Period
to 24 November 2017

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 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.

Project Manager
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 32 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 465 412 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.50% 6.18% 7.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.88% 6.47% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 324 541
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £363 £368 £313
90th Percentile £675 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
City of London median hourly rate - £31.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +40.63%
Central London median hourly rate - £31.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +40.63%

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 6755 6365 8666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.47% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5342 5051 6805
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 £275
90th Percentile £688 £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 90 77 128
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -10.39% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.35
90th Percentile £30.75 £48.40 £39.13
Central London median hourly rate £18.40 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.22% -5.56% +5.88%

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 November 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 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 November 2017. 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 +2 2 £313 -19.87%
Moorgate - 1 - -
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 November 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.

1 261 (56.13%) Project Management
2 197 (42.37%) Finance
3 134 (28.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 127 (27.31%) PRINCE2
5 115 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (21.08%) Banking
7 42 (9.03%) PMP
8 41 (8.82%) PMI Certification
9 39 (8.39%) Migration
10 36 (7.74%) Asset Management
10 36 (7.74%) Change Management
11 34 (7.31%) Investment Banking
11 34 (7.31%) Legal
11 34 (7.31%) GDPR
12 31 (6.67%) Microsoft
12 31 (6.67%) Programme Management
13 30 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
13 30 (6.45%) Project Governance
14 28 (6.02%) Project Planning
14 28 (6.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 27 (5.81%) Risk Management
15 27 (5.81%) Waterfall
16 26 (5.59%) CRM
16 26 (5.59%) Retail
17 24 (5.16%) PMI
18 23 (4.95%) PRINCE
18 23 (4.95%) SDLC
19 22 (4.73%) Front Office
20 21 (4.52%) Advertising
20 21 (4.52%) Information Security

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 8 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.08%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.65%) CMS
3 3 (0.65%) Confluence
4 1 (0.22%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.22%) Documentum
4 1 (0.22%) Drupal
4 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.22%) IIS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (2.58%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.22%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Maximo
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.22%) Primavera
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.37%) Office 365
2 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.29%) SaaS
4 4 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.22%) Asana
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) Dialogflow
6 1 (0.22%) GitHub
6 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.58%) WAN
2 9 (1.94%) LAN
3 7 (1.51%) Skype
4 4 (0.86%) 3G
4 4 (0.86%) 4G
4 4 (0.86%) IP Telephony
4 4 (0.86%) SMS
5 3 (0.65%) Firewall
5 3 (0.65%) VPN
5 3 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.43%) MPLS
6 2 (0.43%) Network Security
6 2 (0.43%) SAN
6 2 (0.43%) Softphone
6 2 (0.43%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.43%) Wireless
7 1 (0.22%) Multicast
7 1 (0.22%) NAS
7 1 (0.22%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.86%) Power BI
3 3 (0.65%) Big Data
4 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.22%) Mixpanel
5 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.22%) MS Access
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.22%) QlikView
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.80%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 197 (42.37%) Finance
2 98 (21.08%) Banking
3 34 (7.31%) Investment Banking
3 34 (7.31%) Legal
4 26 (5.59%) Retail
5 22 (4.73%) Front Office
6 21 (4.52%) Advertising
7 20 (4.30%) Marketing
8 17 (3.66%) Back Office
9 16 (3.44%) Law
10 15 (3.23%) Financial Institution
11 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.51%) International Banking
13 3 (0.65%) German Language
13 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.43%) French Language
14 2 (0.43%) Local Government
14 2 (0.43%) Publishing
14 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.86%) HTML
1 4 (0.86%) Middleware
2 3 (0.65%) CSS
3 2 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.22%) CSS3
4 1 (0.22%) Django
4 1 (0.22%) HTML5
4 1 (0.22%) Laravel
4 1 (0.22%) MXNet
4 1 (0.22%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.22%) REST
4 1 (0.22%) TensorFlow
4 1 (0.22%) Theano
4 1 (0.22%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.22%) VML
4 1 (0.22%) Web Services
4 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.16%) PMI
2 20 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.23%) Equities
4 13 (2.80%) Fixed Income
4 13 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (2.80%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.51%) Reinsurance
7 6 (1.29%) Derivative
7 6 (1.29%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.08%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.08%) User Experience
9 4 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.86%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.51%) Windows
2 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.65%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.43%) Linux
5 1 (0.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (56.13%) Project Management
2 134 (28.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 127 (27.31%) PRINCE2
4 115 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (8.39%) Migration
6 36 (7.74%) Asset Management
6 36 (7.74%) Change Management
7 31 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 30 (6.45%) Project Governance
9 28 (6.02%) Project Planning
10 27 (5.81%) Risk Management
10 27 (5.81%) Waterfall
11 26 (5.59%) CRM
12 23 (4.95%) PRINCE
12 23 (4.95%) SDLC
13 21 (4.52%) Information Security
14 20 (4.30%) Scrum
15 19 (4.09%) ITIL
16 18 (3.87%) Data Protection
16 18 (3.87%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.29%) Java
1 6 (1.29%) SQL
2 5 (1.08%) C
3 3 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.43%) PHP
4 2 (0.43%) Python
4 2 (0.43%) Ruby
5 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (9.03%) PMP
2 41 (8.82%) PMI Certification
3 28 (6.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 19 (4.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (3.44%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.15%) Degree
7 9 (1.94%) APMP
8 8 (1.72%) ISEB
9 7 (1.51%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.29%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.22%) CCNA
12 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.22%) CISM
12 1 (0.22%) CISSP
12 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.31%) GDPR
2 19 (4.09%) PMO
3 16 (3.44%) MiFID
4 14 (3.01%) QA
5 7 (1.51%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.08%) EMIR
6 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.86%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.86%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.65%) SLA
9 1 (0.22%) GxP
9 1 (0.22%) IFRS
9 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.43%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.86%) SCCM
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.01%) Oracle
3 13 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (1.51%) CheckPoint
4 7 (1.51%) SAP
5 6 (1.29%) Cisco
5 6 (1.29%) Citrix
6 5 (1.08%) Murex
7 4 (0.86%) Workday
8 3 (0.65%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.65%) Google
8 3 (0.65%) hybris
8 3 (0.65%) Reuters
8 3 (0.65%) VMware
9 2 (0.43%) ATG
9 2 (0.43%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.43%) Capita
9 2 (0.43%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.43%) HP
9 2 (0.43%) Juniper