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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 14 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4382 4367 3709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.59% 9.07% 8.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.29% 9.80% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2959 2849 2352
Average daily rate
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£425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 44 70
Average hourly rate £38.50 £39.40 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +21.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.05 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.55 £52.40 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.15 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +20.46%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 3937 £425 -3.40% 946
London -6 1665 £475 -5.00% 375
South East 0 893 £425 - 175
North West +4 324 £405 +2.53% 86
City of London -8 321 £475 -7.31% 128
Scotland 0 310 £400 - 31
South West 0 254 £413 +3.12% 66
Yorkshire +1 235 £400 -0.12% 80
East of England -1 221 £450 +9.09% 71
Berkshire +8 196 £425 - 32
West Yorkshire +5 178 £400 - 60
Edinburgh -2 170 £450 +13.63% 20
West Midlands +2 157 £425 +12.58% 46
Manchester +7 150 £420 +5.00% 44
Surrey 0 149 £425 +0.59% 30
Hampshire -12 137 £413 -2.94% 35
Buckinghamshire -2 134 £413 +3.12% 32
East Midlands +2 106 £375 +2.59% 28
Milton Keynes -3 104 £409 +2.18% 14
Glasgow +3 83 £395 -1.25% 8
Cheshire -1 77 £431 +7.81% 11
Oxfordshire -3 77 £425 +6.25% 13
Bristol -9 70 £400 - 29
Leeds -10 70 £410 +2.50% 35
West Sussex -2 66 £425 +9.67% 10
Reading +9 65 £440 +3.52% 11
Hertfordshire 0 65 £445 +1.71% 12
Wiltshire +5 61 £463 +15.62% 10
Wales -7 61 £413 +7.00% 10
North East +9 58 £388 +10.71% 12

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4157 (47.44%) Project Management
2 2720 (31.04%) Finance
3 2675 (30.53%) PRINCE2
4 1992 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 1407 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
6 1155 (13.18%) Banking
7 780 (8.90%) Migration
8 693 (7.91%) Retail
9 642 (7.33%) MS Project
10 610 (6.96%) Change Management
11 599 (6.84%) Security Cleared
12 595 (6.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 589 (6.72%) Microsoft
14 534 (6.09%) ITIL
15 508 (5.80%) Project Planning
16 505 (5.76%) PMI Certification
17 476 (5.43%) SAP
18 470 (5.36%) E-Commerce
19 458 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
20 450 (5.14%) Risk Management
21 437 (4.99%) Scrum
22 431 (4.92%) MS Excel
23 428 (4.88%) SC Cleared
24 417 (4.76%) Telecoms
25 397 (4.53%) PMP
26 392 (4.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
27 382 (4.36%) Oracle
28 362 (4.13%) Degree
29 354 (4.04%) Waterfall
30 352 (4.02%) Windows

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 250 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 103 (1.18%) CMS
3 55 (0.63%) WebSphere
4 45 (0.51%) Lync
5 40 (0.46%) MS Exchange
6 35 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 28 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 25 (0.29%) Drupal
9 21 (0.24%) SAS
10 19 (0.22%) IBM Notes
11 18 (0.21%) WebLogic
12 16 (0.18%) MS Project Server
12 16 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.14%) Confluence
13 12 (0.14%) FileNet
14 10 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.10%) Adobe CQ
16 8 (0.091%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.091%) IIS
17 7 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 642 (7.33%) MS Project
2 431 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 292 (3.33%) MS Office
4 194 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 146 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.080%) InDesign
10 6 (0.068%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.046%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.046%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.034%) SPSS
12 3 (0.034%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.023%) Niku Workbench
13 2 (0.023%) Windchill
13 2 (0.023%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.011%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 79 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.37%) Agresso
5 27 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 23 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 20 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 20 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 19 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 19 (0.22%) Magento
9 18 (0.21%) ION MarketView
9 18 (0.21%) SAP CO
9 18 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 18 (0.21%) SAP SD
9 18 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
10 16 (0.18%) SAP HCM
10 16 (0.18%) SAP HR
11 14 (0.16%) SAP CRM
11 14 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
12 13 (0.15%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 61 (0.70%) SaaS
1 61 (0.70%) Office 365
2 18 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
3 16 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.11%) PaaS
6 9 (0.10%) Force.com
7 7 (0.080%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.057%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.046%) Taleo
10 2 (0.023%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.023%) IaaS
10 2 (0.023%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.011%) Trello
11 1 (0.011%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.011%) Yammer
11 1 (0.011%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 164 (1.87%) WAN
2 152 (1.73%) LAN
3 105 (1.20%) Firewall
4 97 (1.11%) Internet
5 58 (0.66%) Intranet
6 43 (0.49%) VoIP
7 42 (0.48%) Network Security
7 42 (0.48%) MPLS
8 38 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
9 37 (0.42%) SAN
10 34 (0.39%) Wireless
11 32 (0.37%) 3G
12 24 (0.27%) 4G
12 24 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
12 24 (0.27%) VPN
12 24 (0.27%) DNS
13 21 (0.24%) IP Telephony
14 20 (0.23%) ATM
15 19 (0.22%) Unified Communications
16 18 (0.21%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
2 87 (0.99%) SQL Server
3 45 (0.51%) Big Data
4 31 (0.35%) SAP BW
5 24 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
5 24 (0.27%) Data Mining
6 22 (0.25%) Oracle Database
7 21 (0.24%) QlikView
8 19 (0.22%) SAP HANA
9 18 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
10 17 (0.19%) SAP BI
11 13 (0.15%) DB2
11 13 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (0.15%) EDMS
12 11 (0.13%) DataStage
12 11 (0.13%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.11%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.091%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 95 (1.08%) JIRA
2 13 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.068%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.068%) LoadRunner
3 6 (0.068%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.068%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.046%) Axure RP
4 4 (0.046%) Maven
5 3 (0.034%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.034%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.034%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.034%) Selenium
6 2 (0.023%) Hudson
6 2 (0.023%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.023%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.023%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.023%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.023%) Xcode
6 2 (0.023%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.023%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2720 (31.04%) Finance
2 1155 (13.18%) Banking
3 693 (7.91%) Retail
4 417 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 290 (3.31%) Investment Banking
6 249 (2.84%) Legal
7 194 (2.21%) Marketing
8 166 (1.89%) Front Office
9 161 (1.84%) Retail Banking
10 139 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 108 (1.23%) Back Office
12 99 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 95 (1.08%) Publishing
14 82 (0.94%) Advertising
14 82 (0.94%) Billing
15 74 (0.84%) Law
16 66 (0.75%) Local Government
17 56 (0.64%) Financial Institution
18 50 (0.57%) French Language
19 48 (0.55%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (1.24%) .NET
2 80 (0.91%) Middleware
3 41 (0.47%) HTML
4 39 (0.45%) Web Services
5 28 (0.32%) CSS
6 27 (0.31%) XML
7 21 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
8 20 (0.23%) J2EE
9 18 (0.21%) Mason
10 11 (0.13%) EDI
10 11 (0.13%) SAP PI
11 10 (0.11%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.091%) LAMP
12 8 (0.091%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (0.080%) Application Packaging
14 6 (0.068%) Visualforce
14 6 (0.068%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
14 6 (0.068%) HTML5
14 6 (0.068%) Velocity
14 6 (0.068%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 458 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (2.70%) NHS
3 171 (1.95%) PMI
4 129 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 89 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 81 (0.92%) Economics
7 79 (0.90%) Derivative
8 74 (0.84%) User Experience
9 57 (0.65%) Credit Risk
10 49 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 45 (0.51%) Fixed Income
12 43 (0.49%) EPoS
12 43 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 42 (0.48%) FMCG
14 40 (0.46%) Computer Science
15 35 (0.40%) Digital Media
15 35 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
16 32 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
17 29 (0.33%) Open Source
18 28 (0.32%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 352 (4.02%) Windows
2 119 (1.36%) Windows 7
3 92 (1.05%) Linux
4 75 (0.86%) UNIX
5 48 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (0.41%) Android
8 31 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 27 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 23 (0.26%) Solaris
12 22 (0.25%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.091%) AIX
15 6 (0.068%) VME
15 6 (0.068%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.034%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.034%) CentOS
17 2 (0.023%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4157 (47.44%) Project Management
2 2675 (30.53%) PRINCE2
3 1992 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 1407 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
5 780 (8.90%) Migration
6 610 (6.96%) Change Management
7 534 (6.09%) ITIL
8 508 (5.80%) Project Planning
9 470 (5.36%) E-Commerce
10 450 (5.14%) Risk Management
11 437 (4.99%) Scrum
12 354 (4.04%) Waterfall
13 350 (3.99%) Programme Management
14 326 (3.72%) PRINCE
15 311 (3.55%) CRM
16 305 (3.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 303 (3.46%) Supplier Management
18 255 (2.91%) Business Analysis
19 249 (2.84%) Change Control
20 240 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 204 (2.33%) SQL
2 130 (1.48%) C
3 126 (1.44%) Java
4 26 (0.30%) PL/SQL
4 26 (0.30%) JavaScript
5 23 (0.26%) C#
6 17 (0.19%) PHP
7 10 (0.11%) VBA
8 7 (0.080%) Python
8 7 (0.080%) ABAP
8 7 (0.080%) Ruby
9 6 (0.068%) Apex Code
9 6 (0.068%) C++
10 4 (0.046%) VB
11 3 (0.034%) COBOL
11 3 (0.034%) R
11 3 (0.034%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.023%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.023%) SQR
12 2 (0.023%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 599 (6.84%) Security Cleared
2 595 (6.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 505 (5.76%) PMI Certification
4 428 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 397 (4.53%) PMP
6 392 (4.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 362 (4.13%) Degree
8 88 (1.00%) APMP
9 77 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 64 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 54 (0.62%) ISEB
12 32 (0.37%) CISSP
13 22 (0.25%) HND
14 19 (0.22%) BC Cleared
15 17 (0.19%) CISM
16 16 (0.18%) HNC
17 15 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
18 11 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
19 10 (0.11%) GIAC
19 10 (0.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (2.04%) QA
2 54 (0.62%) Solvency II
3 37 (0.42%) SLA
4 29 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 29 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 29 (0.33%) FATCA
5 27 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 24 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.24%) EMIR
8 19 (0.22%) GxP
8 19 (0.22%) MiFID
9 18 (0.21%) P3O
10 14 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
11 12 (0.14%) Basel III
11 12 (0.14%) GAMP
12 8 (0.091%) COREP
12 8 (0.091%) GMP
13 7 (0.080%) FINREP
14 6 (0.068%) COBIT
System Software
1 123 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 59 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.18%) XenApp
4 10 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.10%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.091%) vSphere
7 6 (0.068%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 5 (0.057%) vCloud
9 4 (0.046%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.034%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.023%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.023%) XenServer
11 2 (0.023%) Xen
11 2 (0.023%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.023%) Novell eDirectory
11 2 (0.023%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.023%) Firmware
11 2 (0.023%) NFS
12 1 (0.011%) NDS
Systems Management
1 46 (0.52%) SCCM
2 16 (0.18%) SCOM
3 13 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.10%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (0.080%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 7 (0.080%) Cisco IPCC
5 7 (0.080%) OPNET
5 7 (0.080%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 5 (0.057%) Puppet
7 3 (0.034%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.034%) CA SiteMinder
7 3 (0.034%) ZENworks
7 3 (0.034%) Nessus
7 3 (0.034%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.034%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.034%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.034%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.023%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.023%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 589 (6.72%) Microsoft
2 476 (5.43%) SAP
3 382 (4.36%) Oracle
4 182 (2.08%) Cisco
5 128 (1.46%) Citrix
6 126 (1.44%) VMware
7 100 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 98 (1.12%) IBM
9 83 (0.95%) HP
10 41 (0.47%) Business Objects
11 40 (0.46%) CheckPoint
11 40 (0.46%) EMC
12 35 (0.40%) Cognos
13 29 (0.33%) Adobe
13 29 (0.33%) F5
14 28 (0.32%) Informatica
14 28 (0.32%) PeopleSoft
15 25 (0.29%) Juniper
15 25 (0.29%) ION Trading
16 23 (0.26%) Teradata
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