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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Project Manager
Rank 302 308 306
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 357 297 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.57% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.62% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 176 158
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £45.00 £24.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £60.75 £46.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.88% +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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +23 323 £438 +2.33% 83
London +25 136 £463 +1.36% 26
South East -35 56 £439 +3.23% 19
North West +8 37 £400 +6.66% 10
City of London +10 28 £525 +10.52% 9
South West -1 23 £400 - 5
East of England +8 22 £438 +0.86% 4
West Midlands +1 22 £380 +5.41% 11
Scotland -14 19 £413 +25.00% 2
Manchester +4 18 £350 -6.66% 6
Hampshire -11 13 £375 -21.05%
Birmingham -9 10 £350 - 4
Yorkshire -16 10 £415 +10.66% 5
Surrey +9 9 £425 -11.45% 3
Glasgow +6 9 £400 +26.98%
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £425 +11.47% 3
Edinburgh -19 9 £433 +22.69% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 8 £413 +1.53% 3
West Yorkshire -6 8 £415 -7.77% 3
Berkshire -26 8 £439 +3.23% 3
Cheshire +2 7 £400 +9.58% 3
East Midlands -7 7 £394 -7.35% 3
Merseyside -11 7 £600 +62.71% 1
Hertfordshire +5 6 £500 +10.80% 1
Southampton -13 6 £375 +7.14%
Oldham - 6 £300 - 2
Essex +11 5 £425 -10.52%
Cambridge +5 5 £413 -2.94%
Bristol -3 5 - - 3
Wales -4 5 £420 -11.67% 1

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 328 (51.33%) Project Management
2 222 (34.74%) PRINCE2
3 205 (32.08%) Finance
4 146 (22.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 98 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (10.95%) Banking
7 67 (10.49%) Retail
8 53 (8.29%) Migration
8 53 (8.29%) PMI Certification
9 43 (6.73%) PMP
9 43 (6.73%) ITIL
9 43 (6.73%) Microsoft
10 42 (6.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 40 (6.26%) E-Commerce
12 39 (6.10%) MS Project
13 36 (5.63%) Waterfall
14 35 (5.48%) PRINCE
15 32 (5.01%) Change Management
16 31 (4.85%) Programme Management
16 31 (4.85%) Project Planning
16 31 (4.85%) Degree
16 31 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 30 (4.69%) Supplier Management
17 30 (4.69%) Scrum
17 30 (4.69%) MS Excel
18 29 (4.54%) Investment Banking
18 29 (4.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 28 (4.38%) Front Office
19 28 (4.38%) Risk Management
20 27 (4.23%) Telecoms

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 26 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.94%) CMS
4 4 (0.63%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.47%) Drupal
5 3 (0.47%) FileNet
6 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.31%) WorkSite
6 2 (0.31%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) Lync
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
Applications
1 39 (6.10%) MS Project
2 30 (4.69%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.82%) MS Office
4 16 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.31%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.19%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.94%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.47%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.31%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.16%) assyst
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.10%) Office 365
2 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.25%) LAN
2 7 (1.10%) VPN
3 5 (0.78%) WAN
3 5 (0.78%) Intranet
4 4 (0.63%) Internet
4 4 (0.63%) MPLS
4 4 (0.63%) Firewall
4 4 (0.63%) Wireless
4 4 (0.63%) SAN
5 3 (0.47%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (0.47%) Network Security
5 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.31%) MVNO
6 2 (0.31%) ATM
7 1 (0.16%) 4G
7 1 (0.16%) DHCP
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.10%) Big Data
4 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.31%) CouchDB
6 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.31%) HBase
6 2 (0.31%) QlikView
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.31%) Ingres
6 2 (0.31%) IDOL
7 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.16%) YouTrack
2 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
General
1 205 (32.08%) Finance
2 70 (10.95%) Banking
3 67 (10.49%) Retail
4 29 (4.54%) Investment Banking
5 28 (4.38%) Front Office
6 27 (4.23%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.97%) Legal
8 15 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.88%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.88%) Marketing
10 10 (1.56%) Law
10 10 (1.56%) Back Office
11 9 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.94%) Automotive
12 6 (0.94%) Local Government
13 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.78%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.78%) French Language
14 4 (0.63%) German Language
14 4 (0.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.56%) .NET
2 3 (0.47%) J2EE
3 2 (0.31%) HTML
3 2 (0.31%) Web Services
4 1 (0.16%) XML
4 1 (0.16%) EDI
4 1 (0.16%) LAMP
4 1 (0.16%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.16%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.16%) HTML5
4 1 (0.16%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.91%) NHS
2 23 (3.60%) Fixed Income
2 23 (3.60%) Derivative
3 19 (2.97%) PMI
4 17 (2.66%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.56%) FMCG
6 6 (0.94%) Equities
7 4 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.63%) Credit Risk
7 4 (0.63%) EPoS
8 3 (0.47%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.31%) DTV
9 2 (0.31%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.31%) Economics
9 2 (0.31%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.31%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.31%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.07%) Windows
2 7 (1.10%) Windows 7
3 5 (0.78%) UNIX
4 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (0.63%) Linux
4 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.47%) AIX
6 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.31%) Android
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (51.33%) Project Management
2 222 (34.74%) PRINCE2
3 146 (22.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 98 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (8.29%) Migration
6 43 (6.73%) ITIL
7 40 (6.26%) E-Commerce
8 36 (5.63%) Waterfall
9 35 (5.48%) PRINCE
10 32 (5.01%) Change Management
11 31 (4.85%) Programme Management
11 31 (4.85%) Project Planning
12 30 (4.69%) Supplier Management
12 30 (4.69%) Scrum
13 29 (4.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 28 (4.38%) Risk Management
15 25 (3.91%) Asset Management
16 24 (3.76%) Business Analysis
17 23 (3.60%) CRM
17 23 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.03%) SQL
2 12 (1.88%) Java
3 5 (0.78%) C
4 2 (0.31%) PHP
5 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.16%) C#
5 1 (0.16%) C++
5 1 (0.16%) VB
5 1 (0.16%) VBA
5 1 (0.16%) Python
5 1 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 53 (8.29%) PMI Certification
2 43 (6.73%) PMP
3 42 (6.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 31 (4.85%) Degree
4 31 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 26 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 20 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.94%) CISSP
7 6 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.63%) CISA
8 4 (0.63%) CISM
8 4 (0.63%) APMP
8 4 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) HNC
10 1 (0.16%) GIAC
10 1 (0.16%) GCIA
10 1 (0.16%) CAPM
10 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.56%) QA
2 7 (1.10%) SLA
3 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.31%) GxP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.16%) P3O
5 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.31%) XenApp
4 2 (0.31%) XenServer
4 2 (0.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.78%) SCCM
2 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.16%) MOM
2 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 43 (6.73%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.23%) SAP
3 19 (2.97%) Oracle
4 17 (2.66%) VMware
4 17 (2.66%) ION Trading
5 8 (1.25%) Citrix
6 6 (0.94%) Cisco
6 6 (0.94%) HP
6 6 (0.94%) Charles River
7 5 (0.78%) JD Edwards
8 4 (0.63%) Lotus
9 3 (0.47%) Sophis
9 3 (0.47%) IBM
9 3 (0.47%) Kronos
10 2 (0.31%) Vermilion
10 2 (0.31%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.31%) Adobe
10 2 (0.31%) OpenText
10 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
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