Period
to 22 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 48 30
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 259 317 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.20% 4.65% 6.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.57% 4.89% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 232 337
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
10th Percentile £350 £316 £329
90th Percentile £660 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £489 £500 £513
% change year-on-year -2.25% -2.44% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.95 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.28% -27.68% -27.40%
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.95 £34.50
% change year-on-year +40.28% -27.68% -27.40%

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 4,646 6,478 6,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 94.97% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,591 5,058 5,304
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 84 91
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +10.00% -2.52%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £33.53 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +6.47%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 +49 7 £475 +111.11%
Moorgate - 7 £600 -
Project Manager
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 100 (38.61%) Project Management
2 99 (38.22%) Finance
3 90 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (18.15%) Project Delivery
6 38 (14.67%) Migration
7 37 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 33 (12.74%) PRINCE2
9 29 (11.20%) Scrum
10 22 (8.49%) Banking
10 22 (8.49%) Azure
11 18 (6.95%) Change Management
12 17 (6.56%) Waterfall
12 17 (6.56%) Office 365
12 17 (6.56%) Public Sector
13 15 (5.79%) ERP
14 14 (5.41%) Legal
15 13 (5.02%) Oracle
15 13 (5.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 13 (5.02%) SDLC
16 12 (4.63%) Project Governance
16 12 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (4.63%) JIRA
16 12 (4.63%) Business Analysis
16 12 (4.63%) Marketing
16 12 (4.63%) Project Planning
17 11 (4.25%) Microsoft Project
17 11 (4.25%) Security Cleared
18 10 (3.86%) Kanban
18 10 (3.86%) CRM

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 5 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (1.16%) CMS
3 2 (0.77%) Confluence
4 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.39%) SAS
4 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.25%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.77%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.39%) HFM
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.39%) Relativity
4 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.39%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.49%) Azure
2 17 (6.56%) Office 365
3 6 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.54%) AWS
4 4 (1.54%) SaaS
5 2 (0.77%) IaaS
5 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.77%) PaaS
5 2 (0.77%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.39%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) GCP
6 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.39%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.39%) Serverless
6 1 (0.39%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.70%) WAN
2 4 (1.54%) Firewall
2 4 (1.54%) LAN
2 4 (1.54%) Skype
3 3 (1.16%) VoIP
4 2 (0.77%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.77%) Network Security
4 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.39%) DNS
5 1 (0.39%) DWDM
5 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.39%) Extranet
5 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.39%) MPLS
5 1 (0.39%) SAN
5 1 (0.39%) SDH
5 1 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.16%) Big Data
3 3 (1.16%) MS Access
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.77%) Power BI
4 2 (0.77%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.39%) EDMS
5 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.39%) OLAP
5 1 (0.39%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.63%) JIRA
2 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.39%) Fiddler
General
1 99 (38.22%) Finance
2 22 (8.49%) Banking
3 17 (6.56%) Public Sector
4 14 (5.41%) Legal
5 12 (4.63%) Marketing
6 8 (3.09%) Front Office
6 8 (3.09%) Retail
7 6 (2.32%) Advertising
8 5 (1.93%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.93%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.16%) Back Office
9 3 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.16%) Local Government
10 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
11 1 (0.39%) International Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.54%) .NET
1 4 (1.54%) HTML
2 3 (1.16%) RESTful
2 3 (1.16%) Web Services
3 2 (0.77%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.77%) CSS
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.39%) Ajax
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.39%) HTML5
4 1 (0.39%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) OAuth
4 1 (0.39%) OpenID
4 1 (0.39%) SAML
4 1 (0.39%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.39%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.47%) User Experience
3 8 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.93%) PMI
5 4 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.77%) Contract for Difference
7 2 (0.77%) Digital Signage
7 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.77%) NHS
7 2 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.77%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.39%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.39%) FMCG
8 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.39%) Robotics
8 1 (0.39%) Social Media
8 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.09%) Windows
2 6 (2.32%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.39%) Android
5 1 (0.39%) Linux
5 1 (0.39%) Unix
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (38.61%) Project Management
2 90 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (18.15%) Project Delivery
5 38 (14.67%) Migration
6 33 (12.74%) PRINCE2
7 29 (11.20%) Scrum
8 18 (6.95%) Change Management
9 17 (6.56%) Waterfall
10 15 (5.79%) ERP
11 13 (5.02%) SDLC
11 13 (5.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 12 (4.63%) Business Analysis
12 12 (4.63%) Project Governance
12 12 (4.63%) Project Planning
13 10 (3.86%) CRM
13 10 (3.86%) Kanban
13 10 (3.86%) Programme Management
14 9 (3.47%) Change Control
14 9 (3.47%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.09%) SQL
2 5 (1.93%) C
3 2 (0.77%) C#
3 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.39%) Java
4 1 (0.39%) PHP
4 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (4.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.09%) Degree
2 8 (3.09%) PMP
3 7 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 7 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.54%) APMP
5 4 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.77%) ACCA
7 2 (0.77%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) ISEB
8 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.47%) PMO
2 8 (3.09%) QA
3 6 (2.32%) GDPR
4 2 (0.77%) COBIT
4 2 (0.77%) COREP
4 2 (0.77%) FINREP
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.77%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) EnCase
1 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.39%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 37 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.02%) Oracle
3 8 (3.09%) Cisco
3 8 (3.09%) SAP
4 7 (2.70%) Citrix
5 5 (1.93%) Adobe
6 4 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.16%) Informatica
7 3 (1.16%) VMware
8 2 (0.77%) Cadence
8 2 (0.77%) Google
8 2 (0.77%) Splunk
9 1 (0.39%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.39%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.39%) Demandware
9 1 (0.39%) FNZ
9 1 (0.39%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.39%) Marketo
9 1 (0.39%) Qualys
9 1 (0.39%) ServiceNow