Period
to 23 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 28 21
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4,675 6,300 6,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.57% 6.69% 7.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.90% 7.06% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,195 4,341 4,484
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £328 £330 £313
90th Percentile £625 £630 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 67 56
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.08%
10th Percentile £21.86 £19.96 £18.88
90th Percentile £49.00 £51.75 £56.88
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.48%

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 79,266 89,293 83,193
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.80% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,696 59,125 54,286
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.77% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,545 2,869 2,667
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.86% -4.32%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +7.92% - -2.63%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -9 2,130 £500 - 186
South East -13 880 £450 -2.70% 128
North of England -11 578 £450 +7.14% 114
Midlands -2 454 £433 -3.89% 101
South West -21 322 £413 +3.13% 67
West Midlands +1 313 £450 - 67
Yorkshire -2 272 £450 +5.88% 52
East of England -17 270 £463 - 63
North West -20 270 £450 +7.78% 57
East Midlands -3 134 £404 +0.43% 34
North East -6 36 £450 - 5
South Coast 0 3 £600 -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2,228 (47.66%) Project Management
2 1,451 (31.04%) Finance
3 1,267 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
4 1,203 (25.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 963 (20.60%) PRINCE2
6 642 (13.73%) Migration
7 409 (8.75%) Microsoft
8 371 (7.94%) Change Management
9 364 (7.79%) Retail
10 357 (7.64%) Security Cleared
11 312 (6.67%) Scrum
12 308 (6.59%) Waterfall
13 301 (6.44%) SAP
14 286 (6.12%) PMI Certification
15 285 (6.10%) Microsoft Project
16 284 (6.07%) Banking
17 283 (6.05%) Risk Management
18 278 (5.95%) SC Cleared
19 274 (5.86%) PMP
20 265 (5.67%) Office 365
21 257 (5.50%) Windows
22 255 (5.45%) ERP
23 245 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
24 238 (5.09%) Data Centre
25 234 (5.01%) Telecoms
26 228 (4.88%) PMO
27 227 (4.86%) Problem-Solving
28 225 (4.81%) Project Planning
29 216 (4.62%) CRM
30 197 (4.21%) Programme Management

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
1 141 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 102 (2.18%) Confluence
3 46 (0.98%) CMS
4 31 (0.66%) MS Project Server
5 23 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 19 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 15 (0.32%) SAS
8 14 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.11%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.086%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.086%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.064%) Documentum
13 3 (0.064%) Drupal
13 3 (0.064%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.064%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.064%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.043%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.043%) Tomcat
Applications
1 285 (6.10%) Microsoft Project
2 176 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
3 139 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 119 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 56 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.24%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.043%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.021%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.021%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 83 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 32 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.43%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.30%) SAP BPC
5 14 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 13 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 11 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 11 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.21%) Primavera
8 10 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
10 8 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.17%) Workday HCM
11 7 (0.15%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 265 (5.67%) Office 365
2 245 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
5 66 (1.41%) SaaS
6 26 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
7 24 (0.51%) OneDrive
8 22 (0.47%) IaaS
9 20 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (0.41%) G Suite
10 19 (0.41%) Power Platform
11 17 (0.36%) PaaS
12 16 (0.34%) Yammer
13 13 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.21%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.19%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.17%) Google Docs
16 8 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 8 (0.17%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 92 (1.97%) WAN
2 71 (1.52%) LAN
3 64 (1.37%) Firewall
4 46 (0.98%) Skype
5 35 (0.75%) VoIP
6 32 (0.68%) 2G
6 32 (0.68%) 4G
7 30 (0.64%) 3G
8 27 (0.58%) Network Security
9 25 (0.53%) Intranet
10 24 (0.51%) Unified Communications
11 21 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (0.43%) 5G
13 19 (0.41%) Wireless
14 15 (0.32%) ATM
14 15 (0.32%) Internet
15 14 (0.30%) Ethernet
15 14 (0.30%) MPLS
15 14 (0.30%) SAN
16 12 (0.26%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
2 52 (1.11%) Big Data
3 31 (0.66%) Data Lake
4 28 (0.60%) SQL Server
5 27 (0.58%) SAP HANA
6 21 (0.45%) SAP BW
7 19 (0.41%) Power BI
8 18 (0.39%) Oracle Database
9 14 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (0.24%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 9 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
13 7 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.15%) QlikView
14 6 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.11%) GIS
16 4 (0.086%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 188 (4.02%) JIRA
2 8 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.086%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.064%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.043%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.043%) MSI
8 1 (0.021%) CA Flowdock
8 1 (0.021%) GitLab
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.021%) StarTeam
General
1 1,451 (31.04%) Finance
2 364 (7.79%) Retail
3 284 (6.07%) Banking
4 234 (5.01%) Telecoms
5 144 (3.08%) Marketing
6 110 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 109 (2.33%) Legal
8 77 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 59 (1.26%) Law
10 56 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 46 (0.98%) Front Office
12 44 (0.94%) Investment Banking
13 43 (0.92%) Advertising
14 39 (0.83%) Back Office
15 37 (0.79%) Billing
16 36 (0.77%) Retail Banking
17 30 (0.64%) French Language
18 29 (0.62%) Publishing
19 24 (0.51%) Local Government
20 23 (0.49%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (0.81%) .NET
2 20 (0.43%) J2EE
3 17 (0.36%) Web Services
4 15 (0.32%) Middleware
5 14 (0.30%) Velocity
6 12 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (0.15%) CSS
7 7 (0.15%) EDI
7 7 (0.15%) HTML
8 6 (0.13%) XML
9 5 (0.11%) JSON
10 4 (0.086%) CGI
10 4 (0.086%) Kafka
10 4 (0.086%) LDAP
11 3 (0.064%) Node.js
11 3 (0.064%) RESTful
11 3 (0.064%) SOAP
11 3 (0.064%) XMPP
12 2 (0.043%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.043%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 238 (5.09%) Data Centre
2 181 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (2.72%) PMI
4 96 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 90 (1.93%) NHS
5 90 (1.93%) User Experience
6 73 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
7 65 (1.39%) Virtual Team
8 62 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
9 40 (0.86%) FMCG
10 38 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 27 (0.58%) Public Cloud
12 26 (0.56%) Hedge funds
13 23 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
14 21 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (0.32%) Derivative
16 14 (0.30%) CMDB
16 14 (0.30%) Life Science
17 13 (0.28%) Social Media
18 12 (0.26%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 257 (5.50%) Windows
2 171 (3.66%) Windows 10
3 50 (1.07%) Windows 7
4 45 (0.96%) Linux
5 40 (0.86%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.30%) Unix
8 12 (0.26%) Solaris
9 11 (0.24%) Android
9 11 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.17%) AIX
10 8 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.086%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.043%) CentOS
15 2 (0.043%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.021%) HPUX
16 1 (0.021%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,228 (47.66%) Project Management
2 1,267 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1,203 (25.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 963 (20.60%) PRINCE2
5 642 (13.73%) Migration
6 371 (7.94%) Change Management
7 312 (6.67%) Scrum
8 308 (6.59%) Waterfall
9 283 (6.05%) Risk Management
10 255 (5.45%) ERP
11 227 (4.86%) Problem-Solving
12 225 (4.81%) Project Planning
13 216 (4.62%) CRM
14 197 (4.21%) Programme Management
15 189 (4.04%) ITIL
16 176 (3.76%) E-Commerce
17 174 (3.72%) Project Governance
17 174 (3.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 162 (3.47%) SDLC
19 161 (3.44%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 53 (1.13%) SQL
2 52 (1.11%) Java
3 48 (1.03%) C
4 11 (0.24%) JavaScript
5 10 (0.21%) Python
6 6 (0.13%) C#
7 5 (0.11%) VBA
8 4 (0.086%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.064%) C++
9 3 (0.064%) Delphi
9 3 (0.064%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.064%) PHP
10 2 (0.043%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.043%) R
10 2 (0.043%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.021%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.021%) COBOL
11 1 (0.021%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.021%) Scala
11 1 (0.021%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 357 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 286 (6.12%) PMI Certification
3 278 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 274 (5.86%) PMP
5 181 (3.87%) Degree
6 177 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 165 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 69 (1.48%) APMP
9 34 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 22 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.32%) CISSP
12 15 (0.32%) ISEB
13 12 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (0.24%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.21%) CCNA
16 9 (0.19%) CISM
17 8 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
18 7 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (4.88%) PMO
2 95 (2.03%) QA
3 60 (1.28%) GDPR
4 30 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 25 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.47%) SLA
7 20 (0.43%) PSD2
8 13 (0.28%) GxP
9 11 (0.24%) MiFID
10 10 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.19%) COBIT
11 9 (0.19%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.17%) IFRS
13 7 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.15%) SEPA
14 6 (0.13%) GAAP
14 6 (0.13%) ISO 9000
15 5 (0.11%) NIST
15 5 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 100 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (0.19%) Docker
5 5 (0.11%) Firmware
5 5 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.086%) vSphere
7 3 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.043%) HDFS
8 2 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.043%) XenApp
9 1 (0.021%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.021%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.021%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.021%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.021%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.021%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.021%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.021%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (0.51%) SCCM
2 12 (0.26%) Kubernetes
2 12 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (0.19%) Ansible
4 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.11%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.064%) Grafana
6 3 (0.064%) Kibana
6 3 (0.064%) MOM
6 3 (0.064%) SCOM
6 3 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.043%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.043%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.043%) MIIS
7 2 (0.043%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.043%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.043%) Rancher
8 1 (0.021%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.021%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.021%) Terraform
Vendors
1 409 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 301 (6.44%) SAP
3 148 (3.17%) Oracle
4 120 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
5 74 (1.58%) Cisco
6 64 (1.37%) Citrix
7 60 (1.28%) Google
8 44 (0.94%) Workday
9 41 (0.88%) VMware
10 38 (0.81%) ServiceNow
11 36 (0.77%) IBM
12 28 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 23 (0.49%) Adobe
14 22 (0.47%) hybris
15 18 (0.39%) Hyperion
15 18 (0.39%) Remedy
16 17 (0.36%) Infor
17 14 (0.30%) Informatica
17 14 (0.30%) Splunk
17 14 (0.30%) Tableau