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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4521 4610 4910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.76% 8.75% 8.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.55% 9.43% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3064 3156 3116
Average daily rate
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£438 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £308 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 75
Average hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.66 £13.00 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.53 £53.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.13 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -7.14%

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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 4145 £443 +1.14% 884
London -1 1897 £485 +2.10% 368
South East 0 800 £420 +1.81% 164
City of London -2 426 £475 -5.00% 116
East of England +2 317 £425 - 65
North West -5 270 £400 +6.66% 75
South West +1 265 £425 +13.33% 54
Scotland -3 258 £425 +6.25% 36
Yorkshire 0 203 £375 -5.30% 71
West Midlands -4 197 £388 -3.12% 52
Berkshire +6 185 £400 -5.88% 34
Hampshire -5 179 £401 -0.68% 25
Edinburgh 0 154 £450 +12.50% 21
Buckinghamshire +8 135 £413 -2.94% 29
West Yorkshire -8 121 £380 -4.04% 45
Manchester -3 120 £400 +6.66% 42
East Midlands +1 111 £405 +15.71% 21
Surrey -14 107 £443 +5.98% 28
Bristol -5 103 £425 +8.99% 19
Milton Keynes +6 98 £413 -4.06% 12
Bedfordshire +4 89 £450 +5.26% 10
Cambridgeshire +10 72 £410 -0.30% 14
Oxfordshire +6 69 £421 +12.33% 19
Glasgow +7 65 £375 -1.44% 9
Cheshire -4 63 £425 +9.32% 14
Leeds -5 62 £400 - 31
Wiltshire +1 60 £416 -2.05% 10
Reading +12 56 £380 -10.58% 13
Hertfordshire -13 56 £414 +3.43% 22
North East -14 56 £450 +2.27% 6

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4394 (47.56%) Project Management
2 2852 (30.87%) PRINCE2
3 2804 (30.35%) Finance
4 2018 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 1451 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
6 1205 (13.04%) Banking
7 853 (9.23%) Migration
8 776 (8.40%) Retail
9 657 (7.11%) MS Project
10 656 (7.10%) Microsoft
10 656 (7.10%) Change Management
11 589 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 555 (6.01%) Security Cleared
13 549 (5.94%) PMI Certification
14 531 (5.75%) ITIL
15 514 (5.56%) Oracle
16 501 (5.42%) Telecoms
17 499 (5.40%) Project Planning
18 497 (5.38%) Risk Management
19 491 (5.31%) SAP
20 467 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
21 425 (4.60%) Scrum
22 419 (4.54%) MS Excel
23 417 (4.51%) Windows
24 410 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 401 (4.34%) SC Cleared
25 401 (4.34%) PMP
26 396 (4.29%) E-Commerce
27 354 (3.83%) Programme Management
28 352 (3.81%) Degree

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 282 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 121 (1.31%) CMS
3 54 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 50 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 50 (0.54%) Lync
5 46 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 39 (0.42%) Drupal
7 34 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 31 (0.34%) SAS
9 25 (0.27%) MS Project Server
10 18 (0.19%) Documentum
10 18 (0.19%) WebLogic
11 17 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.17%) IBM Notes
13 14 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (0.14%) FileNet
15 12 (0.13%) Confluence
16 11 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
16 11 (0.12%) Alfresco
17 9 (0.097%) IIS
Applications
1 657 (7.11%) MS Project
2 419 (4.54%) MS Excel
3 300 (3.25%) MS Office
4 183 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 130 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 41 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.097%) Open Workbench
8 8 (0.087%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.043%) InDesign
10 4 (0.043%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.043%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.032%) SPSS
12 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.022%) Maya
13 1 (0.011%) Niku Workbench
13 1 (0.011%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 91 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 50 (0.54%) Agresso
4 43 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 34 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 27 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
8 26 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 26 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 21 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
10 18 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 17 (0.18%) Maximo
12 14 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
13 13 (0.14%) SAP CO
13 13 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
13 13 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
13 13 (0.14%) SAP FI
14 12 (0.13%) SAP SD
14 12 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 12 (0.13%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 78 (0.84%) SaaS
2 58 (0.63%) Office 365
3 28 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (0.17%) Force.com
5 10 (0.11%) PaaS
6 9 (0.097%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.076%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.054%) IaaS
9 2 (0.022%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.022%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.022%) Taleo
10 1 (0.011%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.011%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.011%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.011%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 183 (1.98%) WAN
2 142 (1.54%) LAN
3 109 (1.18%) Firewall
4 96 (1.04%) Internet
5 75 (0.81%) Intranet
6 68 (0.74%) SAN
7 50 (0.54%) VoIP
8 42 (0.45%) Wireless
9 39 (0.42%) 3G
9 39 (0.42%) MPLS
10 37 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (0.37%) Unified Communications
12 33 (0.36%) Network Security
13 28 (0.30%) 4G
14 26 (0.28%) DNS
15 23 (0.25%) ATM
16 22 (0.24%) IP Telephony
17 20 (0.22%) Broadband
18 19 (0.21%) TCP/IP
18 19 (0.21%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 83 (0.90%) SQL Server
3 33 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 30 (0.32%) Big Data
5 29 (0.31%) QlikView
5 29 (0.31%) SAP BW
6 25 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 24 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
8 18 (0.19%) EDRMS
9 15 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (0.16%) DB2
10 14 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.14%) SAP BI
12 12 (0.13%) EDMS
13 11 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.12%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.12%) Relational Database
14 10 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.097%) SAP HANA
16 8 (0.087%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 72 (0.78%) JIRA
2 13 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.076%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.054%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.043%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.043%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.043%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.032%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.032%) Subversion
6 3 (0.032%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.032%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.022%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.022%) Selenium
7 2 (0.022%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.022%) JMeter
7 2 (0.022%) Toad
7 2 (0.022%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.022%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.022%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.022%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 2804 (30.35%) Finance
2 1205 (13.04%) Banking
3 776 (8.40%) Retail
4 501 (5.42%) Telecoms
5 344 (3.72%) Investment Banking
6 227 (2.46%) Marketing
7 188 (2.03%) Front Office
8 180 (1.95%) Legal
9 170 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 162 (1.75%) Retail Banking
11 129 (1.40%) Back Office
12 105 (1.14%) Advertising
13 100 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
14 99 (1.07%) Publishing
15 96 (1.04%) Billing
16 70 (0.76%) Local Government
17 62 (0.67%) Financial Institution
18 56 (0.61%) Law
19 50 (0.54%) Automotive
20 39 (0.42%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (1.27%) .NET
2 70 (0.76%) Middleware
3 62 (0.67%) HTML
4 50 (0.54%) Web Services
5 30 (0.32%) CSS
6 24 (0.26%) J2EE
6 24 (0.26%) XML
7 21 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 19 (0.21%) Mason
9 15 (0.16%) Application Packaging
9 15 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 11 (0.12%) JSP
11 10 (0.11%) LAMP
12 9 (0.097%) HTML5
13 8 (0.087%) Velocity
13 8 (0.087%) EDI
14 5 (0.054%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (0.054%) COM
14 5 (0.054%) Software Packaging
14 5 (0.054%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 467 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 276 (2.99%) NHS
3 252 (2.73%) PMI
4 181 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 122 (1.32%) User Experience
6 111 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 108 (1.17%) Derivative
8 89 (0.96%) Economics
9 62 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 61 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 61 (0.66%) FMCG
11 59 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 58 (0.63%) Fixed Income
13 53 (0.57%) EPoS
14 46 (0.50%) Social Media
15 45 (0.49%) Credit Risk
16 43 (0.47%) Computer Science
17 36 (0.39%) DTV
18 34 (0.37%) Equities
18 34 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 417 (4.51%) Windows
2 166 (1.80%) Windows 7
3 104 (1.13%) Linux
4 95 (1.03%) UNIX
5 51 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (0.52%) Android
7 47 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 43 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 27 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.18%) Solaris
12 15 (0.16%) AIX
12 15 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.054%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.043%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.022%) SUSE
17 2 (0.022%) HPUX
18 1 (0.011%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4394 (47.56%) Project Management
2 2852 (30.87%) PRINCE2
3 2018 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 1451 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
5 853 (9.23%) Migration
6 656 (7.10%) Change Management
7 531 (5.75%) ITIL
8 499 (5.40%) Project Planning
9 497 (5.38%) Risk Management
10 425 (4.60%) Scrum
11 396 (4.29%) E-Commerce
12 354 (3.83%) Programme Management
13 343 (3.71%) PRINCE
14 341 (3.69%) CRM
15 317 (3.43%) Business Analysis
16 300 (3.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 298 (3.23%) Supplier Management
18 293 (3.17%) Waterfall
19 283 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
20 276 (2.99%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 189 (2.05%) SQL
2 154 (1.67%) Java
3 147 (1.59%) C
4 33 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 25 (0.27%) PHP
6 22 (0.24%) C#
7 16 (0.17%) PL/SQL
8 10 (0.11%) Python
8 10 (0.11%) VB
9 8 (0.087%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.087%) VBA
10 7 (0.076%) C++
11 5 (0.054%) Apex Code
11 5 (0.054%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.043%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.032%) COBOL
13 3 (0.032%) Perl
13 3 (0.032%) VB6
13 3 (0.032%) Ruby
13 3 (0.032%) R
Qualifications
1 589 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 555 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 549 (5.94%) PMI Certification
4 410 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 401 (4.34%) PMP
5 401 (4.34%) SC Cleared
6 352 (3.81%) Degree
7 86 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 79 (0.86%) APMP
9 58 (0.63%) ISEB
10 54 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 29 (0.31%) CISSP
12 24 (0.26%) HND
13 21 (0.23%) HNC
14 19 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (0.18%) CISA
15 17 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
16 13 (0.14%) MAPM
17 12 (0.13%) MBA
17 12 (0.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (2.12%) QA
2 62 (0.67%) SLA
3 47 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 47 (0.51%) Solvency II
4 42 (0.45%) EMIR
5 37 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
8 22 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 20 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.19%) P3O
11 17 (0.18%) FATCA
11 17 (0.18%) MiFID
12 12 (0.13%) Basel III
13 8 (0.087%) ISO 14001
14 7 (0.076%) COREP
15 6 (0.065%) GxP
16 5 (0.054%) ISO 9000
16 5 (0.054%) UCITS
16 5 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 128 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 59 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.18%) XenApp
4 11 (0.12%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.087%) vSphere
5 8 (0.087%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.054%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.054%) GPFS
7 4 (0.043%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.043%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.043%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 3 (0.032%) XenServer
9 2 (0.022%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.011%) Snort
10 1 (0.011%) Xen
10 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.011%) Novell eDirectory
10 1 (0.011%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.011%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (0.63%) SCCM
2 16 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (0.16%) SCOM
4 14 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 13 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 11 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 7 (0.076%) OPNET
7 7 (0.076%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.065%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.065%) Netcool
9 5 (0.054%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.054%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.043%) Control-M
11 2 (0.022%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (0.022%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.022%) Puppet
11 2 (0.022%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.022%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.022%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.022%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 656 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 514 (5.56%) Oracle
3 491 (5.31%) SAP
4 186 (2.01%) Cisco
5 152 (1.65%) Citrix
6 130 (1.41%) VMware
7 112 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 109 (1.18%) IBM
9 73 (0.79%) HP
10 39 (0.42%) Business Objects
11 37 (0.40%) Avaya
12 35 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
13 32 (0.35%) Informatica
13 32 (0.35%) CheckPoint
14 30 (0.32%) Cognos
15 29 (0.31%) EMC
16 25 (0.27%) Teradata
17 21 (0.23%) Hyperion
18 20 (0.22%) SunGard
18 20 (0.22%) Metastorm
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