The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
UK / England
Rank 22 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2994 4223 4265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.26% 8.61% 8.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.65% 9.04% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2141 3001 2785
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 59
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.01 £19.55 £24.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £59.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

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 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 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 -8 1377 £500 +3.09% 191
South East -6 599 £450 +5.88% 70
South West -2 214 £400 -2.43% 47
West Midlands +3 202 £425 - 29
North West -5 171 £413 -2.94% 42
East of England -18 140 £421 -0.88% 31
Yorkshire -8 127 £425 +1.19% 26
East Midlands -13 96 £400 -5.88% 18
North East -35 35 £378 - 2
Midlands -2 15 £425 -5.55%
Project Manager
UK

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 2811 (49.21%) Project Management
2 1721 (30.13%) Finance
3 1564 (27.38%) PRINCE2
4 1408 (24.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 1247 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
6 626 (10.96%) Migration
7 509 (8.91%) Microsoft
8 490 (8.58%) Change Management
9 478 (8.37%) Banking
10 407 (7.13%) Retail
11 401 (7.02%) Security Cleared
12 373 (6.53%) MS Project
13 352 (6.16%) PMI Certification
14 347 (6.07%) Waterfall
15 346 (6.06%) ITIL
16 327 (5.72%) PMP
16 327 (5.72%) Risk Management
17 312 (5.46%) Data Centre
18 311 (5.44%) MS Excel
19 298 (5.22%) Scrum
20 295 (5.16%) SAP
20 295 (5.16%) SC Cleared
21 281 (4.92%) Project Planning
22 278 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
23 277 (4.85%) Telecoms
24 274 (4.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
25 271 (4.74%) CRM
26 269 (4.71%) Programme Management
27 265 (4.64%) PMO
28 260 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 167 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 64 (1.12%) CMS
3 45 (0.79%) Confluence
3 45 (0.79%) Skype for Business
4 24 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (0.28%) Drupal
6 14 (0.25%) MS Project Server
7 13 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (0.21%) Documentum
8 12 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.18%) IIS
10 9 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.12%) SAS
12 6 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.088%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.088%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.088%) JBoss
13 5 (0.088%) WordPress
Applications
1 373 (6.53%) MS Project
2 311 (5.44%) MS Excel
3 203 (3.55%) MS Office
4 129 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 94 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.12%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.053%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.035%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.018%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.018%) Maya
10 1 (0.018%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 87 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 24 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 19 (0.33%) Maximo
6 19 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 19 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 16 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.25%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
9 11 (0.19%) SAP SD
10 10 (0.18%) SAP HR
11 9 (0.16%) NetSuite
11 9 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
11 9 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 9 (0.16%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 191 (3.34%) Office 365
2 101 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (1.00%) SaaS
5 24 (0.42%) IaaS
6 20 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
7 17 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 17 (0.30%) PaaS
8 11 (0.19%) Yammer
9 9 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.12%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.070%) Taleo
13 3 (0.053%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.053%) Veeva
14 2 (0.035%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.035%) Boomi
14 2 (0.035%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.035%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 103 (1.80%) WAN
2 93 (1.63%) LAN
3 81 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
4 68 (1.19%) Firewall
5 48 (0.84%) VoIP
6 46 (0.81%) Internet
7 44 (0.77%) Intranet
8 43 (0.75%) Skype
9 37 (0.65%) LTE
10 34 (0.60%) SAN
10 34 (0.60%) VoLTE
11 23 (0.40%) Unified Communications
12 22 (0.39%) MPLS
13 21 (0.37%) Network Security
14 19 (0.33%) Wireless
15 17 (0.30%) VPN
16 14 (0.25%) IP Telephony
17 12 (0.21%) Broadband
17 12 (0.21%) NAS
18 11 (0.19%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (1.07%) Big Data
3 40 (0.70%) SQL Server
4 21 (0.37%) GIS
5 18 (0.32%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (0.28%) SAP BW
7 15 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (0.25%) SAP HANA
9 13 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.16%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.14%) DB2
12 8 (0.14%) Essbase
12 8 (0.14%) Power BI
13 6 (0.11%) EDRMS
13 6 (0.11%) QlikView
13 6 (0.11%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.088%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 113 (1.98%) JIRA
2 12 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.088%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.088%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.070%) Hudson
4 4 (0.070%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (0.053%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.053%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.053%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.053%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.035%) GitLab
6 2 (0.035%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.018%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.018%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.018%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.018%) Mockito
7 1 (0.018%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.018%) Trac
7 1 (0.018%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.018%) Zephyr
General
1 1721 (30.13%) Finance
2 478 (8.37%) Banking
3 407 (7.13%) Retail
4 277 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 206 (3.61%) Marketing
6 177 (3.10%) Legal
7 132 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 125 (2.19%) Investment Banking
9 97 (1.70%) Front Office
10 85 (1.49%) Law
11 73 (1.28%) Advertising
11 73 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 56 (0.98%) Billing
12 56 (0.98%) Retail Banking
13 54 (0.95%) Automotive
14 46 (0.81%) Local Government
15 41 (0.72%) Back Office
16 38 (0.67%) Publishing
17 37 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 27 (0.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (0.68%) .NET
2 36 (0.63%) Middleware
3 33 (0.58%) Web Services
4 26 (0.46%) HTML
5 18 (0.32%) XML
6 11 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (0.18%) Velocity
8 8 (0.14%) EDIFACT
8 8 (0.14%) J2EE
9 7 (0.12%) Mason
9 7 (0.12%) REST
10 6 (0.11%) CSS
10 6 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (0.11%) HTML5
10 6 (0.11%) Silverlight
11 5 (0.088%) JSON
11 5 (0.088%) SOAP
11 5 (0.088%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (0.088%) XMPP
12 4 (0.070%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 312 (5.46%) Data Centre
2 278 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 183 (3.20%) PMI
4 180 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 88 (1.54%) NHS
6 68 (1.19%) User Experience
6 68 (1.19%) Virtual Team
7 51 (0.89%) FMCG
8 48 (0.84%) Derivative
9 47 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 46 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 40 (0.70%) Fixed Income
12 32 (0.56%) EPoS
12 32 (0.56%) Equities
13 31 (0.54%) Smart Meter
14 29 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (0.51%) Fintech
15 23 (0.40%) Mainframe
16 22 (0.39%) Computer Science
17 19 (0.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 192 (3.36%) Windows
2 67 (1.17%) Windows 10
3 65 (1.14%) Linux
4 62 (1.09%) Unix
5 24 (0.42%) Windows Server
6 22 (0.39%) Android
7 19 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.25%) AIX
9 14 (0.25%) Solaris
10 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.12%) VMS
12 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.11%) zOS
14 3 (0.053%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.053%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.035%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.035%) OS/2
15 2 (0.035%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2811 (49.21%) Project Management
2 1564 (27.38%) PRINCE2
3 1408 (24.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 1247 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
5 626 (10.96%) Migration
6 490 (8.58%) Change Management
7 347 (6.07%) Waterfall
8 346 (6.06%) ITIL
9 327 (5.72%) Risk Management
10 298 (5.22%) Scrum
11 281 (4.92%) Project Planning
12 271 (4.74%) CRM
13 269 (4.71%) Programme Management
14 220 (3.85%) ERP
15 216 (3.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 215 (3.76%) Project Governance
17 209 (3.66%) SDLC
18 182 (3.19%) Supplier Management
19 179 (3.13%) Business Analysis
20 175 (3.06%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 95 (1.66%) SQL
2 72 (1.26%) C
3 58 (1.02%) Java
4 15 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 13 (0.23%) C#
6 10 (0.18%) PHP
7 6 (0.11%) Python
8 5 (0.088%) C++
9 4 (0.070%) ABAP
9 4 (0.070%) COBOL
9 4 (0.070%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.070%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.070%) VB
10 3 (0.053%) R
11 2 (0.035%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.035%) Ruby
11 2 (0.035%) Scala
11 2 (0.035%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.018%) JCL
12 1 (0.018%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 401 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 352 (6.16%) PMI Certification
3 327 (5.72%) PMP
4 295 (5.16%) SC Cleared
5 274 (4.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 260 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 251 (4.39%) Degree
8 116 (2.03%) APMP
9 76 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 43 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 37 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 30 (0.53%) ISEB
13 20 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
15 13 (0.23%) MAPM
16 12 (0.21%) CCNA
17 11 (0.19%) CISSP
18 10 (0.18%) CCNP
18 10 (0.18%) HND
18 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (4.64%) PMO
2 173 (3.03%) QA
3 94 (1.65%) MiFID
4 43 (0.75%) GDPR
5 40 (0.70%) SLA
6 27 (0.47%) EMIR
7 25 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
7 25 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 24 (0.42%) PMBOK
9 22 (0.39%) GxP
10 20 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 20 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 15 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.25%) Solvency II
13 12 (0.21%) FATCA
13 12 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.16%) IFRS
15 8 (0.14%) ISO 9000
15 8 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 81 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.088%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.053%) Firmware
6 3 (0.053%) XenApp
7 2 (0.035%) Docker
7 2 (0.035%) HDFS
7 2 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.035%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.035%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.035%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.035%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.035%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.018%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.018%) SRDF
8 1 (0.018%) vCloud
8 1 (0.018%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (0.56%) SCCM
2 14 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (0.21%) AirWatch
4 11 (0.19%) MOM
5 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.11%) XenMobile
7 4 (0.070%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.070%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.053%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.053%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.053%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.053%) SCOM
9 2 (0.035%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.035%) FlexNet
9 2 (0.035%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.035%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.035%) Nagios
9 2 (0.035%) QRadar
10 1 (0.018%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.018%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 509 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 295 (5.16%) SAP
3 240 (4.20%) Oracle
4 117 (2.05%) Cisco
5 67 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (1.16%) Remedy
7 60 (1.05%) VMware
8 57 (1.00%) Citrix
9 48 (0.84%) IBM
10 35 (0.61%) Ericsson
11 33 (0.58%) Workday
12 32 (0.56%) CheckPoint
13 28 (0.49%) HP
14 27 (0.47%) ServiceNow
15 24 (0.42%) Adobe
15 24 (0.42%) iManage
16 20 (0.35%) Google
17 19 (0.33%) BT
18 18 (0.32%) Tableau
19 17 (0.30%) Siebel
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Omni RMS
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oliver Marks Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eames Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago