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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 16 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4245 4467 4481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.23% 8.73% 9.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.70% 9.24% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 2995 2927
Average daily rate £438 £425 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £415 £401
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 43
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £21.65 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.43 £49.50 £52.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 3863 £442 +4.00% 725
London 0 1682 £480 +1.05% 314
South East -3 746 £425 - 137
North West -15 282 £410 +2.50% 58
City of London +5 262 £525 +10.52% 71
West Midlands +10 248 £425 - 46
Scotland -5 237 £423 +2.42% 26
South West -3 236 £400 -3.32% 44
Yorkshire -7 213 £388 -3.12% 40
East of England +6 199 £445 -6.31% 46
Berkshire -2 185 £419 -1.50% 25
East Midlands +4 176 £420 +12.00% 28
Hampshire +8 175 £425 - 27
Edinburgh -2 169 £435 -3.33% 15
West Yorkshire -9 158 £375 -7.40% 27
Manchester -10 151 £400 -2.73% 34
Buckinghamshire -2 113 £420 -1.17% 17
Surrey -9 104 £425 - 33
Milton Keynes -2 86 £420 +1.81% 8
Leeds -6 86 £385 -6.09% 17
Birmingham +11 73 £400 +1.58% 19
Cambridgeshire +10 70 £425 -10.52% 14
Nottinghamshire +8 69 £424 +13.00% 8
Bristol -2 69 £413 +3.12% 17
Reading -2 65 £409 -9.11% 8
Nottingham +5 64 £424 +13.00% 6
Wales -11 62 £400 +6.66% 6
Wiltshire +1 59 £375 -13.04% 9
South Wales 0 58 £400 +6.66% 6
West Sussex 0 53 £425 - 4

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4216 (47.69%) Project Management
2 2748 (31.08%) Finance
3 2677 (30.28%) PRINCE2
4 2119 (23.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 1609 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
6 1195 (13.52%) Banking
7 961 (10.87%) Migration
8 664 (7.51%) Security Cleared
9 663 (7.50%) Retail
10 643 (7.27%) Change Management
10 643 (7.27%) PMI Certification
11 634 (7.17%) MS Project
12 630 (7.13%) Microsoft
13 596 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 531 (6.01%) ITIL
15 496 (5.61%) Risk Management
16 490 (5.54%) Data Centre
17 482 (5.45%) PMP
18 460 (5.20%) Project Planning
19 459 (5.19%) Scrum
20 453 (5.12%) SC Cleared
21 428 (4.84%) MS Excel
22 424 (4.80%) SAP
23 416 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
24 410 (4.64%) Oracle
25 391 (4.42%) Waterfall
26 380 (4.30%) Telecoms
27 372 (4.21%) Degree
28 356 (4.03%) Programme Management
29 346 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 210 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 115 (1.30%) CMS
3 56 (0.63%) Skype for Business
4 40 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 39 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 34 (0.38%) Confluence
7 30 (0.34%) MS Project Server
8 25 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 24 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 19 (0.21%) Drupal
10 19 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.15%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.12%) WordPress
14 10 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.090%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2013
16 6 (0.068%) JBoss
16 6 (0.068%) SAS
Applications
1 634 (7.17%) MS Project
2 428 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 249 (2.82%) MS Office
4 177 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 157 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 11 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.045%) Mingle
10 3 (0.034%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.023%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.023%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 95 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 37 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 35 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
5 34 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 30 (0.34%) Primavera
7 25 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 24 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 23 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
10 19 (0.21%) SAP CO
11 18 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 18 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
12 17 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
12 17 (0.19%) SAP HR
13 16 (0.18%) Summit
14 13 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
14 13 (0.15%) SAP BPC
15 12 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 11 (0.12%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 196 (2.22%) Office 365
2 68 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (0.72%) SaaS
4 33 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
5 31 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 20 (0.23%) IaaS
7 14 (0.16%) Taleo
8 11 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.12%) PaaS
9 9 (0.10%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.068%) GitHub
11 4 (0.045%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.045%) Silverpop
12 3 (0.034%) Yammer
13 2 (0.023%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.023%) Force.com
13 2 (0.023%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.023%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 214 (2.42%) WAN
2 184 (2.08%) LAN
3 113 (1.28%) Firewall
4 61 (0.69%) Internet
5 57 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
5 57 (0.64%) Wireless
6 53 (0.60%) SAN
7 52 (0.59%) Network Security
8 48 (0.54%) Intranet
9 47 (0.53%) VoIP
10 30 (0.34%) VPN
11 28 (0.32%) Unified Communications
12 23 (0.26%) MPLS
13 22 (0.25%) Skype
14 19 (0.21%) DNS
15 18 (0.20%) 4G
16 15 (0.17%) ATM
16 15 (0.17%) IP Telephony
16 15 (0.17%) LTE
17 14 (0.16%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
2 85 (0.96%) SQL Server
3 54 (0.61%) Big Data
4 35 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 34 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 33 (0.37%) QlikView
7 32 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 24 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
11 17 (0.19%) SAP HANA
12 16 (0.18%) SAP BW
13 14 (0.16%) DataStage
14 13 (0.15%) GIS
14 13 (0.15%) Relational Database
15 12 (0.14%) Data Mining
15 12 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.12%) MS Access
16 11 (0.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 116 (1.31%) JIRA
2 40 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.10%) Talend Open Studio
4 8 (0.090%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.068%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.057%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.057%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.057%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.045%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.034%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.034%) Subversion
9 2 (0.023%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.023%) FogBugz
9 2 (0.023%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (0.023%) MSI
9 2 (0.023%) VersionOne
9 2 (0.023%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.011%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.011%) Lombardi
10 1 (0.011%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2748 (31.08%) Finance
2 1195 (13.52%) Banking
3 663 (7.50%) Retail
4 380 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 269 (3.04%) Marketing
6 262 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 202 (2.28%) Legal
8 156 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 153 (1.73%) Retail Banking
10 147 (1.66%) Front Office
11 144 (1.63%) Law
12 110 (1.24%) Advertising
13 95 (1.07%) Publishing
14 90 (1.02%) Back Office
15 77 (0.87%) Billing
15 77 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
16 75 (0.85%) Local Government
17 68 (0.77%) Automotive
18 54 (0.61%) Financial Institution
19 39 (0.44%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (0.92%) .NET
2 57 (0.64%) HTML
3 55 (0.62%) Middleware
4 41 (0.46%) Web Services
5 24 (0.27%) CSS
6 21 (0.24%) HTML5
7 16 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 14 (0.16%) XML
9 13 (0.15%) SailPoint
10 10 (0.11%) J2EE
11 8 (0.090%) Mason
11 8 (0.090%) Velocity
12 7 (0.079%) Flash
12 7 (0.079%) SAP Basis
13 6 (0.068%) COM
13 6 (0.068%) WAP
14 5 (0.057%) EDI
14 5 (0.057%) SAP PI
14 5 (0.057%) Visualforce
14 5 (0.057%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 490 (5.54%) Data Centre
2 416 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 259 (2.93%) PMI
4 229 (2.59%) NHS
5 213 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 114 (1.29%) User Experience
7 106 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 105 (1.19%) Derivative
9 72 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 55 (0.62%) Equities
11 53 (0.60%) FMCG
12 49 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 45 (0.51%) Fixed Income
14 41 (0.46%) Credit Risk
14 41 (0.46%) Market Risk
15 37 (0.42%) Smart Meter
15 37 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
16 36 (0.41%) Computer Science
17 35 (0.40%) Data Integration
18 34 (0.38%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 320 (3.62%) Windows
2 105 (1.19%) Windows Server
3 85 (0.96%) Linux
4 62 (0.70%) Unix
5 46 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 39 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 38 (0.43%) Android
8 38 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.25%) AIX
11 20 (0.23%) Solaris
12 18 (0.20%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.10%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.090%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.079%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.057%) HPUX
18 3 (0.034%) OpenVMS
18 3 (0.034%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4216 (47.69%) Project Management
2 2677 (30.28%) PRINCE2
3 2119 (23.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 1609 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
5 961 (10.87%) Migration
6 643 (7.27%) Change Management
7 531 (6.01%) ITIL
8 496 (5.61%) Risk Management
9 460 (5.20%) Project Planning
10 459 (5.19%) Scrum
11 391 (4.42%) Waterfall
12 356 (4.03%) Programme Management
13 344 (3.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 337 (3.81%) SDLC
15 319 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
16 310 (3.51%) CRM
17 302 (3.42%) Change Control
18 300 (3.39%) E-Commerce
19 294 (3.33%) Business Analysis
20 289 (3.27%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 178 (2.01%) SQL
2 86 (0.97%) C
3 82 (0.93%) Java
4 39 (0.44%) JavaScript
5 31 (0.35%) C#
6 17 (0.19%) PHP
6 17 (0.19%) Python
7 14 (0.16%) VBA
8 12 (0.14%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.11%) C++
10 8 (0.090%) Perl
11 7 (0.079%) AWK
11 7 (0.079%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.079%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.079%) R
11 7 (0.079%) sed
12 5 (0.057%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.045%) COBOL
13 4 (0.045%) JCL
13 4 (0.045%) VB
Qualifications
1 664 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 643 (7.27%) PMI Certification
3 596 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 482 (5.45%) PMP
5 453 (5.12%) SC Cleared
6 372 (4.21%) Degree
7 346 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 178 (2.01%) APMP
9 149 (1.69%) DV Cleared
10 76 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 46 (0.52%) ISEB
12 40 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 22 (0.25%) CISSP
13 22 (0.25%) HNC
14 21 (0.24%) HND
15 15 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (0.16%) BC Cleared
17 13 (0.15%) PgMP
18 12 (0.14%) ACCA
18 12 (0.14%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (2.26%) QA
2 93 (1.05%) MiFID
3 58 (0.66%) SLA
4 57 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 54 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 53 (0.60%) EMIR
7 50 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
8 36 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 32 (0.36%) SEPA
10 25 (0.28%) PMBOK
10 25 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 19 (0.21%) FATCA
12 18 (0.20%) Solvency II
13 17 (0.19%) COBIT
13 17 (0.19%) PCI DSS
14 15 (0.17%) GxP
15 14 (0.16%) P3O
16 13 (0.15%) ISO 9001
17 10 (0.11%) UCITS
18 8 (0.090%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 118 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 68 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.090%) XenApp
5 7 (0.079%) NFS
5 7 (0.079%) Samba
6 6 (0.068%) IAG
7 5 (0.057%) RACF
7 5 (0.057%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.034%) vSphere
8 3 (0.034%) XenServer
9 2 (0.023%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.023%) Docker
9 2 (0.023%) Firmware
9 2 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.023%) UAG
9 2 (0.023%) vCloud
10 1 (0.011%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.011%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.011%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (0.20%) SCCM
2 13 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.11%) MOM
3 10 (0.11%) SCOM
4 9 (0.10%) Puppet
5 8 (0.090%) Nagios
6 7 (0.079%) Ansible
7 5 (0.057%) Munin
8 4 (0.045%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.045%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.045%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (0.034%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.034%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.023%) Netcool
10 2 (0.023%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.023%) RSA Security Analytics
10 2 (0.023%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.023%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 1 (0.011%) Control-M
11 1 (0.011%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 630 (7.13%) Microsoft
2 424 (4.80%) SAP
3 410 (4.64%) Oracle
4 125 (1.41%) Cisco
5 122 (1.38%) VMware
6 119 (1.35%) Citrix
7 110 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 85 (0.96%) IBM
9 51 (0.58%) Google
10 50 (0.57%) HP
11 48 (0.54%) Cognos
12 46 (0.52%) ServiceNow
13 39 (0.44%) BT
14 38 (0.43%) Murex
15 31 (0.35%) Remedy
16 30 (0.34%) Adobe
16 30 (0.34%) NetApp
17 27 (0.31%) hybris
17 27 (0.31%) Informatica
17 27 (0.31%) Sitecore
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