Period
to 24 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 September 2019.

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.

Project Manager
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 38 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 347 364 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.55% 5.26% 6.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.90% 5.53% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 283 312
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £328 £373
90th Percentile £650 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £510 £500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 5,881 6,579 6,386
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.02% 95.02% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,597 5,203 4,961
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 127 86
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.60% +3.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.52
90th Percentile £53.75 £25.50 £30.38
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.40
% change year-on-year +9.63% +1.66% +5.11%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the City of London

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 Project Manager in the City of London.

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

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 September 2019.

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

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 Project Manager in the City of London.

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

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 24 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge +7 8 £475 +111.11%
Moorgate - 5 - -
Project Manager
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 164 (47.26%) Project Management
2 142 (40.92%) Finance
3 132 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (29.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 73 (21.04%) PRINCE2
6 61 (17.58%) Project Delivery
7 48 (13.83%) Migration
8 37 (10.66%) Microsoft
9 35 (10.09%) Banking
10 30 (8.65%) Change Management
10 30 (8.65%) Waterfall
11 27 (7.78%) Scrum
12 26 (7.49%) Office 365
13 25 (7.20%) Azure
14 24 (6.92%) PMI Certification
15 22 (6.34%) Microsoft Project
15 22 (6.34%) PMP
16 21 (6.05%) Project Governance
17 20 (5.76%) Data Centre
18 19 (5.48%) Risk Management
19 18 (5.19%) Programme Management
19 18 (5.19%) Retail
19 18 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (4.90%) Business Analysis
21 16 (4.61%) Degree
21 16 (4.61%) CRM
21 16 (4.61%) Public Sector
22 15 (4.32%) ERP
22 15 (4.32%) Project Planning
22 15 (4.32%) JIRA

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 9 (2.59%) Confluence
2 4 (1.15%) MS Project Server
2 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.58%) CMS
3 2 (0.58%) Drupal
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.29%) SAS
4 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (6.34%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (4.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.58%) Workfront
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.29%) iTrent
4 1 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.49%) Office 365
2 25 (7.20%) Azure
3 5 (1.44%) AWS
4 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.15%) IaaS
5 3 (0.86%) SaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.58%) PaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.58%) Trello
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.29%) GCP
7 1 (0.29%) Google Sheets
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Serverless
7 1 (0.29%) Smartsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.31%) Skype
2 6 (1.73%) LAN
2 6 (1.73%) WAN
3 5 (1.44%) Firewall
4 4 (1.15%) VoIP
5 3 (0.86%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.58%) DWDM
6 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.58%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.58%) Network Security
6 2 (0.58%) SDH
6 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.58%) Wireless
6 2 (0.58%) WLAN
7 1 (0.29%) Internet
7 1 (0.29%) SAN
7 1 (0.29%) SMS
7 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.29%) VLAN
7 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.73%) Big Data
3 3 (0.86%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.58%) Power BI
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.29%) EDMS
5 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.29%) MS Access
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.29%) QlikView
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 142 (40.92%) Finance
2 35 (10.09%) Banking
3 18 (5.19%) Retail
4 16 (4.61%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.75%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.75%) Legal
6 12 (3.46%) Front Office
7 10 (2.88%) Advertising
7 10 (2.88%) Marketing
8 9 (2.59%) Law
8 9 (2.59%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.73%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.44%) Back Office
11 3 (0.86%) French Language
11 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.58%) Local Government
12 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Automotive
13 1 (0.29%) Billing
13 1 (0.29%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.86%) .NET
1 3 (0.86%) RESTful
2 2 (0.58%) AngularJS
2 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (0.58%) EDI
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.58%) Web Services
3 1 (0.29%) CSS
3 1 (0.29%) HTML
3 1 (0.29%) JSON
3 1 (0.29%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.29%) Node.js
3 1 (0.29%) Swagger
3 1 (0.29%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.76%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.75%) User Experience
4 10 (2.88%) PMI
5 9 (2.59%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.44%) Tandem
7 4 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.86%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.58%) CMDB
9 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.58%) Digital Signage
9 2 (0.58%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.58%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.58%) Robotics
9 2 (0.58%) Social Media
9 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.75%) Windows
2 12 (3.46%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (47.26%) Project Management
2 132 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (29.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (21.04%) PRINCE2
5 61 (17.58%) Project Delivery
6 48 (13.83%) Migration
7 30 (8.65%) Change Management
7 30 (8.65%) Waterfall
8 27 (7.78%) Scrum
9 21 (6.05%) Project Governance
10 19 (5.48%) Risk Management
11 18 (5.19%) Programme Management
12 17 (4.90%) Business Analysis
13 16 (4.61%) CRM
14 15 (4.32%) ERP
14 15 (4.32%) Project Planning
15 14 (4.03%) Information Security
15 14 (4.03%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (4.03%) SDLC
16 13 (3.75%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.31%) C
2 6 (1.73%) SQL
3 3 (0.86%) Python
4 2 (0.58%) C#
5 1 (0.29%) Java
5 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (6.92%) PMI Certification
2 22 (6.34%) PMP
3 16 (4.61%) Degree
4 9 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.44%) APMP
7 4 (1.15%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.58%) ACCA
9 2 (0.58%) CCNA
9 2 (0.58%) CIPFA
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) MBA
10 1 (0.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.29%) CISM
10 1 (0.29%) CISMP
10 1 (0.29%) CISSP
10 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.17%) PMO
2 9 (2.59%) QA
3 7 (2.02%) GDPR
4 3 (0.86%) COBIT
4 3 (0.86%) IFRS
4 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.86%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.58%) SEPA
6 1 (0.29%) Basel III
6 1 (0.29%) COREP
6 1 (0.29%) FINREP
6 1 (0.29%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) SCCM
2 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 37 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.75%) SAP
3 10 (2.88%) Oracle
4 7 (2.02%) Cisco
4 7 (2.02%) Citrix
5 6 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.44%) Google
7 4 (1.15%) Adobe
8 3 (0.86%) IBM
9 2 (0.58%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.58%) Civica
9 2 (0.58%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.58%) Juniper
9 2 (0.58%) Mitel
9 2 (0.58%) SEEBURGER
10 1 (0.29%) Cadence
10 1 (0.29%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.29%) Northgate
10 1 (0.29%) Symantec
10 1 (0.29%) VMware