Period
to 18 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 October 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 64 42
Rank change year-on-year +26 -22 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,065 538 1,914
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.81% 3.90% 5.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 4.25% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,508 416 1,443
10th Percentile £379 £325 £350
25th Percentile £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £478 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.78% -4.35% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £585
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
10th Percentile £35.25 " £34.06
25th Percentile £39.63 £45.25 £36.70
Median hourly rate £46.00 £46.50 £38.35
Median % change year-on-year -1.08% +21.25% +9.57%
75th Percentile £51.38 £47.75 £48.63
90th Percentile £53.41 " £59.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £46.25 £36.60
% change year-on-year -7.03% +26.37% +11.52%

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 33,041 12,663 34,640
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.97% 91.81% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,950 9,134 25,287
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 94 439
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.08 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.74 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate £31.17 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.94% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.63 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £54.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.84
% change year-on-year -11.27% +16.80% +7.63%

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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
Central London +23 251 £550 +4.76% 54
West London -11 35 £450 -10.00% 4
South London +23 22 £538 +19.44% 5
East London +3 17 £800 +110.53% 10
North London +4 9 £455 -1.09% 4
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 London region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 936 (45.33%) Project Management
2 786 (38.06%) Finance
3 784 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
4 597 (28.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 506 (24.50%) Social Skills
6 412 (19.95%) Project Delivery
7 348 (16.85%) PRINCE2
8 240 (11.62%) Migration
9 224 (10.85%) Change Management
10 219 (10.61%) Banking
11 191 (9.25%) Scrum
12 173 (8.38%) Azure
13 166 (8.04%) Waterfall
14 146 (7.07%) Risk Management
14 146 (7.07%) Microsoft
15 143 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
16 141 (6.83%) Business Case
17 137 (6.63%) Retail
18 128 (6.20%) JIRA
19 126 (6.10%) PMI Certification
20 120 (5.81%) PMP
21 118 (5.71%) Security Cleared
22 117 (5.67%) Programme Management
22 117 (5.67%) Presentation Skills
23 104 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
23 104 (5.04%) ERP
24 103 (4.99%) Public Sector
25 97 (4.70%) PMO
25 97 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
26 89 (4.31%) SAP

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 46 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.79%) Confluence
3 23 (1.11%) CMS
4 4 (0.19%) Documentum
4 4 (0.19%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.097%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.097%) Appian
6 2 (0.097%) CICS
6 2 (0.097%) Drupal
6 2 (0.097%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.097%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (0.097%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.048%) Liferay
7 1 (0.048%) Site Server
7 1 (0.048%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.048%) WordPress
Applications
1 82 (3.97%) Microsoft Project
2 61 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 46 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.097%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.34%) SAP AFS
5 7 (0.34%) SAP Retail
6 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
8 4 (0.19%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 4 (0.19%) SAP FI-GL
8 4 (0.19%) Summit
9 3 (0.15%) Maximo
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.15%) SAP IBP
10 2 (0.097%) HealthRoster
Cloud Services
1 173 (8.38%) Azure
2 70 (3.39%) Microsoft 365
3 53 (2.57%) AWS
4 51 (2.47%) SaaS
5 30 (1.45%) Power Platform
6 27 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
7 24 (1.16%) GCP
8 15 (0.73%) IaaS
9 13 (0.63%) PaaS
10 10 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (0.29%) Smartsheet
12 5 (0.24%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.19%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.15%) Boomi
14 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.15%) iPaaS
14 3 (0.15%) Serverless
14 3 (0.15%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.45%) 5G
2 29 (1.40%) MVNO
3 28 (1.36%) 2G
4 27 (1.31%) GSM
4 27 (1.31%) Packet Switching
5 20 (0.97%) Firewall
6 13 (0.63%) Intranet
6 13 (0.63%) WAN
7 12 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.44%) Internet
9 8 (0.39%) ATM
9 8 (0.39%) MPLS
9 8 (0.39%) Network Security
10 7 (0.34%) Broadband
10 7 (0.34%) VoIP
11 6 (0.29%) IP Telephony
11 6 (0.29%) SD-WAN
11 6 (0.29%) Wireless
12 5 (0.24%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (1.45%) Data Lake
3 27 (1.31%) Power BI
4 14 (0.68%) Big Data
5 12 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (0.58%) Tableau
6 10 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.34%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.34%) SAP HANA
9 6 (0.29%) SQL Server
10 5 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
11 4 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.15%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.15%) DB2
12 3 (0.15%) Metadata
12 3 (0.15%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.097%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.097%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.097%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 128 (6.20%) JIRA
2 6 (0.29%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.097%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (0.097%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.048%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.048%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.048%) Maven
4 1 (0.048%) Postman
4 1 (0.048%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.048%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.048%) Visual Studio
General
1 786 (38.06%) Finance
2 506 (24.50%) Social Skills
3 219 (10.61%) Banking
4 137 (6.63%) Retail
5 117 (5.67%) Presentation Skills
6 104 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
7 103 (4.99%) Public Sector
8 85 (4.12%) Marketing
9 76 (3.68%) Influencing Skills
10 63 (3.05%) Telecoms
11 60 (2.91%) Legal
12 59 (2.86%) Investment Banking
13 45 (2.18%) Manufacturing
14 32 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
15 30 (1.45%) Local Government
16 26 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 25 (1.21%) Front Office
18 22 (1.07%) Law
19 16 (0.77%) Back Office
20 14 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (0.92%) .NET
2 13 (0.63%) Middleware
3 12 (0.58%) Velocity
4 10 (0.48%) EDI
4 10 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (0.48%) SailPoint
5 7 (0.34%) FpML
5 7 (0.34%) XML
6 5 (0.24%) REST
7 4 (0.19%) Web Services
8 3 (0.15%) HTML
9 2 (0.097%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.097%) CSS
9 2 (0.097%) Kafka
9 2 (0.097%) React
10 1 (0.048%) OAuth
10 1 (0.048%) Pandas
10 1 (0.048%) Swagger
10 1 (0.048%) TensorFlow
10 1 (0.048%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 64 (3.10%) PMI
2 53 (2.57%) Data Centre
3 44 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 39 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (1.74%) NHS
6 31 (1.50%) Virtual Team
7 30 (1.45%) User Experience
8 26 (1.26%) Legacy Systems
9 25 (1.21%) Derivative
10 23 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
11 21 (1.02%) FMCG
12 20 (0.97%) Fixed Income
13 19 (0.92%) Tandem
14 16 (0.77%) Reinsurance
15 15 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.63%) Equities
16 13 (0.63%) OTC Derivatives
17 12 (0.58%) Mobile App
18 11 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
19 9 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (2.47%) Windows
2 17 (0.82%) Windows 10
3 7 (0.34%) Linux
3 7 (0.34%) Windows 7
4 6 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.19%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.15%) Android
6 3 (0.15%) zOS
7 2 (0.097%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.097%) tvOS
7 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.048%) AIX
8 1 (0.048%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.048%) Solaris
8 1 (0.048%) Unix
8 1 (0.048%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (45.33%) Project Management
2 784 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
3 597 (28.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 412 (19.95%) Project Delivery
5 348 (16.85%) PRINCE2
6 240 (11.62%) Migration
7 224 (10.85%) Change Management
8 191 (9.25%) Scrum
9 166 (8.04%) Waterfall
10 146 (7.07%) Risk Management
11 143 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
12 141 (6.83%) Business Case
13 117 (5.67%) Programme Management
14 104 (5.04%) ERP
15 97 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
16 86 (4.16%) Analytics
16 86 (4.16%) Project Governance
17 81 (3.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 79 (3.83%) Cybersecurity
19 78 (3.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 40 (1.94%) C
2 25 (1.21%) SQL
3 8 (0.39%) Java
4 4 (0.19%) Scala
5 3 (0.15%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.15%) Python
6 1 (0.048%) C#
6 1 (0.048%) PHP
6 1 (0.048%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.048%) VB
6 1 (0.048%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (6.10%) PMI Certification
2 120 (5.81%) PMP
3 118 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 87 (4.21%) Degree
5 85 (4.12%) SC Cleared
6 64 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 39 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (0.77%) APMP
9 13 (0.63%) CISSP
10 10 (0.48%) CISM
11 9 (0.44%) CRISC
12 8 (0.39%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 7 (0.34%) CISA
14 6 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.29%) GIAC
14 6 (0.29%) GSEC
14 6 (0.29%) ISACA
14 6 (0.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 6 (0.29%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.70%) PMO
2 43 (2.08%) QA
3 31 (1.50%) PMBOK
4 20 (0.97%) GDPR
5 16 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.68%) MiFID
7 12 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.48%) NIST
10 9 (0.44%) EMIR
10 9 (0.44%) GRC
10 9 (0.44%) IFRS
11 8 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.34%) Accessibility
12 7 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.34%) SLA
13 6 (0.29%) COBIT
14 5 (0.24%) GAAP
15 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 30 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.097%) Docker
5 2 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.097%) vSphere
6 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.048%) IAG
6 1 (0.048%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.19%) MOM
3 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.15%) SCCM
4 2 (0.097%) CloudHub
4 2 (0.097%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.097%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.097%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.097%) Terraform
4 2 (0.097%) vRealize
4 2 (0.097%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.048%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.048%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.048%) Grafana
5 1 (0.048%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.048%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.048%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.048%) vMotion
Vendors
1 146 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 89 (4.31%) SAP
3 86 (4.16%) Oracle
4 46 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (1.74%) VMware
6 24 (1.16%) Citrix
7 20 (0.97%) Google
7 20 (0.97%) ServiceNow
8 14 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
8 14 (0.68%) CheckPoint
8 14 (0.68%) CyberArk
8 14 (0.68%) IBM
9 13 (0.63%) MuleSoft
9 13 (0.63%) Ping Identity
10 11 (0.53%) Cisco
11 9 (0.44%) Atlassian
11 9 (0.44%) Okta
12 8 (0.39%) BeyondTrust
12 8 (0.39%) Cadence
12 8 (0.39%) Dell