Period
to 26 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 38 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3,128 5,004 6,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.09% 5.51% 6.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.41% 5.82% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,134 3,433 4,411
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £323 £325 £325
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £465
% change year-on-year -1.05% +2.26% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -6.85%
10th Percentile £22.99 £22.52 £19.44
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £53.28
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 57,787 86,036 87,865
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 94.74% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,721 57,587 58,911
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,272 2,618 2,602
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.70%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.48 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 1,294 £500 -2.44% 198
South East -6 612 £475 - 118
North of England -1 457 £425 -2.30% 118
South West +8 314 £440 +5.32% 51
Midlands -5 260 £450 +5.88% 77
North West 0 233 £425 -5.56% 70
Yorkshire -1 183 £450 +4.77% 38
West Midlands -3 171 £450 +5.88% 46
East of England -13 163 £488 +2.63% 54
East Midlands +3 85 £450 +12.36% 31
North East +13 41 £413 -8.33% 10
South Coast - 1 - -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 1,393 (44.53%) Project Management
2 875 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
3 863 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 838 (26.79%) Finance
5 636 (20.33%) PRINCE2
6 589 (18.83%) Project Delivery
7 421 (13.46%) Migration
8 290 (9.27%) Microsoft
9 273 (8.73%) Security Cleared
10 271 (8.66%) Public Sector
11 270 (8.63%) Change Management
12 243 (7.77%) SAP
13 241 (7.70%) Waterfall
14 222 (7.10%) Retail
15 206 (6.59%) Scrum
16 204 (6.52%) ERP
17 183 (5.85%) Azure
18 178 (5.69%) Microsoft Project
18 178 (5.69%) Project Planning
19 172 (5.50%) Risk Management
20 171 (5.47%) SC Cleared
21 163 (5.21%) PMI Certification
22 159 (5.08%) PMP
23 154 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
24 148 (4.73%) Programme Management
25 147 (4.70%) PMO
26 142 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
27 141 (4.51%) Office 365
28 137 (4.38%) Telecoms
28 137 (4.38%) CRM

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 95 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.34%) CMS
3 32 (1.02%) Confluence
4 17 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.22%) MS Project Server
7 6 (0.19%) Moodle
7 6 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.16%) SAS
9 4 (0.13%) Totara
9 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.096%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.096%) WordPress
11 2 (0.064%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.064%) Drupal
11 2 (0.064%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.064%) JBoss
12 1 (0.032%) Documentum
Applications
1 178 (5.69%) Microsoft Project
2 106 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 84 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 66 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.35%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.32%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.096%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.032%) Maya
Business Applications
1 48 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 12 (0.38%) Magento
6 12 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
7 11 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.29%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.26%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.26%) SAP HR
11 7 (0.22%) SAP BPC
11 7 (0.22%) SAP MDG
11 7 (0.22%) Workfront
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
12 6 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
12 6 (0.19%) SAP SD
13 5 (0.16%) SAP EWM
14 4 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 183 (5.85%) Azure
2 141 (4.51%) Office 365
3 77 (2.46%) AWS
4 74 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
5 54 (1.73%) SaaS
6 28 (0.90%) Power Platform
7 26 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
8 17 (0.54%) OneDrive
9 16 (0.51%) GCP
10 14 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 13 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.29%) PaaS
13 7 (0.22%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.22%) IaaS
14 6 (0.19%) Serverless
15 4 (0.13%) Azure Functions
15 4 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.096%) Adobe Analytics
16 3 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.096%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.69%) WAN
2 42 (1.34%) LAN
3 34 (1.09%) Firewall
4 27 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (0.74%) Skype
5 23 (0.74%) Wireless
6 19 (0.61%) Internet
7 18 (0.58%) 4G
7 18 (0.58%) Network Security
8 15 (0.48%) 3G
8 15 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
8 15 (0.48%) Unified Communications
9 14 (0.45%) 2G
10 13 (0.42%) VoIP
11 11 (0.35%) VPN
12 9 (0.29%) 5G
13 6 (0.19%) Intranet
13 6 (0.19%) LTE
13 6 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
13 6 (0.19%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (0.90%) Power BI
3 27 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
4 21 (0.67%) Big Data
5 16 (0.51%) SQL Server
6 15 (0.48%) SAP HANA
7 12 (0.38%) Data Lake
8 11 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
9 7 (0.22%) QlikView
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.16%) GIS
12 4 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.13%) IBM InfoSphere
12 4 (0.13%) SAP BW
13 3 (0.096%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.096%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.096%) MS Access
13 3 (0.096%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (0.096%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.064%) DB2
Development Applications
1 114 (3.64%) JIRA
2 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.064%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.064%) GitLab
3 2 (0.064%) ProC
3 2 (0.064%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.032%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.032%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.032%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.032%) GCC
4 1 (0.032%) Hudson
4 1 (0.032%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.032%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.032%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.032%) VersionOne
4 1 (0.032%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.032%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.032%) Zephyr
General
1 838 (26.79%) Finance
2 271 (8.66%) Public Sector
3 222 (7.10%) Retail
4 137 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 136 (4.35%) Banking
6 111 (3.55%) Manufacturing
7 97 (3.10%) Marketing
8 74 (2.37%) Legal
9 60 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 51 (1.63%) Local Government
11 34 (1.09%) Advertising
12 31 (0.99%) Law
13 19 (0.61%) Military
14 17 (0.54%) Automotive
15 16 (0.51%) Electronics
15 16 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 15 (0.48%) Front Office
17 14 (0.45%) Back Office
18 13 (0.42%) Aerospace
19 11 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (0.83%) .NET
2 18 (0.58%) Middleware
3 16 (0.51%) HTML
3 16 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
4 9 (0.29%) Web Services
5 7 (0.22%) CSS
5 7 (0.22%) EDI
5 7 (0.22%) Velocity
6 6 (0.19%) J2EE
7 5 (0.16%) REST
7 5 (0.16%) SOAP
8 4 (0.13%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.13%) LDAP
8 4 (0.13%) XML
9 3 (0.096%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.096%) ADO
9 3 (0.096%) Node.js
9 3 (0.096%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.064%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.064%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 142 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (3.93%) Data Centre
3 79 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 71 (2.27%) PMI
5 70 (2.24%) NHS
6 51 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (1.41%) User Experience
8 42 (1.34%) Virtual Team
9 33 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (0.86%) FMCG
11 23 (0.74%) CCTV
12 22 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 19 (0.61%) Public Cloud
14 17 (0.54%) Life Science
15 12 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
17 10 (0.32%) e-Learning
18 9 (0.29%) Digital Signage
18 9 (0.29%) EPoS
19 8 (0.26%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 130 (4.16%) Windows
2 91 (2.91%) Windows 10
3 23 (0.74%) Windows 7
4 12 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.35%) Linux
6 10 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.22%) Unix
9 6 (0.19%) Android
10 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.096%) Solaris
11 3 (0.096%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.064%) VMS
12 2 (0.064%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.032%) AIX
13 1 (0.032%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.032%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.032%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.032%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,393 (44.53%) Project Management
2 875 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
3 863 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 636 (20.33%) PRINCE2
5 589 (18.83%) Project Delivery
6 421 (13.46%) Migration
7 270 (8.63%) Change Management
8 241 (7.70%) Waterfall
9 206 (6.59%) Scrum
10 204 (6.52%) ERP
11 178 (5.69%) Project Planning
12 172 (5.50%) Risk Management
13 154 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
14 148 (4.73%) Programme Management
15 137 (4.38%) CRM
16 131 (4.19%) Project Governance
17 126 (4.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 125 (4.00%) Change Control
19 114 (3.64%) ITIL
20 113 (3.61%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (1.21%) SQL
2 37 (1.18%) C
3 21 (0.67%) Java
4 9 (0.29%) Python
5 7 (0.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.19%) C#
7 5 (0.16%) PHP
8 4 (0.13%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.096%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.064%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.064%) RPG
10 2 (0.064%) Ruby
10 2 (0.064%) Scala
11 1 (0.032%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.032%) R
11 1 (0.032%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.032%) VBA
Qualifications
1 273 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 171 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 163 (5.21%) PMI Certification
4 159 (5.08%) PMP
5 128 (4.09%) Degree
6 112 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 108 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 66 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 55 (1.76%) APMP
10 26 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.32%) ISEB
12 8 (0.26%) APMG
13 7 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.22%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.19%) ACCA
14 6 (0.19%) CISSP
15 5 (0.16%) CCNA
15 5 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.16%) HNC
15 5 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (4.70%) PMO
2 61 (1.95%) QA
3 30 (0.96%) GDPR
4 16 (0.51%) SLA
5 14 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.22%) GxP
7 6 (0.19%) COBIT
7 6 (0.19%) HL7
7 6 (0.19%) PSD2
8 5 (0.16%) IFRS
8 5 (0.16%) MiFID
8 5 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.096%) COREP
10 3 (0.096%) FINREP
10 3 (0.096%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.096%) RMADS
10 3 (0.096%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 33 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.13%) Docker
5 3 (0.096%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.064%) LXC
6 2 (0.064%) XenApp
6 2 (0.064%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.032%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.032%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.032%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.032%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (0.32%) SCCM
3 5 (0.16%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.13%) CASB
5 3 (0.096%) QRadar
5 3 (0.096%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.064%) Ansible
6 2 (0.064%) MaaS360
6 2 (0.064%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.064%) WMI
7 1 (0.032%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.032%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.032%) EnCase
7 1 (0.032%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.032%) Rancher
Vendors
1 290 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 243 (7.77%) SAP
3 124 (3.96%) Oracle
4 79 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (1.18%) Cisco
6 29 (0.93%) ServiceNow
7 28 (0.90%) Citrix
8 26 (0.83%) Google
9 25 (0.80%) Adobe
10 24 (0.77%) Remedy
11 23 (0.74%) Workday
12 22 (0.70%) IBM
13 15 (0.48%) VMware
14 13 (0.42%) Ariba
15 12 (0.38%) Demandware
15 12 (0.38%) Tableau
16 11 (0.35%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.29%) Ericsson
17 9 (0.29%) Splunk
18 8 (0.26%) Capita