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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
UK
Rank 23 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3095 4339 4572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.82% 8.34% 8.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.20% 8.78% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2180 3026 3029
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 £315 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 48
Median hourly rate £31.49 £34.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.37% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £19.75 £21.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £54.53 £50.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -6 2845 £450 - 488
London -10 1290 £500 +4.16% 202
South East -4 566 £450 +5.88% 76
City of London -5 204 £500 -4.76% 41
West Midlands -2 194 £425 - 28
South West -1 180 £400 - 43
North West -4 166 £420 +2.12% 45
Berkshire +1 147 £453 +6.47% 11
East of England -11 147 £425 -5.55% 33
Scotland -3 140 £406 -0.91% 11
Yorkshire -7 137 £425 +6.25% 27
Hampshire -5 119 £390 -8.23% 17
West Yorkshire -4 94 £425 +10.38% 21
Manchester -2 85 £403 +0.62% 26
East Midlands -20 78 £425 +1.19% 27
Edinburgh -5 77 £420 -2.21% 4
Bristol +6 63 £390 -4.87% 15
Leeds -11 61 £425 +12.58% 12
Reading +6 57 £475 +18.75% 3
Oxfordshire +11 55 £475 -2.56% 8
Surrey -11 55 £440 +3.52% 13
Wiltshire +2 53 £450 +20.00% 11
Hertfordshire 0 48 £438 -7.89% 13
Buckinghamshire -23 48 £450 +7.14% 10
Glasgow +1 46 £406 +12.84% 4
North East -16 45 £488 +18.18% 5
Milton Keynes -14 41 £444 +5.65% 5
Kent +11 40 £475 - 2
West Sussex -14 40 £450 +5.88% 6
Coventry -8 39 £421 -0.88% 3

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 3072 (49.52%) Project Management
2 1912 (30.82%) Finance
3 1712 (27.60%) PRINCE2
4 1538 (24.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 1382 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
6 730 (11.77%) Migration
7 572 (9.22%) Microsoft
8 543 (8.75%) Banking
9 502 (8.09%) Change Management
10 452 (7.29%) Security Cleared
11 430 (6.93%) MS Project
12 414 (6.67%) Retail
13 387 (6.24%) Waterfall
14 376 (6.06%) PMI Certification
15 359 (5.79%) Data Centre
16 358 (5.77%) PMP
17 357 (5.75%) ITIL
18 354 (5.71%) MS Excel
19 344 (5.54%) Risk Management
20 333 (5.37%) SC Cleared
21 332 (5.35%) Scrum
22 326 (5.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 319 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
24 316 (5.09%) SAP
25 311 (5.01%) Project Planning
26 299 (4.82%) Telecoms
27 294 (4.74%) Programme Management
28 289 (4.66%) CRM
29 277 (4.46%) Oracle
30 274 (4.42%) 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
1 192 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 73 (1.18%) CMS
3 63 (1.02%) Confluence
4 49 (0.79%) Skype for Business
5 29 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 20 (0.32%) MS Project Server
7 19 (0.31%) Drupal
8 15 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 14 (0.23%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.21%) IIS
10 13 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.16%) Documentum
13 8 (0.13%) SAS
13 8 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.13%) WordPress
14 7 (0.11%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.11%) NetWeaver
14 7 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 430 (6.93%) MS Project
2 354 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 228 (3.68%) MS Office
4 142 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 114 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.13%) 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%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.016%) Maya
10 1 (0.016%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 85 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 39 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
6 26 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
7 20 (0.32%) SAP ERP
8 19 (0.31%) SAP CRM
9 18 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
9 18 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 14 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 14 (0.23%) SAP FI
10 14 (0.23%) SAP HR
11 13 (0.21%) Maximo
12 12 (0.19%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
13 11 (0.18%) NetSuite
13 11 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (0.18%) Primavera
13 11 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 184 (2.97%) Office 365
2 107 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (0.98%) SaaS
5 28 (0.45%) IaaS
6 24 (0.39%) PaaS
7 19 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
8 17 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 15 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (0.19%) Route 53
10 12 (0.19%) Yammer
11 9 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.11%) Taleo
14 6 (0.097%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.048%) G Suite
15 3 (0.048%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 122 (1.97%) WAN
2 114 (1.84%) LAN
3 79 (1.27%) Firewall
3 79 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
4 55 (0.89%) Internet
5 54 (0.87%) Intranet
5 54 (0.87%) VoIP
6 45 (0.73%) Skype
7 40 (0.64%) SAN
8 39 (0.63%) LTE
9 36 (0.58%) VoLTE
10 29 (0.47%) MPLS
11 25 (0.40%) Network Security
12 22 (0.35%) Unified Communications
12 22 (0.35%) Wireless
13 15 (0.24%) VPN
14 14 (0.23%) IP Telephony
14 14 (0.23%) NAS
15 12 (0.19%) Ethernet
16 10 (0.16%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
2 70 (1.13%) Big Data
3 47 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 36 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 20 (0.32%) GIS
5 20 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (0.27%) SAP BW
6 17 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (0.24%) SAP HANA
8 14 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (0.19%) QlikView
10 11 (0.18%) Power BI
10 11 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.15%) DB2
12 8 (0.13%) Essbase
12 8 (0.13%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.11%) Flink
Development Applications
1 147 (2.37%) JIRA
2 14 (0.23%) Jenkins
2 14 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.081%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.064%) Hudson
5 3 (0.048%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.048%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.048%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (0.048%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.032%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.032%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.032%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.032%) GitLab
6 2 (0.032%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.032%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.016%) Grunt
7 1 (0.016%) gulp
7 1 (0.016%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.016%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.016%) Zephyr
General
1 1912 (30.82%) Finance
2 543 (8.75%) Banking
3 414 (6.67%) Retail
4 299 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 207 (3.34%) Marketing
6 190 (3.06%) Legal
7 135 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 120 (1.93%) Investment Banking
9 97 (1.56%) Front Office
10 80 (1.29%) Law
11 79 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 75 (1.21%) Advertising
13 63 (1.02%) Retail Banking
14 62 (1.00%) Automotive
15 58 (0.93%) Billing
16 51 (0.82%) Publishing
17 49 (0.79%) Back Office
18 47 (0.76%) Local Government
19 37 (0.60%) Financial Institution
20 26 (0.42%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (0.68%) .NET
2 41 (0.66%) Middleware
3 37 (0.60%) Web Services
4 31 (0.50%) HTML
5 15 (0.24%) XML
6 12 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (0.16%) HTML5
7 10 (0.16%) Velocity
8 9 (0.15%) CSS
8 9 (0.15%) J2EE
9 8 (0.13%) EDIFACT
9 8 (0.13%) Kafka
10 7 (0.11%) Mason
10 7 (0.11%) REST
11 6 (0.097%) jQuery
11 6 (0.097%) JSON
11 6 (0.097%) Silverlight
11 6 (0.097%) Spark Streaming
12 5 (0.081%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (0.081%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 359 (5.79%) Data Centre
2 319 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 181 (2.92%) PMI
5 107 (1.72%) NHS
6 94 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 82 (1.32%) User Experience
8 49 (0.79%) Derivative
8 49 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 46 (0.74%) FMCG
10 44 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 42 (0.68%) Fixed Income
12 32 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (0.52%) Equities
12 32 (0.52%) Mainframe
13 30 (0.48%) EPoS
14 29 (0.47%) Fintech
15 26 (0.42%) Smart Meter
16 24 (0.39%) Computer Science
16 24 (0.39%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 194 (3.13%) Windows
2 74 (1.19%) Linux
3 63 (1.02%) Unix
4 48 (0.77%) Windows 10
5 29 (0.47%) Windows Server
6 21 (0.34%) AIX
7 20 (0.32%) Android
8 18 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.27%) Solaris
10 8 (0.13%) VMS
10 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.081%) zOS
13 3 (0.048%) SUSE
13 3 (0.048%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.048%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.032%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.032%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 3072 (49.52%) Project Management
2 1712 (27.60%) PRINCE2
3 1538 (24.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 1382 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
5 730 (11.77%) Migration
6 502 (8.09%) Change Management
7 387 (6.24%) Waterfall
8 357 (5.75%) ITIL
9 344 (5.54%) Risk Management
10 332 (5.35%) Scrum
11 311 (5.01%) Project Planning
12 294 (4.74%) Programme Management
13 289 (4.66%) CRM
14 247 (3.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 240 (3.87%) ERP
16 228 (3.68%) Business Analysis
17 226 (3.64%) SDLC
18 224 (3.61%) Project Governance
19 209 (3.37%) Supplier Management
20 190 (3.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 116 (1.87%) SQL
2 72 (1.16%) C
3 69 (1.11%) Java
4 17 (0.27%) JavaScript
5 14 (0.23%) PHP
6 12 (0.19%) C#
6 12 (0.19%) PL/SQL
7 10 (0.16%) Python
8 6 (0.097%) VBA
9 5 (0.081%) C++
10 4 (0.064%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.064%) VB
11 3 (0.048%) COBOL
11 3 (0.048%) R
11 3 (0.048%) Scala
12 2 (0.032%) ABAP
12 2 (0.032%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.016%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.016%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.016%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 452 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 376 (6.06%) PMI Certification
3 358 (5.77%) PMP
4 333 (5.37%) SC Cleared
5 326 (5.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 274 (4.42%) Degree
7 252 (4.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 134 (2.16%) APMP
9 64 (1.03%) DV Cleared
10 47 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 41 (0.66%) ISEB
12 37 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.29%) CISSP
15 15 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
15 15 (0.24%) MAPM
16 13 (0.21%) CCNA
17 10 (0.16%) CISM
18 9 (0.15%) CCNP
18 9 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (2.74%) QA
2 85 (1.37%) MiFID
3 31 (0.50%) SLA
4 27 (0.44%) EMIR
5 26 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 26 (0.42%) GxP
6 25 (0.40%) PMBOK
7 22 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
7 22 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 20 (0.32%) GDPR
10 18 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 14 (0.23%) FATCA
13 12 (0.19%) Solvency II
14 10 (0.16%) IFRS
14 10 (0.16%) ISO 9001
15 9 (0.15%) ISO 9000
15 9 (0.15%) JSP 440
16 7 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 86 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 33 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.21%) Docker
4 9 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.097%) XenApp
7 5 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.064%) Firmware
8 4 (0.064%) HDFS
9 3 (0.048%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.032%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.032%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.032%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.016%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.016%) RACF
11 1 (0.016%) SRDF
11 1 (0.016%) vCloud
11 1 (0.016%) vSphere
11 1 (0.016%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (0.55%) SCCM
2 13 (0.21%) Puppet
3 12 (0.19%) Kubernetes
3 12 (0.19%) MOM
4 10 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (0.15%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.097%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.097%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.097%) XenMobile
7 5 (0.081%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.064%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.064%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.048%) SCOM
10 2 (0.032%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.032%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.032%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.032%) Nagios
10 2 (0.032%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.016%) rkt
Vendors
1 572 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 316 (5.09%) SAP
3 277 (4.46%) Oracle
4 128 (2.06%) Cisco
5 83 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
6 67 (1.08%) Citrix
7 65 (1.05%) VMware
8 64 (1.03%) Remedy
9 48 (0.77%) IBM
10 37 (0.60%) Ericsson
11 35 (0.56%) CheckPoint
12 31 (0.50%) HP
13 26 (0.42%) Atlassian
14 24 (0.39%) Adobe
14 24 (0.39%) Google
14 24 (0.39%) ServiceNow
14 24 (0.39%) Workday
15 20 (0.32%) hybris
16 19 (0.31%) Tableau
17 16 (0.26%) Avaya
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
LA International
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £400 per day Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £320 - £321 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £495.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Fife
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago