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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 21 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3781 5108 4714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.15% 8.81% 8.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.55% 9.28% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2712 3429 3149
Median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 23 31
Median hourly rate £31.50 £39.09 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.41% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £22.67 £21.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £67.85 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £35.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.79% +19.31%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -7 3510 £450 +1.69% 401
London -5 1658 £500 +5.26% 175
South East -8 614 £440 +4.76% 64
West Midlands -6 262 £425 +6.25% 21
City of London -4 260 £525 +7.14% 38
East of England +3 216 £425 -5.55% 29
North West -12 210 £410 -6.28% 41
Scotland -8 184 £400 -5.88% 17
Yorkshire -13 154 £400 - 27
South West -8 151 £408 -1.80% 23
East Midlands -7 137 £405 -1.81% 14
Berkshire -17 120 £450 +4.04% 20
Hampshire -14 117 £400 +0.39% 11
Edinburgh -4 114 £425 - 9
Manchester -19 105 £400 -5.88% 25
Surrey +5 103 £500 +11.11% 9
West Yorkshire -13 103 £400 +3.22% 22
West Sussex +9 76 £425 - 7
Hertfordshire -4 72 £388 -13.88% 9
Buckinghamshire -13 72 £425 +2.40% 6
North East -19 72 £350 -22.22% 4
Birmingham +2 70 £425 +3.03% 8
Leeds -16 63 £423 +5.62% 18
Tyne and Wear -19 62 £338 -28.94% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 60 £325 -31.57% 1
Coventry -8 59 £425 -4.22% 4
Milton Keynes -14 54 £425 +3.65% 5
Bristol -4 52 £394 +1.61% 7
Cheshire -6 52 £411 -8.61% 6
Nottinghamshire -13 48 £388 -6.62% 4

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 3728 (48.78%) Project Management
2 2444 (31.98%) Finance
3 1980 (25.91%) PRINCE2
4 1931 (25.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 1751 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
6 916 (11.99%) Banking
7 820 (10.73%) Migration
8 643 (8.41%) Microsoft
9 609 (7.97%) Retail
10 581 (7.60%) Change Management
11 523 (6.84%) Security Cleared
12 496 (6.49%) MS Project
13 486 (6.36%) Data Centre
14 477 (6.24%) Scrum
15 459 (6.01%) Waterfall
16 420 (5.50%) MS Excel
17 413 (5.40%) PMP
17 413 (5.40%) PMI Certification
18 408 (5.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 407 (5.33%) Risk Management
20 398 (5.21%) SAP
21 387 (5.06%) ITIL
22 381 (4.99%) SC Cleared
23 374 (4.89%) Programme Management
24 369 (4.83%) Project Planning
25 367 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
26 363 (4.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
27 352 (4.61%) CRM
28 326 (4.27%) Oracle
29 313 (4.10%) 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
1 262 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 96 (1.26%) CMS
3 78 (1.02%) Confluence
4 53 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 36 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 29 (0.38%) MS Project Server
7 28 (0.37%) SAS
8 27 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 25 (0.33%) IIS
10 24 (0.31%) IBM Notes
11 15 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 13 (0.17%) Drupal
12 13 (0.17%) NetWeaver
13 12 (0.16%) Apache
14 11 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.14%) Documentum
14 11 (0.14%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 496 (6.49%) MS Project
2 420 (5.50%) MS Excel
3 297 (3.89%) MS Office
4 165 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 138 (1.81%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.26%) Open Workbench
8 5 (0.065%) ProjectWise
9 4 (0.052%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.026%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.026%) SPSS
11 1 (0.013%) DOC1
11 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 81 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 30 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
6 23 (0.30%) SAP ERP
7 22 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 22 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 21 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 20 (0.26%) SAP CRM
10 19 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 19 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 19 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
11 18 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
12 16 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
13 15 (0.20%) Maximo
13 15 (0.20%) SAP HR
14 14 (0.18%) Primavera
14 14 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 13 (0.17%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 196 (2.56%) Office 365
2 118 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (0.68%) SaaS
5 28 (0.37%) IaaS
6 27 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
7 25 (0.33%) PaaS
8 13 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.17%) Yammer
9 12 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.16%) OneDrive
9 12 (0.16%) Route 53
10 7 (0.092%) Taleo
11 6 (0.079%) Trello
12 5 (0.065%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.052%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.052%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 160 (2.09%) WAN
2 137 (1.79%) LAN
3 89 (1.16%) Firewall
4 76 (0.99%) Intranet
5 71 (0.93%) Internet
6 68 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
7 60 (0.79%) Skype
8 53 (0.69%) Network Security
9 50 (0.65%) SAN
10 35 (0.46%) Wireless
11 30 (0.39%) MPLS
12 28 (0.37%) VoIP
13 27 (0.35%) Unified Communications
14 24 (0.31%) VPN
15 21 (0.27%) Extranet
15 21 (0.27%) NAS
16 20 (0.26%) FTP
17 18 (0.24%) HTTP
18 15 (0.20%) IP Telephony
19 13 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
2 78 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 59 (0.77%) Big Data
4 36 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 27 (0.35%) GIS
6 26 (0.34%) Data Mining
7 24 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (0.26%) SAP HANA
9 19 (0.25%) Oracle Database
10 18 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
11 17 (0.22%) DB2
11 17 (0.22%) QlikView
12 16 (0.21%) Power BI
13 15 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (0.18%) SAP BW
15 12 (0.16%) Spatial Data
16 11 (0.14%) Oracle BI EE
16 11 (0.14%) SAP BI
17 10 (0.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 185 (2.42%) JIRA
2 18 (0.24%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.10%) Bitbucket
3 8 (0.10%) JIRA Agile
3 8 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (0.10%) TeamCity
3 8 (0.10%) VersionOne
4 7 (0.092%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.092%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.079%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.079%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.052%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (0.052%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.039%) Maven
8 2 (0.026%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.026%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.026%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.026%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.026%) Toad
8 2 (0.026%) Visual Studio
General
1 2444 (31.98%) Finance
2 916 (11.99%) Banking
3 609 (7.97%) Retail
4 301 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 216 (2.83%) Marketing
6 215 (2.81%) Legal
7 156 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 144 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 126 (1.65%) Front Office
10 113 (1.48%) Retail Banking
11 92 (1.20%) Law
12 88 (1.15%) Back Office
13 78 (1.02%) Billing
14 74 (0.97%) Advertising
15 67 (0.88%) Financial Institution
16 66 (0.86%) Automotive
17 53 (0.69%) Publishing
18 51 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
19 41 (0.54%) Local Government
20 40 (0.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (1.14%) .NET
2 83 (1.09%) Middleware
3 48 (0.63%) Web Services
4 47 (0.62%) HTML
5 22 (0.29%) CSS
6 19 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
6 19 (0.25%) XML
7 17 (0.22%) HTML5
8 16 (0.21%) SOAP
9 15 (0.20%) J2EE
9 15 (0.20%) Velocity
10 9 (0.12%) AngularJS
10 9 (0.12%) SAP Basis
11 8 (0.10%) jQuery
11 8 (0.10%) JSON
12 7 (0.092%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.079%) JSP
13 6 (0.079%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (0.065%) Kafka
14 5 (0.065%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 486 (6.36%) Data Centre
2 367 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (2.36%) PMI
4 156 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 120 (1.57%) NHS
6 117 (1.53%) Virtual Team
7 111 (1.45%) User Experience
8 75 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 64 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 57 (0.75%) FMCG
11 52 (0.68%) Mainframe
12 48 (0.63%) EPoS
13 41 (0.54%) Computer Science
13 41 (0.54%) Economics
14 39 (0.51%) Fixed Income
15 38 (0.50%) Equities
16 36 (0.47%) Smart Meter
17 35 (0.46%) Digital Media
18 33 (0.43%) Credit Risk
18 33 (0.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 259 (3.39%) Windows
2 95 (1.24%) Linux
3 88 (1.15%) Unix
4 61 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 47 (0.62%) Windows 10
6 39 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 32 (0.42%) AIX
8 19 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.18%) Solaris
13 11 (0.14%) Android
14 9 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.10%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.092%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.079%) CentOS
17 6 (0.079%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.065%) OpenVMS
19 4 (0.052%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3728 (48.78%) Project Management
2 1980 (25.91%) PRINCE2
3 1931 (25.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 1751 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
5 820 (10.73%) Migration
6 581 (7.60%) Change Management
7 477 (6.24%) Scrum
8 459 (6.01%) Waterfall
9 407 (5.33%) Risk Management
10 387 (5.06%) ITIL
11 374 (4.89%) Programme Management
12 369 (4.83%) Project Planning
13 363 (4.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 352 (4.61%) CRM
15 300 (3.93%) Business Analysis
16 299 (3.91%) SDLC
17 291 (3.81%) E-Commerce
18 279 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
19 275 (3.60%) ERP
20 225 (2.94%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 146 (1.91%) SQL
2 105 (1.37%) Java
3 91 (1.19%) C
4 40 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 27 (0.35%) PHP
6 23 (0.30%) C#
7 19 (0.25%) VBA
8 16 (0.21%) PL/SQL
9 12 (0.16%) C++
10 8 (0.10%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.092%) NATURAL
11 7 (0.092%) Python
12 4 (0.052%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.039%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.026%) COBOL
14 2 (0.026%) Groovy
14 2 (0.026%) RPG
14 2 (0.026%) Ruby
14 2 (0.026%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.013%) VB6
Qualifications
1 523 (6.84%) Security Cleared
2 413 (5.40%) PMI Certification
2 413 (5.40%) PMP
3 408 (5.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 381 (4.99%) SC Cleared
5 313 (4.10%) Degree
6 249 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 114 (1.49%) APMP
8 67 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 61 (0.80%) DV Cleared
10 53 (0.69%) ISEB
11 52 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 50 (0.65%) CISSP
13 21 (0.27%) CISM
14 16 (0.21%) CISA
14 16 (0.21%) MAPM
15 15 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (0.14%) CCNA
16 11 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (0.12%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (2.08%) QA
2 56 (0.73%) MiFID
3 53 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 38 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 32 (0.42%) SLA
7 28 (0.37%) Solvency II
8 23 (0.30%) FATCA
9 19 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 17 (0.22%) EMIR
11 14 (0.18%) UCITS
12 13 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
13 12 (0.16%) COBIT
13 12 (0.16%) SEPA
14 10 (0.13%) AIFMD
15 7 (0.092%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.092%) ISO27002
15 7 (0.092%) PMBOK
16 6 (0.079%) GxP
System Software
1 84 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 44 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.20%) Docker
4 13 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (0.12%) XenApp
8 6 (0.079%) vSphere
9 5 (0.065%) vCloud
10 4 (0.052%) Firmware
10 4 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.052%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.039%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.026%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.026%) HDFS
12 2 (0.026%) RACF
13 1 (0.013%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.013%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.013%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.013%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (0.31%) SCCM
2 18 (0.24%) Puppet
3 14 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (0.16%) Kubernetes
4 12 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.10%) TeamSite
6 6 (0.079%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.065%) MOM
8 4 (0.052%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.052%) Ansible
8 4 (0.052%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.052%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.052%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.052%) SCOM
8 4 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.039%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.039%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.039%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.039%) QRadar
9 3 (0.039%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 643 (8.41%) Microsoft
2 398 (5.21%) SAP
3 326 (4.27%) Oracle
4 128 (1.67%) Cisco
5 87 (1.14%) Citrix
5 87 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
6 74 (0.97%) IBM
7 70 (0.92%) VMware
8 44 (0.58%) HP
9 38 (0.50%) Avaya
10 37 (0.48%) Google
10 37 (0.48%) Sitecore
11 34 (0.44%) ServiceNow
12 30 (0.39%) CheckPoint
13 26 (0.34%) Atlassian
13 26 (0.34%) hybris
13 26 (0.34%) Hyperion
14 25 (0.33%) Adobe
14 25 (0.33%) Charles River
14 25 (0.33%) Lotus
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vadis People
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £500 - £600 daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Vadis People
Rate: circ £400 - £500 per day DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Rate: From £30,388 to £34,728 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £48000 - £58000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Market Leading Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago