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 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Project Manager
Rank 332 297 304
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 270 298 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.66% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 173 129
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£425 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Average hourly rate £44.05 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.81 £23.30 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.29 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.05 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +38.46%

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 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
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 January 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 -39 238 £425 +4.93% 69
London -21 92 £500 +11.11% 21
South East -8 66 £425 +4.29% 10
North West -5 25 £425 +18.88% 10
Scotland -5 23 £419 +4.55% 1
City of London -7 23 £450 -12.19% 2
South West -16 22 £375 -3.22% 4
Surrey +7 16 £425 -15.00% 3
East of England -6 16 £425 +9.67% 2
Edinburgh -11 15 £468 +16.72%
Manchester -4 12 £475 +31.03% 5
Berkshire -10 12 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire -11 12 £350 -12.50% 1
West Sussex -1 10 £413 +3.12% 2
Milton Keynes +3 9 £350 -11.11% 1
Hertfordshire +3 7 £425 -9.33% 1
Glasgow +1 7 £400 -
Yorkshire -1 7 £408 +1.87% 9
Bristol -5 7 £388 -3.12% 1
Hampshire -21 7 £431 +15.77% 1
Reading +2 6 £425 -2.85% 1
East Midlands +6 5 £319 +10.86% 3
West Yorkshire -4 5 £408 +1.87% 5
Bedfordshire -12 5 £408 +86.28%
Gloucestershire -14 5 £406 +8.33% 1
Canary Wharf +9 4 £538 -
Cheshire -1 4 £340 -2.85% 1
Guildford -2 3 £425 -15.00%
South Wales -11 3 £475 -
West Midlands -12 3 £370 -1.33% 8

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 313 (53.14%) Project Management
2 207 (35.14%) PRINCE2
3 181 (30.73%) Finance
4 129 (21.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (10.87%) Banking
7 56 (9.51%) Retail
8 52 (8.83%) Migration
9 47 (7.98%) PMI Certification
10 44 (7.47%) ITIL
11 43 (7.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 40 (6.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 36 (6.11%) E-Commerce
14 35 (5.94%) PMP
15 33 (5.60%) Front Office
16 32 (5.43%) Microsoft
17 31 (5.26%) Windows
17 31 (5.26%) Change Management
18 30 (5.09%) Project Planning
18 30 (5.09%) Degree
19 29 (4.92%) Investment Banking
19 29 (4.92%) MS Project
20 26 (4.41%) Risk Management
20 26 (4.41%) Telecoms
20 26 (4.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 25 (4.24%) Programme Management
22 24 (4.07%) SharePoint
22 24 (4.07%) NHS
22 24 (4.07%) Derivative
23 23 (3.90%) PRINCE

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 24 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.02%) CMS
4 5 (0.85%) FileNet
5 3 (0.51%) Drupal
5 3 (0.51%) Lync
5 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.34%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
7 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.17%) Liferay
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (4.92%) MS Project
2 20 (3.40%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.72%) MS Office
3 16 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (2.72%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.51%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.34%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.34%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.17%) Agresso
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.17%) assyst
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.02%) SaaS
2 5 (0.85%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.19%) LAN
1 7 (1.19%) SAN
1 7 (1.19%) VPN
2 6 (1.02%) Firewall
3 5 (0.85%) Intranet
3 5 (0.85%) WAN
4 4 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.68%) MPLS
5 3 (0.51%) Network Security
5 3 (0.51%) Internet
5 3 (0.51%) VoIP
6 2 (0.34%) Wireless
6 2 (0.34%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.17%) 4G
7 1 (0.17%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) Extranet
7 1 (0.17%) ATM
7 1 (0.17%) DHCP
7 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.87%) SQL Server
1 11 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.51%) Big Data
3 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.17%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.17%) YouTrack
2 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
General
1 181 (30.73%) Finance
2 64 (10.87%) Banking
3 56 (9.51%) Retail
4 33 (5.60%) Front Office
5 29 (4.92%) Investment Banking
6 26 (4.41%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.38%) Legal
9 10 (1.70%) Back Office
10 9 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.53%) Marketing
11 8 (1.36%) Local Government
12 7 (1.19%) Law
13 6 (1.02%) Billing
13 6 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 6 (1.02%) Retail Banking
13 6 (1.02%) French Language
14 4 (0.68%) German Language
15 3 (0.51%) Advertising
16 2 (0.34%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.36%) .NET
2 3 (0.51%) J2EE
2 3 (0.51%) HTML
3 2 (0.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.17%) XML
4 1 (0.17%) LAMP
4 1 (0.17%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.17%) HTML5
4 1 (0.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.07%) NHS
1 24 (4.07%) Derivative
2 21 (3.57%) Fixed Income
2 21 (3.57%) PMI
3 14 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.19%) FMCG
6 6 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.02%) EPoS
7 5 (0.85%) Market Risk
7 5 (0.85%) Economics
8 3 (0.51%) Equities
8 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (0.51%) SCADA
8 3 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.51%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.34%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.34%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.26%) Windows
2 13 (2.21%) Windows 7
3 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (0.68%) UNIX
5 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.51%) Linux
5 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.17%) AIX
6 1 (0.17%) Solaris
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (53.14%) Project Management
2 207 (35.14%) PRINCE2
3 129 (21.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 81 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (8.83%) Migration
6 44 (7.47%) ITIL
7 36 (6.11%) E-Commerce
8 31 (5.26%) Change Management
9 30 (5.09%) Project Planning
10 26 (4.41%) Risk Management
10 26 (4.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 25 (4.24%) Programme Management
12 23 (3.90%) PRINCE
13 22 (3.74%) Waterfall
14 21 (3.57%) Scrum
15 20 (3.40%) Change Control
16 19 (3.23%) Electronic Trading
16 19 (3.23%) Asset Management
16 19 (3.23%) Supplier Management
17 18 (3.06%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.38%) SQL
2 12 (2.04%) Java
3 4 (0.68%) C
4 3 (0.51%) C++
5 1 (0.17%) C#
5 1 (0.17%) PHP
5 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.17%) VB
5 1 (0.17%) VBA
5 1 (0.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (7.98%) PMI Certification
2 43 (7.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 40 (6.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 35 (5.94%) PMP
5 30 (5.09%) Degree
6 22 (3.74%) Security Cleared
7 16 (2.72%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.68%) CISSP
10 3 (0.51%) CAPM
11 2 (0.34%) APMP
11 2 (0.34%) CISM
12 1 (0.17%) GIAC
12 1 (0.17%) GCIA
12 1 (0.17%) CISA
12 1 (0.17%) ISEB
12 1 (0.17%) APMG
12 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.04%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) P3O
3 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.34%) XenServer
4 2 (0.34%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.36%) SCCM
2 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (5.43%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.90%) SAP
3 21 (3.57%) Oracle
4 19 (3.23%) ION Trading
5 17 (2.89%) VMware
6 12 (2.04%) Citrix
7 9 (1.53%) Cisco
8 6 (1.02%) HP
9 4 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.51%) Capita
10 3 (0.51%) IBM
10 3 (0.51%) Ariba
10 3 (0.51%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (0.34%) Intel
11 2 (0.34%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.34%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.34%) CA
11 2 (0.34%) JDA
11 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.34%) Siebel
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