Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Project Manager
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 23 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 6484 6622 8849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.84% 6.81% 8.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.21% 7.18% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4595 4756 6226
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 53
England median hourly rate £31.25 £34.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.42% -13.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £19.96 £20.00 £19.60
90th Percentile £49.13 £67.63 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.89 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.42% -15.67% +25.81%

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 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -5 2984 £500 - 193
South East +3 1297 £450 +2.86% 78
North of England +1 735 £425 +6.25% 68
Midlands +9 694 £425 - 55
West Midlands +10 445 £440 +3.53% 31
East of England -4 370 £438 +2.94% 30
South West +5 361 £410 +2.50% 29
Yorkshire +14 342 £420 +5.00% 36
North West -9 319 £425 +3.66% 27
East Midlands -3 240 £413 -0.60% 24
North East +24 75 £495 +41.43% 5
South Coast - 6 £400 -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 3035 (46.81%) Project Management
2 2072 (31.96%) Finance
3 1660 (25.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 1643 (25.34%) PRINCE2
5 1513 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 645 (9.95%) Migration
7 602 (9.28%) Banking
8 541 (8.34%) Change Management
9 506 (7.80%) Microsoft
10 491 (7.57%) Retail
11 449 (6.92%) PMI Certification
12 438 (6.76%) PMP
12 438 (6.76%) Security Cleared
13 426 (6.57%) Microsoft Project
14 407 (6.28%) Waterfall
15 378 (5.83%) Risk Management
16 374 (5.77%) GDPR
17 364 (5.61%) Project Planning
18 357 (5.51%) Scrum
19 355 (5.48%) Programme Management
20 337 (5.20%) CRM
21 336 (5.18%) PMO
22 325 (5.01%) SAP
23 317 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 309 (4.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 307 (4.73%) Degree
26 301 (4.64%) ITIL
27 298 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
28 294 (4.53%) SC Cleared
29 288 (4.44%) E-Commerce

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
1 192 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 72 (1.11%) Confluence
3 71 (1.10%) CMS
4 49 (0.76%) Skype for Business
5 45 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 23 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 21 (0.32%) MS Project Server
8 19 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (0.23%) Apache Spark
10 14 (0.22%) SAS
11 13 (0.20%) Documentum
11 13 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.15%) Drupal
13 10 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.12%) Apache
15 8 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 426 (6.57%) Microsoft Project
2 233 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 212 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 139 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 111 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.093%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.062%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.046%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.046%) Windchill
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.015%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.015%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 100 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 19 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 18 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 15 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 15 (0.23%) iTrent
6 15 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 15 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 14 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 13 (0.20%) Maximo
9 12 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
10 11 (0.17%) SAP BPC
10 11 (0.17%) SAP CO
10 11 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (0.15%) SAP HR
12 9 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 285 (4.40%) Office 365
2 143 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (1.05%) SaaS
5 35 (0.54%) IaaS
6 33 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 27 (0.42%) PaaS
8 25 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 12 (0.19%) Veeva
11 10 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
12 7 (0.11%) Yammer
13 5 (0.077%) G Suite
14 4 (0.062%) Bluemix
14 4 (0.062%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.062%) Dialogflow
14 4 (0.062%) Slack
14 4 (0.062%) Taleo
15 3 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 169 (2.61%) WAN
2 154 (2.38%) LAN
3 94 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
4 84 (1.30%) SMS
5 60 (0.93%) Skype
6 53 (0.82%) Firewall
7 51 (0.79%) Internet
8 49 (0.76%) VoIP
9 39 (0.60%) Wireless
10 35 (0.54%) Intranet
11 30 (0.46%) Network Security
12 29 (0.45%) Broadband
12 29 (0.45%) SAN
12 29 (0.45%) Unified Communications
13 25 (0.39%) MPLS
14 19 (0.29%) 4G
15 18 (0.28%) WLAN
16 17 (0.26%) VPN
17 15 (0.23%) IP Telephony
18 14 (0.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
2 64 (0.99%) Big Data
3 48 (0.74%) SQL Server
4 23 (0.35%) Blockchain
4 23 (0.35%) Hadoop
5 17 (0.26%) Power BI
6 16 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (0.23%) SAP HANA
8 14 (0.22%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.19%) QlikView
10 10 (0.15%) Data Lake
10 10 (0.15%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.14%) MS Access
11 9 (0.14%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.14%) Spotfire
12 8 (0.12%) DB2
12 8 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
12 8 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
13 7 (0.11%) GIS
Development Applications
1 145 (2.24%) JIRA
2 7 (0.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.093%) JIRA Agile
3 6 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.077%) GitLab
4 5 (0.077%) VersionOne
5 4 (0.062%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.031%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.031%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.031%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.015%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.015%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.015%) git-flow
7 1 (0.015%) LSMW
7 1 (0.015%) Maven
7 1 (0.015%) Selenium
7 1 (0.015%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.015%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.015%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2072 (31.96%) Finance
2 602 (9.28%) Banking
3 491 (7.57%) Retail
4 283 (4.36%) Marketing
5 265 (4.09%) Telecoms
6 199 (3.07%) Legal
7 188 (2.90%) Investment Banking
8 182 (2.81%) Manufacturing
9 101 (1.56%) Front Office
10 87 (1.34%) Advertising
11 79 (1.22%) Law
12 73 (1.13%) Back Office
13 69 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 56 (0.86%) Automotive
15 51 (0.79%) Retail Banking
16 50 (0.77%) Billing
17 43 (0.66%) Publishing
18 40 (0.62%) Local Government
19 39 (0.60%) Financial Institution
20 30 (0.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (0.63%) .NET
2 38 (0.59%) HTML
3 26 (0.40%) Middleware
4 22 (0.34%) CSS
5 21 (0.32%) J2EE
6 15 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 15 (0.23%) Web Services
6 15 (0.23%) XML
7 10 (0.15%) EDI
7 10 (0.15%) HTML5
8 9 (0.14%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.12%) Kafka
10 7 (0.11%) Django
10 7 (0.11%) REST
11 6 (0.093%) MXNet
11 6 (0.093%) Natural Language Processing
11 6 (0.093%) TensorFlow
11 6 (0.093%) Theano
12 5 (0.077%) SAPUI5
12 5 (0.077%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 298 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 267 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 208 (3.21%) PMI
4 139 (2.14%) Virtual Team
5 134 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 92 (1.42%) NHS
7 76 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 76 (1.17%) Mobile App
8 66 (1.02%) User Experience
9 65 (1.00%) FMCG
9 65 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 64 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
11 47 (0.72%) Derivative
12 43 (0.66%) Equities
13 41 (0.63%) Fixed Income
14 35 (0.54%) Fintech
15 31 (0.48%) Market Risk
16 29 (0.45%) EPoS
17 26 (0.40%) Credit Risk
17 26 (0.40%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 242 (3.73%) Windows
2 112 (1.73%) Windows 10
3 47 (0.72%) Linux
4 43 (0.66%) Unix
5 39 (0.60%) Windows 7
5 39 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 24 (0.37%) Android
7 18 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.25%) Solaris
9 15 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.17%) AIX
11 11 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.077%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.062%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.031%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.015%) HPUX
16 1 (0.015%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.015%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3035 (46.81%) Project Management
2 1660 (25.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 1643 (25.34%) PRINCE2
4 1513 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 645 (9.95%) Migration
6 541 (8.34%) Change Management
7 407 (6.28%) Waterfall
8 378 (5.83%) Risk Management
9 364 (5.61%) Project Planning
10 357 (5.51%) Scrum
11 355 (5.48%) Programme Management
12 337 (5.20%) CRM
13 309 (4.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 301 (4.64%) ITIL
15 288 (4.44%) E-Commerce
16 285 (4.40%) ERP
17 226 (3.49%) Project Governance
18 218 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
18 218 (3.36%) Matrix Organization
19 209 (3.22%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (1.22%) SQL
2 77 (1.19%) Java
3 49 (0.76%) C
4 31 (0.48%) JavaScript
5 24 (0.37%) C#
6 22 (0.34%) Python
7 12 (0.19%) VBA
8 11 (0.17%) PHP
9 5 (0.077%) C++
9 5 (0.077%) Perl
9 5 (0.077%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.062%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.062%) Ruby
10 4 (0.062%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.046%) R
11 3 (0.046%) VBScript
12 2 (0.031%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.031%) RPG
12 2 (0.031%) Rust
12 2 (0.031%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 449 (6.92%) PMI Certification
2 438 (6.76%) PMP
2 438 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 317 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 307 (4.73%) Degree
5 294 (4.53%) SC Cleared
6 228 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 84 (1.30%) APMP
8 68 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 62 (0.96%) DV Cleared
10 37 (0.57%) ISEB
11 31 (0.48%) Master's Degree
12 24 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (0.26%) CISSP
16 15 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
17 13 (0.20%) CCNA
18 10 (0.15%) DBS Check
19 9 (0.14%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 374 (5.77%) GDPR
2 336 (5.18%) PMO
3 171 (2.64%) QA
4 99 (1.53%) MiFID
5 54 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 46 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 34 (0.52%) SLA
8 28 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 25 (0.39%) EMIR
10 17 (0.26%) Solvency II
11 16 (0.25%) IFRS
12 13 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
13 11 (0.17%) IFRS 9
14 10 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
14 10 (0.15%) GxP
14 10 (0.15%) PMBOK
15 9 (0.14%) AIFMD
15 9 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.12%) PSD2
17 7 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 73 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.093%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.062%) Docker
6 4 (0.062%) Firmware
6 4 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.046%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.046%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.046%) XenApp
8 2 (0.031%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.031%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.031%) HDFS
8 2 (0.031%) vSphere
8 2 (0.031%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.015%) IAG
Systems Management
1 45 (0.69%) SCCM
2 13 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (0.11%) AirWatch
4 7 (0.11%) MOM
5 5 (0.077%) SCOM
6 4 (0.062%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.046%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.046%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.046%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.046%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.046%) FlexNet
7 3 (0.046%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (0.046%) WSUS
8 2 (0.031%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (0.031%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.031%) Nagios
8 2 (0.031%) Oozie
8 2 (0.031%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 506 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 325 (5.01%) SAP
3 212 (3.27%) Oracle
4 119 (1.84%) Cisco
5 112 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
6 68 (1.05%) Citrix
7 67 (1.03%) VMware
8 54 (0.83%) Workday
9 48 (0.74%) IBM
10 30 (0.46%) Motorola
11 29 (0.45%) Google
12 28 (0.43%) ServiceNow
13 27 (0.42%) Adobe
14 24 (0.37%) hybris
15 21 (0.32%) NetApp
16 20 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
17 19 (0.29%) CheckPoint
17 19 (0.29%) HP
18 16 (0.25%) Avaya
18 16 (0.25%) JD Edwards