The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 12 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4717 4709 3992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.99% 9.37% 8.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.73% 10.14% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3088 3069 2532
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £405 £396
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 80
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £34.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £19.60 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £54.40 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +9.48%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Manager within the UK.

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager within the UK.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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 +1 4246 £425 -1.16% 892
London -5 1716 £475 - 367
South East 0 1007 £425 - 159
North West 0 391 £400 - 85
City of London -8 342 £475 -5.00% 129
Scotland -2 327 £423 +5.62% 41
South West +5 274 £413 +3.12% 64
Yorkshire +1 251 £410 +2.50% 54
East of England -2 225 £450 +5.88% 53
Berkshire +3 213 £418 -2.90% 37
Edinburgh -1 187 £438 +7.36% 22
Manchester +9 181 £419 +4.68% 52
West Yorkshire +4 181 £414 +3.43% 30
Hampshire -7 174 £444 +3.19% 34
Buckinghamshire +2 167 £413 - 15
Surrey +4 164 £428 +3.63% 30
West Midlands -9 156 £400 +3.22% 56
East Midlands -2 136 £389 +3.66% 37
Milton Keynes +2 125 £409 +2.18% 8
Cheshire 0 90 £413 +10.00% 15
Glasgow +9 87 £400 +2.56% 10
Oxfordshire -1 83 £419 +4.68% 15
Bristol -6 83 £400 -1.23% 13
West Sussex -1 82 £420 +10.09% 8
Leeds -6 71 £423 +5.62% 18
Reading +2 69 £425 -2.85% 13
Bedfordshire +4 65 £493 +15.88% 4
Wales -4 65 £391 -2.18% 9
North East +7 61 £375 +15.38% 10
Wiltshire +13 55 £425 +6.25% 17

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Project Manager in their job title.

1 4259 (47.27%) Project Management
2 2809 (31.18%) Finance
3 2754 (30.57%) PRINCE2
4 2097 (23.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 1465 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1210 (13.43%) Banking
7 823 (9.14%) Migration
8 724 (8.04%) Retail
9 701 (7.78%) MS Project
10 630 (6.99%) Microsoft
10 630 (6.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 619 (6.87%) Change Management
12 576 (6.39%) Security Cleared
13 548 (6.08%) ITIL
14 544 (6.04%) PMI Certification
15 537 (5.96%) Project Planning
16 491 (5.45%) SAP
17 488 (5.42%) E-Commerce
18 476 (5.28%) MS Excel
19 475 (5.27%) Risk Management
20 465 (5.16%) Scrum
21 456 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
22 439 (4.87%) PMP
23 431 (4.78%) Telecoms
24 421 (4.67%) SC Cleared
25 406 (4.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 401 (4.45%) Degree
27 387 (4.30%) Programme Management
28 381 (4.23%) Oracle
29 375 (4.16%) Waterfall

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 263 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 101 (1.12%) CMS
3 62 (0.69%) WebSphere
4 47 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 45 (0.50%) Lync
6 36 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 29 (0.32%) SAS
8 24 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (0.24%) Drupal
9 22 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 20 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 18 (0.20%) MS Project Server
12 15 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.16%) Confluence
14 11 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.100%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.100%) Adobe CQ
15 9 (0.100%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.089%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 701 (7.78%) MS Project
2 476 (5.28%) MS Excel
3 313 (3.47%) MS Office
4 205 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 149 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.100%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.078%) InDesign
9 6 (0.067%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.044%) SPSS
11 3 (0.033%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.033%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.022%) Windchill
12 2 (0.022%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.011%) Niku Workbench
13 1 (0.011%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.011%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 76 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 36 (0.40%) Agresso
5 33 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.24%) ION MarketView
6 22 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 21 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 20 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 19 (0.21%) SAP CRM
10 17 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 17 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 17 (0.19%) SAP SD
10 17 (0.19%) Magento
11 16 (0.18%) SAP HCM
11 16 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
11 16 (0.18%) SAP HR
12 15 (0.17%) Maximo
13 14 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 69 (0.77%) SaaS
1 69 (0.77%) Office 365
2 24 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
3 19 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.100%) PaaS
6 8 (0.089%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.067%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.056%) Force.com
8 5 (0.056%) Taleo
9 4 (0.044%) Trello
10 3 (0.033%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.033%) IaaS
11 2 (0.022%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.022%) Yammer
12 1 (0.011%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.011%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.011%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 158 (1.75%) WAN
2 144 (1.60%) LAN
3 94 (1.04%) Internet
3 94 (1.04%) Firewall
4 55 (0.61%) Intranet
5 50 (0.56%) SAN
6 44 (0.49%) MPLS
7 41 (0.46%) Network Security
8 40 (0.44%) VoIP
9 36 (0.40%) Wireless
10 33 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (0.36%) VPN
12 31 (0.34%) 3G
13 29 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
14 27 (0.30%) 4G
15 25 (0.28%) IP Telephony
15 25 (0.28%) DNS
16 24 (0.27%) ATM
17 22 (0.24%) Broadband
17 22 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 96 (1.07%) SQL Server
3 54 (0.60%) Big Data
4 28 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
4 28 (0.31%) SAP BW
4 28 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (0.28%) QlikView
7 20 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
7 20 (0.22%) Oracle Database
8 19 (0.21%) Data Mining
9 17 (0.19%) SAP HANA
9 17 (0.19%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.18%) DataStage
11 15 (0.17%) DB2
12 14 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (0.14%) SAP BI
14 12 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 102 (1.13%) JIRA
2 15 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.089%) LoadRunner
4 6 (0.067%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.056%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (0.044%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.044%) Maven
6 4 (0.044%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.044%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.044%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.033%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.033%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.022%) Xcode
8 2 (0.022%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.022%) Selenium
8 2 (0.022%) Hudson
8 2 (0.022%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.011%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.011%) UltraEdit
9 1 (0.011%) Yeoman
General
1 2809 (31.18%) Finance
2 1210 (13.43%) Banking
3 724 (8.04%) Retail
4 431 (4.78%) Telecoms
5 264 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 246 (2.73%) Legal
7 217 (2.41%) Marketing
8 166 (1.84%) Retail Banking
9 155 (1.72%) Front Office
10 151 (1.68%) Manufacturing
11 108 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 107 (1.19%) Back Office
13 94 (1.04%) Law
14 91 (1.01%) Publishing
15 81 (0.90%) Advertising
16 79 (0.88%) Billing
17 77 (0.85%) Local Government
18 59 (0.65%) Financial Institution
19 50 (0.56%) French Language
20 49 (0.54%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (1.29%) .NET
2 71 (0.79%) Middleware
3 39 (0.43%) Web Services
4 38 (0.42%) HTML
5 26 (0.29%) CSS
6 25 (0.28%) XML
7 18 (0.20%) J2EE
8 16 (0.18%) Mason
9 15 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
10 12 (0.13%) EDI
11 11 (0.12%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.100%) Application Packaging
12 9 (0.100%) SAP PI
13 8 (0.089%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (0.078%) LAMP
15 6 (0.067%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
15 6 (0.067%) Velocity
15 6 (0.067%) jQuery
15 6 (0.067%) HTML5
16 5 (0.056%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 456 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (2.74%) NHS
3 165 (1.83%) PMI
4 137 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 97 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 89 (0.99%) Economics
7 85 (0.94%) User Experience
8 83 (0.92%) Derivative
9 62 (0.69%) Credit Risk
10 55 (0.61%) FMCG
11 52 (0.58%) Fixed Income
12 47 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 44 (0.49%) Mainframe
14 40 (0.44%) EPoS
15 39 (0.43%) Computer Science
16 38 (0.42%) Data Integration
17 33 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
18 29 (0.32%) Smart Meter
18 29 (0.32%) Digital Media
18 29 (0.32%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 355 (3.94%) Windows
2 111 (1.23%) Windows 7
3 92 (1.02%) Linux
4 81 (0.90%) UNIX
5 52 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (0.41%) Android
7 35 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 25 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 25 (0.28%) Solaris
10 20 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 11 (0.12%) AIX
14 9 (0.100%) VME
15 8 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.067%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.033%) CentOS
18 2 (0.022%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.022%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4259 (47.27%) Project Management
2 2754 (30.57%) PRINCE2
3 2097 (23.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 1465 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
5 823 (9.14%) Migration
6 619 (6.87%) Change Management
7 548 (6.08%) ITIL
8 537 (5.96%) Project Planning
9 488 (5.42%) E-Commerce
10 475 (5.27%) Risk Management
11 465 (5.16%) Scrum
12 387 (4.30%) Programme Management
13 375 (4.16%) Waterfall
14 340 (3.77%) PRINCE
15 320 (3.55%) CRM
16 307 (3.41%) Supplier Management
17 299 (3.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 264 (2.93%) Business Analysis
19 261 (2.90%) Change Control
20 246 (2.73%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 212 (2.35%) SQL
2 137 (1.52%) C
3 134 (1.49%) Java
4 29 (0.32%) C#
5 26 (0.29%) PL/SQL
6 23 (0.26%) JavaScript
7 15 (0.17%) PHP
8 9 (0.100%) VBA
9 8 (0.089%) Python
10 7 (0.078%) ABAP
10 7 (0.078%) Ruby
11 6 (0.067%) Apex Code
11 6 (0.067%) COBOL
12 5 (0.056%) C++
13 3 (0.033%) VB
13 3 (0.033%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.022%) R
14 2 (0.022%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.022%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.022%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 630 (6.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 576 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 544 (6.04%) PMI Certification
4 439 (4.87%) PMP
5 421 (4.67%) SC Cleared
6 406 (4.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 401 (4.45%) Degree
8 106 (1.18%) APMP
9 84 (0.93%) VCP4
10 77 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 67 (0.74%) DV Cleared
12 58 (0.64%) ISEB
13 37 (0.41%) CISSP
14 21 (0.23%) HND
14 21 (0.23%) CISM
15 19 (0.21%) BC Cleared
16 18 (0.20%) HNC
17 13 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
18 10 (0.11%) CISA
18 10 (0.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (1.95%) QA
2 52 (0.58%) Solvency II
3 38 (0.42%) SLA
4 35 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 30 (0.33%) FATCA
6 29 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.23%) GxP
8 20 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 20 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 19 (0.21%) PMBOK
10 18 (0.20%) MiFID
10 18 (0.20%) P3O
10 18 (0.20%) GAMP
11 17 (0.19%) EMIR
12 14 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
13 11 (0.12%) GMP
14 10 (0.11%) Basel III
15 8 (0.089%) COREP
16 7 (0.078%) FINREP
System Software
1 120 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 67 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.17%) XenApp
4 11 (0.12%) vSphere
5 10 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 10 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.067%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 5 (0.056%) vCloud
8 4 (0.044%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.033%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.033%) XenServer
10 2 (0.022%) SRDF
10 2 (0.022%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.022%) Xen
10 2 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.022%) NFS
10 2 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.022%) Firmware
10 2 (0.022%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.011%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 44 (0.49%) SCCM
2 17 (0.19%) SCOM
3 11 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
4 10 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.100%) MOM
6 7 (0.078%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.078%) OPNET
6 7 (0.078%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (0.056%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (0.056%) Puppet
7 5 (0.056%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.033%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.033%) ZENworks
8 3 (0.033%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.033%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.033%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.033%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.033%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.033%) Nessus
8 3 (0.033%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 630 (6.99%) Microsoft
2 491 (5.45%) SAP
3 381 (4.23%) Oracle
4 177 (1.96%) Cisco
5 142 (1.58%) VMware
6 137 (1.52%) Citrix
7 96 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
8 93 (1.03%) IBM
9 89 (0.99%) HP
10 47 (0.52%) EMC
11 44 (0.49%) CheckPoint
12 43 (0.48%) Business Objects
13 41 (0.46%) Cognos
14 34 (0.38%) Adobe
15 32 (0.36%) F5
16 28 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
16 28 (0.31%) ION Trading
17 26 (0.29%) Juniper
18 25 (0.28%) ServiceNow
19 24 (0.27%) JD Edwards
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
BrightPool
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Students Union University of Nottingham
Rate: £32,000 - £35,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Markets Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Northern Ireland
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Posted: Yesterday