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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 15 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4760 4855 5038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.26% 9.20% 8.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.08% 9.92% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3166 3258 3150
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £311 £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 29 41 84
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.56 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.84% -12.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £16.69 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.91%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 4303 £438 - 855
London +3 2015 £475 - 347
South East +1 823 £415 +0.60% 169
City of London -2 453 £473 -0.52% 131
East of England +2 309 £425 +2.40% 61
Scotland -4 289 £425 +7.32% 24
North West -3 275 £405 +4.85% 83
South West 0 254 £420 +7.14% 60
Berkshire +2 225 £386 -9.11% 32
West Midlands +2 211 £388 -2.14% 46
Yorkshire +2 210 £390 -1.51% 58
Hampshire +1 176 £425 - 26
Edinburgh 0 164 £450 +13.63% 15
Manchester -5 131 £425 +13.33% 43
West Yorkshire -3 130 £390 -1.51% 38
Buckinghamshire +2 121 £413 -2.94% 11
East Midlands -3 121 £400 +6.66% 21
Surrey -9 101 £425 - 40
Bedfordshire +16 99 £475 +10.46% 3
Milton Keynes +4 95 £413 -2.94% 7
Bristol -5 80 £420 +6.06% 19
Glasgow +5 79 £400 +6.66% 6
Leeds -1 73 £389 -8.52% 22
Reading +4 70 £385 -9.41% 10
Cambridgeshire +5 68 £425 +6.25% 25
Oxfordshire +4 68 £419 +4.68% 14
Cheshire -8 64 £440 +9.93% 19
Hertfordshire -9 63 £415 +3.75% 16
Birmingham +2 62 £390 -8.23% 19
Wales -20 53 £410 +3.53% 7

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4582 (47.89%) Project Management
2 2949 (30.82%) PRINCE2
3 2897 (30.28%) Finance
4 2127 (22.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1500 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
6 1229 (12.85%) Banking
7 874 (9.14%) Migration
8 804 (8.40%) Retail
9 724 (7.57%) MS Project
10 681 (7.12%) Change Management
11 680 (7.11%) Microsoft
12 614 (6.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 580 (6.06%) PMI Certification
14 577 (6.03%) Oracle
15 557 (5.82%) Security Cleared
16 549 (5.74%) ITIL
17 532 (5.56%) SAP
18 519 (5.42%) Risk Management
19 510 (5.33%) Project Planning
20 500 (5.23%) Telecoms
21 465 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
22 453 (4.74%) Scrum
23 433 (4.53%) Windows
23 433 (4.53%) MS Excel
24 414 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 408 (4.26%) PMP
26 407 (4.25%) E-Commerce
27 401 (4.19%) SC Cleared
28 373 (3.90%) Degree
29 363 (3.79%) CRM

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 285 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 113 (1.18%) CMS
3 62 (0.65%) Lync
4 57 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 47 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 46 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 33 (0.34%) Drupal
8 32 (0.33%) SAS
9 31 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 26 (0.27%) MS Project Server
11 17 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 17 (0.18%) WebLogic
12 16 (0.17%) FileNet
12 16 (0.17%) Documentum
12 16 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
13 14 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (0.13%) WordPress
14 12 (0.13%) Confluence
15 11 (0.11%) Alfresco
Applications
1 724 (7.57%) MS Project
2 433 (4.53%) MS Excel
3 306 (3.20%) MS Office
4 197 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 147 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 49 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.042%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.031%) SPSS
9 3 (0.031%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.021%) Maya
10 2 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.010%) FastStats
11 1 (0.010%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 87 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 46 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 44 (0.46%) Agresso
5 36 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 35 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 28 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
8 27 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 26 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
10 25 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
11 18 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 17 (0.18%) Maximo
13 15 (0.16%) SAP ERP
14 14 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
15 13 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
15 13 (0.14%) SAP HR
16 12 (0.13%) SAP FI
16 12 (0.13%) SAP CRM
16 12 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 80 (0.84%) SaaS
2 58 (0.61%) Office 365
3 28 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (0.21%) Force.com
5 16 (0.17%) PaaS
6 13 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.084%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.063%) IaaS
9 3 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.021%) Taleo
11 1 (0.010%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.010%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.010%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.010%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 177 (1.85%) WAN
2 142 (1.48%) LAN
3 101 (1.06%) Internet
4 97 (1.01%) Firewall
5 83 (0.87%) Intranet
6 67 (0.70%) SAN
7 55 (0.57%) VoIP
8 47 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
9 46 (0.48%) Unified Communications
10 42 (0.44%) Wireless
11 34 (0.36%) 3G
12 31 (0.32%) 4G
13 30 (0.31%) MPLS
14 29 (0.30%) DNS
15 28 (0.29%) ATM
16 23 (0.24%) IP Telephony
17 21 (0.22%) Network Security
18 20 (0.21%) 2G
19 18 (0.19%) Radio Access Network
20 16 (0.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
2 82 (0.86%) SQL Server
3 37 (0.39%) QlikView
4 35 (0.37%) Data Mining
5 34 (0.36%) Big Data
6 32 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 28 (0.29%) SAP BW
7 28 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.17%) EDRMS
10 15 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (0.16%) DB2
11 14 (0.15%) SAP BI
12 13 (0.14%) Relational Database
13 11 (0.11%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.11%) EDMS
14 10 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.094%) SAP HANA
16 7 (0.073%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 67 (0.70%) JIRA
2 13 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.11%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.063%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.042%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.042%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.042%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.031%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.031%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.031%) Subversion
6 3 (0.031%) Toad
7 2 (0.021%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.021%) Ant
7 2 (0.021%) RequisitePro
7 2 (0.021%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.021%) JMeter
7 2 (0.021%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.021%) Maven
7 2 (0.021%) Selenium
7 2 (0.021%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2897 (30.28%) Finance
2 1229 (12.85%) Banking
3 804 (8.40%) Retail
4 500 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 338 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 246 (2.57%) Marketing
7 193 (2.02%) Front Office
8 180 (1.88%) Legal
9 174 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 167 (1.75%) Retail Banking
11 142 (1.48%) Back Office
12 108 (1.13%) Billing
13 106 (1.11%) Advertising
14 97 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
15 96 (1.00%) Publishing
16 76 (0.79%) Financial Institution
17 69 (0.72%) Local Government
18 52 (0.54%) Law
19 51 (0.53%) Automotive
20 46 (0.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (1.24%) .NET
2 76 (0.79%) Middleware
3 67 (0.70%) HTML
4 62 (0.65%) Web Services
5 42 (0.44%) J2EE
6 31 (0.32%) CSS
7 28 (0.29%) XML
8 24 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 19 (0.20%) Mason
10 16 (0.17%) Application Packaging
11 15 (0.16%) ASP.NET
12 13 (0.14%) Velocity
13 11 (0.11%) HTML5
13 11 (0.11%) LAMP
13 11 (0.11%) JSP
14 8 (0.084%) EDI
15 7 (0.073%) JRules
15 7 (0.073%) Spring
15 7 (0.073%) COM
16 6 (0.063%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 465 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 296 (3.09%) PMI
3 295 (3.08%) NHS
4 199 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 118 (1.23%) Derivative
5 118 (1.23%) User Experience
6 117 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 88 (0.92%) Economics
8 68 (0.71%) Mainframe
9 62 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 61 (0.64%) FMCG
11 60 (0.63%) Fixed Income
12 56 (0.59%) EPoS
13 55 (0.57%) Digital Media
14 53 (0.55%) Social Media
15 44 (0.46%) Credit Risk
16 42 (0.44%) Computer Science
17 40 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
18 39 (0.41%) DTV
19 38 (0.40%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 433 (4.53%) Windows
2 174 (1.82%) Windows 7
3 117 (1.22%) UNIX
4 112 (1.17%) Linux
5 45 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 45 (0.47%) Android
6 40 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (0.37%) Windows XP
8 28 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.21%) Solaris
10 19 (0.20%) AIX
11 15 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (0.094%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.052%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.042%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.031%) HPUX
17 2 (0.021%) SUSE
17 2 (0.021%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4582 (47.89%) Project Management
2 2949 (30.82%) PRINCE2
3 2127 (22.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1500 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
5 874 (9.14%) Migration
6 681 (7.12%) Change Management
7 549 (5.74%) ITIL
8 519 (5.42%) Risk Management
9 510 (5.33%) Project Planning
10 453 (4.74%) Scrum
11 407 (4.25%) E-Commerce
12 363 (3.79%) CRM
13 356 (3.72%) Business Analysis
14 350 (3.66%) PRINCE
15 325 (3.40%) Supplier Management
16 324 (3.39%) Programme Management
17 300 (3.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 292 (3.05%) Waterfall
19 289 (3.02%) Change Control
20 282 (2.95%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 215 (2.25%) SQL
2 188 (1.97%) Java
3 150 (1.57%) C
4 32 (0.33%) JavaScript
5 29 (0.30%) PHP
6 27 (0.28%) C#
7 19 (0.20%) PL/SQL
8 16 (0.17%) VB
9 13 (0.14%) Python
10 8 (0.084%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.063%) C++
12 5 (0.052%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.052%) Perl
12 5 (0.052%) VBA
13 4 (0.042%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.042%) R
14 3 (0.031%) VB6
14 3 (0.031%) Lingo
14 3 (0.031%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.031%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 614 (6.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 580 (6.06%) PMI Certification
3 557 (5.82%) Security Cleared
4 414 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 408 (4.26%) PMP
6 401 (4.19%) SC Cleared
7 373 (3.90%) Degree
8 79 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 74 (0.77%) APMP
10 56 (0.59%) DV Cleared
11 54 (0.56%) ISEB
12 23 (0.24%) CISSP
13 22 (0.23%) HND
14 21 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
15 20 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (0.20%) HNC
17 16 (0.17%) CISA
18 13 (0.14%) CCNA
19 12 (0.13%) MBA
19 12 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (2.06%) QA
2 73 (0.76%) SLA
3 54 (0.56%) EMIR
4 45 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 44 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 37 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 33 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 32 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 21 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 16 (0.17%) FATCA
11 15 (0.16%) MiFID
12 14 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 13 (0.14%) P3O
14 11 (0.11%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.10%) Basel III
16 9 (0.094%) COBIT
17 8 (0.084%) GxP
18 7 (0.073%) COREP
19 6 (0.063%) AIFMD
20 5 (0.052%) UCITS
System Software
1 115 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 68 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.16%) XenApp
4 14 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.094%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.084%) vSphere
7 7 (0.073%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.052%) GPFS
9 4 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.042%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.042%) XenServer
10 3 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.031%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.021%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.021%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.021%) UAG
12 1 (0.010%) Postfix
12 1 (0.010%) vCloud
12 1 (0.010%) Novell eDirectory
12 1 (0.010%) Snort
Systems Management
1 53 (0.55%) SCCM
2 15 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.15%) Tivoli
4 13 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 11 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 8 (0.084%) SCOM
7 6 (0.063%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.052%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.052%) Netcool
9 4 (0.042%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.042%) Control-M
9 4 (0.042%) OPNET
10 3 (0.031%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.021%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.021%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.021%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.021%) NSN NetAct
12 1 (0.010%) Puppet
12 1 (0.010%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.010%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 680 (7.11%) Microsoft
2 577 (6.03%) Oracle
3 532 (5.56%) SAP
4 171 (1.79%) Cisco
5 158 (1.65%) Citrix
6 138 (1.44%) VMware
7 118 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 114 (1.19%) IBM
9 73 (0.76%) HP
10 43 (0.45%) Avaya
10 43 (0.45%) Business Objects
11 38 (0.40%) EMC
12 34 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
12 34 (0.36%) Informatica
13 29 (0.30%) Cognos
14 26 (0.27%) Remedy
15 25 (0.26%) CheckPoint
16 24 (0.25%) Hyperion
17 23 (0.24%) Teradata
18 22 (0.23%) NetApp
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £310 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Anglia
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ITF Solutions
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £450 - £525 per day + 6 months
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £55000 to £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £300 - £450 per hour + excellent market rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago