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 24 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 28 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 185 222 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.66% 6.56% 8.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 6.85% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 176 395
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £31.50 £30.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.29%  

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 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 178 (44.50%) Project Management
2 137 (34.25%) Finance
3 118 (29.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (23.50%) PRINCE2
5 87 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (17.75%) Banking
7 48 (12.00%) Migration
8 41 (10.25%) PMI Certification
9 36 (9.00%) Investment Banking
10 35 (8.75%) PMP
11 30 (7.50%) Legal
12 26 (6.50%) Waterfall
13 24 (6.00%) Law
13 24 (6.00%) Change Management
13 24 (6.00%) Scrum
13 24 (6.00%) Retail
14 23 (5.75%) PMI
14 23 (5.75%) MiFID
15 22 (5.50%) SDLC
15 22 (5.50%) Windows
15 22 (5.50%) Marketing
16 21 (5.25%) Risk Management
16 21 (5.25%) Security Cleared
17 20 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 19 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
18 19 (4.75%) CRM
18 19 (4.75%) ITIL
18 19 (4.75%) Front Office
19 18 (4.50%) Data Centre
19 18 (4.50%) Project Governance

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 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.50%) Drupal
3 5 (1.25%) CMS
3 5 (1.25%) Confluence
3 5 (1.25%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.25%) IIS
5 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (4.50%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.75%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.25%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.25%) Exstream
4 1 (0.25%) iTrent
4 1 (0.25%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.75%) Office 365
4 3 (0.75%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.75%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.25%) Asana
5 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.25%) Slack
5 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.75%) WAN
2 6 (1.50%) Skype
3 5 (1.25%) Firewall
3 5 (1.25%) LAN
4 3 (0.75%) 3G
4 3 (0.75%) 4G
4 3 (0.75%) Intranet
4 3 (0.75%) IP Telephony
4 3 (0.75%) SAN
4 3 (0.75%) VoIP
5 2 (0.50%) DNS
5 2 (0.50%) Internet
5 2 (0.50%) NAS
5 2 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.50%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.50%) Wireless
6 1 (0.25%) DMZ
6 1 (0.25%) FTP
6 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.50%) Big Data
4 2 (0.50%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.25%) Mixpanel
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.50%) JIRA
General
1 137 (34.25%) Finance
2 71 (17.75%) Banking
3 36 (9.00%) Investment Banking
4 30 (7.50%) Legal
5 24 (6.00%) Law
5 24 (6.00%) Retail
6 22 (5.50%) Marketing
7 19 (4.75%) Front Office
8 9 (2.25%) Advertising
9 8 (2.00%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.00%) Retail Banking
9 8 (2.00%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.75%) Back Office
11 5 (1.25%) French Language
12 4 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (1.00%) Games
13 3 (0.75%) International Banking
14 2 (0.50%) Billing
14 2 (0.50%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.50%) Laravel
1 2 (0.50%) REST
1 2 (0.50%) SOAP
1 2 (0.50%) Web Services
2 1 (0.25%) .NET
2 1 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.25%) HTML
2 1 (0.25%) Middleware
2 1 (0.25%) PySpark
2 1 (0.25%) Velocity
2 1 (0.25%) Visualforce
2 1 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.75%) PMI
2 18 (4.50%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.00%) NHS
7 7 (1.75%) Fintech
7 7 (1.75%) User Experience
8 6 (1.50%) Equities
9 5 (1.25%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.25%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.75%) Derivative
11 3 (0.75%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.50%) FMCG
12 2 (0.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.50%) Windows
2 11 (2.75%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.75%) Unix
5 2 (0.50%) Android
5 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.50%) Linux
5 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (44.50%) Project Management
2 118 (29.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 94 (23.50%) PRINCE2
4 87 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (12.00%) Migration
6 26 (6.50%) Waterfall
7 24 (6.00%) Change Management
7 24 (6.00%) Scrum
8 22 (5.50%) SDLC
9 21 (5.25%) Risk Management
10 19 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (4.75%) CRM
10 19 (4.75%) ITIL
11 18 (4.50%) Matrix Organization
11 18 (4.50%) Project Governance
12 17 (4.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 15 (3.75%) Data Protection
13 15 (3.75%) Programme Management
14 14 (3.50%) Business Analysis
14 14 (3.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.75%) C
2 7 (1.75%) SQL
3 5 (1.25%) Java
4 2 (0.50%) PHP
4 2 (0.50%) Python
4 2 (0.50%) Ruby
5 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.25%) Lingo
5 1 (0.25%) Tcl
5 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (10.25%) PMI Certification
2 35 (8.75%) PMP
3 21 (5.25%) Security Cleared
4 20 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 17 (4.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 15 (3.75%) Degree
7 13 (3.25%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.00%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.75%) ISEB
10 6 (1.50%) CISSP
11 4 (1.00%) CISM
11 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.50%) CISA
13 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.25%) APMP
14 1 (0.25%) MCITP
14 1 (0.25%) MCTS
14 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.75%) MiFID
2 11 (2.75%) GDPR
2 11 (2.75%) QA
3 9 (2.25%) PMO
4 8 (2.00%) SEPA
5 6 (1.50%) EMIR
5 6 (1.50%) FATCA
6 5 (1.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.50%) COBIT
9 2 (0.50%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.25%) Basel II
10 1 (0.25%) DICOM
10 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.75%) SCCM
2 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (3.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.75%) SAP
3 9 (2.25%) iManage
3 9 (2.25%) VMware
4 8 (2.00%) Oracle
5 7 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.50%) Cisco
7 5 (1.25%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.25%) HP
8 4 (1.00%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.00%) Citrix
9 3 (0.75%) Concur
10 2 (0.50%) Charles River
10 2 (0.50%) EMC
10 2 (0.50%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.50%) Murex
10 2 (0.50%) NetApp
10 2 (0.50%) Netezza
10 2 (0.50%) Reuters
11 1 (0.25%) Fujitsu
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