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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 12 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 5021 5167 4529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.01% 9.36% 9.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.76% 10.14% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3236 3469 2780
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £582 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £407 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 42 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.40 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.16% +5.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.98 £19.25 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £66.53 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +0.80%

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
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 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +1 4563 £430 +1.17% 890
London -2 1891 £475 - 345
South East +1 959 £425 - 186
North West -1 435 £400 - 90
City of London -3 427 £500 -0.24% 111
Scotland 0 327 £414 +3.50% 29
West Midlands +3 269 £400 - 58
South West -3 260 £400 - 58
East of England +1 250 £450 +5.88% 53
Berkshire -3 226 £420 -1.17% 40
Yorkshire -9 223 £400 +1.01% 58
Hampshire +14 207 £420 -6.66% 36
Manchester +9 191 £413 +3.12% 42
Edinburgh 0 181 £425 +3.65% 13
East Midlands +1 174 £400 +6.66% 26
Buckinghamshire -1 170 £413 +3.12% 16
West Yorkshire -6 159 £400 +1.01% 34
Milton Keynes 0 132 £400 - 9
Surrey +2 130 £450 +9.09% 34
Cheshire -4 118 £400 - 27
Birmingham +4 103 £406 -4.41% 20
Glasgow +9 91 £405 +10.20% 12
Bristol +4 83 £400 -2.43% 27
Oxfordshire -3 77 £450 +28.57% 15
North East +3 75 £381 -9.92% 8
Leeds -16 72 £415 +6.75% 24
West Sussex -4 67 £400 - 15
Hertfordshire -1 65 £430 +1.17% 16
Reading -3 64 £425 -5.55% 14
Cambridgeshire +3 62 £433 +1.76% 15

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4442 (47.89%) Project Management
2 2910 (31.37%) Finance
3 2771 (29.88%) PRINCE2
4 2167 (23.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 1535 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1251 (13.49%) Banking
7 856 (9.23%) Migration
8 827 (8.92%) Retail
9 740 (7.98%) MS Project
10 666 (7.18%) Microsoft
11 627 (6.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 605 (6.52%) Change Management
13 595 (6.42%) PMI Certification
14 557 (6.01%) ITIL
14 557 (6.01%) Project Planning
15 535 (5.77%) Security Cleared
16 529 (5.70%) SAP
17 484 (5.22%) Scrum
18 483 (5.21%) E-Commerce
19 476 (5.13%) MS Excel
20 470 (5.07%) Risk Management
21 468 (5.05%) Telecoms
22 464 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
23 461 (4.97%) PMP
24 415 (4.47%) Oracle
25 412 (4.44%) Degree
26 403 (4.35%) Waterfall
27 398 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
28 390 (4.20%) SC Cleared
29 373 (4.02%) Windows

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 104 (1.12%) CMS
3 60 (0.65%) MS Exchange
4 59 (0.64%) Lync
5 44 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 32 (0.35%) IBM Notes
6 32 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (0.32%) SAS
8 21 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 20 (0.22%) Documentum
9 20 (0.22%) Confluence
10 19 (0.20%) Drupal
11 18 (0.19%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.13%) MS Project Server
12 12 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
13 11 (0.12%) Captiva
14 10 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 740 (7.98%) MS Project
2 476 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 320 (3.45%) MS Office
4 209 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 147 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.043%) SPSS
8 3 (0.032%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.032%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.022%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.022%) Windchill
9 2 (0.022%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.022%) Niku Workbench
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 79 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 35 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 34 (0.37%) Agresso
5 34 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 27 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 25 (0.27%) SAP CRM
8 24 (0.26%) SAP FI
9 21 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
10 20 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 20 (0.22%) SAP SD
10 20 (0.22%) SAP CO
10 20 (0.22%) SAP HCM
10 20 (0.22%) ION MarketView
11 19 (0.20%) Maximo
12 18 (0.19%) Magento
13 16 (0.17%) Primavera
14 15 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
14 15 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 84 (0.91%) Office 365
2 59 (0.64%) SaaS
3 35 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
6 15 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.12%) PaaS
8 6 (0.065%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.065%) Basecamp
9 5 (0.054%) Boomi
10 4 (0.043%) Taleo
10 4 (0.043%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.043%) Trello
10 4 (0.043%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.032%) IaaS
11 3 (0.032%) Veeva
12 2 (0.022%) Force.com
12 2 (0.022%) Yammer
12 2 (0.022%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.011%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 177 (1.91%) WAN
2 164 (1.77%) LAN
3 118 (1.27%) Firewall
4 89 (0.96%) Internet
5 77 (0.83%) Intranet
6 65 (0.70%) SAN
7 48 (0.52%) VoIP
8 47 (0.51%) Wireless
9 42 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
9 42 (0.45%) 4G
10 40 (0.43%) Unified Communications
11 33 (0.36%) VPN
12 32 (0.35%) 3G
12 32 (0.35%) MPLS
13 30 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
14 29 (0.31%) TCP/IP
15 27 (0.29%) DNS
15 27 (0.29%) Network Security
16 21 (0.23%) ATM
16 21 (0.23%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
2 94 (1.01%) SQL Server
3 80 (0.86%) Big Data
4 34 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
5 31 (0.33%) SAP BW
6 30 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 29 (0.31%) QlikView
7 29 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 27 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
9 26 (0.28%) DataStage
10 20 (0.22%) Data Mining
10 20 (0.22%) DB2
11 17 (0.18%) SAP HANA
11 17 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.14%) Relational Database
15 12 (0.13%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 101 (1.09%) JIRA
2 9 (0.097%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (0.097%) LoadRunner
3 6 (0.065%) Eclipse
3 6 (0.065%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.054%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.032%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.032%) Selenium
5 3 (0.032%) Maven
6 2 (0.022%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.022%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.022%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.022%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.011%) UltraEdit
7 1 (0.011%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.011%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.011%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.011%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.011%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.011%) Hudson
General
1 2910 (31.37%) Finance
2 1251 (13.49%) Banking
3 827 (8.92%) Retail
4 468 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 262 (2.82%) Marketing
6 256 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 238 (2.57%) Legal
8 170 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 170 (1.83%) Retail Banking
9 136 (1.47%) Front Office
10 122 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 94 (1.01%) Local Government
12 92 (0.99%) Law
13 90 (0.97%) Back Office
14 89 (0.96%) Publishing
15 75 (0.81%) Advertising
16 66 (0.71%) Financial Institution
17 64 (0.69%) Billing
18 59 (0.64%) Automotive
19 56 (0.60%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (1.28%) .NET
2 73 (0.79%) Middleware
3 51 (0.55%) Web Services
4 38 (0.41%) HTML
5 30 (0.32%) XML
6 20 (0.22%) CSS
7 18 (0.19%) J2EE
8 17 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
9 16 (0.17%) Application Packaging
10 13 (0.14%) EDI
11 11 (0.12%) ASP.NET
12 10 (0.11%) Mason
13 8 (0.086%) HTML5
13 8 (0.086%) RESTful
14 7 (0.075%) SAP PI
14 7 (0.075%) Velocity
14 7 (0.075%) XMPP
15 6 (0.065%) Apache Flex
15 6 (0.065%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.065%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 464 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 235 (2.53%) NHS
3 213 (2.30%) PMI
4 163 (1.76%) Management Information System
5 111 (1.20%) User Experience
6 100 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 80 (0.86%) Economics
7 80 (0.86%) Derivative
8 75 (0.81%) FMCG
9 71 (0.77%) Fixed Income
10 64 (0.69%) Credit Risk
11 47 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 43 (0.46%) Data Integration
12 43 (0.46%) Mainframe
13 40 (0.43%) Equities
14 39 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (0.38%) EPoS
16 34 (0.37%) Private Cloud
17 33 (0.36%) Computer Science
18 32 (0.35%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 373 (4.02%) Windows
2 122 (1.32%) Linux
3 102 (1.10%) Windows 7
4 95 (1.02%) UNIX
5 58 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (0.44%) Android
7 32 (0.35%) Solaris
8 30 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 24 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.19%) AIX
10 18 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 17 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 16 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (0.097%) VME
14 4 (0.043%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.043%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.032%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.032%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4442 (47.89%) Project Management
2 2771 (29.88%) PRINCE2
3 2167 (23.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 1535 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
5 856 (9.23%) Migration
6 605 (6.52%) Change Management
7 557 (6.01%) ITIL
7 557 (6.01%) Project Planning
8 484 (5.22%) Scrum
9 483 (5.21%) E-Commerce
10 470 (5.07%) Risk Management
11 403 (4.35%) Waterfall
12 347 (3.74%) PRINCE
12 347 (3.74%) Programme Management
13 345 (3.72%) CRM
14 309 (3.33%) Supplier Management
14 309 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 285 (3.07%) Change Control
16 268 (2.89%) Business Analysis
17 258 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 192 (2.07%) SQL
2 140 (1.51%) Java
3 118 (1.27%) C
4 32 (0.35%) C#
5 23 (0.25%) PL/SQL
6 19 (0.20%) JavaScript
7 16 (0.17%) PHP
8 11 (0.12%) COBOL
9 9 (0.097%) Python
10 8 (0.086%) Ruby
10 8 (0.086%) ABAP
10 8 (0.086%) VBA
11 5 (0.054%) Apex Code
11 5 (0.054%) C++
12 4 (0.043%) VB
13 3 (0.032%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.032%) Lingo
13 3 (0.032%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.022%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.011%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 627 (6.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 595 (6.42%) PMI Certification
3 535 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 461 (4.97%) PMP
5 412 (4.44%) Degree
6 398 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 390 (4.20%) SC Cleared
8 106 (1.14%) APMP
9 74 (0.80%) DV Cleared
10 68 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 50 (0.54%) ISEB
12 32 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
13 31 (0.33%) CISSP
14 27 (0.29%) CCNA
15 19 (0.20%) CISM
16 16 (0.17%) HND
17 15 (0.16%) BC Cleared
18 13 (0.14%) HNC
19 11 (0.12%) GIAC
20 10 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (2.12%) QA
2 49 (0.53%) Solvency II
3 43 (0.46%) SLA
4 32 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (0.33%) FATCA
6 30 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 24 (0.26%) GxP
9 22 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 21 (0.23%) EMIR
11 20 (0.22%) PMBOK
12 19 (0.20%) GAMP
13 17 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
13 17 (0.18%) MiFID
14 15 (0.16%) ISO 9001
15 13 (0.14%) P3O
16 11 (0.12%) GMP
17 9 (0.097%) Basel III
18 8 (0.086%) COBIT
19 7 (0.075%) Basel II
System Software
1 124 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 68 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.12%) vSphere
5 10 (0.11%) XenApp
6 5 (0.054%) XenServer
6 5 (0.054%) Xen
7 4 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.043%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.043%) vCloud
8 3 (0.032%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.032%) Firmware
8 3 (0.032%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.022%) NFS
9 2 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.022%) SRDF
9 2 (0.022%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.011%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.011%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.011%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (0.38%) SCCM
2 11 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
3 9 (0.097%) Cisco IPCC
3 9 (0.097%) MOM
3 9 (0.097%) SCOM
4 7 (0.075%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (0.075%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.065%) Puppet
5 6 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.054%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.043%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.032%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.032%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.032%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.032%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.032%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.022%) Nessus
9 2 (0.022%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.022%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.022%) OpenView
Vendors
1 666 (7.18%) Microsoft
2 529 (5.70%) SAP
3 415 (4.47%) Oracle
4 186 (2.01%) Cisco
5 147 (1.58%) VMware
6 138 (1.49%) Citrix
7 106 (1.14%) HP
8 91 (0.98%) IBM
9 87 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
10 52 (0.56%) EMC
11 51 (0.55%) Cognos
12 43 (0.46%) CheckPoint
13 42 (0.45%) F5
14 40 (0.43%) Business Objects
15 35 (0.38%) Lotus
16 31 (0.33%) Hyperion
17 30 (0.32%) Adobe
18 29 (0.31%) Informatica
19 26 (0.28%) ServiceNow
20 25 (0.27%) hybris
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