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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 17 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4293 4740 4744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 8.71% 8.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.31% 9.20% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 3176 3212
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 45
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -0.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.96 £22.75 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £49.75 £45.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -0.69%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -3 3946 £450 +2.85% 543
London -5 1625 £495 +4.21% 230
South East -4 773 £450 +5.88% 96
North West -5 373 £425 +4.93% 43
Scotland -3 278 £422 +2.80% 12
East of England +7 242 £425 -5.55% 34
West Midlands -6 242 £425 +6.25% 34
South West -1 241 £400 - 29
City of London -6 240 £513 +2.50% 65
Yorkshire -1 191 £400 - 42
Berkshire -2 189 £450 +0.27% 22
Manchester 0 186 £425 +3.03% 27
Edinburgh +2 179 £459 +8.00% 6
Hampshire -6 152 £425 +4.93% 19
East Midlands -1 133 £425 +6.25% 17
West Yorkshire -4 131 £400 - 28
Buckinghamshire +5 115 £425 +2.40% 9
Surrey 0 113 £500 +5.26% 15
Milton Keynes +1 94 £440 +6.02% 6
North East -21 86 £340 -18.80% 13
Hertfordshire +8 85 £400 -5.88% 11
Leeds -1 80 £388 +0.64% 21
Cheshire -13 79 £425 - 7
Birmingham -5 75 £415 +0.60% 14
Bristol -3 74 £425 - 12
West Sussex -17 66 £430 +1.17% 9
Reading +4 65 £465 +3.33% 8
Tyne and Wear -32 62 £320 -22.42% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 60 £315 -23.63% 7
Dorset +9 49 £440 +17.33% 4

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4212 (49.11%) Project Management
2 2653 (30.94%) Finance
3 2530 (29.50%) PRINCE2
4 2021 (23.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1819 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 1041 (12.14%) Banking
7 916 (10.68%) Migration
8 687 (8.01%) Retail
9 644 (7.51%) Security Cleared
10 632 (7.37%) Microsoft
11 629 (7.33%) Change Management
12 611 (7.12%) PMI Certification
13 579 (6.75%) MS Project
14 541 (6.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 502 (5.85%) Data Centre
16 484 (5.64%) PMP
16 484 (5.64%) Scrum
17 474 (5.53%) Risk Management
18 450 (5.25%) ITIL
19 440 (5.13%) SC Cleared
20 438 (5.11%) Waterfall
21 419 (4.89%) SAP
22 415 (4.84%) Project Planning
23 404 (4.71%) MS Excel
24 385 (4.49%) Degree
25 384 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
26 383 (4.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
27 373 (4.35%) Oracle
28 366 (4.27%) Programme Management
29 358 (4.17%) Telecoms

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
1 250 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 91 (1.06%) CMS
3 62 (0.72%) Confluence
4 53 (0.62%) Skype for Business
5 37 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 30 (0.35%) MS Project Server
7 24 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (0.27%) MS Exchange
9 22 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 19 (0.22%) SAS
11 18 (0.21%) IIS
12 13 (0.15%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.10%) Drupal
14 8 (0.093%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.070%) Documentum
16 5 (0.058%) JBoss
16 5 (0.058%) NetWeaver
16 5 (0.058%) WordPress
Applications
1 579 (6.75%) MS Project
2 404 (4.71%) MS Excel
3 274 (3.19%) MS Office
4 163 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 131 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.20%) Open Workbench
6 17 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.082%) ProjectWise
9 4 (0.047%) SPSS
10 2 (0.023%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.023%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 88 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
5 32 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 31 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 29 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 29 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 24 (0.28%) Primavera
9 23 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 22 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
11 17 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
12 16 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
13 15 (0.17%) Maximo
13 15 (0.17%) SAP CO
13 15 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
14 13 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
14 13 (0.15%) SAP HR
15 12 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
15 12 (0.14%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 235 (2.74%) Office 365
2 92 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (0.75%) SaaS
4 44 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
6 19 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.10%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.093%) IaaS
8 8 (0.093%) OneDrive
8 8 (0.093%) Yammer
9 7 (0.082%) PaaS
9 7 (0.082%) Taleo
10 4 (0.047%) Silverpop
11 3 (0.035%) GitHub
12 2 (0.023%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.023%) SmartFocus
12 2 (0.023%) Veeva
13 1 (0.012%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 185 (2.16%) WAN
2 155 (1.81%) LAN
3 104 (1.21%) Firewall
4 64 (0.75%) Internet
5 60 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
6 58 (0.68%) Intranet
7 53 (0.62%) SAN
8 50 (0.58%) Network Security
9 49 (0.57%) Skype
10 45 (0.52%) Wireless
11 38 (0.44%) VoIP
12 37 (0.43%) Unified Communications
12 37 (0.43%) VPN
13 25 (0.29%) MPLS
14 23 (0.27%) LTE
15 21 (0.24%) 3G
16 19 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
17 18 (0.21%) NAS
18 17 (0.20%) 4G
18 17 (0.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
2 80 (0.93%) SQL Server
3 51 (0.59%) Big Data
4 45 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 36 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 26 (0.30%) Data Mining
7 24 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
7 24 (0.28%) SAP HANA
8 21 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
9 20 (0.23%) QlikView
10 17 (0.20%) DataStage
10 17 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.19%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.17%) GIS
12 15 (0.17%) Power BI
13 14 (0.16%) Electronic Patient Records
13 14 (0.16%) SAP BI
13 14 (0.16%) SAP BW
13 14 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 133 (1.55%) JIRA
2 10 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.082%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.070%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.058%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (0.058%) VersionOne
6 4 (0.047%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.047%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.047%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.035%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.035%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.023%) MSI
9 1 (0.012%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.012%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.012%) LSMW
9 1 (0.012%) Selenium
9 1 (0.012%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.012%) Subversion
9 1 (0.012%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.012%) Visual Studio
General
1 2653 (30.94%) Finance
2 1041 (12.14%) Banking
3 687 (8.01%) Retail
4 358 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 243 (2.83%) Legal
6 218 (2.54%) Marketing
7 186 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 143 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 138 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 129 (1.50%) Front Office
11 118 (1.38%) Law
12 92 (1.07%) Back Office
13 90 (1.05%) Advertising
14 74 (0.86%) Billing
15 72 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
16 69 (0.80%) Financial Institution
17 67 (0.78%) Automotive
18 54 (0.63%) Local Government
19 49 (0.57%) Publishing
20 41 (0.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (1.01%) .NET
2 71 (0.83%) Middleware
3 45 (0.52%) Web Services
4 41 (0.48%) HTML
5 27 (0.31%) XML
6 19 (0.22%) CSS
7 18 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
8 16 (0.19%) J2EE
9 15 (0.17%) HTML5
9 15 (0.17%) Velocity
10 11 (0.13%) Apache Flex
11 10 (0.12%) SOAP
12 7 (0.082%) COM
12 7 (0.082%) SailPoint
12 7 (0.082%) XSD
13 6 (0.070%) IBM Integration Bus
13 6 (0.070%) JSP
13 6 (0.070%) Mason
13 6 (0.070%) SAP Basis
14 5 (0.058%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 502 (5.85%) Data Centre
2 384 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 242 (2.82%) PMI
4 228 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 187 (2.18%) NHS
6 115 (1.34%) User Experience
7 109 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 62 (0.72%) FMCG
9 61 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 58 (0.68%) Smart Meter
11 57 (0.66%) Derivative
12 47 (0.55%) Equities
13 46 (0.54%) Mainframe
14 41 (0.48%) Fixed Income
15 39 (0.45%) Economics
16 36 (0.42%) Computer Science
17 34 (0.40%) EPoS
17 34 (0.40%) PKI
18 32 (0.37%) Digital Media
19 31 (0.36%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 325 (3.79%) Windows
2 104 (1.21%) Unix
3 90 (1.05%) Windows Server
4 86 (1.00%) Linux
5 48 (0.56%) Windows 7
6 38 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (0.42%) Windows 10
8 31 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (0.35%) AIX
10 26 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 20 (0.23%) Android
13 17 (0.20%) Solaris
14 15 (0.17%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.093%) OpenVMS
16 8 (0.093%) SUSE
17 4 (0.047%) HPUX
17 4 (0.047%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.035%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4212 (49.11%) Project Management
2 2530 (29.50%) PRINCE2
3 2021 (23.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1819 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 916 (10.68%) Migration
6 629 (7.33%) Change Management
7 484 (5.64%) Scrum
8 474 (5.53%) Risk Management
9 450 (5.25%) ITIL
10 438 (5.11%) Waterfall
11 415 (4.84%) Project Planning
12 383 (4.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 366 (4.27%) Programme Management
14 356 (4.15%) E-Commerce
15 351 (4.09%) CRM
16 333 (3.88%) SDLC
17 323 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
18 306 (3.57%) Change Control
19 305 (3.56%) Business Analysis
20 299 (3.49%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 157 (1.83%) SQL
2 110 (1.28%) Java
3 89 (1.04%) C
4 36 (0.42%) JavaScript
5 23 (0.27%) C#
6 22 (0.26%) PHP
7 9 (0.10%) C++
7 9 (0.10%) PL/SQL
8 8 (0.093%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.093%) VBA
9 7 (0.082%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.047%) Python
11 3 (0.035%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.035%) RPG
11 3 (0.035%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.012%) ABAP
12 1 (0.012%) Perl
12 1 (0.012%) R
12 1 (0.012%) Scala
12 1 (0.012%) VB
Qualifications
1 644 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 611 (7.12%) PMI Certification
3 541 (6.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 484 (5.64%) PMP
5 440 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 385 (4.49%) Degree
7 349 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 131 (1.53%) APMP
9 106 (1.24%) DV Cleared
10 62 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 59 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (0.43%) ISEB
13 29 (0.34%) CISSP
14 21 (0.24%) CISM
15 19 (0.22%) CISA
15 19 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
17 14 (0.16%) CCNA
18 12 (0.14%) CIMA
19 11 (0.13%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (2.18%) QA
2 66 (0.77%) MiFID
3 62 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 57 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (0.52%) SLA
6 40 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 29 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 27 (0.31%) SEPA
9 26 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
9 26 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 24 (0.28%) EMIR
11 23 (0.27%) Solvency II
11 23 (0.27%) UCITS
12 19 (0.22%) FATCA
13 18 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 16 (0.19%) AIFMD
15 15 (0.17%) COBIT
16 12 (0.14%) ISO 9001
16 12 (0.14%) P3O
17 10 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 130 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 65 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.10%) XenApp
4 8 (0.093%) RACF
5 6 (0.070%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.058%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.047%) vCloud
7 4 (0.047%) vSphere
8 3 (0.035%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.023%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.012%) ACF2
10 1 (0.012%) Firmware
10 1 (0.012%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.012%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.012%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.012%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (0.27%) SCCM
2 18 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.082%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (0.058%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.047%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.047%) Ansible
5 4 (0.047%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.047%) NSN NetAct
5 4 (0.047%) Puppet
6 3 (0.035%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.035%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.035%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.035%) MOM
6 3 (0.035%) SCOM
6 3 (0.035%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.035%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.023%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.023%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.023%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 632 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 419 (4.89%) SAP
3 373 (4.35%) Oracle
4 141 (1.64%) Cisco
5 128 (1.49%) Citrix
6 111 (1.29%) VMware
7 103 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 93 (1.08%) IBM
9 50 (0.58%) HP
10 40 (0.47%) Google
11 38 (0.44%) Sitecore
12 37 (0.43%) Cognos
13 35 (0.41%) BT
14 33 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
15 32 (0.37%) Atlassian
16 30 (0.35%) Remedy
17 29 (0.34%) Adobe
17 29 (0.34%) CheckPoint
17 29 (0.34%) Hyperion
17 29 (0.34%) Murex
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £420 per annum
Posted: 55 minutes ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable - Please Quote
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £750 Per Annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Eye, Suffolk
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 - £25.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £447 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Client Server
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day - 6 months contract
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: 2 days ago