The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 134 158
Rank change year-on-year -1 +24  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 31 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.95% 0.92% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.96% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 43
Median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £35.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +5.14%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured IT Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 30 (50.85%) Project Management
2 29 (49.15%) Finance
3 18 (30.51%) Banking
4 15 (25.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (22.03%) PRINCE2
6 12 (20.34%) SDLC
7 9 (15.25%) PMI Certification
7 9 (15.25%) Investment Banking
8 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (11.86%) PMI
9 7 (11.86%) PMP
9 7 (11.86%) C
9 7 (11.86%) SEPA
10 6 (10.17%) Virtual Team
10 6 (10.17%) QA
11 5 (8.47%) Migration
11 5 (8.47%) Matrix Organization
11 5 (8.47%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
12 4 (6.78%) Project Governance
12 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
12 4 (6.78%) Virtual Team Management
12 4 (6.78%) Change Management
12 4 (6.78%) Front Office
12 4 (6.78%) VMware
12 4 (6.78%) Windows
12 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
12 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (5.08%) NHS

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 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
1 1 (1.69%) LAN
1 1 (1.69%) NAS
1 1 (1.69%) Network Security
1 1 (1.69%) SAN
1 1 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Big Data
1 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
General
1 29 (49.15%) Finance
2 18 (30.51%) Banking
3 9 (15.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Front Office
5 2 (3.39%) Back Office
5 2 (3.39%) French Language
5 2 (3.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.69%) Advertising
6 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.69%) German Language
6 1 (1.69%) International Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Middleware
1 1 (1.69%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) PMI
2 6 (10.17%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.08%) NHS
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.69%) Derivative
5 1 (1.69%) Equities
5 1 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.69%) Fintech
5 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.69%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
1 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Project Management
2 15 (25.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (22.03%) PRINCE2
4 12 (20.34%) SDLC
5 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.47%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 5 (8.47%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (8.47%) Migration
7 4 (6.78%) Change Management
7 4 (6.78%) Project Governance
7 4 (6.78%) Virtual Team Management
7 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.08%) Data Security
8 3 (5.08%) Information Governance
8 3 (5.08%) Risk Management
9 2 (3.39%) Business Analytics
9 2 (3.39%) High Availability
9 2 (3.39%) IT Strategy
9 2 (3.39%) Matrix Management
9 2 (3.39%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) C
2 3 (5.08%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) Python
4 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) PMI Certification
2 7 (11.86%) PMP
3 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.39%) CISM
5 2 (3.39%) CISSP
5 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) SEPA
2 6 (10.17%) QA
3 3 (5.08%) MiFID
4 1 (1.69%) CRD IV
4 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.69%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) VMware
2 1 (1.69%) Bloomberg
2 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco
2 1 (1.69%) Citrix
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) Reuters
2 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £525 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago