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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 13 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4936 4723 4774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.84% 8.92% 9.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.56% 9.64% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3381 3171 3101
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.03% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 43
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% -6.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.30 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.44 £45.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +16.66%

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +4 4546 £425 - 862
London +5 2060 £465 +3.33% 341
South East -1 848 £425 +2.40% 150
City of London 0 511 £488 +2.63% 132
North West -2 334 £409 -1.50% 69
South West -2 289 £400 -3.03% 48
West Midlands +5 285 £400 -4.76% 77
Yorkshire +2 274 £400 +1.01% 71
Scotland +1 272 £425 +6.25% 36
Berkshire -1 221 £445 +5.95% 33
East of England 0 215 £450 +5.88% 63
West Yorkshire +3 194 £378 -4.67% 54
Hampshire +10 179 £400 -6.97% 26
Edinburgh -2 148 £450 +5.88% 25
Manchester +6 146 £415 +3.75% 34
East Midlands +2 143 £415 +13.69% 28
Surrey +5 129 £439 -4.35% 38
Buckinghamshire -4 112 £425 - 14
Leeds +1 103 £380 -1.93% 33
Birmingham +4 87 £400 - 22
Milton Keynes -3 86 £425 - 12
Cheshire -6 86 £425 -5.55% 19
Bristol -4 81 £390 -2.50% 19
Glasgow +3 76 £413 +5.29% 9
Wiltshire +1 74 £388 -5.48% 8
Hertfordshire +3 68 £450 +5.88% 25
West Sussex +10 63 £426 +21.78% 6
Oxfordshire -15 62 £428 +17.12% 12
North East -5 61 £403 -5.29% 6
Wales -10 61 £356 -8.42% 8

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4844 (48.41%) Project Management
2 3261 (32.59%) Finance
3 2978 (29.76%) PRINCE2
4 2345 (23.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 1723 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1396 (13.95%) Banking
7 944 (9.43%) Migration
8 911 (9.10%) Retail
9 775 (7.74%) MS Project
10 708 (7.08%) Microsoft
11 673 (6.73%) PMI Certification
12 664 (6.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 655 (6.55%) Change Management
14 621 (6.21%) Data Centre
15 599 (5.99%) ITIL
16 565 (5.65%) Project Planning
17 542 (5.42%) Security Cleared
18 527 (5.27%) PMP
19 522 (5.22%) Scrum
20 504 (5.04%) SAP
21 497 (4.97%) Risk Management
22 492 (4.92%) Telecoms
22 492 (4.92%) MS Excel
23 490 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
24 462 (4.62%) E-Commerce
25 438 (4.38%) Waterfall
26 433 (4.33%) Oracle
27 431 (4.31%) Degree
28 428 (4.28%) Windows
29 407 (4.07%) Programme Management

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 301 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 119 (1.19%) CMS
3 74 (0.74%) Lync
4 48 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 44 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 40 (0.40%) Confluence
7 35 (0.35%) SAS
8 32 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 31 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 31 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 20 (0.20%) Documentum
11 15 (0.15%) Drupal
12 14 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
13 13 (0.13%) MS Project Server
14 11 (0.11%) Captiva
15 10 (0.100%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.100%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.090%) Alfresco
17 8 (0.080%) LiveLink
Applications
1 775 (7.74%) MS Project
2 492 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 372 (3.72%) MS Office
4 201 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 144 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.090%) SPSS
8 6 (0.060%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.060%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.030%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.020%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.020%) InDesign
10 2 (0.020%) Windchill
10 2 (0.020%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.020%) Mingle
11 1 (0.010%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.010%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.010%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 88 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 36 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 35 (0.35%) Agresso
6 34 (0.34%) SAP FI
7 32 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 30 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
8 30 (0.30%) SAP CO
9 25 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 19 (0.19%) Primavera
11 18 (0.18%) Maximo
12 17 (0.17%) SAP CRM
13 16 (0.16%) SAP SD
13 16 (0.16%) SAP HCM
14 15 (0.15%) Magento
15 13 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
15 13 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
15 13 (0.13%) SAP HR
16 12 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 120 (1.20%) Office 365
2 69 (0.69%) SaaS
3 44 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
6 19 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.15%) PaaS
8 10 (0.100%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.070%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.060%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.060%) IaaS
11 4 (0.040%) Trello
11 4 (0.040%) Boomi
12 3 (0.030%) Silverpop
12 3 (0.030%) SmartFocus
13 2 (0.020%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.010%) Yammer
14 1 (0.010%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.010%) Lucidchart
14 1 (0.010%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 199 (1.99%) WAN
2 167 (1.67%) LAN
3 126 (1.26%) Firewall
4 98 (0.98%) Internet
5 86 (0.86%) Intranet
5 86 (0.86%) SAN
6 62 (0.62%) VoIP
7 60 (0.60%) Unified Communications
8 48 (0.48%) Wireless
9 42 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
10 39 (0.39%) 4G
10 39 (0.39%) DNS
11 36 (0.36%) TCP/IP
12 35 (0.35%) VPN
13 32 (0.32%) Network Security
14 29 (0.29%) MPLS
15 26 (0.26%) 3G
16 24 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
17 23 (0.23%) ATM
18 22 (0.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 96 (0.96%) SQL Server
3 85 (0.85%) Big Data
4 39 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 32 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 31 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 27 (0.27%) QlikView
9 26 (0.26%) Data Mining
10 24 (0.24%) DataStage
11 23 (0.23%) SAP BW
12 22 (0.22%) DB2
13 19 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
15 16 (0.16%) SAP HANA
16 15 (0.15%) Relational Database
17 14 (0.14%) MySQL
18 13 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (0.13%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 110 (1.10%) JIRA
2 21 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.060%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.050%) MSI
5 4 (0.040%) Subversion
5 4 (0.040%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.040%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.030%) ProC
6 3 (0.030%) Selenium
6 3 (0.030%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.020%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.020%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.020%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.020%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.020%) RequisitePro
8 1 (0.010%) ERwin
8 1 (0.010%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.010%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.010%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.010%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3261 (32.59%) Finance
2 1396 (13.95%) Banking
3 911 (9.10%) Retail
4 492 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 333 (3.33%) Marketing
6 272 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 244 (2.44%) Legal
8 194 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 188 (1.88%) Retail Banking
10 139 (1.39%) Front Office
11 129 (1.29%) Law
12 122 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 111 (1.11%) Local Government
14 109 (1.09%) Back Office
15 94 (0.94%) Publishing
16 83 (0.83%) Advertising
17 79 (0.79%) Financial Institution
17 79 (0.79%) Automotive
18 70 (0.70%) Billing
19 63 (0.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (1.52%) .NET
2 69 (0.69%) Web Services
3 63 (0.63%) HTML
4 55 (0.55%) Middleware
5 52 (0.52%) XML
6 39 (0.39%) CSS
7 23 (0.23%) HTML5
8 21 (0.21%) J2EE
9 20 (0.20%) Application Packaging
10 16 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
11 14 (0.14%) Velocity
12 10 (0.100%) JSON
12 10 (0.100%) ASP.NET
12 10 (0.100%) EDI
13 8 (0.080%) Flash
13 8 (0.080%) JSP
13 8 (0.080%) jQuery
14 7 (0.070%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.070%) XMPP
15 6 (0.060%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 621 (6.21%) Data Centre
2 490 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 256 (2.56%) PMI
4 236 (2.36%) NHS
5 189 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 115 (1.15%) User Experience
7 111 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 94 (0.94%) FMCG
9 79 (0.79%) Derivative
10 75 (0.75%) Economics
11 73 (0.73%) Credit Risk
12 69 (0.69%) Mainframe
13 67 (0.67%) Fixed Income
14 58 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 48 (0.48%) Market Risk
16 47 (0.47%) Data Integration
16 47 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
17 45 (0.45%) Equities
18 39 (0.39%) Smart Meter
19 37 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 428 (4.28%) Windows
2 123 (1.23%) Windows 7
3 119 (1.19%) UNIX
3 119 (1.19%) Linux
4 58 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (0.52%) Android
6 45 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 33 (0.33%) Solaris
8 28 (0.28%) AIX
9 26 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 22 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 17 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (0.100%) VME
15 4 (0.040%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.030%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.030%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.020%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4844 (48.41%) Project Management
2 2978 (29.76%) PRINCE2
3 2345 (23.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 1723 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
5 944 (9.43%) Migration
6 655 (6.55%) Change Management
7 599 (5.99%) ITIL
8 565 (5.65%) Project Planning
9 522 (5.22%) Scrum
10 497 (4.97%) Risk Management
11 462 (4.62%) E-Commerce
12 438 (4.38%) Waterfall
13 407 (4.07%) Programme Management
14 375 (3.75%) CRM
15 366 (3.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 336 (3.36%) Change Control
17 335 (3.35%) PRINCE
18 324 (3.24%) Supplier Management
19 323 (3.23%) SDLC
20 296 (2.96%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 222 (2.22%) SQL
2 166 (1.66%) Java
3 132 (1.32%) C
4 45 (0.45%) JavaScript
5 36 (0.36%) C#
6 30 (0.30%) PHP
7 20 (0.20%) PL/SQL
8 15 (0.15%) COBOL
9 11 (0.11%) VB
10 9 (0.090%) ABAP
10 9 (0.090%) Python
11 8 (0.080%) VBA
12 6 (0.060%) R
13 5 (0.050%) Ruby
13 5 (0.050%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.040%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.030%) NATURAL
15 3 (0.030%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.030%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.030%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 673 (6.73%) PMI Certification
2 664 (6.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 542 (5.42%) Security Cleared
4 527 (5.27%) PMP
5 431 (4.31%) Degree
6 404 (4.04%) SC Cleared
7 391 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 107 (1.07%) APMP
9 72 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 71 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 56 (0.56%) ISEB
12 40 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (0.34%) CCNA
14 25 (0.25%) CISSP
15 14 (0.14%) HND
16 13 (0.13%) HNC
16 13 (0.13%) CISM
17 11 (0.11%) CISA
17 11 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (0.090%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (2.10%) QA
2 51 (0.51%) SLA
3 45 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 42 (0.42%) MiFID
5 40 (0.40%) Solvency II
6 37 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 35 (0.35%) EMIR
8 34 (0.34%) FATCA
9 29 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
10 28 (0.28%) Data Quality
11 24 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 23 (0.23%) PMBOK
13 15 (0.15%) GxP
14 14 (0.14%) GAMP
15 12 (0.12%) COBIT
15 12 (0.12%) P3O
16 9 (0.090%) GMP
16 9 (0.090%) ISO 9001
17 7 (0.070%) Basel III
18 6 (0.060%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 155 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 77 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.13%) XenApp
5 11 (0.11%) vSphere
6 9 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.060%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.060%) vCloud
8 4 (0.040%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.040%) Xen
8 4 (0.040%) XenServer
8 4 (0.040%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.020%) Snort
9 2 (0.020%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.020%) Firmware
9 2 (0.020%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.010%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.010%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.010%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.010%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 48 (0.48%) SCCM
2 16 (0.16%) MOM
3 13 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
4 11 (0.11%) SCOM
5 10 (0.100%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (0.090%) Cisco UCCE
6 9 (0.090%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.040%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.040%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.030%) TeamSite
8 3 (0.030%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.030%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.030%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.030%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.030%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.020%) Puppet
9 2 (0.020%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.020%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.020%) Nessus
9 2 (0.020%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 708 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 504 (5.04%) SAP
3 433 (4.33%) Oracle
4 204 (2.04%) Cisco
5 170 (1.70%) VMware
6 165 (1.65%) Citrix
7 106 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 104 (1.04%) IBM
9 99 (0.99%) HP
10 54 (0.54%) Cognos
11 44 (0.44%) ServiceNow
12 42 (0.42%) Business Objects
12 42 (0.42%) EMC
12 42 (0.42%) CheckPoint
13 37 (0.37%) Informatica
14 35 (0.35%) Adobe
14 35 (0.35%) Google
15 34 (0.34%) Lotus
16 31 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
17 27 (0.27%) F5
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