The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 12 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4703 4860 4984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.92% 9.70% 8.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.65% 10.48% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3161 3160 3161
Average daily rate
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£425 £432 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.62% +0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 67
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £20.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £53.50 £48.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48756 46361 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29723 26977 29363
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2145 2631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 4204 £425 -5.55% 812
London -2 1969 £450 -10.00% 382
South East -1 879 £413 -1.78% 145
City of London +2 498 £475 -5.00% 141
Berkshire +7 293 £425 - 35
North West +2 287 £425 +13.33% 57
Scotland -3 271 £400 - 37
South West +1 266 £413 +3.12% 58
West Midlands +6 214 £410 +5.80% 36
East of England -5 213 £425 +6.25% 49
Yorkshire -4 170 £395 -0.25% 46
Buckinghamshire +2 150 £419 +5.74% 18
Edinburgh -5 149 £425 +6.25% 18
Hampshire -6 139 £433 -1.14% 15
West Yorkshire -7 128 £393 -1.87% 29
East Midlands -5 123 £375 -10.71% 31
Milton Keynes +2 106 £400 +6.66% 13
Manchester -6 105 £413 +4.76% 26
Wales -2 97 £388 -2.14% 13
Reading +10 91 £425 -5.55% 11
Surrey -10 91 £463 +2.77% 25
South Wales -5 88 £395 -0.25% 10
Bristol 0 85 £400 +1.01% 23
Cheshire +3 80 £450 +12.50% 15
Oxfordshire 0 77 £373 -6.87% 22
Glasgow +2 72 £381 +6.27% 14
Birmingham +11 71 £378 -1.94% 16
Leeds -3 69 £388 -6.62% 25
Cardiff +1 68 £400 - 7
Wiltshire 0 66 £400 -4.76% 14

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 4798 (47.64%) Project Management
2 3126 (31.04%) PRINCE2
3 3054 (30.32%) Finance
4 2264 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 1320 (13.11%) Banking
6 908 (9.02%) Migration
7 823 (8.17%) Retail
8 729 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
9 721 (7.16%) Change Management
10 704 (6.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 655 (6.50%) MS Project
12 643 (6.38%) Microsoft
13 631 (6.26%) PMI Certification
14 595 (5.91%) Oracle
15 581 (5.77%) SAP
16 562 (5.58%) ITIL
17 528 (5.24%) Risk Management
18 527 (5.23%) Security Cleared
19 516 (5.12%) Telecoms
20 477 (4.74%) Project Planning
21 472 (4.69%) Scrum
22 445 (4.42%) E-Commerce
23 443 (4.40%) PMP
24 436 (4.33%) MS Excel
25 422 (4.19%) CRM
26 417 (4.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
27 413 (4.10%) Windows
28 381 (3.78%) PRINCE
29 377 (3.74%) Business Analysis
30 375 (3.72%) SC Cleared

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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
1 300 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 108 (1.07%) CMS
3 95 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 60 (0.60%) Lync
5 57 (0.57%) MS Exchange
6 39 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 26 (0.26%) Drupal
8 25 (0.25%) MS Project Server
8 25 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (0.22%) SAS
11 20 (0.20%) Documentum
11 20 (0.20%) IBM Notes
12 17 (0.17%) IIS
12 17 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
13 15 (0.15%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.13%) FileNet
15 12 (0.12%) Alfresco
15 12 (0.12%) WordPress
15 12 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 655 (6.50%) MS Project
2 436 (4.33%) MS Excel
3 304 (3.02%) MS Office
4 188 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 117 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 44 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 5 (0.050%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.030%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.020%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.020%) Maya
11 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.010%) Windchill
11 1 (0.010%) SPSS
11 1 (0.010%) FastStats
11 1 (0.010%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 100 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 44 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 43 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 29 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 28 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 27 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 26 (0.26%) Maximo
9 23 (0.23%) Agresso
10 21 (0.21%) SAP CRM
11 20 (0.20%) SAP HR
12 19 (0.19%) SAP FI
13 18 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
13 18 (0.18%) SAP CO
13 18 (0.18%) SAP ERP
14 17 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
15 15 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
15 15 (0.15%) Magento
16 13 (0.13%) SAP SD
17 12 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 66 (0.66%) SaaS
2 53 (0.53%) Office 365
3 19 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.12%) Force.com
5 10 (0.099%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.089%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (0.079%) PaaS
8 5 (0.050%) IaaS
9 3 (0.030%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.030%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.020%) Taleo
11 1 (0.010%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.010%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 193 (1.92%) WAN
2 157 (1.56%) LAN
3 92 (0.91%) Internet
4 82 (0.81%) Intranet
5 73 (0.72%) SAN
6 72 (0.71%) Firewall
7 64 (0.64%) VoIP
8 49 (0.49%) Wireless
8 49 (0.49%) MPLS
9 43 (0.43%) Unified Communications
10 37 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
11 28 (0.28%) 4G
12 27 (0.27%) ATM
12 27 (0.27%) DNS
13 25 (0.25%) 3G
14 21 (0.21%) Broadband
15 20 (0.20%) VPN
15 20 (0.20%) IP Telephony
16 18 (0.18%) 2G
17 16 (0.16%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
2 87 (0.86%) SQL Server
3 44 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 35 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 34 (0.34%) SAP BW
5 34 (0.34%) QlikView
6 25 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 24 (0.24%) Big Data
8 22 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (0.21%) EDRMS
9 21 (0.21%) DB2
10 19 (0.19%) DataStage
11 18 (0.18%) Relational Database
12 14 (0.14%) SAP BI
13 12 (0.12%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.099%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.099%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 42 (0.42%) JIRA
2 7 (0.069%) Eclipse
3 6 (0.060%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (0.050%) MSI
4 5 (0.050%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.030%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.030%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.020%) PhoneGap
6 2 (0.020%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.020%) Subversion
6 2 (0.020%) Ant
6 2 (0.020%) Maven
6 2 (0.020%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.020%) Toad
6 2 (0.020%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.020%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.010%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.010%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.010%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (0.010%) XDoclet
General
1 3054 (30.32%) Finance
2 1320 (13.11%) Banking
3 823 (8.17%) Retail
4 516 (5.12%) Telecoms
5 348 (3.46%) Investment Banking
6 279 (2.77%) Marketing
7 209 (2.08%) Front Office
8 197 (1.96%) Retail Banking
9 184 (1.83%) Legal
10 169 (1.68%) Manufacturing
11 154 (1.53%) Back Office
12 102 (1.01%) Publishing
13 101 (1.00%) Billing
14 99 (0.98%) Advertising
15 90 (0.89%) Financial Institution
16 88 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
17 72 (0.71%) Local Government
18 67 (0.67%) French Language
19 59 (0.59%) Law
20 55 (0.55%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (1.83%) .NET
2 81 (0.80%) HTML
3 66 (0.66%) J2EE
4 59 (0.59%) Web Services
5 51 (0.51%) XML
6 48 (0.48%) Middleware
7 36 (0.36%) CSS
8 24 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 19 (0.19%) EDI
10 18 (0.18%) ASP.NET
10 18 (0.18%) HTML5
10 18 (0.18%) Velocity
11 16 (0.16%) Application Packaging
12 14 (0.14%) Apache Flex
12 14 (0.14%) Mason
13 11 (0.11%) JSP
14 10 (0.099%) LAMP
15 7 (0.069%) CGI
15 7 (0.069%) Spring
16 6 (0.060%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 324 (3.22%) PMI
2 293 (2.91%) NHS
3 203 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 128 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 115 (1.14%) Derivative
6 80 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 74 (0.73%) FMCG
8 73 (0.72%) Economics
9 69 (0.69%) Social Media
10 65 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 64 (0.64%) Fixed Income
12 56 (0.56%) Equities
13 52 (0.52%) Credit Risk
14 46 (0.46%) EPoS
15 44 (0.44%) Digital Media
16 40 (0.40%) Market Risk
17 39 (0.39%) GIS
18 38 (0.38%) Computer Science
19 35 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
20 33 (0.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 413 (4.10%) Windows
2 169 (1.68%) Windows 7
3 155 (1.54%) UNIX
4 129 (1.28%) Linux
5 45 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 44 (0.44%) Windows XP
7 41 (0.41%) Android
8 29 (0.29%) Solaris
9 25 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (0.24%) AIX
11 21 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.079%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.079%) SUSE
14 8 (0.079%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.050%) HPUX
16 3 (0.030%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.030%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.020%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4798 (47.64%) Project Management
2 3126 (31.04%) PRINCE2
3 2264 (22.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 908 (9.02%) Migration
5 729 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
6 721 (7.16%) Change Management
7 562 (5.58%) ITIL
8 528 (5.24%) Risk Management
9 477 (4.74%) Project Planning
10 472 (4.69%) Scrum
11 445 (4.42%) E-Commerce
12 422 (4.19%) CRM
13 381 (3.78%) PRINCE
14 377 (3.74%) Business Analysis
15 333 (3.31%) Change Control
16 317 (3.15%) Supplier Management
17 307 (3.05%) Programme Management
18 292 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
19 286 (2.84%) Waterfall
20 269 (2.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 250 (2.48%) Java
2 237 (2.35%) SQL
3 162 (1.61%) C
4 45 (0.45%) PHP
5 42 (0.42%) C#
6 37 (0.37%) JavaScript
7 17 (0.17%) VB
8 16 (0.16%) PL/SQL
9 13 (0.13%) VBA
9 13 (0.13%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.11%) Python
11 6 (0.060%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.060%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.060%) Perl
11 6 (0.060%) R
12 5 (0.050%) C++
13 4 (0.040%) RPG
13 4 (0.040%) ABAP
13 4 (0.040%) VB6
14 3 (0.030%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 704 (6.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 631 (6.26%) PMI Certification
3 527 (5.23%) Security Cleared
4 443 (4.40%) PMP
5 417 (4.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 375 (3.72%) SC Cleared
7 362 (3.59%) Degree
8 86 (0.85%) APMP
9 63 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 58 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 41 (0.41%) ISEB
12 18 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
13 16 (0.16%) CISSP
13 16 (0.16%) MBA
14 13 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (0.12%) HNC
15 12 (0.12%) HND
16 11 (0.11%) MAPM
16 11 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 10 (0.099%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (2.08%) QA
2 79 (0.78%) SLA
3 68 (0.68%) EMIR
4 56 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
5 37 (0.37%) Solvency II
6 35 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 29 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 28 (0.28%) FATCA
10 22 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.17%) MiFID
11 17 (0.17%) P3O
12 12 (0.12%) Basel III
12 12 (0.12%) GxP
13 11 (0.11%) COBIT
13 11 (0.11%) AIFMD
14 9 (0.089%) Data Quality
15 8 (0.079%) COREP
15 8 (0.079%) WCAG
15 8 (0.079%) WAI
System Software
1 106 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 78 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.17%) XenApp
5 10 (0.099%) XenDesktop
5 10 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.089%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.079%) vSphere
8 5 (0.050%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.040%) XenServer
10 3 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.020%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.020%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.020%) UAG
12 1 (0.010%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.010%) vCloud
12 1 (0.010%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.010%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.010%) NFS
Systems Management
1 49 (0.49%) SCCM
2 15 (0.15%) SCOM
3 12 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.089%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.089%) Control-M
5 6 (0.060%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 5 (0.050%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.050%) Netcool
6 5 (0.050%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (0.040%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.030%) OPNET
8 3 (0.030%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.030%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.020%) MOM
9 2 (0.020%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.020%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.010%) Puppet
10 1 (0.010%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.010%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.010%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 643 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 595 (5.91%) Oracle
3 581 (5.77%) SAP
4 173 (1.72%) Cisco
5 168 (1.67%) Citrix
6 159 (1.58%) VMware
7 144 (1.43%) IBM
8 116 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 71 (0.70%) HP
10 46 (0.46%) Business Objects
10 46 (0.46%) Cognos
11 44 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
11 44 (0.44%) EMC
12 43 (0.43%) Avaya
13 41 (0.41%) JD Edwards
14 33 (0.33%) NetApp
14 33 (0.33%) BT
15 31 (0.31%) Hyperion
16 30 (0.30%) Siebel
17 27 (0.27%) Sybase
Wirral, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £530.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: £38 - £45 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 18 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Heat Recruitment
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Midlands
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago