The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
London / City of London
Rank 23 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 212 278 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.08% 8.45% 6.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.43% 8.86% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 205 236
Median daily rate £500 £513 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +3.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £633 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £21.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +77.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

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 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
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 £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the City of London.

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

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 140 (39.77%) Project Management
2 116 (32.95%) Finance
3 114 (32.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 81 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (20.17%) PRINCE2
6 51 (14.49%) Banking
7 37 (10.51%) Migration
8 29 (8.24%) Waterfall
9 27 (7.67%) PMI Certification
10 24 (6.82%) Programme Management
10 24 (6.82%) Security Cleared
11 22 (6.25%) Retail
11 22 (6.25%) Windows
11 22 (6.25%) PMP
12 21 (5.97%) Risk Management
12 21 (5.97%) Investment Banking
12 21 (5.97%) Marketing
13 20 (5.68%) MiFID
13 20 (5.68%) Legal
14 19 (5.40%) Change Management
14 19 (5.40%) MS Project
14 19 (5.40%) Microsoft
15 18 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (5.11%) Law
15 18 (5.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 18 (5.11%) Matrix Organization
16 17 (4.83%) Project Governance
16 17 (4.83%) Front Office
16 17 (4.83%) PMI
16 17 (4.83%) Asset Management

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (1.99%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.70%) Drupal
3 5 (1.42%) CMS
3 5 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.14%) Confluence
4 4 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (5.40%) MS Project
2 8 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Exstream
2 3 (0.85%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.57%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.28%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.27%) Office 365
2 6 (1.70%) SaaS
3 5 (1.42%) IaaS
3 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.57%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.27%) Skype
2 5 (1.42%) LAN
2 5 (1.42%) WAN
3 4 (1.14%) Firewall
3 4 (1.14%) IP Telephony
4 3 (0.85%) FTP
4 3 (0.85%) Intranet
4 3 (0.85%) MPLS
4 3 (0.85%) NAS
4 3 (0.85%) VoIP
4 3 (0.85%) WebEx
5 2 (0.57%) DMVPN
5 2 (0.57%) DNS
5 2 (0.57%) Wireless
6 1 (0.28%) DMZ
6 1 (0.28%) HTTP
6 1 (0.28%) Internet
6 1 (0.28%) SAN
6 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.99%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.57%) Big Data
5 2 (0.57%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.28%) Power BI
6 1 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (3.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
General
1 116 (32.95%) Finance
2 51 (14.49%) Banking
3 22 (6.25%) Retail
4 21 (5.97%) Investment Banking
4 21 (5.97%) Marketing
5 20 (5.68%) Legal
6 18 (5.11%) Law
7 17 (4.83%) Front Office
8 11 (3.13%) Advertising
9 8 (2.27%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.42%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.14%) Back Office
12 3 (0.85%) French Language
13 2 (0.57%) Automotive
14 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.28%) International Banking
14 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.85%) Middleware
1 3 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (0.85%) XMPP
2 2 (0.57%) .NET
2 2 (0.57%) Web Services
3 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.28%) HTML
3 1 (0.28%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.28%) jQuery
3 1 (0.28%) Laravel
3 1 (0.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.83%) PMI
2 15 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.56%) NHS
5 8 (2.27%) Equities
6 7 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.70%) Fintech
8 5 (1.42%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.42%) User Experience
8 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.85%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.85%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.57%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.57%) Derivative
11 2 (0.57%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.25%) Windows
2 14 (3.98%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.27%) Unix
4 5 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.14%) Linux
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.57%) Android
7 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (39.77%) Project Management
2 114 (32.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (20.17%) PRINCE2
5 37 (10.51%) Migration
6 29 (8.24%) Waterfall
7 24 (6.82%) Programme Management
8 21 (5.97%) Risk Management
9 19 (5.40%) Change Management
10 18 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (5.11%) Matrix Organization
10 18 (5.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 17 (4.83%) Asset Management
11 17 (4.83%) Project Governance
12 16 (4.55%) CRM
13 15 (4.26%) Investment Management
13 15 (4.26%) Scrum
14 13 (3.69%) Data Protection
14 13 (3.69%) SDLC
15 12 (3.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.70%) C
2 5 (1.42%) Java
3 2 (0.57%) SQL
4 1 (0.28%) C#
4 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.28%) Lingo
4 1 (0.28%) PHP
4 1 (0.28%) Python
4 1 (0.28%) Tcl
4 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (7.67%) PMI Certification
2 24 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.25%) PMP
4 16 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.98%) Degree
6 13 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (2.27%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.70%) ISEB
9 4 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.28%) APMP
12 1 (0.28%) CISM
12 1 (0.28%) CISSP
12 1 (0.28%) MCITP
12 1 (0.28%) MCP
12 1 (0.28%) MCSE
12 1 (0.28%) MCTS
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.68%) MiFID
2 8 (2.27%) EMIR
3 7 (1.99%) Dodd-Frank
3 7 (1.99%) GDPR
3 7 (1.99%) PMO
4 6 (1.70%) QA
5 4 (1.14%) FATCA
6 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.85%) SEPA
7 2 (0.57%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.57%) DICOM
7 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.28%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.28%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.28%) UCITS
System Software
1 7 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.14%) SCCM
2 2 (0.57%) Nagios
3 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (5.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.69%) Cisco
3 11 (3.13%) SAP
4 8 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 7 (1.99%) iManage
6 6 (1.70%) Citrix
6 6 (1.70%) HP
6 6 (1.70%) Oracle
7 4 (1.14%) Fidessa
7 4 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.85%) Mitel
8 3 (0.85%) Polycom
9 2 (0.57%) Cognos
9 2 (0.57%) EMC
9 2 (0.57%) NetApp
9 2 (0.57%) Netezza
9 2 (0.57%) Splunk
9 2 (0.57%) VMware
9 2 (0.57%) Yardi
10 1 (0.28%) IBM
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