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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 20 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4016 5127 4756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.35% 8.91% 8.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.75% 9.40% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 3457 3152
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 £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 37
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +42.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.21 £22.50 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £56.44 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £39.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-19.87% +31.09%

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
51788 54568 52505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.82% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 33741 34681 31721
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1632 2045 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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 3691 £450 +2.85% 500
London -7 1704 £500 +5.26% 219
South East -10 650 £438 +2.94% 85
West Midlands -3 288 £425 +4.93% 25
City of London -3 263 £530 +11.57% 66
North West -9 243 £413 -1.78% 41
Scotland -2 223 £400 -5.88% 17
East of England +3 215 £425 -5.55% 28
South West -9 174 £410 +2.50% 43
Yorkshire -13 165 £400 - 26
Edinburgh +1 142 £425 - 13
East Midlands -4 141 £425 - 26
Manchester -11 131 £406 +0.25% 21
Hampshire -13 129 £410 +9.33% 16
West Yorkshire -9 117 £400 - 17
Surrey -3 110 £500 +14.28% 9
Berkshire -18 110 £439 +3.23% 12
Buckinghamshire -8 86 £425 +6.25% 12
Hertfordshire -2 81 £400 -12.08% 12
West Sussex +7 77 £425 -4.22% 10
Leeds -11 75 £413 +3.12% 9
Birmingham -6 73 £431 +6.48% 6
North East -24 72 £350 -17.64% 5
Milton Keynes -6 64 £420 +5.00% 11
Coventry -3 62 £428 -3.66% 4
Tyne and Wear -29 59 £350 -17.64% 4
Bristol -10 58 £400 +7.23% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 55 £350 -17.55% 4
Cheshire -8 50 £425 - 12
Nottinghamshire -4 49 £415 - 15

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 4070 (49.43%) Project Management
2 2603 (31.61%) Finance
3 2210 (26.84%) PRINCE2
4 2111 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 1871 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
6 1038 (12.61%) Banking
7 831 (10.09%) Migration
8 681 (8.27%) Microsoft
9 673 (8.17%) Retail
10 639 (7.76%) Change Management
11 533 (6.47%) MS Project
12 531 (6.45%) Security Cleared
13 510 (6.19%) Data Centre
14 502 (6.10%) Scrum
15 479 (5.82%) Waterfall
16 469 (5.70%) PMI Certification
17 466 (5.66%) Risk Management
18 454 (5.51%) PMP
19 443 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 433 (5.26%) MS Excel
21 419 (5.09%) ITIL
22 416 (5.05%) SAP
23 398 (4.83%) Project Planning
24 395 (4.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 393 (4.77%) Programme Management
26 383 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
27 372 (4.52%) SC Cleared
28 361 (4.38%) CRM
29 353 (4.29%) E-Commerce
30 352 (4.27%) Oracle

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
1 281 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 98 (1.19%) CMS
3 73 (0.89%) Confluence
4 61 (0.74%) Skype for Business
5 40 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 34 (0.41%) MS Project Server
7 33 (0.40%) SAS
8 25 (0.30%) IIS
8 25 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 23 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 18 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 17 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.16%) Apache
14 11 (0.13%) Documentum
15 10 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.12%) Drupal
15 10 (0.12%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.11%) NetWeaver
16 9 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 533 (6.47%) MS Project
2 433 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 309 (3.75%) MS Office
4 176 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 138 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.27%) Open Workbench
8 7 (0.085%) ProjectWise
9 6 (0.073%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.049%) SPSS
11 2 (0.024%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.012%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 84 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 36 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
5 35 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 27 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 25 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 24 (0.29%) SAP FI
9 20 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
10 18 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 18 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
10 18 (0.22%) SAP CO
10 18 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
11 17 (0.21%) Maximo
12 16 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
13 15 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
14 14 (0.17%) Primavera
15 13 (0.16%) HFM
16 12 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
16 12 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 218 (2.65%) Office 365
2 116 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (0.68%) SaaS
4 52 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
6 23 (0.28%) IaaS
7 22 (0.27%) PaaS
8 14 (0.17%) OneDrive
9 13 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.15%) Yammer
11 6 (0.073%) Trello
12 5 (0.061%) Slack
12 5 (0.061%) Taleo
13 4 (0.049%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.049%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.049%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.036%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.036%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.024%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (2.10%) WAN
2 149 (1.81%) LAN
3 97 (1.18%) Firewall
4 87 (1.06%) Intranet
5 81 (0.98%) Internet
6 73 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
7 71 (0.86%) Skype
8 62 (0.75%) Network Security
9 48 (0.58%) SAN
10 34 (0.41%) Wireless
11 33 (0.40%) Unified Communications
12 30 (0.36%) VPN
13 29 (0.35%) MPLS
14 28 (0.34%) VoIP
15 24 (0.29%) FTP
16 19 (0.23%) Extranet
17 18 (0.22%) HTTP
17 18 (0.22%) NAS
18 17 (0.21%) LTE
19 16 (0.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 80 (0.97%) SQL Server
3 50 (0.61%) Big Data
4 33 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 31 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 29 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 24 (0.29%) Data Mining
8 23 (0.28%) GIS
9 21 (0.26%) SAP HANA
10 19 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (0.23%) QlikView
11 18 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
12 15 (0.18%) DB2
13 13 (0.16%) SAP BI
13 13 (0.16%) SAP BW
14 12 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
15 11 (0.13%) Power BI
15 11 (0.13%) Spatial Data
16 9 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 173 (2.10%) JIRA
2 8 (0.097%) JIRA Agile
2 8 (0.097%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (0.085%) Bitbucket
3 7 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.085%) TeamCity
3 7 (0.085%) VersionOne
4 6 (0.073%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.073%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.073%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.061%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.049%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (0.036%) Maven
7 3 (0.036%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.036%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.024%) GoCD
8 2 (0.024%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.024%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.012%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.012%) Subversion
General
1 2603 (31.61%) Finance
2 1038 (12.61%) Banking
3 673 (8.17%) Retail
4 344 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 232 (2.82%) Legal
6 215 (2.61%) Marketing
7 174 (2.11%) Investment Banking
8 156 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 143 (1.74%) Front Office
10 136 (1.65%) Retail Banking
11 112 (1.36%) Law
12 103 (1.25%) Back Office
13 89 (1.08%) Billing
14 81 (0.98%) Advertising
15 76 (0.92%) Automotive
16 73 (0.89%) Financial Institution
17 51 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 48 (0.58%) Publishing
19 44 (0.53%) Games
20 38 (0.46%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (1.28%) .NET
2 92 (1.12%) Middleware
3 55 (0.67%) Web Services
4 50 (0.61%) HTML
5 32 (0.39%) XML
6 22 (0.27%) CSS
6 22 (0.27%) J2EE
7 19 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
7 19 (0.23%) SOAP
8 16 (0.19%) Velocity
9 14 (0.17%) HTML5
10 11 (0.13%) JSP
11 8 (0.097%) Apache Flex
11 8 (0.097%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.097%) XSD
12 7 (0.085%) IBM Integration Bus
12 7 (0.085%) REST
13 6 (0.073%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.073%) JSON
13 6 (0.073%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 510 (6.19%) Data Centre
2 383 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (2.71%) PMI
4 173 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 130 (1.58%) NHS
6 126 (1.53%) User Experience
7 117 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 100 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 63 (0.77%) FMCG
10 59 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 52 (0.63%) Mainframe
12 50 (0.61%) Equities
13 46 (0.56%) EPoS
14 45 (0.55%) Economics
14 45 (0.55%) Fixed Income
15 44 (0.53%) Smart Meter
16 43 (0.52%) Computer Science
17 39 (0.47%) Digital Media
18 37 (0.45%) Derivative
19 33 (0.40%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 304 (3.69%) Windows
2 117 (1.42%) Unix
3 94 (1.14%) Linux
4 61 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 50 (0.61%) Windows 10
6 45 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 29 (0.35%) AIX
8 21 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.18%) Android
13 14 (0.17%) Solaris
14 10 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.097%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.097%) OpenVMS
15 8 (0.097%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.085%) SUSE
17 6 (0.073%) CentOS
17 6 (0.073%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4070 (49.43%) Project Management
2 2210 (26.84%) PRINCE2
3 2111 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 1871 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
5 831 (10.09%) Migration
6 639 (7.76%) Change Management
7 502 (6.10%) Scrum
8 479 (5.82%) Waterfall
9 466 (5.66%) Risk Management
10 419 (5.09%) ITIL
11 398 (4.83%) Project Planning
12 395 (4.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 393 (4.77%) Programme Management
14 361 (4.38%) CRM
15 353 (4.29%) E-Commerce
16 324 (3.93%) SDLC
17 316 (3.84%) Business Analysis
18 292 (3.55%) ERP
19 274 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
20 265 (3.22%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 152 (1.85%) SQL
2 135 (1.64%) Java
3 104 (1.26%) C
4 49 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 32 (0.39%) PHP
6 25 (0.30%) C#
7 16 (0.19%) C++
8 15 (0.18%) PL/SQL
9 13 (0.16%) VBA
10 10 (0.12%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.085%) NATURAL
12 6 (0.073%) Python
13 4 (0.049%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.049%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.036%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.024%) COBOL
15 2 (0.024%) Groovy
15 2 (0.024%) RPG
15 2 (0.024%) Ruby
16 1 (0.012%) VB6
Qualifications
1 531 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 469 (5.70%) PMI Certification
3 454 (5.51%) PMP
4 443 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 372 (4.52%) SC Cleared
6 342 (4.15%) Degree
7 307 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 119 (1.45%) APMP
9 70 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 67 (0.81%) DV Cleared
11 52 (0.63%) CISSP
12 47 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 44 (0.53%) ISEB
14 27 (0.33%) CISM
15 19 (0.23%) CISA
16 18 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
16 18 (0.22%) MAPM
17 11 (0.13%) CCNA
17 11 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (2.06%) QA
2 68 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (0.66%) MiFID
4 48 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 46 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 44 (0.53%) SLA
7 30 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 22 (0.27%) FATCA
9 20 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 20 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.21%) EMIR
11 16 (0.19%) UCITS
12 15 (0.18%) COBIT
12 15 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
13 11 (0.13%) AIFMD
13 11 (0.13%) PMBOK
14 10 (0.12%) SEPA
15 8 (0.097%) COREP
15 8 (0.097%) ISO 9001
16 6 (0.073%) Basel III
System Software
1 87 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 45 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
3 15 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.11%) XenApp
5 6 (0.073%) vCloud
5 6 (0.073%) vSphere
6 5 (0.061%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.036%) Docker
7 3 (0.036%) RACF
7 3 (0.036%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.036%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.024%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.012%) ACF2
9 1 (0.012%) IAG
9 1 (0.012%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.012%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.012%) StorNext
9 1 (0.012%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (0.28%) SCCM
2 17 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (0.097%) TeamSite
5 6 (0.073%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (0.073%) Puppet
6 5 (0.061%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.061%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.061%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.049%) Ansible
7 4 (0.049%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.049%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.049%) MOM
7 4 (0.049%) SCOM
8 3 (0.036%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.036%) QRadar
8 3 (0.036%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.036%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.024%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.024%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 681 (8.27%) Microsoft
2 416 (5.05%) SAP
3 352 (4.27%) Oracle
4 138 (1.68%) Cisco
5 99 (1.20%) Citrix
6 82 (1.00%) IBM
7 77 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
8 76 (0.92%) VMware
9 45 (0.55%) HP
10 40 (0.49%) Sitecore
11 39 (0.47%) Google
12 38 (0.46%) Avaya
13 35 (0.43%) ServiceNow
14 33 (0.40%) Hyperion
15 31 (0.38%) BT
16 29 (0.35%) CheckPoint
17 28 (0.34%) hybris
18 27 (0.33%) Adobe
18 27 (0.33%) Charles River
19 25 (0.30%) Remedy
West London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300 - 400
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £450 - £500 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
PCR
Rate: £500.00 - £525 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
Essex
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £425 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen
Rate: £258.00 - £259.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £725 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday