The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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.

IT Project Manager
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 263 260
Rank change year-on-year -29 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 130 169 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.63% 0.78% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.82% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 126 121
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £423 £413
% change year-on-year -2.84% +2.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £35.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +11.71%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in London

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Project Manager in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in London

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in London

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Project Manager in London

IT Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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
City of London -3 32 £575 +4.54% 6
Docklands, London - 2 £675 -
Uxbridge -5 1 £515 -8.44%
Bromley - 1 £600 -
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £475 -
IT Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT 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 London region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 139 (54.30%) Project Management
2 101 (39.45%) Finance
3 71 (27.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 71 (27.73%) Banking
4 65 (25.39%) PRINCE2
5 58 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (14.84%) Investment Banking
7 31 (12.11%) PMI Certification
8 30 (11.72%) Front Office
9 28 (10.94%) PMP
10 26 (10.16%) Change Management
11 25 (9.77%) SDLC
12 24 (9.38%) Migration
12 24 (9.38%) Investment Management
13 23 (8.98%) Retail
14 17 (6.64%) Wealth Management
14 17 (6.64%) MiFID
14 17 (6.64%) Risk Management
15 16 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 16 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
16 15 (5.86%) Project Planning
17 14 (5.47%) Legal
17 14 (5.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 13 (5.08%) Virtual Team
18 13 (5.08%) PMI
18 13 (5.08%) Windows
18 13 (5.08%) Resource Management
18 13 (5.08%) Asset Management
19 12 (4.69%) Business Analysis
19 12 (4.69%) QA

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.78%) Confluence
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.39%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) Documentum
3 1 (0.39%) IIS
3 1 (0.39%) SAS
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Actimize
2 2 (0.78%) Bloomberg AIM
2 2 (0.78%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.78%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.78%) TrackWise
2 2 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.56%) Office 365
4 3 (1.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.34%) WAN
2 5 (1.95%) LAN
2 5 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.56%) Intranet
4 3 (1.17%) VoIP
5 2 (0.78%) 4G
5 2 (0.78%) Firewall
5 2 (0.78%) Internet
5 2 (0.78%) Network Security
5 2 (0.78%) SAN
5 2 (0.78%) SMS
5 2 (0.78%) VPN
6 1 (0.39%) DNS
6 1 (0.39%) NAS
6 1 (0.39%) PBX
6 1 (0.39%) PSTN
6 1 (0.39%) Skype
6 1 (0.39%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.78%) Big Data
2 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.39%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.34%) JIRA
General
1 101 (39.45%) Finance
2 71 (27.73%) Banking
3 38 (14.84%) Investment Banking
4 30 (11.72%) Front Office
5 23 (8.98%) Retail
6 14 (5.47%) Legal
7 8 (3.13%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.73%) Back Office
8 7 (2.73%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.95%) French Language
9 5 (1.95%) Law
10 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.17%) Marketing
11 3 (1.17%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.78%) Advertising
13 1 (0.39%) German Language
13 1 (0.39%) International Banking
13 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.78%) .NET
2 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.39%) FpML
2 1 (0.39%) Middleware
2 1 (0.39%) PySpark
2 1 (0.39%) Web Services
2 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.08%) PMI
1 13 (5.08%) Virtual Team
2 9 (3.52%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.52%) Derivative
2 9 (3.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.34%) NHS
4 5 (1.95%) Equities
4 5 (1.95%) Fintech
4 5 (1.95%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.56%) User Experience
6 3 (1.17%) BYOD
6 3 (1.17%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.17%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.17%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.78%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.08%) Windows
2 5 (1.95%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.39%) Unix
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (54.30%) Project Management
2 71 (27.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 65 (25.39%) PRINCE2
4 58 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (10.16%) Change Management
6 25 (9.77%) SDLC
7 24 (9.38%) Investment Management
7 24 (9.38%) Migration
8 17 (6.64%) Risk Management
8 17 (6.64%) Wealth Management
9 16 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
10 15 (5.86%) Project Planning
11 13 (5.08%) Asset Management
11 13 (5.08%) Resource Management
12 12 (4.69%) Business Analysis
12 12 (4.69%) Matrix Management
13 11 (4.30%) Scrum
14 10 (3.91%) E-Commerce
15 9 (3.52%) PRINCE
15 9 (3.52%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.52%) SQL
2 7 (2.73%) C
3 4 (1.56%) Java
4 1 (0.39%) C#
4 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.39%) Python
4 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (12.11%) PMI Certification
2 28 (10.94%) PMP
3 16 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (5.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (3.13%) Degree
6 2 (0.78%) CAPM
6 2 (0.78%) CISM
6 2 (0.78%) CISSP
6 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.78%) PgMP
7 1 (0.39%) ACCA
7 1 (0.39%) APMP
7 1 (0.39%) ISEB
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.64%) MiFID
2 12 (4.69%) QA
3 8 (3.13%) PMO
4 7 (2.73%) EMIR
4 7 (2.73%) GxP
4 7 (2.73%) SEPA
5 4 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.78%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.78%) GDPR
6 2 (0.78%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.39%) Basel III
7 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.39%) FATCA
7 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) SCCM
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (4.30%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.34%) Oracle
3 5 (1.95%) VMware
4 3 (1.17%) Bloomberg
4 3 (1.17%) Charles River
4 3 (1.17%) Cisco
4 3 (1.17%) Citrix
4 3 (1.17%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.78%) Blue Coat
5 2 (0.78%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.39%) Apple
6 1 (0.39%) ATG
6 1 (0.39%) Avaya
6 1 (0.39%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.39%) Cognos
6 1 (0.39%) Google
6 1 (0.39%) Reuters
6 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.39%) SimCorp
6 1 (0.39%) Temenos
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