Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT Project Manager
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 208 188
Rank change year-on-year +30 -20 +20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 62 45 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.88% 0.68% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.71% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 72
City of London median daily rate £575 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £433 £350 £385
90th Percentile £689 £705 £650
Central London median daily rate £545 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +11.22% -2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured IT Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in the City of London

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Project Manager in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in the City of London

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in the City of London

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Project Manager in the City of London

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT 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 across the City of London region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 40 (64.52%) Project Management
2 37 (59.68%) Finance
3 22 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (32.26%) Banking
5 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (27.42%) PRINCE2
7 11 (17.74%) SDLC
8 8 (12.90%) Project Governance
9 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
9 7 (11.29%) Investment Banking
9 7 (11.29%) Front Office
9 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (11.29%) PMP
9 7 (11.29%) PMI Certification
9 7 (11.29%) Waterfall
9 7 (11.29%) Virtual Team
10 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
10 6 (9.68%) Legal
11 5 (8.06%) Change Management
11 5 (8.06%) PMI
11 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
11 5 (8.06%) Virtual Team Management
12 4 (6.45%) GDPR
12 4 (6.45%) Project Planning
12 4 (6.45%) Resource Management
12 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
12 4 (6.45%) PRINCE
12 4 (6.45%) Back Office
12 4 (6.45%) Information Security
12 4 (6.45%) Scrum

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) LAN
1 1 (1.61%) NAS
1 1 (1.61%) SAN
1 1 (1.61%) Skype
1 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Big Data
2 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 37 (59.68%) Finance
2 20 (32.26%) Banking
3 7 (11.29%) Front Office
3 7 (11.29%) Investment Banking
4 6 (9.68%) Legal
5 4 (6.45%) Back Office
6 2 (3.23%) Advertising
6 2 (3.23%) French Language
6 2 (3.23%) German Language
6 2 (3.23%) International Banking
6 2 (3.23%) Law
6 2 (3.23%) Retail
7 1 (1.61%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.61%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.61%) Retail Finance
7 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.61%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.06%) PMI
3 3 (4.84%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.84%) Market Risk
3 3 (4.84%) Reinsurance
4 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.23%) Derivative
4 2 (3.23%) Equities
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (64.52%) Project Management
2 22 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (27.42%) PRINCE2
5 11 (17.74%) SDLC
6 8 (12.90%) Project Governance
7 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
7 7 (11.29%) Waterfall
8 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
9 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.06%) Change Management
9 5 (8.06%) Virtual Team Management
10 4 (6.45%) Information Security
10 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.45%) PRINCE
10 4 (6.45%) Project Planning
10 4 (6.45%) Resource Management
10 4 (6.45%) Scrum
11 3 (4.84%) IT Strategy
11 3 (4.84%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) C
1 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) PMI Certification
1 7 (11.29%) PMP
1 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.61%) CISM
3 1 (1.61%) CISSP
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) GDPR
2 3 (4.84%) MiFID
3 2 (3.23%) PMO
4 1 (1.61%) AIFMD
4 1 (1.61%) EMIR
4 1 (1.61%) QA
4 1 (1.61%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (3.23%) Blue Coat
1 2 (3.23%) CyberArk
1 2 (3.23%) FireEye
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) Citrix
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle
2 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.61%) VMware