Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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
England > London
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 29 42 57
Rank change year-on-year +13 +15 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,832 1,537 754
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.10% 5.55% 4.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.65% 5.98% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,069 1,140 529
10th Percentile £413 £350 £350
25th Percentile £475 £424 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £644 £600 £588
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 6
10th Percentile £35.20 £29.75 £23.63
25th Percentile £37.00 £37.06 £28.23
Median hourly rate £53.00 £41.50 £39.23
Median % change year-on-year +27.71% +5.80% +58.45%
75th Percentile £64.22 £46.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £51.50 £40.15
England median hourly rate £50.75 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +45.00% +12.90% -12.68%

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 37,031 25,715 16,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 92.82% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,236 18,525 11,925
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 253 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.40 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.02% +1.79% +56.61%
75th Percentile £51.75 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.35 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in London over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Manager in London over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in London

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 Project Manager within the London region over the 6 months to 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +3 331 £570 +8.06% 31
West London +23 62 £515 +14.44% 8
East London +9 28 £570 +8.57% 13
South London -1 24 £538 -2.27% 4
North London -7 4 £425 -6.59%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Project Manager contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 1,264 (44.63%) Project Management
2 1,144 (40.40%) Finance
3 960 (33.90%) Agile
4 739 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 696 (24.58%) Social Skills
6 585 (20.66%) Project Delivery
7 372 (13.14%) Migration
8 367 (12.96%) PRINCE2
9 355 (12.54%) Banking
10 306 (10.81%) Change Management
11 290 (10.24%) Microsoft
12 281 (9.92%) Waterfall
13 234 (8.26%) Scrum
14 211 (7.45%) Risk Management
15 208 (7.34%) Azure
16 191 (6.74%) Retail
17 178 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
18 161 (5.69%) Data Centre
19 156 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
20 144 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
20 144 (5.08%) Public Sector
21 142 (5.01%) PMI Certification
22 140 (4.94%) JIRA
23 135 (4.77%) SAP
23 135 (4.77%) Business Case
24 134 (4.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
25 133 (4.70%) PMO
25 133 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
26 129 (4.56%) Programme Management
27 127 (4.48%) PMP

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 93 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 66 (2.33%) Confluence
3 19 (0.67%) CMS
4 9 (0.32%) Ethereum
5 7 (0.25%) Drupal
5 7 (0.25%) MS Project Server
6 6 (0.21%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.11%) CICS
8 2 (0.071%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.071%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.035%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.035%) Moodle
9 1 (0.035%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.035%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.035%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 144 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
2 89 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 87 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
4 76 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.035%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.035%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.53%) NetSuite
3 11 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.32%) Shopify
5 7 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
6 6 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.14%) Workfront
9 3 (0.11%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.11%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.071%) Infor LN
10 2 (0.071%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 208 (7.34%) Azure
2 103 (3.64%) Microsoft 365
3 81 (2.86%) AWS
4 65 (2.30%) SaaS
5 37 (1.31%) Power Platform
6 29 (1.02%) GCP
7 26 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (0.53%) Azure DevOps
9 14 (0.49%) OneDrive
10 11 (0.39%) Smartsheet
11 9 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.32%) IaaS
12 8 (0.28%) Commercetools
13 7 (0.25%) BigCommerce
13 7 (0.25%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.21%) Google Workspace
14 6 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 5 (0.18%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 5 (0.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.48%) Firewall
2 36 (1.27%) Network Security
3 26 (0.92%) WAN
4 25 (0.88%) Broadband
5 22 (0.78%) Internet
6 20 (0.71%) 5G
7 13 (0.46%) LAN
8 12 (0.42%) SD-WAN
9 11 (0.39%) MPLS
9 11 (0.39%) VPN
10 10 (0.35%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.25%) 4G
11 7 (0.25%) Skype
11 7 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.18%) GSM
13 4 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
13 4 (0.14%) VoIP
13 4 (0.14%) Wireless
14 3 (0.11%) Structured Cabling
15 2 (0.071%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (1.09%) Power BI
3 19 (0.67%) Data Lake
4 18 (0.64%) SQL Server
5 10 (0.35%) Big Data
6 9 (0.32%) Tableau
7 8 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
7 8 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.25%) Metadata
9 5 (0.18%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.14%) MySQL
10 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.11%) DB2
11 3 (0.11%) DTS
11 3 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.11%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.11%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 140 (4.94%) JIRA
2 9 (0.32%) TeamCity
3 6 (0.21%) GitLab
3 6 (0.21%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.071%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.071%) Hudson
6 2 (0.071%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.071%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.035%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.035%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.035%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.035%) GCC
7 1 (0.035%) Gradle
7 1 (0.035%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.035%) JUnit
7 1 (0.035%) Maven
7 1 (0.035%) Spock
7 1 (0.035%) TestPartner
General
1 1,144 (40.40%) Finance
2 696 (24.58%) Social Skills
3 355 (12.54%) Banking
4 191 (6.74%) Retail
5 156 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
6 144 (5.08%) Public Sector
7 104 (3.67%) Telecoms
8 103 (3.64%) Investment Banking
9 89 (3.14%) Marketing
10 86 (3.04%) Presentation Skills
11 84 (2.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 80 (2.82%) Influencing Skills
13 77 (2.72%) Legal
14 68 (2.40%) Organisational Skills
15 51 (1.80%) Front Office
16 50 (1.77%) Manufacturing
17 40 (1.41%) Law
18 31 (1.09%) Local Government
19 27 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
20 23 (0.81%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (0.60%) .NET
2 10 (0.35%) Middleware
2 10 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 10 (0.35%) React
3 9 (0.32%) Smart Contracts
4 8 (0.28%) Velocity
5 7 (0.25%) SailPoint
6 6 (0.21%) Node.js
7 4 (0.14%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.14%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.14%) Entity Framework
7 4 (0.14%) RESTful
8 3 (0.11%) ADO
8 3 (0.11%) GraphQL
8 3 (0.11%) Kafka
8 3 (0.11%) Lightning Web Components
8 3 (0.11%) React Native
8 3 (0.11%) Web Services
9 2 (0.071%) HTML
9 2 (0.071%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 161 (5.69%) Data Centre
2 78 (2.75%) Virtual Team
3 63 (2.22%) PMI
4 50 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 44 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
6 43 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
7 41 (1.45%) Legacy Systems
8 38 (1.34%) NHS
9 32 (1.13%) Public Cloud
10 29 (1.02%) FMCG
11 26 (0.92%) Mobile App
11 26 (0.92%) User Experience
12 24 (0.85%) Fixed Income
13 18 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (0.60%) Derivative
14 17 (0.60%) Renewable Energy
15 15 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
16 14 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
17 12 (0.42%) Equities
17 12 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (2.72%) Windows
2 21 (0.74%) Windows 10
3 17 (0.60%) Windows Server
4 15 (0.53%) Linux
5 12 (0.42%) Unix
6 7 (0.25%) VMS
7 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.14%) Android
8 4 (0.14%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.11%) zOS
10 2 (0.071%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.071%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,264 (44.63%) Project Management
2 960 (33.90%) Agile
3 739 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 585 (20.66%) Project Delivery
5 372 (13.14%) Migration
6 367 (12.96%) PRINCE2
7 306 (10.81%) Change Management
8 281 (9.92%) Waterfall
9 234 (8.26%) Scrum
10 211 (7.45%) Risk Management
11 178 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
12 135 (4.77%) Business Case
13 134 (4.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 133 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
15 129 (4.56%) Programme Management
16 120 (4.24%) ERP
17 118 (4.17%) Project Governance
18 111 (3.92%) CRM
19 107 (3.78%) DevOps
19 107 (3.78%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (0.92%) SQL
2 19 (0.67%) Python
3 18 (0.64%) C
4 15 (0.53%) Java
5 10 (0.35%) JavaScript
6 9 (0.32%) DAML
6 9 (0.32%) Solidity
7 6 (0.21%) C#
8 5 (0.18%) PHP
9 3 (0.11%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.11%) VB
9 3 (0.11%) VBScript
10 2 (0.071%) Delphi
11 1 (0.035%) Bash
11 1 (0.035%) Perl
11 1 (0.035%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.035%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 142 (5.01%) PMI Certification
2 127 (4.48%) PMP
3 116 (4.10%) Security Cleared
4 99 (3.50%) Degree
5 89 (3.14%) SC Cleared
6 50 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 41 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (0.49%) APMP
10 7 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.21%) ISEB
11 6 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.14%) CISSP
12 4 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.11%) ACCA
13 3 (0.11%) CAPM
13 3 (0.11%) CIMA
13 3 (0.11%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.071%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (4.70%) PMO
2 55 (1.94%) QA
3 19 (0.67%) GDPR
4 13 (0.46%) MiFID
4 13 (0.46%) NIST
5 12 (0.42%) GMP
6 11 (0.39%) GRC
6 11 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.35%) COBIT
7 10 (0.35%) IFRS
7 10 (0.35%) IFRS 17
8 9 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.32%) GxP
9 8 (0.28%) PMBOK
10 7 (0.25%) ISO 20022
11 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.18%) SLA
12 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.11%) Accessibility
System Software
1 32 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.28%) Firmware
5 8 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.25%) Docker
7 5 (0.18%) XenApp
7 5 (0.18%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.071%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.071%) vSphere
9 1 (0.035%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.18%) Terraform
4 3 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (0.11%) SCCM
4 3 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.071%) Ansible
5 2 (0.071%) Opsview
5 2 (0.071%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.071%) vMotion
6 1 (0.035%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.035%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.035%) QRadar
6 1 (0.035%) VxRail
Vendors
1 290 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 135 (4.77%) SAP
3 98 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
4 65 (2.30%) Oracle
5 53 (1.87%) ServiceNow
6 45 (1.59%) Cisco
7 40 (1.41%) VMware
8 32 (1.13%) Google
9 25 (0.88%) Citrix
10 17 (0.60%) MuleSoft
11 16 (0.56%) Workday
12 13 (0.46%) Adobe
13 11 (0.39%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.32%) IBM
15 7 (0.25%) Arista
15 7 (0.25%) CA
15 7 (0.25%) CheckPoint
15 7 (0.25%) Concur
15 7 (0.25%) Murex
15 7 (0.25%) Planview