Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 332 345
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -61
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 725 683 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.75% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.79% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 519 525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 7
England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -5.26% -30.28%
10th Percentile £25.04 £23.55 £31.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.00 £74.10
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £37.25
% change year-on-year -6.04% - -31.02%

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 88,584 86,718 93,363
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.91% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,985 57,510 61,457
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,801 2,549 2,999
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -21 292 £500 -2.44% 25
South East -4 135 £463 +8.82% 18
North of England +4 116 £425 - 13
Midlands -4 75 £450 +9.09% 10
Yorkshire +1 61 £400 -5.88% 5
South West -3 53 £425 +4.94% 3
East of England -17 53 £450 +12.50% 8
North West -9 43 £425 -2.86% 8
West Midlands -15 37 £450 +1.12% 7
East Midlands +10 25 £400 -1.54% 3
North East +9 12 £420 +7.69%
IT Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 349 (48.14%) Project Management
2 249 (34.34%) Finance
3 198 (27.31%) PRINCE2
4 193 (26.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 180 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
6 121 (16.69%) Migration
7 89 (12.28%) Waterfall
8 65 (8.97%) Degree
8 65 (8.97%) Retail
9 59 (8.14%) PMI Certification
9 59 (8.14%) Windows
10 58 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 56 (7.72%) Office 365
12 54 (7.45%) Microsoft Project
13 53 (7.31%) PMP
13 53 (7.31%) Banking
14 52 (7.17%) ITIL
15 51 (7.03%) Microsoft
16 49 (6.76%) Project Planning
16 49 (6.76%) SDLC
17 40 (5.52%) Data Centre
18 38 (5.24%) Change Management
19 37 (5.10%) Risk Management
20 36 (4.97%) Scrum
20 36 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
21 35 (4.83%) PMO
22 34 (4.69%) SAP
22 34 (4.69%) Programme Management
23 33 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
24 32 (4.41%) Matrix Organization

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 18 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.83%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.69%) CMS
4 4 (0.55%) Documentum
4 4 (0.55%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.41%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.28%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.28%) Jadu
7 1 (0.14%) CICS
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
7 1 (0.14%) Drupal
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (7.45%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Primavera
2 5 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.55%) Magento
3 4 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.28%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
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%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.72%) Office 365
2 33 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.97%) SaaS
5 5 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.28%) WAN
2 21 (2.90%) LAN
3 14 (1.93%) Firewall
4 10 (1.38%) Skype
4 10 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (1.24%) SMS
6 5 (0.69%) SAN
6 5 (0.69%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.69%) VPN
7 4 (0.55%) MPLS
7 4 (0.55%) Network Security
8 3 (0.41%) DHCP
8 3 (0.41%) DNS
8 3 (0.41%) Internet
8 3 (0.41%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.28%) Intranet
9 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.28%) VoIP
9 2 (0.28%) Wireless
10 1 (0.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (0.97%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.83%) MS Access
4 3 (0.41%) Apache Kudu
4 3 (0.41%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.41%) Impala
4 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.28%) Power BI
5 2 (0.28%) QlikView
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.14%) Big Data
6 1 (0.14%) DTS
6 1 (0.14%) EDMS
6 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.14%) MySQL
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Hudson
2 1 (0.14%) Subversion
2 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 249 (34.34%) Finance
2 65 (8.97%) Retail
3 53 (7.31%) Banking
4 28 (3.86%) Legal
5 26 (3.59%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.34%) Marketing
7 17 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.21%) Law
9 14 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.52%) Front Office
11 6 (0.83%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.55%) Advertising
12 4 (0.55%) Back Office
12 4 (0.55%) Billing
12 4 (0.55%) Dutch Language
12 4 (0.55%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Automotive
13 3 (0.41%) Electronics
13 3 (0.41%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.24%) Middleware
2 5 (0.69%) Web Services
3 3 (0.41%) .NET
3 3 (0.41%) Velocity
4 2 (0.28%) COM
4 2 (0.28%) Spring
5 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.14%) CSS
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.52%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.45%) PMI
3 22 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.07%) Mobile App
6 14 (1.93%) NHS
6 14 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.97%) Equities
9 7 (0.97%) FMCG
9 7 (0.97%) Life Science
10 6 (0.83%) Derivative
11 4 (0.55%) Contactless
11 4 (0.55%) EPoS
11 4 (0.55%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (8.14%) Windows
2 32 (4.41%) Windows 10
3 10 (1.38%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.69%) Unix
6 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.41%) Linux
7 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.28%) Solaris
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) AIX
9 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (48.14%) Project Management
2 198 (27.31%) PRINCE2
3 193 (26.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 180 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (16.69%) Migration
6 89 (12.28%) Waterfall
7 52 (7.17%) ITIL
8 49 (6.76%) Project Planning
8 49 (6.76%) SDLC
9 38 (5.24%) Change Management
10 37 (5.10%) Risk Management
11 36 (4.97%) Scrum
12 34 (4.69%) Programme Management
13 32 (4.41%) Matrix Organization
14 27 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (3.45%) CRM
15 25 (3.45%) ERP
16 23 (3.17%) Decision-Making
16 23 (3.17%) E-Commerce
16 23 (3.17%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (1.66%) SQL
2 6 (0.83%) Java
3 4 (0.55%) C
4 2 (0.28%) C#
4 2 (0.28%) VB
5 1 (0.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 65 (8.97%) Degree
2 59 (8.14%) PMI Certification
3 58 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 53 (7.31%) PMP
5 27 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 22 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 22 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.24%) APMP
8 6 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.83%) CAPM
9 5 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.41%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.14%) CBAP
12 1 (0.14%) CISSP
12 1 (0.14%) HNC
12 1 (0.14%) HND
12 1 (0.14%) ISEB
12 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.83%) PMO
2 29 (4.00%) GDPR
3 19 (2.62%) QA
4 5 (0.69%) GxP
4 5 (0.69%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.28%) FATCA
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (1.52%) SCCM
2 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.69%) SAP
3 24 (3.31%) Oracle
4 22 (3.03%) Citrix
5 11 (1.52%) Cisco
6 9 (1.24%) IBM
6 9 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.10%) ServiceNow
8 7 (0.97%) VMware
9 5 (0.69%) Tableau
10 4 (0.55%) Infor
10 4 (0.55%) Lotus
10 4 (0.55%) NetApp
11 3 (0.41%) Adobe
11 3 (0.41%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.41%) Cognos
11 3 (0.41%) Kronos
11 3 (0.41%) Mercator
11 3 (0.41%) Murex
11 3 (0.41%) SolarWinds