The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
UK
Rank 27 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2791 4160 4146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.34% 8.19% 8.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.69% 8.64% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1930 2873 2815
Median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £320 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 33
Median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.38 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £61.70 £49.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £31.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-14.41% -21.87%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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 -10 2599 £450 +2.85% 466
London -12 1178 £500 +5.26% 192
South East -1 564 £440 +3.52% 64
West Midlands -8 172 £420 - 37
North West -4 166 £403 -5.29% 44
Berkshire -2 164 £425 +6.25% 9
City of London -18 161 £523 +8.01% 57
Yorkshire +2 135 £420 +9.09% 25
South West -15 133 £400 - 34
East of England -15 118 £438 -0.56% 29
Hampshire -4 112 £400 -6.97% 16
Scotland -13 99 £394 -5.68% 16
Manchester +1 97 £383 -6.13% 23
West Yorkshire -2 87 £411 +8.22% 19
Surrey +6 77 £463 +8.82% 8
East Midlands -26 69 £438 +4.16% 15
Reading +2 62 £433 +2.53%
Leeds -7 57 £413 +4.76% 14
Edinburgh -11 57 £413 -4.06% 10
Bristol -11 50 £405 -1.81% 14
Coventry -5 44 £450 +9.09% 6
Buckinghamshire -16 43 £456 +8.63% 3
Oxfordshire +2 38 £483 -3.50% 6
Wiltshire 0 38 £403 +8.78% 5
North East -15 38 £475 +18.75% 20
Kent +9 37 £440 +10.00% 5
West Sussex -7 37 £428 +0.58% 9
Hertfordshire -8 34 £450 -5.26% 7
Northamptonshire -18 34 £500 +25.00% 3
Glasgow -4 33 £375 - 3

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 3099 (49.77%) Project Management
2 1918 (30.80%) Finance
3 1705 (27.38%) PRINCE2
4 1575 (25.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1418 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
6 745 (11.96%) Migration
7 572 (9.19%) Banking
8 559 (8.98%) Microsoft
9 523 (8.40%) Change Management
10 452 (7.26%) Security Cleared
11 442 (7.10%) Retail
12 423 (6.79%) MS Project
13 400 (6.42%) Waterfall
14 385 (6.18%) Data Centre
15 367 (5.89%) MS Excel
16 358 (5.75%) Scrum
17 346 (5.56%) SAP
18 345 (5.54%) PMI Certification
19 331 (5.32%) Risk Management
20 327 (5.25%) SC Cleared
21 326 (5.24%) PMP
22 325 (5.22%) ITIL
23 323 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 323 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
24 298 (4.79%) Programme Management
25 296 (4.75%) Project Planning
26 288 (4.63%) Degree
27 278 (4.46%) Telecoms
28 268 (4.30%) CRM
28 268 (4.30%) Stakeholder Engagement

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
1 221 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 76 (1.22%) CMS
3 69 (1.11%) Confluence
4 50 (0.80%) Skype for Business
5 33 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 25 (0.40%) Drupal
7 17 (0.27%) IIS
7 17 (0.27%) MS Project Server
8 16 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (0.24%) Apache Spark
10 14 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 11 (0.18%) NetWeaver
12 10 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.14%) SAS
13 9 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.13%) Documentum
15 7 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 423 (6.79%) MS Project
2 367 (5.89%) MS Excel
3 252 (4.05%) MS Office
4 148 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 122 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.18%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.064%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.064%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.016%) Maya
Business Applications
1 69 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 31 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 28 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
6 27 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
7 24 (0.39%) SAP CRM
7 24 (0.39%) SAP ERP
8 18 (0.29%) SAP FI
9 17 (0.27%) SAP CO
9 17 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
10 16 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 15 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 13 (0.21%) Maximo
12 13 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
12 13 (0.21%) SAP HR
13 12 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
14 11 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
14 11 (0.18%) Sonata
15 10 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 169 (2.71%) Office 365
2 109 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (0.95%) SaaS
4 52 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (0.45%) IaaS
5 28 (0.45%) PaaS
6 16 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 15 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 12 (0.19%) OneDrive
8 12 (0.19%) Route 53
8 12 (0.19%) Yammer
9 9 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.096%) Taleo
11 4 (0.064%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.048%) Basecamp
12 3 (0.048%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 134 (2.15%) WAN
2 124 (1.99%) LAN
3 90 (1.45%) Firewall
4 84 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
5 71 (1.14%) Intranet
6 56 (0.90%) Internet
7 52 (0.84%) VoIP
8 44 (0.71%) Skype
9 43 (0.69%) SAN
10 37 (0.59%) LTE
11 34 (0.55%) VoLTE
12 29 (0.47%) MPLS
12 29 (0.47%) Network Security
13 19 (0.31%) IP Telephony
13 19 (0.31%) Unified Communications
14 17 (0.27%) NAS
14 17 (0.27%) Wireless
15 13 (0.21%) Extranet
15 13 (0.21%) VPN
16 11 (0.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
2 70 (1.12%) Big Data
3 47 (0.75%) SQL Server
4 38 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 27 (0.43%) GIS
5 27 (0.43%) SAP HANA
6 18 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
6 18 (0.29%) SAP BW
7 15 (0.24%) Power BI
7 15 (0.24%) QlikView
8 14 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (0.19%) DB2
10 12 (0.19%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.14%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.13%) Essbase
12 8 (0.13%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 172 (2.76%) JIRA
2 17 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.096%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (0.080%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.064%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.064%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.064%) VersionOne
6 4 (0.064%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.048%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.032%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (0.032%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.032%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.032%) GitLab
8 2 (0.032%) Maven
8 2 (0.032%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.032%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.016%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.016%) Toad
9 1 (0.016%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1918 (30.80%) Finance
2 572 (9.19%) Banking
3 442 (7.10%) Retail
4 278 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 203 (3.26%) Marketing
6 187 (3.00%) Legal
7 147 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 109 (1.75%) Investment Banking
9 97 (1.56%) Front Office
10 82 (1.32%) Law
11 75 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 72 (1.16%) Advertising
13 71 (1.14%) Retail Banking
14 60 (0.96%) Automotive
15 58 (0.93%) Billing
16 50 (0.80%) Publishing
17 49 (0.79%) Local Government
18 47 (0.75%) Back Office
19 42 (0.67%) Financial Institution
20 28 (0.45%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (0.80%) Middleware
2 47 (0.75%) .NET
3 41 (0.66%) HTML
4 37 (0.59%) Web Services
5 18 (0.29%) XML
6 13 (0.21%) CSS
6 13 (0.21%) HTML5
6 13 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
7 12 (0.19%) J2EE
8 10 (0.16%) Velocity
9 8 (0.13%) EDIFACT
9 8 (0.13%) Kafka
10 7 (0.11%) jQuery
11 6 (0.096%) JSON
11 6 (0.096%) SAP Basis
11 6 (0.096%) SAP PI
11 6 (0.096%) Silverlight
11 6 (0.096%) Spark Streaming
12 5 (0.080%) REST
12 5 (0.080%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 385 (6.18%) Data Centre
2 323 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 187 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 165 (2.65%) PMI
5 111 (1.78%) NHS
6 99 (1.59%) Virtual Team
7 89 (1.43%) User Experience
8 51 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 50 (0.80%) FMCG
10 45 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 44 (0.71%) Derivative
12 41 (0.66%) Mainframe
13 38 (0.61%) Fixed Income
14 33 (0.53%) Data Integration
15 32 (0.51%) EPoS
16 29 (0.47%) Equities
17 28 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
18 27 (0.43%) Economics
19 25 (0.40%) Computer Science
19 25 (0.40%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 179 (2.87%) Windows
2 82 (1.32%) Linux
3 60 (0.96%) Unix
4 33 (0.53%) Windows 10
5 31 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 21 (0.34%) AIX
7 19 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 18 (0.29%) Android
8 18 (0.29%) Solaris
9 17 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.13%) VMS
10 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.080%) zOS
12 4 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.064%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.064%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.048%) SUSE
13 3 (0.048%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.032%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.016%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3099 (49.77%) Project Management
2 1705 (27.38%) PRINCE2
3 1575 (25.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1418 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
5 745 (11.96%) Migration
6 523 (8.40%) Change Management
7 400 (6.42%) Waterfall
8 358 (5.75%) Scrum
9 331 (5.32%) Risk Management
10 325 (5.22%) ITIL
11 298 (4.79%) Programme Management
12 296 (4.75%) Project Planning
13 268 (4.30%) CRM
13 268 (4.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 232 (3.73%) ERP
15 227 (3.65%) SDLC
16 226 (3.63%) Business Analysis
17 213 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
18 209 (3.36%) Project Governance
19 199 (3.20%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (2.06%) SQL
2 69 (1.11%) C
2 69 (1.11%) Java
3 20 (0.32%) JavaScript
4 17 (0.27%) PHP
5 15 (0.24%) PL/SQL
6 12 (0.19%) C#
7 11 (0.18%) VBA
8 10 (0.16%) Python
9 7 (0.11%) NATURAL
10 5 (0.080%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.064%) C++
11 4 (0.064%) VB
12 3 (0.048%) COBOL
12 3 (0.048%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.048%) R
13 2 (0.032%) Scala
14 1 (0.016%) ABAP
14 1 (0.016%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.016%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 452 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 345 (5.54%) PMI Certification
3 327 (5.25%) SC Cleared
4 326 (5.24%) PMP
5 323 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 288 (4.63%) Degree
7 257 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 119 (1.91%) APMP
9 60 (0.96%) DV Cleared
10 41 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 35 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
12 34 (0.55%) ISEB
13 23 (0.37%) CISSP
14 20 (0.32%) MAPM
15 14 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
17 12 (0.19%) CISM
18 11 (0.18%) CCNA
19 8 (0.13%) CISA
19 8 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (2.68%) QA
2 62 (1.00%) MiFID
3 30 (0.48%) SLA
4 29 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 23 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.35%) EMIR
7 19 (0.31%) PMBOK
8 17 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 17 (0.27%) GxP
8 17 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.26%) Solvency II
10 15 (0.24%) FATCA
11 11 (0.18%) GDPR
12 9 (0.14%) COBIT
12 9 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.13%) ISO 9000
14 7 (0.11%) P3O
15 6 (0.096%) GMP
System Software
1 83 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.22%) Docker
4 10 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.11%) XenApp
8 4 (0.064%) Firmware
8 4 (0.064%) HDFS
8 4 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.032%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.032%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.016%) IAG
10 1 (0.016%) RACF
10 1 (0.016%) SRDF
10 1 (0.016%) vSphere
10 1 (0.016%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (0.43%) SCCM
2 16 (0.26%) Puppet
3 12 (0.19%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.14%) AirWatch
4 9 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (0.13%) MOM
5 8 (0.13%) TeamSite
6 6 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.064%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.064%) SCOM
8 4 (0.064%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.064%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.048%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.032%) Ansible
10 2 (0.032%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.032%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.032%) Nagios
10 2 (0.032%) Salt
Vendors
1 559 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 346 (5.56%) SAP
3 239 (3.84%) Oracle
4 132 (2.12%) Cisco
5 74 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
6 67 (1.08%) Citrix
7 61 (0.98%) VMware
8 58 (0.93%) Remedy
9 54 (0.87%) IBM
10 35 (0.56%) CheckPoint
10 35 (0.56%) Ericsson
10 35 (0.56%) HP
11 30 (0.48%) Google
12 29 (0.47%) Avaya
13 25 (0.40%) hybris
14 24 (0.39%) ServiceNow
15 23 (0.37%) Adobe
16 22 (0.35%) Atlassian
17 18 (0.29%) Workday
18 17 (0.27%) Tableau
Midlands
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £500 - £525 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Yoh
Rate: £41502 - £37911000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £330 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £275 - £375 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago