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 26 June 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
26 Jun 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 3859 4902 4699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.27% 8.77% 8.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.68% 9.25% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2711 3379 3193
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £414 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 37
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.48 £17.80 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.40 £55.15 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.42%

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -8 3521 £450 +4.04% 525
London -9 1458 £500 +5.26% 224
South East -8 652 £445 +4.70% 89
North West -6 332 £413 +1.85% 35
Scotland -6 254 £400 -1.23% 14
East of England +7 228 £425 -5.55% 41
West Midlands -14 227 £438 +9.37% 42
City of London -10 215 £525 +6.06% 59
South West -9 208 £400 - 26
Yorkshire -13 169 £400 - 38
Manchester +3 165 £410 -0.60% 25
Edinburgh -1 148 £450 +5.88% 10
East Midlands -2 137 £425 +3.54% 19
Berkshire -18 130 £440 -0.56% 14
Hampshire -13 128 £410 +0.88% 18
West Yorkshire -11 126 £400 +6.66% 25
Buckinghamshire +4 107 £420 -1.17% 15
Surrey -6 94 £500 +14.28% 17
Hertfordshire +15 89 £411 -6.53% 18
Milton Keynes +1 88 £420 -1.17% 10
Leeds -10 80 £400 +6.66% 17
North East -35 75 £340 -20.00% 8
Cheshire -8 71 £425 +1.49% 5
Birmingham -14 63 £425 +6.25% 13
Bristol -3 62 £406 +2.20% 10
West Sussex -8 62 £450 +5.88% 5
Tyne and Wear -40 59 £335 -19.27% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 57 £330 -20.48% 7
Northamptonshire +7 51 £450 - 4
Reading 0 50 £475 +5.55% 4

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 4175 (49.47%) Project Management
2 2663 (31.55%) Finance
3 2408 (28.53%) PRINCE2
4 2163 (25.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 1861 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
6 1051 (12.45%) Banking
7 881 (10.44%) Migration
8 685 (8.12%) Retail
9 613 (7.26%) Security Cleared
9 613 (7.26%) Microsoft
10 606 (7.18%) Change Management
11 584 (6.92%) PMI Certification
12 563 (6.67%) MS Project
13 512 (6.07%) Data Centre
14 498 (5.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 488 (5.78%) Scrum
16 473 (5.60%) PMP
17 459 (5.44%) Waterfall
18 457 (5.41%) Risk Management
19 428 (5.07%) SC Cleared
20 426 (5.05%) ITIL
21 414 (4.91%) Project Planning
22 398 (4.72%) SAP
23 382 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
24 380 (4.50%) MS Excel
25 374 (4.43%) Programme Management
26 368 (4.36%) Oracle
27 367 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
28 364 (4.31%) Degree
29 357 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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
1 244 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 90 (1.07%) CMS
3 68 (0.81%) Confluence
4 53 (0.63%) Skype for Business
5 33 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 30 (0.36%) MS Project Server
7 27 (0.32%) SAS
8 26 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 23 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 19 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (0.23%) IIS
11 15 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 14 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.13%) Documentum
15 10 (0.12%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.071%) Apache
16 6 (0.071%) Drupal
16 6 (0.071%) Umbraco
17 5 (0.059%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 563 (6.67%) MS Project
2 380 (4.50%) MS Excel
3 266 (3.15%) MS Office
4 162 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 128 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.18%) Open Workbench
8 8 (0.095%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.083%) ProjectWise
10 4 (0.047%) SPSS
11 2 (0.024%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.012%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 86 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
3 44 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 37 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 32 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 29 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 28 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 27 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 24 (0.28%) SAP FI
10 19 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
11 17 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
12 16 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 16 (0.19%) Primavera
12 16 (0.19%) SAP CO
12 16 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
13 15 (0.18%) Maximo
14 13 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
15 12 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
16 11 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
16 11 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 220 (2.61%) Office 365
2 96 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (0.65%) SaaS
4 52 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
6 16 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 13 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 11 (0.13%) IaaS
9 11 (0.13%) Yammer
10 9 (0.11%) PaaS
11 8 (0.095%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.083%) Taleo
13 6 (0.071%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.047%) Silverpop
15 3 (0.036%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.036%) Trello
16 2 (0.024%) GitHub
16 2 (0.024%) SmartFocus
16 2 (0.024%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 172 (2.04%) WAN
2 150 (1.78%) LAN
3 91 (1.08%) Firewall
4 65 (0.77%) Internet
5 63 (0.75%) Intranet
5 63 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
6 52 (0.62%) SAN
7 49 (0.58%) Skype
8 48 (0.57%) Network Security
9 42 (0.50%) Wireless
10 41 (0.49%) Unified Communications
11 37 (0.44%) VPN
12 36 (0.43%) VoIP
13 29 (0.34%) MPLS
14 21 (0.25%) LTE
15 20 (0.24%) 3G
15 20 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
16 18 (0.21%) MVNO
17 17 (0.20%) FTP
17 17 (0.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
2 89 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 48 (0.57%) Big Data
4 37 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 36 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 27 (0.32%) Data Mining
7 22 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
7 22 (0.26%) QlikView
7 22 (0.26%) SAP HANA
8 21 (0.25%) Hadoop
9 20 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 20 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
10 17 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.19%) DataStage
11 16 (0.19%) Power BI
12 14 (0.17%) GIS
13 13 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
14 12 (0.14%) SAP BI
14 12 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 146 (1.73%) JIRA
2 8 (0.095%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.083%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.059%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (0.059%) VersionOne
5 4 (0.047%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (0.047%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.047%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.047%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.036%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.024%) MSI
7 2 (0.024%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.024%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.024%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.012%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.012%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.012%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.012%) LSMW
8 1 (0.012%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.012%) TeamCity
General
1 2663 (31.55%) Finance
2 1051 (12.45%) Banking
3 685 (8.12%) Retail
4 356 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 229 (2.71%) Legal
6 224 (2.65%) Marketing
7 184 (2.18%) Investment Banking
8 138 (1.64%) Retail Banking
9 130 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 129 (1.53%) Front Office
11 118 (1.40%) Law
12 95 (1.13%) Advertising
13 94 (1.11%) Back Office
14 82 (0.97%) Billing
15 71 (0.84%) Financial Institution
16 66 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 64 (0.76%) Automotive
18 46 (0.55%) Publishing
19 42 (0.50%) Games
20 37 (0.44%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (1.14%) .NET
2 76 (0.90%) Middleware
3 52 (0.62%) Web Services
4 40 (0.47%) HTML
5 27 (0.32%) XML
6 20 (0.24%) Velocity
7 19 (0.23%) J2EE
8 17 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 17 (0.20%) SOAP
9 16 (0.19%) CSS
10 13 (0.15%) HTML5
11 11 (0.13%) Apache Flex
12 8 (0.095%) XSD
13 7 (0.083%) COM
13 7 (0.083%) JSP
13 7 (0.083%) REST
14 6 (0.071%) IBM Integration Bus
14 6 (0.071%) JSON
14 6 (0.071%) Mason
15 5 (0.059%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 512 (6.07%) Data Centre
2 382 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 222 (2.63%) PMI
4 189 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 170 (2.01%) NHS
6 115 (1.36%) User Experience
7 112 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 100 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 62 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 60 (0.71%) FMCG
11 52 (0.62%) Smart Meter
12 48 (0.57%) Equities
13 47 (0.56%) Derivative
13 47 (0.56%) Mainframe
14 45 (0.53%) Economics
15 41 (0.49%) Fixed Income
16 40 (0.47%) EPoS
17 35 (0.41%) Computer Science
18 34 (0.40%) Digital Media
19 33 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 336 (3.98%) Windows
2 116 (1.37%) Unix
3 87 (1.03%) Linux
3 87 (1.03%) Windows Server
4 51 (0.60%) Windows 7
5 45 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 39 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (0.36%) AIX
9 27 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.23%) Android
10 19 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.20%) Solaris
12 14 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.11%) OpenVMS
13 9 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.095%) SUSE
15 5 (0.059%) HPUX
15 5 (0.059%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.047%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4175 (49.47%) Project Management
2 2408 (28.53%) PRINCE2
3 2163 (25.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 1861 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
5 881 (10.44%) Migration
6 606 (7.18%) Change Management
7 488 (5.78%) Scrum
8 459 (5.44%) Waterfall
9 457 (5.41%) Risk Management
10 426 (5.05%) ITIL
11 414 (4.91%) Project Planning
12 374 (4.43%) Programme Management
13 367 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 355 (4.21%) E-Commerce
15 349 (4.14%) CRM
16 329 (3.90%) SDLC
17 316 (3.74%) Business Analysis
18 313 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
19 295 (3.50%) Change Control
20 287 (3.40%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 156 (1.85%) SQL
2 122 (1.45%) Java
3 95 (1.13%) C
4 40 (0.47%) JavaScript
5 25 (0.30%) C#
6 24 (0.28%) PHP
7 15 (0.18%) C++
8 11 (0.13%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.083%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.083%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.071%) VBA
11 5 (0.059%) Python
12 3 (0.036%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.024%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.024%) Groovy
13 2 (0.024%) RPG
13 2 (0.024%) Ruby
14 1 (0.012%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.012%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.012%) VB
Qualifications
1 613 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 584 (6.92%) PMI Certification
3 498 (5.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 473 (5.60%) PMP
5 428 (5.07%) SC Cleared
6 364 (4.31%) Degree
7 357 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 123 (1.46%) APMP
9 95 (1.13%) DV Cleared
10 70 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 65 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
12 38 (0.45%) ISEB
13 37 (0.44%) CISSP
14 20 (0.24%) CISM
15 19 (0.23%) CISA
15 19 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
17 15 (0.18%) CCNA
18 14 (0.17%) MAPM
19 12 (0.14%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (2.23%) QA
2 65 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 61 (0.72%) MiFID
4 57 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (0.47%) SLA
6 32 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 24 (0.28%) PMBOK
9 23 (0.27%) SEPA
9 23 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 22 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
11 21 (0.25%) FATCA
11 21 (0.25%) UCITS
12 19 (0.23%) COBIT
13 17 (0.20%) EMIR
14 16 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 15 (0.18%) AIFMD
16 11 (0.13%) ISO 9001
17 8 (0.095%) COREP
17 8 (0.095%) P3O
System Software
1 123 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 59 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
4 12 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.11%) XenApp
8 8 (0.095%) RACF
9 6 (0.071%) vCloud
10 5 (0.059%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.047%) vSphere
12 3 (0.036%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.024%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.024%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.012%) ACF2
14 1 (0.012%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.012%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.012%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.012%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (0.27%) SCCM
2 16 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.071%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (0.059%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (0.059%) SCOM
5 4 (0.047%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.047%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.047%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (0.047%) NSN NetAct
5 4 (0.047%) Puppet
6 3 (0.036%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.036%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.036%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.036%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.036%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.024%) Ansible
7 2 (0.024%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.024%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.024%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 613 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 398 (4.72%) SAP
3 368 (4.36%) Oracle
4 132 (1.56%) Cisco
5 114 (1.35%) Citrix
6 100 (1.18%) VMware
7 87 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 86 (1.02%) IBM
9 48 (0.57%) HP
10 40 (0.47%) Google
11 36 (0.43%) Sitecore
12 34 (0.40%) Adobe
12 34 (0.40%) ServiceNow
13 32 (0.38%) BT
14 29 (0.34%) CheckPoint
15 28 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
16 27 (0.32%) Atlassian
17 26 (0.31%) Cognos
17 26 (0.31%) Hyperion
17 26 (0.31%) Murex
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £259.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
APM Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day UP TO £550 PER DAY
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Derbyshire
JM
Rate: £425 - £485 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £415 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 5 days ago