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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 13 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4748 4746 4462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.86% 9.07% 9.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.59% 9.81% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3206 2791
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 50
Average hourly rate £36.50 £36.75 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £22.95 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.20 £56.18 £59.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.77%

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
49496 48382 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.51% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30854 29920 24330
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1937 1986 2076
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +2 4355 £438 +2.94% 890
London +4 1960 £475 +2.70% 375
South East 0 798 £425 +2.40% 158
City of London +1 486 £500 - 131
North West -1 358 £401 +0.12% 75
West Midlands +5 282 £400 -4.76% 53
Scotland +3 274 £410 +3.53% 26
South West 0 258 £400 - 64
Yorkshire -5 231 £400 +1.01% 58
East of England +1 226 £460 +8.23% 60
Berkshire -2 200 £450 +5.88% 40
Hampshire +9 195 £400 -8.04% 29
West Yorkshire -5 168 £398 +0.37% 33
Manchester +5 148 £413 +3.12% 38
Edinburgh +1 143 £425 +5.59% 10
East Midlands +3 142 £400 +6.66% 35
Buckinghamshire -6 113 £425 +6.25% 15
Cheshire -6 101 £425 - 13
Birmingham +5 100 £403 +0.62% 12
Surrey 0 97 £475 +4.39% 29
Milton Keynes -3 90 £425 +6.25% 12
Bristol +1 84 £413 +1.85% 23
Glasgow +6 83 £410 +7.54% 7
Leeds -9 78 £376 -2.90% 22
North East -1 65 £425 - 3
Oxfordshire -8 65 £450 +28.57% 13
Hertfordshire +2 62 £425 - 16
West Sussex +1 59 £425 +9.67% 11
Wiltshire -3 56 £386 -6.36% 14
Reading -8 52 £450 +5.88% 13

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 4541 (47.97%) Project Management
2 3040 (32.11%) Finance
3 2840 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 2221 (23.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 1626 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
6 1285 (13.57%) Banking
7 883 (9.33%) Migration
8 855 (9.03%) Retail
9 730 (7.71%) MS Project
10 650 (6.87%) Microsoft
11 632 (6.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 628 (6.63%) PMI Certification
13 607 (6.41%) Change Management
14 567 (5.99%) ITIL
15 544 (5.75%) Data Centre
16 521 (5.50%) Project Planning
17 515 (5.44%) Security Cleared
18 498 (5.26%) SAP
18 498 (5.26%) Scrum
19 486 (5.13%) PMP
20 485 (5.12%) Telecoms
21 475 (5.02%) E-Commerce
22 469 (4.95%) Risk Management
23 466 (4.92%) MS Excel
24 464 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
25 406 (4.29%) Waterfall
26 401 (4.24%) Degree
27 400 (4.23%) Oracle
28 399 (4.21%) Windows
29 398 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 282 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 105 (1.11%) CMS
3 74 (0.78%) Lync
4 53 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 43 (0.45%) WebSphere
6 34 (0.36%) SAS
7 32 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 30 (0.32%) IBM Notes
9 28 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 24 (0.25%) Confluence
11 20 (0.21%) Documentum
12 17 (0.18%) Drupal
13 15 (0.16%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.12%) Captiva
16 10 (0.11%) Alfresco
17 9 (0.095%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (0.085%) MS Project Server
18 8 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 730 (7.71%) MS Project
2 466 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 330 (3.49%) MS Office
4 196 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 143 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.042%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.032%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.032%) SPSS
9 2 (0.021%) Niku Workbench
9 2 (0.021%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.021%) Windchill
9 2 (0.021%) Mingle
10 1 (0.011%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.011%) InDesign
10 1 (0.011%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 86 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 35 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 32 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 30 (0.32%) Agresso
6 30 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 28 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 26 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 26 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 22 (0.23%) SAP CRM
10 19 (0.20%) Primavera
11 17 (0.18%) ION MarketView
11 17 (0.18%) SAP SD
11 17 (0.18%) SAP HCM
12 16 (0.17%) SAP HR
12 16 (0.17%) Magento
13 15 (0.16%) Maximo
14 13 (0.14%) SAP BPC
15 12 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 105 (1.11%) Office 365
2 60 (0.63%) SaaS
3 34 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
6 17 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.13%) PaaS
8 8 (0.085%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.063%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.063%) Basecamp
10 5 (0.053%) IaaS
10 5 (0.053%) Trello
11 4 (0.042%) Boomi
12 3 (0.032%) Silverpop
13 2 (0.021%) Taleo
13 2 (0.021%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.021%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.021%) SmartFocus
14 1 (0.011%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.011%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 188 (1.99%) WAN
2 166 (1.75%) LAN
3 114 (1.20%) Firewall
4 85 (0.90%) Internet
5 80 (0.85%) Intranet
6 77 (0.81%) SAN
7 59 (0.62%) VoIP
8 56 (0.59%) Unified Communications
9 48 (0.51%) Wireless
10 43 (0.45%) 4G
11 39 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (0.36%) TCP/IP
13 32 (0.34%) DNS
14 31 (0.33%) Network Security
14 31 (0.33%) 3G
15 28 (0.30%) VPN
15 28 (0.30%) MPLS
16 27 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
17 22 (0.23%) Structured Cabling
18 21 (0.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
2 92 (0.97%) SQL Server
3 87 (0.92%) Big Data
4 36 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 30 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 29 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (0.31%) SAP BW
8 28 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 23 (0.24%) QlikView
9 23 (0.24%) DataStage
10 21 (0.22%) DB2
11 20 (0.21%) Data Mining
12 17 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (0.15%) Relational Database
15 13 (0.14%) SAP HANA
15 13 (0.14%) MySQL
15 13 (0.14%) EDMS
16 12 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 96 (1.01%) JIRA
2 10 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.095%) LoadRunner
4 8 (0.085%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.053%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.042%) Subversion
7 3 (0.032%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.021%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.021%) Selenium
8 2 (0.021%) RequisitePro
8 2 (0.021%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.021%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.011%) Hudson
9 1 (0.011%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.011%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.011%) AccuRev
9 1 (0.011%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.011%) UltraEdit
9 1 (0.011%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.011%) MSI
General
1 3040 (32.11%) Finance
2 1285 (13.57%) Banking
3 855 (9.03%) Retail
4 485 (5.12%) Telecoms
5 299 (3.16%) Marketing
6 265 (2.80%) Investment Banking
7 241 (2.55%) Legal
8 181 (1.91%) Manufacturing
9 170 (1.80%) Retail Banking
10 136 (1.44%) Front Office
11 124 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 119 (1.26%) Law
13 99 (1.05%) Local Government
14 94 (0.99%) Back Office
15 91 (0.96%) Publishing
16 74 (0.78%) Advertising
17 72 (0.76%) Billing
18 71 (0.75%) Automotive
19 64 (0.68%) Financial Institution
20 56 (0.59%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (1.38%) .NET
2 64 (0.68%) Middleware
3 54 (0.57%) Web Services
4 43 (0.45%) HTML
5 41 (0.43%) XML
6 26 (0.27%) CSS
7 22 (0.23%) J2EE
8 20 (0.21%) Application Packaging
8 20 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (0.12%) EDI
9 11 (0.12%) Velocity
10 10 (0.11%) HTML5
11 9 (0.095%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.074%) XMPP
12 7 (0.074%) Mason
12 7 (0.074%) JSON
13 6 (0.063%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.063%) Apache Flex
13 6 (0.063%) jQuery
13 6 (0.063%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 544 (5.75%) Data Centre
2 464 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (2.46%) PMI
4 226 (2.39%) NHS
5 169 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 106 (1.12%) User Experience
7 104 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 88 (0.93%) FMCG
9 80 (0.85%) Derivative
10 72 (0.76%) Credit Risk
11 71 (0.75%) Fixed Income
12 67 (0.71%) Economics
13 59 (0.62%) Mainframe
14 49 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 45 (0.48%) Data Integration
15 45 (0.48%) Market Risk
16 44 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
17 41 (0.43%) Equities
18 34 (0.36%) Smart Meter
19 33 (0.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 399 (4.21%) Windows
2 109 (1.15%) Windows 7
3 108 (1.14%) Linux
4 107 (1.13%) UNIX
5 67 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (0.49%) Android
7 35 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 32 (0.34%) Solaris
9 27 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (0.24%) AIX
11 19 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 17 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 16 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.11%) VME
17 4 (0.042%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.042%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.032%) Mac OS
19 2 (0.021%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4541 (47.97%) Project Management
2 2840 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2221 (23.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 1626 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
5 883 (9.33%) Migration
6 607 (6.41%) Change Management
7 567 (5.99%) ITIL
8 521 (5.50%) Project Planning
9 498 (5.26%) Scrum
10 475 (5.02%) E-Commerce
11 469 (4.95%) Risk Management
12 406 (4.29%) Waterfall
13 372 (3.93%) CRM
14 363 (3.83%) Programme Management
15 338 (3.57%) PRINCE
16 334 (3.53%) Supplier Management
17 324 (3.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 307 (3.24%) SDLC
19 285 (3.01%) Change Control
20 273 (2.88%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 202 (2.13%) SQL
2 155 (1.64%) Java
3 129 (1.36%) C
4 34 (0.36%) C#
5 30 (0.32%) JavaScript
6 25 (0.26%) PHP
7 18 (0.19%) PL/SQL
8 16 (0.17%) COBOL
9 10 (0.11%) Python
10 9 (0.095%) ABAP
11 7 (0.074%) VB
11 7 (0.074%) VBA
12 4 (0.042%) Ruby
12 4 (0.042%) C++
12 4 (0.042%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.032%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.032%) Lingo
13 3 (0.032%) NATURAL
14 2 (0.021%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.021%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 632 (6.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 628 (6.63%) PMI Certification
3 515 (5.44%) Security Cleared
4 486 (5.13%) PMP
5 401 (4.24%) Degree
6 398 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 382 (4.04%) SC Cleared
8 102 (1.08%) APMP
9 74 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 61 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 46 (0.49%) ISEB
12 37 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
13 32 (0.34%) CISSP
14 30 (0.32%) CCNA
15 20 (0.21%) CISM
16 17 (0.18%) HND
17 16 (0.17%) HNC
18 12 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
19 11 (0.12%) GIAC
20 10 (0.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (2.05%) QA
2 46 (0.49%) SLA
3 41 (0.43%) Solvency II
4 32 (0.34%) FATCA
5 31 (0.33%) MiFID
5 31 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 31 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 30 (0.32%) EMIR
7 28 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
9 22 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 22 (0.23%) PMBOK
10 17 (0.18%) GAMP
10 17 (0.18%) GxP
11 13 (0.14%) P3O
11 13 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.13%) GMP
13 11 (0.12%) COBIT
14 7 (0.074%) Basel III
14 7 (0.074%) Basel II
System Software
1 142 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 72 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.15%) XenApp
4 13 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.12%) vSphere
6 6 (0.063%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.053%) Xen
8 4 (0.042%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.042%) XenServer
8 4 (0.042%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.021%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.021%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.011%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.011%) IAG
10 1 (0.011%) SRDF
10 1 (0.011%) HDFS
10 1 (0.011%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.011%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.011%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 36 (0.38%) SCCM
2 11 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
2 11 (0.12%) MOM
3 9 (0.095%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (0.085%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (0.074%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (0.074%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.074%) SCOM
6 4 (0.042%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.042%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.032%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.032%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.032%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.021%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.021%) Nessus
8 2 (0.021%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.021%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.021%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.021%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.021%) Puppet
Vendors
1 650 (6.87%) Microsoft
2 498 (5.26%) SAP
3 400 (4.23%) Oracle
4 192 (2.03%) Cisco
5 155 (1.64%) VMware
6 144 (1.52%) Citrix
7 104 (1.10%) HP
8 102 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 91 (0.96%) IBM
10 49 (0.52%) Cognos
11 48 (0.51%) EMC
12 39 (0.41%) Business Objects
13 38 (0.40%) CheckPoint
14 34 (0.36%) Adobe
15 33 (0.35%) F5
15 33 (0.35%) Lotus
16 32 (0.34%) ServiceNow
17 28 (0.30%) Hyperion
17 28 (0.30%) Google
18 26 (0.27%) Informatica
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