Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 37 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 343 383 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.34% 5.53% 6.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.68% 5.83% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 301 293
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -0.49%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £351
90th Percentile £638 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £516 £500
% change year-on-year +1.69% +3.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £24.95 £34.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.68% - -
Central London median hourly rate £24.95 £34.50 -
% change year-on-year -27.68% - -

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 6,034 6,565 5,889
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 94.73% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,633 5,169 4,523
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £315 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 113 63
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -15.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.81 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £34.95 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £20.65 £18.70 £16.46
% change year-on-year +10.40% +13.63% -17.71%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 - 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 23 May 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.

1 185 (53.94%) Project Management
2 150 (43.73%) Finance
3 133 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (27.99%) PRINCE2
5 93 (27.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (13.70%) Migration
7 44 (12.83%) Banking
8 41 (11.95%) Waterfall
9 35 (10.20%) Microsoft
9 35 (10.20%) PMI Certification
10 33 (9.62%) PMP
11 32 (9.33%) Change Management
12 26 (7.58%) Scrum
12 26 (7.58%) Office 365
13 25 (7.29%) Windows
13 25 (7.29%) Retail
14 24 (7.00%) Microsoft Project
14 24 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (7.00%) Windows 10
15 23 (6.71%) Risk Management
16 22 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (6.12%) Project Governance
18 19 (5.54%) Project Planning
18 19 (5.54%) Business Analysis
19 18 (5.25%) Degree
19 18 (5.25%) JIRA
19 18 (5.25%) Asset Management
19 18 (5.25%) Programme Management
19 18 (5.25%) Data Centre
20 17 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 13 (3.79%) Confluence
2 6 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.46%) Drupal
4 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.17%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.17%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.87%) CMS
5 3 (0.87%) SAS
6 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.29%) Documentum
7 1 (0.29%) FileNet
7 1 (0.29%) OnBase
Applications
1 24 (7.00%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.87%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.58%) Workfront
4 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.29%) HFM
4 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.58%) Office 365
2 22 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.46%) Trello
5 4 (1.17%) SaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Apigee
6 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.58%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Smartsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Taleo
7 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.50%) LAN
2 11 (3.21%) WAN
3 5 (1.46%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.17%) Wireless
4 4 (1.17%) WLAN
5 3 (0.87%) Firewall
5 3 (0.87%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.58%) Skype
6 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.29%) Internet
7 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.29%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.17%) Big Data
3 3 (0.87%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.58%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.29%) QlikView
5 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 150 (43.73%) Finance
2 44 (12.83%) Banking
3 25 (7.29%) Retail
4 17 (4.96%) Legal
5 15 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.08%) Front Office
7 13 (3.79%) Financial Institution
8 12 (3.50%) Law
9 10 (2.92%) Advertising
9 10 (2.92%) Retail Banking
10 9 (2.62%) Investment Banking
11 8 (2.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.58%) French Language
12 2 (0.58%) Local Government
12 2 (0.58%) Publishing
13 1 (0.29%) Billing
13 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.29%) COM
1 1 (0.29%) Kafka
1 1 (0.29%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (0.29%) RESTful
1 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.25%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.04%) PMI
3 7 (2.04%) User Experience
4 5 (1.46%) Fintech
4 5 (1.46%) Robotics
5 4 (1.17%) Equities
5 4 (1.17%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.17%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.17%) NHS
5 4 (1.17%) SWIFT
6 3 (0.87%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.87%) Reinsurance
6 3 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.58%) Cyberattack
7 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.29%) Windows
2 24 (7.00%) Windows 10
3 12 (3.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.87%) Linux
5 2 (0.58%) Android
5 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (53.94%) Project Management
2 133 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (27.99%) PRINCE2
4 93 (27.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (13.70%) Migration
6 41 (11.95%) Waterfall
7 32 (9.33%) Change Management
8 26 (7.58%) Scrum
9 23 (6.71%) Risk Management
10 21 (6.12%) Project Governance
11 19 (5.54%) Business Analysis
11 19 (5.54%) Project Planning
12 18 (5.25%) Asset Management
12 18 (5.25%) Programme Management
13 17 (4.96%) ITIL
14 15 (4.37%) CRM
14 15 (4.37%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (3.79%) SDLC
15 13 (3.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 12 (3.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.46%) C
2 3 (0.87%) Java
2 3 (0.87%) SQL
3 2 (0.58%) Python
4 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (10.20%) PMI Certification
2 33 (9.62%) PMP
3 18 (5.25%) Degree
4 15 (4.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.75%) APMP
7 4 (1.17%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) CISM
8 2 (0.58%) CISMP
8 2 (0.58%) CISSP
9 1 (0.29%) CCNA
9 1 (0.29%) CCNP
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB
9 1 (0.29%) MBA
9 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.50%) PMO
2 8 (2.33%) QA
3 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.87%) COBIT
4 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.87%) SEPA
5 2 (0.58%) IFRS
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.58%) MiFID
5 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.29%) PSD2
System Software
1 13 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) SCCM
2 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.21%) Citrix
3 10 (2.92%) SAP
4 8 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.04%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.46%) Cisco
7 4 (1.17%) Blue Prism
7 4 (1.17%) Oracle
7 4 (1.17%) UiPath
7 4 (1.17%) Workday
8 3 (0.87%) Planview
9 2 (0.58%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.58%) Google
9 2 (0.58%) Tableau
10 1 (0.29%) Avaya
10 1 (0.29%) Civica
10 1 (0.29%) Hyland
10 1 (0.29%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.29%) NetApp
10 1 (0.29%) SimCorp