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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 17 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4489 4528 4737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.69% 8.63% 8.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.47% 9.31% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3056 3105 3014
Average daily rate
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£438 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 64
Average hourly rate £41.00 £38.15 £35.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.47% +6.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.88 £13.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.54 £51.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £38.15 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +17.38%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 4123 £439 -1.46% 858
London 0 1898 £475 - 357
South East -4 788 £415 +0.60% 148
City of London -2 437 £475 -5.00% 123
East of England +3 308 £425 - 66
South West +1 271 £425 +13.33% 58
North West -2 269 £400 +6.66% 69
Scotland 0 251 £425 +7.32% 35
Yorkshire 0 200 £390 -1.51% 73
West Midlands -6 193 £388 -3.12% 50
Berkshire +2 180 £400 -5.88% 32
Hampshire -7 168 £400 - 29
Edinburgh +1 151 £450 +13.63% 21
Buckinghamshire +9 140 £410 -3.52% 23
West Yorkshire -8 123 £393 -0.75% 40
Manchester -3 118 £400 +14.28% 34
East Midlands 0 115 £400 +14.28% 19
Bristol -3 105 £425 +8.99% 19
Surrey -19 102 £444 +11.11% 26
Milton Keynes +8 99 £413 -4.89% 11
Bedfordshire +3 81 £450 +4.65% 9
Oxfordshire +11 74 £430 +21.98% 9
Cambridgeshire +12 71 £407 -0.79% 21
Glasgow +9 64 £375 - 9
Leeds -7 63 £400 +1.01% 24
Reading +9 60 £375 -16.20% 12
Wiltshire +2 60 £416 -2.91% 11
Cheshire -6 60 £431 +15.00% 15
Hertfordshire -10 59 £416 +4.06% 21
Birmingham -6 54 £400 -11.11% 13

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4473 (47.59%) Project Management
2 2911 (30.97%) PRINCE2
3 2856 (30.39%) Finance
4 2052 (21.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 1478 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
6 1226 (13.04%) Banking
7 855 (9.10%) Migration
8 792 (8.43%) Retail
9 671 (7.14%) Microsoft
10 668 (7.11%) Change Management
11 667 (7.10%) MS Project
12 602 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 573 (6.10%) Security Cleared
14 554 (5.89%) PMI Certification
15 550 (5.85%) ITIL
16 520 (5.53%) Oracle
17 507 (5.39%) Telecoms
18 505 (5.37%) Project Planning
19 500 (5.32%) Risk Management
20 497 (5.29%) SAP
21 477 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
22 433 (4.61%) Scrum
23 428 (4.55%) MS Excel
24 423 (4.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 420 (4.47%) E-Commerce
26 418 (4.45%) Windows
27 413 (4.39%) SC Cleared
28 399 (4.25%) PMP
29 360 (3.83%) Programme Management
30 356 (3.79%) Degree

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 284 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 122 (1.30%) CMS
3 58 (0.62%) WebSphere
4 51 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 49 (0.52%) Lync
6 46 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 41 (0.44%) Drupal
8 37 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (0.34%) SAS
10 27 (0.29%) MS Project Server
11 18 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (0.19%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.18%) Documentum
13 16 (0.17%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.14%) FileNet
14 13 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.13%) Confluence
15 12 (0.13%) Alfresco
16 11 (0.12%) IIS
16 11 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 667 (7.10%) MS Project
2 428 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 309 (3.29%) MS Office
4 185 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 133 (1.42%) MS Visio
6 41 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.085%) Open Workbench
8 8 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.064%) InDesign
9 6 (0.064%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.043%) SPSS
10 4 (0.043%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.021%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.021%) Maya
12 1 (0.011%) Niku Workbench
12 1 (0.011%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 94 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 52 (0.55%) Agresso
4 43 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 37 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 28 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 28 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 26 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 26 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 23 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
9 18 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 17 (0.18%) Maximo
11 14 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
12 13 (0.14%) SAP CO
12 13 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
12 13 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
12 13 (0.14%) SAP FI
12 13 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.14%) ResourceLink
13 12 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 79 (0.84%) SaaS
2 60 (0.64%) Office 365
3 28 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (0.17%) Force.com
5 10 (0.11%) PaaS
6 9 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.074%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.053%) IaaS
9 3 (0.032%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.021%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.021%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.021%) Taleo
11 1 (0.011%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.011%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.011%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 183 (1.95%) WAN
2 142 (1.51%) LAN
3 110 (1.17%) Firewall
4 97 (1.03%) Internet
5 75 (0.80%) Intranet
6 67 (0.71%) SAN
7 49 (0.52%) VoIP
8 42 (0.45%) Wireless
9 41 (0.44%) MPLS
10 39 (0.41%) 3G
11 35 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (0.35%) Network Security
12 33 (0.35%) Unified Communications
13 28 (0.30%) 4G
14 26 (0.28%) DNS
15 23 (0.24%) ATM
16 22 (0.23%) IP Telephony
17 21 (0.22%) Broadband
18 19 (0.20%) TCP/IP
18 19 (0.20%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 90 (0.96%) SQL Server
3 33 (0.35%) Data Mining
4 31 (0.33%) Big Data
5 30 (0.32%) QlikView
6 29 (0.31%) SAP BW
7 25 (0.27%) Oracle Database
8 24 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
9 19 (0.20%) EDRMS
10 17 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.17%) DB2
12 13 (0.14%) SAP BI
13 12 (0.13%) EDMS
14 11 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.12%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.12%) Oracle BI EE
14 11 (0.12%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.096%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 71 (0.76%) JIRA
2 14 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.074%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.053%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.043%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.043%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.043%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.043%) Subversion
6 3 (0.032%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.032%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.032%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.021%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.021%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.021%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.021%) Selenium
7 2 (0.021%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.021%) Toad
7 2 (0.021%) JMeter
7 2 (0.021%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.021%) ClearCase
General
1 2856 (30.39%) Finance
2 1226 (13.04%) Banking
3 792 (8.43%) Retail
4 507 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 345 (3.67%) Investment Banking
6 230 (2.45%) Marketing
7 190 (2.02%) Legal
8 189 (2.01%) Front Office
9 176 (1.87%) Manufacturing
10 167 (1.78%) Retail Banking
11 133 (1.42%) Back Office
12 107 (1.14%) Advertising
13 104 (1.11%) Publishing
14 102 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
15 97 (1.03%) Billing
16 73 (0.78%) Local Government
17 63 (0.67%) Financial Institution
18 60 (0.64%) Law
19 51 (0.54%) Automotive
20 40 (0.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (1.28%) .NET
2 74 (0.79%) Middleware
3 63 (0.67%) HTML
4 51 (0.54%) Web Services
5 32 (0.34%) CSS
6 24 (0.26%) XML
7 23 (0.24%) J2EE
8 21 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
9 19 (0.20%) Mason
10 16 (0.17%) ASP.NET
11 15 (0.16%) Application Packaging
12 11 (0.12%) JSP
13 10 (0.11%) LAMP
13 10 (0.11%) HTML5
14 9 (0.096%) EDI
15 8 (0.085%) Velocity
16 6 (0.064%) JRules
17 5 (0.053%) XMPP
17 5 (0.053%) .NET Framework
17 5 (0.053%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 477 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 277 (2.95%) NHS
3 258 (2.74%) PMI
4 186 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 117 (1.24%) User Experience
6 111 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 107 (1.14%) Derivative
8 90 (0.96%) Economics
9 63 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 62 (0.66%) FMCG
11 61 (0.65%) Digital Media
12 58 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 56 (0.60%) Fixed Income
14 53 (0.56%) EPoS
15 48 (0.51%) Credit Risk
16 45 (0.48%) Social Media
17 42 (0.45%) Computer Science
18 35 (0.37%) DTV
19 34 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
19 34 (0.36%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 418 (4.45%) Windows
2 165 (1.76%) Windows 7
3 103 (1.10%) Linux
4 92 (0.98%) UNIX
5 51 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (0.51%) Android
7 47 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 45 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 28 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.18%) Solaris
12 16 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.16%) AIX
14 12 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.053%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.043%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.021%) SUSE
18 2 (0.021%) HPUX
19 1 (0.011%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4473 (47.59%) Project Management
2 2911 (30.97%) PRINCE2
3 2052 (21.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 1478 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
5 855 (9.10%) Migration
6 668 (7.11%) Change Management
7 550 (5.85%) ITIL
8 505 (5.37%) Project Planning
9 500 (5.32%) Risk Management
10 433 (4.61%) Scrum
11 420 (4.47%) E-Commerce
12 360 (3.83%) Programme Management
13 352 (3.75%) CRM
14 344 (3.66%) PRINCE
15 317 (3.37%) Business Analysis
16 311 (3.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 301 (3.20%) Supplier Management
18 298 (3.17%) Waterfall
19 288 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
20 281 (2.99%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 194 (2.06%) SQL
2 156 (1.66%) Java
3 147 (1.56%) C
4 34 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 25 (0.27%) PHP
6 24 (0.26%) C#
7 16 (0.17%) PL/SQL
8 10 (0.11%) Python
9 9 (0.096%) VB
10 8 (0.085%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.085%) VBA
11 7 (0.074%) C++
12 5 (0.053%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.053%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.053%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.032%) VB6
13 3 (0.032%) Ruby
13 3 (0.032%) R
13 3 (0.032%) COBOL
13 3 (0.032%) Perl
Qualifications
1 602 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 573 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 554 (5.89%) PMI Certification
4 423 (4.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 413 (4.39%) SC Cleared
6 399 (4.25%) PMP
7 356 (3.79%) Degree
8 89 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 77 (0.82%) APMP
10 58 (0.62%) ISEB
11 56 (0.60%) DV Cleared
12 30 (0.32%) CISSP
13 24 (0.26%) HND
14 21 (0.22%) HNC
15 19 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (0.19%) CISA
17 17 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
18 13 (0.14%) MAPM
19 12 (0.13%) MBA
19 12 (0.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (2.14%) QA
2 62 (0.66%) SLA
3 49 (0.52%) Solvency II
4 47 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 40 (0.43%) EMIR
6 39 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 33 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
9 22 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 21 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.19%) P3O
12 17 (0.18%) FATCA
12 17 (0.18%) MiFID
13 13 (0.14%) Basel III
14 8 (0.085%) ISO 14001
15 7 (0.074%) COREP
16 6 (0.064%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.064%) GxP
17 5 (0.053%) Basel II
17 5 (0.053%) UCITS
System Software
1 130 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 60 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.18%) XenApp
4 11 (0.12%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.085%) vSphere
5 8 (0.085%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.053%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 5 (0.053%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.053%) GPFS
7 4 (0.043%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.043%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.032%) XenServer
9 2 (0.021%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.021%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.011%) Snort
10 1 (0.011%) Xen
10 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.011%) Novell eDirectory
10 1 (0.011%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.011%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 60 (0.64%) SCCM
2 17 (0.18%) SCOM
3 16 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 13 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 11 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 7 (0.074%) OPNET
7 7 (0.074%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.064%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.064%) Netcool
9 5 (0.053%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.053%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.043%) Control-M
11 2 (0.021%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.021%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (0.021%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.021%) Puppet
11 2 (0.021%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.021%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.021%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 671 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 520 (5.53%) Oracle
3 497 (5.29%) SAP
4 186 (1.98%) Cisco
5 150 (1.60%) Citrix
6 132 (1.40%) VMware
7 113 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 110 (1.17%) IBM
9 74 (0.79%) HP
10 40 (0.43%) Business Objects
11 36 (0.38%) Avaya
12 35 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
13 33 (0.35%) Informatica
14 32 (0.34%) CheckPoint
15 31 (0.33%) Cognos
16 29 (0.31%) EMC
17 26 (0.28%) Teradata
18 22 (0.23%) Adobe
19 21 (0.22%) Hyperion
19 21 (0.22%) SunGard
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