Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £517 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 21 36 45
Rank change year-on-year +15 +9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 5,569 2,720 2,193
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 7.91% 5.87% 5.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.48% 6.33% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,129 2,025 1,526
10th Percentile £380 £315 £314
25th Percentile £431 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £517 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.74% - -
75th Percentile £600 £550 £550
90th Percentile £688 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 35 25
10th Percentile £20.25 £21.63 £22.30
25th Percentile £27.00 £24.20 £23.90
Median hourly rate £47.00 £29.50 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year +59.32% -7.81% -3.03%
75th Percentile £63.13 £44.13 £40.30
90th Percentile £69.90 £66.00 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £53.00 £34.01 £30.00
% change year-on-year +55.86% +13.35% -7.95%

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 65,658 42,984 40,469
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.25% 92.79% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,871 29,686 27,259
10th Percentile £313 £288 £250
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £644 £588 £575
90th Percentile £744 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £468
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,788 1,437 1,426
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.40 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.75 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.68% +15.79% +5.56%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in England.

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in England.

Hourly rate trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +13 2,608 £550 +10.00% 159
South East +16 887 £500 +5.26% 71
North of England +14 615 £463 +4.82% 76
Midlands +3 535 £486 +3.46% 55
West Midlands +7 392 £488 +2.63% 38
North West +13 339 £450 - 35
South West +6 321 £500 +7.96% 31
Yorkshire +11 256 £485 +9.92% 34
East of England +10 194 £500 +11.42% 33
East Midlands 0 137 £485 +7.78% 17
North East -5 18 £475 +22.58% 7
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Project Manager contract jobs required the following 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 2,633 (47.28%) Project Management
2 1,787 (32.09%) Finance
3 1,759 (31.59%) Agile
4 1,561 (28.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,374 (24.67%) Social Skills
6 1,244 (22.34%) Project Delivery
7 979 (17.58%) PRINCE2
8 715 (12.84%) Migration
9 580 (10.41%) Microsoft
10 550 (9.88%) Waterfall
11 502 (9.01%) Change Management
12 466 (8.37%) Public Sector
13 426 (7.65%) Banking
14 403 (7.24%) Scrum
15 394 (7.07%) Azure
16 388 (6.97%) Microsoft Project
17 382 (6.86%) Risk Management
18 367 (6.59%) Telecoms
19 363 (6.52%) SAP
20 360 (6.46%) Security Cleared
21 333 (5.98%) Retail
22 307 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
23 292 (5.24%) Data Centre
24 285 (5.12%) Programme Management
24 285 (5.12%) PMP
25 277 (4.97%) Business Case
26 273 (4.90%) PMI Certification
27 267 (4.79%) JIRA
28 265 (4.76%) PMO
29 264 (4.74%) ERP

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
1 140 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 126 (2.26%) Confluence
3 31 (0.56%) CMS
4 12 (0.22%) MS Project Server
5 10 (0.18%) Drupal
6 9 (0.16%) IBM Domino
7 5 (0.090%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.090%) SAS
8 4 (0.072%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.054%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.054%) Ethereum
9 3 (0.054%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.054%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.054%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.036%) CICS
10 2 (0.036%) Documentum
10 2 (0.036%) Jadu
10 2 (0.036%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.018%) MTS
11 1 (0.018%) Mule
Applications
1 388 (6.97%) Microsoft Project
2 174 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
3 144 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 121 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.090%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.054%) Maya
9 2 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.018%) Booktype
10 1 (0.018%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 41 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 16 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 15 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.25%) PRMS
6 14 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.18%) Maximo
8 10 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.14%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
10 7 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.13%) Magento
10 7 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.13%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.13%) Workday HCM
11 6 (0.11%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 394 (7.07%) Azure
2 217 (3.90%) Microsoft 365
3 141 (2.53%) AWS
4 121 (2.17%) SaaS
5 75 (1.35%) Power Platform
6 69 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
7 50 (0.90%) GCP
8 32 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
9 24 (0.43%) Smartsheet
10 21 (0.38%) OneDrive
11 16 (0.29%) IaaS
12 14 (0.25%) PowerApps
13 13 (0.23%) PaaS
14 11 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (0.20%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 10 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 8 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 7 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 6 (0.11%) SAP Fieldglass
Communications & Networking
1 100 (1.80%) WAN
2 74 (1.33%) LAN
3 72 (1.29%) Firewall
4 66 (1.19%) Network Security
4 66 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
5 58 (1.04%) 4G
6 49 (0.88%) 5G
7 45 (0.81%) 3G
8 44 (0.79%) 2G
9 43 (0.77%) VoLTE
10 39 (0.70%) Internet
11 29 (0.52%) Broadband
11 29 (0.52%) LTE
11 29 (0.52%) Unified Communications
12 21 (0.38%) SD-WAN
13 17 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
14 14 (0.25%) VoIP
15 13 (0.23%) Wireless
16 12 (0.22%) VPN
17 10 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 62 (1.11%) Power BI
3 36 (0.65%) Electronic Patient Records
4 30 (0.54%) Data Lake
5 21 (0.38%) SQL Server
6 17 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (0.29%) Big Data
7 16 (0.29%) Looker
8 13 (0.23%) GIS
8 13 (0.23%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.18%) Tableau
10 8 (0.14%) Metadata
11 7 (0.13%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.11%) DTS
12 6 (0.11%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (0.11%) PowerCenter
12 6 (0.11%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.090%) Pentaho
13 5 (0.090%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 267 (4.79%) JIRA
2 10 (0.18%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.11%) GitLab
4 6 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.090%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.090%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.054%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.054%) Hudson
7 2 (0.036%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.036%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.036%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.018%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.018%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.018%) Gradle
8 1 (0.018%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.018%) JUnit
8 1 (0.018%) Maven
8 1 (0.018%) MSI
8 1 (0.018%) Spock
General
1 1,787 (32.09%) Finance
2 1,374 (24.67%) Social Skills
3 466 (8.37%) Public Sector
4 426 (7.65%) Banking
5 367 (6.59%) Telecoms
6 333 (5.98%) Retail
7 209 (3.75%) Presentation Skills
8 206 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
9 200 (3.59%) Influencing Skills
10 162 (2.91%) Marketing
11 145 (2.60%) Legal
12 126 (2.26%) Manufacturing
12 126 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
13 106 (1.90%) Investment Banking
14 88 (1.58%) Law
15 67 (1.20%) Local Government
16 61 (1.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 60 (1.08%) Billing
18 55 (0.99%) Automotive
19 49 (0.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (0.61%) .NET
2 18 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
3 15 (0.27%) Middleware
4 12 (0.22%) SailPoint
5 11 (0.20%) Velocity
6 7 (0.13%) Node.js
6 7 (0.13%) React
7 6 (0.11%) Lightning Web Components
7 6 (0.11%) XML
8 5 (0.090%) Web Services
9 4 (0.072%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.072%) GraphQL
9 4 (0.072%) HTML
9 4 (0.072%) J2EE
9 4 (0.072%) React Native
9 4 (0.072%) RESTful
10 3 (0.054%) .NET Core
10 3 (0.054%) Keras
10 3 (0.054%) Pandas
10 3 (0.054%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 292 (5.24%) Data Centre
2 200 (3.59%) NHS
3 122 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 120 (2.15%) Virtual Team
5 104 (1.87%) PMI
6 88 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
7 87 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
8 76 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
9 39 (0.70%) FMCG
9 39 (0.70%) Public Cloud
10 37 (0.66%) User Experience
11 34 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
12 32 (0.57%) Life Science
13 29 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
14 28 (0.50%) Mobile App
15 24 (0.43%) LIMS
16 21 (0.38%) Derivative
16 21 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.36%) Fixed Income
18 19 (0.34%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 173 (3.11%) Windows
2 47 (0.84%) Windows 10
3 41 (0.74%) Windows Server
4 27 (0.48%) Linux
4 27 (0.48%) Unix
5 12 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.14%) VMS
7 5 (0.090%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.072%) Android
8 4 (0.072%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.072%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.054%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.054%) zOS
10 2 (0.036%) AIX
10 2 (0.036%) Solaris
10 2 (0.036%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.018%) CentOS
11 1 (0.018%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.018%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,633 (47.28%) Project Management
2 1,759 (31.59%) Agile
3 1,561 (28.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,244 (22.34%) Project Delivery
5 979 (17.58%) PRINCE2
6 715 (12.84%) Migration
7 550 (9.88%) Waterfall
8 502 (9.01%) Change Management
9 403 (7.24%) Scrum
10 382 (6.86%) Risk Management
11 307 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
12 285 (5.12%) Programme Management
13 277 (4.97%) Business Case
14 264 (4.74%) ERP
15 262 (4.70%) Project Governance
16 242 (4.35%) Project Planning
17 215 (3.86%) Cybersecurity
18 214 (3.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 209 (3.75%) Decision-Making
20 206 (3.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 61 (1.10%) SQL
2 47 (0.84%) C
3 20 (0.36%) Java
4 14 (0.25%) Python
5 9 (0.16%) C#
6 7 (0.13%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.054%) Apex Code
7 3 (0.054%) DAML
7 3 (0.054%) Solidity
8 2 (0.036%) VB
8 2 (0.036%) VBScript
9 1 (0.018%) ABAP
9 1 (0.018%) COBOL
9 1 (0.018%) Delphi
9 1 (0.018%) PHP
9 1 (0.018%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.018%) Ruby
9 1 (0.018%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 360 (6.46%) Security Cleared
2 285 (5.12%) PMP
3 273 (4.90%) PMI Certification
4 241 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 225 (4.04%) Degree
6 154 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 152 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 59 (1.06%) APMP
9 58 (1.04%) DV Cleared
10 36 (0.65%) ISEB
11 31 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.22%) DBS Check
14 11 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.18%) CISSP
16 8 (0.14%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.14%) RIBA
17 7 (0.13%) CISM
17 7 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
17 7 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (4.76%) PMO
2 120 (2.15%) QA
3 51 (0.92%) GDPR
4 34 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.38%) NIST
7 19 (0.34%) SLA
8 18 (0.32%) GMP
9 17 (0.31%) GxP
10 15 (0.27%) MiFID
11 14 (0.25%) GRC
12 12 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 10 (0.18%) PMBOK
14 8 (0.14%) IFRS
14 8 (0.14%) IFRS 17
14 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 7 (0.13%) Accessibility
15 7 (0.13%) COBIT
16 6 (0.11%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 17 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.18%) Docker
7 9 (0.16%) XenApp
8 8 (0.14%) Firmware
8 8 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.018%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.018%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.018%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.018%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.018%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.018%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (0.27%) Kubernetes
3 10 (0.18%) Ansible
4 9 (0.16%) Terraform
5 6 (0.11%) Puppet
5 6 (0.11%) SCCM
6 4 (0.072%) Control-M
6 4 (0.072%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.072%) NSN NetAct
7 3 (0.054%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.054%) Opsview
7 3 (0.054%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.036%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.036%) VxRail
8 2 (0.036%) WSUS
9 1 (0.018%) CASB
9 1 (0.018%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.018%) Nagios
9 1 (0.018%) SCOM
9 1 (0.018%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 580 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 363 (6.52%) SAP
3 164 (2.94%) Oracle
4 137 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
5 103 (1.85%) ServiceNow
5 103 (1.85%) VMware
6 93 (1.67%) Cisco
7 58 (1.04%) Remedy
8 51 (0.92%) Workday
9 48 (0.86%) Google
10 34 (0.61%) Citrix
10 34 (0.61%) Ericsson
11 26 (0.47%) MuleSoft
12 20 (0.36%) Planview
13 19 (0.34%) CA
13 19 (0.34%) IBM
14 17 (0.31%) Cadence
15 15 (0.27%) Mavenir
16 14 (0.25%) Adobe
16 14 (0.25%) Optimizely