Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 335 342 296
Rank change year-on-year +7 -46 +34
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 319 294 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.66% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.69% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 212 263
London median daily rate £500 £478 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +0.53% -
10th Percentile £375 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £688 £660
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
London median hourly rate £25.00 - £155.00
England median hourly rate £30.50 £35.75 £54.50
% change year-on-year -14.69% -34.40% +38.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Central London +6 77 £545 +11.22% 5
West London -10 18 £491 +12.11% 1
South London -35 7 £450 -2.70%
North London -7 3 £475 -
East London -7 2 £563 +12.50% 1
IT Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 166 (52.04%) Project Management
2 134 (42.01%) Finance
3 86 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (25.71%) PRINCE2
5 81 (25.39%) Banking
6 67 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (13.48%) SDLC
8 38 (11.91%) Investment Banking
9 37 (11.60%) PMP
10 33 (10.34%) Retail
10 33 (10.34%) PMI Certification
11 31 (9.72%) Scrum
12 29 (9.09%) Change Management
13 23 (7.21%) Risk Management
13 23 (7.21%) Migration
14 22 (6.90%) Microsoft
14 22 (6.90%) E-Commerce
14 22 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
15 21 (6.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 21 (6.58%) Virtual Team
15 21 (6.58%) GDPR
15 21 (6.58%) Investment Management
16 20 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
17 19 (5.96%) Front Office
17 19 (5.96%) Waterfall
18 18 (5.64%) Project Planning
19 16 (5.02%) Degree
20 15 (4.70%) CRM
20 15 (4.70%) SharePoint
21 14 (4.39%) Programme Management

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 15 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.88%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.31%) Confluence
4 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.31%) IIS
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
2 20 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.31%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.31%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.39%) Office 365
2 8 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.88%) Firewall
1 6 (1.88%) Skype
2 5 (1.57%) SMS
2 5 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.25%) LAN
4 3 (0.94%) Internet
4 3 (0.94%) Intranet
4 3 (0.94%) WAN
5 2 (0.63%) VoIP
6 1 (0.31%) DNS
6 1 (0.31%) Extranet
6 1 (0.31%) NAS
6 1 (0.31%) PBX
6 1 (0.31%) SAN
6 1 (0.31%) Softphone
6 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.25%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.94%) Big Data
4 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.31%) DataStage
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.51%) JIRA
General
1 134 (42.01%) Finance
2 81 (25.39%) Banking
3 38 (11.91%) Investment Banking
4 33 (10.34%) Retail
5 19 (5.96%) Front Office
6 14 (4.39%) Retail Banking
7 12 (3.76%) Legal
8 11 (3.45%) Private Banking
9 6 (1.88%) Back Office
10 5 (1.57%) Law
11 4 (1.25%) Marketing
11 4 (1.25%) Publishing
12 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.94%) French Language
12 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.63%) Advertising
13 2 (0.63%) German Language
13 2 (0.63%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.57%) .NET
2 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.31%) Entity Framework
2 1 (0.31%) HTML
2 1 (0.31%) Middleware
2 1 (0.31%) Velocity
2 1 (0.31%) Web Services
2 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.58%) Virtual Team
2 13 (4.08%) PMI
3 12 (3.76%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.82%) Market Risk
7 7 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.19%) Equities
7 7 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.57%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.57%) Derivative
8 5 (1.57%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.57%) NHS
9 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.25%) Fintech
9 4 (1.25%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.25%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.13%) Windows
2 4 (1.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.31%) Linux
4 1 (0.31%) Unix
4 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (52.04%) Project Management
2 86 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (25.71%) PRINCE2
4 67 (21.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (13.48%) SDLC
6 31 (9.72%) Scrum
7 29 (9.09%) Change Management
8 23 (7.21%) Migration
8 23 (7.21%) Risk Management
9 22 (6.90%) E-Commerce
10 21 (6.58%) Investment Management
11 19 (5.96%) Waterfall
12 18 (5.64%) Project Planning
13 15 (4.70%) CRM
14 14 (4.39%) Programme Management
14 14 (4.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (4.39%) Virtual Team Management
14 14 (4.39%) Wealth Management
15 13 (4.08%) Information Security
15 13 (4.08%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.57%) C
2 4 (1.25%) VBA
3 3 (0.94%) SQL
4 1 (0.31%) C#
4 1 (0.31%) C++
4 1 (0.31%) Java
4 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.31%) Python
4 1 (0.31%) Ruby
4 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (11.60%) PMP
2 33 (10.34%) PMI Certification
3 21 (6.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 16 (5.02%) Degree
5 11 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.25%) APMP
8 3 (0.94%) CCA
8 3 (0.94%) CISSP
8 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.94%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.63%) CISM
10 1 (0.31%) ACCA
10 1 (0.31%) CCNA
10 1 (0.31%) CCNP
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.58%) GDPR
2 13 (4.08%) QA
3 12 (3.76%) PMO
4 11 (3.45%) MiFID
5 6 (1.88%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.94%) EMIR
6 3 (0.94%) IFRS
6 3 (0.94%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.94%) PSD2
7 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.63%) SLA
8 1 (0.31%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.31%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.63%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.19%) Oracle
3 5 (1.57%) Citrix
3 5 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (1.57%) SAP
4 2 (0.63%) Adobe
4 2 (0.63%) Blue Coat
4 2 (0.63%) Cisco
4 2 (0.63%) Civica
4 2 (0.63%) CyberArk
4 2 (0.63%) FireEye
4 2 (0.63%) Hyperion
4 2 (0.63%) MuleSoft
4 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
4 2 (0.63%) VMware
5 1 (0.31%) Aruba
5 1 (0.31%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.31%) Demandware
5 1 (0.31%) hybris
5 1 (0.31%) Sitecore