Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 31 26
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,211 2,872 2,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.27% 6.23% 6.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.58% 6.57% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,538 2,081 1,959
London median daily rate £525 £508 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +1.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £344
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 15
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.25 £19.25
90th Percentile £39.70 £38.65 £57.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +15.07%

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 39,623 43,683 37,797
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.75% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,272 31,545 26,956
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 688 497
London median hourly rate £22.29 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -4.44% +15.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.64 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.60% -1.58% -

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in London over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in London

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 Project Manager in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in London over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor 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 24 April 2019. 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 -11 436 £525 - 58
West London +1 140 £463 -7.50% 23
South London -8 49 £525 +7.14% 8
East London -58 21 £406 -29.35% 11
North London -4 16 £450 -2.70% 6
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 London region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 1,042 (47.13%) Project Management
2 805 (36.41%) Finance
3 692 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
4 517 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 395 (17.87%) PRINCE2
6 259 (11.71%) Migration
7 246 (11.13%) Banking
8 200 (9.05%) Scrum
9 193 (8.73%) Retail
10 178 (8.05%) Microsoft
11 172 (7.78%) Waterfall
12 156 (7.06%) Change Management
13 130 (5.88%) Windows
14 122 (5.52%) PMP
15 120 (5.43%) SAP
16 115 (5.20%) Office 365
17 109 (4.93%) Problem-Solving
18 106 (4.79%) Windows 10
18 106 (4.79%) CRM
18 106 (4.79%) JIRA
19 104 (4.70%) Microsoft Project
19 104 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
20 103 (4.66%) Programme Management
21 101 (4.57%) ITIL
22 96 (4.34%) E-Commerce
23 95 (4.30%) PMI Certification
24 94 (4.25%) Risk Management
25 93 (4.21%) Security Cleared
26 92 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
26 92 (4.16%) ERP

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 72 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 63 (2.85%) Confluence
3 33 (1.49%) CMS
4 17 (0.77%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.54%) MS Project Server
6 10 (0.45%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.32%) Drupal
9 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.18%) IIS
11 3 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.14%) WordPress
12 2 (0.090%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.090%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.090%) Documentum
12 2 (0.090%) FileNet
12 2 (0.090%) OnBase
12 2 (0.090%) SAS
12 2 (0.090%) Umbraco
Applications
1 104 (4.70%) Microsoft Project
2 71 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 54 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.045%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 43 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 16 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.41%) Workday HCM
5 8 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.36%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.27%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.23%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.18%) Magento
8 4 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.18%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 115 (5.20%) Office 365
2 92 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (1.94%) SaaS
5 28 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (0.68%) OneDrive
8 14 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.45%) PaaS
10 9 (0.41%) Trello
10 9 (0.41%) Yammer
11 7 (0.32%) IaaS
12 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.18%) Boomi
12 4 (0.18%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.14%) Apigee
13 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.090%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.04%) WAN
2 36 (1.63%) LAN
3 17 (0.77%) Firewall
3 17 (0.77%) Skype
4 14 (0.63%) Unified Communications
5 12 (0.54%) Intranet
6 11 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (0.50%) Wireless
7 8 (0.36%) IP Telephony
8 7 (0.32%) ATM
8 7 (0.32%) Internet
9 6 (0.27%) MPLS
9 6 (0.27%) VPN
10 5 (0.23%) SAN
11 3 (0.14%) 3G
11 3 (0.14%) 4G
11 3 (0.14%) DHCP
11 3 (0.14%) DNS
11 3 (0.14%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (1.94%) Big Data
3 16 (0.72%) Data Lake
4 15 (0.68%) SAP HANA
5 12 (0.54%) SAP BW
6 11 (0.50%) Power BI
6 11 (0.50%) SQL Server
7 8 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (0.27%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.18%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.14%) Essbase
12 3 (0.14%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.090%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 106 (4.79%) JIRA
2 6 (0.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.090%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.090%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.090%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.045%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.045%) Hudson
5 1 (0.045%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.045%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.045%) Selenium
5 1 (0.045%) VersionOne
General
1 805 (36.41%) Finance
2 246 (11.13%) Banking
3 193 (8.73%) Retail
4 84 (3.80%) Marketing
5 76 (3.44%) Legal
6 57 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 48 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 48 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 46 (2.08%) Law
9 42 (1.90%) Front Office
10 40 (1.81%) Retail Banking
11 30 (1.36%) Advertising
12 27 (1.22%) Back Office
13 22 (1.00%) Publishing
14 21 (0.95%) Manufacturing
15 18 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.77%) French Language
16 17 (0.77%) Local Government
17 15 (0.68%) Automotive
18 10 (0.45%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (0.77%) Velocity
2 14 (0.63%) J2EE
3 13 (0.59%) .NET
4 5 (0.23%) HTML
4 5 (0.23%) Middleware
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.23%) Web Services
5 4 (0.18%) CSS
5 4 (0.18%) React
6 3 (0.14%) CakePHP
6 3 (0.14%) JSP
6 3 (0.14%) REST
7 2 (0.090%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.090%) Kafka
7 2 (0.090%) LDAP
7 2 (0.090%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (0.090%) OAuth
7 2 (0.090%) SAML
7 2 (0.090%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (0.090%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (3.75%) Data Centre
3 55 (2.49%) User Experience
4 41 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (1.49%) PMI
7 32 (1.45%) Virtual Team
8 30 (1.36%) Fintech
9 29 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 28 (1.27%) NHS
11 24 (1.09%) Credit Risk
12 22 (1.00%) Mobile App
13 21 (0.95%) Fixed Income
14 20 (0.90%) FMCG
15 16 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.72%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.59%) Equities
16 13 (0.59%) Robotics
17 12 (0.54%) Social Media
17 12 (0.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 130 (5.88%) Windows
2 106 (4.79%) Windows 10
3 30 (1.36%) Windows 7
4 15 (0.68%) Linux
5 10 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.41%) Android
6 9 (0.41%) Unix
7 5 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.18%) AIX
8 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.090%) Solaris
10 2 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.045%) HPUX
11 1 (0.045%) SUSE
11 1 (0.045%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,042 (47.13%) Project Management
2 692 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
3 517 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 395 (17.87%) PRINCE2
5 259 (11.71%) Migration
6 200 (9.05%) Scrum
7 172 (7.78%) Waterfall
8 156 (7.06%) Change Management
9 109 (4.93%) Problem-Solving
10 106 (4.79%) CRM
11 103 (4.66%) Programme Management
12 101 (4.57%) ITIL
13 96 (4.34%) E-Commerce
14 94 (4.25%) Risk Management
15 92 (4.16%) ERP
16 86 (3.89%) Project Planning
17 85 (3.84%) Analytics
18 84 (3.80%) Cybersecurity
19 81 (3.66%) Asset Management
19 81 (3.66%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (1.54%) SQL
2 32 (1.45%) Java
3 27 (1.22%) C
4 16 (0.72%) Python
5 6 (0.27%) R
6 5 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.14%) VBA
8 2 (0.090%) C++
8 2 (0.090%) Ruby
9 1 (0.045%) C#
9 1 (0.045%) COBOL
9 1 (0.045%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.045%) Perl
9 1 (0.045%) PHP
9 1 (0.045%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.045%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.045%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (5.52%) PMP
2 95 (4.30%) PMI Certification
3 93 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 83 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 72 (3.26%) Degree
6 68 (3.08%) SC Cleared
7 54 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 23 (1.04%) APMP
9 15 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.59%) ACCA
10 13 (0.59%) CISSP
11 12 (0.54%) CIMA
12 11 (0.50%) CISM
13 9 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
14 7 (0.32%) ISEB
15 5 (0.23%) CISA
15 5 (0.23%) CISMP
16 4 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.89%) PMO
2 56 (2.53%) GDPR
2 56 (2.53%) QA
3 20 (0.90%) IFRS
4 16 (0.72%) PSD2
5 14 (0.63%) IFRS 9
5 14 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.50%) MiFID
7 8 (0.36%) SLA
8 7 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.27%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.18%) SEPA
12 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.14%) FATCA
12 3 (0.14%) GxP
13 2 (0.090%) GAAP
13 2 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.090%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.18%) Docker
3 4 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.045%) Firmware
5 1 (0.045%) HDFS
5 1 (0.045%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.045%) XenApp
5 1 (0.045%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.50%) SCCM
2 10 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.18%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.14%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.090%) Ansible
5 2 (0.090%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.045%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.045%) MOM
6 1 (0.045%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 178 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 120 (5.43%) SAP
3 74 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
4 59 (2.67%) Oracle
5 39 (1.76%) Workday
6 33 (1.49%) Citrix
7 29 (1.31%) Google
8 23 (1.04%) Cisco
8 23 (1.04%) IBM
9 18 (0.81%) Atlassian
10 15 (0.68%) Hyperion
11 14 (0.63%) Tableau
12 13 (0.59%) ServiceNow
12 13 (0.59%) VMware
13 12 (0.54%) Planview
14 11 (0.50%) Charles River
14 11 (0.50%) Xerox
15 10 (0.45%) Ariba
16 9 (0.41%) Adobe
17 7 (0.32%) CheckPoint