Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 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.

Project Manager
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 24 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2938 3042 4054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.31% 6.72% 8.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.66% 7.08% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2133 2173 2909
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 17
London median hourly rate £25.00 £34.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.47% -22.73% +45.45%
10th Percentile £14.63 £17.42 £18.60
90th Percentile £111.25 £88.00 £95.50
England median hourly rate £31.25 £34.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year -9.42% -14.29% +34.17%

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 44141 42982 44791
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31959 30601 31582
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 551 558 689
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.28% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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 +4 546 £500 -2.44% 60
West London 0 169 £495 +10.00% 12
East London +2 72 £575 +27.78% 5
South London -39 55 £481 +13.24% 1
North London -4 18 £475 +11.76% 1
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 1375 (46.80%) Project Management
2 1047 (35.64%) Finance
3 731 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
4 709 (24.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 668 (22.74%) PRINCE2
6 455 (15.49%) Banking
7 289 (9.84%) Migration
8 227 (7.73%) Change Management
8 227 (7.73%) Retail
9 197 (6.71%) Microsoft
10 195 (6.64%) GDPR
11 190 (6.47%) PMI Certification
12 189 (6.43%) PMP
13 181 (6.16%) Scrum
14 179 (6.09%) Microsoft Project
15 173 (5.89%) Waterfall
16 171 (5.82%) Investment Banking
17 164 (5.58%) CRM
18 158 (5.38%) Programme Management
19 157 (5.34%) Marketing
20 153 (5.21%) Risk Management
21 151 (5.14%) PMO
22 150 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
23 148 (5.04%) Project Planning
24 137 (4.66%) E-Commerce
25 134 (4.56%) Degree
25 134 (4.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
26 133 (4.53%) Asset Management
27 132 (4.49%) ERP
28 128 (4.36%) Office 365

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 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 45 (1.53%) CMS
3 29 (0.99%) WebSphere
4 25 (0.85%) Confluence
4 25 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 16 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.27%) Apache
8 8 (0.27%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.17%) Drupal
10 5 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.14%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.10%) Documentum
12 3 (0.10%) SAS
13 2 (0.068%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.068%) IIS
13 2 (0.068%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 179 (6.09%) Microsoft Project
2 110 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
4 77 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 61 (2.08%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.034%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 58 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 12 (0.41%) SAP FI
4 10 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.31%) thinkFolio
6 8 (0.27%) Summit
7 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.24%) iTrent
7 7 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.20%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.17%) Magento
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
10 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 128 (4.36%) Office 365
2 61 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.50%) SaaS
4 41 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (0.58%) IaaS
7 12 (0.41%) Veeva
8 11 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.27%) PaaS
10 6 (0.20%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.14%) Dialogflow
13 3 (0.10%) Asana
13 3 (0.10%) GitHub
13 3 (0.10%) Trello
14 2 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.068%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.068%) Slack
14 2 (0.068%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.97%) WAN
2 47 (1.60%) LAN
3 32 (1.09%) Skype
4 31 (1.06%) SMS
5 26 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 24 (0.82%) Internet
7 23 (0.78%) Intranet
8 22 (0.75%) Firewall
9 14 (0.48%) VoIP
10 13 (0.44%) 4G
10 13 (0.44%) MPLS
11 11 (0.37%) SAN
12 10 (0.34%) Network Security
13 9 (0.31%) ATM
14 8 (0.27%) 3G
14 8 (0.27%) VPN
15 7 (0.24%) Broadband
15 7 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
15 7 (0.24%) Wireless
16 6 (0.20%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (1.26%) Big Data
3 28 (0.95%) SQL Server
4 23 (0.78%) Blockchain
5 14 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (0.31%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.31%) Power BI
7 9 (0.31%) QlikView
7 9 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.27%) Data Lake
9 7 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.20%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.17%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.14%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 80 (2.72%) JIRA
2 5 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.14%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (0.10%) VersionOne
5 2 (0.068%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.034%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.034%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.034%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.034%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.034%) git-flow
6 1 (0.034%) Maven
6 1 (0.034%) Selenium
6 1 (0.034%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.034%) Visual Studio
General
1 1047 (35.64%) Finance
2 455 (15.49%) Banking
3 227 (7.73%) Retail
4 171 (5.82%) Investment Banking
5 157 (5.34%) Marketing
6 126 (4.29%) Legal
7 101 (3.44%) Front Office
8 67 (2.28%) Law
9 63 (2.14%) Advertising
10 62 (2.11%) Telecoms
11 54 (1.84%) Back Office
12 38 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 35 (1.19%) Retail Banking
14 30 (1.02%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.78%) Local Government
17 22 (0.75%) Publishing
18 16 (0.54%) Games
19 15 (0.51%) Private Banking
20 12 (0.41%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (0.99%) HTML
2 19 (0.65%) CSS
3 17 (0.58%) .NET
3 17 (0.58%) J2EE
4 15 (0.51%) XML
5 14 (0.48%) Middleware
6 9 (0.31%) HTML5
7 7 (0.24%) Django
7 7 (0.24%) REST
7 7 (0.24%) Web Services
8 6 (0.20%) MXNet
8 6 (0.20%) TensorFlow
8 6 (0.20%) Theano
9 5 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.14%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.14%) JSON
10 4 (0.14%) Kafka
10 4 (0.14%) Mason
10 4 (0.14%) Natural Language Processing
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 150 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (3.78%) Data Centre
3 95 (3.23%) PMI
4 82 (2.79%) Virtual Team
5 63 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 54 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 48 (1.63%) Derivative
8 45 (1.53%) User Experience
9 44 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
10 43 (1.46%) Equities
10 43 (1.46%) Mobile App
11 42 (1.43%) Fixed Income
12 38 (1.29%) FMCG
13 37 (1.26%) Computer Science
14 31 (1.06%) Market Risk
14 31 (1.06%) NHS
15 30 (1.02%) Fintech
16 25 (0.85%) Credit Risk
17 14 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.48%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 94 (3.20%) Windows
2 40 (1.36%) Windows 10
3 30 (1.02%) Linux
4 19 (0.65%) Unix
5 18 (0.61%) Windows 7
6 15 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.44%) Android
8 9 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.17%) Solaris
10 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.10%) AIX
11 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.068%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.068%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.034%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.034%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1375 (46.80%) Project Management
2 731 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
3 709 (24.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 668 (22.74%) PRINCE2
5 289 (9.84%) Migration
6 227 (7.73%) Change Management
7 181 (6.16%) Scrum
8 173 (5.89%) Waterfall
9 164 (5.58%) CRM
10 158 (5.38%) Programme Management
11 153 (5.21%) Risk Management
12 148 (5.04%) Project Planning
13 137 (4.66%) E-Commerce
14 134 (4.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 133 (4.53%) Asset Management
16 132 (4.49%) ERP
17 127 (4.32%) SDLC
18 125 (4.25%) ITIL
19 115 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
20 113 (3.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 54 (1.84%) Java
2 47 (1.60%) SQL
3 25 (0.85%) C
4 24 (0.82%) JavaScript
5 18 (0.61%) Python
6 16 (0.54%) C#
7 11 (0.37%) VBA
8 5 (0.17%) Perl
8 5 (0.17%) PHP
9 4 (0.14%) C++
9 4 (0.14%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.10%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.10%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.10%) VBScript
11 2 (0.068%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.068%) R
11 2 (0.068%) RPG
11 2 (0.068%) Ruby
11 2 (0.068%) Rust
11 2 (0.068%) Scala
Qualifications
1 190 (6.47%) PMI Certification
2 189 (6.43%) PMP
3 134 (4.56%) Degree
4 122 (4.15%) Security Cleared
5 121 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 86 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 76 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (1.06%) APMP
9 22 (0.75%) ISEB
10 15 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.44%) CISSP
12 12 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.20%) ACCA
14 6 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.20%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.17%) CCNP
15 5 (0.17%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (6.64%) GDPR
2 151 (5.14%) PMO
3 98 (3.34%) MiFID
4 74 (2.52%) QA
5 27 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.82%) EMIR
7 18 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.58%) SLA
9 12 (0.41%) IFRS
9 12 (0.41%) Solvency II
10 10 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.31%) AIFMD
12 8 (0.27%) PSD2
13 7 (0.24%) IFRS 9
14 5 (0.17%) CRD IV
14 5 (0.17%) FATCA
15 4 (0.14%) Basel III
15 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 19 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.14%) Firmware
4 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.10%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.068%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.068%) HDFS
6 2 (0.068%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.034%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.034%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.034%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.034%) Docker
7 1 (0.034%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.034%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (0.88%) SCCM
2 5 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.10%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.10%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.068%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.068%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.068%) Nagios
4 2 (0.068%) Oozie
4 2 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.034%) Ansible
5 1 (0.034%) Control-M
5 1 (0.034%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.034%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.034%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.034%) QRadar
5 1 (0.034%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.034%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 197 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 109 (3.71%) SAP
3 87 (2.96%) Oracle
4 77 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (1.29%) Cisco
6 34 (1.16%) IBM
7 32 (1.09%) Citrix
8 31 (1.06%) Workday
9 23 (0.78%) VMware
10 18 (0.61%) Adobe
11 17 (0.58%) hybris
12 15 (0.51%) Google
13 13 (0.44%) Reuters
14 12 (0.41%) Bloomberg
15 10 (0.34%) CheckPoint
15 10 (0.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 10 (0.34%) Sitecore
16 9 (0.31%) Murex
16 9 (0.31%) NetApp
16 9 (0.31%) ServiceNow