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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 16 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4648 4939 5040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.32% 8.87% 9.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.77% 9.36% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3216 3196 3392
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 55 40
Average hourly rate £23.00 £32.00 £38.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -16.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.29 £22.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £49.50 £55.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £34.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-32.35% -9.69%

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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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
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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 4266 £450 +4.65% 597
London -2 1808 £485 +2.10% 273
South East -2 855 £440 +3.52% 83
North West -5 367 £425 +6.25% 53
Scotland -2 297 £425 +3.03% 21
East of England +6 266 £438 -2.77% 48
City of London -4 262 £500 - 63
South West +3 259 £410 +3.53% 41
West Midlands -4 238 £425 +6.25% 37
Yorkshire -3 212 £418 +4.37% 38
Edinburgh +2 203 £459 +8.00% 14
Hampshire -6 188 £425 +2.40% 14
Manchester -1 178 £425 +3.65% 33
Berkshire -3 178 £450 +7.14% 18
Buckinghamshire +3 150 £425 +3.03% 12
West Yorkshire -4 146 £406 +1.56% 24
East Midlands -2 138 £413 +3.12% 13
Surrey -4 124 £500 +11.11% 18
Milton Keynes -2 116 £425 +5.26% 7
Leeds +1 91 £388 -6.62% 13
Cheshire -11 87 £425 +6.25% 4
Hertfordshire +4 81 £425 -1.16% 9
Bristol -6 79 £410 +2.50% 14
North East -16 77 £325 -16.12% 9
Birmingham -5 75 £410 -0.60% 15
West Sussex -13 63 £430 +7.50% 7
Reading -3 61 £450 +2.85% 7
Tyne and Wear -24 55 £310 -17.33% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 54 £310 -17.33% 5
Essex +18 51 £425 -12.82% 2

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4264 (48.33%) Project Management
2 2705 (30.66%) PRINCE2
3 2699 (30.59%) Finance
4 2078 (23.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1823 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
6 1084 (12.29%) Banking
7 942 (10.68%) Migration
8 692 (7.84%) Retail
9 681 (7.72%) Security Cleared
10 639 (7.24%) Change Management
11 629 (7.13%) Microsoft
12 628 (7.12%) MS Project
13 613 (6.95%) PMI Certification
14 589 (6.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 500 (5.67%) Scrum
16 496 (5.62%) Data Centre
17 495 (5.61%) Risk Management
18 484 (5.49%) ITIL
19 473 (5.36%) PMP
20 471 (5.34%) SC Cleared
21 454 (5.15%) SAP
22 432 (4.90%) Waterfall
23 417 (4.73%) MS Excel
24 414 (4.69%) Project Planning
25 404 (4.58%) Degree
26 398 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
26 398 (4.51%) Oracle
27 396 (4.49%) Programme Management
28 391 (4.43%) Telecoms
29 374 (4.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 244 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 87 (0.99%) CMS
3 60 (0.68%) Confluence
4 58 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 35 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 34 (0.39%) MS Project Server
7 31 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 22 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.19%) SAS
11 16 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.12%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.11%) Drupal
15 9 (0.10%) IIS
16 8 (0.091%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.079%) JBoss
18 6 (0.068%) SharePoint 2010
19 5 (0.057%) Apache
19 5 (0.057%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 628 (7.12%) MS Project
2 417 (4.73%) MS Excel
3 286 (3.24%) MS Office
4 176 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 145 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.18%) Open Workbench
8 13 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.091%) ProjectWise
10 4 (0.045%) SPSS
11 3 (0.034%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.023%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 103 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 40 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 36 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 36 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 35 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 30 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 26 (0.29%) Primavera
9 25 (0.28%) SAP FI
10 24 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
11 20 (0.23%) Summit
12 19 (0.22%) SAP CO
12 19 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
13 17 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
14 16 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
15 14 (0.16%) SAP HR
16 13 (0.15%) SAP BPC
17 12 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
17 12 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 239 (2.71%) Office 365
2 86 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (0.76%) SaaS
4 51 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
6 26 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 24 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.11%) Taleo
9 8 (0.091%) Google Apps
9 8 (0.091%) Yammer
10 7 (0.079%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.079%) IaaS
10 7 (0.079%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.068%) GitHub
11 6 (0.068%) PaaS
12 4 (0.045%) Silverpop
13 2 (0.023%) SmartFocus
13 2 (0.023%) Veeva
14 1 (0.011%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.011%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 201 (2.28%) WAN
2 171 (1.94%) LAN
3 107 (1.21%) Firewall
4 69 (0.78%) Internet
5 62 (0.70%) Intranet
6 56 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 49 (0.56%) SAN
8 47 (0.53%) Skype
9 45 (0.51%) Wireless
10 43 (0.49%) Network Security
11 42 (0.48%) VoIP
12 38 (0.43%) VPN
13 37 (0.42%) Unified Communications
14 28 (0.32%) MPLS
15 24 (0.27%) LTE
16 22 (0.25%) DNS
17 21 (0.24%) 3G
18 19 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
19 17 (0.19%) 4G
19 17 (0.19%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
2 81 (0.92%) SQL Server
3 59 (0.67%) Big Data
4 46 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 32 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 26 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 25 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
7 25 (0.28%) Data Mining
8 23 (0.26%) SAP HANA
9 19 (0.22%) QlikView
10 18 (0.20%) Hadoop
10 18 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (0.19%) GIS
11 17 (0.19%) SAP BW
12 16 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
13 15 (0.17%) DataStage
14 14 (0.16%) Power BI
15 13 (0.15%) SAP BI
16 12 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 146 (1.65%) JIRA
2 19 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.091%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (0.079%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.068%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.068%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.045%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.045%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.034%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.034%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.034%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.034%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.034%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.023%) MSI
8 2 (0.023%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.011%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.011%) LSMW
9 1 (0.011%) Selenium
9 1 (0.011%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.011%) Subversion
General
1 2699 (30.59%) Finance
2 1084 (12.29%) Banking
3 692 (7.84%) Retail
4 391 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 247 (2.80%) Legal
6 234 (2.65%) Marketing
7 214 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 160 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 142 (1.61%) Front Office
10 137 (1.55%) Retail Banking
11 127 (1.44%) Law
12 101 (1.14%) Back Office
13 95 (1.08%) Advertising
14 81 (0.92%) Billing
15 67 (0.76%) Automotive
15 67 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
16 65 (0.74%) Local Government
17 63 (0.71%) Financial Institution
18 54 (0.61%) Publishing
19 37 (0.42%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (1.04%) .NET
2 60 (0.68%) Middleware
3 49 (0.56%) Web Services
4 35 (0.40%) HTML
5 29 (0.33%) XML
6 17 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 15 (0.17%) CSS
7 15 (0.17%) J2EE
8 13 (0.15%) Velocity
9 12 (0.14%) HTML5
10 11 (0.12%) Apache Flex
11 8 (0.091%) COM
12 7 (0.079%) SailPoint
13 6 (0.068%) Mason
13 6 (0.068%) SOAP
14 5 (0.057%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.057%) EDI
14 5 (0.057%) Flash
14 5 (0.057%) JSP
14 5 (0.057%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 496 (5.62%) Data Centre
2 398 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 249 (2.82%) PMI
4 245 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 216 (2.45%) NHS
6 125 (1.42%) Mobile App
6 125 (1.42%) User Experience
7 89 (1.01%) Derivative
8 66 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 60 (0.68%) Equities
10 58 (0.66%) FMCG
11 56 (0.63%) Smart Meter
12 47 (0.53%) Mainframe
13 44 (0.50%) Fixed Income
14 37 (0.42%) Economics
14 37 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
15 36 (0.41%) Driving Licence
16 34 (0.39%) Computer Science
17 33 (0.37%) EPoS
17 33 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 327 (3.71%) Windows
2 98 (1.11%) Windows Server
3 95 (1.08%) Unix
4 87 (0.99%) Linux
5 51 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 39 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (0.39%) Android
8 34 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 33 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 26 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (0.22%) AIX
12 18 (0.20%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.15%) Solaris
15 7 (0.079%) OpenVMS
15 7 (0.079%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.068%) SUSE
17 4 (0.045%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.023%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4264 (48.33%) Project Management
2 2705 (30.66%) PRINCE2
3 2078 (23.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1823 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
5 942 (10.68%) Migration
6 639 (7.24%) Change Management
7 500 (5.67%) Scrum
8 495 (5.61%) Risk Management
9 484 (5.49%) ITIL
10 432 (4.90%) Waterfall
11 414 (4.69%) Project Planning
12 396 (4.49%) Programme Management
13 369 (4.18%) E-Commerce
14 366 (4.15%) CRM
15 365 (4.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 343 (3.89%) SDLC
17 341 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
18 318 (3.60%) ERP
19 312 (3.54%) Business Analysis
20 302 (3.42%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 164 (1.86%) SQL
2 115 (1.30%) Java
3 92 (1.04%) C
4 36 (0.41%) JavaScript
5 25 (0.28%) C#
6 23 (0.26%) PHP
7 16 (0.18%) Python
8 13 (0.15%) C++
9 11 (0.12%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.10%) VBA
11 8 (0.091%) Perl
11 8 (0.091%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.079%) AWK
12 7 (0.079%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.079%) sed
13 6 (0.068%) R
13 6 (0.068%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.045%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.034%) RPG
16 2 (0.023%) VB
Qualifications
1 681 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 613 (6.95%) PMI Certification
3 589 (6.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 473 (5.36%) PMP
5 471 (5.34%) SC Cleared
6 404 (4.58%) Degree
7 374 (4.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 157 (1.78%) APMP
9 121 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 67 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 61 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 33 (0.37%) ISEB
13 26 (0.29%) CISSP
14 22 (0.25%) CISM
15 17 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (0.18%) CISA
17 13 (0.15%) HND
18 12 (0.14%) CCNA
18 12 (0.14%) CIMA
19 11 (0.12%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (2.02%) QA
2 68 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 68 (0.77%) MiFID
3 51 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 50 (0.57%) SLA
5 46 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
6 32 (0.36%) EMIR
7 29 (0.33%) PMBOK
8 28 (0.32%) SEPA
9 22 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 21 (0.24%) COBIT
11 19 (0.22%) PCI DSS
12 18 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 14 (0.16%) UCITS
14 13 (0.15%) P3O
15 12 (0.14%) AIFMD
15 12 (0.14%) FATCA
15 12 (0.14%) GxP
15 12 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 115 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 67 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.10%) XenApp
5 8 (0.091%) RACF
6 7 (0.079%) NFS
6 7 (0.079%) Samba
7 4 (0.045%) vCloud
7 4 (0.045%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.034%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.023%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.023%) UAG
9 2 (0.023%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.023%) vSphere
10 1 (0.011%) ACF2
10 1 (0.011%) Firmware
10 1 (0.011%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.011%) HDFS
10 1 (0.011%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (0.24%) SCCM
3 11 (0.12%) Puppet
4 6 (0.068%) Ansible
4 6 (0.068%) MOM
5 5 (0.057%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.057%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.045%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.045%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.045%) NSN NetAct
6 4 (0.045%) SCOM
7 3 (0.034%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.034%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.034%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.034%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.023%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.023%) Nagios
8 2 (0.023%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.023%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 629 (7.13%) Microsoft
2 454 (5.15%) SAP
3 398 (4.51%) Oracle
4 138 (1.56%) Cisco
5 124 (1.41%) Citrix
6 117 (1.33%) VMware
7 104 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
8 80 (0.91%) IBM
9 51 (0.58%) HP
10 45 (0.51%) Cognos
10 45 (0.51%) Murex
11 40 (0.45%) Google
12 37 (0.42%) BT
12 37 (0.42%) Sitecore
13 35 (0.40%) Atlassian
14 33 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
15 32 (0.36%) CheckPoint
15 32 (0.36%) Remedy
16 30 (0.34%) Adobe
17 28 (0.32%) hybris
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