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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Project Manager
Rank 314 301 341
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +40
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 330 304 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.62% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 195 139
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£405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
Average hourly rate £26.98 £31.78 £29.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.11% +6.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.79 £16.69 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £44.95 £50.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.78 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.11% +32.40%

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -12 289 £413 +3.12% 53
London +51 126 £425 -5.55% 19
South East -15 69 £400 +6.66% 7
City of London +39 38 £425 -19.04% 7
Scotland -5 30 £400 - 2
East of England -13 28 £415 +3.75% 6
Berkshire -1 19 £390 -15.67% 3
North West -9 17 £385 -0.64% 2
Yorkshire +2 14 £365 +4.28% 3
Hampshire -25 12 £488 +39.28%
East Midlands +2 11 £375 - 4
Surrey +1 11 £446 +45.71% 1
Manchester -8 11 £425 +6.25% 2
Bedfordshire -9 11 £394 +12.50%
South West -33 11 £413 +26.92% 9
Edinburgh -14 10 £381 -10.29% 1
West Sussex +7 9 £270 -18.49% 1
Glasgow -4 9 £375 +3.44%
West Midlands -17 9 £400 +27.08% 2
South Yorkshire +7 7 £388 +19.23%
Reading +13 6 £438 -16.66%
Milton Keynes +11 6 £510 +36.00%
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £510 +36.00%
Cambridgeshire -7 6 £405 +4.51% 2
Bristol -14 6 £413 - 4
Northamptonshire +1 5 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 5 £325 -18.75% 3
Oxfordshire -1 5 £500 +33.33%
Canary Wharf +19 4 £385 -
Cheshire +1 4 £380 +26.66%

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 362 (55.18%) Project Management
2 250 (38.11%) PRINCE2
3 209 (31.86%) Finance
4 147 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 82 (12.50%) Banking
6 68 (10.37%) ITIL
7 67 (10.21%) Migration
8 66 (10.06%) PMI Certification
9 58 (8.84%) Windows
10 53 (8.08%) PMP
11 52 (7.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 51 (7.77%) Oracle
13 48 (7.32%) Retail
14 46 (7.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 44 (6.71%) Change Management
16 37 (5.64%) Microsoft
16 37 (5.64%) MS Project
17 35 (5.34%) NHS
18 34 (5.18%) Degree
19 32 (4.88%) Investment Banking
20 31 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
20 31 (4.73%) PMI
21 30 (4.57%) MS Excel
22 29 (4.42%) Risk Management
23 27 (4.12%) Management Information System
23 27 (4.12%) Programme Management
23 27 (4.12%) SAP
23 27 (4.12%) Change Control
23 27 (4.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 26 (3.96%) MS Office

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.37%) CMS
3 8 (1.22%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.07%) Drupal
4 7 (1.07%) Lync
4 7 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.46%) FileNet
6 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.30%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.30%) Confluence
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.15%) Moodle
8 1 (0.15%) SAS
8 1 (0.15%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 37 (5.64%) MS Project
2 30 (4.57%) MS Excel
3 26 (3.96%) MS Office
4 20 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Windchill
6 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (1.22%) Maximo
3 3 (0.46%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.30%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.15%) SunGard APT
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.29%) SaaS
2 4 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.44%) Firewall
2 10 (1.52%) WAN
3 7 (1.07%) LAN
4 6 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (0.91%) VoIP
5 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.61%) Internet
7 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.46%) SAN
8 2 (0.30%) Intranet
8 2 (0.30%) Extranet
8 2 (0.30%) MPLS
8 2 (0.30%) FTP
8 2 (0.30%) Wireless
8 2 (0.30%) KiloStream
8 2 (0.30%) VLAN
8 2 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.15%) MVNO
9 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.91%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.30%) DB2
5 2 (0.30%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.15%) EDMS
6 1 (0.15%) WebFOCUS
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.15%) QlikView
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.15%) LSMW
General
1 209 (31.86%) Finance
2 82 (12.50%) Banking
3 48 (7.32%) Retail
4 32 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 18 (2.74%) Front Office
8 16 (2.44%) Back Office
9 14 (2.13%) Legal
10 12 (1.83%) Marketing
11 10 (1.52%) Local Government
12 7 (1.07%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.91%) Law
14 5 (0.76%) Billing
15 4 (0.61%) Games
16 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.46%) Automotive
16 3 (0.46%) Electronics
16 3 (0.46%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.91%) HTML
1 6 (0.91%) .NET
1 6 (0.91%) XML
2 4 (0.61%) CGI
2 4 (0.61%) Ajax
2 4 (0.61%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.61%) JSP
3 2 (0.30%) Middleware
4 1 (0.15%) LAMP
4 1 (0.15%) JRules
4 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.15%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.15%) SAML
4 1 (0.15%) EDI
4 1 (0.15%) J2EE
4 1 (0.15%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.34%) NHS
2 31 (4.73%) PMI
3 27 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.83%) Economics
5 9 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.07%) Derivative
6 7 (1.07%) Market Risk
7 6 (0.91%) Equities
7 6 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.76%) FMCG
8 5 (0.76%) Informatics
9 4 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.61%) Web 2.0
10 3 (0.46%) CCTV
10 3 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.46%) Life Science
10 3 (0.46%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.46%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 58 (8.84%) Windows
2 24 (3.66%) UNIX
3 22 (3.35%) Windows 7
4 18 (2.74%) Linux
5 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (55.18%) Project Management
2 250 (38.11%) PRINCE2
3 147 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (10.37%) ITIL
5 67 (10.21%) Migration
6 44 (6.71%) Change Management
7 31 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (4.42%) Risk Management
9 27 (4.12%) Programme Management
9 27 (4.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 27 (4.12%) Change Control
10 25 (3.81%) Project Planning
11 22 (3.35%) PRINCE
11 22 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (3.05%) Asset Management
13 19 (2.90%) Supplier Management
13 19 (2.90%) Resource Management
14 18 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (2.59%) CRM
15 17 (2.59%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.59%) SQL
2 16 (2.44%) Java
3 4 (0.61%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.61%) PHP
3 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.46%) C
5 2 (0.30%) C#
5 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.15%) VBA
6 1 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (10.06%) PMI Certification
2 53 (8.08%) PMP
3 52 (7.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 46 (7.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 34 (5.18%) Degree
6 20 (3.05%) Security Cleared
7 15 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.68%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.76%) CAPM
9 5 (0.76%) APMP
10 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.46%) CISSP
11 3 (0.46%) HNC
12 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.30%) CCSE
12 2 (0.30%) ISEB
12 2 (0.30%) CISA
13 1 (0.15%) GIAC
13 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.13%) QA
2 4 (0.61%) GxP
3 3 (0.46%) SLA
3 3 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.30%) EMIR
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (1.37%) SCCM
2 4 (0.61%) Control-M
3 2 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (7.77%) Oracle
2 37 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.12%) SAP
4 21 (3.20%) Citrix
5 13 (1.98%) Cisco
6 12 (1.83%) VMware
7 11 (1.68%) IBM
8 8 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (1.07%) Avaya
9 7 (1.07%) Hyperion
9 7 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.91%) Sybase
11 5 (0.76%) BMC
12 4 (0.61%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.61%) Websense
12 4 (0.61%) Cyber-Ark
13 3 (0.46%) MobileIron
13 3 (0.46%) Kenexa
13 3 (0.46%) BT
13 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
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