Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 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.

IT Project Manager
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 349 331 359
Rank change year-on-year -18 +28 -67
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 714 730 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.77% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.81% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 555 484
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.97%
10th Percentile £312 £330 £316
90th Percentile £595 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -9.66% -25.86%
10th Percentile £24.00 £27.70 £32.96
90th Percentile £47.30 £52.10 £46.85
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -23.91% +41.54% -40.37%

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 90,278 90,132 90,674
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.89% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,554 60,345 59,684
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,722 2,614 3,005
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.82 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 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 -40 277 £500 - 17
South East -24 137 £461 +2.50% 9
North of England +20 123 £425 - 13
Midlands -14 76 £438 +7.69% 6
Yorkshire +9 61 £420 -1.18% 7
North West +8 51 £475 +8.57% 6
East of England -21 51 £450 +5.88% 1
South West -10 49 £425 +3.66%
West Midlands -27 34 £400 +10.34% 3
East Midlands +6 32 £420 +1.82% 3
North East +1 11 £488 +39.29%
IT Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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.

1 339 (47.48%) Project Management
2 218 (30.53%) Finance
3 195 (27.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 191 (26.75%) PRINCE2
5 174 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (15.97%) Migration
7 78 (10.92%) Waterfall
8 71 (9.94%) Retail
9 68 (9.52%) Office 365
10 62 (8.68%) Microsoft
11 59 (8.26%) PMI Certification
12 54 (7.56%) Windows
13 53 (7.42%) Microsoft Project
14 50 (7.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 50 (7.00%) PMP
14 50 (7.00%) Banking
15 49 (6.86%) Degree
16 44 (6.16%) Project Planning
16 44 (6.16%) Data Centre
17 42 (5.88%) SDLC
17 42 (5.88%) ITIL
18 38 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
19 37 (5.18%) Change Management
19 37 (5.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 36 (5.04%) Windows 10
21 35 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
21 35 (4.90%) Risk Management
21 35 (4.90%) SAP
22 34 (4.76%) Scrum
23 33 (4.62%) PMO

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 26 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.10%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.70%) Confluence
4 3 (0.42%) CMS
4 3 (0.42%) IBM Domino
4 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.42%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.14%) CICS
6 1 (0.14%) Documentum
6 1 (0.14%) Drupal
6 1 (0.14%) IIS
Applications
1 53 (7.42%) Microsoft Project
2 38 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.56%) Magento
2 4 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.28%) Primavera
4 2 (0.28%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.28%) Social Studio
4 2 (0.28%) Sprinklr
4 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 68 (9.52%) Office 365
2 35 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.26%) SaaS
5 5 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.56%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.36%) WAN
2 20 (2.80%) Firewall
3 17 (2.38%) Skype
4 15 (2.10%) LAN
5 9 (1.26%) MPLS
6 8 (1.12%) SAN
6 8 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.98%) VPN
8 5 (0.70%) DNS
8 5 (0.70%) Internet
8 5 (0.70%) SMS
9 4 (0.56%) DHCP
9 4 (0.56%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.56%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.42%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.28%) Network Security
11 2 (0.28%) SSL
11 2 (0.28%) VLAN
11 2 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.84%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.56%) Power BI
4 3 (0.42%) Big Data
4 3 (0.42%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.28%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.28%) MS Access
5 2 (0.28%) QlikView
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Kudu
6 1 (0.14%) DTS
6 1 (0.14%) EDMS
6 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.14%) MySQL
6 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.14%) Hudson
2 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.14%) Selenium
2 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 218 (30.53%) Finance
2 71 (9.94%) Retail
3 50 (7.00%) Banking
4 22 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.52%) Legal
6 18 (2.52%) Marketing
7 17 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (2.24%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.68%) Law
10 10 (1.40%) Front Office
11 7 (0.98%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.70%) Billing
12 5 (0.70%) Electronics
13 4 (0.56%) Back Office
13 4 (0.56%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.56%) French Language
13 4 (0.56%) Local Government
14 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.42%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.98%) Middleware
2 5 (0.70%) .NET
2 5 (0.70%) HTML
3 4 (0.56%) Velocity
3 4 (0.56%) Web Services
4 2 (0.28%) COM
4 2 (0.28%) Spring
5 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.14%) CSS
5 1 (0.14%) LDAP
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.16%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.48%) PMI
3 24 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.38%) NHS
6 13 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.12%) FMCG
7 8 (1.12%) Life Science
8 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.84%) User Experience
10 5 (0.70%) EPoS
10 5 (0.70%) Equities
10 5 (0.70%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.56%) Derivative
11 4 (0.56%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.56%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.56%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.56%) Windows
2 36 (5.04%) Windows 10
3 9 (1.26%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.70%) Unix
6 4 (0.56%) Android
6 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.42%) Linux
8 2 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (47.48%) Project Management
2 195 (27.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 191 (26.75%) PRINCE2
4 174 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (15.97%) Migration
6 78 (10.92%) Waterfall
7 44 (6.16%) Project Planning
8 42 (5.88%) ITIL
8 42 (5.88%) SDLC
9 37 (5.18%) Change Management
10 35 (4.90%) Risk Management
11 34 (4.76%) Scrum
12 32 (4.48%) Matrix Organization
13 31 (4.34%) ERP
14 28 (3.92%) CRM
15 27 (3.78%) Programme Management
16 26 (3.64%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (3.50%) E-Commerce
18 24 (3.36%) Project Governance
19 22 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (1.82%) SQL
2 8 (1.12%) Java
3 4 (0.56%) C
4 2 (0.28%) Python
4 2 (0.28%) VB
5 1 (0.14%) C#
5 1 (0.14%) COBOL
5 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.14%) R
5 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (8.26%) PMI Certification
2 50 (7.00%) PMP
2 50 (7.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 49 (6.86%) Degree
4 37 (5.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 32 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.52%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.98%) APMP
9 4 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.42%) CAPM
10 3 (0.42%) CISM
10 3 (0.42%) CISSP
10 3 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.28%) HNC
11 2 (0.28%) HND
11 2 (0.28%) ISEB
12 1 (0.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.62%) PMO
2 30 (4.20%) GDPR
3 20 (2.80%) QA
4 8 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.56%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.42%) FATCA
6 3 (0.42%) GxP
6 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (1.68%) SCCM
2 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (8.68%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.90%) SAP
3 29 (4.06%) Oracle
4 24 (3.36%) Citrix
5 14 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.12%) IBM
7 7 (0.98%) VMware
8 6 (0.84%) Cisco
9 5 (0.70%) Avaya
10 4 (0.56%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.56%) Demandware
10 4 (0.56%) Google
10 4 (0.56%) Infoflex
10 4 (0.56%) NetApp
10 4 (0.56%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.56%) Tableau
11 3 (0.42%) Aruba
11 3 (0.42%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.42%) Planview
11 3 (0.42%) WorldPay