Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 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.

IT Project Manager
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 346 283
Rank change year-on-year +19 -63 +44
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 682 605 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.67% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.71% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 475 624
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% -3.37%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £613 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
England median hourly rate £46.00 £31.25 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.20% -34.55% +14.03%
10th Percentile £34.15 £24.26 £21.30
90th Percentile £58.38 £43.94 £67.50
UK median hourly rate £56.25 £30.50 £47.75
% change year-on-year +84.43% -36.13% +15.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,499 85,538 93,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,692 56,349 60,467
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £610 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,538 2,914 3,579
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured IT Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in England

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Project Manager in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in England

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in England

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Project Manager in England

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Project Manager in England

IT Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 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 +2 298 £508 +1.50% 36
South East -1 143 £450 +8.76% 28
North of England +40 84 £423 -0.59% 18
Midlands +12 80 £398 -4.22% 24
East of England -4 53 £425 -2.86% 12
West Midlands +6 43 £375 -8.54% 18
Yorkshire +28 42 £420 +5.00% 7
North West +16 35 £425 - 8
East Midlands +10 33 £413 -0.60% 6
South West +10 25 £400 - 9
North East +41 7 £350 -30.00% 3
IT Project Manager
UK

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT 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 England region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 321 (47.07%) Project Management
2 222 (32.55%) Finance
3 219 (32.11%) PRINCE2
4 178 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
5 173 (25.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 97 (14.22%) Banking
7 80 (11.73%) PMI Certification
8 79 (11.58%) Retail
9 76 (11.14%) PMP
10 68 (9.97%) Change Management
11 66 (9.68%) Migration
12 58 (8.50%) SDLC
13 54 (7.92%) Project Planning
14 53 (7.77%) Microsoft Project
15 51 (7.48%) Microsoft
15 51 (7.48%) Waterfall
16 48 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 45 (6.60%) QA
18 42 (6.16%) Degree
19 41 (6.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 40 (5.87%) Risk Management
21 39 (5.72%) Supplier Management
22 38 (5.57%) Scrum
22 38 (5.57%) Matrix Organization
23 36 (5.28%) Investment Banking
24 35 (5.13%) PMI
24 35 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
24 35 (5.13%) CRM
24 35 (5.13%) PMO
25 34 (4.99%) Project Governance

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 25 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.03%) Confluence
3 5 (0.73%) MS Project Server
3 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.59%) CMS
5 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) Documentum
6 1 (0.15%) IIS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (7.77%) Microsoft Project
2 35 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.29%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.29%) Primavera
2 2 (0.29%) SAP APO
2 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.15%) iTrent
3 1 (0.15%) Maximo
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.15%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.93%) Office 365
2 12 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.59%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.15%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.15%) Force.com
6 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.49%) WAN
2 15 (2.20%) LAN
3 14 (2.05%) Firewall
4 13 (1.91%) SMS
5 9 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.88%) Internet
7 5 (0.73%) Network Security
7 5 (0.73%) Skype
8 4 (0.59%) MPLS
8 4 (0.59%) VoIP
8 4 (0.59%) Wireless
9 3 (0.44%) Intranet
9 3 (0.44%) NAS
9 3 (0.44%) SAN
10 1 (0.15%) ADSL
10 1 (0.15%) DHCP
10 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.15%) Softphone
10 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.05%) Blockchain
2 6 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.73%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.44%) Big Data
5 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.15%) Adabas
6 1 (0.15%) DataStage
6 1 (0.15%) DB2
6 1 (0.15%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.20%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 222 (32.55%) Finance
2 97 (14.22%) Banking
3 79 (11.58%) Retail
4 36 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.79%) Legal
7 18 (2.64%) Retail Banking
8 16 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 15 (2.20%) Marketing
10 14 (2.05%) Front Office
11 11 (1.61%) Back Office
12 10 (1.47%) Law
13 9 (1.32%) Private Banking
14 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.59%) Advertising
15 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.59%) Publishing
16 3 (0.44%) Billing
16 3 (0.44%) Local Government
17 2 (0.29%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.88%) Middleware
2 5 (0.73%) Web Services
3 4 (0.59%) .NET
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.29%) Velocity
5 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.15%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.15%) HTML
5 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.13%) PMI
2 32 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.93%) Virtual Team
5 18 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.76%) NHS
8 11 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.47%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.17%) Equities
11 7 (1.03%) FMCG
12 6 (0.88%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.88%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.73%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.59%) Derivative
14 4 (0.59%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.40%) Windows
2 16 (2.35%) Windows 10
3 10 (1.47%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.73%) Windows 8
5 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.29%) Android
6 2 (0.29%) Linux
7 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (47.07%) Project Management
2 219 (32.11%) PRINCE2
3 178 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (25.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (9.97%) Change Management
6 66 (9.68%) Migration
7 58 (8.50%) SDLC
8 54 (7.92%) Project Planning
9 51 (7.48%) Waterfall
10 40 (5.87%) Risk Management
11 39 (5.72%) Supplier Management
12 38 (5.57%) Matrix Organization
12 38 (5.57%) Scrum
13 35 (5.13%) CRM
14 34 (4.99%) Project Governance
15 32 (4.69%) E-Commerce
15 32 (4.69%) Programme Management
16 27 (3.96%) ERP
16 27 (3.96%) Resource Management
17 25 (3.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (0.88%) C
2 5 (0.73%) SQL
3 4 (0.59%) Java
4 3 (0.44%) C#
4 3 (0.44%) VBA
5 2 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.15%) NATURAL
6 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.15%) Python
6 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (11.73%) PMI Certification
2 76 (11.14%) PMP
3 48 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 42 (6.16%) Degree
5 41 (6.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 27 (3.96%) Security Cleared
7 19 (2.79%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.47%) APMP
9 7 (1.03%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.73%) CISM
11 5 (0.73%) CISSP
12 4 (0.59%) CCA
12 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.29%) SANS
14 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.15%) CCNA
14 1 (0.15%) CCNP
14 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.60%) QA
2 35 (5.13%) PMO
3 32 (4.69%) GDPR
4 12 (1.76%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.03%) MiFID
7 4 (0.59%) IFRS
7 4 (0.59%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.59%) PSD2
8 3 (0.44%) SLA
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.15%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.15%) EMIR
10 1 (0.15%) GAMP
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.29%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.17%) SCCM
2 3 (0.44%) FlexNet
2 3 (0.44%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.15%) MOM
Vendors
1 51 (7.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.64%) SAP
3 15 (2.20%) Oracle
4 10 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.03%) Cisco
5 7 (1.03%) IBM
5 7 (1.03%) Infor
6 6 (0.88%) HP
6 6 (0.88%) VMware
7 5 (0.73%) Capita
7 5 (0.73%) Citrix
7 5 (0.73%) Splunk
8 4 (0.59%) Siebel
9 3 (0.44%) CyberArk
9 3 (0.44%) NetApp
9 3 (0.44%) Snow
10 2 (0.29%) FireEye
10 2 (0.29%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.29%) iManage
10 2 (0.29%) Virgin Media