Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018.

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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -23 +3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 324 464 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.57% 6.45% 6.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 6.82% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 352 309
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £315 £357 £375
90th Percentile £638 £675 £703
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £513
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £36.76
Central London median hourly rate - - £36.76

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 6,739 6,808 6,247
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 94.59% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,296 5,404 4,944
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 94 69
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -4.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £26.90 £30.75 £51.11
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.17
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.45% -4.64%

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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 -54 1 £225 -28.00%
Project Manager
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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.

1 185 (57.10%) Project Management
2 122 (37.65%) Finance
3 115 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (25.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 79 (24.38%) PRINCE2
6 57 (17.59%) Migration
7 41 (12.65%) Banking
8 33 (10.19%) Microsoft
9 28 (8.64%) Waterfall
10 25 (7.72%) PMI Certification
10 25 (7.72%) Project Planning
10 25 (7.72%) Data Centre
11 24 (7.41%) CRM
12 23 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
13 20 (6.17%) PMP
13 20 (6.17%) Change Management
13 20 (6.17%) Risk Management
14 19 (5.86%) Windows
14 19 (5.86%) Asset Management
14 19 (5.86%) Office 365
15 18 (5.56%) Retail
15 18 (5.56%) Legal
16 17 (5.25%) Microsoft Project
16 17 (5.25%) Programme Management
16 17 (5.25%) JIRA
17 16 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
17 16 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (4.94%) Windows 10
17 16 (4.94%) Business Analysis
18 15 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel

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 11 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.54%) CMS
2 5 (1.54%) Confluence
3 2 (0.62%) Drupal
3 2 (0.62%) SAS
3 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.31%) Appian
4 1 (0.31%) Documentum
4 1 (0.31%) FileNet
4 1 (0.31%) IIS
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.31%) OnBase
4 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (5.25%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Actimize
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.86%) Office 365
3 16 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.23%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.23%) SaaS
5 4 (1.23%) Trello
6 3 (0.93%) Yammer
7 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) Asana
8 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.01%) WAN
2 9 (2.78%) LAN
3 6 (1.85%) VPN
4 5 (1.54%) Intranet
4 5 (1.54%) MPLS
5 4 (1.23%) DHCP
5 4 (1.23%) DNS
5 4 (1.23%) Firewall
5 4 (1.23%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.93%) Network Security
6 3 (0.93%) SAN
6 3 (0.93%) Skype
7 2 (0.62%) ATM
7 2 (0.62%) DMZ
7 2 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.62%) Wireless
8 1 (0.31%) LTE
8 1 (0.31%) NAS
8 1 (0.31%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.93%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Kudu
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.31%) Impala
4 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.31%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.31%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.31%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (5.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) Hudson
General
1 122 (37.65%) Finance
2 41 (12.65%) Banking
3 18 (5.56%) Legal
3 18 (5.56%) Retail
4 14 (4.32%) Advertising
4 14 (4.32%) Law
5 12 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.47%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.16%) Front Office
7 7 (2.16%) Marketing
7 7 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.54%) Back Office
8 5 (1.54%) Publishing
8 5 (1.54%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.62%) Middleware
2 1 (0.31%) .NET
2 1 (0.31%) COM
2 1 (0.31%) CSS
2 1 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.31%) HTML
2 1 (0.31%) jQuery
2 1 (0.31%) JSON
2 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (0.31%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.72%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.40%) PMI
4 8 (2.47%) User Experience
5 6 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.54%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.54%) NHS
7 4 (1.23%) Equities
7 4 (1.23%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.62%) Life Science
9 2 (0.62%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.31%) BYOD
10 1 (0.31%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.86%) Windows
2 16 (4.94%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.31%) Android
4 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.31%) Linux
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (57.10%) Project Management
2 115 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (25.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (24.38%) PRINCE2
5 57 (17.59%) Migration
6 28 (8.64%) Waterfall
7 25 (7.72%) Project Planning
8 24 (7.41%) CRM
9 20 (6.17%) Change Management
9 20 (6.17%) Risk Management
10 19 (5.86%) Asset Management
11 17 (5.25%) Programme Management
12 16 (4.94%) Business Analysis
13 15 (4.63%) Change Control
13 15 (4.63%) SDLC
14 14 (4.32%) E-Commerce
14 14 (4.32%) Investment Management
14 14 (4.32%) Scrum
15 13 (4.01%) ITIL
15 13 (4.01%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.54%) C
2 3 (0.93%) SQL
3 2 (0.62%) Python
4 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.31%) PHP
4 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (7.72%) PMI Certification
2 20 (6.17%) PMP
3 14 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (3.40%) Degree
5 10 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (2.47%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.85%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.93%) APMG
9 2 (0.62%) APMP
9 2 (0.62%) CISSP
9 2 (0.62%) ISEB
10 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.31%) CISA
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.31%) CISM
10 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.70%) PMO
2 7 (2.16%) GDPR
3 5 (1.54%) QA
4 4 (1.23%) IFRS
5 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.93%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.62%) MiFID
6 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.62%) SLA
7 1 (0.31%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.31%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.31%) FISMA
7 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.31%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.62%) SCCM
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.32%) Citrix
3 9 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (2.47%) SAP
5 4 (1.23%) Cisco
5 4 (1.23%) Google
5 4 (1.23%) Workday
6 3 (0.93%) Adobe
6 3 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.93%) Intapp
6 3 (0.93%) NetApp
6 3 (0.93%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.93%) VMware
7 2 (0.62%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.62%) Hyperion
7 2 (0.62%) Murex
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle
7 2 (0.62%) Tableau
8 1 (0.31%) IBM
8 1 (0.31%) Sage