Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 30 27
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,372 2,974 2,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.07% 6.26% 6.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.35% 6.59% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,676 2,140 2,077
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £350 £350
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.04% -6.56%
10th Percentile £30.67 £14.63 £20.50
90th Percentile £57.95 £113.24 £90.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -9.72%

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 44,356 45,123 42,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.95% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,053 32,759 30,092
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £298
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 556 572
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +0.53%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 -23 452 £500 - 43
West London -7 137 £450 -10.00% 20
South London -23 59 £550 +12.53% 7
North London +7 33 £450 +3.75% 6
East London -57 27 £500 -16.67% 5
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 1,108 (46.71%) Project Management
2 794 (33.47%) Finance
3 729 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
4 556 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 457 (19.27%) PRINCE2
6 270 (11.38%) Migration
7 267 (11.26%) Banking
8 202 (8.52%) Waterfall
9 192 (8.09%) Retail
10 179 (7.55%) Microsoft
11 178 (7.50%) Scrum
12 147 (6.20%) Change Management
13 130 (5.48%) Project Planning
14 129 (5.44%) Security Cleared
15 127 (5.35%) Office 365
16 124 (5.23%) Risk Management
17 122 (5.14%) E-Commerce
18 117 (4.93%) CRM
18 117 (4.93%) JIRA
19 116 (4.89%) Windows
20 115 (4.85%) SAP
21 112 (4.72%) Microsoft Project
21 112 (4.72%) Programme Management
21 112 (4.72%) SC Cleared
22 111 (4.68%) Problem-Solving
23 105 (4.43%) PMP
24 103 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
25 102 (4.30%) PMI Certification
25 102 (4.30%) Data Centre
26 101 (4.26%) SDLC

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 75 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.19%) Confluence
3 34 (1.43%) CMS
4 16 (0.67%) Skype for Business
4 16 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.42%) Drupal
6 7 (0.30%) WordPress
7 5 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.17%) IIS
8 4 (0.17%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.13%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.084%) Appian
10 2 (0.084%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.084%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.084%) SAS
11 1 (0.042%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.042%) Documentum
11 1 (0.042%) FileNet
Applications
1 112 (4.72%) Microsoft Project
2 85 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
4 63 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.30%) Magento
4 7 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
4 7 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.30%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.25%) Workday HCM
6 5 (0.21%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.21%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
7 4 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 127 (5.35%) Office 365
2 99 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (1.81%) SaaS
5 21 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (0.80%) OneDrive
7 13 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.51%) PaaS
8 12 (0.51%) Yammer
9 11 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (0.46%) Trello
10 8 (0.34%) IaaS
11 7 (0.30%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.084%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.084%) G Suite
14 1 (0.042%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.042%) GitHub
14 1 (0.042%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.02%) WAN
2 36 (1.52%) LAN
3 30 (1.26%) Firewall
4 21 (0.89%) Skype
5 17 (0.72%) VPN
6 16 (0.67%) Unified Communications
6 16 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (0.63%) Intranet
8 14 (0.59%) Internet
9 13 (0.55%) SMS
10 12 (0.51%) SAN
11 10 (0.42%) MPLS
11 10 (0.42%) VoIP
11 10 (0.42%) Wireless
12 5 (0.21%) 5G
12 5 (0.21%) DHCP
12 5 (0.21%) DNS
12 5 (0.21%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.21%) Network Security
12 5 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (1.18%) Big Data
3 15 (0.63%) SQL Server
4 11 (0.46%) Data Lake
5 9 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.34%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.34%) SAP BW
7 7 (0.30%) Power BI
8 6 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.17%) QlikView
9 4 (0.17%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (0.17%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.13%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.13%) GIS
10 3 (0.13%) MySQL
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.084%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.084%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 117 (4.93%) JIRA
2 2 (0.084%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.084%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.084%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.084%) Hudson
2 2 (0.084%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.084%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (0.084%) Subversion
2 2 (0.084%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.084%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.042%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.042%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.042%) Selenium
3 1 (0.042%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.042%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.042%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.042%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.042%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.042%) XMLSpy
General
1 794 (33.47%) Finance
2 267 (11.26%) Banking
3 192 (8.09%) Retail
4 100 (4.22%) Marketing
5 68 (2.87%) Law
5 68 (2.87%) Legal
6 65 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 59 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.81%) Front Office
9 40 (1.69%) Advertising
10 38 (1.60%) Retail Banking
11 36 (1.52%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 22 (0.93%) Back Office
14 21 (0.89%) Publishing
15 15 (0.63%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.59%) Billing
17 13 (0.55%) French Language
17 13 (0.55%) Private Banking
18 12 (0.51%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (0.80%) Velocity
2 16 (0.67%) .NET
3 14 (0.59%) Web Services
4 9 (0.38%) HTML
4 9 (0.38%) J2EE
5 7 (0.30%) CSS
5 7 (0.30%) Middleware
6 6 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.17%) COM
7 4 (0.17%) JSP
7 4 (0.17%) React
7 4 (0.17%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.17%) XML
8 3 (0.13%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.13%) EDI
8 3 (0.13%) Spring
9 2 (0.084%) HTML5
9 2 (0.084%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (0.084%) OAuth
9 2 (0.084%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 64 (2.70%) User Experience
4 50 (2.11%) PMI
5 47 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 47 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 36 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 35 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (1.10%) Fixed Income
9 25 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.01%) NHS
11 23 (0.97%) FMCG
12 22 (0.93%) Equities
13 21 (0.89%) Virtual Team
14 19 (0.80%) Derivative
15 18 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (0.72%) Credit Risk
17 16 (0.67%) CCTV
18 15 (0.63%) Fintech
18 15 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 116 (4.89%) Windows
2 76 (3.20%) Windows 10
3 18 (0.76%) Linux
4 14 (0.59%) Windows 7
5 13 (0.55%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.38%) Unix
7 8 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.17%) Android
9 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.042%) AIX
10 1 (0.042%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.042%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.042%) SUSE
10 1 (0.042%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,108 (46.71%) Project Management
2 729 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
3 556 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 457 (19.27%) PRINCE2
5 270 (11.38%) Migration
6 202 (8.52%) Waterfall
7 178 (7.50%) Scrum
8 147 (6.20%) Change Management
9 130 (5.48%) Project Planning
10 124 (5.23%) Risk Management
11 122 (5.14%) E-Commerce
12 117 (4.93%) CRM
13 112 (4.72%) Programme Management
14 111 (4.68%) Problem-Solving
15 101 (4.26%) SDLC
16 99 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 97 (4.09%) ITIL
18 89 (3.75%) ERP
19 87 (3.67%) Asset Management
20 72 (3.04%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 35 (1.48%) SQL
2 28 (1.18%) Java
3 26 (1.10%) C
4 14 (0.59%) Python
5 7 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.13%) R
6 3 (0.13%) Ruby
6 3 (0.13%) VB
7 1 (0.042%) C#
7 1 (0.042%) C++
7 1 (0.042%) Perl
7 1 (0.042%) PHP
7 1 (0.042%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.042%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 112 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 105 (4.43%) PMP
4 102 (4.30%) PMI Certification
5 94 (3.96%) Degree
6 90 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 59 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 28 (1.18%) APMP
9 15 (0.63%) CISSP
9 15 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.42%) CISA
11 9 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 9 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.34%) CISM
12 8 (0.34%) ISEB
13 7 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.21%) ACCA
15 5 (0.21%) CAPM
15 5 (0.21%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.13%) PMO
2 74 (3.12%) GDPR
3 46 (1.94%) QA
4 20 (0.84%) MiFID
5 17 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.55%) IFRS
8 11 (0.46%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.42%) SLA
10 8 (0.34%) EMIR
11 7 (0.30%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.25%) PMBOK
13 5 (0.21%) AIFMD
13 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.21%) IFRS 9
14 4 (0.17%) GxP
15 3 (0.13%) COBIT
15 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.25%) Docker
5 2 (0.084%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.084%) LXC
5 2 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.042%) vSphere
6 1 (0.042%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (0.63%) SCCM
3 6 (0.25%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.17%) Ansible
4 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.084%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.084%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.084%) MOM
5 2 (0.084%) OpenView
5 2 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.042%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.042%) vRealize
Vendors
1 179 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 115 (4.85%) SAP
3 83 (3.50%) Oracle
4 57 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
5 43 (1.81%) Citrix
6 39 (1.64%) Workday
7 36 (1.52%) Google
8 34 (1.43%) Cisco
9 29 (1.22%) IBM
10 25 (1.05%) VMware
11 22 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 19 (0.80%) Atlassian
13 15 (0.63%) Sitecore
14 12 (0.51%) Adobe
15 10 (0.42%) hybris
15 10 (0.42%) Mercator
16 9 (0.38%) CyberArk
16 9 (0.38%) Sony
16 9 (0.38%) SunGard
16 9 (0.38%) Tableau