Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 June 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.

IT Project Manager
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 388 331 351
Rank change year-on-year -57 +20 -74
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 500 698 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.76% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.80% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 517 447
England median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £328 £315 £312
90th Percentile £588 £605 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
England median hourly rate £34.00 £47.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.42% +4.40% +13.04%
10th Percentile £28.50 £25.00 £21.72
90th Percentile £39.25 £51.25 £58.80
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £47.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -28.42% +14.46% +3.11%

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 78,509 86,767 80,193
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.79% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,097 57,316 52,207
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £277 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,487 2,792 2,614
England median hourly rate £19.73 £18.56 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.30% -0.75% -4.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.37 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.74% -6.50%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 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 -44 170 £525 +5.00% 20
South East +3 128 £450 -5.26% 16
North of England +10 79 £413 +3.13% 6
Midlands -12 51 £400 -5.04% 11
Yorkshire +20 45 £413 +3.13% 2
South West -32 44 £400 +4.58% 8
West Midlands -2 33 £400 -3.03% 8
North West +6 29 £406 +4.84% 4
East of England -15 28 £448 +2.29% 2
East Midlands +5 17 £400 +8.84% 3
North East +8 6 £416 +7.42%
IT Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT 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 England region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 255 (51.00%) Project Management
2 158 (31.60%) Finance
2 158 (31.60%) PRINCE2
3 127 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 79 (15.80%) Migration
6 57 (11.40%) ITIL
7 49 (9.80%) Waterfall
8 48 (9.60%) Windows
8 48 (9.60%) PMP
8 48 (9.60%) Banking
9 44 (8.80%) Retail
10 43 (8.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 41 (8.20%) Microsoft
12 40 (8.00%) Risk Management
12 40 (8.00%) PMO
13 39 (7.80%) Microsoft Project
14 38 (7.60%) PMI Certification
15 37 (7.40%) Change Management
15 37 (7.40%) Data Centre
16 33 (6.60%) Project Planning
17 31 (6.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 29 (5.80%) Degree
19 27 (5.40%) Security Cleared
19 27 (5.40%) Citrix
20 25 (5.00%) SC Cleared
20 25 (5.00%) Office 365
21 24 (4.80%) Matrix Organization
22 23 (4.60%) Programme Management
23 22 (4.40%) E-Commerce

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 9 (1.80%) Confluence
1 9 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.20%) MS Project Server
3 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (7.80%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.40%) Workfront
4 1 (0.20%) assyst
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.20%) Relativity
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.00%) Office 365
2 22 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.40%) SaaS
5 5 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.00%) Trello
6 3 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Akamai
7 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Qubole
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.80%) Firewall
1 14 (2.80%) LAN
2 12 (2.40%) WAN
3 9 (1.80%) SAN
4 5 (1.00%) Network Security
4 5 (1.00%) Skype
4 5 (1.00%) Wireless
5 4 (0.80%) ATM
5 4 (0.80%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (0.80%) Internet
5 4 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.60%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (0.60%) VPN
7 2 (0.40%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.40%) ISDN
7 2 (0.40%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.40%) VLAN
7 2 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.60%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.40%) Big Data
4 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.20%) EDMS
5 1 (0.20%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.20%) MySQL
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.20%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (4.20%) JIRA
2 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 158 (31.60%) Finance
2 48 (9.60%) Banking
3 44 (8.80%) Retail
4 15 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (2.40%) Legal
5 12 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.60%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.00%) Billing
8 5 (1.00%) French Language
8 5 (1.00%) Law
8 5 (1.00%) Marketing
9 4 (0.80%) Automotive
9 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.80%) Front Office
10 3 (0.60%) Back Office
10 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Advertising
11 2 (0.40%) Local Government
11 2 (0.40%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.60%) .NET
2 2 (0.40%) Middleware
3 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.20%) OAuth
3 1 (0.20%) OpenID
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.20%) REST
3 1 (0.20%) SAML
3 1 (0.20%) Web Services
3 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.40%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.80%) NHS
5 13 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.60%) FMCG
7 7 (1.40%) PMI
8 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.80%) Chip and PIN
9 4 (0.80%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.60%) Cyberattack
10 3 (0.60%) EPoS
10 3 (0.60%) Life Science
10 3 (0.60%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.60%) User Experience
11 2 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.40%) PKI
11 2 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.40%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.60%) Windows
2 22 (4.40%) Windows 10
3 18 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.20%) Linux
6 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.60%) Unix
7 2 (0.40%) Android
7 2 (0.40%) CentOS
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (51.00%) Project Management
2 158 (31.60%) PRINCE2
3 127 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 79 (15.80%) Migration
6 57 (11.40%) ITIL
7 49 (9.80%) Waterfall
8 40 (8.00%) Risk Management
9 37 (7.40%) Change Management
10 33 (6.60%) Project Planning
11 24 (4.80%) Matrix Organization
12 23 (4.60%) Programme Management
13 22 (4.40%) E-Commerce
13 22 (4.40%) PRINCE
13 22 (4.40%) SDLC
13 22 (4.40%) Service Management
14 21 (4.20%) CRM
14 21 (4.20%) Data Migration
14 21 (4.20%) ERP
14 21 (4.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.60%) C
2 2 (0.40%) Java
3 1 (0.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (9.60%) PMP
2 43 (8.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 38 (7.60%) PMI Certification
4 31 (6.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 29 (5.80%) Degree
6 27 (5.40%) Security Cleared
7 25 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.20%) APMP
10 5 (1.00%) CISSP
11 4 (0.80%) CISM
11 4 (0.80%) ISEB
12 3 (0.60%) HNC
13 2 (0.40%) CISA
13 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.20%) CAPM
14 1 (0.20%) CEH
14 1 (0.20%) CISMP
14 1 (0.20%) CRISC
14 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.00%) PMO
2 20 (4.00%) QA
3 9 (1.80%) GDPR
4 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.80%) SEPA
5 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.60%) GxP
5 3 (0.60%) PSD2
5 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) GCP
7 1 (0.20%) GMP
7 1 (0.20%) NIST
7 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) HDFS
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.40%) SCCM
2 4 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.20%) MIIS
4 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.40%) Citrix
3 20 (4.00%) SAP
4 16 (3.20%) Oracle
5 8 (1.60%) Cisco
6 7 (1.40%) VMware
7 4 (0.80%) F5
8 3 (0.60%) hybris
8 3 (0.60%) Planview
8 3 (0.60%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.60%) Splunk
8 3 (0.60%) Zscaler
9 2 (0.40%) Aderant
9 2 (0.40%) Avaya
9 2 (0.40%) iManage
9 2 (0.40%) Intapp
9 2 (0.40%) NetApp
9 2 (0.40%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.40%) Workday