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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 31 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2929 4464 4309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.91% 8.10% 7.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 8.55% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2058 3002 2967
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 39
Median hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -8.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.71 £20.31 £22.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.33 £50.33 £47.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £37.05 £41.13
% change year-on-year
-15.65% -9.90%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 2748 £450 +2.27% 419
London -15 1225 £500 +5.26% 162
South East -3 553 £427 +0.52% 82
North West -9 198 £413 -2.94% 36
West Midlands -11 194 £419 -0.29% 22
Berkshire -9 154 £425 -5.08% 23
City of London -27 142 £525 +10.52% 48
Yorkshire 0 136 £400 +3.22% 24
South West -17 135 £400 - 31
East of England -11 133 £438 +1.15% 29
Manchester -4 120 £400 -3.03% 20
Hampshire -11 106 £400 -5.66% 22
East Midlands -18 104 £415 +0.91% 20
Surrey +11 96 £475 +11.11% 8
West Yorkshire -3 93 £400 +3.22% 16
Scotland -32 90 £375 -10.44% 16
Reading -5 58 £425 -5.34% 3
Leeds -3 53 £425 +4.61% 11
North East -18 51 £338 -25.00% 12
Coventry -3 48 £450 +10.76% 1
West Sussex -2 46 £425 - 2
Buckinghamshire -18 46 £406 -3.84% 6
Edinburgh -22 45 £400 -8.57% 7
Cambridgeshire -2 44 £458 +7.64% 12
Bristol -9 41 £400 -5.88% 13
Birmingham -16 40 £425 +3.34% 7
Oxfordshire -8 39 £500 +21.95% 3
Wiltshire -11 39 £420 +5.00% 4
Tyne and Wear -23 38 £370 -15.42% 11
Cheshire -4 37 £410 -3.52% 8

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 3360 (49.21%) Project Management
2 2136 (31.28%) Finance
3 1825 (26.73%) PRINCE2
4 1747 (25.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 1557 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
6 782 (11.45%) Migration
7 715 (10.47%) Banking
8 607 (8.89%) Microsoft
9 553 (8.10%) Change Management
10 499 (7.31%) Retail
11 468 (6.85%) MS Project
12 463 (6.78%) Security Cleared
13 423 (6.20%) Waterfall
14 415 (6.08%) Data Centre
15 410 (6.00%) MS Excel
16 384 (5.62%) Scrum
17 374 (5.48%) Risk Management
18 364 (5.33%) SAP
19 358 (5.24%) PMP
20 355 (5.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 350 (5.13%) Project Planning
22 349 (5.11%) ITIL
23 346 (5.07%) PMI Certification
23 346 (5.07%) Programme Management
24 343 (5.02%) SC Cleared
25 339 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
26 305 (4.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
27 296 (4.34%) CRM
28 291 (4.26%) Telecoms
29 286 (4.19%) Degree

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
1 242 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 85 (1.24%) CMS
3 77 (1.13%) Confluence
4 48 (0.70%) Skype for Business
5 38 (0.56%) WebSphere
6 20 (0.29%) MS Project Server
7 19 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 17 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (0.23%) Drupal
9 16 (0.23%) IBM Notes
9 16 (0.23%) IIS
10 15 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 15 (0.22%) SAS
11 12 (0.18%) Apache
12 11 (0.16%) NetWeaver
13 10 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.15%) Documentum
13 10 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 468 (6.85%) MS Project
2 410 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 282 (4.13%) MS Office
4 182 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 147 (2.15%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.19%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.059%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.059%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 72 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
5 27 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 24 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 23 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 22 (0.32%) SAP CO
8 22 (0.32%) SAP CRM
8 22 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
9 21 (0.31%) SAP ERP
10 18 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 16 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 14 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 13 (0.19%) SAP HR
14 12 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
14 12 (0.18%) Primavera
14 12 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
15 11 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
15 11 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 167 (2.45%) Office 365
2 121 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (0.82%) SaaS
4 53 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (0.47%) IaaS
5 32 (0.47%) PaaS
6 20 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 15 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (0.18%) Route 53
9 11 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.13%) Yammer
12 8 (0.12%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.10%) Taleo
13 7 (0.10%) Trello
14 6 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.073%) Adobe Analytics
16 3 (0.044%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 143 (2.09%) WAN
2 131 (1.92%) LAN
3 88 (1.29%) Firewall
4 83 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
5 67 (0.98%) Intranet
6 63 (0.92%) Internet
7 48 (0.70%) Skype
8 44 (0.64%) SAN
9 40 (0.59%) Network Security
10 36 (0.53%) VoIP
11 28 (0.41%) Unified Communications
12 27 (0.40%) Wireless
13 25 (0.37%) MPLS
14 23 (0.34%) LTE
15 21 (0.31%) VoLTE
16 19 (0.28%) VPN
17 17 (0.25%) Extranet
17 17 (0.25%) HTTP
17 17 (0.25%) IP Telephony
18 14 (0.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 76 (1.11%) Big Data
3 57 (0.83%) SQL Server
4 42 (0.62%) Hadoop
5 29 (0.42%) GIS
6 23 (0.34%) SAP HANA
7 19 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (0.25%) SAP BW
9 16 (0.23%) Power BI
10 13 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (0.19%) QlikView
10 13 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (0.18%) DB2
11 12 (0.18%) Essbase
11 12 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.16%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.15%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 178 (2.61%) JIRA
2 18 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.13%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.12%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.10%) JIRA Agile
6 7 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.073%) VersionOne
8 4 (0.059%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.044%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.044%) Maven
10 2 (0.029%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (0.029%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (0.029%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.029%) GitLab
10 2 (0.029%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.029%) Toad
10 2 (0.029%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.015%) SoapUI
General
1 2136 (31.28%) Finance
2 715 (10.47%) Banking
3 499 (7.31%) Retail
4 291 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 220 (3.22%) Marketing
6 182 (2.67%) Legal
7 155 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 141 (2.07%) Investment Banking
9 117 (1.71%) Front Office
10 90 (1.32%) Law
11 89 (1.30%) Retail Banking
12 77 (1.13%) Advertising
13 75 (1.10%) Billing
14 72 (1.05%) Back Office
15 65 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
16 60 (0.88%) Automotive
17 52 (0.76%) Publishing
18 49 (0.72%) Financial Institution
19 48 (0.70%) Local Government
20 32 (0.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (1.03%) .NET
2 61 (0.89%) Middleware
3 45 (0.66%) HTML
4 38 (0.56%) Web Services
5 23 (0.34%) XML
6 16 (0.23%) CSS
6 16 (0.23%) HTML5
7 15 (0.22%) J2EE
8 13 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (0.13%) Kafka
9 9 (0.13%) Velocity
10 8 (0.12%) EDIFACT
10 8 (0.12%) SAP Basis
10 8 (0.12%) SOAP
11 7 (0.10%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.10%) jQuery
11 7 (0.10%) JSP
11 7 (0.10%) REST
11 7 (0.10%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (0.088%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 415 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 339 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 177 (2.59%) Management Information System
4 148 (2.17%) PMI
5 112 (1.64%) NHS
6 111 (1.63%) Virtual Team
7 92 (1.35%) User Experience
8 64 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 52 (0.76%) FMCG
10 51 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 50 (0.73%) Mainframe
12 45 (0.66%) Fixed Income
13 40 (0.59%) Derivative
14 39 (0.57%) Equities
15 34 (0.50%) EPoS
16 32 (0.47%) Data Integration
16 32 (0.47%) Economics
17 29 (0.42%) Computer Science
18 28 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
19 26 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 217 (3.18%) Windows
2 97 (1.42%) Linux
3 79 (1.16%) Unix
4 36 (0.53%) Windows Server
5 35 (0.51%) Windows 10
6 24 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 23 (0.34%) AIX
8 21 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.29%) Solaris
10 18 (0.26%) Android
11 10 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.073%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.073%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.073%) zOS
13 4 (0.059%) VMS
13 4 (0.059%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.059%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.059%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.044%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3360 (49.21%) Project Management
2 1825 (26.73%) PRINCE2
3 1747 (25.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 1557 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
5 782 (11.45%) Migration
6 553 (8.10%) Change Management
7 423 (6.20%) Waterfall
8 384 (5.62%) Scrum
9 374 (5.48%) Risk Management
10 350 (5.13%) Project Planning
11 349 (5.11%) ITIL
12 346 (5.07%) Programme Management
13 305 (4.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 296 (4.34%) CRM
15 259 (3.79%) SDLC
16 251 (3.68%) Business Analysis
17 244 (3.57%) ERP
18 240 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
19 223 (3.27%) E-Commerce
20 217 (3.18%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 136 (1.99%) SQL
2 87 (1.27%) Java
3 83 (1.22%) C
4 28 (0.41%) JavaScript
5 21 (0.31%) PHP
6 16 (0.23%) C#
6 16 (0.23%) VBA
7 14 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 9 (0.13%) Python
9 7 (0.10%) C++
9 7 (0.10%) NATURAL
9 7 (0.10%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.059%) COBOL
10 4 (0.059%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.044%) VB
12 2 (0.029%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.029%) R
12 2 (0.029%) Scala
13 1 (0.015%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.015%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 463 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 358 (5.24%) PMP
3 355 (5.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 346 (5.07%) PMI Certification
5 343 (5.02%) SC Cleared
6 286 (4.19%) Degree
7 243 (3.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 132 (1.93%) APMP
9 59 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 53 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 47 (0.69%) ISEB
12 45 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
13 40 (0.59%) CISSP
14 22 (0.32%) MAPM
15 17 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (0.23%) CISM
17 15 (0.22%) CCNA
18 14 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
19 10 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
20 7 (0.10%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (2.26%) QA
2 48 (0.70%) MiFID
3 39 (0.57%) SLA
4 33 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 29 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 18 (0.26%) FATCA
9 16 (0.23%) EMIR
9 16 (0.23%) GxP
10 14 (0.21%) COBIT
10 14 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.15%) PMBOK
12 8 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (0.10%) ISO27002
14 6 (0.088%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.088%) P3O
15 5 (0.073%) GMP
16 4 (0.059%) JSP 440
System Software
1 69 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.22%) Docker
3 15 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 13 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (0.10%) XenApp
6 6 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.073%) vSphere
8 4 (0.059%) Firmware
8 4 (0.059%) HDFS
8 4 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.029%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.029%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.015%) IAG
10 1 (0.015%) RACF
10 1 (0.015%) SRDF
10 1 (0.015%) vCloud
10 1 (0.015%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (0.38%) SCCM
2 15 (0.22%) Puppet
3 12 (0.18%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.16%) MOM
5 9 (0.13%) AirWatch
6 8 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (0.12%) TeamSite
7 6 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.088%) SCOM
8 5 (0.073%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.073%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.059%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.044%) Ansible
10 3 (0.044%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.044%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.044%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.044%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.029%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.029%) Salt
11 2 (0.029%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 607 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 364 (5.33%) SAP
3 258 (3.78%) Oracle
4 137 (2.01%) Cisco
5 75 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 69 (1.01%) VMware
7 61 (0.89%) Citrix
8 53 (0.78%) IBM
9 40 (0.59%) CheckPoint
10 39 (0.57%) Remedy
11 36 (0.53%) HP
12 35 (0.51%) Avaya
13 31 (0.45%) Google
14 30 (0.44%) ServiceNow
15 26 (0.38%) Adobe
16 25 (0.37%) Hyperion
17 24 (0.35%) hybris
18 23 (0.34%) Workday
19 22 (0.32%) Ericsson
20 19 (0.28%) Tableau
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wiltshire
Michael Page International
Rate: £40000 - £46500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £320 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Net Talent
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £750 - £800 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + negotiable d.o.e
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday