Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 7 December 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.

Project Manager
UK > England
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 38 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3,925 5,513 6,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.36% 5.75% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 6.07% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,734 3,832 4,536
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £320
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 41
England median hourly rate £36.70 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +7.69% -2.40%
10th Percentile £23.25 £23.34 £19.97
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.15 £51.47
UK median hourly rate £36.70 £36.21 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.37% +3.44% +8.53%

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 68,811 90,825 90,274
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,529 60,892 60,386
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £635
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,569 2,766 2,644
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% -1.07% +3.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.01 £10.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.95
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.39% -1.23% +3.89%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in England

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 Project Manager in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in England

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 Project Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 7 December 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 0 1,748 £500 - 123
South East -7 705 £463 -2.63% 117
North of England 0 536 £438 +2.94% 111
Midlands 0 353 £450 +1.41% 66
South West -4 340 £425 - 51
North West +3 289 £450 +5.88% 68
West Midlands -7 216 £450 - 51
East of England -12 204 £450 -5.26% 59
Yorkshire -13 194 £425 - 35
East Midlands +12 121 £450 +8.11% 15
North East +19 54 £425 +3.03% 8
South Coast +1 1 - -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 1,750 (44.59%) Project Management
2 1,128 (28.74%) Finance
3 1,076 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
4 1,044 (26.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 791 (20.15%) PRINCE2
6 703 (17.91%) Project Delivery
7 521 (13.27%) Migration
8 374 (9.53%) Microsoft
9 341 (8.69%) Change Management
10 337 (8.59%) SAP
11 303 (7.72%) Public Sector
12 290 (7.39%) Security Cleared
13 287 (7.31%) ERP
14 267 (6.80%) Scrum
15 249 (6.34%) PMI Certification
16 245 (6.24%) Waterfall
17 236 (6.01%) Retail
18 232 (5.91%) PMP
19 231 (5.89%) Azure
20 228 (5.81%) Risk Management
21 220 (5.61%) Project Planning
22 204 (5.20%) SC Cleared
23 201 (5.12%) Microsoft Project
24 196 (4.99%) Telecoms
25 195 (4.97%) Programme Management
26 191 (4.87%) Office 365
26 191 (4.87%) Data Centre
27 187 (4.76%) PMO
28 179 (4.56%) CRM
29 175 (4.46%) Degree

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
1 138 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 47 (1.20%) CMS
3 45 (1.15%) Confluence
4 22 (0.56%) Skype for Business
5 21 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 13 (0.33%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.31%) MS Project Server
8 7 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.13%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.10%) Drupal
10 4 (0.10%) Moodle
10 4 (0.10%) Totara
11 3 (0.076%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.051%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.051%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.051%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.051%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.051%) JBoss
12 2 (0.051%) SAS
12 2 (0.051%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 201 (5.12%) Microsoft Project
2 141 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 102 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 101 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.28%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.051%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.025%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 79 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 32 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 23 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.54%) SAP ERP
6 16 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 14 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 14 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 11 (0.28%) Teamcenter
9 10 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 10 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.20%) Magento
12 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
13 6 (0.15%) SAP HR
13 6 (0.15%) TrackWise
14 5 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
14 5 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 231 (5.89%) Azure
2 191 (4.87%) Office 365
3 105 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
4 80 (2.04%) AWS
5 52 (1.32%) SaaS
6 30 (0.76%) Power Platform
7 22 (0.56%) GCP
8 18 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
9 16 (0.41%) OneDrive
10 14 (0.36%) IaaS
10 14 (0.36%) Smartsheet
11 10 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.23%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.23%) Google Sheets
13 7 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 6 (0.15%) G Suite
14 6 (0.15%) Google Docs
14 6 (0.15%) Serverless
15 5 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (1.76%) WAN
2 58 (1.48%) LAN
3 43 (1.10%) Skype
4 40 (1.02%) Firewall
5 29 (0.74%) 4G
6 28 (0.71%) VoIP
6 28 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
7 26 (0.66%) 2G
7 26 (0.66%) 3G
8 22 (0.56%) Unified Communications
9 20 (0.51%) Wireless
10 17 (0.43%) 5G
11 15 (0.38%) Internet
11 15 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
12 14 (0.36%) Network Security
13 13 (0.33%) Ethernet
14 12 (0.31%) Intranet
15 11 (0.28%) 2.5G
16 10 (0.25%) DWDM
16 10 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (0.92%) Big Data
3 31 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
4 30 (0.76%) Power BI
4 30 (0.76%) SAP HANA
5 24 (0.61%) SQL Server
6 17 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 16 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
8 15 (0.38%) QlikView
9 14 (0.36%) Data Lake
10 12 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
11 9 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.20%) SAP BW
13 7 (0.18%) MS Access
14 6 (0.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 6 (0.15%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.13%) GIS
15 5 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 4 (0.10%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 115 (2.93%) JIRA
2 8 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.076%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.051%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.051%) GitLab
5 2 (0.051%) ProC
6 1 (0.025%) CA Flowdock
6 1 (0.025%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.025%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.025%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.025%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.025%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.025%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.025%) Zephyr
General
1 1,128 (28.74%) Finance
2 303 (7.72%) Public Sector
3 236 (6.01%) Retail
4 196 (4.99%) Telecoms
5 169 (4.31%) Banking
6 154 (3.92%) Manufacturing
7 148 (3.77%) Marketing
8 95 (2.42%) Legal
9 78 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 57 (1.45%) Local Government
11 55 (1.40%) Advertising
12 37 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 35 (0.89%) Electronics
14 30 (0.76%) Law
15 26 (0.66%) Billing
15 26 (0.66%) Investment Banking
16 24 (0.61%) Back Office
17 22 (0.56%) Publishing
18 20 (0.51%) Automotive
19 19 (0.48%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.07%) .NET
2 25 (0.64%) HTML
3 21 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 19 (0.48%) Web Services
5 14 (0.36%) CSS
6 11 (0.28%) J2EE
7 10 (0.25%) Middleware
8 7 (0.18%) EDI
9 6 (0.15%) LDAP
9 6 (0.15%) Velocity
10 5 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.13%) REST
11 4 (0.10%) JSON
11 4 (0.10%) RESTful
11 4 (0.10%) SOAP
11 4 (0.10%) XML
12 3 (0.076%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.076%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.076%) Node.js
12 3 (0.076%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 191 (4.87%) Data Centre
2 154 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (2.83%) PMI
4 97 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 79 (2.01%) NHS
6 69 (1.76%) User Experience
7 56 (1.43%) Virtual Team
8 52 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 48 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
10 36 (0.92%) FMCG
11 29 (0.74%) Public Cloud
12 25 (0.64%) Mobile App
13 21 (0.54%) CCTV
14 19 (0.48%) Life Science
15 17 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.36%) LIMS
17 13 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
18 12 (0.31%) e-Learning
19 11 (0.28%) e-Health
19 11 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 173 (4.41%) Windows
2 110 (2.80%) Windows 10
3 33 (0.84%) Windows 7
4 16 (0.41%) Linux
5 15 (0.38%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.25%) Solaris
7 10 (0.25%) Unix
7 10 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.15%) Android
9 6 (0.15%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.10%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.076%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.051%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.051%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.051%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.025%) AIX
14 1 (0.025%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,750 (44.59%) Project Management
2 1,076 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
3 1,044 (26.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 791 (20.15%) PRINCE2
5 703 (17.91%) Project Delivery
6 521 (13.27%) Migration
7 341 (8.69%) Change Management
8 287 (7.31%) ERP
9 267 (6.80%) Scrum
10 245 (6.24%) Waterfall
11 228 (5.81%) Risk Management
12 220 (5.61%) Project Planning
13 195 (4.97%) Programme Management
14 179 (4.56%) CRM
15 155 (3.95%) Problem-Solving
16 151 (3.85%) Project Governance
17 149 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
18 145 (3.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 140 (3.57%) ITIL
20 132 (3.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 47 (1.20%) SQL
2 41 (1.04%) C
3 29 (0.74%) Java
4 13 (0.33%) C#
5 9 (0.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.13%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.10%) PHP
7 4 (0.10%) Python
7 4 (0.10%) Scala
8 3 (0.076%) Ruby
8 3 (0.076%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.076%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.051%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.051%) RPG
10 1 (0.025%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.025%) Delphi
10 1 (0.025%) VBA
10 1 (0.025%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 290 (7.39%) Security Cleared
2 249 (6.34%) PMI Certification
3 232 (5.91%) PMP
4 204 (5.20%) SC Cleared
5 175 (4.46%) Degree
6 138 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 130 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 59 (1.50%) APMP
9 44 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (0.41%) ACCA
12 15 (0.38%) ISEB
13 12 (0.31%) CIMA
14 11 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.25%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.20%) APMG
16 8 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (0.20%) HND
17 7 (0.18%) CISSP
17 7 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (4.76%) PMO
2 88 (2.24%) QA
3 47 (1.20%) GDPR
4 21 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.33%) GxP
7 12 (0.31%) HL7
7 12 (0.31%) MiFID
7 12 (0.31%) SLA
8 9 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.20%) COBIT
10 7 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.15%) EMIR
11 6 (0.15%) IFRS
11 6 (0.15%) NIST
12 5 (0.13%) GAMP
13 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.10%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.10%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.10%) PSD2
System Software
1 55 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.076%) Docker
5 3 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.051%) LXC
6 2 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.051%) vSphere
6 2 (0.051%) XenApp
7 1 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.025%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (0.46%) SCCM
2 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (0.15%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.076%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.076%) Ansible
4 3 (0.076%) CASB
4 3 (0.076%) MOM
4 3 (0.076%) QRadar
4 3 (0.076%) WMI
5 2 (0.051%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.051%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.051%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.025%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.025%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.025%) EnCase
6 1 (0.025%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.025%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.025%) Rancher
Vendors
1 374 (9.53%) Microsoft
2 337 (8.59%) SAP
3 171 (4.36%) Oracle
4 91 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
5 47 (1.20%) Cisco
6 46 (1.17%) Google
7 42 (1.07%) ServiceNow
8 39 (0.99%) Citrix
9 31 (0.79%) IBM
10 30 (0.76%) Adobe
11 29 (0.74%) Remedy
12 28 (0.71%) Workday
13 25 (0.64%) VMware
14 13 (0.33%) Ariba
14 13 (0.33%) Tableau
15 12 (0.31%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.25%) Demandware
16 10 (0.25%) hybris
16 10 (0.25%) Infor
16 10 (0.25%) NetApp