The median contractor rate for a IT Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 April 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.

IT Project Manager
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 257 269
Rank change year-on-year -65 +12  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 285 490 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.95% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.00% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 350 275
Median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £331 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £403
% change year-on-year +1.81% +2.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £52.50 £21.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.05% -29.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £19.85 £27.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.65 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £20.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year +123.31% -32.08%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40460 48938 48186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26404 32302 29712
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1317 1391 1944
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured IT Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 142 £550 +10.00% 10
South East -16 47 £415 -5.68% 9
East of England -30 28 £418 -1.76% 10
North West +17 15 £438 +2.94% 8
West Midlands +14 15 £425 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire +8 12 £430 +2.38% 6
South West -22 10 £374 -0.40% 6
East Midlands -12 6 £431 +7.81% 3
North East +17 3 £400 +10.34%
IT Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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.

1 306 (53.87%) Project Management
2 190 (33.45%) Finance
3 182 (32.04%) PRINCE2
4 158 (27.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 122 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (15.14%) Banking
7 60 (10.56%) Migration
8 57 (10.04%) Retail
9 52 (9.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 42 (7.39%) Change Management
10 42 (7.39%) PMI Certification
10 42 (7.39%) ITIL
11 37 (6.51%) Project Planning
11 37 (6.51%) PMP
11 37 (6.51%) SDLC
12 35 (6.16%) Matrix Organization
13 34 (5.99%) Microsoft
13 34 (5.99%) Microsoft Project
13 34 (5.99%) Investment Banking
14 31 (5.46%) QA
15 30 (5.28%) Front Office
16 29 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 29 (5.11%) Risk Management
16 29 (5.11%) Data Centre
17 28 (4.93%) Business Analysis
17 28 (4.93%) Project Governance
17 28 (4.93%) Waterfall
18 27 (4.75%) Security Cleared
18 27 (4.75%) Supplier Management
18 27 (4.75%) 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 10 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.70%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.53%) Confluence
3 3 (0.53%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.35%) CMS
4 2 (0.35%) Documentum
4 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.18%) FileNet
5 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.18%) Moodle
5 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (5.99%) Microsoft Project
2 20 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.53%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.35%) Bloomberg AIM
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.35%) TrackWise
3 2 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.18%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.58%) Office 365
2 16 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.06%) SaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.35%) IaaS
6 2 (0.35%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.18%) Taleo
7 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.11%) WAN
2 11 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (1.76%) Firewall
3 10 (1.76%) LAN
4 4 (0.70%) VPN
5 3 (0.53%) Intranet
5 3 (0.53%) VoIP
6 2 (0.35%) 4G
6 2 (0.35%) Internet
6 2 (0.35%) Network Security
6 2 (0.35%) SAN
6 2 (0.35%) Skype
7 1 (0.18%) PSTN
7 1 (0.18%) Softphone
7 1 (0.18%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.70%) Big Data
2 4 (0.70%) GIS
3 3 (0.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.35%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.18%) MySQL
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.18%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.18%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 7 (1.23%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.18%) GoCD
2 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 190 (33.45%) Finance
2 86 (15.14%) Banking
3 57 (10.04%) Retail
4 34 (5.99%) Investment Banking
5 30 (5.28%) Front Office
6 20 (3.52%) Manufacturing
7 18 (3.17%) Legal
8 16 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (2.29%) Retail Banking
9 13 (2.29%) Telecoms
10 12 (2.11%) Marketing
11 8 (1.41%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.06%) Back Office
12 6 (1.06%) Billing
12 6 (1.06%) Law
13 4 (0.70%) French Language
13 4 (0.70%) Local Government
14 3 (0.53%) Advertising
14 3 (0.53%) Automotive
14 3 (0.53%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.70%) Middleware
2 3 (0.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.18%) FpML
3 1 (0.18%) REST
3 1 (0.18%) SOAP
3 1 (0.18%) Web Services
3 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.11%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.99%) PMI
4 14 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.94%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.58%) Derivative
7 8 (1.41%) NHS
8 7 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.88%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.88%) FMCG
10 4 (0.70%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.70%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.53%) BYOD
11 3 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.53%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.53%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.53%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.53%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (2.99%) Windows
2 6 (1.06%) Windows Server
3 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.70%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.35%) Android
6 2 (0.35%) VMS
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (53.87%) Project Management
2 182 (32.04%) PRINCE2
3 158 (27.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 122 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (10.56%) Migration
6 42 (7.39%) Change Management
6 42 (7.39%) ITIL
7 37 (6.51%) Project Planning
7 37 (6.51%) SDLC
8 35 (6.16%) Matrix Organization
9 29 (5.11%) Risk Management
10 28 (4.93%) Business Analysis
10 28 (4.93%) Project Governance
10 28 (4.93%) Waterfall
11 27 (4.75%) Supplier Management
12 23 (4.05%) E-Commerce
12 23 (4.05%) Programme Management
13 21 (3.70%) CRM
13 21 (3.70%) Investment Management
14 19 (3.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.29%) SQL
2 9 (1.58%) C
3 5 (0.88%) Java
4 1 (0.18%) C#
4 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 52 (9.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 42 (7.39%) PMI Certification
3 37 (6.51%) PMP
4 29 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 27 (4.75%) Security Cleared
6 22 (3.87%) SC Cleared
7 21 (3.70%) Degree
8 14 (2.46%) APMP
9 4 (0.70%) CISM
9 4 (0.70%) CISSP
9 4 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.35%) CAPM
11 2 (0.35%) CISA
11 2 (0.35%) HNC
11 2 (0.35%) ISEB
11 2 (0.35%) PgMP
12 1 (0.18%) MAPM
12 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.46%) QA
2 27 (4.75%) PMO
3 12 (2.11%) MiFID
4 10 (1.76%) GxP
5 5 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.88%) SEPA
6 4 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.70%) EMIR
7 3 (0.53%) GDPR
7 3 (0.53%) IFRS
7 3 (0.53%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.35%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.35%) GCP
8 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.35%) SLA
8 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.18%) GMP
System Software
1 11 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.70%) SCCM
2 2 (0.35%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (5.99%) Microsoft
2 16 (2.82%) Oracle
2 16 (2.82%) SAP
3 8 (1.41%) Actimize
3 8 (1.41%) VMware
4 7 (1.23%) Cisco
5 5 (0.88%) BT
5 5 (0.88%) Computacenter
5 5 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (0.70%) Citrix
7 3 (0.53%) Demandware
7 3 (0.53%) hybris
7 3 (0.53%) Pega
7 3 (0.53%) Pegasus
7 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.53%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.35%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.35%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.35%) Workday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Anglia
Venn Group
Rate: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Rate: ££competitive +car +15% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago