The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 22 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3887 4973 4777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.20% 8.72% 8.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.60% 9.20% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 3391 3191
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 40
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £18.85 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.60 £65.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +33.33%

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 3550 £450 +4.04% 509
London -9 1578 £500 +5.82% 195
South East -7 639 £440 +3.52% 93
North West -8 280 £420 -1.17% 41
West Midlands -9 261 £438 +9.37% 41
City of London -9 244 £525 +10.06% 56
Scotland -1 236 £400 -5.88% 15
East of England +9 215 £423 -6.11% 37
South West -16 171 £400 -0.62% 43
Yorkshire -18 163 £400 - 36
Manchester -5 146 £400 -4.19% 24
East Midlands +2 144 £438 +8.02% 16
Berkshire -12 139 £425 -2.85% 17
Edinburgh 0 134 £430 +1.05% 9
Hampshire -12 128 £400 - 22
West Yorkshire -15 119 £400 +0.62% 27
Surrey -8 91 £500 +14.28% 12
Hertfordshire +2 83 £388 -13.88% 11
Buckinghamshire -3 81 £420 - 19
Birmingham -7 73 £438 +8.69% 15
North East -38 70 £348 -18.04% 3
Leeds -17 69 £413 +4.43% 23
West Sussex 0 63 £450 +4.04% 10
Milton Keynes -3 62 £420 +1.20% 13
Bristol -11 58 £400 - 13
Tyne and Wear -43 57 £340 -15.52% 3
Coventry -1 54 £450 +12.50% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 53 £340 -15.52% 3
Kent +21 45 £450 +20.00%
Reading -3 45 £458 +5.17% 7

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 4191 (49.08%) Project Management
2 2731 (31.98%) Finance
3 2312 (27.08%) PRINCE2
4 2194 (25.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1905 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
6 1095 (12.82%) Banking
7 849 (9.94%) Migration
8 687 (8.05%) Retail
9 669 (7.83%) Microsoft
10 639 (7.48%) Change Management
11 593 (6.94%) Security Cleared
12 564 (6.60%) MS Project
13 537 (6.29%) Data Centre
14 500 (5.86%) Scrum
15 488 (5.71%) PMP
16 482 (5.64%) PMI Certification
17 478 (5.60%) Waterfall
18 466 (5.46%) Risk Management
19 458 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 441 (5.16%) Project Planning
21 432 (5.06%) ITIL
22 420 (4.92%) SC Cleared
23 418 (4.90%) MS Excel
24 403 (4.72%) SAP
25 397 (4.65%) Programme Management
26 391 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
27 383 (4.49%) Oracle
28 376 (4.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
29 375 (4.39%) E-Commerce
30 364 (4.26%) CRM

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 257 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 90 (1.05%) CMS
3 70 (0.82%) Confluence
4 59 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 35 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 34 (0.40%) SAS
7 32 (0.37%) MS Project Server
8 23 (0.27%) IIS
8 23 (0.27%) MS Exchange
9 21 (0.25%) IBM Notes
10 19 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 14 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.14%) Apache
14 11 (0.13%) Documentum
15 9 (0.11%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.094%) NetWeaver
17 7 (0.082%) Umbraco
18 5 (0.059%) Drupal
Applications
1 564 (6.60%) MS Project
2 418 (4.90%) MS Excel
3 298 (3.49%) MS Office
4 178 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 139 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.20%) Open Workbench
8 7 (0.082%) ProjectWise
9 6 (0.070%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.047%) SPSS
11 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.012%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 100 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
3 42 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 33 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 29 (0.34%) SAP ERP
7 26 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 22 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
9 18 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.21%) Maximo
9 18 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 18 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 17 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
11 15 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
11 15 (0.18%) Summit
12 14 (0.16%) Primavera
13 13 (0.15%) HFM
14 12 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
14 12 (0.14%) SAP CO
14 12 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 215 (2.52%) Office 365
2 120 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (0.66%) SaaS
4 52 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
6 17 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.19%) IaaS
7 16 (0.19%) PaaS
8 13 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 13 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 12 (0.14%) Yammer
10 9 (0.11%) Taleo
11 7 (0.082%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.070%) Trello
13 3 (0.035%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.023%) Veeva
15 1 (0.012%) Google Tag Manager
15 1 (0.012%) HP Helion
15 1 (0.012%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 181 (2.12%) WAN
2 157 (1.84%) LAN
3 96 (1.12%) Firewall
4 77 (0.90%) Internet
5 76 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
6 74 (0.87%) Intranet
7 63 (0.74%) Skype
8 60 (0.70%) Network Security
8 60 (0.70%) SAN
9 42 (0.49%) Wireless
10 39 (0.46%) Unified Communications
11 37 (0.43%) VoIP
12 33 (0.39%) VPN
13 31 (0.36%) MPLS
14 24 (0.28%) FTP
15 22 (0.26%) NAS
16 19 (0.22%) LTE
17 18 (0.21%) HTTP
18 17 (0.20%) 3G
19 16 (0.19%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
2 99 (1.16%) SQL Server
3 48 (0.56%) Big Data
4 37 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 36 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 25 (0.29%) Hadoop
7 24 (0.28%) Data Mining
8 21 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 19 (0.22%) SAP HANA
10 18 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
10 18 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 18 (0.21%) GIS
10 18 (0.21%) QlikView
11 13 (0.15%) SAP BI
12 12 (0.14%) DB2
12 12 (0.14%) Spatial Data
13 11 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
13 11 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.12%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 159 (1.86%) JIRA
2 8 (0.094%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.070%) Bitbucket
3 6 (0.070%) JIRA Agile
3 6 (0.070%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.070%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.059%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.059%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.059%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.059%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.059%) VersionOne
5 4 (0.047%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.035%) Maven
6 3 (0.035%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.035%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.023%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.023%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.023%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.012%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.012%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2731 (31.98%) Finance
2 1095 (12.82%) Banking
3 687 (8.05%) Retail
4 364 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 238 (2.79%) Legal
6 209 (2.45%) Marketing
7 194 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 148 (1.73%) Retail Banking
9 143 (1.67%) Front Office
10 141 (1.65%) Manufacturing
11 112 (1.31%) Law
12 102 (1.19%) Back Office
13 92 (1.08%) Advertising
14 89 (1.04%) Billing
15 78 (0.91%) Financial Institution
16 74 (0.87%) Automotive
17 53 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 46 (0.54%) Publishing
19 43 (0.50%) Games
20 40 (0.47%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (1.26%) .NET
2 90 (1.05%) Middleware
3 54 (0.63%) Web Services
4 45 (0.53%) HTML
5 29 (0.34%) XML
6 21 (0.25%) J2EE
7 19 (0.22%) CSS
7 19 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
7 19 (0.22%) SOAP
8 16 (0.19%) Velocity
9 15 (0.18%) HTML5
10 12 (0.14%) Apache Flex
11 10 (0.12%) JSP
12 8 (0.094%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.094%) IBM Integration Bus
12 8 (0.094%) XSD
13 7 (0.082%) REST
14 6 (0.070%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.070%) JSON
14 6 (0.070%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 537 (6.29%) Data Centre
2 391 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 207 (2.42%) PMI
4 180 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 151 (1.77%) NHS
6 118 (1.38%) User Experience
7 114 (1.34%) Virtual Team
8 110 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 63 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 61 (0.71%) FMCG
11 55 (0.64%) Equities
12 51 (0.60%) Fixed Income
13 50 (0.59%) Mainframe
14 49 (0.57%) Smart Meter
15 46 (0.54%) Economics
16 42 (0.49%) EPoS
17 40 (0.47%) Computer Science
17 40 (0.47%) Derivative
18 35 (0.41%) Digital Media
19 33 (0.39%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 339 (3.97%) Windows
2 129 (1.51%) Unix
3 89 (1.04%) Linux
4 83 (0.97%) Windows Server
5 51 (0.60%) Windows 7
6 47 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 39 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (0.33%) AIX
10 25 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.21%) Android
12 18 (0.21%) Solaris
13 11 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.11%) OpenVMS
14 9 (0.11%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.094%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.082%) SUSE
17 6 (0.070%) CentOS
17 6 (0.070%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4191 (49.08%) Project Management
2 2312 (27.08%) PRINCE2
3 2194 (25.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1905 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
5 849 (9.94%) Migration
6 639 (7.48%) Change Management
7 500 (5.86%) Scrum
8 478 (5.60%) Waterfall
9 466 (5.46%) Risk Management
10 441 (5.16%) Project Planning
11 432 (5.06%) ITIL
12 397 (4.65%) Programme Management
13 376 (4.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 375 (4.39%) E-Commerce
15 364 (4.26%) CRM
16 342 (4.01%) SDLC
17 306 (3.58%) Business Analysis
18 283 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
19 280 (3.28%) ERP
20 266 (3.12%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 155 (1.82%) SQL
2 142 (1.66%) Java
3 106 (1.24%) C
4 45 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 28 (0.33%) PHP
6 25 (0.29%) C#
7 17 (0.20%) C++
8 14 (0.16%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.12%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.094%) VBA
11 5 (0.059%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.047%) Python
13 3 (0.035%) NATURAL
13 3 (0.035%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.023%) Groovy
14 2 (0.023%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.023%) RPG
14 2 (0.023%) Ruby
15 1 (0.012%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.012%) VB6
Qualifications
1 593 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 488 (5.71%) PMP
3 482 (5.64%) PMI Certification
4 458 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 420 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 357 (4.18%) Degree
7 335 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 130 (1.52%) APMP
9 77 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 75 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 63 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 46 (0.54%) CISSP
13 45 (0.53%) ISEB
14 24 (0.28%) CISM
15 18 (0.21%) CISA
15 18 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
16 17 (0.20%) MAPM
17 15 (0.18%) CCNA
18 10 (0.12%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (2.17%) QA
2 67 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 63 (0.74%) MiFID
5 46 (0.54%) SLA
6 36 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 24 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 23 (0.27%) FATCA
9 20 (0.23%) PMBOK
10 19 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.20%) COBIT
11 17 (0.20%) EMIR
12 16 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
13 15 (0.18%) SEPA
13 15 (0.18%) UCITS
14 12 (0.14%) AIFMD
15 10 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.11%) COREP
17 6 (0.070%) FINREP
System Software
1 111 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 56 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (0.11%) RACF
5 9 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.11%) XenApp
6 7 (0.082%) vSphere
7 6 (0.070%) vCloud
8 5 (0.059%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.035%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.023%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.023%) Docker
10 2 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.023%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.012%) ACF2
11 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.012%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.012%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 25 (0.29%) SCCM
2 16 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (0.070%) SCOM
5 5 (0.059%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.059%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (0.059%) Puppet
5 5 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.047%) Ansible
6 4 (0.047%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.047%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (0.047%) MOM
7 3 (0.035%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.035%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.035%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.035%) QRadar
7 3 (0.035%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.035%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.023%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 669 (7.83%) Microsoft
2 403 (4.72%) SAP
3 383 (4.49%) Oracle
4 150 (1.76%) Cisco
5 114 (1.34%) Citrix
6 98 (1.15%) VMware
7 81 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 79 (0.93%) IBM
9 45 (0.53%) HP
10 40 (0.47%) Google
11 37 (0.43%) Sitecore
12 36 (0.42%) ServiceNow
13 34 (0.40%) Hyperion
14 33 (0.39%) BT
14 33 (0.39%) Murex
15 32 (0.37%) CheckPoint
16 28 (0.33%) Avaya
16 28 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
17 27 (0.32%) hybris
18 26 (0.30%) Adobe
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Yoh
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £455 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £530 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 14 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Networkers
Rate: £40.00 - £43.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Sussex
Networkers
Rate: £450.0 - £500.0 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
University of Greenwich
Rate: From £31,656 to £36,672 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago