7 11 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.10%) FMCG
9 9 (0.99%) EPoS
9 9 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.88%) Credit Risk
10 8 (0.88%) Market Risk
10 8 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (0.77%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.77%) Derivative
11 7 (0.77%) Equities
11 7 (0.77%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (4.29%) Windows
2 19 (2.09%) Unix
3 13 (1.43%) Linux
4 10 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.33%) OpenVMS
6 3 (0.33%) Solaris
6 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.11%) AIX
8 1 (0.11%) Android
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (54.51%) Project Management
2 329 (36.15%) PRINCE2
3 227 (24.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 210 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (11.10%) Migration
6 77 (8.46%) ITIL
7 74 (8.13%) SDLC
8 72 (7.91%) Change Management
9 64 (7.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 64 (7.03%) Waterfall
10 59 (6.48%) Business Analysis
11 51 (5.60%) Risk Management
12 46 (5.05%) CRM
12 46 (5.05%) ERP
13 45 (4.95%) Project Planning
14 39 (4.29%) Change Control
14 39 (4.29%) Programme Management
15 35 (3.85%) Matrix Organization
15 35 (3.85%) Scrum
16 31 (3.41%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (2.75%) SQL
2 12 (1.32%) Java
3 4 (0.44%) C
3 4 (0.44%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.33%) C#
5 2 (0.22%) PHP
5 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.22%) VBA
6 1 (0.11%) COBOL
6 1 (0.11%) Python
6 1 (0.11%) Scala
6 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (9.89%) PMI Certification
2 84 (9.23%) PMP
3 53 (5.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 48 (5.27%) Degree
4 48 (5.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 37 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 30 (3.30%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.54%) CISSP
8 12 (1.32%) APMP
9 11 (1.21%) CISM
10 8 (0.88%) CISA
10 8 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.66%) CCNA
11 6 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.44%) CITP
12 4 (0.44%) ISEB
13 3 (0.33%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.22%) CCENT
14 2 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.75%) QA
2 21 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.88%) MiFID
5 5 (0.55%) COREP
5 5 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.55%) SEPA
6 4 (0.44%) EMIR
6 4 (0.44%) FATCA
6 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.33%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 2 (0.22%) FINREP
8 2 (0.22%) SLA
9 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.11%) GAMP
9 1 (0.11%) GxP
9 1 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 14 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.11%) RACF
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.33%) SCCM
2 2 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 80 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.29%) Oracle
3 31 (3.41%) SAP
4 14 (1.54%) Cisco
5 11 (1.21%) Citrix
5 11 (1.21%) IBM
6 7 (0.77%) Bloomberg
6 7 (0.77%) VMware
7 6 (0.66%) Google
7 6 (0.66%) Rally
8 5 (0.55%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.44%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.44%) ION Trading
9 4 (0.44%) JDA
9 4 (0.44%) Lotus
9 4 (0.44%) Platfora
10 3 (0.33%) Adobe
10 3 (0.33%) HP
10 3 (0.33%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
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