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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 14 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4818 4924 5078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 9.34% 8.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.25% 10.08% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3199 3279 3169
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 43 71
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.78 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.58% -21.62%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 4332 £425 -2.85% 771
London +2 2038 £475 - 319
South East +1 862 £404 -2.12% 139
City of London -2 479 £475 - 109
East of England -2 311 £425 +6.25% 48
Scotland -4 301 £420 +5.00% 25
Berkshire +9 271 £390 -8.23% 19
South West -3 265 £413 +4.43% 58
North West -4 249 £400 +3.22% 71
West Midlands +4 216 £400 +1.13% 40
Yorkshire -5 191 £375 -5.30% 61
Edinburgh -2 166 £450 +12.50% 14
Hampshire -4 158 £425 -5.55% 35
Buckinghamshire -2 130 £405 -4.70% 14
West Yorkshire -4 129 £375 -6.25% 39
Manchester -7 116 £414 +6.77% 38
East Midlands -9 113 £400 - 27
Bedfordshire +12 100 £475 +31.03% 5
Surrey -8 100 £425 +3.65% 15
Milton Keynes 0 96 £400 -5.88% 12
Glasgow +1 90 £388 -8.82% 5
Bristol -7 77 £420 +6.06% 22
Reading +8 76 £380 -10.58% 12
Oxfordshire -1 70 £400 - 11
Cambridgeshire +6 69 £425 +3.65% 15
Leeds -6 69 £375 -11.76% 21
Hertfordshire -3 65 £418 +6.03% 15
Birmingham +1 64 £395 -4.24% 19
Wiltshire -3 62 £400 -4.76% 8
Wales -13 59 £400 +1.01% 5

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4565 (47.68%) Project Management
2 2975 (31.07%) PRINCE2
3 2883 (30.11%) Finance
4 2127 (22.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 1240 (12.95%) Banking
6 893 (9.33%) Migration
7 813 (8.49%) Retail
8 712 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
9 711 (7.43%) MS Project
10 690 (7.21%) Change Management
11 661 (6.90%) Microsoft
12 618 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 614 (6.41%) PMI Certification
14 573 (5.98%) Oracle
15 559 (5.84%) ITIL
16 536 (5.60%) Security Cleared
17 526 (5.49%) SAP
18 506 (5.28%) Risk Management
19 499 (5.21%) Telecoms
20 494 (5.16%) Project Planning
21 472 (4.93%) Scrum
22 434 (4.53%) Windows
23 422 (4.41%) MS Excel
24 420 (4.39%) PMP
25 409 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 405 (4.23%) E-Commerce
27 382 (3.99%) SC Cleared
28 362 (3.78%) PRINCE
29 358 (3.74%) Business Analysis
30 352 (3.68%) CRM

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 276 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 114 (1.19%) CMS
3 65 (0.68%) Lync
4 61 (0.64%) WebSphere
5 54 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 46 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 33 (0.34%) Drupal
8 31 (0.32%) SAS
9 29 (0.30%) MS Project Server
10 22 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 20 (0.21%) FileNet
12 18 (0.19%) Documentum
13 17 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
14 16 (0.17%) IBM Notes
15 14 (0.15%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.14%) Alfresco
17 11 (0.11%) IIS
17 11 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 711 (7.43%) MS Project
2 422 (4.41%) MS Excel
3 294 (3.07%) MS Office
4 185 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 139 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 48 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.13%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.042%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.031%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.031%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.031%) SPSS
10 2 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.021%) Maya
11 1 (0.010%) FastStats
11 1 (0.010%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.010%) Windchill
11 1 (0.010%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 85 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 50 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 40 (0.42%) Agresso
5 35 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 35 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 30 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 27 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
8 26 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
9 25 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
10 19 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 18 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 17 (0.18%) Maximo
13 14 (0.15%) SAP SD
13 14 (0.15%) SAP CRM
13 14 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
14 12 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 12 (0.13%) SAP CO
14 12 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
14 12 (0.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 68 (0.71%) SaaS
2 52 (0.54%) Office 365
3 26 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.19%) Force.com
5 12 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.10%) PaaS
7 8 (0.084%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.052%) IaaS
9 4 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.021%) Taleo
10 2 (0.021%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.010%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.010%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 187 (1.95%) WAN
2 141 (1.47%) LAN
3 96 (1.00%) Firewall
4 95 (0.99%) Internet
5 85 (0.89%) Intranet
6 65 (0.68%) SAN
7 58 (0.61%) VoIP
8 43 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
9 42 (0.44%) Unified Communications
10 39 (0.41%) Wireless
11 33 (0.34%) MPLS
12 30 (0.31%) 4G
13 28 (0.29%) 3G
14 27 (0.28%) DNS
14 27 (0.28%) ATM
15 18 (0.19%) VPN
15 18 (0.19%) 2G
16 16 (0.17%) Network Security
16 16 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
16 16 (0.17%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
2 89 (0.93%) SQL Server
3 37 (0.39%) Oracle Database
4 35 (0.37%) Data Mining
5 33 (0.34%) QlikView
6 28 (0.29%) SAP BW
6 28 (0.29%) Big Data
7 25 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (0.18%) EDRMS
9 17 (0.18%) DB2
10 15 (0.16%) Relational Database
11 14 (0.15%) SAP BI
12 11 (0.11%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.094%) EDMS
15 8 (0.084%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (0.073%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 57 (0.60%) JIRA
2 11 (0.11%) Eclipse
3 10 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.063%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.042%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.042%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.031%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.031%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.031%) Ant
6 3 (0.031%) Toad
6 3 (0.031%) RequisitePro
6 3 (0.031%) Subversion
6 3 (0.031%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.021%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.021%) Selenium
7 2 (0.021%) Maven
7 2 (0.021%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.021%) MSI
7 2 (0.021%) JMeter
7 2 (0.021%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2883 (30.11%) Finance
2 1240 (12.95%) Banking
3 813 (8.49%) Retail
4 499 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 349 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 256 (2.67%) Marketing
7 190 (1.98%) Front Office
8 176 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 173 (1.81%) Legal
10 171 (1.79%) Retail Banking
11 138 (1.44%) Back Office
12 103 (1.08%) Advertising
12 103 (1.08%) Publishing
13 96 (1.00%) Billing
14 91 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
15 80 (0.84%) Financial Institution
16 73 (0.76%) Local Government
17 57 (0.60%) Automotive
18 51 (0.53%) Law
18 51 (0.53%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (1.43%) .NET
2 68 (0.71%) Middleware
3 67 (0.70%) HTML
4 59 (0.62%) Web Services
5 54 (0.56%) J2EE
6 32 (0.33%) XML
7 30 (0.31%) CSS
8 26 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
9 17 (0.18%) Application Packaging
9 17 (0.18%) Mason
10 15 (0.16%) ASP.NET
11 14 (0.15%) Velocity
12 12 (0.13%) EDI
12 12 (0.13%) JSP
13 11 (0.11%) HTML5
13 11 (0.11%) LAMP
14 7 (0.073%) JRules
14 7 (0.073%) Spring
14 7 (0.073%) Apache Flex
15 6 (0.063%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 325 (3.39%) PMI
2 277 (2.89%) NHS
3 194 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 122 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 112 (1.17%) Derivative
6 87 (0.91%) Economics
7 68 (0.71%) Mainframe
8 64 (0.67%) Fixed Income
8 64 (0.67%) FMCG
9 62 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 56 (0.58%) Social Media
11 54 (0.56%) Digital Media
12 53 (0.55%) EPoS
13 44 (0.46%) Credit Risk
14 39 (0.41%) Equities
15 38 (0.40%) DTV
15 38 (0.40%) Market Risk
16 36 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
17 35 (0.37%) Open Source
18 34 (0.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 434 (4.53%) Windows
2 182 (1.90%) Windows 7
3 132 (1.38%) UNIX
4 120 (1.25%) Linux
5 46 (0.48%) Android
6 45 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 41 (0.43%) Windows XP
8 37 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (0.26%) AIX
12 21 (0.22%) Solaris
13 17 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.094%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (0.084%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.063%) HPUX
17 4 (0.042%) SUSE
18 3 (0.031%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.031%) Windows NT
19 2 (0.021%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4565 (47.68%) Project Management
2 2975 (31.07%) PRINCE2
3 2127 (22.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 893 (9.33%) Migration
5 712 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
6 690 (7.21%) Change Management
7 559 (5.84%) ITIL
8 506 (5.28%) Risk Management
9 494 (5.16%) Project Planning
10 472 (4.93%) Scrum
11 405 (4.23%) E-Commerce
12 362 (3.78%) PRINCE
13 358 (3.74%) Business Analysis
14 352 (3.68%) CRM
15 315 (3.29%) Supplier Management
16 302 (3.15%) Programme Management
17 299 (3.12%) Change Control
18 293 (3.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 289 (3.02%) Waterfall
20 268 (2.80%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 205 (2.14%) SQL
2 202 (2.11%) Java
3 148 (1.55%) C
4 32 (0.33%) JavaScript
4 32 (0.33%) PHP
5 29 (0.30%) C#
6 17 (0.18%) PL/SQL
6 17 (0.18%) VB
7 13 (0.14%) Python
8 9 (0.094%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.073%) VBA
10 6 (0.063%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.052%) Perl
11 5 (0.052%) C++
12 4 (0.042%) RPG
12 4 (0.042%) ABAP
12 4 (0.042%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.042%) R
13 3 (0.031%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.031%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 618 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 614 (6.41%) PMI Certification
3 536 (5.60%) Security Cleared
4 420 (4.39%) PMP
5 409 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 382 (3.99%) SC Cleared
7 344 (3.59%) Degree
8 76 (0.79%) APMP
9 72 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 57 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 52 (0.54%) ISEB
12 21 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
13 20 (0.21%) CISSP
14 17 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (0.18%) HND
15 16 (0.17%) CISA
16 15 (0.16%) HNC
17 14 (0.15%) MBA
18 13 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
19 11 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (2.19%) QA
2 72 (0.75%) SLA
3 52 (0.54%) EMIR
4 43 (0.45%) Solvency II
5 40 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 36 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
7 34 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 34 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 18 (0.19%) FATCA
10 15 (0.16%) MiFID
11 14 (0.15%) Basel III
11 14 (0.15%) P3O
12 11 (0.11%) ISO 14001
12 11 (0.11%) GxP
12 11 (0.11%) COBIT
13 7 (0.073%) AIFMD
13 7 (0.073%) COREP
14 6 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 116 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 65 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.16%) XenApp
5 8 (0.084%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.084%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.084%) vSphere
6 5 (0.052%) GPFS
7 4 (0.042%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.042%) XenServer
8 3 (0.031%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.021%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.021%) UAG
9 2 (0.021%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.010%) vCloud
10 1 (0.010%) Postfix
10 1 (0.010%) NDS
10 1 (0.010%) Snort
Systems Management
1 51 (0.53%) SCCM
2 11 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.11%) Tivoli
3 10 (0.10%) SCOM
3 10 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 8 (0.084%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 6 (0.063%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.052%) Oracle Identity Management
6 5 (0.052%) Control-M
6 5 (0.052%) Netcool
7 4 (0.042%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.031%) OPNET
8 3 (0.031%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.021%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.021%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.010%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.010%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.010%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.010%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.010%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 661 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 573 (5.98%) Oracle
3 526 (5.49%) SAP
4 176 (1.84%) Cisco
5 158 (1.65%) Citrix
6 131 (1.37%) VMware
7 117 (1.22%) IBM
8 106 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
9 73 (0.76%) HP
10 51 (0.53%) Avaya
11 41 (0.43%) Business Objects
12 37 (0.39%) EMC
13 34 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
14 32 (0.33%) Cognos
15 30 (0.31%) Informatica
16 28 (0.29%) Remedy
17 26 (0.27%) Hyperion
18 25 (0.26%) Metastorm
19 24 (0.25%) CheckPoint
19 24 (0.25%) BT
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