The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 21 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3068 3579 4450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.10% 7.24% 8.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.49% 7.62% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2149 2542 3137
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 27
Median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +5.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £21.42 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £88.05 £55.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -8.33%  

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 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26673 31019 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1259 1391 1823
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 -2 1413 £500 - 132
South East +1 563 £450 +1.69% 74
South West +4 201 £375 -6.25% 30
North West -11 192 £438 +6.06% 35
West Midlands +8 182 £425 -2.85% 38
East of England -10 180 £450 +5.88% 28
Yorkshire +8 155 £425 +6.25% 47
East Midlands -7 119 £425 -1.39% 22
North East +32 27 £368 +8.08% 7
Midlands +4 13 £500 +5.26% 60
South Coast - 3 - -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 2969 (48.79%) Project Management
2 1824 (29.98%) Finance
3 1637 (26.90%) PRINCE2
4 1470 (24.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 1264 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
6 672 (11.04%) Migration
7 571 (9.38%) Banking
8 516 (8.48%) Change Management
9 494 (8.12%) Microsoft
10 482 (7.92%) Retail
11 434 (7.13%) Security Cleared
12 416 (6.84%) PMI Certification
13 389 (6.39%) ITIL
14 380 (6.24%) Microsoft Project
15 365 (6.00%) PMP
16 348 (5.72%) SAP
17 334 (5.49%) Risk Management
18 314 (5.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 312 (5.13%) Scrum
20 309 (5.08%) CRM
21 304 (5.00%) SC Cleared
22 301 (4.95%) Waterfall
23 295 (4.85%) Data Centre
24 284 (4.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 282 (4.63%) Telecoms
26 279 (4.59%) PMO
27 262 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
28 259 (4.26%) Project Planning
29 252 (4.14%) Programme Management
30 250 (4.11%) 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
1 163 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 63 (1.04%) CMS
3 46 (0.76%) Skype for Business
4 41 (0.67%) Confluence
5 25 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 24 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 15 (0.25%) Drupal
9 13 (0.21%) IIS
9 13 (0.21%) MS Project Server
9 13 (0.21%) SAS
10 12 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.13%) Documentum
12 8 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.099%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.082%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.082%) JBoss
14 5 (0.082%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.082%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 380 (6.24%) Microsoft Project
2 203 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 150 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 108 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 88 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.082%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.066%) Windchill
9 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.033%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.016%) Maya
10 1 (0.016%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 110 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 23 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 22 (0.36%) SAP ERP
6 19 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (0.26%) Maximo
9 15 (0.25%) Actimize
10 14 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
11 13 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
12 12 (0.20%) SAP FI
13 11 (0.18%) NetSuite
13 11 (0.18%) thinkFolio
14 10 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
14 10 (0.16%) Primavera
15 8 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 8 (0.13%) SAP CO
15 8 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
16 7 (0.12%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 246 (4.04%) Office 365
2 124 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (0.72%) SaaS
5 31 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
6 30 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
7 26 (0.43%) IaaS
8 25 (0.41%) OneDrive
9 16 (0.26%) Yammer
10 12 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.16%) PaaS
12 7 (0.12%) G Suite
13 6 (0.099%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.082%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 5 (0.082%) Trello
14 5 (0.082%) Veeva
15 4 (0.066%) GitHub
16 3 (0.049%) Basecamp
16 3 (0.049%) Boomi
16 3 (0.049%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 148 (2.43%) WAN
2 140 (2.30%) LAN
3 85 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
4 59 (0.97%) Skype
5 55 (0.90%) Internet
6 53 (0.87%) Firewall
7 51 (0.84%) Intranet
8 48 (0.79%) VoIP
9 37 (0.61%) Wireless
10 34 (0.56%) SAN
11 30 (0.49%) Unified Communications
12 25 (0.41%) Network Security
13 22 (0.36%) 4G
14 19 (0.31%) Broadband
15 18 (0.30%) VPN
16 16 (0.26%) MPLS
16 16 (0.26%) SMS
17 14 (0.23%) DNS
17 14 (0.23%) IP Telephony
17 14 (0.23%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (0.74%) SQL Server
3 42 (0.69%) Big Data
4 22 (0.36%) SAP HANA
5 21 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (0.28%) GIS
7 13 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.20%) DB2
8 12 (0.20%) SAP BW
8 12 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.16%) Data Lake
11 9 (0.15%) MS Access
11 9 (0.15%) Power BI
11 9 (0.15%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.099%) Electronic Patient Records
13 6 (0.099%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.099%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 102 (1.68%) JIRA
2 8 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.099%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.066%) Hudson
4 4 (0.066%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.066%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.049%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.049%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.049%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.049%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.033%) LSMW
6 2 (0.033%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.033%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.033%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.033%) Subversion
6 2 (0.033%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.016%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.016%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.016%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.016%) VersionOne
General
1 1824 (29.98%) Finance
2 571 (9.38%) Banking
3 482 (7.92%) Retail
4 282 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 217 (3.57%) Marketing
6 195 (3.20%) Investment Banking
7 180 (2.96%) Legal
8 138 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 113 (1.86%) Front Office
10 76 (1.25%) Law
11 73 (1.20%) Advertising
12 69 (1.13%) Back Office
13 65 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
14 53 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 52 (0.85%) Publishing
16 47 (0.77%) Billing
17 46 (0.76%) Automotive
18 40 (0.66%) Financial Institution
19 35 (0.58%) Electronics
19 35 (0.58%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (0.64%) .NET
2 29 (0.48%) Middleware
3 23 (0.38%) Web Services
4 17 (0.28%) XML
5 13 (0.21%) HTML
6 12 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (0.18%) EDI
8 8 (0.13%) J2EE
8 8 (0.13%) Velocity
9 7 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (0.12%) JSON
9 7 (0.12%) Mason
10 6 (0.099%) REST
10 6 (0.099%) SOAP
10 6 (0.099%) Spring
11 5 (0.082%) Java EE
11 5 (0.082%) Struts
12 3 (0.049%) COM
12 3 (0.049%) FpML
12 3 (0.049%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 295 (4.85%) Data Centre
2 262 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 220 (3.62%) PMI
4 142 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 80 (1.31%) NHS
6 77 (1.27%) Virtual Team
7 75 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 64 (1.05%) User Experience
9 60 (0.99%) FMCG
10 58 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
11 53 (0.87%) Derivative
12 48 (0.79%) EPoS
13 47 (0.77%) Mobile App
14 42 (0.69%) Fintech
15 39 (0.64%) Fixed Income
16 36 (0.59%) Computer Science
17 32 (0.53%) Equities
18 26 (0.43%) IVR
18 26 (0.43%) Life Science
19 25 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 239 (3.93%) Windows
2 117 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 47 (0.77%) Linux
4 46 (0.76%) Unix
5 30 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 29 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.21%) AIX
9 12 (0.20%) Android
9 12 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.16%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.12%) Solaris
12 6 (0.099%) zOS
13 5 (0.082%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.049%) OS/2
15 2 (0.033%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.033%) MVS
15 2 (0.033%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.033%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.033%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2969 (48.79%) Project Management
2 1637 (26.90%) PRINCE2
3 1470 (24.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 1264 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
5 672 (11.04%) Migration
6 516 (8.48%) Change Management
7 389 (6.39%) ITIL
8 334 (5.49%) Risk Management
9 312 (5.13%) Scrum
10 309 (5.08%) CRM
11 301 (4.95%) Waterfall
12 259 (4.26%) Project Planning
13 252 (4.14%) Programme Management
14 250 (4.11%) ERP
15 246 (4.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 225 (3.70%) Business Analysis
17 214 (3.52%) E-Commerce
18 208 (3.42%) SDLC
19 200 (3.29%) Supplier Management
20 179 (2.94%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 90 (1.48%) SQL
2 72 (1.18%) C
3 60 (0.99%) Java
4 16 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (0.18%) C#
5 11 (0.18%) PHP
5 11 (0.18%) Python
6 7 (0.12%) C++
7 6 (0.099%) VBA
8 5 (0.082%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.066%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.066%) Ruby
10 3 (0.049%) ABAP
10 3 (0.049%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.049%) Perl
10 3 (0.049%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.049%) R
10 3 (0.049%) VBScript
11 2 (0.033%) COBOL
11 2 (0.033%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 434 (7.13%) Security Cleared
2 416 (6.84%) PMI Certification
3 365 (6.00%) PMP
4 314 (5.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 304 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 284 (4.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 239 (3.93%) Degree
8 104 (1.71%) APMP
9 85 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 62 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 54 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (0.61%) ISEB
13 26 (0.43%) CISSP
14 23 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
15 22 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (0.23%) CCNP
16 14 (0.23%) CISM
17 13 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
18 11 (0.18%) MAPM
19 10 (0.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (4.59%) PMO
2 160 (2.63%) QA
3 134 (2.20%) GDPR
4 120 (1.97%) MiFID
5 43 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (0.48%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.46%) EMIR
8 28 (0.46%) SLA
9 24 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
10 20 (0.33%) Solvency II
11 18 (0.30%) GxP
12 16 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
13 15 (0.25%) PMBOK
14 13 (0.21%) ISO 9000
15 11 (0.18%) JSP 440
15 11 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 10 (0.16%) SEPA
17 9 (0.15%) IFRS
18 8 (0.13%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 84 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.13%) XenApp
5 7 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.099%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.049%) Firmware
7 3 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.049%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.033%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.033%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.033%) vSphere
9 1 (0.016%) Docker
9 1 (0.016%) HDFS
9 1 (0.016%) IAG
9 1 (0.016%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (0.72%) SCCM
2 14 (0.23%) MOM
3 11 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.12%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.066%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.066%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.066%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.049%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.049%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.049%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.049%) QRadar
8 2 (0.033%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.033%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.033%) Puppet
8 2 (0.033%) SCOM
8 2 (0.033%) WSUS
8 2 (0.033%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.016%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.016%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 494 (8.12%) Microsoft
2 348 (5.72%) SAP
3 214 (3.52%) Oracle
4 127 (2.09%) Cisco
5 89 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (1.08%) VMware
7 56 (0.92%) Citrix
8 40 (0.66%) Workday
9 37 (0.61%) Remedy
10 36 (0.59%) IBM
11 32 (0.53%) iManage
12 31 (0.51%) Avaya
13 29 (0.48%) Motorola
14 28 (0.46%) Google
15 21 (0.35%) ServiceNow
16 18 (0.30%) JD Edwards
16 18 (0.30%) Tableau
17 17 (0.28%) Concur
17 17 (0.28%) Siebel
18 16 (0.26%) Adobe
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £390.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston University
Rate: £47,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Revoco
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £410 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Cititec
Rate: £850 - £1000 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Rate: £40.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £440 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday