Period
to 9 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 43 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,517 2,381 4,756
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.66% 5.11% 5.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.10% 5.45% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,871 1,653 3,300
10th Percentile £313 £313 £331
25th Percentile £388 £400 £401
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £550 £550 £563
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 65
10th Percentile £21.62 £22.33 £22.49
25th Percentile £23.78 £24.65 £26.80
Median hourly rate £28.12 £33.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.07% -4.29% +3.76%
75th Percentile £42.81 £45.44 £44.94
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.25 £48.45
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £31.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -4.84% -6.06% -5.04%

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 41,235 43,721 79,839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.72% 93.88% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,493 29,381 54,207
10th Percentile £281 £245 £275
25th Percentile £381 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £655 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,436 1,585 2,326
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.10 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.56 £18.90 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.07% +2.16% +5.71%
75th Percentile £44.33 £36.50 £41.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +2.86%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in England.

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in England.

Hourly rate trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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 +4 1,204 £500 - 101
South East +9 355 £473 - 64
Midlands +13 257 £463 +8.82% 47
North of England +11 247 £437 +0.92% 56
South West +7 186 £466 +7.76% 42
West Midlands +11 171 £465 +9.41% 37
North West +11 147 £437 +12.28% 30
East of England +5 96 £448 -5.79% 29
Yorkshire +1 89 £438 -7.89% 23
East Midlands +15 81 £450 - 10
North East +25 13 £388 -9.88% 3
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 1,183 (47.00%) Project Management
2 778 (30.91%) Finance
3 721 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
4 613 (24.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 578 (22.96%) Social Skills
6 504 (20.02%) Project Delivery
7 411 (16.33%) PRINCE2
8 323 (12.83%) Migration
9 286 (11.36%) Change Management
10 241 (9.57%) Microsoft
11 224 (8.90%) Waterfall
12 218 (8.66%) Business Case
13 202 (8.03%) Security Cleared
13 202 (8.03%) Public Sector
14 183 (7.27%) Scrum
15 179 (7.11%) Banking
16 163 (6.48%) Azure
17 153 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
18 148 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
19 147 (5.84%) SC Cleared
20 141 (5.60%) Microsoft 365
20 141 (5.60%) Telecoms
21 139 (5.52%) SAP
22 138 (5.48%) Programme Management
23 127 (5.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 124 (4.93%) Risk Management
25 120 (4.77%) Retail
26 118 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
27 117 (4.65%) PMP
28 114 (4.53%) JIRA

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 66 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 46 (1.83%) Confluence
3 22 (0.87%) CMS
4 13 (0.52%) Skype for Business
5 9 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.16%) WordPress
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.079%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.079%) Apache
10 2 (0.079%) Documentum
10 2 (0.079%) Drupal
10 2 (0.079%) JBoss
10 2 (0.079%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.079%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.079%) SAS
10 2 (0.079%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.040%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.040%) EPiServer
Applications
1 148 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
2 90 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 40 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.040%) Revit
Business Applications
1 22 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 18 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 12 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.32%) Magento
6 8 (0.32%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.16%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (0.12%) iTrent
11 3 (0.12%) Primavera
11 3 (0.12%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 163 (6.48%) Azure
2 141 (5.60%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (2.26%) AWS
4 51 (2.03%) SaaS
5 41 (1.63%) Power Platform
6 31 (1.23%) GCP
7 28 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (0.64%) IaaS
9 15 (0.60%) OneDrive
10 12 (0.48%) Yammer
11 9 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.32%) PaaS
13 7 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.24%) Google Docs
14 6 (0.24%) Serverless
14 6 (0.24%) Smartsheet
15 5 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.20%) Azure Sentinel
15 5 (0.20%) Cloud Functions
15 5 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.75%) LAN
2 43 (1.71%) WAN
3 35 (1.39%) 3G
3 35 (1.39%) 4G
3 35 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
4 34 (1.35%) 2G
4 34 (1.35%) Firewall
5 26 (1.03%) LTE
6 25 (0.99%) VoLTE
7 19 (0.75%) 5G
7 19 (0.75%) Skype
8 16 (0.64%) SAN
9 15 (0.60%) Unified Communications
10 14 (0.56%) Broadband
10 14 (0.56%) Network Security
11 12 (0.48%) Intranet
11 12 (0.48%) Wireless
12 11 (0.44%) Internet
13 10 (0.40%) NAS
14 9 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
2 39 (1.55%) Power BI
3 27 (1.07%) Data Lake
4 19 (0.75%) Big Data
5 16 (0.64%) SQL Server
6 10 (0.40%) DB2
6 10 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.36%) Tableau
8 8 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
9 6 (0.24%) GIS
10 5 (0.20%) Neo4j
10 5 (0.20%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.16%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.12%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.12%) Qlik Sense
13 2 (0.079%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.079%) MS Access
13 2 (0.079%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 114 (4.53%) JIRA
2 3 (0.12%) RStudio
3 2 (0.079%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.079%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.079%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.040%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.040%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.040%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.040%) Toad
4 1 (0.040%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.040%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 778 (30.91%) Finance
2 578 (22.96%) Social Skills
3 202 (8.03%) Public Sector
4 179 (7.11%) Banking
5 141 (5.60%) Telecoms
6 120 (4.77%) Retail
7 99 (3.93%) Marketing
8 92 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
9 91 (3.62%) Presentation Skills
10 86 (3.42%) Influencing Skills
11 72 (2.86%) Legal
12 71 (2.82%) Manufacturing
13 66 (2.62%) Organisational Skills
14 45 (1.79%) Law
15 44 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
16 38 (1.51%) Automotive
17 35 (1.39%) Local Government
18 30 (1.19%) Investment Banking
19 25 (0.99%) Electronics
20 23 (0.91%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
2 19 (0.75%) Middleware
3 15 (0.60%) .NET
4 8 (0.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 7 (0.28%) AngularJS
6 6 (0.24%) HTML
6 6 (0.24%) SailPoint
6 6 (0.24%) SAML
7 5 (0.20%) EDI
7 5 (0.20%) Kafka
7 5 (0.20%) OAuth
7 5 (0.20%) OAuth2
7 5 (0.20%) REST
7 5 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (0.20%) Velocity
7 5 (0.20%) Web Services
8 3 (0.12%) Flash
9 2 (0.079%) HTML5
9 2 (0.079%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.040%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 112 (4.45%) NHS
2 101 (4.01%) Data Centre
3 64 (2.54%) Virtual Team
4 57 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 50 (1.99%) PMI
6 29 (1.15%) User Experience
7 24 (0.95%) FMCG
7 24 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (0.64%) Life Science
10 15 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (0.60%) Social Media
11 14 (0.56%) Fixed Income
11 14 (0.56%) LIMS
11 14 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.48%) Replication
12 12 (0.48%) Tandem
13 11 (0.44%) Derivative
13 11 (0.44%) Mobile Games
13 11 (0.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 76 (3.02%) Windows
2 32 (1.27%) Windows 10
3 16 (0.64%) Linux
3 16 (0.64%) Windows Server
4 11 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.32%) Unix
6 5 (0.20%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.16%) Android
8 3 (0.12%) Solaris
8 3 (0.12%) VMS
9 2 (0.079%) AIX
9 2 (0.079%) HPUX
9 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.040%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,183 (47.00%) Project Management
2 721 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
3 613 (24.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 504 (20.02%) Project Delivery
5 411 (16.33%) PRINCE2
6 323 (12.83%) Migration
7 286 (11.36%) Change Management
8 224 (8.90%) Waterfall
9 218 (8.66%) Business Case
10 183 (7.27%) Scrum
11 153 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
12 138 (5.48%) Programme Management
13 127 (5.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 124 (4.93%) Risk Management
15 118 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
16 113 (4.49%) Project Governance
17 112 (4.45%) ITIL
18 102 (4.05%) Decision-Making
19 100 (3.97%) Project Planning
20 99 (3.93%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 39 (1.55%) SQL
2 29 (1.15%) C
3 21 (0.83%) Java
4 8 (0.32%) Python
5 7 (0.28%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.24%) VB
7 5 (0.20%) R
8 3 (0.12%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.079%) C++
9 2 (0.079%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.040%) Groovy
10 1 (0.040%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.040%) Scala
10 1 (0.040%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.040%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.040%) VBA
Qualifications
1 202 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 147 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 117 (4.65%) PMP
4 112 (4.45%) Degree
5 109 (4.33%) PMI Certification
6 55 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 55 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 25 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.91%) APMP
9 14 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (0.56%) ISEB
10 8 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.28%) CISSP
11 7 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.28%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.24%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.24%) RIBA
13 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.25%) PMO
2 47 (1.87%) QA
3 31 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.07%) GDPR
5 15 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.40%) SLA
7 8 (0.32%) IFRS
7 8 (0.32%) PMBOK
8 6 (0.24%) COBIT
8 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.16%) MiFID
10 3 (0.12%) NIST
11 2 (0.079%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.079%) Basel III
11 2 (0.079%) GMP
11 2 (0.079%) GRC
11 2 (0.079%) GxP
11 2 (0.079%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.079%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.040%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.40%) PowerHA
4 4 (0.16%) Docker
4 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.079%) vSphere
7 1 (0.040%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.040%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.040%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (0.56%) NetBackup
2 7 (0.28%) SCCM
3 6 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.079%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.079%) CloudHub
5 2 (0.079%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.079%) MOM
6 1 (0.040%) Ansible
6 1 (0.040%) AssetCenter
6 1 (0.040%) CASB
6 1 (0.040%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.040%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.040%) Kibana
6 1 (0.040%) QRadar
6 1 (0.040%) Terraform
6 1 (0.040%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.040%) WSUS
Vendors
1 241 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 139 (5.52%) SAP
3 112 (4.45%) Oracle
4 100 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
5 40 (1.59%) VMware
6 34 (1.35%) Cisco
7 33 (1.31%) Citrix
8 30 (1.19%) Remedy
9 26 (1.03%) Ericsson
10 23 (0.91%) ServiceNow
11 21 (0.83%) Workday
12 20 (0.79%) Google
12 20 (0.79%) IBM
12 20 (0.79%) MuleSoft
13 16 (0.64%) hybris
14 14 (0.56%) CheckPoint
14 14 (0.56%) Sitecore
15 13 (0.52%) Cadence
16 12 (0.48%) BT
17 11 (0.44%) CyberArk